Trying to be Creative

So I have recently started my 21 Day Fix program, yet again.  I’m hoping for some really good results this time around.  My biggest problem  with this meal plan, is that I don’t get creative with my meals. I am going to keep a food diary here for the next 21 days, to show my food.  If anyone ready this has any 21 day fix approved meals, please share.  I would love to see some desserts also.

The 1st picure consist of shrimp 1 red, Spinich 1 Green, and brown rice 1 Yellow.

2nd pic, my morning breakfast goto.  Turkey Bacon wrapped around eggs 2Red, quiona 1 Yellow, banana 1 purple, with cinnamon on top, this is my oatmeal..lol.

3rd pic Spinich Salad with Mushrooms and Onions.

 

 

 

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Healthy Quick Egg Breakfast

Today I have decided to restart my diet.  With the Thanksgiving Holiday finally over and all of my sweets (Cakes and Pies) are almost gone, I have decided to hit the restart button YET AGAIN.  This morning I am starting off with a really healthy breakfast using Mixed Greens, Mushrooms, Onions, and Turkey Sausage, and 2 Eggs.  This is a really wholesome and  healthy breakfast, and really gives a lot of energy to carry you thru the day.  Hope you enjoy this short video.

 

Egg White Scramble

Well… I have started on yet another Diet Journey.  The past month I have been using the Beachbody fitness program.  The program Im using is the 21 day fix paired with Shaun T’s Insanity Max 30, and love it, until my back took a  turn for the worse 2 weeks ago.  Although I was on the last week, of the 1st month of Max 30, I still was able to keep up my clean eating program with the 21 day fix.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to start my exercise routine back, and continue to loose a few more pounds before Christmas, and MAYBE, Just Maybe I will be able to fit into those size 14 jeans by Christmas.  im going to post a few of my favorite new recipe’s that I have come up with, using the 21 day fix diet plan.  There are so many options that you can choose, and I really do love this plan.

This is a simple but hearty breakfast that will leave you really full and I always accompany this with a fruit such as grapes or a small apple.  Here are the steps for this.

What you will need:

  • Spinach and Kale
  • 3/4c Egg White Egg Beaters
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • 2 Slices of Turkey Bacon

Now if you are using the 21 Day Fix , I normally pack my Green Container full with the Spinach and Kale, and add the Mushrooms and Onions on top, that will count as 1 Green.  Sauté that over 1-2tsp of Olive Oil, once that has cooked down, add your Turkey Bacon, and let simmer for about 1-2 mins, on low heat.  Your greens will begin to shrink.  Once all of the veggies and bacon have combined together, add your Egg Whites to the mixture, and start to scramble once the eggs have set.

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The way I tally this meal…

  • Egg Whites and Turkey Bacon (1Red)
  • Spinach, Kale, Onions and Mushrooms (1Green)
  • Grapes or small apple (1 Purple)

The bottom Picture is not a really good Picture of this wonderful meal, try and it and see what you think.

Chicken Quinoa Stir Fry

Today I created a Healthy and Easy quick-lunch recipe.  I wanted to the taste of one of my favorite Chinese Restaurants, but I know that im not able to eat that on my diet.  I had some left over Quinoa in the fridge and did not want that to go to waste, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with this light recipe.

  • 1-2 Cups of Quinoa
  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 20 Asparagus Cut
  • 3 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp Stir Fry Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon Juice

Cook Quinoa as directed on package.

Cut up Chicken thighs into bite size piece.  Pour Olive Oil into a skillet, and add in garlic.  Sautee for 2-3 mins and then add in Chicken.  Brown the chicken pieces untill no longer pink.  Add in cut up asparagus, and Quinoa and cook an additional 5 mins on med.  Once the asparagus are tender, add Soy Sauce and Stir Fry Sauce, and cook for 5 mins. Before taking off the stove add in 2 tsp of lemon juice and stir and Enjoy.

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Irresistible Peach Cobbler

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After eating loads and loads of “Junk” over the Christmas Holiday, I decided to bid a farewell to my sweet tooth addiction.  Before going back on my diet I made this simple and easy peach cobbler recipe, which has always been one of my favorite desserts.  Hope you enjoy!!

 

  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 Cup of Self Rising Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar Divided
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Can Sliced Peaches juice drained

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter  in a 13 X 9 inch pan.

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Combine Peaches and 1 Cup of Sugar in a pot and bring to a boil

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Combine Flour and 1 cup of Sugar and Milk, mix well and pour over melted butter(Do not Stir)

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Next pour the Peach and Sugar mixture over the batter.  Bake for 30-45 mins and Enjoy!

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Soul Food CrockPot Ribs

Well its been a few weeks since I have posted anything new.  Its been a crazy few weeks for me, with up’s and down’s, High’s and Low’s.  One thing has not changed and that is my love for cooking.  I have made several new dishes over the past few days, and will be sharing those as well.  One meal my family loves is BBQ Ribs.  It takes a lot to make a great batch of BBQ Ribs,  although I think I have found the secret to making a delicious, tender, succulent rib.  If you enjoy “Fall of the Bone” ribs…Stay tunned.

  • Beef Ribs(Your Favorite Rib)
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce(Your Favorite Sauce)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Onions
  • Seasoning Salt

Rub ribs with Brown Sugar, and Seasoning Salt.  Add in Garlic and Onions, and coat well.  Place Ribs in a Crockpot, and cook on Low Heat for at least 8 hrs or over night.

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Preheat Oven to 350…Once your ribs have cooked, transfer to a large Aluminum Pan, making sure to pour off any juice.  Add your BBQ sauce, place foil on top of ribs and place in the oven for 30 mins, allowing the sauce to soak into the ribs.  Once the sauce has soaked in, turn oven up on broil, and remove foil from the ribs, and broil for 2-5 mins.

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Hope you enjoy!!

Southern Smothered Pork Chops

Last Year I had research a lot of Pintrest recipes on how to make Smothered Pork Chops, and after going over several recipes, I came up with my own recipe of the Smothered Pork Chop.  This is a BIG HIT with my family, the kids and Husband love these Chops, so here goes my recipe.

  • Pork Chops(Any Variety)
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Natures All Season
  • Onions
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • French Onion Soup
  • Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup

Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees.  Wash and clean and season your Porkchops.

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Flour Porkchops.  Pour Oil into pan, and fry on each side for about 2-3 mins.  Don’t allow porkchops to cook all the way thru.  Once they are partially cooked, set the porkchops to the side and drain on a paper towel.

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Once All of your Chops have cooked, layer them in a foil pan.  Cut up your Mushrooms and Onions, and spread these across the Porkchops.  I use one onion, and half of a pack of Baby Bella Mushrooms.

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Next you are going Mix in a large bowl,  French Onion Soup, Dry Onion Soup Mix(Both Packs), and the Cream of Mushroom Soup.  Mix these untill you have a creamy texture.

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Next Pour the Gravy over top of your porckchops.  Place Foil on top and bake in a oven for 1 hour.  Temperture my vary depending on Oven.   Once the porkchops are done, serve on a platter and enjoy.

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These Porkchops come out really tender and juicy and would go GREAT with https://thedaltons622.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/loaded-baked-potatoe-casserole/