Like a tree I fell

Thought it would be fun to repost this blog post from 2012 when I was just getting started on my weight loss journey!  Feels like so long ago! I was so excited to bike again tonight but it lost a little of its appeal when we encountered some hills. They weren’t even big hills but […]

Greek Yogurt Parfait

  Greek Yogurt Parfait 4 cups plain Greek yogurt (1 big tub) 4 scoops Herbalife beverage drink mix 2 tablespoons ground flax seed 2 tablespoons hemp hearts 4 tablespoons chopped pecans 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1/2 cup thawed berries (save the juice and mix into the yogurt) 1/4 cup sliced strawberries for topping 1/2 teaspoon lemon […]

Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries Peel a butternut squash.  Cut in half and remove the seeds.  Cut the squash into “fries”.  Splash on a little olive oil, some salt and pepper as well as a minced garlic clove if you like.  Don’t put too much oil on or they can tend to get mushy. Bake in a […]

Hummus

  Hummus 2 cans garbanzo beans 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons tahini 1/4 cup olive oil 2-3 pieces of roasted red pepper 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper You can also add sriacha or a bit of red pepper flakes to spice it up a notch. Blend for about 60 […]

Butternut Squash Bake

Butternut Squash Bake 1/3 cup butter 1/4 cup stevia ¼ cup ground flax seed 2 eggs 5 oz unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups roasted butternut squash Topping ½ cup protein granola (Bear Naked Brand is you can find it) ¼ cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons melted butter Bake the 4 cups chopped […]

Mug Cake

Mug cake we made it last Thursday’s class 2 scoops formula 1 2 scoops pdm 1 tablespoon flax 1 active fiber 1 tablespoon pudding 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1/2 cup to 3/4 water Mix well. Should be the consistency of cupcake batter and microwave for 2:30 to 3 minutes. Best hot and fresh

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

  Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks Rice a cauliflower in a food processor (Makes approximately 4-5 cups) I usually fix ½ and store the other ½ uncooked in the fridge. 2-1/2 cups cauliflower (I like to cook in the microwave for 7 minutes and cool) 2 eggs 2 cloves minced garlic ½ Tbsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. […]

Jambalaya Soup

JAMBALAYA SOUP  2-4 chicken breasts, cubed and coated with 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, diced, 2 1/2 ounces 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped, about 4 ounces 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons onion powder 1 pound ham, cubed 1/2 […]

2-ingredient Parmesan Puffs

Ingredients 4 egg whites 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese   Directions Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).  Gently fold the Parmesan cheese into the whipped egg whites.  Put on parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees until they look done. Serve warm They taste great dipped in marinara or dipped […]

5-spice almonds

Here’s a recipe which was brought to our Breakfast Club nutrition class by Mary Newkirk!  It was delicious and a great choice for the holidays! 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes Line a cookie sheet with brown paper and spray heavily with veg. Spray. 2 cups raw almonds 1 1/2 t. Water 3/4 c. Stevia 1/2 […]

Low-carb Deviled Eggs

1/4 tsp. salt 1 avocado 1 serving hot sauce 6 tsp. Dijon mustard 12 hard-boiled eggs With mixer, blend hard yolks and ingredients.  Make sure you overfill them somewhat, then sprinkle with paprika and chill.

Cannoli-Stuffed Strawberries

Ingredients: 1 lb. strawberries (large) 8 ounces ricotta cheese 1/4 cup confectioners Swerve Sweetener or another sugar replacement product 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 ounce dark chocolate (shaved) 2 TBSP finely chopped pistachios or almonds   Instructions: 1.  Cut the tops off the strawberries and use a sharp knife to hollow them out as much […]

Raspberry-Broccoli Salad

Dressing 1/2 cup mayo 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 1/4 cup sugar subsitute (Stevia) 3 TBSP raspberry vinegar 4 cups broccoli tops 1/2 cup sweet red onion 1/2 cup walnuts 5 lower sugar cranberries, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup bacon bits (use real bacon) Mix well with dressing.  Garnish with a few fresh raspberries. […]

Herbalife Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

Crust 3/4 cups finely chopped pecans 1/2 cup ground flax seed 3/4 cups almond meal 6 Tablespoons butter Pie Filling 2 cups cashew milk (any unsweetened nut milk will work) 1 cups Herbalife Dutch Chocolate Formula 1 Healthy Meal 1/2 cup Protein Drink Mix Chocolate 1 blocks 1/3 fat cream cheese 1/8 cup real stevia […]

Bikini in a glass

1 scoop Herbalife active fiber (original or apple) 2 scoops Herbalife beverage mix (1 of each peach mango & wild berry or 2 of your favorite) 3 capfuls of Herbalife mango aloe 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite tea (I used Herbalife lemon) Mix all up with 16 oz water (sparkling water makes a good substitute) […]

Herbalife Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Herbalife Pumpkin Cheesecake This recipe makes 1 pie (or 14 small mini-pies) Crust 3/4 cups finely chopped pecans 1/2 cup ground flax seed 3/4 cups almond meal 6 Tablespoons butter   Pie Filling 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 cup stevia 15 oz. pumpkin puree 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 cups Herbalife Vanilla Formula 1 Healthy Meal 1/2 cup Protein Drink Mix Vanilla 1 blocks 1/3 […]

Roasted Brussel, Squash, Pecan, Cran

  Note:  You can rehab this recipe to make it less carb.  I would lower the maple syrup, pecans and cranberries! Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries – this easy Thanksgiving side dish is not only delicious and bursting with Fall and Holiday flavors (cinnamon, maple syrup), it’s also healthy, gluten free, […]

Low Carb Peanut Butter and Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Note:  (I used Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Peanut Butter for this recipe, as it comes in at 4g net carbs per serving, which is the lowest I’ve found) This cheesecake makes about 10 nicely sized slices, although you can serve it however you like. It comes in at 6gm net carbs for each serving (at […]

Chocolate Chia Pudding (Demonstrated at the Wellness Workshop)

This is great for a dessert. Ingredients 8 TBSP chia seeds 4 cups cold milk (unsweetened almond, cashew or coconut) 6 TBSP sugar free chocolate pudding (add more if the mixture is too thin) 4 TBSP PB2 (peanut butter powder) Optional:  1 tsp sugar free caramel flavor syrup Optional: 4 tiny squares of dark chocolate (chopped for […]

Bacon Asparagus Breakfast Quiche

This would be a great make-ahead dish so you’re prepared for a healthy breakfast!   Ingredients ½ tablespoons Butter ½ tablespoons Olive Oil ⅓ cups Onion 1 ¼ cups Mushrooms, Crimini 1 cup Ricotta Cheese 1 cup Fage or similar plain greek yogurt 4 Eggs ½ teaspoons Nutmeg ½ teaspoons Black Pepper ½ teaspoons Salt […]

Overnight Easy Brussel Sprouts

  Great way to make Brussels sprouts…you can marinate them overnight! In a gallon size zip bag combine juice of 1 lemon, 1 T olive oil, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp paprika and 1/8 tsp garlic salt. Add in Brussels (cut in half or quartered), seal bag and toss around until well coated. Refrigerate overnight. When ready […]

OMG Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

  Individual portions of traditional pumpkin pie with a great combination of texture and yummy pumpkin and spice flavor. Ingredients: 15 oz pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie premade in a can) 3/4 cup sugar (USE Stevia equivalent instead) 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk, or almond, or cashew milk 3/4 cup […]

Old-Fashioned Egg Mock Potato Salad

1 large head cauliflower, cleaned and finely diced (about 4 cups) 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 cup finely diced celery 1/2 cup greek yogurt 2-3 TBSP mayonaise 1/2 tsp yellow table mustard 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp garlic powder (or 1/2 tsp minced garlic) Paprika for garnish minced […]

Jalapeño Poppers

  6 jalapeño peppers 4oz cottage cheese blended 1Tbsp Personalized Protein Powder 2Tbsp Parmesan cheese 6 Turkey bacon strips halved 1Tbsp chili seasoning 1/2tsp Garlic powder Preheat oven to 350 Cut jalapeños in half length wise and remove seeds. In a food processor or small blender, blend up 1/2cup of cottage cheese till curds are […]

Baked Parm Zucchini Sticks

  Crisp, tender zucchini sticks.  Yum!  Oven Roasted!   4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves Instructions Preheat […]

Red Velvet Cake Shake

‘ A delicious SURPRISE!  Rochelle Hyde!   Red Velvet Cake Shake 1 cup cold water 1 cup ice 1/2 scoop Rebuild Strength 2 scoops Herbalife Formula 1 Wild Berry 2 scoops Chocolate PDM Cinnamon to taste If you don’t have Rebuild Strength, just do an extra scoop of Chocolate PDM

Pizzatinis

I call these pizzatini’s because they are like little mini pizzas without the crust!  They are high protein, low-carb, which I LOVE!  They are pictured here with a pot of chili I had on.   Use a muffin tin.  I use some cool parchment paper muffin cups to make it easier to clean up.  I […]

Parmesan Kale Chips

  Washed and dried kale.  I used a paper towel to dry it.  I found a prewashed bag at the grocery store. Put in a bowl and sprinkle with olive oil.  Stir the kale around so the oil gets distributed on the kale. Spread the kale on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt, pepper […]

Monster Mike Flurry Shake

          A happy shake lover!   1 cup very cold water 1 cup ice 2 scoops Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla 2 scoops Herbalife Protein Drink Mix – chocolate 1 TBSP abundant life foods sugar free chocolate pudding (can be omitted if you don’t have any) 1 TBSP peanut butter powder (I use […]

Lemon Coconut Macaroons

    LEMON COCONUT MACAROONS Ingredients 3 large egg whites 3 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (medium shredded or above) Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, whip […]

Chicken Lombardy

Ingredients: 8 oz package(s) sliced fresh mushrooms 2 tablespoon(s) butter melted 6 skinned and boned chicken breasts 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour  (Wonder what you could replace this with to make it less carb?) 1/3 cup(s) butter 3/4 cup(s) marsala 1/2 cup(s) chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt 1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper 1/2 cup(s) shredded mozarella cheese 1/2 […]

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

    Ingredients 2 Boneless skinless chicken breast 4 tablespoons cream cheese 1/4 cup Pepperjack cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped 4 to 8 pieces of bacon Cut chicken into 4 equal size pieces. Pound breast so it is about 1/4″ thick. Mix together softened cream cheese, chopped green onions and shredded pepperjack cheese. […]

Peanut Butter Cups

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. melted extra virgin coconut oil (extra virgin is a MUST–unless you hate the taste of coconut!) 1/2 cup natural peanut butter 1/4 cup cocoa powder stevia extract to taste 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 scoop Herbalife protein powder Method: Stir everything up and pour into 5-6 silicon […]

Tuna Melt Spread

TUNA MELT DIP 1 can flaked tuna 4 oz regular cream cheese 1/2  cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1/2  tsp dried parsley (2 mL) (optional) 1/2  cup grated Monterey Jack cheese   Open can of tuna and pour off water.  Press tuna with back of spoon to drain further.  In medium microwave safe bowl, place cream […]

Meat Lasagna

Meat Lasagna Recipe courtesy George Stella / StellaStyle.com Honest ingredients such as the perfect amount of spices, a saucy meat filling, and plenty of melted cheeses are truly what a good lasagna is all about. Excluding the pasta seemed the natural thing to do, and I guarantee you won’t even miss it! Pin This Recipe–> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/541557923913444982/ […]

Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower

      Make Ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower   Make Ahead Freezer Mashed Garlic Cauliflower Yield: 6 cups Serving Size: 1/2 cup Ingredients 2 medium heads of cauliflower, cut into florets 2-4 cloves garlic (depending on how much garlic flavor you’d like) 8-10 cups water 2 tsp Celtic sea salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 3 Tbsp ghee or […]

and then it happened

I was at a party today and saw people I had not seen in a while.  Everyone was commenting that Dan and I look so good.  Between us we have lost 118 pounds.  It was fun hearing the comments and having everyone ask how we did it.  I love to tell the story.  A couple […]

Make time

This is so true.  Losing weight and staying fit takes time.  You have to plan your meals, shop for the right foods, and plan to exercise.  I’m still at my lowest ever, 60.1 pounds (yay), and it’s super hot here.  I don’t even want to consider walking outside, and ice cream just sounds fabulous because […]

Meat Lasagna

Meat Lasagna Recipe courtesy George Stella’s “Still Livin’ Low Carb” 2012 Honest ingredients such as the perfect amount of spices, a saucy meat filling, and plenty of melted cheeses are truly what a good lasagna is all about. Excluding the pasta seemed the natural thing to do, and I guarantee you won’t even miss it! […]

Thin Crust Pizza

This is a thin, crispy crust – very good and a carb bargain!  I made this recipe before with another bake mix plus it also had some butter in the recipe, but this recipe is way nicer (crispier crust!) and the calories are lower too.  Bonus!  Enjoy pizza again without any guilt.2 cups shredded Monterey […]

Miracle Brownies

Here is a recipe Stacey, from our nutrition class, made for Superbowl Sunday. They are exactly the texture of “regular” brownies, with none of the glycemic effect.  You do need to use powdered erythritol (though xylitol would probably work, too).  If you like a more bittersweet brownie, cut down on the artificial sweetener. Prep Time: […]

Southwestern Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls

Southwestern Chicken Salad in Avocado Bowls Recipe from George Stella’s “Real Food Real Easy” Cookbook You know, I’d never written a chicken salad recipe before this book, as I just didn’t know if I had one interesting enough. Well I can tell you that THIS one is interesting! Not only is it sour cream and […]

Pan Fried Pizza Cheese

Recipe courtesy George Stella Shopping List 1⁄4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1⁄4 cup shredded provolone cheese 1⁄8 cup shredded Swiss cheese (or 1 slice) 1⁄4 teaspoon dry oregano leaves 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: 8 inch nonstick fry pan Directions 1. Set the stove burner to medium or number 5 […]

Date Nut Quick Bread

     This is a grain free, gluten free, sugar free quick bread from the Wheat Belly Cookbook that I (Lisa) love!  You can make it just as it is, or add some sweetener to taste.  I like to use just a bit of xylitol….probably about 1/4 cup or less. Date Nut Quick Bread Makes […]

Eatin’ what I’m preaching’

I’m down 64.5 pounds now, and even have my own nutrition club.  Want to know what I eat?   Exactly what I tell everyone else to eat! High protein, low carb, AWESOME tasting food!  Here’s a video skillet pizza I made yesterday.  See recipe posted a few days ago! Skillet Pizza

Cucumber Avacado Salad

  Ingredients: 3 washed tomatoes, quartered then halved 2 ripened avocados, peeled and chopped 1 large cucumber, sliced in half longwise, then chopped 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar fresh ground black pepper to taste optional: juice of 1 lemon Serves 4. Directions: Place chopped tomatoes, avocados, cucumber in a salad bowl. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and […]

Skillet Pizza – low carb

  Becky found this on Pinterest.  Thanks goes out to Becky M. for sending the link! Ingredients: Mozzarella Cheese Toppings of Choice 10 inch non-stick skillet Instructions 1. Set skillet over medium high heat.  Add a layer of Mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the pan. When the cheese starts bubbling, add toppings (don’t overload it […]

Bacon Egg Delight

  BACON EGG DELIGHT Ingredients: 12 Eggs 12 Slices of Bacon (Turkey Bacon works too) 1 Cup Shredded Cheese Onion Bell Peppers Tomatoes Jalapenos Directions: 1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2.) Fry bacon in a pan over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. (or until almost done) 3.) Place 1 piece of bacon […]

Oven Baked Tacos

The shells make this a higher carb option but if you’ve got the carbs to spare, might be a nice treat. Brown your ground beef and drain completely – then add refried beans, taco seasoning and about half a can of tomato sauce. Mix together and scoop into taco shells, (stand them up in a […]

Zucchini Parmesan Bites

  (Recipe from Facebook) Ingredients 4 medium, fresh zucchini, sliced in half 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated 1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary & thyme, minced smidge of olive oil salt & pepper to taste Directions Pre-heat oven to 350F, lightly brush both sizes of the zucchini with olive oil and place on a foil-lined baking […]

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken

  Ingredients Chicken Breast Strips Garlic Powder Chili Powder Bacon Brown Sugar Directions Season chicken w salt, pepper,garlic powder and chili powder, wrap in bacon and roll in small amount of brown sugar. Bake 400 till crispy 30-40 min. (Credit to Foodies TV – facebook)

Gluten Free Meatballs

Ingredients: 1lb ground beef 2 eggs 1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs (I make my own, but they also sell them in stores) 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 TB chopped garlic 1 tsp dried parsley 1.5 TB dried minced onion salt & pepper Instructions: 1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 2.  In your stand […]

Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread Submitted by: (Regina on Facebook) Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 30 min Servings: 3 This recipe can also be used to make a loaf.  Just make sure to adjust the cook time! To vary the taste, try adding some garlic or seasonings to the mixture.   Ingredients 3 eggs, separated 3 tablespoons […]

Cheesecake

Cheesecake (Gluten and color free) found on facebook. Ingredients- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 1 8 ounce tub of cool whip 1/3 cup of lemon or lime juice 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese.   Most important part of this recipe, is to leave the cream cheese out for a couple hours at […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies. Amazing!

Ingredients 1 cup all natural almond butter  ( Stir really well if there is oil pooled on top.) 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp kosher salt ¾ c turbinado sugar Mix together with spoon until well incorporated. Add 3 oz fresh chopped dark chocolate (not chocolate chips) Drop onto […]

Pizza Dip

  Pizza Dip 8oz cream cheese 1 tsp Italian seasoning 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup parmesan cheese 8 oz jar pizza sauce Take you cream cheese and Italian seasoning and mix together. Put into bottom of 8 by 8 casserole dish. Top with half of the mozzarella and parm cheeses. Pour you pizza […]

Friendship Tea (Herbalife ingredients)

    Friendship Tea  6 TBSP NRG (Herbalife) 6 TBSP Original Herbal Concentrate Tea (one small container) 12 TBSP H3O – Orange flavor 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves Mix well together.  Serve 1-2 heaping teaspoons to 6-8 oz hot water.

Holiday Fudge

  2 Tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter) 2 Tbsp F1 Dulce de Leche (Herbalife Healthy Meal) 2 Tbsp vanilla protein drink mix (Herbalife) 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 5 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp coconut oil Mix ingredients in a medium bowl. Shape into a rectangle using plastic wrap and place in the freezer […]

Pumpkin Cake – by Theresa Vernon

1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup Pamela’s Wheat-Free Baking Mix 1/4 cup flaxmeal 1/4 cup Splenda, granular, or Chicory root/FOS sweetener, or equivalent 1/4 cup xylitol 1/4 cup erythritol 1/4 tsp. white stevia powder 1 tsp. baking powder 1/3 tsp. Celtic sea salt 2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. cloves 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 […]

Beef Stew Chili – by Theresa Vernon

1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tblsp. crushed garlic 2 tblsp. olive oil 2 pounds chuck roast, cubed (or 2 # ground chuck) 1/2 cup chardonnay wine 1 large bell pepper, green 2 cups filtered water 2 tsp. Better Than Bouillon, Beef Base 4 cups whole canned tomatoes, undrained 4 tsp. basil 4 tsp. oregano […]

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies – by Theresa Vernon

Brownies: 8 tblsp. butter 1 cup almond flour 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup xylitol 1/2 cup Splenda granular, Chicory root/FOS sweetener or equivalent 1/4 tsp. white stevia powder 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. salt Cheesecake topping: 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 cup xylitol 1/4 cup […]

Garlic Ranch Dressing – by Theresa Vernon

Garlic Ranch Dressing 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup buttermilk or full-fat coconut milk 2 tblsp. fresh parsley, chopped 3/4 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. chopped garlic 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. lemon juice   salt and pepper, to taste   Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. 16 […]

Cheese Crust Pizza – by Theresa Vernon

Crust: 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature 3 eggs, large 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 1/2 cup full fat mozzarella cheese, grated 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 cup provolone cheese, grated Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Beat the cream cheese, eggs, […]

Crab Rangoon Dip

Crab Rangoon Dip Ingredients: 2 cups crab meat 16 oz. cream cheese (2 blocks) 1/2 cup sour cream 4 green onions, chopped (scallions) 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp powdered sugar 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp lemon juice Directions: 1. First, soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about a minute. 2. […]

I’m headed in the Right Direction

It’s totally blowing my mind how much my life has changed since I started trying to lose weight last year.  My life has gone in 100% a different direction than it was.  It’s been a year and a half now and I’m still losing weight!  More than anything though, I have discovered this great desire […]

Stuffed Chicken Breast

  Perfect for low carb, pair this with a salad and your have a great low carb meal! Ingredients 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz) 1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (you can also use fresh cooked spinach) 2 tbsp olive […]

Better than take out fried rice

  BETTER-THAN-TAKEOUT-FRIED-RICE By Metabolic Cooking Book Serves: 5-6 Ingredients •4 cups rice, prepared •½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked or shrimp cooked •1 cup peas & carrots, frozen •1 white onion, chopped •2 cloves garlic, minced •2 eggs •3 tablespoons sesame oil •¼ cup soy sauce Instructions 1.Prepare rice according to package instructions to […]

Crustless Mini Quiche

Tomato chopped Onion chopped Green Pepper chopped Bacon chopped Cooked Chicken chopped Cheese of your choice 4 eggs Dash of Milk (few tablespoons) Salt & Pepper to taste Method Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease muffin pan. Place first 5 ingredients (apart from eggs, milk salt & pepper) into the muffin tray. In a separate […]

Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken – Serves 2 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 2 teaspoons butter 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice SEASONING ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper Pinch of paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon thyme […]

Baked Margarita Spaghetti Squash

Not only is it healthy, but its gluten free as well Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 large Roma tomato, finely chopped 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 tsp. each salt & pepper 1 tsp. garlic powder Steps: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using […]

Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower “Breadsticks” 1 large head of cauliflower  2 cloves garlic, grated or minced  2 large eggs, lightly beaten 4 oz mozzarella cheese … 1/2 teaspoon onion powder • salt • pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft.  Place the cauliflower […]

Carry On

I saw this on someone’s Facebook page today and was thinking about how that relates to me.  I started my journey to get healthy and lose weight and it did start small.  In fact, it was always small.  I  lost little bits, never anything big.  However, it was surprising how it all added up to […]

Cucumber-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

    24 cherry tomatoes 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened 2 TBSP mayo 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill Directions Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out and discard pulp; invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain. In a small […]

Apple Dip

      Apple Dip 1 cup Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons almond butter Cinnamon, to taste 2 teaspoons almond milk Stevia, to taste

Herbalife No-Bake Protein Cookies

Herbalife No-Bake Protein Cookies Melt in a 2 qt saucepan over low heat: ½ stick organic butter ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 ½ TBS baking cocoa 1 cup soy milk or organic 2% milk (or water & Herbalife PDM) Bring to a boil and boil for exactly […]

On and On I go

It’s been over a year now since I started my Project Transform Jane.  I’m down 61 pounds now.  I’ve been stuck for about 6 weeks on the same pound but looks like it’s finally busted loose!  I wish someone could give me a great explanation of why we stall at the same pound for so long […]

Brownie

  Flourless, Low Sugar, Low Carb Brownie 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 cup butter 1 1/2 cups Stevia granular or Xylitol (sugar substitute) 4 large eggs 4 large egg yolks 1 tablespoon vanilla 6 tablespoons cocoa   Directions: 1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2.  Melt the chocolate and butter together on stovetop or […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

FOUR INGREDIENT, FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES! Ingredients: 1 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy.  You could also use PB2. 1 cup sugar (you can use stevia instead of sugar, and it’s healthier!) 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with […]

Rotisserie Chicken

  Rotisserie Chicken in the Crockpot Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4 – 6 hours Cover the bottom of the crock pot with balled up aluminum foil Wash and season your chicken to your own liking Bake on low until the chicken is done. 4 hours on high, or 6 on low

Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Crisp Cucumber Salsa   2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley 1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped 4-1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed 1/4 c reduced-fat sour cream 1-1/2 tsp lemon juice 1-1/2 tsp […]

Baked Avocado with egg

    Ingredients: Whole avocado Eggs Cayenne pepper (or any spice of your choice) Cheese (optional) Method: Remove the pit from an avocado. Scoop out a little more avocado to increase the size of the pit’s crater. Crack an egg into the crater. Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper (cheese too if you desire). Bake in the […]

Cinnacocoa Frosted Protein Cookies – Heidi Powell recipe

I love the show Extreme Weight Loss and on last night’s episode they showed these cookies.  Here’s the link.  I will be testing it using the Herbalife vanilla protein powder since that’s the one I use everyday. click here to see my video review of this cookie recipe   CinnaCocoa-Frosted Protein Cookies   CinnaCocoa-Frosted Protein […]

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

  Parmesan Roasted Zucchini Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients: 2 zucchini – cut into 4ths – lengthwise 1 tablespoon olive oil salt garlic powder black pepper 1⁄3 cup parmesan cheese Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 400. 2. Lay zucchini on a cookie sheet covered with […]

Avocado and Tomato salad

  4 cups avocados, diced medium 2 cups grape tomatoes or 2 cups cherry tomatoes 2 cups cucumbers, peeled and diced medium 1 cup red onion, diced small 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil salt fresh black pepper Lettuce (if you want) Toss all […]

I walk around it

  This quote is so amazing.  I found it on facebook this morning.  This is so true of me and the journey I have been on to get healthy.   It totally describes my life of eating.  I remember the year I gained the most weight.  It was between 8th and 9th grade.  In 8th grade […]

Zucchini Boats

Julie makes the Zucchini Boats   Ingredients: 3 zucchinis ½ large onion, chopped fine 3 cloves of garlic, minced ½ cup of fresh mushrooms (if desired). 1 Tbsp. butter 5 – 6 slices crispy bacon, chopped ¼ cup black olives. 1 Tbsp. sour cream ¼ to ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. curry powder 1 Roma […]

I did it! One year!

  Today is one year from the date I started Project Transform!  I’ve officially lost 60.1 pounds!  I’m celebrating in the picture below by holding up a 60 pound boy to represent the 60 pounds I lost.  I can’t believe how far I’ve come and how much better I feel.  I’ve decided to keep going […]

Fiesta Salsa

  Here’s a recipe for homemade salsa which is fabulous! Chop 5-6 Roma tomatoes,1 small onion and 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro. Mince 2 seeded Serrano or Jalapeño peppers and 1 clove of garlic. Add 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together and let sit overnight for flavors […]

Broccoli Cheese Rice Cups

Ingredients: 1 10 – ounce thawed broccoli 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup white rice 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup grated cheese (any of your favourite kind) 1/2 tsp salt and pepper – to taste Directions: Boil rice. Move cooked rice to a bowl to cool for a minute. Throw […]

I want it

  I’ve been walking more than ever and really trying to find ways to keep exercising!  I got a Fitbit One recently and only had it a week or so before I lost it.  I’ve got to give a shout out to the Fitbit people because they sent me a new one.  That is so […]