Sunday, May 7, 2017

Strawberry Shortcake the Healthy Way

Photo courtesy of Instagram: @fitgirl_melissa76

If you are anything like me, you love to snack on everything and anything that isn't good for you. When you are trying to change your eating habits it seems like you can't eat anything but that isn't true.

Strawberry Shortcake is a rich, delicious diet buster. You can still enjoy your favorite treat just in a different, healthy way. I was a little apprehensive to try this at first but it was delicious! Here is what I used for this healthy treat.

Strawberry Shortcake (the healthy way)

  • Several fresh cut strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons of Ricotta Cheese mixed with a teaspoon of honey
  • Sprinkle of Nutmeg
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons of Pecans
  • Put in a fun dish and enjoy!


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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Banana Cinnamon Fridge Oats

Fridge Oats: Photo belongs to www.amomfromtheburbs.com


Breakfast: my version of fridge oats: 

  • 1/2 cup uncooked oats

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

  • 1/2 a banana

I don't like fridge oats with yogurt. This version tastes pretty good!


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Taco Salad the Healthy Way



There are always healthy ways to make your favorite meals. One of my favorites is taco salad but I don't want to ruin my weight loss progress by indulging on chips or taco bowls. I played around with different ways to make a taco salad but this version is by far my favorite out of all my attempts.

Who knew you didn't need tortilla chips or a taco bowl to make a taco salad? I made this taco salad using fresh romaine lettuce as my base. Then I added seasoned ground beef (or you can use ground turkey) on top of the lettuce. Next, add some shredded cheese and a dollop of guacamole. To finish off the taco salad add a swirl of taco sauce and enjoy! This version was quick and easy to make and it was very fulfilling even without the chips or taco bowl!

To see more healthy options, follow me on Instagram @FitGirl_Melissa76. Don't forget to show off your versions in the comment section below.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Our New Toy for Our Vacation Home Up North

Back in May we purchased a 3 bedroom, 1 bath older mobile home on 10 acres in Northern Lower Michigan as our vacation home. We have been busy fixing it up since whoever owned it before us didn't take very good care of it and since we spent most of our savings purchasing the property we can't afford to replace the home. So fix it we must.

So far we've gutted most of the place and it has no running water yet so we have been bringing jugs and jugs of water with us when we go. Since there isn't any running water that also means we have to go potty on a port-a-potty, which I guess it better than going in a whole somewhere. I've mastered the art of taking a very quick bath using a washcloth and a cup of water also because there is NO WAY I'm going four days without showering. GROSS!

Anyway the kids love the place and finding all the critters (snakes, toads, chipmunks and even deer) but they were kind of bored with the whole remodeling thing so we decided to purchase a four wheeler!!

What our new toy looks like!

We haven't had the opportunity to head north and try it just yet but the boys are dying to try it out. You know what? I'm secretly right there with them. I've never been on a four wheeler before.We still need to get some helmets and go over some safety rules with them as well as obtain our safety certificates but OMG I can't wait to drive this baby!

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Wholesale Canopy Light Fixtures

Are you looking for a great deal on canopy light fixtures? I found the best site for both commercial and residential needs. I will be purchasing some for our property up north for added security when we are not there. I really like the industrial feel that of the lighting fixtures. One of the canopy lights I saw was tamper resistance!
It’s just what I’m looking for. What are you waiting for? Check out the amazing selection at affordable prices before everyone else hears about them over at http://www.warehouse-lighting.com/commercial-lighting/canopy-lights. #wholesalelighting #commerciallights

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Cheap Napkins for Any Occassion

Hey readers! Normally I'm writing reviews about toys or something amazing for moms. Today I wanted to write you guys about where to get some pretty awesome napkins. I came across custom napkins cheap at Printglobe when I was helping my mom prepare for my sister's baby shower a couple months ago. So the one's we purchased were classic pink 2-ply luncheon napkins since my sister was having a girl. The lettering we got was in black but there were 18 different colors we could have picked. We ordered 100 napkins @ $0.54 each but there is a set-up fee of around $50 if my mind remembers correctly. Here is a picture of one of the samples from their website:
Anyway, we got many complements on the napkins and I will definitely be ordering more when my kids graduate from high school! OMG, my oldest will be graduating in four more years! EEK! Oh yeah, the napkins when folded measure 6.5" by 6.5" or when open measure 13" by 13". You guys should check them out if you are planning an event. You won't be disappointed.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Whole Wheat Tuna and Spinach Wrap with a Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Why waste your lunch time standing in line or waiting in a drive-thru when you can make your own healthy lunch? This tuna wrap is easy to make and perfect for someone on the go. If you are staying in for lunch, the spinach and strawberry salad add a nice refreshing touch to your lunch.

To make the sandwich: Use a whole wheat tortilla, lay a layer of freshly washed and dried spinach down, add a tablespoon full of tuna, and wrap how you desire. That simple!

To make the salad: When making the sandwich make sure to wash enough spinach for your salad, cut up a few strawberries and add to the top of the spinach. You can add a light vinaigrette for added flavor if you wish.

It's not only simple but it's healthy and it will save you money! If you have any quick, healthy lunch ideas feel free to share them in the comments below.

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