Saturday, January 30, 2016

Healthy Snack Ideas

Are you tired of eating the same snacks everyday and would like a change?  There are days, I can eat cucumber and hummus everyday and other days I want something different.  Before you get to that point where you run out of options, look at this list.

Some may ask, if I am trying to lose weight, why are snacks important? Our bodies need fuel to function properly and small snacks throughout the day will help our body function properly and help us to reach our weight loss goals.  A person should aim to eat every 2 to 3 hours and depending on your weight loss goals the calories for snacks varies.

Here is a short list of healthy snacks to help you satisfy your body and reach your goals!!

  • 1 apple and 12 to 14 raw almonds
  • 1 medium cucumber and 1 - 2 tsp hummus - my favor is Boar's Head Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Protein shake - 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder, 12 - 14 ounces and frozen fruit
  • Shakeology
  • Raw pecan halves and 1 green apple
  • Turkey slices, low sodium, nitrate-free (minimally processed) and homemade honey mustard dip (yellow mustard mixed with a drizzle honey)
  • 1 apple and 2 tsp almond butter
  • 1 cup 1% plain Greek yogurt, 1 large banana, sliced and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Lettuce, turkey slices and red bell pepper
  • 2 plain  unsalted brown rice cakes with 1 - 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1/2  cup strawberry or other berries with 1 tsp raw honey to add sweetness. 
I hope you find a variety of snacks to help you fuel your body for weight loss and performance!!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Italian Meat Loaf

This recipe is kid approved and healthy!!!   When trying to eat healthy as parents we need to make sure our kids love the meals, so that they will ask for it again and again.  This is the case with this recipe.  I want to share this recipe with you all, so here it goes and feel free to add any new touches you want to it.

Italian Meat Loaf
What you will need:
½ white onion diced
2 Tablespoons fat free chicken broth
2 tablespoons garlic minced
1 ½ pounds ground turkey breast – I purchased the Italian season ground turkey breast, but it is not necessary
½ cup of Italian bread crumbs
1 can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano
2 Tablespoons of fat free mozzarella
¼ cup of tomato sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sauté onions in the chicken broth until lightly browned
  3. Add in the minced garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.   Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey breast, bread crumbs, pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, sautéed onion and garlic and mix together.
  5. Place half of the mixture into pan.
  6. Add fat free mozzarella and place the remaining mixture on top of the fat free mozzarella.
  7. Form mixture into a loaf.
  8. Brush the pasta sauce on top. 
  9. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until done.
  10. Take out of oven and drain off fat, then let cool about 10 minutes and serve.

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