New Recipe: Braised Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage & Cabbage

I made a new recipe last night worth sharing. It is both Paleo and Gluten Free. I had originally planned to make this recipe for Bacon & Sausage Braised Cabbage because I had some bacon in the freezer I needed to use. Funny that in the end I didn't even end up using...

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Recipes for the Week of 1/29

Last week I didn't share my weekly meal plan since the hub was away Monday - Thursday and the 15yo wasn't home for dinner 2 nights. So, the 12yo and I kept it simple. What does that mean? Well, have you checked out my @healthyfoodforhecticlives Instagram page? I've...

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Recipes for the week of 1/15/18

We returned yesterday afternoon from a fun weekend in VT. Saturday was a wash out, but Sunday was a better than expected ski day. I love Okemo for their ability to turn things around and exceed your expectations! Sunday morning I went for a great hike. I am really...

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Recipes for the Week of 1/8

I enjoyed a great, but long weekend in NYC. My dear friend and her son both celebrate January birthdays. I had planned to go down Saturday for a short visit, but noticed there was a class within a mile of her home that I wanted to take. So, I headed down Friday...

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Recipes for the Week of 1/1

Happy New Year! We've had a great couple of weeks of celebration since I last posted. A nice mix of large family gatherings, smaller family gatherings, time at home and time away. I make a very focused effort on balancing healthy meals and activity with the less...

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Recipes for the Week of 12/18

WOW! The count down is on! Just one week until Christmas. We celebrated Colleran family Christmas over the last weekend. Always a good time. We are up to a group of 19 with the growing number of nieces and nephews. My family will be arriving this weekend for a much...

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Rose Colleran

Rose Colleran

I am a fitness enthusiast with a passion for nutrition and a desire to nourish my body with a wide variety of physical activities and diet. I love to share my excitement and dedication with others through recipe sharing, and fitness, health and wellness coaching. Everyone is busy these days, but through planning, practice and the right recipes you can nurture yourself and your family with healthy food. Healthy Food for Hectic Lives provides healthy recipes, meal planning, nutrition and fitness coaching that works with your busy life to make living a healthy life possible.


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