Friday, April 25, 2014

How to Grocery Shop for Clean Eating!

Picture your favorite grocery store. Chances are the fresh produce section, the meat and seafood departments and the dairy case are all located around the perimeter of the store. This is where you should do most of your grocery shopping. Fresh foods are generally healthier than the ready-to-eat foods found in the middle aisles. This will also help control fat and sodium in your diet. Here is a grocery list that could help you choose what you should be buying!

What is Clean Eating anyway?

So what IS clean eating? 
Clean Eating is a lifestyle that puts the boot to processed, packaged foods dripping with sodium and unpronounceable ingredients. It focuses on natural, nutrient-packed foods that let your body run the way it’s supposed to. Change how you look and feel with clean eating. Look to add fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy proteins and fats.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

This is a super easy and DELICIOUS chili recipe. My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes and even liked this! I love the crock pot...just throw it in and walk away...doesn't get much easier!

1 small yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 15 oz can black beans
2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 lb turkey breast, ground
1 bayleaf
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp coarse grind pepper
2 tbsp chili powder
1.5 cup water

1. Put vegetables and beans in the bottom of the crock pot.
2. Layer ground turkey breast, spices, seasoning and water

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Banana Oatmeal Muffin

Here is a great muffin recipe that I am actually making tonight!

Banana Oatmeal Muffin
Banana Oatmeal
2.5 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla
2 ripe bananas
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or muffin liners.
2. Place the oats in the food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds.
3. Add remaining ingredients to the food processor.
4. Process until everything is mixed together and oats are smooth.
At this point in the process, you can add any extras you want. (walnuts, chocolate chips, pecans...)
5. Divide batter among cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
*When I made these I ended up with more than 12 muffins. So I would say it depends on the size of your tin pan as to how many muffins you will get from this recipe.

Recipe courtesy of Amy Sukits

Get kids moving!!

As a teacher, I have truly seen children who are obese. It makes me sad. I love how to NFL promotes Play 60. For kids, exercise is really just playing. Too many kids don't just go play outside. I know there are sometimes circumstances where that wouldn't be safe, etc., but for most kids that is always an option. One thing that I found for my students when we have inside recess is Adventure to Fitness. It is so great! The whole point of the videos is to "never stop moving"! It is an adventure where they learn about different places and usually have to run or climb or jump to get away from something. The kids think its fun. Of course, I always have some resistance, but it is a fun way to keep moving when indoors.

All you need to do is sign up for a free account. Here is the website:

Shakeology Ingredients

A lot of people think that you can replicate Shakeology. Wouldn't it be cool if you could, but you can't! Even though you could buy all of those ingredients, the cost of what it would be to do so would be astronomical. This is by far the healthiest meal of the day and when you see what it could really cost, you will quickly realize that it is well worth what it costs! Check out this video:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

One of the April Promos!!

T25!! 25 minutes a day that gets awesome results!! Sign me up! This is exactly what I did. I committed to 10 weeks of working out 25 minutes a day and guess what? I lost 11 pounds and 8.5 inches. I have had trouble with my weight since getting pregnant with my first, who is now 8! I feel like I am finally getting my health and body back, so I can't say enough about has changed my life for the better!