Spooky Halloween Pizza

A new fall tradition: Spooky Halloween Pizza Night! This homemade pizza is covered in tasty spiders and cheesy ghosts. It was fun to create and delicious to eat. Boo! … More Spooky Halloween Pizza

All the Fall

A roundup of my favorite fall posts from my favorite Fall posts that I’ve written over the years. Including DIY projects, decor ideas, recipes, and party inspiration. … More All the Fall

LITTLES  |  5 minute meal: clean out the fridge frittata

When it’s way past your bedtime and you realize that your baby doesn’t have any lunch tomorrow… You hit the fridge and hope for the best.  Since turning 6 months old, we have been introducing food {ahem, “solids”} to MJ using the Baby Led Weaning method. The whole family has really loved it – it’s … More LITTLES  |  5 minute meal: clean out the fridge frittata

COOK  |  Simple Suppers: Ready-Made Pasta + Fresh Asparagus + The Most Delicious and Easy Sauce EVER

I heard ya, “once that baby comes, kiss the cooking goodbye!” But…. I really really really didn’t want to!!! So, thanks to my rockstar husband who lets me semi-disappear into the kitchen, I still manage to crank out a couple of meals each week {for now…}. Yeah, they have gotten much more simple, but nothing … More COOK  |  Simple Suppers: Ready-Made Pasta + Fresh Asparagus + The Most Delicious and Easy Sauce EVER

COOK: rosemary mushroom quinoa ‘risotto’ with kale, chicken meatballs, dried cranberries and golden raisins

COOK: rosemary mushroom quinoa ‘risotto’ with kale, chicken meatballs, dried cranberries and golden raisins After over-using salmon as the main protein in our weeknight meals, I believe even my friends on Instagram were relieved when I found Aidells ready-to-go meatballs! Their chicken meatballs are all-natural and antibiotic-free, plus they come in many different flavors from Spicy … More COOK: rosemary mushroom quinoa ‘risotto’ with kale, chicken meatballs, dried cranberries and golden raisins

COOK: amazing grass smoothie // my breakfast every single day

  Green breakfast smoothies {M1 if you follow a 5-6 meal nutrition plan} have been a part of my routine for over 3 years – they taste great, are easy to digest in the morning, simple to create and easy to drink in the car on my way to work. I’ve been through many different recipes {see … More COOK: amazing grass smoothie // my breakfast every single day

COOK: spaghetti aglio e olio with zucchini noodles recipe

cook: spaghetti aglio e olio with zucchini noodles recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 Zucchini per person 1.5 tablespoons Coconut Oil 1 tablespoon Almond Meal or Flaxseed Meal 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2+ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes {Josh adds even more later} 2 large Garlic Cloves, minced DIRECTIONS: SPIRAL SLICE zucchini through a veggie spiral slicer like … More COOK: spaghetti aglio e olio with zucchini noodles recipe

guilt-free sweet treat | Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Lately I have had my fill of failed healthy recipes found on Pinterest. Bland, mushy sweet potato fries followed by utterly disgusting buffalo cauliflower. Both promised to be life-changing and both proved to be just plain bad.  Third time must be a charm because the popularly pinned ‘Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding‘ actually tastes quite … More guilt-free sweet treat | Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Quick & Easy Guilt-Free Dessert: Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

I am more of a salty snack lover than a sweet tooth but I struggle with battling the urge to down sleeves of Oreos just like the next person. {um. what?.}   Last night {p.s. after this awesomeeee workout from the Tone It Up girls!} the ‘I need a cookie’ urge struck me between the … More Quick & Easy Guilt-Free Dessert: Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

national donut day! banana chocolate protein donuts

It’s National Donut Day! Are you kidding me??!?! Why are the schools and businesses and postal offices not closed? This is BIG! If you follow me on Instagram {@AmandaMacyHall} you are well aware of my infatuation for baked donuts. To recap- Mom convinced me to buy a donut pan to make baked {read “healthy”} donuts back … More national donut day! banana chocolate protein donuts

love between 2 slices

Are we Instagram friends? {we should be! @amandamacyhall}   If we are, you have noticed that Josh and I recently acquired a love for paninis. As a former sandwich-loather this has been a big step for my brain and my belly. Not sure when or really even why…but I have been stiff-arming deli meat smushed between sliced … More love between 2 slices

recipe review: Mustard Butter Popcorn by Heidi Swanson

{recipe review: Mustard Butter Popcorn by Heidi Swanson} Did you know that Popcorn is one of my very favorite foods in the whole wide world? It’s true.  Since the ‘Clean Eating’ revolution hit the Hall household I have learned to pop my own kernels old school style on the stove top. It’s my new favorite … More recipe review: Mustard Butter Popcorn by Heidi Swanson

the pasta bolognese recipe you must follow

Next time you’re craving some easy peasy comforting pasta bolognese {spaghetti with meat sauce} please please please take a cue or two from this recipe. The result is rich, deep flavor that sticks to every noodle. Stomach growling… #NoFilter Pasta Bolognese Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef You know what they say about seasoning every … More the pasta bolognese recipe you must follow

look who is back…

Mrs. Amanda Macy Hall! The wedding was amazing- everything I could have ever wanted and so much more! The honeymoon was a blast- such a fun and relaxing week with my husband! More on all of the wedding festivities later- right now I am soaking in being married and not being a bride and talking about wedding … More look who is back…

slow cooker clean eating salsa chicken: review & recipe

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Clean Eating recipe from He and She Eat Clean {Full recipe from HSEC here} This recipe is intended to be made once a week and should make 5 lunches for 2 people. So far, so true. Ingredients:5-7 Chicken Breasts, Organic, Preservative Free, Perfect Chicks1 can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, with juice1.5 Cups … More slow cooker clean eating salsa chicken: review & recipe

Eat Clean Meatballs

You don’t have to have pasta to enjoy meatballs. And you don’t have to host a party to enjoy meatballs. They make a great lunch or dinner on their own, and with this recipe they are packed with flavor but clean and lean.  Eat Clean Meatballs To make your  meatballs combine: 1 pound lean ground … More Eat Clean Meatballs