EOD Diet – Salad

EOD Diet 2-week trial was successful.

I recently started the EOD diet – Every Other Day Diet by Krista Varady and Bill Gottlieb.  The basis of EOD diet is to eat anything you want one day and the next day limit yourself to 500 calories.  My first thought on the EOD diet, was no way, but I have found it was easier than I thought.  I tested the EOD diet for two weeks and then went on vacation.  I was very happy with the results.  I returned from vacation and was able to get right back on track.

EOD Salad

EOD Meal


I recommend getting the Every Other Day diet book (buy it here) it gave great testimonies, case studies and menu suggestions.  

Below is a salad I had on my 500 calorie day. Before I get all excited about the EOD diet,  I am going to test this for another month.  Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to see my 500 day eats.  



Greens: All greens were chopped

  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Cilantro 
  • Mixed greens
  • Red cabbage
  • Spinach

Fruit & Vegetables 

  • Carrots
  • Olives
  • Onion
  • Pomegranate seeds


  • Chicken breast

A splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar. 


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Mushroom Sliders

Mushroom Sliders the best substitute for hamburgers.

Mushroom Sliders

Mushroom Sliders

I tried these Mushroom Sliders back in 2012 and they are still on my favorite list.  The original recipe was on “The Chew” made by Daphne Oz’s.  She paired them with sweet potato oven fries. (Mushroom Sliders with Sweet Potato Oven Fries) I was a vegetarian for about two years and these “Mushroom Sliders” was a great replacement for that meaty hamburgers that I normally ate.  

Mushroom Sliders

Mushroom Sliders

I am not good at following recipes, I always changing them.  I used “Baby Bella instead of Portobello. I also added some Oyster mushrooms. I used a nice sweet Vidalia onion. Since my cooked rice is not always great, I purchased Trader Joe’s brown rice in the frozen section. For the cheese I also added Provolone. Almost forgot I used spinach instead of thyme.

Below is the original recipe but don’t be afraid to change it up, I did.



Mushroom Sliders

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3 pounds of mixed mushrooms diced (Shitakes/Portobello/button)

1 onion (minced)



3 Springs Thyme (Leaves Only)

1 cup cooked brown rice (Trader Joe’s)

1/2 cup Whole Grain Breadcrumb

1/2 cup Grated Monterey Jack Cheese


  • Saute mushrooms and onions in the olive oil. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Add Thyme
  • Cook until mushrooms are tender and onions translucent.
  • Place the mushrooms mixture into a large bowl and cool.
  • Add rice, breadcrumbs and eggs.
  • Form into small patties.
  • Heat a skillet.
  • Add the patties to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side.
  • Flip the burgers and top with the cheese


Chia Recipe: White Chili with Chia

Chia Recipe: White Chili

When the temperature drops below 60 degrees and football is on Saturday, Sunday and Monday I become a football widow.  This is a great time for me to start experimenting with Chia Recipes.  Todays Chia Recipe: White Chili will be added to the rotation of fall favorites.  

Chia Recipe: White Chili with Chia Seeds

Chai Recipe: White Chili with Chia Seeds

I had heard people talk about how good White Chili was but I always stuck with the traditional recipe until my sister, Stephanie tasted White Chili at a  chili cook off.  She gave it rave reviews and tried it herself.  You know me; I had to try it too.   Sheila and I, always joke about how we never follow directions; this recipe was no exception.  We have been reading about the benefits of Chia Seeds so we wanted to start incorporating them into our meals.  This would be a great test, would we notice anything different.   Chia Seeds can be used as a thickener while adding nutritional benefits.  Chia Seeds are packed protein, fiber, omega 3’s and so much more, all without impacting taste.   Well, it was true, White Chili with Chia was a thick hearty meal. To make this White Chili with Chia seeds a no brainer I used a crockpot.  Yes, I put everything in the crockpot and went to work.  I used ground turkey and sausage, however any white meat will do.  (chicken, sausage or turkey) The only thing I had to do when I got home was make some Corn and Jalapeño muffins and I had an  awesome meal. Take the following ingredients; put them in the crockpot and you have superfood meal packed with favor. This is a must try dish.   Click below to order your Chia Seeds today.   White Chili with Chia Seeds: 1 lb ground turkey 1 lb ground sausage 1 bag white beans (use can if you drain and rinse) 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds 1 cup corn 1 medium jalapeño (seeds and vein removed to less the kick) 1 medium onion 1 cup celery  2 garlic cloves 32 oz chicken broth  1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 package white chili season 1 tablespoon basil  Salt and pepper  Directions Put all in the crock pot and let it go.   Order your Chia Seeds Today.

Hollandaise Sauce over Salmon

Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce

Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce

I found this quick and easy Hollandaise Sauce recipe from “Magic Bullet Blog” where they were making Eggs Benedict.  I only eating fish so I swapped the Canadian Bacon for fresh Salmon.  I scrambled the whites (no waste)  and added spinach for a great twist on an old favorite, Eggs Benedict.



Hollandaise Sauce

3 Egg Yolks

1/4 teaspoon Dijon Mustard

1/2 cup melted butter

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

dash tabasco sauce ( optional)


1.  Separate the yolks from the whites

2.  Add lemon juice

3.  Add melted butter

4.  Add tabasco sauce

5.  Blend until smooth

6.  Toast muffin, add cooked salmon, spinach ,egg whites and top with sauce.



Banana Nut Flaxseed Muffins

Flaxseed Recipe: Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Flaxseed  Muffins

Banana Nut Flaxseed Muffins










Try this quick and easy flaxseed recipe: banana nut muffins.  This is great if you are on the run and need a quick breakfast.  



4 ripe bananas

1 egg

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup softened butter (unsalted)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup flaxseed flour

1/4 walnuts, chopped for topping



  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F
  2. Line muffin pan with muffin paper cups
  3. Mash bananas well
  4. Add sugar and softened butter
  5. Mix the dry ingredients
  6. Add banana and egg to dry mixture
  7. Hand mix until no dry mixture is present
  8. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 to the top
  9. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or till the muffins are golden brown

Makes 12 large muffins