Friday, May 3, 2013

The Salad for Champions

So last night I was craving a salad and not one of those salads from a drive through and I didn't feel like going out to dinner. So I went to the grocery store and bought all the things that I love in my salad. (some of the things I already had)

What you will need
Romaine Lettuce (chopped)
Chopped cabbage
1 can of tuna (water based)
Oven roasted almonds
Mozzarella cheese (skim)
1 tablespoon of yogurt low fat ceaser
Ssriracha Hot Chili Sauce
After eating my delicious salad I decided to make some more skinny turtles.
This time I also added crasins to the mix. (look back 4 post for recipe)

I already have some great recipes to share next week, so make sure you don't miss out! Have a blessed weekend everyone!
Day 95:
Breakfast: non fat greek yogurt
Snack: 2 Skinny Hold Me Over Bars
Lunch: Skinny Chicken Stir Fry
Snack: fresh strawberries and 1 hard boiled egg
Dinner: A turkey leg from the fair :)
33 days no diet mountain dew
28 days till ultimate goal

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Skinny Chicken Stir Fry

I always say that I should have been born in an Asian country because I am completely obsessed with all the wonderful foods. I eat everything spicy, the hotter the better. Now my absolute favorite is Thai food and one day I will take a Thai cooking class because well that would be just plain awesome. But for now I will stick with this yummy recipe.
What you will need
ground chicken
1/2 head of cabbage
1 bag frozen broccoli florets
2 garlic cloves (minced)
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 packets of splenda
sriracha hot sauce

Start by cooking your ground chicken and drain once fully cooked.
Then chop up your cabbage into thumb size pieces and mince you garlic.
Add you minced garlic to the chicken and cook on high for about 3 minutes , then cut down to medium.

Then add all your ingredients.
Like I said I love spicy food so I will let you be the judge of how much hot sauce you want to add. (I used about 1/2 cup ) After all the ingredients are added, add 2 cups of water then cover.

Let cook on medium for about an hour (or until broccoli is soft and juices have soaked up)

Once it is ready, believe it is worth the wait.
 Enjoy your low calorie, low carb, yummy Skinny Chicken Stir Fry.
Day 94:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with a tsp of sugar free syrup and fresh strawberries
Snack: almonds
Lunch: skinny chicken stir fry
Snack: 2 skinny hold me over bars
Dinner: The Salad for Champions (ingredients on tomorrows post)
32 days no diet mountain dew
29 days till ultimate goal

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Skinny Hold Me Over Bars

Do you ever just need a quick, easy snack but without it being heavy or high on calories? Whether you are sitting at your desk at work, in your car, late night television watching, before a workout, etc. Well I made the perfect little snack that will hold you over so that you don't end up over eating.
What you will need
1 cup of oats
4 tablespoons of reduced fat peanut butter
1 medium ripe banana
1 packet of splenda
dark chocolate chips (at least 70% cocoa)
Start by mixing everything into a large bowl. It makes it easier to cut the banana into small pieces.

Just keep stirring, put that arm into into.

Eventually it will start looking like dough,

once it looks like dough, measure out heaping tablespoons for each bar.
Then shape into bars and add 2 dark chocolate chips to each bar. (this will make 10 bars) then refrigerate over night. Keep the ones you arn't enjoying right now refrigerated.

Then when you get a that snacking feeling, enjoy your light, healthy snack!!

Check out tomorrow for my step by step recipe for Skinny Chicken Stir Fry.
Day 93:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with skim mozzarella and a teaspoon of sugar free syrup
Snack: skim mozzarella stick
Lunch: spaghetti squash with ground chicken and low sugar marinara
Snack: skinny hold me over bars
Dinner spaghetti squash with ground chicken and low sugar marinara ( I hate to waste food)
31 days no diet mountain dew (holy cow...never thought I'd go this far)
30 days till ultimate goal...better get to it!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Skinny Turtles

If you are like me, sometimes you just want something sweet. Not all the time and not too sweet but something to hit the spot. Well do I have a treat today!

What you will need
3 tablespoons of chocolate chips (make sure they are at least 70% cocoa)
Almonds ( I initially had 16 but I really only used 8 because I cut them up into small pieces

Start by chopping up your almonds into small pieces.

Then put your chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and heat them for 45 seconds. Check and see if the are melted (because they will burn) and then if not completely melted put back in for 10 to 15 seconds.

Then on a piece of wax paper, with a spoon, pour quarter sized circles with the chocolate. ( It will make 9), and then add your almonds.

Then you can let sit out for about an hour, or until they are hardened, or you can sit them in the fridge for quicker results. I got inpatient to try these yummy looking treats and put them in the fridge.
After the chocolate has hardened. Get ready for something delicious!

 Now since I have gotten older I don't have much of a sweet tooth anymore so I just ate one and that was enough for me.
So then I packaged it up so I can have some for later.

Now the most exciting thing about these Skinny Turtles they have less than 30 calories each... Take that Nestle Turtles, which have 80 calories each!

Make sure you check out tomorrow for my step by step recipe for Skinny Hold Me Over Bars.

Day 92:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with skim mozzarella cheese and a squirt of sugar free syrup and a banana
Snack: skim mozzarella stick
Lunch: grilled chicken salad with parm cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
Snack: sunflower seeds
Dinner: went to a mexican restaurant and shared fajitas with the bf. I only had the meat in veggies. Which is so tough because I could live on the chips and salsa, rice and beans
Dessert: 1 skinny turtle and a bite of energy bars to try
Day 30 no diet mountain dew
31 days till ultimate goal

Monday, April 29, 2013

Stuffed Sirloin

I want to start off with great news I can officially wear ( and not squeeze into) my size 4 old navy jeans. Now if you know me I have been wanting to get back into these skinny jeans for a long time now. They were a lot of the reason for this challenge as well. So I have to say it feels good to be back in these bad boys.

Now to the Stuffed Sirloin. These are great if you are going to a cookout and they are grilling steaks and you don't want to be difficult. (Even though most the time I am these days)
What you will need
lean sirloin steak
red pepper
any seasonings you would like on steak ( I just used garlic, salt, pepper)
Start by cutting your steak in half and cut through the middle as well if it is thick.

Then cut all your veggies in long pieces,

then stuff your steaks. To hold the steaks together, put two toothpicks at the top and add your seasonings.

Then put those yummy steaks on the grill. You can decide how well or rare you like them cooked.

Once they are cooked to your satisfaction.

Make sure you check out tomorrow I am going to be sharing my skinny turtles step by step recipe!!
Day 89:
Breakfast: skip
Lunch: the bf forced me to eat some carbs because he thinks I am nuts. So I had a half of a chickfila  grilled chicken wheat wrap.
Dinner: 1 turkey burger (no bun) and a salad with low fat ceaser dressing
Day 90:
Breakfast: a cup of grapes
Lunch: pulled pork, turkey, 2 small pieces of ham, greens beans, and a little bit of chicken salad
Dinner: spaghetti squash with ground chicken and marinara ( low sugar)
Day 91:
Breakfast: 1 banana and 2 egg omelet with 1 piece of chopped deli ham
Lunch: spaghetti squash with ground chicken and marina ( low sugar )
Snack: mixed nuts
Dinner: Thai chicken with broocoli and cabbage
29 days no diet mountain dew
32 days until ultimate goal