Eat Meat~Green Veggies~Nuts~Some Fruit~No Sugar~No Grains

30 Day Arm Challenge

I thought since I have this 30 day Spring Slim Down Challenge I’d like to add some exercise to the mix.  So if anyone is interested below is the challenge and it can be done at home. Click on picture to enlarge and then print a copy and begin the challenge.

30 day Arm Challenge

 

Hello Everyone,

I’ve decided to create a two week dinner plan.  It’s not written in stone but it’s nice to know that I can choose a meal just at a glance.  Here are 14 dinners for Monday April 27 ~ Sunday May 3, 2015

 

Week#1

Meal 1
Stuffed Peppers with ground beef, Italian sausages, & spinach

Green salad with vinaigrette

Meal 2
Chicken cutlets with citrus honey sauce
Rice
Peas & onions
Green salad with vinaigrette

Meal 3
Beef broth soup

Vietnamese rolls (shredded chicken breasts & shredded cabbage)
Veggie Stir-Fry (bell peppers, onions)
Rice
Eggrolls, Plum sauce, Sweet chili sauce

Meal 4
Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts

Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, onions, feta cheese)
Ranch coleslaw
Parsley salad

Meal 5
Beef taco casserole or Qenchiladas or Quesadillais
Mexican rice

Meal 6
Slowcooker Baby Back Ribs with dry rub

Ranch coleslaw
Corn

Meal 7
Slow Cooker Beef & Barley

Zoodles
Veggies
Green salad with vinaigrette

Week#2

Meal 1
Baked Italian sausages

Zoodles (zucchini noodles)
Pasta with meat sauce

Meal 2
Slow cooker Beef Stroganoff
(roast beef, mushroom, onions, sour cream, white wine)
Zoodles (for me)
Noodles (for family)
Salad

Meal 3
Oven roasted rosemary chicken

Roasted cauliflower
Roasted potatoes
Green beans with sliced almonds
Green salad with vinaigrette

Meal 4
Homemade Lean Beef burgers (grilled)

Baked french fries 
Parsnip fries
Ranch coleslaw
Mashed cauliflower
Green salad with vinaigrette

Meal 5
Fish Tacos with Avocado
Mango Salsa
Rice
Green salad with vinaigrette

Meal 6
Yogurt marinated Chicken

Ranch coleslaw
Roasted brussel sprouts
Green salad with vinaigrette
Baked potato (Toppings: Butter, Sour Cream, Green onions)

Meal 7
Shepards pie

Green salad with vinaigrette

Snacks:
1 cup Cantaloupe, Waterlemon (twice a day)
Celery stuffed with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter
Zucchini chips & Babaganoush dip
Greek yogurt with berries
Pepperoni chips with hummus dip
Protein Bar

Spring 30 Day Slim Down

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Morning everybody,

Yes Spring has sprung and I feel a weight loss challenge is in order.  Feel free to join me in this challenge, I’ve added a countdown on the right side of my blog.

HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SPRING SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE:

1. The challenge will run from Sunday April 26 to Sunday May 31.

2. You may join the challenge at any time, late-comers are most welcome.  To join the challenge,  use the comment box to post your, starting weight,  and goal weight.

Example:    Starting Weight:      170 lbs
                       Goal Weight:       150 lbs
You may choose any goal you like. This is a 30 day challenge, so we should be able to stick to our goal.  A realistic goal is 1-2 pounds a week.

3. Pick a day for your weekly weigh-in, and stick to it a closely as you can. Then post your current weight each week.

4. You are encouraged to share how you are doing during the challenge, and especially to give each other support.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post them.

Wishing you much success and happiness!

Marisa

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Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal
Ingredients:
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup steel cut oats (uncooked)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup frozen blueberries

Preparations: In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, milk, oats and brown sugar.
Divide into 4 mason jars or containers, top with frozen blueberries and refrigerated at least ­6 hours or overnight.

Add additional toppings such as toasted coconut, almonds, or honey. 

Makes 4 servings

1 serving:

Calories 143
Total Fat 1.4g
Carbs 24.6
Fiber 3.7
Sugar 7.1g
Protein 8.7g
Calcium 11.0%
Iron 5.2%

Here’s a gluten free and nut free ice cream cake recipe.  Last weekend we celebrated our daughters 14th birthday and she had a party with a few of her closest friends but two of her friends had food allergies, one girl is gluten free & another girl is nut free.  So after trying to come up with many alternatives I decided that at an ice cream cake was a good solution. 

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hapman’s ice cream gluten free & nut free ice cream
PC chocolate fudge sauce
Magic shell

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Parchment lined spring form pan.
Spread chocolate ice cream on the bottom and place in freezer.

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Spread chocolate fudge sauce and place in freezer.
Once frozen spread mint chocolate chip ice cream over fudge and place in freezer.

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Spread more chocolate sauce  mint ice cream and freeze until frozen.

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Spread more chocolate sauce over mint ice cream and freeze until frozen.

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Cover with more chocolate ice cream and freeze.

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Drizzle with Magic Shell chocolate sauce

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Add a few candles and Voila!!!  Gluten Free & Nut Free Birthday cake.

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Here’s a look at it on the inside, needless to say it was a big hit.  
I’m definitely going to make this again.

Fruity Ice Recipe

 Here’s a great way to flavor your water or a cocktail with these fruity ice cubes.

I used my silicone muffin cups and used sliced lemon, lime & frozen raspberries.  Why frozen raspberries?  Well if you ever buy them you’ll always get a bunch of crumbly broken raspberries.  This is a great way to use them other than in a smoothie.

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These nice big ice cubes are great for my water bottle too.

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Place them in a freezer bag and they’re ready for your next beverage.

Cheers!!!

 

Fitbit Ankle Strap

I love my Fitbit Charge HR & I love doing spin classes, or even doing the stair master but with the Fitbit on my wrist it doesn’t catch all my steps when holding on the handle bars.
So I came up with a solution. 
I bought a Velcro strap for my yoga matt but it was too long.

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So I cut it  to make it shorter and sewed it back together.

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Then put my Fitbit Charge HR on my ankle & wrap the strap on. 

Voila!!

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