Perfect Fit Donuts!

Hey dolls!

I can’t believe it’s Monday night already, so depressing… The whole getting dark at 5:00 thing is getting old already. But, I won’t complain… this is my favorite season and Christmas will be here before we know it!

Speaking of Christmas, it reminds me of gifts and presents. This weekend, my boyfriend gave me a perfect gift – a mini doughnut maker! So of course, the first thing we made together were Perfect Fit Donuts!

perfect fit donuts

These were so yummy and I can’t believe how healthy they were. Normally, I down a whole box of doughnuts without even blinking an eye. I mean, what is better than white powdered doughnuts and a big cup of cold milk? Dough and anything related to bread is my downfall. I’m so, so happy that I found a healthy alternative to when I’m having my usual bad cravings.

Recipe –

  • 1 cup of Perfect Fit Protein
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil (or just extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (use chocolate milk to make chocolate donuts)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • dash of cinnamon (I used more than a dash since I loveee cinnamon)
  • Optional: add 2 tbsp. cocoa powder if you’re making chocolate

perfect fitIn a large mixing bowl, take your 1 cup of Perfect Fit Protein and pour in the powder.

dry ingredients

mix mix mix

Add in the rest of your dry ingredients and egg whites. Start stirring!

wet ingredients

Next, start pouring in your almond milk. I like the Silk brand – less calories and much healthier than soy or regular milk.


Whisk ingredients together until the batter is completely smooth.

donut maker

With my Bella doughnut kit, this pink ketchup bottle looking thing was included. If you have one of these at home, I suggest using it. It makes pouring in the batter a lot easier (and less sloppy than pouring it in by hand…)


Simply close the lid and let them bake for however long your machine requires. It takes about 1 minute for the one I have. Once they’re done, they look like this. Pretty perfect, right? And simple!

For the toppings, you can either:

  1. Drizzle organic honey on top
  2. Melt down organic chocolate with cocoa powder to make a chocolate drizzle (this goes great if you make chocolate doughnuts)
  3. If you have Perfect Fit, sprinkle some protein powder on top of the doughnuts to make a powdered topping. So yummy!

If you try this yummy and healthy recipe, let me know what toppings you used! Tried a different type than the ones I mentioned? Comment below and let me know!

These make the perfect little snacks too. I packed some in my lunch box for work and ate some as a mid-morning snack. These are great for snacks in between breakfast & lunch OR lunch & dinner. They’re also full of protein – so these would even be great as a post workout snack. Lots of options with these bad boys.

– Brittny

Things on the blog this week:

  • Weekly Workout Schedule
  • Weekend Recap
  • New Latte Recipe
  • P90X Month 1 Review

TIU Meal: Chili in a Bowl

Thursday evening…

Simply means Friday is a few hours away. Which also means the premier of Thor is 24 hours away! AHHH! Anyways, got a little side tracked. Ahem. Tonight’s post is another recipe from the Tone It Up plan. I can’t get enough of their recipes and neither can by boyfriend. He helped me prepare this yummy meal last night, very proud of him! So let’s get started…


Very few ingredients are needed, which is why I make this meal a lot. These are also ingredients I usually have on hand at all times. What you need…

  • 1 Bell Pepper (any color will do.. I just happened to have an orange one)
  • 4 oz of Ground Turkey (I always use Perdue.. less fat and calories)
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Can of Kidney Beans
  • 1/4 Cup of Diced Jalapenos
  • 1/4 Cup of Onion, Diced
  • 1 tsp. of Chili Powder (you can put as much as you like depending how hot you want it)
  • 1/2 tsp. of Pepper + Salt
  • 1 cup of Vegetable Broth
  • Optional: add a cup of water, depending on the consistency you want


In a skillet, start by browning your turkey meat. I made them into small patties and used a potato masher to mash up the meat… duh. Cook the meat until brown.


While your meat is cooking, start dicing up your veggies.


In a medium sauce pan, add your kidney beans and vegetable broth. Bring the liquid to a simmer.


Once your beans are simmering, add in your tomatoes and seasonings. Stir ingredients together and turn heat down low. Let this cook for about 5 minutes.


Add in your veggies with the turkey meat.

mix together

Stir together until the veggies start to soften up. Optional: add in 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil and salt to give the veggies more flavor and to speed up the process.


After your veggies are cooked, the meat, and tomatoes are hot… add all ingredients into the medium sauce pan. Give this a little stir and add in your cup of water. Let the water heat up for about 3 minutes.


Pour into a bowl and enjoy!

This makes about 6 servings, so pack this for your lunch for work the next day! Simple, easy, and healthy. Did I mention how amazing this tastes? I love that it’s not too spicy or hot. It’s the perfect amount of heat.

If you try this recipe, make sure to comment here or email me at and let me know what you think! Do you have a healthy chili recipe? Share with me! I love trying new healthy foods.. they’re the best kind!

– Brittny

Buffalo Cauliflower with Cilantro Ranch!

Prepare to have your mind and taste buds blown away… literally.

buffalo cauliflower

My coach, Lauren, posted this recipe to her blog a few weeks ago and it has been blowing up my news feed like crazy. So many people have been trying this recipe and fell in love instantly.

Obviously, after reading everyone comment it, I had to go out and try it myself. I also made my boyfriend try it as well so I could get a guy’s opinion. He normally doesn’t like eating healthy, but he’s been eating better and loves everything I usually make for him. So, what better way to test this bad boy out?


What You Need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower (this feeds 1-2 people – double up if you are serving more!)
  • 1 packet of ranch seasoning
  • 1 bottle of your favorite buffalo sauce
  • 2 cups of non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Fresh cilantro (my store didn’t have anymore fresh, so I had to buy the seasoning)



  1. Preheat your over to 375. While the oven is heating up, start cutting your cauliflower into florets.
  2. Once your cauliflower is cut into bite size pieces, marinate them in the buffalo sauce. (I used a really hot sauce – next time, I won’t use the sauce that I did, even though it did taste great. It was too hot for me.) Place the cauliflower onto a baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook this for about 30 – 40 minutes.
  3. Take a bowl, add in your 2 cups of Greek yogurt. Stir in the packet of ranch seasoning. I used 3/4 of the packet.
  4. Chop up your fresh cilantro and add it into the dip. Or, simply take the dried up seasoning like I did and add as much as you would like.
  5. Enjoy!

My boyfriend loved it so much that he suggested we make a new batch this Sunday for the Steelers game. So I’m going to do some improvising and try some new sauces and a new dip. There are so many options with this recipe! I’m so excited to try them all.

By far, my favorite game day food. Comment or email me at and let me know what you think! You will not be disappointed, I promise! My boyfriend hates cauliflower and loved this.

Have a great weekend everyone!

– Brittny

Posts coming up: weekly workout schedule, getting back on track, new recipes, and much more!

Easter Recap + Healthy French Toast!

Happy Tuesday!

This week better not drag like last week. Then again, it is Tuesday already. I have a few fun things coming up: I’m ordering Insanity this week, since it’s on sale. I’m really excited to finally add that workout to my list. I’m going to follow the whole 60 day program and hopefully get the results that I want. A lot of the girls in my new workout group have started it, along with my coach. They love it. So hopefully that is here before Monday so I can get it started. I’ll be giving a weekly update on that along with meal plans and results. Also, this weekend is another comicon convention for me. Not a big one, but still pretty awesome. I’ll be heading to Pittsburgh for the weekend.

My Easter weekend couldn’t have been better. I didn’t have work Friday, which was amazing. Having a 3 day weekend was much needed. I woke up early and got a workout in with my sister. We did some stretching and finished TurboFire Fire 30. We went at our full intensity. My sister almost got sick from working out so hard hahaha.. not funny, but it’s a good feeling. She felt great afterwards and that’s how you should feel after a workout.


Later on in the evening, we got ready and headed down to our church for some dinner and to watch Passion of the Christ. They hooked up a projector and big screen for us all to watch it. We also ate tomato soup and toasted cheese, which I packed wheat bread and made it healthier. After the movie, we came home and watched The Hobbit before we passed out.

Saturday morning I woke up, ate a healthy breakfast, and then did some P90X Kenpo. I was amazed that I finished the whole workout without skipping any moves like I would normally do in the past. Afterwards, I got a shower, got ready, made a Shakeology shake, and then met my friend Gus at the movies to watch G.I. Joe. It was amazing, but I was disappointed that someone died way too soon. I don’t want to add any spoilers here so I will leave it at that. After the movie, my boyfriend finally came in. We went out for dinner and got some Chinese food. Thankfully the Weight Watchers website (which is going really well) has a “cheat sheet” for eating out. I loaded up my tray with the foods I always eat and calculate my points up so I know how much I can eat. After dinner, we hung out for rest of the night and then passed out since we had to get up early in the morning.


I woke up super early on Sunday because I was too excited. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays, plus it’s another reason to spend time with the family. I made my sister and boyfriend’s basket up – but no worries, they got healthy foods. I also got some Easter baskets, 4 to be exact. I gave the candy and junk food away and kept the healthier snacks. After we exchanged gifts, we all got ready for church. Once church was over, we changed yet again and headed over to my aunt’s house for our annual Easter dinner tradition.

Yes, I might have splurged a little. But, I ate healthy all week preparing for this exact moment. Like I’ve said, it’s important to have a cheat day. Just don’t make it a daily habit! There was soooo much food, it was hard restraining myself. But I did and I was proud of myself. After everyone ate and finally settled in, we started playing the Wii together. My arm is pretty sore from it still, unfortunately. It’s always nice spending time with the family and seeing everyone. I’m still so thankful and happy to have such a huge family to do things with. Plus it helps that they’re super fun to hangout with.

We got home pretty late, but just in time for the season finale of The Walking Dead. I’m pretty upset it’s over and I am not looking forward to waiting until October to watch it again. But thankfully, one of my other favorite shows started back up for season 3 of Game of Thrones. So that should hold me over in the meantime. Monday was a lame day, it is Monday after all. But I did get to go to Hoss’s on my lunch break with the girls in my office. Krista had a birthday and no worries, I only had a cup of soup and a small salad. I usually can’t resist their food. Now on to a healthy breakfast recipe…

photo(13)For all of you breakfast lovers out there, I found a great healthy recipe! A healthier spin on the typical fattening french toast.

  • 4 pieces of a low calorie wheat break (I used Nickle’s bread – only 35 calories a piece or 4 weight watchers points for all 4 slices)
  • 3 egg whites (only 1 weight watchers point)
  • Cinnamon
  • Syrup
  • Spray butter (0 calories)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (2 weight watchers points)

Pretty simple and super healthy. To finish off my night tonight, I’ll be getting my workout on! I just did a shot of my E&E (energy and endurance supplment) from BeachBody and I feel super energized! For this all you need is 4 oz of water and a scoop of the powder, shake it up, and drink it 30 minutes before your workout to get energy. I am beyond ready to get my workout on! It tastes like lemonade, so happy I decided to order it! Plus it’s super cheap. If you are interested in order this, just head on over to my page at or message me for more info!


Weekly Workout Schedule

Monday – Rest Day

Tuesday – CLX Lean Circuit 1 + TurboFire Fire 30

Wednesday – P90X Kenpo

Thursday – CLX Lean Circuit 2 + TurboFire HIIT 20

Friday – Brazil Butt Lift Bom Bom + TurboFire Abs 10

Saturday – P90X Yoga x

Sunday – Rest Day

I hope everyone had a great Easter!

xo Brittny

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Veg Tacos with Avocado Cream & Feta

Veg Tacos with Avocado Cream and Feta

Beginning a journey to something new is not always the easiest thing to do. From traveling to switching something in your lifestyle around, it takes time and patience. Patience isn’t something that comes easy for me either, ask anyone around me. When I want to try something or wanting to do something, I need it right there and then. A few years ago, I attempted to switch to a vegetarian diet. Obviously, this totally failed for me. While I succeeded for 3 months and felt amazing, I went off the wagon. Why? Because I gave up everything in one day and didn’t pace myself.

Some people are capable of going cold turkey and quitting whatever is holding them back in their life. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. So I sat down, made a plan, and will do this the slow way. I’ve been doing research to find healthy yet tasty vegetarian meal plans. Yes, vegetarian – not vegan. I love dairy products way too much to go full blown. Maybe one day though! So after researching, I began ordering cook books as well. This will give me more options and alternatives to the foods I already love. So while I was researching some recipes, I stumbled upon this: Roasted Veg Tacos with Avocado Cream and Feta. Immediately it caught my interest because I love tacos, avocados, and feta cheese. Ding ding ding!


I printed out the recipe, crossed off the ingredients I wasn’t a fan of, and replaced them with veggies I enjoy. After work, I met my boyfriend at the grocery store and picked up the ingredients that I didn’t already have. We then ventured home to get started on the meal!

What you need:

  • 1 ripe avocado (get a darker one, as this will be ripe and ready to use – take seed out)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt + Pepper (I prefer kosher, but it’s your preference)
  • 1 can of Progresso black beans (or whatever you prefer – kidney beans work well too)
  • 1 small can of Green Giant corn niblets (again, whichever you choose)
  • 2 small red peppers, 1 small yellow pepper, and 1 small orange pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • Organic salsa (or whatever you like)
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • Hard taco shells (or tortilla wraps)
  • 2 tbsp. of Chobani nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Low fat Feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup of water

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is warming up, start opening and draining your veggies and beans.
  2. In a skillet, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and let the oil warm up. Add in your can of beans along with the taco seasoning. Also add in the small can of corn. Add salt + pepper to taste. Then, add in your ¼ cup of water and let this simmer until the water has evaporated.
  3. While your beans are cooking, you can start chopping up your peppers + onion. Dice them just like the above picture. Your beans will be done cooking by the time you finish, so place them into a bowl and set aside. Rinse out this pan with some water, add some more olive oil, and heat up the skillet. Then, add in your chopped veggies. Cook them until they’re translucent (or super soft). Remove from skillet and add to a separate container.
  4. Take your avocado and cut it in half. Remove the pit and carve out the green. Add this to a bowl along with your 2 tbsp. of Greek yogurt. Stir and smash this until it becomes creamy.

Optional: Add in the juice of one whole lime for even more flavor!

  1. Now that your oven is heated, place your taco shells onto a pan and place them in the oven for about 5 minutes. This will make them warm and crispy.
  2. Once the tacos are finished, take them out of the oven and serve! Start by taking the avocado cream as the base, then add in your beans, salsa, peppers, and feta cheese. Ta-da, all done!


This serves from 6-10 tacos – depending on how much you stuff your tacos. Believe me, after one taco you’ll be wanting more! These taste amazing, they’re healthy, and no meat! Beans are becoming my new favorite meat replacement. You honestly can’t tell the difference, which is the great part. I can’t wait to experiment more with these recipes.

Weekend Recap + ChaLean Extreme Month 1 Review

Is it me or do the weekends go by way too fast? Not just the weekends anymore, but months even fly by. I can’t believe I just completed my ChaLean Extreme month 1 already. I have 2 more months to go – and I am so happy with my results so far!

First, let me dip into what month 1 consists of. The first month of this workout program is called the Burn Phase. Which basically means you are burning fat and gaining a nice muscle base. For myself, I had 0 muscle. My whole family would make fun of me because I even struggled with carrying heavy grocery bags into the house. Yes, grocery bags. I was never a girl to lift weights because I was always told “when you lift weights, you get big.” Well, hello! I am a girl – I don’t want to gain a ton of muscle! But Chalene Johnson helps you understand this process more. MUSCLE BURNS FAT! It’s a giant myth that women get huge when lifting heavy weights. Why is this a myth and why do guys get big then? Because men have testosterone, much more than women. So when they lift, they get big and lean. When women lift, you get lean and small. Make sense? It took me a while too to catch on, but now it all makes sense to me.

chalean-extreme-workout-dvd-program-burn-fat-boost-metabolism-lean_16907_500Let’s break down the workouts that you’ll be doing with the Burn Phase:

Burn Circuit 1 – This is the first workout you will be doing. It’s an intense, but easier workout in the phase that breaks down techniques while getting a great burn. For this workout, if you don’t have a variety of different sized weights to use, then you can use the resistance band that is provided. This workout is only 35 minutes – but it’s an intense one. I promise, you will be dripping in sweat by the time you finish. There’s a modifier to follow as well in case you don’t have a muscle base (ahem, like me). You learn to lift heavier weights and do fewer reps. Sounds easy, but your arms will be shaking!

Burn Circuit 2 – You get a little bit more intense with this workout. You get into more lower body lifting as well, which is nice for people who really want to tone up their booty. You’ll also be targeting certain muscle groups – such as the triceps more than you did in the first circuit.

Burn Circuit 3 – Again, this gets a bit more intense than the first two – but still doable since you don’t add any cardio. All you do is weight training here. You might not get out of breath, but your body will be burning. Chalene also says that with weight training, you tend to burn higher calories throughout the day. Get it? Burn circuit = burning more calories.

Personal suggestion: When doing the burn circuit workouts, I suggest adding a cardio workout before or after. The workouts are super short, about 35 minutes each, If you have a lot of fat to burn off, up your cardio workout. Something that I learned & wish I would have done when following this calendar. Try doing some TurboFire HIIT classes.

Also, when doing the burn circuits, never do them back to back. What do I mean by this? Let’s say Monday you do Burn Circuit 1, on Tuesday you don’t want to do Burn Circuit 2. It’s important to space these workouts out so you give your muscles a break. You don’t want to overdo them and it’s important to always work your muscles every other day. By doing them every day, you take a risk of inflammation, straining muscles, soreness, etc…


The circuit reps only go up to 12 reps – doesn’t seem like a lot but this is the perfect amount of reps, especially if you want that “lean” body. Also, this workout has a worksheet for each phase. It’s a great way to keep track of the weights you’re using and the reps you could do. Obviously, I couldn’t do all 12 reps when I started out, but by my third week, I could do them all! This is also a great tool for you to see what you have done in the past and to up the weight. Go heavy or go home!

Burn Intervals – Talk about a killer workout! You use light weights in this workout. Example like 5 lbs. You do as many reps as you possibly can within the time limit – and believe me, you will be burning! Since this is an interval workout, you will lift for about 1 minute, cardio for 1 minute, then back to lifting weights etc… This method helps to burn calories throughout the day. Sounds easy, right? Because after an intense cardio workout you can relax and catch your breath. Yes and no. Chalene makes this a tough workout and you push yourself to your limit. Her method of training is to FAIL. No, not in the bad way. You push yourself until you literally can’t do another rep. That’s when you fail and that’s when you know you gave it your best!

Recharge – This is a nice stretch class to help you “recharge” after a week of intense workouts. I did this on Saturday mornings – you don’t have to, but I like to keep it light on the weekends since I don’t have a lot of time. It’s important to stretch out your muscles and give them a break since you worked them so hard – this also helps your flexibility and endurance.

Burn It Off – This is a high intensity workout. You will definitely be scorching away calories once you finish this! You still use some weights in this but not a whole lot. I always did this after finishing Burn Circuit 1.

Ab Burner – If you did the TurboFire Abs 10, this isn’t the same. This is a lot harder than the Abs 10. I could barely finish this workout and it took me two weeks to finally finish. Your abs will be sore after this!

photo(38)The weights I use are the Pro-Form Fusion Space Saver 25. I keep these right beside my entertainment stand – they don’t take up a lot of room and they’re great when doing this workout. This is the perfect set of weights for someone starting out in weight training. You simply select how heavy you want to go by slighting the knob in the middle of each weight. These aren’t the same weights Chalene uses in the video, but these are perfect for me. I could barely lift 5 and now I’m up to 20 lbs – just after 1 month. Imagine the results I’m going to get after I finish the next phase? This can be you!


My typical workout schedule:

Monday – Burn Circuit 1

Tuesday – Burn It Off+Ab Burner

Wednesday – Burn Circuit 2

Thursday – Burn Intervals + Ab Burner

Friday – Burn Circuit 3

Saturday – Rest Day or Recharge

Sunday – Rest Day

How would I have changed this? I would have added cardio on the days I did the burn circuits – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

photo(17)My Results:

I’ve lost 1 1/2″ from each arm, 1″ from both thighs, 1/2″ from my chest, 1″ from my waist, 1″ from my hips, and about 5 lbs so far.

How could I have got better results?

By adding cardio on the days I was doing burn circuits, eating lean protein, upping my vegetable intake, and cutting back on the carbs. I’ve learned a great lesson in weight training that I wish I had known from the beginning. When you lift, your body is burning through carbs first before burning fat. So, if you filled up on carbs all day, your body will burn that first. So by the time you finish your workout, you just burn the carbs and don’t even touch the fat.

Eat lean protein, lots of vegetables, avoid breads & pasta, and stay away from sugar. It’s really important to fill up on protein to also help replenish your muscles. Lesson learned! But I love the results I got, I feel so much stronger – I mean, I’m lifting 20 lbs now! I feel tighter all over and lighter. I started the Push Phase tonight and oh man, it’s going to be killer! AND I LOVE IT!

Thoughts So Far: I love the workout, I love the energy, and I love that Chalene actually teaches you what you’re doing and how to get better results. I actually look forward to doing this workout and I don’t get bored with it.  It switches up a lot and like I said, the first month flew by and now I’m on a complete different set of workouts. YOU WILL NOT GET BORED WITH THIS WORKOUT.

Bring on Phase 2!

Weekend Recap

I won’t get into too much details about this weekend, but I wanted to just give a small update. Friday I didn’t do much of anything, as usual, since I am so tired by the time I get home from work. Did my last burn circuit workout and then watched movies for the rest of the night. I know, I’m lame!

photo(35)Saturday morning I woke up to a few packages at my door. I ordered the new red TurboFire jacket from – I love it. Plus it matches the new workout pants I just got from Nike.

photo(18)After I ripped open my packages like a little kid on Christmas, I dragged my adult butt up to the kitchen and made some breakfast. I added some olive oil to a pan, sauteed 2 handfuls of spinach, and then added 1 whole egg with 3 egg whites. I stirred this all around until it was fully cooked. Then, I added some pepper (no salt) and salsa on top. For some extra calories, I added 1 piece of the Nickle’s wheat bread (only 35 calories a slice). It was amazing and only 176 calories. It paired nicely with some coffee.

photo(34)After breakfast, I did the Recharge workout and then showered. I caught up on some Glee and then got ready to meet my friends for lunch. I met up with my friends Roman and Shana along with her two friends Misty, and McKayla (spelling). We met at the Knickerbocker where I got the Pittsburgh Specialty sandwich. I know I know, but it was so good! Plus it was my one meal for the weekend to splurge on. Totally worth it.

After lunch, we went out for a few drinks for the night. This was the first time I’ve been out in such a long time. By 1:00 I was ready for bed, which is what I did. Sunday, nothing too exciting. I went to my mom’s for lunch with my whole family. Afterwards I came home, played some Xbox, and then went to church. After church, my sister and I went to Walmart and I did some serious grocery shopping. I read the nutrition book that comes with ChaLean Extreme and got a few ideas on what to get. I can’t wait to try out some new recipes! Then to bed I went.

photo(36)This was my lunch for today at work. It was… too amazing. I simply used the Flatout Rosemary & Olive Oil flat bread, Oscar Myer’s BBQ seasoned deli chicken slices, organic romaine lettuce, fat free Greek feta cheese, miracle whip, and that’s it. So filling and so yummy. Easy to make!

photo(37)Dinner tonight was a small Greek salad with a 6 oz steak. I was craving steak and this hit the spot. Plus it gave me the energy I needed to power through my workout tonight. Since I am now finished with this post, I am going to watch The Carrie Diaries before I go to sleep. Sweet dreams!

xo Brittny

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