Healthier banana bread

I like to find ways to make classic recipes slightly healthier while still tasting good. Cooking and baking is one of my happy places. And making delicious treats for my family is one of my love languages. Try out this healthier twist to banana bread.

Ingredients

1 Cup Unbleached flour

1 Cup Oats

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp himalayan salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 ripe bananas mashed

2 eggs

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Honey

1/4 cup greek yogurt

1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl.

In a separate bowl mix the remaining wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients in. Mix until blended. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!!

Let me know how you like it!

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EggRoll In a Bowl

I freaking love Chinese food. So when I heard of this I had to try and of course tweak it.

Ingredients! 

1 lbs of 93% lean ground Turkey

1 bag of shredded cabbage and carrots

2tbs low sodium soy sauce or liquid amino

1Tbsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp ground ginger

crushed red pepper (did not measure just used what I like. If you don’t like spicy omit)

honey to drizzle (yes honey with egg rolls I love duck sauce so I wanted a little sweet)

What to do.

Brown the turkey in a pan needs to be bigger. once cooked add the bag of shredded cabbage and the rest of the ingredients except honey. stir it all up and cook until cabbage starts to get tender. Like 5 min. Swirl in some honey. Mix and enjoy

Mint chocolate Nice Cream – dairy free

Treats are literally my favorite and my family’s and my youngest Riley and I love to play around in the kitchen and make up recipes. We do find inspiration from what we have and other recipes on line and tweak it. I only share if we succeed!

That is not always the case. This time we WON! Everyone in the house loved it.

Ingredients

4 cups original almond milk

3cups spinach (gives the lovely green color and great way to sneak in a veggie)

1 banana broken up

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 tsp mint

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup crushed dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Throw everything but the chocolate into the blender! Blend till smooth. If you have an ice cream maker dump in there run until desired consistency and add in the chocolate while mixing.

We ran ours like 30 min.

If you do not dump into a freezer safe container. Stir in chocolate and freeze until desired consistency.

My husband said it reminded him of Italian ice. It was very good!

Store in freezer.

2B Mindset Honest review…

You sign up for this nutrition plan and immediately get access to 44 videos online, you get a 90 day tracker, water bottle, recipe book, on the go plan, and support from your coach.  All of this was designed by Ilana Muhlstein. She is a registered dietician. And to see her in person you are charged roughly around $300 for an hour. You get pretty much all of her tips in these videos for a fraction of the cost and it is a one time fee. No brainer.

 

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Now the tips are easy, but really this is an approach I have never thought of. I am not a huge advocate for the scale, prior to this program. I weighed myself weekly if I was doing a program strictly and really for the first time, so i could show the results possible. If I wasn’t being strict I would avoid that bitch like the plague. The scale had the ability to make me feel awful, if I had any feeling that the number on the scale was going to be going up i would never step on it! She uses it as a daily learning tool. The number does not define you, its just there to say is today a weight-loss  day, or am I learning? I do not know why it has clicked finally to use it like that. When I jump on the scale and it goes up, I know well Kala you drank 15 beers at that wedding and were a huge fan of the cookie table.

So I have been following this plan for over a month now. Within seconds of watching her video I loved her. The concept of its not cheating if you track it. Changing my mindset completely. I don’t have any guilt for enjoying things now. I am learning the best way to eat for my body in maintenance without being super strict. I am never hungry or if I am i  know water first. Veggies most. I have learned some pretty awesome ways to substitute vegetables for other foods.  Exercise is EXTRA credit~! For me I am working out regardless I am used to it and for me health is eating good and working out. But for people not ready yet to commit to a workout, that want to loose a bit first, and get their eating better OMG this program is the way to go!

The best thing is the group of girls I am doing this with!

They are all doing amazing. The support. How they are feeling. the successes they are having. I have a girl that is down over 15 lbs since we started. Another down 7.6 in just 2 weeks with no exercise.

I was skeptical at first with the program. But I am so very happy I gave it a try! World of difference. I 100% recommend this! and know I can live a very happy and healthy life following this plan at a freaking great deal!

Would you like to join us? The group is on going! And self paced. Lets talk about it!

Steak Stuffed Peppers

OMG, with the mindful eating plan I am following it is veggies most. On this plan you are learning that with dinner you do not really need a Carb, since they are more for an energy source and you are winding down for the night.

So I have been trying to find different meals that are veggies and protein. I stumbled across these steak stuffed peppers a while ago and had to tweak of course because i never let anything go ha. So freaking good. Hubby approved and my oldest said i don’t really like peppers, but that was really good.

What you need

2 Bell peppers (I used red and orange) deseeded and cut down the center.

Shaved steak

This is what I used…

Mexican shredded cheese

1tsp minced garlic

saltfree garlic herb seasoning

olive oil

1/4 thin sliced yellow onion

1/4 diced jalapeno pepper

Worcestershire sauce

spinach

What to Do

take the sliced peppers drizzle with olive oil and season with the salt free seasoning. Put in the oven at 325 for about 45 min.

While the peppers are doing their thing put onion, garlic, jalapeño, in a non stick pan. On a med heat cook through the onion will become translucent. Takes like 5 min. Add in shaved steak. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Cook until cooked through turn off heat.

Once peppers are done. sprinkle with cheese and put under low broiler until melted.

Add the steak and more cheese. Broil those badboys. Place on a bed of spinach.

 

Enjoy!

Easy veggie most stir fry

I remember when I thought losing weight was low fat, fat free, and starvation. I have learned so much over the last 5 plus years during my online coaching business.

I’ve learned what to eat and how much. That healthy doesn’t mean flavorless. This one is so good! And freaking easy!

I took roughly a half cup or riced cauliflower. (You can get that in the freezer section, or take a head of cauliflower and run it through the food processor).

Roughly 1/2 cup brown rice.

Left over zoodles. From Monday’s dinner.

Broccoli

Chicken that I had grilled up.

Mix that all the veggies together in a pan. Heat with a little water. Cook until veggies are at desired tenderness. Add in rice and chicken. Sprinkle in crushed red pepper (as much as you like) add about a tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce and drizzle honey. Mix and serve.

Delicious and easy!

I like to figure out new ways to use leftovers.

Liift 4

 

Liift 4! Created by Beachbodys Super Trainer Joel Freeman. It is a Combination of weight lifting and High Intensity (HIIT) Cardio. And the schedule is 2 days on Rest 2 days on Rest for 2. So this bad boy is 30-40 minute workouts 4 Days a week!!! On the rest days There are optional stretch videos to help your muscles out. 8 Weeks total.

Each workout was filmed separately so you never repeat the same one twice and you hit a different muscle group in each one. Back and biceps, chest and triceps, shoulders, then legs. Every workout ends with a Core routine. So every area gets worked.

You can use weights, or resistance bands. That way there is no need to go out and by weights or if you are traveling you can still get in the workouts.

VIP Early Access Sales will go out June 11th. If you get this Early Access you will be able to get your hands on the Workout July 16th! LIIFT 4 will be available to ALL Beachbody On Demand subscribers October 1st.

I will be running a BETA test Group Monday July 16th! So if you would like to join me. Fill out this form!

2B Mindset!

What is 2B Mindset?

Well, watch the video… LOL it explains so much! 2B mindset is a weight loss program and a breakthrough new way of eating that will keep you satisfied and from being deprived.

No Longer will you,

  • Count Calories
  • Measure foods
  • Cut out food groups

No food is off limits!!! There is no “bad” food. It really covers emotional eating. It is all about mindset and  what makes this program really unique is that it will change your mindset and help you conquer some of the underlying reasons you’ve struggled to lose the weight and keep it off.

The creator of 2B Mindset Ilana Muhlstein is a registered dietitian nutritionist-the highest standard in the field of nutrition.  She has built a thriving private practice in Beverly Hills and helped hundreds of people lose weight happily-and keep it off.  She is also a wife, mother and is pregnant with her second child.

When Is it available?

2B Mindset is being released on May 2nd! There is actually a Promo of $20 Off for the first month!

Included with the 2B Mindset Kit is:

Permanent streaming access to all 2B Mindset videos, including:

  • 21 short videos that teach the basic principles of the program, including how to understand food groups, what to eat and when, Ilana’s proven secrets to a positive  mindset, plus real-life strategies for managing any eating situation (i.e., eating out at restaurants, while on a trip, for vegans/vegetarians, etc.)
  • 5 videos that help address the most common challenges to losing weight and establishing a healthier relationship with food
  • 15 recipe videos where Ilana shows you how to cook her favorite time-saving, delicious and satisfying meals…in no time.
  • The Getting Started Guide, which includes step-by-step instructions for putting the program into action.
  • My Go-to-Guide, a handy resource that accompanies the videos, featuring food lists, grocery shopping lists and more
  • 2B Mindset Recipes booklet, a collection of Ilana’s favorite healthy meals, which can be printed for handy reference
  • My Tracker, a 90-day journal you can use to track your meals, progress, and all the daily inputs that can influence your weight loss journey and success
  • A special 30 oz water bottle that helps get you drinking more water with Ilana’s motivational sayings to keep you on track
  • Starting on 6/4/18, you’ll have access to the Beachbody Nutrition+ App that lets you view all 2B Mindset videos (and program materials) on-the-go, and gives you a place to track your meals and your progress, right on your mobile device (iOS only)

Want more info on this program? Email me! coachkalawilliamson@gmail.com

BEACHBAR Snack bars

Just released and I cannot wait for mine to get here to try them out! These babies are CLEAN and come in two different flavors. Chocolate Cherry Almond and Peanut Butter Chocolate.

The bars are soy free, gluten free, and low on the glycemic index! Packed with 10 grams of protein, and only 150 cal. Combined the Pea and Whey proteins deliver all nine of the essential amino acids that you need to help promote lean muscle.  Also, whey protein is one of the most bioavailable sources of protein and has an amino acid profile that complements pea protein.

Product Information
• 10 grams of protein • 5-6 grams of sugar
• 4 grams of fiber • 0 grams trans fats
• 150 calories • Gluten free
• Whole dried fruit† & nut pieces • Good source of protein and fiber

 

As always they are backed with a 30 day money back guarantee.

There are a few ways you can purchase. These bad boys!

 

Bundle Name Order Options (qty in # of boxes)
Stand-Alone Box
15 Bars
Choose Either:
Peanut Butter Chocolate (x1)
OR
Chocolate Cherry Almond (x1)
Two Carton Bundles
30 Bars
Choose One Combination:
Peanut Butter Chocolate (x2)
OR
Chocolate Cherry Almond (x2)
OR
Peanut Butter Chocolate (x1)  +  Chocolate Cherry Almond (x1)
Three Carton Bundles
45 Bars
Choose One Combination:
Peanut Butter Chocolate (x3)
OR
Chocolate Cherry Almond (x3)
OR
Peanut Butter Chocolate (x2)  + 

 Chocolate Cherry Almond (x1)
OR
Peanut Butter Chocolate (x1)  + 

 Chocolate Cherry Almond (x2)

Check them out and let me know how you think! I will update once I taste them 😉