Changing the beginning

Today started off…. ummmmmm… sucktastically.  Lots of frustration.. a few emotional outburst later… it’s time to change my day. I took a little walk, and decided it would be a great time for a knock out breakfast!!! You know… start the day over, and better! I made Wildberry Scones the other day.  They are really light…

Rhubarb…

If you have been in IP any length of time you have heard of Janeva and her miracle cookbook.  You also have heard af strawberry-rhubarb compote. In the 3 years, since I learned about IP, I have learned that I need to be willing to try new things… but rhubarb took me a while to…

Home sweet home

After traveling for a week, & having very limited options for food, I am so glad to be home!!!! Started my morning with my chocolate drink mix/coffee/cinnamon/ginger/spinach cup of happy!  Pooch and I went for a 4 mile walk… and I made myself veggies and eggs for breakfast! Very proud of myself for how well…

Zucchini Fritters

I woke up early and decided to organize my food packs… I had a mushroom soup mix… but no mushrooms in the house to make Laura’s stuffed mushrooms… Squirrel! I changed direction and started playing with cooking options for this mushroom soup.  I loved how easy The Cauliflower Tots where… but I didn’t have Cauliflower…

Coconut Macaroon Shake w/fresh Spinach

Add about 6 oz. water + 1 C. ice + 1 C. fresh spinach to the IP vanilla drink mix along with 1/2 tsp coconut macaroon extract; blend well. 1 unrestricted Shared from Janeva’s Ideal Recipes Facebook Group

Coffee House Iced Latte

If you’re on the go and want to stop at a Starbuck’s or other coffee shop, ask for a doppio (2 shots espresso) in a Venti (large) cup with ice. Add 1 IP premade shake (vanilla, chocolate or cappuccino). Stir and drink up. Latte = 1 unrestricted Shared from: Janeva’s Ideal Recipes Facebook Group

Almond Joy Hot Chocolate

Recipe by Janeva Eickhoff Tastes like an Almond Joy candy bar! Ingredients: 1 IP Chocolate Drink mix 8 oz. water 1/8 tsp. coconut extract (or to taste) 1/8 tsp. almond extract (or to taste) Walden Farms Marshmallow dip, optional Directions: 1. Place ingredients in a bullet or ninja and blend. 2. Pour into a mug…

Caramel Fried Apples

Recipe by Janeva Eickhoff Ingredients: 4 C. chayote squash, peeled and cut into small cubes 2 tsp. olive oil 3 T. Splenda 4 T. water 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. cinnamon (or apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice) 2 T. Walden Farms caramel syrup 2 T. Walden Farms apple butter (or WF pancake…

Cajun Cauliflower Egg Muffins

Recipe by Janeva Eickhoff Ingredients: 6.5 oz. cauliflower florets (cut in bite sized chunks) 2 T. chopped green onions 1 Fine herbs cheese omelet mix Cajun or Creole seasoning, to taste Olive oil cooking spray Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Spray coat a baking sheet with olive oil spray and lay cauliflower…

15 minute frittata

I needed something hot, quick, re-heatable, full of veggies… this was adapted from recipes I found on line.  I am not a scallions girl so I used peppers instead. I added Chalula to the top… yummy!!!! 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 scallions, thinly sliced 10 ounces fresh baby spinach (or 10 ounce package frozen chopped…

Breakfast eggs to go

As I mentioned in my earlier blog, today is prep day. I am beginning my 3rd week back on protocol with a goal to loose 35 pounds…I have already lost 2.6, and I am very pleased it is moving in the right direction! Knowing that this week is going to be very busy, I made…

Starting my morning off right!!!

It’s cold, rainy, windy… icky.  I was suppose to go to my nieces baby shower but they needed to postpone because getting there would be treacherous (have to go over the Sierras.) I didn’t want to wake up this morning and have to think… I wanted to cuddle down, chill with my pooch.. and be…