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Join us on the road to health! In 3 months, Allen lost 48 pounds & Margie lost 35! 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!
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Monday, May 2, 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! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April in Texas

We got back to Texas just in time to see the Bluebonnets!
We visited the Gebbias, who we first met at the Roadschool Rally in Branson last fall. 
We met back up with the Johnsons, so there was a lot of pickleball. 
This is how I found Allen after his (apparently exhausting) fantasy baseball draft. 
Allen and Lizzy were #1 and #2 in our March Madness NCAA brackets, so Allen got to pick the movie and Lizzy got to go along. They chose Batman vs. Superman (and obviously chose sides). 
Allen squeezed in a little fishing on Lake Conroe. 
Josh left his phone behind, so I added a pic. Just a little reminder from Mom. :) 
We got to visit Terryl Johnson (from DSP days) to celebrate her getting healthy too!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

On the road again, with a new couch

Since it snowed on us in Arkansas, we were definitely ready to hit the road again. We found another family who wanted to stay on Lundy Mountain, so we left them to enjoy the spot, and feed the spoiled cats. :)  We decided to head back to Texas and then keep going west!
We also found a couch to try out yet another remodel.
Although we keep rearranging things. 
I'm not sure if we'll ever get it just right, but it was sure handy to have all this seating when we were on the road! Makes our lunch and dinner stops and our overnights so much more comfy than the table. 
Jack was especially happy to return to sunny Texas and he looked like this minutes after we parked! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Healthy meals

As we've been getting healthy, we've tried a lot of fun, new recipes. We're changing our habits and losing a LOT of weight and eating a LOT as we go. We're having a blast!  Squirrel alfredo, sometimes called squicken alfredo.
I learned how to make rolls out of eggs and cream cheese, yum! 
Matt made cinnamon roll pancakes, which looked really good! Brat. :)
 We've had lots of pizza, with meat crust or cauliflower crust. So good!
And of course cookies. :) You have to love a health program that includes cookies! 
Taco salad, though when we make it with squirrel, we call it squaco salad. 
More squirrel alfredo. 
The kids even surprised me for my birthday with a brownie. 
Fauxtato soup, potato soup made with cauliflower! 
And as we lost weight, Allen had some fun shaving off his beard in stages. 
Zucchini noodles are great with our chicken (this time) alfredo! 
And homemade healthy Reese Cups? Yes, please!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Random February

It was so nice to see Allen's brother, Rick, again! And to meet his wife, Cheryl. And fun to watch the Superbowl with them, although we *may* have really struggled with so much good food offered when we just started our plan to get healthy!!
I got to catch up with Lorraine Fuller and it was really neat to see Moses Lake (aka Lake Whitney) from Lisa Wingate's The Shores of Moses Lake book series that I love!! 
After checking Moses Lake off my bucket list, we headed back to Arkansas.  Lizzy lost 15 pounds on our health plan too, and decided to celebrate by getting a cute hair cut! 
I flew down to Florida for my annual mom's retreat and went a few days early to spend some time with my parents. Watching them bowl was quite entertaining! 
After an amazing, relaxing, refreshing, renewing, wonderful retreat, I headed back to Arkansas. 
I finally finished knitting Matt's camo hat - and it fit! 
And then it snowed on us. Time to leave Arkansas again!!