Meal Plan of the Week: Chalean Extreme Week 11

Plan to fail or fail to plan. That is the motto this week! With Easter this weekend I really have to make sure my eating is on point for the week and the only way to do that is to have my plan!

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I know I will be eating Ham and Potatoes, Desserts and bread… that is how our holiday meals go! But if I want to still get results I better plan that 80% of the week… so That is why you see what you do!

 

I am starting the Ab Diet again and this is one thing I love to experiment with- each day I will incorporate more and more of these items! So of course with me working from home, my plan tends to change alittle- but when I have this set, when I am not prepared I have this food prepped in the fridge! 

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Shakeology is a must no matter what Diet or Meal Plan I am following! If you don’t know much about it- click on Shakeology =)

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When you want to get back to where you were and where you know you can get too… YOU WORK YOUR TAIL OFF! When things are not working- you change them and make them work! This is my progress today {below} and I am sooooo proud!

 

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RECIPE: PB Chicken: Take 1/4 cup of almonds and cashews, 2 tbsp of PB, 1 TSP of EVOO and blend- marinate over chicken for 4-6 hours then grill!

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Crock Pot Recipe: Not your average Pulled Chicken

How many of you LOVE Pulled beef, but want a new or healthier version??? Well, I know my family loves pulled beef on Italian rolls… So, I thought I would try a “Pulled Chicken over Brown Rice” and it was PERFECT! Everyone loved it, even my two kids!

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Directions: 

1. Add into Crock Pot:

  • 4 Chicken Breast (Add Desired amount of Chicken in CrockPot)
  • 1 large onion 
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp of Garlic Powder (you can also use minced or fresh garlic)

2. Put on High for 2-4 hours of Low for 6-8 hours

3. Use 2 forks and pull chicken apart

4. Turn off and Let sit for 10-15 min to pull all juice together

-While Chicken sits, make your brown rice/quinoa!

You Can make with a veggie or not, you can serve on rolls or over rice or quinoa, you make it however you want for YOUR family =)

***This Recipe Made for 2 Adults, 2 Children, and had left overs for 2 adult lunches!

 

Turkey Chili: 21 Day Fix Extreme Approved

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21 Day Fix Extreme: Turkey Chili Recipe (makes 6 servings 1 cup each)

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2lb raw 93% lean ground turkey (i used 99% lean- kids thought it was ground chicken)
  • medium onion, chopped
  • medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 clovers, garlic, chopped (i minced)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea or himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 2 (15 oz)cans black or pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15oz) all natural diced tomatoes, no sugar added
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add Turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally for 5-8 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink.
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne, cook-stir for 1 min.
  4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid). Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve Warm!

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Beachbody Ultimate Reset Week 1 Vegan Breakfast Recipes

So as you know I did the Beachbody Ultimate Reset back in January and posted my favorite recipes for the week! Well the meal plan has changed and AMAZING!!!!!! So I have been getting asked about the Reset Recipes!

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  • 3/4 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp. of coconut milk, warmed
  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp chopped raw nuts

Combine Quionoa, coconut milk, and pure maple syrup in bowl and mixed well- top with pineapple and walnuts!

 

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  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 pinch of himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 medium mango, diced
  • 1/2 medium papaya, diced
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp. chopped raw walnuts

Bring water and salt to a boil, add rolled oats over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and top with rest of the ingredients!

 

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  • 1 medium kiwifruit, diced
  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of papaya, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. of Toasted Pumpkin Seeds***
  • 1 tsp of shredded unsweetened coconut flakes

Combine fruits and top with coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds and ENJOY!

***Toasted pumpkin seeds (take 2 cups of raw shelled green pumpkin seeds and spread on cookie sheet- bake on 400 for 5-10 minutes, or until slightly brown)

I am only on Day 4- but I wanted to share these amazing recipes with you all! They are delish and filling!!!! Have you done the Ultimate Reset? Post Below and let me know your success =)

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Healthy and Clean Sweet Treats

How many of you LOVE sweets??? Tis the season for all of the cookies and pies! I am a sucker for cookies and sweets! I want to share a few of my favorite recipes for you to keep yourself in check this holiday!!!

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Shakeology Nutty No-Bake Cookies

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  • 1 Cup of Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 Cup of All Natural Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp. Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 Cup of quick cooking rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup of raw Honey

Combined all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spatula, roll mixture into 24 balls, each 1 in in size. Flatten or form into cookie shape!

 

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  • 1 1/2 scoops of Greenberry Shakeology
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Place ingredients in blender, Blend until smooth. Pour into Individual 4 ice pop molds and freeze for atleast 4 hours or until set!

 

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Shakeology Frozen Fudgy Oat Bars

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Vega Performance)
  • 1/2 cup all- natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 ripe medium banana, mashed

Combined all ingredients in large bowl, mix well, Place in 8×8 inch pan that is lightly coated with spray. Cover with plastic wrap and press down to flatten into pan. Freeze for 3 hours. Cut into eight bars! ENjoy =)

Please post below your favorite Shakeology recipe!

 

You can also head to www.facebook.com/mintonfitness for great recipes and tips this holiday season (don’t forget to “like” it)

FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA!!!!

How many of us grab pizza friday nights??? I know pizza is a HUGE downfall in my house! It is easy and convenient and what kid does NOT love pizza? Well I found a way to make a quick pizza and have fun with the kiddos as we do it!

 

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Super yummy!!! I set the oven to 405 and get everything out! I make my own tomato sauce and that is what we use for our “pizza sauce” but they have all natural pizza sauce- or you can use Extra Virgin Olive Oil with some garlic for a white pizza!

 

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I use Brown Rice Tortillas for the crust or you can make a cauliflower crust!

 

Then we cut our veggies or whatever you want on it! its fun to let the kids put on their own ingredients!IMG_0303

 

 

 

 

 

Take your Tortilla and put your sauce on…IMG_0302

 

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Then let the kiddos put their ingredients on!

 

 

Then you put into the over 10 min- or until cheese is melted or veggies are soft!

 

 

It takes 15-20 minutes TOPS and is a VERY healthy alternative to PIZZA!!!!!

 

Post below your favorite part of making your our pizza!

 

 

DO YOU WANT SOME CRUNCHY, SALTY CHIPS?

Do you love the crunch or the saltiness of Chips? Yes potato chips, tortilla chips, pita chips, any chip out there. What is it about chips that you LOVE or need?

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I have never been a fan of potato chips, but get me tortilla/ corn chips or pita chips and it is all over! So when trying to lose weight and get healthy I had to find some alternatives to fix my craving of salty and crunchy.  Here are just a few that I came up with, because these are what I like, so I hope they help you as well!

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CRUNCHY ALTERNATIVE

  • Dried Fruit, especially Banana or Apricot Chips
  • Fruit: Apples, Peaches, Jicama,  and Pineapple (many others as well)
  • Veggies: Carrots, Celery, Cucumbers, Peppers, Edamame

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SALTY ALTERNATIVE

  • Nuts and Seeds, sea salt or unsalted (always seem to work for me)
  • Popcorn (homemade is best, but always un buttered) make your own and you can spice it how you like =)
  • Rice Cakes (work for crunchy as well)

HOMEMADE ALTERNATIVES

  1. Take a sweet potato, zucchini, red potato, egg plant, or any other veggie that you can think of- slice thinly, drizzle with EVOO, add sea salt/ Himalayan salt, bake in oven on 225 for 30-50 minutes, rotate and bake for additional 20 min or until crisp
  2. Slice apples, peaches, or any fruit, sprinkle with cinnamon and  bake for 30-50 min on 300
  3. Take Kale cut, rinse, pat dry with paper towel and drizzle with EVOO and any spice you may like and bake on 400 for 15 min or follow recipe
  4. Take chickpeas and roast Follow this recipe
  5. Juice or make a smoothie with your favorite fruits and veggies! (My favorite is Carrots, apple, and beets!)

 

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You can find many alternatives if you search! Depending on what your goals are, you can but chip alternatives in the stores and you can find some options at Skinnyscoop.com

 

 






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Clean Eating Fajitas

I absolutely LOVE Mexican food and would eat it everyday if I could, so I had to find a great Fajita recipe to make my own!

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Clean Eating Fajitas from Gracious Party

(Makes approximately 6 cups of filling)

Ingredients:

  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin lengthwise
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced thin lengthwise
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, sliced thin lengthwise
  • 5 raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin lengthwise (about 7 oz. each)
  • 1 large red onion, slice thin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 packages of small corn tortillas, no sugar added (24 total)

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  1. Saute’ everything in a large pan, adding the spices about half way through.
  2. Fill your tortillas and serve topped with salsa and guacamole.

Nutritional Content:
(Data is for 1/2 cup filling)

Note: Data does not include tortilla

Calories: 149
Total Fat: 5 gm
Saturated Fats: 1 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 38 mg
Sodium: 46 mg
Carbohydrates: 6 gm
Dietary fiber: 1 gm
Sugars: 2 gm
Protein: 20 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 2

 

I use Whole Grain Tortilla’s, Quinoa and Corn Tortilla Chips for chips and salsa, Brown Rice, and Black or pinto beans as a side!

 

 

 






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CLEAN Popsicles!!!!

Summer is coming and who doesn’t LOVE something to cool them off? I will be making these with my kids so they can enjoy making them and eating this refreshing treat! All Natural and Clean! Can’t beat that!!!

 

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Healthy Popsicles: From Holistic Health

Ingredients:
3 cups watermelon puree (seedless if possible)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small
handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Cut the watermelon into chunks and then puree it in a blender until smooth. Set aside.

Set out about 1 dozen popsicle molds (amount needed will vary depending on size of molds). Fill each one with the chopped fresh fruit. Then pour in the watermelon puree until each mold is full to the top. Place a popsicle stick into each one. Place into your freezer and freeze for about 6 to 8 hours.

When ready to serve, run the popsicle molds under warm water for a few seconds and then pull each one out.

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Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins

I love my banana’s and my family absolutely loves Banana Bread, we are a sweets family so I needed to find a recipe that gives us the flavorful Banana Bread taste and the healthiness of a clean recipe! So I researched it and played around with it a little but this is what I came up with! It is hard to make this too often because I eat all of the muffins, so I make it when I really need something sweet or in the mood for cake!

I am making some as I type this and cannot wait to enjoy it!!!! I hope you enjoy it as well!!!

 

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 (original recipe from youputiton.com and graciouspantry.com and I made my own)

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup Honey

1 egg and 2 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups whole wheat flour, almond flour, or oat Flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt/ Himalayan Salt

1/4 cup almond milk, soy or rice milk

1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened (I make my own here is the recipe )

1 teaspoon of cinnamon (if you use your own sugar free natural applesauce)

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3 mashed bananas (i use very ripe bananas that have been frozen and let them thaw- i feel they add a better “flavor”)

Nuts Optional for top! (I like walnuts)

 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, I always do muffins rather than a loaf because it cooks WAY faster. So either prepare your muffin tins with cupcake papers or wipe your loaf pan with EVOO (or coconut oil)

2. In a large bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil and honey. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into coconut oil/honey mixture until smooth (although it didn’t ever get that smooth). Fold in the applesauce and mashed bananas.

3. Spoon mixture into cupcake papers, fill to 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes (60 if you are using a loaf pan) or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Enjoy!