Low Carb Sloppy Joes, Two Ways

Sloppy Joes…an oldie, but a goodie. Or if you’re from Western Maryland…Steamers…an oldie, but a goodie! Yes, out my way we call them Steamers. My grandmother used to make the best Steamers! No Manwich for her though. She would make them with plenty of ketchup – which means lot of added sugar.

I have shared a Sloppy Joe recipe before…but I consider this the new and improved version! This one has no Splenda and its served up in an “open-faced” style low-carb “sandwich.” I have even come up with two ways of serving this deliciousness up!Read More »

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Let’s Get Active: Charity Bike Ride

I am no novice when it comes to charity events. I volunteer a lot in my community and really like to give back. Most recently, I participated in Walk MS and it was so much fun to get some exercise in, support a great cause, and interact with others.

However, two weekends ago I stepped up my game and participated in a 30-mile charity bike ride! The bike ride called Tour de Frederick supported my local Boys and Girls Club and the Rotary Club. The Tour de Frederick had many options for people to participate including 10-mile, 30-mile, 60-mile, and 100-mile rides! This being my first year I felt that the 30-mile option was best!

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Garlic Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles

I love zoodles! And I love zoodles even more when I don’t have to zoodle a zucchini myself 🙂 So, when I found zoodles ready to go at Aldi, my day was made! This recipe idea stemmed souly from the fact that Aldi had zoodles in stock. Also, I wanted to make some protein sources for meal prep that I could freeze for later use.

So, I made a crap ton of meatballs, ate some of them last week, and stored the rest in the freezer for later.

If you like easy recipes, 30 minutes meals, garlicky deliciousness, and zoodles this recipe is for you!

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10 Things People Don’t Talk About When Losing Weight

If you have been a part of the My Beautiful Ideal community for a while you already know my story. Over the past few years, I have lost a lot of weight – 125 pounds (and still counting) to be exact. And during this process, I have shared recipes, workouts, tips, tricks, ideas, etc.

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However, when I was brainstorming for this week’s post I thought why not tell the honest truths about losing weight that no one talks about? Everyone talks about the steps to take, the foods to eat, and the workouts to do. But, what really happens when you lose a lot of weight?

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Southwest Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole

Another day…another recipe for a casserole! I feel like it has been the summer of casseroles for me. They are easy to make, you can eat off of them for days, and it feels like comfort food!

Plus, it’s a little bit of a challenge to try and make them healthy. Casseroles usually have a ton of cream, cheese, bread, etc. in them. Working my way around ingredients that aren’t Ideal Protein approved has been a fun puzzle to figure out!

I think this casserole might be my favorite! I have made this Southwest Chicken Cauliflower Casserole twice over the past month!

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