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!