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Chicken lettuce wrap.

In Uncategorized on February 6, 2012 at 4:00 am
Pinterest is giving me ALL kinds of new recipe ideas. I’ve probably found 9-10 new recipes that we love. I was researching some chicken lettuce wraps and ran across this one. BTW, that blog has lots of great recipe and fitness ideas. I changed mine up a little bit because I don’t like onions. So if you want the “full” recipe, check hers out. She has lots of nice pictures as well!
On to the recipe…
1lb chicken breast (I only used two breasts)
salt & pepper, a dash of each
2 garlic cloves, minced
1in. nob ginger, peeled & minced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp water
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 of 8oz. can water chestnuts, chopped up
1/4 cup peanuts
Lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
Heat in large skillet on high, add chicken, salt, & pepper. Cook until chicken is almost done. Add in minced garlic and ginger. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through.
In microwave safe bowl mix olive oil, s.sauce, water, PB, honey, vinegar, and another dash of pepper. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir well, pour over chicken. 
Add water chestnuts and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve with lettuce. I also made some rice to put in the wraps as well. 
Tips* Don’t leave out water chestnuts or peanut butter!

Lemon and Limes?

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm
A few days ago I found a yummy looking recipe for a Lemon Protein smoothie, Taylor and I both thought that sounded delicious. Doesn’t that make you long for summer days? Anyways, unless cooking, I never really eat or use lemons. So of course I was intrigued and thought I would look up the health benefits of eating/drinking lemon and lime juice. And I’m really glad I did!

*Disclaimer: I am in no way a health expert, just trying to be more health minded. My “in-deapth” research consisted of about a 10 minute google search. I’ll list my links below… ;).

Health benefits of lemons.
1. Being a citric acid fruit, it helps fight infections. 
2. It also is an antioxidant.
3. It lowers blood pressure while increasing good cholesterol. 
4. It helps with everything from acne, dry skin, wrinkles, and prevents common cold.
5. Marinate seafood with lemon juice to kill bacteria.
6. Contains Vitamin A & C.
Pretty much any nasty function our body has, ie constipation, phelgm, bile, vomiting – it helps prevent all that. 
I also found it very interesting that lemon juice has been found to kill bacteria of malaria and other deadly diseases.
Health benefits of Limes.
Like the lemon, limes are another citric acid fruit. They also help with weight loss, constipation, eye care,  & good digestion. Among MANY other things.
1. Helps cure dandruff, bruises, & rashes. So maybe consider taking a lime juice bath every now and then…I know I will.
2. Scratching the peel of a lime and inhaling has been known to give immediate relief of congestion and nausea.
3. The citric acid found in limes is a great fat burner and it’s natural!
4. Can help bring down fevers. 
Just a few that I found really interesting. I think I will start adding more lemons to my water.
I used these articles as reference:


In Uncategorized on February 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Need help keeping track of fitness and nutrition? This fitbook, which is available at Target, is amazing! It breaks up your goals in to 12 week increments. I’ve been filling mine out all afternoon. Go grab one for yourself!