You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today. If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.
Deuteronomy 8:17-19

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Morning Coffee THM style (S or FP)

My morning coffee- something that you don't feel complete until you have a cup or two!! 

16 oz of any kind of coffee (flavored or not)
1/4-1/2 cup almond milk (I use Silk unsweetened vanilla flavor)
sweetener of choice (I use a liquid stevia from Swanson's that was only $5 a bottle)
1/2 scoop Swanson's Ultra Whey Protein powder any flavor
1 teaspoon coconut oil (S)
Brew your coffee any flavor as you normally would.  I use different flavors at different times- right now I am using hazelnut, but I enjoy the chocolate mint, English toffee, and even plain.  I pour my coffee in my ninja cup and then add my almond milk first (so that it doesn't over cook the protein powder), sweetener- I use 8 drops of stevia liquid, and 1/2 scoop of protein powder (on days I know I can't grab anything else to eat I will use a whole scoop).  I use chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry protein powder according to my tastes that morning.  Sometimes I add some raspberry flavor or butterscotch- it is all up to what you want to try.  Add some coconut oil for extra fat burning- but be aware that this makes this an S, so pair it with an S breakfast.  Pulse in the blender- and you are done.  Whipped cream is super yummy on this also!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Egg Roll in a Bowl- My Take (S meal for THM)

Egg Roll in a Bowl- something I crave; sweet, sour, tangy- who wouldn't love it?  I know that several people have different takes on this wonderful dish.  Here is our family's.  We love the taste of the orange oil, apple cider vinegar, and the sweetness to make it seem like sweet and sour sauce.

3-5 links of sweet Italian sausage
package of coleslaw mix(without dressing)
1 1/2 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 packet of truvia, or sweetener of your choice
1/2 teaspoon ground or minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic
3-4 drops of orange oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon turmeric

We have tried different sausages, and varying amounts..  I like to use a sweet Italian raw sausage link (brat size).  My husband likes less sausage (3 links) and I like more (5 links).  I take the scissors and cut the casing off of them.  Of course you can use sausage that are not in links also- we just like a certain brand :)  Put the meat into a skillet that is on medium and just make sure that the meat is broken up into smaller pieces and then add a package of coleslaw mix.  Stir together while adding rest of ingredients. Continue to stir and cook until meat is cooked through.  Enjoy!  This feeds 2 adults and 2 children in our home.