Egg Scramble

So who can relate:

Its Friday night, you want something quick and easy (and preferably healthy!!!) for dinner but you really don’t want to cave into ordering pizza….you have 5 minutes…options are???

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Its Saturday afternoon, you haven’t made it to the grocery store for the week yet but you have 5 minutes to throw lunch together – what do you turn to?

Enter—->Egg Scramble

This has become one of our go to meals! It is our meat less Friday dinner during lent, as well as veggie filled breakfast on the weekends and/or a quick, healthy, filling lunch! You can add as much or as little as you’d like and really you can’t go wrong!

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

(per person) 

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  • 2 eggs or 1 egg with 4 egg whites or 8 egg whites (1 red)
  • 1 cup chopped spinach (1 green)
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers, onions, asparagus (1/2 green)
  • 1/4 avocado (1 blue)
  • 2 tbs all natural fresh salsa (1/4 purple)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded chicken or ground turkey (red – varies depending on the amount)
  • 1 slice toast (eziekiel is my favorite, my hubby opts for GF Udis but its also relish in a burrito! – 1 yellow)
  • slat and pepper to taste

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Spray skillet with olive oil or nonstick spray and heat to medium/high
  • Sautee spinach, peppers, onions, asparagus and any other veggies you have on hand for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add egg

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  • Cook for 3-4 minutes until cooked thoroughly

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  • Serve alone or on top a slice of toast along with your favorite toppings!

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There are so many options with this meal. Like I said above – its perfect for Meat-free Fridays and you can make as much or as little as you need! We often call it our “kitchen sink” meal where whatever we have left in the fridge at the end of the week gets tossed in the pan and mixed up! And if you happen to have any leftovers…they do reheat up well!

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Mini Vegetable Egg Cups

I don’t know about you – but I am all about a fast easy healthy breakfast…and anytime I can sneak in a veggie in that first meal is an added bonus!!!

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I prepped these over the weekend for a quick post-workout grab. We have an activity most mornings during the week so if I don’t grab a shower post workout its tough to get in – but at the same time – I need to fuel up after I workout so this is the best of both worlds!

I used to always have my Shakeology post workout but I’ve started saving my shakeo for when my kiddos wake up and I make a little extra for them…this cold and flu season is NASTY this year and I want to give them as many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics and probiotics as possible…and this is the easiest and healthiest way!!!!

WHAT YOU NEED:

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  • 12 Eggs (poor planning on my part – I had 10…so I added in some egg whites to even it out!!!)
  • 1 (10-oz) bag baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 medium pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • Salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt) and ground pepper to taste

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C)

2. Lightly coat a twelve-cup muffin tin with spray

3. Place eggs in a large bowl; whisk to blend. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

4. Add spinach, peppers and onions, mix well.

5. Evenly pour egg mixture into muffin cups

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cups comes out clean.

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I planned on eating these throughout the week (see my WEEK 2…21-DAY FIX EXTREME Meal Plan) but you can also freeze them in individual baggies for a quick grab and go later on!!!

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One of my favorite combos

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Whether you’re looking to lose 15 pounds, 20 pounds or more OR whether you’re looking to just tone up and get ready for bikini season – you can reach your goals without ever leaving your home!

Through my online accountability group, you learn tips on clean eating, receive daily 1:1 coaching, motivation, accountability and SUPPORT!!!!

If you’re interested in joining my private group run through Facebook fill out the application below I’ll send you all the details!

This is exactly how I got started and I am forever grateful I took that leap!!!

Come join me!!

21 Day Fix Extreme one week down 2 to go!

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I’m excited to say that I survived week 1 of the 21 Day Fix Extreme! Although I’ve been sore somewhere new every single morning, I find the workouts fun yet challenging and I can already see some changes in my body! I loved all of the workouts in the original 21 day fix and this program proves the same. The variety is perfect! Every day targets a different muscle group and that Sunday Yoga fix comes at a time when your muscles REALLY need that extra stretch. Kind of like they knew what they were doing, lol 🙂

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I had never used a resistance band the way its used in Pilates but WOW – talk about resistance training at its best!!! I thought you just used it as a subsitute for weights but turns out some basic moves can be turned up a notch or two or three with this simple little band!!!

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I still kind of feel like a twisted pretzel at times but I’m getting better for sure!!!

Now truthful moment – my nutrition has not been where I’d like it to be! The planning part is there…and prep is there…its controlling my urges to eat when I know its not “time” to eat! I keep reminding my challengers and myself – Don’t mistake that feeling of thirst for hunger – if it hasn’t been 2.5-3 hours since the last meal – CHUG!!!!

I’ve been dabbling in a lot of the new recipes within the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition book – and those are nothing short of AMAZING – I’ve tried out the Cashew ‘N’ Oat Hotcakes, the Turkey Chili, Strawberry Protein Bars, Chocolate Pudding and repeated each of them!!!

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I never miss my SHAKEOLOGY and even found myself subbing some of my “reds” last week and doubling up on my shakeo!!! Perhaps it was the new addition of the Candy Bar to my rotation (modified to fit into my daily container allowance!) but there have been people sick all around and I know that will only help boost my immue system with all the antioxidants along with the pro and pre-biotics! This mama doesn’t have any time for getting sick!!!

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I know a lot of people/men see Autumn and wonder if this program can be for men too. Well let me tell you my hubs has been working out regularly for almost a year and while he is in the middle of Insanity Max: 30, he passed on the PULSE day and joined me for a little Dirty 30 on Valentines Day morning and he even admitted he got a good 30 minute burn in!!!

We’ll be doing round 2 together 🙂

Its been FRIGID in western PA this weekend and as much as I dislike these subzero temperatures I can tell you I was pretty darn productive!!! Today I’ve already prepped the Turkey Meatballs and Veggie Egg Cups for this week…along with some cajun chicken, tilapia, mancakes for the hubby, and veggies!!! I’ve set myself up for success….I just need to resist the random snacking and desire to finish off my munchkins’ snacks!!!

2015-02-10 06.51.32My week 1 goal was primarily to STOP finishing remaining food and the mindless snacks – and I failed. Why is it that that macoroni and cheese just screams out my name to take just ONE bite?!?! My willpower was just bad this week!!!

So this week I’ll try again…no more finishing the oatmeal or cereal or those darn cheese its – its time to FOCUS and stick to my meal plan!!!

 

21 DFX Week 2 Meal Plan

I’ve planned out week 2 really focusing on the foods at the top of the lists to maximize my results!!! My YELLOWS are primarily quinoa, sweet potatoes and oatmeal…my REDS are usually fish/seafoood, chicken, turkey, eggs, and Shakeology, my PURPLES are apples and berries and my GREENS are asparagus, broccoli, peppers, spinach and cucumbers. I’ve also eliminated bananas, greek yogurt and almond milk.

I took the time, planned, shopped and prepped and now I’m looking to my challengers and accountability group to help hold me to my goals this week!!!!

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Whether you’re looking to lose 15 pounds, 20 pounds or more OR whether you’re looking to just tone up and get ready for bikini season – you can reach your goals without ever leaving your home!

Through my online accountability group, you learn tips on clean eating, receive daily 1:1 coaching, motivation, accountability and SUPPORT!!!!

If you’re interested in joining my private group run through Facebook fill out the application below I’ll send you all the details!

You can get the body you’re looking for if you COMMIT to 25/30 minutes a day, 5-7 days a week and I promise you RESULTS!!!! This is exactly how I got started and I am forever grateful I took that leap!!!

Ready to accept?

21 Day Fix Extreme Arrived…so what do you get?

When that doorbell rang I went running to the door…I didn’t even care that it was mid-naptme and possibly the loudest sound amidst my rarely quiet house…I knew what was being delivered!

MY 21-DAY FIX EXTREME KIT!

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Okay, so you may see a pile of stuff there but wonder still be wondering…”What do you get with the 21-Day Fix Workout program? Let me tell you…its a LOT of fabulousness (is that a word?!?!) all bundled in that box:

 6 extreme workouts on 2 DVDs

Autumn has seriously ramped up the calorie-scorching, muscle-carving intensity with these 30-minute extreme workouts. They feature a wide variety of steady-state aerobics, resistance training, and explosive power moves designed to give you a lean six-pack, cut arms, ripped shoulders, and toned legs in only 21 days!

21 Day Fix EXTREME® Workout Program

  1. Plyo Fix Extreme. An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to torch calories and sculpt muscles.
  2. Upper Fix Extreme. By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body workout will help shred your chest, back, shoulders, and arms.
  3. Pilates Fix Extreme. Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout works the entire body, placing emphasis on the core.
  4. Lower Fix Extreme. Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and more defined with challenging resistance work.
  5. Cardio Fix Extreme. Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training intervals keeps your heart rate soaring.
  6. Yoga Fix Extreme. A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance, flexibility, and power.

The SIMPLE EATING guide follows the same concept from the original 21-Day Fix: Portion Control + Clean Food

Take all the guesswork out of what to eat and how much. These seven color-coded containers and Shakeology shaker cup deliver exactly the right portions every time. And, you’ll be eating clean! No cheats, no treats, no excuses. It’s not easy. But after 21 days, you’re going to look and feel amazing.

21 Day Fix EXTREME® Workout Program

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED (with workout calendar)

21 Day Fix EXTREME START HERE

PLUS FREE BONUS GIFTS INCLUDING:

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BONUS GIFT #1: 21 Day Fix EXTREME Eating Plan
Simple portion control. Clean eating. No guesswork. Everything has been provided for you, so all you have to do is follow the plan . . . and eat. This FREE guide is packed with meal plans, proven recipes, and easy-to-make shakes to help burn fat and carve lean muscle at lightning speed.

BONUS GIFT #2: Countdown to Competition
What does Autumn do when a big competition or a photo shoot comes up? She turns to her own secret meal plan to quickly shed fat and lean out every inch of her body. When you HAVE to look great—and have only 21 days to do it—this is the plan you want.

BONUS GIFT #3: Dirty 30 Extreme Workout
One of Autumn’s personal favorites! It’s a down and dirty workout featuring seven compound moves that target multiple muscle groups simultaneously, to help you develop integrated strength and incredible definition.I also added on the 21-Day Fix Extreme Ultimate DVD Upgrade package simply because I couldn’t resist! The additional DVDs included:Power Strength Extreme
Nine total-body exercises that use functional movement patterns to increase your strength, endurance, and power.ABC Extreme
Push your Abs, Butt, and Cardio to the extreme—and carve a competition-level body that’s ready for the big stage!

21 DFX testing the waters
I cannot wait to get started! I decided to start this program on Monday with my new challengers but I also couldn’t wait 5 WHOLE DAYS before testing this out! Since I had been following the original 21-Day Fix schedule so I swapped in the Pilates Fix Extreme to test the waters…and OMG – SORE BOOTY is about all I can say!
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I know I am going to be feeling every bit of this tomorrow!!! That little resistance band was used in almost all the moves and I have a feeling I’ll be feeling this workout in every step I take!
As excited as I am for the new workouts… I am just as excited for the NEW RECIPES!!!! I have already flipped through the book and jotted down a few I can’t wait to try out like the cashew pancakes, and the veggie egg muffins and the turkey chili but I couldn’t wait to make these little treats!

Strawberry Protein squares

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WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups old-fashioned oats
4 scoops Strawberry Shakeology
1/2 cup all natural smooth almond butter
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
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1. Place oats and Shakeology in blender or food processor; cover. Blend for one minute.
2. Add almond butter and almond milk; cover. Blend for 1 minute or until it forms a wet dough.
3. Place in 8×8-inch baking dish; press evenly to cover bottom of dish. Set aside
4. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into eight 1-inch squares.
The best thing about Shakeology – it feels like its a cheat meal  – but its not! Its real, superfood nutrition that just so happens to taste AhMAZING! And better yet – you can combo all of the workout programs in a Challenge pack and be able to get a 30-Day Supply of Shakeology, and whip up some amazing “treats” like ones above! Even if you’re not quite ready to take things to the EXTREME you can check out the Original 21-Day Fix Challenge pack and see if that’s more your speed!
Whew – that’s a lot! I cannot wait to educate myself, get my meal plan ready for next week and get this show on the road!
If you would like to join me with either the 21- Day Fix EXTREME  the 21-Day FIX fill out the application below for my support and accountability group!
I always say…
THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS!