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May 31, 20160

Memorial Day weekend has always seemed like the unofficial kick off to summer! So with that behind us, I thought it would be fun to feature recipes from the grill all week. There’s nothing I love more than grilling out!
Today’s recipe is easy, delicious and SO flavorful. The secret is in the cedar plank! It brings out the most delicious flavors and keeps the fish from sticking to the grill. Don’t be intimidated! This is an easy, healthy dinner option!

Salmon

Total Time: 4 hrs. 50 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 35 min.
Yield: 6 servings

Red – 1 Yellow – 1   1/2tsp

Ingredients:
1 untreated cedar plank (about 17-by-10-1/2 in.)
2 Tbsp. water
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2-inch slice fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 bunch green onions
2½ lbs. raw center-cut salmon fillet with skin

Preparation:
1. Soak plank in water for 3 hours before grilling.
2. Bring water, maple syrup, ginger, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper (if desired) to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until reduced to about ½ cup. Let cool. (Maple glaze may be made 2 days ahead of time and chilled, covered. Bring maple glaze to room temperature before using.)
3. Preheat grill on high.
4. Lightly cover the cedar plank with oil. Arrange green onions in one layer on plank to form a bed for salmon.
5. Place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank.
6. Drizzle with half of maple glaze, reserving other half of glaze to serve with grilled salmon.
7. Grill, covered, without turning, for about 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
8. Serve salmon with reserved maple glaze.

  • Recipe adapted from teamBeachbody.com


May 27, 20160

I am OBSESSED with Smoothie Bowls for breakfast! They are such an easy way to get my day off to a nutrition-fueled start. Loaded with nuts, berries and a scoop of Shakeology, this will keep you going all morning!

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Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Red – 1   Purple – 1  Blue 1/2  Orange – 1

Ingredients:
¾ cup almond milk
1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries (reserve some for garnish)
1 cup ice
¼ large banana, cut into thick slices
¼ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
2 Tbsp. sliced raw almonds
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 tsp. raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Preparation:
1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, blueberries, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Place smoothie in a medium bowl. Top with remaining blueberries, banana, blackberries, almonds, and chia seeds; serve immediately.

*Recipe adapted from Beachbody Blog



May 25, 20160

Summer is coming and what sounds better than a fresh, healthy pizza! Loaded with delicious summer veggies, this pizza will have you reaching for seconds guilt-free!
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Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Total Time: 23 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 8 min.
Yield: 1 serving
Containers:
1 1/2 Green, 2 Yellow, 1/2 Purple, 1 Blue

Ingredients:
1 6½-inch whole wheat pita (or whole wheat flatbread)
¼ cup marinara sauce, no sugar added
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
¼ cup chopped orange bell pepper
¼ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
3 Tbsp. chopped green bell pepper
3 Tbsp. chopped broccoli florets
2 Tbsp. chopped red onion

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Place pita on a large baking sheet.
3. Spread marinara sauce evenly on pita. Top evenly with cheese.
4. Starting at the edge of the pita, place an approximately 1½-inch circle of tomatoes around the edge of the whole pita. Continue with a 1-inch circle each orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, and broccoli. Make sure each vegetable is touching the previous one. Place onions in the middle.
5. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
6. Slice each pita into 4 slices. Serve immediately.

Tip: Look for a marinara sauce that has an ingredient list that does not contain artificial sweeteners, additives, or preservatives.

 



May 16, 20160

Buffet_Meal_PrepHow do  you meal prep without a ton of time?

Its so common to have no idea what to eat but you have a list of foods to eat from and want to eat something different every day. Instead of creating meals you possibly won’t eat, make a bunch of one food and you can mix and match! You can also chop up vegetables, fruits, and a protein (tuna, chicken, steak tips, salmon) and have a different type of salad every day!

See the article below from the team beachbody blog for a meal plan based on the buffet style!

Shopping List for the Buffet Style Meal Prep:

Proteins (Red)
boiled eggs
baked salmon
baked cod
baked chicken breasts
Shakeology

Veggies (Green)
steamed Romanesco
sautéed brussels sprouts and mushrooms
steamed broccolini
steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots combo
cauliflower rice sautéed with pre-chopped mixed veggies
mini bell peppers

Carbs (Yellow)
red beans
lentils
oatmeal (not shown)

Fruit (Purple)
bananas
goji berries (not shown)
apples (not shown)

Healthy Fats (Blue)
avocados
hummus (not shown)
almonds

Seeds/Oils (Orange)
balsamic vinaigrette dressing

 

Healthy Meals You Could Create From the Grocery List

Meal 1:
Baked cod, steamed Romanesco, sautéed brussels sprouts and mushrooms, lentils, and mini bell peppers.
Portion containers: 1 red, 1 yellow, 2 green, 2 tsp.
Buffet Style Meal Prep | BeachbodyBlog.com

 

Meal 2:
Baked chicken with cilantro, red beans, cauliflower rice sautéed with veggies, mini bell peppers, roasted brussels sprouts, and mushrooms.
Portion containers: 1 red, 2 green, 1 yellow, 2 tsp.
Buffet Style Meal Prep | BeachbodyBlog.com

 

Meal 3:
Salmon, steamed Romanesco broccoli, cherry tomatoes, lentils, and cauliflower rice sautéed with veggies.
Portion Containers: 1 red, 1 yellow, 2 green, 2 tsp.



May 11, 20160

Because of you

Have you ever had one person in your life that made a huge difference? Maybe they were able to guide you down the right path, supported you when you needed it most, or kept giving their message of belief, loving yourself, and being true to who you are, that you didn’t give up because that one person was always there?

For me that is two people. The first is Shaun T. Yes that crazy trainer on tv that yells at you to dig deeper! He inspires me every day. If you have every heard him speak (see below for just one inspirational message), you get inspired and motivated to take on your day. He was the reason I continued to push every single day to losing 35 pounds. He is the reason I continue to push through the workouts when I don’t feel like it, when I am hurting, when I don’t feel like I can go anymore.

20150526_095026The second person is Jessica. She is my coach, best friend, mentor, and the person I go to when I need help or the tough love. She was the one who reached out to me (as a complete stranger) and told me about coaching. I had no clue what it was and I was a huge skeptic. I knew I loved Shaun T and his programs and she believed in me that I could do anything when I didn’t believe in myself. She has been able to accomplish so much in her business and I am so excited to be following in her footsteps. Our team, the positive environment, and the constant support and love is what keeps me going every day. I love being able to pay it forward and inspire and empower others the way Jessica and Shaun have inspired me.

 

I am looking for those who:

  • want to inspire and empower others and to have others say “Because of you, I didn’t give up”. 
  • are ready to work on their fitness goals
  • may want to earn an extra income or get a discount on the products they are using for their results
  • are positive people and want to help others
  • won’t accept defeat when times are hard

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