Horse Owner Today
Real HOT, Real Life with
Bonnie Newton


Real HOT, Real Life Welcome to "Real HOT, Real Life"! I am inviting you to join my personal journey to "Real HOT, Real Life" – a journey to fitness, wellness and balance. Are you unhappy about your life, want to lose weight, get fitter, have more family time, more cash, love your life again??? Join my opt-in email list for tips, recipes, motivation and more! I am going to be sharing my journey, the good, the bad and possibly the ugly.

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A Busy Lifestyle

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 11, 2013 17:40

Back to school, back from holidays combined with fall on the farm are all a part of a busy lifestyle.  Does a busy lifestyle mean lack of balance?  Unfortunately many times it does result in a poorly balanced life.


My return to a healthy balanced fit life includes eating well, hydrating properly and exercising daily.


My morning routine involves coffee, not a bucket of coffee but a mug!  A simple breakfast with my son and then we walk a half mile to the bus.  Meal time is a fantastic time to talk to your family, it is a time of sharing food, love and lives.


Supper today was a great combination of fresh tomatoes, organic broccoli slaw with Asian sesame dressing and pulled pork.  I normally make pulled pork but this time tried a premade product, we are very pleased.  The organic broccoli slaw is a pre-washed product by Safeway.  Very fast and nutritious.

Photo credit:  Bonnie Newton

 

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Serious Food

Serious HOT Food!

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 10, 2013 15:25

Here we are September  10, 2013 and I have been procrastinating about getting fit, eating better, being more productive.


One must start somewhere so today is day 1.   I don’t care about what the scale says (don’t own one anyway, never have) just want to be fit, lean and strong.


I always meal plan using a weekly menu, it saves time and money.  Well today my weekly menu was disrupted, what is any plan if it can’t stand up to a reasonable disruption?

I altered this kick ass recipe into a crockpot meal, substituting fresh garden produce and eliminated the oil, reducing the fat content.

 “Chipotle-Quinoa Chili” 

I love this so much, here it is so you and your family can enjoy serious food!


“Chipotle-Quinoa Chili Crockpot HOT Style”


1 Tbsp. oil (didn’t use oil)
1 yellow onion, chopped (fresh out of the garden)
4 cloves garlic, minced (fresh out of the garden)
2 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chipotle chili pepper powder
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained (796 ml/28 fl oz) (home grown,home canned)
1 can black beans, rinsed, no salt (540 ml/19 fl oz)
I can kidney beans,rinsed, no salt (540 ml/19 fl oz)
2 red peppers, coarsely chopped (canned, water packed)
1 cup corn (fresh out of the garden)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
4 green onions (fresh out of the garden)
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (substituted parsley, fresh out of the garden)
1 cup shredded cheese Kraft Habanero (my pantry had marble cheese)
1 generous dollop of full fat sour cream for my 7 year old son, adds fat and takes the edge off the chili
Remove from heat, stir in green onions, parsley, top with cheese. 

*original recipe can be found at firsttastecanada.com

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