Clean Apple Crisp – 21 Day Fix Approved

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One of my favorite desserts is an Apple or Peach Crisp! Here is a clean option so that you are able to enjoy a dessert while trying to eat clean and/or doing the 21 Day Fix!

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INGREDIENTS

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One purple — apple//peach//blueberries//berries —> whichever you prefer

One Yellow – oats

One Red — plain greek yogurt

One packet of stevia

Cinnamon

 

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DIRECTIONS

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Spray a pan with cooking coconut oil or grape seed cooking oil spray.

Add in the fruit and let them cook for a little over a medium heat.

Add the oats and sautee/cook until done

Mix your greek yogurt with the stevia in a separate bowl.

Once the oats and fruit is cooked enough, layer on top of the greek yogurt mixture and top with cinnamon and ENJOY!

 

 

 

Insanity Max 30 REVIEW

The holidays are just about OVER and everyone can now resume their regular schedules and routines! I don’t know about you — but I am a creature of habit and when my routines and schedules get changed, I feel a little uneasy! 😉 I am glad that this week will be back to normal and that I can finally have my routine back! The holidays were fun and I loved being able to see family and friends………..but I also love my own schedules! 😉

I am entering into week 3 of Insanity Max 30!! The first two weeks were a little difficult because 1. its a new program and I needed to adjust and 2.) the holiday temptations were EVERYWHERE!!! I did pretty well — I did have 2.5 glasses of vino on Christmas and did my best to stick to the eating plan. Let me tell you that it had a SERIOUS effect on my workout the following day!!! I was struggling!! I did it but it was rough. It just goes to show that diet and exercise go hand in hand!!!  I did eat clean and only had a few bites of hubby’s pie! I was pretty proud of myself haha!! Trust me — it could’ve been MUCH worse!! I just kept thinking — think about how you will feel tomorrow if you were to have an entire piece of pie! Also — I want to SEE results from this program and am DEDICATED to that and pie doesn’t necessarily fit into that mold! 😉

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I have noticed that with each week, and with each workout — I get stronger!! It is such an awesome feeling!! I keep maxing out longer and longer and THAT in and of itself is progress to me — especially because I am NOT modifying!!! I will say — my stats have not changed one bit and I NOT letting that discourage me!!! My clothes are feeling looser and I am getting stronger with each workout and that is an AMAZING feeling!!

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SO — now that the Holidays are OVER and the routine is pretty much back (after NYE I’ll be SET!!) — I am bound and determined to have results from this program!!! I will be posting my 30 day results in 2 weeks!! EEEEEEEKKK!!! Scary – lol! Every day I push play, and follow the nutrition, have my Shakeology and get my sleep — I am one day closer to the finish line! This is a 60 day program and it promises serious results! Six more weeks — that is IT!!! I have a feeling that it will fly by. Each day — you need to DIG DEEP and PUSH yourself. When you feel like you can’t do anymore, do three! When you TELL yourself you can — you are halfway there!!!

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NUTRITION is 80% of your results!! You cannot outrun your fork!! I am so glad that the holiday temptations are OVER and I have literally thrown away the extra cookies and cakes so that they won’t speak to me in times of weakness!! lol Clean eating will allow you to have HUGE results!!! Clean foods like fresh fruits and veggies, along with lean proteins and whole grains will work WITH your body, give you sustaining energy and help you lose pounds and inches naturally. No more spray butters, low-fat or fat-free anything!! No more soda or sugary drinks — eat CLEAN and your body, mind and energy levels will be fulfilled!!!!

 

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Here is a meal plan that I will follow for this week. It helps me to plan ahead and know what I will be eating so I am never caught without knowing what I will be eating! Fail to plan then plan to fail!!

 

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Here’s to a STRONG week 3 and BEYOND!!! 🙂

 

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Clean Chili Recipe

It’s THAT time of year — time for some warm and delicious chili!! I found a few clean recipes and created one that melded a bunch together! 🙂
It was what we had for dinner and it was SO SO SO good!!!

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INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of ground turkey (lean)

1 can of tomato paste

1 can of diced tomatoes

4 cups of chicken broth

Peppers (I used 2)

Zucchini

Carrot

Half of a Spanish onion

4 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup of Chili Powder

Garlic Powder

A pinch or two of Cayenne Pepper (( this is spicy ))

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DIRECTIONS:

Slice and dice all of your veggies.

Place in broth to boil until tender.

 

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Saute the turkey separately. I added extra peppers and onion to the turkey as it sauteed. I sauteed the peppers and onions in coconut oil first for about five minutes and then added the ground turkey.

 

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Once the veggies in the broth were tender, I added the fully-cooked ground turkey with peppers and onions to it.

I then added the tomato paste, diced tomatoes as well as the chili powder, cayenne pepper and garlic powder and mixed all together.

 

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I let this cook on a low heat all afternoon…..about 5-6 hours! This could easily be a crock-pot meal too!

I served with smashed cauliflower and added a little greek yogurt on the side as a substitute for sour cream! It was SOOO good!!! Leftovers for tomorrow!! 😉

Be sure to leave a comment if you try!! ENJOY!! XOXO

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Ground Turkey with Onions & Peppers

This is a staple in our house!
It’s quick…..it’s easy….it’s delicious and nutritious!
It’s loaded with protein and helps to keep you full for a longer period of time than a carb-loaded meal.
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Ingredients:

*One package go ground turkey, 93% lean (( you can also substitute ground chicken or pork))
*One pepper
*One Spanish onion
*Seasonings (( I use Mrs. Dash, garlic powder and any other low-sodium seasoning))
*Coconut Oil

Directions:
Begin by melting some coconut oil in your pan so the the bottom of your pan is coated.
Slice and dice your peppers and onions & sautée until soft.
Add the ground turkey and season.
Mix the turkey in with the peppers and onions.
Cover and dimmer on a medium heat for 20-30 minutes or until the turkey is cooked thoroughly.

Serve with a side of sautéed or grilled veggies and some quinoa, brown rice or a sweet potato!

Enjoy!

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Smashed Cauliflower Recipe

How would you like to be able to enjoy a dinner with steak and potatoes….. and NOT consume the starchy carbs?? 

It can be done!! Smashed cauliflower is absolutely delicious, lower in calories and better on the belly!! Plus — its loaded with vitamins and nutrients!! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

*1 full head of cauliflower

*1-2 cloves of garlic

*1 tsp of butter

Directions:

Cauliflower is placed in a colander over a pot of boiling water to steam. Steam until cauliflower is extremely soft. Once soft and tender,  remove from heat, drain and place cauliflower in mixing bowl. Mash cauliflower with a fork or extra large spoon. Once its totally mashed, (& looks similar to mashed potatoes) add the butter, and salt, pepper and even parmesan cheese to taste. 

Serve it up warm and enjoy!!! 🍴

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