Monday, November 24, 2014

Healthier Apple Crisp

Looking for a healthier dessert option?  Check out this recipe that my kids keep asking to make over & over again!
10 - 12 of your favorite apples, sliced - we used Granny Smith & Gala
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Mix all ingredients well & spread in a baking dish.
1/2 chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup raw honey
Mix all topping ingredients well & spread evenly on top of apple filling
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes until bubbly & golden brown.

Black Friday Deals & More!

As we gear up for a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, food, & thankfulness, I know that this week also means gearing up for a big shopping drip & GREAT DEALS!  I have never personally been a Black Friday shopper & in recent years I have shifted to doing most of my Christmas shopping online.  I love the convenience - no crowds, no lines, & everything is delivered right to my doorstep.

So if you are anything like me, you are scouring the internet looking for great deals NOW!  I am personally on a mission to help others stay accountable & avoid the holiday bulge this holiday season! So I am offering a FREE GIFT to anyone who joins my Holiday Survival Guide accountability group & purchases your 21 Day Fix challenge pack by midnight on Wednesday (11/26/14).

Additionally, Beachbody is jumping on the early holiday sale bandwagon & starting their "Black Friday" deals tomorrow (Tuesday - 11/25/14).  Check out the steals they are offering below:

So how can you take advantage of these awesome deals?  Go to to sign up for a free account & shop til your heart's content!  You can also drop me a line at & I will add you to my list of folks who would like to be notified as soon as the deals go LIVE tomorrow evening.

Would you like to save an ADDITIONAL 25% on top of the deals you see above, plus have the opportunity to earn extra cash for the holidays, get into the best shape of your life, & help others along the way?  Check out the Coaching Opportunity & see if it would be a good fit for you!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Curried Cauliflower

Looking to add a little flair to your Thanksgiving spread this year?  Try this flavorful spin on cauliflower.

Oven-Roasted Curried Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbls. curry powder
fresh ground black pepper & sea salt to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Toss cauliflower florets, olive oil, & spices in a large bowl until the florets are lightly coated.
3. Spread cauliflower florets in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring half way through.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Survival Guide - 21 Day Fix style

Did you know that the average American gains 12 pounds between Halloween & New Years?  Shocking, I know!  I always knew that my pants felt a little more snug around the holidays & that I was doing a little more indulging than usual, but it wasn't until I had a plan for accountability in place that I was able to reverse that trend.
The thing that worked (& still works to this day) to keep me in line with healthy habits on a daily basis is a challenge group.  A challenge group provides the support & accountability that most people are lacking when they are trying to get healthy & fit. 
For years I tried eating healthier, joining gyms, doing workouts on my own and after a few weeks I was usually back to square one...why?  Because I had no accountability.  Nobody checking in on me & supporting me when I was struggling to make healthier choices.  Then I joined a challenge group with my friend & coach - for the first time ever I was able to stick to the workouts, stick with the clean eating plan, and stay motivated - even during tough, temptation-filled times like the holidays!
Starting on December 1 I will guide you through 3 of the toughest weeks of the year to stay healthy with tips & tricks to enjoy those holiday parties & family gatherings but with a healthy balance!  We will put healthy habits in place now so you can roll into the new year & not need a resolution.  I will provide you with meal plans & healthy recipes - even cleaning up some of your holiday favorites!
Everyone in the group will be following the 21 Day Fix fitness & nutrition program.  This home workout has fun, 30 minute workouts that can help you loose 5-10 lbs. in just 21 days!  Even a busy mom of 4 like me can find 30 minutes to workout during the holidays.  My workouts are seriously what keep me sane at this time of year & are a great stress reliever!
*Results may vary & even if we simply maintain during the holiday season that is a big WIN in my book!!
The 21 Day Fix nutrition plan focuses on clean eating with an emphasis on proper portion size.  It even comes with handy color-coded containers to take the guess work out of how much you should be eating.  I provide you with meal plans that are color-coded to match the container so you can easily map out your meals for the week.  The guess work to clean eating is gone!
Additionally, group participants will replace one meal a day with Shakeology.  If you haven't tried Shakeology yet, I cannot say enough about it.  I have been drinking this amazing health shake for over two years now & do not go a day with out it.  Shakeology kicks my cravings for sweets to the curb, it aides my digestion, boosts my energy, & it tastes like dessert!  Shakeology is all natural, no yucky chemicals or artificial sweeteners.  It is so quick & easy - I personally love it for lunch because that is my busiest time of the day with my toddler.  Check out my favorite ways to make Shakeology here.
Are you ready to have the healthiest holiday yet?  Complete your application below & I will contact you via email.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chocolate Waffles

It's my lovable, kind-hearted, rambunctious third child's 6th birthday & he requested waffles for breakfast. I surprised him with chocolate waffles - I typically have a "no chocolate for breakfast" rule, but you only turn 6 once, so I went for it.  Little does he know, I cleaned up the recipe!

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup wheat bran
2 Tbls. wheat germ
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbls. dark chocolate, unsweetened baking cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk OR unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbls. raw local honey
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted OR unsweetened applesauce

🔄Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until the batter is smooth.

 ▶️Follow the manufacturer's directions on your waffle iron for the amount of batter & cooking time for each waffle.

These breakfast treats don't need any syrup, but a smear of all natural peanut butter makes them super-extra-extraordinary. 😋