Friday, April 28, 2017

ATTENTION all chronic pain sufferers!!!

I suffer with chronic pain almost on a daily basis. I prefer natural remedies to treat my ailments, if at all possible. I did some extensive research and found some natural remedies for specific symptoms. If you know of any others, please feel free to share them here.


GARLIC - Made into a special oil for earache.
CLOVES - Toothache / gum inflammation.
GINGER - Muscle pain & aches.
CHERRIES - Joint pain, headaches.
TURMERIC - Chronic pain.
PEPPERMINT - Sore muscles.
PINEAPPLE - Stomach bloating, gas.
WATER - General injury pain.
HORSERADISH - Sinus pain.
BLUEBERRIES - Bladder / urinary tract infections.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's Snack Time...

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious snack? You've come to the right place!

Ranch Pretzels

1 package ranch dressing (dry powder)
1 cup vegetable oil
1⁄2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄2 teaspoon dill weed
2 lbs Bavarian pretzels or 2 lbs sourdough hard pretzels (the big fat ones)

Break or smash pretzels into bite sized pieces.
Pour pretzels into baking pans.
(You will probably need 2 rectangular cake pans, foil will do) Mix all other ingredients together and pour over pretzels.
Stir to make sure they are completely coated.
Leave sit for about an hour allowing flavors to soak in and then preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Allow to cool and store in air tight containers.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


FREE 7-day Weight Loss Challenge Event!

If you'd like to take a sneak peek into how I lost 90 pounds and have helped many others lose weight and live healthier lives, join my FREE 7 day weight loss challenge.

You do have to join my weight loss support group to take part in this event:

Go to the events section once you have joined the group. I will approve your membership request. You will learn healthier eating habits, I will provide daily meal plans, healthy recipes, nutritional education, daily fitness/exercise routines, and so much more!

This event is absolutely free to join. The support group is free to join as well. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For Weight Watchers fanatics!!!

Calling all lovers of Weight Watchers.... goes great with a salad or on top of rice and only 2 WW points per serving!

Turkey Sausage and Bell Peppers 
Weight Watchers Style

1⁄4 lb Italian turkey sausage, cut into 1/4 slices
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1⁄4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Spray large skillet with Pam cooking spray and heat skillet.
Add sausage and stir frequently until no longer pink 5-6 minutes.
Add bell peppers,onion,broth, garlic, pepper flakes and oregano. Saute all together for 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
Reduce heat and simmer covered 5 minutes more.

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Quick, Simple and Healthy!

This recipe is great for those busy mornings and if you want something healthy and filling. Only take 5 minutes to make!

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
14 frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sugar if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where do I begin?

How to Build Healthy Habits

Whether you're trying to lose weight, eat better, or feel better, you may have a newfound desire to improve your overall health.

Reaching your goals can be successful, if you pay attention to your habits and you're open to change. Keep in mind that you can succeed with hard work.

Try these 10 tips to create healthy habits and reach your goals.

1. Create Your Goal
What's your goal? Make it a reasonable one. Dropping 30 pounds in a month may not be reasonable goal, but 5 to 10 pounds might be.

2. Be Specific
How many pounds would you like to lose? What part of your body would you like to see toned? Is there a certain date or event you would like to reach your goal by?

Figure out what you want and write it down.

3. List the Step
Once you've established a goal, make sure you list the steps it will take to achieve the goal.

For example, instead of just saying you want to get in better shape, plan to work out three days a week. Or, instead of saying you want to eat healthier, plan to eat three servings of vegetables per day.

4. Write Down Your Goals
Put your commitment in ink. Permanently promise yourself that this goal comes first.

5. Write Down "Why"
Don't just write the goal itself. Write down why it's important to you, too.

6. Place Your Goal Somewhere Visible
Place it on the refrigerator, in your car, or on the bathroom mirror so you can see your goal every day.

7. Mark Your Calendar
Write in the times and dates you will complete each workout. If you put it in your schedule, you're more likely to commit and make it a routine.

8. Stay Positive
For each day you complete a workout, draw a star on your calendar. Or, better yet, get yourself some gold stickers. You did a great job, so mark it down.

9. Read and Reread
Continue to read your goal and steps each day to make sure you're on track.

10. Congratulate Yourself Along the Way
For example, you lost 10 pounds in 30 days, reward yourself with a massage.


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

There's still time!!!

You still have time to get 20% off your entire order when you shop at my Basic Reset store. Offer is good until April 16, 2017, be sure to order before midnight on this date.

If you're not sure what you want to order, I am offering FREE consultations to see what product fits you personally. Message me if you'd like a consultation with me.

If you purchase at least one product from my store, you qualify for health coach services from me, FREE for one year. Offer is only for a limited time.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Low Carb and Delicious!

Do you love Italian cuisine, but hate the carbs from the pasta? Here is the perfect alternative to solve that problem... Use a spiralizer to make noodles out of zucchini or squash.

Zucchini Noodles - Low Carb Alternative

6 zucchini
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove (optional)
1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cut zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or mandolin.
Toss noodles with 2 teaspoons salt, and place in a colander to drain for 30 minutes.
Bring a pot of water to boil. Add zucchini; cook for one minute. Drain; rinse immediately with cold water to stop cooking.
Heat margarine/butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini and garlic; cook and stir until just tender, about 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sharing a little motivation...

I thought it was time to share a little motivation with you all. I know it surely helps me to see something positive each day...

Allow yourself to be a beginner.... no one starts off being excellent!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Why Basic Reset?

There are many reasons why I share information about Basic Reset and their products. They're completely natural and healthy, not only for you, but your pets and even the environment.

I believe in sharing information with others that I know will help them. I don't want you all to think, "She's trying to sell me something." Honestly, it's not about that, it's about helping others. I know these products help people.

It's basically people helping people. Which is what I feel I am all about. I wouldn't be a part of a company or an organization that was selfish. I believe in helping others, even if it's in a small way.

Just a small reminder...

From now until April 16, 2017, you can save 20% on your entire order when you purchase from my Basic Reset store. Use coupon code: 20off during checkout. Website link is available on the info-graphic posted.

As an added bonus, if you purchase at least one product this month from my Basic Reset store, you qualify to receive my Health Coach services, FREE for one year!

*If you'd like a FREE consultation before deciding if you would like to get in on these specials, please contact me at:

What can a Health Coach do for me?

People often ask me... What is a health coach?
In the following article, I share with you what Health Coaches do and how they can help you with your health or weight loss goals.
If you're interested in receiving Health Coach services FREE for an entire year, then please contact me!

What can a Health Coach do for me?

A health coach can spend the extra time to help someone figure out what their health and wellness goals are, how they intersect, affect them holistically and help them develop lifestyle strategies to overcome them, whether it be their overall health or trying to lose weight.

Health Coaches can support individuals on a one to one basis, giving them personalized health or weight loss plans that is specifically set for that individual.

A health coach can offer broad-based support for overall health and wellness, or may specialize in areas such as:

-Weight loss
-Weight management
-Stress management
-Binge eating
-Improved nutrition
-Food cravings
-Exercise and fitness
-Shopping for healthy foods
-Compulsive eating
-Increased energy
-Enhanced mental focus
-Self-esteem and self-sabotage
-Juicing for weight loss and detox
-And many other areas of health and wellness

Again, based on what is most important to you, you may wish to hire a coach who can help you in many areas, or you may choose to work with a health coaching specialist, someone who will help you focus on changing one crucial area of your life.

It’s important to always remember that your health coach will not replace your doctor, but will instead support your wellness goals in an effort to help you avoid needing a doctor as often as you may have in the past. The goal is to help you set goals that will lead to a healthy lifestyle, rather than regularly getting sick and being treated after the fact.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Healthy and exotic!

I wanted something with seafood in it and that was exotic! Great for families or large crowds!

Portuguese Paella

6 skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1⁄4 teaspoon dried rosemary
3⁄4 teaspoon salt, divided
1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 link Portuguese chourico, sliced in rounds
1 cup onion, chopped
1⁄2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 1⁄2 cups uncooked arborio rice or 1 1⁄2 cups other medium grain rice
1⁄2 cup diced plum tomato
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1⁄4 teaspoon saffron thread, crushed
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups chicken broth
3⁄4 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup asparagus, cut diagonally
1⁄2 cup frozen peas, thawed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sprinkle chicken with rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper.
Heat oil in a large oven proof nonstick skillet or paella pan over medium-high heat.
Add chicken; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
Remove chicken from pan; cover and keep warm.
Add chourice and cook until lightly browned;.
Add onion and bell pepper; cook for 7 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add rice, tomato, paprika, saffron and garlic; cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
Return chicken to pan.
Add broth and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; bring to boil.
Wrap handle of pan with foil, cover pan;.
Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes.
Stir in shrimp, asparagus, and peas.
Cover and bake an additional 5 minutes or until shrimp are no longer translucent.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tiny bit of deliciousness...

These baby frittatas are wonderful for breakfast, brunch, or appetizers. They can be served warm but are delicious served at room temperature.

Mini Frittatas

8 large eggs
1⁄2 cup whole milk
1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces thinly sliced ham, chopped
1⁄3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray two mini non-stick muffin tins (each with 24 cups) with nonstick spray.
Fill prepared cups almost to the tops with egg mixture.
Bake until eggs puff and are just set in center, about 8-10 minutes.
Using a rubber spatula, loosen frittatas from the cups and slide onto a platter.
Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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Let's get creative!

Do you know why I love salads so much?!? Because you can make them in so many different ways. This salad was incredible! The perfect meal for those warmer Spring and Summer months.

Chicken and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry Dressing

1 cup cut fresh asparagus, 1 inch pieces, steamed until crisp-tender
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups European blend salad greens
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 1⁄2 cups sliced strawberries
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and sliced crosswise
salt and pepper
1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped and toasted walnuts or 1⁄4 cup pine nuts

5 fresh strawberries, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon sugar

Add lemon juice to a small bowl; dip avocado slices in lemon juice and set the avocado aside.
In a big salad bowl, add salad greens, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, 1 1/2 cup strawberries, and chicken; toss to combine.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle with nuts.
For dressing: add strawberries and orange juice to a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth; pour puree into a bowl.
Add remaining dressing ingredients; stir to combine.
Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.
Serve immediately.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sharing this amazing opportunity!

If you've been considering joining Basic Reset, here is your chance! Starting NOW, you will get a 20% discount on your entire order when placed at the same time as sign up! Let me know if you are ready to get started with this amazing life changing opportunity.

Link to my website is on the info-graphic.