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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

No budge squat proof leggings and sports bras




Truth:
Before this past week I have never purchased a pair of fitness leggings or yoga leggings. Don't get me wrong...I have owned over a hundred pair and that's low balling it. During my cancer recovery I wrote a book and every brand under the sun wanted me to wear their gear for their brand to be seen in the book and on my blog, so they sent me free leggings, bras, and tops. Then I started running challenges and brands would sponsor me and send me more leggings. I have been blessed to gift leggings to women's shelters and challengers and coaches that lost weight and needed new clothes.
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Some leggings were great. Others were awful ( having to pull up after every move). There were few that were perfection.
I call those the rare gems.
So when I found these new leggings that fit like perfection and DIDN'T BUDGE , were squat proof and was okay for both of my practices yoga AND cardio...I had to order more. 

These are legit and I love the support of the sports bra too. 
I am definitely gonna be getting more too. #NotSorry I can donate the other ones. These are worth their weight in gold. If you want to snag some for yourself all the styles are on THIS PAGE.

Can't wait to show you how I put all these to action the next 100 days.

Nothing motivates me more than new workout clothes that fit perfectly. 

What motivates you?







Monday, July 22, 2019

How to Get Beachbody Free Trial


Okay, you have been watching my workouts and you wanna give it a try first.

How to Get Beachbody Free Trial
 


Beachbody is currently offering a FREE 14-day trial of their popular On Demand service, which is great news for folks who are strapped for cash or just want a chance to try their programs out before committing to the monthly subscription.

You can sign up for their free trial here,
On Demand Features

The basics....
Full Access to All Beachbody Workouts



When you sign up for the Beachbody on Demand Free Trial, you will get instant access to all of the Beachbody workouts. This means you can try all of their favorites, and the classics too. This includes blockbuster Beachbody offerings like:
Shift Shop
P90x (All 3 Versions)
Insanity
Core de Force
Brazil Butt Lift
PiYo
CIZE
22 Minute Hard Corps
21 Day Fix
21 Day Fix Extreme
T25
TurboFire
Hip Hop Abs

These are just a few of the great workouts you will have access with your free trial, plus, once enrolled you also get access to other great offerings, that are only available to Beachbody members.




With their On Demand service, you also get exclusive access to their Team Beachbody membership. This means you will be able to track your workouts, develop individualized meal plans, and much more.

This helps feel part of the Beachbody family, while also ensuring that you stay on track with your workouts, which is a huge bonus.
Stream on Roku and More

With Beachbody On Demand, you won’t be stuck watching your workouts on your iPhone app – it works on a number of different streaming devices and services including Roku, Chormecast, and the Amazon Firestick.
Final Thoughts

Can you really try Beachbody for Free? Yes. Yes, you can. That’s great news for those of us who like to try things out before committing any of our hard earned cash.


To learn more about their free trial, CLICK HERE to visit the official Beachbody website.


How to Sign Up for the Free Trial Offer

You can also go directly to Beachbody and select the 3-Month Standard Beachbody On Demand Membership. This page also includes four other purchasing options (which we will discuss below) that come with a 30-day money back guarantee, but you will be charged immediately.



Beachbody On Demand Costs After the Trial Period Ends

After the 14-days, if you don't cancel, you are automatically enrolled into a quarterly membership of Beachbody On Demand.
To cancel the Beachbody On Demand free trial, you must contact Beachbody customer support one of 3 ways via online chat, via email with the online form, or via phone: (800) 470-7870.

Be sure to have the email address you used when signing up available when you cancel. Your customer account number or order number may also be required. The same procedure above applies to canceling any membership.

My hope is that you contact me and decide to get in one of my free accountability groups and give BOD a try for 3 months. Lets see what changes in 3 months! I bet I get ya hooked forever! 


Be 100 with us in this brand new ground breaking at home workout program


 I am coming for this move!














Guys, I am hooked.
I got to preview the first 10 days of this program and it's everything.
Check it out....

I LOVE being motivated and nothing does it more than knowing I get 100 different workouts. 
Yep. I said it right.
We don't repeat the same workout twice in the whole 100 days. 
They are broken down into 10 types of workouts and we do each type 10 times, but differently. 
100 workouts. Who is in? 
Try the FREE sample workout HERE
If you love it like I do and want to do it, CONTACT ME asap!
If you are independent and just want to do it alone. You can get your kit HERE.

Curious what kit you should get? Take this quiz

I hope I hear from you and you JOIN me in my private accountability group! Together we are stronger!


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Healthy Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta

Earlier this week I shared my Healthy Guilt Free Greek Pasta Salad  that was a HUGE hit in the house. So much so that they asked that I make it again. It kept great overnight in the fridge so it is a new favorite for picnics and lunches to our outdoor events, and for my husbands lunch at work. I use meal prep containers. You can make a double batch ahead of time when company comes. This would also be great to bring to potlucks or tailgates. Balance the fun out with some healthy yummy options.

Since the Penne Cauliflower Pasta was so great...I wanted to work more with this brand. As a reminder Veggiecraft Cauliflower pasta only has 3 ingredients:

Cauliflower - Which is full of fiber, plant-based protein, and vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and omega-3s, but it is low in carbs, sodium, and sugar as well.

Lentils - Packed with energy-sustaining plant-based proteins, lentils are a great source of folate and magnesium, which contribute to heart health and lower cholesterol. They are also full of dietary fiber, which helps with digestion and stabilizes blood sugar, in addition to being low in calories and fat.

Peas - A great source of vitamin A which aids in eye health. They contain high levels of iron, fiber, and plant-based protein in addition to being low carb. Peas are also rich in antioxidants and maintain a low glycemic index, which controls blood sugar levels.

That is it. That's ALL that is in this pasta. 
It is
High Protein
Gluten-Free
Non-GMO
Dairy Free
Vegan ( although this recipe has cheese you can easily sub for nut cheese)


So yeah... since it was amazing I wanted more. Tonight I decided to work with the Spaghetti Cauliflower Pasta tonight. I have been craving Pesto. It is one way I LOVE to get in my greens. Tastes so good I never realize its full of veggies. You can use Pine nuts, or walnuts in place of pumpkin seeds if you wish. I have a sensitivity to some pine nuts so I just steer clear of them when I can. I love Pumpkin seeds and they are so good for you so that is why I chose them.

Healthy Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta

For the Pesto:
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds (shelled, roasted)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 cloves garlic
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup fresh spinach
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
Pink Himalayan Salt to taste

Add 1/2 cup of the pumpkin seeds (reserve the other 1/4 cup for topping) along with the rest of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and process until fully incorporated. It will look like green wet sand when done. Set aside. This can be put in a jar in the fridge if you want to use at a future date.

1 lb chicken sausage (optional)
1 8 oz package of Pasta

Cook pasta according to directions.
Cook sausage. I made mini meatballs with mine by rolling before cooking. I didn't eat mine with meat, I ate it with just the pine nuts. Husband LOVES his meat so I cooked it up for him. You can add whatever protein you like, or if using the HIGH PROTEIN Pasta You can leave it as is. Since it has 23 grams of protein already!

Add Pesto you made to the pasta and stir until the pasta is fully coated. 
Add protein if you desire. Top with toasted Pumpkin Seeds and serve. 

It is good hot or cold.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Greek Pasta Salad



Who doesn't like pasta? I love it, but traditional pasta doesn't love me. Makes me bloat and adds little to NO nutritional value. I am all about making every ingredient count, that is why I was so stoked to find Cauliflower pasta that indeed was HEALTHY!


Only 3 ingredients:

Cauliflower - Which is full of fiber, plant-based protein, and vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and omega-3s, but it is low in carbs, sodium, and sugar as well.

Lentils - Packed with energy-sustaining plant-based proteins, lentils are a great source of folate and magnesium, which contribute to heart health and lower cholesterol. They are also full of dietary fiber, which helps with digestion and stabilizes blood sugar, in addition to being low in calories and fat.

Peas - A great source of vitamin A which aids in eye health. They contain high levels of iron, fiber, and plant-based protein in addition to being low carb. Peas are also rich in antioxidants and maintain a low glycemic index, which controls blood sugar levels. 

That is it. That's ALL that is in this pasta. 
It is
High Protein
Gluten-Free
Non-GMO
Dairy Free
Vegan ( although this recipe has cheese you can easily sub for nut cheese)

SO EAT UP! 
Get your Cauliflower High Protein Healthy Pasta Here

I have been craving all things Greek lately, so I decided to whip up a Greek Penne Pasta that is FULL of Veggies, and FANTASTIC for Summer days at the Beach, Park, etc... perfect for my adventurous life! This Greek pasta salad is a light and fresh combination of colorful veggies, olives, and feta cheese.

Try it and let me know what you think!


Healthy Greek Pasta Salad
Makes 4 Servings 

8 ounces dry Penne pasta
1 1/2 cups cucumber diced
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
1/4 cup red onion minced
1 green bell pepper diced
1/3 cup kalamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese plus more for garnish
1/4 cup chopped parsley plus more for garnish
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste



Prepare the pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions. Strain.

Place the cucumbers, tomatoes, pepper, red onion, olives, parsley and feta cheese in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Add the pasta to the bowl with the vegetables.

Pour the dressing over the top and toss to coat thoroughly. Serve, sprinkled with more parsley and feta cheese if desired.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Caramel Coffee Cake Muffins (gluten free and healthy)

The Magical Mermaids Episode 3 dropped last night and it featured my Daughter and I cooking up some healthy coffee cake muffins. Please check it out!  Like, Subscribe, and tell us what other things you would like to hear from us!

Check out the episode here: 

Here is the written recipe for your convenience:

Caramel Coffee Cake Muffins (gluten free and healthy)

3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/4 cup extra virgin organic coconut oil
1 tsp caramel extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs*
2 tsp ground flaxseed
3/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1 TBSP baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ALL the ingredients together. I used a kitchenaid.
Prep a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.

Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Cook for 30 minutes. (rotate the pan halfway through).

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy!

If you are interested in joining me for one of my nutrition programs, send me an email and lets chat!
*sub aquafaba for vegan 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Healthy gluten free Chicken Enchilada Bowls


I love enchiladas, but sometimes am not in the mood to spend the time rolling them and making a huge mess. My solution is the enchilada bowl. I also like this solution because I can get more protein and healthy ingredients in and less "filler" aka tortillas. 2 small corn tortillas make up a carb serving and that is just plenty for me in a bowl, but sometimes in a dish those tiny tortillas don't hold enough and I am left feeling hungry with just 2. So here is my solution!
Clean Healthy Chicken Enchilada bowls that are easy to make and keep the whole family happy with less mess and more nutrients. Enjoy!


Healthy Clean Chicken Enchilada Bowls

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 lb Chicken breast cut into pieces
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1  cup tomato sauce
1 cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

8 tortillas
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup cheese, grated
optional garnish: Green onions, salsa, guac



Preheat Oven to 350’F.

Heat up a large pot on the stove top. Add olive oil and diced onions. Cook until softened (around 5 minutes). Add chicken pieces, salt and pepper. Fry until juices have evaporated and chicken starts to brown.

Add cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, garlic. Fry for around one minutes, stirring to coat chicken evenly with spices.

Pour in stock, tomato sauce, and beans. Cover pot and allow to simmer on medium for 10-15 minutes until chicken is tender and sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat. Use a colander to drain the sauce from the chicken and set sauce and chicken filling aside. DO NOT THROW SAUCE AWAY.

Soften your tortillas by wrapping in foil and heating in the oven for a couple minutes. This makes them easier to work with. Then get out 4 bowls and place one warm tortilla in the bottom of each oven safe bowl and place them in the oven for 10 minutes to harden. Option to coat tortilla with a little oil, but not necessary.

Divide chicken and bean filling between the 4 bowls. Spread a Tbsp Greek yogurt on top and then top each with another tortilla.

Repeat until all 4 bowls are done

Spoon strained enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas and top with grated cheese.

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and serve.