Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!

 

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1. Nike ‘Knockout’ Racerback Tank 2. Nike ‘Legenday’ Print Dry-Fit Tights 3. Nike ‘District 72’ Leggings 4. Argento Vivo Teardrop Earrings 5. Wildfox ‘Malibu’ Pullover Hoodie 6. Rag & Bone Zip Detail Skinny Jeans 7. Frye ‘Phillip’ Riding Boot 8. Sam Edelman ‘Palma’ Suede Sandal 9. Nike ‘Lunaracer+ 3’ Running Shoe

This is my favorite shopping day of the year!! It’s Nordstrom’s best sale of the year on NEW arrivals. Yep, you read that correct. This is THE sale before they are marked up to regular prices. You have from now (if you have Early Access, regular access starts July 18) until August 3rd to get your shopping on, but don’t wait long because they usually sell out quickly on the most popular stuff. Every year I usually grab jeans for the whole family, Frye boots, and running shoes. It was hard but I narrowed it down to my top 9 above. I would love to know what your favorites are too so please leave a comment with what you like!! 

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Shrimp and Asparagus Alfredo

IMG_0289Loved this meal tonight. It was one of those where EVERYONE agreed we must have it again. To me, this means blog worthy ;o)

Ingredients:

  • pound of shrimp (frozen deveined and peeled)
  • box of dried whole wheat penne pasta
  • pound of fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 oz. can of evaporated fat free milk
  • 2 TBS cream cheese (I used Diaya)
  • 2 TBS shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
  • fresh parsley

In a medium saucepan cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.

In a large skillet heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add garlic and shrimp. Cook until shrimp is pink, constantly stirring. Set shrimp aside and KEEP the butter garlic sauce.

Whisk evaporated milk into the reserved butter garlic sauce. Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and lemon-pepper seasoning. Cook and stir until cheeses are melted and mixture is heated through.

Layer shrimp onto pasta and asparagus mixture. Top with alfredo sauce and sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese and diced fresh parsley.

I hope you love it as much as we did! XOxo

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Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

IMG_8089This is one of my favorite sides. It tastes so much like fried rice my kids don’t even notice the difference. Plus, it heats up really well so this is a great meal you can prepare beforehand and reheat.

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower head
  • frozen bag of mixed veggies (I like just carrots and peas)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 eggs or 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 tbsp Low Sodium soy sauce

First wash the cauliflower and then using small sections pulse into “rice” with your blender. A Vitamix is awesome for this! Next on medium heat, saute the onions until brown. Add the Cauliflower, half a bag of frozen veggies, and all the seasonings. Cook for about 6-7 minutes constantly mixing until the cauliflower is soft. Push the mixture to one side and on the other side add either 2 mixed eggs or 4 egg whites and scramble.

IMG_9469When the eggs are finished cooking mix all together. We like ours served with teriyaki chicken.

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Cheep, cheep!

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It’s starting to look like Easter around here! I admittedly don’t decorate as much for Easter as other holidays, but I adore tulips and bringing in some springtime decorations!

We’ve also brought in 2 new baby chicks. Each boy has their own and as family we are learning to take care of these adorable new pets.

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The 21 Day Fix shrimp and spinach Zoodles

shrimpzoodlesWe have an awesome neighborhood restaurant Padavan’s that serves a Paleo shrimp and spinach zoodle dish. It’s my standard order and I wanted to make it at home for my whole family. This is a very close to the original and so very healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pd. shrimp
  • 3 zucchini
  • 3.5 c. spinach
  • 1.5 c. kale
  • 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 5-6 basil leaves, diced
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Using a peeler, discard the top layer of the zucchini and then peel into zoodles (zucchini noodles). Set aside. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan and sauté the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add the prawns and sauté until pink (about another 5 minutes). Add the spinach and kale. Cook until wilted. Stir in the tomatoes, basil and zoodles and heat until warm. Makes 4 servings.

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The 21 day fix egg soufflé

eggsouffleThis egg souffle is awesome for lunch while on the 21 Day Fix. It makes 4 servings and reheats nicely.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10oz) package of frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used half feta and half mozzarella)
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4-5 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 5-6 mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin

Saute cut up veggies in a skillet. Add drained spinach to the skillet and simmer until the moisture has evaporated. In a large bowl, combine beaten eggs, cheese, and spices. Add spinach mixture to eggs and pour into a greased glass pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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Clean Eating: Turkey Meatballs

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Love doing these Turkey Meatballs for dinner. I eat mine with a spinach salad and serve my family spaghetti and meatballs. It’s an easy way to cook for both your family and yourself!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • yellow chopped onion
  • 1/2 c. gluten free panko
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Mash all the ingredients together and place on a greased cooking sheet. Back at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

* Next time I might add a little chopped up spinach for extra hidden veggies for my boys.  ;o)

** If you are following the 21 day fix, I use 2 turkey meatballs as 1 red container.

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