Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Late Summer Salad, Pumpkin Bars & The Winner


Hi there!

I wanted to share these healthy recipes with you.

I am in week 5 of my 12 week trainer and I am finally seeing some results!!!  I think

the fat on my bod is turning into muscle, or maybe I am just seeing things,

who knows. Feeling great though and loving every minute of this healthy lifestyle.

Did you know you can eat healthy and it can taste great too?

Try this simple late summer salad and tell me what you think?

There are going to be a lot more of these yummy recipes to come.

1 red bell pepper diced

1 green bell pepper diced

1 yellow bell pepper diced

1 orange bell pepper diced

1 purple bell pepper diced ( optional and only if you can find it)

1 cucumber diced

1 red onion diced

Avocado oil (optional olive oil)

Salt & Pepper to taste

Throw everything in a bowl and mix

You can also add dried oregano if you want.

So simple and delicious!

Pumpkin bars, before & afters 159_1

Now, for this yummy guy!

This is a pumpkin protein bar! Yes, I said it a pumpkin protein bar,

perfect for fall. It’s good for you!

This recipe comes from my eating clean diet!

I will only share the things I think taste amazing, and can’t believe they are healthy.

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 –4 oz jar of applesauce (baby food) It has the cleanest of ingredients in it

2 tsp of ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp of ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground clove

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

4 large egg whites

2 tsp vanilla extract

1-15 oz can of raw pumpkin

2 cups of oat flour

2 scoops of vanilla whey protein

1/2 cup almond milk ( i love this stuff)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray. Combine first 11 ingredients

mix well. Add final 3 ingredients (4 if you add the walnuts), and mix until incorporated. Spread batter in

the Pyrex dish bake for 30 minutes.

Makes 24 squares!

One square total calories with nuts 63 without nuts 47! WHAAT!

On to…

The winner of Victoria Stoehr Designs is

Mary Ellen from Mary's Meanderings congrats!!!

Please email me your information!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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~ lulu


  1. Congratulations on your success - I also love this crunchy salad. Thanks for sharing
    Helen xx

  2. Woa! I love the salad and can't wait to make those bars....thanks Lulu!! I miss you lots xoxo

  3. Hey girlie~ I think that protein bar sounds great. But I would omit the walnuts. I should eat super clean for a bit too. We've been getting a little carried away lately. Good for you! And that picture of the protein bar is so beautiful. :)

  4. Spectacular photography! Love all the color! Looks delicious! Congrats on reshaping your body!! I wish I had your drive... I am so lazy with exercise.. I need to really work on that... 40 is around the corner.

  5. Wow, they look delicious Lulu! Perfect for Fall baking.
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

  6. Hi!
    Wonderful pictures of wonderful food.
    Have a nice friday.
    Hug Anna

  7. E',deliziosa la faccio anche io:)

  8. Yummy! Congrats to the winner! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  9. Thank you for the pumpkin recipe. I am inspired by your success and will be sure to try those.

    Looove your blog...Happy Fall Weekend!

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  10. Love the recipes and the pics. You would make mushy corn flakes look delish.

  11. It all looks delicious - also inspires me to grab my wateroclors and paint some colorful fall vegetables!

  12. Lovely food dishes, Lulu, thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a great weekend with your beautiful family!

  13. hooray to mary!

    thank you for sharing these recipes. they look fresh and delicious.


  14. Thank you for the pumpkin recipe. I am inspired by your success and will be sure to try those. Helps to make a new dish on this weekend with yummy ingredients.
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  15. Oh lulu thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway win!! I am so excited!!!

    Thank you too for the recipes- I am always looking for good tasting and good for you things to eat and these look like they fill the bill!

    bee blessed

  16. First, Congratulations on your ten year anniversary! How funny that we have our wedding dates in common too! Second, that pumpkin protein bar looks divine. I hope you are doing well!

  17. Looks very Delicious.I love this protein bar recipes.Thanks for sharing.