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! 
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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.


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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!!

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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.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MOIST CROCKPOT TURKEY BREAST



The most tender and deliciously seasoned crockpot turkey breast. Perfect for smaller holiday, get togethers or to have turkey ready for lunches and salads during the week.



Roasted Turkey Breast as my protein tonight with mashed cauliflower and carrots


I didn't want to roast it on this warm summer day 
so I thought I would make it easier in the crock! 

If you have been searching for a recipe that makes Moist turkey breast in the crock pot!

This is it!! 

My husband Brian said.. 
"It's like a thanksgiving summer feast!"


He didn't even realize the "mashed" was cauliflower!!
Click HERE for that recipe! 

I am on week 3 of Shift Shop so No Yellow Container week!! 
This made me feel like I wasn't missing out! 


A few quick “turkey” notes. Be sure that your turkey is 100% thawed out before putting it in the crockpot. This does take some planning and preparation as a turkey will generally need to sit in the fridge for 1-2 days (a 5-7 pound turkey) to get fully thawed out.

I highly recommend a bone-in turkey breast just because of the flavor you’ll get from it.
However I all I could find this summer shopping trip was boneless! 








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MOIST CROCKPOT TURKEY BREAST
The most tender and deliciously seasoned crockpot turkey breast. Perfect for smaller holiday, get togethers or to have turkey ready for lunches and salads during the week.
Ingredients
  • 1 (5-6 pounds) bone-in turkey breast completely thawed
  • 6 stalks Organic Celery
  • 2 Organic Yellow (sweet) Onions
  • 3 Organic Carrots quartered, I keep them about 3 inches to stay crisp 
  • 1 cup Chicken Bone Broth or Chicken Stock 
  • 6 tablespoons Irish Butter separated (optional)*If Following Shift Shop Remember you are allowed butter but it counts as a spoon when tracking! 1 teaspoon = 1 serving. 
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoning: dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoning: smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoning: Season Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoning: Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoning: Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Seasoning: Dried Sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon Seasoning: Parsley
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Instructions
1. Make sure the turkey breast is completely thawed -- this can take 1-2 days in the fridge so be prepared. It isn't food safe to thaw a turkey in the crockpot.2. Spray a large crockpot (I use a 6 quart crockpot) with nonstick spray. (I use a misto w/ EVOO)3. Place the celery at the bottom. Cut one yellow onion into large chunks and add it to the bottom. Add the carrots. Pour the chicken broth on top. SS TIP: (reserve a few tablespoons for (butter free shift shop) adding seasoning to inside and skin. 4. Cut off the skin of the turkey breast (OR leave it on, whatever you prefer -- I think it is better w/out. If No Bone Wrap the breast to hold it together with cooking string. 5. Place the turkey breast, BREAST DOWN on top of the vegetables.6. Cut the other onion in half and place inside the turkey with 4 butter (optional) or use extra bone broth. 7. Stir together all of the seasonings and rub all over the turkey. If leaving the skin on, make sure to rub the seasonings under the skin.8. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and, using a pastry brush, brush it all over the turkey. *If Following Shift Shop Remember you are allowed butter but it counts as a spoon when tracking! 1 teaspoon = 1 serving. 9. Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 1 hour and then low for 5-7 hours (Mine took 5 without the bone) or until the turkey's internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and it is very tender.10.Remove the turkey from the crockpot and turn so it is breast up. LET IT REST about 5 minutes before cutting this is KEY to keep the juices in the meat! 11.Start by removing the wishbone and then remove all the other bones. Take the large pieces of meat and slice them. Enjoy.Recipe Notes TO MAKE GRAVY: Remove the vegetables and strain out the remaining liquid in the slow cooker. Add that liquid to a small pot and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes or until all the fat comes to the surface. Remove the fat and allow the mixture to come to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir constantly for about 5-10 minutes or until thickened. In a separate bowl, briskly whisk together 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water until completely smooth. Briskly whisk that mixture into the gravy and simmer over low heat until completely thickened. Add salt, pepper, and any other seasonings needed.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings as a main dish

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are a creamy, delicious, and healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes
Mashed cauliflower doesn’t taste exactly like mashed potatoes, but it’s amazing and has the same silky texture.

The recipe is super easy, you only need 5 ingredients, an immersion blender or food processor  and 15 minutes. 
Simply boil the cauliflower and garlic until soft, rinse, add the remaining ingredients and blend with a hand blender or food processor until fluffy and smooth. 
TIP: If you have time, you could roast the cauliflower and garlic instead of boiling them for extra flavor.
After draining the cauliflower, return it back to the hot pan and let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes with the lid on. The cauliflower needs to be fairly dry otherwise you’ll end up with runny “mashed potatoes”.
I garnished the mashed cauliflower with thyme, himalayan sea salt, freshly ground pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Feel free to add your own twist to it: spices, cream cheese, sour cream, parmesan, spinach, chives, parsley….The options are endless!
Cauliflower mashed potatoes can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept in the refrigerator.
These low calorie, low carbs cauliflower mashed potatoes will quickly become your favorite side dish!
If you try this recipe let me know what you think! 
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Enjoy!! 



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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Healthy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes - (NO YELLOW CONTAINER SIDE) A creamy, delicious, gluten free, low carb, 21 Day Fix or Shift Shop approved, keto and vegan alternative to starchy mashed potatoes.
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds ~ 1 Medium Head Cauliflower trimmed and cut into florets
  • 2 or 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons (each serving) garnish) teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • For garnish: chopped fresh chives, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the cauliflower and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender. 2. Drain, return it back to the hot pan and let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes with the lid on.3.Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor, add the olive oil, salt and pepper and purée until smooth. (You can also use a potato masher or hand blender).4. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.5. Garnish with chopped fresh thyme, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.6.Serve immediately.Enjoy! *You can store the cauliflower mashed potatoes in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Low Carb Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

We just got back from Florida and It's funny when you travel with friends and even friends kids request meals from you!! lol!!

For me this is normal because I LOVE TO COOK!! 
It really makes me happy to make a meal that makes others happy so even on vacation I am the easy gourmet chef!!

This is easy for a Beach House or Lake House and Every house comes with a Grill!! Perfect Right!

Low Carb Dinner
Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

 Fresh and tasty balsamic marinated grilled chicken topped with melted fresh mozzarella, ripe tomato and plenty of basil! 
I served this with a low carb side of grilled zucchini with parmesan flakes!! 


Caprese Salad Chicken 

Prep Time:
5 minutes Marinate Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette 
  • 8 ounce fresh mozzarella ball,sliced 
  • 1 ripe field tomato, sliced 
  • 1/4 cup basil, sliced 
  • 1/4 cup balsamic reduction 
DIRECTIONS:

1. Marinate the chicken in the balsamic vinaigrette overnight. 

Note: It's best to marinate the chicken overnight but you can do it for less time or even skip it and rely on the balsamic reduction for the balsamic flavor, just give the chicken a little pound to release the fibers! I also add the stems from the basil around the marinating chicken... nose to tail!! Why waste it!! :) 

2. Grill the chicken in medium-high heat until cooked and slightly charred, about 2-4 minutes per side before topping with the mozzarella and tomato and letting it heat until it just starts to melt.

Note: You can grill the chicken on a barbecue, in a grill pan or regular pan on the stove or broil in the oven.

3. Serve topped with the basil and balsamic reduction. 
TIP:I make this ahead of time and add a little EVOO, Sea Salt and Balsamic Reduction to the cheese, tomato and basil before I fire up the grill!! 

TIP: To make a balsamic reduction, simmer 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it has reduced by 1/2.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 283, Fat 10g (Saturated 4.1g, Trans 0), Carbs 1.1g (Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g), Protein 51g

I hope your family enjoys this one as much as we did!! 
If you try it tell me about it below!!







Friday, July 14, 2017

Do you LOVE Smoothies?? Daily Sunshine is HERE!!


Wouldn't it be awesome if we all naturally craved fruits and vegetables?
 In real life, though, eating healthy is hard. 

Now you and your kids have a quick, healthy alternative to junk-food snacks—and it’s designed to please even the pickiest eaters.

Smoothies are GREAT for breakfast, fun in a smoothie bowl and since you just add water perfect for a after school or in between games for a healthy treat!! 

With Daily Sunshine You JUST need Water and a Shake of the wrist!! 





If it doesn't taste good, kids won't eat it. And if it's not healthy, you don't want them to have it. Say Hello to Daily Sunshine, the whole-food-based 3-in-1 smoothie formulated for kids’ or Neice's and Nephews nutritional needs. *Not approved for Cats!! LOL! 



What is Daily Sunshine?
Daily Sunshine (available in Chocolate and Strawberry Banana) is a premium 3-in-1 healthy smoothie that was 
designed and formulated for kids. In addition to a kid-approved taste, it provides the building blocks of 
nutrition that kids need every day-whole-food based fruit and veggie blend, plant-based protein, and healthy fats. 
It's also a wholesome, healthy snack for adults!





Daily Sunshine is certified organic as it is made with organic fruits and vegetables, and organic pea protein as certified by QAI. It's also Non-GMO - made with organic fruits, vegetables and pea protein as certified by QAI.**†


DAILY SUNSHINE & OTHER SUPPLEMENTS
Daily Sunshine is your go-to healthy snack. You can eat it every day! For adults,
Daily Sunshine can also be used in conjunction with other supplements in Beachbody's
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Use these guidelines to get the best results when using other supplements in addition to Daily Sunshine.
 
SupplementSuggested Use with Daily Sunshine
Beachbody Performance SupplementsFor adults, Beachbody Performance is a great complement to Daily Sunshine.
Beachbody Performance is meant to be used specifically for working out.
Activit or other daily vitaminsDaily Sunshine provides certain key vitamins, but Activit is recommended for adults,
to help meet the increased vitamin, mineral, and key phytonutrient needs of
 individuals who are working out.
ShakeologyDaily Sunshine was developed so it can be used by adults who drink Shakeology. 
We recommend that adults start their day with Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition®
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Are You Ready For A Shift? Let's dump that negative talk, CLAIM your own self back and work on our goals!

It doesn't matter where you came from...or where you've been.



You can always reinvent yourself. When you have someone like Chris Downing training you--someone who truly cares about you and your goals--the sky's the limit. Beachbody's newest Super Trainer is going to take you from where you are to where you want to be.




What is the SHIFT SHOP™? A breakthrough rapid-rebuild program that helps anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, get LEANER, FASTER, STRONGER—and lose up to 10 pounds—in only 3 weeks.

The SHIFT SHOP comes with 6 cardio and strength workouts, 2 bonus workouts, a nutrition plan that ramps up on protein and veggies while reducing starchy carbs, and world-class training tools.


What makes the SHIFT SHOP so effective?
There’s a good reason why the SHIFT SHOP is your perfect on-ramp to fitness. You will stay committed, because it’s only 3 weeks. You won’t feel intimidated, because Chris slowly ramps you up, and there’s an incredible modifier to follow. You’ll also face no limits. Because just when you think you can’t possibly do that last rep, Chris will get two or three more out of you. And because you’re shifting your mindset as well as your body, you’ll be able to build on these achievements for the rest of your life.

What makes the SHIFT SHOP unique? 
The SHIFT SHOP uses a revolutionary “ramp-up” method that starts you off slow—then gradually increases the intensity week by week—all while refining your nutrition. In Week 1, you start with 25-minute cardio and strength workouts you can really do, and a nutrition plan you can stick with. Starting in Week 2, you’re pushing a little harder, for 35 minutes, and consuming more protein to fuel the burn. But it’s nothing you can’t handle. Then in Week 3, your shift has kicked into high gear, with intense 45-minute workouts and clean eating.


The results when you cross the finish line?
Stunning.


Chris Downing is all about inspiration An elite functional trainer, Chris is driven by the philosophy: Empower. Love. Inspire. His engaging, motivation-based approach helps you grow stronger, both physically and mentally. Remember, the SHIFT SHOP is about more than helping you get fit and lose weight—it’s about shifting your body and mind to a place that allows you to reinvent yourself.


Where can my customers find the SHIFT SHOP?
The SHIFT SHOP is available on BOD (Beachbody On Demand) or DVD

Who's it for?
  • Shift Shop is for anyone that wants to ramp up their fitness fast. In three short weeks you progress from basic 25 minute workouts to advanced 45 minute routines - all while honing your nutrition for optimal results.   
  •  It's great for all fitness levels. If you have a lot of weight to lose, Shift Shop will be your on-ramp to fitness. If you've spent some time away from your regular routine, Chris will lead through a fitness tune-up. It's perfect for anyone who wants an easy commitment to jump-start their regimen.


  • Men and women of any age or fitness level who want to get fit and lose up to 10 pounds fast.
  • Anyone trying to reach his or her next level of fitness.
  • Graduates of beginner programs, such as 21 Day Fix®, who want to try a more intense program like P90X®, but aren't sure if they're ready. The SHIFT SHOP is the perfect bridge to get them ready in just 3 weeks.
  • Those who want to achieve significant results quickly—but who need a program that eases them into working out and eating healthier.
  • People who enjoy athletic activities—who want to become leaner, faster, stronger. Chris Downing has trained everyone from pro and amateur athletes, including overweight football players, helping them to achieve their fitness and nutrition goals.


Meet 
CHRIS 
DOWNING 







Chris Downing is a NASM-certified personal trainer who keeps one goal in sight: help you accelerate the change you've always wanted. Prepare to burn fat and reshape your physique at lightning speed—all while being motivated by Chris' personal philosophy: “Empower. Love. Inspire”


6 cardio and strength workouts
Bonus workout: Shift Core
Bonus workout: Shift Mobility
Fitness Tools
Simple Shift Nutrition Guide
SHIFT SHOP Jumpstart Guide
3-Week Rapid Rebuild Calendar
Beachbody Agility Markers

Stream the SHIFT SHOPwith Beachbody On DemandMembership:† Stream the SHIFT SHOP workouts and access digital program materials (Jumpstart Guide, Simple Shift Nutrition Guide, 3-Week Rapid Rebuild Calendar) from your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or TV • Keep improving with unlimited access to hundreds of other proven workouts on Beachbody On Demand, such as 21 Day Fix®, CORE DE FORCE®, PiYo®, 22 Minute Hard Corps®, as well as all future releases • Access fresh content including episodes of the FIXATE® cooking show with delicious, easy-to-make recipes • HOT TIP: To maximize your SHIFT SHOP results, purchase your Beachbody Agility Markers on TeamBeachbody.com (or print out a set from the SHIFT SHOP program page on Beachbody On Demand)


SOOOOO!! Let's dump that negative talk, CLAIM your own self back and work on our goals!


It doesn't matter where you came from...or where you've been. You can always reinvent yourself. When you have someone like Chris Downing training you--someone who truly cares about you and your goals--the sky's the limit. 

Beachbody's newest Super Trainer is going to take you from where you are to where you want to be. 

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