Nectarine Vodka Chiller

Nectarine Vodka Chiller Recipe | ahealthylifeformecom

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Nectarine Vodka Chiller cocktail is sweet and fresh and oh so delicious. I had the fortune of getting a small bushel of white nectarines.  A nectarine is basically a bald peach and peaches and nectarines can be interchanged in recipes.  However, nectarines tend to be firmer, sweeter and more aromatic than peaches. […]

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HIIT Workout Week 2

HIIT it Workout | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin HIIT Workouts are all the rage from everyone at the local gyms to the professional athletes.  Today’s post is my second HIIT Workout Week 2.  HIIT Workout Week 1 can be found (here). The beauty of these workouts is that they can be done anywhere and everywhere, with little to no […]

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10 Tips for Growing Zucchini

10 Tips for growing zucchini | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Zucchini plants can be a huge producer for your garden.  To make sure you get the most out of your plants I am providing 10 Tips for Growing Zucchini. 10 Tips for Growing Zucchini: 1. Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. 2. Leave about 3-4’ […]

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Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Cake

Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Cake Gluten Free Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

This Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Cake recipe is a decadent, dark rich chocolate, moist cake and sweet strawberry confection.  No one will know that it is dairy free and grain free because it is so satisfyingly delicious. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter I am a total sucker for a good moist decadent chocolate […]

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HIIT Workout Week 1

HIIT IT Workout Week 1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin HIIT Workout are all the rage from everyone at the local gyms to the professional athletes. The beauty of these workouts is that they can be done anywhere and everywhere, with little to no gym equipment. HIIT, stands for high-intensity interval training, it is a training technique in which you […]

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10 Tips for Growing Green Beans

10 Tips for growing green beans | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin July is the time to plant your fall harvest of green beans.  I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Green Beans that you can keep save and pin to ensure you are enjoying tender green beans throughout the season.   Most beans will come to maturity […]

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Easy Ways to Eat Smart

Easy ways to eat smart

I get asked quite often, “How do you find time to eat healthy?”  Eating healthy does take preparation, but once you get a routine it becomes effortless.  Although healthy eating does take time to implement, the return on investment is tremendous, which makes the time investment worth it. Here are some ways to save …

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10 Tips for Growing Eggplant

10 Tips for growing eggplants

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Eggplant that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious glossy eggplant to enjoy throughout your summer.  Top 10 Tips for Growing Eggplant: #1 Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. #2 Try […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Granita

Strawberry Watermelon Granita | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Strawberry Watermelon Granita a light and refreshing, but intensely flavored cool treat. I love my watermelon.  It probably is one of my favorite fruits, add in a few strawberries and you have a perfect flavor union. My oldest was home for a few weeks, and between he and I, we demolished a […]

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10 Tips for Growing Peppers

10 Tips for growing peppers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Peppers that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious sweet and spicy summer peppers all season long.  Top 10 Tips for Growing Peppers: #1 Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. #2 […]

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Raw Broccoli Slaw

Raw Broccoli Slaw Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Raw Broccoli Slaw is not only Raw, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian and Clean but it is DEELICOUS!  Yes, it is that good. Fresh Market serves this Broccoli Cranberry slaw out of their deli department that is delicious, but a bit too sweet for me.  I have been fudging around in […]

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Green Goddess Cocktail

Green Goddess Cocktail | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This little Green Goddess Cocktail is an energizing cocktail. My husband loves celery, I am not sure if it is the flavor or the crunch he likes.  Celery contains high calcium and due to this it is commonly used to calm the nerves so maybe that is why while I […]

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10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Who doesn’t want a fresh summer tomato straight from the garden, is there anything better?  I think not, I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious summer tomatoes all season long. Top 10 […]

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Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Hash

Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Hash Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Hash is not only uber healthy but packed full of spicy flavor.   A friend posted a picture of a brussels sprout dish with bacon and sweet balsamic vinegar glaze on instagram and I got hungry, then I got to thinking about how I could make […]

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7 Health and Fitness Tips

If you believe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Do you know people that seem to effortlessly maintain a fit physique? It is not effortless, but fit people tend to adhere to several common practices that give their metabolism and physique an extra boost.  I have come up with 7 Heath and Fitness Tips to give us all a boost […]

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Companion Planting Tips for Cruciferous Vegetables

Companion Planting Tips for Cruciferous Vegetables; Broccoli Kale Cabbage Cauliflower

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Learning the Companion Planting Tips for Cruciferous Vegetables; Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower is a great way to becoming an organic vegetable gardener.  Making sure that the vegetables you grow are healthy and pesticide-free. The graphic below is perfect to save to your Pinterest Gardening board to use as a reminder of who is […]

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Turkey Sandwich with Chive Parmesan Biscuits

Italian Turkey Sandwich with Chive Parmesan Biscuits | ahealthylifeforme.com

I am spreading the sandwich love with my Turkey Sandwich with Chive Parmesan Biscuits and a Red Hot Chili Pepper Aioli. Mezzetta asked me to help spread the sandwich love for their 7th Annual $25,000 Mezzetta “Make That Sandwich”Contest.  Not only does the grand prize winner receive $25,000 two runner-up winners receive $1,000.   I was happy to extend […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Gin Fizz

Strawberry Watermelon Gin Fizz  | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin A Strawberry Watermelon Gin Fizz is the perfect sweet, refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer evening. This year with the long cold winter my strawberries plants which are called “june bearers” actually were still producing a few berries on June 1st, though I harvested most of my crop […]

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Companion Planting Tips for Peppers

Companion Planting Pepper

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Learning the Companion Planting Tips for Peppers is a great way to becoming an organic vegetable gardener.  Making sure that the vegetables you grow are healthy and pesticide-free. The graphic below is perfect to save to your Pinterest Gardening board to use as a reminder of who is a good neighbor for your […]

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Orange and Radish Salad

Orange and Radish Salad | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This Orange and Radish Salad is bold, refreshing, delicious and healthy.  The perfect summer salad for your healthy eating. My garden is finally starting to pop with veggies. The radishes are showing their shoulders which means they are ready to be popped out of the ground and eaten. I planted several […]

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Make Everyday Count

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Make Everyday Count it matters and so do you. Today I want to introduce you to Heather St. James.  Heather contacted me after viewing my blog and asked if she could share her story with the readers of A Healthy Life For Me.  I was so touched and inspired by […]

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Companion Planting Tips for Tomatoes

Companion Planting Tips for your Tomatoes

Learning the Companion Planting Tips for Tomatoes is a great first step to becoming an organic vegetable gardener. Making sure that the vegetables you grow are healthy and pesticide-free. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter The graphic below is perfect to save to your Pinterest Gardening board to use as a […]

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Blueberry Corn Salad

Blueberry Corn Salad | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Blueberry Corn Salad is a simple healthy clean summer salad that is sure to please with the fresh sweet taste of the corn and the heat of jalapeño. We hosted a small cookout with a few friends over the weekend, and my friend Barbie brought this Blueberry Corn Salad.  It […]

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Healthy Eating this BBQ Season

Survival Tips to Eating Healthy this BBQ season

To help A Healthy Life For Me readers navigate this seasons cookouts and avoid overeating I am sharing 10 Survival Tips to Healthy Eating this BBQ Season, from Zone Delivery USA, a leading Zone diet delivery service.  These are great tips to carry with you throughout the year. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | […]

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Healthy Asparagus Recipes

Easy and Healthy Asparagus Recipes for Everyday

I’ve really been enjoying asparagus this year, which inspired me to share with you this group of Easy and Healthy Asparagus Recipes for Everyday.   This group of healthy asparagus recipes has something to tempt you from morning to evening.   Asparagus is delicious even at its simplest, broiled, grilled, and eaten plain.  Yet it is also a versatile […]

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How To Grow Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

 How to Grow Hydrangea. Endless Summer® Collection Hydrangea world’s first and best-selling assortment of re-blooming hydrangea. I can’t think of any other shrub or flower that elicits the emotional reaction that hydrangea does.   Hydrangeas are gorgeous, uncomplaining workhorses returning to the garden year after year. It seems everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener grows a […]

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Blackberry Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie

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Blackberry Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie recipe is a refreshing little smoothie that is full of healthy goodness.  I have been playing with this Blackberry Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie recipe trying to get the flavor just right.  I just knew that the combination of Blackberries, Chocolate, Pistachio and Coconut would be delicious.  I was right, sadly the day that […]

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Spring Cardio Workout Music Mix

Spring Cardio Workout Music Mix

Spring Cardio Workout Music Mix to help you get your sweat on. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Whether you’re heading out for a Spring run, ride on your bike or making moves back to the gym, let my Spring Cardio Workout Music Mix serve as your workout soundtrack because nothing makes a […]

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Marinated Eggplant

Marinated Eggplant Recipe with Amy Stafford | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Marinated Eggplant Recipe is a dish packed with tons of flavor and loads of vegetables, perfect for a summer side dish.   There are certain recipes you make for those you love.  This Marinated Eggplant recipe is definitely one for my husband.  He has always loved marinated eggplant since he was a boy […]

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How to Make a Healthy Smoothie

How To Make a Healthy Smoothie in 6 steps

How to Make a Healthy Smoothie the six simple steps. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter The perfect built healthy smoothie delivers some fat, fiber, and protein. The fiber makes you feel full right away, the protein helps you stay full for longer, and the fat works with the hormones in […]

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Bloody Mary Recipe for Mother’s Day

Bloody Mary Recipe for Mother

An extra special Bloody Mary Recipe for Mother’s Day with Pickled Asparagus. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter It is almost always Mom’s that have the strongest and quietest influence on us.  But as much as a mother shapes a child a child shapes the Mother.  The bond between a mother and […]

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Jalapeño Grapefruit Margarita

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This Jalapeño Grapefruit Margarita is a fresh and spicy tequila cocktail recipe. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Cinco De Mayo which means the 5th of May in spanish is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and a really good reason to drink Margaritas.  It’s easy to host a Cinco […]

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Tart Cherry Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail

Tart Cherry Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail perfect to way to celebrate spring | ahealhtylifeforme.com

 Celebrate spring with this refreshing and satisfying Tart Cherry Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail Recipe. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter The Mint Julep rules as the official Kentucky Derby cocktail but what makes up a mint julep? A mint julep is traditionally made with four ingredients: mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water. […]

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Spring into Fitness Full Body Workout

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Get fit with this Spring into Fitness Full Body Workout. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Spring into Fitness Full Body Workout Tip # 18 is here to get you outside, moving and fit.  Luckily spring has sprung and the warmer months are here, so get outside, get that body moving […]

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Asparagus Lemon Tartlete

Asparagus Lemon Tartletes

 Celebrate Spring with this easy and delicious Asparagus Lemon Tartlete Recipe.   Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter I love recipes that are easy to pull together, taste delicious and you just know your family will love. This Asparagus Lemon Tartlete recipe is all those things and the perfect way to use […]

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Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Chickens in the Spring Garden Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Learn When you should be Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.     ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth This quote says it all and It’s About […]

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Write Down What You Eat

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Write Down What You Eat.   If you have a tough time sticking to a healthy clean diet, I suggest keeping a food diary. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter It may sound challenging writing down every little thing you put into your mouth thing, but it really does help.  You […]

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5 Easy Earth Day Craft Ideas

5 Easy Earth Day Projects

  5 Easy Earth Day Craft Ideas with A Healthy Life For Me.   5 Easy Earth Day Craft Ideas to help us all honor Earth Day.  Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is […]

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Baked Lemon Chicken

Baked Lemon Chicken 30 minute recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My Baked Lemon Chicken is an easy, delicious dish for dinner any day of the week.  Paleo friendly, and Gluten Free. Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me.  We all like to spend time with friends and family and one of the most enjoyable ways to do […]

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Frozen Strawberry Cucumber Margarita

Frozen Strawberry Cucumber Margarita

Frozen Strawberry Cucumber Margarita Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. My husband came home from the grocery store with a bucket load of strawberries.  I have been using them in my smoothies, desserts, salads and my cocktails.   Strawberry season is right around the corner if Mother Nature ever decides to allow spring to stay […]

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What to Eat Before and After Your Workout

What to Eat Before and After Your Workout

 What to Eat Before and After Your Workout can be important to how you feel when you exercise, whether it’s a casual workout or training for a competition. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Knowing when and what to eat before and after your workout can make a difference in how you […]

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Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake

Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake will be a welcome addition to your Easter and spring menu. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me.  This last weekend we were in DC watching our oldest son row in the GW Invitational Regatta […]

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How to Eat Clean and Healthy Tips

How to Eat Clean and Healthy 52 Weeks for Health and Fitness Success

How to Eat Clean and Healthy Tips, simple ideas and suggestions to make eating and living healthy a life style. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter   How to Eat Clean and Healthy Tip #15 with A Healthy Life For Me. Last week I shared with you why I eat clean and a […]

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Shaved Artichoke Salad

Shaved Artichoke Salad

Shaved Artichoke Salad Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. Several years ago my husband and I were in New York, and met a friend at a small Italian Restaurant for lunch in Chelsea.  The waiter had a thick Italian accent and recommended their Artichoke salad.  We all ordered it and I enjoyed it so […]

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Mandarin Vodka Spritzer

Mandarin Vodka Spritzer

It’s spring time and this citrusy, bubbly Mandarin Vodka Spritzer is a perfect way to celebrate the season. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter  I am in love with little Mandarins in the store and they are so juicy that I thought they would be great in a cocktail. When I […]

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Eat Clean and Healthy

Eat Clean and Healthy

Eat Clean and Healthy for your body, mind and health.  You will be happier, sleep better, and have more energy to accomplish all your goals. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Eat Clean and Healthy Tip #14 with A Healthy Life For Me. For Week 14 of my 52 Weeks for […]

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Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait

Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait is a feel good healthy all over snack that fills you up and satisfies your hunger. Blueberry Avocado Superfood Parfait Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. Do you get the 3 o’clock munchies?  Hungry, tired and want something to make you […]

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DIY Eggshell Planters

DIY Eggshell planter for Earth Day

DIY Eggshell Planters Craft with A Healthy Life For Me. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. This […]

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Adding Amino Acid Powder

52 Weeks for Health and Fitness Success #13; Amino Acid Powder

 Adding Amino Acid Powder to improve exercise performance and reduce protein and muscle breakdown during intense exercise. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter 52 Weeks for Health and Fitness Success #13; Amino Acid Powder with A Healthy Life For Me. For Week 13 of my 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success […]

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Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars

Superfood Breakfast Bars Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

These Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars will become your newest addiction, I swear!! Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what is really important is what ingredients go into your breakfast.  I truly believe Oatmeal is one of the healthiest […]

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Berry Rickey Cocktail

Berry Ricky Cocktail

Berry Rickey Cocktail Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. The first day of spring has come and gone, but I am desperately hoping like most of us that Spring has Sprung and the cold weather has left us.  The crocus blooms fill my backyard and my honey bees are buzzing around them collecting nectar […]

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15 Minute Rowing Workout

I workout because I love my body not because I hate it | 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success #12; Rowing Workout

15 Minute Rowing Workout allows you to build your Aerobic base keeping your heart rate in the 75 % range and allows you to burn a higher percentage of fat.  Plus it is one kick ass workout. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success #12; Rowing […]

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Potato Kale Frittata

Gluten Free Potato Kale Frittata

Potato Kale Frittata Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. Simply Potatoes contacted me and asked if I would write a recipe using one of their products.  They wanted me to come up with a recipe using one of their cut potatoes, and four other ingredients. Why?  Because they have a sweepstakes that you (my […]

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Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail

 Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade is a southern cool delight. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Last week we went to South Beach for a week and we had the pleasure of eating at a restaurant called Yardbird.  There theme is homestyle southern and there specialty is fried chicken, waffles and watermelon and don’t […]

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Fat Burning Upper Body Treadmill Workout

IF IT WAS EASY

 Fat Burning Upper Body Treadmill Workout not only gives you the fat burn, but helps to strengthen and shape your shoulders, chest, back, arms and your core without leaving you completely exhausted. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success Tip #11; Upper Body Treadmill Workout with […]

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Roasted Radish Brussels Sprout and Cauliflower

Healthy Roasted Radish Brussels Sprout and Cauliflower Recipe

Roasted Radish Brussels Sprout and Cauliflower Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. We just got back from Florida, where I got plenty of time to hang out on the beach and get some reading done.  I found a new author; Amy Harmon who writes these clever, sweet and witty love stories where you form […]

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Hip Flexor Stretch

3 minute stretch to feel better and sleep better

The Hip Flexor Stretch is one stretch we should all do everyday.  Especially those who sit for long periods of time. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success Tip #10; Hip Flexor Stretch with A Healthy Life For Me. For week ten of my 52 Tips […]

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Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread is packed full of flavor, is dense (wait till you pick it up), moist and delicious. It freezes well, so you can have a loaf to pull out when you have friends over, or take as a hostess gift. Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram […]

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Chocolate Coconut Banana Superfood Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Banana Superfood Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Banana Superfood Smoothie Recipe from A Healthy Life For Me. This Chocolate Coconut Banana Superfood Smoothie is super simple to pull together, with limited ingredients but packs a huge nutritional punch (see last photo). Muscles need protein for recovery and growth, and the best time to deliver protein appears to be right after […]

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Fat Burning Lower Body Treadmill Workout

Forget the Word Can

 Fat Burning Lower Body Treadmill Workout gives you the fat burn, but helps to strengthen and shape your legs and butt (which we all want) without leaving you completely exhausted. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Tip #9; Lower Body Treadmill Workout with A Healthy Life […]

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Healthier Clam Chowder

Healthier Clam Chowder Recipe

Healthier Clam Chowder Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me. We were in Mexico over New Years and we went to one of those prepaid New Years parties on the beach where you get a prefix menu.  We all had low expectations for the food because we were in Mexico they were serving hundreds of […]

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Planning Ideas for your Vegetable Garden

The Garden Charmers Spring Fever Growing Your own Food | Planning Ideas for your Vegetable Garden

Planning Ideas for your Vegetable Garden with A Healthy Life For Me. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Its time to start thinking about your vegetable garden, regardless of whether or not you are a new or a seasoned gardener planning ahead makes all the difference in success and enjoyment of […]

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Margarita Day Cocktail Round Up

Margarita Day Cocktail Recipes

Margarita Day Cocktail Round Up with A Healthy Life For Me. Today is National Margarita Day.  There is even a National Margarita Day Facebook page and blog. National Margarita Day was started to celebrate the margarita, plain and simple. Friendship, good times and memories of somewhere warmer are all great reasons to enjoy a margarita. […]

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Slow Twitch vs. Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers

Inspirational Quote for Working Out

Slow Twitch vs. Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers understanding how your muscles work can improve your training routine so that you find optimal success. If you are going to do the work, you should do the work that will be the most beneficial to your success. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter For […]

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Blueberry Protein Muffins

Blueberry Protein Muffins Low Calorie High Protein

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  These Blueberry Protein Muffins are a great low calorie, gluten free, protein packed breakfast to help kick start your metabolism.   You know a great way to jumpstart you day is to have breakfast and a breakfast that is low calorie, packed full of fiber and protein is the best; these […]

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Kiwi Fresh Cocktail

Kiwi Fresh Cocktail Recipe

How did I come up with this Kiwi Fresh Cocktail you ask?  Here is the little story, Jim and I just recently returned from a trip to Scottsdale Arizona.  While we were there we had breakfast at a delightful little bistro that served the most unbelievable fruit tray.  It had all the usual suspects, melon, […]

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30 Day Plank Challenge

30 Day Plank Challenge

The 30 Day Plank Challenge strengthens the abdominal, back, quads and shoulders. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter For week seven of my 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success #7 where each week I write a post sharing health or fitness tip or tips that I find useful in my daily […]

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Dozen Romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Dozen Romantic Valentine

Love is Love, it can never be explained.  This Valentine’s Day make a delicious romantic cocktail for that someone special.  All my cocktails are simple to make and I have included Vodka, Gin, Rum, and Bourbon recipes, so there is definitely a cocktail on this list to please even the pickiest cocktail drinker.  Just click […]

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Beet Goat Cheese Mandarin Salad

Beet Goat Cheese Mandarin Salad Recipe Valentine

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Beet Goat Cheese Mandarin Salad can be a healthy salad to serve any day to the one you love. I do love beets, and my husband does not.  I try and try to get him to eat beets, they are just so good for you. […]

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Mandarin Banana Ginger Smoothie

Mandarin Banana Ginger Smoothie

The flu is making a run through Cincinnati and several of my friends have gotten taken down by this years influenza. This Mandarin Banana Ginger smoothie is great for in between meals as a pick me up, but it is also loaded with Vitamin C, A, Potassium and healthy fat which helps our bodies boost […]

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3 Exercises to Tone Your Legs and Butt

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3 Exercises to Tone Your Legs and Butt making you stronger, leaner and fitter. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter For week five of my 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success #6; where each week I write a post sharing health or fitness tip or tips that I find useful in my […]

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Lentil Kale Chicken Soup

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Lentil Kale Chicken Soup is a healthy hearty soup to warm you up and fill you up on a cool night. Chase away the winter blues with a cozy cup of Lentil Kale Chicken Soup. I have been on a huge soup kick this last […]

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Love Rouge Cocktail

Love Rouge Cocktail

Are you ready to sweeten up your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?  Try my Love Rouge Cocktail, its a great combination of citrus and raspberry with vodka and a splash of the bubbly champagne.   You will knock the socks of your sweetie, and maybe yourself.  This is a seriously easy cocktail to drink and make. […]

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The Clockwork Lunge

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The Clockwork Lunge is a powerful way to shape and tone your glutes. You will have one sore butt after doing this exercise. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter For week five of my 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success #5 where each week I write a post sharing health or […]

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25 Healthier Super bowl Recipes

Healthier Super bowl Recipes

Super bowl weekend is coming up, do you have your menu ready for the big game?  Would you like to serve some lighter versions of our favorites?  I have a nice list of 25 Healthier Super bowl recipes that are lighter, leaner but still tasty to keep the crowd happy.  Enjoy! Buffalo Sliders with A […]

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Turkey Chili Casserole

Turkey Chili Casserole Healthier Super bowl Recipe

Super bowl snacking is almost as coveted as our Thanksgiving dinner.  Really you go to the super bowl party for the food, friends and commercials as much or more than you do the game. There will be 1.23 billion chicken wings consumed on Super bowl Sunday. That actually adds up to more than 100 million […]

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Kale Brussels Sprout Broccoli Salad

Kale Brussels sprout Broccoli Salad

Kale Brussels Sprout Broccoli Salad is delicious and healthy, filling and satisfying. Don’t judge a salad by its name, that is if you say “I don’t like those kind of veggies”.  I have never been a fan, but because I know the amazing benefits these vegetables offer to my health, I have been on a mission to […]

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How to Make Italian Meatballs

Italian meatball recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Today some blogging friends from The Garden Charmers are sharing their favourite winter comforts. From delicious food to creative handwork projects, we’ve got what you need to make winter a little warmer. See the bottom of this post for all of the project links. But first, here’s mine: This is definitely a Stafford Family Favorite. […]

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9 Fun Workout Gadgets

9 Workout Gadgets

 9 Fun Workout Gadgets to help get you to the gym looking good and feeling good. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Week 4 of my 52 Tips for Health and Fitness Success, each week I write a post sharing health or fitness tip or tips that I find useful in my […]

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Buffalo Sliders

Buffalo Sliders Healthier Superbowl Recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram These Buffalo Sliders are quick and easy to pull together and are a delicious and healthy alternative to beef sliders.  A perfect Superbowl Recipe that tastes as good as it looks while still eating healthy.  Buffalo also known as Bison, in comparison to beef, pork, chicken, […]

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Cucumber Cosmopolitan Cocktail

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This is one of those cocktails that will knock your socks off.  I love the freshness of the cucumber juice (save the extra in the fridge) and the tartness of the Cranberry Juice.  I used Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry, which is juice with sparkling water so you get the fizz in your cocktail.  If you […]

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16 Minute Tabata Workout

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 16 Minute Tabata Workout that is a killer exercise to kick your butt. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter  I was having coffee with a friend the other day and she asked me what my exercise schedule was.  My answer, three days cardio three days strength.  Someone had told her it […]

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10 Favorite Flowers for Your Garden

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  Here is a list of 10 Favorite Flowers you want in your garden provided by The Garden Charmers.   Click on each link to learn more about each beautiful flower and where you want to plant them in your garden. Peonies- Peonies are stunning, fragrant spring blooming plants that are non woody looking bushes, or […]

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Top 20 Posts of 2013

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I wrote and posted 173 times in 2013, thats a lot of recipes, cocktails, gardening and crafts.  I  came up the list of  viewers all time favorites based on number of views and pins.  In case you missed one here the are… 1. Italian Pignoli Cookies  a traditional Stafford family favorite. 2. How to Make Rosemary […]

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Chicken Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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 Chicken Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is a healthy protein packed salad that can even make a big guy happy. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter If you want a light a refreshing and filling salad this is the one for you.  Even the guys liked this one.  I think the […]

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Strawberry Almond Green Superfood Smoothie

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 Strawberry Almond Green Superfood Smoothie is protein packed and full of essential amino acids to help you recover after that tough workout. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter This is my go to smoothie after I hit the gym.  I prefer to use organic Strawberries but any berry will work.  If […]

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30 Day Squat Challenge

30 DAY SQUAT CHALLENGE

For my second weekly post offering tips or tricks to help with health and fitness, I wanted to share the 30 day squat challenge. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Last month I wanted to add a bit of a boost to my exercise mix, so I took up the squat challenge. […]

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Steamed Sea Bass with Lime and Ginger

Steamed Sea Bass

  Keeping up with eating healthy over the next month so that we are in top shape for the new year, I wanted to try out a new fish dish that is gourmet, simple and easy.  Boy o boy did this deliver.  We really **loved** this Steamed Sea Bass with Lime and Ginger.  This is not […]

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Three Positive Tips for Exercise Success

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Three Positive Tips for Exercise Success to be healthier in mind and body. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter I have had several family and friends ask me to start writing posts related to health and fitness tips.  For 2014 I plan on writing a weekly post offering tips or tricks […]

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Sea Bass with Basil Cream Sauce

Sea Bass with Basil Cream Sauce

Cincinnati has been getting a ton of great new restaurants.  However, there are still a few oldies that are my favorite.  One is Bouquet located in the Mainstrasse Village of Covington, Kentucky.  We live 20 minutes from the state line and Covington is one of those great old towns in Kentucky that has a ton […]

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Pomegranate Crush Cocktail

Pomegranate Crush Cocktail Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

It is time to start thinking about New Years Resolutions.  Do you make a New Years Resolution?  If you do do you keep it?  I always pick something that I know I will be able to succeed at.  None of this I will loose 10 pounds, I won’t say another curse word.  I am wavering […]

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Gardening Roundup Year in Review

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Gardening is a never ending education.  No matter how long you have been a gardener a day or years, you will always learn something new and be challenged.  The best place to learn is from other gardeners, people who are as passionate about growing and planting as you.  I have been fortunate enough to be […]

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Chocolate Honey Caramel Tart

Honey Caramel Pecan Tart Dessert Recipe

I had to come up with a pie recipe to shoot for my videography class.  Obviously I don’t follow the rules well, I had been wanting to try out this recipe I had come up with based on pecan bars.  Let me tell ya’ its good stuff.  I have a preference to tart recipes over […]

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Favorite Instagram Sunday #8

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This was the garden last week, this week we have flood warnings and everything is a muddy mess.  Including my floors thanks to two muddy footed furry beasts that live with me. I hope your Sunday is wonderful and mud free.  If  you get a chance check out some of these great Instagram artists. xo […]

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Cranberry Limoncello Martini

Cranberry Limoncello Martini

 I loved the Christmas T.V. specials growing up.  Grinch and Rudolph were two of my favorites, but by far my top of the list was The Year Without a Santa Claus.  Not only because Rudolph looked so darn cute with the elves socks over his antlers to look like a dog, but because of Mother […]

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Live your Life Now for Your Future self Part 2

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Today I choose how I eat and I commit to my fitness, not just for today, but for the woman I will be in the future.  I want to be able to travel, spend time with my family, and enjoy the world and experiences around me.  I never want to watch my life from the […]

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Garden Year in Review

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A look back at my garden from 2013 so I can look forward to 2014. Yesterday my first seed catalog arrived in the mail.  I am one of those strange people that find this quite exciting.  I wait until all my favorite seed catalogs arrive, Johnny’s, Harris, Jung, Gurney’s.  I sit down with my post […]

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Top 40 Peppermint Recipes

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Nothing makes you think of the holidays like Peppermint.  Because of some seriously talented food bloggers I have compiled a list of 40 delicious, drool worthy recipes for you to try this Holiday season.  Cookies, Brownies, Cupcakes, Drinks, Beverages, Bark and More. Enjoy! Peppermint Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with A Healthy Life For Me Double […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes great for holiday gifts and dessert

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes make the perfect holiday treat. OMG Christmas is in 9 days.  Are you ready?  I am NOT! My oldest comes home from college tomorrow, and my youngest the next day.  We leave for a lovely trip to Mexico on the 24th with […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

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This holiday season I decided to participate in The Great Cookie Swap 2013.  Helping to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  The Great Cookie Swap is the brainchild of two amazing ladies, Lindsay from the blog Love & Olive Oil and Julie from the blog the little kitchen.  This is the third year the […]

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