Yes please! I mean, it’s a holiday!!! Hope you all took a minute to indulge today.
Happy Doughnut day,
Although my team is not in the Super Bowl… I shall still partake in the festivities of Football watching, beer drinking, game day food eating, Puppy Bowl watching and crazy overpriced commercial spot hilarity. Can I get an AMEN? So fire up your grills and preheat your ovens beauties! It’s time to get cookin’. The game will be on soon! Below, are my two FAVE game day recipes. Chicken wings are a staple but make sure you check out the Chicken & waffles too! Yuuuummmmmmmmy!!!!
1. Make dip: In a bowl, combine blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice and garlic powder, stirring well. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
2. Make wings: Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a large cooling rack on top of sheet and mist with cooking spray.
3. In a small pan, combine ketchup, hot sauce, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring, until well combined and smooth. Pour into a bowl and let cool.
4. Pour 1/4 cup of sauce into a small bowl; cover and set aside. In a large bowl, toss wings with 1/2 cup sauce until coated. Place wings on rack. Roast for 10 minutes, then brush with more sauce. Roast 10 minutes longer; brush with more sauce. Turn wings over, brush with sauce and roast 10 minutes. Brush with more sauce and roast for a final 10 minutes.
5. Remove wings to a large bowl and toss with reserved sauce. Serve with blue cheese dip on the side.
Eating healthy is a choice…. and a VERY hard one if you like potatoes as much as I do. Baked potatoes, french fries, mashed potatoes… I like them any way and every way! I have found my substitution to overloading on potatoes. Cauliflower!!!! Below are two AMAZING recipes for you to try. These two recipes have helped me kick my potato habit and ultimately helped me live a healthier lifestyle.
I LOVE these with a little ketchup. They taste like french fries!
Tips for a healthier holiday.
We all know this time of year is tough when you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are my top 5 tips to keeping the weight gain under control during this time of year.
1.) Get moving – It’s super easy to stuff yourself full of food and sit down to watch tv or take a nap. Challenge yourself to do something active! My Dad and I run our own version of the “Turkey Trot” every year. We run from my Grandmother’s house to my parent’s house after we eat lunch. It’s a little over a five mile run. Then we drive back for football and more family fun!
2.) Eat a healthy breakfast – If you start your day off with a good healthy breakfast then you will be less inclined to binge eat once your sitting in front of those mashed potatoes and creamed corn. An egg white omelet, bowl of oatmeal or fruit and yogurt will help you curb those cravings later in the day.
3.) Drink Water – Alcoholic beverages, fruit drinks and sodas are high in calories and sugars. Water eliminates those empty calories and keeps you hydrated.
4.) Keep it light – Are you doing the cooking? Opt for choices with lower calories and fats. Choose fat-free chicken broth, plain yogurt or fat free sour cream. You can cut fats, sugars and calories in a lot of the ingredients.
5.) Portion Control – Before you fill your plate, do a survey of all of the dishes. Give yourself only small portions of those foods you just CANNOT turn down. Foods like turkey, roasted veggies, and baked sweet potatoes are great choices to put on your plate. Keep the casseroles and other fatty sides small.
Thanksgiving is not just about this amazing bounty of food. Keep things into perspective. The most important thing to remember is to focus on being thankful for your friends, family and relationships with the people that you love. THAT is what Thanksgiving is about.
Hi beauties. Just a reminder that fitness begins with what you fuel your body with. So make good choices and treat your body like the temple that it is! Cheers!
Recently I held a wedding shower for one of my best friends. Those who have hosted a shower know how overwhelming it can be to plan. Food, drinks, games, decor…. Here are a few pictures of some fun and thrifty things I pulled together!
My “Mimosa Bar.” Because everything is more fun with Mimosas! Guests could add fruit to their mimosas. They could also choose to have a champagne free mimosa or just have a juice of their choice.
I took tine and tied them around different sized pitchers. We served Grapefruit juice, orange juice and cranberry juice.
I found some very reasonably priced cupcakes at my local grocery store that were just plain white, then bought these cute cupcake holders at Michael’s for about $2.99 for 10. They dressed the plain white cupcakes up and gave them a more wedding like vibe.
And I made this sign with just thick paper, stencils, some paint and glitter. Then I used more tine to string it up on the mantel and placed one of their engagement photos on the mantel.
I had a BLAST planning this shower and was very pleased with how it turned out.