Simple Steps To Banish Your Sugar Cravings

We've all been there: going about your day minding your own business when you suddenly feel a slight urge for something sweet. You push the feeling aside and carry on only to have that fleeting feeling turn into a full-fledged need as though you've been possessed by an insatiable sugar demon. It's no longer about want, it is now vital to your survival that you satisfy that sweet tooth or so help whoever gets in your way! It's usually at this point that you find yourself ditching the self-discipline and rummaging through the darkest depths of your cupboards for something to scratch the sugary itch. If you've ever found yourself in this situation, just know you are not alone. In today's post, we're going to uncover the inner workings behind these cravings and help you understand how to manage those sugar cravings by learning what causes them to happen in the first place.

Butternut Squash Two Ways

Switching over to a healthier lifestyle should be fun and full of experimentation. Which I encourage in my healthy lifestyle group. If you like cooking; try and discover interesting, yummy and new ways to cook things that are good for you like vegetables. Growing up I was not a big fan of veggies but as I get older I became an advocate for fruits and veggies and try to find different ways to cook them and make them tasty. I have a yummy and nutritious butternut squash smoothie and easy peasy butternut squash soup for you guys.

Full Body Loop bands workout

You guys know I'm a work from home mom so I love at home workouts. They fit best into my schedule. Check out my previous on how to get in a successful at home work out. Today I wanted to add some loop bands to my workout to burn extra fat at tone my muscles. This workout is quick, gets the heart pumping and will help you tone your body and burn calories. Loop bands are easy to use and very effective.

Current faves 5 step all natural skin care routine

I know it has been a minute that I've dropped any new brands for you guys to enjoy. I like to take my time when reviewing new brands and products so I can give you guys honest and reliable feedback. My skin has been looking healthy, clear and moisturized lately. So today I'm giving you guys my 5 step two part all natural skincare routine featuring some all natural affordable skincare products from BLK&GRN and my secret weapon.

5 Ingredients Vegan Pasta for busy Moms

Pasta is in my top 5 favorite meals. My husband is always excited when I make pasta because he loves the way I make it. I know what you're wondering what's so exciting about some noodles and some sauce lol. I always try to make mine easy but full of flavor. I've been trying more healthy plant-based/vegan meals lately so why not start with my favorite. So I'm doing a two-part pasta series on my blog. A vegan-friendly quickie pasta dish and a slow simmering spaghetti and meatballs, stay tuned!

The secret to getting your kids to eat their daily servings of fruits and veggies

I don't know what is about fruits and especially vegetables but some kids are born just hating vegetables. Yes through setting a great example you can teach them from young to eventually love vegetables by introducing them early on and having them as snacks instead of too many chips for example. Fruits and vegetables are so important for all of us and you want your kids to lead a healthy lifestyle starting from young. Nova loves fruits; banana, orange, apples, kiwis, pineapple. And use to like only a few veggies; carrots, corn, and peas. Even though I eat vegetables regularly, she didn't like eating them too much. I don’t want her growing up like me; I hated vegetables and didn't start appreciating them until I was much older.

Delicious Aruban style fish and funchi Recipe

I grew up on the beautiful island of Aruba. And my grandmother, she passed away a few years ago, made the best fried fish recipe for dinner, especially during Lent. Its common to pair your fish with what we call Funchi (yellow cornmeal) in Aruba. She made her fish three ways; fried, salted and boiled. I don't know what took me so long but recently I attempted to make her fried fish recipe and it came out great.  The family really enjoyed it. The crispy fried fish paired with the soft Funchi accompanied by some fried plantains makes for a delicious Caribbean inspired dinner.

The Secret Formula for a great home workout

I used to be a huge gym rat, I love the weight training room and feel like a beast in there. Now that I'm a mom, working from home and mixed with my hubby's work schedule I cant make it to the gym as often as I would. Working out at home can be demotivating sometimes. Nobody to hold you accountable and when you look over at your couch vs getting up and breaking a sweat, you might opt to plop on the couch. Exercise is one of the core parts of a healthy lifestyle (insert link). So I incorporate it at least 3 times a week. I now love working out at home and have gotten my mojo back. I've come up with a formula that makes me get off the couch and makes for the best and effective workout.

Impress your family with this amazing butter chicken recipe

So my husband has been talking about his famous butter chicken that has been requested at work every week since he started making it. Being do the foodie that I am, and also a bit jealous that I had not tried it, I requested he makes it this weekend. Thinking what could be the big woop about some butter chicken. I stand corrected, this is one of the best chicken recipes.. First of the spices and ingredients used in this recipe, maybe few but pack a punch of flavor! If your tired of the same ol chicken recipe give this one a try, you won't be disappointed! Its thick, creamy and smokey with flavor.