Today’s goal was to get ORGANIZED!  I’ve had a really wonderful holiday break but my body is very ready for good, yummy food.  I decided to try a few new recipes this week and am sharing below.  I loved the way they turned out!

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2 Larger avocados

2 tbsp Greek Yogurt

1 tbsp humus

1/4 pack ranch mix

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp pepper

Mash all ingredients in a bowl until you have a fairly smooth consistency.  I used whole grain tortillas and grilled until toasty.  It was so fast and easy!   My kids went for a bike ride with their dad and had a yummy, healthy snack ready for them when they got back.  I made double the recipe to use for tomorrow morning’s toast.  Just a little sprinkle of lemon juice to keep it’s bright green color.  I love avocados!  But doesn’t everyone??

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4 Chicken skinless boneless chicken breast

2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Sea salt

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp Crushed ground pepper

2 tsp Maple syrup, pure

I covered the chicken breast with spices and used a little olive oil to brown each side for a few minutes.  I layered in a baking dish and baked in the oven on 350 for 20-30 minutes.  (I also layered the bottom of the baking dish with 2 cups chicken stock)

Cilantro lime rice-

3 cups Jasmine rice

1/4 cup Cilantro

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1 /4 cup lime juice

Cook rice as recommended- Bring water and rice to a boil, then cover on low for 20 minutes. Add all ingredients to water.

Green beans-

This is my momma has very little time but would like to eat yummy healthy food and needs a bit of help…whew!

1 pack Frozen green beans

1/4 Onion sliced

1 cup Mushrooms

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Fresh ground pepper

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 long drizzle of Olive oil…oh yes I did.  I don’t measure the olive oil.  Just start drizzling!

Add to a skillet and cook until defrosted and heated.  And who-la!!  It’s one of my faves and I can’t wait it eat it.  I’m a pretty easy going meal prep person for lunch and snacks but I like dinner to have a little presentation!

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After a long afternoon of meal prep and packing I am very much ready for my week.  Now that my food goals are organized and ready I am giving my self a few fitness goals as well!  My body likes to run but my mind loves it and needs the zen I get from it.  This week I am aiming to run 15 miles, get in 3 strength training workouts and 2 rest and recovery workouts of yoga, specific mobility work or a nice hike with my kids.  I’m pulling out my handy dandy planner and penciling all this in.  The reality is that it isn’t enough to have “good intentions”.  I’m a wife, mother, business owner and personal trainer.  There are waaay to many opportunities for me to find time for something else.  My schedule keeps me organized with all my life’s priorities and my health and wellness is definitely a priority! I make sure to make appointments for my self.  You know the old saying, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy”.  This speaks volumes to me.  My husband is very much the head of our household.  He works very hard for us.  But I am well aware that I am the heart of this family.  I spend the most time with our children and my attitude shapes their day.  I read a quote the other day that I may repeat every day for the next 362 days.  This is what it said,

“A great attitude becomes a great day,

which becomes a great month,

which becomes a great year,

which becomes a great life”….in essence my gratitude shapes my attitude.

So, this momma needs a heart that’s filled with a great attitude and this happens when I focus on my health and wellness.  I owe it to my self and my family to make this a priority.  There is a balance to be found if you realize the parallels of what health AND wellness bring!

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