Monday, January 16, 2012


This beautiful bruschetta has loads of good things for you. Nothing is artificial. Isn't the color just beautiful!

15-25 cherry tomatoes - sliced in half length wise
1 whole yellow bell pepper, diced
1 whole red bell pepper, diced
1 handful of fresh spinach, chopped
1/4 large white onion, diced
1 bunch of basil, minced
1/2 tsp minced garlic

Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix together. For added zip, add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Add to chicken, pork, seafood, or bread.
Eat and enjoy!

For this particular bruschetta I added it to chicken. It was very tasty and full of flavor.

Biggest Loser Challenge

Hello all! :)

Sorry it's been a while since I've written. I have been gone at my in-laws for Christmas break, and then getting back and starting a new life challenge. A new life challenge if life wasn't challenging enough... yeah I know, remember I'm a gluten for punishment. I started this Biggest Loser challenge through a personal trainer I know. I've been on it for about 10 days and at my first weigh in 3 days ago, I had lost 7 pounds. I am not starving myself. I am eating up to 6 meals a day, and exercising. Eating 6 meals a day is actually a lot harder then I thought it would be. Most of these meals require some type of cooking. So I'm working on trying to get a handle of these meals. however, I'm on a Jumpstart right now through Thursday, Jan. 19th. I am trying to create recipes that are delicious, filling and beautiful. A few have turned out good. Other's not so much. I know not everyone likes everything I'm using, but as long as I do, you can adjust as you'd like.

I will be posting those recipes and tagging them under Biggest Loser challenge, low calorie, and even, what meal it works for. I hope these are helpful. The recipes for the jump start are gluten-free. The only actual dairy are the one's with cottage cheese, but that is fat free cottage cheese, and not many people like that. I've had very low carbs as well, no pasta, no bread which has been really a difficult change for me. I am looking forward to getting off the jumpstart on Thursday so I can start eating healthier breads, and carbs. I hope you enjoy these recipes :)