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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

26 Feb


Super easy. Super quick. Let’s do this.

2 green peppers (to stuff)
1 red pepper
1 onion
I can of tomato sauce
Rice-cooked and set aside (I used brown long grain)

I make alot of rice so I can pile it on the sides and MAYBE have leftovers.

Grab your green peppers and slice them down the middle.

Scrape and wash them up. Then brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper onto them.
Put in a 375 degree oven until they are soft. While those are baking, sautee red pepper, onion, and garlic in olive oil. Season to liking. I like to add veggie broth to help them cook and for flavor.
Once cooked and soft add rice and sauce. Take your peppers out and fill them up with your mixture. Tyrell has cheese on his. I just sprinkled some parmesan on my side. Have a big bowl of greena with this meal and you are good to go. One of my faves! Enjoy!


Core Foods review!

22 Feb

Each pack is one full bowl of raw oatmeal-to go. That’s it.

Ah yes. Another review. Just for me. From Core Foods. I admit I had not heard of this until I was presented with the review opportunity. I was very excited to try once I learned what they were all about.

CORE Meals are a fresh, full bowl of raw oatmeal to go. Eat like a bar, drink water, and you’ll be satisfied for hours! Made from 7 whole, raw, 100% organic, tested GF ingredients, the whole foods in CORE Meals provide powerful, stable energy. With a controlled, fully balanced ratio of calories, complex carbs, lean proteins, and healthy fats, CORE Meals are loved by athletes for pre/post workout meals and depended upon by busy moms and adventurers. Learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions, explore our ingredients, and enjoy! 🙂

Laraine at Core Foods sent me 3 meals.




I couldn’t wait to scarf these down. You know I’m an oatmeal girl. Well these little beauties made my life so much easier. No dishes to wash! It’s almost impossible to find something this quick and easy and be this healthy at the same time. Trust me. I loved every single meal. They were great after a good workout. And they kept my tummy nice and full. Love that feeling. Know what I love more? The ingredient’s list. Check it out:

And the directions are “Lindsay Friendly.”

You want one don’t ya?

Don’t forget to Like them on

“Crunchmaster” Giveaway and Review!

21 Feb

My son is a big snacker. He’s 3. He loves to have little bowls of them everywhere. Cheerios, Goldfish, crackers, you name it. I was delighted when I was presented the opportunity to do a review for Crunchmaster.

When it comes to your kids, finding delicious gluten free snacks shouldn’t have to be hard. Crunchmaster makes it easy with Cheddar Cheezy Crisps and Cinnamon & Sugar Grammy Crisps. And best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice nutrition for great taste.
Our Crisps are made with 100% whole grains, contain 50% less fat than regular cheese and graham cracker snacks and are certified gluten and peanut free. Crunchmaster Crisps give kids (and grown-ups) the perfect snack for at home, on the go and every stop in between. Keep the flavor. Lose the gluten.

So, here’s what we got.



The big test isn’t with me. It’s with Maddox. I could eat pretty much anything. I gave him a few Cheddar Cheezy Crisps with his lunch. Not expecting alot. To my surprise, they were gone! Not on the floor, the couch cushions, or stomped to powder. He ate them and he wanted more! And guess what he had to have in a little bowl later that afternoon? Cinnamon & Sugar Grammy Crisps.

Would you like to win some snacks? Comment below! Tell me what your kid’s, or your, favorite snack is! Remember to comment extra if you Facebook or Tweet too!

The winner will be announced Friday on my Facebook page.

Best things come in packages…

15 Feb

As you know, as well as the postal service, I love getting packages and I may have a slight problem, but I do this for YOU, so you’re informed! It’s hard work, but someone’s gotta do it. I signed up for something new the other day, Runner Box.

RunnerBox is a subscription based box for runners, triathletes and other active people. It is a mini shoebox filled with running products, mailed to your front door. It has everything from energy products, gels, chews, protein shakes/supplements, nutrition bars, skincare, and other accessories! Some products will be brand new (but personally tested) on the market, and some will be tried and true favorites.

I jumped on this because I love trying new things without having to buy the whole shabang. That’s why I also do Nature Box and Bulu Box.
So here’s what I got.

•Get Active Herbal Tea
•Cocoa Via
•GU Chomps
•Bonk Breaker
•Sport Beans
•Endurox R4
•Honey Stinger
•Sport Legs
•No Gii
•Headphone cord wrap

I have to say that I am pretty excited about this. I haven’t tried alot of these before. Gives me more of a reason to run. We all know why runners run….to eat!!

Chobani also sent me a case of greek yogurt to fuel my half-marathons. They even threw in some of Maddox’s favorite flavor, vanilla. He’s even spoiled by major corporations. What a dude.


Oh, and GU Energy Lab sent me a TON of gels. These are my favorite. I wake up thinking about these. They are delicious and they work. I have plenty, as you can see!

How do you fuel your runs? Share please!


How Sarah lost over 40 pounds…

13 Jan


I get asked a lot about how I lost my weight and how I got into running. It didn’t happen over night, it took years of me being over weight and "trying" (not really) to lose weight. I told myself I was a happy person, I didn’t need my world to revolve around food and how many calories, fat, etc I was eating. Truth was it did revolve around food, but in a bad way. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Never thinking about the consequences of my eating, or the example I was setting for my daughter. I had high cholesterol and my liver levels were not in the normal range, I was 40 pounds overweight and out of shape. I ate my meals like it was my last one.

Not sure why it finally clicked but in June 2011 (the 13th to be exact) I actually started my journey. Here are a few things I changed right away.

  • Started walking
  • Went cold turkey on cheeseburgers and fries for one WHOLE month.
  • Switched flour tortillas for corn (it’s the little things)
  • Started eating the Special K protein bars for lunch, usually with fruit, veggies, cheese, etc.
  • Quit drinking Dr. Pepper
  • Starting drinking water and lots of it!
  • Cut my portions down
  • Started eating breakfast. I’m still not a big breakfast eater, but I’m trying.
  • Protein Shakes
  • I started tracking all my food and exercise in My Fitness Pal.

I sarahbeforecan’t believe I’m making this picture public, but here I am October 2010, 40 plus pounds over weight. Sadly this picture wasn’t enough to get me active until June 2011. 



It was hard at first, really hard. But once I started seeing results it became easier. I tell myself every day I am happy, I am healthy. I will not go back to being 42 pounds overweight!

I walked 5-6 days per week, 4 miles at least with a friend. We walked all summer that year. When the time changed, it was harder for us to walk during the week so I started trying to run. I made it 1/2 mile and I thought my lungs were going to explode! I kept trying and I would run 1/2 mile, walk 1/2 mile and so on.

A friend talked me into signing up for a 5k on Thanksgiving Day that year, so now it’s getting serious. I did that 5k and I was hooked! I decided to sign up for the Cowtown 10k which was February 25, 2012 and my training began. I didn’t follow any specific training schedule, I just ran, each time increasing my mileage just a little bit. By the time February hit I was at 7 miles and I had lost 42 pounds.

I still struggle with eating the right food. I don’t have any special diets like Vegan, Vegetarian and Paleo. I just try to eat the best way I can. I still eat almost all the same foods I just cook them differently and eat less of it. I have been trying new veggies. I still don’t like asparagus. I did recently try spaghetti squash and I will try it again. I do love Broccolini!


I have days when I don’t make the right choices, I just know the next day is a new day. I can begin again.

I love being able to encourage others. I love that I have made new friends in this journey. I love that I am a good example for my daughter. I think I have made my little family proud of me. I never thought I could achieve anything at my age, let alone be running half marathons and be considering a full marathon. I never thought I’d get up before the sun to run. I don’t get up that early for anything but vacation!

I never thought at my age that I’d have something to be this proud of. I run to set an example for my daughter. I run for my health. I run to compete against my old self, the out of shape self, to prove to her that I don’t have to be her anymore.sarahchristmas


You can follow Sarah on her blog, How my world runs.

Quinoa sriracha bites

9 Jan

Made this last night for supper and I thought I would share my recipe real quick. This was so easy to make and so delicious and fun to eat!

Quinoa Sriracha Bites

-Preheat oven to 350
-Spray cupcake tin

You will need:
-2 cups of cooked quinoa (1 cup dry)
-2 eggs
-2 TBL. Sriracha
-1 clove garlic
-green onion (2 or more)
-fresh mozzarella 1/8 cup
-bread crumbs (I used 1 slice of whole grain bread)
-1 TBL honey
-1 tsp. salt

While quinoa is cooking, mix up the remaining ingredients. It’s not too hard to cook these little guys. Just add water to cover your seeds and boil. Once they look like they “blew up”, they’re done. Super easy. Don’t you love my scientific instructions?
Add the quionoa to the mixture and mix. Place into cupcake tins. I filled my cup up to the top and then pressed the food down.
Bake for 15/20 minutes. Take out when golden brown on top. Enjoy!


Jessica Pages Fitness

24 Dec

Name: Jessica Pages
Facebook:Jessica pages Fitness

What’s your primary workout?
I lift weights and do Cardio.

How long have you been working out? For the past 3 years, but have only been lifting weights for 6 months.

How often do you work out?
6 days a week.

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in?
Gym pants tank top and my runnng shoes with my PINK laces!!

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal?
Snack Greek Yogurt with a handfull of Almonds…Meal Chicken breast,sweet potato,and green beans.

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do?
I would have PIZZA and ice cream!

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit?
Stepping on that NPC stage and showing off ALL my hard work!!

Any advice for the beginners out there? Consistancy is KEY!! Don’t give up!! Make EVERYDAY count!!

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
I love motivating and sharing what works/worked for me!

How do you hope to inspire people?
I hope to help women see that they can get the FIT Healthy body they want, through eating clean,never giving up,and working out! IT CAN BE DONE!!! I am proof!

Want Some Hot Chocolate?

20 Dec

I’ve been craving hot chocolate baaaad lately. Those cheap little packets do the trick, but have you ever looked at the ingredients? I wanted to make my own hot chocolate. I remember making it as a kid using milk and chocolate syrup.
Gross! I would just pop that mug in the microwave and then chug my warm chocolate milk. Good times.
Now that I’m all old, wise, and I can’t digest milk….I figured it’s time for a new recipe.

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate


~serves 2~ (we have big coffee mugs)

-Add 3 cups of almond milk (I used vanilla almond milk) to a small saucepan.
-Add 3 to 4 TBL. of cocoa
-Add 2 TBL. of sugar (I used turbinato sugar)
-Heat through. If you want more cocoa, then add it. And so on and so on.

Turned out so very yummy. The almond milk gives it a nutty flavor. Love that! Another healthy alternative in the books!

I hope you like it just as much as I did!

Roasted Almonds

6 Dec

I had a ton of almonds staring at me in our pantry, so I thought I should try something new.

Roasted almonds with honey and cayenne pepper.
You will need:
•2 1/2 cups almonds
•1/2 cup honey
•1 tsp. salt
•1 tsp. cayenne pepper

•Preheat oven to 325.
•Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
•Melt honey in a pot over medium heat.
•Add cayenne and almonds and stir until coated.
•Spread almonds onto baking sheet.
•Bake 10 minutes.
•Let cool then toss with salt.
•Spread almonds again on a clean baking sheet.

•Cool completely. Devour them and eat your calories in almonds like I did.

Time for you to win something…

5 Dec


What’s in this post? Some product reviews AND a chance to win 1 of 2 $25.00 gift cards to Vitacost! How sweet is that?

I received a free goodie bag from Vitacost the other day. Don’t you just love free things? They’re the reason I get up every day…not really, but they do play a part.

Earnest Eats Dark Choco Mint

I love chocolate and I love mint. Can’t go wrong with this little bar of goodness. This company bakes these on baking trays! It’s real, whole food. Just delicious.

Vitacare gum.

Gum with vitamins and calcium? Did you know there was such a thing? Not me! This gum is really good. My rule of thumb for gum: two pieces at a time. Always. I really liked this gum. Super minty, which I love, and it didn’t hurt my jaws!

TeeChia Super Seeds Cereal

So good on yogurt! Look at all the goodness packed in this bag.
Chia, Flax, Quinoa, Amaranth, Ramon & Pumpkin
Gluten Free
6 g Fiber
1100 mg ALA Omega-3 Fatty Acids
No Sugar Added
26 g Whole Grains
Antioxidant-Rich Seeds & Fruits
TeeChia = Lasting Energy & Satisfaction

BWC (Beauty Without Cruelty) Lotion

The name says it all. This is the lotion I use after doing dishes. It’s so soft and it doesn’t have a strong scent. I love the way it makes my hands feel. So glad the nice guy, Andrew, threw this in for me!

OK, now for the good part! I will be giving away 2 $25.00 gift cards to Vitacost. So, you can do some shopping or yourself or maybe you can scratch a few Christmas presents off of your list!

Here’s what you gotta do:
1. LIKE this post.
2. Comment below. Don’t know what to say? Tell me your favorite snack! Don’t forget to include your email so I can contact you when you win!

That’s it! Wait! Bonus entries? Sure! Want more than one chance to win? LIKE my Facebook page, Tweet this post, Facebook, whatever you choose! Just make sure you post another comment with each shout out. So if you Tweet, comment again with a “I Tweeted too!” Etc. Got it? Now go, spread the word. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning here and on my Facebook page.

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