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My Personal Transformation Tuesday!

July 30, 2013

Last week during a very uneventful evening, I took a stroll through some older Facebook pictures of friends and came across pictures from a wedding I was in two years ago. The wedding, the bride, and the day were beautiful, but I was astounded by what I had looked like. I knew I was heavier then, but hadn't really put it into perspective until now.



Left: 204lbs, size 14, unhealthy and unhappy  Right: Size 4, healthy, and happy

green smoothie

All Natural Colon Cleansing Green Smoothie

July 29, 2013

This is the perfect green treat after a few days of less than healthy eating.  The sweet taste will curb your cravings and the super fiber punch will leave you with a very happy and healthy digestive system.



Creamy Avocado Dream Green Smoothie

July 22, 2013

Want more out of your avocados than just dips? Try this avocado smoothie for a creamy and delicious way to eat your greens!



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Spicy Oven 'Fried' Chicken

July 16, 2013

 

Fried crispy, salty, yummy, rich fried chicken. Fried chicken; delicious on the tongue, not so attractive on the thighs.  My fix is a flavor packed oven ‘fried’ version using oat flour as the breading. 





dinner

Pancetta and Melon Pasta

July 12, 2013

I am not a regular pasta eater. I prefer lighter fare of veggies, fruit, and a little protein. BUT if I am in the mood for some filling, comforting pasta, I always turn to this recipe.  The pancetta is so salty and flavorful and the melon brings a sweet freshness to the dish. Finished off with a little heat from the chili flakes, this dish is the perfect comfort food.


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Homemade Vitamin Water: Basil and Lemon Infusion

July 11, 2013

I drink a lot of water. A lot of water. I love the crisp taste of ice water and the mellowing of warm lemon water.  Mixing up flavors in water is a great way to make your recommended daily intake go quicker and more fun! Adding in basil and lemon will give your water antioxidants, aid in digestion, and give skin a dewy glow.

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Soy Lime Chicken Skewers

July 09, 2013

What is better than meat on a stick? If you answered nothing, you are correct.  Chicken skewers are fun and versatile. You can combine all your favorite flavors for never ending kabob enjoyment!


Lentil Stuffed Peppers

July 08, 2013

I am in love with lentils. I am always looking for new ways to use these super little beans. Their peppery flavor makes them one of my favorite foods and, added bonus, they are packed with protein and fiber.  Their versatility lends them easily to multiple fun recipes.


challenge

Juicy July Challenge!

July 01, 2013

Do you love a challenge? If YES, join my Juicy July Green Smoothie Challenge. I challenge you to have one green smoothie or juice every day in the month of July. Why? Green juices and smoothies easily add more fruits and veggies into your diet, help to hydrate your body, and every sip is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Need help getting started? Look for my super simple recipe after the picture. So, who's with me?



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