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The 8-Hour Diet Book Review + How I lost the baby weight . . .

The 8-Hour Diet Book Review + How I lost the baby weight . . .

Disclaimer: I am not paid nor receive any free products/benefits. All opinions are my own. There is always some new diet book out promoting simple weight loss with great results.  We have all heard the marketing promo, “Lose 10 pounds in just a week” and…

Asian Sesame Salad

Asian Sesame Salad

Ahhh . . .I don’t think I can get tired of this recipe! So fresh and light, I just love it!  Why, you may ask?  Well, I would have to say it satisfies all three part to a perfect salad: crunchy, sweet and savory!  …

After-School Power Snacks – PB Chocolate Bites

After-School Power Snacks – PB Chocolate Bites

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Well, today I am in the mood to make kid-friendly snacks but they are also perfect for any adult that loves chocolate and peanut butter.  So . . . I guess these little bites are perfect for everyone but easy enough for your child to make after school!  Woohoo, I don’t think there can ever be enough of these type of snacks, right parents?

 

I started off with chunky peanut butter but you can also use smooth, too.  For some reason after dinner when I crave something sweet I have been turning to a spoonful of chunky pb, yum!  It totally hits the spot!  Anywhoo, I melted the peanut butter in the microwave for 1 minute.

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Add a scoop of peanut butter chocolate whey protein.  If you don’t want to buy this entire one pound bag you may substitute coco powder and some instant nonfat dry milk instead.

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Add some quick oats!

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A little drizzle of honey helps make this recipe a bit stickier for the bites to stay together.

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I added some milled golden flaxseed.  I have started using the golden flaxseed because it can be hidden so easily – pancakes, muffins, meatloaf, etc.!

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Now just mix everything together and roll into little balls and keep in the frig or freezer.

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After-School Power Snacks – PB Chocolate Bites (Makes 20 balls; 2 Servings)

Ingredients

1/4 cup chunky peanut butter

1 scoop peanut butter chocolate whey protein

2 tbsp quick oats

2 tbsp milled flaxseed

2 tbsp honey

Preparation

Place peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.  Stir in whey protein, oats, flaxseed and honey.  Shape into 20 balls.  Store little bites in refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition Facts: 262 calories; 12 g fat; 17 g protein; 5 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 18 g sugar; 76 mg sodium

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Yum, every time I open the freezer I tend to sneak another little bite, which is why I keep them in the freezer instead of the frig because I don’t open up the freezer as often as the frig, heehehe Smile.

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‘Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day’ – Celebrating National Nutrition Month! + New Ways to Eat your Veggies!

‘Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day’ – Celebrating National Nutrition Month! + New Ways to Eat your Veggies!

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  Yeah, totally cool, huh?  Well, this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”   I really like that saying and this theme has so many different meanings.   For me this means to eat whole foods…

Taco Veggie Pizza

Taco Veggie Pizza

So are you getting ready to make your favorite appetizers, dips and treats for the “big game” this weekend?  Here is a perfect addition to your list that won’t break the calorie budget, plus the serving is huge! I just love it!  I had this…

Fiesta Soup!

Fiesta Soup!

Soup is on!  I love making soups, perhaps it is my favorite dish to make!  Plus soup is a great way to cut calories without eating less and feel hungry! Research has shown that people who start a meal with soup eat 20 percent fewer calories over the course of their meal!  Wow!

So here is a SUPER simple soup that can be put together in just minutes! 

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RECIPE:  2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth, 1 bag (Fiesta Blend) frozen vegetables, 1 jar of salsa and 1 (15 oz) can of black beans.  This time I used a different flavor of salsa, pineapple salsa. I think this put this soup over the top!  It was fantastic!  I really wanted to save the pineapple salsa since it is my favorite but it was the only jar of salsa I had on hand, good thing I put it in the soup because I made the best soup!

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Dump all ingredients into a pot and heat thoroughly, that is it!

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The chicken broth is very good as well, look at the sodium!  Only 70 milligrams per cup, most broth contain 800 milligrams plus!

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This soup is a great way to get in your veggies for the day plus a wonderful serving of fiber with all the beans!  There are so many varieties of beans: black, kidney, garbanzo and navy! Loaded with antioxidants, this soup is perfect to help fight the flu! Filling yet satisfying, this soup is perfect on a cold January evening, especially when you keep your resolution!  Enjoy!

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The Lazy Girl’s Diet

The Lazy Girl’s Diet

This is it, simple, good food and nutritious! There are some, ok, many days where I just don’t have enough time to eat or make a healthy meal.  And then it comes 8:00 p.m. and I am scouring the pantry and frig for some food…