Wednesday, June 15, 2016

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Enchiladas


Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (for 21 day fix use 4 red containers worth)
  • 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz can of green chilis, drained
  • 8 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (for 21 day fix use 1 red container worth)
  • 2 tsp Southwest seasoning 
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • Shredded cheese (for 21 day fix use 5 blue containers worth)
  • 1 jar good quality enchilada sauce (check ingredients, I used Trader Joe’s)
  • Cilantro, optional
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Bake for 30 minutes
Combine chicken, beans, chilis, tomatoes, yogurt and seasoning in a large bowl. Heat tortillas in the microwave before assembling. Add chicken mixture to each tortilla, roll up, and place in baking dish seam side down. Pour enchilada sauce over enchiladas so that all of the tortillas are covered. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. After the enchiladas are baked I sprinkled cilantro on top.  Enjoy!
Serves: 5, 2 enchiladas per serving.
21 Day Fix: 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, and 1 blue per serving

Tips:
1. If you struggle with corn tortillas like I DO.... you can switch to a good whole wheat flour tortilla.  Just watch the ingredients!
2. Don't forget the Hot Sauce for everyone at the table to enjoy!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Southwest Seasoning


Making your own seasoning doesn't have to be hard!  Here is a simple and easy to throw together southwest seasoning!  
Ingredients
  • 1  Tbsp chili powder
  • 2  tsp  ground cumin
  • 1  tsp coriander
  • 1/2  tsp onion powder
  • 1/2  tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2  tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2  tsp smoked paprika
  • 1  tsp sea salt


Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together.  I made a large batch so that I didn't need to make it each time. I use this on tacos and in the 21 day fix chicken enchiladas recipe.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Why You Should NEVER miss a Monday Workout



















Many of you have heard me say "NEVER MISS A MONDAY."  You might be 
wondering why is a Monday so important in my workout routine?  For me
starting my week off right with a workout is only setting me up for success. 
For some of us we are exhausted from the weekend and we are dreading 
a work week.  If you feel this way that means you REALLY shouldn't miss a 
Monday!  This is the perfect time to commit yourself to your health and 
fitness goals.  There are studies that show that people think about and
act on healthy activities on Mondays than any other day of the week.  
So NEVER MISS A MONDAY! 

We all have excuses to why we missed that Monday workout but throw 
those excuses away!  Start fresh this week and know your goals.  
Here is why never missing a Monday is so important:
Five Reasons to Never Miss a Monday: 
1. You're more likely to work out the rest of the week.  When you exercise on a Monday you are getting the ball rolling for the rest of your week.  Completing Monday's workout will motivate you to continue your workouts throughout the rest of the week.  It is a simple RESET for our internal clock.

2.  You'll smile more.  Think about all those times you worked out EXACTLY when you did not want too. Do you remember how GREAT you felt after that workout?  How GREAT you felt all day?  That amazing feeling is called endorphins.    One of the common benefits of physical exercise is that our body releases endorphins, the hormones that make you feel happier.  Getting that workout in on a Monday morning can help you beat those Monday blues, making you happier and more productive. Your family, co workers and friends will be happy you made the decision to NEVER MISS A MONDAY!

3. You’ll suppress anxious thoughts.  
I can tell you hands down this was one of the
BIGGEST things that helped my anxiety after having my son.  There is a saying called "Eat That Frog" it's actually a GREAT personal development book.  If you have not read this book I highly recommend it.  It is all about doing that one thing you DREAD doing first thing in the morning. I can say when I get up, workout and tackle my morning I FEEL AMAZING all day.  If I wait to do these things I feel anxious, depressed and overwhelmed!  Studies show that aerobic exercise can lessen general anxiety. Plus, high-intensity exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of anxiety that is often a precursor to panic attacks.

4. You'll kickstart good self-control.   It may take some convincing to put on those workout clothes and jump into those Nikes come Monday morning, but exercise is actually a great way to encourage us to be more disciplined the rest of the day.  When we feel good about ourselves, healthy and refreshed, we make better health related decisions.   Pushing through on Mondays encourages us to want to eat better,  to maybe pass on that afternoon cigarette, or ignore that 3 pm sugar craving.   

5.  You'll boost brainpower.   Getting your sweat on can help improve nerve cells.  Exercising helps with memory and recalling details. Being a Mommy this is something I always need help with - serious "Mommy Brain" some days.

Looking for more accountability?  Join me in my upcoming challenge group!  I would love to help you get on track and NEVER MISS A MONDAY! :)





Monday, June 6, 2016

Zucchini Noodle Breakfast Bowl

Zucchini Noodle Breakfast Bowl

Total Time: 58 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 43 min.
Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
4 tsp. olive oil, divided use
½ medium ripe avocado, cut into chunks
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
Water, divided use
3 medium zucchini
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
2 medium green onions, finely chopped
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F.
2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with ½ tsp. oil; mix well. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Set aside.
3. While sweet potatoes are baking, place avocado, garlic, 2 Tbsp. water, and remaining3½ tsp. oil in a food processor (or blender). Pulse until well blended. Set aside.
4. Using a vegetable peeler, cut each zucchini into lengthwise strips about ⅛ inch thick. Turn each zucchini slightly after cutting each strip to work evenly around the outside, stopping when you hit the seeds at the core. Discard cores. Cut slices lengthwise into ½- inch ribbons. Set aside.
5. Place water in medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add lemon juice; reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil.
6. Break eggs into a small bowl. Hold bowl close to the water’s surface and slip the eggs, one by one, into the water. Cook until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken, about 5 minutes. Gently lift eggs out of water; keep warm.
7. Boil water in steamer or large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place zucchini in steamer basket; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat.
8. Place zucchini in a medium serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Add avocado mixture; toss gently to blend.
9. Divide zucchini between two bowls; top evenly with sweet potatoes, green onions, and an egg. Serve immediately.
Tips:
• Zucchini can also be sliced on a mandolin; adjust to a very thin slice.
• This recipes would be a great way to use leftover (cooked) sweet potatoes, and it would reduce the time to make the recipe.
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