Friday, February 28, 2014

Citrus Mahi Mahi with Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw

photo credit: Sometimes you just want something that tastes fresh and zesty, especially after this crazy frigid winter we’ve had. I can’t wait till the weather finally breaks for good! I’m ready for warm days and cool nights, trips to the farmers market for spring veggies, and the fishing boats will finally start running in again with loads of fresh fish. (Hence my husband is obsessed with fishing so that part may not be the best thing for me!) :)

I also have a small addiction to slaws! My biggest cravings are always for something crunchy. People laugh at me when I tell them this, but my go to at 8:30 every night is not chocolate or something sweet. It’s always Kale Slaw or I’ll make up a batch of whatever I can mix with cabbage. Something about those crunchy, zingy, and earthy flavors, I can’t seem to get enough of!

So here’s my recipe for Citrus Mahi Mahi with Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw and I topped it off with some fresh mashed avocado. These started off as tacos, then I thought the tacos shells would ruin the freshness! I don’t usually eat tomatoes in the winter because they’re out of season, but I had a couple left over from cooking meals for some of my clients. So I through them in there and I think a little more of the acid made the slaw that much better! Let me know whatcha think! Here’s to hoping spring is really right around the corner.


  • 6-8 oz of Mahi Mahi (preferably fresh but frozen is ok too)

  • 3 tablespoons of good olive oil

  • 5 drops doTerra lime essential oil or juice of 1 1/2 limes

  • 1/2 head purple cabbage-shredded

  • 1/2 head green cabbage-shredded

  • 2 carrots- peeled and shredded

  • small handful roughly chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2 shallot-chopped

  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes- sliced

  • 1 avocado (ripe)

  • Sea Salt

  • Fresh ground pepper

In a medium saute pan, add a little olive oil, add Mahi, 2 drops of lime oil or 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and cook thoroughly. In a separate bowl, add cabbage, carrots, shallots, tomatoes, cilantro, 2-4 drops of lime oil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Slice open avocado, remove pit, mash into a small bowl. On a plate, place slaw, top with Mahi, then add a spoonful of fresh avocado! Soooo good!

via Kelly Roberts

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Be an Olympian

photo credit: Watching the Olympics these past couple weeks still leaves me in awe of all the athletes. Growing up as a year round athlete, I still remember quite well the two-a-day practices, long yard runs for field hockey in the August heatwaves, unlimited gut wrenching suicides for basketball, dry dusty fields, scabbed knees and hips from slide practice for softball, and freezing mornings in the pool for swim team. I can only imagine the training, exercise regimes, diet restrictions, time, mental preparation, and sacrifice the Olympians have to make to chase their dreams. Some sacrificing family, friends, and even children to accomplish everything they’ve set their hearts and minds too. We all can’t be Olympian bobsledders, figure skaters, down hill skiers, or Giant Slalom snowboarders. But we can live our lives like an Olympian! We finally need to start putting ourselves first, taking time for our specific needs, health, desires, and mental stability.

We need to start asking questions about what we’re consuming and where are food is coming from. Focus on our community, support each other, be our own advocate, give back, take time to relax and recharge. We’re letting our number one priority go first. Without your health you have nothing. You can’t take care of your spouse, children or other loved ones, if you’re not healthy enough to care for yourself.

For far too long we’ve let everything else control our lives and it has come back to haunt us, especially Americans. We’ve become lazy, sedentary, technology dependent, fast food junkies, schedule slaves, and insomniacs. Don’t you think it’s time we started to but our wellness, life’s ambitions, and health first before we can’t do anything about it anymore. The number one question I get all the time is “how do you have the energy?” All I can say is I live my life to the best of my ability. I decided to set goals for myself, follow my passions, chase my dreams (even when people thought I was crazy), surround my life with people who believed in me and truly cared about my happiness and wanted to see me succeed. For a long time I kept around the ones that held me back and it ruined myself esteem, my drive, and health. I decided one day enough was enough and looking back I wasted a lot of time that I can’t get back. So now I am motivated to catch up on lost time! :)

Also what I put in, is what I get out. I am an extreme believer in what you eat, getting exercise, drinking water, sleeping the required hours of sleep you personally need, keeping loved ones close, having faith, and giving back, make life go round so that’s what I strive to do everyday. We never know when our time is up, don’t you want to live for today and be the best you can be just in case tomorrow changes your life forever? No regrets! So finally live your life-like an Olympian! Go out and change your path, your diet, your health, your heart, your soul, learn to love a little more, use your time wisely, take time to put you first and find your happiness. Here’s to all the Olympians that put their blood, sweat, tears, and all their sacrifices into living the lives they always wanted and chased their dreams to the highest level!

via Kelly Roberts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Be Heart Healthy

photo credit: In honor of heart healthy month we decided to throw out there some great ways to keep your heart healthy this year. Heart disease in the number one cause of death in men and women. It accounts for 40% of all U.S. deaths, that’s more than all cancers combined!!! And 40% of people having a heart attack die before they ever reach the hospital! That’s scary!! Most of us know someone who has a heart attack or heart condition, so here’s our list of ways to make sure you keep your heart as healthy as you can.

Know your risk factors:

  • Smoking and second-hand smoke

  • High blood pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • Obesity

  • Being inactive

  • Diabetes

  • Genetics and family history

  • Age/Wear and Tear

What you can do to fight back:

  • Eat Right

  • See the Doctor often for physicals, blood tests, and blood pressure screenings.

  • Go to the Dentist-bacteria on your teeth can get into the bloodstream. (Make sure to go every 6-12 months)

  • Get Active-Get Moving

  • Reduce Stress

  • Drink More Water

  • Cut Back on Sugar

  • Learn Portion Size

  • Fill Your Plate with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  • Reduce Sodium-Mostly found in processed foods

  • Laugh More.

We’ve always heard laughing is the best medicine. Laughing relaxes and expands blood vessels to protect the heart. It boosts our endorphins and our immune system. So, maybe laughter is the best medicine! Here’s to healthy hearts and making better choices for ourselves and our families in 2014.

via Kelly Roberts

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cinnamon Vanilla Coconut Macaroons- No Bake!! Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away. Want to make something special and delicious for your honey this year? These Cinnamon Vanilla Coconut Macaroons are the perfect treat for that special someone this Valentine’s! They’re perfect for the kiddies too and they’re no bake so they can even help you in the kitchen! Low on glyecemic levels they’re the perfect guilt free dessert. Super easy to make, just pop them in the freezer to let them harden and they’re ready to go!!


  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract- no alcohol

  • pinch Himalayan sea salt

  • 1/2 cup local honey


Mix everything into a bowl, until it forms a dough like consistency. On a cookie sheet, lay down parchment paper. Spoon macaroon size dollops on the pan. Top with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut. Store in freezer for 1- 1 1/2 hours. Pull from freezer and serve!

Enjoy! Happy early Valentine’s Day!!

via Kelly Roberts