Creamy Garlic Chicken

Healthy Dinner

Duration: 45 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1lb of Boneless chicken breast
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 10.5 oz can of condensed cream of chicken
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Lemon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season chicken with paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Melt better in a Casserole dish. Once melted mix in minced garlic, and condensed cream of chicken.
  4. Add the chicken, and coat in the mixture.
  5. (This is where you have the option of adding broccoli, and/or mushrooms.)
  6. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top. Squeeze lemon, and put it in the mixture for flavor.
  7. Bake for 30 mins
  8. (Option of adding parmesan or mozzarella.)

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Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Healthy Dinner Recipe

Duration: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Peeled shrimp
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower rice

Instructions:

  1. On medium heat, melt butter into a large frying pan. Once the butter has melted add in the shrimp. Heat for 5 mins, and add in the garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Let it cook for 5 mins, turn the burner off. Cover the shrimp to stay warm.
  2. In a medium sized pot, pour in fresh spinach. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Heat on medium for 5-10 mins. Cover and turn off burner.
  3. In a small sauce pan, dump frozen cauliflower rice, and heat for 5 mins.
  4. Serve.

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Beef sweet potato dinner

Healthy dinner recipe.

Duration: 35 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 Beef Tenderloins
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2tsp Italian seasoning
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red peppers, and salt. Mix.
  3. Cut sweet potato into skinny fries. Spread fries onto a cookie sheet and pour half the mixture on top. Toss to coat. Put in the oven for 10 mins.
  4. Pour the rest of the mixture over the beef, and let sit.
  5. Add Beef to the middle of the cookie sheet, by spreading the fries to the sides. Cook for 5 mins.
  6. Reduce heat to 150 degrees. Add tomatoes, and cook for 10-15 mins.
  7. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle the parsley on top and cover for 10 mins before serving.
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Chocolate covered strawberries

Easy quick dessert recipe.

Ingredients:

Strawberries

Gluten free chocolate chips, made from cocoa.

Instructions:

Wash the strawberries. Heat the chocolate chips in a sauce pan on the stove, once they start to melt take the pan off the stove and continue stirring until smooth.
Dip strawberries into the chocolate. Place the dipped strawberries on wax cooking sheet and place in refrigerator to cool for 15-30 mins.

Bon appetite!

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Paradise Island

The Island:

This is a small island connected by two bridges off of Nassau. It is 685 acres and contains the most popular attraction, the Atlantis resort.

 

The Atlantis:

The Atlantis is a tourist destination full of casinos, aquatic adventures, and marine habitat. This resort has five hotels, all connected with shops, casinos, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

 

Where to stay:

The Beach. $

This tower is the cheapest tower on the property, if you are looking to stay on budget and still have access to all the Atlantis amenities.

The Coral. $$

The Coral, is a newly renovated tower, mid price range and access to pools and water parks.

The Royal. $$$

These towers are the original Atlantis towers, average price range, in the middle of the five hotels. Family oriented, access to all pools and aquatics.

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The Cove. $$$$

This is a newer hotel, if you are wanting to splurge and money is not an object. This hotel could be identified by being more secluded of the five, and occupied with mostly adults and couples.

The Reef. $$$

This tower is more residential style, fully equip with kitchenettes, living rooms and bedrooms.

 

What to do:

The marine habitat

Aquatic park

Jet ski

Tennis

Movie theater

Casinos

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Where to eat:

Atlantis has 21 restaurants on property. From high end restaurants to grab-and-go type of food.

Pools:

There are 11 pools, and 8 water slides, along side of crystal clear blue ocean waters for miles.

*The cove has one pool that is 21 and up, access by guests of the Cove only.

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How to get there:

Taxis. This was one I was a little skeptical on at first, I wasn’t sure how safe the taxis were in the Bahamas, but going from the airport to the hotel is extremely reliable. About $50 to get to the resort, cash only.

Atlantis Shuttle. There is a shuttle that takes you directly to the resort, it is $35 per person, round trip.

Towncars. This company is run by Atlantis if you purchase through the resort, there are some outside sources if you decide to go another route. Though the Atlantis, print out the voucher before arrival, the car will be waiting for you at the airport. This is about $200 for town car, and $320 for SUV round trip.

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Enjoy!

Morning Inspiration

Awakening to a calm environment can help you get through your day with an open mind. Here are some quotes I find important to live by and extremely motivating to begin the day.

 

“If you can think about what you want in your mind, and make that your dominant thought, you will bring it into your life”

-The secret

 

 “Always help someone, you might be the only one that does.”

– Anonymous

 

“What you think, you become. what you feel you attract. what you imagine you create”

– Buddah

 

“Laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous cures.”

– Anonymous

 

“You create your own universe”

– Winston Churchill

 

“Women are like tea bags, they never know how strong they are until they are in hot water”

– Elenor Roosevelt

 

“Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear”

– Mark Twain

 

“Stay true to what makes you happy, because that always ends up producing the best result”

-Ashley Olsen

 

“Your thoughts determine your frequency, and your feelings tell you immediately what frequency your on”

– The secret

 

“Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly.”

– J.F.K.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa flow has become my favorite yoga class. It improves your body circulation, opens the chest and allows the lungs to breathe. Here are some poses I do daily to stretch, and help strengthen my back and hips. Most important tip: remember to breath during these exercises.

  1. Downward dog: relieves stress, energizes the body, helps prevent osteoporosis.
  2. Lunge: Hip flexibility, improve core stability,, helps spine stability.
  3. Warrior 1: strengthens the legs, opens the hips and chest and stretches the arms and legs. Develops concentration and balance.
  4. Warrior 2: opens hips, and chest.
  5. Reverse warrior: improves balance, spine flexibility, thighs and chest.
  6. side angel: helps with lower back pain and sciatica. Stimulates abdominal organs.
  7. triangle: stretches the hips, and opens the chest.
  8. half moon: strengthens, thighs, abdomen, ankles. Stretches groin and hamstrings.

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