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Shakeology Pudding

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Ok – HOLD THE PHONE!

Yes, I LOVE SHAKEOLOGY – that’s no secret! I am still amazed that someone found a way to pack the nutritional value of 6 salads into a glass. To include digestive enzymes, probiotics, protein, antioxidants and nearly every vitamin and mineral your body needs in a convenient meal replacement shake that – GET THIS – tastes AhMAZING! It’s like magic!

But this stuff isn’t just limited to a meal replacement shake – it makes some incredible desserts!!!! And one of my all time favorites is Shakeology Pudding:

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • ¾ cups plain Green Yogurt
  • ¼ – ½ scoop Chocolate (Vegan or Regular) Shakeology
  • 1-2 TBS PB2 or All natural Peanut Butter

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Combine the 3 ingredients into a bowl and stir until blended. If you want to get real crazy you can even toss in a few chocolate chips – but I think its good just the way it is!

This is a sure fire way to satisfy any sweet tooth craving!!! I usually opt for the lower calorie option and do 1 TBS of PB2 whereas my hubby opts for the 2 TBS of all natural PB – but it’s totally up to you! Either way it’s a delicious, high protein, 21-day fix approved (1 ¼ – 1 ½ reds plus a few of your tsps depending on how much PB or PB2 you use!!!)

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

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Spicy Chicken Rice Bowls

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Ok, ok, want to know my secret to the fastest weeknight dinner – USE A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN!!!! In an ideal world, I would grill my chicken every week…but with the colder weather approaching, heating up the grill seems to take FOREVER and some nights…that little rotisserie chicken is simply perfect!!!

I started buying them when my little guy started on “real foods”. A friend of mine suggested it because the meat is so soft and easy to chew, especially when the teeth are limited! And although my little guy can pound the chicken, he couldn’t always finish it before it would go bad – so I started coming up with other uses.

No joke – this dinner went from the fridge to the table in about 5 minutes! But this was all in the advanced prep!

WHAT YOU NEED:

(makes 2 servings)

  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 1.5 cups shredded chicken*
  • 2-3 TBS of Hot Sauce (I prefer red hot)

*If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken you can make your own shredded chicken! I like to make big batches periodically by simply cooking several chicken breasts in the crockpot with about a cup of water or chicken broth and some garlic and fresh lemon slices. Once its cooked, shred it, let it cool and then freeze into smaller batches to add into meals like this or soups, salads, sandwiches, etc…! If its only lightly seasoned the possibilities are endless!!!

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Mix all ingredients in a pan until thoroughly heated – and voila! Dinner is ready!!!

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Since the chicken is already flavored and there is some salt in the red hot I don’t add anything additional seasonings. This makes for great, fast dinner and you can easily double for a quick lunch later in the week!

BONUS –> You can also make this fit your 21-day fix meal plan! Each serving would equate to one green (broccoli) 1 yellow (rice/quinoa) and 1 red (chicken). The hot sauce adds some additional salt but otherwise would be a “free food” so I usually count this as 1 teaspoon and my orange. You could also top with some avocados (1 blue).

If you’re looking for other uses for a rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken try one of my favorites – CHICKEN AVOCADO EGG SALAD or BUFFALO SPINACH QUESADILLAS –fast, easy and delicious meals!

Don’t let a busy schedule leave you limited to fast food, take out or other unhealthy dinner options. If you plan prep and focus – eating clean and healthy can be fun, delicious, and save you money $$$. Whether you’re new to clean eating or a seasoned pro – if you’re interested in more information fill out the form below to join one of my upcoming health and fitness accountability and support groups! Together we can end the trend of obesity!

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Sauteed Squash

My mother in law used to make the best squash and truthfully, that’s how I got hooked on this little veggie…cooked in butter, with a few eggs and topped with cheese – Ahmazing – tasting!!!! Problem is – as delicious as it was it just doesn’t fit into my lifestyle anymore. I saw some delicious bright yellow squash at the farmers market over the weekend and couldn’t help but snag a few up! I’m getting pretty good at taking a healthy spin on things so with a few tweaks this old favorite is back in the weekly rotation – as a new, improved, 21-day fix approved side dish!!!

Sauteed Squash

WHAT YOU NEED:

Makes about 3-4 servings; 1 green container and 1 teaspoon on the 21-day fix meal plan (I don’t count the egg whites towards a red because there is so little!)

  • 2-3 large squash, sliced
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • Sea salt to taste

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Heat the oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes

Add the squash and onion and place the lid on the pan. Cook for about 20 minutes, continually stirring and chopping as the veggies cook. You’ll notice the squash really cook down!

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I like to cook it until all the water evaporates, but if you don’t like it cooked as long you could always drain out some water once the squash is cooked to your liking

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Move the squash to the side of the pan and add the egg whites – scramble the egg whites and combine  with squash. Top with a little sea salt if desired and you’re ready to go!

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I love to serve this side with Turkey meatloaf and a baked sweet potato. I also eat it by itself as a side with lunch – you can’t go wrong!

Caramel Apple Shakeology

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Caramel apple Shakeo

Fall may not have officially started but the leaves are changing, football is in full force and there are pumpkins everywhere! My husband was pushing for an Apple Pie blizzard from Dairy Queen but my lack of self control told me one quick trip through the drive through and the chance of me leaving with only one in hand was slim. So I started thinking of a late night snack that would fill his void for ice cream and keep my goals in tact…and this happened…

Caramel Apple

*8oz of liquid (I used unsweetened almond milk but you could also use water, or a combo of milk and water)

*1 Scoop VANILLA Shakeology

*1/2 of a green apple, sliced

*1 tsp caramel extract

*Lots of ice!!!!

Blend until smooth and enjoy!!!

NOTE: I like to eat mine with a spoon, so I always fill with about 8-10 ounces of ice and “crush ice” on my blender fist then hit the “mix” for about 30 seconds. It comes out thick and smooth – just like ice cream but without all the added stuff!!!!

For all my 21-day fixers* out there: 1 red, 1/2 purple

* The use of milk rather than water would add approximately 40 calories (unsweetened almond milk) and part of a yellow container if following the 21-day fix meal plan. 

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Not quite sure if you’re ready for a full month – but still want to give it a try? Try the 4-flavor sampler pack! 

Salted Caramel Banana Shakeology

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Salted Caramel Banana Shakeology

I love trying out new combos and finding new ways to enjoy my daily dose of Shakeology, and my caramel extract hasn’t failed me yet!!

As I walked down the basement to mix up a little late night snack for my hubby I knew I wanted to use the caramel extract but he tends to prefer the vanilla shakeo over the other flavors. Every other combo I had tried so far used chocolate shakeo and caramel extract. So, I stared at the blender, caramel extract in hand, for about 3 minutes before remembering I had a stock pile of frozen bananas and the wheels started turning. I decided to include a few banana pieces but rather than my usual (heaping) tablespoon of PB2 I went with the cocoa of PB2. A bit of chocolate but not overwhelming. I tossed in a sprinkle of pink himalayan sea salt and BAM – complete!  It was a hit with my hubs and after a small taste I knew I’d be duplicating the next morning 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeo

1 TBS Cocoa PB2

1 tsp caramel extract

1/2 a frozen banana

A few shakes of pink himalayan sea salt (optional)

10 oz liquid (I used all water for mine, but 10 oz of almond milk for my husband – totally up to you and your preferences)

Lots of ice!!!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Add all ingredients to the blender. Crush ice for about 20 seconds and then blend until you reach the consistency you like. I prefer eating mine with a spoon so I blend it pretty thick!

All this goodness coming in just around 200* calories!

For all my fixers* out there: 1 red, 1 purple, 1 tsp

* The use of milk rather than water would add approximately 40 calories (unsweetened almond milk) and part of a yellow container if following the 21-day fix meal plan. 

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Chicken and Veggie Pasta

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I had chicken breasts planned for the grill and a pile of broccoli from the Farmer’s market all chopped and ready to be steamed. Then my daughter requested “noodles” and I saw the box of pasta in the pantry and thought..Hmmmm…maybe I can whip up a pasta dish instead of our classic “grilled chicken with a steamed veggie and side of rice or quinoa”. I didn’t have any pasta sauce, which used to be a pantry staple, but I did have some olive oil, garlic, and lemon….Enter creativity here!

I started by heating  1 TBS of olive oil and 1 TBS of minced garlic in a large pan. In a separate sauce pan, I began boiling water for the pasta.

Next, I cut the chicken into approximately 1″ cubes and browned until thoroughly cooked through – about 8-10 minutes, stirring consistently. Then I added the pasta to the boiling water.

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Next I added the broccoli and juice from two lemons. But when I took a step back I didn’t think I had enough veggies…so I went back to the fridge.

chicken and veggie pasta 2

I found a jar of roasted red peppers and fresh spinach – PERFECT!!!! I sliced the red peppers up (actually my husband sliced the red peppers up) and we mixed everything together and topped with 3 cups of fresh spinach and placed a lid on top to steam.

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After about 3-5 minutes I removed the lid, gave one last stir and we were complete!!!

chicken and veggie pasta 4

 

 

Much better veggie to chicken ratio and dinner was complete in less than 30 minutes and its all 21-day fix approved!!! I consider that a success!!!

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Chicken and Veggie pasta

(makes 6 servings)

21-day fixers: 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow and 1 tsp (olive oil) 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1.5 – 2 pounds chicken, cut into 1″ cubes

  • 2 cups chopped broccoli

  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, sliced

  • 3 cups fresh spinach (or approximately one cup frozen spinach)

  • 12 oz whole wheat or brown rice pasta cooked according to package directions.

  • 1 TBS olive oil

  • 1 TBS minced garlic or 3 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 2 lemons

  • Parmasean cheese (optional)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Heat  olive oil and garlic in a large pan.

  2. In a separate sauce pan, bring 6 cups of water to boil and add pasta when water begins to boil, cooked according to directions.

  3. Brown chicken until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

  4. Add lemon juice, broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes

  5. Add roasted red peppers and spinach, cover with lid to steam for 3-5 minutes.

  6. Serve over pasta and enjoy

Its clean, its fast, and it was DELICIOUS!!!!

 

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Chocolate PB Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

PB Oatmeal Cookie

I’ve been on an “oatmeal cookie” shakeology kick and this one just may top them all! Perhaps because I am an avid chocolate/PB lover ❤

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 scoop chocolate SHAKEOLOGY
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 TBS PB2
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 6oz water
  • Ice

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

ADD ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER – CRUSH ICE – BLEND – ENJOY!!!

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Tastes like a cheat meal – but its not!

Want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite! I like them all…but definitely prefer the chocolate!!!

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Fish and Shrimp Tacos

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It was a Friday night and we were making our dinner plans for Saturday. We had company coming over and I was totally planning to stick with our traditional “grilled chicken and veggies” with maybe a quinoa salad. I mean I totally would have tossed in a fun marinade or some spices, lol And my husband looked at me and said “Can we please have something other than chicken or turkey burgers?!”

I thought back…I mean we did toss in some Stuffed Peppers a few weeks ago but that aside, it had been pretty plain and boring! Ok – time to spice things up!!!

He suggested fish tacos – something I absolutely LOVED but never made at home! It was a restaurant treat 🙂

So we googled and searched and found bits and pieces of recipes we liked and came up with our own clean eating 21-day fix approved fish and shrimp tacos!

WHAT YOU NEED:

(makes 4 servings)

  • 8 Corn tortillas

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen tilapia

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp

  • 1 each – green pepper, red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper cut into strips

  • 1 large onion – sliced

  • Lime wedges

  • Fresh Cilantro

  • Avocados, slices (optional)

  • Jalopenos, sliced  (optional in my mind – required per my husband)

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Grill the peppers and onions for about 10 minutes, flipping frequently. Remove from grill

2. Grill the tilapia and shrimp (with salt and pepper as desired) approximately 3-4 minutes per side, remove from grill

3. Warm tortillas per directions on bag, or on top rack of grill while fish is cooking

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Assemble and add your favorite toppings!!

We enjoyed dinner on the deck – served with some microwave corn on the cob!

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For all my 21-day fixers out there…2 Tacos would be as follows (depending on your toppings):
  • 1 Yellow (2 corn tortillas)
  • 1 green (Peppers and onions split between the two)
  • 1 red (Regardless of shrimp or fish – 1/2 a red on each fits perfectly)
  • 1 blue (1/4 of an avocado on each one) 

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21-day fix meal plan

So what does a meal plan look like for the 21-day fix???

Let me show you!

Here’s an example of one of mine – now your meal plan will vary based on your daily caloric needs, but this one happens to be for the 1200 – 1400 calorie range. 

You’ll see I like to split up my yellows and purples throughout the day so I can enjoy them more frequently without going “over” my daily allotment! 

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Good luck on the fix!! 

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