Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mexican "rice" with chicken

I admittedly am NO chef!!! I literally threw this dish together in like 10 minutes, though so if I can do it- you TOTALLY can LOL.

I've been shifting my MINDSET about food and this new program I'm doing is helping SO MUCH! And I get to eat A LOT!!!

As I'm learning to love NEW veggies (yes I'm also one of the PICKIEST eaters you'll meet UP UNTIL NOW ;) ), making NEW quick and easy recipes helps a TON! So, I hope you love this one as much as I do!!!

If you're a rice lover, you have GOT to try cauliflower rice- seriously buy it FROZEN, already "riced" and you have so many options! Don't close your mind to this healthy option until you've tried it MORE than once!

I made this recipe with my already prepped from my Crockpot Chicken Tacos which made this super easy! It IS spicy so if you don't love too much spice or you're making for the kiddos too, I would scale back on the red pepper and chili powder :)

1 bag frozen riced cauliflower
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder

Place olive oil in hot pan.
Add cauliflower.
Stir constantly until cauliflower is translucent.
Add in spices and stir until well combined.
Serve with chicken on top.

Optional: You can add cheese, Greek yogurt and/or avocado for extra touches!

You can find more of my recipes HERE. And if you want even more healthy recipes and to learn about the sustainable healthy lifestyle through a PLAN that still allows you to eat what you love and live without guilt or shame in relation to food and END your emotional eating cycle, let's chat more- just check out my post all about it and fill out my quick FORM.

Please let me know how you like the recipe and if you have any healthy recipes you love, I'd love for you to share!!! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

End Emotional and Binge Eating for GOOD

I’ve been keeping a little secret! In March, i got to be in an EXCLUSIVE, invite-only, coach TEST GROUP for our BRAND NEW program, 2B Mindset! So I got to see ALL the materials, put the concepts to the test and learn a new way to get RID of emotional and binge eating habits! 

And you DO NOT have to workout!!! It’s an EASY to follow, nutrition-based program! I have absolutely LOVED it and truly believe it will change the way you look at food and eating and your health and fitness goals- making them WITHIN REACH and getting you EXCITED to reach them!!!

These are just a FEW of the testimonials from our test group:

“My weight had plateaued (or so I thought) since November and I assumed I’d be stuck there until I stopped nursing my baby. 30 days in and I lost 7lbs while maintaining my supply and stayed there on vacation! This is total and complete proof that it is all about your MIND and I was my greatest obstacle. Thank you thank you Ilana Muhlstein for your knowledge and support 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 You’ve truly changed my life for the better.” -Erin

“Officially down 13 pounds!!!! I feel amazing. This has been so effortless and stress free. I can't believe what my body has been able to do by eating foods that I didn't have to measure or count.” -Amber

“The moment you step on the scale and lost 2.5lbs OVER NIGHT. I’m down to 194 & that makes 18.5 lbs since starting 5 weeks ago ... that’s an average of over 3.5lbs gone a week. This is WITHOUT working out folks!!! I’ve just been focusing on the principles and exercise here or there!!” -Chrissy

Included with the 2B Mindset Kit is:   
• Permanent streaming access to all 2B Mindset videos, including: 
  -  21 short videos that teach the basic principles of the program, including how to understand food groups, what to eat and when, Ilana's proven secrets to a positive  mindset, plus real-life strategies for managing any eating situation (i.e., eating out at restaurants, while on a trip, for vegans/vegetarians, etc.) 
  - 5 videos that help address the most common challenges to losing weight and establishing a healthier relationship with food
  - 15 recipe videos where Ilana shows you how to cook her favorite time-saving, delicious and satisfying meals…in no time
  The Getting Started Guide, which includes step-by-step instructions for putting the program into action 
  My Go-to-Guide, a handy resource that accompanies the videos, featuring food lists, grocery shopping lists and more 
  2B Mindset Recipes booklet, a collection of Ilana's favorite healthy meals, which can be printed for handy reference 
  My Tracker, a 90-day journal you can use to track your meals, progress, and all the daily inputs that can influence your weight loss journey and success
  A special 30 oz water bottle that helps get you drinking more water with Ilana's motivational sayings to keep you on track

AND starting on 6/4/18, you'll have access to the Beachbody Nutrition+ App that lets you view all 2B Mindset videos (and program materials) on-the-go, and gives you a place to track your meals and your progress, right on your mobile device (iOS only)

When you get your pack BEFORE May 14, you will also get EXCLUSIVE access to our PRIVATE group JUST for our customers doing 2B Mindset! That means extra support, motivation and tips JUST for you!

If you want IN on our PRIVATE group JUST for our 2B Mindset SUCCESS finishers, fill out this form and I'll get back with you ASAP!

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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! 👏👏

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

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!

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

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 :)

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

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!!!