Grilled Portobello Margarita

grilled portobello

I’m bringing back meatless Mondays! I adopted a veggie-centric diet about five years ago and haven’t looked back. Sometimes people have the idea that a meal without meat will leave you hungry, but that’s just not the case! On Mondays I’ll be sharing delicious vegetarian meals that the whole family will love. This is one of my favorite summertime meals, especially because it incorporates the grill!

Grilled Portobello Margarita
Serves 2

2 Portobellos-stems removed
olive oil-enough for basting, season with fresh or powdered garlic and oregano
mozzarella- fresh/buffalo or shredded
1 ripe tomato
basil for garnish

1. Combine oil, garlic and oregano
2. Heat grill or pan to med-high
3. Brush portobellos with oil mixture
4. Grill mushrooms about 4 minutes per side

Meanwhile slice tomato and cheese.
5. When mushrooms are done, top with cheese and grill ( covered) till cheese melts.
6. Top with tomato and basil.

Notes: You can serve this on top of greens and it’s delicious with a black bean and corn salad on the side.

21 Day Fix (You’ll need to measure per your plan)
Green: Mushrooms, Tomatoes
Blue: Cheese
Tsp: Olive Oil
Free: Basil/Oregano

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Goal Digger of the Month: Samantha Rockin’ Her Beach Body!

transformation 21 day fix

I’ve decided to do a transformation series on this blog, because these stories inspire me and overload my love tank every single day! Sam was one of my first customers. When we started chatting about her goals she explained to me that she wanted to tone up before her upcoming trip to Florida. Based on her goals and her current routine we hooked her up with Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix EXTREME challenge pack.

If you want to talk about committing to a program….Sam is a PERFECT example of what I mean. This girl knows the nutrition plan front to back, asks questions when she has them, drinks Shakeology daily, and crushes the workouts every. single. day.

Throughout her first round of the program she’d tell me how good she was feeling and that she was loving her results. Still, when she shared this before and after picture I was blown away. I mean, seriously…BEACH BABE, am I right?? She lost 10 pounds and gained lean muscle. You can feel her confidence shining through in that second picture. I also want to share with you that Sam’s journey to health didn’t just start in February. Since June 2013 this inspiring woman has lost 50 pounds. 50 pounds, people! She took the first step, hasn’t looked back, and so can you.

This is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Yes, you lose weight and inches, but this is about SO much more than that too. It’s about taking back control of your health with knowledge and workouts that empower you to be the best version of you.

Sam quickly became a coach as soon as she started to feel those waves of change ripple through her. Now she’s helping others along their health and fitness journey. Nothing worth having ever comes easy. Sam WORKS for it. And that’s what makes her success that much sweeter. I couldn’t be more proud to have her in my life or on my team of coaches.

21 Day Fix Eggplant Parm

I’ve been feeling in a bit of rut lately with cooking, because it feels as though I’ve been making the same things over and over again! So I decided to switch it up today. My favorite meal of ALL TIME is Eggplant Parmesan. I can’t get enough. However, my usual recipe does not fit in the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan. I basically use a half bottle of oil to fry up the eggplant. Right.

I put together a Fix-approved version and it was DELICIOUS. My husband loved it so much that he got bummed out when he back for more and we’d already eaten it all. Here’s what I did.

21 day fix eggplant parm

Slice up your eggplant. Dip it in eggs and place it on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Top with your seasoned breadcrumbs. Bake for about 15-20 minutes depending how thick your slices are. Take it out the oven and use a spatula to move the baked eggplant from the baking sheet to your casserole dish. Pour your sauce over the eggplant. Top it with your cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling. I served mine over a bed of steamed Zoodles.

Ingredients
– 1 large eggplant
– 2 eggs
– Homemade breadcrumbs (2 slices of wheat bread, toasted then crumbled)
– 1 cup of plain tomato sauce
– 1/4 shredded mozzarella cheese
– Salt-free italian seasoning
– Pepper for seasoning

Makes 2 servings (Zoodles not counted): 1 green, 1/2 red, 1 yellow, 1/2 purple, 1/2 blue

work at home mom

Welcome to my office. I just sat down with one of my 21 Day Fix challengers to help her plan out her first week of meals, snacks, Shakeology and workouts. We went through her likes, her dislikes, her worries and her motivations. Nearing the end of our hour together she looked down at her meal plan kind of surprised and said, “Lindsay, I can do this!” To which I replied, “Of course, you can.”

A couple of months ago I would have been shakin’ in my boots and doubting my ability to help anyone on their health and fitness journey. I mean, who did I think I was anyways? I was just a health enthusiast. Reading articles, working out and blogging heathy recipes was a hobby. Sure, it would nice to make a job out of it someday, but I’m not qualified to do that.

I might not have a degree in nutrition and I’m not a certified personal trainer, but I am a great coach and leader. I have a lifetime of experience being that. I’m building a team of dream chasers and helping others crush their health goals. All because I made the decision to get out of my comfort zone and buy a Beachbody program. Regardless of what change you want to make in your life, every great accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

When I greeted my friend at the door she apologized for taking up time on our Sunday. Taking up time to do something that fills me with JOY? I’ll gladly whip out my post-it notes, meal planning calendar and colorful pens for you anytime.

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

This is an easy, 21 Day Fix-approved crock pot recipe that my family loves. Setting it and forgetting it is the best! It takes the stress out of dinner time.

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin (4 servings, varies based on size of tenderloin)
21 Day Fix: 1 serving = 1/4 Green, 1/2 purple, 1 red

Ingredients
– 2 cups of frozen pineapple
– 1 red bell pepper, diced
– 2 1lb pork tenderloins
– 4 TBS apple cider vinegar
– 4 TBS balsamic vinegar
– 2 TBS brown mustard
– Black pepper
– Garlic Powder

Place pork tenderloins in the crock pot and season both sides with black pepper and garlic powder, top each pork tenderloin with 1 TBS of brown mustard and rub it in. Add the apple cider vinegar and the balsamic vinegar to the crock pot. Top with the chopped bell pepper and frozen pineapple. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Should make about 4 servings, but I chop up the tenderloin and measure out my red portion. The pineapple is soooo delicious and reminds me that winter won’t last forever 🙂

Enjoy!

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

homemade sweet potato chips

I CRAVE salty crunchy goodness. These sweet potato chips do the trick without me having to open up a bag of the unhealthy alternatives. Plus, I have my 21 Day Fix portion control container so I won’t overindulge. Which is easy to do because these are SO GOOD!

Ingredients
1-2 small sweet potatoes, washed an dried
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the potatoes in 1/4-inch-thick slices (I recommend using a slicer!) In a large bowl, add the oil and seasonings. Add the sliced potatoes and toss to coat. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.

You can get creative when you make these! Next time I might try a little cinnamon 🙂 Enjoy!

Saying yes to Beachbody coaching

My story begins when a friend posted a picture on Instagram of her 21 Day Fix Challenge pack arriving in the mail. My husband and I wanted a health refresh after having the twins so we put in our order. We figured we’d follow the meal plan, drink our daily Shakeology and sweat out the 30 minute workouts. We’d lose a few pounds and once the 21 days were over we’d move on. The coaching opportunity was mentioned to me a few times throughout the month, but I didn’t think too much about it. Then on day 21 we took our “after” pictures. It is not in my comfort zone to show these before and after photos, but I think it’s important to share my whole story. When the after pictures were taken I was three months postpartum with the twins. These are my results from one round of 21 Day Fix:

21 day fix before and after

The moment I looked at this photo collage I knew I would be saying yes to becoming a Beachbody coach. I knew I wanted other people to feel this way. 21 Day Fix laid out the road map, but I put in the work and these were the results. The group support kept me accountable and I was able to continue breastfeeding my twins because I was getting plenty of calories with the meal plan! There are so many reasons I love this program, but I’ll save that for another post. (Shout out to this amazing group of challengers who loved round one so much that they are now pushing through round two!)

New Year New You

Fast forward a week. I’m hosting my first 21 Day Fix challenge group on February 9th and I couldn’t be more excited to start helping people achieve their fitness goals. As far as the business opportunity I’ve already made enough commissions to pay for our monthly Shakeology supply. That was my original goal…to help people…and break even to be able to pay for our Beachbody orders. Now that I’ve achieved that in just the first week my mind is starting to open up to greater possibilities.

tina fey just say yes
What if by saying YES to Beachbody coaching I can…

– Achieve my own fitness goals by immersing myself in a supportive community
– Align my lifelong passion for health and wellness with my online marketing career
– Stay at home with my kids while relieving some financial burden from my husband
– Contribute to our kids education fund
– Afford to travel the country and the world with my family

I’m excited about the possibilities and I would like to invite you on this journey. Whether you are looking for a fitness business opportunity, or you need help finding an exercise and nutrition program that works for you…I want to help! Please leave a comment or fill out my contact form and I will get back to you.