Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dinner is Served!

I don't know about you but when I'm eating healthy I tend to feel hungry more often (probably because I'm not stuffing my face all day) ;) Well my husband started his weight loss journey with me this week and this was his biggest complaint coming in "I don't want to be hungry all the time", "I am never full after dinner" etc. Well let me tell you, he didn't have anything to say after dinner last night except for "Dinner was so good and I don't feel hungry, good job babe" LOL! 

Dinner consisted of chicken with mushroom sauce, cauliflower mashed potatoes, and a yummy salad! 

      •                                             INGREDIENTS:
    • ~ 1 large cauliflower, cut into small pieces 
    • ~ 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • ~ 2 (14 ounce) cans low sodium chicken broth 
    • ~ 2 tablespoons chives, chopped (or green onion)
    • ~ 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)


  1. ~ Combine cauliflower, garlic and broth in a large saucepan. If the broth does not cover the cauliflower add water to cover.

    ~ Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until cauliflower is fork tender, about 15 minutes.

    ~ Drain cauliflower and garlic, reserving 2 tablespoons broth.

    ~ Hand mash, or if you'd rather transfer to a food processor and process 'til smooth, adding broth if necessary to moisten mixture.

    ~ Season with salt and pepper; add chives and parsley and stir. Serve while warm. 



  • ~ 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • ~ 1/2 tsp salt
  • ~ 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • ~ 8 ozs mushrooms (presliced)
  • ~ 1 onion (chopped)
  • ~ 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ~ 2 cans lower sodium chicken broth (fat-free)
  • ~ 1 tsp fresh thyme (minced)


  1. ~ Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  1. ~ Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; 
  1. ~ Add onion, mushrooms, and broth to pan, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked. 
  1. ~ Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 30 seconds.
  1. ~ Remove pan from heat; add thyme and serve. 

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I did!! Feel free to SHARE the recipe :)! Also, if you haven't tried Marie's Yogurt Dressing, you are missing out!!! We love the ranch! 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken - one of my families most favorite dishes!! Feel free to share :) 


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for the marinade plus more for grilling
  • Grated zest from 2 limes
  • Juice from 2 limes, about 1/4 cup
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lime wedges, fresh sprigs of cilantro, and slices of avocado to serve


1 Place the chicken breasts between two piece of plastic wrap or wax paper and pound to an even thickness with a meat mallet or rolling pin.
2 Mix the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the chicken and massage the marinade into the chicken. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, and up to 4 hours or overnight.
3 Preheat the grill for medium high heat. Remove the chicken breasts from the refrigerator. Remove them from the marinade and pat them dry with paper towels. Coat the chicken breasts with some olive oil. Soak a paper towel in a little more oil and use tongs to wipe the grill grates. When the grill is hot, place the chicken breasts on the grill. Grill for a few minutes on each side, until cooked through and then enjoy!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Never Give Up

Never. Give. Up

To be an open book for a minute  I've thought about giving up, it's much easier, less stress, no pressure, I'll just live fat and happy right? WRONG! I was living large but totally not in charge. I was sooo depressed, hated looking in the mirror, never happy, always tired, always grouchy, hated picking out clothes to wear, hated summers (because I couldn't hide as well) and I wasn't a good health example for anyone 

I woke up one morning and prayed with everything in me (I knew I couldn't do this alone) for strength and guidance and then I made the MENTAL DECISION from that day on my life was going to change! And boy has it!

I've lost almost 40lbs and I'm getting ME back, the happy me that was stuck in the past and I lost the "I can't do it or I don't have time" excuse. I've inspired so many to start their journey and transform their lives, I've drawn closer to God and leaning on him like never before, I've gained a new family and support in my fellow coaches that I couldn't live without and my challengers inspire me to be better and work harder. I am producing an income that allows me to stay home with my girls and I'm soaking up every minute with them  I don't have to miss things with my husband because I'm working late nights at the hospital, I can be home and be the wife he deserves, I am simply BLESSED!

The best part about all of this, I'm not hogging it, I want to SHARE it!!! I want you all to wake up and see your potential and that YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Anything and everything you set your mind too and I promise to be there every step of the way to help you
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Avocado Egg Salad



2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 hard boiled egg whites, chopped
2 small avocados, pitted and peeled
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt (we use Chobani)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. In a medium bowl, combine the hard boiled eggs and egg whites, avocado, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, green onion, and mustard. Mash with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serving suggestions: Spread between two slices of bread for an Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich. Eat with crackers, cut up veggies, on toast, or in a wrap. This salad is best eaten the day it's made, ENJOY!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

My family and I LOVE mexican but trying to stick with the healthy, clean eating with mexican food can sometimes prove to be difficult. I came across these turkey taco lettuce wraps and they were a HIT with my husband and girls! YUMMY!! 

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 lettuce wraps • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 255 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 6 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 30 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 849 mg • Cholesterol: 108 mg 

  • 1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp bell pepper, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 oz can tomato sauce
  • 8 large lettuce leaves from Iceberg lettuce
  • (optional) 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar - (7 pp)

Brown turkey in a large skillet breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks. When no longer pink add dry seasoning and mix well. Add the onion, pepper, water and tomato sauce and cover. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes.

Wash and dry the lettuce. Divide the meat equally between the 8 leaves and place in the center of each leaf and top with your favorite taco fixins! With the cheese, 2 wraps are 7 pp (toppings extra). ENJOY :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I have seriously fallen in L.O.V.E with my newest workout program PiYo! I love that it's low impact so it doesn't hurt my knee (slight previous injury) but is still high intensity so I sweat more than I have with ANY other program that I've done.

WHAT IS PiYo: Using your body weight, you'll perform low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. With PiYo, you'll work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of your body. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, you'll burn crazy calories while you're at it. It's perfect for ALL fitness levels!! 

I can't wait to start my PiYo accountability group on July 7th! If this sounds or looks like something that you or someone you know would want to do, we would LOVE to have you!!

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