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!

Little Black Dress Challenge

little black dress challenge

This is the story of a little black dress.
That was worn once and then never again.
Do you have one of these too?
That dress that made you feel like Audrey Hepburn.
Does it sit in the back of your closet now like this one does?

Well, I have a plan to rock this dress again on New Year’s Eve. And if you’re up for the challenge, I’d love for you to join me.

Pull out that dress from the closet that you can’t bring yourself to get rid of. The one that you keep saying you’ll maybe fit into again someday. And let that be your motivation to start with me on November 30th.

You’ll dance, stretch, lift, or cardio up a daily sweat
You’ll ward off the sugar plum fairy with my secret weapon shake
You’ll follow a healthy meal plan
{While still enjoying the holidays, of course…no one is taking MY wine glass away so I’d never take away yours!}

Fill out this application to reserve your spot in the group!

Find Your Balance

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I am a proud stay at home mom of twins plus one and a loving wife to my best friend and husband. This is a part of my story, but it’s not my whole story. Inside of me exists this whole big world filled with dreams of traveling, learning, and writing books. Since becoming a mom it’s been a struggle to imagine how any of it could come true because of how busy life has become! Until I realized that I could stay committed to my passions, while being flexible with my approach. This is where my journey to find balance began. Becoming a health and lifestyle coach has opened my eyes to the power of having a supportive community to back up my dreams!

Find your center

My vision is to help women stay connected to every part of themselves. In order to honor ourselves those around us we need to take care of ourselves! By inspiring our minds, fueling our bodies, and building our strength we will create the inner and outer space we need to thrive.

OPPORTUNITY ALERT: I’m looking for 5-10 fellow moms who are looking to get healthy and take back their life.

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Giving and positive moms who could benefit from finding a balance between their have-to-do’s and their want-to-do’s, getting support from others, learning time management tips, and more.

A mom who is willing to INVEST IN HERSELF. That could dedicate 30 minutes a day to working out, improving her nutrition, saving time with a superfood shake, and learning all about portion control with healthy, family-friendly meals. Because she knows when she is happy and feeling good, it makes her family happy too.

Join me MOMS!

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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).

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!)