Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Jonie

Jonie suffers from chronic pain, which made working out difficult for her. She was having a hard time finding a program that would let her work out pain-free until she found PiYo. She lost an amazing 63 pounds and a total of 6 sizes in 8 months! Hear her story in her own words here:


Monday, December 21, 2015

Meal Monday - Balsamic Pork Roast

Gluten Free/Paleo Balsamic Pork Roast
1 pork roast
½ cup of diced onions
1 T minced garlic
1 cup of chicken broth
½ cup of balsamic vinegar

Place everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. You can freeze this and put straight into the crockpot from the freezer.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Transfomation Tuesday - Meet Christine

Christine Adams lost 28 lbs. with 21 Day Fix, FOCUS T25INSANITY MAX:30, and 21 Day Fix EXTREME fitness programs and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 3rd!

See the rest of her story here:


Monday, December 14, 2015

Meal Monday - BBQ chicken

BBQ chicken
5 chicken breasts
½ cup diced green peppers
½ cup of diced onions
2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce

Dump everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Or dump in a gallon zip lock bag for the freezer. You can put straight in the crock pot from the freezer.

Shakeology Spotlight - Wheat Grass

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Meet Erin

Erin Enochs lost 76 lbs. in less than one year with 21 Day Fix and FOCUS T25. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for December 7th!  She is a busy mom of 2 and you can read the rest of her story here:


Monday, December 7, 2015

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup (paleo, gluten free)

4 cups of diced chicken
½ tsp of salt
¼ tsp of pepper
2 cups of chopped frozen carrots
½ cups diced onion
2 cups of diced tomatoes
2 cups of crushed tomatoes
2 cups of chicken broth
1/3 cup of tomato paste
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp of leaf oregano
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp of rosemary
1 tsp of leaf basil
Dump everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. You can also freeze and dump in the crock pot. Freeze in a gallon zip lock bag.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Carrie

Carrie G. lost 47 lbs. with 21 Day Fix and 3-Day Refresh. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 29th!
See the rest of her story here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/mother-of-four-loses-47-pounds-with-21-day-fix

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Anna

Anna G. lost 23 lbs. with 21 Day Fix. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 31st!

See here whole story here:


Monday, November 23, 2015

Meal Monday - Chicken Tortilla Soup

Gluten Free Chicken Tortilla Soup

4 cups of diced chicken (cooked)
1 cup of picante sauce
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 cup of cheese sauce
1 cup of frozen carrots
1 cup of frozen corn
½ cup of diced onions
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp of ground cumin seed
½ tsp of mild chili powder
2 cups of chicken broth

Dump everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Or dump in gallon zip lock for the freezer. You can put straight in the crock pot from frozen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Richard

Wos look at Richard!! Richard Hiatt lost 18 lbs. with 21 Day Fix EXTREME. He entered his results into theBeachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for November 1st!  See his whole story here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/richard-lost-18-pounds-with-21-day-fix-extreme

Monday, November 16, 2015

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This was an amazing yummy recipe!

4 boneless chicken breasts (the thinner the better and easier to work with)
2 T olive oil
2 Large eggs
Salt and pepper for seasoning
1 t of onion powder
1 t of garlic powder
1 t of adobe seasoning
1 T of parsley
1 cup of bread crumbs (I used gluten free)
1 cup of grated parmesan
1/2 cup of mayo (I used part greek yogurt and part mayo)

Preheat oven to 400.

Brush chicken on both sides with olive oil.  Salt and Pepper both sides

In a small bowl beat the two eggs, then add in the garlic, onion, and adobe powder and parsley.

In a separate bowl add the breadbrumbs.

In a 3rd bowl mix the parmesan and mayo/greekyogurt.

Coat chicken with mayo/cheese mixture one both sides, pat it on tight.

Dip the chicken in the egg mixture then coat with bread crumbs.  Place in a pan that is coated in pam or oil...make sure not to layer the chicken on top of each other. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for 15 to 30 more (will depend on the thinkness of chicken).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This mom lost 54lbs! (Christy)

Christy Rankin lost 54 lbs. with 21 Day FixINSANITY, INSANITY MAX:3021 Day Fix EXTREME, and P90X3. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for November 2nd! See her whole story here:http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/this-mom-lost-54-pounds-and-won-500?ICID=CT_BBC_11_2_2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Chicken Penne Rustica

This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. The sauce is just so authentic. This recipe makes 2 meals...eat one and put one in the freezer.

garlic, minced
white wine
heavy cream
grated Parmesan cheese #1
chicken broth
dried rosemary
dried thyme
cayenne pepper
penne pasta, dried
cooked shredded chicken
grated Parmesan cheese #2

Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan.  Add garlic and cook for 5 minutes, then add the wine and cook for another 5 minutes.  Add cream, Parmesan cheese #1, milk, chicken broth, cornstarch, rosemary, salt, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Stir well to combine.  Simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.  While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta al dente.  Once sauce has thickened, remove from heat and cover.  Drain pasta, then combine with sauce and cooked chicken.  Divide pasta mixture between indicated number of baking pans and top with parmesan cheese #2.

Cover tightly with foil, label, and freeze.  To serve: thaw in fridge.  Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes until the top begins to brown.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Nicole lost 15lbs and won $500!

Nicole B. lost 15 lbs. in 90 days with FOCUS T25. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 9th!

She her full story here:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Meal Monday: Healthy "fried" chicken

We love chicken but I get tired of the same old recipes.  I saw chicken drumsticks on sale this week so thought I would buy them which would force me to find a recipe.  I thought this one was pretty good!  

Dr Oz Comfort Food: 

Healthy Fried Chicken Recipe 

This chicken is baked without the skin on for a lighter alternative. Classic fried chicken has 560 calories, but this recipe is only 105 calories!
  • 2 3/4 lb Chicken
  • 2 cloves minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt & Pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Combine buttermilk with mustard, hot sauce, and garlic in a bowl with a whisk.
  3. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes to eight hours.
  4. Combine flour with paprika, sesame seeds, baking soda, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer this dry mix to a plastic bag.
  6. Remove chicken from marinade and transfer to bag. Shake until coated.
  7. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  8. Bake chicken for 40 minutes or until browned.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Transformation Tuesday: Meet Daniel

Dan H. lost 7 lbs. in 90 days with Body Beast. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 12th!

See his full story here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/bulked-up-90-days-body-beast?ICID=CT_BBC_10_12_2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Meal Monday - Zucchini Cresent Pie

4 cups of thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup of butter

Cook and stir 10 minutes in a 10" skillet, stir in seasonsings below.

2 T parsely flakes
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t basil
1/4 t oregano leaves

2 beaten eggs
2 t prepared mustard
8 oz crescent rolls
8 0z shredded mozzarella (I did 1/2 mozzarella 1/2 gouda)

Combine eggs and cheese in a bowl.  Stir into zucchini mixutre.  Press crescent rolls into 10" pie pan. Spread on mustard. Pour zucchini mixture into crust.  Bake at 375 for 18 to 20 minutes or until center is set.  Let stand 10 minutes.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thirsty Thursday - Horchata

Have you heard of Horchata? It's generally a drink made for cinco De Mayo in Spain and Latin America but I thought it sounded good for fall!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Shanta lost 27lbs and won $500

Shanta W. lost 27 lbs with INSANITY MAX:30INSANITY, and Brazil Butt Lift. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for October 11th!

See her full story here:  http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/losing-27-pounds-won-this-mom-500

Monday, October 19, 2015

Meal Monday - Sticky Chicken

Sticky Chicken

3 to 5 chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. soy sauce**
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
3 Tbsp. ketchup
Cooking instructions:
Thaw. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes. **if you are making these gluten free, be sure to use gluten free soy sauce!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Meet Jan C. He lost 122lbs and WON $1000

Jan C, age 24 from Ozone Park, NY, lost 122 lbs with P90X3, INSANITY, and Shakeology. He entered his results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!

See whole story here:  http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/see-how-jan-lost-122-pounds-and-won-1000

Monday, October 12, 2015

Lasagna Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

large portobello mushroom caps
cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
cup ricotta cheese
cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
cup Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
tablespoons chopped fresh basil
teaspoons minced garlic
cup marinara sauce
cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Heat oven to 425°F. Remove stems from mushrooms and carefully scrape out gills with a spoon. Place mushrooms on a baking sheet.
  • Brush both sides of each mushroom with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast mushrooms cap-side down 10 to 15 minutes until softened but still holding their shape. Let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, basil, garlic, egg and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn mushrooms stem-side up and blot away excess moisture with a paper towel. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons marinara sauce on top of each mushroom. Top with a heaping spoonful of ricotta mixture (you might not use the whole mixture, but try to use as much as you can).
  • Top ricotta mixture with another tablespoon of marinara sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake mushrooms another 10 minutes until ricotta mixture is set and cheese is melted and bubbly. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

I found this recipe on pinterest. To see the step by step - go HERE

Monday, October 5, 2015

Zuppa Toscana Soup (healthier version)

You will need:
2 Tablespoons of olive oil (or coconut oil)
1 sweet onion, diced
1/4 t of salt
1/2 t of pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves minced
6 cups of low sodium chicken stock
1 pound of spicy turkey sausage
1 cup of whole wheat orecchiette pasta
4 cups of kale, torn
1/2 cup graded cheese (optional).

Cook and drain sausage. Boil pasta according to directions. While that is boiling, add oil to separate pan and cook onions and garlic til fragrant and translucent, about 5 minutes. I added all of this to the crock pot and cooked another hour or so. You could do on stove as well. My kale was from my garden but it was frozen. I added it to the crock pot and it all turned out fine!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Meet Martha! She lost 52 lbs and WON $1000

Martha M, age 55 from San Martin, CA, lost 52 lbs with PiYo. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!

See her whole story here:  http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/55-year-old-loses-52-pounds-with-piyo

Monday, September 28, 2015

Crock pot Egg Bake

My family loves breakfast food.  This is a super easy recipe that you can throw in the crock pot before you head to work.  
  • 1 bag 26 oz. frozen hash browns
    • Could use real potatoes too
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 16 oz. roll sausage
    • I've used the maple sausage, and I really liked. This time I just used regular.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 16 oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese.

Spray crock pot with pam.  Add hasbrowns.  Cook sausage.  Put eggs in a large bowl and whisk. Add milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper and whisk.  Put cooked/drained sausage over hashbrowns.  Then dump on eggs, then cheese. Stir all together and cook 6 hours in crock pot!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Transformation Tuesday - Meet Brenda. No more fat pants! She lost 32bs and won $1000

Brenda S, age 31 from Fulshear, TX, lost 32 lbs with 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000!

See whole story here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/success-stories/when-the-fat-pants-were-too-snug-it-was-time-to-make-a-change