Thursday, January 31, 2013


It's time for a change...I am sick and tired of being "sick and tired" I know that I need to lose weight and start exercising again...I want to feel/be healthy and look good.  Over the past few days I have been researching alot online and via friends and I have determined that one "diet" plan is not going to work for me...I have to combine a few and make them work for my likes/dislikes.  And create a lifestyle change, some of the helpful tools I plan to use are:Dr.Oz grocery guide, Eat Clean, and Ultra Metabolism

I am the type of person that needs alot of variety and gets bored easy ( total GEMINI!) so exercise will be a combination of walking (weather permitting) Wii fit/Ps3 dance parties with my boys, and these dvd's: Denise Austin,Biggest Loser and pilates/yoga routines that I know.

I am excited to get fit and healthy! I will post often on what foods are helping me, recipes and other tips.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

One of my favorite kitchen tools is my slow a busy mom of 4 boys it definetly comes in handy when planning/prepping meals.  One of our family favorites is Spaghetti! in fact it's what's for dinner tonight! below is my recipe I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce:

1lb ground beef (you can also use ground turkey or ground italian sausage)
1 cup chopped onion
1 bell pepper chopped (any color)
2 cloves garlic-minced
2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes-undrained
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
1 bay leaf
2 tsp dry italian seasoning
1/2tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
fresh parmesan and parsley/basil for garnish
1 # cooked spaghetti noodles

1) cook beef in a skillet drain fat -set aside

2)In a 4qt slow cooker combine:tomatoes, tomato paste,bell pepper, onions and garlic stir until combined....add the ground beef, and remaining seasonings: salt, pepper ,bay leaf and italian seasonin

3) cook on low 6-8 hrs or high 4-5

4) servr over hot cooked pasta, garnish with fresh parmesan and parsley/basil if desired

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lets try this again....

Ok so I haven't blogged in over 2 months....why? well life got busy....the holidays came and I simply didn't have time...but part of my new years resolution is to make time for me and my blogging will be a part of stay tuned!