Bye Felicia!

“Bye Felicia” is what I’ve been hearing all week to 2016.  Many, especially in light of recent celebrity deaths, are ready to see it GOOOO.  2016 was a bittersweet year for me. I learned the difference between motivation and discipline.  I saw my doctor earlier this month, she didn’t know who I was and overlooked me in the lobby. Last visit was in February and I was 30 lbs. heavier. She asked what happened? I replied, “I stopped making excuses about my weight.” I’m beginning to really know what I want and coming into my own.  

I learned to, as they say “do me” and not care about others opinions. Earlier this year, I was also asked , “Are you trying to disappear?” I chuckle, because those types of comments come with the journey. This means I’m doing something right. Most importantly, I learned more about my Bumblebee. He amazes me more and more everyday. He told the waitress “box please” at breakfast yesterday for his leftover food! I was so proud and irritated at the same time because this means he KNOWS things and now I have to be that parent that spells out my adult conversations when he’s around…Example: “Well you know Ms. C-O-N-N-E-R had to bail T-I-M-M-Y out of J-A-I-L. Yes, I’m becoming THAT PARENT. In August Simply Clean ChEATing went live and I stepped outside of the culinary creative box, offering you more range, colorful food, and unique flavors. I am so EXCITED to continue to share my journey and feed you along the way. Let’s “disappear” together. Be safe and have a fabulous Happy New Year.

Strawberry Salsa Swordfish Tacos


Sweet Potato Nachos w/ Chipotle “Cheese” Sauce and Queso Fresco

Sweet Potato Nachos with Chipotle “Cheese Sauce” and Queso Fresco

Jerk Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato
Thank you Nieta for your awesome food!!
-Ronda Simmons

Smoked Turkey
“This looks soooo good!!!!”
-Christian Evans

Chocolate Walnut Peanut Butter Popcorn
“Wow! I’ll definitely have to try this. Popcorn has been and will always be my favorite snack of all times!”
-Keyana Ervin

Spicy Mango Salsa
“You can literally put this on EVERYTHING!!!
-Mary Campbell

Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
This pic is the recipe “makeover.” You can follow the recipe for the Shallot Confit Deviled Eggs, but top w/smoked salmon instead! These are a HIT in the summer!

Jerk Shrimp Salad w/ Grilled Avocado & Blackberry Vinaigrette
“That looks amazing!!!”
Recipe coming in 2017!

Black Sangria
Recipe coming in 2017
Umm…yes…red wine is heart healthy and clean chEATing 😉

Nieta is a self-trained chef, fitness addict, wife, and mother of one AMAZING Bumblebee! Her passion is to help others start and stick to their fitness goals with clean chEATing.

4 Comment

  1. Have a prosperous 2017!!! Love it how you said you stopped making excuses for yourself

  2. Kesha Ivory-Darnell says: Reply

    So happy to become acquainted with you this year. Your relentless spirit kept me moving during those Fitbit challenges when I was waaaay out of my league! It’s what got me started on my journey to a healthy lifestyle. I’ve come a long way, but this journey of life long travelled one day at a time. Blessed to have your posts, suggestions and example along the way. Looking forward to more from you in 2017!

  3. THANK YOU for bringing me along during your journey. When my light gets low, you and my KLFitgoals keep me pushing forward! I’m excited about 2017 and your new chapter! Cheers Phenomenal woman!

  4. You are such an inspiration to me, Little Sister!!!! I pray that you have a healthy and prosperous 2017! 😘😘

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