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Big Boy Food

Joaquin is now a year old! Still having a hard time wrapping my mom brain around that lol But it became pretty clear that I needed to start feeding him accordingly. I could tell he was getting tired of pears every morning so I knew I needed to switch things up. The problem was what? We haven’t had the best experience with apples and he definitely has some digestive issues…for a minute I even considered buying him already made food because I just wasn’t sure what to feed him! Alex and I took a trip to the Co-Op at the Village to check out their produce and I meandered over to their baby food section, prepared to convince Alex that we needed to just buy some. After I Read More

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Protein Waffles

Happy Meal Prep Sunday!!   So many people have asked me about the protein waffles I make so I thought it was time to share the recipe with all of you! First let me tell you that these are so worth the time they take to make! The recipe looked a little difficult to me, it takes me a little while to get the egg whites just right and our waffle maker only makes two at a time; but these bad boys last my husband and I all week and they seriously power me through my morning!   If you’re following the 21 Day Fix program, 1 waffle is 1 yellow container. Here ya go! What You’ll Need: 2 Cups Oat Flour (grind raw oats in a Read More

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Meal Prep’n

Tomorrow is Week 3, Round 2 of my 21 Day Fix and I’ll be honest I haven’t been doing great! I started Round 1 super motivated and after I hurt my back and had to sit out on W3 R1, I just never got back into the groove. I fell back into bad eating habits and even when my back felt better I didn’t workout every day. Hey, it happens. The way I see it I have 2 options. 1. I can say screw it and continue on with eating healthy when I feel like it and working out when it’s convenient or 2. I can just DO IT! I choose the latter. So to finish off R2 STRONG, today I did my meal prepping Read More

21 Day Fix

21 Day Fix Part 1

I’m halfway into Round 1 of 21 Day Fix! Today marks Day 12 and I’m out with an injury so unfortunately I missed out on today’s workout. The good news is that missing this workout really bums me out. Why is this good news? Well because that means I’m actually looking forward to working out! The past couple of years I have dreaded working out, I had the time I had the resources but I just didn’t want to do it, and I felt like crap. The longer I went without working out the more miserable I became. So the fact that I’m bummed I couldn’t do today’s Dirty 30 workout (which is killer) is a great sign! So let me recap some of my Read More

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Let’s Talk Chili

It’s the perfect time for chili! Monday night I made some yummy chili straight out of the Fixate cookbook; not only was it the perfect night for it but it was simple, delicious and we have tons leftover.   I love turkey chili! My go to recipe goes something like this: 2 cans tomato soup, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 2 cans of chili beans, 1 packet of chili seasoning, ground turkey and then top it with a little shredded cheddar and fresh onions. This recipe is so easy to remember I’ve never had to write it down and it was given to me by a very nice lady I met from Georgia, sometime in ’06 or ’07. It’s still a favorite, I love making it every year! Read More

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Fixate

I’ve been so busy making yummy food and doing Mom stuff  that I haven’t posted any updates on Fixate!   So far everything has been awesome! I love love love that these recipes are enough for several meals because we had leftovers every time!   Here are some of the delicious meals I’ve made over the past couple of weeks: Vegetable Egg Cups What a time saver! I mixed all the ingredients in (eggs, mushrooms, bell peppers) poured the mixture in some muffin pans and threw it in the oven. I had these for mornings to follow and all I had to do was reheat in the oven for a bit. Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Definitely one of my favorites!! The last time I made Chicken Read More

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Day Numero Uno

Let me start off by saying…YUM! Everything I made today was a hit and hubby approved! Breakfast – Portobello Mushroom and Goat Cheese Omelette I replaced the goat cheese with Feta – filling and tasty. My omelette kinda fell apart when I folded it over, I made the mistake of using a larger pan which thinned it out too much but the result was the same…delish!   Lunch – Creamy Chicken Salad Wrap   Alex loved this, the flavors are not something we are used to, we rarely use dijon mustard or mix grapes into a salad, but everything came together perfectly!   Dinner – Turkey Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato Chips   O M G. New favorite. This will be a regular in our Read More

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It’s Here! 21 Day Fixate

  The cookbook arrived and I couldn’t wait too pick out some meals and go grocery shopping! I’m keeping it simple for week 1 and choosing 3 recipes per meal as well as 1 soup, a couple snacks and a couple shakes. I’m also choosing recipes where food can be reused for other meals and recipes that don’t require a big investment on my part when it comes to grocery shopping. Here’s my Week 1 Menu: Breakfast:  Vegetable Egg Cups Banana Oat Pancakes Portobello Mushroom and Goat Cheese Omelette Shakes (I do not currently have Shakeology so I’m using good ol protein powder): Banana Peanut Butter Bliss Berry Delight Lunch: Creamy Chicken Salad Wrap Creamy Chicken Salad Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps Snacks: Sweet Potato Chips Zucchini Chips Read More

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21 Day Fix is everywhere…but what is it?

If you’re on social media you’ve probably seen people talking about this 21 Day Fix…so what is it? Well, my good friend Shaylinn over at Shaylinn Barlow Fitness invited me to a free 3 Day Fixate group, I was intrigued and I’ve been wanting to clean up my eating so why not? She provided us with 3 days of clean eating recipes straight out of the 21 Day Fix Recipe Book and grocery lists (so helpful). Now guys, you have to understand….I don’t do clean eating. I live with 2 boys that survived on nachos before I came into their lives so eating clean hasn’t really been a realistic option, but I gave it a try. I went to the grocery store, this in itself was a challenge Read More