Overnights oats is my new obsession. It is PACKED with protein and so filling.
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1 scoop Shakeology (I used vanilla, but any flavor will work…even strawberry!)
- 1/2 c. greek yogurt
- a tiny pour of almond milk
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 tsp. pb2
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- cinnamon (to your taste)
- stevia (to your taste)
Mix all ingredients into jar or cup of your choice, stir completely, and then refrigerate overnight. In the morning you can either eat cold or heat for 2 minutes. I like mine warmed up and topped with banana.
*Another great addition would be to add a orange container of ground flaxseed.
Great vegetarian dish here. It is a bit labor intensive but I use it for dinner and then pack up leftovers for lunches. Trust me….it’s totally worth the time.
- 1 medium sized butternut squash
- 1 bag dry black beans
- large sweet onion
- 1 tsp olive oil
- fontina cheese
- 1 ezekiel tortilla
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
Starting with the beans, rinse and soak overnight. The next day drain the water and place beans in a large saucepan. Cover with water and gently boil for 60-90 minutes. Drain water again and mix in chili powder, cumin, and cayenne.
For the butternut squash, peel and cube. Add the cubes to a baking sheet lined with foil. Toss with the olive oil and oregano. Bake 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
To caramelize the onion, cut the onion into thin slices. Spray a skillet with a non-stick spray and sauté the onions until they are golden brown and soft (about 20-30 minutes). I then add the squash to the pan and mix together.
Cut 1 tortilla in half (for the 21 day fix 1 tortilla = 1 yellow container). Fill green container with squash/onion mixture. Fill yellow container with black beans. Fill blue container with shredded fontina cheese.
Now we can assemble our quesadillas! I use a quesadilla maker but you can easily do on a griddle as well. Start with 1/2 of a tortilla and layer with green, yellow, and blue containers. Cover with remaining 1/2 tortilla and cook till cheese is nicely melted.
For left overs, I pack the squash, onion, and beans together to be reheated during the week. It makes for a great side or snack.
This is my go-to salad for lunch while on the 21-day fix program. It’s filling, portable, and delicious.
- baby spinach
- grilled chicken
- gorgonzola cheese
- dried cherries
- green onions
- 6 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 2 tsp. dijon mustard
- 6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
To make dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, mustard, and olive oil in blender.
green container – fill with spinach and green onions…TWICE!
red container – fill with grilled chicken. I like to grill my chicken on my Breville panini press with Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy.
blue container – fill with equal portions Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.
orange container – fill with dressing then pour on salad.
Store leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Did you hear? There is a brand new program coming February 3rd from Beachbody which includes:
- a simple eating plan that does the portion control for you. No counting calories!
- SEVEN 30 minute workouts that range from boot camp style classes to yoga.
- a system of support and accountability
- and the opportunity to LOSE 10 lbs. in 21 days!!!
One thing that I’ve learned from myself, being a personal trainer/group exercise instructor, and coaching challenges is that nutrition is a HUGE (like 75% HUGE!) part in healthy weight loss and continued success. It’s also the part that people struggle with the most. With the 21 Day Fix you receive portion-control containers that take all the guess work out of what to eat and how much to eat. And the best part….it shows you how you can still eat chocolate and drink wine! Say what?
Added bonus: when you buy between February 3-February 10, you’ll be automatically enrolled in my 21 Day Fix Challenge Group starting February 17. So that means you’ll get everything included in the 21 Day Fix program, PLUS my personal attention and support. I can’t wait to do this challenge WITH you!
Email me if you have any questions!