Gluten free Blondie’s

Published December 23, 2013 by uscgwifey

As the holiday season kicks in full force I’ve decided that I’d like to try and make myself some gluten free treats. I had an awesome Blondie recipe that my little cousin Jadey and I loved making so I decided to attempt to modify it to a gluten free treat. I found Namaste foods gluten free perfect flour blend which basically meant all I had to do was replace flour with this blend. I was very happy with the results. Looked great held the same great texture. Looks like I really get some use out of my new treadmill since I now have treats to indulge in :)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Namaste Foods perfect flour blend
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter & coconut oil mix
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips & Heath toffee pieces mix

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Measure 1 cup sifted flour. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift again. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside.
Melt 1/3 cup butter & coconut oil blend. Add 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and mix well. Cool slightly.
Add egg (beaten) and vanilla. Blend well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well.
Spread in 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Gluten Free adjustments

Published November 19, 2013 by uscgwifey

Discovering at age 32 that you have a gluten, pear & grape allergy has taken some adjustments. I fall off the wagon every now and then with a biscuit or a bite of pasta etc. It never works out though and I’m left with nothing but bloat & pain. I never learn. I’ve racked my brain and Pinterest to find ways that I can sub out some of gluten filled sides which make appearances on thanksgiving. Then I remembered this awesome recipe my best friend Ka’i in Hawai’i sent me; Pumpkin mochi. I’m so excited I’ll update with pictures on thanksgiving but here’s the awesome Gluten Free recipe, by no means is it healthy but it sure is yummy. I may try to sub some butter with coconut oil.

Pumpkin Mochi

29oz solid pack pumpkin
14oz Sweetened condensed milk
2 blocks butter
4 eggs
2tsp vanilla

1lb box Mochiko Flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Bake @350 for 1hour, let cool for 2-3 hours before serving

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Great workout for football lovers

Published September 19, 2013 by uscgwifey

Just found this workout via Fredericksburg Parent & Family and I had to share it. This is an awesome healthy way to watch football!
The best part of this workout is that you can choose the length of time you will be exercising. If you are a beginner, maybe just the first quarter, or if you are a veteran, the whole game! The great thing is that the football season lasts 17 weeks and you have the option of following this routine on Thursday through Monday!
Follow the exercises listed below for a full body workout while watching your favorite team. Even if your team loses you still win in the end!

First Down=5 Push Ups
Touchdown=20 Push Ups
Interception=20 Squats
Fumble=10 Squats
Sack=10 Sit Ups
Defensive Touchdown=20 Burpees
Field Goal=10 Sit-Ups
Extra Point=25 Jumping Jacks
Unnecessary Roughness Penalty=30 second Wall Sit

Have fun with this workout. It’s a new, healthier take on Sunday football games! Hold the chips and pizza and lace up those tennis shoes!

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Two 90 day challenges DONE!

Published August 31, 2013 by uscgwifey

I’ve now completed two 90 challenges with Visalus and have never felt better. I feel strong and I feel fit. I love that it’s a simple thing, that helps me, be a better me! It’s more than a shake a day, its a life change, a commitment to health, a commitment to my family & and keeping a promise to myself. I’ve tried a ton of other products and pills etc because I’ve battled weight issues my whole life. I love food period! Healthy or not I love it and I’m not giving it up for anything. Visalus helped me slowly make the changes that needed to happen. I felt compelled to do more each week because I could feel myself getting stronger with each workout. It feels amazing to go out and have people I don’t know come up to me and say “omg I love your arms & shoulders” I’m like whoah never in my life did I have a body part I loved. But hey I love my arms and shoulders now! Just working on toning for this next challenge! Anyone want to join me?

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join the challenge with me

Vitamin b12 lipotropic injections

Published August 9, 2013 by uscgwifey

I think every mom is always looking for an extra source of energy. No matter if you are work at home, stay at home or working mom, with all the hats we wear, we need the energy of like 50 adults, on a daily basis. With that being said, I’m always looking for healthy ways to achieve this.
Two weeks ago I was browsing Groupon because let’s face it, it’s a daily ritual and I should already own stock in that company. I swear I end up with weekly packages lol. Anyway, I came across one deal for Vitamin b12 lipotropic fat burner injections. As a woman, the fat burner part already had me intrigued, but energy too and it’s not some crazy diet pill? Really? I’m sold!

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This is my deal, and I have to say the results have been pretty outstanding. After one week with my first injection I felt awesome it was a great source of energy and clarity. Just got my second injection today.
I didn’t really think the fat burner part would work, however I changed nothing in my weekly routine; continued my same workout schedule and diet/cheat days but this week dropped 2.5lbs. I asked the Doctor and she explained that I was probably Vitamin b12 deficient and my results were due to the fact that my body could now efficiently run since the injection changed that. Sweet! I’m sold and luckily I still have 8 more weeks of shots, not sure if I can commit to regular pricing for these shots but I’m going to sure as heck enjoy these results while I can get them. If you are local to Fredericksburg I recommend trying this clinic the ladies are so warm and friendly. Plus they really know their stuff.

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