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8 Secrets to Staying In shape During the Holidays

8 Secrets to Staying In shape During the Holidays

By now until New Year’s Day, your schedule will likely be stuffed with family obligations, traveling and fun outings with all types of tempting treats. It’s no real surprise that many of all of us see our waistlines increase during the christmas. Also the most disciplined people can find it difficult to stick for their health and fitness routines.

Although this season can be different.

To help keep all of us on track, I’ve enrolled the help of several Fit Friends for a few much-needed words of advice. Here are their top 8 secrets to staying fit during the season of overindulgence:
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7 Hints from People that have a Healthy Relationship with Food

7 Hints from People that have a Healthy Relationship with Food

There’s a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously.

Whether our issue is emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating, or we just can’t seem to get a handle on the whole nutrition thing, we can all stand to learn a few things from the people for whom healthy eating just comes easily. (Lucky Bitches)

Here are a few Hints for what they do differently:

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RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD

AND ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

The problem with dieting, or being restrictive in your eating habits, is that it isn’t sustainable over time. If you go off your eating plan, the weight will come back.  Your attitude plays a massive role in your efforts, more than you may realize. If you are subscribing to a “good food vs bad food” philosophy, you may be infusing your day with negativity, stress, and pressure that is taking you even further away from your goals.
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4 Key Factors That Helped me Understand my Relationship With Food

Most of us know the basics of what takes to be physically healthy, right?!?!.

Lose weight, just consume less calories than the calories you burned each day.

Increase muscle and building strength, we’ve learned that the right nutrition and timing is key.

Maintain your weight and shape, eat a balanced nutrition plan and limiting your junk food intake.

Simple……..

I wish it was that SIMPLE; but too often our perspective doesn’t allow us to successfully follow the basics. We make ourselves miserable with short-term rigid diets because we are afraid to dig deeper into understanding what’s NOT Working an Why!
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5 Tips to make Weekly Meal Prep Easy

It All Starts with a Plan

5 Tips to make Weekly Meal Prep Easy

It all starts with a Plan!!

1. Involve the Family and together pick 4 – 5 meals they like for your weekly menu
2. Grocery Shop in your Kitchen & Pantry First (know what you have on hand)
3. Work from a List and Involve the Kids in your Shopping
4. Hands On – Cut & Prep all Veggies, Fruit needed for Snacks, Lunches, and Menu recipes
5. Look for Clean Cheats when ever you can

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Back 2 School Recipe Booklet

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Back 2 School means Back on Track when it comes to Nutrition at our house…

CLICK HERE for 11 YUMMY Family Approved Recipes that are Simple, Quick and Healthy

  • Balsamic Glazed Chicken w Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs
  • Slow-Cooker Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast
  • Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai
  • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Turkey Zoodle Soup Recipe

JOIN US for our 7 Day FREE Clean Eating 101 Group 

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Yummy Egg White Chicken Enchiladas

Yummy Egg White Chicken Enchiladas

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Ingredients:

Enchilada Filler:

Approx 1lb. Cooked Chicken Breasts Shredded or Cubed
1 cup Broccoli (finely chopped)
1 Can Low Sodium Corn
1 Cup Onion
1 Can Low Sodium Organic Black Beans

Egg White Tortilla Shells:

Egg Whites approx 12 egg Whites yields 8 Tortilla Shells

Enchilada Sauce:
1 Cup Raw Cashews
1 Cup Water

Instructions:

Cashew Enchilada Sauce – Soak 1 Cup Cashews in water for approx 2 hours, drain and combine with 1 cup water and 1 tbsp. taco seasoning; whip until creamy consistency.

Combine all Enchilada Filler Ingredients into a bowl add taco seasoning or chili spice to taste and set aside.
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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Ingredients
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1 large onion, diced approx. 1 cup
1 cup diced carrots, about 2-3 medium size
1 cup diced celery
¼ – ½ cup plain greek yogurt
1 ½ pounds cooked chicken
½ cup hot sauce (like Frank’s Red Hot or Siracha)
salt to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon)
3 eggs

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400° and line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
1. While squash is cooking, sauté the onion, celery and carrots for 5-7 minutes- until softened and mostly cooked through.
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Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

MAKES: 6-8 servings

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1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

1 can (20 ounces) diced tomato or tomato sauce

4 medium zucchini (1-1/4 pounds)

1 cup spinach

1 cup broccoli

1 1/2 cup (8 ounces) cottage cheese/ricotta mixture

1 egg, beaten

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Seasoning (Wildtree Spagetti Sauce)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Directions

In large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce and seasonings combination. Bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Once at a simmer add finely diced spinach and broccoli (optional)
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Southwestern Turkey Rice Casserole

Southwestern Turkey Rice Casserole…Spices, vegetables, turkey and

rice come together for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

Meat

  • 1 lb Ground turkey, leanSouthwesternTurkeyRiceCasserole3

Produce

  • 1 cup Black beans, reduced sodium
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 3/4 cup Corn, kernels
  • 1 cup diced or chopped peppers (red, yellow, orange)
  • 3 oz. Green chilies, or jalapenos
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Tomatoes, petite (Optional)

Condiments

  • 1 1/2 cup Salsa

Rice

  • 2 cups Cauliflower rice, cooked (Optional 2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice)

Baking & Spices

  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes

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