Eat Clean Stripped 4 Week Support Group

As many of you know I am on my postpartum Journey still, 13 months postpartum, but my body is nowhere near where it was pre pregnancy 3!  I want to get on track with my clean eating and what better way to do it than in a group! I have done Whole30, which it is great- I found myself binging after I finished it- almost way too restricted =/ Where when I followed the Stripped Plan 6 years ago, my health and nutrition skyrocketed! I felt amazing! 
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Starting MONDAY May 8th, 2017 we will go through Clean Eating Stripped Plan by Tosca Reno.  What will you need to do to act fast and commit to this group? Buy this book http://amzn.to/1cbFohe (you can get it at Barnes and Nobles or any other book store) and Email me @ nminton24@gmail.com Subject: 5/8 Eat Clean Group- and let me know that you want in! There is no other commitment than owning the book and committing to 4 weeks of following the meal plan, accountability of the group, and posting your stats!!!!
 

I will be completing Insanity Max30 and Shakeology along with this group- so If you would like a workout plan we can set you up with that as well- include it in your email =)

WHO WANTS IN???? ACT FAST!!!! Share with your friends, comment here, and email me! For every Friend you Refer- you get entered into a drawing to win some free Shakeology Packets =)

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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!

Want to join me on this journey? I have a free ab challenge RIGHT NOW April 12-22nd 2017 or a MOMKINI group =) Message ME

Elimination Diet 101 Starts here…

For the past 2 1/2-3 months I have been learning a lot about my body and I have found that my body runs so much better on a paleo type diet. Now when I say Diet it doesn’t;t mean I will eat this way for a small amount of time and then go back to my old habits. The reason I have 101 on this title is because this is the beginning phases of learning how to incorporate this eating as a lifestyle. So phase 1 is to eliminate all the dairy, sugar (artificial), grains, and legumes (beans and peanuts). If you followed my Whole30 journey you saw this is similar to the meal plan that I ate, but with incorporating Shakeology It is NOT Whole30 compliant. So I will take a lot of the principals that I learnt through Whole30 and put them into play here. I will use recipes from the Whole30 Cookbook, Well Fed Weeknights by Melissa Joulwan, and Plain Jane through protein and veggies together =) *** This is also color coded for 21 day fix or anyone using portion containers =)

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Breakfast will always be my post workout fuel = Shakeology with 1/2 banana, spinach, chia seeds, and cashew butter. I like to pack my shake with a variety of food groups to cover it all and keep my energy level up! I have a hard time with veggies some days so the spinach helps! Chia Seeds give me the extra protein I lack throughout the day ? 

Lunch will always be eggs of some sort, overhard- hard boiled- or scrambles with hot sauce. AND berries- mainly strawberries, but I like to mix it up some days too with raspberries and blueberries (usually what we have on hand) and the veggie days will mainly be peppers but i may switch it up with tomatoes because I like that combo (eggs and tomato). 

Snacks will be on my drive to get the kids from school- so it will be easy! Hummus and peppers or cucumbers. Apple and mixed nuts (I buy the unsalted mixed nuts from costco- buy sometimes i mix my own- almonds, cashews, and pistachios)

Then Dinners… I am pretty plain jane- I love to be as simple as possible, because once i start getting into recipes I tend to get side tracked and burnt out! SO I through chicken breast in a crock pot and make shredded chicken on sunday- use that for wraps and salads for the week…. recipe here 

Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce will be simple… I cut the spaghetti squash in half, take out seeds- coat with EVOO, salt and pepper, place down on cookie sheet- add 1/4 in of water and then bake on 450 for roughly 20-45 min (depends on size and how you want the texture)- less time for more crunchy. Then I buy sugar free sauce at the store and add ground turkey to it!

Turkey Chili recipe here (we will do without beans) 

Veggie Stir Fry and Cashew Chicken will be on next weeks meal plan and blog post ? so subscribe to my page to follow me! Also Share this with whomever you think would enjoy this journey!

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Top 3 Tips to Staying on Track with Your Nutrition

So many times people find it hard to stay on track with their nutrition (myself included) if you read my post about the Top 5 Fitness Tips you know Support is #1.. yes that is true with Nutrition as well- you have to have some type of support to make sure you stay accountable! But that is not what I am here to tell you… I am here to chat about 3 things that I know if I forget to do each week- I will not stay on track… 

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#1: Meal Plan: You have to set out what you are going to eat each week… even if it is a vague meal plan or its going to change… you have to set yourself up for success!

  • *Make a schedule- breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack: If you follow Clean Eating you know 5-6 small meals a day is whats going to help your metabolism!
  • *Each meal should have a protein or healthy fat and complex carb (fruit or veggie) 
  • *You want to try and keep carbs to the early afternoon (not after 6pm or 3 hours before bed)
  • *You want to try and keep your fruits to before lunch to make sure your body uses those sugars and they don’t just sit in your body in the evening. 
  • *You can find a few of my meal plans here: Whole30 Meal Plan , Vegan Meal Plan, Meal Plan

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#2: Make your List and Grocery Shop: Make your grocery list based off of your meal plan! (Sometimes I grocery shop and then meal plan, only because I know the foods we like and I know what my kids will eat… so if i make something new i have to go to the grocery store just for those items!)

  • *Look at your meal plan and make your list: Produce, Meats, Dairy/Eggs, then the aisle items…
  • *SHOP THE PERIMETER and stay away from the aisles as much as possible! Of course you’ll need your frozen veggies and oils/vinegar for dressings or your nut butters, but do those aisles last and have a plan to attack them! 
  • *Eat before you shop- you are less likely going to stay away from your impulsive buys this way!

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#3: MEAL PREP: Take time each week and prep your foods that are on your list and that you bought!

  • *Wash, Cut, and portion out your fruits and veggies: you’re less likely going to snack on unhealthy foods this way! Easy to grab and ready to eat!
  • *Batch Cook your Chicken/protein for your salads: I make crockpot shredded chicken for the tops of salads, lettuce wraps, or just for the kids to eat. Some people bake their chicken or make salsa/fajita chicken/steak in bulk! 
  • *Make hard boiled eggs for snacks
  • *Portion out your mixed nuts so you can quickly grab with your fruit or veggies!
  • *Make your salads/lunches: I have found that even with working from home- if it is made and easily accessible, I will grab that over something unhealthy. 
  • *Portion everything out or completely make your snacks and lunches. 
  • *You can make simple breakfast muffins too. Egg Muffins or Banana Bread Muffins
  • *Dinners I have found I make simple- Protein, veggies, carb… but if you like soups or fancy- use the crock pot! Put your meal in in the morning before work- and by dinner time its ready… You will not snack and you will be ready to eat dinner by the time it is done!

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These are 3 of my top tips to helping you stay on track each week to set yourself up for success! This is also just a glimpse into what I share with my team and challengers! If you are looking for health and fitness support, message me or fill this form out =) 

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2017 Health Bet

I would love to share some amazing information with you! Are you ready to hear this???
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Beachbody is running a Health Bet- basically you workout and drink shakeology Daily and you will enter to win up to $3 million dollars… now let me break that down for you!

1. You have to join me on the My Challenge Tracker App and be a customer on Team Beachbody with Vaild Name and Address (for them to send you your winnings).

2. You will have to log 5 shakeology’s per week.
3. You will have to log 3 workouts per week.
4. The contest runs from Jan 9th-Feb 5th. Each week ends at 11:59 pm EST Sundays (1/15, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/5)
In order to qualify to win a share of the Beachbody Health Bet prize pool, participants must meet all of the requirements of 1-4.
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How amazing does that sound? I am super excited! Last round, everyone walked away with close to $17 just for staying accountable and getting results!

I will also be running giveaways throughout the period for you to enter and win- just for showing up =)

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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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Clean Eating: What are some tips and suggestions to understand it all!?

Clean Eating is something most don’t understand! They may think it is just eating healthy or eating fruits and veggies, but in reality it is all about what is in your food that makes it “clean”!

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1 thing about Clean eating is making sure you are eating REAL food, nothing processed, artificial, or that has preservatives in it!

2nd thing is how often you eat- 5-6 small meals a day is KEY to your success!

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3rd thing I would suggest is making sure you know what you are eating- if you go to buy something and the label has ingredients (more than 5 is a no no) but that you don’t understand or cannot read— don’t eat it!

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Tosca Reno is the author and Clean Eating Queen! She has taught me everything I know! It started with the Eat Clean Stripped book! Follow her- search her website and blog for the best tips!

Do you want accountability and more tips on clean eating??? Join me for my Clean Eating Challenge in November!

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Transformation Tuesday in the Kitchen! Abs are made in the Kitchen =)

I know when I started my journey 3 years ago, nutrition was the hardest thing for me, WHY? Because I did not know much about “healthy food” the biggest and best for healthy was grilled chicken salad (yes with cheese and croutons) BUT to my surprise, the toppings on your salad plus dressing is what makes it worse than some other options out there!!!!

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So I started slow-went from bacon to turkey bacon, eggs to egg whites, white bread to wheat or whole grain- fruit snacks to dried fruit- yogurt to greek yogurt…. These were my slow transition for the first month of my journey!

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Then I learnt about clean eating and it helped A TON for me to learn, what foods did what for my body, what foods to avoid, and what foods that are GOOD for you even though they are a “fat” food! (ex. avocado)

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But here is an other amazing diagram to show you what foods to pair with one another to get great results and stay full!

HOW AWESOME IS THIS 7 Day Meal Plan! Super easy to follow and everything is there for you!

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Meal Prep, KEY to Success

Tip #7 to a NEW you is Meal Prep… WHen you have everything prepped for the week you will have an easier time to eat clean and stay on track!

 

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So far we have covered

Tip #1: Clean Eating

Tip #2: Exercise

Tip #3: Water

Tip #4: Tracking

Tip #5: Accountability

Tip #6: Schedule

 

 

Meal Prep is something that can tack a long time, but if and when you get the routine down it will take tops and hour a week!

What does meal prep consist of? Anywhere from baking your chicken for salads and wraps to cutting all veggies and fruit for the week!

  1. Wash and Cut fruits and Veggies and put into individual bags or containers for the week! WeeklyFoodPrep-1024x1024
  2. Bake all of your chicken for the week! If you are cooking for just you or the whole families lunch, Bake 6-10 chicken breast on SUnday or your meal prep day! (put on baking sheet, add seasoning, and cook on 375 for 25-30 minutes, turn once!)
  3. Cook a large batch of Quinoa plain, and then the night before or that day add your spices and veggies for lunch or dinner, or your berries for breakfast! all you’ll have to do is cook in warmer for 5 min and it will be done, unless you eat old!
  4. Individually put your salad with veggies in containers so that you just have to cut and add chicken/protein!
  5. Cut your dinner veggies and place in bags so that when its dinner time, you just have to cook!
  6. Make a large crock pot clean dish (ideas @ graciouspantry.com ) and freeze for the week! Take out for lunches or dinner!

 

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If you are in the “warmer” climate: Grill out! This is a picture from summer meal prep for my family!IMG_6376

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meal prep will be however and whenever you decide! You can spend the extra $$$ at the grocery store and by “pre cut” fruits and veggies and meal prepped veggies (stir fry and stews) but if you are in a budget: do it yourself! It honestly does not take long!

 

If you prep and bake chicken first, cut fruits and veggies, take out chicken, and individually package your salads, you will be done! Label it if you need (dry eraser makers are great! or labels!)

 

What is one thing you NEED to prep and one thing you have a hard time prepping? Post BELOW!

 

 

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