Friday, March 29, 2013

Fit Foods Friday: Protein Taco Shells

This is not really a recipe but more of a little trick I learned from Pinterest. I love finding new lower carb recipes and tricks on Pinterest but I always try them out a few times and tweek them a bit to get everything just the way I like. 

So here you have a low carb taco shell.....

All you need is a slice of Provolone cheese and some parchment paper. I tried different variations in the oven and microwave for different times and temperatures and this is what worked for me.

Place your Provolone on a square of parchment paper and then on a microwave safe dish. Microwave for about 90 seconds until you see the cheese turn a golden color and is all bubbly. Remove and fold parchment paper over in half with the cheese still on the inside. Cheese will begin to harden and form a taco shell shape. Peel parchment paper away and you are ready to build you a crunchy delicious taco. That is it!!! Easy, so easy! I added a little ground turkey and I love to replace sour cream with cottage cheese or greek yogurt. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


LIGHTS for any TUTU you order!!!

This is a really great add on for your tutu that will FOR SURE getcha noticed.

Add 30 Battery operated LED lights to your tutu.
These are wonderful for a night run, race, rave or just for fun.

This option is NOT available for plus size tutus.

Please keep in mind that you will you tutu will have a battery pack attached that is operated by 3 AA batteries.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Motivational Monday: Take Care of Yourself

I will be the first to admit that there were many years when I did not take very good care of myself physically. I thought it was hard and all my goals seemed unattainable. I wanted to be more physically fit but I lacked the motivation and the drive. I tried my very best to take care of the emotional, mental, and spiritual sides of me but for some reason I always put the physical aspect of wellness on the back burner. A little over a year ago I knew it was time to really take care of myself. All aspects including physical. So, I became a runner and FELL IN LOVE with running and a  year later I feel the best I ever have.

What is the best way you take care of yourself?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fit Foods Friday: Cauliflower Soup

If you love cauliflower like I do, you will LOVE this soup. It is very low in calorie and can be eaten hot in the winter when you are in the mood for something warm and comforting, OR chilled in the summer when you are craving something a bit more refreshing.

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp minced onion
1 minced garlic clove
1 head of cauliflower (cut into florets)
4 cups chicken broth
2 oz nf cream cheese

Heat oil, onion, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Cook about 5 minutes. Add cauliflower then cover and cook another 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until cauliflower is tender, about 15 min. Transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to saucepan and cut in chunks of the cream cheese. Whisk to blend as cream cheese is melting. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe makes about 6 1-cup servings and each serving is UNDER 90 calories so don't feel guilty if you go back for a second helping.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Motivational Monday: Happy

I run for many reasons

but most of all I run because it makes me HAPPY

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Why running in a tutu is the best !

  I remember my very first 5k and what I thought it meant to be a runner.
I thought runners had to look very "serious" I was sure that all my pictures should be of me sweating and looking intense. lol It was pretty silly of me to think that way.

 I had terrible nerves the night before my race and I dressed in black and white. To make things even worse I wore a 100% cotton t-shirt so basically I had newbie written all over me.  I couldn't understand why everyone was dancing to warm up or why some people were dressed so crazy. I saw a few tutus and a couple Uncle Sam outfits. I was bewildered as to why they were dressed that way.

 Looking back at those pictures I am almost embarrassed to see them. I never once smiled or looked like I was enjoying myself. It did okay at my race but I didn't really have fun and it really showed. I am not sure where my thinking of runners must be serious at all times came from. I guess it is just one of those weird things I got into my head.

 I have read a few article from similar runners who say no way to tutus. I have heard it takes away from the event itself and they don't seem to like the attention they get when wearing one. My defense to that is running is supposed to be fun. If it isn't then why do it ? We are not 13 and being forced to run track or face detention. We run because we like it and the way we feel when we do it !

 Once I started running in a tutu the whole experience changed for me. In a way I feel like a big fluffy superhero. It feels great to jump curbs and fly past the herd  in a fluffy tutu.

    A few Race Junkie customers have told me how much they enjoy being a girl on race day. We get so busy with work and family we tend to live in jeans and sweats. Race day is your day to shine and show them what it really means to run like a girl. For many wearing a tutu at there event is just a great time to be strong and pretty at the same time.

 I have to say I do like the attention I get while wearing a tutu. I remember running Surf City practically crying from pain but still smiling in my tutu as people gave me high fives from the crowds and screamed "awesome tutu" . It just made me feel good and got me through the worse pain of my life.

  People tend to think runners are crazy anyway. How many times have you told someone you are training for a 1/2 and gotten that weird look from them ? After they ask "how far is that" they ask " why do you want to run that far"  and then they usually say " oh wow". LOL  If you are going to spend more timne training for an event longer than the Karadashian marriage then you should look amazing when the day finally comes!

Try running in a tutu just once I promise it will change the way you run forever.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Motivational Monday: I am a Runner

Ever doubt that you are a runner??
Remember this...

Because YOU RUN,

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fit foods Friday: No Guilt Pancakes

I have seen several different versions of this low carb "pancake" on pinterest lately and I have tried a few out and mot been in love. I have finally perfected the recipe to my loving and I am excited to share it with all of you.


4 oz fat free cream cheese
4 eggs
2 Tablespoons sweetner ( I use splenda granular)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon of sugar free caramel syrup (I use torani or you could just use vanilla)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until ingredients are smooth. Let sit in the blender while your pan is warming. You will see bubbles at the top and that is fine and normal, let it sit to expel some of the bubbles. Pour on your pan and cook up just like a pancake. These pancakes are crepe like and fairly thin so make sure each pancake cooks for a good minute before you attempt flipping. This batch will make 12 "pancakes". 

I store mine in a freezer bag with a small piece of wax paper between each so I can grab one or two out in the mornings for a quick protein boost before heading out for a long run. Add some of your favorite natural peanut butter on it, roll it up, and you are ready to go.

You can also omit the cinnamon and caramel syrup and they will take on a more plain taste and you can eat as a quesadilla by melting cheese inside.

So here are the stats per pancake as discovered by using myfitnesspal recipe calculator...

Calories - 59
Carbs- 1 grams
Protein- 3 grams