The Road to Healthy Part 2


One week of the “Road to Healthy” is in the books! It wasn’t as difficult to make the adjustments to my diet as I thought it would be. Last Tuesday, I forgot that I had a meeting and didn’t pack a lunch. I was pressed for time, so I ran to McDonald’s, which I could literally walk to from work. I ordered an Artisan grilled chicken sandwich, but I threw out the bread & toppings, and I had a side salad with balsamic vinaigrette to go with it. It was really good, and low calorie! I have been doing really well so far, and I’m enjoying trying new recipe’s, even Neil is loving the new diet!

Here are a few of my favorites from last week:


Maryland Crab Soup


                                                       MARYLAND CRAB SOUP

  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning (I used more, but we LOVE Old Bay!)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth (I used an entire box of Sams Choice Organic Beef Bone Broth, about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups water (Instead of water, I used the juice from the diced, canned tomatoes)
  • 1 cup of all of the following ingredients:
    • carrots, sliced
    • potato, cut into small cubes (I omitted potatoes) – For the rest of the veggies I used a bag of frozen vegetables)
    • yellow sweet corn, frozen
    • lima beans, frozen
    • peas, frozen
  • 25 oz can diced tomatoes
  • Half of 1 medium onion, diced
  •  6 oz can of tomato paste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb crab meat, cooked …I used Backfin, but lump and claw work just fine. I’ve found in soups, it all tastes good!

1.) Place in Crockpot on high for 2-3 hours.

2.) Enjoy!


Blue Corn Chips and Red Roasted Pepper Hummus!



  • One large pot filled with water (Makes about a gallon)
  • 5 Tazo Wild Orange tea bags
  • 5 Celestial Seasonings Country Peach Passion tea bags

Brew on stove for 12 minutes on high

Turn off heat, and let tea bags steep for 8 minutes

Remove tea bags & add 1 cup of agave nectar

Let cool & pour in gallon sized pitcher

Refrigerate & enjoy cold!

Stay tuned for more recipe’s & snacks next week. I am constantly trying new things! I will post my progress monthly. My weight tends to fluctuate a lot when I start working out, which is my goal for this week, so I don’t want to post weekly updates on my progress, as it tends to discourage me.

Thanks for reading!

Love & life lessons,


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2 Responses to The Road to Healthy Part 2

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I like this!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kristianw84 says:

    I’m still on the healthy mission & I try to follow the Paleo diet, but my posts on this have been lacking.

    Liked by 1 person

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