It’s almost summertime but if you live in the South like we do it’s been hot for months! This drink is absolutely refreshing and perfect for those BBQ get togethers or for a ladies night in.
So here’s what you need
- 3 cups watermelon, chopped
- 5 mint leaves, chopped
- 1/2 gallon of water
Serve over ice and enjoy!
My weight loss journey has been slow…. super slow… I breast fed for 20 months, yep and proud to do so BUT my body would not let go of the weight. So when I finally stopped I still wasn’t losing.. oh yay.. but I did NOT give up, I can officially say in the last month my body has regulated from nursing and my metabolism is back on track and I stepped on the scale this morning to see a number I haven’t saw in a very, very long time. I’m proud of myself, my journey even slow it’s happening, I feel FANTASTIC, I have energy, I workout, I eat right and take some certain amazing health products! So you guys, don’t quit, don’t give up, you got this!! Keep an eye on me because I have some major goals I aim to crush this year!
I’m always on the hunt for really great exercise pants, preferably capris. I stumbled upon these on HSN.com last week and I wanted to try them because obviously they’re cute, I love Jessica Simpson Style and they were on sale, so I ordered two pairs.😍
First off, I love the capris so much but I think they run very small, I normally would wear an XL in workout bottoms as I’m a size 16. I ordered size 3X because I read to size up and I have noticed a trend in designer clothing running smaller. (I probably would have fit in the 2X just fine because they are very stretchy.)
They are very comfortable and stretchy, they move with your body and do not heat you up while you work out, so your legs won’t get super sweaty.
I wore my colorful purple pair today while working out and I got several compliments on them, I’m telling you, they are really cute! 👌🏻
They also have a zipper pocket in the back to store your keys or card, it has a reflective stripe above the zipper as well.
The retail price is $54.00 each but I scored them on sale for $14.97 which I think is a great deal! I highly recommend giving this brand a try, I personally can’t wait to try more of her workout gear, just remember to size up!
*All opinions are my own, I was no way endorsed or paid for this review.
Makes 6 Servings, 10 smart points
Family favorite without the guilt!
Here’s what you need:
- 1lb lean ground beef (93/7)
- 16 oz tator tots
- 1 32 oz can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can green beans, drained
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350. Cook beef, drain grease. Add in soup and garlic, cook until warm and “runny”. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish, carefully fold in green beans, top with tator tots and bake for 40-45 mins.
This is super easy to make, 50 mins top, because when I want cheesecake I don’t want to wait 8 hours, and yes, there’s a lot of low carb cheesecakes that take that long to make! 😜
1.8 carbs per slice 😍
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp (more or less pending on taste) pyure organic stevia blend (or your favorite sweetener)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ricotta, stevia, vanilla and cinnamon together. Add both eggs, stir well and pour into greased baking dish. Bake 45 minutes or until sides are lightly browned.
✏️Notes: Makes 8 servings, pending on your carb intake blueberries or strawberries would taste great on this! You can also play around with adding sugar free syrups to add more flavor!
- 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
- 1.5 cups chopped onions
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 packet taco season
- 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 14ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
- 2/3 cup jasmine or brown rice
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded (or more to taste)
Preheat oven to 375°, and a large skillet coat with cooking spray or coconut oil cook the meat, onions, garlic and green pepper until meat is done and vegetables are tender. Drain grease and add and remainder ingredients(minus the cheese) stir.
Transfer into 9 x 13 baking dish, cover and bake for 55 minutes or until the rice is tender. Remove, sprinkle with cheese and place in oven until cheese is melted.
Top with your favorite condiments, we used salsa and sour cream!
I’ve recently started eating Low Carb/Keto lifestyle and I am loving it but there are days when I miss PIZZA 🍕🍕. It’s one of my favorite foods, so I decided to give this a go and see how it turned out to my surprise it was super good and my kids loved it!
Makes 6 personal pizzas
- 1 eggplant
- Mozzarella cheese
- Low carb pizza sauce (or make your own)
- Optional veggies
Cut eggplant into thick slices, sprinkle with sea salt and lay on top of paper towels for about 20-25 mins. This gets the excess water out so they won’t be super soggy and gross. Preheat oven to 400, and bake 15-20 mins. Remove and add sauce, cheese and toppings, broil for 2-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Carb Count 5.5 carbs per pizza
- Eggplant: 4.5
- Pizza Sauce (I did about 2 tbsp): 1
- Mozzarella: 0
- Pepperoni: 0