May 2016

Mangia | Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Alex and I recently started to carb cycle in our diet in an effort to get ready for summer. Carb cycling is when you alternate low-carb and high-carb days in an effort to switch your body into fat-burning mode. We are a week in and I’m starting to get the hang of it. I like that I don’t have to deprive myself of anything…if it fits my macros (i.e. breakdown of protein, carbs and fat), then I can eat it. Everything in moderation…my kind of eating plan! Continue reading “Mangia | Taco Lettuce Wraps”


Fashion | Budget-Friendly Beauty Must-Haves

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I don’t profess to know it all when it comes to beauty products…I don’t even know how to contour properly. :/  But even so, I’ve been using and testing products all of my life and have a few go-to items that I’m sharing here with you! Continue reading “Fashion | Budget-Friendly Beauty Must-Haves”

Mangia | Lighter “Smothered” Chicken

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I’m back with another easy, lightened-up meal for your busy weeknights! If you go out to eat at restaurants, there is almost always a “smothered” chicken dish on the menu. You think, “Oh, it’s chicken…it can’t be that bad.” In reality, the “smothered” part of it usually jacks up the calories and the fat. Have no fear…here is a simple yet TASTY homemade version. Continue reading “Mangia | Lighter “Smothered” Chicken”

Capital City Living | Lancaster Day Trip

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If you travel about 30 miles from Harrisburg, you’ll come across Lancaster (pronounced as one fluid word…don’t say LAN-caster!)…Pennsylvania Dutch country and land of the Amish. Our neighbor to the east has Harrisburg beat population-wise by about 10K residents and it offers its fair share of shopping and attractions. Continue reading “Capital City Living | Lancaster Day Trip”

Mangia | Taco Stuffed Peppers

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It’s Cinco de Mayo and people everywhere will be commemorating the day with flavorful Mexican delicacies. Not to be outdone, I made a muy delicioso new recipe that boasts the flavor of tacos without the unwanted carbs from the shells! Continue reading “Mangia | Taco Stuffed Peppers”

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