Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Turkey Day Total Body Workout

Here is something you can do if you have 10 minutes or 30 minutes! This is a total body workout that will get you up and moving and feeling good on Thanksgiving!

Go through this 3x as quick as you can or as time allows! You can go to and look at the free downloads if you have questions about exercises.

30 Modified Pushups
100 Mountain Climbers
15 Plank to Pushup R (hold a plank, drop your R elbow down and push back up with the R Hand)
15 Plank to Pushup L (hold a plank, drop your L elbow down and push back up with the L Hand)
30 Froggers (hold a plank and jump legs in to your elbows and back out)
100 Quick Bike
30 Basic Crunches
30 Reverse Crunch (legs at 90 degrees, extend them out and then lift hips up)
100 Quick Bike
15 Burpee with a Pushup
15 Stationary Lunge R Leg
15 Stationary Lunge L Leg
30 Jumping Skaters (jump to the R and take L leg behind you then repeat)
30 Explosions
30 Toes Out Squats (focus on inner thigh)
30 Alternating Reverse Lunges (reverse R leg back then L Leg back)
30 Plyo Lunges

Thanksgiving Zucchini Quiche

Zucchini Quiche

1 1/2 lb. Zucchini grated and well drained
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1/2 lb. Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/4 lb. Swiss Cheese, grated
1 cup egg beaters
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tbls Flour
1/4 Salt and Pepper

-Saute onion is butter until golden brown.
-Mix cheese with zucchini and onion.
-Add remaining ingredients, mix well.
-Pour into a 9 inch greased pie plate (no crust needed) or glass casserole dish.

-Bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes, or until center is set. Serve with salad for a light meal!

Thanksgiving Parmesan Crusted Green Beans

One of my favorites. Easy, simple and delicious! 

Parmesan Crusted Green Beans:
2 can no salt added green beans (or frozen green beans)
1 bag "almond accents"- in the salad section by the lettuce
4 teaspoons parmesan cheese
1 tsp italian seasoning

-Cook green beans as directed on back of bag.
-Place in a casserole dish and add almonds and spices and toss. Add cheese on top.

-Bake uncovered for 15 minutes- To make them crispy broil for 3-5 minutes at the end.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cabbage Soup

Great clean soup to keep you warm this winter!!

Cabbage Soup:
1 head cabbage- chopped
1 cup of each chopped:
Onion, Bell Pepper, Celery, Carrots 
2 cloves garlic 
3 teaspoons Italian Seasoning 
2 cans stewed tomatoes
Butterball Turkey Links-chopped or Sheedded rotisserie chicken 
Unsalted Vegetable Broth

Sautée onions, bell pepper, celery, carrots and garlic. Add all ingredients in a pot or crockpot and simmer on low for 1 hour. 

Healthy Chicken Chili

This is my favorite Chicken Chili Recipe. Great for gameday's or just to have around the house to snack on! Enjoy!!

Chicken Chili

1 Rotisserie Chicken-pulled off the bone and shredded OR 6 boneless skinless skinless chicken breast shredded
4 cans diced tomatoes- basil garlic and oregano seasoned
2 cans stewed tomatoes- Italian style
1 pkg frozen seasoning blend (onions, red pepper and green pepper) in freezer section
3 cups yellow corn (frozen)
4 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 cans navy beans drained and rinsed
2 cans red beans or kidney beans (up to you)
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning (spice)
½ tablespoon ground red pepper (more to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 chili seasoning packet 

-In a skillet sautee garlic and onion and pepper seasoning blend.

-Add all ingredients in a big pot and let simmer for 1 Hour!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter Salad- Thanksgiving Side Dish!

This is one of my favorite salads to make in the winter. It is filling and also makes for a perfect healthy side dish for Thanksgiving!

1 head Romaine Lettuce- chopped
1/2 cup Strawberries- sliced
1/2 cup mandarin oranges
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
Newmans Own Light Basalmic Vinegarette Dressing
Salt and Pepper to taste 
Mix all ingredients and toss well. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

5 Reasons you may not be losing weight...

Very intetresting! I agree with all of these.
Stress, Sleep, Water, Digestion, Fiber

Monday, November 3, 2014

Chicken, Veggie and Brown Rice Casserole

Chicken, Veggie & Brown Rice Casserole

4 boneless skinless chicken breast or 1 Rotisserie Chicken
1 1/2 cup prepared Brown Rice 
1 large squash
1 large zucchini 
1 cup sliced Mushrooms
1/4 cup onion
1 tsp fresh Rosemary
1 tsp fresh Parsley
1 tsp fresh Oregano
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes (Italian)
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesian Cheese
-boil chicken and shred with fork or remove chicken from bone. 
-Slice and Sautée squash, zucchini, mushrooms and onion for 5 minutes. Add Chicken, Herbs, Tomatoes and Brown Rice. Toss until evenly mixed. 
-Spread mixture in casserole and sprinkle with cheese, salt and pepper.
-Bake at 350 for 25 min

Healthy "Quick and Easy" Prepared Foods

Great article on quick and easy prepared foods!