Hi, we’re Pam & Kalie, a mother/daughter duo here to help women just like you - and us - MAKE HEALTHY HAPPEN!

We're passionate about eating healthy, whole food, meal prepping, simple recipes, fun ways to re-use leftovers and lifestyle tips (including exercise and inspiration). We believe the key to life is BALANCE… carbs, chocolate and “cheat meals” included!

We're here to help you bridge the gap between happy and healthy... because you shouldn't have to choose between the two!

 

How Cleaning My Kitchen Changed my Life

Back-to-school stressed and feeling overwhelmed every time you walk into the kitchen? We’re excited to share guest writer Tanya Jorgensen’s story “How Cleaning My Kitchen Changed my Life.” Her tips will inspire you to tidy up through simple changes.

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Easy Tortellini Soup

Crazy with school starting and need a quick recipe? It doesn't take long to put bowls of this comforting soup on the table. Convenience items that are chock-full of hearty ingredients such as frozen spinach, tasty chicken broth, canned Italian diced tomatoes and beans simplify the preparation. Try this simple 15-minute soup! 

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Granola Bars: Real Food or Really Unhealthy? (Spoiler Alert)

Real food or really unhealthy? The thing is, most store-bought granola bars that look healthy are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and are lacking in nutrients. You can avoid all that excess sugar and empty calories with these simple tips. Make grab-and-go bars a tasty and nutritious addition to your diet!

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Healthy Homemade Trail Mix (Paleo + Kid-friendly)

This easy homemade trail mix makes a great snack and is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crunchy and soft. Prepare it in bulk to use while on-the-go or during family gatherings. It is sure to be a big hit!

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Shopping at Your Local Farmer's Market Made Easy

5 Ways to Stay Slim (Without Counting Calories, Macros or Cutting Carbs)

We’ve had so many women ask about excess weight - how to prevent weight gain, how to lose extra pounds… you name it, it’s a hot topic!! That's why we're excited to share these 5 simple slim-down suggestions that we've found SO HELPFUL!! 

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A Few Deliciously Simple Ways to Top Your Rice Cakes

10 Ways to Make Rice Cakes Taste Delicious

School starts (here in Florida) next week and summer flew by WAY too fast! Since coming up with SIMPLE, yet TASTY after school snacks can be difficult , we wanted to share with you 10 Ways to Make Rice Cakes Taste Delicious.

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Maryland Style Corn on the Cob in a Foil Pack

This corn on the cob is the perfect summertime low-maintenance side dish. There are so many delicious ways to prepare foil pack corn, and this one is our personal favorite! It can be baked in the oven, grilled or made in a slow cooker. With little clean up, this simple side dish is fit for a crowd.

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2 Recipes that Satisfy Your French Fry Craving Without Throwing Off Your Entire Diet

If you're a fan of crispy, crunchy fries you'll LOVE these guilt-free recipes. Both are interchangeable with potatoes or sweet potatoes, allowing you to take the opportunity to get creative and bake whichever you're craving. Since they're easily prepped ahead of time and are freezer-friendly, they're great when you're in a pinch or strapped for time.

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The Ultimate Guide to Staying in Shape While Traveling

Are you traveling anytime soon? Keep up with your fitness goals (and indulge in that margarita!!) with these vacation workout suggestions!

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Gourmet Grilled Peaches Topped with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

This is one of our absolute summertime FAVORITES. It’s simple, can be served as a side or you can switch it up entirely and eat it as a delicious dessert. The secret ingredient? Check out the recipe to find out.

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Coffee and Kahlua Dessert Drink and Cocktail (Our Slippery Monkey)

This Coffee and Kahlua Smoothie is our absolute FAVORITE dessert drink. The combo of this refreshing chocolate banana smoothie with a hint of coffee and your favorite coffee liquor makes it the perfect summer cocktail. It's nicknamed "The Slippery Monkey," which, let's face it, just sounds fun!

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How to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger – Slow Aging with These Simple Tips

Want to know How to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger? For my 64th birthday, I (Pam) am excited to share with you what ACTUALLY WORKS when it comes to living well, feeling great and aging gracefully, so you, too, can defy aging by tapping into the fountain of youth!

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Balsamic Infused Caprese Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy side dish for this summer, look no further. This is one of our favorites! 

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Carolina Style Pimento Cheese

This homemade Carolina Style Pimento Cheese recipe is the perfect cheese to use as an appetizer, dip, spread, in a sandwich or quesadilla. We love to add a little jalapañeo or grilled chicken for a southern bust of delicious flavor! It's easy, healthy and keto friendly.

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Healthy Summer Eating Tips - BBQs, Picnics & Parties

Follow these simple tips and you'll be able to enjoy any summer BBQ, picnic or party, without having to stress about staying slim.

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5 Simple Self-Care Tips That Will Change Your Life

5 Simple Self-Care Tips That Will Change Your Life

After an ah-ha moment a few months ago and a desire to take care of myself again, I switched my daily routine. Here are the 5 simple self-care tips that changed my life and will do the same for yours.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Skinny Strawberry Margarita

This skinny strawberry margarita is our go-to margarita recipe. With only 6 ingredients and lots of flavor, this recipe is an easy, guilt-free cocktail that's PERFECT to sip on while celebrating Cinco de Mayo or on any other occasion.

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Shopping at Your Local Farmer's Market Made Easy

Shopping at Your Local Farmers’ Market Made Easy

Want to get the FRESHEST foods at CHEAPER prices and know exactly where your food is from? If you haven’t shopped locally before, let us show you how to make shopping at your local farmers market family-friendly and easy!

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6 Tricks for Getting Your Kids and Spouse to Eat (and Enjoy) Salad!

6 Tricks for Getting Your Kids and Spouse to Eat (and Enjoy) Salad!

It can be difficult enough to introduce whole foods into your family’s diet without disarray, let alone serve up a salad filled with veggies and greens. Try these 6 tips for getting your kids and spouse to eat, and enjoy, salad!

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How to Make the Perfect Quiche (using any filling of your choice)

How to Make a Killer Quiche (using any filling of your choice)

Here's the thing about quiches... they’re one of the only meals you can serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner, without hesitation. There's no slaving in front of the stove for hours, and with these simple tips, you'll know exactly how to make one killer quiche using any filling of your choice! 

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4 Steps to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Because the fear of failure is very real, we wanted to share a few quick tips with you that have given us the confidence needed to break down any walls that stand in our way. 

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70+ Simple Snack Ideas for Kids and Adults!

Smart Snacking

Have you ever tried sugar snap peas? They make an incredible snack and the crunch is sure to combat any craving! Whether we’re packing lunch for our families or planning our weekly snacks, we grab all of our ideas from this incredible list of 70+ snacks!

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Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: When to Buy Organic

Cut Back on Spending with These Two Lists

If you’re trying to eat healthy and save money, you’ll want to check out our updated 2019 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists. These lists have helped us cut back on our monthly shopping expenses by choosing which produce is more imperative to purchase organically and which isn't… from the dirtiest of the dirty to the squeaky clean! 

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A Busy Morning Breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes have quickly become one of our family’s FAVORITE breakfasts to prep ahead. Last weekend, we made a double batch and put half in the fridge for a grab-and-go breakfast later in the week and the other half in the freezer. We know some of you have a preference of whole wheat or gluten-free, so we created two recipes for you to choose from.

Whole Wheat Pancakes
Gluten-Free Pancakes
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3 Steps to Get Your Family to Help in the Kitchen More Often

If you’re weary from the warfare and feel the pressure to be superwoman, DON’T! By following these 3 steps to get your family to help in the kitchen more often, you’ll ease up some of your own anxiety AND you’ll give your family a daily opportunity to build memories that will last for years to come.

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Early Morning Avocado Toast

HAPPY MONDAY!! And the busy woman grind continues... We hope you all had a wonderFULL weekend and are ready to kick some butt this week. Monday Recipe: Avocado Toast! So easy, so healthy and soooo delicious! 

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The 5 Best Tips to Stay Motivated 

Whether it’s working out, eating healthy or just being happy, staying motivated can be a challenge! I’m no motivation guru and I’ve definitely had many times when I've wanted to give up, change course, or just crawl back into bed… BUT these 5 Tips to Staying Motivated have helped me push past my barriers and succeed!!

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3 Simple Words That Can Change Your Outlook

Sometimes we just need a little pick me up when life seems overwhelming, stressful or lonely.  We all have our own means of coping, but how can we persevere without turning to a vice?

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How to Throw a Homemade Pizza Party

How to Throw a Homemade Pizza Party (healthy + family-friendly)

You’re never too old to throw a pizza party. It's a fun way to enjoy an evening with your family and is something that we, as adults, have a blast making (and eating) too! The best part? 

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How Labels Lead You to Believe Your Food is Healthier than it Really Is (Spoiler Alert)

We’ve been programmed to identify with words such as organic, gluten-free, healthy, low carb, low calorie, low-fat, diet, reduced-fat and non-GMO. But after taking a closer look, you’d be surprised how misleading these “comfort words” may be.

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Cauli-“risotto” with Charred Sweet Corn

Thanks to the amazing chef Randy B., we’ve got one of the BEST risotto recipes for you today! If your family is anything like ours, you’ll be HOOKED. Not only is it hearty, it’s low-carb and doesn’t have all the calories found in most risotto recipes. Since we’ve officially been converted, we’re excited to share the recipe details with you… including one “sweet” ingredient! 

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Starbucks "Healthy Food"

I was waiting in line at Starbucks this morning and thought I would take a gander at their seemingly “healthy” food options… When I flipped over their Chicken Wrap and a box of Cheese and Fruit, the ingredients ranged from words I can’t pronounce to food coloring… sounds healthy, right? Since the struggle is real when it comes to healthy, whole foods, I wanted to share these 9 tips with you. They have really helped me distinguish the good from the bad with just a quick glance at the ingredients on a label!

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Our Favorite Super Bowl Spread!

This weekend, Erich and I will be packing for our big move to Pensacola! ❤️ Even though we aren’t heading to a Super Bowl party, we’re still going to celebrate in the midst of boxes with this delicious duo! If you’re looking for a fun Super Bowl Sunday meal to share with your family, these are two of our favorites! They’re easy to throw together and can be prepped the night before.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Ham and Swiss Sliders

How to Rethink the Way You Look at Recipes (+ our favorite quiche)

When I come across a recipe that looks absolutely delicious but is time consuming and has ingredients listed that my family doesn't particularly care for, I switch things up and create a version that shortens prep time and satisfies our family's flavor preferences! To help give you some thoughts of how you can put your own twist on recipes, I want to share some of my ideas with you!  ... PLUS a new quiche recipe that has quickly become my FAVORITE.

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A few minutes of fitness... in case you have a busy week ahead!!

This past week was an extremely busy one for our family and I didn't have time to hit the gym. Rather than pushing my health to the wayside, I used the exercise library we have on the website to choose 3 exercises. Every day, I did each exercise for a minute. By the end of the week, I got in quite the sweat sesh without batting an eyelash! Just wanted to share if you have a busy week ahead!

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Re-Create Your Leftovers By Doing This!

As soon as it gets chilly outside, the crockpot has a permanent place on our countertop. Last night, I made Chili and had enough left over to feed an army. 

So we don’t get sick of it, I do two things...

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My GO-TO grab-and-go breakfast!

Every Thursday morning, I rush out the door at 5:30 a.m. to catch spin class before my 8:00 a.m. PT appointment… Then, I scoot off to a local coffee shop so I can focus on work without the countless tasks around the house calling my name. Since I often end up eating in my car, THIS breakfast has become my Thursday morning staple. It’s prepped the night before, easy to transport and absolutely delicious!

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The Perfect Way to Use Up Your Leftovers This Week!

As you know, it's difficult enough to come up with meals, let alone create new ways to use your leftovers. That’s where this amazing recipe comes in... Every time we have leftover meat, whether it’s steak, chicken or pork, we throw together this tasty salad! 

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70+ Simple Snack Ideas for Kids and Adults!

We're super excited to share our latest list of over 70 simple snack ideas for kids and adults!! Using this list means you no longer have to think about what to pack every day!

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We're so glad you're checking out our website because it means you have a genuine interest in making better choices so you can think and eat thin.

Whether you're brand new to the real food world or you're a healthy lifestyle veteran, we hope you'll find value in the quick and delicious recipes and resources that are here for you.

 

We help you along the way

Haven't dabbled in the real food world and don’t know where to start? No problem! We have the tools and strategies you need to cut out highly processed foods and fill your kitchen with the foods you and your family will not only LOVE but THRIVE from!

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We believe the key to wellness involves more than just eating healthy food. Get fit and toned with our custom at-home workouts that will boost your energy. Be inspired, motivated and live a more purposeful life with our Mindset Topics.

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Small, sustainable changes

We created the FfL website because we believe the key to living a healthy AND happy life is to take it back to the basics and keep it simple. 

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CHEERS TO A HEALTY LIFESTYLE AND YOUR JOURNEY TO LIVING FULLforLife!