New Year’s Day 2013 : Healthy Apple Nachos

New Year: New Challenge

30 day challenge

 I have done this challenge before and believe me it starts out very hard, but get’s easier as you go and you won’t even crave sweets after a couple of weeks!

Sometimes I will have major cravings for carbs like pasta, or pizza so you have to be careful  :)

Whatever you do, try not to give in!  Just think of how great you will feel in a month!  I do eat some food that has sugar in it, but I do not count these as a sweet (such as cereal, protein bars, greek yogurt.) I also have my work holiday party this weekend: It is a beer and wine tasting, so I will be enjoying some of that!

(When I think of sweets, I think of real sweets like cupcakes, cookies etc.)

Some replacements for sweets that I like are:

  • Apples with peanut butter
  • Peanut butter on anything :)
  • Fruit with cool whip (2 tbsp of cool whip only has a couple of grams of sugar in it)
  • Protein Shakes
  • Cereal (I like Special K Protein Plus)- It does have SOME sugar, but I don’t count this as a sweet!
  • Protein Bars (try to keep the sugar count under 10)
  • Hot Tea with stevia
  • Greek Yogurt : I know this has sugar, but I don’t count this 😉
  • Apple Nachos (see below)

For breakfast I had leftovers: veggie omelet, surprisingly enough it still tasted great! I also had some cinnamon almond butter oatmeal that my husband helped me finish.



Cinnamon Almond Butter Oatmeal:

  • One packet plain oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 packet stevia
  • Cinnamon to taste

Top with Peanut Butter!

I woke up late today, but I still managed to get a workout in:

Starting the new year off on the right foot Leg!

New year leg circuit

I also worked on my butt :)

Lay on the floor in a bridge position for 3 minutes:

1st minute:  Feet flat- squeeze buttocks (small tight movements)

2nd minute:  Raise up to toes-and repeat squeezing

3rd minute:  Flat feet, alternate squeezing R and L buttock

This should burn when you are done!!

I wanted to show you my new top from Nike that I got for Christmas. I am absolutely in love with it!


It also has thumb holes!


I drank my cookies n cream protein shake when I got home. This taste so good, it’s almost like a dessert!

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Lunch was weird today…It was about 3:o0 and I just needed something to hold me over because I wasn’t starving. I was craving cereal so I had a bowl of Special K Protein Plus with some string cheese.

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My snack was APPLE NACHOS!

1 Apple drizzled with melted peanut butter. Topped with chopped pecans and coconut!

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So satisfying!

We were supposed to have Skillet sweet potato, sausage, and spinach hash for dinner but I didn’t feel like cooking much so we had Laura’s Lean chili with some whole wheat pasta noodles.   I had my water with lemon (One new years resolution is to drink more water!)

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I also had a Greek yogurt after dinner!

How was your New Year’s Day?

What are your favorite Non sweet treats?


  1. Mandy says

    I’m definitely doing the 30 days no sweets challenge with you! Its a good way to clean up to begin the New Year!

  2. says

    Cereal for lunch and apple nachos? A girl after my own heart 😉 Apples drizzled in AB, sprinkled with cinnamon, and topped with cereal used to be one of my favorite snacks, but I completely forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder, girlie!

  3. says

    Apple nachos- what a great idea! They look delicious. I never really crave carbs so I’m always looking for ways to eat without using chips and crackers. Also, are you going the entire year without sweets? If so I’m super impressed!

  4. says

    I love your booty workout 😉 I am going to give that one a try this weekend. Mine could always use a little burn, haha! Good luck with your 30 days without sweets – I am doing a similar thing but it is 30 days without any added sugar. I hope I survive!


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