Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Hey you guys!! I just wanted to share my group that is coming up on November 3rd called Fit for the Holidays!! It seems as though every January 1st people make these resolutions to lose the weight they gained over the holidays, or finally lose weight period. Why not start now?! Learn how to curb cravings, get into a workout routine, and eat healthier meals. I started at 270 lbs on Thanksgiving Day 2009...if I can start ON a holiday I know you can start before the holidays and succeed!! Get the body and mind you want and join my team!!

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I look forward to helping you along your journey!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Easy Paleo Meatballs





I am keeping it basic this week trying to get back to my low carb ways, and start losing weight again! It is so easy to maintain weight on Paleo. You see the sweet potato, raw honey, and paleo treats like "oh its paleo...i can have that". Next thing you know, you're maintaining rather than losing. So, I am taking it back to basics like when I first started my journey! Trying to make it to Thanksgiving without anything bad! I need room for the Gl├╝hwein after all haha!

These meatballs are SO good and SO easy! This week my team and I meal prepped on Sunday, and these were on the menu with a few other things. I don't know about you, but I love meatballs, and they keep really well too. I don't like meat in the microwave...ever...so I just stored them in glass containers and heat them in the oven for a little bit the next day. You can also freeze them if you want!

Remember to hash tag me on Instagram when you make one of my recipes! #FoodIMakeMySoldierdotcom! Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 lbs lean ground beef...I used grass fed meat
4 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Heat a pan on medium heat with 1 Tbsp of cooking fat (ex: Kerrygold Butter, Ghee, Coconut Oil).

Add the chopped onion and spinach to the pan and saute until the onions are translucent and the spinach has wilted.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onions, spinach, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. You CAN add 1 egg...but I decided not to here since I wanted them to be AIP friendly too.

Form into meatballs about 2" around...I used a cookie scooper and used 2 scoops per meatball so they would all be the same size. Place side by side in a baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe makes 23 meatballs

Nutrition Facts
Each serving is 2 meatballs
Calories          176
Fat                      8
Carbohydrates  1.5
Fiber                  .5
Protein              31




Sunday, October 19, 2014

Apple Pancakes



I hope you all have had a good week!! Today I made Apple Pancakes..it has been on my to-do list for a couple weeks, but since I am starting my challenge group tomorrow and sugar detoxing, I decided to make them today and get it out of the way! I know everyone is posting pumpkin on everything recipes, I have done a couple as well, but I decided to throw apple into the mix too! After all...we can't eat pumpkin with EVERYTHING right?!

I am pretty sure my neighbors think I'm crazy. I always go onto the balcony to take my photos...well unless its raining of course. Sometimes other people on their balconies watch me like "what is she doing?" they probably think I am taking photos for instagram or have too much time on my hands. Maybe one of these days I will share with them. I usually don't only because people get freaked out when you say its Paleo...like they are going to die because it doesn't have refined sugar lol. I am here to tell you all, it is OKAY...it's healthy AND delicious!



Anyway...these are my announcements for today:

If you have not entered my Giveaway please do so! Ninja Giveaway!

Also, if you want some help with losing weight, need accountability, motivation, workouts and/or free meal plans just contact me! The next challenge group starts on November 3rd, and there is also one December 1st. Get Fit for the Holidays!! Contact me today on Facebook and lets get to it!


Here is the recipe for these Paleo Apple Pancakes!

Ingredients:

1 apple, peeled and diced
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp raw honey
1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt

For the apple topping:
1 peeled and thinly sliced apple
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp kerrygold butter

Directions:

Heat a small sauce pot on medium heat, and add in the apple topping ingredients. Cook together until the apples are tender. This takes about 20 minutes, so they should be done once your pancakes are done cooking.

  Heat a large pan on medium heat, and add a little cooking fat like coconut oil or kerrygold butter.

In a medium mixing bowl, add in the eggs, vanilla, coconut milk, almond milk and honey. Whisk together until everything is well combined.

Next, add in the flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk this together carefully, until all the lumps are out.

Spoon 2 large scoops of batter onto your skillet, and sprinkle some of your chopped apple on top. After about 3 minutes, flip the pancake over and cook another 2-3 minutes. You will see the pancake rises and cooks through nicely.

Just a note: You CAN mix the chopped apple in your batter, but I tried that in the second batch, and they didn't turn out as good.

Serve your pancakes with some of the apple topping. Recipe makes 6 pancakes.