Sunday, June 14, 2015

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe -- 21 Day Fix Approved

Alright... you guys asked for it, so here it is!!! The most delicious stuffed portabella mushrooms around!  What I loved most about these babies was that they were super quick and easy to prepare and cook! In this house, time is of the essence! So with that in mind, I'm just going to cut to the chase for you and get down to the nitty gritty... after all, the whole reason you're here is to get the recipe, right?

So, there are actually 2 ways you can make these... the healthier version and the easier, even quicker version.  One is for meat lovers, the other for carb lovers (I must admit... I'm guilty! I love my carbs!  Luckily in the 21 Day Fix meal plan, you're allowed carbs... just proper portions per day!)

Okay, now I'm rambling... so here go:

That super quick and easy (not quite as healthy version) of the ones that I made:

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms:

Ingredients:

1 box of Stove Top Stuffing (or you can make your own healthier stuffing HERE)
2 tbsp margarine or butter.
4 Large Portabella Mushrooms.
1 tbsp olive oil.
Mozarella Cheese (or whatever kind of cheese you prefer).
1/2 cup diced tomatoes.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Prepare stuffing as directed on box, adding the diced tomatoes.

Remove stems from mushrooms.

Brush with olive oil.

Fill mushrooms with stuffing mixture.

Cook for 15 minutes and then add cheese to top and broil for 2 minutes until melted.

And TA DA!!! There you have it!  Some of the most delicious stuffed portabella mushrooms you've ever had and in no time at all!


21 Day Fix: 1 Serving: 1 Mushroom = 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1/2 orange

GROUND TURKEY STUFFED PORTABELLA MUSHROOMS:

Ingredients:

4 large portabella mushrooms 
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 lb lean ground turkey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
Tomato sauce, enough to cover the bottom of a casserole dish plus a few tablespoons extra
2 tbsp canola oil or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Remove stems from mushrooms.

Brush with olive oil (just thin layer over entire mushroom).

In a pan, add oil and sautee the onions until translucent {5-7 minutes}. Add minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Then add the ground turkey and brown.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked ground turkey, brown rice, diced tomatoes, and a couple tablespoons of tomato sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Scoop the mixture into each mushroom and place into casserole dish with a layer of tomato sauce covering the bottom.

Cover with tinfoil and cook for 20 minutes.  Then  remove foil, add cheese and broil for 2 minutes to melt.

Let cool and ENJOY!

21 Day Fix: 1 serving, 1 mushroom= 1 green, 1 red, 1 blue, 1/2 orange

*You can also use this same recipe for stuffed peppers!  Just cut them in half, remove seeds and fillings, fill em' up and cook em'!











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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Healthy Sauteed Garlic Spinach Recipe

This is seriously one of the easiest, quickest, most delicious sauteed spinach recipes ever!  To be honest, I was never a big fan of spinach, before.  It's just one of those foods that gets a bad rep when you're a kid, right!?  Kind of like brussels sprouts! I don't ever remember eating either of them as a kid, but for some reason, as a young adult, I would just automatically get this kind of yucky look on my face when someone would mention eating one of them.  It was like a conditioned response that I just learned over the years after hearing so many people talk about how they didn't like it. 

Well, let's fast forward to today... I freaking LOVE both of these veggies!!  ESPECIALLY if you cook them just right!  My husband and I love going to Maggiano's Little Italy, because that was where he took me on my first date.  It's also where he took me the day that he decided to propose to me, so the place holds a special place in my heart!  

A few weeks ago, we went there for a nice date night (which was much needed since we now have 4 little munchkins at home)... and I asked to substitute SPINACH for whatever side dish came with my meal... BEST DECISION EVER!!! This spinach was freaking AMAZING!!! (like so amazing that I had to shove my husband's fork off my plate numerous times throughout dinner because he was trying to steal it from me! haha)

So I did a little researching and a little experimenting and this is the recipe that I came up with as the official "Maggiano's copy cat sauteed spinach recipe".  Like I said... super quick and easy and there's really not much to it!  Check out the recipe, below!! Let me know what you think if you give it a try!!!




SAUTEED SPINACH:

Serves 6

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
20 ounces fresh spinach
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and toss to coat. Cover and cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice, salt and crushed red pepper. Toss to coat and serve immediately.


Check out some of my other healthy recipes:

Crisp Parmesan Zucchini and Squash Sticks

Honey Dijon and Garlic Salmon

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Strawberries and Pistacchios

Frozen Yorgurt Cupcakes

Skinny Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

ENJOY!!!!


Monday, June 1, 2015

A Preview of Shaun T's new CIZE Dance Workout: Mom Style

So today I got to try out 'Cize', Shaun T's newest dance workout that's coming out next month and I freaking LOVE it!!! As you can see, my dancing skills are a bit rusty, but who cares!!?...I worked up a sweat and had a blast doing it, which is really all that matters, right??!!  

Any of my challengers who have the Beachbody Club membership can get on and try out this workout now On Demand! Definitely let me know what you think if you try it out! And anyone who wants to know more about the actual workout program, shoot me a message and I can get you on a list so you can be one of the first to try it out!! Or fill out the application below to apply to be one of the first official CIZE challengers and try the program before anyone else.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Healthy Recipe: Crisp Parmesan Zucchini and Squash Sticks


BAKED PARMESAN ZUCCHINI & SQUASH STICK RECIPE

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES
YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS
These crisp, crunchy zucchini and squash sticks are seriously one of my favorite side dishes! Not only are they delicious and healthy, but they're super quick and easy to make! Even the kids will enjoy these babies! 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 zucchinis & 2 squash, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves



INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside. (don't forget to use the cooling rack over your baking sheet to place your zucchinis/squash, or else the veggies will be limp and soggy, rather than crisp and crunchy))
  • In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil on top rack for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Serve as soon as they're finished and add a garnish of parsley if you'd like.

*And be sure to really keep an eye on them once you switch your oven over to broil. Leaving them in for just one minute too long will burn the Parmesan cheese on top! (I was guilty the first time around, but you live and you learn, right!?)  Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes!

But these really are delicious! Be sure to comment below and let me know what you think!
I found this recipe over at Damn Delicious! Definitely check out her website! She's got TONS of great recipes!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

What Does a Beachbody Coach Do? How much Money do Beachbody Coaches Make? Get a Sneak Peek into the Business!


Have you seen posts about these Health & Fitness Challenge Groups that I do and wonder what exactly I do as an online health and fitness Coach?  Curious how I make money doing it and what kind of money you can make doing this part-time or even full-time?  
Well, I am super excited to start my *OPEN HOUSE* group on Tuesday, May 26th where you can have a glimpse into what exactly I do as a coach, how I make money doing it and get all of your questions answered.
It's been such an amazing experience that I feel like I would be selfish not to share the opportunity with you all and it is something that I am very passionate about!
If you want to join the informational group, simply click the link below and join. Feel free to also invite any friends or family members who you think may be interested in making some extra money from home, helping others and/or starting their own business while improving your own health and fitness at the same time.
My only regret with becoming a coach so far has been that I didn't get started sooner!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What you need to know BEFORE becoming a Beachbody Coach!!




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