Friday, April 13, 2018

Healthy Gluten Free Pancakes







I grew up on Bisquick pancakes and Aunt Jemima syrup! Delicious, but TERRIBLE for you! 🙈

I didn't just flip a switch one day and start eating healthy. It has bee a GRADUAL process of learning, and always progress, NOT perfection (obviously, as I continue to work on my emotional eating). 😍

I have tried LOTS of healthy pancake recipes and this is for sure my FAV! 

In fact, my little guy just told me, "Mommy, you make the BEST pancakes (although, truth be told- DADDY is usually the pancake maker at our house ;) )!" ❤️ But I'll take it- feeding him healthy foods when he doesn't even know it! 👏👏




Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 large eggs
1 large ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 dash sea salt
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions:
1. Place everything EXCEPT coconut oil in blender. Cover. Blend until smooth
2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat
3. Pour 1/4 cup batter into the skillet; cook for 2-3 min. Flip. Cook another 90 sec.
4. Continue with remaining batter
5. Serve with berries, pure maple syrup, peanut butter- whatever is your fav healthy topping! 😘

Monday, April 9, 2018

Are You Following Your DREAM???

I admit- 5 years ago, I didn't even THINK about what my dreams were! I sure didn't have ONE big DREAM that was pushing me to be better every day and driving me to WORK and getting me EXCITED!

I was just SHOWING UP to my life, not proactively MAKING things happen! I was settling for WAY less than my potential and I was honestly OK with just getting by and being "comfortable."

Do you feel that way too???

I know for me, I was a dentist, making enough money, floating through life easy enough, going through the MOTIONS of life. I wasn't excited about much, was depressed about leaving my baby every day, and was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

But it wasn't ENOUGH. I didn't care enough to actually CHANGE. When I discovered coaching and started doing it for ME, I was INSPIRED. I found something I loved and was PASSIONATE about again. I'm not saying that has always been perfect- trust me, I've run out of willpower in that realm too before- I mean, it's still WORK. ;) But, because of it, I discovered my love for READING again and I have been reading books on leadership, growth, productivity and goal-achieving for 5 years now!!!

This February, I became a John Maxwell Team certified coach, speaker and trainer. I have read so many of his books and to now be associated with him and able to TEACH his philosophies and trainings- kinda a BIG DEAL. But guess what? I've been NERVOUS and holding myself back from actually STARTING to SHARE more about it and change even MORE lives through what I've learned.

But, more and more, I've realized my DREAM of SPEAKING! So, this last weekend, I WENT FOR IT, and gave my FIRST real presentation about Putting Your Dream to the Test. You can watch it HERE.


I want to encourage you TODAY to watch and to DIG DEEP and discover YOUR dream and START pursuing it NOW!!! Be the one who ACHIEVES your dream and sets the EXAMPLE for your doubters and for your family!

I would LOVE to know- what is YOUR big dream???

Saturday, April 7, 2018

80 Day Obsession Round 2!!!!

OMG! I cannot even believe I'm almost DONE with our AMAZING 80 Day program! Seriously- it has changed my outlook on fitness, my confidence AND gotten me back into my skinny jeans! Whoop Whoop!!!!

In all my EXCITEMENT, I will be starting ROUND TWO on April 30 and I'm taking 10 NEW ladies with me!!! Talk about MASSIVE benefit for you since I've already been through it and had SUCCESS because new I get to give ALL my tips and tricks with YOU!!!

So if you've been stuck with the muffin top and dreading looking in that closet every day- paralyzed by all the clothes that DON'T fit anymore- I got you! That's EXACTLY where I was just THREE months ago!!! And honestly I DREADED getting started with a new program for fear of actually sticking with it for 80 days! But, I've done it! Yeah, I have a week left (including travel to Bermuda!), but I already have it planned and KNOW I'm gonna ROCK it- because I have a PLAN and am DETERMINED (and you can grow this determination too!).

From a closet full of clothes that did NOT fit to a peek of ABS!
I've got a couple big trips coming up (Bermuda and Mexico) so I'm gonna be working out but not following 80 Day Obsession, but we'll be back ALL IN on April 30! Making the deadline for this AMAZING support system April 23!

So, if you're ready to get your SUMMER BODY and drop the muffin top- fill out the form or message me so we can reach our GOALS together!! :)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spicy Parmesan Zoodles

OK, gotta be honest! I was a little AFRAID of Zoodles aka zucchini noodles! But, on my quest to eat MORE veggies (and loving all things HEALTHY that taste NOT healthy ;) ), I decided to give them a try! And I was pleasantly surprised with this yummy recipe!!!

Now- I'm all about EASY so I grabbed my already-spiralized zucchini noodles from the Veggie Noodle Co. They were PERFECT and this yummy recipe was actually right on the box!


Ingredients:
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 C diced onion (I like mine SUPER fine so I actually put mine in a food processor)
1 tsp EVOO
2.5 Cup Kale (this was in original recipe but we didn't have any on hand so left it out)
1/2 C grated parmesan
1/4 tsp pepper flakes

Directions:
Heat skillet over medium-high heat.
Add olive oil, garlic, onion, red pepper flakes, and kale.
Saute for 2-3 minutes or until kale wilts and onion is clear.
Add Zucchini spirals and toss for 3-4 minutes until al dente.
Toss in 1/4 cup cheese.
Top with cheese as desired.

Check out even more recipes HERE.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Healthy Gluten Free Brownies

So, every other Wednesday, I get to REFUEL with so many CARBS!!!! I eat lots of carbs EVERY day, but nothing with sugar or white flour! So today I feel totally spoiled! This week, I made these AMAZING brownies- BOTH of my older kids approved, so you KNOW they're good LOL.

And they were quick and EASY to make- pretty much one of my main requirements ;) This recipe is from Fixate :)


INGREDIENTS:
1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
¼ cup unsalted organic grass-fed butter
2 large eggs
½ cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking powder, gluten-free
1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup semisweet (or dark) chocolate chips

RECIPE:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Line 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. Place chickpeas, butter, eggs, maple syrup, extract, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth.
4. Add chocolate chips; mix by hand until blended.
5. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of brownies comes out clean.
7. Cut into 16 squares.
8. ENJOY!!!!


SERVES: 16    Prep Time: 20 minutes   Bake Time: 25 minutes
Container Equivalent: 1 Yellow


I'd love to know your FAVORITE dessert that you want a healthier recipe for!!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

80 Day Obsession Phase 1 Review

Ahhhhhh!!!!! We are DONE with Phase 1 (aka 28 days) of our 80 Day program!!!! Nope, it hasn't been EASY - but it also hasn't been NEAR as "hard" as expected! Seriously though- the last week of this phase involved flying to Park City and being there, away from home, for 5 days!!!

In that month, I've lost 5 lbs and 5 inches! I'm fitting into SOME of my goal jeans and wearing some shirts that are actually FITTED instead of covering everything up!



Yep- no pizza, no ordering in, no fast food for a MONTH- and I feel the happiest and healthiest I have in YEARS!!!! And TODAY is Valentine's Day and I've managed to AVOID the sweet treats haunting me from my kids' bags of candy LOL.

No denying when you see RESULTS from the BACK!
If you've been feeling lost in the yoyo diet cycle- I feel ya! I have been there FAR too long! Having an EXACT plan to follow has SAVED me!!! I'm actually feeling strong and confident- believing in myself and what I can do again! TOTALLY worth it!

If you'd like more info on how YOU can get your habits under control too- check out more info here and fill out the application so i can be your coach!

Stay tuned for my travel tips blog on how we stayed on track, but I just wanna reassure you that it's TOTALLY doable! The nutrition is timed, there are no question marks, super straight forward and you are armed with a PLAN, which is EXACTLY what I need! This mama has a FULL plate, and having my week LAID OUT for me has made my life SO MUCH EASIER!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

FREE Love your AAA Challenge

Ok you know I LOVE me a good FREE group to GIVE you some tips and tricks to help make your life BETTER!!!

And this one you’re gonna LOVE!!!

This new program has already got me down over 6 inches (and fitting in my SKINNY jeans) in just 21 days. It's unlike ANYTHING I’ve done before and I’m gonna share some of my FAVORITE moves with YOU!!!

I'll be working right alongside you because this girl has GOALS too!

We’re talking 5 days of Arms, Abs, and YEP- A@@ moves to start getting your body in tip-top shape!

And it all takes place in our FREE community (plus there are GOBS of other goodies- like workout moves, meal plans and MORE!)


Come join us- it will be FUN and there are PRIZES, plus you never know what awesome new friend you might make!!!!