Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday!

Good Morning! Welcome to weigh in Wednesday! I know last week was kinda crazy {for me} so I wanted to post the link again for the 24 day challenge meal ideas.

As for this week, with us getting ready for superbowl and my sons 5th Birthday I've been looking for healthy snack {tailgating food} I came across this on Pinterest {follow me here} and found this Skinny Taco Dip! It sounds so good! I am making this for sunday!

Here's the recipe

Skinny Taco Dip
24 • Serving Size: 1/24th of dip Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 59.2 • Fat: 3.6 g Protein: 2.2 g Carb: 4.7 g Fiber: 0.6 g


  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded fine
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz sliced black olives


In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips

Also, I wanted to share this will y'all... one of my friends got this super neat tracker, it's called the Jawbone up 24 it tracks everything! Sleep, activity, what you eat... It's alittle pricey but I've seen all the cool stuff it can do!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Menu plan Monday {Tuesday}

A day late, but better late then never right? LOL Yesterday was a day I'd like not to repeat. We have a anoher busy week getting ready for Eli's 5th Birthday and super bowl! I'm excited!
This is what we are up to this week!

Monday- Speghetti and garlic bread
Tueday- Grilled Bean Burritos
Wednesday Awana's {grab something}
Thursday- Breakfast for dinner
Friday- BBQ chicken
Saturday- Eli's birthday party!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday {on Thursday}

Good Morning, please excuse my absentness... My daughter came down with Step on Monday and I've been alittle occupied with her! Here is what I had in mind for Weigh in Wednesday! Yall know {some do} I am an Advocare Distributor and with that I get lots of questions about what to eat on the 24 day challenge and poking around alittle I found this and LOVED all the ideas, now you dont have to make them exact but it will help you get the ideas flowing!


1 large onion chopped
2 pounds ground turkey
2 eggs blended
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup no sugar added organic applesauce or 1 large apple and 1/4 cup water blended in blender
1 large can sodium free tomato paste
2 Tbs organic Agave Nectar
1 tsp Worcester Sauce
1 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp mrs. Dash sodium free
S & P to taste
Pam spray

Saute chopped onion in Pam cooking spray until translucent. Mix ground turkey, onion, oats, eggs, applesauce, 1/4 cup tomato paste, mrs dash and salt and pepper. Form meat into two loafs and put on a cookie sheet with sides sprayed with Pam or in 2 loaf pans sprayed with Pam.
In a separate bowl, mix remaining tomato paste, agave nectar, Worcester, mustard and chilI powder. Spread mixture over top of loaves. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 Degrees. Turn broiler on low and broil top for 1-2 minutes. Keep an eye on it so the nectar doesn’t burn. Enjoy!!
ps…the following day, make a meatloaf wrap for lunch using a whole wheat or flax seed tortilla. Yum!


1 package of whole wheat tortillas
4 chicken breasts thawed
4 tsp hot sauce
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup sodium free chicken stock
1/2 cup cottage cheese (high in protein, low in fat)
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
any veggies you like. Peppers, onions, mushrooms, broccoli….you name it, it will work.
pam cooking spray

chop chicken breasts into cubes and sautée in pan with Pam spray until cooked through center. Add hot sauce, chili powder and chicken stock and simmer until extra liquid steams off. Allow chicken to cool slightly. Shred with two forks. Warm a non stick skillet or griddle on med-high. Spray with generous amount of cooking spray. Layer a tortilla, a small mixture of the two cheeses, chicken and whatever veggies you choose and top with a second tortilla. Brown on each side and until the cheese is melted. This will make approximated 6-8 servings
For a dipping sauce you can zest a lime and lime juice and mix with unsweetened Greek yogurt.

Craving that bread? Pizza, something to dip, garlic……here ya go :)

1/2 of a head of a large cauliflower “riced” (use your cheese grater)
1 tsp extra light olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (we used light string cheese and pulled it apart….it’s all I had)
1/2 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning
marinara sauce – recipe to follow

preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×5 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Place riced cauliflower in a microwaveable bowl and microwave until softened (about 5 minutes). While that is cooking, heat oil in a small skillet over low heat and add garlic. Cook until garlic is soft. In a large bowl, mix egg white, garlic, cauliflower, Italian seasonings and 3/4 mozzarella cheese. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake until they start to turn golden brown (about 30 min). Remove from oven, flip loaf over so bottom side is now on top and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is golden. Cool until they harden slightly and cut in several pieces.
marinara: mix 1/4 cup sodium free tomato paste, 1 chopped tomato, 1/4 cup water and Italian seasoning

4.) Mug Cake:


1 small banana
1.5 tsp peanut butter
1 heaping TBS cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
1 egg beaten
Crushed nuts optional

blend all ingredients in microwave safe mug, microwave 2.5 minutes


1 large head of cauliflower
olive oil for drizzling
3 medium to large sized peeled sweet potatoes cut into 1″ pieces
1 sweet onion diced
2 cloves garlic
7 cups water
Mrs. Dash sodium free seasoning

First, preheat your oven to 400 F and cut up your cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle cauliflower with Mrs. dash seasoning. Place cauliflower onto un-greased cookie sheet and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Place in oven and roast until golden brown on the tops and tender, but not mushy (about 20-30 min). Remove from oven and cool while you prepare the soup.
In a large stock pot, bring sweet potato, onion, garlic and water to a boil. Add salt and pepper to stock for taste. Reduce heat and allow to remain at constant simmer until sweet potatoes are tender. Add in cooked cauliflower and divide soup into two parts.
Let soup cool some and then blend one part soup in blender until very smooth. Combine with second part soup and stir. warm over stove top if needed

6.)Sesame Salmon :

1 Tbs Saracha
1/2 Cup low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs honey or agave nectar
2 Tbs sesame oil
Salmon Steaks
Toasted sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients with exception of salmon and sesame seeds. Marinate salmon in mixture for 3 or more hours in fridge. Pat dry salmon. Put toasted sesame seeds on a plate, press one side of salmon into sesame seeds, bake on foil lined sheet at 425 for 10 minutes. * thank you Kayla Matthews for this recipe!


4 thawed tilapia filets
Mrs Dash Onio Herb Salt Free Seasoning
Pam Olive Oil Spray
1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

spray cookie sheet with generous amount of Pam Spray. Arrange tilapia filets on pan. Rub very light amount of olive oil on the tip of each filet. Squirt juice of the lemon over the four filets. Sprinkle with generous amount of Mrs Dash. bake at 350 for 25 min.


1 head of garlic roasted (drizzle with extra light olive oil and bake at 375 until soft and caramelized)
1 19oz can of drained reduced sodium chick peas
2 Tbs Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Tahini sesame paste (found at Publix or Fresh Market)
2 Tbs water
2 Tbs fresh parsley
paprika to taste
hot sauce to taste
jalepenos, roasted red peppers, olives or any other added yummy you like
Extra Virgin olive oil

throw all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor and blend. Drizzle olive oil until you reach desired consistency. Chop olives, peppers, etc and sprinkle on top as garnish.


4 chicken Breasts
1 lemon sea salt
fresh pesto

preheat oven to 400. Place chicken breasts on pan sprayed with non stick Pam olive oil spray. Slice four pieces of lemon. Squeeze other half of lemon onto chicken. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, top with pesto and then lemon slices. Bake for 25-30 min. Serve over steamed broccoli.


4 pork chops medium cut
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos (acts like soy sauce)
2 Tbs Agave Nectar
2 Tbs ginger
3 garlic cloves
3 green onions
2 Tbs vinegar
1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 Tbs sesame oil
1/2 tsp sea salt

Mince ginger and garlic, chop green onions. Add all ingredients into a gallon ziplock bag and marinate for twenty minutes.
Remove pork chops from marinade.
Heat a pan on high heat. Pour contents of bag (pork and marinade) into pan. Sear pork on each side 5-7 minutes until browned a little. Put whole pan in oven uncovered and broil on low for 10 min. If you don’t have oven safe pan, transfer pork to something you can bake in but will retain juices. Watch chops closely so they don’t burn.


bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins
3 tbs low sodium Worcestershire sauce
3 tbs coconut amino (soy alternative) you can use low sodium soy as well
1/4 tsp celery powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp Cumin powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp liquid smoke
4 Tbs veggenaise Or olive oil based mayo

marinate chicken in all Ingredients except mayo in fridge for at least four hours. Place chicken on grill or sauté in pan. Shred mixture with a fork and add just enough mayo to add moisture.

Thank you  Michelle @ motivated mama


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday!

Good morning and welcome to weigh in Wednesday!!!! I am at a workshop today so I cannot link up. I can share some info with you... Spark people has been a great motivator, to get back on track and stay there! Lol if you haven't yet already check them out...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Menu Plan monday!

WOW, what a great weekend! We celebrated my daughters 9th birthday this weekend, and they had a blast! I disliked all the cleaning I got to do... but it was well worth it. Back to it we go! This is going to be another crazy week for us, so here's what we 'might' do...

Monday- Rotisary Chicken
Tuesday- Sloppy Joes
Wednesday- Happy Birthday to me! {out to eat?}
Thursday- Tator tot casserole
Friday- Broccoli cheese soup
Saturday- Meatloaf
Sunday- sweet and sour chicken

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday!

GOOD MORNING! It's weigh in Wednesday! I know it's been a few weeks, but with it being a new years and everyone having new goals set it's time to get back on track! I will admit that over the holidays I ate not so great... but they say that if you 'forbid' anything you'll just want it more or eat 2X as many calories avoiding it! SO, I ate it... YEP! I ate cheesecake and all the yummy cookies. I also DID workout almost 2 hours a day while I was on break so I guess that's good. Right? LOL
What are you doing this year? Did you make a new weight loss goal? Are you eating healthier? Working out more? Trying a new class?

One of my goals this year is to Run more 5Ks, I did 3 last year and want to do 1 once a month. I'm not a very good runner {I feel out of control, so I stop.} so I wanted to find something on Running. If you've never checked out SPRAKpeople you should, there is trackers, and articals all the time. I liked this one...

as far as eating {hardest part for me!} and staying on track... LOTS of fruit and veggies, and be creative! I always feel like I'm eating the same thing over and over... Change it up! Here are 50 snack ideas {because I'm always eating  snacking} Check our Running with Ollie's site for more good tips! Here's the list...

1. Grapes (try freezing them)
2. Apples slices with natural peanut butter
3. Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries
4. String cheese
5. Pistachios
6. Celery with natural peanut butter
7. Baby carrots and hummus
8. Hard boiled eggs
9. Almonds
10. Cherries (my favorite!)
11. Protein shake (mix your own)
12. Cherry tomatoes with mozzarella
13. Bananas
14. Raw veggies & salad dressing
15. Cottage cheese mixed with low sugar yogurt (trust me, it's delicious)
16. Sunflower seeds
17. Clementines (cuties!)
18. Cottage cheese plain or with berries or pineapples
19. Pineapples
20. Veggies w/ guacamole
21. Sugar snap peas
22. Lettuce tuna wraps with spicy brown mustard
23. Edamame
24. Unsweetened raisins
25. Old fashion oatmeal (add your own blueberries and cinnamon)
26. Turkey roll ups with cheese
27. Avocado and tomato on whole wheat toast
28. Air popped pop corn
29. Olives
30. All natural fiber bar
31. All natural granola
32. Pickles
33. Cashews
34. Natural peanut butter & honey on a spoon
35. Bananas
36. Orange slices
37. Kale chips
38. Natural peanut butter on whole wheat toast
39. Microwaved eggs (yes! you can do that!)
40. Cucumber slices
41. Strawberries
42. Pumpkin seeds
43. Veggie chips (look for all natural ingredients)
44. Plain yogurt & PB2 mixed
45. Protein bars (make your own!)
46. Mixed fruit salad
47. Fruit smoothie
48. All natural apple sauce
49. Fruit skewers
50. Shrimp with cocktail sauce

 Link up with me and I'll hop over to your blog and see what your doing....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I didn't post much yesterday {other than the meal plan} so it's a new year and that means that most people start new years resolutions. Here is mine~ to enter more 5K runs and hit my weight loss goal, and of course be a better wife and momma. Advocare is starting the new year with some awesome discounts... Check them out here! or on any of the promo pictures to get to my site!

Starting the new year off with a 24 day challenge is always a great start!
It's DISCOUNTED {who doen't love a good deal?}

 On Jan.1st Advocare released the 2nd DVD workout series for all fintness levels! They are AWESOME!

 Or you can get the bundle with the bands and bottles from the DVD.

Flash Spark giveaway!

I'm doing a flash giveaway on my facebook page! Head over there and like my page, and enter to win some spark!!!

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Menu plan Monday!

WOW, time just flies.... I was off for the the last 2 weeks but I'm back to the ol grind again!
This is what we are doing this week for supper, and because of Ashlyn's birthday dinner and it being SOOOO cold there are lots of soups...

Monday- Chicken cock pot teriyaki
Tuesday- Chicken and dumplins {Happy Birthday Ashlyn}
Wednesday-sandwich night
Friday- steaks and potatos
Saturday- Pizza {Ashlyn's Party}
Sunday-Hamburgers/turkey burgers

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