Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pumpkin Muffins with Portion Control



Fall Foods and Pumpkin everything!! It is hard enough to stay away from pumpkin treats in the grocery store and pumpkin beer while you are out so I wanted to share a way I beat the bakery treats!! 

21 day fix pumpkin muffins!! 

With this recipe if you follow the 9 servings per muffin it will replace 1 orange and 1 purple container in your day. I don't make this an everyday treat, but they do the trick for a craving!!! 

Pumpkin Muffins with Portion Control 


Ingredients:
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1.5 cups almond flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 dash sea salt
2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare muffin tins by lining 9 cups with liners or coating with cooking spray.
Combine cream cheese and maple syrup in a small bowl, set aside.
Mix egg and pumpkin in a medium bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and salt. Add almond flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix until just blended.
Spoon batter into each muffin cup, filling less than 1/2 full. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin cup. Top the cups with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds over the tops of the muffins.
Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
Transfer the cooked muffins to a wire rack to cool.

Servings: 9
21 Day Fix: 1 purple, 1 orange

If you try this recipe let me know what you think! 
Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #pcospositivechef on Instagram!!
Enjoy!! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal

Fall is in the air and with that comes cravings for comfort foods!! 
With this slow-cooked steel-cut oats recipe, breakfast can taste like a luscious slice of banana bread while still being a wholesome and nutritious way to fuel your day. 
There’s probably plenty of room in your slow cooker to double the recipe!




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Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal
Portion Fix Containers: 1 Purple 2 Yellows ½ Blue ½ Orange ½ tsp.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk , divided use
  • 1 cup dry steel-cut oats
  • 3 large ripe bananas , mashed
  • 6 Tbsp . ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp . ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp . sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp . ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 Tbsp . chopped raw walnuts
Instructions
1.Place water, 1 cup almond milk, oats, bananas, flaxseed, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a 3-quart slow cooker; cover. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until oats are soft but chewy. 

2. Top each serving evenly with maple syrup, walnuts, and remaining almond milk; serve immediately.

Details:
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each

If you try this recipe let me know what you think! 
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Enjoy!! 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Clean Eating Blueberry French Toast Casserole



It's a Holiday Weekend and I love to make a fun brunch for guests!! 
This is a good one and it's good for you!! WIN WIN!!
Post Below and I will make sure you get the Recipe!! 
Blueberry French Toast Casserole! 

The house smells amazing !!

 

(Makes about 12 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed, whole grain bread
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, almond milk, honey, extracts and cinnamon. Whisk well.
  2. Oil a baking dish (about 9 x 13), and fill it with the bread.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes, mixing once or twice to be sure all parts of the bread are moistened.
  4. Mix in the blueberries.
  5. Bake the casserole at 350 F. for about 45 minutes or until there is no longer any liquid between the bread.
  6. Allow to cool a bit and serve.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Superfood Clean Week

Ever wish you could just “try on” a healthy lifestyle to see if it fits? 

Now you can with A Superfood Clean Week, I will give you a step-by-step 7-day nutrition program that gives you all the tools you need to start losing weight, meal prep like a pro, reduce cravings, gain natural energy, and kick-starting healthy habits that last a lifetime.
With my Clean Week, you won’t feel overwhelmed by starting a new fitness routine or changing your diet. I make it easy to jump right in, especially if you’re new to health and fitness. This will help you baby step into your goals of cooking healthy, navigating the grocery store, making a plan and learning to prep for your week over winging it!! 
Once you start seeing results with Clean Week, you can continue your health and fitness journey with me in one of my 30 day accountability groups online in a the tracker app or facebook!! 
I would love for you to join me! My accountability groups have run for 6 years with health and fitness online, and I have been able to help hundreds of people find a lifestyle over a diet! I would love to help you! Here is all you need to join!! 


Why Shakeology?? Shakeology has changed my health and I feel that it is the most important secret weapon when trying to change your health! You will be changing your foods and having a toll to replace a meal a day and give your body EVERYTHING it needs is so important to reduce cravings, give you natural energy and make you feel better!! 

I must be your assigned coach to participate, that and The Shakeology Super Sampler are the only two things required to gain access to this group! 

Want More Details??? 
Message Me Click HERE or Apply Below! 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Let Go & Shine on this September!

Here is this month's 'PAY IT FORWARD' FREE event. 

September 11th we will start LET GO ~ SHINE ON 
It will be 5 days of focus on JUST YOU!!! 
30 minutes or less a day to learn how to manage stress, eliminate the rat race mindset, and worry less. With an added focus on learning Superfoods to heal inside and out, and JUST BE your true Radiant Self!! #SHINEON



IMPORTANT!! 

This group will NOT take place publicly in the EVENT INVITE!!! 
CLICK GOING and Share with at least 3 special women in your life! 
I will add you and your RADIANT Girl Gang to a special closed private Facebook Group where the posting will take place starting September 11th, 2017!!

SO.... What are you WAITING FOR?? 
CLICK GOING!!! It's 100% FREE and My Birthday Day Gift to ALL OF YOU!!

I will turn 38 on September 12th!! 


BIOMy name is Sara Stakeley and I am 37 years old living in/ born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I have been married since July, 2010 (together 17 years!!) and have 3 fur babies (Ani, Boo, Brody). I love to create/share recipes (foodie), laugh, dance in my car, and all music... except country!! I am BIG on personal development, mindset, and only seek Good Vibes!!

I work full-time from home and have been a virtual health and Life coach for five and a half years. I lead a team full of (6,934+) ROCKSTARS who encourage me to be a better person every single day. I run monthly accountability groups + challenges for those looking to change their physical, emotional, or mental well being.

Time sure flies when you're doing EXACTLY what you love! (Life by design)



I am always looking to onboard + mentor new coaches to our team. If you're looking for a positive spin on life, if you're sick of your current job, if you are teachable,or if you are ready to start living a life a freedom, don't hesitate to reach out.

If you feel stuck in a rut in your current Mindset. Life routine. fitness or nutrition regimen, I would love to talk about your goals and see how I can help you accomplish them

I'm just a message away.



Email me DIRECTLY with the subject line "New Client Mentorship" to join our growing Sara Stakeley LLC tribe -- sstakeley@hotmail.com


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Boats



So While I was Completing Shift Shop Week 3...... Yes the dreaded NO CARB week I decided that I needed to get a little creative!! Tuesday is taco night and I wanted Mexican! I switched out my taco shell for Spaghetti Squash...... AND it was AMAZING!! Husband approved as well!! He did have a few tortilla chips with his but I was just happy he gave it go!!

For Shift Shop: I measured out my cheese blue container, Meat Red and just used the spices with my tomato sauce no enchilada sauce (I couldn't find it w/out sugar) and No Beans Week 3!! ENJOY!!


Getting Creative with Food is my jam!! I love it! 
 Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #pcospositivechef on Instagram!





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Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Boats
Have you been wanting to try spaghetti squash? Now you can, with a Mexican twist. It is a perfect new recipe to spice up your carb free dinner!

Ingredients
  • 2 medium spaghetti squash, about 2- 2 1/2 lbs each
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (14 oz) enchilada sauce red
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded leftover roast chicken
  • 1 can (4 oz) Pickled Jalapeño Slices, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar mixed w/Monterey Jack or favorite melting cheese
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil, plus a little extra to rub on the squash
  • chopped cilantro
Instructions
Step 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. 

Step 2 Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Rub oil on the cut sides of each half. Place the squash halves face down on a foil-lined half sheet pan. 

Step 3 Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. 

Step 4 Using a fork, separate the strands of squash from the skin, leaving a little border around the top. Sprinkle the baked squash flesh with salt, then level it back into the shell. 

Step 5 In a medium saucepan, sauté onion and garlic with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When translucent, add taco seasoning and stir in tomato paste. Stir in the enchilada sauce and let simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. 

Step 6 Mix 1 1/2 cups of the sauce with the shredded chicken, chopped jalapeños, bell pepper, corn and black beans. Spoon filling into roasted squash halves. Pour more of the sauce over each half, then top with the cheese. 

Step 7 Turn on broiler and broil 3-4 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top. 

Expert Tips: You can Cook the squash in the Crock Pot WHOLE! Just add 1 cup of water and pierce the squash uncut like a potato to put holes in it! Cook on low 5-6 hours. Remove carefully it's HOT! Cut in half and remove seeds before filling and Broiling in the oven! 

I find using an ice cream scoop to get the seeds out of the squash much easier than a spoon. 

Loosen the spaghetti squash strands from the shell before stuffing so it would be easier to eat.


Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fall Back Into Fitness and WIN BIG this September!


OH YEAH!!! We’re doing something fun!!
Ok...so ya know The Biggest Loser?
WELL… My Team, Team Evolve is about to run an online accountability group with a similar concept!


So, if you’re ready to hit some goals and you’re a competitive person…this is for YOU!

I am teaming up with some of my coach friends for this one, so the spots are limited since a few of us are adding to this group! {5 have already placed their bets!}

If you’re sick of not feeling your best and you could use the motivation…let’s do this! 
I’m ready to be a challenger right along with you!

What is a Team Evolve CHALLENGE GROUP... You Ask?

So the challenge group is a 30 day group. It's all done through an app on your phone for 24/7 support. So only the members of the group can see what is being posted.

Week 1 is PREP week and I will teach you everything I have learned to keep your meals on point and EASY!!

What I do is help you customize your health and fitness goals to meet your needs. 

Then I help you choose the best Beachbody workout to get there based on your ability level. 



With the Unlimited Beachbody On demand Challenge Pack YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES!
Your Workout goes with you on your smart phone, PC or Smart TV!!
I actually travel with a fire stick and it's easy and done!

And it is Currently On Sale!! SCORE!!

You replace 1 meal a day with shakeology for the next 30 days to give your body 1 meal that is supercharged with ingredients that will give you natural energy, cravings will be curbed, you will stay full for at least 3 hours and it's equivalent to 5 salads in one meal. 




Then, I am going to teach you how to plan the other meals of the day. I will help you create a customized meal plan, give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and keep you accountable.

Every day I post in the challenge group your daily mindset tip or post. You check in and rate your day and read what is posted. We all keep each other accountable!

I am going to address the emotional eating, eating out at restaurants, how to handle the temptations, SNACKS, EATING FOOD TO LOSE, cheat meals, body image and more!

I've created an entire curriculum for my group!

We are also going to have a $10 BUY IN for this group.
The BIGGEST LOSER WILL WIN THE POT!! 


You could win up to $300+!!! 

How does a NEW FALL WARDROBE SOUND!!
Maybe a JUMP START on Christmas GIFTS!!

Or a Weekend AWAY!!

OH YEAH!!




Here is My Story with the Beachbody Challenge and WHY I have consistently run at least 1 challenge group per month for the last 6 YEARS!!





I BELIEVE 100% that it will change your life.... If you let it!!

I’m looking for a few people 
who are SERIOUS and READY.

This Challenge Group has Limited Spots and Will be available to My Customers and Team Evolve Coach Customers Only. 
If I am your coach fill out the application below. If you have purchased from Beachbody but have not been given support or have never been contacted by a coach please add that in the description below. 
Each member will replace a meal a day with shakeology and chose a Beachbody in home or on demand workout program to keep the playing field fair. It will run for 30 days and the winner will be based on participation, your weight in measurements and by the scale.
You will be Required to submit before and after photo's privately to me.



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