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I mean wow. She lost 50 pounds in 4 months and totally transformed her abs

I mean wow. She lost 50 pounds in 4 months and totally transformed her abs

cilantro-lime jalapeno chicken salad

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • poaching liquid (chicken stock, water, carrots, celery, onion, herbs, bay leaf, peppercorns)
  • 1 jalapeño diced (with seeds scraped out)
  • 4 Tbs cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 red onion diced fine
  • 1/3 cup mayo (plus a little more if needed)
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados (or for a sandwich, good French or Italian bread)

Season chicken with salt and pepper and *poach. Remove chicken from liquid and shred with a fork. 

Once chicken has cooled add mayo, Dijon, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper and incorporate.  Add more mayo and lime if necessary.  Mix in red onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Cool in fridge for several hours to let flavors merge and serve with avocado or for a sandwich on French bread with a slice of provolone.

*To Poach – In a medium pot add chicken breasts to the poaching liquid.  The chicken should be completely immersed.  Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce heat and partially cover.  Reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and chicken remain in the liquid for about 15 minutes.   Reserve the liquid for future use.

cucumber salad with dill dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 to 6 Kirby cucumbers (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper, and whisk well to combine.
  2. Add cucumbers, and toss to coat. Garnish with more dill, if desired. Serve, or refrigerate, covered, up to 4 hours.

easy, super healthy smoothies

Get TONS of nutrition in your morning smoothie without having to keep a fridge full of fruits and veggies all the time. Contains: coconut water, mint, spinach, mango, celery, almonds, honey, orange, and ginger. 

  •  2 cups coconut water
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 cups frozen mango cubes

Place the ingredients in the order listed in a blender container and whirl until smooth. Divide mixture among 12 muffin cups and freeze until solid. When ready for a refreshing drink, place 1 cup coconut water or regular water in a blender followed by two of the green cups and whirl. If you don’t have a powerful blender, you might need to cut the frozen smoothie cups into quarters first.  

skinny taco dip

  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives,
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning andmix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish.Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

salad in a jar - stays fresh and crisp!

*You need a vacuum sealer with a jar attachment… but this is basically genius

http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/skinny-secrets/salad-in-a-jar


Homemade Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons mayonnaise (real is best)
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Directions:
Whisk all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
Refrigerate to bring the flavors together.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Directions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. Refrigerate to bring the flavors together.