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What I Ate Wednesday!


Happy Wednesday! You know what that means, Im linking up over at Peas and Crayons for  What I ate Wednesday! Thanks Jen for hosting!

This is a sample of what I ate today. Nothing exciting, actually kinda boring!  I normally like to eat real wholesome foods but I bought a few Isagenix products for those days when I’m busy or didn’t get a chance to prep my food.  Today I really just wanted to sleep all day and do nothing since it was cold and damp kind of day! Spring will you ever come to Michigan?

5:00am Cleanse for Life tea before I trained my 5:30am clients. Luckily I get to work from home :)

6:30am Breakfast : I had 2 mini broccoli quiche (#2) with 1/3 cup of rolled oats with cinnamon and one small apple. Get kids ready for school and get ready for a long day!

9:30 am snack: IsaLean Fiber snack (#6) –  1 bar. Trained clients from 10am to 12:30pm .

12:30pm Lunch:  IsaLean vanilla shake with salad (#1). Errands, computer work with online clients, did a quick 30 minute upper body workout at home gym, and picked up my son from school.

3:30 snack: Chocolate covered frozen berries  (#4) in IsoDelight Plus chocolate (#5). Help kids with homework, housework, other fun housewife stuff!

6:30pm: Crock pot rosemary infused chicken (#3) with red skinned potatoes (will post recipe soon) and steamed broccoli (not pictured).

8:30pm – 30 minutes of StairMaster while quizzing my first grader on his spelling words and quizzed him in addition and subtraction. Luckily I have a StairMaster in my bedroom so I can multi-task!

9:30pm 1 cup of hot Cleanse for Life tea in bed catching up on some of my favorite shows.

Bed around 10:30pm.

What did you eat today?

Do you use meal replacement shakes or bars?




What I Ate Wednesday!


It’s been awhile since I did a WIAW (what I ate Wednesday) post. Below is a glimpse of my day. I didn’t get a chance to picture all my meals, but at least it gives you an idea of what a typical day looks like.

Breakfast, 5am:  I ate an apple with one tablespoon of almond butter on a slice of Ezekial bread before training my clients at 5:30am. About an hour an a half later, I went for a 40 minute early morning walk with my son before school. When I got home, I did a quick TRX/Bosu ab workout (omg, my abs and upper body are sore!) before I taking my boys to school.


Mid morning snack 8am:  I had an IsoLean vanilla shake made with water after my workout. hour later, I went for a 60 minute walk/jog with my client in the neighborhood.

Lunch 11am: I had leftover grilled chicken with some romaine lettuce, feta cheese, bell pepers, cucumbers drizzled with balsamic dressing. I had a 1/3 cup hummus with carrots and celery (not pictured). I was a bit hungry 20 minutes later so I had bout 20 almonds on the side. Then, I washed it down with a tall glass of water.

Mid afternoon snack 2:30pm: IsaLean Shake made with water and on the side I had four simple strawberry melba toast crackers

Dinner 5:30pm: Grilled salmon (not pictured), 1/2 cup grilled sweet potatoes, steamed green beans, and big bed of  salad greens topped with dropped cucumbers and red onions.

Late Snack 8pm: 1/3 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup frozen berries sprinkled with 1/4 packet truvia. 

Thanks Jen from Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW!






Wild on Wednesday with a Pineapple Kale Green Tea drink!

Well, it’s another “Wild on Wednesday” post. Today I made my pineapple green tea smoothie but instead of spinach (which I didn’t have on hand) I used baby kale. I got a few of my brave clients to try it for the first time! As you can see, Bev, was unsure and plugged her nose! Cheers to another successful drink! You can click, here for the recipe.

One of my goals is to get back into posting regularly but life has blessed me with so many wonderful opportunities that it has kept me from blogging and commenting on my favorite blog’s. I have the chance at a wonderful opportunity to run a 7 week bootcamp for women in April at a local fitness studio (more details to come soon). I’ve been testing it on my own clients, getting feedback on how to improve the program. I’m so excites and who knows, maybe one day I’ll be offering the same boot camp workshop but online!

What did you do today that was “wild” and “crazy”? Did you try a new food or a new exercise today?


Chocolate Gingerbread Waffles with Chocolate Sauce {Gluten Free}

So I have another gingerbread recipe today.  Yes, I know it’s another breakfast recipe! I’ll post a dinner recipe or two real soon, promise :).
I made this waffle recipe on Tuesday morning around 6 am, I know, kinda early.  My 6am personal training client cancelled on me last minute, instead of going back to bed or working out I thought I’d make my boys a fun breakfast.
We had been falling back into old habbits of waking up last minute and grabbing whatever we can find healthy to eat as we are running out the door. Not something, I’m proud of since I tell my clients to sit down to enjoy their meal. Since I had the extra time and energy, I thought, you can never go wrong with baking early in the morning to get kids out of bed early. Apparently, it smelled so good that everyone was up early for school that morning! Thanks Geni for sharing your tip on how to get teenage boys up and early to breakfast! 
Even though I baked these on Tuesday, I had managed to save one waffle for breakfast this morning, Wednesday! I’m sharing this post over at Jenn’s website, Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday!
Chocolate Gingerbread Waffles w/out chocolate sauce
Servings: 8/ Serving size 1/2 waffle square
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 4
Calories: 160/Protein: 5 g/ Fat: 3.5 g/Carbs: 28 g/ Fiber: 2 g
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats {certified GF rolled oats if you are gluten intolerant}
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa {I used Trader Joe’s brand}
2 Tbsp maple syrup or your fav. sweetener {I used coconut sugar – all I had on hand}
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Wet Ingredients:
1 cup your choice of milk {I used unsweetened almond milk}
2 egg whites
3 Tbsp dark molasses
1 Tbsp oil {I used grapeseed oil}
1. Add dry ingredients to blender {I used my Blendtech blender}, blend until the rolled oats were fine.
2. Next, add the wet ingredients. Blend until smooth.
3. Heat waffle iron and cook waffles according to manufacturer’s direction.
Chocolate Syrup
Servings: ~8 / Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Weight Watcher points plus: 2
Calories: ~60/ protein: 2 g/ fat: 1 g/ carbs: 12.5 g/ fiber: 2 g
1 cup unsweetened almond milk {you can use your choice of milk}
1/2 cup sugar {your choice of sweetener}
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a medium sauce pan add milk, cocoa powder and sugar on medium heat. Stir until everything is dissolved. Once the milk starts to simmer, lower the heat and keep stirring so the milk doesn’t scald. I used almond milk and it gave it a nice thick texture so I didn’t have to add a thickening agent such as corn starch.
2. Pour and store chocolate syrup in an airtight container, date and lable it. Use the sauce when it’s nice and hot, drizzle ontop of your favorite food items, such as chocolate gingerbread waffles. Enjoy.


Gingerbread Granola

I’ve been in the mood to bake Christmas cookies but I don’t like how I lose my self control, especially when they come out of the hot oven. I don’t know about you, but I can’t just eat one cookie!  So instead I baked up a fragrant batch of gingerbread granola!  This definitely hit the spot for me!  I suggest you play around with this recipe and adjust the spices to your liking.  I used dried apples but I bet raisins or dried figs would suffice.
Just one serving of the granola is about 200 calories, not too bad for a half cup serving! Also this recipe contains vitamins and minerals such as, selenium, manganese, iron, B vitamins, copper and magnesium.
I had a 1/2 cup serving of gingerbread granola with Fage )% Greek yogurt for breakfast and a nice hot cup of black coffee. I’m sharing this recipe today over at Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday.
Lisa’s Gingerbread Granola
Servings: 10 / Serving size: 1/2 cup
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 7
Calories: 205 / Protein: 5 g/ Fat: 8 g/Carbs: 40 g/ Fiber: 1 g
4 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp maple syrup (add a bit more if you like your granola sweet)
2  1/2 tsp ground ginger (I added a bit more after I toasted the granola)
2 tsp  ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup chopped dried apples
1. Pre -heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with silpat mat or parchment paper, set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, add rolled oats. In a small bowl add: molasses, maple syrup, and spices; mix well. Pour the molasses mixture into the bowl of oats. Get ready to get your hands dirty by mixing until the oats are all covered with the molasses mixture.
3. Evenly distribute the oat mixture on the baking sheet, put into the oven to bake for about 15- 20 minutes or until golden brown, stir every 5 minutes or so.
4. Remove granola from the oven, let it cool. Add dried fruit, nuts or seeds.
5. Store in an air tight container, keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
6. Package them into cute containers such as mason jar or treat bags to give away as gifts!
Check out other granola recipes that make awesome holiday gifts!
§  Pumpkin Cranberry Granola
§  Cherry Coconut Granola
§ Banana Walnut Granola