Thursday, February 2, 2012

The P.I.N.K. Method & Me

As so many of my friends and family already know, I've been using the P.I.N.K. Method for losing weight, eating healthier and getting into much better shape. {You can go to for more information on the program}
I started on Jan. 2nd and so far, I've lost 18lbs. and about 12" off my body. It's been a process of learning to eat healthy and whole foods~~~and enjoying them!
I've been asked for recipes, so I decided to do a blog on some of the most requested *yummies*!
First, here are some of my favorite veggie 'chips'.......

These are beet chips and crispy spinach. I had a 'slight' problem while slicing the raw beets....lets just say that I've learned to ALWAYS use the vegetable 'holder' while using my mandolin!! :)

Recipe for Kale/Spinach Chips:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and pat dry vegetable "leaves". Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or with your own oil spritzer. {I use the "Mister" filled with my olive oil.} Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste. Bake in oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until 'browned' and crispy.

This photo is the VERY scrumptious sweet potato chips and surprisingly good kale chips! The kale is very crunchy and delish!!!
Recipe for Veggie Chips:
Ingredients: 2 cups veggies (can use beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, squash, carrots, etc. or mix and match!), washed and thinly sliced 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil Celtic sea salt, to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place veggies in bowl and pour extra virgin olive oil on top. Mix until veggies are well coated. Sprinkle lightly with Celtic sea salt. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet and bake until crispy and slightly brown on edges.
My new favorite treat is the Cauliflower Poppers~~ I SWEAR they taste like you're being 'sinful' and eating fried potatoes!! So very, very decadent!!!!
Recipe for Cauliflower Poppers:
2 heads of cauliflower 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Wash and clean the cauliflower. Cut off and discard the stem. Cut the cauliflower up into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the cauliflower pieces and thoroughly coat each piece. Place cauliflower pieces onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for one hour and turn 3 times during cooking until each piece has a nice brown coloring. The browner they are the better. Remove from oven and enjoy!
This was my dessert last night.....banana "ice cream".....such a simple creation and soooooo good!!! And the easiest 'dessert' I've ever made!
Recipe for Banana Ice Cream:
Slice 1 banana, place in a baggie and freeze.
When ready to eat, place in your food processor and blend until creamy.
*THAT'S IT!!!!!
Let me know if you try any of these recipes! You'll never believe you're eating 'healthy' or 'diet food'!!


  1. Does the spinach chips taste anything like that delicious Chinese spinach we shared in NYC ???? YUM

    1. They kind of do, Jenn!! They're really good!!!