Spaghetti Squash, Turkey, and Asparagus

Spaghetti squash, turkey, and asparagusI recently shared a blog post on how to use zucchini noodles to replace pasta for a low carb dish. Spaghetti squash is another great low carb option that you can use to replace pasta in some of your favorite dishes. Spaghetti squash is easy to fix and a lot healthier option than pasta.

To begin you will need to cut the spaghetti squash in half. I tend to find a lot of the bigger squash difficult to cut because of their size and thicker skin. To make the spaghetti squash a little easier to cut, I will usually put it into the microwave for 3 minutes just to soften the squash enough to cut. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Once your spaghetti squash has been cut in half, scoop out all the seeds and place both halves onto a baking sheet. Next lightly drizzle some olive oil over both halves of the squash. I also like to grind some fresh pepper over the squash as well. Next place the baking sheet into the oven and cook for 40 minutes (time may vary depending on size of your squash). To check to see if the squash is fully cooked, I typically use a fork to try to scrape the squash to see if it easily shreds into noodle like strands. If the squash does not easily shred, leave in the oven longer.

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While the spaghetti squash is cooking, we will prepare the rest of the components of our meal. Thoroughly wash the asparagus and chop the asparagus into pieces.

spaghetti squash, turkey, and asparagusPlace chopped asparagus into pan with small amount of water to steam. Cover pan and steam asparagus until bright green and is the texture that you prefer. I prefer my asparagus more al dente so I am careful not to cook them too long.

spaghetti squash, turkey, and asparagusWhile your asparagus is steaming, you can begin to cook the turkey. Turkey is one of those meats that can be deceiving. Be mindful of the fat content when shopping for ground turkey. I typically buy the 98% fat free ground turkey and find that as long as it is seasoned well and not overcooked that it does not become overly dry. Completely cook the ground turkey meat and season with Italian seasoning. Dice an onion and add to cooked turkey. Continue cooking onions until tender.

spaghetti squash, turkey, and asparagusOnce spaghetti squash has finished cooking remove from oven. Use a fork to scrape the spaghetti squash away from the skin and add to pan with the cooked turkey. Add asparagus to pan along with the spaghetti squash and turkey.

spaghetti squash, turkey, and asparagusThe last ingredient we need to fix is the roasted pine nuts. Place a handful of pine nuts on a baking sheet and place in oven at 400 degrees F. The pine nuts roast very quickly so check on them every couple of minutes and remove when they are golden brown.

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Sprinkle the roasted pine nuts over the spaghetti squash and you are ready to enjoy!

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Spaghetti Squash, Turkey, and Asparagus


  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place on baking sheet and lightly drizzle olive oil over each half. Season both halves with black pepper,
  3. Place baking sheet into preheated oven.
  4. Cook squash for 40 mins (Time may vary based on oven and size of squash)
  5. While squash is cooking, prepare the asparagus. Wash and chop asparagus.
  6. Place chopped asparagus into pan with small amount of water to steam and cover pan.
  7. Steam asparagus until desired texture is achieved.
  8. Place the ground turkey in a pan with a small amount of olive oil. Cook turkey thoroughly.
  9. Dice an onion and add to cooked turkey along with 1/2 tbsp. of Italian seasoning.
  10. Cook onions and turkey until onions become tender.
  11. Once turkey and onions are completely cooked add in the asparagus.
  12. After spaghetti squash is finished cooking, use a fork to scrape the meat of the squash away from the skin. It should come apart in noodle-like strands.
  13. Add spaghetti squash into pan with turkey and asparagus. Cook for another couple of minutes.
  14. Place 1/4 cup of pine nuts onto baking sheet and into oven at 400 degrees F for a couple of minutes until pine nuts are golden brown. The pine nuts cook quickly so make sure to check on them frequently.
  15. Sprinkle pine nuts over spaghetti squash mixture and enjoy!

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Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry


Are you one of those people that loves pasta but hate all the carbs that come along with it? Zucchini noodles are a great alternative to substitute in to your pasta dishes to make them low-carb. I try to eat my carbs more in the morning for breakfast and lunch and stay away from them at dinner time. Finding a way to create healthier versions of some of my favorite pasta dishes was a must. Today I will be sharing my recipe for a zucchini noodle stir fry.

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Creating noodles from vegetables such as zucchinis, squash, carrots, or beets is not as complicated as it may seem. All you need to create your veggie noodles is a spiralizer. There are a number of different variations of the spiralizer at several different price points but you can get one that works great for a reasonable price. I use a simple and affordable spiralizer similar to this one. It is very user friendly and creates both thick and thin noodles. You simply place the vegetable you are using into the spiralizer and twist and out comes perfect noodles. There is also another variation of the spiralizer that uses a hand crank like this one. This spiralizer makes it easier to spiralize tougher root vegetables that would be more difficult to spiralize in the cheaper previous mentioned spiralizer.

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I typically make a stir fry with riced cauliflower but decided to switch it up and use zucchini noodles. I start by spiralizing 4 medium sized zucchinis. I also sliced up two red bell peppers and I used already shredded carrots. You can use whatever vegetables you would like in your stir fry. I chose my vegetables based on what I like in my stir fry and because I loved the variation of the bright colors of the vegetables. Who else likes for their food to be pretty as well as tasty?

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I set the vegetables aside while I marinate my protein. I chose to use chicken for my stir fry but you can use whichever meat you prefer. I marinated my chicken in a sesame ginger marinade. When picking out a marinade you want to be sure to look at the nutritional label because lots of marinades can be loaded with sodium or even sugar.

Next I throw the peppers and carrots into a lightly oiled pan and cook them down. You don’t want to add the zucchini noodles too early because they don’t take as long to cook. You don’t want the noodles getting to soggy before the peppers and carrots have been fully cooked. Once the peppers and carrots have been cooked to your liking, add the zucchini noodles and allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Next, we want to add in the soy sauce and sesame oil that give the vegetables more flavor. I use a low sodium soy sauce because soy sauce is loaded with sodium.

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Cook the vegetables in the soy sauce and sesame oil for a couple for minutes. Meanwhile, cook the sesame ginger marinated chicken thoroughly. Once cooked, slice the chicken and add to the vegetables. As a finishing touch, I sprinkle some dried ginger flakes and toasted sesame seeds over the chicken and vegetables. Your zucchini noodle stir fry is now ready to enjoy!

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Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry


  • 4 medium sized zucchini
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrots
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp. sesame ginger marinade
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • toasted sesame seeds


  1. Marinate chicken in sesame ginger marinade.
  2. Use spiralizer to spiralize 4 medium zucchini
  3. Cut up the two red bell peppers and add bell peppers and 1/2 cup of shredded carrots to lightly oiled pan.
  4. Cook peppers and carrots until desired texture is achieved. Add in zucchini noodles and cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Add 2 tbsp. of low sodium soy sauce and 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil to vegetables and cook another couple of minutes.
  6. Meanwhile cook marinated chicken thoroughly.
  7. Slice chicken and add to cooked zucchini noodles.
  8. Add 1 tsp of dried ginger to pan.
  9. Finally sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over noodles and chicken.
  10. Your zucchini noodle stir fry is now ready to enjoy!



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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower



Yes, you read that right, another cauliflower recipe. I hope you aren’t getting tired of cauliflower yet because there is still more to come. It is such a versatile vegetable and I enjoy experimenting with it to find new ways to prepare it. You may have read my previous posts on cauliflower pizza, or maybe cauliflower cornbread biscuits, or (yes there’s more) cauliflower lasagna. Those recipes are all a little more involved and time consuming than the recipe I will be sharing today. If you found those other recipes too daunting, this may be the best one to try first as its much easier to complete. Today I will be sharing a recipe for turmeric roasted cauliflower.

All you need to make this delicious side dish is a head of cauliflower, 2 tbsp. of olive oil, 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese, 1tsp of garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of turmeric. Start off by breaking down the cauliflower and removing the majority of the stems the best you can. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.


Next in a mixing bowl combine the garlic powder, turmeric, and parmesan cheese. Lightly toss the cauliflower in olive oil and then mix into bowl with the garlic powder, turmeric, and parmesan cheese.


Place coated cauliflower on a lined baking sheet. Put baking sheet into preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.



Remove and enjoy!


Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/3cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F
  2. Break down cauliflower and remove as much of the stems as possible
  3. Combine parmesan cheese, turmeric, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
  4. Lightly toss cauliflower in the olive oil and then cover in turmeric, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese mixture.
  5. Place coated cauliflower on a lined baking sheet and put into oven
  6. Cook cauliflower for 30 minutes until nice and crispy brown.
  7. Remove from oven and enjoy!


What are some of your favorite ways to prepare cauliflower? I would love to add a few new cauliflower recipes to our dinner rotation. If you give the turmeric roasted cauliflower a try I would love to hear your review.

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Triangl Review


You may have seen or heard about the Triangl bathing suits. I first stumbled across the Australian-based company when scrolling on Instagram. I was immediately attracted to the styles and patterns of their bathing suits. Typically I just grab a bathing suit or two at Target every year, quick, easy and affordable. I have had several instances in which I’ve shown up to the pool only to have on the exact same swimsuit as someone else. My husband surprised me with a trip to Cabo for our anniversary this year and I knew I wanted to find a swimsuit that would really stand out. I searched several different stores but never really found anything that struck me. I was a bit hesitant to order a bathing suit online due to the fear that it might not fit, especially from a company based half-way around the globe. With little success searching other stores, I decided to bite the bullet and order two bathing suits from the Triangl website. I read countless reviews from other bloggers regarding their experiences with the company and found them to be very helpful with my buying process. These reviews inspired me to write my own to help others who might be considering making a purchase from the company.

After deciding to order a couple of the Triangl bathing suits, I procrastinated before actually placing my order. I ended up ordering my bathing suits about two weeks before we were to leave on our trip and was concerned I may not get them on time. Triangl is an Australian based company but it’s distributer is located in Hong Kong. I had read several reviews that stated that they received their order quickly so I was crossing my fingers that I would get my package before we left. I placed my order on Saturday and was incredibly surprised when I received my package that following Wednesday. Shipping cost about $20 (that is for regular delivery, not expedited) so I was very pleased to receive my order so quickly. You will want to make sure that someone is home to receive the package as you do have to sign for it.

As I mentioned before I ordered two different bathing suits, the Bambi-Sugar Plum and the Paloma Arianca. I will be reviewing both as they each fit a little bit different. For size reference I am a 32B and typically wear a size 0/25 in pants.


Bambi-Sugar Plum– I really liked several of the bathing suits and had a hard time narrowing it down. I was drawn to the colors of the Bambi-Suagr Plum bikini and ultimately decided on it. I was very unsure of what size to wear but had read several reviews about the helpfulness of the 24 hour live chat feature on their website. With not having much time before my trip I didn’t want to run the risk of getting the wrong size and not having time to make an exchange. I was mostly concerned with making sure the top fit because I am in between sizes and typically have trouble wearing bikini tops that are not adjustable because I am very narrow. For the top, the XS is equivalent to a 32A and the S to a 34B. The representative that I chatted with expressed that the XS would probably be too small coverage wise but that the S might be too big around. I opted to try the S, hoping that I could make it work. She recommended an XXS in the bottoms as that corresponds to my normal pants size 0. Upon receiving my suit I was quite anxious to try it on and see how it fit. The top actually fit perfectly. You are able to adjust the shoulder straps which helps some, just not the back straps. The bottoms were a little more snug and smaller fit than I am used to but because of the neoprene fabric they really hold everything in place very well so I actually felt very comfortable moving about. Overall I was very please with my purchase.


Paloma Arianca– I decided on the Paloma Arianca because I fell in love with the printed bottoms and also loved the color of the top. This style top is almost identical fit-wise to the Bambi-Sugar Plum but the bottoms are available in both Regular (like the Bambi-Sugar Plum) and Cheeky. I knew I wanted the regular style bottoms over the cheeky because I prefer more coverage. After speaking with the representative via the live chat I decided to go with the S in the top and XXS in the bottoms in this bikini as well. After receiving this suit and trying it on I noticed that the top fit well just as it did in my other suit but that the bottoms seemed to run a little bit smaller than the bottoms in the Bambi-Sugar Plum. They seemed to fit a little tighter and were cut a little lower in the back. I contemplated sending them back to exchange for the XS but after reading lots of reviews regarding difficulty with returns and exchanges I decided to keep the bottoms. I wore them on my trip and felt comfortable in them, it took only a little while to get comfortable with the fit. The neoprene fabric really makes a difference as the bottoms stay in place so you aren’t having to pull them up or tug on them when getting in and out of the water. Ultimately I was very pleased with the quality of this suit as well.

Since I didn’t attempt to return or exchange any of my purchase I can’t really speak on that process but advise you to read the reviews of other buyer’s experiences when making your decision to return or exchange an item. Also I had read several reviews stating that the neoprene fabric creases badly if folded up and is next to impossible to get back to its smooth appearance. I made sure to pack my suits flat in my bags and when storing so that I can avoid that creasing. I also had read a review that stated that the bikini’s take longer to dry because of the thick neoprene fabric, however, I didn’t find this to be true. I felt my suits dried fairly quickly after getting out of the water. Overall I was incredibly pleased with the ordering process, shipping time, and quality and look of my bikinis.

I would love to hear from others regarding their experience with the company.

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Roasted Acorn Squash


We eat a lot of squash in our house; zucchini squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and acorn squash. Acorn squash is hands down my favorite squash. If you have never tried it, you are definitely missing out. I cooked and ate my first acorn squash last fall after seeing tons of recipes featuring the vegetable. I have since added it into our regular dinner rotation with no complaints from my husband.

acornsquash1I’ll be sharing my recipe for an almond flour and herb crusted acorn squash today. You begin by cutting the acorn squash in half and scooping out the seeds. Next slice the acorn squash into 1/2 inch thick slices. Now we will prepare our almond flour and herb mixture. I prefer to use Bobs Red Mill Almond Flour/Meal. Add 1/2 cup of almond flour to a mixing bowl with 1 tbsp. of thyme, 1 tbsp. of parsley, and 1 tsp of garlic powder. Stir until mixture is completely mixed. Lastly make an egg wash in a separate bowl.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Begin dipping the slices of corn squash into the egg wash thoroughly and then rolling the slices into the almond flour and herb mixture. Place almond crusted slice onto a foil lined baking sheet. Repeat steps for the rest of the acorn squash slices. Place baking sheet into preheated oven and bake for 30minutes.


Roasted Acorn Squash


  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 1/2 cup of Almond Flour/Meal
  • 1 tbsp. thyme
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg


  1. Cut acorn squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  2. Cut acorn squash into 1/2inch slices.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup almond flour/meal, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp. thyme, and 1 tbsp. of parsley into a mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, add one egg and water to create the egg wash.
  5. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Dip acorn squash slice into the egg wash and then roll slice in the almond flour mixture.
  7. Place crusted acorn squash on lined baking sheet.
  8. Repeat steps until all acorn squash slices have been coated in acorn squash mixture.
  9. Place baking sheet into preheated oven.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes

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3 Favorite L’Oreal Beauty Products


L’Oréal is one of those beauty brands that I trust. I have used a ton of L’Oreal products over the years and I always come back to them. Today I will be discussing 3 of my favorite L’Oreal beauty products. I will be reviewing the L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask, the L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Eye Defense Cream, and the L’Oreal Voluminous Base Mascara Primer.

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L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask– I had been searching for a clay mask for a while. I use the derma e 2-in-1 Purifying Mask but wanted to find a clay mask without the exfoliant component. L’Oreal recently just released 3 Pure-Clay Masks; one that detoxifies and brightens, one that exfoliates and refines, and the third to purify and mattify. I decided to try the Purify and Mattify Clay Mask as I already use an exfoliant mask. This particular mask combines 3 different clays with eucalyptus that works to unclog pores and reduce shine. You simply apply a layer to your skin and leave on for 10-15minutes. When finished you simply remove with water. It is easy to remove and did not dry out my skin. It left my skin looking and feeling refreshed.


L’Oréal Paris Dermo-Expertise Eye Defense Cream– While I’m still in my twenties, its never to early to start taking measures to prevent signs of aging. Darks circles and bags under the eyes are not only a sign of aging but can also be a result of lack of sleep or stress. I definitely struggle to get a full night’s sleep on a regular basis so I wanted to find an eye cream to help fight off the dark circles and puffiness that often accompanies a lack of sleep. There are lots of eye creams available and most come with a pretty hefty price tag. I decided to try the L’oreal  Eye Defense Cream because it’s a brand that I trust and the price was reasonable. I have been using this eye cream at night for a couple of weeks and feel that I can already tell a difference. This cream contains caffeine which helps to reduce puffiness while hydrating the skin surrounding the eye. If you wear contacts like me, it is important to make sure the creams and lotions you wear are safe for contact wearers. That was another deciding factor when I picked up this eye cream.

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L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Primer Mascara- The last product I will be discussing is the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Primer Mascara. I had seen several reviews on this product about how much a difference it made in their lashes so I decided to give it a try. Layer it on your lashes before your mascara and you will be amazing at the difference it makes. I have been layering it under the Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara and feel that it helps separate my lashes as well as make them look longer and thicker. I also like the price of the L’Oréal primer compared to that of some of the other leading brands.

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Affordable Fall Fashion Trends

With the start of fall, we start to pack away our shorts and summery prints in favor of jeans, fall prints, and sweaters. There are new trends that emerge with each season, some that I jump on board with, some I’m on the fence with, and others that are just not for me. The problem with trends is that they may only last a season so you don’t want to pay tons for an item that you may only wear for one season. SheInside is a great way to try out some of these trends without breaking the bank. They have a variety of items that are super trendy but yet affordable. It makes trying a trend that you are unsure of easier when you aren’t spending a fortune on an item. I shared my previous experience with SheInside in this blog post here.

One fall trend to be on the lookout for is fall florals. Florals are not just for Spring and Summer anymore. You will be seeing tons of florals on tops, dresses, and skirts in  a variety of fall colors. I have linked two floral options from SheInside that are both cute and affordable.

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One trend that we saw a lot of this summer was the cold-shoulder trend. It is one that I’m excited is showing no signs of ending anytime soon. It is the perfect trend for those of us living in the South where our falls feel more like an extension of the summer. You can wear long sleeves but still feel cool with your shoulders exposed.

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A bell sleeve is another trend that we will be seeing a lot of this season. The bell sleeve is not necessarily a new trend as it was around last Fall as well, so get excited that you can break out your favorite bell sleeve tops and dresses from last year.

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Swing dresses have been around for several years and will be around again this season. Add a few more to your collection in beautiful fall hues. They are perfect for the warmer falls months with booties and then with tights and boots when winter rolls around.

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Accessories are an easy way to try out new trends. One accessory that is making a comeback is the choker. If any of you held on to your chokers from the 90’s, now is the time to break them back out. Chokers are huge this season and available in such a variety of styles. This trend pushes me out of my comfort zone so I will probably start off with an inexpensive option to see if I can pull it off. This option from SheInside is a perfect way to jump into the trend at a great price point.


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Blanket scarves are another trend that has been around for a while. It’s an accessory that is all over pinterest. They can be intimidating because they are so large compared to a traditional scarf but there are tutorials all over the place on the various ways the wear a blanket scarf. This SheInside blanket scarf is a great price and an amazing print.

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The last trend I will be discussing today is lace-up tops .You’ve probably seen the lace up flats that bloggers are wearing and these lace up tops are gonna be just as popular. It’s definitely and edgier look than I am used to wearing but it’s a trend that I look forward to trying out.

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Quinoa Protein Breakfast Cereal


Any one else consider themselves a cereal addict? I don’t only like cereal for breakfast, but could eat it for each meal. Cereal makes a great late night snack and its quick and easy. I typically prefer to eat my cereal dry without milk because I can’t stand for my cereal to get soggy. The one big downside to cereal is the amount of sugar and carbs that the majority of cereals contain. You would be surprised to know how much sugar is in a single serving of your favorite cereal. It makes you think twice before grabbing that bowl of cereal, especially the really good tasting cereals such as Lucky Charms, Cocoa Pebbles, or Fruit Loops.


For the longest time I just stayed away from cereals altogether and stuck to just oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is a great way to get some complex carbs in to start the day. I still crave dry cereal as a snack sometimes so I started looking for some healthier options. I stumbled upon IEatProtein’s Quinoa Cereal. The cereal is available in three different flavors: chocolate, cinnamon, and peanut butter. I opted to try the chocolate flavor first. The ordering process was simple and I received my order quickly. The cereal is a bit pricey compared to cereal you’d purchase at the supermarket. I wasn’t really sure what to expect taste wise because healthy doesn’t always translate to tasty. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the flavor of the cereal. This cereal is gluten-free, sugar free, low fat, and loaded with protein. My husband and I quickly finished off our box and I plan to try the other flavors in the near future. The IEatProtein compay also sells several other products such as powdered peanut butter and protein packed coffee.


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Closet Clean Out: Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet


As we head into fall, I begin to put away my summer clothes and bring out my fall and winter clothes. This is usually the best time to go through and decide which pieces are worth hanging on to for another season and which need to be removed. I will be discussing the tips and tricks I use to clean out my closet. My strategy is to usually divide my clothes into 4 different piles. I make one pile for trash, one for donate, one for sell, and another for keep.

The clothes I place in the trash pile are those that have tears, rips, or stains that can not be repaired or cleaned. These are typically items that would not be worth donating. In the donation pile, I try to donate clothes that I no longer wear or that no longer fit me. There are so many places that you can donate your clothes to for those that are unable to afford their own. Especially as the colder months approach, winter jackets are one of the most needed items. I have a tendency to develop an emotional attachment with some of my clothes. It may be something that I haven’t worn for years but I keep convincing myself that I will wear it again one day. I really try to stick to the 1 year rule- if I haven’t worn it in a year, I get rid of it. Knowing that the items you may have trouble giving away could be going to someone who is in need helps to make it easier to make the decision to get rid of an item. One easy way to keep track of the items you have worn is to turn all the hangers to same way at the beginning of the season. As you wear an item, hang it back up with the hanger facing the other way. When the season is over it will be easy to find the items that you haven’t worn.


I also have a bad habit of thinking I need an item when I get it for a really good deal. I love a good sale and it sometimes causes me to buy things that don’t fit properly or that really aren’t my style. It’s typically those items that hang in my closet with tags still attached. That’s where the next pile comes in, the sell pile. There are tons of websites out there where you can sell your pre-owned and used clothing. There are even consignment stores and stores like Plato’s Closet that accept used clothing that is still in good condition.

I have had lots of success with the website Poshmark. It is so user friendly which makes it easier to make a sale. They charge no fees to list an item so if you list something that never sells you are not out any money. They do take 20% of every sale you make which may seem steep but they protect both the buyer and seller in every transaction. I have heard stories from people using other websites who have had trouble with the website always taking the side of the buyer or vice versa. I have actually had two instances in which an item I shipped was marked delivered by USPS but the buyer claims they never received the package. Instead of penalizing either one of us, Poshmark still paid me the money I was owed and refunded the buyer their money. It gives me confidence that when I ship an item I will not be conned out of the money because Poshmark fairly investigates each situation.


To get started with Poshmark, you simply sign up for an account, snap a few pictures of the items you want to sell and list them on your “closet”. It really is that easy. Make sure you provide lots of detail in your description of each item so that it makes each transaction smoother and cuts down on the number of questions you get from potential buyers. One of the unique aspects of Poshmark is that you promote your own items as well as the items of fellow sellers to help make a sale. The more you share, both your items and other’s items, the more people see your “closet” and the more likely you are to sell something. After an item sells, you will be emailed a shipping label that you simply print out and place on the package. Poshmark uses USPS to ship their packages and you can get free priority mail boxes from the post office to ship all your items in. When you are ready to cash out the money from the items you have sold, you can either request a check be mailed to your address or link an account so that the money can be directly deposited. Another option is to use the money from your sales  to purchase an item from another person’s closet. Poshmark used to be strictly for women’s clothing but has recently opened up to children and men’s clothing. It’s a great source to score some awesome deals on brand name items as well as buy new clothing from one of the many boutiques that are on Poshmark.

That brings us to the 4th pile, the keep pile. These are the items that you know you are going to wear the upcoming season. After cleaning out all the other items that you no longer need/want, you’ve got plenty of room to add new items to your wardrobe.

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Cauliflower Cornbread Biscuits



Cauliflower has become one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. It is an excellent way to replace a lot of the carb type foods that I like. It is a lot healthier and actually tastes good. If you’ve been following the blog a while you may remember my post on cauliflower pizza and cauliflower lasagna. We eat a lot of cauliflower around here. I am constantly looking for new ways to incorporate cauliflower into my recipes. Today I will be sharing my recipe for low carb cauliflower cornbread biscuits. These are incredibly tasty and my husband and I actually prefer them over traditional cornbread.

Start by breaking down a head of cauliflower. I find that chopping it in small pieces works best when putting it into the food processor. Large pieces tend to jam the food processor and it ends up taking more time. I use a 7-cup capacity food processor but sometimes a medium or large cauliflower is to big so I have to process two separate batches. I use a food processor similar to this and have been really impressed with it. Process the cauliflower until it is a rice-like texture.

cauliflowercornbread7Next pour cauli-rice into a large mixing bowl. Add in 1 egg, 1/2 cup of almond flour, 1/4 cup of shredded cheese ( I typically use sharp cheddar for it’s strong flavor), and 2 tsp of garlic salt. I also add in 1 packet of the Birds Eye Singles microwaveable corn pouches after heating in the microwave for 1 1/4 minute. You can also add some chopped jalapeno pepper for some additional heat. Stir until mixture is thoroughly combined.


Next line a baking sheet with parchment paper. The cauliflower has a tendency to stick to the pan so you don’t want to leave off the parchment paper even if you are using a nonstick pan/nonstick spray. Grab a small handful of the cauliflower mixture and use yours hands to give it a round shape and place on the parchment paper. Continue until you have no cauliflower mixture left.

cauliflowercornbread3Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place baking sheet into oven for 35 minutes. My husband and I prefer the biscuits to be browned so I will sometimes turn on broil for a few minutes to let the biscuits get nice and golden. Remove baking sheet from oven and your cauliflower cornbread biscuits are ready to enjoy.


Low Carb Cauliflower Cornbread Biscuits


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese ( I prefer sharp cheddar)
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 packet of Birds Eye Singles frozen corn


  1. Break down cauliflower and place into food processor. Process cauliflower until cauliflower has a rice-like texture.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Pour cauli-rice into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add almond flour, egg, shredded cheese, and garlic salt to cauli-rice. Heat frozen corn packet in microwave for 1 1/4 minute and then add to cauliflower mixture.
  5. Stir cauliflower mixture until it is completely mixed.
  6. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  7. Grab a small handful of the cauliflower mixture and roll into a round shape and place on baking sheet. Continue this process until there is no cauliflower mixture left.
  8. Place baking sheet in oven for 35 minutes.
  9. Can broil for 3-5 minutes to further brown the muffins if desired.
  10. Remove muffins from oven and enjoy!


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