Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Keeping it Fresh: The best way to store your produce

Having this little chart helps me to keep my basic produce items fresh longer.  I was also a bit surprised by the apples.  I have always just put them in a bowl on the kitchen table for us to "grab and go".  But I will say that they sure seem crisper and taste a little sweeter when they are chilled!  For a more complete list of all your favorite grocery store items check out this handy article....How to Store Your Groceries

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Beauty that Counts!

Every year one of my favorite companies, Mary Kay Cosemetics, does a fantastic fundraiser to support the fight against domestic abuse and cancers that affect women.  This program is called Beauty that Counts and when a customers orders one of these amazing lip glosses she will be joining that fight.   This summer they are offering 2 gorgeous lipgloss colors that look beautiful on all skin tones.  I love them both! The Mary Kay Foundation is truly a blessing and the work that they do is changing lives.  Please consider helping me raise money for this great cause!  I believe we can make a difference and I am hoping together we can purchase 100 of these awesome glosses.  If your are interested in helping out please go to Beauty that Counts or contact your Mary Kay beauty consultant to order yours today.

Monday, June 8, 2015

21 Day Fix Approved Mexican Lasagna: My new "go too" favorite.

I love Mexican food and quite honestly could eat it everyday!  However, it is usually very high in calories and eating it often does not help my fight against extra pounds.  So, I tried several recipes and tweaked them to satisfy, not on my tastebuds, but also my desire to keep it simple, easy and healthy.  Here is the finally product and it is a crowd pleaser!  This makes an appearance on our family menu at least twice a month....

MEXICAN LASAGNA  (21 Day Fix approved)

1lb Ground Turkey
1 Jar Organic Salsa (we use Hot)
1 1/2 cups Fat Free Refried Beans (2 red containers)
12 Corn Tortillas
1 1/2 cups Colby Jack Cheese  (6 blue containers)

Brown and drain turkey.  Add the jar of organic salsa to meat and simmer on low until heated through.  In a greased 13x9 pan layer 6 corn tortillas on the bottom.  Spread 1 red container or 3/4 cup of beans over tortillas.  Then layer with 1/2 the meat mixture.  Layer remaining 6 tortillas on top and repeat with beans and meat.  Then top with 6 blue containers or 1 1/2 cups of cheese.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 6 and is 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow and 1 blue

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Triple Threat Fitness: About Me

Triple Threat Fitness: About MeI am a 42 year old wife and mother with 3 beautiful 9 year old identical triplet girls, Sadee, Savannah and Sarah.  I began my fitness journey just a short time ago.  On September 1st 2013 a friend introduced me to Beachbody and Shakeology and little did I know how both of these would change my life.  After 8 years of carrying extra "baby weight" (times 3) I was frustrated and depressed about the way my body looked and felt.  I was looking for a way to get in shape and shed those last 30 unwanted pounds from a pregnancy that had packed on 65 extra pounds nearly 9 years before.  Unfortunately, working full time and chasing the girls' activities made going to the gym unrealistic and, quite honestly, too expensive for me.  So, with the support of my husband and kids I jumped in head first to this beachbody lifestyle and have loved every minute of it.  The exercises are challenging and push me to reach my full fitness potential.  The eating plans have taught me a much better way to cook and prepare healthy meals for my family.  After losing nearly 30 pounds since beginning  this journey I have the decided to share my experience and help others achieve their health and fitness goals.  The purpose of this blog is to share healthy lifestyle tips for all of you!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cinnamon Vanilla Latte Protein Shake

This is my morning "happy place"!  It is so wonderful, who needs Starbucks?

New Year, New You....

Well, this is it...the time ever year that we all start to loose steam in our New Year's Resolutions. Especially if that resolution has to do with diet and exercise. Let's make this year we all stay on track!!! Love this article...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Protein Shake Recipe: Fall Flavors

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the crisp autumn air and the beautiful colors that paint the world around us.  Nothing says fall more to me than apples and pumpkins, so I thought I would share two of my new fall recipe favorites.  Apple Pie Shakeology and Pumpkin Pie Shakeology!  These two awesome shake recipes are a delicious way to start the day or to have as a sweet indulgence.  I hope you love them as much as I do...

8 oz water
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1 cup of ice
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology 


4 oz Almond Milk
4 oz water
1/2 cup pumpkin purée 
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup ice
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology 

**blend both recipes for one minute until smooth**