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  • Chicken And Dumplings

    5/2/2015 8:32:58 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Who couldn't resist this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound medium baking potatoes, preferably russets, scrubbed 2 tsps salt 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound), halved 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about... Read more

  • Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream

    5/1/2015 12:33:03 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Sit back, put your feet up, relax after a long day and have a bowl of this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 ripe medium peaches (2 pounds) 1/2 c granulated sugar 1/2 c packed light brown sugar 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond ext... Read more

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    4/30/2015 8:47:54 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking cookies today! Woohoo! Remember the word? Yep, your right! (MODERATION)!! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c. creamy peanut butter 1 c. packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. baking soda 6 oz. (1 c.) semisweet chocolate... Read more

  • Taco Bell wasn't worth it. :(

    4/29/2015 11:18:03 AM, by SAYRUHKAY

    I had my first wine and cheat meal (Taco Bell) yesterday since I started this and I feel like crap today. It wasn't worth it. At all. The longer I go without sugar and processed food, the easier it gets. I'm going to the library today to see what books they have on clean eating. I need to get my... Read more

  • Fiesta Lime Chicken With Zucchini

    4/29/2015 9:26:48 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello sparkfamily, I hope all of you are having a great day! Well, take a break now and take a peek at what I have for you today! Yes, take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pieces skinless boneless chicken breast cutlets 2 large zucchini 1 yellow squash 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ... Read more

  • Yogurt Chicken

    4/28/2015 9:11:23 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 (6 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt 1 lemon, juiced 1 c dried bread crumbs, seasoned 1/2 tsp garlic powder salt to taste 1/4 c butter 1 Tbsp chopped fresh pa... Read more

  • Buffalo Style Stuffed Eggs

    4/27/2015 9:12:01 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Today...EGGS! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 eggs 1/4 c blue cheese, crumbled 2 Tbsps mayonnaise 1 1/2 tsp parsley, minced 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce, or to taste 1/4 tsp salt or celery salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 rib celery, finely diced cayenne pepper, op... Read more

  • Vegetarian Watercress And Quinoa Salad

    4/26/2015 2:51:42 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Take a gander at what I am having for lunch today! Don't worry, I'll share! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbs. Sea Salt, plus additional to taste 1 C. Quinoa 1 15 oz. can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4-5 C. Watercress Leaves 5 Small Radishes, sliced 1/4 C.... Read more

  • I'm back! Again!

    4/25/2015 12:17:48 PM, by SAYRUHKAY

    I found the Fit Girls Guide through Instagram and I'm currently on day 6 of their April #28dayjumpstart. It's a fitness and meal plan. It really focuses on cutting out processed foods and white stuff-flour, sugar, pasta, etc. Also getting 8 hours of sleep, drinking water, and exercising 30 minutes a... Read more

  • Cheese Enchilada Casserole

    4/25/2015 9:37:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I just love Mexican food do you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 cups of one of the following enchilada sauces: Tomato-Jalapeno Enchilada Sauce Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce Chile-Raisin Enchilada Sauce 8 corn tortillas 2 cups shredded or crumbled cheese, suc... Read more

  • Healthy Overnight Oats With Chia

    4/24/2015 9:37:33 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Did you have that very important meal of the day? Well if you did, there's always tomorrow! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c rolled oats 1 c milk (non-fat or whole) 1 Tbsp chia seeds 2 tpsps agave nectar or honey Fresh fruit, for serving Directio... Read more

  • Succotash Soup

    4/23/2015 8:59:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Soup's on, dinnner at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 10-oz. bag frozen lima beans 1 c water 2 14.5-oz. cans of chicken broth 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or olive oil 1 c chopped onion 3/4 c chopped red bell pepper 1/2 c chopped celery 3/4 c chopped ... Read more

  • Mama's Fluffy Yogurt Frosting

    4/22/2015 10:37:39 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, This is a recipe that my mom used to make. It is just whipped cream with yogurt folded in. It is a light alternative to heavy frosting recipes. However, it is a pretty soft consistency and is best suited for sheet cakes or 9x13 baked cakes. You can change the flavor of the frostin... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

    4/21/2015 9:32:31 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you have your crock pots handy? Well then, gett'em out and...take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 pounds pork shoulder roast 1 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper ¾ c orange juice (2 oranges) ¼ c lime juice (2 limes) 4 cl... Read more

  • Walnut And Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken

    4/20/2015 9:34:45 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Do you agree? Why then, see ya at the table at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ ¼ c low-fat buttermilk 2 Tbsps Dijon mustard 4 (6-ounce) chicken cutlets ⅓ c panko crumbs ⅓ c finely chopped walnuts 2 Tbsps grated fresh Parmesan Ch... Read more

  • Vegetable Pizza

    4/19/2015 9:19:57 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Does this get your taste buds fired up? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pkg crescent rolls 4 oz Light French Onion Dip 4 oz Light Cream Cheese 1/3 pkg dry Hidden Valley Dressing Mix 1/2 c light mayonnaise 2 c. broccoli florets 2 c. cauliflower florets 1 c... Read more

  • Asparagus Potato Salad

    4/18/2015 9:13:53 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you grill'in this weekend? Well don't forget this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound new potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths 1/2 c finely chopped sweet onion 1/2 c mayonnaise 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp swe... Read more

  • Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

    4/17/2015 9:08:49 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for a healthy and yummy dessert that is sure to please your guests? Why then, just hop, walk, jump, run, swim... on over and...take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups crushed thin pretzel sticks (see Notes) 3 Tbsps granulated sugar 3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks ... Read more

  • Peppered Meatloaf (Crockpot) Version

    4/16/2015 9:40:32 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Oh my, do you taste what I taste? Yep, I can taste it now, meatloaf for dinner tonight, cold meatloaf sandwiches for lunch tomorrow! Oh quit drooling and take a peek! Sauce~ Ingredients~ 1/2 c ketchup 1 Tbsp brown sugar 3/4 tsps dry mustard 1/4 tsp... Read more

  • Barbecued Pulled Pork With Potatoes

    4/15/2015 9:21:49 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...you guessed it! Take a peek! For the Sauce Ingredients~ 1-1/2 Tbsp canola or other vegetable oil 3 medium onions, finely chopped 8 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp chili powder 1 c ketchup 1/2 c bottled chili sauce, such as Heinz ... Read more

  • Spicy Shrimp Bites

    4/14/2015 10:16:00 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Having company this weekend? Take a peek! Spicy Dipping Sauce Ingredients~ 3 ounces cream cheese (small block), at room temperature 1/2 c sweet chili sauce (see Note) 1/3 c ranch dressing 2 Tbsps chopped fresh chives . Shrimp Bites I... Read more

  • Frozen Fruit Salad

    4/13/2015 9:25:32 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, If you love frozen grapes, bananas etc, take a peek at this! Go on, take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Tbsp water mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tsp unflavored gelatin 1 Tbsp confectioner's sugar 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature ... Read more

  • Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread

    4/12/2015 10:34:47 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It is Sunday and I am baking bread! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 round loaf of sourdough (or similar) bread 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 c-3/4 c chopped cooked bacon 1/2 c butter, melted 1 tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix Note~ . I used Osca... Read more

  • Chocolate Chia Pudding

    4/11/2015 3:32:27 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Everyone likes pudd'in right? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk, blended 1 c water ¼ c chia seeds 2 Tbsp cacao powder ⅛ tsp vanilla stevia ⅛ tsp celtic sea salt Directions~ Combine blended coconut milk, water, ... Read more

  • Using up and Re-stocking the supplements

    4/11/2015 11:27:30 AM, by DRTOVAH

    The week or so I've been doing a sort of "decluttering" of my protein/meal replacement shakes and various supplements. I have some half or less bottles of various products. Often times when I find something better, a flavor I like more, something that mixes better, has a better nutrient ratio, I mo... Read more

  • Coconut Oil Trail Mix Cookies

    4/10/2015 11:45:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking cookies today! Take a peek! 495 Ingredients~ ¾ cup coconut oil, in solid form ¾ c light brown sugar 1 egg, plus 1 yolk 2 tsps vanilla 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp kosher salt 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ c sweetened flaked coconut 1 c ol... Read more

  • My newest fitness toy – FitDesk

    4/10/2015 12:16:18 AM, by DRTOVAH

    I recently purchased a FitDesk. A while back I saw one in a Hammacher catalog. I was disappointed when I saw most the recent catalogs from this company and website did not carry, but instead just had an iPad holder bike. I don’t know if the bike I saw previously was also a FitDesk, but I stumbl... Read more

  • Hello 160s and under 40% Bodyfat

    4/9/2015 9:17:39 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I can't believe it's been two months since my last post! Even though I've been active and even cleaner with diet, weight loss has slowed. Frustrating!! What use to take just over a month to lose 10lbs then stretched to 6 weeks, then about 2 months. I know this is normal, but still.... This brin... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew With Dumplings

    4/9/2015 10:45:09 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What time is dinner you might ask? 6pm sharp! See you then! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pounds chuck or stew meat, cut into 2" cubes 1/2 c flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 1/2 c beef broth 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf ... Read more

  • Turkey Barley Soup

    4/8/2015 12:45:41 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for a cup of soup how 'bout you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 quarts low sodium vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups Celery; diced 1 c medium pearl barley 1 medium Onion; diced 3/4 c diced carrots 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Dried thyme 1 Bay leaf 1/8 tsp... Read more

  • Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili

    4/7/2015 12:04:51 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Spring, summer, winter or fall, whatever your weather, chili is always yummy! So get those trusty crock pots out and...you got it! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Onion; chopped 1 16 oz can Black beans 1 16 oz can Kidney beans 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce 1 10 oz ... Read more

  • Arugula Salad With Smoked Salmon (Lime Sesame Dressing)

    4/6/2015 10:01:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you having thoughts of this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ arugula lettuce 2 avocado 1 lebanese cucumber 4 servings smoked salmon 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 lime; juiced 4 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil 1 drop sesame oil; optional Directions~... Read more

  • Mama's Baked Cola Ham And Mustard Potato Salad

    4/5/2015 11:49:14 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Well it is Easter 449 and my family and I want to wish all of you a safe, blessed and healthy day! So without further ado, we would like to present to you this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 Canned Ham 1 can Coca-Cola, reserved 1/4 cup Fresh or Canned Pineappl... Read more

  • Mushroom And Sausage Pizza Toast

    4/4/2015 9:48:21 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What a busy day I have had! I have been cleaning my carpets all day and I am whooped but not to whooped to get this recipe and thought of the day to you! Sooooo... Take a peek! Ingredients~ 13 slices of French or Italian loaf bread (or any kind you like) 15 mediu... Read more

  • 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Caesar Chicken

    4/3/2015 9:56:00 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Is it time for dinner yet? Well get your crock pot out for an easy as pie...take a peek! Ingredients~ 3-4 Chicken Breasts 1/2 Bottle light caesar dressing & marinade 1/2 C Chicken Broth Directions~ Add chicken to the crock pot. Cover with 1... Read more