Chicken Apple Wraps

1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
3 tablespoons chopped Fuji apple
2 tablespoons chopped black or red grapes
2 tablespoons Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon lite mayonnaise (or greek yogurt)
2 teaspoons honey
Iceberg lettuce

Chop chicken meat and fruit, mix in bowl. Mix in peanut butter, mayonnaise and honey.

Spoon into open lettuce leaf, roll and serve.

To take the calorie count down:
Use only 1 tablespoon of reduced fat crunchy peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of honey (cut both of these ingredients in half as opposed to the original recipe) and it’s 323 calories a wrap and they make a nice size one. Try Tyson’s Chicken Trimmed and Ready Thin Sliced Boneless Skinless Breast, they are only 95 calories for the 4 oz. sizechickenapplewrap


Crock Pot Terriyaki Chicken

Easy as I-2-3!

Easy as I-2-3!

Crock Pot Chicken Terriyaki:
1lb chicken (sliced, cubed or however)
1c chicken broth
1/2c terriyaki or soy sauce
1/3c brown sugar
3 minced garlic cloves

Place in crock pot and slow cook 4 hours.
Serve over fresh veggies or brown rice.

Prenatal Massage Benefits

Benefits of Massage

Benefits of Massage

Pregnancy is a time of overwhelming emotions and can put stress on your body. Today many are turning to massage as part of their prenatal care due to the many benefits. Woman can begin massage at any time during pregnancy, however, some facilities may deny massage during the first 12 weeks due to the possibility of miscarriage.

Prenatal Massage Benefits:

* Reduce anxiety
* Decrease symptoms of depression
* Relieve muscle aches/joint pain
* Mood regulation
* Improve cardiovascular health
* Improve outcomes in delivery and newborn health
* Reduction of swelling
* Improve nerve pain in lower back
* Improve sleep
* Reduce headaches

Discuss massage with your health care provider to discuss the risk of prenatal massage. Call Body-N-Balance to schedule your prenatal massage today!

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Deviled Avocado Eggs

Deviled eggs with a twist!

Deviled eggs with a twist!

Deviled Eggs with a twist! Introducing Deviled Avocado Eggs

1 large avocado
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. cilantro
3 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp red onion
salt and pepper to taste
dash of chili or paprika

Boil eggs, take out egg yolks, mix with other ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Give a little chili or paprika shake if desired.

Baked Margarita Spaghetti Squash –

Healthy recipe

Healthy recipe

Baked Margarita Spaghetti Squash -Not only is it healthy, but its gluten free as well!

1 large spaghetti squash
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large Roma tomato, finely chopped
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. each salt & pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a large knife or a cleaver, slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise down the middle. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and center strings. Drizzle the two halves with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the squash, open side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, check to see if the squash is soft and easily comes up with a fork into a spaghetti like texture. If it’s too hard to remove, cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, scrape and fluff the stringy squash with a fork. Leave the squash in the skin. Turn the oven up to broil. Add the tomatoes and fresh basil into the squash, stir and top with the mozzarella cheese. Place in the broiler for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving the squash.

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Healthy Herb Roasted Salmon



•2 green onions, chopped
•2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
•2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
•1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
•1 tablespoon coriander seeds
•4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus additional for brushing
•2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
•2 garlic cloves, pressed, divided
•1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel, divided
•4 6-ounce salmon fillets (preferably wild)
•1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
•1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)*
•12 ounces fingerling potatoes, scrubbed, halved lengthwise
•1 bunch baby carrots, trimmed
•8 ounces sugar snap peas, strings removed
•Lemon wedges

* Available at some supermarkets, natural foods stores, and Middle Eastern markets.


•Toss green onions, dill, cilantro, and mint in small bowl. Set herb mixture aside. Toast coriander seeds in small dry skillet over medium heat until slightly darker in color and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Cool. Crush in mortar with pestle, or place in plastic bag and coarsely crush with mallet or rolling pin.

•Whisk 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, and half of crushed coriander in 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper; add to baking dish and turn to coat. Let salmon marinate at least 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes.

•Mix yogurt, tahini, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel in small bowl. Stir in half of herb mixture.

•Position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 400°F. Brush 2 large rimmed baking sheets with oil. Toss potatoes, carrots, remaining coriander, and 2 tablespoons oil in large bowl. Spread potato mixture on 1 baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast on top oven rack until almost tender, about 18 minutes.

•Meanwhile, arrange salmon on second oiled sheet. Toss snap peas with remaining marinade in dish; stir into potato mixture.

•Transfer sheet with potato mixture to lower oven rack. Place sheet with salmon on upper oven rack. Roast salmon until just opaque in center and vegetables until tender, about 8 minutes.

•Transfer salmon to platter. Mix remaining herb mixture into vegetables; spoon vegetables around salmon. Garnish with lemon wedges; serve with yogurt sauce.

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The Key to Happiness

Ever wonder, “What is the key to happiness?” many have tapped into the daily emailed quotes, read blogs, seen posts and pictures on facebook newsfeeds and read books assigned in the workplace all suggesting the key to enlightenment. While nobody knows for sure, there are hundreds of tips out there claiming the answer. While searching for the key, I noticed many tips kept appearing in the literature.

Here are a few:

Vitamin D increases serotonin, boost immunity, and protects against cancer.

Cut caffeine-coffee increases anxiety levels, which equals irritability. Instead, try Green Tea (and it’s good for weight loss).

Express Gratitude-show thanks with written expression, tweet, text, sticky notes, dry erase marker on the bathroom mirror, etc.

Practice random acts of kindness-treat others the way you want to be treated. Try going out of your way to do something nice for someone-without expecting something in return. Open the door for someone. I just read in my neighborhood Facebook thread of a girl buying the person behind her a Starbucks coffee. Remember the movie ‘Pay It Forward’?

Smile-it’s free! Smiling sends signals to the brain, “I’m happy!” When you smile, you are more approachable.

Set goals-setting long and short term goals gives one something to look forward to-success. Who doesn’t want to know they accomplished something? Start with short term goals-something within reach to ensure success.

Surround yourself with positive people-Jon Gordon, in his book ‘The Energy Bus’, suggested staying away from Energy Vampires. Look on the bright side of life’s lessons and weed out the negativity. You have a choice everyday to embrace what comes your way or become bitter, which can ruin other’s day.

Do something nice for yourself-how many of us get so busy with kids, work, chores and never stop to do something for us? Stop and get your hair done, pedicure, massage, get a new ebook! My favorite thing right now is getting a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (I am not giving up the caffine-it makes me happy!)

Maintain your health-being overweight or not eating healthy is a recipe for a negative mood. Exercise releases endorphins that give you a feeling of happiness. Try bike riding with the kids, take a short walk before or after work, or go to the gym on your lunch break.

PLAY-we often get so wrapped up in the daily routine of making dinner, dishes, laundry and don’t stop to enjoy the now. Make a point to just let things sit-go visit a long lost friend, enjoy a book, play games with the kids.


Get enough sleep-adults need the average 7-9 hours of sleep.

Life is full of daily challenges. Remember, it is up to you to decide to embrace what comes your way or let it get the best of you. Challenge yourself to one new key-hopefully it leads to a happier day!

Below is great short and quick read on ways to become a happier person-even if you already are.