Autumns Zucchini chips

Autumns Zucchini chips

So last night we made the Zucchini chips from Autumns book Fixate. I not only used that recipe for the zucchini but I made the sweet potatoes version as well. (I love sweet potatoes/yams)

In my experience you will need to use a mandolin slicer but I would suggest the thicker cut than the thin. Jill and I used the thin and they just became too burnt and ended up being kind of bitter. The sweet potatoes cooked up well with the thin slice so I recommend that for the tuber version.

The recipe is easy to follow , here it is:

  • 2  large Zucchini sliced very thin
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tap salt
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 F
  2. Place zucchini slices in one layer between payer towels to draw out water
  3. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
  4. Place zucchini slices on baking sheet
  5. Brush or spray with olive oil
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Bake for 2 hours or until golden brown
  8. Allow to cool completely before eating

Now I followed the same MO for the sweet potato version and I think they taste better.

The 21 day fix daily container equivalents are 1 green and 1/2 tbsp for the zucchini, and 1/2 yellow for the sweet potato.

I’m sure there is a bit of practice involved here but I will not be making the Zucchini ones any time again soon. Please tell me your experience with this recipe , I would love to hear it.

Thanksgiving day strategy.

Thanksgiving day strategy.

10615543_10203961982442755_4551343145716707051_nI just had to re-post this from one of my fitness friends.

Written by Jessica C.

 

Stuff I was thinking during my workout this morning!

Strategies to Survive Thanksgiving

Have you worked hard to achieve success in your weight loss journey, but fear the temptation of Thanksgiving day? Here are some tips on how to survive!
1. Decide early on that you will do your best to make good choices throughout the day.
2. Start your day with a solid workout. I’ll bet you won’t feel like doing it after dinner!
3. Take pride in your appearance and feel good about your success! Dress up, wear makeup, whatever! When people compliment you on how great you look, let that feed your desire to succeed.
4. If you’re making food to bring, do your best to make healthy ingredient swaps. Healthy food can still be super tasty!
5. Don’t sit near the appetizers.
6. Go easy on the alcohol, or abstain all together. Alcohol is high in calories, and if you have enough, can lead to poorer choices throughout the rest of the day. If you must have that glass of wine, consider cutting it with diet soda or another mixer to ease off on the calories and alcohol.
7. Drink lots of water throughout the day. Have a big glass right before dinner to fill you up a bit.
8. When choosing food to put on your plate, be mindful of choices that are heavy in fat or sugar or empty carbs. Eat these sparingly. Remember, the first few bites of your favorite foods taste the best, and your satisfaction drops off from there, so take a small portion.
9. Turkey, the star of the show: Your best bet is the breast meat, followed by drumsticks, then thighs and wings. And, do you really need to eat the skin? Skip it for best results.
10. Use gravy sparingly.
11. Put your fork down between bites. Eat slowly.
12. Enjoy the company and the conversation around you.
13. It takes your brain about 20 minutes to realize that you’re full, so be aware of this, and stop eating and give your mind a chance to catch up.
14. After eating, help clear the table. If you’re not hanging out at the table you won’t have as much temptation to go for second or third helpings. Plus, moving burns calories, and you’ll also win the favor of the host!
15. Dessert: pumpkin pie will have the least calories and fat, followed by apple pie, then pecan pie. If you must have them, use portion control and go easy on whipped cream or ice cream topping.
16. Take a walk after dinner. This will help digestion, burn some calories, and get you away from more food!
Enjoy the day. Be thankful for your blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

 

Thank you Jessica for this awesome post!!

So What can I snack on ?

So What can I snack on ?

cucumber-peel-raw-175842When I get home at night especially after class I get so hungry. On bad days I would make myself a sandwich….. ok 3 sandwiches. And then eat them in 4 min and feel guilty the rest of the night.  SO what can I eat when the hunger comes  creeping in?

Well there are some great foods I like to much on, and even some have negative calories, yep , but negative calories is really code for no nutritional value as well.

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Shakeology Crunch bars

After trying several of the recipes of Shakeology bars there are I decided to make a crunchy version that satisfied my desire to have a crispy crunchy filling snack bar that wont slow me down or feel like I’m cheating on my diet.

Watch my video on how to make a snappy change to your snack.

 

If you want a sample of Shakeology feel free to contact me on Facebook or here on my blog page.

 

Enjoy!

 

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