I’ve made this twice in the last 3 days, so that oughta tell you how delicious it is. My husband was actually a little worried that I might O.D. on it! Too much cabbage for one person can be a little scary! But OMG! It was so delicious! I made a big HUGE batch of it for meal prepping on Sunday, so that I could dip into it through the week.
So… here’s how it went down.
It all started with NO TOMATOES! I almost always have tomatoes on hand to make my staple Greek salad. I seriously eat a Greek-inspired salad at least 3-4 times per week. So when I was in the mood to munch of fresh greens the other day, and I looked over at my EMPTY tomato bowl, I PANICKED!
I scanned the frig and pantry and came up with some bags of kale from our local CSA farm, a head of cabbage, a big bag of carrots, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) from Costco and some organic dried cranberries. It was looking promising!
Before we go any further with this recipe, you’re going to need to know how to massage your kale! WHAT?! I know, it sounds crazy. But there are a lot of people that thought they HATED kale because it was so rough and coarse, but if you just show it a little love, it’ll turn into something much more palatable and delicious! Watch and learn:
The amounts aren’t really set in stone. I am the queen of ‘add a little of this and a little of that’ and don’t always measure. But if I had to make my best guess, here goes…
Ingredients: for 2-4 servings
Dozen stems of curly kale (remove from stalks, chop and massage)
*The kale and cabbage stand up nicely to the dressing, so it doesn’t get soggy even a few days later! A lettuce salad would be pretty limp and wilty by then! My husband loved this salad, too. It’s nice and crunchy and the flavors are…AHHH!!! Just try it! I promise, you’ll love it! Feel free to get creative! What else would be good?
There are 3 programs that are on sale for one more week that WILL help you get Fit for February!
Maybe you didn’t get the best start on your New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you missed the whole resolution boat. It’s not too late to set some big goals for this year, and get some serious results before summer…but you’re going to need to take a leap, and commit! These are programs I have done myself, and I KNOW they work! Take advantage now and save $70-$95 and get in the BEST shape of your life!
21 Day Fix
Once in a while a program or plan comes around that changes EVERYTHING! This is the one. By now, you must have heard of it, or at the very least, you’ve seen these cute, colorful containers. This program works because it’s simple. It relies on the one and only formula that produces results. Fitness + Nutrition = SUCCESS. I’ve seen it work time and time again. Women who follow this program lose up to 3-5 pounds per week. Men typically lose even faster (not fair btw!).
The daily 30 minute workouts will have you doing a little of everything: weights, cardio, pilates, yoga, etc. Anyone at any fitness level can do these workouts. There is a modifier that will show you how to do everything at a more modified level.
What kind of results are possible with this program? Check out Michelle’s results after 2 full rounds. She participated in challenge groups (see below), committed 100% to the program, fell in LOVE with Shakeology and just look at her now!
21 Day Fix Extreme
Have you complete the 21 Day Fix? Or just looking to kick it up a notch?
I have done BOTH the 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme and they are BOTH fantastic programs that I strongly believe ANYONE can do! Extreme just adds a little more intensity, using weights and resistance in more of the workouts. You’ll do a different 30 minutes workout each day of the week. I LOVE the variety! The meal plan is just a bit more strict and focused, too…to help you get to the next level!
Hammer & Chisel
I am 3 weeks in to this program and LOVING it! Strength training is what finally helped me achieve results I never thought were possible for me. So this program is what I LOVE! The workouts are only 20-40 minutes. They are challenging, but DO-able! After my first week I lost 4 pounds and 2 inches! But better than that, I can SEE my body changing and getting more toned and defined. I feel stronger and my clothes just fit better!
Check out these results!
Learn MORE/Order January Specials!
*With these packages you’ll get the complete workout program, Shakeology (or the Performance line), a FREE bonus workout, 30 days FREE access to Beachbody on Demand (stream your workouts right away, anytime, anywhere!) and discounted shipping!
I have heard from people who started these programs and never finished them. It’s because they were lacking the KEY ingredient…ACCOUNTABILITY & SUPPORT! Ok fine, I guess that’s 2 ingredients.
You don’t need to go it alone. I can help you, and so can a group of others who are all working together to stay on track.
I have groups starting Monday, February 1 that will help you start, re-start or continue your 21 Day Fix, Fix Extreme or Hammer & Chisel journeys. We’ll commit to our daily workouts, clean eating following the container system and report daily for accountability in a private Facebook group. I’ll share daily tips, recipes, meal plan ideas and motivation to keep you going for the full 21 Days!
Q: Does Café Latte contain more caffeine than the other Shakeology flavors?
A: NOT AT ALL! The caffeine levels in Café Latte are exactly the same as they are in ALL of our Shakeology flavors. So even though it tastes like coffee, Café Latte contains 75% less caffeine than an 8 oz. cup o’ Joe.
Q: How does it taste?
A: Absolutely amazing! It’s incredibly rich, robust, and creamy with hints of Café and notes of Latte. It truly does taste just like a frozen coffee drink you’d get from a coffee shop, but Café Latte Shakeology has dense superfood nutrition as well.
Q: What makes Café Latte so special?
A: It’s formulated with WHOLE Coffee Fruit*—a coveted superfood powerhouse that’s native to regions of Mexico and India. Coffee fruit is the red fleshy fruit that surrounds what we know to be the coffee bean! Not only does Café Latte taste great, but the use of the entire plant also minimizes Shakeology’s carbon footprint.
Q: What if I don’t want to give up some of the other Shakeology flavors that I love?
A: Then get the Barista Triple Combo Box. This pack contains 24 single-serving packets of Café Latte, Vanilla, and Chocolate (8 per flavor), so you can mix and match your shakes like a true barista.
Now let’s do a cost analysis. My daughter talks me into taking her to Starbucks every so often, and I am SHOCKED at how much a drink costs! It’s an expensive habit! So, I come home and blend up my own for a fraction of the cost! One is full of empty calories, and the other is a superfood MEAL that keeps my nutrition on track, curbs cravings, reduces bloating, keeps me ‘regular’ and gives me an afternoon pick-up without the guilt!
This month try any Shakeology flavor, including the new Café Latte, and get started with a new workout program for FREE!
*versus a one-time order of Shakeology
If you want to save even MORE money, I’ll let you in on a little secret…ANYONE can get the coach discount. I originally signed up for the discount, but ended up turning this opportunity into an income that replaced my full-time 9-5 job! But if you just want to pay less for your monthly Shakeology with NO obligation to do anything else, message me and I’ll tell you how.
My monthly support groups are a FREE service I provide for all of my customers and they WORK! I provide daily tips, recipes and motivation and provide 24/7 support to help you reach your goals. Here is what current participants have to say: “The motivation has just not been there but since joining this group, it certainly has gotten better. Worked out 6/7 times this past week and am hoping for the same this week. Thank goodness for you all and your support!!!!”
“I like to snack once I get home from work, but thanks to this group I haven’t. I work out and have my shakeology instead!”
“my proud moment of the week is starting another challenge group with you and even though it wasn’t pretty, I didn’t always want to do it and I am sore, I have gotten 6/6 days of workout in!!! (And tomorrow will be 7/7!) Thank you Angie for being a great coach!”
CHECK OUT THE SALES BELOW AND HOP INTO MY NEXT SUPPORT GROUP
Check out the links for more information and/or to place your order.
I don’t mean New Year’s Eve…I’m talking about after the ball drops. What next?
If you’re like just about everyone else on the planet, you’re thinking about what you can do this year to make your life better. And if you’re like 99% of those people, “health and/or fitness” is probably near the very top of your list! Am I right?
Now you need a plan. Because the problem with New Year’s resolutions is that it’s one thing to think about what you want to do, it’s another thing to write it down and start to plan HOW you’ll get there…. and then begin to execute that plan! Most of us get stuck in the thought process, and never turn our goals into action!
Not you…not this year! 2016 is your year to make it happen! And I’ve got options…but you’ll have to hurry!
The new year is RIGHT around the corner. 2015 is in the books. We’re putting this year behind us, for better or worse, and focusing on a year full of opportunities! Imagine what you can accomplish in the next 366 days! (LEAP YEAR BABY!)
I’ve made it my job to help people find success in programs that can be done at home, on your time – no need for a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment.
So here’s what I have going in January:
Starting January 4th: The Master’s Hammer & Chisel VIP Test Group
This group is for anyone who wants to join me for 60 days, following this new strength training program that is already getting some AMAZING results!
Act fast to take advantage of the sale prices when you purchase the Challenge Pack (with Shakeology) or the Performance Pack (with pre-workout “Energize” and post-workout “Recovery” supplement formulas). You’ll save about $80 with these bundles AND you’ll also get 30 days FREE access to Beachbody on Demand, a free bonus workout plus discount shipping.
Check out this quick video for more information:
See the links below to order or learn more!
Starting January 4th: Fit & Lean in 2016
This 21 day group is for ANYONE doing any program! Most participants will be using the 21 Day Fix, because…IT IS PROVEN to work time and time again! Women who follow this program generally lose up to 3-5 pounds per week. You’ll get a simple meal plan, which includes handy, color-coded portion control containers (no counting points or calories! If it fits, you can eat it!). *There’s even a container for wine and chocolate! 🙂 Combine that with daily 30 minute workouts and you get results like this!
Check out the links below!
And finally…OPTION #3
Starting January 1st! Step into 2016!
This free group is for anyone who has some step goals for the new year! (using FitBit, VivoFit, Apple Watch, etc. to track)
I have done so many different types of workouts: cardio, dance cardio, running, kickboxing, yoga, etc…but nothing has ever given me the kind of results that lifting weights has! When I added strength training…I FINALLY saw the kinds of changes in my body that I had always wanted!
So I stick with what works, while including some of my other favorite workouts too, of course! I just make sure to lift weights at least 3 times each week. The heavier I lift, the better results I get! I used to be afraid I’d get ‘bulky’, but I was uninformed. The truth is, lifting weights made me leaner and stronger than I had ever been!
If you’re still not convinced that you need to lift weights, here are 10 reasons you should reconsider.
1. Burn more fat. It has been scientifically proven that lifting weights keeps your metabolism elevated for several hours after exercise.
2. Change your body shape. You will NOT get bulky! Women lack the body composition and hormones for that! Keep your nutrition clean, and you get leaner and toner and skinny jeans readier!
3. Boost your metabolism. As we get older, we begin to lose muscle tissue, bummer right! If you diet alone, you will lose muscle even faster! Lifting weights will help you build muscle tissue, thus elevating your metabolism, thus burning more calories all day long!
4. Get stronger and more confident. Strength training will make you better at every day activities too, like lifting kids, bags and bags of groceries, etc…And being stronger will make you feel confident and bad ass! (true story!)
5. Build strong bones. Women MUST lift weights to avoid bone loss! When you lift weights you improve your muscle strength and bone density at the same time! Say NO to hunched over brittle bones!
6. Fight depression. Endorphins are endorphins! Yoga, running, weights…it all makes you feel pretty damn good!
7. Improve sports fitness. Biking, hiking, skiing, whatever strikes your fancy! You’ll be better, stronger and faster!
8. Reduce injuries and arthritis. Your joints, ligaments and tendons will be more flexible and stable. This will help you stay safe! And even those who already arthritis see improved movement and strength with weight training. And less pain too!
9. Get heart healthy. Pumping iron, gets your heart pumping too! A pumping heart, is a strong heart.
10. Defend against diabetes. The more lean muscle mass your body has, the more efficient it is at removing glucose from the bloodstream when can reduce diabetes symptoms and prevent type 2 all together!
So now that you have 10 reasons…you just need a plan!
When I was first starting out, I didn’t have a clue what to lift, how many times, which days per week, etc…I would aimlessly wander around the gym just looking for things to pick up and put down. Not very effective. When I started P90X it was a relief to have a program that someone else had designed with a purpose in mind. It really takes all of the guesswork out of it for me! I’ve got enough to think about, I don’t have the time to figure out a weight-lifting program, too!
And since I got such great results with P90X, I was hooked on the at-home format. I cancelled my gym membership! Next I moved on to Chalean Extreme, Les Mills Pump, Body Beast, and now I cannot wait to start my next program!!!
2 Expert Trainers – 60 Days – Amazing Results!
I am SO excited to get started!
What is the Master’s Hammer & Chisel?
The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is a new resistance-training system that incorporates three muscle-sculpting phases – Stabilization, Strength, and Power – or SSP Training. This is how co-creators and expert trainers, Autumn and Sagi help efficiently build, chisel, and refine a masterpiece physique in just 60 days.
1) 6 day/week program with 30-40 min workouts
2) Nutrition is based on the proven 21 Day Fix & Fix Extreme Meal Plan, using portion-control containers, with 3 options of different routes to take. You decide what path, depending on your goals.
3) Equipment Recommended: Dumbbells, workout bench OR stability ball, chin-up bar OR resistance band with door attachment (not included in base kit).
Check out this video for more information!
VIP Test Group Starts January 4th!
Get your copy and get in the group that will help you start 2016 lean and chiseled!
This month only, you can get the Challenge Pack & Performance Packs are on sale! Save $80!
I’m not much of a black Friday shopper, unless I can do it from home, on my computer! More and more these days, my wish list is full of workout programs and/or fitness equipment. So, I’m pretty excited about these sales! I think I’ll just forward it to my friends and family members for ideas! Save up to 85% on products and programs TODAY through Tuesday December 1, but act fast…many items will sell out!
*Also, for one more week, you can get the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme or Cize for FREE when you try Shakeology! (see links below) Chose the Kickstart Challenge Pack if you want to start off with the 3 Day Refresh! Save up to $95!
Last night I finished my last 21 Day Fix workout and now I’m getting ready to start the 21 Day Fix Extreme! I am committed to my own personal 42 Day Fix to stay on track during the holidays. So far…so good! And I’m excited for 21 more days!
Join me on December 1 for 21 days of focus on daily workouts, and clean eating with a super simple portion-control meal plan. Women in my groups who follow this plan are losing up to 3-5 pounds per week! That’s 9-15 pounds before Christmas!! You can use the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme or Cize! All 3 programs come with the same effective meal plan, color-coded containers, a 30 day supply of Shakeology, 30 days free access to Beachbody on Demand (like workout Netflix) and a bonus workout from me! 😀
We will have a private group on Facebook where I will share daily tips, recipes, and motivation. The group is the KEY to staying on track and getting the support and accountability you need to reach your goals!
When I was little, my mom used to make that Good Seasons salad dressing that you but in the packet and mix up yourself. You know what I’m talking about right?!
She had this cute little glass cruet that she mixed it in and kept it in the fridge. Almost homemade!
I loved that stuff SO MUCH! I would intentionally put too much on my salad so that I could (here’s where it gets gross)… DRINK IT!
Well, I thought I had outgrown that temptation, until I made THIS!
CREAMY GARLIC SALAD DRESSNG
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3-5 cloves of garlic (crushed)
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (dry works fine too!)
1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. raw honey or agave nectar
Place everything in the blender and blend for 30 seconds or until combined. Store in an airtight container (I like mason jars) in the refrigerator. Be sure to shake it well before using after refrigeration.
If you follow the 21 Day Fix, this counts as one orange container.
I love making my own dressings. It’s so easy and I know exactly what’s in it! I also know what’s NOT in it! No additives, preservatives or other chemicals. I like to shake mine up with my salad to cover every little leaf! That way, a little goes a long way.
And if you used a little too much, you might be tempted to drink it!
ShOcKtObEr!!! Get amazing results with Beauty and the Beast (for FREE!)
Look….it’s about to get crazy! The holidays are just around the corner! (I’m just as shocked and unprepared as you are!). But we are sitting here in the calm before the storm. And the timing couldn’t be better to set some serious goals and make some serious progress before the new year!
Let’s do the math…
2016 is 12 weeks away! If you lost a minimum of one pound per week, you would be down 12 pounds by the end of the year! TWELVE POUNDS!!! That can mean a dress size or TWO, and getting into those skinny jeans that you had to put away! But what if you lost 3 pounds per week? (still totally do-able) You would start the new year down 36 pounds! We’re talking serious life-changing stuff here!
The back to school nightmare is behind us, and new nightmares await. You have time right now to get started on making some healthy new habits that will carry you through the holiday parties and temptations galore! This is the time of year when people usually start gaining weight. Not you! Not this year!
The perfect formula is a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day, clean whole foods and support and accountability to help you stick with it!
Exercise + Nutrition + Support = RESULTS!
I’ve seen success time and time again in my challenge groups when the right tools are in place. The ‘tools’ that I have seen the most success with BY FAR are the cute little color-coded, portion control containers and the 30 minute workouts that come with the “Beauty”, Autumn Calabrese and the 21 Day Fix .
This program works! Check out the results!
If you haven’t tried it yet…what are you waiting for? It’s simple, straight forward and it works. If you’ve already completed the 21 Day Fix, it’s time to kick it up a notch with the 21 Day Fix Extreme!
OH! And they are both ON SALE!!! How does *FREE* sound?!
This month you can get the 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme for FREE when you order Shakeology. When you get a challenge pack, you’ll receive all of the tools you’ll need to be successful:
color-coded portion-control container for super simple meal planning
30 minute daily workouts (strength, yoga, cardio, pilates, …something different every day!)
30 day supply of Shakeology (proven to help weight loss)
PLUS a 30 day FREE trial of Beachbody on Demand
FREE insulated tote for your healthy foods to-go
AND a FREE bonus workout from ME! 🙂
Check it out:
Pick your pack and jump into my next support group and let’s do this!
Maybe you’ve already done both of these – VERY possible if you’re a workout junky like me! 😉
You can get Body Beast with trainer Sagi Kalev for FREE in a challenge pack with Shakeology this month too!
I LOVE this program! Save $70 versus buying the program and Shakeology separately and get 30 days Beachbody on Demand, a bonus workout and the performance sampler pack for FREE! You gotta try these new all-natural performance supplements! I’m seriously in love!
Join my next support group!
If you like these programs, you’re going to LOVE the new program coming in December! Masters Hammer and Chisel with Autumn AND Sagi working together to get you in the best shape of your life!
Get on my list to be notified as soon as it’s available to purchase! *It will only be available through coaches (like me) before being available to everyone else.
Some of my best recipes come from a last minute scan of my kitchen to find some ingredients that might come together and make something edible! Last night was one of those occasions. I had originally planned something entirely different, but had to change plans last minute. I had 1 hour to plan and prepare a meal the whole family would eat (or at least most of them!). 😉
I recently acquired LOTS of summer squash from our farm share, and I was hoping to incorporate at least a couple of them! That was my starting point. Anything “Mexican” is always a big hit at my house, so that was next. Next came some protein, and flavorful additions and boom! This was really very simple to make, and it came together quite quickly. OH! And it’s 21 Day Fix friendly! So there you go!
And here YOU go!
Mexican Summer Squash Casserole
1-1.25 pounds of lean ground turkey
2-3 medium summer squash (sliced) – I used yellow squash and zucchini
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
1/2 medium onion (chopped)
2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 T. olive oil
1 T. chili powder
1 t. cumin
1 t. paprika
1 t. oregano
1/4 t. chipotle chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded colby jack (whatever variety you like)
Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a 9×13 inch pan and set aside. In a large skillet, add olive oil and saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Add the ground turkey and cook until brown and done. (Drain if necessary) Remove from pan and set aside. Add squash, beans, and tomatoes, and cook over medium-low for about 5-6 minutes until the squash is just tender. Put meat back into the pan and add the chili power, cumin, paprika, oregano, chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir everything together over low heat until incorporated and heated through. Pour into the 9×13 inch pan and top with shredded cheese. Bake for approximately 15 minutes – until cheese is bubbly. Let cool for another 15 minutes before cutting into it.
Serves 8: 208 calories/21 g. protein/13 g. carb/4 g. fat – per serving
This recipe is IDEAL for 21 Day Fixers! (See container equivalents in the picture above.)
Not familiar with the 21 Day Fix? Check it out!
My challengers are getting such GREAT results with it!
Need some support reaching your fitness and weight loss goals? Jump into my accountability group. It’s all done on Facebook. I proved daily tips, recipes and motivation. We check in daily for the support and accountability that’s often missing when you go it alone!
What do you do on Saturday afternoon when you have a thousand things to do and yet another vacation to start packing for…COME UP WITH A NEW RECIPE OF COURSE!
I was craving a salad…go figure…and I had all the fixins for this amazing chopped salad! The dressing is totally amazing! It is seriously bowl-licking good!!!
You could really interchange the veggies, based on personal preferences and what you have on-hand!
The amounts I used here served 2-3 people.
1 romaine lettuce head
4-6 Roma tomatoes (from our CSA)
red onions to taste (from our CSA)
1 yellow pepper
1 English cucumber
Directions: Chop all of the veggies into small, bite-sized pieces. In my opinion, that is what makes a good chopped salad! Place all of the veggies into a big bowl
For the dressing (should be MORE than you need):
1/4 c. Greek yogurt
1 garlic clove – chopped/minced (I used garlic scapes from our CSA.)
1 T. white balsamic vinegar
Juice from 1/2-1 lemon (depending on size and taste)
1/2 cup basil leaves (or just a nice bunch!)
1/4 c. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Directions: Place everything except the oil into a blender or food processor and pulse until it starts to come together. Then blend, while slowly drizzling the olive oil into the mix (may use less or more depending on taste and desired consistency). Add by spoonfuls into the veggie bowl and gently toss together until everything is lightly coated with dressing. Reserve the rest for later!
*Optional Extras: add some chopped grilled chicken, feta cheese, nuts, beans, etc…you can’t make a mistake with this!
For 21 Day Fix:
1 blue, 1 teaspoon, 1.5 greens per serving
21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Packs are on sale through the end of July! You can actually get either program PLUS Shakeology for LESS than a one-time order of Shakeology! Check out the links below! And then go make this salad!!!
*I’ll coach you through it – for FREE – as I have SO many others! I’ve seen women lose up to 10-15 pounds in the first 21 days…and just keep going! I’ve seen men lose even more! (not fair though is it?) Just join my next challenge, and you won’t be alone. I’ll help you every step of the way!