Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bean Salsa

This is the simplest bean salsa you will ever make!  Serve with pita chips, veggies, sweet potato chips...throw it on top of a salad...whatever you want!  OR just get a spoon and dive in!


Mix together 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 3 tablespoons greek yogurt. Then add in:
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion finely diced
1 avocado cut in chunks
2 tomatoes cut in chunks (I take the seeds out so it does not become liquidy)
2 cups frozen corn that is thawed and drained

Mix gently and season with salt and pepper.  ENJOY!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cranberry Coconut Bites

These are pretty tasty and very easy to make.  Kind of like my protein bite recipe but changed up the flavors a bit.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:
1 cup oats
1/3 cup almonds, slightly chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup nut butter (I used unsalted PB)
1/4 cup raw honey
1 Tbsp chia (for some texture and crunch!)
1/3 cup dried craisins, slightly chopped

Bake oats, almonds and coconut in 350 degree oven for 10 min, mixing after 5 min.  Then cool.

Microwave the nut butter for about 20 seconds, or until a little runny.

Mix all ingredients together once the mixture from the oven is cooled down.  Form into bite size (I used a cookie scoop) and place on baking sheet. Makes 16-20. Put in freezer for 30 min then store in container in fridge or you can freeze them!

Not a 21 day fix recipe but I would guess 2 bites counting as 1 yellow, 1 tsp and maybe 1/2 blue!


ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Creamy Avocado Zoodles

Use a spirulizer to make zoodles out of 4 zucchini. Then saute them on the stove and add ground pepper (no oil) just a little pam if the pan needs it.  I did it in 4 batches because I wanted to get some nice color on the "pasta"

Then for the sauce...which if you like fettuccine alfredo, this is right up your alley!
In a food processor blend together 1 medium ripe avocado, pepper and salt to taste, 1/4 cup fresh basil, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.  Blend until smooth.

Mix it all together and serve!  You can sprinkle just a little Parmesan cheese on top if you want (like a teaspoon).  Makes 4 servings.

21 Day fix: 1 green, 1 blue.

ENJOY this amazing meal!!




Monday, August 10, 2015

21 Day Fix Meal Plan for the week!

It has been a while since being home and meal prepping.  WOW have we not missed doing dishes!  A dishwasher is definitely on the MUST HAVE list when we start house hunting.

Very excited to be home after tons of traveling and have a fully stocked fridge.  New recipes on the menu including a homemade black bean burger, creamy avocado zoodles, and a bean salsa to top our salads with.  All 21 day fix approved!
 


















Workouts will include a combination of body beast/ insanity max 30/ and some outdoor running!  We will have to find a place for an additional protein in our meal plan, which will most likely be another shake each day.  

Have a great week everyone!  And as always whenever you have meal plan questions or questions on workouts, shoot me an email at LynnG258@gmail.com.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Burger

Ingredients:

Burger:
1 lb ground turkey
1 medium egg white
1.5 tsp Italian spice
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp southwestern spice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup whole wheat panko crumbs

Stuffing:
1/2 cup Tofutti cream cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp diced white onion
2 tbsp chopped jalapenos (but I am adding more next time!)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Mix the burger ingredients together in 1 bowl and the stuffing ingredients together in a separate bowl.

Make 8 patties out of the burger mix.  Top 4 of them with some of the stuffing mix.  Then top with another patty.  Make sure to seal in the stuffing mixture.

It will make 4 burgers total.  Throw them on the grill about 5 minutes per side or in a 400 degree oven.  You can even do it stove top if you want!

21 day fixers: 1 RED, 1 BLUE, 1 YELLOW (if you use the bun!) ...technically cream cheese is not on the fix but hey this one time, I say it is ok!

ENJOY!!