Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Wow Moments" OH Magazine, Summer 2011

What are your "Wow" Moments with your personal "Weight Loss Journey"? I am over 10 years out and I have had so many....All I can say is....life in this body is soooooo good!!!! I feel better an have more energy than I did in my 20's!!!

Remember to create healthy eating and exercise habits for a lifetime....that means forever!!! That is the only way to lose the weight you want to lose and keep it off.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Crock Pot Leg Quarters with Veggies and Black Bean

I love using my crock pot for days when I know I will not have the time to prepare a good dinner.

This recipe is so easy to throw together and very flavorful.

5 skinless leg quarters (you can use breast if you prefer)
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 Spanish onions
1 roasted yellow pepper (you can roast your own or used roasted red peppers from a jar)
Italian seasoning
Garlic Powder
1 can black beans

Place your chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour both cans of tomatoes over the top. Cut your onions and yellow pepper up in quarter and add to pot. Then sprinkle a generous amount of Italian seasoning and garlic on the top (do not stir). Add salt and pepper.

Cook on low for 6 – 7 hours.

Warm black beans and put in a ramekin.

That is it so easy and so good!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Steak Fajita Salad with Black Beans on the side

This was super easy and really delicious! You can substitute shrimp or chicken for the steak if you like. I used the steak strips in the picture above (from costco)however you can grill your own or even used left over.

Leaf lettuce
Diced beef steak tomato
Diced vidalia onion
Roasted yellow pepper (you can use store bought red pepper if you prefer)
Guacamole (home made or store bought)
Sour cream
Can of black beans

First I roasted my yellow pepper on the grill. It is so easy to do. Just cut and clean the pepper and put on the grill directly over the fire (the shinny hard side goes on the grill). Move it around until the shinny surface is black. Then put in a zip lock bag or glass bowl with a lid. Let sit for a while then peal the black part off and dice.

Next I stir fried my diced vidalia onion in olive oil. (You will not cook it all the way leave al dente) add your already cooked steak to warm.

Then layer salad starting with lettuce, tomato, onion roasted yellow pepper. Then add steak and onions. Top with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole. (If you like you can sprinkle with shredded cheese). Then salt and pepper to taste and also add salsa and hot sauce if you like!

Serve warmed black beans on the side.

Very tasty!!!

Tuna, Chick Pea, Tomato Salad

This is a quick, and nutritious recipe and best of all tastes great!
With lots of protein and fiber.

1 Can white tuna (packed in water)
1/2 can of chick peas
1 large beef steak tomato
1/2 vidalia onion
Italian seasoning
Low Fat Caesar dressing (you can use italian if you like)

Just put the chick peas on the bottom of your dish, then dice tomatoe and vidalia onion and top with plain tuna. Sprinkle with italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Then drizzle a little caesar dressing on the top and I like to put a little hot sauce on. (But that is optional)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Black Bean, Jerk Chicken Recipe

Try this easy, nutritious and very tasty recipe.

Grilled marinated jerk chicken (home made or store bought)
Black beans
Vidalia onion
tomato (I used garden fresh beef steak tomatoes)

Put about 1/4 cup of black beans in your dish, add cooked chopped jerk chicken, diced Vidalia onion and diced tomato. Add salt and pepper to taste and your favorite hot sauce.

Let me know how you like it!!!;-D