And just like that, it’s February 1st! Holy cow, was January the craziest month ever or what? I thought the holiday season was nuts, but January totally blew it out of the water. But, this year, unlike previous years, I was happy and not insanely stressed about it. Ok, sure, I felt overwhelmed at times, especially working at odd hours of the day (4:00 AM is honestly a nice time to work if you can…

Ohhhh boy, guys, do I have a deeeeelicious recipe for you. It’s become one of our absolute favorite meals lately because it’s packed with flavor and it couldn’t be easier to make! This One-Pan Parmesan Caesar Chicken only calls for 5 ingredients – many of which you probably already have in your kitchen – and it was nearly effortless to prepare. I have a good feeling this dish will become one of your family’s favorite, go-to…

Guys, I have your new favorite, go-to recipe for your weekly meal prep day. Introducing: Instant Pot Lemon Artichoke Shredded Chicken! And, I swear, cooking chicken doesn’t get much easier than this! I love having a versatile source of protein in the refrigerator at all times, especially during a busy week, so I can just grab-and-go when it comes to putting together quickie lunches and effortless dinners. This recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Artichoke Shredded Chicken only…

This recipe for Crock-pot Chicken Ole is a one that we make again and again in our house. It’s delicious and super versatile. You can serve it over rice, pasta, or with your favorite veggies. It’s also really good served inside a soft tortilla. We also love this recipe because it’s only 4 ingredients, which you might already have in your kitchen and you can just throw them in a crock-pot to do the cooking…

Thanks to Nuts.com for partnering with me on this blog post. As always, thank you for supporting CNC!  In our house, we’re allllll about simple recipes, especially when it comes to dinner. Even though I’m a huge fan of meal prepping on Sundays and take full advantage of that time in the kitchen, I love having one-pan meals that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. And, of course, the fewer ingredients, steps, and dishes to…

This post is sponsored by Nuts.com. As always, thank you for supporting CNC!  We’re all about healthy and EASY recipes in our house, especially when it comes to dinner. Most nights, we’re rushing home after a workout or straight to daycare to pick-up Qman, so dinner needs to prepped ahead of time or a simple meal that comes together quickly with minimal ingredients and directions. And, of course, the fewer dishes and things I have to…

Hello and happy NEW YEAR, my friends! I am so glad it’s 2015 because I’m looking forward to so much this year… Quinn growing, walking, and talking, traveling (oh, how I’ve missed it), running the Boston Marathon, summer (yep, just plain old summer), and so much more! Hello, 2015! Since a lot of us (myself included) are kicking off the new year with our health and wellness in mind, I thought I would share a new favorite…

Mal and I loved this recipe so much, I made it twice in three days. It’s basically a simple meat and potatoes recipe, but it is so, so, so tasty and it works awesome with leftovers, especially if you do a Sunday Cook-Up and can prepare the potatoes and chicken ahead of time. It would seriously come together in a matter of minutes. Definitely put this one on your must-make list! Ingredients: 3 medium-large potatoes* 6-8 pieces…

Fitbloggin’ hasn’t even started yet, but I’m already having a fabulous time in Portland! Once my flight landed in Portland this morning, I hopped on a shuttle to my hotel for the next few nights. The Nines is a gorgeous hotel in the heart of downtown, and it’s the location for the Fitbloggin’ conference. I love its modern, elegant décor. Check out my room! So pretty! Lunch Once I got settled in my room, I…

YUM! Last night’s dinner was so EASY and DELICIOUS, it deserves its own post. It was as simple as brushing on a garlic and mustard mixture and putting the chicken in the oven, and it turned out so well! Voila! Delicious chicken with minimal effort. It’s as easy as that and tastes amazing! ENJOY!

Last night’s dinner was de-lic-ious! And it was SO easy to make! Ok, well, everything you see on CNC is easy to make, but this recipe was especially easy. And delicious! Did I say that already? Ok, you really should just make it!  😉 Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts (~1.5 lbs) 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 tbsp minced…

I’m off to Seattle later this week, so I’ve spent the past few days with my butt glued to my desk chair and pounding out work. I put together a few posts to publish while I’m away, wrote my Health posts (I’m writing for them twice a week now), and finished up my last few NuVal posts and a couple of other freelance projects. Basically, I’ve been getting ish done!! My plan is to have…

Murphy is seriously obsessed with chicken. I was on grill duty for dinner last night, so he didn’t leave me alone the entire time. Dinner On the menu: Roasted Chicken & Veggies with Maple Mustard Sauce. I did my own thing and cooked the chicken on the grill and veggies separately in the oven. It was probably a little more work this way, but it still turned out well. I also added cauliflower to the…

Murphy knows all the usual dog words: sit, stay, down, treat, breakfast, dinner, park, ride in the car, and peanut butter. His newest word is chicken, which he learned a few weeks ago and is now obsessed with it. Last night, Murphy was so annoying unrelenting with his love for chicken””following Mal inside and outside the house to check on the chicken on the grill, sitting right next to our feet as we served ourselves…

I was such a waste of space last night. And it ruled. Mal insisted on cooking dinner by himself last night. When he has the time, he loves putting on his iPod and zoning out while he cooks. We didn’t go to CrossFit last night, so Mal had some extra time to prepare dinner. I was comfy on the couch, so I let him do his thing in the kitchen. Thanks, Mal! Of course, we…