Thursday, February 9, 2017

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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I've been working on adding new recipes into the mix because I get in a routine of eating the same things over and over again. Eating the same things don't bother me but I know for many of you that follow me as well as my customers, they like variety. So I made it my mission to try new recipes and as I found good ones share them. This one is definitely a winner. This is great for dinner with the family, maybe just make a plain batch for the kiddos because it has a small amount of spice in it. You can also meal prep this for the week and take with you for lunches. I didn't add the water chestnuts because I don't care for them. I know you are going to love this just as much as I did. Let me know what you think. 


1 1/4 pound ground chicken 
1 tbsp of olive oil 
1 clove of garlic minced
1/8 tsp of ground ginger
4 green onions thinly sliced
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
3 tbsp of hoisin sauce 
2 tbsp of lower sodium sauce 
1 tbsp of rice vinegar 
2tsp of roasted red chili paste
1/8 tsp of salt 
12 Boston lettuce leaves 


Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large non stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add turkey ground chicken, garlic and ginger. Cook for about 6 mins until chicken is cooked thorough. Stir to crumble. 

Combine chicken mixture, onions, and chopped water chestnuts stirring well and set aside. 

In a small bowl mix together hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, roasted red chili paste, and drizzle over chicken mixture. Toss to coat completely. 

Add 1/4 chicken mixture to the lettuce leave and ENJOY! 


Monday, December 12, 2016

Parmesan Chicken Burgers

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I have really wanted to add some new recipes to our weekly line up to add some spice to our menu but still keep it healthy and clean. We tried these for the first time after getting the recipe from TASTY after seeing a video they did making them. 
 I used thin sandwich things as our bun. You can easily do this over some Zoodles (zucchini noodles) as a "pasta" dish. 

I used wholewheat bread crumbs and 2% cheese instead of the full fat. 

½ cup bread crumbs
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup parmesan

1 pound ground chicken
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon oregano 
½ teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup parmesan
4 slices mozzarella cheese
4 burger buns

Marinara sauce
Fresh basil

1. Stir bread crumbs, salt, and parmesan together in a bowl. 
2. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, parsley, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese.
3. Grab a handful of the chicken mixture and pat it out flat in your palm. 
4. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese in the middle and fold the chicken over the edges. Make sure the cheese is fully covered on both sides by the chicken mixture.
5. Cover the patty with the bread crumb mixture on both sides.
6. Cook patty in a pan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes on each side.
7. Plate on a bun with marinara sauce and fresh basil.
8. Enjoy!

Baked Buffalo Chicken

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This recipe is AMAZING and one of my favorites. I love meal prepping this for the week to add to wraps, salads, or on top of a sweet potato. I've even added it in my morning omelet topped with some avocado. It's amazing. You have to try this. 

What you need: 
Chicken Breasts I normally make about 4 to use through out the week you can also make this for a family dinner and put it in wraps or in corn tortillas. But the amount of chicken breasts depend on how much you want to make at one time or how many you are feeding. 
1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot Sauce 
Package of Ranch Seasoning 
Baking Sheet 
Foil to line the baking sheet 

Cooking Directions: 

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees 
Line your baking sheet with foil 
Place chicken breasts on baking sheet 
Coat chicken breasts with Franks Sauce 
Place in the oven for about 15 mins or until the outside of the chicken breasts are no longer pink. 
Take out of the oven, take two forks and shred the chicken (it will still be slightly pink in the middle) 
Mix up shredded chicken in Franks Sauce and add more sauce coating all pieces
Sprinkle some of the Ranch Packet on top of the chicken 
Place back in the oven until completely cooked through about 20 more mins. 
Once completely cooked take out of the oven, let cool, and it's ready. 

You can also buy some greek yogurt, and grab the ranch greek yogurt dip mix to add on top of buffalo chicken tacos. I like to use corn tortillas and heat them with a little olive oil or coconut oil in a frying pan so they crisp up. I then do Lettuce, chicken, avocado, and greek yogurt ranch dip. 

AMAZING! Doesn't even feel like it's healthy!! 



Thursday, November 3, 2016

What is Core De Force? Join my KICK ASS Exclusive Test Group!

GUYS! I can't contain my excitement because I JUST PURCAHSED my next at home fitness program and I'm inviting YOU to come and do it with me. I have gone from gaining 45 lbs with each pregnancy to the current above picture and I reached all of these goals with AT HOME FITNESS PROGRAMS! I know that these work with out a doubt because I am living proof. I've been where you are trying to find that SOMETHING that works, and this is IT! New programs are always the best to jump on because you get to be the FIRST.

Core De Force is a 30 day Total Body Transformation program that is about to ROCK YOUR WORLD! No Equipment is needed. Core De Force is a MMA inspired program which includes 3 minute rounds where you will get a mix of boxing, kick boxing, and Muay Thai, knee-elbow combos,  body weight training, and cardio spikes that will help you lose belly fat and SHRED YO BODY! The best way to conquer and kick ass in this workout is to focus on just giving it your all for THREE mins at a time and before you know it the workout is done, you feel accomplished, you are dripping in sweat, and you are one day closer to reaching all of your goals you have set for yourself. That's probably one of the best feelings in the world at the end of the day. If you scroll down through this post I have a video up of me doing the sneak peek of this program and WOAH BABY it got my heart rate up, even after only a 20 min workout,  I was drenched in sweat, and I totally felt it the next day. My core felt STRONG, tight, and I knew that 30 days of this and I was definitely going to see some abs poking through lol.

SO if you are ready to get shredded, wanting to change things up in your fitness routine, want to break through a fitness plateau, want something to keep you motivated and engaged over the holiday months, or are just ready to get started on your journey you can check out all the details below. I am hosting a private test group for anyone who is ready in this 30 day program.

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What is Core De Force? 
Core De Force is your 30 day countdown to a total body transformation.  This workout was created by Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews, it is the ultimate mixed martial arts-inspired workout that is going to really knock off the belly fat, get rid of inches and tone and tighten your entire body with no equipment.
I love this workout because in every workout there is a “learn it & work it” section that breaks down the moves so that you can learn them before you do the workout.  So if you are new to the MMA style exercises this will give you confidence to go right in and kick some butt.  Core De Force is also not on a beat or rhythm so you do
not have follow a specific routine per se.  There are modifiers in every single workout so no matter what your ability level is, you can go at your own pace.  As you get stronger the goal is to challenge yourself with higher intensity and increased focus.
I also like that there is no equipment needed except yourself.  This is key for those that are budget conscious, don’t have a lot of room to workout or are traveling and want to workout in a hotel room.
Core De Force is an MMA style home fitness program that will transform your entire body in 30 days.
Core De Force takes the barriers away to getting started in your health and fitness journey because it is EASY, SIMPLE to follow and all you really have to do is show up and PRESS PLAY on the workout of the day!  My goal is to EMPOWER YOU AND GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE TO MAKE THE CHANGES NECESSARY SO THAT YOU CAN LIVE A HEALTHY AND FULFILLING LIFE.

Who is Core De Force For? Core De Force is for EVERYONE.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in your fitness you can do this workout.  You will enjoy the challenge of taking the intensity higher to improve your cardio strength, speed and endurance.  Each MMA inspired workout has an optional move breakdown to help you get familiar with the combinations.  There is also a “modifier track”  so you can follow a split screen if you would like as well.
Core De Force also focuses on rotational moves which means you will work your core from 360 degrees every time you hit play. That is going to be awesome for all of us who really want to tone that trouble area!

Core De Force Before and After Results
Core De Force Transformation Story

What Is the Eating Plan Like?  The nutrition guide was created to be simple, clean foods, that you can easily measure out and combine to give yourself a well balanced nutrition plan that will fuel your body with the energy it needs to crush the next workout on the schedule and get the results that you want.  If you really want to know what this program can do for your body make sure that you are 100% committed to the nutrition plan because what you eat is 80% of the results that you get.
The nutrition plan follows the portion fix, but you will not receive another set of containers unless you want them!  Each food category is measured out and explained in detail to you.  The plan is meant to be SUPER EASY to follow so that you don’t get overwhelmed with to many options.  Plus, in the test group I am hosting I am going to be walking you through the entire nutrition plan as well.
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How long are the workouts?  
The workouts are 30-45 minutes in length and you workout 6 days a week with a stretch on the 7th.  The workout program is 30 days in length.
There are 8 workouts in the program
MMA Speed- ∫ Upper body and core focused boxing influenced workout. (27 minutes)
MMA Shred- Muay Thai inspired elbow and kicks for total body shred. (37 minutes)
MMA Power- Uses explosive and defensive style movements in this fast paced cardio conditioning workout (47 minutes)
MMA Plyo- Core De Force is an MMA style home fitness program that will transform your entire body in 30 days.   When you combine boxing, Muay Thai and plyometrics in one workout you get a huge calorie burn and RESULTS. (47 minutes)
Power Sculpt- Total body burner that uses explosive power and interval training to lean and sculpt.  (37 minutes)
Dynamic Strength- Low on impact but high on intensity. (47 minutes)
Active Recovery- Recharge for the week ahead with this rest day that focuses on form and technique to help fight fatigue and sore muscles. (21 minutes)
Core De Force Relief- A quick 5 minutes stretch before bed session. (5 minutes)
Team Beachbody Exclusive MMA Mashup– All the best Core De Force moves in one workout.  (26 minutes)
Core Kinetics- A unique core workout inspired by Mixed Martial Arts movements.
5 minute Core on the Floor- the ultimate core finisher- 5 minute challenging plank movements that gets your abs on fire.
If you want to take your fitness to the next level after your 3o days you can get these 3 additional advanced workouts too:
Agility Strength- combines fast footwork drills with body weight resistance to help improve coordination and blast major calories.  (9 rounds- 37 minutes).
Agility Power- Grab your agility ladder and rip through multifunctional training that ignites every muscle and helps shred fat for serious definition (6 rounds-27 minutes).
MMA Kick Butt- This workout is meant to target your legs and butt with nonstop mix of powerful kicks and calorie burning conditioning spikes (9 rounds- 37 minutes).

When Can I Get This Workout?
Core De Force will be available on the 31st of October to customers of Team Beachbody coaches.  So if you do not have a coach right now make sure to sign up with me so that I can be your coach and guide you from start to finish through the program.  Here is your link to create your Free Team Beachbody Account.  Make sure that you complete the application below to be considered for a spot in my Core De Force Test Group so that you can also get the support and accountability to start and complete the program.  To complete the application click here:  Core De Force Application

How Much Does It Cost?
Core De Force has a variety of options.  The one that I recommend the most is the Core De Force Challenge Pack because it comes with everything you need to be successful with this program.  It comes with the entire Core De Force workout program, nutrition guide, program manual, Shakeology, access to me as your coach, discounted price and shipping plus it gives you entrance into my Test Group where I will be personally walking you through the nutrition guide, helping you to create a food plan that meets your needs, giving you recipes, tips, daily accountability so that this program does not become another dust collector on your shelf.
The Challenge Pack is $140 on Sale starting October 31st through November 2016.
Core De Force Before and After

Core De Force before and after

How Can I Get Involved In My Support & Accountability Group?
So now here is the MOST important part.  How do I REALLY succeed at this program??  Well, anyone can go out there and buy the Core De Force Challenge Pack and do the workouts.  Unfortunately I have seen many of times ( I am also guilty of this) where we purchase a program with the best of intentions and before we know it, the workout is sitting on our shelf collecting dust and we make excuses for why we don’t have time or it isn’t the right timing.  So don’t let this be another program that you have good intentions with!  It’s time to take charge of your fitness and nutrition and get involved in a closed online community of support that is going to help you start and complete the program and get the RESULTS that you want just in time for the holidays.  Better yet, we are going to help you create a holiday plan that is going to give you the flexibility to enjoy the holiday things you want to eat but still get results.  Does that sound like a good plan?
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Core De Force, Kick Ass EXCLUSIVE Test Group -- Now Accepting Applications

Do you want to join???  Here is the requirements and how to get started:
  • In my Test Group I am going to be requiring that each participate for the entire 30 days of the program starting on the 7th of November.  Each participant must have ME as their assigned coach.  You cannot already be working with another coach or be a coach yourself.
  • You must commit to both the fitness program and Shakeology to join the group.  You will be getting everything you need for this group when you sign up with me.
  • You must be willing to participate daily in the closed online group.  I will have you log your workouts, your daily food activity and provide you with tools, tips and recipes to help you get to your goals.
  • You must be willing to give it your all!  Change is not always easy but it is totally worth it.

There will never ever be a perfect time to start your fitness and health transformation.  You literally just have to take that leap of faith, bite the bullet and go for it.  If you do not try, how will you ever know if you can succeed! This just might be that 1 thing where everything comes together and just finally makes sense to you and your lifestyle.
Connect with me on my Facebook Page to see even more details on the event and news and announcements:  The Fit Mom Page
Are you in???  There is limited space in my Test Group so make sure you complete the application below to get your spot!
I want to see you crush those goals and feel confident and empowered to take on the rest of your life!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

One Pot Healthy Chicken Fajita Pasta

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I found this recipe while scrolling through Facebook on someone's newsfeed that they had shared from another site BUT it was not healthy. I love taking recipes and changing the ingredients to make them clean and healthy. Eating clean is so easy once you get the hang of it. Once you get the basics down you can take any of your favorites and make them healthier, you might not even notice the difference. This was definitely a winner. The only thing that I will do in the future when making this is add more veggies, do less pasta, and add more protein. You could even do this with ground turkey and make a taco pasta. This meal only takes about 30 mins to make and can be a quick easy week day dish your entire family will love. 


Serves 3 - 5 

3 Tbsp of Olive Oil 
3 Chicken Breasts, Sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper, Sliced
1 Green Bell Pepper, Sliced
1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced
1 Onion, Sliced
1 Mrs Dash Taco Seasoning Packet OR low sodium Taco Seasoning packet
5 Cups of of Unsweetened Almond Milk
4 Cups of Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
1 Cup of 2% Shredded Cheese


Heat oil in a large pot over high heat
Add Chicken and cook until no pink is visible, then take the chicken out.
Add the bell peepers and onion, cooking until the onion is translucent.
Add the chicken back to the pot with taco seasoning, stir until evenly coated. 
Add the almond milk and whole wheat penne pasta, stirring constantly to prevent pasta from sticking. 
Cooking for about 8-10 mins until pasta is cooked and the milk has reduced to a thick sauce that coats the pasta. 
Add the cheese and mix until melted. 


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You are seriously going to LOVE this dish!! Just make sure that you are picking out plenty of chicken pieces and not only getting pasta. You want it protein packed!! You can portion out and pair with a side salad to make filling. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

22 Minute Hard Corps Bikini Bootcamp


I remember Tony Horton as that crazy guy that led that crazy workout called P90X that got you ripped in 90 days but what just intense and NOT FOR ME! I avoided that workout anytime someone brought it up. I heard the results were awesome but the workout was just out of this world crazy.
Anyone remember the p90x fad?

4 years ago I was scared to death of those workouts. I would say things like "no way am I doing that crazy workout".

So I use to be scared of Tony Horton and his hardcore workouts. But truthfully, there is NOTHING to be scared of. If I can do it.. you totally can. I'm not just telling you all this because I am a coach. I'm telling you this because I'm just like you. I'm a Mom, a single Mom at that and these home workouts save my life. I was a skeptic of these crazy home workouts. I never completed anything I started and I surely didn't think that home workouts actually worked. I have now completed multiple home workouts and in reality Tony's workouts are the BOMB. They work! You will laugh, be motivated, and get in the best shape of your life with his workouts. I've met him on several occasions though coaching events and he has the biggest heart. He really does care about anyone that does his program gets the results that they want. All shapes, sizes,  and fitness levels can do this program. This program is for EVERYONE.
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You do not have to have done a Tony Horton workout before and you do not have to have a base level of fitness to begin it.

You can use little or no weights, there are modifers in EVERY workout and as you get stronger, your stamina builds, you feel more confident, you can increse your weights and up your intensity. Plus you got this!! You can do ANYTHING in 22 mins. Right!?!

3 1/2 years ago I started doing home workouts because  I had a new born and a 3 year old. I was breastfeeding and learning how to be a mother to two small children. Getting out the door and to the gym was too much of a chore. I didn't want to leave my new baby in the gym childcare and on top of that it cost more just for me to get the child care. I was also nervous that I was going to pay the fee every single month on a membership that I was never going to use because of how much work it took to get up and out of the house. Loading the baby up, getting toddler snacks for my older one, loading everyone up, making bottles and packing diapers, ect, ect, ect. It's a chore to get out of the house with babies.

I was sick of looking in the mirror and hating myself and I knew that I needed a better solution. Doing some research I FOUND IT!

I can now tell you that I 100% believe in this system. I believe in the workouts, the nutrition program, the support you get from your coach which is the SECRET SAUCE to this entire experience! I know with out a doubt that if I did not have the support from my coach and the other people in the group I would of never had the transformation that I did. It was my coach that picked me up when I wasn't seeing the results fast enough, it was my coach that showed me how to eat clean, meal prep, and meal plan, it was my coach that brought me back to reality when I wanted to eat everything in sight and give up on myself, it was the support/motivation of the group that gave me that ENERGY to get up every day and CRUSH IT!

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My Transformation: Why Not You!? 

Now is YOUR time to get up and DO IT, too! 

There are NO EXCUSES!! Why not you!?! 

22 mins
6 days a week
8 weeks 

Very little space needed, Minimal weights, and a desire to say GOODBYE to the old you! 

When I first got started I would put down my 3 year old for a nap,  put my new born in her swing and then I would press play and get down to business. It felt so great workout while both of my girls were home, happy, and right by me. 

So here is the question: DO YOU WANT IN? 

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The results of this program have BLOWN me away. These are people JUST like me! 

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22 Minute Hard Corps Woman Results 

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22 Minute Hard Corps Woman Results

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22 Minute Hard Corps Woman Results

I got my copy of the workout and I'm ready to bring it. I did my first workout today. You can go check out how it went HERE
I am 100% committed to doing this program from beginning to end, sharing my results with YOU, and inviting you to take this journey with me. 

So now is the time!  Join me on April 4th for the start of our plan and prep week with official day 1 of workouts starting on March 28th!  I am going to walk you through the entire workout program, each weeks meal plan, recipes, tips, daily motivation, accountability, and support to help you get the very best results possible.

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So what do you get when you order the 22 Minute Hard Corps?

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Well there are a couple of different options:

#1:  If you are not currently a Shakeology drinker you are going to want to get the 22 Minute Hard Corps Challenge Pack that comes with a 30 day supply of Shakeology, 22 minute hard corps program with 8 workouts, Tony's 8 week basic training action plan, his rations for results nutrition field guide, resistance PT Sandbag and optional hell week challenge card to get your results over the top.  Plus a free 30 day trial of the team Beachbody club membership {live streaming of workouts}.

#2:  If you already are a Shakeology drinker you can get the 22 Minute Hard Corps And Beachbody Performance Pack Instead.
This comes with Beachbody Performance Energize which is a pre-workout supplement that will boost your energy, sharpen your focus, push harder, and last longer in your workouts.  {this is what I drink every morning before my workout}.  
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Beachbody Energize
The Beachbody Performance Recover which is a post-workout supplement that helps you to combat exercise induced muscle soreness and speed muscle recovery to help accelerate your results.  
It comes with the 22 minute hard corps program, with 8 workouts, the action plan, nutrition plan, hell week optional, sandbag, discounted shipping and price and sandbag.  

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Beachbody Recover

Now is the time to get it and if you make me your coach you have exclusive access into my 22 Minute Hard Corps Test Group!  Are you ready???
RESULTS by SUMMER in the comfort of your own home!!  

Click Here

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If you do not have a coach, make me your coach here!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Clean Eating Fried Rice Recipe

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So this recipe is one of my absolute favorites. I mean I could literally have this meal everyday. I tend to find my best recipes when I take a bunch of stuff in the fridge and just make something with it. So I only had eggs, brown rice, and some frozen veggies so BOOM here came clean fried rice. I'm sure there is some recipe out there for this, but this is just something I threw together. I have had this for lunch the last 3 days. HA HA HA You can totally batch cook and prep this for the week to have for lunches or it's a perfect family dinner option. You can add any veggies you want or protein. Shrimp or Chicken would be perfect to add. 

Serving for One

2 Eggs
1/2 cup Frozen Carrots and Peas
1/2 cooked cup brown rice
Light soy sauce or Amino Acids
Olive Oil


First take your 2 eggs and scramble them in the frying pan. I like to add some pepper and siratcha for taste. 

Once I am finished scrambling my eggs I take them out of the pan and put to the side. 

I whip the pan out. Pour about 1tbsp of olive oil in the pan.
Once hot I add in my frozen peas and carrots. I add in about 3 tbsp of soy sauce and sauté. 
After a few mints I pour in my cooked brown rice and sauté for another few mins. I add another tbs of sauce sauce. 

Once warm I pour in my eggs mix around, pour on my plate, and top with stratcha. 

If you want to get really fancy like me you can make it into a heart shape like they do at Benihana ha ha ha