Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Frozen Blueberry Bites

Frozen Blueberry Bites
-Does that afternoon or late night sweet tooth kick in every now and then?! Try these frozen blueberry bites you won't be disappointed! 

1 cup blueberries
1 cup non-far greek yogurt

-Place blueberries and Greek yogurt in two separate bowls. Place a piece a parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
-Drop each blueberry into Greek yogurt with a spoon, swirl around to coat and place on the parchment paper. Repeat until all blueberries are covered.
-Freeze for an hour or more, then enjoy as you please.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Healthy Burrito Bowls!

A great week night meal for the whole family! Add toppings to your liking!

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup brown rice (I get the boil in bag kind)
1 (7 ounce) can Mexican-style tomato sauce
1 pound Jennie-O Lean ground turkey
1 red bell pepper, sliced, 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 (14 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
2 avocados, mashed
2 tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
tortilla chips for serving
*You can create your own bowl to your liking!

-Heat a medium sauce pot (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Add cooked rice, tomato
sauce and 1 cup water. Simmer until hot.
-Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the ground
turkey and cook, crumbling with a spoon, until brown and crispy.
Add in the sliced peppers and onions and cook until soft. Season with 1 teaspoon salt,
black pepper, cumin, paprika and garlic. Lower the flame and cook for 3 minutes.
-To assemble the bowls, spoon rice and tomato mixture at the bottom of each
bowl.Top with meat, peppers, onions, beans, and any additional toppings you'd like!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

7 Ways to have a Healthy Merry Christmas!

The holidays can be a tough time to stick to your "moderate diet" here are some tips to help you through the holiday parties and cocktail hours! 

1. Mindful Snacking- This is one of the main causes of weight gain. Be mindful of what you put in your mouth! If you are at a party you usually "pick" not knowing what you have eaten! So make a plate, eat that and be done! 
2. Alcohol- Alcohol consumption clearly increases over the holidays. Choose wisely. Have a beverage, then a glass of water or soda water. My favorite drink is Vodka and Water or Soda with a lemon or lime... So you are hydrating at the same time! You will thank me the next am :)
3. Moderation- Yes, we all want to enjoy those deserts and unhealthy appetizers. Don't deprive yourself. Have a little and then be DONE! Enjoy a small amount or your will end up eating twice as much later that day! 
4. Stay Active- Get UP and Get MOVING! During the holidays we all get caught up with shopping, family, running around. Make it a point to get out and walk or run first thing in the morning so you do not get distracted during the day and push your exercise off. 
5. Make the Plans- Have friends that want to go to dinner?! Tell them you will make the plans! Make reservations at a restaurant you can make healthy choices, or where every you go you can always customize your own order! (I am queen of that :))
6. Carry a healthy dish- Invited to a holiday party? Tell the host you will bring a dish! Check out recipes on my blog that you can carry, enjoy and not be tempted by the unhealthy dishes. 
7. Prepare- Preparation is KEY! Before going to a party, go ahead and eat dinner! That way you will not be starving, you can make a small plate, and be satisfied! 

Wishing you all a Healthy Merry Christmas! -XOXO Haley

Friday, December 15, 2017

Benefits of Lemons and Limes!

Interesting facts about Lemons and Limes! 🍋🍋🍋

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast 🥑 

2 slices whole grain bread (or bread of choice)

2 Avocados pitted 

1 tsp red onion finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

2 tsp Parmesan cheese

2 tbs toasted almonds (I put them on a skillet on stove) 

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp red pepper

Salt and pepper to taste 

-Combine all ingredients except cheese and almonds. Mix well. 

-Bake bread until browned on both sides on 350 for about 4 min. 

-Remove bread from oven, spread avocado mixture evenly. Top with Parmesan cheese then toasted almonds. 

-Bake for 3 more minutes to melt cheese

Serve and enjoy!!!