The weekend in pics


Got these plant stands water proofed!

Got this beautiful basil plant transplanted from inside to out!

Took this succulent plant who has been mysteriously growing for a year and turned her into this…
Her name is June bug. Wish her luck 🙂
Ate some yummy food like ribbon Brussels
Powerhouse vegetarian sandwiches 🤤
Tons of 🥑
Greens
Fruit!
I made air fried shrimp
And air fried potato chips!
I got in my miles challenge for the weekend plus
Got to spend doing some laps and getting some vitamin d with the family.
I had a lot of fun on my rower this weekend. Thinking of starting a new program! But for now it’s time to finish my BORA BORA series I have 5 workouts left!
Well I will be in touch this week!!! Be on the lookout for recipes etc! Ps what about this throwback. This was in Lima Peru in 2015. 😳
Stay safe

Love,
Grace

Grocery haul


I already have a ton of frozen meat so here are some random thing a I picked up. 

  1. Eggs
  2. Salsa
  3. Summer rolls
  4. Evoo
  5. Lentil hummus
  6. Edamame hummus
  7. Tzaki dressing
  8. Toasted coconut
  9. Snap peas
  10. Jerky
  11. Grab and go mini veggie/pita/hummus things.
  12. Deli meat

  1. La croix seltzer
  2. Protein shakes

  1. Salad kits
  2. Cherries
  3. Carrots

What’s in your haul this week? 

Buffalo chicken dip in the slow cooker.


This recipe varies all over the Internet but here is my version.

   

  1. 2.5 cups of shredded chicken
  2. 8 oz cream cheese
  3. 1/2 cup Frank’s buffalo sauce
  4. 3/4 cup ranch
  5. 1 bag of cheddar cheese.

 Save yourself some time and just use rotisserie chicken!
 Combine all ingredients into crockpot. Cook on low for 2 -3 hours . To brown, broil on low for 5-10 minutes in oven.

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I am eating my portion with a low carb tortilla, carrots and pork rinds. Another great low carb option would be celery.

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Strawberry cheesecake protein shake.


For two shakes-

  1. 1 cup strawberries
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  4. 2 oz of cream cheese
  5. 2 scoops of muscle milk 100.
  6. 1-2 cups of ice depending on preference.

Around 9 carbs. Very creamy and good!

   
 

Grocery haul. Low carb.


 I hit two stores today to try to get the best deals. I saved  about 125 dollars total.  
Strawberries, shrooms, Roma tomatoes, broccoli, chopped salad, and romaine.

  Asparagus and buy one get one free frozen green beans.  Muscle milk was on sale so I picked this up. It’s the only flavor I like.
    Eggs, blue cheese stuffed olives, heavy cream, butter, buy one get one free string cheese, Parmesan, veggie cream cheese.
  Snack sized mozzarella and Brie.  B1g1 free pork loin chops and spare ribs.
  Roast beef, turkey, ham, American cheese.  B1g1 chicken.
 B1g1 bacon, wild large shrimp, and sirloin steak.

   B1g1 turkey burgers
  Salsa, b1g1 sauce, and p3’s.
 Tulips!

I rarely buy Atkins products but they were b1g1 and I had coupons so I stocked up. 

 4 packs of shakes.  
 Random entrees.

Lazy low carber Guac and chips.


This is the laziest but yummiest snack ever.

You need 4 things.

  1. Pork rinds for “chips”
  2. 1 avocado
  3. 2 tbsp of pre made salsa (this is the lazy part)
  4. Salt to taste

Mash your avocado. Throw in that salsa. Add salt to taste. Bam. Yes we know Guac is extra!!!!!!! 👌🏼 

 

Random “taco” bowl recipe. Lowcarb


When I am running low on groceries I love to make “taco bowls”.

Of course there is no actual taco <unless you made cheese tacos to go with>  but here is my random dinner. 

What I used-

1/2 cup jimmy dean turkey sausage

1/4 cup of squash

1/4 cup of cheese

1 tbsp sour cream

1/5th avocado

Coconut oil, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.

I heated up a few tablespoons of coconut oil and let the squash cook down. Added sea salt pepper and a dash of cayenne. Once it was soft I threw in the turkey sausage (it comes precooked so it only takes a minute or two to warm through).  
 Topped with cheese avocado and a bit of sour cream. 
You can make this using whatever veggies meat etc. simple and easy!

Total carbs around 7 or 8 😉

WWE “DIVA” Ariane Andrew Reveals Top Secrets for Enjoying the Holiday and Staying Fit.


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I got the incredible opportunity to do a phone interview with WWE superstar Aariane Andrews aka CAMERON about her ten holiday tips for staying on track. Here are her tips.

  1. It’s ok to over indulge with sweets but add 5-10 minutes of cardio the next day
  2. Add a half-hour to one-hour holiday hike daily; make the incline festive
  3. Make sure to get some circuit training in—burning calories the whole hour of your workout is the most effective
  4. Use heavier weights—like kettle bells (and jingle the jiggle away)
  5. Make sure to do an AB Class—still on board with circuit training… But concentrate on the hardest area to break down… You’ll be away ahead for your spring break bikini body.
  6. Opt for Matcha Green Tea over your daily coffee & cream as its  speeds the metabolism and curb cravings
  7. Add 8 grams of fiber daily to your diet to help maintain sugar levels
  8. If you have plans to go to blow-out party, make sure you have solid protein a few hours before
  9. Pick your poison: either the sugary dessert or the exotic cocktail. Don’t go for both!
  10. Remember, there’s always tomorrow to keep your resolutions of optimal fitness & health

Speaking to Ari was great. She was kind and open and honest. Here are some highlights from our interview.

For tip one she talks about how it is okay to overindulge with sweets but to add some extra cardio into your schedule the next day. I asked what her favorite treat to indulge in was and she said chocolate souffle!

She loves to hike/run Runyon Canyon in LA with her girlfriends and spill the tea!

Her favorite form of exercise is circuit training which she does with her personal trainer. Sometimes she will do her own thing and concentrate on heavy lifting.

She loves ab classes and really concentrates working on her stomach. She has a love hate relationship with ab workouts! For someone who doesn’t have access to a gym she recommends bicycle crunches and planks at home to target the ab area.

She has been working on her booty with lunge exercises and squats. She says keep at it and you will get results!

Her favorite kettlebell workout is deadlifts.

She is a tea girl specifically a “soy chai latte” girl. Once in a while she will drink coffee but will mostly go for tea.

She spends half of her time in Orlando and half of her time in LA.

She takes a multi-vitamin to make sure she is getting all of her nutrients in.

If she is going to a holiday party, she will fill up on protein such as steak, chicken, or a protein shake so she doesn’t overindulge once she gets there.

If she has to choose between drinking and eating sweets, she told me that she will go for the cocktail. Even when indulging though she never goes for sugary drinks and instead opts for clear liquor like vodka and club soda.

She tries to not weigh herself around the holidays too much. She tries to find the balance and not get obsessed with scale numbers.

Her goals for 2016 is to not set goals. She is constantly pushing for bigger and better things and works year round to achieve it.

She has a anti-bullying campaign called #wrongnumber which she said was inspired by her fans to create.

Before WWE Ari wanted to be a psychologist and have her own practice. She misses working with autistic children and hopes to bring more awareness to the cause.

She doesn’t get much downtime. She calls herself a Jill of all trades. In her spare time she is building her business and her brand.

I hope sharing these tips with you guys will help you have a BALANCED and amazing holiday!

 

 

 

Walnut coconut bark


I saw this on the web.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add a few walnuts to paper.
Melt coconut butter for 30 seconds so it’s melted but still thick. I do it right in the glass it comes in.
Pour over top of walnuts.
Add more walnuts!
I added unsweetened coconut shreds on top along with one tsp of stevia as well.
You can use whatever toppings you like. I saw some people adding crushed up quest bars!!
Put in fridge to harden. About 15-30 mins.
Break apart and store in a container in fridge.
Low carb, healthy fats! Nice little treat! Literally took me 4 minutes to make!

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Summer Recipe Ideas.


Uhm. It’s really freaking hot. Right?! I am so over cooking. I don’t want to turn my oven on at all if I can help it. Here are some quick and easy summer recipes that I plan on making soon.

 

Check out my pinterest board!

https://www.pinterest.com/gracekeyxo/light-summer-recipes/

 

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