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Making Small But Subtle Healthy Changes

Good Monday Morning All;


It was a glorious weekend here on the East Cost, aka the “DMV” (DC, MD, VA not dept of motor vehicles for my outta town peeps).  What a better time to start making small changes to improve my health and heart.  

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Just after bike ride – feeling good ya’ll

Cut back on sugar (whaaaat! But I LOVE Sugar) 


Like not having candy or chocolate anytime I want – this has been going on since Halloween people!  It’s February!  That means not having 2 Luigi’s Cherry Ice’s every night (last night not even one. Whoa big progress for me).  Not grabbing a pack of peanut M&M’s in the a.m. for extra energy or when hubby runs into gas station saying NO to Reese Peanut Butter Cups ( ahhhhhh you delicious devil you).

Made Healthy Banana Bread 
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Next on agenda – TO MOVE MORE EACH DAY!
10,000.00 steps each day – I got to just over 7.5K yesterday – not too bad – however I soon discovered I desperately need new tennis shoes.  Here I come +If The Shoe Fits, a small shop located in Frederick, MD with great customer service.


Rode bike 2miles (leisurely through my neighborhood – flat easy trail) STILL COUNTS PEOPLE!


Will add a video of some kind 3 times each week Ab video first (goodbye Muffin top)


Pray first each day – while my coffee is brewing – before checking phone or tuning on the news.  Taking just a few minutes to be grateful, hopeful, and to be loving each day (that includes to myself)!

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Tattoo I got a few years back to remind me I have to love myself first before I can of of support and love others



Read a little in order to learn something of value (gossip mags don’t count) 

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Got this one from my oldest for Christmas – thank you JOJO Bear  – XOXO



15 min. of puppy training each day @abethenewfoundland (on insta) 

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ABE’s VALENTINE

Off to Good JuJu for wheat grass shot and walk along the creek! Tackle homework for photography class – set up photo studio – and meet with some great women!  
 

 

Our SUPER BOWL Shindig

Getting Ready For GAME DAY Folks!

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To be honest not too much into the game but into the food all the way.  Mike and I are having a few people over very casual. However I am running into a dilemma – we’ve been eating pretty “CLEAN” +Clean Program lately so I don’t wanna completely go “off the wagon” but that seems to go hand in hand with super bowl fare right?.  So I am gonna serve a mix of healthy savory food with some gotta have big fat-so bad its good for you favorites! 


Today’s Menu


Beer Wine Whiskey & Mocktails
Chips & Dip’s
Cheese Board
Poached Salmon on bed of Savoy Cabbage
Clean Green Salad
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Lamb Chops
Lemon Bar Dessert Courtesy of good friend Deb C. 


Guacamole 
3 ripe avocado’s – smashed
onion 1/4 med diced
cherry tomatoes – hand full washed & diced
cilantro – bunch remove stem rough chop
Tabasco – to taste
S&P
1/2 tea Olive Oil 


Mix together and serve with tortilla chips – loving this brand right now found in the organic section of +GIANT Food Stores – recently came across on our ski trip to Big Sky and lucky us had it here at home!  Gotta try it they are D-LISH!


Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Chops

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6 center cut rib lamb chops ( I prefer Colorado )  
5-6 large peeled cloves of garlic rough chopped
1/2 cup Olive Oil
S&P
1 Tbs crushed red pepper (more or less to taste)
1 – 2 Tbs dried oregano (place in palms and rub together – this releases the oils) drop in bag with everything
2 large lemons halved, squeezed and put in bag juice, lemons & all 


Place all ingredients in shallow dish or large freezer bag ( my fave – easy clean up) mix together refrigerate for 1 hour or over night 9 tossing and turning in bag like giving a mini lamb massage every so often  
Grill or bake chops your preference.


Serve with side Tzatziki – home made or store bought – homemade here. What did you expect people – “married to a chef“.  

 So easy to make – get details in recipe post this week – working on healthy condiments, toppings and dressings to share with you all!  My “Mocktail” on instagram feed – more to come soon – so yummy healthy and great alturnitive for you and your guest either non drinkers, desginated drivers or whatever and please serve in a pretty glass – makes world of difference!  





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