Showing posts from 2017

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Two of my favorite things: Recipes that I can do in the crock pot and require little prep time and MEXICAN FOOD. I found this recipe on the Team Beachbody Blog  and it is one of my go to favorites! I omit the beans usually, because my husband doesn't care for them and I top with a few slices of avocado.  Give this amazing simple recipe a try and let me know what you think!  Ingredients: 1 tsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 medium jalapenos, seeded and deveined, finely chopped 1 lb. raw ground chicken breast 1½ cups dry farro, rinsed 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed, drained 1 cup frozen corn 1 (15-oz.) can diced fire roasted tomatoes (or diced tomatoes), no salt added 1 cup water 1 (10-oz.) can red enchilada sauce 2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. ground coriander Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional) 1 cup shredded jack (or cheddar or Mexican blend) cheese 3 medium green onions, choppe

The 2018 Resolution Revolution

'HOPE smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering.... 'it will be happier'...." -Alfred Lord Tennyson 4 years ago, I crawled in my bed one evening... miserable, lost, confused, and seeking company. I kept a smile on for everyone EXCEPT for my husband. He got the WORST of me day in and day out because I refused to make a change.  I KNEW I couldn't keep living this way. I knew this w as the way a failed marriage was written... but, I had a glimmer of HOPE that I could change something... I could do better. I had to ACCEPT my shortcomings, stop placing blame, and I had to TRY.  I decided to TRY by investing in my health. I had gained 30 lbs that year alone (the year I got married) and I thought MAYBE if I could lose 10 lbs, things would be better. What I didn't realize was that I could NOT do this alone. I tried.... I didn't want anything to do with a support group or a Coach, I just wanted the 25 minute workout I could do in the privacy of my

Is 80 Day Obsession a Good Fit for You?

Beachbody is preparing for the launch of the newest program, 80 Day Obsession with celebrity trainer, Autumn Calabrese. I will be honest, when I first heard the title, I was a little taken back by the word, "Obsession," - I didn't like the connotation it may have for my customers and people I am trying to help have a HEALTHY relationship with food and fitness. However, after listening to Autumn share her own thoughts on the word, I realized it is up to ME to teach others that it is OKAY to be obsessed with being HEALTHY. With taking care of your BODY that God has provided you with to MOVE, FUEL, AND LIVE OUT YOUR PURPOSE.  Let's face it! When we take care of ourselves first, it impacts everyone else around us! Your family, your friends, and everyone else around you will be happiest if YOU are happy and take some time to care for yourself. I've had the chance to check out 5 of these new workouts, and I love the challenge of working new muscles, and foc

HOW TO: Have a HAPPY + HEALTHY Thanksgiving!

If you're like me, the holiday's come with a weird layer of stress around the fact that I really don't want to feel deprived of good foods, but I also don't want to un-do all of the hard work I have put in throughout the first 10 months of the year. Food, for me, is a constant battle of what I "want" and what I actually WANT-- not just because it is in front of my face.  Here are my top 5 tips to follow this Thanksgiving to keep yourself happy, on track, and following your instincts when it comes to eating this amazing dinner.  1. Know what your intention is BEFORE you go into Thanksgiving dinner and be at PEACE with it. The worst thing to do, for me, is to not be SURE if I'm going to go off the rails or not, then eat 2 pieces of pie and beat myself up for it for another two days. It's NOT WORTH SACRIFICING THAT MUCH TIME OVER. Decide from the beginning: Are you going to stick to your healthy eating plan, are you going to allow yourself A LITTLE

The ULTIMATE Thanksgiving Clean Eating Guide!

Are you stressed out about how you are going to maintain the progress you have made in your health and fitness journey with Thanksgiving dinner quickly approaching?! No worries! I have pulled some of my favorite and the AMAZING cleaned up Thanksgiving recipes straight from the Beachbody Blog for you here! For the ULTIMATE BEACHBDOY THANKSGIVING GUIDE  click here! Herb Roasted Turkey If you've been put in charge of the bird this year, then follow along with this recipe to make a flawless (and healthy) turkey.   Course   Main Course   Cuisine   American   Prep Time   15   minutes   Cook Time   4   hours   Total Time   4   hours   35   minutes   Servings   24   Servings, 4 oz each   Author   Beachbody Ingredients 1   (18 lb.) raw whole turkey 1½   tsp   sea salt   (or Himalayan salt) 2   Tbsp   coarsely ground black pepper 1½   tsp   dried thyme leaves 1½   tsp   dried ground sage 1½   tsp   dried oregano leaves 1½   tsp   dried basi