{Clean Eating} Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

***UPDATE:  Thanks to Pinterest, this post is bringing a whole lotta new visitors here everyday!  If you're new, I'd love to connect...  Find me on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  And we'd LOVE to have you join our Weigh-In Wednesday FaceBook Group where we focus on accountability and encouragement...  and FUN. About two years ago, I was super focused and devoted to eating well.  I was also running 25 miles a week.  The combination of those two things had me at a peak level of fitness. … [Read more...]

Banana “Ice Cream”

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With the New Year came a renewed commitment to healthy eating.  Clean Eating.  Whole Real Foods.  I started on New Year's Eve.  I know, right?  I launched into The Daniel Plan 10 Day Detox.  Essentially, no dairy, sugar, wheat/gluten, alcohol, caffeine, processed or fast foods, etc. Having been in such a cycle or poor eating in November and December it wasn't so hard.  My energy was low.  And I could feel my body calling out for a fresh start. The detox went great and I didn't really miss … [Read more...]

Turkey Chili

The Daniel Plan Turkey Chili Recipe

As I type this we are on day 5 of what's become a trending hashtag, #snowpacalypse.  We are on day 20 of Christmas Break (extended due to school closings).  We are grateful because after 4 days without tv, our satellite dish somehow got clear enough that it's back on.  Well, we are grateful for a LOT...  not the least of which is that we all stayed safe and warm in what was a record setting blast of arctic air and a pounding of more than a foot of snow.  But to keep things real, also VERY … [Read more...]

Quinoa Breakfast Bake

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As we started The Daniel Plan, a big worry for me was saying goodbye to Oats and Wheat/Gluten for the 10 day detox.  So far so good thanks in part to QUINOA.  It serves great for breakfast, works for lunch, and is excellent to round out dinner. A favorite new recipe from The Daniel Plan book is Quinoa Breakfast Bake.  I LOVE this!  It's a make it once and get several breakfasts out of it dish. The first morning I served it topped with almond butter and a few berries.  Next up was the … [Read more...]

Healthy Black Eyed Peas

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This is one of those times I wish I was a food blogger with amazing skills to do this recipe justice visually.  I wish I had one of those photos that showed how DELICIOUS this dish is.  But, I don't!  So PLEASE take my word for it! We wanted to make the traditional Black Eyed Peas for New Year's Day….  channeling our inner "southernness".  But having just started The Daniel Plan, I needed it to be healthy.  So I decided to forgo old recipes and try my own version.  I gotta say, I'm super … [Read more...]

Weigh-In Wednesday 2014 {I’m starting The Daniel Plan}

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Like many can relate, this is a time of year where a serious detox is in order.  November and December cry out for indulgent eating.  And I graciously took part.  So as January 1 came to mind, I began thinking through ways to hit the reset button and get on track with healthy eating and exercise. Though I contemplated getting back on Weight Watchers or using My Fitness Pal, ultimately I realized I wasn't going to keep up with tracking.  I'm not in a season where that sounds like my cup of … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Season by Keeping Christ the Focus

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Where did November go?  I can't believe how quickly the month passed and that we are already on the first day of Advent.  As I've been honoring my commitments to our Savor the Season goals, my time online decreased {funny how that happens huh?}. Today, just wanted to quickly share {to anyone who may still actually read Just For Clicks} some great resources to help keep our hearts focused on the real meaning of this season which is the celebration of our Savior's birth: My friend, Jennifer … [Read more...]

Weigh-In Wednesday Week #12 | Savor the Season Challenge

Welcome to Weigh~In Wednesday! If you are new, WELCOME!!! Each week we “weigh~in” on how we have been doing on our goals {body, mind, and soul}. We focus not just on our bodies through healthy eating and exercise, but also goals to engage our minds and to influence our souls in our Christian Faith Walk. You can share in the comments below AND Bloggers you can LinkUp your posts below. So at first glance today's post may seem to contradict last week's I-Love-My-Body post.  But bear with … [Read more...]

Weigh In Wednesday Week #11 – Body Image

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Welcome to Weigh~In Wednesday! If you are new, WELCOME!!! Each week we "weigh~in" on how we have been doing on our goals {body, mind, and soul}. We focus not just on our bodies through healthy eating and exercise, but also goals to engage our minds and to influence our souls in our Christian Faith Walk. You can share in the comments below AND Bloggers you can LinkUp your posts below. Yesterday I shared { this article } in our Weigh-In Wednesday FaceBook Group.  I don't believe any other … [Read more...]

Weigh~In Wednesday Week #10 | Workout Wear

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Welcome to Weigh~In Wednesday!  If you are new, WELCOME!!! Each week we "weigh~in" on how we have been doing on our goals {body, mind, and soul}. We focus not just on our bodies through healthy eating and exercise, but also goals to engage our minds and to influence our souls in our Christian Faith Walk. You can share in the comments below AND Bloggers you can LinkUp your posts below. So this week I feel like talking about Workout Wear!  It's getting cooler {LOVE Fall weather} which means … [Read more...]