May 22, 2017

My Nutrisystem Journey Week 11 and a Super Easy Guacamole Recipe

What's on your menu today?

Mi?  Comiendo enchiladas de pollo con guacamole y salsa y ensalada. 

Translation:  I'm eating chicken enchiladas with guacamole, salsa and salad.

Since I've been on Nutrisystem I have been cooking a little healthier for my family.  Although my youngest isn't a fan of some of my concoctions, the rest of the family is really enjoying the change. 

The kids have really taken a liking to my sautéed kale, garlic and turkey bacon side dish.  My middle son is even trying his hand at sautéing dishes and helping me with grocery shopping.  We're learning how to make some of our favorites a little more healthy.  For example, brown rice for our Asian-inspired fried rice dish, whole grain pastas in our Italian dishes and less cheese and more whole black beans in our favorite Mexican dishes.  

Nutrisystem offers some delicious options for Asian, Italian and Spanish-inspired dishes.  One of my faves is the Nutrisystem Chicken Enchiladas.  I like to prepare it for me when I make my stacked enchilada casserole for my family.  Keeps the whole Mexican Food Night theme for the entire family to enjoy.  Plus, I serve a salad topped with a mango salsa and guacamole as a healthy side dish for the entire family.

I love avocados. Did you know avocados are packed with good fats and can help LOWER your cholesterol?  Yes, GOOD fat.  In fact, Nustrisystem lists avocados as 1 of the 10 Foods You Must Have in Your Diet.
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Avocados are a staple on our weekly grocery trip.  We enjoy them with a sprinkling of salt for a quick and easy tasty snack.  Or sliced and layered on top of a salad for a burst of flavor and color.  I'm not much on avocados on my sandwich but I do enjoy a BLT with a slice or two of avocado.

Of course, one of the first things that people think of when they think of avocados is GUACAMOLE.  Guacamole is a simple, healthy side dish that doubles as a tasty snack. 

I have friends who say they can't make guac but truth be told it's super easy.  

All you need is:

2 ripe avocados
1 tbsp of finely chopped onion
1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon 
Salt to taste

1.  Slice avocado and gently spoon the flesh into a bowl
2.  Mash with a fork
3.  Stir in onion and cilantro
4.  Add juice of one lemon and a sprinkling of salt to your liking
5.  Serve

You can also up your daily veggie intake by adding in some diced chiles or tomatoes.

Avocados are one of my go to snacks.  What about you?  What are some of your go to HEALTHY snacks?

Week 11
lbs. lost this week: 1.5
Total lbs. Lost: 23

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Max 2 White House Hero Blu-Ray Giveaway

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Theaters Now Plus #GotG 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book in Bookstores Everywhere

All your favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy are back for yet another blockbuster!  If you are a Guardians of the Galaxy fan then have I got a fab giveaway for you!
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May 21, 2017

Bedtime for Baby Book Reviews: The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold.  Thanks to Booklook I received The Beginner’s Bible Carry-Along Treasury to share and review.

I remember this Bible from when I was a kid.  Now here we are some decades letter and The Beginner’s Bible®, the bestselling Bible storybook of our time, is now in a special carry-along edition with over 30 stories! Could this Bible be any more adorable?  

The very first page of the Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury has a place to write your child's name and says "Will you please read to me?  Thank you."

The book features stories from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and is full of watercolor type illustrations sure to capture young readers' attention as they listen to familiar Bible stories.

My favorite illustration was the one depicting your King David draped in King Saul's armor. The Beginner’s Bible® Carry-Along Treasury is a great way to share biblical stories with young readers.  The board book with its plastic carrying handle and magnetic closure are kid friendly and perfect for preschoolers.

Book Description:  Children will love The Beginner’s Bible Carry-Along Treasury created especially for tiny hands to carry with them wherever they go. The carry-along edition features a smaller size, a go-anywhere handle, and an easy magnetic closure. Kids will come to know and love the key stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. Now updated with vibrant new art, The Beginner’s Bible® is the perfect starting point for children. Little ones will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible® just like millions of children before!

I can just see Lil' Miss carrying her Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury to church. 

Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury is available at bookstores nationwide and online wherever Zondervan books are sold.

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