Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Squash & Zucchini with Sweet Turkey Sausage

'Tis the season for yummy summer veggies from the garden & farmers' market.  Two of my favorites are summer squash & zucchini.  Childhood memories take me back to summers spent at the camper with my Grannie Annie & her breaded, fried zucchini.  I would scarf that stuff down.  This recipe uses the zucchini that I love, but uses a lighter, healthier preparation.  

1 large zucchini cut into thin half-moons
1 large summer (yellow) squash cut into thin half-moons
1 large yellow onion, sliced thin
1 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Heat EVOO in a large skillet on medium high heat.  Add all ingredients & stir occasionally until veggies are softened, but not mushy.  Approx. 10 minutes.

*You could stop right here & enjoy this as a fresh side dish, but I took the next step & added lean, low-sodium turkey sausage that I had browned & cut into rounds to make this a full-on dinner!*

Added bonus, my oldest is not a huge fan of squash, but since he helped me prepare this dish he was super proud & scarfed it down, no fuss!

Lemon Pepper Qunioa

Have you tried quinoa?  Quinoa is an edible seed that has been eaten since ancient times.  It it closely related to beetroot & spinach.  Quinoa is high in protein & naturally gluten free!  Quinoa is a great alternative to rice or couscous and can be prepared in a wide variety of recipes, ranging from savory to sweet.  
In my house we most often eat quinoa as a dinner side dish.  This simple preparation is a family favorite.

2 cups water
1 cup uncooked, pre-rinsed quinoa
the juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbls. fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder

Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart sauce pan & stir well.  Bring to a boil on high heat.  Lower heat to a simmer, cover, & allow to cook for approximately 10 minutes - until all water is absorbed & quinoa is fluffy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tropical Pineapple Shakeology

It is hot, HoT, HOT out there today.  Looking for a way to cool down & feel like you are on a tropical island vacation?  Try this uber delicious shake.

1 cup ice
8oz coconut water
8 oz crushed pineapple with juice
1 scoop vanilla Shakeology
Blend & pretend you are on a tropical island!

Monday, June 16, 2014

PiYo Test Group

Have you ever heard of PiYo or taken a PiYo class at a gym?  Starting June 23 you will be able to do PiYo in the comfort of your home with my all-time favorite trainer, Chalene Johnson.

PiYo is a low impact, high intensity workout that will increase your range of motion & flexibility.  PiYo will help you build strength & muscle tone without high impact moves or even weights.  During Team Beachbody's National Wake-Up Call Chalene shared with Beachbody Coaches, that PiYo is a great program for folks looking to increase strength, mobility, & flexibility but who may have an injury that prevents them from doing high impact workout programs.

Check out this video for a little preview of this program: 

I will be running a SPECIAL PiYo Test Group beginning July 7.  You will get motivation, accountability, meal plans, clean eating recipes, and all the individualized support you need to SUCCEED!  

Complete this application to join & be sure to include your email address so you will be notified as soon as PiYo is available for purchase!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beachbody June Sale

If you already love Beachbody products & you are looking to add to your collection or you have been waiting for a good deal to give a new workout or product a shot, today is your lucky day.  This afternoon at 12pm Pacific time / 3pm Eastern time these awesome deals listed will go LIVE!  These items are deeply discounted & many will sell out fast, so if you see something you like you need to scoop it up ASAP.  Simply go to , click on the SHOP tab & fill up your shopping cart.  Having trouble finding a specific item?  Send me a message & I can send you a direct link to that item.

Want to get an even better price on your sale items?  Sign up for a club membership to receive an extra 10% off or sign up as a coach to get 25% off these sale items & all your future Beachbody purchases.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Healthiest Summer Ever!

Summer vacation is just a few short days away for my big kids & that means a lot of fun swimming in Gram's pool, picnics in the back yard, trips to the park, and special trips with all four kids. This COULD spell disaster for healthy eating habits & an exercise routine. 

We will be off schedule, I will be tempted to sleep in & skip my workouts, we will be out & about alot....what's a Fit Momma to do?  Create a community of accountability!

Who wants to work together to make this the HEALTHIEST SUMMER EVER for both you & your kids???

I am looking for 7-10 parents to join me in an online accountability group where we will share fun, healthy activities, recipes, & meal plans that the whole family can enjoy. We'll share tips for staying on track while on vacation & motivate one another.  I will help you find a workout program that will meet your needs & that you can fit into your schedule without taking away fun time with the kiddos.

I am looking for folks dedicated to making healthy choices this summer, folks who will participate & interact with the group, & folks who will share their experiences & ideas with the group so we can all help each other have the HEALTHIEST SUMMER EVER!

Fill out this application to be considered for this group.

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