{Update and Recipe Ideas Especially For You}

I am so excited to share that our October Exercise Challenge has begun with such an amazing turnout! We have 7 amazing women who have signed up and are {In Pursuit} of God’s best for their lives. It’s not too late to join us.  Simply click on the link above then:

  • leave me a comment there saying {I WANT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE!}
  • send me an email at livinginpursuit@gmail.com (this is for daily motivation and updates)
  • if you would like to receive encouragement via text messages, please feel free to leave me your cell phone number as well
  • commit to exercising 4-5 times a week, 30-45 minutes each session
  • print out your {Exercise Calendar} and {Food Diary and Intake Journal}
  • fill out your weight/ goals section on the calendar

We have had such a wonderful time simply encouraging and motivating each other on this journey. So to all my {Accountability Partners}, you ladies rock!!!! I am so proud of you for your dedication and commitment. I am so sure that {A Healthy Lifestyle} is no longer a dream, but an attainable way of life for you all!.

A big thank you to Sheila who submitted a recipe for you all to enjoy:

Southwestern Beef & Bean Burger Wraps

From EatingWell:  January/February 2007

Kids and adults alike will love these quick, zippy burgers. The beans make the burgers a little fragile, so be careful when taking them off the broiler pan. Make it a meal: Serve a green salad and frozen mango slices for dessert.

4 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 12 ounces 93%-lean ground beef
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas, warmed (see Tip)
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Position oven rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. Gently combine ground beef, beans, cilantro and jalapenos in a medium bowl (do not over-mix). Shape into four 5-by-2-inch oblong patties and place on the prepared pan.
  3. Broil the patties until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F, 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mash together avocado, salsa and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  5. Place tortillas on a clean work surface. Spread each with the guacamole, then sprinkle with lettuce and cheese. Top each with a burger and roll into a wrap. Serve immediately, with lime wedges.


Per serving : 455 Calories; 20 g Fat; 6 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 62 mg Cholesterol; 42 g Carbohydrates; 28 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 716 mg Sodium; 749 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Tips & Notes

Tip: To warm tortillas: Wrap in foil; bake at 300°F until steaming, about 5 minutes. Or wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds


The next recipe came from The American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals cookbook I told you about last week. My husband and I tried this last week and we’ve found a favorite! I hope you enjoy it as much as we have! I think I’m going to try this with cherries also. It might be just as delicious…

Peachy English Muffins

2 whole wheat English muffins, split in half
2 Tbsp. low fat cream cheese, softened
1 (15 oz.) can peaches or pears, drained. (Cut thick slices lengthwise to 1/2 inch thickness.)
½  tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice (optional)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. margarine, softened
1/4 cup quick cook oats

Preheat oven to 350°. Spread the English Muffins with the cream cheese. Place the 4 halves on a baking sheet.

Take peaches, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg mix together softly. Place three slices of peaches on each muffin.

In a small bowl mix the oatmeal, brown sugar, butter and remaining ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon mix until crumbly. Then sprinkle the mixture evenly over the peaches.

Bake for 25 minutes.

My husband and I love this treat!!! It makes 4 servings and they usually go quickly!

The nutritional information per serving is as follows:

Calories 176

Total Fat 3.0g

Saturated Fat 1.0 g

Cholesterol 5 mg

Sodium 212 mg

Carbohydrates 34 g

Fiber 4 g

Sugars 19 g

Protein 5 g

Dietary exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, ½ fat


Posted on October 11, 2011, in DAILY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, LIFE and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am going to try the beef wrap, its funny because i took out ground beef and was wondering what am i going to make i dont want spagettis again. I have the wrap and all these ingredients anyway minus the beans (my family doesnt like them) thanks for the recipe 😉

  1. Pingback: Healthy Lifestyle Choices Do Not Come Naturally - They Are Learned

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: