Sunday, April 28, 2013

~Watermelon Cake ~

You will love this one... YUM!!

~Watermelon Cake ~

Watermelon Cake! Remove the ends and rind from a watermelon and cut into 6 wedges/slices. Dip the end of each slice in coconut whipped cream and then in toasted slivered almonds. Reassemble the wedges on a plate, top with more coconut whipped cream and your favorite fruit. Voila!

BLT Bites -

BLT Bites -

16 to 20 cherry tomatoes
1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
... 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 16-20 appetizer servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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4 bananas, peeled and sliced

4 bananas, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise1/4 medium seedless watermelon (about 4 pounds)1 cup fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)1 cup green seedless grapes1/2 cup sliced honey-roasted almonds1 8-ounce carton low...
-fat yogurt (vanilla or mixed berry)8 leaves fresh mint, very thinly sliced

Arrange 2 banana slices in each of 4 shallow bowls. Use a standard-size ice-cream scooper to make watermelon balls, placing 3 scoops in each dish on top of banana slices. Top with 1/4 cup berries and 1/4 cup grapes. Sprinkle each split with almonds, then top with 1/4 cup yogurt. Garnish with fresh mint and serve immediately.

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Fruit 'n Waffle Kabobs With Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Fruit 'n Waffle Kabobs With Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Fresh fruit cut up
Eggo Home-style Minis waffles
1/2 cup Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Tbls maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Prepare waffles according to package instructions.
Alternate waffles and fresh fruit on a skewer or straw.
Combine yogurt, syrup, and cinnamon and serve along side kabobs
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Clothes – Hand sanitizer
Walls – Toothpaste or hairspray*
... Carpet – White vinegar
Wood – Rubbing alcohol
Dry Erase Board- Dry erase marker

***Don’t scrub too hard with hairspray, you don’t want to remove the paint!
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Brilliant Idea!!

Brilliant Idea!! After Cleaning the sink - Rub your chrome faucets with a piece of waxed paper- it will keep the water spots and fingerprints from sticking to the clean metal ;)

Side tip: You can also use a piece of waxed paper on your s...wifter sweeper. Just rip off a piece the size of the sweeper, attach, and wipe away. The dirt sticks to the paper really well - refilling wax paper is cheaper than those other refill kits ;)
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ADULT fish Bowl punch

Great idea for an adult party!!!

ADULT fish Bowl punch

10 ounces vodka
10 ounces coconut rum
6 ounces Blue Curacao liqueur
12 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
20 ounces pineapple juice
32 ounces lemon- lime soda
blue food coloring, if desired
3 small fishbowls (each holding 4-5 cups volume)
1 box (6 oz) Nerds candy
12-16 Swedish fish candies
fruit slices (3 each, lemon, lime and orange)
9 drinking straws

1 Mix liquors, sweet-and-sour mix, pineapple juice and soda in a large container. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve

2 To serve, divide the Nerds candy between the three fishbowls and place at the bottom of the bowl.

3 Add ice. Arrange the fish around the outside of the fishbowls - use the ice to hold them against the sides.

4 Carefully add the punch mixture, dividing equally. Top with the fruit slices and straws.

5 Top with a little lemon-lime soda, for bubbles

6 Enjoy!
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Healthy Cookies

Healthy Cookies

Servings:8 • Size:2 cookies • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pt
Calories:93 • Fat:3.5 g • Carb:15 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 4.5 g
Sodium:0.4 mg

... Ingredients:

2 medium (super ripe) bananas, mashed
1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
1/4 cup crushed walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat.

Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the walnuts and place a tablespoon of each on the cookie sheet.

Bake15 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.

*Use gluten free oats such as Bob's Red Mill quick oats to make them gluten free.

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Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts:

Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts:

1 boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon green onion, Chopped
2 pieces bacon, Partially Cooked

Pound out Chicken breast so it is about 1/4" thick.

Mix together cream cheese and green onions and spread cheese mixture over 1 side of chicken breast.

Roll CHicken breast up to conseal cream cheese.

Wrap partially cooked bacon around chicken breast and secure with toothpick.

Plase on baking sheet and back for about 30 minutes at 375.

Broil for about 5 minute to crisp bacon.

you can sub turkey bacon for the bacon, and a low fat cream cheese to make this healthier !!

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Saturday, April 27, 2013



1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
... 1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil


1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.

2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).

3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.

4. According to, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.".

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Sophie Dahl's Iced Tea


Sophie Dahl's Iced Tea

... 8 and 1/4 cups boiling water
6 Earl Grey tea bags
1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers (or 6 lavender Earl Grey tea bags)
1/4 cup sugar
Lavender or mint sprigs, for garnish

In a very large heatproof measuring cup, combine 8 cups boiling water with the tea bags and dried lavender flowers; let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea and let cool. In a heatproof bowl, combine the sugar with the remaining 1/4 cup boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the sugar syrup to the tea and let cool. Serve the tea in tall ice-filled glasses, garnished with lavender or mint sprigs.

Make your own Ranch, Dry Onion Soup Mix

I'm changing it up today and not about a Beverage. :) SHARE with your friends and help them get Healthy!!

Make your own Ranch, Dry Onion Soup Mix and Taco Seasoning and store in small mason jars....This is soooo much HEALTHIER than those you buy at the store!! They contain a TON of stuff that is not good for you!!

Taco Seasoning:
... 1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sea salt
Put ingredients into a jar and shake.

Dry Onion Soup Mix:
2/3 cup dried, minced onion
3 teaspoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. I’d recommend shaking the jar to mix the ingredients well before each use.
Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store this in a dry, cool place.

5 tablespoons dried minced onions
7 teaspoons parsley flakes
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix together and store in an air tight container.
For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream.
For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream.
Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend.


(gluten-free, use roasted peanuts to keep vegan)

... Makes about 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

16 ounces honey roasted peanuts

Add peanuts to the canister of a food processor, process on high power until creamy and smooth, about 5 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the canister if necessary.


The peanuts will go through stages of: crushed, crushed into a fine powder, a paste, a thicker paste, a big “dough ball”, and then the ball will break down into runnier peanut butter. At the point the peanut butter is runny, continue processing for about 1 more minute, making sure the peanut butter is as smooth as desired.

If it wasn’t for taking pictures, in my food processor, it takes about 4 minutes and I did not need to scrape down the sides; there was very little splatter.

I store my peanut butter in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator, where it keeps for many weeks. I prefer thicker peanut butter and the refrigerator helps it to stay thicker. You can store the peanut butter at room temperature where it will keep for at least a week. As with any food that has no preservatives, use common sense in terms of storage duration but in my experience, it will last for at least a month in the refrigerator, if not devoured much sooner.

Substitutions and Flavoring Suggestions

Substitute dry roasted, salted, or unsalted peanuts, mixed nuts, seasoned, or spicy nuts; I do not suggest raw nuts because they don’t have enough flavor depth for me but theoretically they will “work”, just a matter of taste preference.

Salt, to taste (I added none)

Peanut oil, canola oil, and I have also seen olive oil suggested, optional and only if necessary (I added none and although the paste is thick in the early to mid stages of blending causing one to ponder if oil is necessary, once you get past that stage, you’ll be glad to have not added oil because the finished peanut butter is already on the thinner side and the robust peanut flavor is not diluted by oil)

Seasonings or flavorings to try and add in the final moments of processing and process until incorporated: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cardamom, brown sugar, vanilla extract, coffee extract, specialty oils and extracts from LorAnn, a pinch of cayenne or chili powder or savory spices, cocoa powder, chocolate/white chocolate/butterscotch/peanut butter chips and just pulse to incorporate; a handful of peanuts just pulsed to incorporate at the very end of processing to create a chunky-textured peanut butter. Add egg-less cookie dough chunks, dried fruits like raisins or dates; a splash of Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, Frangelico, Chambord, Godiva Liqueur; have fun with it.

If you’re unsure how a flavoring will turn out, I suggest removing half the peanut butter or two-thirds of it, placing it in another container, and flavor a smaller portion, to taste, before flavoring the entire batch with one particular seasoning or flavor. Or get two or three flavors from one recipe based on how inspired you are.

Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

4 Green tomatoes, sliced
½ stick butter, ¼ cup
... 1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup flour or corn meal
1 tsp baking powder, heaping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in a baking pan. Stir in salt and pepper. Coat sliced tomatoes with flour and place in baking pan. Bake on lower rack of oven for 8 minutes. Turn oven up to broil in order to brown tomato slices. Serves about 6

DIY vintage mason jar

DIY vintage mason jar
This looks amazing and it's super easy to make, just follow 3 simple steps!!

supplies needed:
•Quart sized mason jar with lid (I used a mixture of new and old jars from the 70's)
... •Black and white 4x6 picture trimmed to fit. (I printed mine at my local Walgreens)
•Vegetable oil
•Dried flowers (optional)

1.) Insert your picture into the mason jar and pour enough vegetable oil to cover completely.
2.) Put some dried flowers on the opposite side of the picture. I chose lavender, essential oil anyone? Yum, it smelled good!
3.) Tighten the lid up and it's done! The vegetable oil will suspend the picture inside the jar without penetrating it, causing it to look aged and slightly transparent. A total vintage look of old yellowed pictures from the past.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

This Black Forest Trifle is Diabetic Friendly

Here's another winner!! This Black Forest Trifle is Diabetic Friendly and only packs 132 calories and 1.7 grams of fat!!!


1 (8-ounce) package chocolate sugar-free, low-fat cake mix (such as Sweet 'N Low)
3/4 cup water
1 (1-ounce) package chocolate sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding mix
2 cups fat-free milk
1 (16-ounce) package frozen no-sugar-added pitted cherries
2 or 3 drops of red food coloring
2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Sugar-free chocolate curls (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using 3/4 cup water. Let cake cool in pan; remove from pan, and cut into cubes.
Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, using 2 cups fat-free milk; chill at least 30 minutes.
Thaw cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine cherries, juice, and food coloring.
Place half of cake cubes in a 3-quart trifle bowl. Spoon half of cherries over cake; spread 1 cup pudding over cherries, and top with half of whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired (chocolate curls not included in analysis). Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Look for sugar-free cake mixes alongside the regular cake mixes or in the dietetic section of the grocery store.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 132
Calories from fat: 0.0%
Fat: 1.7g
Saturated fat: 0.6g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
Protein: 3.3g
Carbohydrate: 28.1g
Fiber: 0.9g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Iron: 0.0mg
Sodium: 151mg
Calcium: 0.0mg

Peanut Butter/Cool Whip Treat

Peanut Butter/Cool Whip Treat
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 12

•3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
•1 small tub Cool Whip (Reduced Fat)
•Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
1.Mix the Cool Whip and Peanut Butter together
2.Spoon into 12 lined cupcake tins
3.Drizzle with chocolate syrup and freeze

Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring

Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring and paint it on to any glass to make it look like sea glass when dry...beautiful!

Hello New Friends,

Hello New Friends,

I Wanted to take a minute to welcome you all to Jenz Skinny Friendz and let you know our purpose and goal.

1. First and foremost to help you become healthy! Your first step to doing that is to cut out all soda and artificial sweetened products. Start to eat healthy. No more fast food! I know these things may be difficult to do but it is the main reason most of us got this way in the first place. Replace all sodas with Water. Whether it is just plain water or some of the recipes I have posted ...

  2. To help motivate you lose weight, this is my 2nd goal. I have started with a Starter Exercise program, it is important to start to exercise and move.. I know this may be hard for some because of some health issues, but this is what we are here for to help you come up with other ways/methods to help you lose weight. ♥

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Detox all the toxins out of your body..
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Ask questions or ask for help if you need motivation.

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Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

Crockpot Beef and Broccoli

1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef consumme
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
... 1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cooled sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired)
Hot cooked rice

1. Place beef in a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, combine consomme, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine. (If your sauce is not thickening, try bringing your sauce to a boil on the stovetop with the corn starch mixture. Boil until your desired consistency is reached).
4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.

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Here is another cute idea. Party idea!!

Here is another cute idea. Party idea!!

A healthy party food idea!

Healthy Popsicles!

Healthy Popsicles! I'm so making these when it gets warm out.. would be great if you have kids too!!!

3 cups watermelon puree (seedless if possible)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
... 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small
handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Cut the watermelon into chunks and then puree it in a blender until smooth. Set aside.

Set out about 1 dozen popsicle molds (amount needed will vary depending on size of molds). Fill each one with the chopped fresh fruit. Then pour in the watermelon puree until each mold is full to the top. Place a popsicle stick into each one. Place into your freezer and freeze for about 6 to 8 hours.

When ready to serve, run the popsicle molds under warm water for a few seconds and then pull each one out.

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One key to weight loss is not totally depriving yourself of things you love. Guess what? I LOVE chocolate chip cookies!!! So I have been ruthlessly searching the internet to find a healthier chocol...ate chip cookie. I think I've found one! Lower in calories and fat and doesn't include butter. Going to try this one this weekend! Share it on your walls and show your friends a healthier alternative!! If I find one better than this, I'll be sure to post it, so keep on the lookout!


3 tablespoons canola oil
2 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup grain-sweetened chocolate chips (such as Sunspire)
Cooking spray


Combine oil and syrup in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add sugars; stir with a whisk until well blended. Stir in vanilla and egg whites.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in chips; cover and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°.

Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pan 2 minutes or until firm. Remove from pan; cool on wire racks.

TIP: Look for grain-sweetened chocolate chips in health-food stores.

Amount per serving
Calories: 74
Calories from fat: 22%
Fat: 1.8g
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
Protein: 1.3g
Carbohydrate: 13.7g
Fiber: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 0.4mg
Sodium: 62mg
Calcium: 5mg

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I LOVE THIS :) Enjoy!!


1. Paint her nails. Then let her scratch it off and dirty them up. Teach her to care about her appearance, and then quickly remind her that living and having fun is most importan...t.

2. Let her put on your makeup, even if it means bright-red-smudged lips and streaked-blue eyes. Let her experiment in her attempts to be like you…then let her be herself.

3. Let her be wild. She may want to stay home and read books on the couch, or she may want to hop on the back of a motorcycle-gasp. She may be a homebody or a traveler. She may fall in love with the wrong boy, or meet mr. right at age 5. Try to remember that you were her age once. Everyone makes mistakes, let her make her own.

4. Be present. Be there for her at her Kindergarten performances, her dance recitals, her soccer games…her everyday-little-moments. When she looks through the crowds of people, she will be looking for your smile and pride. Show it to her as often as possible.

5. Encourage her to try on your shoes and play dress-up. If she would rather wear her brother’s superman cape with high heals, allow it. If she wants to wear a tutu or dinosaur costume to the grocery store, why stop her? She needs to decide who she is and be confident in her decision.

6. Teach her to be independent. Show her by example that woman can be strong. Find and follow your own passions. Search for outlets of expression and enjoyment for yourself- not just your husband or children. Define yourself by your own attributes, not by what others expect you to be. Know who you are as a person, and help your daughter find out who she is.

7. Pick flowers with her. Put them in her hair. There is nothing more beautiful than a girl and a flower.

8. Let her get messy. Get messy with her, no matter how much it makes you cringe inside. Splash in the puddles, throw snowballs, make mud pies, finger paint the walls: just let it happen. The most wonderful of memories are often the messy ones.

9. Give her good role models- you being one of them. Introduce her to successful woman- friends, co-workers, doctors, astronauts, or authors. Read to her about influential woman- Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie. Read her the words of inspirational woman- Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson. She should know that anything is possible.

10. Show her affection. Daughters will mimic the compassion of their mother. “I love yous” and Eskimo kisses go a long way.

11. Hold her hand. Whether she is 3 years-old in the parking lot or sixteen years old in the mall, hold on to her always- this will teach her to be confident in herself and proud of her family.

12. Believe in her. It is the moments that she does not believe in herself that she will need you to believe enough for both of you. Whether it is a spelling test in the first grade, a big game or recital, a first date, or the first day of college…remind her of the independent and capable woman you have taught her to be.

13. Tell her how beautiful she is. Whether it is her first day of Kindergarten, immediately after a soccer game where she is grass-stained and sweaty, or her wedding day. She needs your reminders. She needs your pride. She needs your reassurance. She is only human.

14. Love her father. Teach her to love a good man, like him. One who lets her be herself…she is after all wonderful.

15. Make forts with boxes and blankets. Help her to find magic in the ordinary, to imagine, to create and to believe in fairy tales. Someday she will make her 5 by 5 dorm-room her home with magic touches and inspiration. And she will fall in love with a boy and believe him to be Prince Charming.

16. Read to her. Read her Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. But also remember the power of Sylvia Plath and Robert Frost. Show her the beauty of words on a page and let her see you enjoy them. Words can be simply written and simply spoken, yet can harvest so much meaning. Help her to find their meaning.

17. Teach her how to love- with passion and kisses. Love her passionately. Love her father passionately and her siblings passionately. Express your love. Show her how to love with no restraint. Let her get her heart broken and try again. Let her cry, and gush, giggle and scream. She will love like you love or hate like you hate. So, choose love for both you and her.

18. Encourage her to dance and sing. Dance and sing with her- even if it sounds or looks horrible. Let her wiggle to nursery rhymes. Let her dance on her daddy's feet and spin in your arms. Then later, let her blast noise and headbang in her bedroom with her door shut if she wants. Or karaoke to Tom Petty in the living room if she would rather. Introduce her to the classics- like The Beatles- and listen to her latest favorite- like Taylor Swift. Share the magic of music together, it will bring you closer- or at least create a soundtrack to your life together.

19. Share secrets together. Communicate. Talk. Talk about anything. Let her tell you about boys, friends, school. Listen. Ask questions. Share dreams, hopes, concerns. She is not only your daughter, you are not only her mother. Be her friend too.

20. Teach her manners. Because sometimes you have to be her mother, not just her friend. The world is a happier place when made up of polite words and smiles.

21. Teach her when to stand-up and when to walk away. Whether she has classmates who tease her because of her glasses, or a boyfriend who tells her she is too fat - let her know she does not have to listen. Make sure she knows how to demand respect - she is worthy of it. It does not mean she has to fight back with fists or words, because sometimes you say more with silence. Also make sure she knows which battles are worth fighting. Remind her that some people can be mean and nasty because of jealousy, or other personal reasons. Help her to understand when to shut her mouth and walk-away. Teach her to be the better person.

22. Let her choose who she loves. Even when you see through the charming boy she thinks he is, let her love him without your disapproving words; she will anyway. When he breaks her heart, be there for her with words of support rather than I told-you-so. Let her mess up again and again until she finds the one. And when she finds the one, tell her.

23. Mother her. Being a mother - to her - is undoubtedly one of your greatest accomplishments. Share with her the joys of motherhood, so one day she will want to be a mother too. Remind her over and over again with words and kisses that no one will ever love her like you love her. No one can replace or replicate a mother's love for their children.

24. Comfort her. Because sometimes you just need your mommy. When she is sick, rub her back, make her soup and cover her in blankets - no matter how old she is. Someday, if she is giving birth to her own child, push her hair out of her face, encourage her, and tell her how beautiful she is. These are the moments she will remember you for. And someday when her husband rubs her back in attempt to comfort her...she may just whisper, "I need my mommy."

25. Be home. When she is sick with a cold or broken heart, she will come to you; welcome her. When she is engaged or pregnant, she will run to you to share her news; embrace her. When she is lost or confused, she will search for you; find her. When she needs advice on boys, schools, friends or an outfit; tell her. She is your daughter and will always need a safe harbor - where she can turn a key to see comforting eyes and a familiar smile; be home.



I have to admit, I love dips and sauces. But the fact is, that's what brought on the pounds. It's SOOO important to take these recipes you love and find a way to make them healthy!! SO HERE'S A HEALTHY ...VERSION OF SEVEN-LAYER DIP!! You are going to want to share this one with everyone you know!

The classic is undeniably delicious, but it's little more than stacked store-bought sauces, and the dish's total sodium is a staggering 12,000 mg! With homemade refried beans and garden-fresh salsa and guacamole, our hearty appetizer delivers less sodium and more flavor, with only one-sixth the saturated fat and one-third fewer calories.


1 pound(s) plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeño chile, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
2 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon(s) canola oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon(s) no-salt-added chili powder
1 can(s) (15-ounce) no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted and peeled
2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup(s) (from 2 ears) fresh corn kernels
1 large red pepper, finely chopped
4 ounce(s) reduced-fat sour cream
1 1/2 ounce(s) low-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded


In large bowl, combine tomatoes, green onion, garlic, jalapeño, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

In 8-inch skillet, heat oil on medium. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden, stirring. Add chili powder; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; add beans and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Mash until almost smooth.

In bowl, with fork, mash avocado, cilantro, remaining lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until almost smooth.

In 1 1/2-quart straight-sided bowl, spread bean mixture in even layer. Top with corn and pepper. Spread sour cream and then the salsa over vegetables. Dollop avocado mixture over salsa; spread into even layer. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Nutritional information is based on a 1/2-cup serving
(per serving)
Calories 100
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 135mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars --
Protein 4g
Calcium --

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Wow! WTG Bobbie!

Wow! WTG Bobbie!
Get your Skinny Fiber here

Always look at the bright side!!!

Always look at the bright side!!!
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Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system, this refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy your tastebuds needs. >...Included: Watermelon/cucumber, lemon/lime, mint leaves, and water.

Why Watermelon (or cucumber): Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells. Cucumber also contains citrulline, but not as much as watermelon. Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost.

Why water: H20 is just plain good for us, but it’s thought that it helps flush nasty toxins and waste through our system, giving organs like the liver and kidney an easier time doing their job.

Why lemon (or lime): Lemon or lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve consumed.

Why mint leaves: Mint leaves are a nice refreshing flavor to add to your drink. On top of that, it can help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles.

-1-2 liters’ of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste
-Part of 1 watermelon or 1 cucumber
-1 lemon or lime
-A handful of fresh mint leaves (approximately 10-13)
-Ice cubes


Slice up a good amount of watermelon into cubes, rind and all, and put them into a jug or pitcher. Cut 1 juicy lime into wedges and toss in with the watermelon. Add a handful of fresh, fragrant, mint leaves and pour in 2 liters of cool water, filling the jug all the way to the top. Let this sit overnight in the fridge and let all the yummy flavors steep and infuse the water. When you want to drink it, put in a generous helping of ice cubes, pour, and enjoy daily.

Watermelon & mint

Cucumber & lemon.

Flavor Tips

• Try substituting a lemon for the lime, cucumber for the watermelon, or a combination of all of them.

• Pour water in first and then add the ingredients. I feel like there’s more of a burst of flavor when the water gets poured in and everything swirls around, but there’s something to be said for letting it gently infuse itself as well (the water tends to stay a bit clearer as well.)

• Don’t add ice to the entire jug, and leave it on a cup-by-cup basis. If you plan on drinking it over time, this can help prevent it from getting diluted as the ice melts.

• Start with 2 liters’ of water steeping overnight, and then experiment with longer/shorter times and more or less water.

• Squeeze in the juice of 1 lime and/or lemon and then slice up another and add that to give it a little extra citrus kick.

• This isn’t for flavor, but this drink looks mighty appealing in a glass pitcher on a hot summer day.

DIY Detox Drink

We all have different tastes and preferences, and like to mix things up every once in a while too. Experiment by trying out various ingredients, amounts, and methods (like blending, or boiling into a tea, or infusing into water, etc.) Below is a list of foods that have been shown to help boost your built-in detox system (namely liver, G.I., and kidney function.) If possible, always buy organic to avoid chemical ingredients or pesticides.

Cruciferous vegetables & leafy greens: This group includes a lot of veggie superheroes, and is why you see so many “green” detox drinks or smoothies. Included are broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, bok choy, and spinach. Broccoli and co. increases the amount of glucosinolate (organic compounds) in our body, which in turn help create enzymes that help our body’s breakdown and digest things. Leafy greens like lettuce and bok choy have the ability to neutralize metals, chemicals, and pesticides that find their way into our systems.

Avocado: Avocados can help your body produce an antioxidant, glutathione, which our liver needs to do its job and filter properly.

Grapefruit: High in antioxidants and vitamin C, grapefruit or grapefruit juice also aids the liver in flushing carcinogens (things linked to causing cancer, like stuff in cigarettes and tobacco, as well as some pre-prepared foods) and possibly pesticides out of the body.

Beets: The systems in the body all work together, and for various reasons beets seem to be helpful to more than one major organ. However, they’ve shown themselves to be particularly helpful when it comes to aiding the liver in detoxification.

If it’s chilly, try making some detox tea to keep you warm and healthy, or mix up an icy cool drink in hot weather. Play around with what you like and keep in mind things you know are good for your body’s own detox system-not things that claim to be a miracle detox system all on their own.

You may also like… Breaking Down Detox: Is it Good, Bad, or Just a Fad?

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Stretch for 5 minutes each day

Stretch for 5 minutes each day

Don't underestimate the importance of stretching. Often overlooked, a feel-good stretch offers many benefits. Stretching helps breathing and circulation. It improves flexibility and range of motion, too. It's relaxing, and it just plain feels good! Better yet, stretching can be done anywhere: at your desk, at your daughter's soccer game, even while standing in line at the store. If you're the type to plan out your daily exercise, mornings are perfect for stretching. This will not only prepare your muscles for the day, but it'll wake you up for a good start to the day.

Colourful Peppers & Eggs!

Love this idea to get more veggies into my day!
Very colorful too

Strawberry banana slushy

Oh so yummy!!!
Strawberry banana slushy 0 WW points ...If you use frozen strawberries you can skip the ice-- So many possibilities -- great summer treat!!!

Can not bowl except for gutters!!!

Can not bowl except for gutters!!!
Great idea

These are the supplies you need.
Old bowling ball
... Alcohol
Plaster of Paris
Pieces to decoupage (wallpaper samples, fabric, stickers, etc)
Outdoor polyurethane

Step #1 Use the alcohol to clean the bowling ball. The alcohol cleans all of the oils from the bowling alley.

Step #2 Mix up a small portion of the plaster of paris, and pour into ONLY the finger holes. Be sure to leave the thumb hole clear.

Step #3 Let the plaster of paris dry for several hours, I let mine dry overnight. Neatness does NOT count in this step.

Step #4 Use a knife or similar item to scrape off excess dried plaster, then wipe it down with water.

Step #5 You are now ready to begin decorating your gazing ball.

Step # 6 Use a marker to color in anything on the ball. If you look closely you can see that I colored over the stars and one of the finger holes. I of course colored the other one after this picture was taken.

Step # 7 Start applying your appliques. On this gazing ball, I used a Tatouage rub-on. I have also used them on a floor cloth and on a headboard bench.

It is fairly simple to do the Tatouage. You simply lay it on your gazing ball, and rub it on.

I bought these butterfly stickers at our local Dollar Tree Store.

I thought the orange butterflies looked really nice with the color of these flowers.

Step # 8 During step # 2 I told you to leave the thumb hole clear of plaster. This is why! Suspend your gazing ball on a dowel rod of some sort. I picked up this rod at my local Habitat for Humanity Re-store for 50 cents. Apply the outdoor polyurethane with a natural bristle brush. I buy mine at walmart for about 88 cents, they have a wooden handle and very short bristles.

I apply my poly with an up and down motion, trying not to let the poly “puddle” near the bottom thumb hole. I apply at least 4 coats of the outdoor poly. How many coats you need to apply depends on what decoupage medium you use, wallpaper is a little thick, so it usually takes more coats. This Tatouage is very thin, and I could probably have gotten away with 3 coats.

In this picture I have the new gazing ball displayed in my flower bed with my cute little cherub gazing right into it!

If you look closely you can see the reflection of the tree. These truly are gazing balls. You can use a variety of “holders” for your gazing balls. I pick them up at thrift stores all the time for 1-2 dollars each.

I have this blue gazing ball in my flower bed. It has been there for over a year. I do recommend giving your gazing ball shelter during the winter months. I brought mine up on the porch last winter. It’s probably a good thing that I did because we had that nasty ice storm.

Have fun with this project! They make great gifts, especially if you have someone who no longer bowls.

5 Weight Loss Smoothies

5 Weight Loss Smoothies
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You Wouldn't Imagine That Aid in Fast Weight Loss Here are a couple of surprising Detox smoothies you may not have imagined, that can help you on your way to Quick weight loss!

... Peanut butter and banana, this is a delicious, energy boosting smoothie, but the secret is in the amount of protein it provides, it will make you feel full and energized, so it is perfect before you go to the gym or in early in the morning to start the day! Take it instead of one meal per day. Do not over do it.
• Half of one banana • 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter • 1/2 cup of almond milk

Mocha Smoothie Oh, el chocolate!
This is the perfect smoothie to feed those sweet cravings, and is still completely healthy. Take it in the afternoon or in the morning, all things in moderation!
• 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt • 1 shot of espresso • 2 teaspoons of raw cocoa

Watermelon Smoothie Now, here is a smoothie you can’t go wrong with! Watermelon is approx. 90% water, and it is so low in calories and fat, you will want to drink this all day long.
• 6 cups of chopped seedless watermelon • 1 cup of lemon sherbet, almond milk, or low-fat vanilla yogurt

Perfect Detox Blueberries Smoothie
Blueberries are very high in antioxidants so trust me, you want to eat them all day long, and here is a perfect way to boost your metabolism early in the morning. It might be a little complicated, but definitely worth it.
• 1/2 banana • 1/2 tablespoon of flaxseed oil or Coconut oil • 1/4 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries • Honey • 1 teaspoon of psyllium seed husks or Flax seed (optional) • 8 ounces of water

Mango-Avocado Smoothie Ok, don’t freak out, this is actually one of the best sources of good fat and it also gives the smoothie an amazing texture. This is a tropical treat that will embrace your mood and energy to the maximum level, this is a must try, that will eventually become a daily treat!
• 1/4 cup cubed mangoes • 1/4 cup of ripe mashed avocado • 1/2 cup of natural mango juice • 1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt or almond milk • 1 tablespoon of lime juice

Broccoli and Cheese Mini Egg Omelets

Broccoli and Cheese Mini Egg Omelets

Servings: 4 1/2 • Size: 2 omelets • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 4
Calories: 167 • Fat: 8.5 g • Carb: 5 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Protein: 18 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 317 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 170 mg

4 cups broccoli florets
4 whole large eggs
1 cup egg whites
1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar (Sargento)
1/4 cup good grated cheese like pecorino romano
1 tsp olive oil
salt and fresh pepper
cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°. Steam broccoli with a little water for about 6-7 minutes.
When broccoli is cooked, crumble into smaller pieces and add olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Spray a standard size non-stick cupcake tin with cooking spray and spoon broccoli mixture evenly into 9 tins.

In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, eggs, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into the greased tins over broccoli until a little more than 3/4 full. Top with grated cheddar and bake in the oven until cooked, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator to enjoy during the week.

Fat Flush Water...

Fat Flush Water... Soooo many people are doing this its insane!!!
Dont forget to tag yourself & Share.. You're not gonna wanna miss out on this water!!

For Those who are confused as to how the Fat Flush water is made and the use of it.
Kim Lyon’s Ultimate 10-Day Plan to Trim Fat
Step 1: Flush Fat
To cleanse your system, Kim Lyons’ special 5-ingredient Fat Flush Water is simple to make and tastes great. Besides its main ingredient of water, the Fat Flush contains grapefruit that’s loaded with vitamin C to help your body turn fat into fuel. The tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, stabilizes blood sugar, and stimulates genes to burn fat. Cucumber helps you feel full and acts as a natural diuretic, which means less bloating and water retention. And lastly, it has peppermint, which is not only refreshing but also promotes better digestion and stomach calm. Make a big pitcher of Fat Flush Water every morning. The longer it sits, the better it will taste. Drink at least one 8 ounce glass three times a day before each meal for 10 days straight. Per Pitcher not 8oz good luck, and it works far better before a meal, i dont eat as much and im full after i eat.

Fat Flush Water
Ingredients, per 1 pitcher

1 slice grapefruit ( or oranges)
1 tangerine
½ cucumber, sliced
2 peppermint leaves

Combine ingredients in a large pitcher.

Cleaning fruit

Cleaning fruit - Fill sink with water, add 1 Cup of Vinegar, and Stir. Add all fruit, and Soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty, and fruit will sparkle with no wax, or dirty film. Great for Berries too, as it keeps them from molding. Do this with strawberries, and they last for weeks!


You have no idea how delicious cauliflower can be --
Mmmmm...... DELICIOUS LOOKING!!!!!!!

1 extra-large onion, slivered or chopped, about 8 ounces after peeling
... 2 tablespoons butter
1 medium fresh cauliflower, chopped, about 1 pound
Salt, to taste
1 tablespoon heavy cream

In a medium skillet, sauté the onions in the butter over medium-low heat until caramelized. Season with a salt, to taste.

Meanwhile, put the cauliflower in a covered casserole dish along with 1 tablespoon water. Cover and microwave on HIGH power 5 minutes. Stir, then microwave another 5 minutes or until very tender. Let stand covered 5 minutes then drain any excess water. Put the cauliflower in a food processor with the chopping blade inserted. Add the cream and a little salt and process until very smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the caramelized onions. Adjust the seasoning with salt, if needed.

Makes about 4-5 servings
Do not freeze

Per 1/4 Recipe: 111 Calories; 7g Fat; 3g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs
Per 1/5 Recipe: 89 Calories; 6g Fat; 2g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2.5g Dietary Fiber; 5.5g Net carbs

Sugar Free Turtle Cheesecake

This is amazing and low carb :)

Sugar Free Turtle Cheesecake
Sugar Free, Low Carb, and Gluten Free

... Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups blanched almonds (Optional)
3 (8 ounces each) packages of 1/3 less fat cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sugar substitute
4 individual size packets of Stevia
4 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 cups light sour cream
Sugar free chocolate sauce
Sugar free caramel sauce
Macadamia nuts

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a springform pan with cooking spray.

2. Optional: Finely chop almonds either in a food processor or place in a plastic storage bag and crush nuts with a kitchen mallet. Press nuts in the bottom of the pan to make a crust. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Nuts will be lightly browned when cooked. Remove from oven and cool.

3. Combine cream cheese, sugar substitute, and 2 packets of Stevia in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer, scraping sides of the bowl as needed.

4. Add the eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and whipping cream. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. The filling will be the consistency of pancake batter at this point.

5. Pour batter into the springform pan. Place the springform pan into a larger pan. Pour enough hot water in the pan to come halfway to the side of the springform pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

6. Remove cheesecake from the oven and cool while making the sour cream mixture.

7. Combine sour cream, 2 packs of stevia, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a small bowl. Spread over the top of the cheesecake. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Turn off oven. Slightly open the oven door and leave the cheesecake inside the oven for an hour.

8. Remove cheesecake from oven, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

9. Right before serving, heat chocolate sauce and caramel in separate bowls in the microwave. Chop macadamia nuts. Drizzle chocolate and caramel over the top of the cheesecake, then sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts. Release sides of springform pan and place on a pretty serving dish.


1 pound ground beef
1 stalk celery, minced
2 tablespoon onion, chopped
3-4 cups cabbage, chopped, about 8 ounces
... 2 tablespoon butter
8 small mushrooms, chopped, 3 ounces
Salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Garlic powder, to taste
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounce cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 eggs, beaten

Brown the hamburger, celery and onion in a very large nonstick skillet; drain the fat. Add the cabbage and butter; cook until the cabbage starts to wilt. Add the mushrooms and cook until the cabbage and mushrooms are very soft and start to brown slightly. Season with pepper, salt and garlic powder to taste. Add the broth and cream; bring to boil and cook on high, stirring occasionally, until reduced and thickened. Watch closely so it doesn't boil over or evaporate completely. Stir in the cheese, then the beaten eggs. Pour into a greased 10-inch pie plate. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes until set.

Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen

Per 1/6 Recipe: 453 Calories; 37g Fat; 26g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 340 Calories; 28g Fat; 19g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs