Grilled Turmeric Ginger Shrimp and Mango Avocado Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing: Fair Trade

A recipe for grilled shrimp coated in a ginger and turmeric glaze, served on a crisp and sweet slaw with grilled mangoes and avocado and tossed with a cilantro lime dressing that uses toasted sesame oil for a complex flavor. This post is in partnership with Fair Trade USA.

Grilled Turmeric Ginger Shrimp and Mango Avocado Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe: Food for My Family
We skipped spring in Minnesota. We went from snow-covered and frozen straight into blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and humidity without warning. With no air conditioning, our best option for nearly every warm evening without rain is cooking and eating outside. Our grill and patio become our kitchen, and we have officially moved family dinners to the backyard.

While there’s plenty of traditional fare that happ… Read More

Recent outfits + my go-to stores

A round up of recent summer outfits with lots of shorts, easy-to-wear tanks, fun dresses, and comfy shoes (a mandatory). I also shared a few of my favorite workout outfits for running, lifting and yoga!

How on earth is it mid-August?!?!?! I mean, on the one hand I’m a little over these hot, humid days, but I’m also a bit disturbed that kids are starting school again already. Never mind that I don’t personally have kids – it still marks time.

Even though I now work from home, I get ready every day (a question I get asked often on Instagram!). I don’t necessarily wear office attire – I definitely couldn’t wear denim shorts in Corporate America – but I always put on real clothes and do my makeup. It helps me stay focused, and I feel better when I do, even if I don’t see a soul all day.

Getting ready also makes it easier to grab a last minute coffee or lunch with a friend if I’m dressed and ready. And work… Read More

Funfetti or Confetti Cookies

Funfetti / Confetti Cookies
Funfetti is FUN – I mean, it’s in the name! My Bonus Kids Alison, Rosie, and Emily came to Los Angeles to celebrate their grandmother’s 100th birthday recently. Pastry Chef Rosie came to my house to bake the desserts, and she made these fun and delicious cookies. Lucky for me (and you), she left her recipe and I made a batch for work.

  Rosie-Grandma-100_2084 Rosie-Confetti-CookieFirst, here is Rosie’s beautiful grandma and the cookies she made at my house for the pa… Read More

The 3-Move Workout for a Huge, Thick Back

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A great many lifters, when training back, spend a lot of their set equity on developing wide lats—everyone wants that great set of wings. But what often gets lost in this equation is the quest for back thickness—that deep, grainy, dense back that is the hallmark of so many great physiques. While vertical pulls are ideal for developing width, depth is achieved through the use of horizontal pulls and, yes, deadlifts.

Training hard and heavy with these kinds of moves can help you pack on the kind of mass that leaves your upper back looking like a den of coiled snakes. Or, you can go on training the way that you are and keep looking like a paper cutout. The choice is yours.

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Best Dairy Free Yogurt | Taste Test

We’re on the hunt for the Best Dairy Free Yogurt! My husband and I are trying and reviewing a bunch of non-dairy yogurts and ranking on taste and texture!

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PIN Best Dairy Free Yogurt

Here we are with the third taste test video here on FFF and Mr. FFF is back to help me. Isn’t he a good husband being roped into all these videos with me? 😉

This week, we taste tested non dairy yogurts!  As you know, I am not dairy-free, but Mr. FFF is and I know many people are.  So, we decided to try a variety of non dairy yogurts so we could so what ones were yummy. We have my “not used to plant based options” taste buds as well as Mr. FFF’s &… Read More

Homemade Salted Nut Rolls with Bourbon Caramel

A recipe for homemade salted nut rolls: soft marshmallow nougat surrounded by a bourbon-spiked caramel, rolled in salted roasted peanuts or pecans.
Homemade Salted Nut Rolls with Bourbon Caramel #recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

In Minnesota, the candy aisle is lined with red packages. Their distinct branding appears on endcaps. They sit proudly near the register. My mom would tell stories of her St. Paul childhood, the smell of the Pearson’s factory—melted sugar and roasting nuts—and the grade school field trips to see candy being made. She’d have us warm up nut rolls before eating them because they were better that way. Soft and gooey.

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10 Best Pre & Post Workout Meals / Snacks

Please READ this box for more info. PRE and POST workout snacks are the meals you eat right before and after working out. These meals are crucial and can help in improving your performance and results — to lose fat and build lean muscle, increase strength and be healthy.

In this video, I'll be sharing with you on:
– Why pre & post workout snacks are important
– What & when to consume
– Some quick and easy ideas of pre and post workout snacks you can make
– Basic guidelines to pre & post workout snacks to help improve your performance and results.

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Food, Exercise, Sleep Connection

What you eat, how well you sleep, and how often you work out, is all connected to your overall health.

Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina, an internal medicine physician with Lee Health, says connecting the dots between food, exercise, and sleep can make a big difference for your health. “If you can exercise and you can have a healthy nutrition program, often times that’s just as effective as taking medication for high blood pressure, for high cholesterol, for diabetes, for weight control, there are so many benefits to lifestyle therapies.”

Julie Cole, a dietitian with Lee Health, says exercise and eating the right foods strengthens the immune system. “You want to avoid those donuts and go for an oatmeal that has whole grains with fiber that’s going to last you through the morning. Adding blueberries is a great way to add antioxidants and it’s great brain food because it will keep your brain boosted for up to five hours.”

Doctors suggest if you eat meat make sure it’s grass fed, antibiotic free, and hormone free. It’s also important to make sure you’re getting enough fiber and vegetables into your diet. “At least six servings of vegetables a day, two or three servings of fruit, making sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet,” said Dr. Lacagnina.

Having a healthy diet also means having a healthy sleep schedule. “Sleep is really an important part to being healthy. When you sleep you make growth hormone. Growth hormone is necessary to building healthy skeletal muscle. So you can see how everything is connected. If you’re not building healthy skeletal muscle you can’t metabolize and burn your calories,” said Dr. Lacagnina.

Doctors recommend seven to eight hours of sleep each night to keep your weight healthy and improve your overall health.

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Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health – Caring People. Inspiring Care.

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