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Fit Meals Monday


Hello Fit Moms!

Hopefully last week was a great week for you.  I had to get back into the swing of things after arriving back from Mississippi by car last Monday.  I didn’t realize how tired I’d be from sitting in the car 2 1/2 days!  Trying to get homeschool going again after the vacation and funeral were tough.  This week I feel like I’m at 100% and I’m ready to do things right.

It’s going to be an exciting week for the kids.  We have 2 field trips planned.  One to Calico Ghost Town, which I’ve never gone to before.  And, the other one will be to see a live performance of The Nutcracker!  My little ballerina will love that one.  She was one month shy (age wise) of being able to perform in her dance school’s performance, so I thought I’d surprise her with this treat.

Finally on Friday afternoon, I will be making my first appearance at a local school under the banner of Ready, Set, Gold! which is a program that partners Olympians and schools together.  My job is to help inspire and encourage the kids in the area of health and fitness.  In the short term I’ll encourage them to help them get better scores on their fitness tests.  In the long run, my goal is to help them choose to live healthier lifestyles for the rest of their lives.

If you are in the mood to WIN something you are in the right place. We have a Pokemon Prize Pack Giveaway going on right NOW!  IT ends tonight!  Tell your friends.  Also, this week we’ll have a new giveaway released on Tuesday.  So, come back for your chance to win!  December is my favorite month of the year, and to celebrate we will be giving away a Christmas Gift EVERY WEEK!  So, tell your friends to come by Fit Moms Fit Kids Club for their chance to win!  Better yet, subscribe so you won’t anything!

In case you are new here, every Monday here at Fit Moms Fit Kids Club I post my families meal plan for the week so that you can get some ideas for eating healthy.  So here you go!  Enjoy!  Let me know if you try any of the recipes.  They all have links!

Fit Meals Monday Meal Plan

Today– My famous Chili and homemade “Corn”bread (thanks Amanda for your secret recipe!)

Meatless MondayMagnificent Portabella Mushroom Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries 

Tuesday–  Quinoa Chicken Brocolli Casserole

Wednesday–  BRC Burritos (black beans, baked brown spanish rice, and cheese)

ThursdayBlack Bean and Corn Salad with avocados, Baked Brown Spanish Rice, Rotisserie Chicken

Friday– Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmesan (I will post recipe this week!)

SaturdayTyler Florence’s Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup (using leftover rotisserie chicken)

Sunday– Leftover Buffet!

Are you going to try any new recipes this week?  If so, what??

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Sugar-Free Banana Bread, It Ain’t Hot Chocolate


I survived my 2 months of sugar-free living. Maybe next month I will blog more about that. But in the meantime, I have a Sugar-Free Banana Bread recipe for you that I found and made several times during my sugarless life. I adapted it from this recipe at Food.com. It has the same consistency and texture as banana bread, but not as sweet. If I were not doing the sugar-free thing I don’t know how much I would have liked it, but for a sugar free item, it is pretty good. And my son loved it.If you are trying to cut out or reduce refined sugar in your life, give this a whirl.

Sugar-Free Banana Bread

2 cups whole wheat flour or white flour

2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 medium, ripe bananas
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
You can add some other junk like nuts, cranberries or raisins, but I am not into those so I don’t. If you are not on a specific sugar-free thing you can add chocolate chips because those make everything taste better.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon in a bowl.
3. Blend the bananas in some sort of kitchen gadget that can puree them.
(I used my blender. Don’t be deceived by the fact that it looks like a nice, fancy, blender. It does not work well and I don’t recommend it at all.)
4. Combine pureed bananas, apple sauce, egg, vegetable oil and OJ in another bowl.
5. Add the junk from bowl #1 to the junk in bowl #2 and mix.
4. Pour all the junk into a greased loaf pan.
5. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
6. Cool on wire rack.
I added butter even though I’m a Fit Mom. And I feel totally okay with it.
Wendy Hagen

Wendy Hagen, Author "Totally Desperate Mom: Keeping It Real In The Motherhood"

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Daddy Does It RAW: Week 1 Quick Meal Plan


Hey there my friends,

It’s Byron… Annett’s husband.  AKA “Spicy Brown!”  I have hi-jacked the blog today while Annett is away training (Hee hee).  Back by popular demand, we are going to do two weeks of eating RAW, and I would love for you to join us.  I have hi-jacked the kitchen too, so you gotta do what I say! 😉

Below is this weeks’ simple 5 day meal plan.  There are only 5 meals.  You can mix and match to use for both lunch and dinner all of this week.  Or you can just do lunch or dinner.  It’s totally up to you.  I don’t want to make it too extreme, but let’s have some fun with it.  Try the meals, and share your comments in the comments area.  If you have RAW recipes that you’d like to share please do.

Our family will be doing this for a least two weeks.  I will also be experimenting with some breakfast smoothies that are simple, fast and full of flavor but low in sugar (I will share the best of the bunch on Friday… so stay tuned).

OK… enough of me talking (I think I hear Annett coming through the door).

Bon appetit!

Daddy Does It RAW:  Quick & Easy RAW Meal Plan.  Week 1

Lunch and/ or dinner meals:

Day 1
Daddy Style Waldorf Salad

2 good size carrots (shredded or cut into rounds)
1 celery stalk, sliced thin
1 Fuji apple cut into small pieces
½ cup of arame, soaked for 10 minutes
¼ cut of raisins
Lemon juice, to taste
¼ cup of walnuts, halves

Day 2

Daddy BCC Veggie Salad
(Broccoli Cabbage and Carrot salad with Raisins …or apples)

1 large crown of broccoli, cut into bit size pieces
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 grated carrots
grated cabbage (to liking)
hand full of raisins  (cut up apple cubes)
hand full of sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons of rice vinegar (or to taste)

Note:  mix raisins, broccoli in with olive oil in a bowl first with the salt.
this softens the broccoli and raisins just a little. Then pour in the rest of your
ingredients and mix

Day 3
Big Daddy lettuce burrito wrap

1  mashed avocado
½ thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
½ thinly sliced orange bell pepper
1 tomato diced
1 sprig of parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of tamari
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
shredded carrots
½ cup of canned black beans
½ cup of caned corn (or cut straight from the cob)
season to taste

Mix ingredients together and roll into a sheet of romaine lettuce

Day 4
Taco Daddy  Delight

½ cup of soaked pistachios (30 minutes)
½ of soaked walnut (30 minutes)
½ of shredded or chopped carrots
3 inches of a leek (or diced cabbage)
2 teaspoons of nama shoyu (like soy sauce)
Taco spice

Food process the nuts together (you may need to add a little more water).
Then, take out the nuts and food process the carrots and leeks separately.
Toss the nuts and vegetables together in a bowl.  Season mixture with the taco spice to taste.

Fold into lettuce leaves

Day 5
Daddy Likes it RAW Lasagna

1 or 2 avocados (sliced)
Sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ tablespoon of tamari
2 zucchini, peeled
½ package of spinach
6 tablespoons (1/2 cup) of marinara sauce
cup and a half of cashew (soak for an hour)

Marinate mushrooms in olive oil and tamari (10 minutes).
Food process your cashews, and favorite spice and garlic to taste (this will be your ricotta cheese substitute).
Slice the zucchini into long thin noodle shapes
Food process the spinach (add a little water as needed).  Pulse it until it becomes a sauce.  Put your spinach sauce into a bowl.
Cover the bottom of a baking dish with a tablespoon of marinara sauce. Then lay the zucchini slices in a row on top of the marinara sauce.
Add a layer of marinara sauce, and mushrooms on top, followed by another layer of zucchini.  Then add a layer of your cashew cheese, followed by another layer of your zucchini.
Add  a layer of spinach sauce and sliced avocados.

Byron Davis, Pastor, Life Coach, Author

Byron also blogs at www.byrondavisonline.com check him out.

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Fit Meals Monday


Today’s post will be short and sweet. I’m getting my post ready for Wednesday which will be our blogoversary! I’m planning a big giveaway, so I’m keeping today short so I can take the pictures, and get the post ready for you. Make sure you tell your friends to stop by the site and enter for a chance to win.

I just wanted to share with you a couple of cute photos from Father’s Day. Since our budget is extremely tight we wanted to do something that would bless my hubby, and be a gift that could keep on giving. The kids decided on washing his car! They did an excellent job detailing it. We bought all the supplies, including a hand vac (we figured it would be useful in the house too). The kids made him a sweet card, and promised to wash his car once a quarter. We gave him the bucket with all the supplies as a gift so that he can wash his own car, whenever he needs too. He loved it!

Kiddos working hard washing daddy's car

Look at the love..

I tell you, it really doesn’t get any better than that.  I LOVE my family!  I cannot think of any other people I’d rather spend my life with than my husband and two children.  :)

What’s On Our Menu?

Meatless Monday- Black beans, brown rice, and cheese Burritos with avocados and salsa

Tuesday-  Cherry Mushroom Spinach Salad with homemade cherry vinaigrette

Wednesday- Engine 2 Diet’s Vegetarian Lasagna

Thursday-  Raisin Red Cabbage and Apples, Ginger Sesame Grilled Tofu

Friday-  Mushroom Risotto

Saturday- Leftovers

Sunday- Date Night!!! Whoo hoo!

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