Tomato Salsa Shrimp with Carrot and Squash Noodles

This Fresh Tomato Salsa Shrimp is the answer to an impressive meal with minimal effort. It’s colorful, fresh, and light! The shrimp salsa topping uses pre-cooked shrimp, which are quickly marinated them in the fridge. While the shrimp marinate, you’ll prepare the squash noodles. A spiralizer will make for quick work, but you can also use a vegetable peeler and cut the pieces into spaghetti-like strips. Either way you make them, they’re a great way to add veggies to your diet and they cook in mere minutes. For a super time-saving shortcut, you could use a good-quality tomato salsa as the base for marinating the shrimp. Just give it a taste, and adjust seasonings as needed (such as lime juice,

Greek Chicken Pita

Take all of the flavors of a classic Greek salad into a delicious and satisfying pita sandwich you’ll make again and again. Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 1 serving Calories 380 kcal Portion Fix containers: 1½ Yellow 1 Red 1 Green ½ Blue Ingredients 1 6½-inch whole wheat pita cut in half to make pockets 3 oz. cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless cut into 1-inch cubes 1/4 medium tomato chopped 1/4 cup chopped cucumber 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion optional 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup shredded romaine lettuce 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese about 1/2 oz. Instructions Fill pita halves evenly with chicken, tomato, cucumber, onion (if desired), o

Pineapple Shrimp Salad

There is nothing that I like more than an Instagram-worthy meal you can make at home! This Pineapple Shrimp Salad makes a perfect lunch or appetizer for a BBQ. Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green ½ Purple 1 Red 1 Blue INGREDIENTS 2 Zululand Queen baby pineapples (or you can use 1 large pineapple) 1 small English cucumber - diced 1/2 jalapeno (or to taste) - stem and seeds removed, finely chopped 1 avocado - peeled, cored and cubed Juice of 1 lime 1/4 teaspoon of Sriracha 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, de-stemmed, and chopped 1 pound cooked shrimp Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Cut the pineapples down the middle. Take a paring knife and cut around the perimeter of the inside of the pineapple. Sco

Crunchy Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Sweet pineapple and crunchy radishes go perfectly with tender, slow-cooked pork loin in these mouth-watering tacos. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes Servings: 4 servings, 2 tacos each Portion Fix containers: IR 1P 1Y Ingredients 1 lb . raw pork loin , boneless, visible fat removed, cut into 4 large pieces 1 (7-oz.) can sliced jalapeños (optional) 1½ cups tomatillo salsa (or salsa verde) ½ cup finely cubed fresh pineapple 2 medium shallots , finely chopped 2 Tbsp . fresh lime juice ¼ tsp . ground cumin 8 corn tortillas (or 6-inch whole wheat tortillas), warm ½ cup thinly sliced radishes Instructions Place pork loin, jalapenos, and tomatillo salsa in a sl

Tips to Keep Your Leftovers from Spoiling

Managing lots of leftovers can be a struggle. Trying to eat everything before it goes bad can sometimes seem like a juggling act. However, following a few simple food safety rules can make your extra food last longer and keep your grocery bill down. What is essential to keeping on top of all of this food is, one, make sure you are eating your food consistently, and then knowing how to store it, and when it’s time to throw it into the compost bin or trash. Why Does Food Go Bad? When food spoils, it’s usually because bacteria — like Staphylococcus, Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter — starts feasting on it after it cools down to temperatures that can support bug life. If the food is not se

80 Day Obsession Review: Phase 1 Results

It's been 4 weeks that I have been a part of the 80 Day Obsession Test Group. And I'm excited to say that I have officially completed Phase 1 of this program! Here are my results from Phase 1: Lost 8 lbs Lost 5 inches (including 1 inch from each thigh) Gained .25 inches on each arm 80 Day Obsession is a 3 month program that is being developed by Autumn Calabrese. Beachbody asked me to be a part of the Test Group, so I can test the program and provide feedback to Autumn and the Production Team. This program focuses on 6 days of exercise and "timed nutrition." The meal plan specifically states that foods to eat, how often to eat and what types of foods to eat when. I'm also incorporating the B

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat Before Bed?

Sleep. A good night of it readies you for the physical and mental challenges of the day ahead. But over time, an optimal quality and quantity of sleep can also help you stay healthy, achieve and maintain a healthy weight. You can see why you would want to do all you can to ensure that you are snoozing like a champ each night. To that end, you might get a white noise machine, invest in some blackout curtains, avoid using your devices or watching TV in the hour or two before bed. But all that forethought and consideration might be undercut if you’re eating foods that aren’t conducive to you getting some restorative, rejuvenating, reparative sleep. It seems a shame, no? To help you sleep better

Hawaiian Chicken

A new spin on sweet and savory chicken; Hawaiian Style Chicken! This easy-to-make dinner is only 300 calories and super easy to bulk prep for the week. Prep: 15 mins cook: 25 mins total: 40 mins Yields: 4 servings Portion Fix Containers: ½ Green 1 Purple 1 Red ½ Yellow Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used breast tenderloins because they’re easiest to cut into small cubes, but any boneless skinless breasts or thighs will work) 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple 1 medium red bell pepper, diced 1 medium green bell pepper, diced 2 small sweet potatoes (8 ounces each), peeled and diced into small 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon canola o

Cauliflower Bread

Buh-bye bread. It’s been really nice knowing you, but I’m all about cauliflower bread now. This is easy to make, felt wholesome and comforting to eat, and it had this lovely savory flavor that made regular bread seem all of a sudden bland. I started thinking of the many ways I could use it — open-faced burgers, tartines, mini pizzas, for breakfast topped with a sunny side up egg — and I knew that toasty cauliflower bread would make each of those meals more interesting. Photo credit: Beachbody Eating a single slice of this “bread” counts as a full serving of vegetables. Stuff some lettuce, tomato, and turkey between two slices, and even though it looks and feels like you’re chowing down on a

Baked Ziti with Summer Veggies

Pasta casseroles are one of the best go-to dishes for easy weeknight meals. And this Baked Ziti recipe is no exception. Tomatoes, summer squash, and zucchini are abundant in the summer months, making them perfect additions to this hearty casserole. And, it’s ok to get creative with this baked ziti recipe! Can’t find summer squash? Use butternut squash instead! Or, if you’re not a fan of tomatoes, substitute with red or yellow bell peppers. This will, of course, adjust the nutritional content a little bit, but if you want to add more (or different) veggies, we won’t say no! This baked ziti recipe can easily be prepped in advance and baked just before dinner (just factor in a bit of extra baki

6 Lessons I've Learned Being My Own Boss

Twelve months ago I made the terrifying (and exciting) decision to retire myself from Corporate America to become a full-time network marketing professional with Team Beachbody. And it's crazy to believe that one year has FLOWN by and I'm now living 1,500 miles away from where I started when I gave my notice. I wanted to share in my own words, what I've learned over the past year being my own boss. Some background on my business: building a full-time income was not something that happened overnight. I've been a Team Beachbody Coach (a 1099 independent distributor) for 4+ years, and from 2014-2016 started to take my business "seriously." I was working in digital marketing in Corporate America

80 Day Obsession: Week 3 Results

Bouncing back after a setback is a total mind game. After a disastrous ending to Week 2 of my 80 Day Obsession Test Group, I was determined to change my actions and my mindset. With that made sure I was feeding positivity into my head daily, healthy food in my kitchen and NO DISTRACTIONS. I'm happy to report that Week 3 was an amazing bounce back. I stuck to my meal plan 99% of the time, and got every single workout in! This may not seem like a huge deal to you....but it is to me. I am a stress eater. And whenever I go through a break up or stress in life...I eat. I eat a LOT of bad food, for the most part. So after an incident last weekend with a man treating me like complete shit, my usual

Greek Cucumber Salad

Sometimes, the simplest salads are the best. Like this 21 Day Fix recipe for Greek Cucumber Salad that has only 5 ingredients. Cucumber and onion go perfectly with salty feta and kalamata olives. Chopped fresh dill is a flavorful finishing touch. Finish it with a drizzle of good balsamic vinegar or make this yummy Lemon Caesar Dressing. It’s a great make ahead salad for a picnic or to pack for lunch. Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 1 serving Portion Fix containers: 1G 1B 1O Ingredients 1 cup sliced cucumber ½ cup sliced red onion 2 Tbsp . crumbled feta cheese 5 kalamata olives , pitted ¼ cup chopped fresh dill Instructions Combine cucumber and onion in a medium bowl; mix

Baked Oatmeal Cups with Raisins and Walnuts

Busy mornings? Then you’ll love these baked oatmeal cups with walnuts and sweet raisins. Why oatmeal? It’s high in soluble fiber, which helps with digestion and metabolizing carbs, it can help lower LDL cholesterol and, in turn, improve heart health and regular blood sugar, and it’s high in magnesium, which helps your body process calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K. Add in some crunchy walnuts for protein and omega-3 fatty acids, raisins for iron and potassium, and you’ve got one awesome breakfast to help you power through the day. Make these ahead of time for the whole week and make your mornings a lot easier. They freeze well, too! To reheat, just thaw in the fridge overnight and microwave

Banana Mousse

This quick banana mousse recipe makes an unbelievably satisfying dessert or snack. Whipped bananas have a light and creamy texture that can be made into a sweet tooth-satisfying dessert that packs wholesome nutrition (like this three ingredient ice cream recipe). Sweetened with honey and vanilla extract, then mixed with yogurt, this banana mousse tastes like a light and fluffy pudding. With only 79 calories per serving, you can even eat it for breakfast! We suggest topping each serving with banana slices and mint leaves, but you can dress up this dessert even more with fresh berries, sliced grapes, and a sprinkling of orange zest. Prep Time: 55 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Servings: 4 serv

Vegan Lime Cheesecake Cups

Rich, creamy cheesecake is one of those foods that, no matter how you slice it – thin… thinner… no, just a sliver, please – it’s still got an obscene amount of fat and calories. A single slice of plain cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory has 710 calories and 29 grams of saturated fat! For many people following a nutrition plan, that’s more than half of the calories they’d eat in a whole day. Sweet, tart, and refreshing, this raw Vegan Lime Cheesecake Cups recipe lets you have your cheesecake and eat it too… every day, if that’s your fancy. It’s light and creamy and is only about 139 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving. Now, I know this dessert isn’t really cheesecake, it’s more like a

6 Signs You Might Be Eating Too Much Sugar

Sweet tooth, anyone? *Raises hand* I don't know about you, but I grew up craving candy. I didn't stand a chance to NOT love sugar between the Gushers, Fruit Roll Ups, Fruit by the Foot, etc. Now that I'm an adult, I do my best to limit the amount of sugar that I intake daily. It's not easy to stay away from sweets / sugar, if it's something that your body has grown accustom to. My friends over on the Beachbody Blog put together a great article about signs that you may be eating too much sugar. Over the last few years, researchers have been building a case against sugar. A study has shown a connection in children between cutting back on sugar and heart health, and in September, JAMA Internal

80 Day Obsession: Week 2 Results

It's been 14 days since I have joined the 80 Day Obsession Test Group. And this weekend I failed to follow the program 100%. I debated if I should share that I slipped up, but I'm a true believer in being REAL following these programs. So here's how my Week 2 went.... The work week went really well. I meal prepped, mixed up my foods a bit (added in some avocado, jicama and more chicken). The workouts were harder in Week 2, because we had an extra round of exercises in most workouts. So that had us working out longer, which has always been a struggle for me. It was Friday evening that everything started to crumble. This weekend I had a visitor planned to come in from out of town. I was excite

Love Your Body Bootcamp

Why are we our own worst critics?! It took me a long time to learn how to love myself, and love my body shape. I grew up idolizing pop stars in magazines and wanting to be a size 0. As I started to share last night, it wasn't until I stared to work on my mindset and personal development that I was able to have a true transformation of my mindset. It may not look "perfect" every day -- but I work to HONOR and LOVE to the best of my ability. I am PASSIONATE about helping women discover what their best body looks and feels like, with minimal time and effort. I want to help each woman approach this journey with grace and compassion towards their bodies. Not learn to love their bodies when they

Shrimp With Couscous

Give dinner a Mediterranean twist. Fresh herbs, crunchy veggies, and tender shrimp combine in this dish that’s bursting with flavor and packed with protein. Since it takes less than 15 minutes to make, it’s a great choice when you’re short on time, but still want something savory, satisfying, and good for you. Total Time: 14 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 4 min. Yield: 4 servings Portion Fix containers: 1.5G 1Y 1R Ingredients: 1 cup dry whole wheat couscous 8 oz. raw medium shrimp, peeled, deveined 4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped 12 sprigs fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped ½ tsp. ground coriander

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