Friday, September 16, 2016

Clean Apple Crisp

Y'all, I got all excited that it was getting into fall. Apple season, pumpkin season, get it.

In light of all this, I went to the kitchen last Saturday and made this deliciousness that is good for an after dinner treat or breakfast!


6 large apples, chopped
6 dates, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup gluten free flour (or almond flour)
1/2 cup gluten free oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsps coconut oil

3 tbsps honey


1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat bottom and sides of 13 x 11 pan with coconut oil.
2. Combine first four ingredients, set aside
3. Combine next four ingredients, cut in cool coconut oil, set aside.
4. Spread apple mixture in pan, sprinkle flour mixture evenly over apple mixture. Drizzle remaining honey evenly over top.
5. Place on middle rack and bake 25 to 30 minutes.
6. Let cool, enjoy!

It was super quick and easy! Let me know how yours turned out!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Updated: Fridge Jam

Hey y'all!

I do have a recipe up, however, it has morphed for us and this recipe is amazing!

14 pitted dates
1 lb fresh strawberries, quartered (I've started adding a fresh peach or other fruit)
1/2 cup water
2 to 3 tbsps chia seeds

1. Bring dates, strawberries, and water to a low boil in a saucepan.
2. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes, cover and remove from heat.
3. After 10 minutes place everything in a blende, blend for 1 to 2 minutes, starting at low and gradually increasing to no more that low medium depending on desired consistency.
4. Pour into a jar, place in fridge for at least 2 hours to cool. Overnight is my preference. 😊

Have at it y'all! So tasty. Currently in my fridge Strawberry Peach.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Why the switch? 10 Day Shred or 30 Day Reset?

Hey y'all!

I know, it's been almost a month and now we have SO many post requests, I'm going to have to get my hiney in gear! The biggest question I keep getting asked, I will address here.

"M, I thought you were doing the Shred for the first 10 days then going to the 30 Day Reset after?"

Yes, dear ones, that was the plan. And if you know me, you know I love my plans, and I like them to stay the way I've...planned.

When I decided to get us back to intentional eating, I thought, "the 10 Day Shred will be a great jumping off point, and then I can be super strict with the guidelines of the 30 Day Reset for the rest of the time...the 10 Day Shred may be just too much at this point with everything I have going on." Um, hello excuses! I hate when I do that. LOL

However, something happened. I started prepping my food and only buying what we needed and would be Shred approved. It didn't break the bank...and it was EASY. Not just easy, but really simplified my shopping. I like simplified. I like it a lot! And if we're being completely honest, I've been doing the 30 Day Reset for the better part of a year, so what was going to really change?

THEN I did the first Shred. I started July 5th. It wasn't hard, it wasn't inconvenient. It was great! I felt amazing, I was being more active, eating better, the kids were happy. All was good. B left for a week on the 16th, and I thought, "now back to the 4 Simple'll be easier when I'm by myself." And then I talked to B, "but, if you feel so much better, why would you stop?" Ok, true. And then I remembered how much easier it really was.

At the end of my second Shred I was down 12 pounds, one whole pant size, and I had much more stamina.

Yesterday I started  my 3rd Shred. And honestly, I don't think I'll ever stop. There are a couple days "off" between each one, but it's not a fest of crazy excess.

It takes 21 days (or times) to make something a habit. And these habits are awesome.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

End of Day 6

Well, I'm still alive...and the 10 Day Shred isn't all that difficult. The hardest part for me is getting enough sleep each night. With two littles, a ramping up business, a hubby, other time commitments, and a home to keep...who has time?

I could be sleeping now, however, I thought I'd update here. 😊

The sleep I'm getting is amazing, my nails and hair are growing super strong, my skin is healthier, I have a lot more stamina and energy. Eating means I generally consume more than I think I need to, so I do have to keep a pretty close eye on amount of food. I'm seeing body changes as well. Others may not see them as mich, but I do.

My husband, son, and daughter are all asleep. 😊 I'm drinking just a bit more water then off to bed.

Jumping in with both feet!

Monday, July 4, 2016

An object in motion...workout plan!

Hey y'all hey!

So, we've been talking about this amazing #10DayShred I'm starting tomorrowm.

One of the main guidelines is activity every day. I like to have an idea of what will work in my daily life, so I'm letting y'all know what my activity plan is.

7 Minutes circuit workout (it's a free app, go get it!)
Walk with the kiddo

Chase my son around and do chores around the house

2 to 3 miles on the treadmill
7 Minutes circuit workout

That should get me to at least 30 minutes a day and hit a good cardio target. I'll be tracking steps for at least 10k a day!

I'm also adding the plank challenge from last year into this activity. Probably in the afternoon while little miss sleeps. 😊

So, what are you planning to get yourself active this week?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

What will I be eating during the 10 Day Shred?

Alright y'all, we're 7 days out and I'm getting these things prepped for both you and me! Remember, there's no dairy or gluten during the 10 Day Shred.

Breakfast - Eggs and Avocado, whole apple, Complete Shake
Lunch - spinach salad, Complete shake
Dinner - Zucchini Pizza, purple cabbage slaw

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch -Spinach roll with avocado hummus
Dinner - Tomato Basil Soup, Complete shake

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Lunch - Tuna, carrot and zucchini spears, Complete Shake
Dinner - Tacos, Complete Shake

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Avocado and Egg salad
Dinner - Veggie Strata, Complete Shake

Breakfast - One Eyed Texan in sprouted GF bread
Lunch - Smoothie
Dinner - Taco Salad

Breakfast - Omelet, Complete shake
Lunch - Open
Dinner - Leftovers, Complete shake

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Roasted veggies, Complete shake
Dinner - Veggie Quinoa

Breakfast - Oatmeal, Complete shake
Lunch - Spinach salad, Complete shake
Dinner - Black Bean Soup

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Tuna, veggies
Dinner - Veggie Glop, Complete shake

Breakfast - Eggs and Avocado, Complete shake
Lunch - spinach roll, avocado hummus
Dinner - Margherita Pizza, Complete shake

Breakfast - Smoothie
Lunch - Peanut Butter Roll, small salad
Dinner - Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Snacks - Complete Bar, roasted nuts, whole fruits and veggies, granola

I'll take pictures and post at the end of every day so you can see in more detail. I'll also be keeping pretty close to this for the remaining 20 days of the Reset. 😊

The closer I get, the more excited I get!