I recently had a friend in from LA who I grew up with. We went for a quick workout together – Crossfit style, and bumped into our very svelte mutual friend. Long story short we left inspired and motivated by all the growth and change our friend had experienced the last year. She’s visiting family for a bit and I’m going to visit her in … Continue reading Setting My Goals : Part I
I love myself some Baklava! For those of you who don’t know the bliss of this Greek pastry, let me describe it to you in detail… Phyllo sheets layered with almond/walnut meal with cinnamon and cloves, baked and then drenched with a honey syrup. To much goodness in one bite. But alas, this does not fit in with my fitabulous plan! So because i actually … Continue reading Lean Eating Cheats
I have a philosophy on clean eating… If you don’t fill the food quota during the day, you will instinctively fill it at night. Or if you think you’ve outsmarted your basic human instinct for self preservation, it will hit you the next day, or that week. You can’t starve yourself, survival will always win that battle. The question is how much food do you … Continue reading Fill The “Quota” Or Suffer The Consequences!
I have a huge problem finding nutritious, clean, lean and healthy meals for the whole family. I don’t want to turn into my mother who use to cook four different variations of meals for her picky eaters. I am not the woman who can do that and still remain sane and somewhat sociable. So I struggle to find recipes that align with my fitness goals … Continue reading Clean For The Family
It is my ongoing quest to find and make delicious recipes that not only taste great but are great for the body. I also aim at doing so in the easiest way possible. Who needs to complicate things any more than necessary? I need to feed the kids, a lean machine of a hubby and myself who doesn’t bust her butt at the gym to … Continue reading Chilly Day Soup (Healthy)
I admit freely that I can’t quite cook quinoa perfectly. I always, and I mean always either under cook or over cook. For some reason or another it is never meant to be. So when I stubbled onto this recipe from Pinterest, I thought to myself that this might just be the ticket. An easy breakfast, with a breakfast cake like quality. Sold! Sold! Sold! … Continue reading Easy And Healthy? Yes Please!
Yummy Mixed Nut Bars (HEALTHY) I love a nut bar. I love a delicious HEALTHY nut bar. So from some trial and error I made these yummy bars that need no time to prepare. Well as long as you have a food processor! Ingredients: 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/8 cup maple syrup 1/8 cup coconut butter 1 tsp cinnamon … Continue reading Healthy and Yummy Mixed Nut Bars
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Total Time: 1h 35 minutes Prep: 20 mins / Cook: 1h 15 mins about 4 generous servings Ingredients 1 butternut squash halved and seeds removed 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan (or coconut oil) 1 3/4 pounds ground turkey or lean ground veal 1 carrot, peeled … Continue reading Clean Shepherd’s Pie