Monday, October 27, 2014

Breakfast on the fly

I am often inspired by Pinterest but that doesn't always mean I am acting on my pins.  Actually, what I do is pin and pin and pin some more dreaming of that one day I can become Martha Stewart.

Well, with going back to work this Friday and with a 6:50 am punch in time I need to plan ahead our breakfast schedule for me, the hubs & the kids.  It's already a 5 am wake up call to workout, gets kids dressed, and the morning routine- and that's WITHOUT cooking breakfast and, well,  I refuse to get up any earlier!

So today I got to experimenting & Pinteresting and I finally decided to try out these muffin pan eggs that I have been pinning for ages!


Step 1: Get your eggs and any ingredients you would like mixed into your scramble.  Today I used cherry tomatoes halved, chopped spinach, a little feta cheese and portobello mushrooms (only in half, my hubby isn't a fan---weirdo!).

1. I sprayed the muffin tin with olive oil to prevent the dreaded sticking.

2.  Add your mix-in's to the muffin pan, I filled each up about halfway.



3. It took me 14 mixed eggs to fill 12 large muffin tins.  I mixed up the eggs in a large measuring cup an poured right over the mix-ins in the tin. 


4. After adding in the eggs I sprinkled each cup with a little bit of garlic salt.



5. Cook your muffin eggs in a preheated 350 oven.  These cooked for 27 minutes to get a little golden on top and cooked throughout.



After I was done with the eggs I baked up some turkey bacon and rationed out the eggs and bacon into individual baggies for each serving.

When we are ready to eat these in the morning we can just grab the baggie, dump onto a plate and after  we send them on a 30 second vacay to the microwave these little guys are all ready to go!

And of course I had to taste test one baggy today for lunch to make sure they were decent and worthy of being made again.  Super delish and super easy for a healthy breakfast on the fly.

Pinning gone right.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Easy Kid Snack!



Sometimes, I overthink it, and totally stress about what to feed my kids day in and day out during the summer.

Of course, inspired by Pinterest, I was excited about the idea of kid-friendly sushi.  I decided to save the Swedish Fish & Fruit roll-up variety for another time and hit the pantry for a kid-friendly snack this morning.

1.  Simple ingredients-  Kids like PB, bread (in this case whole wheat soft taco shells), banana, and I decided to add some sunflower seeds in there for some crunch.

2. Smear on some of the PB goodness, sprinkle whatever healthy seeds you have on hand (for a sweeter variety I bet a few mini chocolate chips would be a crowd-pleaser as well), and banana.

3. Wrap it all up (you can use an extra little swipe of PB as a glue to keep it all together) and then slice it up into little "sushi rolls."

My kids LOVED it.

Simple and easy summertime snack or lunch.  I may have made one for me too.  I do ten to get food jealous ;)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cilantro Lime Quinoa Recipe!

Yummmm!

I found a recipe on Pinterest when looking up creative ways to make quinoa and spiced it up a little to make my own version of a Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad.

I haven't had much success in the past making this stuff- it always seemed a little bland, but this one was definitely zestier!


Ingredients:
1 cup Quinoa
1 carotn grape tomatoes
1 can of drained black beans
green onions (i used 6 but really to taste)
Cilantro to taste
2 limes
1/2 cup olive oil
red pepper flakes to taste
salt & pepper to taste
cumin
1 avocado


Directions:

1. Cook one cup of quinoa according to directions on package, set aside to cool.

2.  Halve grape tomatoes, drain black beans, chop green onions & cilantro,

3. Mix sauce together- olive oil, juice of two limes, red pepper flakes, cumin and salt to taste

4.  Add tomatoes, black beans, green onions and cilantro to quinoa.

5. Pour dressing mixture over quinoa and stir up ingredients to coat.

6. Cut up avocado and gently stir into quinoa mix.  Give it a taste and add any additional seasonings to taste.

7. Viola! A zesty quinoa salad- serve chilled! And with some extra lime slices! :)


Super Healthy and easy to make!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Catch the wave--->coaching sneak peek!



A one week, online, FUN & FREE sneak preview into what Beachbody coaching is all about. This lil' group launches TOMORROW!! Meet some current coaches on our team, hear about our experiences, daily activities goals and plans.....and decide if it's something that is aligned to YOU and YOUR goals for your future! 

Email me for more information!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beachbody High!

Currently on a Beachbody high---> 

1. Cannot wait to start PiYO post baby and KILL my "after" shots!
2. Lots of fun new announcements this week from the annual Conference, Summit, in Vegas & I officially registered for next year...coming for you NASHVILLE!
3. This year Kim Demoss is representing our team over in Vegas and doing a fine job might I add---> BUT we already have 8 from our team COMMITTED for next year and more on the way! YAY!

BUT the best part of the week...

4. Waking up to THESE emails and msg's!!!! These are from challengers who decided to try something new and COMMIT to a Beachbody program, Shakeology, and a challenge group.

Guys, I am not going to lie. There are SO many awesome pathways to get healthy, get fit, connect with others---> thats the truth. But what I KNOW is this has worked for me, its worked in the lives of people I know and love, and it continues to MOTIVATE & BUILD momentum.

This week has reminded me this opportunity to be a challenger or coach is a total game changer. It's about teaming up, supporting each other, and lifting others up to make positive changes.

and I'm not going to lie....it is SO. MUCH. FUN.!!!

No wonder so many have sipped the Kool-Aid! :P



Thursday, June 19, 2014

DIY Chicken Wire Bow & Handband Organizer

I have been NESTING like crazy and cranking out some DIY projects left and right.

New house and super pregnant is a good combination I think- getting stuff done!.  My husband may or may not agree ;)

Here is my latest project, with super simple directions for all of the sweet, girly lil' bows and headbands baby girls seem to collect!


1.  Supplies- 18x 24 frame (I found this white one at Michaels for $8); Chicken wire ($6.99 at Home Depot); Ribbon (I upcycled a pretty ribbon from a wedding I was in this past weekend); anything decorative you want on the frame (I upcycled little felt bows from Emerson's baby shower); cute clothespins (also upcycled from Emerson's baby shower); staple gun; wire cutters

2.  Take the backing off the frame and also take the glass or plastic off- you just need a bare frame.

3.  Lay the chicken wire across the back and cut to size.  (btw, chicken wire is scratchy-- my hands took a little beating from the edges!)

4.  Use staple gun to secure the chicken wire in place on back of frame.

5. Cut ribbon to size depending on how far you want the frame to hang down from nail.  Staple to top corners of back of frame.

6.  Glue on any decorative pieces along the frame & hang your new bow holder from nail on wall.

8.  Use your clothespins to secure headbands to chicken wire & enjoy it in all its baby girl cuteness.  I also glued a felt bow to the top of the nail to make it a bit prettier. I might eventually replace with a BIGGER bow--- but this works for now!

PS.  I wanted the frame to be a little more secure since we will be taking things on and off often- so I used double siding mounting tape on the bottom corners and secured to wall to prevent too much wiggling!

Happy nesting!






Friday, June 6, 2014

Coach Internship staring soon!!!

One of the best parts about summer is I get to laser focus on FUN with my family and making my OWN work schedule. No 6 am alarm clock for me!! (okkkk...Jamin is a pretty consistent 6:20 alarm, but still!).

I am SO excited to pour myself into Beachbody for the next 5 months because I have the FREEDOM to work from home and the ability to fully put into this business what I want out of it ---> setting up a SOLID foundation for financial security and a flexible schedule for my family. I can't wait to share this opportunity and impact others with the same goals!

I am looking for BUSINESS BUILDERS. People who aren't afraid to dive it. Being successful in this business is possible and doable-- even for people who work full time, or have kids, or are just BUSY. BUT takes a desire to jump in feet first. I want people who are ready to LEAP with me!

What could focusing on your health and fitness do for you and your family? How about making your own work schedule? What could an extra $100 a week do? How about $1,458 in ONE month?

Join in with me on my coach internship group this month and get daily step by step training, advice and information on how to build your business. I'm taking only 7 coaches for June so I can give my full attention, msg me if you're ready!!