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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Clear Springs Rainbow Trout Burgers! 160 calories and 22g of protein per burger! These are 100% trout, no artificial additives and is gluten free.

Planters NUT-trition Energy Mix-Now has three new exciting flavors- Berry Nut, Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut, and Banana Granola Nut.

CORE POWER Light- By fair oak farms now has a protein milkshake. Each has 20 grams of protein. Comes in chocolate, vanilla, and Strawberry-banana. Each are 150 calories.

Wild Planet- Wild Albacore Tuna packets. 100% Albacore and no drain!

PICKLES PICKLES PICKLES...Vlasic has launched a New Farmers Garden line, Ranges from Sweet to tangy and spicy mixtures of pickles and veggies. No artificial coloring and no corn syrup.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Words...Words are very powerful., whether it be negative or positive.  Words have the power to create a realm of endless possibility, our words and actions are a cause and effect of our inner thoughts. The words a person speaks into the universe can really give you an idea of their thought mechanics, their soul, the reality of what they base their beliefs on. Surrounding yourself with negative words has a lasting effect, and can only slowly erode onto your thoughts and actions and ultimately YOUR words...Every situation in life is effected by the way we deal with our thoughts. The mind is a very powerful tool, you make the choice of how you want to use it.  Choosing to be a vessel of negative thoughts will only harbor negative actions and ultimately a negative outcome which results in negative feelings and WORDS.

Every situation of life comes from choice. The choices we make in life govern our futures.  You can chose to be static and let negative words effect you bring you down, endlessly torment your inner being and cause harm to your universe; or you can rise above those thoughts, speak out to them as a shield of armor.  Not letting these negative words ruin your inner being.  For what you think-comes from your heart, and eventually will be spoken out in words. Choosing positive thoughts and words to occupy your mind will result in a successful universe for YOU. Success is built from overcoming these negative obstacles and negative words..

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at them.”  -David Brinkley

Planting yourself above these negative words,using them as steps to climb to the top will result in your success. Success is what you make of it. Don't let negative words hold you down. Learning to free your mind from this takes time. Catch yourself from this and learn to let go and extract your positive thoughts from within to tear down any negative words with your mind.  Your mind is powerful and only IT holds the key to your success.

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Haystack Shake!!

Butterscotch & Peanut Butter

So, does anyone ever remember Haystack cookies?!!? As a kids I used to love making these, there's something amazing about the saltiness peanut butter has to offer mixed with the super SWEET Butterscotch flavor. If you've never tried any you so should, you're taste buds will cry out with love. So, this shake is inspired from those! Ahh this is one of my favorite protein shakes! So, if you like creamy milkshakes...+butterscotch...+Peanut Butter...= Then you should LOVE this...YAY

4 ice cubes
8 oz of water or you can use skim milk
1 1/2 tbsp of butterscotch Sugar&Fat Free Pudding Mix
2 Tbsp of PB2
1/4 tsp of peanut butter extract
1/3 cup(heaping) of FF or LF Cottage Cheese
1 scoop of vanilla whey
1 packet of sweetener

Add all ingredients into the blender! & BLEND! But make sure you fully blend it to really thicken it up. So, give it a couple of laps on the blender until it reaches the thickness you desire.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

DA Blue Jersey Track

Don't let your workouts go stale!

Okay, so today I did a wonderfully amazing track workout at Lincoln Park!!
The weather was absolutely perfect for it and the air was so freshhhh
So, I did...
10 sets of stadiums on the bleachers &
10x around the track with every other sprinting at the straight a ways..
Try to mix up your workouts if you feel like it's getting boring.
And change it up!! Incorporate a vast variety of exercises and remember to always have fun!!My heart rate monitor and watch are still going strong after all this time together..

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


So, I have this favorite PEANUT BUTTER restaurant spot, and they have the most creative ideas for peanut butter incorporated sandwiches. But I was feeling like they could be made healthier! So, I decided that I would make it healthier. Remember any dish can always be made healthier!! This is a nice flavorful treat!!

      NO                                                                                   YES

What you will need..
2 slices of Ezekiel bread (toasted)
1.5-2 tbsp of Peanut Butter
4 Thinly sliced pieces of apple
1-1.5 tbsp of raisins
1.5-2 tbsp of Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 packet of Truvia

Toast the bread
Spread the PB on one slice 
In a seperate bowl Mix the Truvia & Cream Cheese
Then spread on the other slice
Disperse the raisins onto the PB slice & sprinkle cinnamon on top
Put the apple slices on top of the Cream Cheese slice

Congrats you saved 100 calories & added more protein!!! :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

2 Minute Dark Chocolate Cake

***You can learn a little spanish too.. ;)

Ahhh MATILDA!! Love it!! So, like I've said before I have the worst sweet tooth EVER! So, if you'e craving cake...Chocolate Cake...Well this recipe is still delish and super fast and easy. It's only 1 single serving and just under 190 calories!!
You will need....

3 tbsps of whole wheat flour
2 tbsps of dark cocoa powder
2 tbsps of unsweetened applesauce
heaping 1/4 tsp of baking powder
2 tbsp of greek yogurt
dash of water
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
5 packets truvia (sweetener of choice)
1 tbsp of semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Mix ingredients together & pour into a microwave safe bowl or mug.
But spray it first with some Pam or spray.
Cook for 2 minutes or so depending on your watts. And DONE this is guilt freeee!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Finds!!

Nancy's Organic Probiotic Greek Yogurt! Now has probiotics in it!! Available in nonfat and regular. Some sweetener with agave, and always an all natural snack!

Gorilla Cold BREW Black Coffee!! Pure and blended coffee with Rwanda Kigeyo & Brazil Pedra Roxa beans..Of course always a low calorie drink..only 30 per container.

Balance Bar has new MINI bars! In Double Chocolate Brownie and Cookie Dough. Each mini is only 100 calories and has 7 grams of protein.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Carrot Protein cake

So, I overbought carrots recently, and decided instead of letting them go bad, I would make some Carrot PROTEIN Cake!!

2 eggs
1 egg white
2 1/2 cups of carrots
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup of xyitol
10 packets of truvia(or sweetener of choice)

2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
3/4 cup protein powder
1/2 cup of Almonds (crushed)

Combine all wet ingredients in blender, Blend the Carrots first though. Then combine with the dry ingredients. Lastly, add in the crushed almonds.

SO, CARROTS, WET, DRY, THEN ALMONDS! You can also add in 1/4 cup of raisins for an extra special fun time.

A good topping for this bar:
Fat Free Cream Cheese!