I use to be very diligent in maintaining my workout regiment, but for many months now I have fallen off of my routine until recently. Along with returning to my regiment, I have also begun reading everything I can get my hands on about working out, from which exercises are the best for my problem areas to listening to podcasts about which foods are good or not good to eat, and finding sm app on my phone to help me along my journey in losing weight and looking good.
I have come across and have started using the “Lose Weight in 30 Days,” app by Simple Design Ltd. There are so many apps to choose from but this particular app was the “Editors’ Choice,” so I decided to give it a try. Thus far I like it because not only does it give you daily exercises to follow, it talks to you which makes me feel like there is a personal trainer in the room with me. Not only that but it also comes equipped with meal plans, calendar to track your progress, no equipment is necessary, and it keeps track of the days in which you’ve workout, along with the duration and how many calories you burned per workout. Below I posted a copy of what the app looks like in case you want to give it a try.
What I like most about this app is that it does not try to kill you, it gradually takes you to the next level. The exercises are not the same every day, and I don’t feel overwhelmed, nor have I come across exercises that my body aren’t able to do.
Good luck with your regiment. If you have found an app that is great, please do share. LP
This recipe caught my eye for two reasons, 1. It features chicken and 2. It included prices for the ingredients. I was first taken aback, but hey, who isn’t on a budget now and days, right?
Have fun with this one! LP
CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA W/ CHICKEN
This creamy mushroom pasta is a restaurant favorite that’s surprisingly easy to make at home.
Total Cost$10.04 recipe / $1.67 serving
2Tbspolive oil $0.22
1/2med. onion $0.16
2Tbspall purpose flour $0.02
1tspchicken base $0.10
1/2cupwhite wine $7.99 bottle
1/2cuphalf & half $0.30
1/2tspdried thyme $0.05
to taste salt and pepper $0.05
1/4bunch fresh parsley $0.22
2lg. chicken breasts $2.49
Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper (or any other seasoning you like). Cook on a George Foreman Grill about 8 minutes per breast. Alternatively, you can cook them in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Keep the chicken on a plate covered with foil until ready to eat.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Cut the onion into a small dice and mince the garlic. Cook them in a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Cook about two minutes or until the onion is transparent. Add the sliced mushrooms and a dash of salt and cook until the mushrooms have completely softened and released all of their moisture (about 7 minutes).
Add the 2 Tbsp of flour to the skillet. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. It will coat the mushrooms and will begin to turn golden in color. Just make sure to keep stirring so that the flour does not burn.
Combine the chicken base and water to make a chicken broth. Add it to the skillet along with the white wine and thyme. Whisk until no flour lumps remain. Let simmer until thickened (about 3-5 minutes).
While the sauce is simmering, get a large pot of water boiling for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box (boil for 5-7 minutes or until al dente then drain).
Once the sauce has thickened, turn off the heat and stir in the cream. Continue to let simmer until reduced in volume and thickened. Give the sauce a taste and season with salt and pepper.
Roughly chop the parsley and stir it in with the drained pasta. Grate about 2 ounces of parmesan over top (or top each serving individually). Slice the chicken and serve each bowl of pasta with a few slices of chicken.
If you love eggs like I do, then you too believe that eggs are not just for breakfast. In fact, there are so many ways in which to prepare eggs that you can eat them any time of the day. Not only are eggs filled with protein, they are especially easy to prepare.
And if that is not exciting enough for you then, then you are going to jump for joy with what I came across on BuzzFeed, 22 Brillant Ways to Eat Eggs For Dinner, provided by Marie Telling. I will be breaking this into two posts. However, by clicking on the above URL you’ll find all twenty-two recipes.
Unfortunately, for me, my wife is not an egg lover, which means I don’t have a guinea pig to try them out on. I guess I will just have to host a Dinner Egg Party! Enjoy the recipes :). Lois
1.Spaghetti Marinara With Poached Eggs
I gotta tell ya, I’ve never thought of adding a poached egg to my pasta, but in thinking about the different textures I can easily see how this might be yummy. I mean wow, just the way it looks, makes me want to give it a try. Go here for the full recipe.
2. Fried Rice
If you grew up in New York, most of the Chinese Restaurants prepare their fried rice with eggs already. However, did you know that the best way to reheat your fried rice is in a frying pan with a little oil and a couple of eggs and cheese? Give this recipe a try and add a slice of cheese on top, mmm. Go here for this recipe.
3.Turmeric Sweet Potatoes, Poached Eggs, and Lemon Dressing
I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I have to admit that the lemon dressing seems to be a little out there, however, a little lemon flavor does go very well with sweet potatoes and yams. Go here for this recipe.
4.Sesame Roasted Asparagus, Egg, and Bacon Salad
Anything that has bacon and eggs in its ingredients, have to be good right? Yum! I love my asparagus seasoned and crunchy, how do you like yours? This recipe is definitely a keeper for me. Go here for the recipe.
5.Baked Eggs With Spinach and Mushrooms
This is a recipe that I would definitely have to add some additional flavor too. While I love spinach, it does not have a desirable taste. I usually add crush red pepper and a little bacon grease to my spinach to give it a different taste. In looking at this particular recipe, I also see myself adding White American Slices as well. Go here for the recipe.
6.Zucchini Crust Pizza
Anyone for pizza? Looking at this picture, you have to admit that this looks yummy! This is the type of recipe one tries out on the weekend with a bunch of friends over, laughing and throwing back a couple of beers or wine coolers. Go here for the recipe.
7. Mushroom, Leek, and Fontina Frittata
Are you into quiche,? That’s what came to mind when l first saw this recipe. There are a couple of things that I will swap out and use substitutes instead to make me it more appealing to my palate. I suggest you do the same if some of the ingredients are not to your liking. All in all, I think this is a winner.
Ok, this recipe is quite simple and in my opinion one that we’ve all tried, the only difference being the use of a waffle maker. I have done this on George Forman grillso any portable grill will work fine with this recipe.
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