Monday, December 29, 2014

Cheesy Bean dip

Cheesy Warm Bean Dip 
Every Christmas Eve and New Years Eve we make snacks for dinner. Dips, finger foods and anything you can stick on a toothpick. Its fun and festive and makes my family happy. This bean dip is super easy to make. While I normally make refried beans from scratch in the crockpot, grabbing a few cans to make this dish is super quick and easy. You can also substitute a package of taco seasonings for all the spices if you don't normally have them in your pantry.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans
1 t of cumin
2 t of chili powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded

How To's: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix in refried beans until combined. Stir in taco seasoning. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with both cheeses. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Greens Reboot

I have been prepping for this mentally for a few weeks, but today I restarted my Greens Reboot program. The idea is to alkalize and detox your body, flooding it with nutrition and enabling it to clean out everything. Its not hard to do, and I find it to be pretty pleasant compared to some of the detoxes and fasts I have done in the past. Its also very flexible. I can start off with doing it three days but if you continue, you modify it slightly along the way to make sure you are getting enough calories and not starving your body, which can cause a whole host of other problems down the road.

Here is how it plays out

9am: 4 Its Vital, 3 Thermofit, 2 Confianza, 1 New You, 2 Relief and
         Greens on the go (4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
10am: 1 scoop of Profit in 8 oz water
11am:Greens on the go(4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
1pm:Greens on the go(4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
3pm:Greens on the go(4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
5pm:Greens on the go(4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
7pm: 2 Greens on the go(4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
9pm: 2 Its Vital, 3 Thermofit, 3 Confianza, 2 New You, 2 Relief and
         Greens on the go (4 scoops) in a 16 oz bottle of water.
10pm: 1 scoop of Profit in 8 oz water

Do this for three, five, ten, fifteen or twenty days.

If you are doing the 15-day, from days 11-15 turn your morning profit into a smoothie, adding fruits and veggies of your choice. Also add an Its Essential bar at 3pm
If you are doing the 20-day, from days 16-20 add dinner.

Pretty simple, huh? I use the Berry Greens because I like the mild sweetness from the stevia and the berry flavor but if you prefer orange, it is unsweetened and has a flavor much like an orange mineral water.

For the vitamins you can use what you are already using. The greens will more than supply the fruits and veggies you need for a day, but if you can take your regular multi-vitamin instead provided its a good, safe, high quality vitamin free of food dyes, fillers and manufactured nutrients. If you don't have a multi or are missing parts of your complete nutrition, you can try one or all of our vitamin supplements in the Its Vital line

We use Thermofit to boost metabolism. If you are not striving to reset your metabolism or lose weight, you can leave that off too.
Confianza is full of adaptogenic herbs that will help your body manage daily stress. I highly recommend this during the fast because it will help you body to manage the additional stress of the diet itself.
New You helps your body to produce HGH. If you are over 30, this is naturally declining in your body, so its a good one to take if you are having trouble sleeping(without help).
Relief is for joint pain and maintaining joint health. If you are stiff and store you might want to try this one too.

Again, the MAIN part of this is the Greens and Profit  They will provide all the nutrition you need. Adding the additional products is up to you. So are you ready to try it?

If you can get past the cravings in those initial days, you will be fine. I always feel SOOOO good after about the third day. My energy levels ramp up, I sleep better and my body aches and headache goes away. If you would like to join me on this cleanse or if you would like information on getting the products so you can do it too, head to my website.
If you need help in deciding what you should take, please feel free to contact me and I will help you figure it out.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Its Vital Complete Nutrition

This week I wanted to share the It's Vital Complete Nutrition Pack from ItWorks.

Meet all of your daily vital nutrition needs with added nutrients and minerals, superior calcium absorption, and triple strength support for heart health all in one premeasured daily pack.It’s Vital Complete Nutrition Pack builds on the foundational It’s Vital Core Nutrition, adding It’s Vital Minerals and It’s Vital Omega-3 to give you complete, premium nutrition. While you can get all of these products separately for your individual needs, the It's Vital Complete Nutrition Pack will meet all of your daily vital nutrition needs with added nutrients and minerals, superior calcium absorption, and triple strength support for heart health all in one pre-measured daily pack.
•  Sea algae-derived Aquamin® premium mineral blend with over 74 trace minerals
•  Support for healthy bones and teeth with 250% the RDA of Vitamin D
•  Maximum calcium absorption with Vitamins K1 and K2 (MK-7), ensuring calcium stays in bones to help minimize arterial calcification
•  Keep your heart strong with Vitamin Ksupport for cardiovascular health

It’s Vital Omega-3:

•  Triple strength fish oil-derived DHA and EPA fatty acids to help maintain and support healthy cholesterol levels
•  Natural rosemary-based antioxidants to fight free radicals and support health cell growth
•  Support for healthy joint movement and for the body’s response to minor inflammation
•  Lemon-flavored softgel that’s easy to swallow

•   Gluten-free, plant-based, whole food complex
•  Patented controlled-release technology for sustained nourishment throughout the day
•  Mind/body energy blend to stay energized and sharp mentally and physically
•  Improved metabolic support to boost your body’s ability to burn calories

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Flank Steak Gyros

Flank Steak Gyros are easy to make and super yummy. I do the meat marinade and the yogurt sauce the night before or first thing in the morning so the flavors are better.



1 pound flank steak
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


2 cups plain greek yogurt
2 T fresh dill (can use dried), chopped
1 T garlic, minced
1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice salt and pepper to taste 

4 6-inch pita pockets
1 white onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (mediterranean flavor is nice)

How To: 

Prepare the meat

Cut the flank steak into thin strips against the grain. If its slightly frozen, its easier to slice. Place the strips in a large glass dish. I use a pyrex baking dish so the marinade is more easily distributed. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, oregano and salt and pepper and mix well. Pour over the meat and stir to coat well. Cover and place in the refrigerator and let marinate 2 hours or up to all day. I usually do this the night before and let it marinade till dinner the next night.

Prepare the sauce:

In a small bowl mix together the yogurt, dill, garlic and lemon juice. Cover and place in fridge as well. Allow ample time for the flavors to meld.

Before Dinner: 

Spritz the pitas with a little water, wrap in foil and place in the oven to warm. I usually do about 300 degrees. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove meat from bag and discard marinade. Add meat slices to pan and saute until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Saute the onion until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Return the meat and any juices to the skillet and stir until heated.

Stir the yogurt sauce and season with salt and pepper.
Arrange the pita bread on plates and fill with beef mixture. Spoon some yogurt sauce over the meat and top with feta and a little dill if desired.
Fold the gyros in half and serve.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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