Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fajita Stuffed Chicken



Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Green and Red peppers
  • 1/2 cup Onion sliced
  • 2 tsp Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 3-4 Chicken Breast (depending on how big or small)
  • 1/4 cup Mexican blended shredded cheese
  • Salt/Pepper for taste

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375
  • While the oven is preheating cook peppers and onion in a skillet for 5 minutes or till tinder. 
  • Once Peppers/Onions are cooked add 1 tsp of Fajita Seasoning and stir till covered well. 
  • Season both sides of your Chicken Breast with Salt, Pepper, and remaining 1 tsp of Fajita Seasoning. 
  • Cut a pocket into the thickest part of the Chicken Breast and stuff with Peppers and Onions divided up equally.
  • Lastly top Chicken Breast with the shredded cheese.
  • Cover pan with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on size of your Chicken Breast)
  • After they are fully cooked, top with salsa if you like, and ENJOY!





Saturday, March 26, 2016

Non Scale Victory Time


I never, never, never brag about myself. I just hate being the centre of attention!  I'm an extremely shy person who's totally fine just sitting back and soaking it all in, instead of being up front and centre!


But I have to give myself a shout out for my hard work I've been putting over the past month and half.


I'm finally off my of postpartum depression medicine that I've been on since July. Admitting that I had a problem and that something was wrong was by far the hardest thing that I had to come to grips with!  I had my first son in January 2013 and it was amazing. I felt awesome and loved being a new mom and my son. But with my second son I didn't feel that way at all it was completely different and I struggled so much with so many emotions and things going on. After figuring out what was wrong I got subscribed to medication and started to feel so much better but man when it came to my fitness and weight loss it just wasn't happening.


But finally once I got back to myself and off my medicine.....I committed myself to getting back to working out and eating healthy. I had to do this not only for me but for my family as well!  I was worth it.


And I'm so happy I did! I've started losing weight again! I'm down 10 pounds and also down 2 pant sizes!!!! Yes 2!  For that little voice inside who would say just give up its not going to work....well I worked for it and it happened....Was it easy? No of course not but there's not much in life that does come easy!  You have to put the work in for it happen!  Trust me when I tell you if you put in the time and effort it will happen! Have faith in yourself and put in the effort.  YOU will see the results!


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Egg Roll in a Bowl




Ingredients 
-1lb Ground Turkey 
-1 package of Coleslaw Mix 
-1 medium chopped Onion 
-3 cloves of Garlic 
-2-3TB of Soya Sauce 
-1-2ts Rice Vinegar 

Directions 
-Cook turkey then remove from pan but make sure to leave behind any drippings 
-Suate onions and garlic 
-Add coleslaw mix and cook for 10-15 mintues or till tender 
-Mix in ground turkey meat 
-Lastly add soya sauce and rice vinegar. Let simmer for 10 mintues and enjoy! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Taking care of the things you love.....


 
As kids we are taught to take care of our toys.  We are taught to put them away when we are done playing with them and to not destroy them or lose them.  As adults we still do this same thing but with bigger items or things that we love and would hate to lose. 

When we buy something with our hard earned money we treat that item with a great deal of respect. For example when someone buys a new car, we make sure to keep it clean by washing it inside and out.  We take care of it by getting the oil changed, tires rotated, and any other mechanical work that needs to be done.  Or you buy that designer purse you’ve always wanted.  Or that pair of shoes you’ve been saving months for.  What I’m getting at is something that we just love and can’t live without, we want it to stay as perfect as long as possible. We don’t want anything to happen to it because we worked so hard to get it.

So why the heck don’t we treat ourselves like this? Why don’t we show ourselves and our bodies the love that we show other things we have in our lives?  

I’m sure you’ve heard the quote “You only have one body….so you better take care of it”.  And yet so many people don’t do this.  So many people hate their bodies and don’t love them! They don’t treat their own bodies like they are worth a million dollars.  We just sit back and make all kinds of excuses for why we are overweight and why we can’t lose it.   We just keep feeding ourselves and our families with junk food and drinks that aren’t good for us. 

 Now I’m not saying you have to be perfect and eat healthy every day.  Let’s get real….we all love to eat and there are things we love that aren’t the healthiest but that’s ok…..just don’t overdo it.  You can live life, have fun, and eat healthy all at the same time. We just have to learn to eat heathier and exercise more while having a cheat meal here and there. 

Once you start thinking of this as a life style change and not a diet it will be so much easier.  Find someone to help you stay on track.  Don’t do this alone unless you know 100% that you are better off without someone there to motivate you and help keep you on track. It’s not always going to be easy but if it’s something that you really want you will do it.  Look at it like that new car or designer bag you want. You’ll save and work your butt off for it, so why not work for your health and your body.  Treat it with love and you’ll learn to love yourself back in return.  If we learn to love and treat our bodies with respect it will return the favor for us. 

Remember it’s not going to happen overnight, but if we keep putting in the effort it will happen! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

21 Day Fix Alfredo Sauce!

OK I'm not a big Alfredo person.....But I made this last night after my mom sent it to me and OH My it's AMAZING!  I honestly wouldn't of known it was homemade and not from a restaurant!  My 3 year old who's not a big eater had seconds of it he liked it so much!  So of course I had to share with all of you!  And yes it is 21 Day Fix approved for all my Fixers! 


So get ready to have your taste buds begging for more! 

(How I made mine last night was I followed the instructions on how to make it. Then I added chicken and Cajun seasoning to it. I wanted it to taste like the Cajun Chicken Alfredo from Red Lobster)

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% Cottage Cheese 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder depending on your preference
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest (Optional)
  • 4 Tbsp Low-Fat Milk
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Parsley to garnish

Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients, except parsley to a small saucepan over super, super, super low heat.  Stir constantly until hot and cheese has melted.  
  2. Carefully transfer to blender. 
  3. Blend smooth
  4. Pour over your favorite pasta. Garnish with parsley, black pepper, and sea salt if desired. 
  5. Enjoy! 
21 Day Fix: 1 cup serving
1 Red
1 Blue  


Saturday, January 16, 2016

SMART GOALS


I’ve started doing more reading this year in health and fitness books.  I’ve also been doing research about goal setting too.  And one thing I’ve been finding that all big name trainers say about goal setting is to find you WHY and set a SMART Goal.  Because we all know if you want to be successful on your weight loss journey you must have a clear cut picture of what you want and how your going to get it. 

You might be asking…Ok what the heck is a SMART Goal?  


S.M.A.R.T

S-Specific (Who, What, When, Why) I want you to be able to go into detail as much as possible.  Who is involved, What do you want to accomplish, Why are you doing this.

M-Measurable (From/To) Are you able to track your progress and measure your outcome?  How much weight was lost, how many inches have you lost, and how will you know when your goal is accomplished (your goal weight)

A-Attainable (How) Make sure your goal isn’t out of reach and that you will be able to accomplish it in a reasonable time frame.  Example: Don’t say I’m going to lose 30 pounds in a month.  Yes some can do this but most of us can’t, so lets make sure your goal is realistic for you!

R-Relevant (Worthwhile) It has to be something that means a lot to you.  Something that you will make sacrifices for.

T-Timely (When) Have a time limit set for when you will have your goal completed by.  “I will complete this _______________________ by month/day/year.  It will give you motivation to keep going when you feel like giving up.  Knowing you only have so many days to complete it will keep it real and keep you going. 

Now is the time to not be vague when making your goals.  Don’t say I just want to be healthy.  Or I want to lose weight.  Or I want to be fitter.  There is no way that these goals can be measured.  Set a goal saying “I WILL lose 30 pounds by July 4th 2016.”   ALWAYS make sure to say I WILL and have a date that you will complete your goal by. 

Once you have your SMART Goal write it down, save it to your computer, save it on your phone, put it on the refrigerator, your bedroom, somewhere at your workplace or desk.  Just make sure it is somewhere that you’ll see it everyday.   This will help keep you motivated and will remind you of what it is your working for. 

Remember we all fail, we all fall off the wagon……but the key is to get back up, dust yourself off and keep going!  Yes it will be hard and you might want to quit but remember why you started and why you want this.  AND KEEP GOING!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pita Pizza's

These are so yummy and super easy to make. They are perfect for a  Friday night  or even a health appetizer. Takes only a few minutes to get them prepared and baked! So it's a quick and easy meal! 

My 3 year old and I made one for our lunch today. We made ours with just pizza sauce, cheese, and turkey pepperonis. 

 
Ingredients: 
-Whole Wheat pita's 
-Pizza Sauce 
-Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese 
-And your favorite pizza toppings 

Directions: 
-Preheat oven to 425
-Put on your sauce, cheese, and other toppings on top of your pita 
-Place on baking sheet and cook for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted 
-Enjoy!  

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Avocado Chocolate Pudding



Ingredients:

1 ripe Avocado 
1/4 cup Coco Powder 
1/4 cup Raw Agave Nectar 
1/4 cup Almond Milk 
1 tsp Vanilla Extract 

Directions:

1) Peel and quarter Avocado
2) Put all ingredients in blinder and blend till smooth. 
3) Enjoy! 




Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Ingredients:
1 can Black Beans (drained & rinsed)
1 can Corn - Do not Drain
1 can Rotel Tomatoes - Do not Drain
1 pkg. Ranch Dressing Mix
1 tsp. Cumin
1 T Chili Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 8oz pkg Light Cream Cheese
2 Chicken Breasts

Instructions:
  • Put Chicken in bottom of crockpot 
  • Add Corn, Rotel tomatoes, & Black beans
  • Top with seasonings and Ranch mix
  • Stir together
  • Cook in crock pot on low 6-8 hours
  • Shred Chicken
  • Stir in Cream Cheese
And enjoy!! 


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Quick and Easy....Chicken and Dumplings Recipe


I love this recipe because 1 its so good and 2 its super easy to make.  With having 2 small kids at home easy recipes are the best recipes by far for me.  And who doesn't love Chicken and Dumplings!  Yes Ok it might not be the best and most healthiest thing to eat but HEY you can splurge every now and then....Just don't make it a habit!

Ingredients
  • 1-32oz carton of Chicken Broth
  • 2-3 cooked and shredded Chicken
  • 2 cans of Refrigerated biscuits 
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
Instructions
  • Bring Chicken broth to a Boil  
  • Add cooked Chicken and Cream of Chicken Soup...Stir well
  • Cut biscuits in fourths and stir them in well
  • Let simmer for 10-15 minutes  
THEN ENJOY!