Saturday, April 19, 2014

Flank Steak Roll with Feta & Spinach


INGREDIENTS:
Olive oil cooking spray
1/4 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup almonds, chopped and toasted
1/4 cup Feta
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 flank steak (1 lb), trimmed of visible fat
3 oz spinach leaves (about 6 cups)

Cod Italiano Bake


Layered! Zucchini, Wild caught cod, garlic powder, black pepper, organic marinara, provolone slices and whole wheat Italian bread crumbs. Bake 20 mins at 375. Lightly broil to brown top!

Lemon Parmesan Potatoes & Carrots


3 large carrots chopped, 2 cloves garlic minced, zest and juice from 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon paprika, sea salt and black pepper and one tablespoon olive oil. Mix all ingredients and bake at 425 for 25 minutes. Top with grated Parmesan.

Southwest Buffalo Turkey Balls


INGREDIENTS:
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 egg
1/4 cup Buffalo Hot Sauce (Shurfine brand is clean)
1/4 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup frozen corn
1 15-oz can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup diced orange pepper
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Blackened Salmon Bag


Layer in a large piece of foil: wild salmon fillets, blackening seasoning, black beans, spinach and butter.
Seal it up. Grill for 20 mins! 
Perfect for camping or a busy day!

Lighter Broccoli Au Gratin


Ingredients
1.5 lb broccoli, cut into florets
4 cups water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs


Baked Panko Chicken Nuggets


When I said we were having chicken nuggets for dinner the kids thought we were going to McDonald's.

PB & Chocolate Apples


Topping the night off with some apples, natural peanut butter and chocolate drizzle!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Fitness Journey


I always thought people who were “fit” were crazy! Don’t they eat? Don’t tell me you are in a good mood after your sweat session and please don’t share your protein shake with me! 

I became that person. I know...crazy! For the record…I eat more now than I ever did. I love taking sweaty selfies and I will share my protein shake with you any time. I gained a new attitude and haven’t felt this good…ever! I lost 17lbs and over 20 inches. 

So…I also became a coach. Yep. I just became that person too. Until I was in a challenge group (competition always gets me going), I didn’t realize how much support is so essential in fit goals. I teamed up with other women struggling with nutrition, exercise, work and family life. Having each other is the key to success. 

I love my quick workout program, sharing clean meal ideas and lending an understanding ear. I wish I would have found the support and motivation I needed sooner; I am not perfect by any means, but I would be happy to help anyone else who is struggling. Message me any time…I love chatting!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Getting Stuffed Update


Hi Getting Stuffed Friends!

This page is going through a little bit of a makeover. Over the past few months I changed my cooking/eating habits tremendously. Don’t get me wrong…I still love to get stuffed with my family; I am just making healthier modifications and I want to share...because it's fun! 

What you can expect on this page/blog in the future: 
Quick Dinners
Family Meals
Healthy Kiddo Tips
Nutrition Info I Find
Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Days
Contests and More!

Hope you enjoy the changes…now go get stuffed!