The color of life

Lots of my family and friends tell me they hate veggies.  I get why my brother feels that way.  When we were growing up a salad was ice berg lettuce with ranch dressing… big blah bowl of colorless blech. Today I pulled out my salad and someone stopped and said wow, that’s pretty.  I would…

Plan B

Sometimes you can’t control anything.  That’s when you have to implement plan B… or in my case C… because …. life. Was planning to work from home, so salad fixings ready but not packed.  Emergency required me to go to work… Salad pieces thrown in bag… go Get to work.  Forgot a bowl, lettuce, silverware,…

The gift of prepping

I know it’s only been a week… and I know I am a hormonal train wreck… but for the first time in a while I feel good. It doesn’t matter what the scale says… I see a lot of posts about people on their second+ round. You get back on and it’s harder. That is…

Ideal Protein Mushroom Risotto

I had no idea what to expect… but I knew I wanted to try… I really like it!  It is a tad salty, but it could be how I made it. I placed the package of mushroom risotto into a microwave safe bowl.  I added 1.5 ounces of water and 1 ounce of fat free…

Keeping it fresh

When I am most successful it’s because I plan and prep.  This past weekend I took a bit of control and spent time planning and prepping. There are lots of tips out there to help you plan.  Make a meal plan, where the food builds.. for example crockpot a bunch of chicken for shredded chicken…

Boring food? Change it up!

Today I am trying to fight the dreaded blahs… nothing sounds good (except crapfood.) I opted to get creative with my presentation… oddly, my cauliflower looks a lot more appetizing… yum   cauliflower tots made with 1 egg, 14 ounces of cauliflower, 1 Broccoli Cheese Soup packet.  Bake at 400 for 18 minutes… sauce is…

Spicey creamy tomato soup

Around this time of year, every 5 years, I like to do a reset for my health.  I had gastric bypass 13 years ago, and I do a quick tuneup… but this is my first time doing it since starting Ideal Protein 3 years ago… so this time I am using the Ideal Protein protocol…

Super Bowl Sunday

My team was eliminated in the last round of Playoffs… I have been invited to a few parties. There will be all kinds of temptations laying around me… this is another one of those days where failure to plan will equate to plan to fail!!! Not on my watch!!!! Normally I avoid TV because it…

Taco salad

Tacos… not protocol but I can get pretty close by making a taco salad! I make taco seasoning, and store it in a jar.. I use it a LOT!!!! Here is a basic recipe for taco seasoning: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…