Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lemon Poppyseed Baked Oatmeal

With spring right around the corner, I wanted to share with you a light and refreshing breakfast option that you might want to include in your weekly meal plans. We just recently started to make Lemon Poppyseed Baked Oatmeal and have fallen in love. I hope that you do too. Enjoy!!

2 c. rolled oats
1/3 c. sugar
zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp. Pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 rounded tablespoon of poppy seeds
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 3/4 cup of vanilla almond milk
Juice of one lemon (approx 1/4 c.)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil spray. Combine sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl. Using fingers to rub zest into sugar to release lemon oil. Add rolled oats, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds to sugar and lemon mixture and stir with a spatula until combined. In a large measuring cup combine coconut oil, almond milk, lemon juice, egg and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and combined. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture with a spatula and stir lightly until combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 40 minutes until oatmeal is set and a knife comes out clean.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Breastmilk Sugar Scrub

Breast Milk Sugar Scrub 

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I call breast milk liquid gold as do a lot of other mommas. Not just because of how wonderful it is for the baby, but also because of all that it can do and cure aside from providing nutrition. In our house I joke that breast milk will cure everything. The other day my skin had been feeling rather dry from all of this cold winter weather we have been having. I decided to put the liquid gold to good use and make a sugar scrub that would give my skin a nice glow.

It was really simple to make and the recipe will leave you with plenty of leftovers for a few different uses.

Here is what you will need: 
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp of vanilla extract
3 ounces of breast milk
6 drops of lavender essential oil
1/4 of a cup melted coconut oil

Combine ingredients and in glass bowl and mix. Store in the refrigerator after each use.

Let me know what other liquid gold recipes that you enjoy using! I would love to try them out.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bacon Quinoa Spinach Muffins

Bacon Quinoa Spinach Muffins With Egg and Onion

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Many of you know that I have been working hard on a very structured 80-day fitness and nutrition program that utilizes timed nutrition. It has required me to get a little more creative when it came to what I was eating and WHEN I was eating it. One of the required pre-workout meals needed to contain a protein, a carb, and veggie. This combo allowed me to get that container requirement in.

I hope you will all give this easy combo a try for something new at breakfast time. Enjoy!

Serving = 3 muffins

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. green onions
  • 1 egg, scrambled
  • 2 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
Heat oven to 375° F. 

Cook the spinach with olive oil until just wilted. Transfer spinach to a bowl, add all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. 

Spoon the mixture into a muffin pan lined with muffin cups or coated with nonstick spray. Press into pan.  Bake for 20 minutes. This amount of ingredients makes three muffins (one serving) and can be easily multiplied to make more.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Immunity Boosting Soup

Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

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Since we are in the THICK of cold and flu season, I have been making different foods that might help my family and I stay well. At least once a week I try my best to include some immunity boosting foods into our weekly meals. This past week I made an immune-boosting chicken soup. I call it soup, but the consistency was a bit more like a stew than anything.  It was a huge hit with my little guy aside from including peas. He insisted I pick them all out, which was a bit of a pain but other than that he was asking for seconds and even thirds.

This recipe makes a nice big batch so you can send it in lunches or freeze some for next time. 

Some of you already know this, but I was selected to be a wellness ambassador for Vital Proteins. Each month I get to try out some new products. This past month I picked the bone broth collagen and included it in this recipe. I loved knowing I built the soup out of so many clean ingredients. Hopefully, you will enjoy making it as much as we did. 

Stay well! 

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Makes 8 -1 cup servings. 

6 cups of bone broth- I used vital proteins beef but chicken bone broth would be great too. 
4 chicken breasts cooked and shredded 
2 tablespoons of extra virgin organic olive oil 
1 bag of organic baby carrots
1 medium head of celery 
1/2 bag of frozen peas
4 medium potatoes diced and peeled 
2 medium-sized onions diced 
5 cloves of fresh garlic
1 tablespoon of pink Himalayan salt. 
1 teaspoon of black pepper 
1 tablespoon of parsley 
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning. 
1 cup of half and half or heavy cream 
2 - 3 tablespoons of gluten free flour ( or regular if you do not follow a  gluten-free diet). 
1/2 stick of butter ( we used Kerrygold)

1. Boil chicken until cooked then shred. I boiled mine in bone broth for extra flavor, but water or chicken broth would be fine. 
2. In a large soup pot saute onions, garlic, carrots, and celery until soft using olive oil. 
3. Add in the bone broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil for 20 minutes. 
4. Once boiling, add the peas and seasonings. 
5. Once the vegetables are tender, begin to prepare the white sauce to add to the soup. 
6. Using a separate pot melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Then slowly add in the flour using a whisk. Add in the half and half or heavy cream and stir until thick and bubbly. This mixture will then get added to the soup. 
7. I like my veggies and chicken to be pureed a bit, so I finish with the immersion blender using it to chop the big pieces and combine everything nicely. 
8. Serve and garnish with parsley. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

80 Day Obsession Launching TOMORROW


What's a girl to do after she gets herself back to where she wants to be from a weight loss standpoint postpartum? She moves on to the next mountain. Conquering muscle gain.

Over the last six months I have managed to drop all the baby weight and get back to the size I was before, but now I feel like I need to work to gain more strength in my core, arms and lower body. The timing of the 80 day obesssion lauch could not have been more perfect. It is just want I need and will be an awesome way to get me thru the snowy winter months here where I live.

My starting point for 80 day obsession - six months postpartum. 

Many have asked what all the hype is about with this program. Several things about this one are exciting to me, but my absolute favorite part is that there will be a NEW workout for the 80 days. No repeating the same workouts getting bored with this one. I also love that it has a new approach to nutrition by using timed nutrition. It will be nice to switch up what I am currently doing.

Here is a little sneak peak of what you can expect from the program. Check it out and see if this is something that you could see yourself doing with me.

I am currently opening up spots in my 80 Day Obsession First Round Challenge Group. Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot! I am looking for people that are seriously committed to rocking this program and your results. We will START on the 8th of January with our prep week and then on the 15th of January with day 1 of workouts.
Remember this is a FIRST ROUND challenge which means you will be the FIRST to go through the program along with me! 

Here are a few before and after pictures from the coach test group who have already completed the 80 day obsession program. 

If you are ready to step up and join me here is what you need to do next:
  1. Fill out an application at the bottom of this post
  1. Stay up to date on the latest info by joining my 80 Day Obsession Launch Group event on Facebook
  1. Together we will pick out which package is best for you so you can order on Dec. 14th!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Bean-less JalapeƱo Chili

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I have been working on doing an elimination diet to help reduce some stress, anxiety and possible post partum depression I have been experiencing. I am hoping that I can reduce some of the inflamination going on inside my body which will in turn help me to feel better. My husband and I are doing the diet together. We are skipping out on grains, gluten, dairy and sugar for 30 days. We wanted something hearty since it is getting colder where we live. This dish was perfect and honestly I didn't even miss the beans. Give it a try this winter for a fun spin on a traditional meal.


2 pounds ground beef
3 bell peppers
2 jalapeno peppers
3 yellow onions
8-10 cloves garlic minced
28 ounces diced tomatoes
14 ounces tomato sauce
4 oz cold brew coffee
1 cup bone broth
1 tablespoon cumin
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

In a large stock pot add in ground meat and brown. Then add in onions, peppers, jalapenos and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add in tomatoes and sauce as well as the coffee and bone broth.

Add in seasonings and allow to simmer for one hour.

Makes 8 servings.

Gluten free, dairy free, whole 30 approved.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Clean Week - Give this lifestyle a try before you commit

Clean Week -

 Test Drive The Lifestyle Before You Commit To It

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Want to learn more about clean eating and exercise but have no idea where to get started? I have an answer for you. Instead of jumping in and committing to do a month long program, just join me for a week long program to help show you the ropes. 

I will be hosting an event called clean week for my friends who just want help getting started and getting educated on how to navigate this lifestyle. 

Joining this group will get you access to beginner workouts tailored to help get you motivated and excited about fitness. You will get to pick out 7 days worth of Shakeology superfoods and you will receive a week long clean eating meal plan. 

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In addition I will add you into my support group where you will see me sharing how I go about living this lifestyle long term all while on a budget. 

Interested? Snag your clean week package here and shoot me an email so that I can get you added into the accountability group using the my challenge tracker app that we will use. 

Looking forward to helping you learn how to get started with this lifestyle.