Beachbody Health Bet

health-bet

January 9-February 5

The Beachbody Health Bet pool has grown to $3 Million!

WHAT IT IS:  My company is rewarding you for going after your health and fitness goals in the New Year! If you purchase a program & Shakeology, you will get access to my challenge group that will be run through an app on your cell phone. We kick off on January 9th.  You’ll be logging at least five Shakeology’s a week with pictures and at least 3 workouts a week– you can get a cut of the $3 million pot.

If you’re already one of my customers, you can totally be apart of this too! Let’s connect!

HOW TO GET A CUT OF THE $3 MILLION:

  1. Be an active member in my challenge group as of January 9th.
  2. Log 5 Shakeology’s with pictures a week
  3. Log AT LEAST 3 workouts a week

YOU MUST meet all of the requirements for each week.

  • Week 1: Jan 9-Jan 15
  • Week 2: Jan 16-Jan 22
  • Week 3: Jan 23- Jan 29
  • Week 4: Jan 30-Feb 5

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Contact me & we will find the program that best fits for YOU.  We will talk about your goals, what you’ve tried before, your eating habits, and much more. Based on that, we will pick a program that will get YOU the best results. Pair that with Shakeology & you’ve got yourself a plan and one on one support.

Beachbody just launched an Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand package bundled with a month’s supply of Shakeology that will give you access to ALL Beachbody programs PLUS any new programs that come out in the new year. It’s available at a promotional price for a limited time so LET’S TALK!  

HOW YOU’LL GET PAID:

Once the Health Bet has come to a close, the prize pool will be split equally among all qualified participants..All participants will be notified of their preliminary qualification status on or around February 8, 2017 via the e-mail address associated with their Team Beachbody account.

If you’re ready, let’s do this thing!!

APPLY HERE: http://bit.ly/2fE5h0Z

Let’s get you the results – I want you to feel AMAZING!

Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

I’ve made a lot of dinners. This one, I do believe, goes down as one of my favorites. Kid-approved, hubby-approved….SO YUM and SO HEALTHY. I served this up with a side of homemade sweet potato fries!

Walnut crusted pork

1 pound pork
2 TB mustard powder
1 TB paprika
1 TB garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
½ cup chopped walnuts
3 cups salad greens
½ cup of balsamic vinaigrette (from Whole 30)

Preheat oven to 375
>Pat tenderloin dry with paper towel
>Mix the seasoning together in a small bowl and rub over pork evenly
>Chop the walnuts and coat pork with ¾ of them
>Bake in baking pan for 25-30 minutes
>Let pork rest for 10 minutes
>Slice into medallions, place salad greens on plates, top with pork, sprinkle with remaining chopped walnuts, and drizzle with vinaigrette.

ENJOY!!

Easy Avocado Egg Bake

I have to admit. I was nervous to try this one! Every time I saw an avocado egg bake picture pop up on Pinterest it looked so good, I but figured there was no way I could pull it off. I think the key to this is to make sure you take a little bit of the avocado out so your eggs fit! Otherwise, it’s super simple AND delicious.

Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado
2 fresh eggs
pinch of pepper
pinch of cayenne
1/2 tablespoon chopped chives

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
– Slice the avocado in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
– Place the avocados in a small baking dish.
– Crack an egg into each avocado half.
– Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
– Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and cayenne.

Enjoy!

Taco Tuesday: Healthy Pork Carnitas

This pork carnitas recipe will make you the hero of your next Taco Tuesday! Mix up the seasoning ingredients that are listed in the image, rub it onto a 2 pound pork tenderloin and place in slow cooker. Add the juice of 1 orange, 1 lime and 2 cloves of minced garlic.

Cook on low for 7-9 hours. Boom.

I like to serve mine on warmed corn tortillas with some sliced avocado and pico de gallo!

Pork carnitas seasoning

Plantain-Crusted Quiche

This weekend, I was inspired by good friend and fellow health coach at Simply Living Healthy Today to make a quiche, but I wanted to add a crust. (Hello, carb queen!) Thus, this plantain-crusted quiche was born! And it was DELICIOUS.

Plantain quiche

What you need:

1 Plantain (the greener the better)
8 Eggs
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
1 TB coconut oil
Salt & Pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Peel plantain and slice into several pieces lengthwise (try for 5).
3. Heat up a pan over medium-high heat and add coconut oil (save a little for greasing the pie pan.) Add plantains to pan and cook them for about 4 minutes each side.
4. Add about 2 tbsp of water to the pan, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Let cook for an additional 5 minutes, until soft.
5. Grease a 9″ round pie pan with coconut oil and arrange the plantain strips along the bottom of the pan to form a crust.
6. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs together. Add mushrooms, spinach and cheese.
7. Pour egg mixture over plantains in the pan. Top with pinch of salt and pepper and place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the top of the quiche is cooked and no longer runny.
8. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into 4 pieces and enjoy!

5 Day FREE Yoga Challenge

“My heart is open to give and receive love.”

The holidays are so full of love, family, laughs, and smiles. With all of that also comes with an ocean full of emotions! Yoga has always helped me channel my emotions in a positive way.

I figured with Thanksgiving this week it would be the perfect time to host a yoga challenge for anyone who wanted to spend a few minutes for themselves each day to breathe and practice some beginner heart opening poses.

We started today and there is still time to join! Drop your email address below, or connect with me on Facebook and send a message so I can add you to my private Facebook group AKA virtual yoga studio. 🙂

OR you can go direct to the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523182091331400/

See you there!

yoga wild thing

Tomato Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic and Navy Beans

It’s SOUP weather again! And nothing says love in the belly like some warm soul food in a bowl. This is my FAVORITE tomato soup. Probably because in my opinion garlic should be its own food group. Enjoy this dairy-free and gluten-free goodness.

Veganomicon tomato rice soup

2 bulbs garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil (plus a little extra for the garlic)
1 cup long-grain brown rice (make sure to use long grain and not short grain)
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons salt
several pinches of freshly ground pepper
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed

Preheat the oven to 425.

For the roasted garlic: Cut about 1/2 inch off the top of each garlic bulb, drip a bit of olive oil on each of the garlic bulbs, wrap in aluminum foil and roast in oven for 45 minutes until soft.

While garlic is roasting, preheat a soup pot over medium heat with tablespoon of oil. Add the rice, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, then fill up the can with water twice and add the water.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes. Remove the garlic from the oven. When it is cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic out of its skin and into a small bowl. Use a fork to mash garlic to a smooth consistency, then add to soup once the rice is nearly tender.

When rice is completely cooked, add the beans and heat through. Then it’s ready to serve – just remove the bay leaves beforehand. It makes a lot and freezes well so you can enjoy leftovers.

Healthy Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

The little man got his first cold of the season so it was a watching movies and baking kind of day. He wanted a cookie, but I didn’t want to load him up on sugar! I made these 21 Day Fix approved healthy oatmeal craisin cookies and they were a perfect amount of chewy and a just a little sweet. Next time I might even add some dark chocolate chips! These were great as a little breakfast bar too since they aren’t super sweet. Two of these cookies equals 1 yellow container for 21 Day Fix.

21 day fix cookies

Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1 egg
1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 T honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup craisins

Mix it all and drop 12 cookies, BIG ones onto a baking sheet. These don’t puff up TOO much so you can put them pretty close! Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes (mines was 12).

Meal plan of the week – 6/29

healthy meal planI was out of town for a wedding so I’m posting this a little later than I would have liked, but here is this week’s meal plan! Some followers of my Facebook page had shown interest in  my meal plans. Let me know if this is helpful I’ll keep on sharing them!

This particular plan leaves a lot of room for some creativity, because I know everyone has different preferences. For example, there is fish for dinner on Monday night, but I didn’t include what type of fish…just pick something you enjoy! The recipe for the chili is here. And this is the link for the pumpkin protein bars. The rotisserie chicken is referring to the pre-cooked ones you can get at the store! If your grocer doesn’t have them then any chicken will do. I recommend making the pumpkin protein bars ahead of time so they are ready to go! Make sure you are considering how many servings you need based on how many people are in your family when you go grocery shopping. Let me know if you have any questions!!

Easy Bell Pepper Chili

You know a recipe is a hit when your four year old asks, “Mommy, can I have more chili? Because that was yummy!” Chili is one of my favorites to make because you can really get creative! You can add veggies, meats, and make it as hot or as mild as you’d like! This is a simple, kid-friendly version that can be whipped up in no time.

vegetarian chili

Ingredients
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can white kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
8 ounces of frozen bell peppers or 2 fresh, any color
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBS oregano
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
pepper, to taste

In a large pot saute the peppers and garlic in the olive oil for a few minutes (if the peppers are fresh saute until soft). Add the rest of the ingredients and let everything simmer on low-medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. I like to serve over a bed of spinach!

Trader Joe’s carries tri-color frozen peppers and I love them. That’s what I use in this recipe!

bell peppersIf you want to add more heat feel free to amp up the seasonings and/or add a jalapeno. My son isn’t a fan…yet 😉 If you cook up this recipe please let me know how you like it.

21 Day Fix
One serving would be 1 cup and I would count it as 1 yellow, 1/2 purple, 1/4 green (if you serve over spinach count that as a green too or you could add more peppers too!)