Friday, August 28, 2015

Balance Healthy Food Delivery on The Fat to Fit Radio Show...

I know that a lot of bloggers have other jobs, some full time and some part time. I have never been an 8-5 type of person. I love to do a lot of little things. One of the fun things that I started doing a little over a year ago is The Fat to Fit Radio Show...

One of my best friends Cindy Ross had me as a guest on her show, The Bodies by Cindy Show. We LOVED working together so she signed me up as her co-host and The Fat to Fit Radio Show with Cindy and Larisa was born...

Now that we have been doing the show for a while we have started having guest on the show. It has been awesome meeting all of these people who have so much to offer to our listeners. This week we had Liz, owner of Balance Food on the air. 

One of the great things about Balance is the way you can order the meals. If you are like me and really don't enjoy cooking every meal you can order individual meals off their ala carte menu. If you are super busy, have a hard time cooking healthy meals, or just want a delicious meal, you can choose a weeks worth of meals or a months worth of meals directly online. Just select a plan that works best for you and your family. 

You can also just come in to the store and buy a grab n go lunch, dinner. or snack. You can check out their weekly menu HERE.

They also make a fresh, healthy juice of the day ,you can order by the half quart. I am looking forward to checking the juice out for sure. 

You can connect with us on The Fat to Fit Radio Show website and check out our Fat to Fit Radio Podcast, And make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and of course on Periscope @thefattofitradioshow. 

You can also connect with Balance on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Have you ever used a home meal delivery service?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Living in the moment; my weekend...

I hope you guys like my new header up there ^^^^^.

I have been thinking about adding to for a while now and I am sooooo glad that it has started. I changed my Twitter and Facebook page to "larisadixonblog" instead of "0to26point2". For the past 4 years its been 0to26point2 and I have been spelling that out EVERY.SINGLE.TIME, lol. So now that its is larisadixonblog, it seems a little easier to find.

You can connect with me on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER. Of course I would love to connect with you guys also, so leave me a comment and I will follow back for sure.

Life has been crazy around here since school has started back. I don't know about you guys but when schools in, weekends become even more hectic. This year I decided that I would be more in the moment with my husband, kids, and friends. i wanted to tell you guys about this past weekend and all the fun things we did...

Sat morning we got a few things done around the house and then headed out to my youngest sons football game. It was their first game for park ball season...

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This his 4th year playing football and he loves it. We love it. They ended up winning 6-0.

After leaving the game we headed out to check out one of my BFF's farm they are building. She is going to have an amazing place to take her kids to. I cannot wait to take my kids out there to see the horses, goats, and chickens.

Sunday morning my husband had worked off and we had plans to head to the dirt track for a little 4 wheeling and dirt bike riding with a bunch of our friends.

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The kids have a blast going through the mud...

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After mud riding all day, we headed home so Cadence and I could get ready for the Splash and Dash race to support CMSA swim team. Cadence was swimming with our friend Marjorie who also owns Fleet Feet sports so naturally they were Team Fleet Feet for the relay.

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They were also competing against Team Steele. Kelly is one of our best friends, so it was a little friendly competition. Her middle son Ryan was swimming for her...

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The relay started at 6pm. The adult runs the 5k and the kid swims 50 meters.

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Around 22 minutes Marjorie made it in from the 5k and it was time for Cadence to swim...

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Than Kelly came in and it was Ryan's turn to swim...

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In the end we all had a blast and it was so much fun to watch the littles swim in their first relay.

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How was your weekend?
Do you live in the moment?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Time for a change over here on

I am going on 5 years of this journey we all call "blogging". I would have never thought I could have made a small part time job out of writing about stuff I love to do. When I decided to start, I had no idea where it would lead me. I have had so many opportunities and met so many awesome people that I now consider family. I am not a great writer. I make grammatical errors A LOT. I seem to really like commas and run on sentences. But, the one thing I have always been is MYSELF. What you see is what you get. Its been a great 5 years. But...

Every year I have taken a little break from blogging for the summer to spend and travel with my family. I never stopped blogging, I would just post a couple times a month instead of weekly. Lets face it, its 100,000 degrees here in the South in the summer time, so there is not much training going on. LOL! This summer was much of the same, I raced maybe once, ran a couple times, and swam a lot. I found it kind of a boring training summer, so I chose to not bore you guys with the details, your welcome! Now that summer is over, I am back training and I do have a couple of huge races coming up. but I am having a problem with getting back to writing about just training and racing. I feel like I'm boring you guys with the same ole same ole. Sooooooo

Over the next couple weeks, I will be starting to write more about the things that I like to do, the places I like to go, the products I like to use, and even things that are on my mind (trust me that can be scary sometimes, lol) Yes, I will still be writing all about my training, racing, and traveling. However, I want you guys to know other things that I am involved in and things that I do. I would love to take my blog to the next level and the best way for me to do that is by being myself and doing what is best for me. 

So, I hope you guys will stick around and enjoy even more. Hopefully by not necessarily changing, but adding to it, will make it bigger and better. 

I want to say thank you to my awesome BLEND Katy Widrick for inspiring me to just go for it. She posted THIS AWESOME BLOG POST yesterday about being yourself and not typecasting yourself or your blog and finding your passion. I have been kind of stuck in my head for the past couple of months about what to do with my blog and after reading that post, I was like YES, just go for it. So this is me going for it Katy! Thanks for always being awesome...

Do you feel STUCK?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Date energy bars (kid friendly)...

I have been back training now for 2 weeks and lets just say its been interesting. Running has been a struggle in this 100 degree heat, but I am proud to say I have only missed 2 runs and those were both when we were in Atlanta for my sons football tournament.

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One of the things I have been making sure that I have at the house so the kids can snack on before swimming, cross country, and football are my homemade date energy bars. They are super easy and delicious...

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The recipe...

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16 oz whole pitted dates
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1 1/2 cups peanuts (or any nuts)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chia seeds (MammaChia are my favorites)
1 tbsp coconut oil

Place peanuts in food processor and process till finely chopped, place in bowl. Put blueberries and dates in food processor and mix until chopped. Add peanuts, cinnamon, coconut, and chia seeds to date mixture and process till well mixed. It will become almost a thick ball in the processor. Remove from processor and place on a piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and use your hands to press it flat like a pancake.

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After you have it flattened out to the thickness you want it, place it in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Remove from fridge and remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut the size squares you like...

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Keep cut squares in an airtight container and ENJOY!!!

My kids LOVE these squares and I LOVE knowing whats in them.

Do you have a "go to" snack recipe that you keep on hand?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Runner's World Half Marathon discount code...

Super grateful to be asked to come back to the gorgeous city of Bethlehem PA for the Runner's World Heritage Half & Festival. The opportunity to run all 4 races this year has me EXCITED!

I was lucky enough to have attended the very first RWHalf 3ish years ago and it was an EPIC trip.

So this year myself and some other really cool bloggers will be social media-ing it up for the next couple months getting you guys all signed up. Here is a code that will save you money on the 2015 registration...

I look forward to seeing all of you guys in October, REGISTER HERE!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Training, running, and a really cute running partner...

Getting back to running has been a challenge this summer. I have all these excuses as to why I haven't been running, but really they are exactly that EXCUSES! So I am stopping the excuses and following my awesome friend Marty's run schedule he has wrote for me.

This morning I headed out to meet one of my best friends Kelly for a couple miles. She is such a great runner and really had to go SLOWWWWW for me. I kept apologizing for holding her up, but she was cool with it. We had the cutest running partner this morning, RIKA! She is amazing and at 4 months can out run all of us. #RIKAROCKS!

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We started at 5:30 am this morning and it was till a scorcher. Can you tell I'm a hot mess? LOL! I wanted to show you guys Kelly's secret running snack bin in her truck. It's like a hidden compartment in the back of her SUV...

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Too funny! I am looking forward to continuing my running schedule, getting back in the gym, and swimming like a fish! I have had a lot of fun relaxing this summer. However it is time to focus and get back in prime shape. Wish me luck...

How do you start back training? Is it hard?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Running Again and a Cheesy Taco Guac-Pico recipe...

Hey guys I am so excited to start my run training today. Its been a long time since I really focused on running and trust me when I say, its not pretty, lol!

I feel so lucky to have lots of friends that are amazing runners. My great friend Marty wrote me a running schedule for the next couple months. I have a couple really big races starting in October and I really want to PR my 5k and half marathon times. Fingers crossed!

So last night I got my training schedule wrote up...

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I am super excited to tell you guys about some amazing events that I have coming up, so stay tuned...

I posted a picture yesterday on social media of my Cheese only guac-pico tacos and many of you asked for the recipe so here it is...

Cheese only Guac-Pico Tacos

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Shredded cheese

Place a layer of cheese in a circle in a pan on med heat. Heat till its bubbling...

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Flip with a flat spatula and cook other side...

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When the other side is crispy, quickly drape the cheese "patty" over a spatula handle and set it up to harden. (sorry its a little blurry, I had another one cooking, so I just snapped a quick pic...

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After a few minutes hanging, the cheese will harden forming a perfect taco shell...

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You can at this point use them however you would like. I made fresh Guac-Pico to fill them with. Here is my guac-pico recipe...


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3 large avocados
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
handful of cilantro, chopped
half lime squeezed or tbsp of lime juice
celery salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl...

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Fill shells with Guac-Pico and enjoy...

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You could also use them with lots of other fillings. Eggs and sausage in the morning for a breakfast taco, you could do traditional tacos with meat and vegis. Fish tacos also sound amazing also. I say play around with it, The shell itself is so easy and quick to make, I made all 4 in less then 5 minutes.

If you decide to make them, I would love to see your pictures. Tag me @ 0to26point2

Do you have a non traditional taco shell recipe?