Avocado Facial Peel

April 18, 2013

Green Facial Avocado Skin Peel to soothe and renew your skin!
Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup of mashed avocado

Instructions:
Mix until all of the ingredients are blended well into a pasty paint-like consistency, and then apply to your face. Leave for 15 minutes or until dry. Once fully dry you can peel it off.

Healthy Pecan Balls

April 18, 2013

My mother-in-law makes these awesome Pecan Balls that I just cannot get enough of… so I have altered the recipe a little so that it is healthier by far!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. Coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar (your own optional substitute)
  • 1/4 tsp real vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 – 1, 1/2 c. whole grain flour
  • 3/4 pecans, chopped finely

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream the oil with the sugar and flavorings.
  3. Gradually add in the flour, then nuts.
  4. Roll into 1/3 to 1/2 inch balls.
  5. Bake on cookie sheet for 20 min.
  6. Roll in powdered sugar or optional substitute while still warm.

My own combinations based on tasting P.F. Chang’s, seeing other recipes online, and tasting my own flavors 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 (per person) Finely diced chicken breast
  • 2-3 large lettuce leaves per person
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2/3 finely chopped green onion
  • 8 oz of your choice of crispy vegetable (water chestnuts are a good option)
  • Crispy rice noodles (optional)

Sauce:

  • 1 tsp Ginger sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Optional Chili Paste

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir-fry chicken and garlic to just browned.
  3. Stir in the onions and water chestnuts and stir fry a bit longer (optional depending upon crispness you desire).
  4. Mix together sauce.
  5. Stir into the frying mixture, toss to coat completely. If slightly runny, allow to thicken by simmering for a couple of minutes.
  6. Spoon into lettuce leaves.
  7. Top with rice noodles.
  8. Wrap and eat!

 

I basically developed this one myself, through trying out different things. First, to save the kale as long as possible, I put some water and kale leaves into a blender and blended it all up until I could ‘pour’ the mixture into ice-trays. Once that was done, I had individual servings of kale just waiting for me in my freezer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 – Kale cube (Though mine are shaped like icebergs, Titanics, hearts, and stars… my husband’s are shaped like little skulls ;))
  • approximately 1 cup of frozen strawberries (if fresh, add some ice)
  • approximately 1/3 or 1/4 cup of blueberries (or mixture of blueberries and raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup of non-fat Greek Yogurt (if sweetened, leave out the agave) (Can also use a dairy substitute)
  • 1 Tbsp of Agave nectar

Instructions:

Blend it all up until it is as smoooth as you like, and enjoy!! You can add a little more nectar if you aren’t fond of the Kale flavor… but I have gotten used to it and love it this way! ❤

For ShakeOlogy fans, you could easily replace the Kale with a bit of Shakeology, though I have not tried the Greenberry flavor yet so I cannot vouch for its taste! ❤

This is an old family favorite from my father’s side of the family. My grandmother (We call her Mommom) loves to cook and has some of the most scrumptious dishes. The original is a family secret, but this version is my ‘healthified’ version, so you guys are welcome to try it! ❤

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast per person
  • Real Sherry Wine (not cooking Sherry, doesn’t taste the same)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs (or another less-carb less-wheat less-sugar breading that you prefer)
  • Egg whites (1 per person is generally enough)
  • Almond or Coconut milk (I prefer Coconut)

Directions:

  1. Prepare chicken by fileting very thinly, and/or pounding the chicken with a meat tenderizer.
  2. Warm a large fryer pan or ‘wok’ over heat, melting your coconut oil in it to coat pan.
  3. While pan warms, dip chicken filets into a mixture of the egg whites and milk (to your own tastes, I generally only put a tablespoon or so of milk in, and whisk till mixed) to coat, then coat filet with bread crumbs (or other mixture) before laying it into the oiled pan.
  4. Brown the filets on both sides, until just cooked through, then move filet to a warming dish, until the rest of the filets have been done the same.
  5. Once all filets are finished browning, return them to pan (least cooked ones on bottom) and pour Sherry Wine overtop, ready to cover with a lid immediately (much smoke). Turn down heat and let that simmer off the Sherry Wine until dry-ish.
  6. Rearrange the filets so that more done ones get moved to the top, Repeat #5 once more, and the filets should be a nice deep brown color, with some small areas blackened.
  7. Serve atop your favorite rice-type dish (Generally I use cooked Brown Rice).

 

Reuben Pitza

March 26, 2013

This is a recipe that my husband and I have used for a very long time, and we are going to start using it again (it used to be less healthy by the choices for the ingredients that we made, but now it is much healthier!)

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Ingredients:

  • Whole Wheat Pita rounds (1 per person)
  • LowFat No Sugar Added, etc Thousand Island Dressing (or vinaigrette like I will be using tonight)
  • Low Sodium Choice of Corned Beef, cut in strips or what  I like to call ‘confetti’
  • Low or NonFat Swiss Cheese – shredded
  • Choice of Sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

Instructions:

  1. Lay out the Pita rounds on your cookie sheet.
  2. Spread your dressing across the rounds as if it was the pizza sauce.
  3. Sprinkle your Corned Beef ‘confetti’ on the sauce.
  4. Sprinkle your Sauerkraut on the beef.
  5. Sprinkle your Swiss cheese on the Sauerkraut.
  6. Bake in oven at 350 or so, until your cheese is at desired melted/browned -ness 🙂
  7. Serve with your favorite additional vegetable for a great meal!

Note: If you are not wanting the Sauerkraut you can easily replace it with another form of cabbage, or another favorite pizza-type vegetable.

Food-For-FitnessHere is my recipe for Health and Fitness. Feel free to post comments with additional ingredients that you think make it taste so much sweeter! Yes this is my own created recipe. Author: Heather Diane Ryan of Loving to LOSE ❤

Ingredients:

  • 1 Whole Unsliced Goal
  • 2 cups Inspiration
  • 3 cups Motivation
  • 5 cups Moral Support
  • 1 can of 15 oz Physical Support
  • 7 cups Focus
  • 1 TBSP (optional) Gym/Exercise Equipment
  • 5 cups Rest and Rejuvenation
  • 1 pinch of Belief
  • 1 Plan, divided if desired

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together carefully.
  2. Twist.
  3. Jump.
  4. Run.
  5. Shake it all about.
  6. Taste in moderation.
  7. Sprinkle with Refreshed Desire.
  8. Then Bake at full HeartRate for desired length of time.
  9. Serve on a bed of Precious Success. Enjoy for eternity!