So I was walking through my kitchen the other day trying to think of something to eat for lunch. I had leftover rotisserie chicken in my frig. So that’s where I started. I walked by my counter and saw the hot sauce. Then I opened the frig and saw my Greek yogurt and POOF! It hit me! BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD!
And since I’m following the portion container meal plan from 21 Day Fix, Hammer & Chisel, Cize etc… this worked perfectly! The end result was creamy, a little crunchy and just a wee bit spicy! Why have I never thought of this before?! I think this one will go into the rotation because it really hit the spot!
So here is what you do (p.s. …it couldn’t be easier!)
4 oz shredded chicken breast
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 T. favorite hot sauce (Franks is a good one for Buffalo)
1 stalk of celery – diced
dash garlic powder
salt and pepper
Mix it all together and serve in a whole grain tortilla/wrap, put it on a salad, or eat it out of a bowl! Whatever floats your boat! 🙂
This recipe is one serving and will count as 1 red, 1 green and 1 yellow (w/ romaine and a wrap)
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It’s Spring! Now if the weather would just get with the program!
I’ve been testing out some new and revisiting some of my old favorite salad recipes lately. It’s hard work, but somebody has got to do it! Every day I chop, mix, marinate, whisk and eat my way through the results.
OH! And I’ve done some of it LIVE on Facebook! Have you seen that new feature? It’s actually quite fun to see what others are up to in real-time and fun to share some of my daily chaos with people who don’t mind seeing the real me…crazy hair, imperfections and all!
I recently shared 2 of my favorite salads.
Here is my Clean Eating Taco Salad with ‘Secret Sauce’:
The finished product:
And here is my “Hot Mess” Pasta Salad:
The finished product:
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Group starts on April 11. We’ll just commit to eating one healthy salad every day for 7 days. Our bodies will thank us for it!
Well these were super easy peasy to make and quite delicious! Is it wrong that I want to hide them from my kids?
It never fails, when I make a healthy ‘treat’ for myself on the weekends, that I could enjoy for the entire week, the kids have them gobbled up before the week even starts. And they found these right away because the house smelled amazing! They were like vultures, trying to pop steaming hot muffins from the pan fresh out of the oven! Maybe not the ‘smartest’ vultures! 😉
I am starting the 21 Day Fix Extreme again this week, and these are approved for the meal plan! 🙂 I like them because they are not sickeningly sweet – but just enough to satisfy a little sweet tooth without making you feel like you need MORE!
So here is how I made them:
Blueberry Pancake Muffins
*I made 24 MINI muffins! If making larger muffins, you’ll need to adjust the baking time.
1 1/2 cups almond flour (I get mine at Costco – but you can also find Bob’s Red Mill and other brands)
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like Fage)
2 T. coconut oil
2 T. honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice (I used coconut sugar for this one)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 eggs + 2 whites
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or ANY berries!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your muffin tin with cooking spray.
Place all of the ingredients except the berries into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth – it will be thickish.
Fill the muffin cups 1/2 – 2/3 full and spoon the berries on top. Poke them in a bit and they will sink as they bake.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned and spring back when you press them.
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!
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*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!”
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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!
The key to making fried rice like you get in the restaurant, is using cold rice! So first, you have to ‘accidentally’ make too much rice for dinner some night. THEN, a couple of nights later, you have to remember that you MEANT to do that, so that you could make some fried rice! I used brown rice that I cook in my Instant Pot, because that thing RULES! I could NEVER cook brown rice right until I got one of those babies! Now, that’s ALL I make! Go ME! You can eat this as a main dish, OR as a side dish with some delish Asian-inspired entrée! Either way, it’s a crowd-pleaser. 🙂
Chicken Fried Brown Rice with Veggies!
1 T. coconut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large egg whites
1 ½ cups cooked brown rice, cooled
8 oz. cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast (chopped)
8 oz. frozen peas (about 1 cup)
2 carrots cut into small coins (about 1 cup)
*or just add 2 cups frozen mixed veggies (or any veggie combos you like)
2 T. reduced sodium soy sauce, or Bragg’s liquid aminos
1 green onion, sliced thin (for garnish – optional)
1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Reduce heat to medium.
3. Add egg whites; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs start to set.
4. Add rice, chicken, peas, and soy sauce; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
5. Divide evenly into four serving bowls; garnish evenly with green onion.
The 21 Day Fix meal plan makes it SO easy to plan, prepare and track daily nutrition. Women I work with lose up to 3-5 pounds per week! Combine the nutrition with daily 30 minute workouts and you’ll see results (or your money back!). GUARANTEED!
Check out my friend Michelle’s results after 2 rounds of the 21 Day Fix. She joined a challenge group (see below) and the daily support and accountability helped her reach her goals!
And the 80 Day Obsession program uses the same container system (cause it works!) combined with 30-40 minute strength training workouts for AMAZING results!
PS – BOTH of these programs and hundreds more are NOW AVAILABLE with the all new all new Annual ALL ACCESS Beachbody on Demand Membership (like workout Netflix)! Get 12 months ALL Access to every Beachbody Program ever made, including all new releases, for 12 months!
Do you already have BOD or a Beachbody program? If you need some extra support and accountability, be SURE to join my next support group and I’ll help you stick with it and reach your goals! I’ll share daily tips, recipes and motivation as well as be available to support and encourage you 24/7. 🙂
Perfect for the Superbowl or ANY time! This is a family favorite recipe! And since they’re baked, I don’t mind making them! I make lots of extra so that we have leftovers for wraps and salads, too!
Looking for some healthier food options to bring to a Superbowl party, or serve up to your team at home? These are SO good! I’ve made them this way for several years of Superbowls, and they’re ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser! You won’t miss the grease OR the bones! 🙂
BAKED Buffalo Chicken Tenders
8 servings (adjust accordingly)
½ C. all-purpose flour
¼ t. paprika
¼ t. salt (or seasoned salt)
¼ t. cayenne pepper
¼ t. onion powder
¼ t. garlic powder
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips/tenders
Hot sauce (Frank’s or your favorite brand)
1 dash ground black pepper
1 dash garlic powder
Blue Cheese Dip
¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
In a large Ziploc bag mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic and onion powder. Place chicken strips into the bag, a few at a time and shake until they are evenly coated. Repeat with remaining strips. Place coated chicken into a non-porous, glass dish. Cover and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes. *Do NOT skip this step!
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray, place chicken on the pan and spray the chicken until evenly coated. Bake the coated chicken for 30-40 minutes, (turning once) or until parts of the tenders begin to turn brown. Meanwhile, warm the hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until mixture is warm. Remove from heat and reserve for serving.
*For extra crisping, you can broil the chicken for 3-5 minutes at the end. Remove from oven, place baked tenders in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together. Serve with celery and carrot sticks and a the blue cheese dip.
Nutritional info per serving (2-3 tenders)
Container equivalents: 1 RED and 1 tsp.
Calories: 158, Protein: 26 g.
The Portion Fix container system has helped so many people SEE what proper nutrition and portion sizes look like. Planning is easy: if it fits in the container, you can eat it! 🙂 When combined with daily exercise, my customers who follow this plan lose up to 3-5 pounds per week. And you’re eating clean, whole foods, which keeps you full longer!
If you are looking for daily support, and motivation…my customers have access to my private accountability groups as well as 24/7 support and guidance from me. Apply below and I will help you pick a program that will help you reach your goals!