Monday, September 29, 2014

Reese cup Shakeology

Reese cup Shakeology

This pregnancy it must be chocolate shakeology every day.  This recipe hits the spot!!  What is your favorite recipe?


1 tbsp. all natural peanut butter or almond butter

1 scoop chocolate shakeology

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Ice  and blend for 45 to 50 seconds


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What Kind of Cheese Is Good for a High Protein Low Carb Diet?

Most cheeses have a very low carb content.
What Kind of Cheese Is Good for a High Protein Low Carb Diet?
Most cheeses have a very low carb content.

Although some dairy products like milk and yogurt are high in carbs, the fermentation process required to produce cheese significantly reduces the amount of carbohydrates it contains to make it suitable for a low-carb diet. If you are also trying to increase your protein intake, some types of cheeses may be better options to add to your low-carb high-protein diet to help you meet your macronutrient goals.


Highest Protein Content

Cheese with a low moisture content tends to contain more protein per serving. Parmesan cheese has the highest protein content of all all cheeses, with 10 grams of protein per ounce. Most other cheeses contain an average of 6 to 7 grams of protein per ounce, whether you choose cheddar, Brie, Gouda, blue cheese or mozzarella. Don't rely on cheese spreads, cottage cheese and ricotta cheese to boost your protein intake because these foods have some of the lowest protein content, with less than 3 grams of protein per ounce.

Lowest Carb Content

The longer a cheese is aged, the lower its carbohydrate content will be. During the aging process, the bacteria ferment the carbohydrates found in milk to produce cheese. Avoid fresh cheeses, which still contain a significant portion of the carbohydrates naturally found in milk. The same cheeses that are high in protein also have the lowest carbohydrate content. For example, Brie and goat cheese have 0.3 grams of carbs per ounce. Blue cheese and cheddar cheese have around 0.4 grams of carbs per ounce, and Parmesan cheese has about 0.9 grams in the same serving size. Foods containing less than 1 gram of carbohydrates per serving are considered to be very low in carbs.

Cheeses To Avoid

To help you meet your goals in terms of macronutrient ratios, avoid cheese spreads, cream cheese, cottage cheese and ricotta cheese. These cheeses contain less than 3 grams of protein per ounce, which is less than half of what is found in most cheeses. Even though their carbohydrate content is still low, at about 1 gram per ounce, many people consume them in larger amounts, which could add up to a significant amount of carbohydrates. For example, although 1 cup of cottage cheese contains 14 grams of protein, it also contains almost 10 grams of carbohydrates.

High-Protein Low-Carb Cheesy Ideas

Cheese is a good food to add to your diet to increase your protein intake without affecting your carb intake. For example, you can melt a slice or two of cheddar cheese over meat patties, serve your steak with a blue cheese sauce or add grated cheese to your chicken salad. Try adding grated Parmesan to mashed cauliflower for a tasty high-protein low-carb substitute for mashed potatoes. You can also sprinkle Parmesan cheese over steamed broccoli or add mozzarella cheese to your morning vegetable omelet


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pancakes

                                   Clean Eating Pumpkin Pancakes

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pancakes
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin (yes you can use regular)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (may want extra for topping)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Olive oil cooking spray
    Serves 6
In a large bowl, whisk milk, pumpkin, eggs, oil, 1 tbsp honey and vanilla.  In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice and salt. Add to pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined; set aside note batter should be thin. Meanwhile, mist a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium. Working in batches, add batter to skillet in 1/4 cup portions, leaving 1 inch between each. Cook until bubbles form around edges, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, about 2 more minutes. To serve top with raw maple syrup.

Using the grocery store as a place to teach your kids about nutrition

Using the grocery store as a place to teach your kids about nutrition

grocery shopping with kids

How many of you with little one’s dread going grocery shopping?  I remember a time as a new mom it was “fun” the baby was feed and you walked around the grocery store and everyone commented on how darling your little one is. 

We are not in that stage in our lives anymore my view now on going grocery shopping is “get in and get out”

I’m not a mom that has the luxury of a husband that is home for dinner at 6pm every night or off on the weekends.  So with that being said going to the store is a “chore” however I’ve learned a few tricks that truly help me to stay on track and even use this as a teaching time.

Have a plan

It’s so easy to just walk in and buy what you always buy and pick up extra’s if they look good here is the problem without having a grocery list you spend more and you forget more which means less dough in the pocket book and more trips to the store.

Every week I spend time creating a meal plan YES it takes time but totally worth it!!  How many of you dread the thought of coming up with what to make for dinner every night?  I found by doing this I then create a shopping list and truly shop at the same 3 stores.  So from the first list I them mentally think of the layout of the store and but what I need in order to how it is in the store.  Yes this is extra prep on your end but totally worth getting in and out.
Use those "fun" carts

Mom's you know what I'm talking about the carts that make you feel like your driving a school bus.  Oh well for our kids it keeps their hands the wheel and they have a blast thinking they are driving us though the store.

Let the kids pick one item

I do let the kids pick one item every week we go grocery shopping.  So as we are going up and down the aisle they understand they can say they want x,y,z but can only pick one.  It cause them to have options I’m not saying no cookies I’m not saying no chips I’m saying for that week they each pick one and of course it’s a snack.  However we don’t have a “snack cupboard” at home I did before but truly wanted the entire family to make positive changes so it started with me cleaning out.  By the time the kids have pick up a few items and put a few back they both are happy with what they picked and from that we can eliminate the “check outline meltdown” moms you know what I’m talking about all the candy bars.  However I use that time to say look what you picked out is a better value than a bag of m&m’s that will be gone before we get home.

Grocery shop at store that offer healthier food

We live in the world’s smallest town so truly we have one major grocery store to shop at and I’m not a big fan of that store as you are very limited in healthy options.  I tend to drive for more options which means shopping at Martin’s, Wegman’s, and Trader Joe’s so when the kids pick their snack we talk about they pick.  The box of sugary filled cereal or Leapin’ Lemurs peanut butter cereal my son is into dump trucks and diggers so I give him the option if you pick this one you’re not going to have as much energy to run around and play diggers however this box is a better option and you will be able to go faster.  I keep it simple they are kids but it’s never too early to talk about how food affects how you feel and your energy levels.
Grocery shopping with kids

How do I take time to read labels?

Same as wanting to make healthy choices for the kids I wanted to be able to do so for the entire family.  Where to start?  I set out each week to replace one item I used in the cupboard and take 5 minutes in the store to find a better option.  It can seem very intimidating to change everything all at once start small.  It might mean making Chili this week for the family and instead of using ground beef replacing it with ground turkey.  Start small and set out to try a new clean recipe each week alongside switching out one item in your kitchen for a healthier option.

And in the perfect world the kids would be happy every time leaving the store and so would you.  But mom's we know that is not always the case.  Embrace the meltdowns when they do happen and from what I hear it won't always be this way.  I think these are the years we will look back and have mercy for the mom that are smack dab in the middle of meltdowns and say a quick pray because we know what they are going though.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Vegetable Quinoa Soup

It feels so good to be back in the kitchen and feel like cooking.  Now that I'm well into the second trimester of our third baby I wanted to start making recipes that freeze well also.  Another reason this recipe is perfect for this time in our lives, when I'm pregnant most meats don't look appealing for the entire pregnancy but I still want to insure the baby and I are receiving enough as the day goes on.  Why would this recipe work well for your family?  It's SIMPLE!!!  Anyone can make this and feel like they slaved over a hot stove all day but for real chopped up the veggies and put everything in the pot and continue on while it simmers away causing the house to smell wonderful.  Also I'm not a big mushroom fan so hiding those bad boys in this soup was a win!!  My husband and kids did not even spot them (I made sure to chop them up fine).

Vegetable Quinoa Soup


  • 8 cups vegetable broth + 8 cups vegetable broth on reserve
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small bunch celery, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 small head broccoli, washed and chopped
  • 2 pounds mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 red onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons. garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
Vegetable Quinoa Soup


  1. Saute the onions and mushrooms over low-medium heat in the olive oil until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have completely wilted.
  2. In a large soup pot (a 4 quart pot), combine 8 cups of broth, carrots, celery, broccoli, onion/mushroom mixture, bouillon cube and spices. Bring to a boil.
  3. When the soup is at a full, rolling boil, add the quinoa.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the vegetables are soft and the quinoa is transparent.
  5. Add extra vegetable broth as needed to maintain a soupy consistency. (I nearly burned mine because I wasn’t watching it towards the end. So I added my extra broth at the end, and it was perfect)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What is P90?

What is P90?
What is P90?  This work out program is 90 days long designed by none other than tony Horton.  This past summer while at coach summit in Vegas an annual held beach body event they released details on this program and I was thrilled.  Why?  Because I know personally P90X and P90X2 always scared me to even try and I know I’m not alone on this or I know many of you have purchased these workouts and never finished.  This work out is designed to be a stepping stone great for those just starting out.
What is P90?

The creator of this program Tony saw a need for those that were not looking for something advance but as you do the 90 day program your able to take your fitness to a new point.  Most of all want to be in the best shape of our lives and feel good in our own skin.  Where to start? The Core from that stability with starting there your risk of injury is going to stay very low.  For most of us we just want results and this program is designed to do so in an effective way (baby boomers that thought beach body was not for you this is a great place to start). 

What is P90?

Who would this program be perfect for?
*You don't want a hardcore workout but you want to lose weight.
*Looking to gain muscle strength that might have never been there or it has been a loooong time.
*Over the past year getting out of bed and feeling more aches and pains than normal.
*Baby boomers
When is the program released?
September 23, 2014  BUT you will only be able to purchase the program though your team beachbody coach like myself.  Click the follow button on my blog for my Facebook and as more details are released I will release the information to you as well.  Oh and I should mention with any new programs they start with an introductory price you will want to make sure you are ready on September 23!!

What is P90?

So what is this program all about?
This is not high intensity where your jumping around the living room in full force your joints are protected and where thought of in the making of this program.  It’s simple 30 minute workouts, the program last 90 days with cardio that is simple, AKA if you tend to feel you have two left feet when working out and not super coordinated this would be a good fit.  With nutrition being 80% of your weight loss journey Tony hocks you up with simple nutritional guide that will help you stay on track with your “diet” while working out for the 90 days and from the beginning of the program there will be a modifier.
Would this be a good fit for me?
So personally I’m in my second trimester of my third pregnancy and I will be doing this program.  I’ve worked before finding out I was pregnant and continue to do so.  My parents that are in their 50’s have been on the 21 day fix work outs since released 7 months ago and would like to see them switch it up because this is the perfect program for their needs with low impact.  Due to being in the middle of buying a new house we will see on the timing.
In the past I did P90X3 and had amazing results and could not believe how much stronger I was at the end of the program.  Tony Horton is an amazing trainer with an entire team behind his workout philosophy that is tried, tested and true.   I will be hitting ORDER on September and would love to go through the program alongside you for those 90 days. 
I want it what to do next???  And what to expect on my end as your coach?

Have you ever set out before to purchase a workout program late at night off of TV and never knew team beachbody coaches were out there?  I know I never knew coaches where out there until after having baby #2 and finding it hard to loss the baby weight.  I joined a challenge group and for the first time finished a program from start to finish for the first time.  With that being said I want this to be your time no matter your age it's never to late to say NOW is my time.  Whether the kids are back in school or your in your 50's wanting to be in better health and want to be able to keep up with the grandkids when they come over this is the program for you.

What is P90?
details of the group---
It's all done through a closed online facebook support group.  So only the members of the group can see what is being posted.
What I do is help you customize your health and fitness goals to meet your needs and see if this is the right program for you based on your needs. Then you replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the  group  to give your body 1 meal that is supercharged with ingredients that will give you natural energy, cravings will be curbed, you will stay full for at least 3 hours and its equivalent to 6 salads in one meal.  Then, I am going to teach you how to plan the other meals of the day.  I will help you create a customized meal plan, give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and keep you accountable. Every day I post in the challenge group your daily mind set tip or post.  You check in and rate your date and read what is posted.  We all keep each other accountable!  I am going to address the emotional eating, eating out at restaurants, how to handle the temptations, cheat meals, body image and more!  The requirements are that you purchase the P90 Challenge pack through me as your coach.  I will be giving you all of the details to get the package once you complete the application below.  I must be your coach and only my customers  allowed to participate in this group.
I've created an entire curriculum for my group!
Does this sound like something you would like to do?
So I am hosting an EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP where you can get support from a top coach, you can be surrounded by other like minded people, you can enter to win $500 for your transformation and you can get results.

What is P90?
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Friday, September 12, 2014

10 "ideas" you hear from others about making fitness a lifestyle

10 "ideas" you hear from others about making fitness a lifestyle

healthy living

1. “I don’t know how you find the time to work out. I’m always so busy!”

Wow. Talk about condescending. Like every other human, people who are into fitness have 24 hours a day which consists of multiple commitments from work to relationships to laundry. And the reality is fitness is something that you do, if you value it. It’s not about having the time; it’s about making the time.

2. “You look great but the muscular look is just not for me.”

This one is usually directed at girls and all I have to say is “what?!” I’ll try and design my body according to your wishes. NOT! Firstly, it’s REALLY hard for girls to get a bulky look – our hormones are just not into it. Secondly, “having muscles” is not the goal as much as being strong is. And strength is good for functional everyday life movement, bone density, and simply recovering from injury faster.

3. “You look healthy now but don’t get skinnier.”

What is the purpose of this statement? I know it’s a difficult concept given the issues we have surrounding food and weight, but some people really ARE naturally skinny. More importantly, you can be healthy at different sizes. I’m not going to go all out and say you can be healthy at all sizes because physiologically that’s just not true. But please, who died and made you the healthy body police?

4. “Are you really going to eat ALL of that…?”

My general reaction to this is, “I ordered it, didn’t I?” The funny thing is most of the time, people who are into fitness are also generally food-conscious. So if you see someone eating ALL that they ordered, rest assured that they probably know what they are doing. (They might have just squatted for an hour and they need to replenish.)

5. “Don’t understand why you’re so into this. You don’t need to lose weight.”

To people who say this: Have you ever considered that losing weight isn’t the goal of being fit? And even if it is, unless you’re sincerely concerned about a friend’s state of mind or physical heath, or are their personal doctor, you really have no business telling someone whether they should or should not be losing weight.

6. “If you keep losing weight, you’re not going to have any booty left.”

Again, another one directed at the ladies, and especially women who may be consciously trying to lose weight (for reasons that are none of your damn business). A friend of mine had this said to her just because she wanted to lose 10 pounds. Because of course all that 10 pounds is going to come from her backside, right? Wrong! That’s not how most people’s bodies work. Now while I personally believe numbers on the scale matter less than what you physically see in the mirror and how you objectively feel about it, again, it’s nobody’s business telling someone how and where it’s appropriate to lose weight.

7. “Must be so nice being young and capable of doing all that.”

I will say this usually comes out of the mouth of some begrudged middle-aged person. And while I can empathize with getting older having adverse effects on one’s physical abilities, or being busy with raising a family, and all that, I really don’t understand why I, or any other fitness person, should punish ourselves because of you. Moreover, have you been to group fitness classes or races and seen some bad-ass middle-aged women and men kicking the asses of twenty-somethings? Because I have, and let me tell you, I have been put to shame more than just a few times.

8. “You’re so obsessed! Don’t you have a life?”

Yes people who are into fitness have lives, and there’s a lot to suggest a lot of people who are physically active are some of the most productive people in other areas of their lives as well. Because being into fitness often involves discipline which you can transfer to other areas of your life.

9. “I could never do THAT. That sounds so boring!”

Thanks for calling the exercise, race, competition, etc. that someone else is doing, boring. Do you feel good about yourself? Look, you don’t have to like the things I like, but you don’t have to be a jerk either. I think my fitness life is pretty awesome actually, and I don’t really need your shade. Maybe you should get out of the shade, get into the sun (and come on a run with me some time). LOL. Just kidding, I generally don’t run with people.

10. “You really take this whole fitness thing seriously, don’t you?”

Not any more serious than a lot of people take their favorite TV show which in case you haven’t noticed is at cultish levels too these days. Look for many people who love fitness, and I’m not talking about those who do it for ALL OF THE LIKES on social media, it mostly has to do with the stress relief, endorphins, and mental and yes, physical gains we get from fitness. Stop hating. If you can’t beat us, join us.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10 misconceptions of being a beachbody coach

10 misconceptions of being a beachbody coach

So I truly wanted to sit down for the past week and share different misconceptions about what beach body coaching is all about and if it would be a good fit for your family. I’ve received a lot of message and e-mails over the past month and thought what better way than to tell a little bit about my story and how becoming a beach bodybody coach had changed my life and my family’s life as well.  I call myself a stay at home mom but truly since age 5 I’ve been an entrepreneur.  I always worked harder then the next person and not matter what I would go the extra mile.  My background before staying home with the kids was a waitress after being home for 2 years I was missing that drive I love the feeling of going after goals in life and never settling.  I think sometimes as a mom we get this feeling that our lives have to be put on hold until the kids go to school.  That is just not true anymore it’s 2014 MOM’S you can have the best of both worlds I’m living prof.  My husband and I own our own excavation business as well as rental properties.

10 misconceptions of being a beachbody coach

Everyone has a story when they decide to sign up as a beachbody coach. I realize mine is a bit different

I’m not the “rags to riches story”

I’m not the desperate housewife wanting to go shopping and on a tight budget without extra funds

I’m not the mom that worked full time and wanted the chance to stay home full time with her kids

But rather I always knew I would do something amazing with my life. I have a business mind and in the past it always comes down to the dollar amount. Beachbody is so not about the big bonuses or get rich quick but rather what grabbed my attention was how many lives I could change. What drives me every day to be better? I totally see the bigger picture and love the flexibility that follows putting others first. By putting others first the income follows from day one I believe I had what it takes to be successful and that mixed together is enough.
I don't know enough people
Yes let’s start with my personal biggest fear!!  I’m an introvert and the thought of talking to complete strangers and telling them about the T25 scares the crap right out of me.  My network of friends consists of very few close friends because if you’re an introvert you totally understand that’s how you like to keep it.  Would you be surprised to know that 95% of the coaches on my team I’ve never met in my life?  If you’re someone that is willing to learn who to use social media I will teach you what took me HOURS to figure out over the past 14 months.
I'm not fit enough to be a coach
Great neither was I when I started I’m just a mom with kids that don’t sleep the entire night and a husband that leaves early in the morning.  With that being said I’m a real person with the same real struggle and have had 2 C-sections but I work consistently everyday to live a healthier life and now pregnant with baby number 3 I really am not at my goal weight however I can still inspire others to live a better life and so can you!!
I don't have enough money to become a coach
Oh I would love to share with you my thoughts on this what other business can you invest 40 bucks (less money than it takes to buy the family pizza) and turn it into a million dollar business.  Most business owners want to see a profit in the first month I will show you how to create an income from home if your teachable.  For the first 3-6 months - you will learn from me and what I do with my business. I will walk you through everything step by step. After a few months of following what I've shown you, your pay could be anywhere between 100$-300$ weekly.  From there, your pay can increase to 500$ - 1000$ per week on average (over $50,000 annually) for the following 6-8 months. You can expect that number will double or even triple every year if you are consistent with your commitment towards the business.
I don't have the time to make coaching successful
YEP short on time heck yeah same here, I work our traditional business and it consumes about 15 to 20 hours a week doing all the behind the sense “stuff”. Everything from ordering job materials, returns, checking prices, sending out invoices, paying bills, balancing the check book, payroll, new employee paperwork, payroll taxes, quarterly taxes, phone calls, the list goes on. My husband is out of the house most days for 12+ hours, I have two little one’s that keep me hooping I manage the house, and find time to put dinner on the table.  HOWEVER I carve out time consistently every day for my beach body business first thing in the morning while my kids are either just waking up or still sleeping and do so after they go to bed.  I will teach you what you need to do in an hour each day to be successful.  There is not a quota that needs to be met each month and the crazy thing about being your own CEO you get to decide how much time you spend on growing your business because its your business. 
I am not a healthy and fitness expert
It’s awesome if you are but what I’ve found is the more natural a person is others can relate beside that’s what they are buying the workouts like T25 and Insanity for the customer is receiving an export in their own home plus shakeology gives the customer one meal a day with a dense dose of nutrition our job as coaches is for accountability hence the reason for running challenge groups to support those wanting to live a better life. 
I am not a sales person and don't care to be the "crazy person" others hide from at Target
Oh I know what you mean!!  What I found is just by sharing my story and being real with people on social media others relate and naturally what to be a part of what I’m doing.  I set out every morning to add value to others lives not just “sell a challenge pack”.  Beside I have an amazing opportunity that can truly change some one’s life for the better.  With my focus being set that way I never feel odd posting about a challenge group or the opportunity to make a business from beach body because it has truly changed my life and I know it has the chance to change others as well. 
There are too many coaches out there it's too late for me

Really???? No this cannot even be something that holds you back with obesity on the rise people need this with more and more families living pay check to pay check there are plenty of others that could benefit from the choice you make to today “why not me”.  I really think it’s like the last man standing well ok the coach that just keeps going no matter what life throws your way you just keep staying consistent and 6 months from now you will realize being consistent it what makes you successful.

I don't like to work out from home, I prefer the gym
Ok so I came across this every now and then.  To be honest, I know quite a few Beachbody coaches who do in fact go to the gym.  What they do is use Beachbody fitness programs as a supplemental at-home program.  Believe it or not, coaching is not all about exercising.  It's about living a healthy life which includes eating healthy too!  You don't get that at a gym.  So, you don't have to give up your gym fetish to be a coach.  You can still use the products, be a product of the product, eat healthy, AND go to the gym!

Beachbody coaching is a pyramid scheme

I love MLM businesses because  everyone starts out the same.  And how much you success is a direct reflection of how many people you help.  How many of you have a traditional job and the only way to increase your income is by getting a raise, your boss getting promoted, or someone above you changing jobs?  That sounds like a pyramid to me just saying plus pyramid scheme are eligible and I’m pretty sure if beachbody was doing something illegal they would not advertise it all over the TV and internet.

I have no business experience

Honestly some of you might look at me and think she is successful because she owns other businesses but honestly the skills that made me successful as a waitress carry over into my beachbody business.  Treat others the way you would want to be treated, offer awesome customer service, keep the line of communication open, knowing how to work with different personalities, and teacher others how to do what you do.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

  • 1 Red and Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey (I used extra lean ground venison this night.)
  • 1/4 cup Southwest Seasoning (recipe from 21 Day Fix book)
  • Shredded Cheese – 6 blue containers worth
  • Fat Free Refried Beans – 2 Red Containers worth
  • 2 Small Cans Diced Chiles
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
Dice and chop your peppers and onions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add diced peppers and onions and cook until tender. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Brown your ground meat in the skillet until almost done. Add chiles to meat and finish cooking through. Add cooked onions and peppers to meat mixture, along with southwest seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Spray the bottom of a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with 6 tortillas. Spread with one red container of the refried beans. Spread 1/2 of the meat and vegetable mixture over the tortillas and beans.
Layer the remaining 6 tortillas on top of the meat mixture. Repeat spreading the refried beans and remaining meat and vegetable mixture.
Sprinkle 6 blue containers worth of shredded cheese evenly over the top.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is hot and bubbly.

Makes 6 Servings

Per Serving: 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 Blue

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars

Pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars (clean eating style)


For the crust:
2 cups raw pecans
2 tablespoons coconut oil ...
2 tablespoon of creamy almond butter
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup pure maple syrup, grade B
few dashes of cinnamon
few dashes of pumpkin pie spice
few dashes of ground cloves
few pinches of pink himalayan salt

For the filling:
2 cups raw cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours, overnight is better)
1/2 cup coconut oil, liquid
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, grade B
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup zucchini, peeled & diced
1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar
1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
juice of one or two lemons to taste
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1.Prepare the crust by placing the pecans in a food processor and grind them into fine meal. Add in the rest of the crust ingredients, and process again until well combined.
2.Line the bottom of an 8x8 square glass pan with parchment paper, then press the crust evenly into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the freezer to set, while you prepare the filling.
3.In a high-powered blender, process the raw cashews until they are blended. Then add the coconut oil, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Then add the zucchini, coconut crystals, salt, and lemon juice. For the lemon juice go by taste as not to overdo it with lemon flavor. Start by juicing 3/4 of the lemon, blending and tasting, and adding more. Add as needed to your preference then blend again until a super smooth and creamy batter is formed.
4.Pour 2 cups of this plain batter into a separate cup and set aside. To the remaining plain batter add the pumpkin, the remaining tablespoon of maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and ground cloves. Blend until smooth.
5.Remove the crust from the freezer. Pour half of the pumpkin batter on the bottom. Then pour half of the plain batter over the pumpkin layer. Repeat this process twice or until you are out of batter. Using a butter knife gently swirl through the layers until you get neat swirl designs on top. Place back in the freezer to set for at least for hours or overnight. Let thaw about 10-15 minutes before cutting into squares and serving. Enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2014

30 day clean eating group

Busy moms 30 day clean eating group

30 day clean eating group

Wow September!! The summer feels like it’s almost GONE!!  I have to say fall is my favorite time of the year but for many this means a new schedule, busy running kids to sporting events,  maybe you’re a teacher headed that started back to work.  Everyone has a story and I would like to learn more about what your weight loss goals are.  With that being said I’ve had a lot of interest from others that either just simply cannot fit working out in, would like to learn more about clean eating or they need a reset on healthy eating.  Busy moms with a full schedule this is PERFECT for you we start September 15th!!

We will work together to make food prep part of your day.
30 day clean eating group
Here are results 3 days in-
30 day clean eating group

Learn not only the in's and out's of how to shop the grocery store for clean eating food, recipes for busy moms, meal planning, and accountability.

30 day clean eating group

So what is a 30 day clean eating group?

1.  You must be a customer of mine through my Team beachbody site

2.  You must commit to 30 days of  3 day refresh

Busy Woman's Meal Plan and Accountability Group To Keep you On Track this Fall

This comes in a nice little package with free shipping and a discounted price.  You aren't locked into anything at all and you can decide whether you want to make Shakeology a part of your routine after the 30 days or continue with just the new habits you have learned.  Shakeology truly was something  I was very unsure of at first but once I started drinking it as a breastfeeding mom at the time I did a lot of research in to what was not only healthy for myself but my 3 month old baby as well, it gives me natural energy to get through my busy day and it gives me convenience when I need to be portable and on the go!  I know exactly what clean eating is and I can certainly maintain my results without shakeology but honestly its the convenience and 1 less meal I have to think about.  It's just a part of my healthy routine and I know my body is getting what it needs in the most natural state.  It totally keeps my sweet tooth at bay (and I swear it's the missing link)  You should give it a try.  30 days and if you don't like it you can return for a full refund.  What do you have to lose?!

3.  You must be willing to participate daily in our closed online support group. Each day you will get a tip, trick, recipe or suggestion from me and at the end of each day you log in and report your day.  You say on a scale of 1 to 5 how your food was, how your exercise went, did you drink your shakeology and any questions or comments.  This way we keep each other on track and I know how to support you better in your 30 days with me!


I tried to lose weight on my own but heck after the first week I fell of and it would take another two weeks to start again.  Besides shakeoology being amazing I found the support and accountability to be such a blessing in this entire process of losing weight and making it happen.  I continue to pay it forward and would love for you to give it a try for 30 days.
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