Overnight Oats 4 Ways

Spring is the perfect time to finally try overnight oats! If you’re anything like me, you need your oats nice and warm in the winter and thinking of pulling cold oatmeal out of the fridge to start your day is cringe-worthy. This time of year though, it’s great to save time and have this meal on the go.

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Lavender Lemon Bunny Cakes

You want to know what my favorite holiday is? Easter! While I don’t ever talk about religion on here, in the Catholic Church this holiday has more meaning than Christmas. I’ve also just always loved how it makes me feel with spring in the air. Without a major focus on presents as we see at Christmas (though I do love a good Easter basket), the holiday becomes more of a time to spend with family… and eat delicious food!

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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

Easy Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

In case you haven’t noticed via my social media, I have a mild obsession with Brussels sprouts. Despite my sincere love for this vegetable, I realized I only had one recipe on Eat Real Live Well featuring them, and it goes wayyyy back. Yes, I realize it is time for spring vegetables, but it is also time this blog got a shiny new Brussels sprout recipe!

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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. Patrick’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. Patrick’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. Patrick’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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