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Body Beast – Turkey Power Meatloaf

13 Nov

Another YUMMY recipe for you guys!!

My hubby started the BODY BEAST workout on Sunday!  Its one of Beachbody’s NEWEST additions to their line of amazing at home fitness programs!  I am excited to do it myself sometime post-pregnancy 🙂

Anyways – once he committed to doing the program he decided he wanted to do it FULL OUT 100% by the book!  That meant NUTRITION – meal plan and all!  He made me laugh the other day with his quote, “Insanity + Oreos does not equal abs”  🙂  So true!  He’s always kind of maintained a consistent weight, but he’s never gotten the amazing infomercial quality results he’s been after because he hasn’t committed to the nutrition aspect.

 

Anyways – I have been working hard to pack his lunches and plan his meals according to the BEAST nutrition guide!  Luckily it came with a TON of really delicious recipes in the book!  Last night I made the Turkey Power Meatloaf.  It was AWESOME!  I almost had a second serving myself!

Here is the recipe – notice there is NO CHEESE!!  I was nervous that it was not going to be moist enough, but it was still excellent!  Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!

Turkey Power Meatloaf  (from Body Beast)

2lbs ground lean turkey

1 cup all natural salsa
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

2 lg eggs ( lightly beaten)

3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1tsp sea salt
Ground black pepper
Fresh chopped parsley

Preheat oven 375
Combine all and press into 9×5 loaf pan
Bake 60-70 mins until done
Let it cool for 10 mins and slice into 8 pieces.

211 calories
10g fat
3g sat fat
125mg cholesterol
485mg sodium
4g carbs
1g fiber
1g sugar
25g protein

Greenberry Shamrock goodness

31 Oct

Greenberry Shakeology…..its one of those things that I have only met a handful of people that prefer it…..But lately, I hear more and more people who are choosing it over chocolate. I tried Greenberry about a year ago and didn’t like it very much….

However, my parents DRILLED this phrase into my head when I was younger and was trying new food/flavors (mostly in relation to veggies…lol)…”Today may be the day that you like it”……and I cannot tell you how many times that was TRUE!

Anyways – because of that saying always ringing in my head, I had been wanting to try Greenberry again and perhaps try a different recipe to prepare it with.  So my friend told me about this “Shamrock Shake” that trainer Chalene Johnson put out…  Check it out:

I made it EXACTLY per the recipe and its DELICIOUS!  SO good!!  I have no clue how to describe the taste, but its just really good and no “wheatgrass” after taste like the first time I tried it.  SO, if you have some unused Greenberry Shakeology sitting in your cupboard, TRY this recipe!!!  Also, think about getting the Shakeology packets that come with 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 Greenberry!

Please contact me if you’re interested in learning more about Shakeology and/or if you would like to try a sample.

Crockpot Recipe: Chicken Taco Chili

30 Oct

It is officially COLD here in East Tennessee!  The leaves are quickly falling from the trees, its rainy, and the temperatures are dropping by the day!  This can only mean one thing…….CROCKPOT SEASON is here!

I love using my Crockpot – but for some reason, I hardly touch it during the Spring/Summer months and tend to use it primarily in Fall/Winter.

I came across this DELICIOUS recipe for chicken taco chili and its Ah-Mazing!  So quick and easy and relatively cheap to purchase the ingredients.  Forgive the un-official measurements….thats ons of the best parts of crockpotting to me is the dump and go method – not really taking time to measure 🙂

Chicken Taco Chili (adapted from SkinnyTaste.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can black beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 2  cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 a palmful of Cumin
  • 1/2 a palmful of Chili Powder
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – enough to make it as “meaty” as you want.  I used 3.
  • chili peppers, chopped (optional)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:
Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream.

 

EASY right?

I serve mine over brown rice….or sometimes just plain.  I forgot to take a picture of mine when it was done because I went for a bowl right away!  But here is a pic of the finished product from SkinnyTaste:

Photo from SkinnyTaste.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please let me know if you try this recipe – I’d love to hear what you think!  Also, please share some of YOUR favorite crock pot recipes!  I am always looking for new things to try!

My Favorite Shakeology Recipes

3 Sep

Recently, the demand for Shakeology has been through the roof and I have been sending out more samples than usual.  I’ve noticed people have been asking me what my favorite recipes are for Chocolate Shakeology.  Personally, my all-time favorite recipe is to blend Chocolate Shakeology with 8-10oz of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or Fat-Free Milk), 1 tablespoon of Peanut Butter, a handfull of ice cubes and a 1/2 a Banana.  The more liquid and less ice you use, the less thick it will be.  I have also compiled my other Top 5 list of my have Chocolate Shakeology recipes.  Give these a try and let me know what you think!

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly: Blend Chocolate Shakeology with ice, 8oz fat-free milk, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and strawberries

2. Cheeky Coconut: Blend Chocolate Shakeology + 1/2 Banana + Coconut Extract + ice

3. Mocha Chiller: Blend Chocolate Shakeology with 8-10oz of your favorite cup of coffee (chilled), and ice cubes

4. Pina Banana: Blend Chocolate Shakeology with 6oz water, 6oz pineapple juice (or pineapple chunks), a banana

5. Strawberry Thunder: Blend Chocolate Shakeology with 6-8oz fat-free milk,  ice cubes, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries

If you’re serious about trying Shakeology and would like a free sample, you can make me your free coach by clicking here.  Everyother week or so, I will send a batch of samples, which is an exclusive offer only available to those who make me their free Beachbody Coach.  Questions, email me (jen@myfitlyfe.com).

If you’re interested in Shakeology, click here to order!  Remember, if you select the Home Direct option, which is the option I use,  you will receive free shipping and it will automatically be delivered to your house each month!  The best part about Home Direct is that you can cancel at any time.  Even if you just want a one-time purchase, still select the Home Direct option for the free shipping and then cancel before the next order is processed.

Try the recipes and ENJOY!!

I’d love to hear what recipes you’ve tried and are your favorites!!  Comment below 🙂

Product Review – Target – Giada De Laurentiis – Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

27 Aug

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Are you a jarred pasta sauce person?  I really don’t mind it, but definitely prefer homemade.  My husband is a sauce snob and really ONLY likes his mother’s homemade sauce.  So, on nights when I’m solo for dinner, sometimes I will grab a jar of sauce out and have a quick and easy dinner.

First of all, can I just say that I LOVE Giada?  I have been watching her show for the past few years and have tried out SEVERAL of her recipes from foodnetwork.com.  I have been seeing her products show up on Target shelves and while I initially thought the food products were a little pricey, I happened to catch this Tomato Basil sauce on sale yesterday.

I tried it out over a bed of whole grain al dente shells and some broccoli.  It was a great easy meal and I enjoyed it.  I think the sauce is better than most jarred sauces in the $3-$4 price range.  It was not too chunky and still had good tomato/garlic/basil flavors.  My one complaint was that it was a little ‘sweet’.

There are several other sauce varieties available in her brand collection including creamy tomato and vegetable marinara.  I look forward to trying those out too – when they’re on sale – and when the sauce snob isn’t home 🙂

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Overall Rating:  3.5/5

What’s in your fridge?

6 Jan

I always love seeing other people’s posts with pics of their perfectly clean, organized and well stocked refrigerator, freezer and pantry….Mine doesn’t look at “Martha Stewart-y” as I would like… BUT, it’s a start and its been super easy to eat well and grab smart(er) options!

So..here is the door shot.  We’ve got a few salad dressings….see that bottle with the strawberry on it?  That is my new fave – Blush Wine Vinaigrette.  This is brand new to me…has anyone else heard of it?

Anyways – next shelf down I have my half & half (which is leftover from holiday baking) and my unsweetened coconut milk and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  I LOVE using those milks for my chocolate shakeology in the AM.  There are so many flavor variations that you can come up with….starts my day off on the right foot!

OK..here is the main area….  I’ve got some skim milk – bottled water and apple juice.  You know whats weird?  People who live here and use this fridge… they find it easy to grab and go  – especially with the water! But I seem to be the ONLY one willing and able to actually put new bottles of water back IN the fridge!  OHwell…

What else is in there?  Oh.. I made a big batch of chicken.  Just plain skinless/boneless thin breasts and tenderloin.  Eh – I don’t know if I’ll do that again.  Or maybe not as much next time.  I also pre-made a few salads in those Tupperware containers on the bottom.  Mixed greens, cherry heirloom tomatoes (another NEW find for me!) and english cucumbers.  You know what would go well with that salad?  Oh I know!  Blush Wine Vinaigrette! lol

The other thing I tried doing was hard boiling a dozen eggs.  I don’t know if you can see them in the pic… But, that worked out well for me during the week.  Only complaint I did have was the first day or so my fridge had an eggy smell.  Not rotten egg, but just egg.

And lastly, the veggie drawer.  I took the time to peel and cut up all those little carrot sticks!  See them over there in the left corner?  Don’t you think actual cut up carrots taste different from baby carrots?  I do.  However, that being said, is the taste worth the extra time/effort of prepping my own?  Not so sure…  Also, I have my salad stuff, and looks like some mushrooms back there too…

SO – whats in yours this week?

It’s a New Year!  Are you resolving to eat well and keep healthy foods stocked this year?