Shakeology Freezer Fudge

My family, especially my husband, has a huge sweet tooth. Sweet tooths? Sweet teeth? My family has huge sweet teeth? Meh. My family likes sweets. And they like to have the house stocked. Cookies, Popsicles, ice cream, you name it.

In order for me to resist temptation, I needed something healthy and easy so I don’t get caught off guard and gorge on birthday cake ice cream sandwiches with the rest of them.

And Shakeology saves the day again!  I’ve tweaked this recipe a bit from my previous go to “Shakeology Fridge Fudge” both are good but this is better!

Here’s what you’re going to need for Shakeology Freezer Fudge.

  • 1 scoop chocolate, vegan chocolate or vanilla Shakeology
  • 2T coconut oil (extra virgin, unrefined is preferred)
  • 2T peanut butter, almond butter or my fave, Sunbutter.
  • Nutmeg, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Just a dash
  • Stevia. I use it in liquid form and just add a small squirt.

First you’re going to put the coconut oil and nut butter of your choice in a flexible plastic container.


Then microwave for about 30 seconds.

 Add a squirt of stevia and a dash of spice and mix it around. I love nutmeg with the chocolate and pumpkin pie spice with the vanilla.

 Then add your Shakeology and stir it up.

 Pop it in the freezer and in about 15 minutes you have your “fudge”

I know, I know.  “But that’s so much oil and fats”.  Shut up! I don’t eat the whole damn thing! I just break off a piece when I get a sweet craving or when my family is elbows deep in Nutella and it does the trick for me!

 The vanilla tastes like frozen cookie dough and the chocolate tastes like brownie batter…dough… Whatevs, it’s amazing, not mention healthy and good for you.

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21 Day Fix Baked Spaghetti

WInner, winner, baked spaghetti dinner!

21 day fix baked spaghetti

I scored HUGE the other night with the fam. I made a HEALTHY baked spaghetti! And duh, winning for me because it’s 21 Day Fix approved! 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue and either 1/2 purple or 1/2 green, however you count your tomato sauce. Personally, I count it however I need it to count for that day haha.

So here’s whatcha need…

1 bag of brown rice noodles

1 container of cottage cheese

20 oz ground turkey

1 jar of marinara/pasta sauce

1 cup of shredded cheese

1 onion (optional)

I started by boiling the noodles. You’ll want to drain them when they are just past al dente. You’ll be cooking them in the oven and you don’t want them to get too soggy.

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Then I sautéed the onion and browned my turkey. Ive totally been debating which is best with my kids, they hate onions so  I never know if I should dice them super tiny so they can’t tell or leave them big enough that they can pick them out. Either way you do it should taste just fine though.

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After the turkey browned, I added the spaghetti sauce. I also like to add a little water and a package of italian sauce dry mix for extra flavor.

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Then I preheated the oven to 375 and started layering my ingredients in a 9×13 baking dish. Start with the pasta, add a layer of cottage cheese, then the meat sauce, then pasta, cottage cheese and sauce again. Top with shredded cheese and pop in the oven until the cheese on top is bubbly.

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See all the pretty layers? Yeah me either, it kind of runs together.

So about 1/4 of this pan fed my whole family! I divided another 1/4 of it into lunches for me and I froze the other half for a quick dinner later on.

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Boom! Dinner, meal prep and lazy future dinner! The whole family LOVED it and got super full! Definitely putting this in the dinner rotation!

3 Tips to Feed Your Family and Still Stick to Your Goals

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One of the biggest worries people have when starting a healthier lifestyle is how on earth they are going to feed their family while trying to eat healthy. “My kids hate veggies” “My husband is a meat and taters guy”

S’all good, Mama! Promise!

There are a few tricks to creating a meal that everyone will eat. And be damn happy eating!!

1. Naughty Sides

I always keep a couple pre-made “naughty” sides in the fridge. I don’t eat them with my meal but it makes the kids and hubs feel like they aren’t missing out on the “good stuff”. They take 5 minutes in the microwave and I don’t feel like I’m slaving over an additional side dish that  I don’t get to eat.

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2. Make Veggies TASTY

Can we please just stop with the boring steamed broccoli and carrots for a bit. OF COURSE your kids don’t like that. Do YOU really like it? Hell no you don’t! So stop trying to shove it down everyones throat!

I like to roast my veggies. Basically like ANY veggie, tossed in EVOO, sea salt and pepper, roasted in the oven until crispy. Its a salty crispy side that can take the place of french fries, my boys LOVE THEM!

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3. Protein is Protein is Protein

Don’t stress over this. This can be the simplest part of your meal if you want it to be. Have the hubby grill some chicken or steak, just make sure YOU make the marinade. Avoid sugars and keep it SIMPLE. Everyone likes meat, everyone will be happy.

Sometimes I will make a stir fry and get my veggies and protein in together and serve it over brown rice, I promise no one can tell the difference, at least they can’t in my family. And even if they could, who cares? They aren’t cooking!! They’ll eat what I give them or starve!

So there ya go, 3 tips to please the family while continuing your healthy lifestyle. Check out my “Meal Plans” for more ideas and recipes. I don’t do hard, so all of them will be easy peasy!

Also, I use paper plates…A LOT! Judge if you will, you won’t stop me from livin’ my life!

What is a Challenge Group?

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A Challenge Group is a small group committed to getting healthy by participating in Beachbody workout programs for a defined period of time. A Beachbody Coach organizes the group and sets up a private Facebook page for the group members. Everyone in the group helps and motivates each other to achieve their health and fitness goals by sharing tips, recipes, accountability and results. The Coach will provide meal plans or clean eating options for the duration of the group, usually 21 days. It takes 3 weeks to make or break a habit! 21 day challenge groups are a great way to jumpstart your journey.

Pick a program like P90X3, T25 or Piyo. Cant pick a program? Contact me and I can help you decide what program works best for you based on your fitness level and goals. Drinking Shakeology daily is an integral part of the fitness model. I usually replace breakfast with Shakeology or as a snack after my workout.
My last challenge group is just finishing up, I’m getting their results in and calculating, so far i have the stats of 5 girls who have lost a combined total of 44 lbs and 53.5 inches! I have 5 more sending in their stats soon!
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Clean Eating Chicken Nuggets

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Sometimes, and it’s rare but sometimes you score big mom points at dinner. I happened to score huge mom points last night when I experimented with some clean chicken nuggets.
They were a big hit and my family ate every bite! My husband even said that they rival Chik-Fil-a nuggets!

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Ingredients

1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts (or tenders), cut into small bite sized pieces (1/2-inch by 1-inch)
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons whole wheat panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast or you could use parmesan cheese
Coconut oil spray

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Preheat the oven to 450°.
Add the chicken with the oil followed by the salt, Italian herbs, garlic salt, oregano, and black pepper. Massage the chicken with the spices thoroughly.
Add the chicken, bread crumbs and nutritional yeast to a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake it all up until the chicken is coated.
Spray a baking sheet with coconut oil spray.
Lay the nuggets on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Spray the top side of the chicken with coconut oil.
Bake for 8 minutes on each side.
I’ll definitely be adding this to the weekly rotation!

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Shakeology Fudge

Trying to stay on track during the holidays can be such a struggle. My sweet tooth goes crazy and wants cookies, chocolate, cocoa and FUDGE!
Fudge is a huge weakness for me.
I’m trying my best to not stray from my healthy eating course so I decided to make some healthy fudge to get me through these horrendous cravings.
Behold Shakeology “fudge”. IMG_6450.JPG
I’m not sure if you can really call it fudge but it’s super easy and does the trick for me. I actually came across this concoction by messing up a recipe for shakeology brownies that a friend sent me. Sometimes mistakes are blessings!
Ingredients:
1T peanut butter
1T coconut oil
1 scoop or packet of chocolate shakeology
1/4t stevia

Instructions:
Melt peanut butter and coconut oil in microwave.
Add shakeology and stevia.
Mix well and flatten into storage container.
Cut into squares.
Refrigerate (sets up in 5 minutes)

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I’ve also made this with vanilla shakeology and added 1/4t pumpkin pie spice. Delish!
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Happy Healthy Holidays!

Meal Plans

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21 Day Fix Review

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Fitness is like a relationship, so treat it like one. I really need to remember this. Sometimes its hard to stick to the plan and get your workout in every day. So I decided to do the 21 Day Fix for my next program. Because…21 days.

I can do that.

I can!

Plus I was really excited about the nutrition part of the program. How can you go wrong with color coded containers and portion control? I was in the first bracket so I was allowed 4 green containers (veggies), 4 red containers (protein), 2 purple containers (fruit), 2 yellow containers (starches/carbs/treats), 1 blue (fats cheeses and nuts), 1 orange (seeds and dressings) and 2 teaspoons (oils and butters). I found an app on my phone that let me track my containers each day. It was a rill, RILL easy way to track my portions.

21 day fix meal guide

THE WORKOUTS

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Three weeks, 30 minutes a day. 2 active recovery days. Pretty simple. I like easy!

TOTAL BODY CARDIO FIX

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Besides Leo stealing my yoga mat, I really enjoyed this workout. It was over SO FAST! Autumn Has the workout set up into rounds, 2 or 3 moves in each round 60 seconds each move, repeated twice. By the time you get exhausted from one, its over and onto the next. This workout wasn’t HARD but you could totally make it harder. She has tips on how to increase the intensity of the moves and then theres always Kat, the modifier that you can follow to ease up on the intensity a bit.

UPPER FIX

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Yep I wore the same workout gear the next day. I slept in it! EW! Whatever, judge me if you want. I was comfy.

I loved upper fix. A mix of light and heavy weights. Different moves to work all of your arm/shoulder muscles. Not too hard, and you can always up or lower your weights to increase difficulty or to modify.

LOWER FIX

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So I showered, put on fresh clothes and LOVED Lower Fix. You can also see my little app there.

PILATES FIX

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So this is supposed to be an active recovery day…

Yeah…I call bullshit! My ass was on FIRE! I kind of hate Pilates. But that probably means that I need it.

At least I got to wear my new cute workout tank.

CARDIO FIX

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Ok so for the first time in this program I felt defeated. This was HARD, yo! I had to take some breaks and yell at Autumn a little. Prepare yourself for Cardio Day!

DIRTY 30

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This was fun, and challenging and I loved it!

I love weights! Weights are my favorite!

YOGA FIX

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Just kidding, yoga is my favorite. Always and forever. Its my ish! And Autumn rocked at it. Great, relaxing, recovery day!

Namaste.

MY MEALS

The nutrition was SO easy y’all! I’ll be following it with prolly ALL my future programs.

Here Is a typical day..

BREAKFAST

Shakeology-1 red

1 squeezed orange, half a banana-1purple

( I add the juice and banana to my Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeo MMMMMM Heaven)

SNACK

cottage cheese-1 red

pears-1 purple

LUNCH

ground turkey-1 red

zucchini-1 green

brown rice-1 yellow

(I like to make a little stir fry and eat it for lunch throughout the week)

SNACK 2

cucumber-1 green

hummus-1 blue

DINNER

Roasted broccoli-1 green 1 teaspoon (oil)

Grilled Chicken-1 red

spinach salad with dressing-1 green 1 orange

SNACK 3

Almond butter on a brown rice cake-1 teaspoon, 1 yellow

Get your 21 day fix here -> http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/21DayFix?referringRepId=319016 

Or try it with the healthiest meal of the day, Shakeology -> http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCP21D160?referringRepId=319016 

I’ll be sharing some of my 21 Day Fix approved recipes soon!

Here’s a little looksy.

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Get your 21 day fix here -> http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/21DayFix?referringRepId=319016 

Or try it with the healthiest meal of the day, Shakeology -> http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCP21D160?referringRepId=319016