Rosé Sangria (21 Day Fix approved)

Booze that's 21 Day Fix approved?! Yes way, Rosé ;) Rosé wines are made from the same grapes as reds, but rosés can range in color from super-pigmented magenta to golden copper. The color depends on two things: the type of grapes that were used and how long the skins were soaked in the juice. Some grapes have a thicker skin, and this is what imparts a richer color. For rosé wines, the skins are left in the juice for about 12–24 hours. For red wines, the skins can sit with the juice for up to three weeks, whereas for white wines, the skin spends no time in contact with the juice. 21 Day Fix portions: 2Y Total Time: 3 hrs. 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 6 servings, abo

#BonVoyageBeleys: T-Minus 2 weeks until TEXAS!

I cannot believe that in two short weeks my sister and I will be packing up our things and road-tripping to Dallas, Texas, for the remainder of 2016. If you didn't know yet, I quit my Email Marketing Job earlier this month to pursue my love of helping people get healthy. The month is flying by and here's what still is yet to happen in the next 14 days: - 8/27: Going away happy hour with friends and local Coaches - 8/28: Sunday Funday with my bestie - 8:29: My 31st birthday celebration on August 29 - 8/31: Moving out of my Philadelphia, PA, apartment - 9/1 - 9/5: Labor Day Weekend in Avalon, NJ - 9/6: Birthday Celebration with my Dad - 9/7: BEYONCE in East Rutherford, NJ - 9/8: DEPART FOR DAL

Cinnamon Bananas

The next time you’re jonesing for a sweet treat, try this easy Cinnamon Bananas recipe. It’s made with naturally sweet bananas, healthy spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and uses a touch of honey. A lower-calorie riff on bananas flambe — hold the alcohol, butter, and several tablespoons of sugar — this version enhances the already-sweet nature of ripe bananas through caramelization. This cooking process draws out the sugars in a food, cooking them until they brown. Caramelizing the bananas adds a lightly sweet crust to the warmed fruit slices, and makes it unnecessary to add any more sweetener than a couple of teaspoons of raw honey. Spices are having their “it” moment these days — it’s hard t

Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast is such an important meal of the day, but so often it’s the hardest one to “do right.” Weekday mornings can be especially tough. These Breakfast Quesadillas are absolute life savers in the morning. It literally takes seconds to grab one out of the fridge and heat it. Talk about instant breakfast. It’s even more convenient than stopping at a café or drive-thru on the way to work. And the flavor… I mean, who can resist colorful veggies, protein-packed eggs, and melted cheddar cheese?! It’s basically a grilled cheese with boosts of protein and a little fiber. Even picky kids can get on board with this. It’s quite easy to whip up these quesadillas, and, if you’re a fan of meal prep, ma

Broccoli Tots

To make these Broccoli Tots, you’ll start by steaming broccoli florets over the stove. Once tender, the broccoli gets chopped into small pieces — and then combined with egg, breadcrumbs, seasonings, and cheese. You can even add a bit of hot sauce for some extra heat. It helps to refrigerate the mixture briefly (15–30 minutes) to help it firm up and make the shaping process easier. To form your tots, use your hands to shape the mixture into a tot-like form. Then, place them on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown. The oven is a great way to avoid all the unnecessary oil from the deep fryer. Everyone will get excited about these Broccoli Tots. They make a great snack, side dish, or even

Chicken Breast with Feta and Artichoke

This chicken breast with feta and artichoke is a life-saving weeknight dinner recipe. For those times when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day between work, commute, family, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this recipe simply requires whipping up a quick marinade the night before, then dinner is on the table the very next evening in under 20 minutes. This particular recipe makes eight servings — perfect if you’re cooking for the whole family or for a week’s worth of protein for yourself. Total Time: 1 hr. 28 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 18 min. Yield: 8 servings 21 Day Fix portions: 1G, 1R, 1/2 B Ingredients: 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt 4 cloves garlic, finely

Beachbody Health Bet: Get PAID to Get Fit!

Would you like a little extra cash just for building healthy habits? If the answer is YES, then Beachbody’s Health Bet has you covered! What is the Health Bet? Beachbody is legit handing out cold hard cash to anyone who is committed to getting healthy this Fall! During the Challenge Period, from September 5th – October 2nd, 2016, anyone who meets the requirements below will win an equal share of a $1 million dollar pot funded by Beachbody! As a BONUS – for every Challenge Pack sold from July 27th – August 31st, 2016, Beachbody will add $5 to the pot for up to a $3 million dollar pot! It focuses on the HABITS - not the vanity results. Forget the scale. You don't have to get washboard abs to

I quit my Marketing Job to become a full-time Online Health Coach. AND I'm moving to Texas!

Last week was my final week in Corporate America. At 30 years young, I retired myself from an 8-to-5 job in Email Marketing to work my Beachbody business full-time. It blows my mind that in 3 years of working this business part-time, it was possible for me to match my Corporate income (NOTE: Insert Beachbody disclaimer here that this income is not handed to you, and it takes hard work. Each Coach's income level is determined by the hard work of the individual). For those of you that don't know Beachbody...have you heard of the at home DVDs like Insanity, P90x or the 21 Day Fix? Those are all distributed by a company called Beachbody. They specialize in at-home fitness programs and high qual

Mini Denver Quiches

These mini Denver quiches with ham, cheese, and bell pepper are perfect bite-sized appetizers for brunch, and they make a great grab-and-go breakfast! Total Time: 30 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 20 min. Yield: 12 servings 21 Day Fix servings: 1/2R Ingredients: 6 large eggs 1½ cups nonfat milk Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional) Non-stick cooking spray ½ medium onion, chopped ½ medium green bell pepper, chopped ½ medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 oz. low-sodium, nitrite-free lean ham, chopped 2 oz. cheddar cheese, grated Preparation: 1. Heat oven to 375° F. 2. Combine eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired; whisk to blen

Blueberry Tart Shakeology

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. For this Blueberry Tart Shakeology, all you need are blueberries, a scoop of Chocolate Shakeology, and a splash of cranberry juice for tartness, well, because chocolate. Throw in some water and ice — done and done. Some fruits were just made for each other: Blueberries and cranberries have a rich and intertwined background in North American history. They’re two of only three fruits (Concord grapes are the third) that are native to North America. Native Americans used antioxidant-rich cranberries as a food source, dye, and medicine; blueberries have been used throughout history in similar ways. They’re also really good at staining your clothes for t

Vanilla Peach Overnight Oats

Go ahead and hit that snooze button. If you’ve taken a few minutes to prepare overnight oats, breakfast will already be made, which gives you at least five extra minutes to linger in dreamland. Overnight oats are one of the simplest make-ahead breakfasts. No cooking is required and you can make one serving, or several, in about the same amount of time. So, why not prep a few jars at once and have breakfast in the bag for the whole week? You can vary the flavor by using different fruits and flavors of Shakeology, or by adding spices like cinnamon and ginger. Swap out the vanilla extract for other natural extracts like coconut or almond. Want to make your morning a little more decadent? Add a

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

There are many types of quick breads out there, some of which include biscuits, scones, and brownies. But let’s not forget what could be the most iconic one of all: banana bread. Not only is banana bread a great way to use up old bananas, but it’s also a great not-too-sweet treat to have on hand when cravings hit. This recipe for Gluten-Free Banana Bread is sure to become one of your all-time favorites. Thanks to a combination of almond flour, gluten-free flour, and rolled oats, this recipe is everything you’d expect, without the gluten. And because this recipe calls for a generous amount of mashed bananas, it makes for a moist, decadent loaf that doesn’t require heaps of oil. It’s perfectly

How I earned $49K though my side job in one year

Shakes. Weight Loss Wraps. Skincare. Nail Art. Leggings. Chances are that you know at least ONE person on your Facebook that is a representative for products listed above. And I'm one of them too, but I'd like to think that I've found a fun and natural way to share my health and fitness journey on social media. And along the way, I was able to create a substantial second income while working a full-time corporate job. In 2015 I earned $49,000 as a Beachbody Coach, while also working full time as a Senior Email Marketing Manager for a national retailer. While making this much through a side business is not all that common, I didn’t start out making the big bucks in Year 1 — I built my busines

Pad Thai with Spaghetti Squash

The flavors are similar to the traditional dish you can get at any night market or noodle stall in Thailand; there’s tamarind paste, eggs, bean sprouts, peanuts, and lots of garnishes. But, here’s where we get really creative… instead of noodles, this recipe calls for spaghetti squash! What we might lack in authenticity, we make up with (delicious) ingenuity. Once roasted, the insides of the spaghetti squash turn into stringy pieces that resemble noodles. And after they’re cooked into the pad thai sauce, you can barely tell the difference. Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to rice-based noodles, and it allows you to squeeze even more veggies into your meal. The other bonus: while rice-

Coconut and Lime Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

Cauliflower is lighter on the carbohydrates than rice, absorbs the flavor of almost anything you cook with it (in this case, creamy coconut milk, zesty lime juice, and fresh cilantro), and bumps up your vegetable intake. It might sound strange, but once you process the budget-friendly veggie into to small pieces, it really does look like rice! This “fried rice” recipe makes a large batch (8 servings) and extras store well in the fridge. So, if you’re not serving a crowd, wrap up any leftovers and enjoy them during the week. Serve the rice as a side with protein, or feel free to get creative and add other veggies or meat to make a stir-fry. Total Time: 35 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Tim

Mexican Chicken Zucchini Boats

These boats are a healthier spin on chicken burritos, swapping in nutritious zucchini for flour tortillas. A typical flour tortilla contains 25 grams of carbohydrates, 458 milligrams of sodium, and not much else. One zucchini contains 10 grams of carbs, 26 milligrams of sodium, as well as vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Using zucchini as the vessel is also convenient way to watch your portions without having to think too hard: 1 boat = 1 serving. These zucchini boats are also incredibly versatile — serve them as a main course with a green salad, or cut them into smaller pieces for a unique, nutritious one-bite appetizer for your next party. Plus, th

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

For this Watermelon Pizza, Greek yogurt acts as the “sauce,” adds a teeny burst of protein, and works as a tart and creamy contrast to the fruit. Without it, this recipe would essentially be a stacked fruit salad, and let’s be honest…that also sounds pretty tasty. Finally, we topped the pizza with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and kiwi. Talk about a brilliant flavor profile. The toppings add a powerful punch of antioxidants and bold, bright flavors — the pepperoni to the crust, if you will and kiwifruit orbs boast a level of tang that can’t be found in other fresh produce and packed with vitamin C and fiber, making them the cherry (or kiwi) on top of this recipe. 21 Day Fix portio

Peach and Green Bean Salad

Admit it: No matter how much you dress it up, sometimes a green salad is just…a green salad. That’s how this bright, summery Peach and Green Bean Salad can rescue you from the same ‘ol, same ‘ol mixed green side salad. A few simple ingredients with contrasting textures — crisp, barely blanched green beans combined with sweet, yielding peaches — tossed together create a super-flavorful salad that will blow your taste buds’ minds. Peak peach season is in July and August, but you can enjoy their ripe deliciousness as far into the year as late September. Green beans are also in season in the summer and fall, so this is the perfect combination of in-season produce. Steaming green beans quickly he

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