Sunday, May 8, 2016

Natural Pharmacy

It is amazing how certain foods look like certain body parts they help. I always believe there is a natural remedy for most all ailments. I found this piece from Green Yatra on Facebook. Check out the information below!



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Peach Mango Shrimp Tacos

This meal is light, semi-healthy and quick! Who doesn't love tacos and seafood? I am sure to some extent this meal could become 21 Day Fix approved but for the time being I have listed the nutrition facts below.


Ingredients:
8-ounce bag of shredded iceberg lettuce 
1 cup of light sour cream (you can substitute this for plain 0 percent Greek yogurt and save calories)
1 cup of peach mango salsa (I use Pace brand)
12 ounces of shrimp
Cilantro 
1/8 cup of shredded cheese 
8 flour tortillas (8 inch)

Directions:
1. Dump lettuce, sour cream and salsa into a large bowl and mix together. 
2. Peel shrimp and place in a skillet over medium-high heat and top with cilantro. Cover and cook for five minutes or until peachy-pink color; take off heat. 
3. Place lettuce mixture on tortilla, add a dash of cheese and top with shrimp. 
4. Enjoy! 

Nutritional Facts:
Servings: 8   |   Calories: 251 per taco   |   Fat: 8.3g   |   Saturated Fat: 3.5g   |   Cholesterol: 99mg   |   Sodium: 574mg   |   Carbohydrates: 30g   |   Fiber: 2.6g   |   Sugars: 4.7g   |   Protein: 14g

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Juicing and Blending for Allergy Relief

The awesome thing about living in Charleston is that our winter only lasts about 1.5 - 2 months (January and February). We get to enjoy wonderful blooms in late February and I get to spend a good deal of February - May with a runny nose but luckily Simply Saline saved me from the misery but you can always juice and make smoothies for some relief from your allergies.



Just put everything in the juicer and voila you're done! Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ashley Graham is Busting Barriers

Did you really think I wouldn't post about Ashley Graham and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? The thing I really like about her is that she kicks butt and works hard for her body! I am so excited to see a plus size model on the cover of the famed issue because she truly is a great role model.

Congrats Ashley Graham and Sport Illustrated for breaking down the barriers and highlighting a plus sized woman who works hard to be a plus size model!





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Monday, January 25, 2016

Healthy Frozen Yogurt

I am generally good about keeping my dessert intake to a minimum during the week but I definitely have cravings. I can eat fruit and be happy but not satisfied. I need the rich and chocolatey dessert to feel satisfied. I can always count on my Greek yogurt and peanut butter mixture to keep those cravings at bay but sometimes I need chocolate and that's where this dessert comes into play.


Ingredients:
1 cup nonfat plain 0 percent Greek yogurt
3 teaspoons of coconut oil
3 teaspoons peanut butter
3-5 chocolate chip morsels 
honey 

Directions: 
1. Place yogurt in the freezer to slightly freeze a couple hours before you're ready to eat the dessert
2. Melt coconut oil, peanut butter and chocolate chip morsels in microwave once you're ready to eat. 
3. Stir completely to mix
4. Drizzle peanut butter mixture over yogurt
5. Place back in freezer for about five minutes to allow peanut butter mixture to harden
6. Take the dessert out and drizzle with honey 

Container Count:
1 red 
6 teaspoons 

P.S. I don't count the honey nor do I count the morsels since there isn't even enough to count. I also only use one type of Greek yogurt as well. I've tried almost all brands and this is my absolute favorite. I buy mine at Food Lion. It is cheaper than most and you get more for your money. You can view it HERE.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Detox Green Smoothie

I will keep this post short and sweet with a delicious recipe from The Glowing Fridge. I did alter the recipe since I was out of Almond milk but it still turned out very good. The celery and lemon really made the smoothie pop. Enjoy it for breakfast to detox and de-bloat!

P.S. you'll need a cup larger than 32 ounces to enjoy the entire smoothie at once. 



Ingredients:
1.5 cups of kale, spinach, etc.
1 medium cucumber (I always skin my cucumbers because I don't trust the cleanliness)
2 stalks of diced or chopped celery
1 skinned and halved lemon
1 banana
1 cup pineapple
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 cups of water

Directions:
Prepare all items (except the water) the night before and place in bowl/Ziploc. Put in the freezer and dump into blender in the morning. Add two cups of water and blend!

21 Day Fix Containers:
Green - 3 
Purple - 2.5 
Orange - 1


Enjoy!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Stress-Less Thanksgiving Prep

Cut out the stress of preparing and hosting this Thanksgiving. Be prepared and you'll have a Thanksgiving to remember.

P.S. Don't forget to be thankful that you're able to spend time with your family, eat a delicious meal and create memories that'll last a lifetime!

One week Out:
1. Finalize all guests
2. Clean your fridge and sanitize!
3. Shop until you drop. Don't put anything off for the week of Thanksgiving.

Three - Four Days Out:
1. Depending on your turkey size you might need to go ahead and place it in your fridge to start thawing. It can take up to four days for a 20-pound turkey to fully thaw in the fridge.
Tip: You always want to thaw your turkey in the fridge and not at room temperature.

Two Days Out:
1. If you're making pies from scratch start making those now!
2. Prepare your dressing (it is the South and it is NOT stuffing) and place it in the freezer. By preparing and freezing it a couple days ahead the flavors actually meld together so it tastes better plus you're not trying to make it all at once on Thursday.

One Day Out:
1. Make your cranberry sauce. For a good recipe click HERE!
2. Prepare and bake your casseroles.
3. Ensure all the household chores are done.
4. Soak your turkey in brine overnight

THANKSGIVING DAY:
1. Rinse your turkey of brine and pat dry.
2. Place in the oven to begin cooking.
3. Set your table.
4. Prepare appetizers for when guests start trickling in.
5. Make the mashed potatoes and prepare all side dishes to be warmed in oven.
6. Let turkey rest for 30 minutes
7. Enjoy your dinner

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