Grain Free Chicken Stir Fry

Y’all!!  Why have I waited so long to jump on the riced cauliflower train?!

Oh yeah.  Because I did it once myself and then drowned my frustrations and scraped knuckles (from the grater thingy) in a bottle of wine after.  Seriously.  Such a mess and crazy dangerous!

Fast forward a year and I’m stocking up on frozen veggies and see this!!  I opened the freezer door, grabbed it, read the ingredients, looked around like I just found the Holy Grail and someone was going to snatch it from me, and hid it in my basket.

This stuff is amazing!!!  Ahhhhmazing!!!  And I love that my belly doesn’t look 5 months pregnant after eating it, like it does with rice.  Delicious + no food baby = awesomeness.

Here’s how it went down….

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
1 package of the yummy goodness of riced cauliflower medley (Found in the frozen section with the veggies)
Olive oil
Sesame oil
Bragg’s liquid aminos
Sea salt
Black pepper

Directions:
Warm 1 tsp of olive oil in a skillet
Cook chicken breasts for about 8 minutes on each side (or until done) and sprinkle a little sea salt and pepper on each side
Remove chicken from skillet and set aside on a cutting board
Warm 1 tsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of sesame oil in the same skillet
Add the riced cauliflower medley to the skillet and warm through for about 5 minutes
Meanwhile, cube the cooked chicken breasts
Add the cubed chicken breast to the skillet with 1 Tbsp of Bragg’s liquid aminos
Mix well and warm through
Serve!

No Bake Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

These are the bomb dot com!!!

Recently my team and I traveled to New Orleans for our annual conferences and Lindsay brought these for a snack.  You can check out her website for yummy recipes also!  Guys.  These are soooooo good!!

My 9 year old son is super picky.  He loves pastas, burgers, fries, all the stuff kids love but hardly any veggies or fruits.  It’s a constant battle.  Even though he’s not a huge fan of Shakeology, he LOVES these!  It makes me so happy to know he’s getting nutrition while eating ‘cookie dough’.

Little tip—I will say I like them best cold.  So store in the fridge or in a cooler for a road trip for the best flavor.

Ingredients:
4 scoops (or packets) of Vanilla or Vegan Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 c creamy almond butter (check to make sure there is no added sugar in the ingredients)
1/2 c agave(you might want to start with a little less than half and see if it’s sweet enough)
1/2 c chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix together (works best with your hands) then break into small pieces and roll into balls.
Place in an air tight container and store in the fridge
That’s it!!

 

Bounce Back From BBQ

Ahhhh summer!

Meat a plenty, drinks a flowing and the waist is a growing!  Haha!!!

On July 24th I am starting a BRAND NEW health and accountability group and spots are now open!

It is time to ramp up your fitness, tighten your nutrition and see some serious results in as little as 3 weeks!!

Check out these results!


These are results from our newest program, Shift Shop!

NOW is the time to make the Shift, and when you commit to both your nutrition and your fitness by choosing one of these bundles, you’ll receive a gift from me as well!

Let’s Bounce Back From BBQ and make the SHIFT!

 

Ultimate Reset – The Supplements

Each day of the Ultimate Reset you will  have to take at least two supplements.  From helping to restore your digestive tract, to alkalinizing your body, to helping your liver, all of these have very specific jobs.

The first supplement you will become familiar with is Mineralize.  Mineralize is a powdered Pink Himalayan Salt that is minimally processed.  Our tap water, and even well water, can be filled with so many additives and chemicals.  Mineralize is added to distilled water to give your body a very simple and clean water to help your body detox.

The second supplement you will get to know is Optimize.  Optimize is taken 30 minutes before each meal and is compressed into a pill.  Optimize is in the Ultimate Reset to help your body absorb nutrients and to promote health and wellness.  As we age our enzyme levels can decrease.  Stress, poor diet and environmental factors don’t help this at all.  Optimize is full of enzymes, such as amylase, lipase, bromelain and protease, which help your digestion system.  It also has camu-camu which is a great source of Vitamin C.

Around 3:00 pm on your first day you will taste your first Power Greens.  Being honest with you, this tastes awful!!  At least to me and to many others!!  But your body NEEDS this!  Power Greens is a combination of kale, spirulina, cucumber, celery, spinach and chlorella to help support your body’s acid and alkaline balance.

The majority of us have a diet of sugary treats, processed foods, Cokes and alcohol.  These, though fun, cause our bodies to work harder than they have to.  Power Greens helps to balance this out.  The best way to take this is with just a splash of cold water (like a shot worth), stir and chug.

Each night, before supper you’ll take 2 capsules of Soothe.  This is another supplement that was created to help your digestive system.  Soothe is made of organic aloe vera and curcumin.  Curcumin is very similar to tumeric and both of these promote digestive health.  Together, aloe vera and curcumin have antioxidant properties that help your body fight free radical damage.

The second week a new supplement is introduced.  Detox.  Personally, I LOVE Detox!  Like crave it, love it so much!  It’s lemony and so refreshing.  Mix it with cold water and chug.  It is a fiber drink, so make sure to drink it fast, before it clumps.  But I have found that many people do not share this same love.  Whomp whomp.  Whether you love it or you don’t, it works!

Have you ever felt bloated?  That could be a result of your colon.  Your colon does way more than expel waste.  It extracts water, potassium and some fat-soluble vitamins from solid wastes before your body eliminates them.  If your colon isn’t processing and eliminating waste properly, your body can back up, causing bloating.

This isn’t a run to the bathroom Detox!  It’s very gentle.  Coupled with milk thistle it helps to support liver function while aiding your colon to do it’s best work!

The last supplement you will take is in week three and is called Revitalize.  These capsules are filled with pro- and prebiotics for a healthy gut.  Things like antibiotics have taken away some of these friendly bacteria and we need to restore our digestive tract for healthy intestines and to help break down carbohydrates correctly.  You’ll take this three times a day the last week of your Reset.

After your Reset it’s really up to you how you want to continue.  You can quit all this goodness cold turkey or continue taking these supplements.  The first time I did this I quit taking them.  This time, I’m continuing them.  I have seen and felt how they work in my body and I want that to continue.  I’m looking so forward to feeling this great a year from now!

If you have any questions about the supplements you need to take on the Ultimate Reset please ask below or shoot me a message at kristina.d.lewis@gmail.com.

All of this information and the Ultimate Reset recipes can be found here.

Ultimate Reset – Week 3

That’s a wrap folks!!

21 days and 10.4 pounds down!

I did this for a few reasons:

  1. To feel good.  I remember the first time I did this program I felt so good at the end; physically and mentally.  I needed to fell that again.
  2. My husband and I are going to Punta Cana in about a month for a trip that Beachbody is paying for.  I wanted to feel good on the beach.  😉
  3. May is our 10 year wedding anniversary.  I want to feel good in my body and feel good about the way my clothes fit.
  4. I needed to feel in control of myself.  Food and drinks can be a slippery slope for me.  I needed to hit this head on before the summer.

I’m proud to say I feel like I have accomplished all of these!

Blame it on the last week and eggs being so within reach.  Blame it on the buisiness of this time of year with vacations and sports.  But this last week was hard. I found a saving grace in guacamole and in knowing my mind was clear and sharp.  Sometimes when things get hard we have to find one thing we can own.  Mine was guacamole and how clear headed I became.  I owned that and didn’t want to lose it.

I have done the Reset to two extremes.  One was during the heart of summer.  We went on vacations, went to the beach, celebrated 4th of July and my daughter’s birthday.  We were on the go constantly.  The other, this time, was much less nomadic.  both have their perks and both have their difficulties.  

Even though the first time I did this we were on vacation the entire time, I think I’m more proud of this round.  When you’re on vacation and surrounded by people you have some build in accountability there.  This time I was working from home and no eyes were holding me accountable besides my own.  That’s a lot to carry, on top of running a business, being a mom, wife, business partner, etc.  The ownership I have with Round 2 is hard to describe.

In the end, I lost over 10 pounds, nearly as many inches and gained a huge self worth in myself, a control over food and alcohol.  This isn’t a one stop quick fix.  This is meant to give you a head start into a new life and I’m taking it to be just that.
Cheers to another round of the Reset down!

Ultimate Reset – Week 2

It’s getting harder, y’all!

Week 2 is called the Release Phase. Your body realizes that it is being detoxed and toxins really start to leave your body. Now when I say release, don’t think this is a squatty potty kinda of cleanse. It’s not. It’s a slow and very natural cleanse and while you will pee a lot because of the water you’re drinking, that’s about all you have to worry about!

It’s not uncommon for people to become emotional on this week. The bad food habits we have are brought to the forefront and something you have to confront. Anyone can eat clean for a week. Take it into week two and it becomes harder and your habits begin to rear their ugly heads.

With that said, I felt a nice burst of energy in week 2 and really enjoyed the food! Especially the roasted red pepper sweet potato bisque!

We also had to drink a fiber drink called Detox three times a day. Some people hate
this, but I looked forward to it. It was lemony and a refreshing way to start the morning.

For breakfast each morning I had fruit and there was usually at least one salad throughout the day. My go-to right now is this hearty miso soup. It is so good!! I made a bowl for t
he hubs and even he gobbled it up. Another recipe that will be staying in our clean eating arsenal!

All in all, it was a good week. We built a deck that is calling my name…’Kris. Come drink a beer with me. Cooommmmme drink a beer.’ But I’ve stuck to my guns and just sipped water on this lovely deck.

I’m down a little over 7 pounds and looking forward to killing week 3!

Ultimate Reset – Week One

I’m a week into the Ultimate Reset and down a little oveyogar 5 pounds and my body feels clean and a lot less puffy!

I decided to do the Ultimate Reset as a countdown to our trip to Punta Cana provided to us by Beachbody.  On top of that, it’s our 10th wedding anniversary in May and I want to feel and look great.  Ultimate Reset seemed like a great way to kick off this amazing year!

What is the Ultimate Reset?

It’s a 21 day nutrition program.  I am pairing it with our 3 Week Yoga Retreat available exclusively on Beachbody on Demand and a few short runs in between, but it’s really all nutrition.

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For 21 days you are given every single meal to make, when to make it, how to make it and when to eat.  This is my favorite part!  I have to think 0 about what I am going to eat!  It’s all there for me.

You begin the program eating pretty basic meals like salmon and red potatoes, salad with chicken, a rice and bean taco, scrambled eggs, etc.  But as the week wears on meat is removed and by the middle of the second week grains are removed.

You are also drinking (trying to at least!) a gallon of distilled water each day.  You are given a bottle of finely ground pink Himalayan sea salt to add to ygreensou water for electrolytes.

Before meals you will take a supplement called Optimize to help your body better break down the food and absorb the nutrients.  You also take a shot of Power Greens each day which is dried chlorophyl.  I’m not going to say this tastes awesome, because it doesn’t, but you feel so good after drinking it!  I have a nice little energy boost after drinking this.  Depend
ing on the day I will add it to my Shakeology or leave it plain.

This program is a mental battle.  100% mental.  For me that’s comforting.  I like knowing that my body simply needs to follow my mind.  And I like knowing that I am as mentally strong as I am physically.
So far I’m off to a watergreat start!  We even built a deck this past weekend which meant the beer was flowing and BBQ going.  It’s not easy, but I know it will be worth it!

If you have any questions about this program or would like to do it yourself, please let me know!  You can comment here or email me at kristina.d.lewis@gmail.com.

 

CrockPot Ribs


ribsIngredients:
For the CrockPot

A slab of ribs (cut in half), about 5 pounds total
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ cup Italian dressing
¼ cup barbecue sauce
For the glaze
1/2 c barbecue sauce
5 pieces of garlic, chopped

Directions:
In a medium mixing bowl combine salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, oregano and onion powder. Mix well.
Add Italian dressing, and ¼ cup barbecue sauce, and mix again.
Add one layer of ribs to the slow cooker at a time. If you need to trim your ribs to get them to fit it’s okay. I don’t recommend cutting them when grilling them or cooking them quickly, but for this recipe it’s going to be so tender that cutting a slab in half to fit the slow cooker is okay.
Scoop a big spoonful of the sauce over that layer, then repeat with each layer. Ribs, sauce, ribs, sauce, that way each layer is covered in the sauce mixture.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for about 7 to 8 hours on low. Every slow cooker is a bit different so start checking yours at the 6 hour mark and make adjustments as needed. Mine took 8 hours to become fully tender.
Remove from the slow cooker.
For the barbecue glaze before placing in the oven to finish:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the ribs on a baking sheet.
In a medium size bowl combine the barbecue sauce and minced garlic. Mix well.
Reserve ¼ cup of the sauce for when the ribs come out of the oven. Take the remaining sauce mixture and brush generously over the ribs, make sure to coat the tops and sides.
Place the pan in the oven on the middle rack and cook in preheated 400 degree F oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. You want the sauce to just start to bubble and the edges of the ribs to brown slightly. It doesn’t take long at all.
Remove from the oven and pour the remaining sauce on while the ribs are hot.
Place on a platter whole, or cut into smaller pieces if desired.
Eat!

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3 Tips to Keep YOU on Track During the Holidays!

The majority of Americans will gain anywhere between 7 to 10 pounds between now and Christmas.  Seeing as I can gain about 3 pounds at a Mexican restaurant, this doesn’t seem too far fetched!  But, as we all know, gaining and loosing the weight are two separate stories.  I want YOU to finish this year strong and begin 2017 already achieving your health and fitness goals.

Here are a few tips to keep you on track this holiday season:

Tip One
Do a party lap first thing.
When you arrive to a party, make a lap around the room before you accept a single drink or piece of food.  Get a lay of the land and pick out 3 things you are going to eat.  Grab just a little bit of these foods and sit down at a table to enjoy them.

Tip Two
Keep your hands busy!
Designate yourself the photographer for the party and go snap happy with your phone.
Keep a clutch in one arm and a beverage in the other.  Tip for the beverages…for every alcoholic drink, have a glass of water in between.
When your hands are full it’s really hard to make that extra plate or grab the appetizer you will mindlessly eat.

Tip Three
If you’re going to an event, like Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas lunch, where you can anticipate what foods will be there, decide  upfront what you will have.  If your MeMaw’s pecan pie is something you crave all year, let yourself have it.
One of the main things I look forward to each Thanksgiving, is broccoli, rice and cheese casserole.  It’s sooooo good!  And I allow myself to eat it, then I’m done.  There’s not craving it for 2 weeks and telling myself how I deprived myself of it.  I eat it upfront and let that craving die.
Get it in your head what you’re going to eat and what you aren’t.  If you know you’re going to eat pie, tell yourself that you won’t eat the brownies.  Give yourself control before you step in the room.

Bonus Tip
A bonus tip to help you get through the holidays is to invest in your health NOW!  Even if you don’t workout every single day between now and January 1st or even if you fall off the wagon of clean eating a day or two between now and then, you are already making progress!  Imagine how much more ahead of the game you will be if you give yourself a solid month heads start?!
I have online accountability groups RIGHT NOW to help you with this.  I can also help you pick a program that works best with your goals and your struggles.  In the meantime, follow these tips and allow yourself to accept the gift of health.

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Crockpot Pork Tenderloin

This is a fall and winter favorite in our house!  And I love it because it will feed us for at least 2 meals or make great lunches for the rest of the week.  Low maintenance,  baby!

My mother in law made this for the first time at a family reunion and I feel in love with it.  I think it’s the pico.  😉  Either way, it’s a great recipe to keep on hand.

Ingredients:img_5356-1
Pork loin (duh) about 2 ½ – 3 pounds, fat trimmed
8 oz pico de gallo
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp sea salt
1 c water
1 onion, quartered
8 red potatoes, halved
Small bag of carrots

Directions:
Season pork loin with sea salt and black pepper
Pour cup of water in the bottom of the crockpot
Place pork loin in the crockpot and cover with remaining ingredients
Cook on low for 8 – 9 hours

Save leftovers for stuffed baked potatoes/salad

Shopping List:
-Pork Loin
-Pico de Gallo
-Garlic Powder
-Dried Thyme
-Black Pepper
-Sea Salt
-Onion
-8 Red Potatoes
-Small Bag of Carrots
-Salad