Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Weight Control with Slim Fast

Did anybody out there overeat this holiday?
I did and I enjoyed every bite.  But now after all the festivities are winding down and 2016 is ready to roll in, I'm thinking about my nutrition and staying fit over the winter season.

Every winter I gain a few extra pounds and every summer I feel guilty because
I didn't use good self control over the cold months.

I love my snacks and sometimes I eat junk instead of healthy 
and honestly sometimes I eat simply because I'm bored.
I can't be the only person who does this?

Fortunately for me SlimFast offers a wonderful variety of shakes, 
100 calorie snacks, bars and smoothies.
Now awesome tasting SlimFast Advanced Nutrition now has up to 20g of protein!
Hopefully the photo above got your attention.
Trust me, it tastes as good as it looks.  Sweet, crunchy, chocolaty!  Truly, it's delicious.

(I received these products complimentary for testing purposes however the opinions stated here are solely my own.)

These little crispy cinnamon bun swirl snack packs are awesome.  I enjoy them with a morning
cup of coffee instead of something heavily sweet.

My SlimFast shakes come in a variety of flavors so I don't get bored drinking the same thing all the time.  I can choose from Creamy Chocolate, Caramel Latte, Vanilla Cream, Strawberries & Cream.

I like to replace my dinner meal with my choice of shake which is delicious.  
There's no gritty taste that you get with some shakes on the market and I feel satisfied after eating.

Gotta have my chips.  I love potato chips and I have the thighs to prove it.
I had not tried the SlimFast snack brand prior to this complimentary pack.  
They are truly delicious.  Don't take my word for it, try them for yourself.

The last sample I have is this decadent Dark Chocolate Sea Salt bar.
Oh my Gosh!   Seriously this is good.



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #100

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I know you are crazy busy right now, so I am going to get right to it.
4 ingredients. Mix, freeze and serve straight from the freezer to your holiday table.
Christmas morning...yes!
New Year's Day brunch...yes!

If you will be having overnight guests during the holiday season, you may want to consider this blueberry French toast recipe for breakfast. Perfect for any holiday brunch, it’s filled with fresh blueberries and topped with rich berry sauce. You can also choose to serve the blueberry sauce on the side. If strawberry is your preference, tweak the recipe to make it yours!

No holiday party is complete without a selection of drinks to keep your guests happy, but sometimes it’s hard to find a good balance between overly-fruity (some might say “girly”) cocktails and, well, beer. But if you want something that’s fancy enough for a party but not too sweet – and not too expensive that you’d rather suffer through an endless amount of cheap, watery beer in the name of surviving an encounter with your in-laws – then you should probably give this Mr. Cranberry Cocktail a try. Just make sure you call him “mister”…he gets annoyed when you don’t.

Welcome to another edition of the Corner News.  Christmas is just around the corner and finals are upon us.  Hooray…

But on a happier note, I got myself an early Christmas present.  Even though I won’t be able to actually bring it home for a little while, it is still very exciting.

I start almost every piece on the potter’s wheel where I throw every single one of my base forms. I then alter each piece by hand and add the individual sculptural details that make each piece a unique original piece of art. The piece is then dried and bisque fired in my own oven. Jason swoops in and tag teams glazing for me which is brushed on like a paint and come out in an array of textures and colors, different each time. The piece is then loaded up into the kiln for one more super toasty glaze firing and Voila!"

Pancake Warriors

The only thing better than butternut squash soup, is butternut squash soup with goat cheese croutons. I dare you to try this soup and goat cheese crouton combo and not be hooked! It’s gluten free and easy to make. The butternut squash soup is made in the slow cooker, and the goat cheese croutons only take about 15 minuts tops. That means you can still have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes with some strategic planning!

Sometimes the easiest decorating projects come from things you already have around the house. These terrariums are an easy way to bring Christmas into your house without spending a lot of money...

one of my favorite Christmas treats – Snowball Cookies! You can’t really go wrong with these delicate melt-in-your-mouth morsels of sweet deliciousness! A couple years ago, I shared a recipe for a gluten free version made with almond flour, and they are amazing. But these ones are awesome, as well, and you don’t have to buy any special ingredients (almond flour is expensive!).

I really thought that this cold winter would be really hard on me (I recently moved from Las Vegas to Northern Utah). It kind of has, but the cold is VERY inspirational! I have needed to take extra measures to stay warm, and arm warmers were a cozy and cute way. I really like how these turned out, and they are pretty simple to make, too.

The original hardware Christmas tree was a big hit. I’m always a little leery about trying to re-create a project. The re-creation is never as good as the original. What do you guys think of the new tree? How does it compare to the original?

Surprise them with these sweet, moist, decadent Chocolate Cashew Butter filled Cinnamon Buns. They’ll thank you later!

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