Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe comes to us from one of Tim’s personal training clients and fellow ViSalus family member, Carla LaFond. Thanks for sharing, Carla! You will need: 1 cup quinoa: (Always make sure to rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking, it will be bitter if you don’t!) 2 cups water 4 large or 6 medium green or bell peppers…

Grilled Eggplant & Herb

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today’s recipe is one Becca just tried yesterday – with great success! It was too good not to share!   Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 large eggplants 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced 1 pinch each thyme, basil, dill, and…

There Are No More Pumpkin Rolls

Hey Everyone! Good morning. I’m starting off my day in kind of a funk. This is something that has come and gone ever since Dad passed in July. It has been 53 days (not that I’m counting) :/ Some days I wake up and I feel SO BLESSED to be here and enjoying life, and…

Pumpkin Soup

Today’s recipe is from the Mayo Clinic. I learned a lot of things in a short period of time a few months ago, when dad was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. One of these things is that a lot of cancer patients cannot stomach protein. It makes them feel ill/naseaus.  Before the diagnosis was given…

Lightweight Turkey Chili

  Today’s recipe is a family favorite at the Staggs’ – probably because it’s easy AND good for you! ENJOY! If you try it out, we’d love to hear what you think 🙂  Ingredients 1 lb. ground turkey 14 oz. can diced tomatoe 5 oz. can black beans 14 oz. can corn 1-1/2 oz. packet…

Lemon-Parsley Asparagus

Today’s recipe is an easy way to change up a frequent dish! Why not make your asparagus more tempting? 🙂 Asaparagus has a good amount of anti-oxidants, is anti-inflammatory, aides in digestive health, and is believed to help prevent cancer. Here’s a link to a great write up! WORLD’S HEALTHIEST FOODS: ASPARAGUS  Directions Boil 2 bunches asparagus…

Huli Huli Chicken

Not lucky enough to go to Hawaii for dinner? OK, no problem!! You can have this authentic Luau type food at home tonight! Today’s recipe comes to us from “Food for Thought” magazine.  This magazine is a west Michigan publication that features local growers and home-made recipes from the area 🙂 To make Huli Huli…

Preparing Food for Success!

One of the biggest challenges in reaching your health and fitness goals is proper eating. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, or just feel better you must have your proper nutrition in place. Having proper nutrition in place is takes planning and preparation. If we tried to eat healthy without having meals…