Grill Sirloin Steaks and Veggies with Apples
Protein in a Yogurt Recipe
Meat counts for a great source of necessary protein. However, yogurt is another good choice for daily protein intake. Top off dinner with Peanut Butter Yogurt Sweet Treat. Who doesn’t like that satisfying feeling that comes after indulging in a sweet treat?
Changing Up Work Out Routines with a Follow Up of Refreshing Shakeology
Do you change up your work out routines? The 21-Day Fix DVDs offer a variety of cardio, upper body, lower body, Pilates, Dirty 30, Yoga, and even 10-minute exercises. Enjoy a chilled nutritious Shakeology drink after working out, and you will feel refreshed.
Over 50 and not sure if you’re up to working out? This Fitness Grummy totally understands. Do what you can, and follow the modified version on each DVD. That’s what I’ve done, and it is working great for me.
Since I began the 21-Day Fix fitness program, I’ve lost 23 pounds and am still losing. The weight has come off slowly for me. But I consider the positive effects I have had. For instance, exercising with weights consistently has made a tremendous difference in my joints and problem areas.
Strengthen Weak Areas
Over three years ago I was involved in an auto accident, and I have experienced a lot of pain and weakness in my left knee and leg. Doctor visits and tests revealed the issues that I needed help with. Acupuncture and chiropractic treatments helped, and my chiropractor showed me exercises that I needed to continue. I could barely lift up my leg or turn myself over to do any exercise without pain. But I never gave up.
Acupuncture and chiropractic treatments helped, and my chiropractor showed me exercises that I needed to continue. I could barely lift up my leg or turn myself over to do any exercise without pain. But I never gave up.
Working out with the 21-Day Fix DVDs has brought about an amazing strength that I did not have before. When doing the mat exercises, it has been all I could do to just get up. The fitness group on the DVDs would already be into the next exercise when I was barely up on my feet, but I kept trying.
Working Out in the Spring
It’s good to change up the exercise routine, and there are several other programs Beachbody offers that you may want to try out. However, there is a wonderful outdoor exercise that I like to do – gardening. Spring and rain have caused the weeds to pop up like crazy in our yard. I Hula hoe and rake weeds – great outdoor spring fitness.
Conditioning my body by consistent fitness exercise along with careful measurement of food intake has changed my life. I love using the colorful containers included with the plan and eat fewer proportions than previously.
Do I still love to eat? Very much so. But hardly do I ever get sweet cravings anymore like I used to. That’s due to the Shakeology I drink.
Speaking of Shakeology, allow me to share the recipe I made. Do you like mango? Hawaiian flavors? If so, you’ll like this tasty delight. Make it for yourself and your spouse or for you and a friend who wants to get fit with you. After three hours of scraping, pulling, and raking weeds, this recipe makes a refreshing nutritious drink.
Mango Hawaiian Vanilla Shakeology
A nutritious and refreshing drink
- 2 cups water
- 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
- 2 packets Splenda
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut
- 1 each Mango, sliced
- 6 cubes Ice
- 1/2 cup Frozen banana slices
Add all ingredients together into a blender.
Choose the chop/grate/grind buttons, then blend and frappe.
Pour into two large glasses or Shakeology cups, and enjoy.
Got more Hawaiian Shakeology recipes? Share in the comment section below. I’d love to try them out.
Steak & Veggies Dinner in the Slow Cooker
Cook this easy beef shank steak veggies for two. It’s an easy slow cooker meal. Go to work all day, and come home to the aroma of dinner waiting.
A Pork Sirloin Chop Meal Served with Broccoli Apple Salad
Want an easy dinner ready to serve when you come home from work? Cook pork sirloin chops in the slow cooker. You can also cook the sirloins on high and have them ready for lunch on the weekend.
Pears for a Nutritious Dessert
Do you love fruit, or do you have to think to include enough of it in your eating plan? Pears are often overlooked for their health benefits. Consider including them as a nutritious dessert with a special treat of grated cheese on top (see recipe below). You can purchase pears in their own juice (the best kind that’s canned), or buy the raw fruit.
Pears contain great health benefits:
- improving insulin sensitivity
- decreased risk of type 2 diabetes
- containing phytonutrients which contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory flavonoids
- good source of fiber
Leave the skins on to get the best nutrients from the pears. Perhaps, however, you don’t care for eating the pear’s skin. Will you still benefit from the pear’s nutrients? Peeled pears still contain nutrients, just not as much as if you left the skin on.
Healthy Pear Dessert for Two
A light pear dessert for two
- 1/2 can 8.25 Del Monte Pear Halves in 100% Juice
- 1 tbsp Grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp Real mayonnaise
Open can of pears, and serve half of the pears onto two small plates.
Add the tablespoon of mayonnaise on top of each serving of pears.
Top each serving of pears with one tablespoon of grated cheddar cheese.
The calorie count is estimated.
The recipe can be adapted for one person as well. Eat one serving, and save the other for later. You can also double the amount of cheese and/or mayo if you aren’t worried about the calories.
When I was a young teen on a diet once, my mother carefully monitored what I was eating to be sure I had enough nutrition. She came up with the pear dessert, and I still recall the excitement I felt at sitting down to this simple yet delectable dessert.
Children and teens may be willing to try out a fruit or vegetable if you add a spoonful of cheese or their favorite nuts. Two other topping ideas for fruit are toasted almond slivers and dark chocolate shavings.
Be creative, and make your family and friends fall in love with your mouthwatering fruit desserts.
A Nutritious Corned Beef & Hash Meal
Try Cauliflower Hash the next time you have corned beef left over, healthy conscious folks. Serve it as a main brunch meal. Potatoes contain nutrition, but Cauliflower Hash can be used as a substitute if desired.
Cauliflower Hash & Corned Beef Recipe
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Hash & Leftover Corned Beef
A nutritious corned beef & hash recipe
- 2 cups Corned Beef, chopped in cubes
- 2 cups Grated Cauliflower
- 1 cup Diced Yellow Onion
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 2 teaspoons Blend of oregano, cumin, coriander, garlic, cilantro, saffron Or use your favorite seasonings.
- 1 each Egg
- 1/2 cup Organic 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese (grated or cubed) Substitute Monterey Jack cheese if desired
- 4 pieces Fried Bacon optional
Cut corned beef into cubes.
Mix corned beef, cauliflower, onion, and egg then stir in milk.
Add salt and seasonings.
Divide the two tablespoons of coconut oil into the bottom of slow cooker.
Pour cauliflower mixture into slow cooker.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Cook on high for three hours.
Fry four pieces of bacon, crumble into small pieces, then sprinkle them on top of cauliflower hash when done.
There are about 25 calories, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein in one cup of cauliflower. Of course, the amount of calories changes as you add the additional ingredients from the Cauliflower Hash recipe above. But compare the difference between cauliflower hash and potato hash. One cup of diced potato has 110 calories.
Use turkey bacon, or leave out the bacon option if you choose to eliminate those extra calories. Not worried about the calories? Go all out then, and enjoy the bacon.
This Cauliflower Hash can be baked instead of cooked in the slow cooker. If you’re home all day and want to bake it in the oven, try it at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (less if your oven cooks fast).
Substitute these types of cheese instead of the cheddar:
- Monterey Jack – I’ve made this recipe with the Monterey Jack which is also a favorite recipe of mine.
- Kerrygold Dubliner aged cheese – This cheese has a sharp yet sweet flavor and is imported from Ireland (tastes SO good).
- Swiss cheese – goes great together with corned beef. You could even make an open face sandwich on rye bread, add sauerkraut if you like, and top it with the Cauliflower Hash & Corned Beef mixture.
Cauliflower Hash & Corned Beef cooked in the slow cooker is very easy and makes a wonderful meal for two. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Meals for Two Makes Life More Simple
Slow Cooker Apple Dessert
You know that bag of apples still on the counter? The apples you should have eaten but didn’t? You hate to be wasteful and throw them away. But they have lost their tartness, and you don’t know what to do with them. Bake them. No, not in the oven. In the slow cooker. [Read more…]
Make this Broccoli Apple Salad
Why broccoli? It’s nutritious. Why apples? You need a daily portion of fruit. Mix these two together, and add more delicious ingredients. What do you have? Incredibly happy taste buds and a recipe that’s perfect to include in a 21-Day Fix weekly meal plan. [Read more…]