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Meatloaf Monday!

If you’re like me, Monday is my day to get stuff done! It’s my day to get ready for the week ahead! So by the time dinner comes around, cooking is the last thing I want to do!Β This recipe was introduced to me by a really good friend, and it has now become our go-to “MEATLOAF MONDAY”

It is a healthy spin on meatloaf, and all of my family loves it!

The recipe is so easy, and we always have the ingredients it calls for so it is just a no-brainer! If you are really trying to be healthy, you don’t have to use the sauce, as it is pretty much just sugar πŸ˜‰

Turkey Meatloaf-my husband is not a ground turkey guy but I promise it’s yummy. This is one of his favorite meals!

1 lb ground Turkey

1/4 cup oatmeal

1 egg

1 tsp onion flakes(I use onion powder instead and do about 1/2 tsp)


(small) can of tomato paste+fill with water

-OR- 1/2 can tomato sauce(I just buy the smallest cans and use a full one of those!)


Equal parts ketchup&brown sugar (I usually do 1/2 cup of each) with a squirt of mustard


Mix ingredients together and Cook @375 for 45-1 hour. Add sauce on top for the last 10 minutes.

~When doubled: Use 1/2 cup oatmeal and a little more tomato sauce. Cook for at least an hour!

I Serve it with basmati rice, I add the left over sauce on if I need it, and then whatever vegetables I have! YUM!


With Love,








That’s really all I have to say about these tacos.

That and-

“Can I get the Mahi Mahi, but just the one Mahi because I’m not that hungry?!” Sorry I had to. If you haven’t seen the movie House Bunny, you are missing out!

Okay back to business..

My amazing chef of a sister, Kelsey, sent me this recipe from They have them as burrito bowls but being that it is Taco Tuesday, I made some small adjustments(I just re-named them mahi-mahi tacos. Ha-ha) I’m not kidding when I say these are my favorite thing I have made to date!!Β Everyone in my family loved them!! It will definitely be on my list of repeat recipes! And don’t be overwhelmed by the list of steps, if I can do this, anyone can!


So here is the recipe:

Mahi Mahi Burrito Bowls w/ Coconut Cilantro Lime Rice+Spicy Strawberry-Mango Salsa.

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES (it took me closer to an hour because I am a beginner cook AND this was my first time making these)

yields: 4 BOWLS

Mahi Mahi
1 pound wild-caught, skin on, Mahi Mahi
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 whole chipotle chiles, finely minced (I couldn’t find these so I skipped this step!)
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
a pinch of salt and pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice
1 1/2 cup uncooked jasmine or basmati rice
1 cup light, canned coconut milk
2 cups coconut water (I used regular water)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened, flaked coconut
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Spicy Strawberry Salsa
1 medium size ripe mango, peeled, pitted + diced
1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeΓ±o, seeded + chopped
1 lime, juiced
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of salt

To serve
4 tortilla bowls
4 cups shredded lettuce
1 1/4 cups cooked black beans
2 ears of corn on the cob grilled corn, kernels removed from ears
1 cup guacamole (I made homemade guac-Similar recipe here. yum!)
Sour cream ( I used Greek Yogurt)
shredded cheddar + crumbled capita cheese(didn’t use capita)
fresh cilantro


In a medium bowl combine the olive oil, chipotle chiles, garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and onion powder. Whisk to combine. Add the mahi mahi and toss well. Cover and place in the fridge while you start the rice.Add the coconut milk and coconut water to a medium size pot. Bring to a low boil and then add the rice, salt, unsweetened coconut and coconut oil. Stir to combine, then place the lid on the pot and turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible. Allow the rice to cook ten minutes on low and then turn the heat off completely. Let the rice sit on the stove, covered for another 20 minutes (don’t take any peeks inside!). After 20 minutes remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Add the cilantro and lime juice, toss well. Keep warm.Meanwhile make the salsa. Add the diced mango, chopped strawberries, cilantro, jalapeΓ±o, lime juice, pinch of cayenne and a pinch of salt to a medium bowl. Toss well, cover and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.Once the grill is hot, add the mahi mahi, skin side facing up. Cook about 4-5 minutes and then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until crisp and mostly cooked through. Remove from the grill. Remove the skin and either flake with a fork or chop into chunks. This can also be done in a skillet if desired.To assemble the bowls divide the rice among 4 tortilla bowls or regular bowls. Add the lettuce, black beans and corn. Divvy up the fish and then top each bowl with salsa, cheese, and a dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream. Eat!


AGAIN- Don’t look at all the ingredients and steps and pass by this recipe! It is worth every second I Promise! Let me know if you make them and what you think!


With love,


Food, Lifestyle

Friday Favorite

Happy Saturday!! I know this is a Friday favorite (a new series I am going to start doing) but my camera broke and then my computer erased everything yesterday so I couldn’t post! And I couldn’t wait until next friday to post this either because these are just too dang good, you need them now ;)!! So here is my first Friday Favorites..on Saturday…ha-ha!!!


You guys- I am not even lying when I say these are the best protein bars you will EVER taste!! My husband was introduced to them when he was playing in the NFL and from the moment I tried one of hisΒ I wasΒ obsessed!!! I am super, super picky with protein bars, and never really cared for them until these! They taste so fresh(you are suppose to keep them in the fridge-just shows you how fresh they are!) They don’t taste like cardboard, and they fill me up! Most bars, I eat them and then it’s like, k-where’s my meal?! Ha-ha! And bonus, my Kiddos LOVE them! They think they are candy bars (shh it’s our secret)

I so badly want you guys to try these bars, that I have a COUPON CODE for you! Just click the link below and when you go to check out enter BABIES to get 20% off!!!

I can’t wait for you guys to try them! Let me know if you do, and ENJOY πŸ™‚

*My favorite flavor is the almond fruit nut!*

With Love,




One of my resolutions this year was to be more “health conscious” with what I put in and on my body! This Recipe was given to me by a friend (Jade, if you are reading this- THANK YOU!! It has been a game changer!) My kids love it, I love it, and my husband loves it! And so far, anyone that I make them for becomes a fan as well! So it’s a WIN all across the board!!

Introducing my HEALTHY WAFFLES!!! Healthy Waffles?? Get out of town right?! But they are healthy, easy and as tasty as can be!!


4 Egg Whites & 1 Whole Egg


1/2 Cup Oatmeal


1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese *People have said they hated cottage cheese, and they loved my waffles! You can’t taste it I promise!!!*


Mix it all up in a BLENDER! *I know my blender is dirty- it’s on my to do list okay? πŸ˜‰ Ha-ha*


Then get your waffle Iron ready to go! * I actually turn mine on before I do anything else, that way it is hot and ready to go as soon as you are done with the blender!*


Then spray the Iron and pour mixture lightly and evenly!


I like to use Walden Farms Syrup! It has ZERO calories! You can obviously use any syrup you like, but this is what I use!


This recipe makes about 3 full waffles! You can double, tripple, or half it! It’s up to you!!

When the waffle iron tells you it’s done, it’s done! Pour the Syrup and enjoy!! Was that easy or what?!



*If any of you have fast, yummy & easy recipes please-o-please send them my way!!*

Thanks πŸ™‚

With Love,