I Think It’s Time To Open Up Our Planners Again!

So, now that we are maybe coming over the hump of the pandemic, are you where you want to be on your weight loss journey? The COVID vaccine is rolling out, things are slowly opening up, and spring is around the corner.

Maybe it’s time for us to pull out our calendars or vision boards and pencil in a few things.

If committed to losing just 1# a week then, by Easter you will have lost 7#. By Memorial Day 15#. And, by July 4th 20#! Let’s keep it real. Tiny steps add up.

If you can cut 500 calories a day from your daily intake you will likely reach this goal. And 20# by the 4th? Just picture 20 1# packages of butter. That’s what will be gone! How cool is that!

Here’s a little quick and easy salsa recipe to help you get started:

28 oz stewed tomatoes–drained

4 oz can green chiles–chopped

1 T minced garlic

3 T chopped onion

12 slices bottled jalapenos–chopped

Put in 1/2 tomatoes in blender. Top with chiles, garlic, onion, jalapenos, then rest of tomatoes. Blend until just folds over.

I love chicken breasts in the slow cooker topped with a cup or two of salsa and left to cook for 8 hours while I’m at work. Just make sure a little of the salsa is under the pieces of chicken too. I also love to make my own chips out of tortilla wraps to dip in this salsa. Just spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, put your cut up tortilla chips on the baking sheet, flip over so both side are lightly coated with cooking spray and sprinkle a little salt or whatever seasoning you want on them. Then pop in the oven for just a few minutes till crisp! They are great dipped in salsa and a great way to cut some calories. You can even sprinkle a little fat free or low fat cheese on them too. Enjoy!

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