Hummus Chicken

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I eat a lot of chicken….I mean a lot. I’m trying to get creative, but I find myself eating grilled chicken many nights. So I started researching some easy and healthy chicken recipes that my family could enjoy. I came across another Beachbody coach’s blog and she had a yummy recipe for hummus chicken. Let me say, it was delicious as well as super easy to make!

WARNING: If you don’t like hummus, you WON’T like this recipe. 😜

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinnless chicken breast
salt and pepper
1 cup of hummus (any flavor…I used plain but plan on using a roasted pepper hummus)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
Salt and Pepper
*optional 2 lemons

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and prep one large baking dish with a little bit of olive oil (you can use cooking spray, but I try to stay away from those).

Step 1: Put chicken breast on the baking dish and spread hummus over the top of the chicken.
Optional: squeeze the juice of the lemons on top.

Step 2: Sprinkle with paprika and some salt and pepper.

Step 3: Bake for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

I roasted some sweet potatoes for a healthy carb.

Insanity Max 30 Nutrition Plan or 21 Day Fix Meal Plan:

1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Yellow and 1 Green, 1 spoon

Ugh…Resolution Time

A year ago I was trying to figure out what I was going to do in the New Year to better myself. I was running outside occasionally but struggled a lot with sweet cravings, energy, and motivation. Just like a lot of people I made a New Years resolution to workout more and eat bettet. The Hubby even got me 12 yoga classes, which I’ve yet to use (all the yogis out there don’t freak out😁). But by the end of January I was still struggling with my resolutions. We then bought a treadmill and I signed up for the Broadstreet 10 Miler. I posted it online my goal to complete, so it helped me stay motivated. Yet I still struggled with my nutrition. I am so thankful that after 4 months of struggling with energy and nutrition I found the 21 day fix program and Shakeology.

What’s my point?? I read today about how to stay motivated when it comes to resolutions:

1. Write down why you want to change whatever you are resolving to do.
2. Make an action plan to stay motivated daily…like brushing your teeth (that’s a no Brainer act!).
3. Have some sort of accountability…maybe an accountability group of some sort.

My accountability was posting about my race. But once my training was done, I joined my first challenge/accountability group. There’s something to be said about having to check in daily….good day, bad days, or ugly days my group was there for support, tips and mostly motivation. Almost 9 months later I’m still going strong and now hosting my own groups. From all the groups I’ve hosted in 2014, I’ve helped people lose 100s a pounds and reach tons of goals.

Now it’s your turn. I spent today discussing all of my 2015 resolutions with my husband. What’s your resolution? What’s your goal? Why is it your goal?? How can I help you achieve it????

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Kale and Lentil Soup

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Cold weather in our household means we eat a lot of soup. It’s easy to make, warms your body up, and the kiddos love it. I think they could eat chicken soup everyday of the week. Not to mention I love the leftover chicken for salad during the week.

Tonight, I changed it up a bit. I decided to make some lentil soup. I found an awesome recipe online that had spinach in it. Since G has been sick, I wasn’t able to go out for any spinach and didn’t have any at home. Luckily I had some frozen Kale from Trader Joes in the fridge. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot, but a little kale is better than no kale.

The kids really enjoyed it!!

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Here’s the recipe for you to try:
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
*1 teaspoon dried oregano
*1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried basil
(*Or you can just use 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning)
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 cups dry lentils
8 cups chicken stock (you can use vegetable stock to make vegetarian)
1 cup of frozen kale – (I used less because I didn’t have much, but you can add more or less to your preference.)
2 tablespoons vinegar (I didn’t do this but a lot of people like this addition)
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

**Reminder soak lentils!!! I soaked mine for about 5 hours

Step 1: In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery; cook and stir until onion is tender.
Step 2: Stir in garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and basil; cook for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Stir in lentils, and add water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour.
Step 4: When ready to serve stir in kale and cook until it wilts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Step 5: Enjoy!!

Where’s the Shakeo at Target?? Target has EVERYTHING?!?!

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This is a conversation you my hear at a Target, Walmart, Kamart, or any other fine establishment that sells “Other Products”:

“Um, yes, I’m looking for the Shakeology…No SHAKEOLOGY???  OK, what about that cute Sean T fellow and Insanity???  NO Insanity…OK, how about some p90x…that Tony Horton is AMAZING???  Brazilian Butt LIFT…I KNOW YOU HAVE THAT!!”

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Why Can’t I Buy Beachbody Products in stores??

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This question gests asked all the time…NO, you can’t buy Beachbody dvds and Shakeolgy in stores.  You may be asking yourself, “Why?”

Team Beachbody created their programs so you won’t fail.  They found if you have a friend, buddy, or coach to chat with about your struggles and goals, you have a better chance of getting maximum results.  When you purchase any program, even just Shakeology, you have a coach.  Even if you just went onto www.shakeology.com and ordered Shakeology, YOU HAVE A COACH.  You are never alone.

On the business side of this, as a coach, when you reach a certain level of business (the first ranking), you are given these new ‘leads’ to help them reach their goals.  The commission is yours and anything they buy in the future, you also earn commission for.  Beachbody doesn’t just want the people who buy the programs to succeed, but also their coaches!

If you ever thought of being coach, and want to inspire others to make a healthy changes, if you want to live your life brighter each day, then take a chance.  JOIN MY TEAM.  Our team has a ton of information, leadership, and support.  It’s not just a team…it’s a FAMILY!
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Breakfast….the most important meal of the day!

Breakfast…yup, it’s the most important meal of the day.  But I am guilty, just like I am sure a lot of you, of not taking this meal as seriously as I should have.  Mornings are CRA-ZY in the Fighting French Fries Household.  Kids are up and it’s GO GO GO!  I decided to try the Breakfast Quinoa recipe that I found in the p90x2 meal guide.  I of course changed it up a bit, by adding Greek yogurt, but I really liked it.

Benefits of Quinoa is high in fiber and protein. In actually contains more protein than any other grain while also packing in iron and potassium.  In a nutshell, Quinoa makes you feel full without the bloat.  So many mornings, protein is lacking in our breakfast.  Using this recipe helped give me the protein kick I needed.

Breakfast Quinoa (This recipe is from the p90x2 meal guide.)

Ingredients

• 1 cup almond milk

• 1 cup water

• 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

• 2 cups fresh berries

• 1 tsp vanilla

• 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

• 1/4 cup chopped nuts (I didn’t add the nuts)

• 4 tsp honey

photo 1**I added some Greek yogurt to this, too.  My kiddos were freaked out about eating Quinoa for breakfast, but the yogurt made it ok.  (I know, it’s funny.)

Preparation

1. Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.

2. Reduce heat to medium low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. (I made this a head of time and put in the refrigerator.  This is because I added the yogurt.  If you don’t add the yogurt, you can make and eat warm).

photo 2Here’s a picture of my quinoa I saved from the night before.

3. Stir in berries, vanilla, and cinnamon; transfer to 4 bowls and top with nuts (again, I didn’t use nuts).

4. Drizzle 1 teaspoon preferred sweetener over each serving.

5. (Optional) Add Greek Yogurt to the mixture.  We used Organic Vanilla Greek Yogurt.

This recipe can be split into 4 bowls.

photo 3Not super pretty, but it did the JOB!!

 

ABOUT ME and this BLOG

I know, I know…you’ve seen 100s of blogs from Stay-at-Home Moms claiming they have all the answers from sleep issues, weight issues, kids issues, relationship issues, and more.  Who am I and why should you read my blog over others?

My name is Sabrina and I am a Stay-at-Home Mom trying to figure things out just like you.  This blog is for you to see my journey.  I struggle everyday…just like everyone else.  I try to balance it all.  I’m a wife, mother, Beachbody coach, online teacher, friend, and HUMAN.  What makes me different?  I like to think I often use humor in my daily life. If I can get you smile…or better yet LAUGH, then this BLOG has done its job.

On this page you will see how I balance it all…my FAMILY, FITNESS, and hardest of all FIGHTING FRENCH FRIES!  Why French fries?  Because they are so yummy and if I had to pick 1 junk food…that’s what it would be!

I’m always looking for suggestions and ideas of what you want me to write about.  You will see a lot of recipes…I mean a ton.  I love food.  If you ever need a recipe suggestion, let me know. If I don’t have one …I promise I will find it for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

And by the way…I am not a writer, so I can pretty much guarantee you that you will see some typos.  Be KIND 🙂

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