Category Archives: Weight Loss

broccoli salad

Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad

Ingredients:

  • 5 Cups Broccoli
  • 5 Slices Turkey Bacon
  • 1 cup Sugar Free Craisons
  • 1/2 cup Shaved Walnuts
  • 1 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 6 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Lite Champagne Vinaigrette

Prep:

  • Chop Broccoli
  • Chop Bacon in pieces and fry until crispy
  • Combine all in a bowl and toss with Vinaigrette

Bring a broccoli salad to a picnic or potluck for a healthy salad side dish option to keep you and fellow health conscious friends on track 🙂 !

Makes 10 Serving.  Each Serving:  10.7g Fat  4.9 Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, and 6.1g Protein

 

 

 

Mini Chocolate Garbanzo bites

Mini Chocolate Garbanzo Bites

Mini Chocolate Garbanzo Bites

In the mood for a little sweet, but don’t want to ruin your ratios for the day?  Try these Mini Chocolate Garbanzo Bites!  They are a sweet treat that won’t send your calories through the roof and keeps your ratios in check!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup  Peanut Butter (I used Adams
  • 1/4 cup  honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (90 grams) chocolate chips

Prep:

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients but chocolate chips in food processor.  Pulse till well blended.
  • Add chocolate chips.  Pulse a couple more times.
  • Roll dough into small balls and place on a baking tray.
  • Cook for about 10 min.

Makes about 14 balls.  Serving 1 ball: Calories: 50, Fat 3g, Carbs 4.5g, Fiber 1g, Protein 3g.

healthy steak salads

Date Night Healthy Steak Salads

healthy steak saladsIngredients:

  • 8-12oz  Skirt Steak
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • Low Fat Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp low cal dressing I recommend Goddess Lite

Prep:

  • Marinade Steak with 2 tbsp olive oil, hot sauce, garlic salt, and ground pepper.  Let sit for an hour plus.
  • Combine Greens, Spinach, blue cheese, walnuts, apple, avocado, and cherry tomatoes in salad bowl.
  • Toss with salad dressing.
  • Sear steak for 1 min each side.
  • Finish in the oven for 5 min.
  • Slice and serve on top of salad.

Both you and you significant other will enjoy these healthy steak salads on date night!

booty blasting arm toning workout

10 Min Booty Blasting Arm Toning Workout

 

Get your workout in with this 10 min cross fit style Booty Blasting Arm Toning Workout!

It’s quick and sure to boost your metabolism so you burn calories the rest of the day!

 

booty blasting arm toning workout

How many reps can you get total in 10 min?  Comment Below!

 

tricks to add to veggies to meals

Tricks to Add Veggies to Meals

Whether you have kids, or you hate veggies as much as kids do; it is still important to eat them.  Here are some tricks to add veggies to meals.  You’ll never miss out on your 9 servings a day again!

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Check out these recipes for some tricks to add veggies to meals!:

  1. Chicken Curry
  2. Zucchini Pizzas
  3. Chicken Stir Fry
  4. Slow Cooked Spicy Pepper Sausage Soup

 

tricks to add to veggies to meals

The sooner you learn the tricks to add veggies to meals, the sooner you can stick to your paleo food pyramid!

 

4 fitness tips

4 Fitness Tips You Can Learn From an Orange Cat

Here are 4 things my cat is doing right, but what you can do better so you lose the last 5 lbs he can’t

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1. Eat mini meals throughout the day, but don’t exceed your calorie range.

2. Get a workout in, but also make sure to accumulate movement throughout your day.

3.  Strength train and make sure you work your leg muscles.  They are the biggest muscles so you burn more calories lifting lower body than working your upper body.

4.  Do activities outside to get fresh air and avoid situations or work to limit stressful interactions to keep cortisol levels low.

Workout Routine While Traveling

How to Stick To Your Fitness Routine While Traveling on Business

 

How To Stick To Your Fitness Routine While Traveling on Business

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4 Tips to Maintain Your Fitness Routine While Traveling on Business:

  1. Bring a Water Bottle so you can refill it after security.
  2. Pack Protein bars for the days you are away.
  3. Pick up grab and go salads or healthy meals to eat on the plane.
  4. Use a Fitbit!
healthy eating ratios

Healthy Eating Ratios

In this video blog I talk about the one diet tip I follow: Focus on Healthy Eating Ratios

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I choose to focus more on my diet ratios, rather than calories.  That allows me to make decisions about where my food sources come from.  Ideally I would want my carbohydrate intake to come from veggies and whole grains.  If I know I will be drinking on the weekend, I can choose to eat mostly protein.  This keeps me to my ratios so that I don’t throw off my diet.