Coffee Creamer and Awesome Fat Burning Workout

Coffee Creamer and Awesome Fat Burning Workout

I am a firm believer that black coffee is best. I typically (like 99% of the time) do not add anything to my coffee. But, the other day I was at the store and saw Almond Milk creamer. I love almond milk and very rarely get cow milk. So I decided to give it a try. Holy cow y’all! It taste so darn good. It is non-gmo, non-dairy, lower calorie deliciousness. I bought the Carmel flavor. If you need to add stuff to your coffee this would be a very good choice. This is the bottle and back of the bottle information. 

As for my amazing workout this morning…..I need to get my body firmer, if you know what I mean. So I decided to try pushing myself a bit. I try to run on the treadmill at the gym for 20 minutes and the least. With my body type I have found that cardio is what “slims” me down. I’ve tried doing a lot of weight lifting and my goodness. I do not like it. Lower the weight and up the reps is best for me. If I mix the two together my body starts to shape out nicely.  That is why I do a lot more cardio. On to what I did. I started out with 1 minute of walking at a 1 incline, then I ran 1 minute. After the run I slow it down to a walk, increase my incline by 1 and walk for a minute. After that minute of walking, I run 1 minute. And I repeat these steps (literally, ha!) until I get to a 10 incline. Once I complete my 10 incline I lower it back down to 1 incline and run for a minute. Then cool down for a few minute. I felt like I was going to throw up. It was that amazing! Ha! It is truly an amazing “fat burning” workout. 
Have a wonderful Tuesday!!! 
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Pizza recipe revised and absolutely perfect! 

Pizza recipe revised and absolutely perfect! 

When I first set out to make pizza at home from scratch I found one recipe and kept tweaking it. I now have the best and most delicious recipe that I want to share. I love simple, I love easy and I love good food! I also found a pizza sauce without sugar added and without other junk added. It was maybe a dollar more but gosh, for $2.50 and using only half the bottle is darn cheap. Picture is down below.  Also, I cut out the oil out in the recipe and the crust is spot on amazing! I hope you get to try this recipe out, we absolutely loved it. 

Ingredients:

1 cup warm water

2 1/2 tsp yeast (I only use Fleischmann’s brand)

1/2 tsp raw sugar or regular sugar if that’s all you have 

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 Cups White whole wheat flour (I only use King Arthur brand)or just regular white flour if that’s all you have

2 tsp dried basil

Shredded cheese

Pepperoni or whatever topping you like

Pizza pan
Directions:

Warm you mixing bowl by adding hot water and let it sit for 1 minute. Pour out the water and then start your first ingredient.

Add 1 cup of warm water to mixing bowl, yeast and sugar. Mix the yeast mixture enough to make sure all the ingredients are wet. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until yeast rises. 

Add flour, salt and garlic powder and mix the ingredients with a dough hook until all are mixed together. 

Lightly flour a counter and put dough on it. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Sometimes I let it sit more if I get sidetracked, which is very easy with kids. Ha! 

Now is the time to preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 

Once the dough is done sitting, roll the dough out into a circle or whatever shape you need for your pan. I make sure the dough is about an inch over on the sides so I can roll it up to make crust. 

Lightly spay your pan with cooking spray.

Put the pizza dough on pan and roll the sides up two times. Make a small crust border. Not sure how else to explain it, ha! 

Set aside and let it sit for about 10 minutes. I know, sounds like a lot of waiting…..but you want a really good tasting homemade pizza right? It also gives me time to clean up the kitchen and tend to my boys. That way I don’t have a mess to clean up after dinner is done. 

After the 10 minutes, add the pizza sauce.

Add the desired amount of cheese

Sprinkle your dried basil on the cheese

Add your toppings. Our favorite is pepperoni. I use the Applegate pepperoni brand. It’s way healthier than other brand. And they do not have nitrates in it. Thank goodness for that. 

Put in your preheated oven for 20 minutes. Check the pizza to see if it is brown on the edges. If not keep in the oven for 5 more minutes. Our pizza came out perfect in 25 minutes. 

Cut and enjoy! Try not to eat the whole pizza at once. Hehe! 
If you have any questions just ask me! 

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Simple Two Ingredient Ice Cream

Simple Two Ingredient Ice Cream

Our family absolutely loves ice cream. If I could eat it all the time and not get fat, I would. But since ice cream is fattening I wanted to try making banana ice cream that I see online a lot. I was skeptical at first but once I tasted it, oh man is it good! I tried strawberry ice cream first and will be testing out different flavors very soon. It is very inexpensive and so darn yummy, you should try it out. It is also toddler and nine month old approved. They absolutely love it! 

Ingredients:

Bananas 

Strawberries

Directions:

Wash, cut the tops off the strawberries and put them in a freezer bag and freeze

Peel the bananas, cut into pieces, put them in a freezer bag and freeze. 

Once frozen, take the bananas and strawberries out. 

Put the bananas in the food processor and blend for about 3 minutes or until it has a smooth/ice cream like texture. 

Out in the frozen strawberries and blend for a minute. It really depends on if you like chunks of strawberries or just smooth. So really gauge the blending on your liking. 

Done

Scoop and serve. It’s hard not to eat a lot at once 😜
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Question for Contact Lens wearers

Question for Contact Lens wearers

I have googled a lot about this and want to just ask people my question instead.

I have been wearing contact lens for about 7 years now. I used to not have dark under eyes and have been trying to get to the bottom of it. I have heard diet and age and sleep. I had dark under eyes before kids and have the same exact sleep so it is not kids, HA. Or sleep. My diet is way better now also. But honestly, I think that I may be allergic to the materials in the contacts I wear or the solution I use. I wanted to ask if anyone else has this issue? I am considering going contact lens free for a while to see if it gets better.

Have you had issues with dark under eyes form wearing contact lens? Please let me know either way!

 

Thanks!!

 

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Homemade baby food

Homemade baby food

I make baby food at home for our little one currently. I love to make their food at home because I know what ingredients are going into them. Many times the grocery store baby foods have so much junk in them, our little ones do not need that for their first foods. Also, making baby food is so simple and easy. I cooked peas, sweet potato, applesauce and pears for our little one and he liked it a lot. I really like to keep things simple and our kids need healthy foods in the beginning of their lives. I believe it sets their taste buds up for enjoying good foods. Yes, my toddler does not eat healthy 100 percent but he also loves veggies still. You do not need special baby food tools to make it, just a blender. I think marketing these days try to make us parents feel like we need special everything. No we do not, we need to just love simple. It really keeps stress and anxiety at bay. That is what I try to do in life and it really helps. 

  1. Just figure out which foods you want to start feeding them. 
  2. Put a little bit in a sauce pan, fill up the pan with filtered water to the top of the ingredient. 
  3. Cook until tender. About 5 minutes or so.
  4. Set it aside to cool off a bit. 
  5. Put into a blender and blend until super smooth.

 And done! 


Try it out, don’t be intimidated and don’t put so much pressure on yourself. We already have so much in the world 🙂

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Family favorite meal (lose weight meal) that is budget friendly and healthy

Family favorite meal (lose weight meal) that is budget friendly and healthy

We all have days when we are not feeling our best. We feel bloated, fat and just down right yucky. When I start feeling this way I make my favorite meal and eat it often. Mainly at dinner time. After eating it for dinner the first night I feel so much better the next day. This is also my key way to losing the baby weight this time around also. I lost the baby weight twice as fast this time around. The first time it took me a bit longer. It tastes really really good too! It is approved by my husband and toddler also. So this is our go to meal. It is simple, easy and budget friendly. We are doing Dave Ramsey’s Snowball so this is a great meal on a lower meal budget.

Ingredients:

1.5 lb Organic Ground Turkey (From Costco, or 1 lb package from the store)

2-3 Cans Black beans

3 Bell Peppers

4 Tbsp Taco Seasoning

Organic tortilla chips

Cast Iron pan. You need to add everything together. A dutch oven would work just fine also.

This meal feeds us 3 for about 4 days.

Directions:

  1. Cook ground turkey on stove and set aside. *picture below

2. While turkey is cooking cut up Bell Peppers *picture below

3. Cook the bell peppers for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

4. Drain 1-2 cans of black beans. Depending on how many cans you put in your recipe. If you put in 3 cans, drain 2 cans. If you put in two cans, drain 1 can. Make sure to put in one can of black beans, not drained, into the recipe.

5. Add the cooked turkey, black beans and taco seasoning to the bell peppers. Mix together and cook for about 5-10 minutes.

Done!

 

Enjoy! And enjoy often! I hope this concoction makes you feel better as much as it did for me.


 

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Easy Playdoh Recipe

Easy Playdoh Recipe

This is the easiest fast and most simple playdoh recipe. Every time we make it I have our toddler pick which color he wants. Today he wanted lime green, that’s my boy!! Its a very cool color and not so boring. To me. Try it out!

 

Ingredients:

2 Cups All Purpose flour

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 Cup Salt

2 Tbsp Cream Of Tarter

2  Cups Water

Food coloring (lime green: 18 yellow to 3 green)

 

Directions:

  1. Mix Flour, salt and cream of tarter in large bowl and set aside.
  2. Boil 1 1/2 Cup water and vegetable oil together. Put in food coloring of your choice and mix with whisk.
  3. Slowly pour liquid mixture into flour mixture and mix with wooden spoon. Be careful not to mix to fast. Also, make sure to mix thoroughly.
  4. Once cooled, put onto counter and knead well.

Done!

Easy, simple and fast. Enjoy and have some fun with your kiddos! Life’s to short to always be busy. Slow down and enjoy this ride. Kids need us to be present not to get present.


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