Zucchini Chips (Shh! They taste like Cheez-Its)

The sauce I created for this recipe was originally intended for making kale chips. Sadly, there isn’t any kale at the moment for me to use, so I’m using the next best thing… Zucchini!

I read several recipe online on how to properly cook zucchini chips, and let me tell you, there is no one way of doing this. I decide to try them all. First, I tried 425F for 30 minutes. That didn’t work. I upped the temperature for the next batch to 450F. Again, that didn’t work. The sauce coating would burn, and the chips turned out all soggy and limp. The next method to try was 225F for 2 hours. This one was the winner! The chips were airy and crisp. They were perfect!

This recipe makes quite a bit of sauce. Either use two zucchini or toss leftovers over a medley of veggies and roast them in the oven. And, remember this sauce can be used for kale chips as well.

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Sexy Runners Tan and Carb Cycling

Howdy Folks!

I am so excited to tell you that I am still going strong with my running program. I just wrapped up week number four. I am at 10 minutes running and 1 minute walking(times 4). This last week we had a ton of rain, but that didn’t stop me. Even if I had to wait until 9pm for the rain to stop I was going to make sure I got my run in.

My breathing has improved greatly, and I am getting use to the constant burning sensation in my calves. I am a little faster. I am still slower than most, but I know I have gotten faster. I have also got a pretty sexy runners tan, if I do say so myself.

I have also made friends with a little elderly woman who lives on my route. She is always there sitting at her window when I coming running by. It took a while for her to warm up to me. I would smile and wave, and she would just stare back at me. Then, She got to where she would smile, and now, She smiles and waves. It took four weeks, but I consider it an accomplishment. I am thinking about baking her a loaf of bread or something, and leaving it on her windowsill.

I had been experiencing really bad afternoon headaches on the days I would run. After doing my homework, taking advice from friends, and making some changes, I no longer get headaches. Which is such a relief. I was getting very annoyed and kind of worried. I started wearing a ball cap and sunglass every time I ran. As well as, making sure my eating was on point.

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Vitamix Review

About three years ago I discovered Vitamix. I think I saw it in a YouTube video or something. Anyway, I was blown away! The power this machine had was amazing. I immediately knew I had to have one. Thus, I began saving my pennies. Roughly two years later, my Vitamix was on its way to me here in Germany. It was love at first blend!

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Oh So Good! Plant-based Chili

I am sure many of you who are living a plant-based lifestyle know that Oh She Glows has tons of super great recipes. If you haven’t heard of this blog, I recommend you click the link and go take a wander.

My recipe was inspired by her vegan chili recipe. I have made it several times and it is very good. Overtime I have adjusted and made a few changes to my liking. No matter which ingredients list you follow, I promise you will be eating some pretty good chili.

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Knowledge is Powerless Without Action

I have spent the past three years studying and reading up on everything that is required to live a long, happy, healthy life.  And so far, none of it has done me any good because I haven’t put it to use. I knew what needed to be done to tame the wild beast I was living in, but I wasn’t actually doing it. I was still walking down a path that (let’s face it) leads to me just getting bigger and bigger. Currently at my highest weight, I knew that I had to take action, for present me and for future me. As soon as my husband’s family left, I began taking steps to being proactive in my journey to become a better, healthier me. We cleaned out the fridge and went to the grocery store to stock up on fresh, healthy foods. I found an beginners training program that will get you from walking to running for 30 minutes straight in just eight weeks. Today, I finished week number two. So far, I am very happy with how things are going.
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