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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Libby's Pumpkin Hummus ♥


Fall is here and here is my twist on the typical hummus, why not add pumpkin? Using my fave product LIBBY'S® 



Ingredients ♥
Serves 4 to 6
1 (14.5 ounce) can chick peas, drained
1 cup  LIBBY'S® pumpkin puree
2 cloves roasted garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons coconut oil (extra virgin olive oil is fine, but the results will vary)
1 tablespoon tahini
salt and pepper to taste

Directions ♥
1.  Place all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with pita crisps or veggies! enjoy! ♥

Friday, September 26, 2014

Flex Belt Review and my Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe ♥


So I was approached by a great company Flexbelt they sent me their ab belt worth $200.00 for free! I tried it out and here is my review! ♥


The Flex Belt® is the first Ab Belt Toning system cleared by the FDA for Toning, Firming and Strengthening the stomach muscles. With The Flex Belt, you can train your abs even if you're too busy or too tired for a traditional workout. Just slip on the comfortable toning ab belt and the clinically demonstrated, patented medical-grade technology stimulates the nerves that make your muscles contract and relax. As a result, you get an effective abdominal workout that targets all the muscles in your abdomen – all in just 30 minutes a day

You will see results in a matter of 4-8 weeks. If you are not completely satisfied, we ask you to take 
advantage of our 60-day money back guarantee. This gives you ample time to see what 
The Flex Belt will do for you. 

Here’s How It Works: The unique construction of the Flex Belt® features three pre-positioned, medical-grade Gel Pads, covering the central abdominals and external obliques. During your toning session, signals from the Flex Belt® reach out to nerves where they are most concentrated. These nerves branch out to all of the stomach muscles causing them to contract and relax naturally, working all of the muscles at the same time, not just those directly under the gel pads.


My review is that this really does work. I saw results after only 2 weeks, You have to be consistent with it. You also have to eat a healthy balanced diet, I also did some sit ups without as well. Overall it's a great product and I highly recommend it get yours here Buy Flexbelt        
                           After all everyone wants to look and feel fit an healthy! 

Here is a way to keep up a healthy you, try my healthy green smoothie recipe!



My Healthy green smoothie is packed full of Kale. Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K -- and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.

Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. So make sure to try my healthy green smoothie it's perfect for a pre workout or run! ♥

Ingredients 

1 handful baby spinach
1 leaf of  kale (discard the stalk)
1 organic banana
3 pieces of  mango
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup of water

Directions ♥ 


Mix this all up in your smoothie machine or blender until fully blended serve chilled and enjoy! ♥ 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Skinny Skillet Chicken Marsala with Ozeri ♥


I was approached by Ozeri to review their awesome product and was sent a free Ozeri pan to try out. I decided to make skinny skillet chicken marsala here is my recipe enjoy! ♥







Ingredients ♥

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp of dried marjoram
2 eggs, beaten with a little milk
2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbls of butter( fat free version)
2 shallots, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 cups of sliced mushrooms (white button. baby portabella, porcini, etc.)
3/4 cups of sweet Marsala wine
1 cup of chicken broth
1/2 cup of heavy  fat free whipping cream (optional)

1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley 

Directions ♥

Using a medium size bowl, season the flour with the salt, pepper and marjoram.
Place the beaten eggs in another bowl.
Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then in the flour mixture.
In a large frying pan heat the olive oil and butter.
Saute the chicken for 2 minutes on each side until browned.
Remove the chicken from the pan and drain on a paper towel.
In the meantime sauté the shallots, garlic and onions in the remaining butter and oil.
Cover and cook on medium heat for around 4 to 5 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
Turn the heat up and deglaze the pan with the Marsala and broth while scraping all the bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon..
Reduce the mixture to about half.
Stir in the cream if you wish.
Lower the heat and return the chicken to the pan and cook covered for 2 minutes until the chicken is heated through and tender.
Plate the chicken and top with the Marsala and mushroom sauce.

Garnish with parsley and serve. enjoy! ♥

  Unlike other ceramic pans,the Ozeri Green Earth Pan utilizes GREBLON - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
Innovative textured pan surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and superior non-stick performance without ever releasing harmful fumes or toxins.
Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.

Boasts a comfortable heat resistant silicon coated handle and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

Here is where you can get your very own Ozeri pan on Amazon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jdrf and Healthy Snacks for Kid's ♥


So the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fundraising Walk is coming up tomorrow and I walk every year in honor of my mother that had this disease and passed at a young age of 37. It is important for children to eat a healthy balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, proteins and low sugar, especially diabetic children. Here is my healthy recipe





Low carb, nutritious snacks are crucial for kids with diabetes and unfortunately much of what’s out there is quite the opposite. Even for kids without diabetes, managing blood sugar from an early age can go a long way towards preventing high insulin levels and diabetes later on in life. But eating healthy and sticking to a low-glycemic diet can be very tricky with kids. The key is to find nutritious snacks that will appeal to those picky palates that are tempted daily by a barrage of sugary and empty calories. So think protein, fiber, and healthy fats — you’ll help set them up for a lifetime of good health.


Here are some diabetic kid friendly snacks..

Trail mix (over the age of two)
Low fat string cheese
Melon balls 
Veggies and dip cups ( A more fun way to eat your veggies!)
Grapes (frozen grapes are great in the summer)
Apple wedges
Rice cakes with all natural fruit spread or peanut butter
Banana slices with peanut butter
Low fat frozen yogurt 


miss you mamma ♥



So please support your local Jdrf branch click here. ♥



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Skinny Mini Chicken Pot Pie's ♥


Here is such a great fall recipe and healthy!  Using my fave sponsored product Campbell's®  My skinny version of the chicken pot pie. It's warm and gooey for a brisk fall day and mini size perfect for your waistline! See my recipe below! This recipe is so quick and easy! Make it for dinner tonight! ♥




Ingredients ♥

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (98% Fat Free) 1/2 cup skim  milk 1 package (12 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (about 2 1/4 cups) 1 cup cubed cooked chicken 
Frozen pastry sheets ( I use the egg roll pastry ones they are only 9 carbs! ) 

Directions  ♥

Heat the oven to 350 F.  Stir the soup, 1/2 cup milk, vegetables and chicken in a bowl.
  Pour chicken mixture into mini ramekens. Top with pastry shells to cover the mixture. 

 Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.enjoy!  ♥

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Knorr Baked Skinny Spinach n' Artichoke Dip ♥

I love Knorr products! Here is my recipe for baked skinny spinach n artichoke dip, perfect for those football party get togethers, who can't resist that gooey cheese! ♥




Ingredients ♥

1 bag (9 oz.) baby spinach leaves [or 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry]
1 package (8 oz.)light cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® light Mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups light shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mozzarella 
1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) container light Alfredo-style pasta sauce
2 cloves garlic


Directions ♥
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup cheese. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole, then top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake for 35 minutes or until dip is hot.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Skinny Heluva Good Buffalo Chicken Party Dippers ♥



 Here is a product I got to review for free from BzzAgent. It's Heluva Good Dips. I made a recipe out of it I used Heluva Good Buffalo Wing Dip. Here is my healthy recipe enjoy! ♥



Ingredients ♥

Makes 6 to 8 servings
3/4 lb.boneless skinless chicken ( cut into nugget chunks) 
2 12 oz. containers of Heluva Good Buffalo Wing Dip
2 cups cornflakes, crushed
Paprika

Directions ♥

Place a container of Heluva Good! Buffalo Wing Dip in a shallow bowl. Skewer each piece of chicken with a wooden skewer. Roll the chicken in the dip, generously
covering it. Place the skewed chicken on a flat dish, cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. When ready to bake, preheat oven
to 400 degrees. Crush the cornflakes and place them on a flat dish. Roll the skewed chicken in the cornflakes, making sure to securely cover the marinated chicken.
Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet so they do not touch, sprinkle each piece of chicken with paprika and bake in the 400-degree oven for 10 minutes; turning

once and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with skinny blue cheese dressing! enjoy!  ♥




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Madonna & Co Boutique ♥



I was proud to be approached by an awesome company called Madonna & Co  

At Madonna & Co (M & C) you're entering a world where fashion isn't copied, it's created. Where luxury is about being one of a kind, not how much you spend. Where you'll discover exclusive designs, vintage pieces, and exciting mixes of fabrics. Everything is easy to wear, yet sophisticated, feminine, but, inspired by the art of edgy fashion details. Our customer is an independent woman, not a woman of independent means. She stands out in her own style, rather than following the fashion pack. And wherever she lives, she has a New York state of mind. ♥



Madonna & Co thinks you are uniquely you and it's all about attitude.


And you can't afford not to look fabulous!

I love their leather leather leggings! A perfect fall must have! 






So make sure to check them out for all your fashion needs for fall! ♥

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Homemade Skinny Buttermilk Ranch Dressing ♥

I love buttermilk ranch dressing, it's perfect with veggies, on a salad, with skinny buffalo wings, here is my recipe for it, who needs the grocery store kind this is so much better! enjoy!♥



Makes about 1-1/4 cup of dressing.

Ingredients ♥

    1 c. light sour cream
    1/2 c. light buttermilk 
    1 TB. lemon juice
    1 large garlic clove, minced
    1 TB. dried parsley, or 3 TB. chopped fresh
    1/2 tsp. onion powder
    3/4 tsp. sea salt 
    1/2 tsp. black pepper
    1/8-1/4 tsp. dried dill  or 1 tsp. fresh

Directions ♥

    Combine sour cream, buttermilk, and lemon juice in a pint jar or quart mixing bowl. Shake or whisk to mix well.
    Add the remaining ingredients and shake (or whisk) again until well combined. If using a bowl, transfer to a dressing container with lid. Refrigerate one or more hours before using, and taste to adjust seasonings after dressing.
    For a thicker dip: increase sour cream by 1/4 cup (or, conversely, add more milk, a little at a time if a thinner consistency is desired).
    Shake well before each use.enjoy!♥ 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frank's Red Hot Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip ♥


It's Football time and what does that mean? Great football party foods! Here is my recipe for a skinny version of  my favorite sponsored product Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip! ♥


Ingredients ♥

1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot sauce (12 oz. or 1.5 cups)
8 oz container of  light cream cheese
1 cup light shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite blue cheese or gorgonzola)
1 cup light Ranch dressing.
1 bag tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping

Directions ♥

Poach about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast in chicken stock and water.
Using 2 forks, gently thread chicken into small chunks. You can also shred your chicken in your (Kitchen aid) stand mixer using the flat, paddle beater.
In  your kitchen aid, combine shredded chicken with Franks Red Hot sauce.
Combine cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Mix on low to medium speed. 
Pour everything into the  an un-greased glass baking pan or casserole dish.
Sprinkle on more cheddar cheese, and if your guests like it I use crumbles blue cheese or gorgonzola. Finish it off by drizzling on some Ranch dressing.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until dip is melted and bubbling.

Serve with chips and veggies for dipping! enjoy! ♥