Food

I love cooking and baking.  I also love sharing recipes along with some of my favorite foods and snacks!

Baked Pumpkin, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Muffins

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        I was so excited when I found this recipe that I knew I had to try it out!  I loved the ingredient list and how simple it looked to make.  I hate when I see a recipe that looks so good, but then I look at the ingredient list and it is filled with a bunch of different ingredients that I will specifically have to go out and buy and then will probably never use again.  So this one sounded good, was very simple and easy and so BOOM I decided to try it!  I am so glad I did!!  The are the perfect little breakfast to have with coffee, or a great afternoon snack.  I like how it had the added touch of some chocolate chips, but that is totally optional, though I highly recommend adding some!  Whether it be sugar free, dark chocalte or dairy free.  There are so many options and a little chocolate never hurt anyone!  I would definitely store these in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge.  I liked warming them up and eating them hot, but letting them come to room temperature to eating them right out of the refrigerator they still taste great.  So now…lets get baking!  If you try them out make sure to tag me @jacquelineadan44 so I can see and let me know what you thought!   Recipe Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups afternoon snack.  I like how it had the added touch of some chocolate chips,…


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Three Healthy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving 2017

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           I cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving!!!  I know the holidays can be a hard time of year, especially with all of the parties and gatherings and …food.  I know it is is so hard to stick to our health and fitness goals, especially around this time of year.  I  know for me, especially in the past, Thanksgiving was a time I would eat so much I would make myself sick.  There was just so much food around, and it was so hard for me to say no.  I did not know much about portion control and I was definitely in a dark place in terms of self worth and my relationship with food.  It took many years to change these patterns and behaviors and it is honestly something that I still struggle with.  With that being said, in the past, while I was on my weight loss journey, Thanksgiving turned into a time where I completely deprived myself of eating anything “off plan”.  I sat and watched everyone else eat and enjoy themselves, and as proud of myself as I was that I was not eating anything, I was still miserable.  So after a few years of trying to figure out what I wanted to do and what was best for me, I decided to just enjoy life and stop using food as a way to celebrate the holidays because it is so much more than that.  I found recipes that were still a “treat” and that I could share with everyone.  Keeping my goals in mind while also enjoying time with my friends and family on Thanksgiving without eating everything in sight, or not eating anything at all is something that overtime I…


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Have You Fallen Off The Wagon?!?! 10 Tips For Getting Yourself Back On Track!

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         So you fell off the wagon.  You were doing so great with your healthy eating, working out, drinking all of your water…and then something just happened.  You kinda sorta found yourself having days, weeks or even months where you went a little off plan.  You had a lot of parties, gatherings, found you had no time to cook or were eating out every night.  Or maybe you were out of town for work or even on vacation.  Whatever the reason, you are now…here.  The scale went up, your jeans won’t button and you are really upset, discouraged and feel like you failed.  You dont know what do, or how to fix the problem.  I felt this exact way several times along my journey.  You are not alone!  I get it.  We are doing great and then..life happens and we find ourselves slipping back into some old patterns.  For me, surgery really threw me for a loop.  I was unable to workout for weeks…months…and was sitting at home.  I was bored.  I felt tired and weak.  I was a little upset and angry at myself.  To be honest, the urge to binge out on chips while I watched tv and feel sorry for myself crossed my mind several times.   I would be lying if I said I did not allow myself to have a few treats while I recovered. I get it.  I know it is hard.  I know how it feels to work so hard and find yourself feeling stuck.…


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Quick Easy “Meal Prep” Chicken Fried Rice

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        This recipe is definitely one of our favorites and we make it all the time.  It is so simple and yet so delicious which is why we make it all the time.  It is so simple to just throw in your left over chicken or it can be made easily with fresh chicken or your other favorite proteins such as shrimp, steak or tofu.  Feel free to play around with different protein options, veggies or seasonings.  You really can’t go wrong. Quick Easy “Meal Prep” Chicken Fried Rice Recipe   INGREDIENTS – Cooked Chicken Breast (amount depends on your meal plan) – Cauliflower rice, cooked brown rice or cooked white rice – Mushrooms – Zucchini – Bell Pepper – Soy Sauce – Garlic – Egg – Chili Flakes or Hot Sauce (optional if you like it spicy)    INSTRUCTIONS 1. Sauté garlic and cauliflower rice, cooked brown or white rice 2. Add other vegetables and allow them too cook  3. Crack the egg and allow it to scramble and mix with all of your rice and veggies 4. Add in cooked chicken 5. Stir all ingredients together 6. Stir in soy sauce along with chili flakes or hot sauce if desired.   7. Enjoy You can make a big pan of this and use it as leftovers.  Remember that your portion size and calories need to fit into the program that you are following.  The amazing thing about this recipe is that you can make it fit whatever eating plan you are following.  Make sure…


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