Using a Spring Nutrient Powerhouse

Hi, this is my first blogpost so I would love to introduce myself first. I am Sakshi, mom of twins, who is taking a second go at Ideal Protien. In my first round, this diet transformed not only mine but also my family’s health and eating habits. Now, I am back to Renee for making…

Chocolate chai cookie

Yesterday I picked up some of the new vanilla chai latte drink mix from IP.  Wait until you smell this!  It reminds me of crisp fall evenings, cozy fires, cuddling, and relaxing.  Just the very scent of vanilla has me throwing my apron on! In my house, there is chaos when a diet leaves anyone…

It’s #TacoTuesday

FISH TACOS 1 pound white flaky fish, such as mahi mahi or orata 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil 1 lime, juiced 1 tablespoons taco seasoning (see below) 1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fish in a medium size dish. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, seasoning,…

Sharing

At my home, this is a weekend typically filled with celebrations and fun with family and friends.  Typically, this means food. Jar because I am being more careful with my food choices doesn’t mean I need to bring “diet” food!  A few of my favorites… Janeva’s buffalo chicken meatballs.  Brought those to a potluck.. 150…

Ideal Protein Popsicles

(Mango Sunrise above) The summer heat is finally here! With temps running into the 30’s, these 2 min popsicle recipes are a must have in the freezer and truly indispensable during the season. Servings: Each recipe yields 2 servings; depending on the size of your mold you may get 2-6 popsicles. Ingredients:  Dreamsicle Popsicles  5…

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…

Operation: make it easier has begun!

Pulling it together After a really challenging week, I am making a date today to clean out all the crap. We have had company (including a bored teen), medical stuff, long hours, short fuses. My house needs to be put in order. I am starting with my refrigerator. I know I need to go to…

Light and Fresh

This was sooo good.  I made Janeva’s pizza crust on page 81.  I sliced up a zucchini and some tomato… took the cold veggies and mixed with Walden Farm Ranch… placed on top of my crispy crust… This is one IP packet and 1tsp olive oil…if you don’t have the cookbook… you might want to…

Sweet nibblets!

Seriously… rhubarb… my best friend!  If you haven’t tried it, look up Janeva’s recipe for strawberry rhubarb.  Page 45!  I didn’t have the strawberry sauce but I had blueberry Walden Farms Syrup! I made vanilla ice cream with premade vanilla, Walden Farms Marshmallow dip and ice… combine the soft serve ice cream and rhubarb… all…

Working for the weekend

Today I am taking advantage of time.  It’s a gift I don’t often appreciate.  I have a fantastic boss, and she made me promise to work on my work life balance.  So, I worked hard all day and was done in a reasonable amount of time… so I found a little extra time to start…

The color of life

Lots of my family and friends tell me they hate veggies.  I get why my brother feels that way.  When we were growing up a salad was ice berg lettuce with ranch dressing… big blah bowl of colorless blech. Today I pulled out my salad and someone stopped and said wow, that’s pretty.  I would…

The gift of prepping

I know it’s only been a week… and I know I am a hormonal train wreck… but for the first time in a while I feel good. It doesn’t matter what the scale says… I see a lot of posts about people on their second+ round. You get back on and it’s harder. That is…