Monday, November 17, 2014

My Version of Goulash

What is Goulash?  
I looked it up and here is the definition: soup or stew of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices.  So I guess I really can call this Goulash, right?!  Sounds legit to me!  =)

There are so many different versions of it but this is mine and it was GOOD!  I'm talking, not one complaint from my 7, 5, or 3 year old good...just silence and slurping as they ate!  Now, that's saying something!  =)

I like to cook with what I have at home and I've been known for just throwing a bunch of things in a pot and hoping it tastes good.  Sometimes it's downright awful but sometimes it's a keeper like this soup!  When a meal is easy, healthy, delicious AND all 5 members of my family love it...JACKPOT!!  

Here's my recipe and if you have a favorite Goulash Recipe I'd love to hear about it in the comments!  


  • 2 pounds of lean meat (I use venison/beef because our freezer is full of lean meat from my husbands deer but you should use lean beef or you could try lean ground turkey).
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 sweet onion
  • Carrots (I used baby carrots and just kept slicing until desired amount!)
  • 6 red potatoes (again you can add as many or as little as you like)
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 can of corn
  • water
  • 4 Beef Bouillon cubes
  • salt to taste
  • pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese to garnish with
  • Peel your potatoes and then dice/chop your celery, onion, carrots and potatoes.
  • Press your garlic if it's not already minced.
  • Cook your meat, garlic and onion in a pot until it is brown
  • Add all your vegetables to the pot
  • Add your can of corn, undrained
  • Pour in enough cups of water to rise slightly above all the ingredients
  • Bring it to a boil and then add your cubes, salt, and pepper
  • Steam/Boil in covered pot until all vegetables are soft then let simmer on low.  Make sure you watch it while it's boiling so it doesn't boil over!
  • Dish into bowls and garnish with cheese!
I'm already hungry again! =)

Monday, November 3, 2014

21 Day Fix Journey

The first time I started the 21 Day Fix I was so determined!  I had a great first week and lost 4 pounds in 5 days and felt great!  The problem was that events and parties started coming up and well, although my body has lots of room for improvement I didn't feel like I needed to miss out on special occasions in order to loose weight when I didn't really need to loose weight in the first place. SOOO, I fell off the wagon!  Or jumped off the wagon I guess you should say!  After that I decided that I do need to commit myself to those 21 days whether I have 5 pounds to loose or 50 pounds to loose because I want to experience what my clients experience and be able to give advice knowing 100% how they're feeling!  So I am back and ready to give these 21 days my all!  I can't wait to share my results with you!!  

One thing I learned my first time around is that you have to be prepared!  That means all your meals have been planned out for the week and you've done your grocery shopping so everything is ready to grab and prepare!  Here is a video on how I get my menus planned out and you can also download my menu planner for free!  If you want me to send you 3 weeks of menus already prepared for you contact me!  I have coached many people through this program and seen some amazing results so I'm excited to give it another go!  If you want to join one of my Challenge Groups contact me by clicking the Facebook logo to the right and message me or comment below! I would LOVE to help you reach your fitness goals!


Here is my menu planner for you to print off and plan your weeks with!  Just click on it and then right click the image and "Save file as".  Then you can save it to your computer and print it off as you need it!  

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