Sweet and Strong

Tabata Workout

If you are wondering how to fit a workout into your busy daily routine you HAVE to try TABATA INTERVAL Workouts.  You can get a total body workout in 20 minutes.  And everyone has time to schedule 20 minutes in for a workout even if it means setting that alarm clock a little earlier. The […] Read more…

Classic Marinara Sauce

I never really imagined myself preparing my own pasta sauce. I thought it was only a tradition for Italian families. So I used to always buy the generic marinara sauce at the grocery store because it was cheap and made for a quick and easy dinner. My husband enjoys spending time in the kitchen as […] Read more…

Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn

The Oscars are on tonight and when I think of movies I think popcorn. My husband and I do not go to the movie theatre together very often, but when we do we definitely get some of that buttery goodness. In college we used to sneak microwave popcorn in our purses and hit the local […] Read more…

Pancakes to fit your lifestyle

This morning I woke up to about 8+ inches of snow on the ground and it was 16 degrees out, BRRR.  Luckily school was cancelled last night so we got to enjoy a nice sleep in.  Every time we have a snow day my husband usually asks for a nice breakfast in the morning, so […] Read more…

Grandma’s Pancake Recipe

Making home made pancakes is so much easier than you think and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge.  This recipe has been passed down on my mom’s side of the family.  We grew up eating these pancakes on special occasions and now I make them for my husband and I […] Read more…

It’s Taco Tuesday!

My absolute favorite night of the work week is Taco Tuesday because I LOVE anything Mexican.  We always make some sort of Mexican dish using any meat (chicken, turkey, pork, beef, or fish), Mexican spices (especially chili powder and cumin), fresh vegetables, and I either pair with tortillas, sweet potatoes, rice, or quinoa with our […] Read more…

Tropical Green Smoothie

The weather forecast today in southern MD is literally a messy mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow.  YUCK!  After Christmas I am so over the idea of cold weather and snow (unless it means a snow day and a day off of school).  So I decided to make one of my favorite tropical green smoothies this morning […] Read more…

POPSUGAR Fitness

There are so many great workout videos on the internet, but I hate getting 10 minutes into a video then realizing, this workout isn’t for me. If you want some great free videos check out Popsugar Fitness.  There are great total body workouts and workouts to focus on different parts of your body. Read more…

Top Five Items to Prep

Every Sunday I always dedicate a few hours to prepping food and snacks for the week.  Here are my top five food prep suggestions: 1.  Almonds. I mix together lightly salted and unsalted raw almonds then measure about ten to twelve 1/4 cup servings and place them in small tupperware containers for the week.  My […] Read more…

Dirty Thirty Workout #1

I have no idea where I came across the idea of a ‘Dirty Thirty Workout’ but I love creating these workouts when I am pressed for time because you can get a total body workout in about thirty minutes or less. I create a list of 10-12 exercise and do thirty reps before taking about […] Read more…

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