[Music] hey guys welcome back to my channel today I am going to be sharing a super motivating video this is going to be kind of a lot of things rolled into one so I’m going to be sharing lots and lots of cleaning motivation as well as lots of meal prep I’m going to be sharing tips and then I will also have a few recipes to share with you guys along with a grocery haul at the very end of this video so I hope that this gives you the motivation to get on the right track for the new year and make this year the best one yet so let’s go ahead and get into it [Music] [Music] so to start out the boys and I just took a few minutes together and just kind of cleaned up the living room and once that was all tidied up I just moved into the kitchen and started cleaning that area and that way it would have a nice clean space to get everything meal prepped once I got finished at the grocery store later on [Music] [Music] you don’t need the ropes I hope you Thailand [Music] [Music] this is my lady [Music] okay so I wanted to take a quick second and talk to you guys about something that I am starting in this new year a lot of you guys know that I have been kind of on a health journey since being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s I have just wanted to kind of clear out my diet and definitely lose some weight but overall just get healthy I struggle with being on like a diet because I don’t feel like they are sustainable and so I have actually teamed up with WW I am doing their new program right now it is called my ww it’s been amazing it kind of like guides you through the process of going in a more healthy lifestyle but you are still able to eat whatever you want within reason and it kind of like helps give you the guideline for it so I am doing the blue right now it has just been really nice because if I really want chick-fil-a I can still have it I don’t feel like I have to be deprived it’s been nice not feeling like I am the only one who can’t enjoy everything so I’m still able to enjoy the things everyone else is enjoying but I’m also more accountable and I’m just able to focus on my goals and I’m really excited to see where this journey takes me so I’m going to take just a minute and show you guys a little bit about the WW app and just kind of show you how it works and if you have my favorite things for breakfast today I just had two eggs those were zero point foods they have a ton of zero point and they have information too that in the app I actually ate lunch today and I didn’t track it because I wanted to show you guys how I did it and I also had one of these little bars for a snack today and this is a kind of thing I’m talking about on a lot of diets I feel you can’t have this kind of stuff but here I’m still able to have it I just have to add it into the app and then I will just make sure that I have to kind of eat a little bit better throughout the day one of my favorite features is if I want to have this but I am not sure like how many points this is or I want to basically see if it’s kind of worth the points that it is on the app they have this little barcode scanner all I have to do is just scan the barcode on any of like your packaged foods it’s pulled it up and it’s showing that it is five so I definitely have enough points so I’m just going to click on this and then I will say use this food and then I just pick what I’m gonna track it then I’ll track the food and it is as easy as that and now this bar that I had had earlier is tracked in here so now I have 20 more points for the rest of the day and if I end up going over this like if we go out dinner or something I also have 42 weekly remaining points because I haven’t used any of this week so this is what I had for lunch I’ve shared these in the past but I get these from Costco and I love them so much this dressing is pretty good this one is only two smart points and then this is only three smart points I believe and then I also just had a side salad my whole lunch was only five points and it was very very filling because I did get the protein in the salmon burger and then I had some greens with the balsamic vinaigrette and that only cost me five smart points so I will add that in here and then it will end up taking me down to 15 points left for the day pretty much only have dinner and snacks with 15 more points so I’m really on track today and it has just been so nice to have this like so easy in front of me if you go down to the bottom of the app and you go to recipes they have a ton of different recipes on here and everything like you can see like this one of the zero points this one is four points so anything you want to make they have a ton of different ideas it just kind of takes all the guesswork out of it and it makes it so super easy so if you guys have any health goals this year I will leave a link down below that you can get a really good deal they have going on and you can just go ahead and use that link and get their good deal before it’s gone I am so excited to be doing this over the next several months and just kind of train myself to live a healthier lifestyle without feeling like I’m missing out I am going to now go ahead and start meal prepping and kind of setting myself up for success just to make things a little bit easier on myself so let’s get to it [Music] so once I got back from the grocery store I just started taking everything and moving it into different pile one pile was all the things that I was planning on meal prepping and kind of prepping out for just to have for snacks and then the other pile was things that needed to go directly into the fridge or into the pantry and that just makes it really nice and easy for me to put things away and just kind of sort them out when I know I’m going to be prepping out my food and prepping out our food has been such a game changer it’s something that I used to do all the time and I’d kind of gotten away from it it just is something that doesn’t take a ton of time usually but it does take some discipline just to get home from the grocery store it takes some time to do this but I’m telling you if you do this it will end up saving you a lot of money because you will actually use your food and it will also help you and your family eat a lot healthier if you get everything prepped out then there is just no excuse to go in and grab some junk when you have healthy food already ready for you [Music] one thing I may put away I started prepping out my sweet potatoes all I do to roast my sweet potatoes is just set the oven to 425 degrees and then I wash and peel my sweet potatoes and chop them into bite-size pieces and then I’m just going to add them to a bowl and put a little bit of oil on them and then just toss or stir them to coat them with oil and then you just season them with salt and pepper or whatever kind of seasoning you like and then you bake them for 25 to 30 minutes in 425 degree oven or until they’re fork-tender [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Music] next I’m going to start making my cabbage soup recipe this is super easy to make and it reheats really really well so I’m going to have the recipe card for this and that way you can just screenshot that recipe if you like [Music] yeah [Music] [Music] [Music] next I’m going to start making my ground taco meat and then while my ground turkey is cooking I will continue making my cabbage soup and also finish prepping out some of our fruit so one thing that I love to do is actually destem all of our grapes but every time that ID send my grapes and wash them off they just end up getting eaten so much quicker and I feel like we have no waste that way and I also get a ton of questions any time I pull out this strainer so this strainer is actually from Ikea they have a few different ones but I love how big this one is and that it fits over your sink it just makes food prep with fresh veggies and through a lot easier [Music] [Music] so once my ground turkey was done cooking I added about a quarter cup of homemade taco seasoning per pound of meat and then my secret to making super good homemade tacos is adding salsa and I ended up adding about 1/2 a cup of salsa per pound of meat and this just makes it so flavorful and it kind of gives a different texture because you’re adding the salsa in there and another thing that you can do if you want is you can also add some black beans just drain and rinse those but if you eat a lot of beans this is a really excellent way to stretch your meat and make it go a lot further [Music] [Music] [Music] once all the recipes have been cooked I will just start putting everything into some food containers I would actually love to get some new food containers because I’ve had a lot of these for a really long time and they don’t really match they don’t really fit well in my cabinet so if you guys have any good suggestions on food containers I would love if you would leave any suggestions in the comments below but once I start transferring everything into my food containers I usually like to let everything just kind of sit for a few minutes and kind of cool down a little bit before putting it into the fridge to store [Music] to Mexico [Music] so in the end today I spent about an hour doing this and now I have homemade taco meat sitting in my fridge and I can heat up throughout the week to eat on I can also heat up that cabbage soup I made along with those sweet potatoes I will usually just feed those up in a pan or you can also microwave them as well and then we also have some fresh fruit to eat on now which is super nice that it’s already prepped out so this just makes eating at home really really easy and it helps kind of get rid of some of those excuses to eat out which costs a lot more money and is also not as healthy for you so this is something that I really really have been loving doing lately and I hope that this gave you guys some motivation to get some food prep done in your own home [Music] it kind of feels like this hey would you stay with me till the Sun Goes Down be ambiguous Oh me hey if you want honey you can stick I don’t know what it is about you but uh you look so fine [Music] [Music] Oh [Music] I just wanna become [Music] oh I just wanna be [Music] hey what’d you say wanna stay in a hotel champagne in room service all night girl I know this ain’t no plaza but I think we’ll be alright [Music] here I’m just adding a few drops of essential oil into my drain just to help make your sink smell a little bit better [Music] busy [Music] I just wanna be close and now it feels so good to have a fully stocked fridge from our grocery shop and also a lot of we prepped out for the week this will just make the week go by so much easier and make things a lot easier on me during the busy week I hope you guys enjoy this and I hope this give you tons of motivation in so many aspects of your life and now I’m going to share the grocery haul from everything that I picked up on this day I hope you guys have a wonderful day and do not forget to subscribe down below if you are not already it is totally free to do and it will just notify you of any future videos that I have and I will see you in my next one bye guys [Music] so I got these little potatoes these are super easy to cook all you have to do is just cut them up put some little olive oil on them or something and then season them how you want and roast them in the oven and they are super delicious and they also reheat really well I also got some carrots this is for some recipes and then also just to have on hand for snacking I have course got some bananas for snacking some pre-mixed lettuce is just easy for a go-to salad I also got some eggs I got two dozen of these I will be hard-boiling some of these and then some of them I will end up just having like for breakfast here I got celery sticks this is to have on hand for snacking and these ones are actually already cut up so like I don’t have to do anything with them and they run a really good deal to cucumbers these are for snacking but I’m actually starting to use these a lot in my salads just kind of like chop them up and they make a salad like way extra two cans like large cans of tuna this is just to have some tuna salad prepped and made in the fridge and just have that on hand to avocados these can go with eggs or salads or anything this Newman’s Own Lite balsamic vinaigrette this is just a healthier pre-made dressings I like to get I also grabbed two pineapples just to cut up and have in the fridge for snacks I got two things of grapes I also grabbed some onions just because I’m all out and I always am eating these four different recipes next I got a pack of raspberries these weren’t on the best deal but they are just really fun to have they’re super delicious so I got a pack of those for snacking I grabbed one green bell pepper and then two red bell peppers these are pretty much mostly for snacking but I can also use them in a lot of recipes too 3su potatoes I will be cooking these up and then having them in the fridge just so I can grab them the next thing I grabbed is some green beans this is just a big packed so I’m probably going to probably roast maybe half of it and then the rest I’ll keep in the fridge and just kind of have for recipes and for side dishes I also grabbed some salsa this is a really good one that we love to get and it’s mild so I will make a big thing of tacos like taco meat and just kind of have that on the fridge for the week some apple sauce is just unsweetened nothing really added to it and then of course taco shells these I won’t really be eating but the family will eat them when we have tacos and I’ll just have like a taco salad or something to some almond milk this will be going for my shakes and then also for the boys they want some pancakes or waffles during the week and then I also grabbed some carrots I do like the taste just regular not cut carrots just like fresh carrots but these are carrot chips and they’re just really easy to grab and snack on you can have them with hummus you can have them with like ranch I have a dairy free wrench that I make they’re like the easiest go-to snack lemons and limes just kind of an assortment I think I got four of each and these are just going to be going in waters I’m trying to make a better habit of drinking more water and so that’s why I got a bunch of these just to kind of put some in the water and then have them throughout the day and I also picked up some green cabbage and I’m going to be making my cabbage soup this is a recipe that my family loves I’m going to be sharing the recipe again with you guys today I’ve shared it in the past but it is such a good one you can make a bunch of it and just keep it in the fridge but it’s so so good and super good for you I also got some frozen green beans just to keep on hand for like quick lunches I can just portion this out for myself or if I want to make for the whole family for dinner or something I can do that with frozen ones and then I also got some little baby dill carrots not carrots kosher dill pickles this ground turkey this is a pretty good deal today and so I went ahead and got a big one and so I’m going to make a big big pot of tacos with this and then I also just got some chicken I don’t know if I’m gonna do anything with this today but I’m just mostly going to keep this on hand for the week just so that I can kind of pull it out when I need it for different dinners or different meals and it’s just already unthawed and it’s already ready to go and everything that I picked up today ended up being just under a hundred dollars I believe it was like ninety nine dollars and some change so I felt like because I got quite a bit of produce and some meat it was not a bad deal at all and I was just pretty happy with everything we got [Music] you


  1. Hey family!! Ahh Iโ€™ve been so excited to share this video with yโ€™all & give you ALLLLL the motivation! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ If you follow me on Instagram @thiscrazylifevlog then you know I started doing the new WW program & have been loving it so far! If youโ€™re already doing it, or thinking about joining, let me know by replying to this comment thread! And also follow me on the app so I can follow you back & we can do this journey together!! My username is โ€œpaigeamanda17โ€ ๐Ÿค http://bit.ly/WWthiscrazylifevlog Hope yโ€™all enjoy all the cleaning, meal prep & healthy grocery haul ideas I shared in todayโ€™s video!! Love you guys!! XO โ™กamanda

  2. Watch on netflix * What the health* *forks over knives * and game changer. Theres a heart doctor explaining the health of a plant base lifestyle.His name is Ellsworth E. Wareham. God bless everyone and your loved ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Amanda! I need that strainer! Thatโ€™s awesome. Love that! Frozen grapes are sooo good! I got a screen shot of your cabbage soup recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us. Iโ€™m going to give that a try. Looks yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ I need to start meal prepping. Would make life so much easier. Enjoyed this video! Have a lovely evening!! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

  4. Ahh I absolutely love your videos Amanda! thanks so much for sharing, I always get a TON of motivation from you ๐Ÿค I look forward to every single video you post, and I love to clean alongside you. It makes it feel like weโ€™re doing the cleaning together and itโ€™s not so dreadful haha. Xoxo ๐Ÿ’‹

  5. Loving the high angles and editing in this video… well, love all your videos! I need to start prepping my food. It will make my life so much easier! Yum, we just had sweet potato yesterday. Definitely going to try salsa in my taco meat. I need those fruit containers in my life! Enjoyed this video as always!

  6. While the water is yet not frozen, adding a packet of lemon crystal light to frozen grapes, is an excellent sour treat. Especially on hot days.

  7. Good luck with WW… I have loved it for the past year. I'm not sure if getting additional food items is annoying or not but my friends and I share ideas all the time. Those 180 bars you showed… there is a blueberry one with rice that I get at TJ Maxx and it's only 2 points a bar and yummy (my son steals them from me all the time) and the Olive Garden light dressing is only 1 point for 2 Tbsp. It's my go-to for all my salads. Just wanted to share.

  8. Loved this Amanda. I love meal preparation also. Makes mommy life much earlier. Loved the grocery haul and I never thought of putting our eggs in the DT basket. Thanks for the motivation always. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘PS my girls said Hi Ms. Amanda

  9. I saw your strainer on another of your videos and saw it was from IKEA. I actually got their other model which is the grey plastic one because it fits better over my sink. Now it lives there all the time and is great not only for washing veggies and fruits but also gives me an extra strainer to put in delicate pieces to dry like stemmed wine glasses. So thanks so much for the tip! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    As to food containers, I buy the glass 365+ from IKEA that have several different options for lids. They have several different sizes and shapes. I usually buy only square or rectangular ones because they fit better in the cabinets, fridge or freezer and use the space much more rationally compared to the round ones.

  10. Marinate some chicken breast with Italian dressing and have that for dinner one night, making sure you have extra. The next day use 2 of those chicken breast to shred and throw in that cabbage soup. That makes a wholesome cabbage soup packed with protein. Also, yall sure eat alot of tacos!! ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ˜

  11. Hey girl ,
    Omg that cabbage soup looks so delicious.
    I love watching you food prep , you give me so much ideas & motivation to eat healthier.
    Thanks mama ๐Ÿ’•

  12. Oh that soup brings me back memories. I used to make that soup to lose weight also follow the hospital daily meals. Need to make that again

  13. Hello Amanda yes have tried Frozen grapes when I worked in school Food Service we would get them ready for them in individual serving cups for 500 for the students ,for part of their lunch we would serve it in the kids absolutely loved them something a out freezing them ,brings out the sweetness even more Crispy krunchy ,kids loved it.

  14. Hi sweetie loved this video, I'm trying to lose weight and be more healthy this year too ,thanks for the extra motivation and ideas xxx

  15. We use Pyrex. It's so versatile. With it being glass it can be used in the oven microwave and even the freezer. No worries of toxins when using it in the microwave.
    We got a large container to store all the lids neatly.

  16. Just this week, we found out that my daughter as an inflamed gall bladder. So now as a family we are changing the way we eat. Also my husband and I have been recently been going to the gym. Thank you for the inspiration. ๐Ÿ’œ

  17. I enjoyed this video i also have to be on a diet because of my health I actually bought some salmon burgers I looooove salmon I would love to see more meal prep I need more healthy food ideas I'm running out meals I want to change things up

  18. Great video as always! I recently got a set of glass storage containers from Sam's Club and i have a set of Pyrex ones too and i love them! They are so easy to clean and don't stain like plastic. Do you find that your grapes stay fresher after washing them when storing them in your produce container vs regular tupperware?

  19. Hi ๐Ÿ˜€ love your vlogs – always watch them as soon as I can ๐Ÿ˜€

    Are you gluten and soy free? I have a ton of autoimmune diseases and Hashimoto's is one of them. Going gluten free is very very likely to push Hashimoto's into remission – yay ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ also soy can interfere with conversion of T4 to T3 – so important if you have an underactive thyroid…

    Anyway thank you for sharing xxx

  20. How does WW work for homemade food with different ingredients. I follow a plant-based diet and make a lot of my food at home, such as chocolate zucchini muffins or a p.b. lasagna. Would I have to enter each ingredient and amount in, or how does that work?

    On another note, I love the Pyrex glass containers with snap lids (IKEA also has a version). I can load them with soup or liquids and there is no leak. I also use them for marinating because of that.

  21. I lost 10 lbs on WW around the middle of last year and I enjoyed it but have kind of lost motivation the past couple months. I think Iโ€™ll get back to you and follow along with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™d like to lose 15-20 more.

  22. Iโ€™ve been watching your channel for a while now and you are such an inspiration! Thanks for all the motivationโ€”Iโ€™m totally going to start food prepping now! As for food storage containers I recently switched to glass and got rid of all my plastic containers and I really love them! My favorite brand is Anchor Hocking (https://amzn.to/2TGTIZR). Thanks for sharing all these awesome tips!

  23. I ordered the water bottle you showed in your last video. It came today and oh my gosh it's HUGE!! I've been trying to increase my water intake for weight loss. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  24. #1Video Amanda. Always inspiring. Wishing you the best of health in this new yr. I myself want to lose weight. Goals: to feel better and to get some help clearing out our storage bldg on the property . Trying to figure out how to sell some of my collections.. and declutter.

  25. My sister in law has what you have she did a diet overhaul like you and she's doing great …you've got this ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜

  26. Not sure how you always find the motivation but you've definitely helped me to focus on actually putting away the laundry once washed and dried, even if just one load at a time! Thank you:)

  27. Iโ€™d love to see a healthy recipe video with meals for the fam! Meal prep can be so difficult when you have more than yourself to cook for๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

  28. How much does the ww cost? I want to lose all the baby weight i gained and i plan to start going to the gym and something like weight watchers would help me eat so much better. Lol

  29. I used to do WW and you were plant based at the time and now you are doing WW and I went plant based because I found out my blood pressure was high. I love watching your old plant based recipe videos. The stuffed shells is my favorite, even the family loves it.

  30. Thanks for the food prep ideas. Definitely going to try the cabbage soup since here in Ohio we're finally supposed to get some winter weather.

  31. Your filming and editing is some of the BEST on You Tube! I simply love to watch you wash dishes. LOL! Does the cabbage soup cause you to be gassy?? Sorry if TMI but it looks delicious!

  32. Just started a new program to get myself healthier as well and so far Iโ€™m loving it. Love your channel, especially when you clean your sink. I do it every night now. Even caught my hubby doing it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. As far as the food containers go I suggest the glass anchor ones because they last forever they donโ€™t stain or smell and they are a great investment

  34. I bought a set of Glad food storage containers at Kroger if you don't have a Kroger Walmart sells them I think I paid $10.00 for them. Love the videoโค

  35. Iโ€™m so proud of you!! ๐Ÿ™ŒIโ€™m in a health journey too! I was tired of feeling crappy from the stuff i started eating these last few months. Love you beautiful!

  36. Beautiful pots and that knive…, can you please tell me where you get them. If you don't mind. Thank you. Blessings always.

  37. I joined WW AUSTRALIA/NZ in November and in 9 weeks I have lost 8.4 kilograms no sure what that is in pounds. Iโ€™m in ๐Ÿ’š and love being able to eat what I want as long as itโ€™s within my point allocation

  38. Rubbermaid Brilliance are excellent for food storage and they are clear hard acrylic type material also Amazon have some really nice glass food storage with the click and lock lids.

  39. Hi Amanda ! I absolutely love your videos. And your family is adorable!! I am thinking about joining WW. Do you go to the meetings?

  40. I followed you and lovemeg on connect as soon as I found out both of you started WW (which was a week or so ago). I saw you followed me back earlier today and it really made my day.๐Ÿฅฐ My mom and I both started WW together and we keep each other motivated and accountable, she's on the blue plan and I'm on the purple plan. I cant wait for your future WW meal videos ๐Ÿ˜

  41. Love love love the recipes!! Thank you so much!!! Food prep is a mist for me. Iโ€™m a junk food junkie so having healthy food just as easy is a must. Love your videos! You inspire me in so many ways!

  42. The sponge and brush ,do you have a link? …. love watching food vids , gives me and I am sure others so much into, thank you

  43. We love jello grapes! I buy sugar free jello (whatever flavor you like, raspberry is my fav), and sprinkle it over the wet grapes after you clean them. Refrigerate for a bit…SO GOOD, and zero ww points.

  44. I never put produce (fruit or salad items) that I donโ€™t cook on the conveyor belt bc itโ€™s dirty, sometimes it has spilled food, milk or meat juices on it. Always bag them. I got the worst food poisoning from papaya.

  45. The struggle… Im also going through something similar to your diagnosis. I have to eat healthier and lose weight as well. So my freezer is stocked with ground turkey, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, chicken, and salmon. I also have whole wheat pasta as well and brown rice. I miss the real spaghetti ๐Ÿ lol
    Thinking back, how did I manage to stay healthy and exercise everyday, now, I barely have motivation. Lol but I plan to push myself to being healthier, plan healthy meals for my little family.

  46. I love how you have all the fruit layer out on the table. I need to start doing that so my family actually eats them more !! ๐Ÿ˜†

  47. I do not write a lot but I like your videos a lot. The best Tuppers that i used are those that โ€žclip&closeโ€œ but I do not know the branding or actually name in english, as this is not my mothertounge and I do not live in usa. But those are the best quality-price tuppers. After that you have the ones from the branding Tupperware but these are more expensive. And you are right with meal prep… I will try also!

  48. I canโ€™t get over how gorgeous your house is ๐Ÿ˜ I definitely need to do some food prep! Itโ€™s not something Iโ€™ve actually ever done ๐Ÿ˜…

  49. When I heard you had Hashimoto it's good to hear of someone having what my daughter fights with. Love your cleaning videos! I am trying to learn to live with lupus. It can be a battle having these autoimmune deseases can't it? God bless you dear. Mary from Ohio

  50. Glad that you are loving ww. I feel the same way love that I can still enjoy food I like that tracking points is just easy. I saved the cabbage soup to try and love the fruit containers. Love seeing the haul. I need to pick up the lite version of the dressing.

  51. Hi Amanda welcome to myww I rejoined last year after losing 3 stone (42lbs) I think lol unfortunately the weight went back on after some personal issues, I was on purple but changed back to blue. Really loving the videos as crazy as it sounds you have helped me with lots of motivation thank you xx

  52. Tip from my grandmother years ago, put a damp paper towel or dish towel under your cutting board so it stops slip sliding around. ๐Ÿ˜ Sage wisdom from the elders. Hahaha

  53. Ty I hope you feel better but could you tell me what is it that you have now I never heard of if my email you can send me the answer if you want oh my husband is on the ww diet and lost lots of weight like 30pounds he started it last yr still is on it good luck ty for all your the best . I watch you and love mag too other but I can remember the names they too are great

  54. My favourite breakfast is sweet potato, banana, dried cranberries, pecans and a nut butter. I love these videos. Thank you for sharing.

  55. Good luck on WW .I am at my goal and am life time now. I started on blue but now I'm doing green plan. I love WW it is a great plan.

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