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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Balsamic Fig Pork Tenderloin

Balsamic Fig Pork Tenderloin

So tonight's dinner is complements of Skinnytaste.com and saying that I really didn't have to do any changing of the recipe except for how many it served.  

Fig Balsamic Pork Tenderloin 
Servings: 8 
21 Day Fix Containers: 1R
  • 2 1/4 lb pork tenderloins (9R)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe's fig butter
  • parsley for garnish

Preheat the oven to 375

Season the pork with salt and garlic powder and put on a baking sheet.

Mix the balsamic vinegar and the fig butter in a bowl.  Nicely brush the pork with all the mixture.

Roast in the oven for about 25 - 30 minutes or until the internal temp is 145.

Let it rest for 10 - 15 minutes before slicing (don't want to lose any of that wonderful juices now do you...)

Sprinkle with parsley if desired

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole
Serves 6

21 Day Fix Containers: 1 1/2R, 1Y, 1/2G, 1/2P, 1/2B


  • 1 lbs. extra lean ground beef (4R)
  • 1.25 lb of lean ground turkey (5R)
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 cup whole grain brown rice, uncooked (6Y)
  • 4 cups roughly chopped cabbage (4G)
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce (1P)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained (1.5P)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice (4B)


  1. Season and brown ground beef and turkey. Drain off any grease you may have (I usually rinse under warm water to get all the fat off).
  2. Add rice, cabbage, tomato sauce, 2 cups of water and diced tomatoes with all the juices. Stir.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cover to simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes or until rice is done and cabbage is soft (please do not lift lid before 20 minutes is up or else you let all the steam out and the rice needs it to cook properly)
  4. Once cooked, top with cheese and cover with lid to melt a few minutes.
The Verdict: everyone but my daughter liked this, it was filling, large portions and hey only 1 pot to clean up...If you want more of a cheesy yummy goodness and want to use a full B container then up the cheese to 1 1/2 cups...SCORE

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

So tonight for dinner is Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry.  I have adapted this to make it more 21 Day Fix friendly from Skinnytaste.com.  With a few simple changes in ingredients this has become a fix friendly meal that everyone will love.

Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry
Serves 6
Fix containers (1R, 1/2G, 1/2tsp

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (6R)
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or Tamar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided (3tsp)
  • 30 asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces (3G)
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Season chopped up chicken with salt.  In a small bowl combine chicken broth & soy sauce.  In another small bowl combine cornstarch and water and mix well.

Heat a large wok or pan to medium high heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil, saute asparagus until tender crisp.  Add in the garlic and ginger and saute until golden brown.  Set aside.

In the same pan, increase the heat to high and add in the remaining olive oil.  Add in chicken and cook until it's golden brown and cooked all the way through.  Set aside.

Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook about 1-1/2 minutes. Add lemon juice and cornstarch mixture (you will have to stir this in the small bowl again to mix up the cornstarch again) and stir well, when it simmers return the chicken and asparagus to the wok and mix well, remove from heat and serve.

This really was an easy meal to cook and came together fast (and if you are a busy mom like me you need fast meals). I served this simple stir fry with some brown rice & a salad on the side.

Verdict: everyone loved it and asked for me to make it again...SCORE! 

So if anyone is interested in a simple way to portion control and lose weight without counting calories, points or anything else leave a message...I would love to tell you about an amazing program I am doing called 21 Day Fix by Beachbody.com...it has helped me lose 3lbs and 8% body fat in 1 month!