Monday, February 22, 2016

Whole30 Meatballs

This was an easy, quick Sunday night dinner for my little family! Whole30 approved too & kid approved! Yes!

2 lbs ground beef (we use venison)
1 clove garlic-minced
1/2 large onion finely chopped
1 cup shredded carrots (I ground some baby carrots up in my Ninja blender)
1 egg to bind
Salt, pepper & Italian seasoning to taste

Mix all the ingredients together & start rolling! This is fun to do with your kiddos too! Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil & start browning your meatballs! 

Mix in with your own homemade marinara (I just do onions, garlic, tomato paste, blended up petite diced tomatoes, salt, pepper & Italian seasoning). Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Getting Creative with Veggies

I've never been a big fan of cauliflower. About a year ago, I actually had one of those Pinterest fail moments trying to do a cauliflower pizza crust! 

We eat a lot of stir fry & I miss the rice or rice noodles sometimes so I thought I'd give cauliflower rice a try.

It was SO easy! I cut it up into small florets & placed a little at a time in my Ninja blender until it was well grounded up. 

We just got some baby bok choy (which I think are adorable for some reason) with our recent Green Bean delivery so I roasted that in the oven at 425 for 10 minutes on each side (cut them in 1/2 lengthwise & drizzle with olive oil & salt & pepper)

While all of this was going, I had some frozen veggies & deer steak stir frying.

I then added my cauliflower rice & cooked it like fried rice (just added coconut oil & salt & pepper).

Put it all together & add some soy sauce or coconut aminos (you could add red pepper flakes too). 

Husband & kid approved (woohoo!) Dustin even snapped a shot of his dinner because it looked so colorful & yummy!

It's fun to try new ways to eat your veggies! :)

Monday, February 8, 2016


Accountability.  This is probably the biggest thing holding you back from reaching your fitness goals.  Holding yourself accountable is tricky.  How many times have your tried something only not to follow through all the way and that gym membership ends up going unused or that DVD you bought it now collecting dust and you're no closer to reaching your goals?  That's not fun!

Here are a few tips that could help you out with keeping yourself accountable:

1.) Tell Someone: share your goals and how you are going to achieve them with family, friends, etc.  Just that simple thought of people asking you how's it going with achieving those goals is motivation in itself!

2.) Schedule Check-In's: via phone, email, text, FB messenger.  This could be daily, weekly, monthly or whatever works best for you!  You're more likely to do something if you know someone will be following up with you. (This is what I do as a Coach for my challengers!) :)

3.) Go Public: Post your goal on Facebook, start a blog about your weight loss journey, or keep a video diary on YouTube.  As scary as this might seem, you'll be surprised by how much encouragement you'll get from others following your journey.

4.) Keep a Food Journal: this is a great way to hold yourself accountable for what you eat.  It will visually show you how much you're eating each day.  Share this with your spouse, coach, etc.

5.) Find a Workout Buddy: go to the gym together or do home workout programs together!  If you sign up for a Spin class with your friend, you're more than likely going to show because you don't want to disappoint your buddy!

6.) Sign up for a Challenge Group: this is the MOST perfect way to hold yourself accountable!  You'll be encouraged along the way by me as your Coach and other Challengers who are experiencing the same things you are!

I'd love to help you stay accountable along your fitness journey!   You have to believe you can do it!