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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Homemade Italian Giardiniera

Here is a great recipe using all the fresh vegetables of the summer. I love making this all year round as well, but summer peak vegetables are in season for my Summer Italian Giardiniera! You can pile it on grilled burgers, hot dogs, or just eat it as a tangy side dish! ♥

Ingredients ♥

2 green bell peppers, diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
8 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cauliflower florets
1/2 cup salt
water to cover
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (5 ounce) jar pimento-stuffed green olives, chopped
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup olive oil

Directions ♥
1. Place into a bowl the green and red peppers, jalapenos, celery, carrots, onion, and cauliflower. Stir in salt, and fill with enough cold water to cover. Place plastic wrap or aluminum foil over the bowl, and refrigerate overnight.
2. The next day, drain salty water, and rinse vegetables. In a bowl, mix together garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and olives. Pour in vinegar and olive oil, and mix well. Combine with vegetable mixture, cover, and refrigerate for 2 days before using

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Healthy Food & Fitness at the State Fair! ♥

So Summer is in full swing and there are alot of State Fairs going on. Here are some tips for healthy foods at the fair  and healthy recipes you can create at home for a healthy choice! ♥

First off here are some healthy choices for state fair foods.

Choose things like roast chicken, gyros,( without the pita ) They have roasted corn which is healthy (skip the butter), Roasted peanuts, cheese curds(not fried)
 For dessert grab some salt water taffy, cotton candy (fat free)  or maybe a smoothie. 

Here are some healthy recipes for state fair foods you can make at home. ♥

 Skinny Mini Corn Dogs

Why not try my roasted corn recipe with a twist?

 Tex Mex Roasted Summertime Corn

Or for a supercute cocktail try my Cotton Candy Martinis

Fun Exercise at the fair! Yes this is possible!

Here are some fun activities that you can burn those calories off after eating those State Fair Foods.

1. Potato Sack Races-  Many fairs offer these it's fun and burns calories so get hoppin!

2. Dancing- this burns a ton of calories and its fun! Don't just listen to the live bands at the fair, get up and dance!

3. Walk Off Those Calories — The healthiest part of the fair is that it is spread over several miles of ground. Walk as much as possible! This way, if you see something you might like to try, you know you will be passing it again on your next lap around the park.

So remember my tips when you are out at your state fair this summer and you will be happy and healthy! ♥

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Festa Italiana Inspired Dinner Party Menu ♥

Every year I love going to Festa Italiana, it start's tomorrow!  and I love throwing together a collaboration of my fave Italian recipes. Here is a fun authentic healthy menu enjoy! ♥ 

click below for details on festa italiana! 


First start off with appetizers try my Insalata Caprese Salad 

Then try my Skinny Italian Pasta Salad 

Now it's time for the main dishes, try my Homemade Italian Tomato Sauce 

Then try some cocktails! 

Here is my recipe for Italian Red Wine Sangria 

And for something supercute try my Italian Flag Popsicles!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Skinny Summer Watermelon Margarita ♥

Here is a perfect skinny version of a great refreshing summer cocktail try my fresh watermelon margarita! ♥

Ingredients ♥

1 cup chopped watermelon
Pinch of Stevia sugar
1.5 ounces Tequila
1 ounce Cointreau, Triple Sec, or other citrus-flavored liquour
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Salt and lime to garnish

Directions ♥

Prepare glass by rubbing the rim with lime and dipping it in salt. Muddle watermelon and Stevia sugar until it is pulpy and mostly juice. Strain watermelon mixture through a fine mesh sieve and pour into prepared glass. Press down on watermelon to make sure you extract as much juice as possible. Add the tequila, Cointreau or liquor of choice, and lime juice. Add desired amount of ice and garnish glass with a wedge of lime.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Jalapeno Skinnygirl® Margarita's ♥

Happy Friday Everyone! Why not make your own margaritas without the guilt of carbs and sugar? Margaritas may be a tasty accompaniment to your tacos or enchiladas, but these are among the highest-calorie alcoholic beverages you can choose.Eight ounces of a standard margarita on the rocks will set you back about 455 calories, while a 12-ounce margarita has about 680 calories.
 I just love Skinnygirl® Cocktails! With only 100 calories in a four-ounce serving of Skinnygirl Margarita, you can get your margarita fix without consuming all those calories.  

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Ingredients ♥

4 oz Skinnygirl® Margarita
2 – 3 thin slices of fresh jalapeño
3 – 4 slices of fresh lime
Sea salt or margarita salt

Directions ♥
Muddle the  jalapeño and limes in slices in the bottom of a glass or mason jar with the back of a wooden spoon. Muddle for a good 20 – 30 seconds until the juices really start to form.
 Pour a layer of salt onto a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Slice off a small piece of lime and run the wet edge of the slice along half of the rim of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. 
 Reserve one lime slice for garnishing. Fill glass to the top with ice. Add Skinnygirl® Margarita to the top and gently stir to combine. now sit back, sip  and enjoy! ♥