SWEET CHICKEN SALAD LETTUCE WRAPS

Dec 3, 2020


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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 coming March!

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.


THE PACKAGE RECOMMENDED FOR BEST RESULTS

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.

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO GET STARTED

NEW 6 WEEK PROGRAM 🔥

Sep 27, 2019

Meet our newest super trainer and the creator of our new program "6 Weeks of THE WORK" launching September 30, Amoila Cesar.
Amoila Cesar

If you’re a basketball fan, the name Amoila Cesar might sound familiar. That’s because in 2017, Amoila became an overnight sensation on Instagram after posting the incredible three-week transformation of  NBA superstar, Julius Randle.
Management had famously told reporters that only athletes in peak physical condition would play the following season. So after seeing Amoila’s work on social media, Julius enlisted his expertise.
In just three weeks, Amoila transformed Julius into a new player. Not only was he sporting a brand-new six-pack, but he was lighter on his feet and in the best condition of his career.
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Since then, Amoila has become the go-to strength and transformation specialist among NBA athletes and celebrities alike. Jordan Clarkson, Elfrid Payton, Rodney Hood, Bobby Portos, and Jack Osbourne all count themselves as dedicated clients.


My 2 week results (so far)
6 weeks of the work results

With his new program, 6 Weeks of THE WORK, Amoila is bringing his gritty, tough-love training style and high-intensity workouts to Beachbody.
But before we get into the program, let’s learn a little more about the man himself.


Family Is His “Why”

As a high school and college basketball athlete, Amoila was committed to staying in shape. “I was always one of the best-conditioned guys and the hardest worker in the room,” he says. “That piqued my interest in fitness.”
However, it was suffering tremendous loss at a young age that compelled him to help people.
“My family is my ‘why.’ Eighty percent of my family is obese. Losing my mother and my grandmother to stroke, chronic disorders, and disease — things that could have been prevented — really drove me to be a trainer.”
Recently, he invited his brother out to Los Angeles for three months and helped him lose 50 pounds. That alone is an impressive feat, but Amoila is proud of the other positive changes it inspired.
“My brother became obese after my mom died. He was suffering from depression, had PTSD, and was on disability from the U.S. Army. Since he’s been getting in better shape, I’ve noticed his mental health improve. Now, he has a job and he’s more engaged with life.”

He’s Going to Show You What You’re Capable Of

In 6 Weeks of THE WORK, Amoila adapted the training regimen he created for his athlete and celebrity clients, so you can work out at home and still get awesome results.
Over six weeks, you’ll focus heavily on functional fitness, performing compound lifts, agility moves, and mobility exercises to help you build a stronger body and prepare you for real-life activities.
“Some people just have ‘show muscles,’” Amoila says. “They look good, but they can’t move well. With this program, you’re going to have both. You’ll be able to sprint down the yard to chase your dog or your daughter. You’ll be able to carry all the groceries inside without making multiple trips. 6 Weeks of THE WORK is going to help you with all aspects of your life.”
Developing mental toughness is also part of the program. Amoila is going to push you harder than you’ve ever been pushed before. But the results will be worth it.
“You’re going to be the best version of yourself by the time you finish,” he promises. “Even your psyche will be contagious. You’re going to rub off on whoever you’re around.”



About the Workouts


There are 36 unique workouts. Five days a week, you’ll do a butt-kicking 45-minute workout. Sweat will drip, your muscles will burn, and your stamina will be tested, but if you want results, you’ve got to commit and hustle every single day. As the weeks go by, Amoila will crank up the intensity by adding new moves and progressing the moves you’ve learned.
You’ll also get one crucial active repair day and one rest day each week.
Clean and explicit versions of each workout are available on Beachbody On Demand.
To access the clean version, choose the video not labeled “explicit” from the Workouts tab.

What equipment is needed?

You’ll need dumbbells (light, medium, and heavy), Resistance Loops, and Strength Slides. A chin-up bar and Chin-Up Max are optional, but you’ll get way more out of the program if you have them. A mat is optional.


When will it be available?

6 Weeks of THE WORK launches in VIP Early Access on September 30 exclusively through your Team Beachbody Coach.
6 weeks of the work challenge pack
*ALL OPTIONS INCLUDE one full year access to Beachbody OnDemand PLUS access to our online support & accountability group

Or the Performance Pack (with our all natural preworkout & post-workout Recover shake):
6 weeks of the work performance pack

Already have Beachbody OnDemand? 
There's also the Completion Pack with Shakeology 

Don't for get to ask about our 25% Discount Program w/ FREE Sign Up!

What Sets Amoila Cesar Apart


Amoila received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from University of Central Florida, and he’s an NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) certified personal trainer.
On top of that, he’s also a sports performance and fitness nutrition specialist (ACE) and a weight-management specialist (NCCPT).
While these credentials are impressive, he cites his psychology minor as the most important asset in his career. It’s how he’s been able to motivate his clients to work harder — without them even realizing it.
“I train people from all walks of life. My psychology minor has helped me understand how I can get that dog out of you and push you to the next level.”

6 Weeks of THE WORK Isn’t for Everyone

This is an advanced-level workout program. There's even a fitness test to help determine if it’s right for you.
Don’t meet the requirements? Don’t sweat it. Challenge yourself with another program, then come back and try the fitness test again. Amoila will be ready when you are.
“You’re going to do exercises you never knew you were capable of doing. You might fall short the first time. But this program is for the ones who don’t accept failure.”

EXCLUSIVE 6-WEEK TEST GROUP STARTS NOV 4
Fill out the form below to join!

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Sep 5, 2019





If you haven't tried SPAGHETTI SQUASH, you're missing out! Especially if you're craving pasta but don't want all the heavy carbs, this is a quick & easy healthy alternative that is SO yummy and much easier to make than zoodles.

INGREDIENTS
1-2 Organic Spaghetti Squash
1 lb Organic Ground Turkey Meat
1 Jar Tomato Sauce
Olive Oil
Shaved Parmesan Cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut squash into 4 quarters
3. Scrape out seeds, drizzle squash lightly with olive oil and sea salt
4. Place squash facedown in glass baking dish and bake for 45 min
5. Warm tomato sauce in a small pot
6. In a separate pan, brown turkey meat, adding sea salt & pepper
7. Add sauce to turkey meat (once fully cooked
8. Remove squash from oven and top with meat sauce & parmesan cheese
9. Use fork to scrape squash and make "spaghetti". Enjoy!

PUMPKIN SPICE IS BACK FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Sep 3, 2019


PSA: PUMPKIN SPICE IS BACCKKKKK!!!! 🙌🏼 I wouldn't normally make such a big deal about this however it's literally THE BEST thing I've ever had & last year it SOLD OUT in the first 12 HOURS so if you missed the boat last time, now's your chance! 

If you're obsessed with all things pumpkin, I'm telling you you NEED this. At only 150 calories (compared to 440 vs Starbucks PSL) and only 7g of natural sugar (vs 62g) and only 3g of fat (vs 14g), CHEAPER than Starbucks and ZERO artificial ingredients... you can get your pumpkin spice FIX on this fall withOUT the extra fluff. (y
ou're welcome) 




NEW #BackOnTrack Bootcamp starting soon!

Aug 19, 2019


💕 CALLING ALL MOMMAS! 💕
I’m excited to announce our new #BackOnTrack Bootcamp is starting next week! 💪🏼With this crazy busy summer ending & the kiddos going back to school, it’s the perfect time to get back on track with workouts & nutrition 🥗 I enjoyed evvvery bit of summer but I’m ready to reel it back in.

Whether you have 20 minutes a day or 60 minutes a day, I’ll help you find the perfect program to help you reach your goals. And along with the support + motivation of our daily accountability group, get results in the first month GUARENTEED. Emoji below if you’d like me to private message you the details or fill out the link in my bio to lock in your spot ASAP 💗



FISH TACOS

Jun 10, 2019

BLACKENED FISH TACOS RECIPE Joanna Gaines


RED CABBAGE & MANGO SLAW
 4 cups finely shredded red cabbage (about 1/2 medium head)
1-1/2 cups diced mangoes
1 cup shredded, peeled carrots
Juice of 2 limes
1 T extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil (my favorite!)
1 tsp sea salt

FISH TACOS
1-1/2 lbs skinless mahi-mahi (my fav!), halibut, turbot, or striped bass fillets
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper 
Vegetable oil spray
12 corn tortillas (my fav are LaTortilla Factory non-gmo tortillas)
12 large cilantro sprigs OR dried cilantro
12 lime wedges 

OPTIONAL GARNISHING SAUCE
Spicy Chipotle Sauce (My fav!!! And it's all natural & gluten-free)


DIRECTIONS
1. To make the red cabbage and mango slaw: In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, mangoes, carrots, lime juice, oil and salt, and toss unit well combined.

2. To make the fish tacos: Place the fish in a large shallow dish.  In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, hot sauce, paprika, garlic salt, and pepper. Coat both sides of each fillet with the sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Our favorite way to cook the fish is to grill it. However if you're unable to grill, spray a seasoned cast iron skillet with oil and heat on high unit hot.  Turn on the ventilation fan.  Cook the fish until opaque throughout, 3-5 minutes per side. Cook in batches if necessary. Transfer to a platter, cut into pieces for servings and set aside.

4. In a separate small pan, turn to medium high heat unit hot. Heat the tortillas on the pan for 1 minute each side, until they are hot and malleable.

5. To build the tacos, divide the fish evenly on the tortillas. Top each with cabbage & mango slaw and then cilantro. Optional: Drizzle with the Spicy Chipotle sauceServe with lime wedges & enjoy!


Note: If there is leftovers, store the fish and slaw in separate covered containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days; if storing prepared tacos, store up to 2 days.


Makes approx 6-8 tacos 


PREP: 20 minutes + at least 1 hour for marinating 
COOK: Approximately 20 minutes