It's a crazy rainy, stormy night here and it's kind of a helpy-selfie night for dinner! Except when you're a mom, you help everyone regardless lol
Eggs and fruit for the kids and since my vegan barista pack came in the mail today, I had to try it! Oh. My. Gosh. Sooo good!
This is blueberry muffin shakeology. Frozen blueberries, vegan vanilla shakeology, oats, ice and water. Cole said "oh it's goooooood, I want my own. It smells like frosting and cookies! " 😂
I love this stuff because it kills my cravings, helped my husband lose 20lbs, gives the kids kick ass nutrition when the refuse to eat their veggies and keeps the digestive system regular. There. I said it 😂 #noshame
Want to try some? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll let you know how!
Last week I was having some MAJOR stomach pains after eating plain non-fat Greek Yogurt. Normally, I buy the fuller fat version but the store was out! Well, after eating these parfaits every morning for breakfast, I don't think my body handled it too well!
I reached out to my FB community and asked what they use and siggi's came very highly recommended! So, I bought some siggi's yogurt as a friend suggested in our Balanced and Beaming community! (Feel free to join!)
Thanks for all of the help!
Tried it today and no stomach pains!! Wahooo!! I'm going to reintroduce this tomorrow afternoon not on an empty stomach and see how we do. It's such an easy breakfast or snack to prep!
1/4 cup oats (these are Irish Oats but use anything besides quick)
3/4 Greek Yogurt or Siggi's plain
I used frozen and it helps mix up the parfait once they defrost!
Even, better these are Fix approved too! One mason jar is 1 yellow, 1 red and 1/2 purple. You can add cinnamon if you want or switch up the fruit. Fresh fruit works just as well too.
What's your favorite on-the-go healthy food?
This was a creation based on a busy night, not much left in the fridge, and wanting to use up the asparagus before it went bad! It took about 30 minutes start to finish!
Six chicken sausage (we used feta and spinach flavored)
1/4 box of whole wheat spaghetti
Spinach leaves (1 cup)
1 can diced tomatoes
10 spears of asparagus
1 small onion
3/4 cup chicken broth
Let me know what you think! If there doesn't seem to be enough liquid, add a little as you go to help cook the spaghetti. If it seems there is too much, add more pasta or remove cover to let it evaporate!
Next time, I'll make enough for leftovers!
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Over the past few days, I began reading "The Thin Woman's Brain" and WOW...it is eye-opening! I want to share this one little thing that stuck out to me in terms of having "food brain".
Food brain is when your brain is making the decisions on whether or not you should eat. It can be all consuming and is based on desire and addiction. It's that feeling of you HAVE to have it and then you can't stop eating! (i.e. girl scout cookies!)Begin to notice your hunger cues...are you brain hungry "food brain" (cravings, anxious, food obsessed) or are you stomach hungry (feel the drop in blood sugar, stomach rumbles).
Be mindful of how full you really are. Are you eating for fuel to feed the stomach hunger or are you eating to being overstuffed and bloated because your brain is driving that?
I had two pieces of small chocolate eggs yesterday. My brain was telling me to eat the whole damn bag-and I would've! But I ate two and was mindful of how it tasted. Like in the book, if you are mindful, you'll notice that the treat doesn't taste as good the more you have of it. You don't experience that high anymore the more you over eat. I totally experienced that! The first two little ones were delicious but I knew if I had 3,4,5...they wouldn't taste AS good so why bother?
Try this out on yourself...if you find yourself reaching for added sugars, carbs, etc.
I'll be sharing more about the book as I go through it in my free community Balanced and Beaming. Be sure to join HERE!
It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life, give in to cravings and start the cycle of healthy eating OVER and OVER and OVER again. Some weeks I'm really really good with eating right and then others...it's a loss! I've been talking with a few of the coaches on my team and they were raving about the book: The Thin Woman's Brain by Dilia Suriel. I just got mine on Amazon for $11 and change.
To make it more fun, I started an online book club in my free community on Facebook! I want to work through the book with other people to bounce ideas off each other and see how we can overcome this cycle of weight loss and weight gain. I'd love for you to join me! Get the book and join the Balanced and Beaming Facebook group. I'm excited to learn how to re-train my brain to get over the yo-yo!
If you're like me, you have ZERO time to make dinner. Between kids (and a baby), busy night schedules and being hungry...dinner needs to happen fast! I've fallen in love with one pot pastas because they're fast and it's pasta. Win-win! My goal is to find healthy options that fit the 21 Day Fix because that is the eating plan I've been following for the last two and a half years and I've had such great results. I made the meatballs separate to add some extra protein to the dish and added them at the end.
Try this one out and let me know what you think!
Ingredients for the pasta:
6 cups of fresh or frozen kale. You can use spinach
3 cloves crushed garlic
2 cups of water
2.5 cups of chicken stock (low sodium)
12 oz of whole wheat spaghetti noodles
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced
1/3 cup feta cheese
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, crushed
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
To fit into the container system, I measure out the spaghetti into my yellow container. I then pick out some of the kale and tomatoes to make one green container! This would also equal one red for about 5 mini meatballs, 1/2 blue and 2 tsp.
If you need help planning out your containers, check out this video I did here! As always, if you need help getting started or want to finally get into a program that works...reach out to me! I'm here for you!
Do you need help planning your meals or figuring out how to use the 21 day fix containers? Well, I have something for you! Check out this video to see how I use my containers and plan out my food for each day. Do you need help getting back on track? I'm accepting new clients! Email me at email@example.com and let's chat!
Let me first start with a disclaimer....I am NOT Italian! :) But, this simple sauce is delicious and so versatile that I wanted to share the recipe with you. Plus, it's fix approved!
Serve over pasta, use in place of pizza sauce or freeze for later use! This recipe makes a LOT of sauce (my stockpot was 3/4 full). You can adjust it for how many tomatoes you have on hand. Others like to add in more basil, less salt, oregano, mushrooms, etc. You can tweak this how you like!
One cup of sauce is 2 greens and 1/2 tsp on the Fix!
Some days I just don't have time to cook or feel like making a big dinner. So, today we had egg salad lettuce wraps for dinner! Super simple, healthy and fast. We also have beets as a side dish and for my hubby who is always hungry...leftover pasta with veggies!
#fancysockfittip Try subbing out a roll or bread next time for a big leaf of romaine lettuce!
Egg Salad Ingredients:
I'm a wife, mom of two rambunctious boys with a new baby girl, a middle school science teacher and a health and fitness coach. Oh...and a huge bird nerd.