Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Healthy 21 Day Fix + Hammer & Chisel Recipes Continued

Honestly, if you have followed me for long at all, then you know that I like to wing it with my recipes. I saw a couple of the gals in my 21 Day Fix Challenge Group* posting that they had been making stuffed peppers for a meal option, I decided that I would try to concoct my own version! I am also trying to do better about writing my concoctions down afterward because I always seem to forget!! SO! First thing I did was wash and slice the peppers maybe I should do these in steps and number them... yeah, let's try that...

1. Pre-heat oven to 350
2. Wash yo peppers
3. Slice them in half and remove the seeds and core

4. Bake the EMPTY peppers for 20 minutes

5. Brown 1 lb of Lean Ground Turkey in a skillet while the peppers are baking and then set aside

6. I like to use as few pans as possible so in the same pan, I added 1 yellow squash, 1 zucchini squash, 1/2 of a small can of green chiles, 1 14oz can of crushed tomatoes, a Tablespoon of Southwest Seasoning, one can of Black Beans, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/8c diced onion (I will list ingredients below) 

7. let this all simmer together until the squash is tender 

8. Ok, so, this is when I use my containers - I measure the meat out with my red container and my veggie concoction with my green container. I combine them in a bowl and this is enough to fill 2 pepper shells. So, this means that if you eat 1 pepper, you are only getting 1/2 red and 1 green - eat 2 peppers for an entire serving of protein and 2 veggie servings. You might want to take into account that there are black beans in this veggie mix - if you don't want to keep track of the 1/4 serving of carbs mentally then perhaps you will want to omit them from the mixture and measure them separately so that you can add either a full yellow container to two peppers. 

Ingredient List:

4 Bell Peppers
1lb Ground Turkey
1 Zucchini Squash, diced (try using a Vidalia Onion Chopper
1 Yellow Squash, diced
1 can Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 4oz can of Green Chiles
1 Clove Minced Garlic 
1/8c Onion, diced 
Cilantro for taste

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Banana Spice Shake

This one is too delicious not to share!! Let me know if you give it a try!

✌🏼️💛☀️☺️ - April

Monday, January 25, 2016

Meal Prep and Recipes for Hammer & Chisel

So, I have been an active Beachbody "worker-outer" since 2013. So, could somebody freaking tell me why I never did food prep until now?! Oh, yeah, probably because it took LIKE SIX EFFING HOURS! Wow. Disclaimer: I was completely unprepared and I didn't have enough food and I maybe kinda sorta made my husband run to Sam's Club to buy matching Tupperware bc anal retentive.

Next week, I will plan better AND I have a better idea of just how much food is actually needed. So, don't let me scare you off with the first paragraph. Today was proof enough that it was completely worth it. I know for sure I would have made some bad meal choices if I hadn't been as prepared for the day as I was.

This is just wild caught salmon with the Southwest Seasoning from my last post found HERE 

Honestly, I didn't have a recipe for this one. Oftentimes, I don't use recipes and just wing it. I used 2 large chicken breasts from a local butcher (The Local Pig) One container of Chobani PLAIN Greek Yogurt (brand does not matter as long as it is plain, and Greek, and ON SALE) and about 1/8 cup of tabasco sauce. I baked the chicken in this dish, covered, on 350 until they were done (no, I didn't time it) and then I shredded it, mixed it all up and baked it a little longer because it was runny. I divvied it up into red containers because both chicken and Greek Yogurt are proteins and the Tabasco sauce was a "freebie" 

These examples are of what a day looks like on the Fix or H&C Meal Plan 

I use EVERY container possible so, you bet your britches I use the orange one even though I don't do salad (these are most commonly used for dressing). So, I added Chia Seeds to my shake, because PROTEIN! 

This is the Southwest Turkey Burger that was simply made with the aforementioned Southwest Seasoning and some diced tomatoes with Jalapeno, canned, drained, and dumped on top! 

Salmon as pictured above and some frozen Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower, and Quinoa mix. I bought it a Sam's in a huge bag and it seriously only took 4 minutes to steam in the microwave! EASY PEASY! 

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