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!

**only open to women who live in the US and Canada who and are not already a coach or working with one**

 

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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!!

 

The Solution to a Healthy Lifestyle as a Diabetic…Shakeology – Is it a Miracle? 

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What is Shakeology’s Impact on Diabetes & Blood Sugar?!? How is it saving lives, reversing years of diabetic damage and giving people their health back?!?

Hear it from them and read on to see how:

Hear David’s Story here: How Shakeology saved my life and my marriage!

“I swear by Shakeology! It reversed 10 years of diabetic A1C levels in me in just 4 months of daily use. Can’t and won’t live without it! My endocrinologist has it written in my medical file as a requirement for me to take now, and another doctor was so impressed that she started taking it and it reversed her diabetic levels she had for 7 years.” -Gwyn M.
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“My mom told me again earlier today how beautiful her blood sugars are. Shakeology has helped to dramatically reduce her insulin. Sometimes she doesn’t even need her insulin. I’m glad I made my mom try Shakeology a year and a half ago.” ~Shakeology customer.
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“Shakeology works, because I am a diabetic that was on 9 pills. But once I started drinking Shakeology, it changed my overall numbers in blood pressure, sugar levels, and cholesterol. To this date of 6 months of drinking Shakeology and working out – NO PILLS!!” –Sydney
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“I’m a 57 yr old insulin dependent diabetic, on insulin for 47 yrs. I’ve been using Shakeology daily since 4/8/10 and it’s a predictable meal, in that the carbs are exact. That has been a major benefit for me. Since then I’ve dropped 22 lbs, reduced my daily total insulin by nearly 40%, and am now off bp medication. Also, the only workout I’ve done is the one that comes w/ the drink mix… I call ’em Shake30 and Shake50 workouts. I haven’t worked out much at all the last six weeks, other than running a bit, but the weight continued to drop and it must be due to the Shakeology.” _BH
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“Being DIABETIC, and HAVING KIDNEY & THYROID DISEASE, I had to do something.

Thanks to Beachbody, I have lost a total of 75lbs. and now living a more fit and healthier lifestyle. I come from a family of Type 2 Diabetics and was borderline diabetic myself, and had Kidney disease, Thyroid disease and back pains. Doing Beachbody’s workout programs and drinking SHAKEOLOGY has changed all that! My thyroid results are normal!!! My doctors are AMAZED at my results!!! My lab results are ALL NORMAL now and show that I am NO LONGER DIABETIC!!! I have so much more energy, strength and stamina than I have ever had when I was in my teens and 20s. I started at 196lbs. wearing a size 16 and am currently 125lbs. wearing a size 4!!! I have never been a size 4 before in my life!!” ~Jenny, mother of 4, and works full time.
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“My wife’s Type 2 Diabetes was reversed thanks to Shakeology.” – Sean K.
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“My friend’s doctor (YES DOCTOR) said she should try SHAKEOLOGY and she has DIABETES! SMART DR!” -Stacie M.
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“I was borderline type 2 diabetic for the past few years. I also had gestational when I was prego. (3-4yrs ago) In December (2013)I signed up for shakeo and was just hoping to lose weight. But it dropped and regulated my blood sugar within the first few weeks of using it. I am no longer get the headaches from my blood sugar rollercoastering. I no longer considered borderline. My blood sugar is normal.” -Amy S.
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“My fasting number this morning was no longer in the “diabetes” range but in the “pre-diabetes” range…with NO meds! I am so amazed.” – Kristie M.
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“My parents have been drinking SHAKEOLOGY for a little over a month now. My mother’s sugars are almost normal! AND she was suffering from major diabetes headaches when she ate badly and we were getting ready to increase her insulin!!! She is now coming off her meds all together and is exercising and losing weight! Dad’s sugars are now under control and he is getting ready to cut out his meds as well! Shakeology has changed the blood chemistry in my household and family for the better!” – Ilene W.
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RAFAEL’S MOM: DIABETES, ANEMIA, SLEEP APNEA, OBESITY

“Without her even knowing, my mom expressed to me the compliments she was receiving ever since she started on Shakeology. To start things off, let’s start with my mom’s medical condition prior to Shakeology. My mom is Diabetic and anemic. She was placed on Thyroid medication to help her lose weight. Her insulin was prescribed to help control her sugar levels. My mom is medically disabled and has had to use wheel chairs and a cane to assist in getting around. She also has to sleep with a sleep apnea machine to help her breathe at night.

After hearing and seeing what Shakeology has done to me, my mom decided to give it a try. After having to spend hundreds of dollars on shakes and Ensure from her doctor’s office, she figured why not do Shakeology.
So, 2 months have gone by and my mom opened her third bag. She went to the local grocery store (Publix) where like always, the cashiers are so friendly and always remember their customers. My mom walks in and the cashier yells, “OMG SYLVIA, You’ve lost so much weight and you’re walking WITHOUT A CANE!! What are you doing?”

That excitement brought my mom to say SHAKEOLOGY! My son got me on it and it’s helped me so much, she said.

My mom got the lady’s email and called me about the news. Next, my mom went to her doctor’s office. All the nurses, techs, and receptionist were shocked, too. She went the other day after having a physical done.

Her doctor walked in with a confused look on her face. Looking at the chart then at my mom, the doctor couldn’t understand the rapid change. First thing out the doctor’s mouth was, “Sylvia, what are you doing different?” my mom said “Shakeology why?” The doctor replied, “Well, don’t ever stop it!”

The doctor then explained to my mom that she no longer needed her insulin, her levels were normal. Next the doctor lowered her triglyceride medication. Next the doctor was happy to tell her that she was now no longer anemic. Within 2 months, my mom lost 32 pounds, that’s an average of 16 pounds a month. Mind you, my mother is disabled so she CANNOT EXERCISE. This has all taken place simply by drinking Shakeology. Also with the weight loss, my mom hasn’t needed to use her cane to walk or sleep apnea machine when sleeping.

This is a true testimonial that Shakeology is the healthiest meal of the day.”

~by Rafael J. Felipe

Here is more about the Glycemic Index and Shakeology: Glycemic Index of Shakeology

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Interested in giving Shakeology a go? You have nothing to lose especially since it has a bottom of the bag guarantee!

 Order Here or message me for more info or the best deal!

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Here is some more information about Shakeology too! The Breakthrough of Shakeology!

If you have any questions please email me at kirsten@KleserFitness.com
or Message me on Facebook 🙂

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!

 

Apple Sausage Heaven in a Pan

Sometimes you just need a good wholesome comfort food on a rainy day… This one pan Apple Sausage dish is heavenly and perfect, and a treat the whole family can enjoy!

 

Here’s what you will need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chicken apple sausage (brats, or your other favorite low sodium sausage can easily work 😉), sliced
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 apple, chopped
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz) can of tomatoes with green chilies
1/3 cup almond milk
10 ounces pasta (I used whole grain penne.)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup blend of Monterey Jack cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan or and 1 of the 3, shredded

In a large skillet, add olive oil and set the temperature to medium high heat. Add in the onions and sausage and cook for about 5 minutes until brown. Then, put in the garlic and apples, cooking for about another minute.

Next, add the chicken broth, canned tomatoes, almond milk, pasta, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring until past is fully cooked.

Eeduce heat to low, add cheese to the pasta. Stir to combine.

Serve up, dish up and enjoy, because you may not have many leftovers! 😉

 

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Coconut Superfood Frappuccino!

I am a little late but here is my Tasty Tuesday treat this week! I am enjoying it again today! This is my new favorite 21 Day Fix meal/snack!

Do you love coffee?

Love Frappuccinos?

Hate spending the money?

Want to lose weight or eat healthier?

Try this COCONUT SUPERFOOD FRAPPUCCINO!

1 scoop cafe latte superfoods
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup ice
1/2 tsp coconut extract
And Blend until you reach your desired consistency!

Then ENJOY because there are no harsh chemicals, added caffeine, or crazy calories! Just the healthiest meal of your day in a delicious frozen treat!

You’re welcome 😘

Banana Peanutbutter Cup Superfood Milkshake

Today’s Recipe of the Day! Banana Peanutbutter Cup Superfood Milkshake! Seriously amazing!

1/2 frozen banana cup into chunks
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup chocolate almond milk ( sub with unsweetened to make Fix friendly😉)
1 scoop chocolate superfoods
6 ice cubes
Blend and ENJOY!

Tastes like an ice cream shake and fills you up like a meal, and has less calories and more nutrients than a drawer full of produce!

Faith and Fitness

I am passionate about faith.

I am passionate about fitness.

Well actually I am passionate about a lot of things….

Pizza. Wine. Stretchy Pants. Uggs. Sweaters that fit like blankets. Family. Friends. Coffee. Holistic Health. The Oregon Coast…the list goes on and on…BUT… None of it matters without my Faith and my Fitness.

Faith is one of my gifts.  Over the past 10 years I have developed a pretty rock solid relationship with God. I believe in Him and His plan above all else. I have been through hard times, ups and downs, and He is always a constant and never-failing source of my positive thinking.  I know beyond a doubt that my relationship with Him is the most important relationship in my life. I love my husband more every day than I did the day before.  I love children more than any human could ever fully understand…BUT God gets it.  Because that is how HE. LOVES. US.

-MIND BLOWN-

I mean, once I got that, my Faith was solidified, like, poured in a vat of cement and connected to my heart FOR-EV-ER!

Don’t get me wrong, the enemy still tries to attack that cement with a sledgehammer but thanks to my relationship with Christ, he can’t touch my heart or my Faith. And I am pretty sure he hates that 😉

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Thanks to my faith in The Lord, I can pursue my purpose in this world with complete and total certainty that I am right where I am meant to be.

HE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR WHEN I AM NOT. 😉

After much prayer, lots of trials and many failures – all of which led to enormous lessons that I use to this day – I am finally in my purpose.

I am talking HEART ON FIRE – CRAZY HAPPY – WILLING TO WORK FOR FREE – DO IT EVERY MINUTE YOU CAN – purpose.  Do you know what that feels like?

For me my purpose is helping others accomplish their dreams, or rather figure out what the heck their dream and purpose is, and then help them achieve it! Help them get time back for themselves!  Take time to focus on themselves! Accomplish things they never even knew they could! Sounds pretty cool right?  YEAH. IT. IS.

And you know what is at the center of all of it?

Health and FITNESS! A fit body, mind and soul…Start with the body and the others will follow – seriously!

Doing something you never thought your body could do = AMAZING FEELING.

Losing weight you never thought you could lose = AMAZING FEELING.

Wearing a size you never thought you would wear = AMAZING FEELING.

Overcoming an addiction you never thought you would = AMAZING FEELING.

ARE YOU SEEING THE COMMON DENOMINATOR HERE? dO YOU SEE WHY i LOVE MY JOB?

 

Once you accomplish something, 1 SMALL thing, that you never thought you could…You start to believe you can accomplish another one, and another one, and another one…and pretty soon you are blowing your own damn mind! Fitness is so crucial to a healthy life and an active body and mind.  Fitness.

Faith and Fitness.

 

So my advice to you:  BLOW. YOUR. DAMN. MIND.

 

If you aren’t sure how, well hell, that’s what I am here for 😉  

What can you do in 21 Days?

Love Yourself.  Are you really?

I love pizza.

I eat lots of pizza.

I drink wine.

I eat 7 times or more per day.

I never work out for more than 30 minutes.

In the last 2 weeks I have lost 12 lbs.

In the last 2 weeks I have found my neck again and lost my extra chin!

Have you heard of this crazy 21 Day Fix thing? Do you think if you had an easy, portion control guide, a daily accountability partner and a list of exactly what you could eat and how much, that you could stick with really loving yourself for just 3 weeks?  Could you commit to an at home, easy, 30 minute, exciting workout for just 3 weeks?  You can do anything for 3 weeks!  You can.  I promise. I seriously love food, and wine and social gatherings and hated working out.  But now I get wine, I get food, I socialize aaaand I work out.  And I love it!  Every minute.  Clean eating is not hard, it is not boring, you do not have to eat the same crap every day.  It is vibrant, and healthy and exciting and I have so many delicious menus and recipes that I freakin’ love!  It is time to GET. IN. THE. GAME.  It is time to take a free, no obligation, totally legit, no sales, no expectation look into my Sneak Peek of what the heck the 21 Day Fix is and how it works.  And don’t take my word for it, just show up, enter to win some cool prizes, look over the info and decide for yourself.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained…or rather lost in this case 😉   CLICK HERE to Register