After being introduced to this Vietnamese dish a few months ago, I decided to give it a try in my own kitchen. This recipe did not disappoint!
*1 pound chicken breast (I used rotisserie chicken for ease, but grilled might make it ever more of a home run)
*1/4 tsp Kosher salt
*1/8 tsp black pepper
*1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
*1 tbsp light brown sugar
*3 garlic cloves (I use the pre-minced)
*1 fresh jalapeno
*shredded carrots (save yourself and buy them pre-shredded)
*cucumbers sliced thinly
*cilantro to taste
*choices to serve it on – hoagie roll, brown rice, over romaine lettuce
Seriously, friends. This Chicken Fajita Salad recipe might be one of my all-time favorites! It’s pretty simple but it truly gives your taste buds a party. You don’t have to put it over spinach like I did, though…you can put it in a wrap and add your own fillings, just like regular chicken fajitas.
Here’s what you need for 2 servings:
Be honest, do you pay attention to what you’re eating? I sure didn’t used to. I would work hard in the gym but then follow it up with not so stellar eating. I used to think, “I’m working out and I’m working hard, so now it’s OK if I have that (cookie, ice cream, humongous portion) – you name it! And I wondered why I wasn’t getting any kind of results physically. Working out as hard as I was not to see the scale budge or any new definition took a toll on me emotionally. I started feeling like a failure, like I’d never be able to change my body.
But then I was introduced to the world of Beachbody. The focus was still on exercise, but now a new component was entered into the equation – nutrition. I was not excited. I thought I’d have to eat like a bird or eat foods I really didn’t like to get results. I had no idea what healthy eating looked like. Bottom line, I was out of my comfort zone.
But often times that’s where the magic is, right? Truly, it was for me. Continue reading
Over the past few months, I have been becoming more and more interested in the ingredients in my food, especially those in my daily dose of dense nutrition – AKA Shakeology. I’ve been drinking it for close to 2 years now, and while I have been able to talk about how it has so drastically changed the way I feel, I’ll admit I wasn’t sure what was it in that made the difference. Enter the 31 Days of “What’s in Shakeology?” that I created on my Facebook like page (you can find it HERE). It certainly doesn’t cover them all, considering that there are 70 super foods, but it’s a start. I thought it would be helpful to have them all in one spot and others agreed, so here you go… Continue reading
I get this question ALL the time. “I’m drinking a protein shake. Can I just keep drinking that? Is Shakeology THAT different?”
The answer is YES. Leaps and bounds different.
But let me start and tell you that I was super skeptical about Shakeology because I was not a shake drinker at all. I thought it was just like other shakes that claim to do certain things and not deliver. But then I tried it, and WOW, is it good! It’s like drinking a sinful milkshake. Every. Single. Day. Honestly, the taste is what got me hooked at first. But then I realized how it made me feel. Shakeology absolutely delivers on its promises!
It is not just another meal replacement shake or protein shake, but it is a nutrient dense super food shake that helps in so many ways. It has all of the protein, carbs, and healthy fats you need, plus 70 super foods including: Continue reading
One of the cool things about being a coach is that I get to be on my health and fitness journey along with others all the time. So if we’re trying out a new fitness program – I’ve got my peeps to gripe with about sore muscles but also to celebrate victories with too. If we’re trying out a new healthy eating plan – my group holds me accountable to stick to the menu. This time I had the opportunity to lead a group doing the 3-Day Refresh. I completed this program one time before, so I looked forward to sharing my thoughts with the group every night and hearing what they had to say.
If you’ve never heard of the 3-Day Refresh, the point is to help you break the cycle of unhealthy eating, give your body a jump start, and promote healthy weight loss. This time around I decided to do it because I was coming back from ankle surgery that side-lined me for a bit, not allowing me to do much exercising, and then the holidays came right on top of that. Needless to say, I started falling back into some old eating habits that were putting on some unwanted pounds and inches, and I was ready to kick them to the curb. Take a look at my quick video, the plan for the 3 days, and then finally, MY results!!
Here’s the schedule for each of the 3 days: