Archive | August 2012

Basted Grilled Vegetables

Your choice of mixed vegetables are prepared with olive oil, lemon, and fresh herbs.


Grated peel (no white) and juice of one lemon
1/2 C. olive oil
2 Tbs. fresh, chopped thyme, rosemary or oregano
1 clove garlic, pressed
Vegetables of your choice: eggplant, green pepper, squash, etc.

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Grilled Baked Potatoes

Planning an outside barbecue with your friends and family?

Toss  the potatoes on the grill as well and stay out of the kitchen!


4 medium baking potatoes, scrubbed
1 Tbs. oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 C. fat-free sour cream
1/2 C. low-fat shredded cheddar cheese Continue reading

Italian Grilled Onions

These onions are great as a side dish for any main course or layer them on burgers and sandwiches!


1 lb. purple onions
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
2 Tbs. fresh parsley, minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt

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Chocolate Covered Coconut Peanut Butter Bites

Makes approximately 15


1/2 lb candy coating chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut (plus more for topping)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup rice krispies

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Does Body by Vi REALLY Work?

Sorry to keep you waiting so long to hear my progress but life took over once again.  Most days, it seems like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done.  Anyone else have this problem?  

I started my first 90 day challenge and 2 weeks before I completed it, I had major back pain from a  health issue (which will require surgery) that affect my back occasionally.  During these 14 days, I wasn’t able to make it to the kitchen to blend my shakes so was basically only on the 90 day challenge for 76 days.  BUT…..just in those 76 days, I lost 31 pounds and over 30 inches!  I also want to mention this loss was with absolutely NO exercise other than exercising my fingers on my keyboard!     I dropped 2 clothing sizes and have since, dropped another size, so does Body by Vi REALLY work?  YES, it does!

I don’t like posting my picture to the world (haha) but here is my proof.  

And Body by Vi is not only for weight loss, but for fitness and health as well!  Read on….. Continue reading