5 Superfood Smoothies for Your Pregnancy

5 Superfood Smoothies for Your Pregnancy #shrinkingjeans

A friend once told me that when you’re pregnant you feel all the same things you felt before, but in the extreme. And she was right. When I’m tired, I’m terribly tired. When I have to pee, I have to pee NOW. And when I want a piece of cheesecake, I mean I want it this very second even though it’s … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet: part 4 my favorite recipes

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I’ve been asked by The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans to provide a little insight into the Paleolithic Diet.  I need to preface this series by stating I am in no way an expert on eating Paleo.  I am not a nutritionist nor a dietitian.  I consider myself “paleo-ish” because I am not strict in … [Read more...]

Chocolately Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie {sponsored}


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Libby's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Pumpkin in April? Yes! Pumpkin is no longer relegated to fall fare. You heard it here first! Ok. Maybe not. But seriously you guys. Canned pumpkin is a healthy staple you should always have … [Read more...]

The Top 7 Stress Relieving Foods


Over 70% of illness in the United States is diet related. That is a staggering statistic. The CDC estimates that over 100 million people are chronically ill, which means that over 70 million of them don’t have to be. Protect yourself and the health of your loved ones by changing the quality of food … [Read more...]

3 Seeds for Supercharged Smoothies

3 Seeds to Supercharge Your Smoothies

3 Seeds for Supercharged Smoothies One of the best ways to get a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients packed into one meal is adding seeds to your favorite smoothie. Hemp, chia, and flax seeds fortify your body with energy, fiber, and omega 3 fats. If you’re a seed novice, add … [Read more...]

Pure Protein Review {Giveaway}

Pure Protein Review, Recipe, & Giveaway on @shrinkingjeans #pureprotein #giveaway #review

Not long ago, we posted an informative article about the benefits of consuming 30 grams of protein immediately after a workout or run. Research has found that 30 grams seems to be the *magic* number to give your muscles the tools they need to do the building and repairing that peaks in the 3 to 5 … [Read more...]

Saturday Review: NEW Chobani Flavors! {Giveaway}


In case you  haven't heard, Chobani just introduced some awesome new flavors!  From left to right, we've got Apple Cinnamon, Blood Orange, and Passion Fruit.  These flavors are so new, you may not have seen them in your local store yet, but keep your eyes open because they should be there SOON! I … [Read more...]

Recipe: Super Duper Smoothie


Thanksgiving is upon us. Food, food and more food. I always vow I won't overindulge. And then?  The stuffing, the gravy, the mashed potatoes - they form a coalition to completely wreck my willpower. Cranberry sauce joins the party and I'm defenseless. I wake up the next morning in a shroud of … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off

I have to be honest, I'm not very good at menu planning every week.  The two times I have done since we started this segment at Shrinking Jeans have been awesome weeks of eating at our house.  All the other weeks that I have not done it have still been yummy weeks of eating but definitely more … [Read more...]

Oh, Oatmeal, how I love you so…

On cold winter mornings when I was a kid, For school I would wake, barely opening my eyelids. I stumbled and mumbled my way down the hall To the kitchen from where my mom would call. At the breakfast table, a bowl appeared before me and I opened one eye and what did I see?! One of my … [Read more...]

It’s a Special K giveaway!

Strut Your Sassy Special K Runway Event

I love fall. I love the colors and the chill in the air. I love cool mornings (not cold) with warm afternoons and I love orange and maroon with a little yellow mixed in. I love short sleeve t-shirts over long sleeve t-shirts and I love looking great in my jeans. Who doesn't love looking really … [Read more...]

Recipe :: Smoked Sausage Breakfast Scramble

This morning, I was browsing for a recipe to share with you guys (because let's face it, I just don't cook that much), I came across a recipe on NBC.com from my favorite show, The Biggest Loser. I LOVE everything breakfast, but one of my favorites, sausage egg and cheese biscuits, just aren't that … [Read more...]

Western Omelet Flatout Wrap

Recipe: Western Omelet Flatout Wrap Summary: Delicious {and easy} omelet wrap! Ingredients 1 Flatout® Light Flatbread 2 strips extra-lean uncooked turkey bacon 1/4 cup red and/or green peppers, diced 1/2 cup fat-free egg substitute 1/4 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar … [Read more...]