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2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge

Free 2019 reading challenge for adults - Great list of book ideas and tips for reading more. Includes free printable chart and bookmarks. Perfect for a month or for 52 weeks of the year.

Last Friday, I shared a huge list of 50+ fiction and non-fiction books that I hope to read in 2019. Maybe I won’t read them all (um… I definitely won’t read them all!) but I want to make a concerted effort to read as many as possible – as long as the reading stays fun and interesting. 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge Because I have such a long list of books to read, I created a fun way to track what I’ve read and encourage myself to read more: the 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge resource pack. This fun … Read more

The Fiction & Non-Fiction Books I’m Going to Read in 2019

What books to read in 2019 - Great fiction and non-fiction for women and moms. Great inspirational titles for your twenties or thirties or forties or even fifties and beyond. Some bestselling, memoirs, and Christian romance.

As you know, I am quite the voracious reader. I don’t set goals like I’m going to read 52 books this year or anything like that. Honestly, I don’t have any idea how many books I read in 2018 or in 2017 or in any year ever. I don’t really care because I read for fun and not to achieve some sense of satisfaction. I don’t know how many books I’ll read in 2019, but suffice it to say that I will read a lot. Or more accurately I imagine, I will listen a lot and read some, mostly grad school stuff … Read more

Zucchini Sausage Egg Muffins Recipe (Gluten-Free & Low Carb)

How to make low carb gluten-free breakfast muffins with eggs, sausage, and zucchini - This quick, simple, and easy recipe has a ton of keto protein and is great for breakfast, brunch, lunches, or snacks.

One of the things I have consistently eaten since my bariatric surgery in April 2017 is egg muffins. At first, after my surgery, I could only eat one egg muffin and that was it. Now, I usually eat two or three along with some veggies, and it’s a perfect high protein meal for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack. The thing I love most about egg muffins is that they’re quick and easy – both to make and to eat. They make a great on-the-go meal for rushed mornings or packed lunches. This recipe comes from Irena Macri of Instant Pot … Read more

Cilantro-Marinated Flank Steak Taco Recipe

How to make the best cilantro marinade recipe for steak tacos! This healthy, low carb, keto & paleo recipe is also gluten free and makes the best carne asada. Can be used with corn or flour tortillas.

Cilantro is one of those things that people either love or hate. I’ve read before that it’s genetic, and that would explain its polarizing nature. I personally love cilantro, and I am always trying to grow it but find it to be a terrible windowsill and even garden plant. I rarely have any luck with it; I plant it constantly but never get any harvest. Fortunately for me, the grocery store sells bunches of cilantro for cheap, and they taste great. This amazing recipe from The Rootsy Network satisfies my love of cilantro in a big way, and it is … Read more

Prosciutto-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Herb Cream Cheese (Super Healthy & Low Carb)

How to make the best homemade, healthy, low carb jalapeño pepper poppers wrapped in bacon or pancetta. They are baked in the oven or air fryer, not fried in oil. Simple & easy to make stuffed with herb cream cheese. Good for keto or paleo diets.

I love jalapeño poppers. Seriously, they could be my favorite food, especially the ones from Arby’s; I think Arby’s are the best. Unfortunately, Arby’s (and most other commercial pepper poppers) are breaded and deep fried, leaving them laden with carbs, fat, and calories. Since I eat a very low calorie, low carb diet as the result of my bariatric surgery, I can’t manage eating for the rest of the day if I indulge in a couple of pepper poppers. Fortunately for me, this simple and easy recipe from Catherine Baez Sholl of The Fit and Healthy Baker comes to the rescue … Read more

Best Pot Roast Ever (Instant Pot Recipe)

The best healthy Instant Pot pot roast - This simple and easy recipe is quick and great for weeknight meals or Sunday dinner with a one pot gravy. Gluten-free with potatoes and carrots.

Are you making your life more difficult that it needs to be? If you’ve ever stood in front of your fridge, hoping that this time when you opened the door, you’d find thawing meat, or maybe a little inspiration, or even – miracle of miracles! – a ready-made meal, I totally get where you’re coming from. There’s one thing I can think of that will help: meal planning. When you know what’s for dinner every day, you’ll be more efficient, less stressed, and you’ll have more margin in your life. While meals won’t throw themselves together, you might be surprised … Read more