Chicken Tinga Tacos

Not sure wtf Tinga is… but these are amazing. And all my kids (but one who likes to give me a hard time about everything. ) loved them!

You Need

1 cup low sodium chicken broth

1tsp unflavored gelatin

1Tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup chopped onion (I ran this through the food processor. So you get the taste but the kids don’t know.

1 jalapeño Pepper deveined and deseeded (optional if you do not like spice level out. put in with the onion)

4 cloves garlic finely chopped (i used minced from a jar)

1 cup tomato puree

1 Tbsp chili powder

1tsp dried oregano

2 canned chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce finely chopped

1 Tbsp adobo sauce (sauce from the canned chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce)

3 cups shredded chicken breast. ( i cooked some chicken breast in the crock pot all day. but you could use a rotisserie chicken to save time! )

sea salt

pepper

1. Sprinkle broth with gelatin in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat until fragrant.

3. Add onion and jalapeño ; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

5. Add broth mixture, tomato puree, chili powder, oregano,  chipotle chili peppers, adobo sauce,  chicken, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until sauce is reduced by half.

6. Remove bay leaves. Divide 3⁄4 cup

Serve on 2 corn tortillas or hard taco shells. 3/4 cup is one serving and has a serving of veggies in it!

I turned mine into a salad. By doing 1 cup of spinach 2 hard taco shells crumbled. The chicken 1/4 cup of combined diced avocado and cheese. dollop of plain greek yogurt and a drizzle of taco sauce.

This counts as 2 Veggies 1 Carb 1 Protein 1 Healthy Fat

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34 Days In…

Did I tell you all that I went back to the program that gave me life again after my surgery last year that put me in surgical menopause?

Well I did! And I feel AMAZING! I decided to go all in! 100% follow the meal plan and the workouts. You see I did this before. I did great until day 51 and then I went to Kid Rock and I hard core cheated. Like drank all the beer ate everything in sight. All day long and the next I had to have hangover foods ha! After that I went back on the plan but allowed cheats. Like a few glasses of wine. treats. You know. I still saw great results.

But lately In my fitness journey I was doing the workouts still and saying I was following my container system. What I was not saying that I was eating a bag or Ghirardelli dark  chocolate chips in 2 days. Im not kidding. Lol. I was not really practicing the portion control well. I was not really feeling that great. My hot flashes were coming back. I was uncomfortable and a bit moody.

Recently I got Certified to be a Master Coach in our Ultimate Portion Fix Program. Ive learned so much about sugar addiction and how companies get you to constantly want to keep snacking.

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I started doing the program again with the timed nutrition. THE ENERGY! I wake up most days feeling well rested. I am not hungry since I get to eat so much. Seriously its a lot my hubby is always like look at your plate. And I am thrilled. I don’t miss the treats. I have not had alcohol currently since February 9th. Not saying that I will never drink again.  But I want to do this the whole 80 days 100% all in! I am almost half way there!

Its amazing when you fuel your body with the right food how you feel. and the results you see.

I cannot wait to see what the rest of the program brings and how many more people I can help now that I am certified!

Would you like to chat?

Sweet Potato fritters

Ingredients 

1lbs sweet potatoes (roughly 3 med) peeled and grated

2 eggs (beat)

1tsp onion powder

2tbsp whole wheat flour

himalayan salt

Black pepper

2% plain greek yogurt (optional for topping)

olive oil spray

Combine and mix all ingredients. use 1/3 measuring cup and measure out and smash onto a greased backing sheet. You will get 8 total. Back at 350 for 15 min. Flip and cook for an additional 15 min. serve topped with greek yogurt. For the portion fix 1 equals to 1 yellow container.

What do you get when you join in on a Virtual Fitness group?

I am sure you have seen me mention my virtual boot camps. Well I wanted to go into what you get with those.

For the Fitness Boot Camp:

You get our On Demand fitness Package. This is access to  over 50 workout programs that you can stream right to your house. Or the gym. Seriously people do that. You get this for a year and all the new workouts they release. Which is 2-3 a year. We pair you up with a workout based on your goals, preference to style, and time you want to spend.

You get the workout calendar for each program so you know what to do. You get a meal plan for each program so you can reach the best goals possible.

You get 30 days of a superfood shake and/or a plant based pre-workout and recovery drink.

You get access to a cooking show that coordinates with the meal plan that has like 300 recipes and they are delicious.

You get unlimited access to the fitness group so you have the support and accountability. And one on one check ins from me.

All of this for a price starting for only $160!

For The Nutrition Side:

We have 2 different programs

One is based on mindful eating it is less structured and has more freedom. Great for people that don’t like a really strict plan. This can be paired with the workouts as well.

The Other is based on Portion control. This can be paired with the workouts as well and most of them use a similar plan. This breaks down the macros and the science behind why eating like this works. 3 different paths. More structured. This is personally what I follow and am being certified in currently.

I have been using the programs and supplements for 6 years now. I swear by them and I love the results Ive seen. I am more confident have a better sense of self love and truthfully in the groups we focus on that more than anything. It is about being the healthiest best version of ourselves.

I hope you will join us!

Seasonal depression

“𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻!”

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Seasonal depression is hitting hard. It’s that time of the year. Anyone else feeling it?

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I am working my way through the winter blues. .

EXERCISE

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Even though I have not wanted to like at all for weeks now 😬. It helps your brain release feel good endorphins, can take your mind off of your worries, and gain confidence! .

Move your body to feel better. Seriously! It helps 😉

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Eat That Frog

Eat. That. Frog 🐸.

Say what?! I listened to this book years ago. By Brian Tracey, in my car when I was running the kids somewhere. Called Eat That Frog. It’s about getting the hard things done. You know the stuff that you absolutely don’t want to do but know it’s important to get you towards your goals.

For me. This is my workout. That is why it gets done first thing in the morning. It’s why I have a specific routine. I do this first. Because the longer I wait the less likely I am to do it. The more likely I am to stall and waist more precious time. .
I hear constantly, “I’m not a morning person.”, “I really like to sleep.” , “I don’t have your motivation.” , “I don’t have the time.”

I also used to say them! I love sleep. I want to stay in bed all day lol. But after I lost my Dad to a heart attack. My health became a priority. The adjustment in my sleep became worth it. Working out for my HEALTH. Was a priority.
So I eat the frog. I get it done first. Then my Day happens.

Seasonal depression

“𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻!”

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Seasonal depression is hitting hard. It’s that time of the year. Anyone else feeling it?

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I am working my way through the winter blues.

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EXERCISE

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Even though I have not wanted to like at all for weeks now 😬. It helps your brain release feel good endorphins, can take your mind off of your worries, and gain confidence!

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Move your body to feel better. Seriously! It helps 😉

Also forcing myself to actually get ready, eat good nutritious foods, and get decent sleep.

Winter is almost over! We got this! What do you do to help?

Ultimate Portion Fix

I have been using the portion fix meal plan for YEARS now. So often that I look at foods as a color now. Ha! Some of you def. will not understand that. But if you have done any of Autumn Calabrese’s fitness programs you get me!

The plan is using portion containers and they are specific colors. You get a certain number a day and it makes meal planning really easy.

Green = Veggies

Purple + Fruit

Red = Protein

Yellow = Carbs

Blue = Cheese or healthy fats

Orange = dressing or seeds.

You do a simple formula and it tells you what bracket plan you are in telling you how many containers you get a day based on your goals. Do you want to lose, maintain, and if you’re really lucky. Gain! LOL I would love to be the last.

Well, we all just did the containers they worked. But I could not tell you why it worked so well. What the science is behind it. And if you are anything like me at all you want to know why. The more you understand something the better you stick to the plan. I follow the containers most of the time. But I am by no means strict with it. And if I am being really honest. I hardly pull out those babies and measure. When I do my results are fabulous and I feel so much better!

Autumn is coming out with the Ultimate Portion Fix! 

FINALLY they are breaking down the science behind the program! Why it works so well and how. You guys here comes the GEEK in me. I LOVE THIS! I want to know why people are going to see the best results with out telling someone. Well it just works.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
PORTION CONTROL IS JUST THE BEGINNING
If you’re familiar with Autumn’s approach to nutrition, you know that portion-control is key. But now, she’s going to delve deeper into the three main principles.
1. Portion Control
2 Balanced macronutrients
3. Eliminating processed foods

The tools in the Ultimate Portion Fix: Will help you:

  • Break Sugar addiction
  • Get the whole family healthy
  • Maximize Nutrition for Performance

Have you ever done a “diet” (I hate that term by the way, if you are still using it drop that shit. You want results? Change your lifestyle.) but you have a family and you are cooking 50 different things. This program it teaches you not only how to cook for yourself in the container system but your family. Not with the thought that your kids will lose weight. Don’t think like that! But with the thought of how much of what they should be eating to promote healthy growth and teach them healthy habits now.

I wish I would have learned all this younger. Old habits are HARD to break!

THE ULTIMATE PORTION FIX: WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Over 30 new videos about the containers with deep dives into the principles of the plan so you can really grasp each concept.
Portion-control containers – FREE GIFT!
Program Workbook and Daily Logbook.
Tracking on iOS and Android devices. On iOS users can find container, weight and water tracking in the Nutrition+ app. On Android, users can track these items within the Beachbody On Demand app.
Fixate Volume 2 Cookbook.  Includes 102 new recipes.
75 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids PDF (digital). A quick and easy resource for parents that want to make sure their kids getting a variety of healthy foods and not eating the same things over and over again.
Fixate Cooking Show. Access to over 200 videos.
Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag. Comes with large partitioned containers, ice packs, and plenty of storage so you can take your food with you wherever you go and stay on track (included in the Combo Pack and as an optional purchase).
BONUS 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Workouts.

There is an option for you to get Certified in this! To have a more in depth understanding. And once you do purchase you have access FOR LIFE. No fees to continue to gain access to the information.

I am pretty pumped for this Program! Nutrition is the HARDEST part if you ask me. And I cannot wait to do this with you!! Fill out the form so we can talk!

Resolutions

Ladies… you know what I want to know? Why we are really freaking hard on ourselves? Why we are so judge mental to ourselves, and sometimes others?

I spent a bulk of Christmas break trying to not mentally berate myself because I really over indulged. It’s so easy to fall into old habits. I felt bloated and self conscious. Then watched 8 million other women post hearts ♥️ saying pick a color for the goal of weight you want to lose this year. And I just 💭 thought. How about we go into the new year setting a goal, to be kinder to ourselves. To accept ourselves and work on not really that goal weight but eating better and moving our bodies to show we care. .
Just all around general health! Mental and physical.

Does that sound weird coming from a health coach? Probably, but you know when I started to love myself, eat good healthy foods because it made me feel better, and workout because moving gave me energy and build confidence. That is when I feel my best. Then enjoy myself in moderation because I’ll be damned if I’m going to feel deprived.

You with me?

squash bread (mostly clean)

Squash Bread? LOL I was not sure what to call it but it has yellow squash and zucchini in it so… There you go. I hate waste and try to find different things to do with veggies that are going bad.

Ingredients 

1 small shredded zucchini

1 small shredded yellow squash

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup pure maple syrup (honey works as well)

1 egg

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

 

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×4 loaf pan. Mix all the dry ingredients add the wet and mix till combined. Fold in the shredded zucchini and squash and pour into loaf pan bake 50-60 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. And enjoy!

To make it completely clean you could swap the brown sugar for more maple syrup or honey. I just like the taste it gives and the slight crisp you get on the crust!