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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quinoa Shrimp Jambalaya

FYI: Incase you didn't know Quinoa is sooooo GOOD for you!! A great source of Vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and protein! Quinoa is a complete protein which means that it contains all of the essential Amino acids! It's also great for those GLUTEN free people!! So try it out! Try trading it out for White rice or even brown rice.


2 cups of Quinoa
4 cups of water or chicken broth
Combine in slow cooker

Cook for 2 hrs or until Quinoa is of your consistency liking..

Then toss in...

1 can of diced Spicy hot tomatoes
2 cups of kale
1 cup of carrots
1 cup of peppers
16 oz of Large Cooked Shrimp
2 tsp Old Bay
2 tsp Tabasco Sauce
1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
Dash of Curry powder

Cook for another 2 hours on Low

Looks Kinda Sloppy...But tastes really GOOD! :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Nue is out of this world! So delicious! Amy sent me an awesomely generous amount of samples and even with a handwritten note!! I thoroughly enjoyed sampling these with both strawberry & blueberry to try, I had the best of both worlds. Each tiny ball is crafted from real fruit with a gooey center and covered with yogurt or chocolate and rolled in crunchy crisps. Handcrafted all the way from maine! They're a little higher in sugar so it's great for a post workout snack along with your protein! It's also great on the go, each package contains 180 calories of balls and its easy to grab a handful and pop in your mouth or save some for later,great for anyones schedule. Try this out- It's something "NEU"!!

XOXO Jamie

Monday, May 28, 2012

PB&J Protein Bread

So, PB&J was definitely one of my favs as a kid!! So, now you can have some PB&J without guilt!!
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup protein powder
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 egg white
6 tbsp xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
2 packets truvia
1/3 cup skim milk
1/2 cup of sugar free or low sugar jelly

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all dry ingredients & add in wet ingredients EXCEPT for Jelly
Then blend & beat & pour in your loaf pan
Before baking swirl in Jelly
Bake for 30-35 mins
You can cut into squares & freeze for later use for protein on the go!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pumpkin Flaxseed Protein Bread

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup whey protein powder (I gave Body Fortress Vanilla a try!)
2 tbsp flaxseed
1/2 cup of xyitol or your favorite sweetener
1 super ripe banana
1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 fat free greek yogurt
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
options to add in: raisins, crushed almonds or walnuts

Preheat the oven 350

Combine all ingredients & give it a lil mix up
Bake for 45 minutes for 8x8 pan or loaf pan

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It takes Time!!!

Keep striving and working towards your goals!!! It's all about daily achievements for the future!! Saying no to those French fries or cupcakes and yes to the gym today-makes all the difference for tomorrow!! Stay positive!!! Xoxo

Monday, May 21, 2012

Protein Banana Bread

3/4 cup of oats
2 small-medium bananas
1/3 cup of plain fat free greek yogurt or applesauce
2 tbsp of skim milk
1 egg
1 egg white

2 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda

2 scoops of protein powder ( I use Optimum Nutrition's White Chocolate or Vanilla)
5 packets of Truvia & 2 tbsp of Xyitol sweetener or (your favorite sweetener of choice)

Combine all ingredience in a blender until fully blended!!

Preheat the oven to 350 & bake for 35-40 mins

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuurrsty Tuurrrsday

Staying hydrated!!!

Staying hydrated is so important!!! SOOOO IMPORTANT!!!
Drinking water will help with your weight loss goals, frequently you think your hungry when your actually thirsty! Aim for at least 8 glasses a day! Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 14, 2012


No matter what is going on my life I always make time for an all around healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy and making time to go to the gym is completely mandetory. I don't allow myself the option to ditch the weights or  healthy plates in times of stress or a loaded schedule. Being consistant is super important in achieving your goals not only in the gym but in general. Choosing to be healthy and active is not only extremely important for your physical health, but as well as your psychological. Exercise and weight training especially will help you stave off muscle loss, keep your bones strong, and help you control your weight. Exercise can decrease stress, give you a boost of energy, and even lighten your mood. Everyone gets stressed, but what matters is how you handle it. Being positive in times of stress is hard I know but I try to send out positive energy and thoughts into the atmosphere. I try to keep my emotional state in check daily, and feed Mind, Body, & Spirit. Leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is about consistency. Keeping those healthy choices in check everyday, by PLANNING and being PREPARED! Don't leave your "lunch" or "breaktime snack" up to chance.."Oh, I'll find a healthy snack" Chances are you WON'T when it comes down to it. Planning ahead is extremely important for success. Changes don't happen overnight, it takes consistency for results. It really is all about the long term, and setting goals for the future will keep you striving to make those healthy descions daily. If your constitant about setting weekly and even daily goals of what you would like to accomplish then your on your way to being successful. Setting and achieving short term goals will only be your stepping stone to the MEGA Momma long term goal. So, keep setting goals, figure out what positive changes you have to make to set yourself up for success in attaining your goals, and set some "YOU" time aside!!
xoxo Until next time
Don't give up, The beginning is the hardest part!!