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Lunch Idea: Shrimp + Roasted Broccoli & Carrots + Wild Rice

Lunch Idea: Shrimp + Roasted Broccoli & Carrots + Wild Rice

Happy Wednesday! Today’s lunch idea is easy, filling and delicious. Although I will be brutally honest, my family was turned off by the smell for dinner the other night, ugh! So things were busy that night with coming and going and I decided it will…

Snack Idea: Greek Vanilla Yogurt + Blueberries + Chia Seeds

Snack Idea: Greek Vanilla Yogurt + Blueberries + Chia Seeds

Hello! I’m jamming out to Prince! I heard it before and now Alexa is blasting all the hits. No one is home so I can turn up the music and dance like nobody is watching (I just hope my hubby never plays back the footage…

Monday Moves! Sharing My Favorite YouTube Exercise Videos

Monday Moves! Sharing My Favorite YouTube Exercise Videos

No gym, no problem! Or in my case I just don’t want to leave the house because it’s too darn cold! 😳

Today I’m sharing my go-to mini workout videos on YouTube, particularly PopSugar’s channel. They have so many more videos that are awesome.

My first pick, is this yoga flow. It is so helpful before a run or the day after a run, or just to wake up and get going!

1) Debloat and Detox with some Flat-Belly Yoga

Next…some cardio and weights…

I’m a fan a Autumn Calabrese. I’ve done many of her workouts from Beachbody including: 21 Day Fix, 80 Day Obsession, A Little Obsessed and 21 Day Fix Extreme. She’s so likable and these two workouts are great previews to her many programs.

2) 15-Minute Full-Body Workout: Fast and Furious Calorie Burn

3) 20-Minute Total Body Sculpt and Tone with Autumn Calabrese

This video is only 5 minutes! Well, six minutes, that includes a little talk (intro, etc.) It is a great burn to help tone the arms. Even a five-pound weight is tough!

4) Sexy Arms and Sleek Shoulders Workout

Holy smokes, this one is a doozy! Whew, but in 10-minutes, you work your core like crazy while getting a little sweaty.

5) Reveal you Six-Pack with this Fat-Blasting, Ab-Sculpting Workout

Well, I have many more videos to share! Comment if you want to see more of my favorites! These videos make it hard to come up with excuses to just get a little workout in 😉😘.

Enjoy!

DD

Meal Idea: Tacos + Corn + Southwest Salad

Meal Idea: Tacos + Corn + Southwest Salad

Hey friends! It’s sounds awful outside with the blustery winds, so I better stay inside today 😉. I think some soup and hot chocolate will definitely be on the menu. I wanted to share a simple meal idea with a a couple of swaps to…

Product Spotlight: Cauliflower Bites

Product Spotlight: Cauliflower Bites

It’s Friday and it’s snowy and freezing here! Well, today I’m featuring a little something new… Let me back up for a bit and tell you more about how many brands of cauliflower tator tots I have tried and how many of those were thrown…

My Absolute Favorite Breakfast!  Sprouted Flaxseed Toast + Over Easy Egg + Egg Whites + Turkey Sausages + Coffee

My Absolute Favorite Breakfast! Sprouted Flaxseed Toast + Over Easy Egg + Egg Whites + Turkey Sausages + Coffee

Where do I begin…every day is a great with a rockstar breakfast like this one! 😍 Yes, it may not look like the prime ideal breakfast when it comes to nutrition but let’s take a closer look…

First let’s start off with the bread. Bread is bread, right?! There so many different kinds of bread and even I find it extremely overwhelming shopping, ugh!

I want to apologize if you don’t live by Trader Joe’s (Friends, I’m happy to shop for you 😘😉). But this bread is da-bomb! Yikes, cheesy…I buy a couple loaves and then freeze them. There are other brands comparable, too.

Sprouted breads are made with optimal ingredients as their prime nutrion. Two slices per serving for only 100 calories, 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein, wow! It’s so filling! I featured this bread as a simple snack idea with a mixed butter a couple posts back: Snack Idea: Sprouted Bread + Mixed Nut Butter + Milk + Orange Slices

*And note, I spread on just a little bit of real butter.

Now for the sausage…Three links are a serving for 90 calories; 5g fat; 0g carbohydrates; 10g protein; 4% iron. I just heat a couple links in the microwave.

These chicken sausages I buy at Costco.

Egg provide a wealth of nutrion, especially the yolk. And I don’t always buy Eggland’s Best eggs but there are a couple nutrional benefits: 25% less saturated fat, 10x more vitamin E, 6x more vitamin D and added omega-3’s!

And for more info I wanted to include the benefits of eggs (any brand):

  • High-quality protein (a type of protein the body absorbs well)
  • Source of vitamin E
  • Source of choline (a crucial nutrient in promoting normal cell activity and brain health)
  • Contain all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins
  • Source of B vitamins (energy vitamins that do much for the body)

I also add a 1/4 cup of egg whites or in this case Aldi only had egg beaters. This just adds a little more protein to fill me up longer in the morning.

However, lately, I’ve been skipping the sausages and making two over easy eggs, just love those! The toast soaks up the yolk so well.

This breakfast is what I look forward to having in the morning. If you’re not an egg person, no problem, then find something you truly love and enjoy! 🤗

DD

Nutrition facts for this meal: 302 calories; 18g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 12g fat; 5g saturated fat; 27g protein; 498mg sodium

Lunch Idea: Mexi-Veggie Wrap

Lunch Idea: Mexi-Veggie Wrap

What’s for lunch Wednesday?! Today I’m featuring an addicting, delicious simple wrap. After I took all the pretty pictures the other day, I dug into this wrap and took a bite and then another and then another. This was post lunch 😳 It was extremely…