Blueberry Chia Jam

I used a 12 oz package of frozen blueberries and it turned out great!


Blueberry Chia Jam
3 cups fresh Blueberries
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Combine berries and honey in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until berries begin to soften and burst, about 5 minutes. Add chia seeds and cook until very thick, about 15 minutes. Stir often. Remove from heat and let cool then add vanilla extract. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Makes 16 servings. Per serving (1/8 cup)= 50 Calories; 1g Fat (21.6% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium.


Pizza Quiche



Pizza Quiche
2 c. shredded potatoes
1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1 oz turkey pepperoni
ΒΌ c. diced green peppers
2 TB diced onion
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (I used reduced)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place frozen potatoes in pie plate sprayed with cooking spray. Microwave 1 minute. In medium bowl, combine cheese, pepperoni, green peppers, onion, milk, eggs, egg whites, Italian seasoning and Parmesan. (could also add mushrooms) Pour over potatoes. Bake pie at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted near center of pie comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Yield:4 servings. Per serving= 240 Calories; 9g Fat (34.5% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 120mg Cholesterol; 494mg Sodium.

Cilantro Black Bean Dip

Cilantro Black Bean Dip
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 2 cups cooked dried beans
1/8 cup cilantro
Dash garlic powder
1 TB lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
dash of cumin

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until desired consistency. If you would like it a little thinner, add a little water and blend some more.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 63 Calories; 1g Fat (8.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 219mg Sodium

How do you lose weight?

How do you lose weight? Or maybe the question is how to keep it off? I’ve been enjoying the South Beach Diet the past few weeks. It’s forced me to eat more vegetables and protein which I know I need to do. But what works for me may not work for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different plans to find what works for you. Find something that isn’t a short term fix, but a way to eat and exercise that you can maintain for years to come.
Some of you may be struggling right now. If that’s you I am praying that you will find what works for you and that you will be healthy and able to live your life to the fullest as God intended.