THE BEST Stuffed Peppers Ever

My family LOVES stuffed peppers and the best thing is you can make them out of basically whatever you have on hand! BUT THESE, these are the go to Peppers in our house 😍 You will not be disappointed!

Ingredients:

6 large Bell Peppers ( I prefer a mix of orange, red and green)

1 lb Ground beef (I use elk or venison)

1⁄2 cup onion, Chopped

1/2 can tomato paste

3 fresh tomatoes, diced

1 cup rice of your choice (I prefer brown or jasmine) **Busy mom tip: I cook my rice in the instant pot the day before

1 cup water (for cooking rice)

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup Mexican cheese blend, Shredded

Directions:

Cut off the tops of peppers; discard seeds and membranes, chop peppers in half length wise.

Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered in boiling water for about 5 minutes; invert to drain well.

*in a separate pot put water bring to boil add rice cook until rice is soft – unless using precooked rice like I do.

In a skillet cook ground beef, onion till meat is browned and onions are tender.

Add tomatoes, paste, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and rice.

if needed add more water.

add rice to beef mixture.

Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat/rice mixture. Place in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Bake, covered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. in the last 5 minutes add any remaining cheese to the top of the peppers.

And ENJOY! Because these are amazing!!!

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Taco Boat Throwdown

Tonight was one of those "okay how do we throw something together fast, without going grocery shopping?" Kinda nights 😳
So was born our zucchini taco boats 😍😍😍

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground elk)
  • 1 whole onion -diced
  • 2 bell peppers OR 2 cups baby sweet peppers -diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 avocado (or guacamole)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • My sodium free taco seasoning
  • 1tbsp water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Saran Wrap
  • Olive oil

*optional
For the family 😉 1 box jiffy cornbread mix and it's ingredients

Directions:

  • Brown the meat in large skillet
  • Once almost completely browned add water and taco seasoning to taste
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, do not cut completely through but almost
  • Spray small amount of non stick cooking
  • spray in the middle of the zucchini
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap with Saran Wrap and microwave 5 minutes, then let it stand 2 minutes
  • Do the same to the other zucchini
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan with the meat moved to the side
  • Add onion and peppers leaving 1/2 cup raw for topping
  • Cooking onion and peppers and blend with taco meat and turn off heat
  • Mix corn and black beans in microwave safe bowl and cover and microwave on high 2 minutes
  • Open Saran wrapped zucchini and *optional : scoop out center (I prefer to leave the center in
  • Top with meat mixture, lettuce, peppers, salsa, cheese, bean and corn mixture and salsa

*Optional Corn Bread Base for non-zucchini lovers

  • Follow directions on jiffy box to mix pancakes
  • Heat griddle and make corn bread pancakes 🥞
  • Top exactly the same as the zucchini boats

These were a hit by all and so fast and simple and most importantly, you don't need your oven on a hot summer day!

And for those of you following the Fixate meal plan like me 😉 here are the counts 😘

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Summer Love Your Body

Summer Love Your Body Bootcamp is Open for Registration!

You Guys! Registration is NOW OPEN for my

Summer Love Your Body Online Bootcamp!

Lets learn to love ourselves where we are at while working towards our goals together!! This bootcamp will push us to hit our goals by the Fourth of July and more importantly to love ourselves more and more everyday while we work on being healthier and happier than ever!!!

You will get all your workouts (that you’ll do from home), 30 superfood meals, the built in support and motivation that comes from being in these groups, and the exact nutrition/meal plan you need to not only get results, but to learn how to KEEP those results forever. You’ll learn all my secrets on learning to love yourself right where you are while you work on building a healthier you and get to where you want to be! Because you are amazing just the way you are and it isn’t wrong to want more out of your life and your body You will learn to NEVER diet again and how you should NEVER be hungry!

So, if you are sick of wanting more and never sticking with it, or of teeter-tottering back and forth between dieting and bingeing, losing and gaining, feeling like you have no control over food or your body, feeling like you can’t remember the last time you appreciated your body for anything, dealing with anxiety, depression or lack of energy, or if you just want to lose some fat while still enjoying the things you love like wine 😉 and chocolate, send me an email ASAP or fill out the Take My Challenge form above! My groups fill up quick, and once those spots are full, its full. Can’t wait to work with you!

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These are real results, that you can really get and maintain while building confidence and staying full on food your whole family will love!!

 

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Summer officially begins in 8 weeks! Memorial Day Weekend is in 4 weeks! Spring is here now!?! 

I don’t know about you but that snuck up on me, my Summer Prep needs to kick it up a notch 😉 #winterbodineffect   So I decided to run an exclusive members only (that’s you 😉 ) VIP Goals Group to not only get us ready for Summer, but to hit some big goals by Memorial Day!

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   Now I know you might be thinking “Oh sure if I workout like crazy and eat chicken breasts and broccoli I can do that” *insert eyeroll here* LET me stop you right there! Because I do not live on chicken and broccoli and I don’t think you should have to either. I am a lead by example Coach and I know what works because I am in the thick (no pun intended 😉 ) of it with you! I am on my journey and I have found what works and that is why I want to help others find it too! Your body needs food, and actually a lot of it, to lose eight and hit it’s goals! As for workouts? More time spent does not equal more results…30 minutes a day, 5 days a week is all I am asking you to commit…that plus TONS of yummy food and room for your favorite treats like pizza, wine and chocolate AND a guarantee to hit your goals?!?! I mean, c’mon, what are you waiting for? Accept my invite and get started with me kicking Winters butt and showing Summer we are ready for her to show up!

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Just click below to ACCEPT your invite to the VIP group before the spaces fill up, because this is a VIP group spaces are limited so I can focus my time and energy on those of you who are ready to hit some goals! Then I will be in touch to get you all set up and make sure you have everything you need to succeed!

It really is that simple! NOW for those of you who I am already working with closely or have your program and what it takes to be in the group, please still ACCEPT the invitation so your space is secured.

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It is time for you to make a commitment to yourself. We are going to sweat, eat and support the hell out of each other as we burn off these winter bodies with a ton of positivity and we are going to have a whole lot of fun! This is the time to build momentum. I am not about quick fixes or magic cures, because I have tried most of those myself and NONE of them last, I am all about putting in constant work to make my life what I want it to be. True change and improvement is all about making a decision. This is your time to really make progress on your health and fitness. I do not want you to press pause on your life and enter that alternate reality for the next few months and then find yourself in the swimsuit isle dreading the most beautiful time of year. It really all depends on what you do with these next few months. Make a decision.

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The Truth About My Superfood Iced Latte 

Who else is having an iced latte for lunch? I used to swing through the Starbucks drive through daily, even twice a day or more sometimes 😬 it wasn’t great for my budget or my waistline 😂 Don’t get me wrong, my lifestyle has plenty of treats, I enjoy caffeine, wine and pizza because what the heck am I working so hard for anyway if not to live my life right?! So the key word is “treats” not “daily” 😉. But Since making my Superfood lattes at home, I don’t even miss the overpriced coffees or the calories 😉 so I decided to look into it and see exactly what I was swapping out and here is the breakdown for those of you who are sitting where I was, in line, at a coffee shop, excited to guzzle down your daily treat 😘

Starbucks: $4.95+more if you add shots like I did 😬

ShakeO: less than $4

Starbucks: 45 grams carbs, 41 grams sugar!!!

ShakeO: 18 grams carbs, 7 grams sugar (from fruits, not added)

Starbucks: 5 grams protein

ShakeO: 16 grams protein
Cafe Latte Shakeology (that’s today’s choice 💪🏼) 

Vitamin A: 100%

Vitamin C: 300%

Vitamin D: 50%

Vitamin E: 50%

Vitamin K: 50%

Thiamin: 100%

Vitamin B6: 100%

Vitamin B12: 100%

Folic acid: 50%

Calcium: 30%

Iron: 33%

Also… Ribofavin, Niacin, Phosphorus, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, probiotics, superfood fruits and greens… yum. 
Starbucks Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte (venti sized) 

Vitamin A: 6%

Vitamin C: 0%

Vitamin D: 0%

Vitamin E: 0%

Vitamin K: 0%

Thiamin: 0%

Vitamin B6: 0%

Vitamin B12: 0%

Folic acid: 0%

Calcium: 35%

Iron: 0%

Also… artificial flavors, “natural” flavors, caramel color… yuck. 
So for all you Starbucks addicts looking to get your coffee fix but ditch the sugar, fat, and chemicals, and save some moolah…this is for you 😘

Message me to try a sample of this Superfood swap and I’ll send you my foolproof Starbucks copycat recipes so you can try it yourself! 

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Makeup Free Monday – Take that Anxiety!

**⚠️ Raw Post** Makeup free Monday! Before I embarked on this journey to self love and a healthier happier version of me YOU WOULD NOT catch me without mascara on, usually foundation and gloss too BARE MINIMUM… most days it was full face makeup from morning to night, it was so important to me to not be seen without my makeup that I would do it while driving even 😱 or before I would get out of bed when staying with friends or with house guests, before leaving the tent in the morning while camping…I didn’t want anyone to actually see ME. Now don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE makeup and using it and getting all dolled up, probably more than the next gal 😉 BUT I wasn’t using it to get “dolled up” or even to get ready for the day…I was using it as a mask, to cover years of acne, internal anxiety and depression and a whole heck of a lot of self doubt and loathing. My plan was to present a put together sunny face so people wouldn’t be tempted to look too much deeper and see all the jagged, broken, not so pretty pieces inside 💔 And it was working pretty well at keeping people at bay, even the people closest to me had no idea what I was struggling with, and for some of them this may be the first time they learn of it. But anxiety and depression had their claws in me and there were days I wouldn’t even look in mirrors, I literally would brag about being able to do my makeup without looking in a mirror but the only reason I knew how to do that was because I hated looking at myself so much that I would refuse to do it, but I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my “mask” of makeup so I learned how to do it without my reflection, because I couldn’t trust my refection, it had led me astray before and I just knew it was lying to me every time I thought I looked okay or had a semi-positive thought about myself.
There are so many reasons I thought I was broken, unworthy, “ugly” and most of them start from my earliest memories of being teased at school and have been “compound fractures” of my self esteem through years of anxiety and people pleasing… BTW if you haven’t figured it out yet, you can’t find self worth in pleasing others 😉 If someone could have shared that with me 20 years ago my journey would look a lot different. Self worth comes from exactly where it says it does, yourself! And you get there by working on YOU not by pleasing others, over achieving or “looking” put together. You get there by shining light on the broken, dark and HARD as fuck to look at crap in your baggage and calling it out and taking its power away! You get there by finding a way to love yourself in spite of and even in thanks to, your struggles and pain. You get there by recognizing you want more for yourself and being willing to work hard to get it! These are not easy things, and in some cases they feel downright impossible BUT I promise you that once you decide you are worth it, once YOU DECIDE to find a way to work towards healing your wounds, once YOU DECIDE to own all your pieces, broken or whole, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO BE YOUR TRUE SELF and that true self is beautiful with broken edges that have been soldered back together and jagged pieces that are sharp but stunning when the sunlight hits them, like a stained glass window made of a thousand tiny pieces all different shapes and sizes, imagine if you blacked out and covered half the picture, you would be depriving people of its true beauty! That is YOU, a thousand shapes and colors and sizes and when you let the light shine into all of them you are a stunning piece of art worthy of affection and love and don’t deprive the world of your unique beauty!
So today is makeup free Monday in my house and I am stepping out and sharing my bare skin, no mascara, no mask…just me because anxiety and depression are some of my jagged pieces but I’m taking back the power and shining the light on them and honestly, when I started this “weight loss journey” I never would have imagined the biggest transformation would be in my mind… I don’t hate my reflection, I actually am pretty proud of who I am and even what I look like, and those are words I NEVER thought I would speak, let alone without makeup on 😉 So don’t let the world break you down and tell you how to look and feel, own your pain, your struggles and your demons because they are part of your story, they are part of you, and you are enough, you are amazing, and you deserve your very best life…don’t waste this short time we have hiding who you are, step into the light and be unapologetically YOU, life is too short to live it trying to meet someone else’s standards. Don’t waste your precious time, spend it learning to love yourself for all that you are and go after all that you want for yourself because you can be and do anything when you are wholeheartedly yourself ❤❤❤❤

Best Ever Shakeology Balls

Check out these craving curbing little miracles! They are a cross between brownies and cookie dough and treat your tastebuds to  an explosion of flavor! 

Quick Tutorial Here!

⚠️ Warning! You will be obsessed with these once you’ve tried them!
Simplest chocolate Shakeology balls with THE BEST flavor! 

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 scoops chocolate Shakeology 

** add a couple dark chocolate chips for extra punch 
Mix all ingredients together

Roll into balls and store in air tight container in your fridge 

For those of you following the same nutrition plan as me: 2 balls = 1/2 blue 1/2 yellow 1/2 orange

Blueberry Delight Smoothie

No more slimey wasted GREENS!!! 💚
Making delicious, healthy smoothies doesn’t have to be hard or take more than a minute of your time! Check out this fan favorite recipe of mine ❤️ Not to mention an awesome tip in there on how to keep your greens from getting soggy and slimey 😉

Recipe for Blueberry Delight:
*1 scoop vegan strawberry superfoods
*ice
*2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
*3/4 cup water
*tons of frozen spinach
*about 12 blueberries

*Blend and devour!

You’re Invited! Happy Halloween!

You’re Invited to my Exclusive Core De Force Launch Party!

We are having a  party and you’re invited! On October 31st, TODAY, the brand new Beachbody program Core De Force launches and on November 7th my first ever Core De Force Exclusive Test group Kicks off! This is going to be so fun! This is the time of year when people check out on their goals and check-in to the Holiday Slumber! Where we put our health and fitness goals, and even our budgets on the back burner!  We become so focused on fun parties, drinks, delicious food and SHOPPING that we forget all about ourselves, our goals and our mission!  This time of year we allow the rain, the cool weather and the temptation around every corner derail our mindset and our results!
This is why I have made it my mission to keep people accountable to themselves and their goals AND enjoy the holiday season. I actually double down on my health and wellness during this time of year because I feel like finishing the year better than when I started it is necessary in my life and helps me build a TON of positive momentum during the first quarter of the year. So the Core De Force launch is perfect timing because we all need a community to help carry us through the madness! Core De Force is not only a great way to get in shape and turn some heads at all of the holiday get-together’s that you go to but it is a great way to blow off a lot of steam from the inevitable stress of family, friends, budgets and meals through the the boxing, Muay Thai, and MMA inspired workouts. Since progress equals happiness this program and my group will kick start you on the road to progress during the time of year when others are falling off…Don’t put yourself last this season, lets kick some A$$ together!

So What’s Core De Force?

Core De Force is the first program from Beachbody’s newest Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews. They are experts in the field of fitness, group fitness, and kick ass MMA style workouts. If you want to blow off some of that holiday stress and finish the year in better shape than you started it in then the MMA inspired Core De Force is for you. One of the coolest things about Core De Force is that each workout is broken into 3-minute “rounds” which is just like a real boxing match. During each 3 minute round you will alternate between Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai-inspired combinations, body weight training, and cardio spikes. This will ignite your fat burning and shred your core through massive amounts of engagement and rotation during each and every combination you throw. I know that you may be thinking that you do not know the first thing about throwing a punch or kick but it doesn’t matter. There is an amazing modifier with every workout and even tutorials that show you how to throw a kick and a punch properly. I love these kinds of workouts because they blow off so much steam while I am working and I always get so sore because I find myself really engaging and going HARD! I got to do a couple Sneak Peeks of this work out and I am hooked!!!

When you join my Exclusive Test Group and get your Core De Force pack it includes:

  • 4 MMA-style workouts,
  • 2 bodyweight workouts,
  • 2 core workouts,
  • 1 active recovery workout,
  • 1 quick before-bed stretch routine,
  • Quick-start guide
  • 30-day calendar
  • Easy to follow Meal plan
  • Color coded portion control containers
  • 30 days of Superfood Nutrition in the flavor you will love the most: Shakeology
  • Bonus workout: MMA MASHUP
  • Access to my group and online wellness community
  • Me as your FREE Coach and personal cheerleader every single day!

Let’s do this thing!

It is time for you to make a commitment to yourself. We are going to punch, kick, and fight our way through this holiday season with a ton of positivity and we are going to have a whole lot of fun! This is the time to build momentum. I am not about New Year’s Resolutions, I am all about putting in constant work to make my life what I want it to be. New Year’s resolutions most often don’t work but YEAR END resolutions do! True change and improvement is all about making a decision. This is your time to really make progress on your health and fitness. I do not want you to press pause on your life and enter that alternate reality for the next few months. This will only lead to a January where you come out of the holiday funk overweight, disengaged, stressed out, a little bummed, and hung over when you could sprint into January with a ton of energy, fire, and determination to make 2017 the best year yet. It really all depends on what you do with these next few months. Make a decision. Decide. Commit. Succeed.

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GET YOUR CORE DE FORCE FOR FREE!!! 

There are still 2 openings in my Business Mentorship as we move into the Fall season. I am looking for motivated, positive women looking to build a successful business from home while taking care of themselves. You will become a part of a close knit team of women who support each other like family and freedom of your time, health, and finances will be perks of the job. You don’t need to be a health expert or even at your healthiest, there is so much room for growth and you will be taught everything you need to know and given all the tools and training. I started as a customer just like you and now run a very successful business from home in less than 20 hours per week! All new coaches are eligible to receive their very own copy of Core De Force ABSOLUTELY free!  Please fill out the application by clicking the image below if you would like more info and to be considered for the positions available. I look forward to talking soon!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Oven Nachos – Fix Approved

If your kiddos are anything like mine they are CONSTANTLY asking for food. As if I don’t feed them? As if they didn’t just eat an apple, a sandwich, a bowl of cereal, a string cheese, 5 strawberries and about 15 other things…as if.

Well, this afternoon they were begging (literally begging) me for something MORE to eat! ……I of course said “drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes” I mean, I don’t want to raise over-eaters but I also don’t want to not feed a hungry child! So while they waited their 5 minutes, I glanced at the clock… It was 525pm!  And I don’t know about you, but if I haven’t started dinner, let alone started thinking about dinner, yet at 525pm, all may as well be lost and we can call our very favorite delivery kid from the friendly neighborhood Bellagios or we can expect to pull all our hair out dealing with starving children who somehow morph into an angry pack of screaming wolves if dinner is served after 630pm!

So I had to think quick to avoid the slippery slope that is take out, not to mention the poor kids were totally right to be hungry, it was dinner time!

Open the freezer, HAAAALELUJAH! Ground Turkey to save the day…and the rest is history 😉

Oven Nachos are the quickest, healthiest, tastiest most incredible thing I have up my sleeve. All you need is:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 Serving of my salt and sugar free Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of Organic Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese of your choice (I use mexican blend)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • 2-3 Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 1 Diced Avocado
  • 1 small can Sliced Olives (for the kids 😉 )
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips (I use whole grain chips from Costco)

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Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Step 2:

Brown the ground turkey in a skillet, add taco seasoning and cook through. Add half the diced onion to the meat and simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 3:

Spread the can of black beans over the bottom of your oven safe casserole dish

Step 4:

Top the beans with the cooked meat

Step 5:

Top with Cheese

Step 6:

Place on middle rack of oven for 12 minutes or until cheese is melted

Step 7:

While cooking, dice up veggies

Step 8:

Upon removing from the oven, top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and olives

Serve while hot with greek yogurt/sour cream and tortilla chips!

 

Enjoy and repeat often!