Friday, December 23, 2016

Healthy Prep for the Holidays!

I cannot believe Christmas is just right around the corner!!! Crazy!!! I feel like this year went WAYYYY too fast!! Anyways.. this season is a season that people seem to fall off track with their nutrition.. they go for the cookies, rather than the healthier dishes and snacks.  I won’t lie, I am guilty of it too at times! But for the most part, I love cooking up some healthier versions of dishes so I do not feel guilty and bloated at the end of the day!

Today I went out and got some Brussel spouts to prepare a dish for our Christmas meal! If you have read any of my blog posts before, I am a HUGE fan of spice! So these bad boys are gonna be a little sweet and a little spicy!!

Sweet Chili Brussel Sprouts 

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Ingredients:

1 pound brussels sprouts, stem trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce (I use Bragg’s liquid Amino as a healthy alternative)
2 tablespoons chili sauce (I use Sriracha brand)

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Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In baking sheet, toss brussel sprouts in olive oil to coat evenly.
  3. Roast in oven for 20 minutes, turning them half way to cook through.
  4. Remove sprouts and turn oven on broil to high.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over sprouts, mixing to coat evenly.
  6. Broil for 5 min or until sauce is caramelized.
  7. Remove and serve when cooled off a little!

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If you give this recipe a shot, would love to hear how you like in the comments below!! Hope y’all have a wonderful holiday and don’t forget those healthy alternatives will taste just as good and get you closer to your ultimate fitness goals!!

If you are looking for more healthy tips, recipes, and daily motivation and accountability to help you reach your goals, I am starting a NEW YEAR, NEW YOU fitness challenge! This is a chance to workout from your own home, get in the best shape of your life, save time and money on traveling back and forth to the gym, and have an online trainer (ME) helping you every day!!! Plus you will have a chance to WIN cash from Beachbody’s money pot just for being committed to your fitness journey!

Please fill out the application to get more details and for your exclusive spot in my group!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Get Your All-Access Pass to Reach Your Fitness Goals for 2017!

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Who is ready to make 2017 the best year yet? The year to get in shape, stay in shape, and create a new healthy lifestyle for yourself!

I am so excited with what our company has come out with!! If you heard of Team Beachbody before, you will know we are about fitness, nutrition, and also having the support of a coach (like myself) to help you stay accountable and motivated to reach your ultimate goals and live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle! That is what differs us from any other company out there! We give you EVERYTHING you need to reach your goals and make it a lifestyle! But now, we are taking it to a new level!

Team Beachbody has TONS of home fitness programs that are created by successful and experienced trainers who are focused on working your entire body in the best way to give you the best results! Each program comes with a nutrition plan and will help you individually (based on your level of activity, age, weight, etc) to find what works best for you! There are Beachbody programs out there for EVERYONE, as your coach, I help you find a program based on your needs, level of fitness, limitations, and preference of workout!

Now these home fitness programs such as 21 Day Fix, Country Heat, Hammer and Chisel, P90X, and more, are into digital form that you can access and stream via phone, computer, or TV through our Beachbody On Demand membership! This takes away the hassle of DVD’s sitting around or getting scratched, along with saving time going to and from the gym, AND saving money on a gym membership!

So now let’s take it to the next level!

Beachbody decided that giving a package deal that includes the best of the best is the right way to go and get your results… they are making it so easy for us and taking away the excuses and hassle!

 FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT = RESULTS and TRANSFORMATION!

Ok, so our NEW All-access Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack will give you not only Beachbody On Demand (does exempt a few workouts for the regular on demand), but access to EVERY single Beachbody program we have (over $3,000 value) to choose from! This is for 12 months that you have this access!! An entire year membership!! Pretty amazing!!!

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You will also get the nutrition piece… the portion control containers to portion out your food! Each container is color coded by food groups and will help you get the proper amount of each food group!

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In addition to the portion control containers, Shakeology is a HUGE part of our success! This is one meal you know you are getting high quality dense nutrition and superfoods… nutrients that you do not get from your typical meals you eat every day!

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Shakeology is perfect for those who need:

  • A quick and convenient meal
  • A replacement for sweet cravings (even in the evenings)
  • A replacement for those who don’t get their veggies and fruits in every day
  • Vitamins and minerals (who do not take multivitamin or don’t want the hassle of taking extra pills every day)
  •  A good satisfying post workout meal

Now, you got the fitness and the nutrition, and now the support and accountability!

How Much the All Access Beachbody On Demand Costs

If you are new to Beachbody On Demand, you have two options to take advantage of the All-Access Annual Pass. These offers will expire February 28th, 2017.  Both offers have been extended for the immediate future.

1. The All-Access Annual Pass

$99.95 – This gets you unlimited streaming of all Beachbody workout programs that are available as of the date you make your purchase and gets you access to any new workout programs that might be added throughout the year (which is usually two, one mid-summer and one at the end of the year.)

Here is the Link to the Beachbody On Demand All-Access Pass Offer

2.  The All Access Annual Pass & Shakeology Challenge Pack

$199.00 – Beachbody is also offering a special Beachbody Body On Demand All-Access Pass Challenge Pack promotion. This includes everything plus a 30-day supply of the best-selling Shakeology meal replacement shake that helps support weight loss, may help control cravings, and helps maintain healthy energy levels along with proper nutrition. You will also receive the Portion Fix eating guide and a set of the 21 Day Fix portion control containers. This saves you over $75 than if you purchased these items separately.

SPECIAL SPRING INTO FITNESS promotional pricing of $160.00.

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What really helps people the most is what they usually lack in their fitness journey! The support and accountability! Many people fail and quit their journey due to no support system, no motivation to keep them going, and surrounding themselves around others that do NOT have similar goals! This is where I come into play!! You will have the opportunity to have DAILY coaching and mentoring from myself, and placed in a support group (secret group) for those who are committing with you in this journey!! People that have similar goals and struggles that need help getting through the day, getting through their workouts, through struggles with cravings and late night snacking! So I am here to give you a piece that you may be missing to find the success you have been looking for!!

Through these key parts to a healthy lifestyle, I have watched myself and many others find success in their goals!! It’s such a blessing to be able to take part in this opportunity and it does not matter how old you are, how busy you are, and how many kids you have!!! If you are ready to commit, you CAN make it happen!!

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Your success will start with YOU taking the first step in filling out my application for our next fitness support group! This is where you get everything you need to reach your goals and find happiness and confidence within yourself! Spots will be limited, so please be sure you fill this out ONLY if you are READY to take the next step in your journey and you are ready to make the change and work for it!! 🙂

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Getting FIT for Christmas and the New Year!!

Can you believe we are 12 days away from Christmas?? Which means we are getting closer to a New Year full of crazy new opportunities!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty pumped about it!! This year has been crazy which life situations occurring that was not expecting, along changes that I had to accept and make some lifestyle changes!! I feel like many of us can vouch for having a crazy life and things have held us back from staying on track with our health and nutrition.

But guess what?! Let’s move forward NO MATTER WHAT and not let anything get in our way of our goals!! WHY?? Because at the end of the day, your health matters, your happiness matters, and how you feel about yourself matters and if you do not do anything about it, your going to be in the same situation you are in now! So time to make a change!!!!

This week, I am right on track with my nutrition… I am dialed in, meals prepped, meal plan ready, and ready to take another step closer to my goals!

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With my meal plan  I made this week, I am pumped to add 4 new recipes here, 2 of which I am sharing today with you at the bottom!!

I will be doing my Hammer and Chisel workouts to finish off the last 2 weeks before showing my results of my 60 days. I am excited, but also am a little disappointed that I was not consistent with my nutrition for 2 of the weeks which set me back a good bit. But, I am failing forward and moving on!! No matter what, I am sharing my results and reminding myself this is all a journey!!! I share the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Ok, now for the recipes!!

Chicken, Artichoke, Sun-dried Tomato, and Brown Rice Bake:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup artichokes (I got them in a jar with olive oil)
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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pepper and Himalayan salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 F.
  2. Use Extra virgin olive oil just enough to wet bottom of small square baking dish (I take napkin and cover bottom)
  3. Add brown rice to bottom of dish
  4. Place Chicken on top of brown rice
  5. Add Artichoke and Sun-dried tomatoes
  6. Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  7. Add 2 cups water to dish
  8. Bake for 45 Min or until Chicken is fully cooked
  9. Let cool before eating

 

Salsa Chicken and Brown Rice Bake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Spray pam or olive oil

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  2. Spray bottom of square baking dish with Pam or olive oil spray
  3. Add brown rice to bottom of pan
  4. Add chicken breasts
  5. Add water
  6. Add salsa on top
  7. Bake for 45 min or until chicken is cooked thoroughly
  8. Cool before digging in!
  9. Enjoy

These recipes are so easy to make and prep, and I love making these in bulk so I have have enough throughout the week and I save time meal prepping and money at the grocery store!

I am so excited to finish this year right and start off 2017 healthy and strong!!

I am looking for 10 more women who are ready to kick off the new year right with daily accountability, motivation, healthy tips and recipes, and support in my private fitness group! You will also have a chance to win CASH from Beachbody’s pot with our Health Bet Challenge starting Jan 9th, along with more individual prizes from me as your coach!

Please fill out the application below for an exclusive spot!

*You must not be currently working with another Beachbody coach to be a participant in my group!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Join the Beachbody Health Bet 2017!

 

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Everywhere I go, I hear people talking about wanting to get fit, lose weight, build muscle, tone up, find healthier ways to eat and stay on track…. but I see so many that are not taking action!

I want to take a moment to say I was in that same position at one time.. I would complain about how I look and feel, but did NOTHING about it! I knew nothing would change if I didn’t change. So one day it hit me. I decided I am in control of my life, my health, my results, and more importantly, my happiness! The way I feel shows through to my kids, and I REFUSE to be that mom always complaining about how she looks in front of her kids… thats only setting those kids up for having a complex about their weight/looks and feeling insecure themselves.

So lets take charge of taking care of our bodies, our health, and our fitness, and take the HEALTH BET CHALLENGE!!

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WHAT IS THE BEACHBODY HEALTH BET?

Beachbody is the organization I work with as a fitness coach. I have been a personal fitness coach now for 4 years and in the past was a personal trainer at a gym. I have found so much joy working with people on a daily basis and not having to only stick with people in the town I live in.. I get to help others all over the US and Canada!

So… the Health Bet Challenge was initiated by our CEO of Beachbody who is obsessed with changing lives!! So obsessed that he and the other Corporate guys decided to not only offer men and women a chance to get in shape (using home fitness programs based on your own level of fitness and preference of workout) and healthy eating, but also now giving a chance for whoever takes on this challenge and commit to a specific regimen to earn CASH prizes from our pot that will start at $2 Million!! That’s right… 2 Million is the MINIMUM that we are promising and will go up to $3 Million. The amount of money you will win will depend on how many people sign up and be consistent on their fitness journey!

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY FOR THE HEALTH BET CHALLENGE?

  • Each participant will be required to sign up with a Beachbody account and use a program of your choice (as your coach, I will help you find one that works best for you) and incorporate Shakeology, our superfood health drink, as 1 meal per day to give you the best nutrition!
  • Each participant will be required to join our Challenge Group Tracker App (free on your phone that I will help you set up as your coach). This will give you ability yo get daily support, motivation, fitness/nutrition tips, and a chance to WIN more PRIZES individually!
  • Each participant will be required to commit and log in at LEAST
    • 3 workouts per week
    • 5 Shakeology posts a week with a picture that you are drinking it
      • Each week runs Monday through Sunday at midnight
  • Each participant will be required by ME to keep track of their pictures and measurements (best way to track your progress along your journey) to help you stay motivated and accountable!

WHY USE THE CHALLENGE TRACKER APP?

What I love about this Tracker app is that you will get notifications to remind you to check in throughout the day.  You have a chance to surround yourselves around other like-minded people who have similar goals… What does this mean? This means that you will have more positive people around you, more motivation, more accountability with your fitness journey!

When you go in the APP, it is very easy to access and navigate! You have a spot to post your Shakeology, your workout, and you will see “COACH” posts so you know when I am posting as your mentor with your journey!

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WHY TAKE THIS LEAP WITH YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY?

Ok, here’s the deal…. we know anyone can go to the gym and do a workout. We know anyone can eat healthy… But, how often do we stick with it when we do it on our own? Not everyone has $300 per month to spend on a personal trainer for 30 minute workout sessions 3 days a week. Not everyone has time to drive back and forth to the gym to workout when we are already tight with a busy schedule (you mamas and dads know what I mean). Not everyone can leave their kids at any given moment to go to the gym… not everyone has daycare available and we don’t want to drag our kids everywhere… lets face it, it gets tough with a tight schedule, naps and sleeping babies!

I am so excited to give you the opportunity to start your fitness journey… if you have started before and have not reached your goals or are not seeing the results you were hoping for, to finally change things up and reach those goals! Time to make 2017 YOUR YEAR!!!

Please fill out the application below for an exclusive spot in my Beachbody Health Bet Challenge!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Staying In Shape At Home with Kids: Home-made Obstacle Course!

Alright, so here’s the deal… I got kids (boys), and they are a little crazy! If you are a mom of boys, you probably know where I’m coming from!

I need to get my workout in, and they like to interrupt, get in my way during my workout, and more. But one thing I refuse to do is let that STOP me from working out and reaching my goals!

Instead, I turn it into something fun!! So here it is! This should have been posted yesterday instead of today, but better late than never right?! This was yesterday morning (Wednesday) and our family workout…. an OBSTACLE COURSE!!!! Yea buddy!!

I gave them instructions, I make them crawl, jump, and lift! They love the challenge, and drill sergeant mommy (me) is also getting a workout while watching these rug-rats go crazy and stay active at the same time!! So much better than playing on the iPad or watching TV (sometimes its really hard to peel them away from these items).

Come on, doesn’t this look fun for everyone?! Quality time, exercise, and showing them what a healthy lifestyle looks like all in one!!!

So here you go… just another page of our story to share and my secret to getting my boys to exercise with me is out! If you have not tried this yet, give it a go!! It is actually lots of fun and challenging… especially when mommy tries fitting under the kids table doing army crawl!! HAHAHA!!!

Hope y’all have a great day!!!

Stay healthy, fit, and happy!!
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Monday, December 5, 2016

How To Find Motivation To Start Your Fitness Journey

Sometimes its easier said than done to just get up and start your fitness journey.. As moms, we are busy, we have a million things to do, and we tend to put ourselves and our needs last!

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Ladies… moms…. its time to be a little selfish because you know what? If you cannot take care of yourself, how the heck are you going to take care of anyone else?!?!

I’m here to tell you, the easiest way to get started is to find your WHY!!! Find what is important in your life that will push you even during the toughest times!! I guarantee you, once you find that, it will be so much easier to continue that journey of yours!! I am not saying it will be a piece of cake, but it will be easier than trying to do it blindfolded without a purpose!!

When I found my WHY, my life changed!! I want to help you find that and help give you the motivation you need to keep going, even through the tough seasons such as the holidays!!

If you are looking for extra motivation over the holidays, accountability, and to surround yourself around others with similar goals, please fill out the application below for a spot in my next online fitness support group! The group will include daily tips, recipes, motivation and meal plans each week!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mommy and Me Workout Wednesday!

You will notice each and every Wednesday, I will be showing up and sharing a workout that I do with my boy(s).. or whoever wants to join me!!

This past weekend, my boyfriend came to be with us and of course, we continued our fitness journey together!! So you get us all today!!! I’m so glad he was able to be a part of this!! He has been such an inspiration in mine and my boys’ lives!

A couple reasons why I love our journey with Beachbody so much is we can do our workouts at home without leaving our kids, are not paying for a gym membership, and do not have to waste time going back and forth traveling.. because we all know we are pressed for time as it is with our busy schedules!!

Instead, our kids watch us lead… they watch us work hard, sweat, and struggle to become strong and healthy! Even better, they want to join us!

If you are someone who uses their kids, time, or money as an excuse not to stay on track with their fitness journey, I want to show you how you can overcome that… how you can use your kids as your REASON, rather than your excuse… let them join you!! If they get in your way, make the most of it and play with them!

To use your lack of time to find something in your home (such as 22 Minute Hard Corps) that we are doing right here.. only spending 22 minutes to kick our butts in shape… everyone has 22 minutes, during a TV show, nap time, or even sacrificing 22 minutes of sleep to get that workout in so you have more energy throughout your day!

To make the most of what income you DO have, spend it wisely on investing in your health instead of fast food, unhealthy snacks, gym memberships, gas going back and forth, and other items that are not necessary in your life. Investing in an in home fitness program is something that you pay once, and keep forever. When you invest in an in home fitness program through myself with Beachbody, you also get a nutrition guide to help you learn to eat properly as well. Since nutrition is 80% of your results, this is so important to have in addition!!

And to finish this little post off, I want you to know that I use to have these excuses and reasons not to start my own fitness journey.. Thats why I am sharing this!

-I would use my babies as an excuse.. “I can’t put them down or they will cry”, “I can’t workout or my kids will get in my way”…

-I would use money as an excuse “I can’t afford it, I’m not even working and on maternity leave.” “I don’t have the extra money to spend because I’m barely paying my bills.” … then I must share that I ate out 2 time a week, went out for ice cream, shopped for clothes that I didn’t HAVE to have, and other items I didn’t need.

-Oh, and the time excuse… “I barely sleep with my kids not sleeping, I don’t have time to workout”…. guess what?? As I let go of the excuses and put my health as a priority, I had more energy (with the same amount of sleep), I saved money because I quit eating out, and yes, my babies played for 30 minutes alone, took a nap, or watched me while they cried until I finished… guess what? They are STILL alive to this day!! We all survived and are healthy as ever.. thanks to that leap I took to gain a healthy lifestyle!

My experience is only here to be shared with you so you see the possibility you have to gain a healthy and fulfilling life yourself and to reach your goals, despite circumstances that get in your way!

For more tips, motivation, and accountability to help you along your fitness and health journey, fill out the application below for a spot in my next online fitness support/accountability group!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Why Wait til the New Year To Start Your New Year’s Resolution?

So which of you reading this is totally guilty of waiting until the New Year to start back up with your fitness journey? Who is guilty of letting go of their nutrition because the holiday food tastes good, letting go of the gym because it’s well…. too cold, and not really caring about what they look like because your not in a bathing suite or shorts/tank top in the winter anyways?

If this is you and your feeling the slightest bit of guilt, maybe its time to rethink your winter and holiday habits! I am not asking you to completely give up holiday food and treats… I know I am not, but what I am doing is finding healthier alternatives so I can still enjoy, but stay healthy and feel good about myself inside and out without feeling self conscious of how I look in my clothes!

There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with letting go of the normal “New Year’s Resolution” that everyone does and start now! You don’t have to set yourself back by letting go of yourself when you can be that one that is moving forward and then when the New Years comes, your ahead of the game and your making it easier on yourself and your body to be healthy, happy, and confident in the skin your in!

As an online fitness coach, I love to reassure people that may be following me and my journey that my goal is not to set unrealistic goals on you, help you be “skinny” or starve yourself! My goal is simply to help YOU fulfill YOUR health and fitness goals, whether its to lose 5 pounds, 25 pounds, or 100 pounds (depending on how much you need to lose to be a healthy weight), or just tone and gain better eating habits and/or exercise habits! My goal is also to motivate your and help you become a positive role model for those watching you and also to help you have a healthier lifestyle so you can share this with your household and children if you have them! As a mother, this healthy lifestyle has impacted me the most!! I do not talk about how “fat” I am or how I need to lose weight… especially in front of my kids.. But what I do love to talk about is how mommy loves to be healthy because our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, which is given to you from God and our job is to honor God with our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV). So its time to practice what I preach and show them mommy is leading by example so they can do the same and grow big, strong, and healthy!

So for this week, I have prepped my meals to help me stay accountable with my nutrition. I am prepped so I do not have to spend time during the week cooking, and I can no longer make excuses for not having “time” to cook or anything prepared if I’m on the run! I take less than 3 hours total to prep and I’m ready to roll! Here are some of the meals I’m eating with some new recipes for you that hopefully you can use for your family!

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Honey Glazed Salmon

 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 4 oz filets of salmon
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 5 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp I cant believe its not butter
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Himalayan salt (or sea salt) and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter.
  3. Add garlic, honey, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Season the salmon with Himalayan salt and pepper.
  5. Coat the salmon filets in the flour and then drizzle the honey mixture over filet.
  6. Heat Olive oil in large skillet on medium high heat.
  7. Add salmon to hot skillet, skin side on top first and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Flip salmon and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  9. Place in oven and bake on 400 for 8 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
  10. Serve with remaining honey glaze.

Clean Stuffed Peppers 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 whole peppers (colored or green.. its your preference)
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef (93 %)
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey (99 % lean)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped purple onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped jalapeños
  • 1 large portobello mushroom chopped
  • 1 8 oz can organic spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2%)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 375 F
  2. Cut tops off peppers, leaving a large opening at top for filling. clean out inside of pepper so there are no remaining inside
  3. In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, turkey meat, garlic, onion, jalapeños, mushrooms, 4 oz of spaghetti sauce, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Add mixture to fill each pepper. If you have leftover, you can make small meatballs to place in pan with peppers.
  5. Place peppers in a cooking dish.
  6. Add remaining sauce over peppers.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese on each pepper.
  8. Cook for 50 min or until fully cooked through meat.
  9. Let cook prior to digging in!

Hope you enjoy these recipes and can cook them for you and your family!! Be sure to comment your experience with them below!

I have found when I meal prep, to cook these recipes in bulk that way I have dinner, and then lunch and dinner for the next day or so!

If you want to keep your healthy lifestyle going over the holiday season and be ahead for the New Year, I would love to mentor you and give 1:1 support and help to reach those big goals of yours, or just to help you learn how to live a healthy lifestyle!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mama’s Recap: Healthy Holiday Favorite Recipes!

So over the holiday, I made a few new recipes and I must say, I’m super proud of my cooking skills!!!

I am really excited to start sharing some of these as a big goal I have in my near future is publishing a cookbook.. so I want to share some that I will be incorporating in my book (of course with better images)!

So lets start with these amazing breakfast Quiche recipes!! I have made quiche maybe once or twice in my life?? But since my boyfriend is here visiting and it was his Birthday, I wanted to make him something special and he suggested a healthy quiche!! Well I went healthy for the most part, but the one (Apple Gouda) was kinda hard to make completely clean since I don’t think there is such thing as clean gouda!!  Haha!!

Lets start with….

Greek Special Quiche

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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pie crust (I got a pillsbury and used half dough and spread thin for crust)
  • 4 egg whites, 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (I used Sweet onion)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup raw chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup low fat feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped artichokes
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Spray pam or Olive oil spray

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spray pie pan with Pam spray or olive oil spray (your preference) and place pie crust on pan, covering entire bottom on pie pan.
  3. In a small pan, add Olive oil and onion and cook on medium for 3 minutes, mixing occasionally.
  4. Add garlic to pan and cook for another minute. Then set aside to cool.
  5. In a separate small/medium bowl, add eggs, egg whites, almond milk, salt, and pepper and mix. Set aside.
  6. Add chopped mushrooms, spinach, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped artichokes on top of pie crust in pan.
  7. Add egg mixture on top of other ingredients (the eggs do not have to cover all ingredients. It will cook through).
  8. Add feta cheese to top it off!
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until slightly brown on top!
  10. Let cool before digging in!!

Apple and Gouda Quiche

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  • 1 Pie crust (I used whole wheat pillsbury and used half crust to make thin)
  • 2 red apples chopped (save 4 slices lengthwise for top of pie)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 4 egg whites, 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk (I use unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped purple onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • spray pam/olive oil spray

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spray pie pan with Pam or olive oil spray and spread 1/2 pie crust over pie pan, covering bottom of pan (it will be a think crust).
  3. In a small pan, add olive oil and onion. Cook for 3 min.
  4. Add minced garlic and cook for another min. Set aside to cool.
  5. In a small/medium bowl, add eggs, egg whites, milk, nutmeg, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside
  6. Add chopped apple and gouda to pie pan on top of crust.
  7. Add egg mixture on top of apples and gouda. Its ok if it doesn’t cover everything, it will cook through.
  8. Top off with 4 slices of apple.
  9. Cook for 45-50 minutes, or until lightly brown on top!
  10. Let cool before digging in!!

Ok… now that you got the breakfast recipes which by the way are PERFECT for holiday family get togethers, I want to share with you my new and improved, PUMPKIN SKINNY CHEESECAKE!!!

Pumpkin Skinny Cheesecake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 low fat graham cracker pie crust
  • 12 oz pumpkin puree
  • 8 oz plain greek yogurt
  • 8 oz vanilla greek yogurt
  • 8 oz soften light cream cheese
  • 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites
  • 1 packet vanilla protein powder (I use Shakeology since it has more nutrients and superfoods)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together (except pumpkin puree) using a hand mixer. Make sure filling is smooth.
  3. Fill bottom of pie crust with pumpkin puree, covering entire bottom of pie crust.
  4. Add egg and yogurt mix to 8 inch pie pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250.
  6. Then turn up to 325 and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Then turn back down to 250 and cook for 20 more minutes. Total cook time is 70 minutes.
  8. Let cool. Top off with Cinnamon and even some light whipped cream and enjoy!

So there you have it!! Now, instead of devouring all the unhealthy treats that are surrounding you during the holidays, or even on a normal day, you can create healthy alternatives that still taste great and help those cravings for whatever you are in the mood for… even cheesecake!!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Staying FIT over the Holidays!

It’s Thanksgiving week and we all know it can be a struggle to stay on track with our health, fitness, nutrition, and even mindset!

As I grew in my relationship with the Lord, I find it not “easy” per say to stay on track, but easier because I don’t rely on myself for strength, but the help of Jesus Christ! Instead of letting temptations get the best of me, I decided to not look for satisfaction in food, because thats not where its at! Don’t get me wrong, I make mistakes, I fall off, but not as much as I use to!!

So this week, like I do every other week, I planned what my week would look like and set myself up for success!! Unfortunately, this plan didn’t go perfectly as planned since Tuesday, I had a minor procedure and was down for the count, but its right on with everything else and I plan on keeping it that way!!

I want to show you my game plan.. nutrition and fitness wise!

So here is my nutrition plan for this week: I will allow myself to enjoy Thanksgiving, but you will notice I am getting right back on track as soon as its over!!

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With my exercise, I am following the Hammer and Chisel home fitness program, which I will be done with my 30 day results next week so I’m excited about that! Other than my Hammer and Chisel, I love doing my workouts (especially yoga poses) with my boys!! We have so much fun and I love teaching them to be healthy at the same time!! Thats what it’s about right?? Teaching them young so they can learn to live a healthy long life!!

So here you go!! Weston and I did a Hammer and Chisel workout together!! He seriously loves being a tough cookie!

You can say we have a lot of fun with what we do!! We eat healthy together, we exercise, and make fitness so much fun!!

I use to use my kids as an excuse… They are too wild and don’t sleep so I can’t get in a workout.. but instead of using them as my excuse, THEY ARE MY REASON!! They are my reason to push.. to keep going.. and to show them mommy is strong and I gotta practice what I preach when I say there is NO such thing as quitting and giving up… or saying “I can’t”!!

So if you are a busy momma, looking for accountability and motivation to work towards your fitness goals, I would love to help you!!
Please fill out my application for a spot in my next online fitness challenge where we work together and push each other and create those healthy habits to create a long term healthy lifestyle! I will be doing PRIZE giveaways during our challenge for those who check in daily, show progress in their journey, and show commitment to reaching their goals!

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