Burger Time!!

With springtime coming, it’s time to fire up that grill!! Whether it is grilled cabbage and veggies, or burgers, it is time to make sure our grilling recipes are up to date! Today I want to share with you my favorite turkey burger recipe. I like a lean beef burger every once in a while, but if I have my choice, I go for turkey every time!!

Anna Joy’s Grilled Turkey BurgersGrilled-Intro

1 lb. extra lean ground turkey
1 egg white
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c. puree onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp. Dijon mustard

Fire up the grill!!

In a large bowl combine all ingredients and form into four to five patties
Grease grill with coconut oil or a good olive oil
Place patties on grill and cook five to six minutes on each side, or to how you like your meat cooked.

Rain Rain Go Away…

Have you ever had a week where you feel like everything you had planned goes exactly the opposite of how you had seen it going? Yes, yes this week the saying “When it rains it pours” pretty much summed it up. I was surprised at how my body reacted to it all. I found myself craving things that I havent wanted in over two years, mostly sweets. When I was tempted, though, I remembered eating right is all about substitutions. I pulled out my bag of fit chews and I was completely satisfied. Arbonne’s fit chews come in a few different flavors: chocolate, caramel and lemon. They are a toffee consistency and they really do help to curb your appetite, especially to kill that sweet tooth.




I took the individual chew and cut it into five pieces. I coupled each piece with an almond and it tastes phenomenal!! Not only that, but it adds some protein. I love finding new tricks and new combinations to make our journey to health a fun one!! Join me?

Motivational Kick

Over the last few weeks I have had a quote stuck in my head, and I have to share. I found it when I was looking through some motivational articles. I love finding those little things to give you a little motivational push, or if you are like me, you need more of a motivational kick! Here is your kick of the day:

Its the food you have wanted for four hours, or the body and health you have wanted have wanted for a lifetime. The choice is yours. What will you choose?

I found this quote so moving, I put up a postcard with this on my mirror, and have found this quote popping into my mind often. Find the small things to help you stay on track, and you will never fail!

Limber Up

Sorry about the absence in blog posts, my internet lately has been cutting in and out, and I have not had the time to really stop and go to the coffee shop. Lately I have really been stepping up when it comes to working out, and in turn, I have been struggling a lot with stiffness and achiness all over! I had heard about yoga, but honestly not put much time into researching it. Last week I found a yoga pose transgression on the internet, and made a vow that I would try as many of these poses daily, and see what kind of difference it could make. Boy was I surprised! Being a massage therapist I stretch daily, so I was skeptical as to how much of a difference I would really see, but over a week I found that not only did I feel more limber, I focused on breathing steadily (lowering blood pressure and stress in general) and I felt lighter and I found I had more energy. I am not sure if this is normal, but I challenge you who is reading this right now, try these poses over the next week, and let me know how it works for you!



Chinese Stir Fry

Today I got creative with lunch. You see, last week I went to a Thai restaurant for a friend’s birthday and they ordered one of my favorites, from my past self, Pad Thai. The dish is essentially flat noodles with a Brown sauce over and my favorite is topped with cashews. I ordered a curry dish And enjoyed my coconut curry, still surprised by how much my mouth watered at the Pad Thai. I started thinking about a way to modify the recipe to get to a place where my brain thought Pad Thai, but my body did not dislike me for eating all of the grains. Here is what I have come up with: Chinese Stir Fry


1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 1/2 lb Chicken Breast
1 lb Broccoli
2/3 Sweet Onion
3 Large Carrots
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Braggs Aminos

Before starting cooking use a peeler, peel carrots into long thin strips and set aside.


In a large frying pan place coconut oil. Slice chicken into small, thin strips and add to pan. Chop onion and add to chicken. Cook over medium heat until cooked thoroughly and onions are soft.


Add broccoli, carrots and Braggs Aminos and simmer on low. While chicken is simmering, take a small frying pan and scramble two eggs. Add to chicken and simmer for three more minutes. Serve and enjoy!