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Friday, August 31, 2012

Pea Salad & Fitness Friday





Welcome foodie friends and nice to meet you to newbies to ABpetite visiting today Eat Yourself Skinny! I hope that I can get you to be a regular here! I am honored to be Spotlighted today on her amazingly talented blog. Please stop by and check out the post if you get a chance. 


Well today's recipe I just had to get in before summer was over! It is a family favorite, particularly my husbands favorite the word salad means PEA salad to him.
 Also I am sharing with you an awesome ab workout that hardly takes anytime at all! It is the perfect ab workout to do right after your cardio or any work out for that matter. Lets start with the fun part first the FOOD!



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Doesn't this just look like the perfect summer salad??


Even KJ (the worlds pickiest eater) ate this salad AND enjoyed it! That is his little hand in the photograph above.



Pea Salad

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Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup Salad
Calories: 45
Fat: 3 g
Carbs: 2.6 g
Fiber: .12 g
Protein: 1.6 g
Points+: 1

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Here Are Your Ingredients:

4 green onions - diced
1 head lettuce - chopped
3/4 cup mayo - light
1 cup frozen peas - unthawed
1 tomato - large
4 sliced cooked turkey bacon
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese - part skim
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon pepper

Dice up all ingredients. Cook bacon. Combine in small mixing bowl mayo salt and pepper, stir. Add all ingredients in large decorative bowl and stir completely. Let sit for 1 hour before serving. 

Side note: This recipe is best served all at once or it tends to get soggy by the next day. (However the hubby loves it soggy). If you will not be making and eating the whole salad I suggest not adding in dressing until you are.


Bon ABpetit!
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Now for the ab workout!
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I DO expect you to do this work out at least once this weekend! Other than that I hope you have a fantastic LONG Labor Day Weekend!!

xox
Ash

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yellow Squash w/ Basil Butter

I am always looking for a good side dish. Last week someone from work brought in all sorts of veggies to share so I thought I would use em' on up and this is what I came up with! I served this with BBQ chicken (recipe to come next week) and it was a very good dinner! I love fresh pesto basil and have never made it because I don't have a food processor but this turned out great without it! You could put this basil butter on pretty much any veggies and it would be wonderful. Can't wait to see what you guys think!

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Servings: 2
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories: 66
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 41 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: .85 g
Points+: 1

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Here Are Your Ingredients (Basil Butter):

3/4 Cup Fresh Basil
2 Tablespoons Butter - light
1 Tablespoon Garlic - minced

Here Are Your Ingredients (Side Dish):

1 Cup Sliced Yellow Summer Squash
1/4 Cup Cherry Tomatoes



What You Do:

In blender add basil and grind (I used the ice crush option) for about 30 seconds. Place basil, butter, and garlic in small sauce pan and on low heat let cook together for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice squash (pretty thin), place sliced squash, tomatoes, top with basil butter and add to a non stick casserole dish. Cook until yellow skin on squash starts to slightly brown (about 15 minutes). 


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Your Kids New Fav

What is your kiddos favorite dinner?? Macaroni and Cheese right?? Well this is a MUCH healthier version and your kids won't even know its healthier (I won't tell). Even your husband is gonna be asking for these every week!

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Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1 Mac Cup
Calories: 144
Fat: 6 g
Carbs: 13 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 8 g
Points+: 4
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Here Are Your Ingredients:

2 Cups Whole Grain Elbow Noodles
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (part skim)
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Butter- light
12 Slices Deli Turkey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Place individula slices of meat in each cup (to make a bowl shape). Place turkey in oven for 5 minutes. While that is cooking cook noodles as directed on package. Drain. Add cheese and butter then mix together completly. Dabble mac and cheese in each turkey bowl till there is none left in pan. Let refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place back in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Lemon Cake Shooters & MY Birthday!

Happy Birthday to ME Happy Birthday to ME! Today is my birthday so I just had to come up with a skinny dessert shot and I created with out a doubt the perfect one! The friends and I found this freakin' awesome! Originally my plan was to come up with a Birthday Cake shot but we all decided that it defiantly was a dessert/cake shot but not exactly Birthday Cake flavor and a lot more of a Lemon Cake or a Lemon Bar flavor.  Let me know what YOU think!

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Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1 Shooter
Calories: 95
Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 4 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Points+: 2

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Not bad right??!!


All you need to do is with a Shaker combine ice, 1 shot Skinny Girl Vodka (1.5 ounces) and a splash of Amaretto (.35 ounces). Line the rim of your shot glass with Splenda and suck a lemon wedge after you shoot (this makes it) and you are ready to ParTaY (responsibly of course)! Enjoy and make sure and have an extra shot for me!


This was dinner with the fam at my favortie Sushi place in Salt Lake City called Sapa Sushi for my Birthday dinner. Don't ya just love KJ's face paint (a little sarcasm)?? Ya I guess he and his grandpa decided that in honor of my Birthday I would just love a shark painted on his face with ocean waves and of course someones leg bitten off. Haha anyways dinner was fun and thanks to my family and friends I have had a very great 24th birthday!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Today's Fitness!!


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Happy Friday friends!! Well if your a regular on my page you know that Friday's were generally Blog Hop Recipe Swaps NO LONGER! Sorry if this is disappointing to some Ellen @ Ellen B Cookery and I decided that this was not working as we expected so we are no longer doing this. NOW Friday's on my page are going to be FITNESS FRIDAY'S! So every Friday I will be posting a work out that I expect you do get done before the weekend is over.. Do you think you can handle this?
Well today's Fitness Friday is a Tempo Run I am sure lots of you have heard of these maybe some of you haven't ever done one though? This is a great way to build up your speed and endurance without killing yourself. I HIGHLY recommend that you give the Tempo Run a shot. The Tempo I posted will take you a half hour but it should get you to nearly 3 miles when your done and look at it your walking for 11 minutes of it. Whoop whoop!
I hope you try this and get involved with Fitness Friday! I think this is going to be more fun than the Blog Hops :).
xox

Ash

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chinese Noodle Salad


For all of you bloggers out there isn't it funny the times you come up with your next idea for a post?? I find it so entertaining! Sometimes I will just wake up in the middle of the night and spit out some random recipe and be like yep thats what I am making tomorrow! Or I will just be getting my tire changed (got a flat :( bummer) looking through a magazine and see the perfect thing that I just gotta make! What random things were you doing when you came up with your last posts?

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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 2 cups
Calories: 295
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 37 g
Fiber: 10 g
Protein: 15 g
Points+: 6

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Here Are Your Ingredients:
Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light

1 (8 ounce) package uncooked dried Chinese -         style flat noodles
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
2 teaspoons peanut oil
3 chicken breasts
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons chile paste with garlic
1 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted divided



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Cook noodles according to package. Cut chicken breasts into slices. Heat large non stick skillet add peanut oil, and add chicken cook until chicken is white for about 15 minutes. Add vinegar, peas, tomatoes, green onions and chile paste to chicken and let simmer for 5-7 minutes. Stir noodles into mixture. Top with sesame seeds.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fruity Noodle Coslaw Salad & a BFF Bride

This weekend I held my BFF Val's Bridal Shower at our Clubhouse. It turned out great thanks to all of our friends thanks ladies! Boy oh boy can our friends cook holy sh** (see pictures below)! Thank you for all of your help gals. I have been friends with Val ever sense I started dating Dylan (now my hubby). Her fiance and Dylan are best of friends and that is actually how Val and I got so close. Dylan and I are very lucky to have them in our lives. Love you Val!


Isn't she just gorgeous?! 
Anyways I guess we can get back to the recipe if you insist.


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Servings: 24
Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories: 105
Fat: 4.7 g
Carbs: 11.4 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 3.7 g
Points+: 3

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   Here Are Your Ingredients:

   3 Chicken Breasts - cooked chopped
   1 Package Bow Tie Noodles - cooked
   2 Celery Sticks- chopped
   1 Red Apple - chopped
   1 Green Apple - chopped
   2 Cups Red Grapes - sliced in half
   1 Cup Pineapples - chopped
   1 Can Water Chestnuts  - drained
   4 Green Onions - chopped
   1 Cup Craft Coleslaw Dressing
   1 1/2 Cup Mayo - light
   1 Package Almonds  - slivered roasted

Cook chicken or buy canned chicken breasts. Cook noodles as directed on back of package. In a small sauce pan spray pan with non stick cooking spray and pour in almonds. Cook on medium heat until browned for about 5 minutes. Chop up all veggies and fruit. Mix mayo and dressing together in small mixing bowl. In large decorative bowl add all ingredients except noodles and mix until everything in salad is fully coated with dressing. Now that that is evenly distributed add in noodles slowly until everything is coated. Bon ABpetit!

One more picture of the parTay before you go! Here are my girlies :)



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