Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Almond crusted chicken

Y'all know I am LOVING our newest program, Hammer and Chisel! The AMAZING recipe came straight out of the book that comes with this program so I had to try it!!! This is a monthly if not biweekly recipe for us now!

6 (4 oz) raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup almond flour
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
1/4 tsp. sea salt ( I use Himalayan salt)
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
11/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil (or EVOO)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. Hold it flat with the palm of one hand and, with a chef's knife in the other hand, carefully slice it in half horizontally (parallel to the cutting board). Repeat with all chicken.
3. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet or tenderizer until 1/4-inch thick (or about twice the original size). Set aside.
4. Combine almond flour, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Set aside.
5. Combine egg and water in a shallow dish; whisk to blend
6. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture; dredge in almond flour mixture until evenly coated. Set aside
7. Heat oil in large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
8. Add chicken breasts; cook for 3 to 4 minutes
9. Place skillet in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast reads 165 degrees.

Container equivalents: 1 RED, 1/2 ORANGE, 1/2 tsp

We usually eat with a salad, but roasted veggies are great too!

Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan Week 2

So this is technically the middle of week two since we started on a Thursday to make our rest days happen on Sundays :) BUT- essentially this is for our week 2 ;) Using this format makes it so easy to change my meal plan each week and tally up my portion control containers to make sure I get EXACTLY what my body needs! So far our results have been great and we are loving this program!

 Did you notice I even made us a sweet treat?!? Those flourless brownies are DELICIOUS- look for a recipe coming SOON!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Shakeology while pregnant or nursing

I get asked ALL the time about the safety of shakeology while nursing or pregnant since I am currently nursing my one year old little girl while drinking it! I have had shakeology every day since I was nursing my son at 8 months old. I drank it while nursing him until he was 2 1/2 years old, through my pregnancy with my daughter and now while nursing her. I have personally never had any problems with it and my doctor approved it excitedly, with the recommendation of taking extra folate. Shakeology is going to deliver more absorbable nutrients than your typical prenatal vitamin will so it's great to get the nutrition you need, and especially helpful for mamas experiencing any sickness. I even drank shakeology in the hospital after delivering June! ;)

safety of shakeology for nursing moms, safety of shakeology for prenancy
Drinking my shakeology the day June was born

That being said, the ONLY thing some nursing mamas find is that they need to drink the vegan formula if their babies have any suspected lactose intolerance so make sure to keep that in mind when choosing your flavor. Check out this awesome video for more info!

I am so PROUD of you for wanting to drink shakeology to get your healthiest meal of the day while pregnant, and being concerned about your HEALTH, not just weight loss. I encourage you to ALWAYS do your research for ANYTHING you're putting in your body to make sure that you are FUELING your body and your baby with the healthiest foods possible!

I do have a doctorate, but I am not an OBGYN and every situation is different, so always consult your doctor. If you need a full list of ingredients to share, message me at I love to talk to other moms about the importance of staying healthy and happy!

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan

Week two of being BACK ON TRACK with clean eating and meal planning! It helps so much and I was able to 100% follow the plan today- just looked on the fridge where I taped it and ate what it said to eat. Makes life much simpler and no excuses for just grabbing whatever you can find when you're overly hungry ;) If you're following the 21 Day Fix or Hammer and Chisel, it's so easy once you get the hang of it. Start with your dinner plan and work your way down and figure out the portions as you go. Here's mine for the week. Obviously, the hubby needs more calories so he eats more than I do.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Word for 2016

I have a lot of BIG GOALS for 2016 and I'm working on my vision board (have you ever done this) and really narrowing down goals and breaking them down into action steps and time frames. I was also inspired and decided to choose one WORD to represent 2016, to focus on when I'm feeling unsure or needing inspiration.

My word for this year is:


Purpose as a MOM.
Purpose as a WIFE.
Purpose as a COACH.
Purpose as a WOMAN.
Purpose as a HUMAN.
Purpose as an INSPIRATION.

I will spend this year focusing on what my true PURPOSE is, honing in on it and living by it.
I will wake up with PURPOSE for the day ahead.
I will talk to people with PURPOSE.
I will help people with PURPOSE.

Every year, month, week, and day I get closer to living with INTENTION and PURPOSE. As I devote more time to my own growth, I am able to give more to those I love and to those who also want to grow and become their very BEST.

If you want to have a word for 2016, but don't know where to start, I used and it was super helpful! :)

I have a feeling 2016 is going to be our BEST YEAR YET.