Champagne Confetti Slaw

Happy Earth Day! šŸŒ

I don’t discuss it enough here on Eat Real Live Well, but supporting our environment is an extremely important part of my everyday life. I truly believe that we make hundreds of decisions each week that influence the future of global health. Minimizing food waste is a recurring decision! 20 pounds of food per person per month are wasted in the US, so not only are we wasting our money, but also filling landfills with nutritious food. The Recipe Redux was on my wavelength this Earth Day, so after you see my recipe below, hit the link to see how the rest of this healthy blogger network suggests we reduce food waste!


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Spring Onion and Asparagus Pasta

Happy Monday, readers! Today I have a recipe that can be prepared two ways with an easy ingredient swap so that it fits in with any family’s nutrition goals. I showed a similar recipe with my pasta roundup this past fall, but now give you the step by step to make it on your own.

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Quinoa and White Bean Salad

I’ve had this recipe in my drafts for awhile now (3 years to be exact, hence the poor photography) and with how busy my week has been, I thought it would be appropriate to share another meal that you can make in minutes for when your life gets busy, too! Continue reading

PB Banana Mocha S’mores Waffles

*Update (4/3/17)*
I would so appreciate your votes for this recipe in the Kohana Coffee Contest! All you need to do is click to submit your voteĀ here. Thanks to everyone for supporting my blog that aims to support your health and fitness goals!

On Sunday’s in the Jones household, we almost always have pancakes or waffles. When I was first thinking about what I would make with my coffee concentrate, crepes came to mind, but I am not a pro at those and, honestly, would you have actually used my recipe and madeĀ crepes?!Ā Probably not. So, waffles came to mind, and now I have this fun recipe to share with you!]

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Easy Pantry Dinner: Italian Broccoli, Barley and Beans

When I first saw the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I was pretty excited. I love educating my clients and audiences on how make a quick “emergency” meal with pantry and freezer staples. The theme is

“Spring Clean Your Kitchen”

Use at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store to buy anything new…”


The way this challenge panned out for me couldn’t have been any more perfect. I completely forgot about it and I am typing this up a half hour after coming up with my idea, cooking it, loving it, and packing it for Tim for lunch tomorrow! Continue reading

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Fitness Recipes

I wrote this post for original publication on March 15, 2017 on the Newtown Athletic Club blog.

While many of you may have started celebrating this past weekend, St. Patrickā€™s Day is officially two days away and you can keep your celebrations lean, green and delicious without the fake food dyes, extra saturated fat, and sugar-filled boozy beverages. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Colcannon

With just one week until St. Patrickā€™s day I am tapping in to the other side of my heritage – the Irish side! I grew up with a great sense of Irish pride in March thanks to my maternal Grandmother. Once she passed, my Mom carried on her traditions getting us white carnations with a green tint each St. Patrickā€™s day and having Irish baking or crafts to do, too. Past the soda bread and baked potatoes, I never ate quite as much Irish food as Italian though.

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I have what some of you would call dietary barriers to enjoying Irish food… Continue reading