Favorite Bun Replacement

I have yet to find a bun replacement but I plan on giving these a go soon! https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/cloud-bread-recipe Do you have a favorite replacement? I’ve seen various veggie slices used and low carb recipes but so far this one looks the most promising to me. I’m more inclined to go without a bun or do a lettuce wrap until I find the right one.

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How Strong is Your Mind Game?

Master your mindset with mindfulness and meditation to reach your goals. There is more and more research that supports the critical role positive thoughts play on our road to success and a good morning mindfulness or meditation practice can help you get there. Need help getting started? Here are 5 free mindfulness app I stumbled across… [READ HERE] If you are familiar with Rachel Hollis, then you are all too familiar with gratitude journals. A gratitude journal is simply listing what you are grateful for daily. It’s another great way to keep focused on the positive and strengthen that mindset.[Continued…]

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What You Can Expect….Update, Sample Workout, Help

I have a few exciting things to share with YOU! First off, I am recommitting to my blog HERE that has been dormant for quite some time. It was used mostly for holding my recipes back in the day but I am overhauling it to add more value for all of YOU. Some of my topics will be mindfulness, motivation, recipes, nutrition, financial health, combating chronic disease, fitness, rest/reset. The overall theme will be getting physically fit, mentally fit AND financially fit to live the active, fulfilling life we want….even after retirement! Next we have another new program launching soon!!![Continued…]

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My #1 Tip on Staying Consistent

Want to be consistent with your workouts???? Then you have to stick to your morning routines no matter what during the work week.  Even when you don’t feel good, don’t feel like it, tired or even sore AF. I may not always stick to my planned workout but I always (95-98%) do something even if it’s just 10-15 minutes of stretching or 20 minutes of a dance cardio workout. Keeping a few shorter, easier go-to workouts ready to go when obstacles come your way is must if you want to stay consistent. This does two things for you.  First, it[Continued…]

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Get Out of Debt With Dave Ramsey

I am super excited that we are doing a financial series based on the Total Money Makeover book by Dave Ramsey this month at work!!! I found DR many years ago and have implemented cash envelopes for a lot of our spending. With hubby retiring from Law Enforcement the end of the month, we have lots of changes happening financially. “Pay Days” will be changing, cash flow is changing…you name it, it’s probably changing, lol. Looking forward to figuring out how to take back control and to see what changes the others in the class make too. What are your[Continued…]

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EZ Crack Slaw

EZ Crack Slaw

  EZ Crack Slaw Don’t let this recipe fool you….  Although it is super quick and easy, it still packs a lot of taste into it. Ingredients 2    Garlic, cloves minced 2T  Sesame Seed Oil 1lb  Ground Beef 1     Cole Slaw Mix [10oz.] 1T   Sriracha 2T   Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, [or low sodium soy sauce 1t    Vinegar 1/4t Black Pepper, ground 1/2t Sea Salt, pink Himalayan 1t    Sesame Seeds Green Onions, sliced [to taste] Directions Saute garlic in sesame oil until fragrant. Add ground beef, cook until no longer pink Add cole slaw mix [discard, or save[Continued…]

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Chicken Taco Bowls

Taco Bowls

Taco Bowls Each bowl gets the following: 1 Serving Taco Meat [I used diced chicken cooked in Taco Seasoning] 1 Serving Spanish Rice [I used my Instant Pot Recipe] 1 Tbs Black Beans, or Kidney Beans 1 Tbs Frozen Corn pinch of diced onion 1 Tbs Salsa 1 Tbs Shredded Cheddar These things are VERY tasty and freeze well….Perfect to pack for lunch! [I used Rubbermaid 2 cup containers.]  

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Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

  Instant Pot Spanish Rice This Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe turns out restaurant quality!  I used it in my Chicken Taco Bowls that I froze for more lunches.  I will share that recipe next 🙂 Ingredients 2 T            Butter 1/2 cup     Onion, diced 1/2 cup     Green Pepper, diced 2 cups       Brown Rice 2 cups       Chicken Broth, low sodium 1 cup         Salsa, chunky Directions Set IP [Instant Pot] to Saute then add butter. Add onions and peppers, cook until done. Add Rice, cook until lightly browned[Continued…]

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Instant Pot Chili ready for the freezer.

Instant Pot Chili

Instant Pot Chili This recipe Instant Pot Chili recipe is super tasty and freezes great! Ingredients 1 T vegetable oil 2 t minced garlic 1 lb lean ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 large bell pepper, chopped 6 stalks celery, chopped 1 package McCormick’s Chili Seasoning 1 cup water 1 15 oz can Ranch Style Beans 1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, drained 1 15 oz can Ro-Tel Original 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes 1 15 oz can tomato sauce Salt and pepper to taste   Directions Set your IP [Instant Pot] to Sauté, add oil[Continued…]

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10 Tips To Speed Up Your Weekly Meal Prep

10 Tips To Speed Up Your Weekly Meal Prep Here are a few tips to speed up your weekly meal prep.  Use these tips to stay on track for the week and make progress on your goals.  Be sure to comment and share your favorite quick tips below.   Buy pre-cooked chicken breast or fish from the deli section. Choose canned tuna for quick meals. Buy pre-cut or frozen vegetables.  **watch for any added junk like salt and sugar** Hard-boil several eggs.  They are a great quick high-protein snack and can be added to salads. Roast all of your vegetables and bake[Continued…]

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