Archive for November 2015

Cleaned-Up Pumpkin Pie: Thanksgiving is one holiday that I eat what I want! However you can make a few things healthier and pumpkin pie is one of those things! No wheat flour or white refined sugar in this pie!

This is the first Thanksgiving in a long time that I will not be cooking! We are going to my sister’s home to celebrate with her and her family. However my husband wanted some pumpkin pie this weekend.  I was so excited because this is the perfect opportunity to, you guessed it, experiment!  I researched […]

What about those teaspoons on the 21 Day Fix? Oils and Nut Butters

On the 21 Day Fix Plan you are allowed 2 or more teaspoons of oil, nut, or seed butters a day depending upon your calorie bracket.  In her book FIXATE Autumn Calabrese does cook with butter in some recipes.  Fats have received a bad rep in the diet world.  However many fats and oils can actually be […]

Nana's Baked Bean Casserole (cleaned-up version: This favorite and much requested casserole has bean cleaned up to be healthier!

I grew up with my mother making this baked bean casserole for parties and social gatherings.  It was  often requested and the recipe was always sought after.  It is sweet and savory.  Sausage and cheese paired with the beans and sauce make these baked beans unique. This dish can be baked in an oven but the oven was often […]

21 Day Fix Meal Planning: Where Do I Begin? For success, meal planning is required, there is no way around it. However meal planning can be overwhelming at first but it doesn't have to be. Breaking it down into smaller steps is helpful. This is how we put together our weekly plan.

I love the 21 Day Fix! I tried this program when I realized my muffin top had turned into a bakery showcase! I thought that at 55 I was doomed to being a fluffy, plump grandmother!  But I found the 21 Day Fix and it changed my life!  It really is simple and those colorful […]

21 Kitchen Tips for Success on the 21 Day Fix! Ideas for designing your kitchen to help you be successful on your health and fitness journey!

These tips are a bit different than your usual culinary tips for success on your diet or healthy eating plan. We all know what we eat and how much we eat significantly impacts our bodies and health.  However, did you ever consider that you’re eating environment (not just your table) also has a significant impact […]

I admit it, I love my morning coffee! But is coffee ok to drink on the 21 Day Fix? The answer is yes! By makin a few simple changes in your morning brew you can continue to enjoy it as you strive to reach your health and fitness goals!!

I admit it, I love my morning coffee!!! Especially on a cool rainy morning like today. But is it OK to drink? And most importantly does it fit into the 21 Day Fix Plan? The good news is that coffee is acceptable on the 21 Day Fix Plan and even has some good benefits for our bodies. […]

Cleaned-Up Cookies: Double Chocolate Peanut Butter: Chocolate and peanut butter two of my favorite things! Better yet, no flour or refined sugar!

We had one of the “little’s” (our 2 year old grandson) with us yesterday and due to his request we made an impromptu trip to the beach to play in the sand and watch the sunset. After a bath to get all the sand off a bedtime snack was in order.  So I made these […]

21 No Fuss Dinners for the 21 Day Fix! Healthy, Simple Dinner Ideas to Help You Stay on Track!

There is much importance placed on breakfast to kick-start the day and  lunch as an opportunity to take a break to relax or just rest your mind.  So what about dinner?  A nutritious healthy dinner also helps us achieve our goals to slim down, stress less, and have more energy. We spend our day trying to eat healthy and […]

Super Quick Shrimp and Soba Noodles. A quick, nutritious dinner good enough for company!

We are a busy family and often get home late. Therefore quick, nutritious dinners that taste good are a must! This is one of our favorite, quick meals that is wonderful for a busy evening but good enough for company.  The addition of peanut butter makes this dish quite tasty!  My 2 year old grandson loves […]

21 Lunches to Go for the 21 Day Fix Plan!

I have done it as well as most of you…skipped lunch because there is too much to do. Then the afternoon passes along and by evening we feel the effects.  We are tired and irritable and begin to munch on anything we can find… We have all heard how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast but […]