Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Strawberry Slushie Recipe


I had a friend share with me a new recipe she put together for a treat in the evening when that sweet tooth kicks in. Here is a look at the one I made.


We love this drink and its a weekly must have for us! Here is how easy it is to make:

Recipe

2 cups of frozen strawberries
1 cup of lemon sparkling water
2 tbs of sugar or stevia

Put in blender and blend until mixed. Sometimes I do find I need to stir while blending and add just a little more lemon water. This is so refreshing and good!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lasagna Zucchini Boats


I am always looking for a way to make my yummy dishes a little more healthy. This is now one of my favorite dishes and its a keeper!

Lasagna Zucchini Boats

 
Here is what you need....
 
2 largeZucchini
1/2 lb Lean ground beef
1 cupSpaghetti sauce

3/4 cupLow fat cottage cheese
1/4 cupParmesan cheese, grated
1/8 tspSalt
1/8 tspPepper
1 tspItalian seasoning
Topping:
1/2 cupMozzarella  shredded cheese


 
Heat oven to 420 degrees.  Spray a baking dish with Pam cooking spray. Set aside.
 
Make the  boats by scooping the seeds from center of each zucchini half, using a spoon. Set boats in baking dish, placing them side by side.
     
In a large skillet, cook ground meat over medium heat, until it is browned. I drain my meat and then place back in skillet.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, and seasonings together, stirring to combine.
 
     
Place the zucchini halves in baking dish. Fill each zucchini with some of the meat sauce mixture, then cheese mixture, then top each boat with the remaining meat sauce and the remaining marinara sauce.

My family loves this dish and asked that I keep it on our Must Have List!

I then placed a head of Cauliflower on a baking pan and sprinkled a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. I roasted it until just crisp and another item that my family loved.

Eating healthy can be GOOD!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Favortie Item of the Week- Guerlain Meteorites

As you saw in a previous post we recently took a weekend trip to Atlanta which was filled with lots of shopping and food. I stopped by Nordstrom since we do not have this store in my hometown. I had one big item on my list and it was the Meteorites Perles from Guerlain.
 
 
To start the packaging is beautiful and looks so nice sitting on my makeup dresser. I love a product that I can reuse once the product is finished and this is something I will keep.
 
Next the scent!
Pleasure for the eyes and senses… Météorites Perles powder is amazing with its delicate and inimitable violet scent. An addictive fragrance which I love and really look forward to using everyday!
 

 

 
So what are the pearls? They are an illuminating powder made up of light-diffusing pearls that minimize flaws and add brightness to the skin. I love the fresh youthful look this product gives.




This product is a little expense at $60.00 but I really feel it will last for sometime. Also I am finding that as I get older I would rather spend a little more on one high end product instead of purchasing several items at the drugstore trying to accomplish the look. This will be a product I will always repurchase because I love the scent, I love the look, and I love the packaging! Its a must have!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Baublebar Purchase


I have several statement necklaces and love wearing them with so many outfits but this is the first time I have purchased something from Baublebar. I must say I am 100% happy with this site, their emails, the packaging, and the product. They get an A+ from me.

This is a necklace I picked up for my daughter and it is so pretty. I waited for the Friday special so I was able to purchase it for $18.00 with free shipping! Each week they seem to run a $10 special and a second special where the prices is just amazing. Here is a look at my purchase.

 
The packaging was very nice and made it such a great gift.


 
This is a yellow JCrew dress she has just to show as an example of how it just pops but I also paired it with her black dress and emerald green dress. Such a pretty necklace.

 
I love the stones that give it such a delicate look but yet allow it to pop.

 
She wanted me to keep the free gift because she knows I enjoy small delicate pieces to layer with my larger pieces. This was my free gift since it was my first time to order from them. What a nice touch!

Would love to have you use my link to sign up with them. Just click here. My code is 9607444. I hope you enjoy your new purchase as much as I have!

Have you ordered anything from Baublebar?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grilled Jerk Pineapple Shrimp Taco Recipe





Serves 4 to 6
       

Ingredients:
1 lb of Fresh Shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 Tbsp of Jerk Seasoning 1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil
For the Salsa: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of chopped pineapple 1/2 cup chopped Avocado, peeled and diced
 1/4 of a Jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 1 tbsp. of Diced Red Onion 1 Tbsp of Fresh Lime Juice, or more to taste
 Salt and Pepper, to taste8 tortillas

 

 
Step to make,        
In a bowl, toss together the shrimp, jerk seasoning, and vegetable oil. Then  set aside to marinate while you preheat a pan over medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, toss together all the ingredients for your salsa, allow to sit while you grill the shrimp.
Cook the shrimp on the hot pan for about 3 minutes on each side.

 When ready to serve, toast up some tortillas in the oven and you are set!




They are really as good as the look in the picture! I hope you enjoy!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Healthy Cauliflower Pepperoni Sausage Pizza


To keep on the path of sharing a healthy pizza here is my version of the classic pizza recipe. To find the recipe on the crust you will need to click here.

 
After I make my crust I add a thin layer of my sauce.

 
In a separate pan I cook my sausage and then drain to remove as much excess grease as possible. I top the pizza with my cheese, pepperoni, and sausage.  On 1/4 of the pizza I added chopped pineapple because I love pineapple as a topping.
 
 
This was gone in seconds and one item my family loves! My son has no idea its cauliflower which is great. I also love the fact I am not taking in all the normal carbs as I would if I picked up a normal pizza.
 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Healthy Cauliflower Buffalo Chicken Pizza




I have worked very hard to stick to a healthy clean eating plan this week and I am so pleased with my results but then Friday night comes around and you just want to grab a Papa Johns pizza with a movie and call it a night. I am NOT throwing away all of my hard work from the week on one night of pizza!! So it was time for me to put together my healthy version of pizza with the cauliflower crust and I tried a new twist with our favorite buffalo chicken recipe. My family loves buffalo chicken in any form.

I start by making my cauliflower crust which you can find the recipe here.

Once I have the crust made I spread my ranch dressing over the top like you would your red pizza sauce. Then I add my mozzarella cheese.

 
In a separate bowl I take my shredded chicken. I pick up a cooked chicken from Target and shred to help me with time. In that bowl I add 1/2 of buffalo sauce with the chicken until coated. I then add that on top of the crust.

 
 
I then topped with a little more cheese. The key here is to keep your calories low and trick with eye with a small coating of cheese so it looks like a very cheesy pizza. I also topped with chopped green onions.

 
 
This pizza was a huge hit and my family loved it! My son has no idea what the crust is made from and told me he loved this type of bread!!! I love that he thinks its bread and he is really having healthy cauliflower!


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