Happy April! I can not believe it is April already can you!? This month is packed full of fun and exciting things on my end…we’ve got Easter celebrations, the Buccos home opener and a little getaway with the hubs and my Beachbody Fam to Cancun for an all-expenses paid fun-filled vacation!
Life has been busy – but honestly – who isn’t “busy”?! This warmer weather is finally taking us outdoors and my kiddos are soaking up every possible minute!!! No complaints here!!! And with Spring in full swing summer is just around the corner!!! Let the countdown begin!!!
I am excited to share the amazing deals Beachbody has released for the month of April!
PiYo® and Shakeology® Challenge Pack is available for $140 USD, regular retail price $160 USD. Learn more
PiYo Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack is available for $180 USD, regular retail price $205 USD. Learn more
P90X3® and Shakeology Challenge Pack is available for $160 USD, regular retail price $205 USD. Learn more
Ultimate Reset® and Shakeology Challenge Pack is available for $275 USD, regular retail price $305 USD. Learn more
If you have fallen off the health wagon and would like to jump back on, any one of these amazing programs can help you do so! Feel free to reach out and ask me any questions you may have about them!
If you already have a program that you would like to restart, take a look at my upcoming accountability group that will help to ensure you stay on the wagon this go around!
Memorial Day is less than 2 months away – are you ready for SUMMER?!
Let’s get working – 6 WEEKS TO THE SUMMER BOD
April 13th will kick off a 6 week challenge group where we will learn about clean eating, incorporating portion control and craving control while focusing on those Bikini hot spots!
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I was listening to a call earlier this week and something just clicked. There isn’t such thing as bad fitness but there is a such thing as bad nutrition! How true is that!!! So now the true question…how can we combat that variable???
Most people do not understand that nutrition is 70-80% of the variable weight loss and it is my mission to help others understand how important it is to FUEL your body with proper, whole foods that are clean, balanced and NUTRITIOUS!
This week we celebrated the 6th birthday of Shakeology which coincided with the release of the new Super Shakeology Sampler Pack! To keep the celebration going, my team and I decided to create a 6 Day challenge group focused on NUTRITION!!!
So….what do you get?
6 Shakes – aka – 6 meals
6 day meal plan to maximize your results
6 – 10 minute (free) at home workouts
6 days of recipes, support, motivation and accountability
In a nutshell, you get me – as your coach!
Who would this group be good for?
Have you been interested/curious about Shakeology but not ready to make the investment and commit to an entire 30 day supply?
Have you been tossing around joining one of my groups but you are still on the fence about this whole “challenge thing” and if it would be “your thing”?
This is your chance! Its only a 6 day commitment, you have the chance to get all 6 of the Shakeolgoy flavors for just $29.95 and I promise…it will be fun!
Literally – what do you have to lose?
Spring has officially sprung and summer will be here before you know it! Stop thinking about it and just do it! You can purchase your Shakeology Sampler Pack and I will contact you about joining the group – or you can simply fill out the form below and we can go from there!
As I mentioned last week, I did a Wildtree freezer meal workshop over the weekend and I tried the first meal – Asian Ginger Plum Stir-Fry with cashews and it was a family hit!
You have the option of keeping this vegetarian or adding meat (I went with chicken). Now I will say the recipe you will see below varies slightly from the recipe I received at the party – but that’s what I love about these workshops…you make them your own and do what fits your lifestyle and your family’s lifestyle! So I reduced the amount of the grape seed oil and marinade, added some pineapple (which my hubby said was KEY!), skipped the bean sprouts, subbed out the baby corn for frozen corn and added some additional red pepper slides because, well, they’re my favorite!
My prep was already done and this meal took about 20 minutes total and it made enough for 2 full dinners! (yes, the leftovers heated up very well!!!)
Like I said, this was a freezer meal, but you could also prepare fresh by mixing all ingredients in bag one together and bag two together (although I do think it would be best to at least marinade over night!!!)
Asian Ginger Plum Stir-Fry with Cashews
In Freezer Bag:
4 oz frozen corn
8 oz package of snow peas
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
2 tsp. Wildtree Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend
1/2 cup Wildtree Asian Ginger Plum Dressing & Marinade
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. cilantro
Optional: 1 can sliced water chestnuts, 8 oz
If you’re including meat, in a second bag:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts – cubed
2 tbsp Wildtree Asian Ginger Plum Dressing
In smaller bag: 1 cup rice, Place this bag and freezer bag inside additional freezer bag so you have everything you need come cook time!
At cooking time: 1 cup bean sprouts and ½ cup cashews
Combine all ingredients in specified gallon size freezer bags and mix to allow seasonings to distribute.
1. Thaw overnight in fridge.
2. Cook rice in accordance with package instructions.
3. Heat large skillet to medium-high heat. **If using meat, heat a large skillet over medium high heat and pour contents of meat bag into the skillet and cook 3-5 minutes before adding vegetables** Add thawed bag contents & sauté until veggies are tender, approximately 15 minutes. When ready to serve, stir in 1 cup bean sprouts and ½ cup cashews. Serve over cooked rice.
I also forgot the cashews when I initially made it. We tossed some in with the leftovers but I don’t really think they were needed. I personally enjoyed the touch of sweetness from the pineapple!
I usually try to follow the foods and general meal plan using the portion control containers with Beachbody’s 21-day fix/Insanity Max:30. While this specific recipe is not 100% in line with those meal plans – you could alter the dressing by using the Asian Citrus Vinaigrette (see below) as well as olive oil rather than grapeseed oil for a delicious dinner!!
Asian Citrus Vinaigrette – From the 21-day fix nutrition guide
(makes 6 servings – 6 orange containers)
1/4 cup 100% orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tsp raw honey
1/2-inch fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated
1/4 cup sesame oil
1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the oil in a medium bowl, whisk to blend.
2. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well
Store any leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator. If dressing thickens when cold, hold at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. In addition to stir-drys this dressing is great on salads and drizzled over grilled chicken, pork or beef!
If you have any questions about this meal and/or the Beachbody programs mentioned above please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!
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