Dad's Cheesy Egg Sandwhich

 Something that I will always remember from my childhood was my dad’s egg sandwiches. The way he made them were simply delicious. They’re quick and simple to make, and the great thing about them is that you don’t have to wait until breakfast to eat them, you can have them any time that you want.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices bacon (Diced)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 slices of toasted bread (whichever is your favorite)
  • A handful of chopped onion
  • Optional: Canned of sliced Jalapenos

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and bacon, cook until brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Pop bread into the toaster.
  3. Add eggs to the skillet about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. And scramble all together.
  4. Place a slice of cheese over each slice of bread once it’s out of the toaster and set aside.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, top one of the slices of bread with the scrambled eggs. and top it off with the other slice of bread.
  6. You can add the jalapenos in the sandwich or serve a side.
  7. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

-Sharlene

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Breakfast Egg Mufin Sandwich

McDonalds Egg McMuffins is one of my favorite breakfast sandwiches out there. Just something about them are soo delicious. And let’s be real sometimes you don’t want to go out and wait some long line just for these bad boys so I decided to just make my own version of it at home. Let’s be honest we don’t know exactly what fast food companies put in there food so at least when you make them at home you know what you’re eating and best of all you can change it any way that you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat English muffins, toasted
  • 1 fried egg (I prefer just egg whites)
  • 2 slices of bacon (I prefer turkey bacon)
  • 1 slice of American cheese ( you can use any cheese that you like)
  • optional: salsa or guacamole

Directions:

  1. Pop the muffins into the toaster while you fry the egg and bacon.
  2. To assemble, Lay the slice of cheese on top of the bottom layer of the muffin, on top of that lay the egg then bacon, top guacamole or fresh salsa if you decide to use.
  3. Finish it off with the other half of the muffin and Enjoy!

Hope you all enjoy and See you next week.

-Sharlene

New Year. New You.

It’s January, so it’s that time of year when you get to have a fresh clean slate and start something new.

This year I’m on a journey to become a better me. A healthier me. A NEW me.

I know what it feels like, feeling stuck, sometimes sluggish and not liking the way clothes fits you. So why not finally do something about it?!

Remember it’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about feeling stronger, confident and being a healthier person.

I decided that every week from now on I’ll be posting either a food recipe, detox recipe, workouts or anything that I’m doing that’s health-related. So if you want to follow me on this journey that would be awesome and see if maybe some of the things I do and eat could maybe help you on your own journey as well.

In order to give you an idea of what I’m going for I answered some questions that a few of you might have for me. Of course, if you have more feel free to ask me in the comments below.

  • So what is my goal weight?

The truth is I don’t have one.

The number on the scale doesn’t define who I am as a person it’s just a number.

  • Why are you doing this?

I’m doing this because I want to live a better health style, I want to feel good about myself and what I’m putting into my body.

  • How do you feel about cheat days?

Cheat days are a yes and no for me. I like them because of course, you get to eat whatever you want. On the downside, I don’t like them because you tend to eat so bad on those days that it sort-of defeats the purpose of trying to eat healthier.

I don’t want to eat healthier just to look good for a certain amount of time. I want to change my overall eating habits for good. This isn’t just a temporary thing for me.

  • How are you going to deal with cravings?

I’m Hispanic, so let me tell you that I love to eat. My favorite meal is tacos. I absolutely love chocolate. And my favorite snacks are chips. All those things are not healthy whatsoever but since they are my favorite things to eat of course I’m going to crave them. Does that mean that I’m going to stop eating them? Absolutely not. If I want tacos one day I’m gonna eat them, if I’m craving chips you bet I’m going to have some. I’m not going to completely stop eating the things that I enjoy to eat just because I want to eat healthier. What I will do is control my portions size. Eat the things that I know aren’t the healthiest in moderation.

  • Is this a diet?

Nope. Not at all. I don’t do diets. Diets restrict you from eating the things you enjoy. Most of the foods are, let’s be honest not the best tasting. That’s why I feel like a lot of people break them because it’s difficult to give up the things that you like to eat.

What I want to do is try more healthier food options and incorporate the ones that I like into my daily meal plans. So I can actually enjoy what I eat everyday.

If you decide that you do in fact want to change the way you’re eating and want to see how your progress is going something I recommend is NOT to weigh yourself everyday.

Weighing yourself every day at different times of the day just isn’t going to help you, as your weight can fluctuate up and causing you to get discourage and make you want to quit right then and there. So please stay away from the scale until it’s time.

Now, When you do weigh yourself and don’t notice a change or if you even gained some weight don’t get discouraged, you’re still losing inches, you’re still feeling more energetic, you’re eating healthier and you’re still not giving up!

There are other ways to measure your progress other than using a scale.

1) Body Measurements. Using a tape measurer, you can take your body measurements every Monday, which is also the day that I prefer to weigh myself since it’s the beginning of the week, and I can keep track of my progress.

2) Photos. Sometimes, what the scale doesn’t tell you a photo will, you can still see progress by taking weekly progress photos. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself using your phone from the front, both sides, and the back. (Standing in front of a mirror can help)

If you’re doing things right nutritionally and fitness wise, you should see some progress in your photos.

3) Try on clothes that you normally wear. Does it fit looser or tighter?

If it’s looser you’re on the right track.

4) finally, Ask yourself, ‘How do I feel?’ on your Weigh In Date (Monday).

If you feel better then you know that you’re doing the right things for your body, and you should care less about what some number on the scale says.

Overall, If you look and feel better, that’s all that really matters. Everything else shouldn’t define you or your journey. Remember, don’t be hard on yourself, instead be happy and proud of yourself that you’re taking the steps to live a better healthier lifestyle.

Never give up and good things will happen!

Have a wonderful week get ready to see new posts.

-Sharlene

Spicy Lettuce Wraps

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to try something new and share a recipe with you guys. This is one of my go-to meals that make when I don’t have a lot of time to cook but still want something delicious and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 1lb. Ground turkey or Ground chicken
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 tbs. minced garlic
  • ½ cup of diced tomato or 1 small tomato
  • 2 tbs. Oil (I prefer coconut oil)
  • Lettuce of your choice (I prefer romaine)
  • Shredded Cheese of your choice
  • Salsa (optional)

(Spices)

  • 1 tsp. Tabasco Sauce (any hot sauce of your choice)
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic or Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash original season blend (salt-free)

Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, add the oil and let it heat up over medium heat. Add the chicken, break it up with a wooden spoon and add all the spices, cook it until it’s about more than halfway done.
  2. Now add the onion, garlic, and tomato, stir it with the spoon and let it cook.
  3. Once it’s all fully cooked, scoop some into the lettuce leaf, sprinkle some cheese and salsa over it and voilà!

Note: This is how I make my lettuce wraps but of course you can always change it to your liking.

I Hope you enjoy this recipe, if you do please tell me what you think by leaving me a comment or message. Also if you would like for me to post some more recipes please let me know =)

– Sharlene

 

 

My Favorite Protein Shakes

Hey everyone,

Today I decided to share a smoothie recipe with you guys.

My personal favorite protein shake would have to be the strawberry banana shake.

Not only does it have two of my favorite types of fruit, I also use this protein shake as a meal replacement in the morning. Although sometimes I will drink it again later on in the day depending on what I ate earlier.

What I like about this smoothie is that it gives you a good boost of energy to allow you to perform and stay alert throughout the day.

I am also going to add a few other strawberry flavored shakes to let you choose from different ones that you may like.

Below is the list of ingredients and where to buy them.

You can add more or less depending on your liking. It makes them taste better in my opinion.

Strawberry Shake

Ingredients:

  • 4 scoops vanilla whey protein Click Here..
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 3 frozen strawberries

Strawberry Energy

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ water or milk
  • 10 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop protein Click Here..
  • 1 handful ice (optional)

Strawberry Vanilla

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of protein powder Click Here..
  • 1 handful ice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2-3 frozen strawberries

These are just a few of the protein shakes that I enjoy drinking.

Hope you enjoy and I hope you guys try these shakes and tell me what you think of them!

Have a great day!

– Josh