Wednesday, February 26, 2014
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, diced
1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes
1 medium apple, cored and sliced (I used Fuji)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
salt and pepper to taste (peppered chicken when baked)
2-4 tablespoons low-fat mayo (used 3)
2-4 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt (used 3)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Combine all ingredients except lettuce and thyme.
Serve chicken salad on lettuce leaves.
Serves 4 to 6.
I ate with Special K Wheat crackers (no included in recipe).
Nutritional Value-Calories-262.7, Fat-5.8 g, Sodium-69.8, Carbs-32.1g, Protein-22.5g
Monday, February 24, 2014
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 ripe bananas
1 cup of mini chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix wet ingredients together with sugar as well as baking soda.
Mix in the flour and baking powder.
Mix in the chocolate chips.
Grease a bread pan and pour in mixture. Bake on middle rack for one hour or until a toothpick is clean.
Enjoy! Serves 8
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
1 cup=6 WW Points Plus
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. molasses (used honey)
1 tsp. onion powder (used garlic powder)
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1/2 tsp. salt
whole what hamburger bun
Scatter onions on bottom of slow cooker. Arrange chicken evenly on top of onions.
In a bowl, combine ketchup, vinegar, mustard, molasses, onion powder, garlic powder, Tasco, and salt. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is fork-tender and sauce has thickened, about 5 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred meat. Stir back into sauce. Serve hot, on whole-wheat buns, if desired.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I bought this because one of my teacher friends had recommended it. I usually go for a short run after a JM video, but to be truthful, I was really ready for a long nap and a bubble bath after this one.
This is a TOUGH exercise video, and be mindful of your body while working out. I consider myself to be in shape, but after this DVD, I was in true pain. Good luck!
Each short routine is about 1 minute in length. I didn't time it because I just wanted to make sure I didn't die (snicker).
Backbends alternating with stepping back into planks
Twisting front kicks
"Riverdance" Skater steps from chair pose
Full circuit (performed twice)
Speedrope (I use 5 lb. weights)
Straight-legged situps alternating with supermans
Rows alternating with bicep curls/lunges
Crunch with alternate leg lifts
Chest press/chest fly/tricep head banger in bridge position
Calf raise and shoulder press in sumo squat position
Weighted burpees (I use 10 lb. weights)
Bicep curls in crescent pose, alternating with tricep kickbacks in warrior 3 pose
Side lunges with rows, alternating with chair poses with front raises
Traveling pushups with lateral jumps (have mercy!!!)
Plank row pushups with mountain climbers
Crab kicks (double-time for advanced)
Alternating lunges with a punch
Surrenders with dolphin
Elbow side plank with elbow-to-elbow crunch
Lat pull with pelvic thrust (if you have any kind of rotator injury, be very careful...I speak from experience!)
Standing hamstring stretches
Chest and shoulder stretches
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Here's the breakdown....
Calories Burned (between 200 and 300)
- Arm crosses, windmills, jumping jacks, hip circles, repeat of jumping jacks
Circuit 1 (3 minutes strength, 2 minutes cardio, 1 minute abs)
- Strength-Pushups, Squat and a Press, Repeat
- Cardio-Jumping Jacks, Jump Rope (I use 5 lb weights), repeat
- Abs-Basic Crunch, Reverse Crunch
- Strength-Dumbell Row, Static Lunge with Bicep Curl (one leg), repeat with opposite leg
- Cardio-Butt Kicks, Alternating Punches (I use 5 lb weights), repeat
- Abs-Crunch Across the Body (one side, then other)
- Strength-Chest Flys (with weights), Anterior Raise with Alternating Side Lunge, repeat
- Cardio-Jumping Jacks, Butt Kicks, Alternating Punches, Jump Rope
- Abs-Bicycle Crunches
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Bake 55 minutes
Yields 16 slices (one loaf)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten (used Egg Beaters)
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil or margarine
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
optional-1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of one 9x5x3 inch or two 7 1/2 x3 1/2 x 2 inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened. Add chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared pans.