On a whim…

At the library I saw Trisha Yearwood’s Trisha’s Table on the shelf.

I love her cooking show, so into my book pile it went.

Rarely do I actually have all the ingredients for a recipe the day I take out the cookbook, but I did this time!

In fact, I had been looking for a recipe for some ground turkey I picked up at Trader Joes.

Perfect base for her Cornbread-Chili Casserole.


Seriously, when do you ever have Jiffy Cornbread mix in the pantry?  Yet, there it was sitting on the shelf!

Easy to make:




Quick to bake:


Yummy with some cheddar cheese and a dollop of greek yogurt:


Looking for a good dessert?

I recommend Trisha’s Key Lime Cake!  Soooooo good!

Spring is on its way!

In our neck of the woods, one way you know spring is on its way is Sullivan’s opens for the season!

Located in South Boston, it’s yearly opening is reported on the news and is a big deal to my husband.  Since we met, we have always gone to Sullivan’s opening weekend for hot dogs and fries…no matter what the weather (he LOVES hotdogs).

So off we went today and as an added bonus it was 55 lovely degrees with a bright blue sky!




The food line stretched past the parking lot but there was lots of green space to run around while we waited.






I hope you all had a great weekend!


Nutrition Reboot

So far, my exercise plan for 2016 has been right on track.

I have been doing at least two runs per week.  I joined our local YMCA and have become a Monday Night Spin regular. I have been doing 21 Day Fix workouts and 90% of the time have been exceeding my daily step goal.

However, my food and nutrition have been lacking.

Time for that to change.  I never felt as good as when I was eating clean using The 21 Day Fix program.

Officially, I am starting 21 Day Fix Extreme tomorrow. Today I’ll be recording my weight and my measurements.


Today was all about food prep.

Mostly recipes from Fixate, I am set for some healthy/portion size controlled eating this week.


Today I made the following:

Hardboiled eggs

Steel cut oats with organic brown sugar

Fixate Quinoa Salad (to be used as a side or main dish with shredded chicken)

Shredded Chicken to use for Fixate Chicken Salad and Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Fixate Honey Mustard Dressing, to use for chicken salad (Delicious!)

Taco meat to use with Zoodles and Zucchini boats

Fixate Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares (sweet tooth control)

I have lots of fruit ready for Shakelolgy smoothies, quick snacks and sides at lunch.  I also have almonds ready for snack at work.

Eating healthy is a challenge and its best if I am not caught unprepared.

Hopefully, I’ll survive the Extreme workouts!

Have a great week!



Fixate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Continuing on my quest to make many of the recipes in the Fixate CookBook, I tackled Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I did not have almond flour, so I used white whole wheat flour.

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Changes I needed to make:

~ I had to add a small amount of almond milk as my dough was too crumbly (attributing this to my use of whole wheat flour)

~ Decrease baking time to 10 minutes

I would say (for me) these are more like chocolate chip scones.  They were tasty and a hit with my 3 year old!

Contact me if you are interested in Fixate or BeachBody products!

Who says it is boring?

Clean eating doesn’t have to be boring!

Interested in clean eating, portion control, daily exercise?  See how I lost 46 pounds using The 21 Day Fix here.

Squash, Peppers, Kidney Beans with Spicy Dressing
Squash, Peppers, Kidney Beans with Spicy Dressing
Steel Cut Oats, Craisons & Coconut
Steel Cut Oats, Craisons & Coconut
Fixate Meatballs
Fixate Meatballs
Zucchini, Peppers, Onions & Chicken
Zucchini, Peppers, Onions & Chicken

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Fixate Quinoa Salad
Fixate Quinoa Salad


I received my Fixate Cookbook and I am a happy girl!

I love that all the nutritional information is listed, as are the container counts.

The big plus is my husband has liked everything I have made so far!

First up was Fixate Chili, made with red wine.  So, so good!

Interested in your own copy?
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Something Sweet

When I started The 21 Day Fix, I was fully committed and did not have sweets or alcohol in my first round of 21 days.

My second round…well, my sweet tooth was decreased but still there.

I searched online and found this recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies (from Forks to Fitness).

I had tried other cookies made with bananas, oatmeal, applesauce…you name it, I tried it.  These are just what I need to curb my sweet tooth when it rears its ugly head.

Super easy, only three ingredients (except for this batch which I added mini chocolate chips).

Forks to Fitness has other recipes and the great thing is all Fix container counts are listed!

If you have a favorite clean eating recipe, please feel free to share!

Egg, Honey, Peanut butter
Egg, Honey, Peanut butter