Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tasteful Thursday

Egg White Burrito
Total Time: 17 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 7 min.
Yield: 1 serving
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. finely chopped red bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped green bell pepper
1 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
3 large egg whites (1/3 cup)
1 (8-inch) whole wheat flour tortilla, warm
1 slice low-sodium turkey bacon, cooked, chopped
Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
2 Tbsp. fresh tomato salsa
1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.
3. Add eggs; cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs are set.
4. Top tortilla with egg mixture, turkey bacon, and pepper (if desired).
5. Roll tortilla burrito-style.
6. Serve with salsa.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 232Fat: 6 gSaturated Fat: 2 gCholesterol: 15 mgSodium: 715 mgCarbohydrate: 26 gFiber: 4 gSugar: 4 gProtein: 17 g

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tasteful Thursday

Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
½ onion, diced
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
½ tsp burger seasoning
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
2 — 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cups reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup hamburger dill chips, chopped
*Optional ingredients are not included in nutritional calculations.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 9" x 13" casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large stock pot, cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
In a medium skillet, add olive oil and cook onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes.
Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add salt, pepper and burger seasoning to ground beef while cooking.
Add in tomatoes, tomato paste and mustard.
Allow the mixture to cook and thicken until bubbly.
Add the pasta to sauce and mix to cover evenly.
Transfer mixture to casserole dish.
Top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with chopped dill pickles before serving (optional).
Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 cup)
Calories: 258
Calories from fat: 75
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 528mg
Carbohydrates: 18g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar 5g
Protein: 24g
Calcium: 27%
Iron: 10%
WWP+: 6

Recipe borrowed from

Monday, October 6, 2014

I'm back

I want to apologize to all of you for my lack of posting! Blogging is something that I love to do, and I'm very mad at myself for not making the time to do it. For the last month I have been fighting being sick, and trying to stay consistent with my exercise, which has not been good. This week, I'm feeling a little better so I am renewing my commitment. Yesterday I ran 8.06 miles, which is right on track in my training plan for my 1/2 marathon in December, so I'm very happy about that, but I need to get on track during the week,and not allow life to get in the way.

So, who else has been lacking motivation and wants to join me in this renewed commitment? Comment below if you're in!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Amrap Review and giveaway

Looking for a new way to refuel after your workout, but worried about it not being healthy for you. AMRAP has come up with a solution. Their new bars are 100% Paleo, gluten-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, and unprocessed. Real whole foods are their priority! Their mission statement says it all - 

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) defines our philosophy. Through determination, intensity, and focus, we aim to inspire and empower our community to reach their full health and fitness potential. Join us and together we will change the world. 

I had the privilege to review three of their bars. Cashew and vanilla, almond and honey, and fig and cacao. I was a little nervous, because sometimes protein bars tend to bother my stomach, and don't taste that great. With these having 15 grams of protein, that could've easily been a reality, but not the case. These bars tasted extremely yummy and I didn't suffer any tummy aches after eating them. I have to say that while they all tasted great, the cashew and vanilla bar was my favorite. It was a great breakfast after my long runs, and it definitely satisfied my hunger. I am definitely going to keep some of these in my house for when I want a quick meal.  Because vanilla was my favorite, I'm sharing its nutritional value, though the other two are very similar. 

Now onto the good news for all my readers, AMRAP is giving 8-packs of their bars in the flavor of your choice to not 1, but 3 of my readers. And on top of that they are also holding their on giveaway over on their page. Make sure you check them out, and enter!! You can't win if you don't play!

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This review was made possible by AMRAP nutrition. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given 3 bars for my time and effort on this campaign.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Block Island Organics Review

I had the opportunity to try Block Island Organics sunscreen over the past couple of weeks. Block Island uses high quality ingredients, while keeping the price affordable. Their sunscreens are non-toxic mineral based (zinc and titanium), as opposed to chemical based, and include a Baby SPF 30 (this product is zinc only), an SPF 15, SPF 30 and SPF 40 product.  Our products are non-comedogenic, vegan formulated, paraben free, phthalate free, nano particle free, artificial fragrance free, non-eye irritating, not tested on animals, made in the USA and highly rated by the Environmental Working Group. This is a small, family run company that believe in providing their consumers with high quality products. 

Now that we've gone over ingredients, let me tell you what you really are here to learn. What did I think of it? I have tried other mineral based sunscreens, and while they worked fine, they didn't spread well, and I looked like the white monster. Block Island blends well into the skin and it also protects well. They recommend reapplying every 45 minutes, but I went 4 hours while sweating when we were ziplining, and I did not burn at all. Also, I have sensitive skin, and had no irritations whatsoever after using it multiple times over the last few weeks. I definitely give this sunscreen an A+. 

Now I have some good news for my readers. Block Island has allowed me to offer you all a 20 % off discount code. Head over to their website and use the code pamg to receive your discount. Also, while you're at it, check out their facebook page and twitter page

This review was made possible by Block Island Organics. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given a bottle of sunscreen for my time and effort on this campaign.