Thursday, April 6, 2017

Anaheim Pepper Chili

Last summer we grew anaheim peppers. We tried lots of recipes with them and this one was a family favorite!
Using a healthy chili recipe and adding in the smoky anaheim peppers I was able to use up a lot of our excess peppers. These are not spicy peppers and are great for stuffing and putting on the grill.



Ingredients:
-1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
-1 can crushed tomatoes (28oz)
-1 onion diced
-3 cloves garlic
-1 can pinto beans
-1 can black beans
-3-4 anaheim peppers (or 1 green bell pepper)
-2 tb chili powder
-1 tb cumin
-1 tsp cayenne pepper
-olive oil

Method:
-In a large pot sautee onion in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic stirring to not burn. Cook a few minutes. Add ground beef or turkey and brown.
-After meat is cooked, add tomatoes, seasonings and diced peppers.
-Let simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
-Add beans, simmer 10 more minutes and serve! (I add beans last as they can stick to the bottom and burn.)

This can also be done in the crockpot on low 6-8 hours. Just pre brown the meat before hand.
Depending on the season or what I have on hand I may add more veggies or corn.
Enjoy!




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Slowing Down To Speed Up


My daughter Evelyn was born nine months ago. And while I've had some success dropping the baby weight, I am a health and fitness coach after all, I just wasn't reaching my goals fast enough!!
Yes I know we all need to be patient after birth but to be honest the blame was placed on me. I know what my goals are but I wasn't sticking to my plan to get there. Excuses were a mile high and I said enough is enough!!!

For three weeks I committed to the ultimate reset. This will be my third round doing this plan in the last three years. It is a complete clean eating plan. No junk, sugar, processed foods, caffeine, alcohol. I know what you're thinking, how will you survive? 

But the truth is sometimes you just need to hit the reset button on your body.

So that is what I'm doing! I am currently on day nine. I am down 10 pounds. What?

I'm finding that I was right all along. I can get the results that I want and reach the goals that I want! But really it's up to me!



If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up!!

I have been incorporating yoga into the daily routine on demand. I am not usually a fan of yoga, I feel it is SO SLOW! Sometimes we need to slow down to speed up!

THe food on this plan is SO delish! I always enjoy it. Plus without the chemical cocktail of processed foods, you actually enjoy the taste so much more!





Friday, July 22, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Buffalo Chicken is one of my most favorite meals because it is SO versatile!
(And easy too)

All you need is:
-2-4 chicken breasts (1 per person you're feeding)
-2 Tb or 1 packet ranch seasoning (I use flavor God)
-2/3 cup cookies wing sauce (has least calories & no added butter)

Directions:
All ingredients in the crockpot on low 6-8 hours

Using two forks to shred the chicken and place on top of lettuce leaves, salad, in pitas, or on top of a baked sweet potato.
For the wraps I just use lettuce leaves & tomato! Easy!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chipotle Chicken Sausage Salad


One of the yummy summer salads I made during my 21 day fix program is the chipotle chicken sausage salad. You might not usually think of doing sausage on a salad but it was delicious! 


I portioned out lettuce, tomato, cucumber, chipotle chicken sausage, avocado, and low fat Italian dressing. 


Pour the containers and viola, you're good to go!!! 
No counting calories, just eating. 
Yum!


You could also use buffalo chicken sausage, Italian chicken sausage, or even turkey sausages! Have fun!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Post Baby 21 Day Fix Journey

In May we welcomed the 4th child in our family and completed our family. I waited 6 weeks before starting a fitness routine. I chose to do the 21 Day Fix due to the beginner modifications and extremely healthy meal plan. I'm nursing and didn't want any issues there.



I documented the whole thing on snapchat and Facebook if we are friends there :) 
30 minute workouts with a new baby are a breeze! I followed the modifier when I needed to. (C section killed any core strength I used to have!!!) 
I found I was getting stronger each week!!!

In 3 weeks I lost 11 lbs and 6 inches overall!

The best thing is the program didn't take a lot of time, because let's face it, I don't have a lot of time. 4 kids make my life busy. Fun, but busy.

Now I'm helping new moms work through the same program. If you'd like to join us email or message me on Facebook. You can also get the program HERE



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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Oatcakes

Pumpkin Pie healthy style!!

I LOVE easy and healthy! These pumpkin pie oatcakes are here to save the day!

Ingredients:
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
-Flavor God pumpkin pie seasoning or pumpkin pie spice

Directions:
Mix ingredients in a bowl or to make two pancakes. Look like regular pancakes. When the batter is bubbly flip.

These count as a red and yellow container on the 21 day fix!

Enjoy!




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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Lemon Garlic Salmon Salad

One more to add to the summer salad series!



This one follows right into the 21 Day Fix program! 
Lemon garlic salmon filet salad!

Ingredients:
-4oz salmon filet
-lemon garlic seasoning (I get mine from whole foods)
-greens
-cucumber
-tomato
-radish
-dressing 

Directions:
Rub salmon filet with seasoning and cook in a pan on medium/high for 5 min each side

Fill containers and assemble on a plate.
Enjoy!!!





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