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Join us on the road to health! Allen lost 50 pounds in 3 months & Margie lost 40 in 4! If you want to know how, let us know. We love to share! How could we not when it's quick, easy, safe, healthy, yummy, & not an added cost?! Seriously!
Here is a video with our story & more info, if you'd like to learn more right now!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Congress St Bridge Bats in Austin

After our fun on Padre Island, we headed up north to catch some friends, and some bats, in Austin. There were a few RVing families nearby and a local family in Austin, so we met up under Congress Street Bridge to watch the bats fly out at dusk. It was crazy! The bats, not the families. Well, maybe the families too. :)
It was so nice to catch up with Emma Powell! And with the Weeds and Andersons too! 
The bats started slowly, then the flood gates just opened - and stayed open for hours! And it's not even peak season for them yet! 
Want to watch them yourself? Here's a video! 
video

We also checked out some of the weirdness of Austin and had fun before dusk.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

USS Lexington, Corpus Christi TX

Near Padre Island was the USS Lexington, which was so fun to explore! This aircraft carrier is huge! So amazing what they could create in the 1940s! And it was very neat to get to check out all the decks and twists and turns. The flight deck was fascinating and could fit so much up there. The kids, and Allen, loved the weaponry.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Heading south to Padre Island

I've always wanted to camp on the beach, so I begged and pleaded and dragged Allen we mutually decided to go to Padre Island for a few days.
We convinced the Johnsons to come along too!
We checked out the beach and wildlife.
And got to drive right along the beach!
The kids had a ball playing in the ocean!
After dark, we had fun looking for ghost crabs and even found jellyfish!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Chili Cheese (Jicama) Fries

I wanted to see if I could make HEALTHY chili cheese fries, and YEP! Here they are!


Chili Cheese (Jicama) Fries
(Extra lean & green info included for those who are following our health program too!) 

Chili
:
4 oz Ground deer or 98% lean turkey* (1/2 lean)
1/8 cup Diced tomatoes (1/4 green)
1/8 cup Tomato sauce (1/2 green)
1/8 cup Green peppers (1/4 green)
1/8 cup Water
5/8 tsp Chili powder (1-1/4 condiment)
1/16 tsp Salt (1/4 condiment)
1/4 tsp Cumin (1/4 condiment)
1/16 tsp Garlic powder (1/8 condiment)
1/16 tsp Black pepper (1/8 condiment)
Slowly simmer in a pan until thick. (I just microwaved it.)

Fries:
1 cup Jicama fries (2 greens)
1/4 tsp Onion powder (1/2 condiment)
1/8 tsp Salt (1/2 condiment)
1 tsp Olive oil* (1 healthy fat)
Bake for 30 min at 400° in a single layer, turning them over once.

Cheese:
1/2 cup Moderate fat (3-6g) cheese (1/2 lean)
Pour chili over the fries, then top with cheese.
This makes one complete lean & green meal with 1 lean, 3 greens, 3 condiments, and 1 healthy fat. 
*If you use beef, no healthy fat is required. You could use 3/4 cup low fat cheese (1-2g), then you would need 1/2 healthy fat (1/2 tsp olive oil).
This was a great, healthy alternative to chili cheese fries and it hit the spot! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Healthy food & friends

We're so grateful to the Johnsons for sharing how they got healthy with us in January. Now in April, we're almost to our goals already!!
Of course getting healthy has been fun with food like this! Cloud bread for BBQ sandwiches and jicama fries!