Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Moroccan-Spiced Carrot & Cauliflower Salad

This fresh, flavorful salad is a lovely side dish on its own or can be a tasty addition to a bed of greens.  The ingredients are few, the preparation is simple, but the flavor is BIG. 

3 large carrots
1 head cauliflower
2 lemons
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon parsley
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
10-15 grinds of fresh black pepper

1. Shred carrots (I used my food processor with the shredding attachment & it took less than a minute.)
2. Remove the stalk & cut cauliflower into small florets.  Combine in a large bowl with shredded carrots.
3. In a separate bowl combine the juice from the lemons, olive oil, & spices.  Whisk or use an immersion blender to combine well.
4. Pour dressing over carrots & cauliflower.  Stir until all pieces are coated in the dressing.
5. Store in a resealable container & allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, though it will taste great for several days after preparing. 

Time for a Do-Over

Sometimes, even when we know better, we do things that are not in our best interest. We let old, unhealthy habits slip back in. It is not a malicious act, we aren’t purposely trying to harm ourselves...but we get lazy, we let down our guard, we go back to old “comfortable” ways.

When I started my health & fitness journey years ago a huge hurdle for me was eliminating my late night snacking habit. I was eating mindlessly, binging on empty-calorie carbs, satisfying my sweet tooth.

Recently I have found myself slipping back into some of those old eating habits & when I went to put on my skinny jeans the other day the reality of my actions hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt like a stuffed sausage.

Time to get back to what I know is best for me. Time to eliminate unhealthy habits, again. Time to feel my best once again.

Time for a FRESH START.

Who wants to join me? Click here.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Healthy Living 101

It can be scary committing to something new - a workout, a health regimen, an accountability group...
but what if you could try it out for just one week first?

In Healthy Living 101 I introduce you to the healthy habits that have helped me succeed for the past 5 years - meal planning, simple nutrition, home workouts, my favorite craving-busting superfoods shake, & coach support.
You get to test drive this healthy lifestyle for seven days & see if it is something you feel like you could commit to long-term before making a big investment.

Healthy Living 101 is run through a private Facebook group where I will guide you step by step on how to make a meal plan, navigate the grocery store,  & read labels to make healthier food choices.  
I help you make the most of your home workouts, give you daily tips like how to minimize sore muscles, smash food cravings, & step up your hydration.
I keep you motivated, on-track, & accountable!
Everything that I do in my month-long accountability groups, but in a condensed version to see if this lifestyle will work for you.

Who can benefit from Healthy Living 101?
This program is perfect for folks looking to start a health & fitness routine for the first time.  
The Clean Week workouts are great for beginners and the nutrition plan is easy to follow.  The tips & support you receive in the private Healthy Living 101 support group will help you lay the foundation for new healthy habits.

But you don't have to be new to health & fitness to benefit from Healthy Living 101.  Maybe you just got off track with your routine or you are looking to try something different, this gives you the opportunity to test drive a home workout & accountability routine before making a longer commitment.  The Clean Week workouts include an intensifier - someone showing you how to take each move to the next level & challenge yourself.

What do you get when you join Healthy Living 101?
~One on one coach support from me to help you set goals, troubleshoot, & navigate through cleaning up your nutrition & workout habits.
~14 days of FREE access to the Clean Week workouts on Beachbody On Demand.
~The Clean Week nutrition guide.
~7 Day Shakeology sampler (vegan options available)
~Sample meal plans & recipes.
~Access to our private Healthy Living 101 Facebook group that can only be accessed by group participants (nobody else will know you are in this group or see your posts).

How do I join Healthy Living 101?
Send me an email at jessicahrbek@gmail.com with the subject line "Healthy Living 101."  I will get you set up in our private group & get you set up with the materials you need.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

This was my first attempt at overnight oats & WOW! That was delicious! Added bonuses - it was super easy to make + it was ready & waiting for me this morning. ðŸŒž
In a mason jar layer:
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup pecans
1/2 cup old fashioned oats 
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 tsp. cinnamon 
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice 
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Top with unsweetened almond milk until oats are just covered (approximately 3/4 cup)

Put the lid on the mason jar, stick it in the refrigerator, & enjoy in the morning. Stir ingredients together before eating. ðŸ¥„
If you'd like more mouth watering pumpkin & fall inspired recipes, cocktails, beauty tips, & fun fall activities check out my Flavors of Fall event on Facebook. It starts Monday, September 25, 2017!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Crockpot Spaghetti Squah

Do you have a busy week ahead? Wondering how you are going to get dinner made?
Try this!

💛Poke some holes in a spaghetti squash with a fork.

💛Put the squash in the crock pot.

💛Set the crockpot to low & cook for 6 hours. 
*no need to add water or anything else!

💛When you get home, cut open the spaghetti squash, remove the seeds, & shred with a fork.

💛Warm up a jar of clean pasta sauce (clean=minimal ingredients, no added sugars - think tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, pepper).

💛Combine the spaghetti squash with the squash & viola! Dinner is served with very little effort needed.

Below are two of my favorite store bought pasta sauces that are totally clean eating approved!
Classic & Flavorful...the kids like this one best.
This one has a bit of a kick to it...my personal favorite!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Every choice you make should ENHANCE your life...

Did you ever come upon a picture of yourself & say "was that really what I looked like?!?"

When I saw the 2010 pic pop up in my memories I was like "WHOA!" Then something my coach said on a call today hit me like a ton of bricks & immediately took me back to that 2010 picture...

What you are doing {in your career, relationships, personal care, etc} should be ENHANCING your life.

❤️Find a career that you love & you're passionate about...Don't be a slave to your job.
❤️Find a lifestyle that energizes you, that makes you feel strong & confident...Don't stick with a "diet" that makes you feel miserable.
❤️Surround yourself with people that lift you up, make you better, & keep you smiling....Drop the people who drag you down with their negative attitudes.

In 2010 I was unhealthy, exhausted, felt stuck in a job that gave me stress out the wazoo. 😣

Today I am healthy, happy, energized, independent, I'm my own boss, & helping others to change their lives one simple step at a time. 😍

How will you enhance your life today???

Looking for simple steps to a healthier lifestyle?  Check out my upcoming Amaze Yourself! health & fitness group or my 5 Day Fitness Freebie.

Interested in helping others live a healthy & fulfilling life?  Learn more about the Coaching Opportunity & how to join my team.

5 Day Fitness Freebie

Commitment can be scary!  What if you don't like the program?  What if you just aren't feeling the vibe?  What if this just isn't a good fit for you?

Now is your opportunity to take a FREE 5 day sneak peak into what my health & fitness accountability groups have to offer but with no commitment & no worries!

What you will get in the 5 Day Fitness Freebie:

-Access to a brand new workout program (A Week of Hard Labor) + the entire Beachbody On Demand Library for two full weeks
-A 5 day meal plan
-Access to my private accountability group
-Daily motivation, tips, fun, & support from your new wellness coach - me :)

How do you join this 5 Day Fitness Freebie?

Step 1: Click here to join the private 5 Day Fitness Freebie group on Facebook.

Step 2: Sign up for a FREE membership - giving you access to A Week of Hard Labor + the entire BOD library for 14 days.

*Step 3: Take your results from the 5 Day Fitness Freebie to the next level.  Get a 3 Day Refresh (plant based cleanse) to do after we complete the week of workouts & meal plan.

If you have any questions about the 5 Day Fitness Freebie or my health & fitness groups contact me at jessicahrbek@gmail.com or find me on Facebook at Fit Momma of Four.