PEAR + GOAT CHEESE CHICKEN SALAD

Mar 31, 2022

 

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

Chicken, diced (grilled or baked) 

Spring salad mix

1 pear, chopped

Goat cheese (I prefer the crumbled)

Craisins


DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp honey mustard

1 tbsp honey


*NOTE: Every ingredient I use is organic to avoid toxic pesticides, GMOs (genetically modified or bioengineered ingredients) as well as synthetic growth hormones in meat as well as dairy products (ie. look for "made from cows NOT treated w/ rSBT" on the label)


DIRECTIONS:

1. Add desired amount of lettuce to plate, then top with chicken, pears, goat cheese and craisins

2. In a small bowl, add dressing ingredients together and whisk until smooth

3. Pour into salad and enjoy!



TIP: I like to grill or bake the chicken in advance so I can throw this salad together in just a few minutes for lunch. That way prep time only takes about 5 min! You can also double up the dressing recipe so you have some ready to go. If you do this, just make sure to keep it refrigerated.


IF YOU'VE BEEN WAITING....NOW IS THE TIME!!!

Feb 21, 2022

You guys, I don’t post about this stuff often but today I HAVE to share bc it’s an absolute STEALLL 🔥

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I was just given a special code that I can give out (which can be used an unlimited amount of times) that will give you $650 OFF our new spin bike (which INCLUDES shipping + delivery) 🙌🏼 Say what??!?! 😄


I have the black one (which I LOVE!!) but it also comes in white which is super pretty. Plus there’s add-on options to include weights + a mat if you need them.


PLUS I have an additional code for our fitness + nutrition packages as well so you’ll literally get EVERYthing you need to get started and get results 💯 


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CHICKEN or SHRIMP "FRIED RICE"

Feb 17, 2022

This is one of our fav low-carb + gluten-free creation that my family is obsessed with! So yummy + filling and made with only protein + veggies — and zero heavy carbs. It can also easily be made vegetarian or vegan with the swap of 1-2 ingredients!

CHICKEN SHRIMP FRIED RICE RECIPE


INGREDIENTS:

Shrimp, cut into bite-sized pieces (for 2 people I use: 20 medium shrimp or 10 large)

2 cups cauliflower rice (or 1 cup (uncooked) brown rice)

Mixed vegetables, small frozen bag (I typically get a mix of corn, peas, carrots and green beans)

Bean sprouts (small bag)

1 small onion, chopped

2 cage-free eggs, scrambled

Soy-sauce, low-sodium

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp butter (for eggs)


TIPS:

*Every ingredient I use is organic to avoid toxic pesticides + GMOs (genetically modified or bioengineered food)

*Wild or sustainably-raised seafood is best. Always AVOID farm-raised seafood

*Using cauliflower rice makes this a low-carb meal but you can use brown rice instead if you don't mind the extra carbs

*You can use tofu instead of shrimp or chicken to make this vegetarian and omit the eggs as well to make it vegan

*We love Country Crock plant-based butter


DIRECTIONS:

1. I always start my rice first (in a separate pot) so it can cook itself while I’m cooking the rest!

2. Add olive oil to a deep pan and turn heat to medium.

3. Add onion and frozen vegetables and cook until onion is no longer transparent and vegetables are fully thawed and cooked.

4. Add shrimp and stir until fully cooked

5. Next, add in the bean sprouts and approximately 2-3 tbsp of soy sauce. You can always put a lid on to help steam these and cook them a bit faster.

6. In a separate small pan, scramble eggs, then once cooked, add to the deep pan and mix in.

7. Add desired amount of cooked rice to bowl, top with shrimp and veggie mix, and enjoy!


BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ARE HERE EARLY!!

Nov 19, 2021

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STUFFED BANANA PEPPERS

Nov 10, 2021

 

stuffed banana peppers recipe low carb

One of my fav healthy + super yummy #lowcarb meals to make! 🌶  These are super easy, can be prepped in under 10 min, thrown in the oven + voila 👌🏻 I've added some tips below as well as another option if you have kids or people in your family (like mine) who do not share the same love of spice as you do. I did make my own homemade organic tomato basil sauce for this but your fav jar of sauce will do! 


Ingredients:
  • 1 lb organic ground turkey
  • Approx 6 yellow banana peppers (or can you Cubanelle peppers if you prefer less spicy)
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce (or approx 2-3 cups)
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (*look for "rBST free" on the label)
  • 1/2 cup of organic breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons of dried parsley (or 2-3 tablespoons fresh)
  • Sea salt & pepper (Pink Himalayan sea salt is my fav!)


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut off the tops of the peppers and make a slit down the middle of one side
  3. Rinse & remove seeds (*be careful NOT to touch your face or eyes, wear gloves if possible)
  4. In a large bowl, add turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt & pepper and mix well with a spoon 
  5. Stuff mixture into the peppers and place them (slit side face up) on a baking dish
  6. Bake for approx 40 minutes 
  7. While the peppers are baking, warm the marinara sauce on the stovetop
  8. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the peppers and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted, then remove from oven
  9. Plate the peppers, use a ladle to pour marinara sauce on top, then garnish with parsley + enjoy!

EARTH DAY + WAYS WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Apr 22, 2021

Representing our beautiful Mother Earth today + sharing some ways (big + small) we can all make a difference 🌎



𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗬𝗖𝗟𝗘 - Kind of an obvious one, but it blows my mind how many people + companies still don’t recycle. More than 8 MILLION TONS of plastic bottles end up in the sea each year & it’s estimated by the year 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea which is pretty damn scary.

𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗕𝗢𝗧𝗧𝗟𝗘𝗦 - Instead of buying bottled water, you can buy things like a Brita water filter or my favorite is my insulated tumbler w/ a built-in reusable straw that I use all day + take it with me everywhere I go. Love my Swig!

𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗬𝗖𝗟𝗘 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗖 𝗕𝗔𝗚𝗦 - I learned a few years ago these are ONLY RECYCLED when you take them to a local store (like Target or a grocery store) bc they get stuck in the recycling machines + therefore are NOT recycled. I store them in our pantry then drop them off once a week on my way in the store. And when possible, use reusable bags!

𝗕𝗨𝗬 𝗥𝗘𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗪𝗦 - Straws when broken down in the ocean can kill marine life. You can buy reusable straws almost anywhere now.

𝗘𝗔𝗧 𝗟𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗠𝗘𝗔𝗧 - I was shocked to learn one of the LARGEST contributors of global warming are greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. Not only that, Brazil has burned down over 5.5 MILLION ACRES of the Amazon (also known as “the lungs of our planet”) to make room or more cattle farms to keep up with the demand for beef.

𝗕𝗨𝗬 𝗢𝗥𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗖 - Pesticides are not only bad for bugs, they can be toxic to birds, fish, beneficial insects, and cause a ton of health problems to humans as well. Buy organic whenever possible, esp foods like fruit, vegetables & wheat, which are heavily sprayed.

𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗩𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 - If you have items that are still usable, donate them instead of throwing them in the trash.

𝗖𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗡 𝗨𝗣 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗘𝗡𝗩𝗜𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 - every year on Earth Day, my daughter & I go around our neighborhood and sometimes local parks and pick up anything that’s recyclable. One year we collected over 3 large trash bags worth from trash left behind by construction workers in our neighbor alone.

Let's celebrate #𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗗𝗮𝘆 every day by reducing our carbon footprint! 👣

SPIN BIKE COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!!

Feb 12, 2021

FREAKKKKKING OUT about what’s about to go in this space in a few months!!! We got some crazy exciting news yesterday that our company is expanding to a whollllle nother level and YESSS yal.....WE ARE LAUNCHING A SPIN BIKE!!!! Woooo hoooo!!!!!!!!! This could not come at a more PERFECT time! My husband & I have been talking about getting a bike and I’m so glad we waited!!

 
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It has even MORE features than the Peloton and nearly HALF the price. One of these features includes a 21.5” interactive HD touchscreen that can SWIVEL / tilt so you’ll be able to do allllll of your fav off-the-bike workouts on it too!
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COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN

Jan 26, 2021

 

COCONUT CURRY CHIKEN

My husband and I recently discovered Thai food and we are in love with this COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN! SO yummy and takes less than 30 min. You could always use white or brown basmati rice with this, but if you are like me and try to do lowcarb as much as possible (especially at dinner time), you can use cauliflower rice instead and it's just as good and filling. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!


INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil separated
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced (1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic (1-1/2 teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste (I use Thai Kitchen; increase or decrease for desired spice levels)
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 pound organic chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1/8 cup dried)
  • Serve over/with: cooked basmati rice and naan bread with additional lime wedges
  • Optional: chopped peanuts or cashews

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Start by prepping ingredients: Dice the onion, mince the garlic, and mince the ginger. I peel the ginger with a spoon or vegetable peeler and then finely mince it. Thinly slice the red bell pepper into long vertical strips and then cut those strips in half horizontally. 
  • Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes or until onions begin to turn golden. Add the garlic and ginger; stir to coat everything with the oil. Lower the heat to low and add in the curry powder, red curry paste, and coriander. Stir often for 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.
  • Return the heat to medium high. Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil and the red bell pepper. Stir for 1-2 minutes and then add in the bite-sized pieces of chicken. Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste (I add 1 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper). Cook, stirring often for about 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is browned on both sides, but not cooked through.
  • Pour in the coconut milk, lime juice, and brown sugar (to taste; I start with just 1 tablespoon). Stir until chicken is cooked through (juices run clear and it is cooked to 165 degrees F) and curry is slightly thickened (See Note 1). If desired, stir in the fish sauce.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with basil.

SWEET CHICKEN SALAD LETTUCE WRAPS

Dec 3, 2020


chicken salad lettuce wraps recipe with grapes


I lovvvvve these Sweet Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps! They're my new go-to quick & healthy lunch staple and they take almost no time at all to cook and throw together. You can even meal prep these in advance to have ready for the week! Then all you do is scoop some on your lettuce and voila! I prefer using lettuce wraps as they're great way to keep your carb intake down (and in my opinion tastes the best!), but you can always swap the lettuce for a tortilla wrap instead. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! If so, feel free to share!


Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked all-natural chicken, shredded (approx. 1.5 - 2 lbs)
  • 1 cup organic celery, chopped (make sure to include the celery leaves, chopped)
  • 1 cup red seedless organic grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (aka craisins)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt (I used Hellmann's Olive Oil mayo)
  • Romaine lettuce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (I use pink Himalayan sea salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Directions

1. Boil the chicken until fully cooked. I don't like chicken salad hot so if I plan on serving it right away, I'll rinse the chicken off with cold water in a strainer for a minute to cool it.

2. I then shred the chicken in a food processor (if you don't have one, you can shred it by hand in a large bowl using two forks).

3. In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, along with the celery (and the leaves), grapes, dried cranberries, mayo, salt and pepper. Stir together until combined and it's ready to serve!

Healthy Tips:
  • To keep my carb intake low, I love using romaine lettuce for this wrap but you can use soft tortillas if you prefer, or even bread, crackers, pita chips... just about anything!
  • To lighten up the recipe, you can use Greek yogurt in place of the mayonnaise.

10 ROUNDS | New Boxing Program!

Mar 6, 2020


What is 10 Rounds?

“Besides an amazing workout?” Joel asks.”I’m going to show you how to work your whole body with every punch, just like the pros in the gym. If you want the shredded, ‘cut’ look, you’re going to sweat for it.”
This 5-days-a-week, 6-week program is built around the simple, precise, and effective principles of boxing — without the impact.
Joel leads you through 3 days of boxing training and 2 days of strength-building workouts with weights that will help you get a true, full-body transformation.
You won’t be hitting a heavy bag or sparring partner. Instead, you’ll be doing it the way boxers spend the bulk of their training time — shadowboxing.
“We’re going to build killer combinations of punches and footwork, with a heavy emphasis on repetition, to create deep grooves of muscle memory,” Joel explains.”I want you to get out of your head, stop overthinking the moves, and let your body do what I’ve taught it to do. All you have to do is give me intensity with every punch.”

The boxing workouts are broken up into 10 rounds, 3 minutes each. You’ll focus on punching combinations and footwork that will progress over the 6 weeks.
The 3 boxing days are combined with conditioning drills that help build:
  1. Power by using body weight to increase lean muscle mass
  2. Speed/agility with fast footwork that will push you into high-intensity spikes of fat burning
  3. Endurance to boost performance so you can burn more calories faster. There will also be some “all-out, burnout drills” where you’ll punch as fast as you can, so you’re completely spent at the end of the round.
You can also crank up the burn by using Beachbody Resistance Loops on your legs to get your stance as strong as possible.
To keep you motivated and MOVING, every workout features music that will drive your rhythm and give you the energy to pack the most into every punch.
The two days of weightlifting workouts include one day of Upper Body to build strength and power and one day of Lower Body/Legs.
As Joel says, “The power behind every punch starts from the ground up.”
Joel also integrates core work into every workout. Your entire core and back will help you punch harder and faster, so you’re getting a maximum workout, every time.

Program Info

Program length: 6 weeks
Workouts per week: 5

– 3 days of boxing, 2 days of weight lifting
Workout length: 30-40 minutes 

Equipment: 


o    Light, medium, & heavy dumbbells (lifting workouts)


o    12” resistance loops (lifting & boxing workouts)


o    Small towel (boxing workouts)

Fitness Level: Intermediate 

Audio: English Only (Spanish & French Coming Soon!)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, and French

Are You Ready to Sweat?

This is an intermediate workout that will keep your shirt soaked, round after round. If you’re looking for results that are visible and powerful, 10 Rounds will help you get “lean & mean.”
It’s easy to learn, but you’ve got to give it your all.
Want to lose weight? Get cut? Shed pounds and reveal those abs? 10 Rounds will help you get the head-turning results you’ll love to show off.






What Nutrition Do I Need?

Since you’ll be asking a lot of your body, Joel wants to make sure you’re totally fueled to give him everything you got.
That means your daily Shakeology, which is packed with a potent blend of proteins, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals — nutrients that can help you feel and perform at your best so you’re ready to step in the ring for 10 Rounds.*
Joel also recommends Beachbody Performance Energize before your workout to help boost energy and endurance,** and Recover to help promote muscle protein synthesis and growth and support your body’s recovery with critical protein.*
The program comes with the Beachbody Guide to Nutrition, with guidance on how to create healthy, sustainable eating habits for lasting wellness, fitness, and weight loss.
Keeping your nutrition dialed in throughout all six weeks is key to getting incredible results from 10 Rounds.
If you’re looking for a long-term solution, there are two comprehensive premium nutrition programs that can help get you even better results:
Ultimate Portion Fix uses color-coded containers to help you create delicious, perfectly sized meals, every time, while 2B Mindset is a positive approach to eating that lets you eat all the foods you love and STILL lose weight.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ‡High in protein. **Contains caffeine which enhances mental alertness during intense muscular activity.


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When Can I Stream 10 Rounds?

Offers go on sale and VIP Early Access begins April 6, 2020 (Coach-Exclusive Window March 16 – April 5, 2020).
  • 10 Rounds officially launches on Beachbody On Demand October 1, 2020.

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