Month: July 2015

Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai is one of my favorite dishes to make and eat!! You can easily adjust the heat on it to your liking or make it vegetarian without using shrimp.  After my Ghost pepper challenge on sunday, I am not yet ready for too much heat.  I am currently dealing with a burn left on my tongue where I… Read more →

Easy Chocolate Mousse

This is a yummy, healthy treat a friend shared with me a few months ago that has just  5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make. 1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup Agave Nectar(Light corn syrup or honey is fine too) 1/4 cup Almond Milk 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In blender mix all ingredients in this… Read more →

Easy Portion Control

Portion control is simply eating the “right” amount.   While “what” you eat(calorie content, “whole” grains, lean meats,fruits and veggies,etc.) is still integrally important!  And obviously it is different for men and women and also for athletic  or sedentary people.  So what is the “right” amount?  According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans put out by the USDA and Department of… Read more →

Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

1 Large jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce 1 large eggplant( thinly sliced and pre-sweated) 3 cups of whole wheat flour 2 cups of Panko crumbs 1 tablespoon of oregano 1/2 tablespoon rosemary add basil as desired 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese( I like the italian cheese mixture)   Heat oven to… Read more →

Chewy granola protein bar

2 cups Quick oats 2 cups of crisped rice cereal(or 2 rice cakes) dash of salt 1 cup of raisins,cherry, blueberry medley(trader joe’s has a nice mix-put whatever you like in it) 1/4 cup coconut oil(or butter) 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup coconut sugar(or brown sugar or sweetener of your choice) 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 scoops… Read more →

Arms and Abs

Feeling great! Arms and abs day(my fave!). 5 mins stretch 12 mins cardio/intervals Assist pull-up 2 sets@55 1 set@40 Assist chin-up 3sets@55 Lat pull 3sets@70 Ab stand hanging knee raises 30 X left oblique 30 X right oblique 30 X center 30 X straight leg raise Wall handstand 48 seconds(arms tired already, lol) Stretch 7 minutes Smiling!!!! Read more →

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread   1 ½ cups shredded zucchini (food processor) 1 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup applesauce ¾ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder Dash of salt 1 cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 eggs ½ cup plain yogurt ¼ cup coconut oil 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup stevia Preparation… Read more →