Skinny Rules

I ran across these “Skinny Rules” by Bob Harper on Pinterest one day and thought I would share!  I realized that I have actually been living by these rules since I started cheering and working with personal trainers and they seriously change the way you think about food and your overall health.  I’m not saying I follow of these rules of my life (ahem, #1, 12, 13, 18), but try incorporating a few at a time and I don’t think you will regret it!  Not only will you have more energy, you will feel better about your body overall and, if paired with exercise, you will more than likely start seeing the results you want!

Skinny Rules

When I set out to make dinner last night, I realized a common theme…lots and lots of GREEN on the plate!  Doesn’t get much better than that, right?!  Well, of course pizza, french fries and ice cream might be a little bit better, but that’s neither here nor there.  It IS swimsuit season after all…

Dinner consisted of roasted green beans, kale salad and salmon.  The recipes are below and let me tell you, this kale salad is to die for. That is, if you die over things like kale.  Hey, it’s the little things in life right? I will take what I can get. 🙂  All of these recipes are super easy to make.  I don’t know about you but when I walk in the door after work I’m usually starving, so  if I can spend less time cooking and more time eating, all the better!


Roasted Green Beans

Preheat oven to 400.  Place cleaned and trimmed fresh green beans on a baking sheet that is lined with foil and sprayed with olive oil spray.  Drizzle the green beans with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 20min, or until they are on the crispy side, turning once.  Baking times will vary, depending on your oven.


For the salmon, I cooked it on the stove in a little olive oil and lemon juice, then sprinkled it with Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper seasoning (because it’s salt free!) and pepper. Ok, maybe I added a little salt too…

Kale Salad

Mix together the following ingredients:

  • 1 pkg Kale (I found mine already cleaned and cut up at Trader Joe’s, I think it was about 10 oz)
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Shredded Cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 cup Stevia (or sweetener of your choice)

Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for 20-30 min so the flavors have a chance to “blend”.  I sound like a real chef, don’t I? 😉


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