Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tone It Up Turkey Pumpkin Chili Yumminess

It has been cold this weekend in Oklahoma. We actually got freezing rain and sleet so all I wanted to do this weekend is curl up on the couch, watch TV and read. It was a relaxing weekend.

Well while browsing Instagram, I noticed one of my Tone It Up sisters posted that she was making the Turkey Pumpkin Chili and I thought why not try making it. I have almost all of the ingredients and I just changed a few of them plus I added kale. Gotta get your greens in when you can.

I will tell you this recipe is wonderful. It is savory and sweet at the same time. The recipe is on their blog here. Like I said earlier, I just added kale and it was so filling. Plus I have a lot leftover for this week to eat for lunch.

Why not try it? I think you will love it and add it to you monthly cooking schedule.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tone It Up 7 Day Slimdown Round 2

I completed the Tone It Up 7 Day Slimdown again last week. This was my second time doing the slimdown and this time seemed to be easier. Here are my tips for having a successful week.

1.  Make sure you have all the groceries you need for the week. Here is my grocery list from the first slimdown. 

2. Get gallons of water and I love LaCroix. This is sparkling naturally flavored water. I love the Peach Pear.

3. Change up the way you fix your meals. I say this because you will be eating the slimdown scramble a lot. In order to not get tired of it, this time I made them into quiche cups. They were delicious.  Also used my omelet maker.

4. Drink lots of water. It will keep everything flowing.

5. Keep a positive attitude.

6. Make your meals a presentation. You will feel better about what you are eating.

7. Plan, plan, plan. Do not get upset if something goes wrong. Just get immediately back on track.

8. Be prepared to be hungry. By the fifth day, I was ravenous but stuck with it.

9. Try to find others on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to do the slimdown with you. It will change everything and keep you motivated. Follow me on instagram @okgetfit or twitter okgetfit

10. Do your workouts but if needed do light cardio and yoga. Do what your body tells you to do.

11. Take some time to just enjoy yourself. I had a great evening on the back porch with a candle and new book.

12. Be prepared to feel good and proud of yourself when you are done! I lost four pounds and really felt fantastic. My body felt lighter and overall stronger.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Perfect Fit Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites

Happy Fall! I want to share a recipe with you today. A couple weeks ago I created a recipe because I was craving pumpkin and cookie dough. I combined these two flavors to make these semi-healthy Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites.

1 c perfect fit protein powder or other favorite vanilla PP
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp salt 
1 tbsp butter melted, can use butter substitute
about 1 cup pumpkin purée (NOT pumpkin pie filling) Start with 1/2 cup and keep adding until you get the moistness you like. 
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ c coconut sugar or brown sugar or stevia (whichever you prefer)

1. Mix together the dry ingredients first and mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Then combine them together and mix throughly, adding more pumpkin if needed. See above note.
2. Next line a baking sheet with wax paper. Take an ice cream scoop to help portion mixture and create 24 cookie dough balls. Place on lined baking sheet and put in freezer for about 30 minutes. Just enough time to get them to set properly. Then you can store them in a glass or plastic container. They will stay moist for up to 2 weeks. 



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