THE BEST Stuffed Peppers Ever

My family LOVES stuffed peppers and the best thing is you can make them out of basically whatever you have on hand! BUT THESE, these are the go to Peppers in our house 😍 You will not be disappointed!

Ingredients:

6 large Bell Peppers ( I prefer a mix of orange, red and green)

1 lb Ground beef (I use elk or venison)

1⁄2 cup onion, Chopped

1/2 can tomato paste

3 fresh tomatoes, diced

1 cup rice of your choice (I prefer brown or jasmine) **Busy mom tip: I cook my rice in the instant pot the day before

1 cup water (for cooking rice)

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup Mexican cheese blend, Shredded

Directions:

Cut off the tops of peppers; discard seeds and membranes, chop peppers in half length wise.

Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered in boiling water for about 5 minutes; invert to drain well.

*in a separate pot put water bring to boil add rice cook until rice is soft – unless using precooked rice like I do.

In a skillet cook ground beef, onion till meat is browned and onions are tender.

Add tomatoes, paste, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and rice.

if needed add more water.

add rice to beef mixture.

Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat/rice mixture. Place in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Bake, covered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. in the last 5 minutes add any remaining cheese to the top of the peppers.

And ENJOY! Because these are amazing!!!

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Taco Boat Throwdown

Tonight was one of those "okay how do we throw something together fast, without going grocery shopping?" Kinda nights 😳
So was born our zucchini taco boats 😍😍😍

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground elk)
  • 1 whole onion -diced
  • 2 bell peppers OR 2 cups baby sweet peppers -diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 avocado (or guacamole)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • My sodium free taco seasoning
  • 1tbsp water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Saran Wrap
  • Olive oil

*optional
For the family 😉 1 box jiffy cornbread mix and it's ingredients

Directions:

  • Brown the meat in large skillet
  • Once almost completely browned add water and taco seasoning to taste
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, do not cut completely through but almost
  • Spray small amount of non stick cooking
  • spray in the middle of the zucchini
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap with Saran Wrap and microwave 5 minutes, then let it stand 2 minutes
  • Do the same to the other zucchini
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan with the meat moved to the side
  • Add onion and peppers leaving 1/2 cup raw for topping
  • Cooking onion and peppers and blend with taco meat and turn off heat
  • Mix corn and black beans in microwave safe bowl and cover and microwave on high 2 minutes
  • Open Saran wrapped zucchini and *optional : scoop out center (I prefer to leave the center in
  • Top with meat mixture, lettuce, peppers, salsa, cheese, bean and corn mixture and salsa

*Optional Corn Bread Base for non-zucchini lovers

  • Follow directions on jiffy box to mix pancakes
  • Heat griddle and make corn bread pancakes 🥞
  • Top exactly the same as the zucchini boats

These were a hit by all and so fast and simple and most importantly, you don't need your oven on a hot summer day!

And for those of you following the Fixate meal plan like me 😉 here are the counts 😘

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Summer Love Your Body

Summer Love Your Body Bootcamp is Open for Registration!

You Guys! Registration is NOW OPEN for my

Summer Love Your Body Online Bootcamp!

Lets learn to love ourselves where we are at while working towards our goals together!! This bootcamp will push us to hit our goals by the Fourth of July and more importantly to love ourselves more and more everyday while we work on being healthier and happier than ever!!!

You will get all your workouts (that you’ll do from home), 30 superfood meals, the built in support and motivation that comes from being in these groups, and the exact nutrition/meal plan you need to not only get results, but to learn how to KEEP those results forever. You’ll learn all my secrets on learning to love yourself right where you are while you work on building a healthier you and get to where you want to be! Because you are amazing just the way you are and it isn’t wrong to want more out of your life and your body You will learn to NEVER diet again and how you should NEVER be hungry!

So, if you are sick of wanting more and never sticking with it, or of teeter-tottering back and forth between dieting and bingeing, losing and gaining, feeling like you have no control over food or your body, feeling like you can’t remember the last time you appreciated your body for anything, dealing with anxiety, depression or lack of energy, or if you just want to lose some fat while still enjoying the things you love like wine 😉 and chocolate, send me an email ASAP or fill out the Take My Challenge form above! My groups fill up quick, and once those spots are full, its full. Can’t wait to work with you!

**only open to women who live in the US and Canada who and are not already a coach or working with one**

 

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These are real results, that you can really get and maintain while building confidence and staying full on food your whole family will love!!

 

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

His Grace Is Sufficient

As I laid in bed this morning listening to these little voices build and imagine and play in the hallway together, just to be near where I am ❤️ I was overcome with total gratitude for this amazing gift of motherhood and stewardship of these tiny hearts, hands and feet They absorb every breath I breathe, every thought I think and every word I speak.

They long to be near us always, in the quiet moments and in the crazy ones.

They watch us, watch ourselves in the mirror and learn how to think and talk about their own bodies.

They watch us show kindness to strangers and learn to be kind, always and to everyone.

They watch us love our husbands, their daddy and hero, and watch him love us, and learn what a healthy and strong marriage should look like and what they can expect from a man.

They watch us praise the Lord and sing to Him, read of Him and act as He would approve, and they learn to love Him.

They listen as We lift others up, speak acceptance and love into their lives, and they learn to pour their hearts into others, to be empathetic.

They watch and listen as we contain, or try our hardest to contain 😉, our temper, our anxiety, our depression, and learn to be strong and steadfast and a fighter-despite their weaknesses.

They watch us fall to our knees and depend on Him for our strength, and learn to be arrows, to turn to Him in times of need.

They watch us press on, work hard and talk about passion and purpose and dreams and things that seem impossible without faith, and they learn to have faith, to dream BIG, and that they can accomplish anything they want with God and mommy in their corner ❤️

We are more than just a mom, We are warriors, an example, a steward. And they are more than our beautiful children, they are daughters and sisters and someday mothers in Christ, Sons, Brothers and someday Fathers in Christ, they are arrows in the Lords army, they are the future.
So I will keep sharing my weaknesses and my fight, so they can see where I draw my strength ❤ And I urge you to share yours too, continue to lead by example and we need to remember as mommas, that even when we think they aren’t watching and maybe think we aren’t leading, they are, we are, always.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.- 2 Corinthians 12:9

Happy Mothers Day week to all my other arrow raisers, arrow sharpeners and arrow buffers 😉 whether you’re a mom of your own arrows or a significant role model for the arrows in your life, you are raising the future ❤️ Thank you for all you do and for all the beautiful “mothers” in my girls life, I could not raise these warriors without you!  

Health, Wellness and Fitness Coach Free Informative Training

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I am looking for women who are looking to learn more about this opportunity to work from home and set your own hours as a Health, Wellness or Fitness Coach. This week only I am offering this completely free Open House style virtual training in the requirements and details of becoming a Coach and how it works, what it takes and answering all your questions as well as offering next steps for those interested.

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I will be filling only 10 open positions into our exclusive mentorship program for the month of May. These positions are open first come, first serve to active members of my Open House Training. An average weekly income for a Coach graduate from our mentorship program ranges between $200-$1,500 (Part-Time) and $1,500-$6,000 (Full-Time)

If you:
* Are motivated by helping others
* Are coachable
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* Are a team player, and
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* Are fitness minded or would like to work on your own health goals and inspire others.
* Are someone who has always had a true desire for making a difference in the lives of others
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Oven Nachos – Fix Approved

If your kiddos are anything like mine they are CONSTANTLY asking for food. As if I don’t feed them? As if they didn’t just eat an apple, a sandwich, a bowl of cereal, a string cheese, 5 strawberries and about 15 other things…as if.

Well, this afternoon they were begging (literally begging) me for something MORE to eat! ……I of course said “drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes” I mean, I don’t want to raise over-eaters but I also don’t want to not feed a hungry child! So while they waited their 5 minutes, I glanced at the clock… It was 525pm!  And I don’t know about you, but if I haven’t started dinner, let alone started thinking about dinner, yet at 525pm, all may as well be lost and we can call our very favorite delivery kid from the friendly neighborhood Bellagios or we can expect to pull all our hair out dealing with starving children who somehow morph into an angry pack of screaming wolves if dinner is served after 630pm!

So I had to think quick to avoid the slippery slope that is take out, not to mention the poor kids were totally right to be hungry, it was dinner time!

Open the freezer, HAAAALELUJAH! Ground Turkey to save the day…and the rest is history 😉

Oven Nachos are the quickest, healthiest, tastiest most incredible thing I have up my sleeve. All you need is:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 Serving of my salt and sugar free Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of Organic Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese of your choice (I use mexican blend)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • 2-3 Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 1 Diced Avocado
  • 1 small can Sliced Olives (for the kids 😉 )
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips (I use whole grain chips from Costco)

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Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Step 2:

Brown the ground turkey in a skillet, add taco seasoning and cook through. Add half the diced onion to the meat and simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 3:

Spread the can of black beans over the bottom of your oven safe casserole dish

Step 4:

Top the beans with the cooked meat

Step 5:

Top with Cheese

Step 6:

Place on middle rack of oven for 12 minutes or until cheese is melted

Step 7:

While cooking, dice up veggies

Step 8:

Upon removing from the oven, top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and olives

Serve while hot with greek yogurt/sour cream and tortilla chips!

 

Enjoy and repeat often!

 

This World Needs Your Gifts

There are moments in our lives that define who we are, what we are doing, where we should be headed, and what we need to do with our lives.

These moments can come in the simplest, most unexpected times and usually take us completely by surprise.

 This is one of those moments for me.

 When I first ventured into the Coaching world a few years ago I never would have thought that I could be sitting here LITERALLY CHANGING LIVES. Just by being me. Just by reaching out, leaving fear at the gates and sprinting towards what I want out of life.  What do you want out of life? What are you doing to get it?  What are you allowing fear to steal from you?

Don’t give fear that control.  Don’t hold back from changing lives, including your own, another day!  Watch this message, this piece of my heart, and then tell me what you want out of life!

 

Now go take the next step, reach outside your comfort zone and sprint for your dreams!  And if you want someone to help you figure out what that looks like, how to do it, or where to start  Message Me …Don’t waste any more of your precious time, this world needs your gifts!

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The Power of Positive Thinking, The Will to Change Your Life

So many people are pigeonholed into careers and roles that they never feel truly passionate about and they feel angst and regret for the life they should have lived or could have lived.

I want to send a message to our youth to our children and to our current working force women and men that YOU ARE MORE THAN!  You are worth more, you were made for more… I am not talking about mothers and fathers being unhappy in their domestic roles or about the workforce being undriven in their current positions.

DRIVE IS NOT THE SAME AS PURPOSE

I am talking about being COMPLACENT to accept their career, their ladder to success, their daily monotony… Even the most successful business women and men are NOT walking in their purpose, do NOT feel a fire in their hearts and are NOT fulfilled in their invested time at work.

They go to work. They come home. They often even work once they are at home. But they NEVER feel at peace. No matter how high they climb or how hard they try, or how many promotions they get… something is ALWAYS MISSING.

WHY you ask?!?

WHY would I make such a bold statement? How dare I?

Well just ASK THEM. Or better yet, ask yourself:

What is the desire of my heart?

What was I created to do?

When do I feel the most alive?

NOW ask :

Am I fulfilling that desire?

Am I using that gift to do what I was created to do?

Am I impacting the world in a positive way?

Am I fulfilled?

What was your answer?  Do you want to answer yes to all those big life questions?

What if I told you, YOU CAN!  You can live out your HIGHEST purpose in this world and still make lots of money, or have personal success or emotional happiness.  You do not have to choose between being successful and being happy. You can have it all. Seriously I am not pulling your chain, I’ve been there.

Actually I’ve been in all of the roles imaginable, I am a mom and wife and I’ve stayed home while my hubby worked, I’ve worked part time, full time, I’ve been completely broke, had immense business success and had great financial gain, I’ve been restless and  lost and had small to large regrets, I’ve been walked on, passed up and even unknown by my boss who I’ve centered my world around.

  One day I asked myself “what kind of example am I setting for my kids if I let them see me like this?”

Like a deflated balloon someone is dragging around by the string!?!

What message does that send them?

So I decided NO MORE Mrs. Nice Girl. No more pulling my string. No more regrets, no more excuses.  I DECIDED to take the reigns and put all the positive energy I could muster out into the universe (the universe=Gods plan=fate=whatever you believe insert it here), into every single aspect of my life.  Into every person I meet, every hater I encounter, every obstacle I cross and every thing I do, I do it with POSITIVITY.  Do you know what happens when you put positivity into the universe?

Positivity comes back to you, 10 fold, 20 fold, Hell I don’t even know how much but a heck of a lot of positivity!

In the form of personal growth, financial gain, self confidence, self love, marital bliss, parenting success, emotional stability, relational peace… you name it, you will receive it. All by putting your very best positive foot forward in this world.

  Do you struggle with where to start?  How to be postitive?  Well I have a few tried and true tips for you! Follow these simple steps to get started, and see your life change before your eyes!

  1. Meet EVERYONE with a smile, not just those who deserve a smile, not just those who smile at you, but everyone you encounter
  2. Don’t allow others to dictate your actions or feelings, you are not a balloon on a string, do not act like it
  3. Choose your battles, I mean really choose them… Is it worth it to win the arguement about who left the dishes in the sink, when it means fighting for an hour about everything in between?  Probably not, you know what you could do with that hour?  Take 2 minutes and rinse the stupid dishes, politely ask whoever you think left them there to try and not do it in the future, then spend the rest of the 57 or so minutes talking about positive things going on in your life, connecting and conversing – building a relationship and meeting the world with positivity
  4. Don’t say things you don’t want repeated
  5. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.  Seems pretty basic right?  But it is probably one of the hardest things to really do…Even in frustration, in total stress-dom, speak in kindness, speak criticism from a place of love and safety…believe me you and they will be much happier
  6. Stand up for others
  7. Take time for yourself EVERY DAY – a minimum of 10 minutes, totally for yourself…not locking yourself in the bathroom and playing a game on your phone, but turning off the world for 10 whole minutes and focus on your goals with total and complete positivity
  8. Put what you want into the universe, and the universe will deliver it…speak your goals out loud, say them to someone, make them real and known and present
  9. Lastly and most importantly BE KIND – above all else treat everyone with kindnessSounds easy enough right? You cannot achieve your purpose and greatness if you do not own your drive and dream – the universe simply CANNOT give you the desires of your heart if you do not give them to the universe!

So what are you waiting for?  Your mind is a powerful force, when you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change… go change your life.

Faith and Fitness

I am passionate about faith.

I am passionate about fitness.

Well actually I am passionate about a lot of things….

Pizza. Wine. Stretchy Pants. Uggs. Sweaters that fit like blankets. Family. Friends. Coffee. Holistic Health. The Oregon Coast…the list goes on and on…BUT… None of it matters without my Faith and my Fitness.

Faith is one of my gifts.  Over the past 10 years I have developed a pretty rock solid relationship with God. I believe in Him and His plan above all else. I have been through hard times, ups and downs, and He is always a constant and never-failing source of my positive thinking.  I know beyond a doubt that my relationship with Him is the most important relationship in my life. I love my husband more every day than I did the day before.  I love children more than any human could ever fully understand…BUT God gets it.  Because that is how HE. LOVES. US.

-MIND BLOWN-

I mean, once I got that, my Faith was solidified, like, poured in a vat of cement and connected to my heart FOR-EV-ER!

Don’t get me wrong, the enemy still tries to attack that cement with a sledgehammer but thanks to my relationship with Christ, he can’t touch my heart or my Faith. And I am pretty sure he hates that 😉

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Thanks to my faith in The Lord, I can pursue my purpose in this world with complete and total certainty that I am right where I am meant to be.

HE MAKES IT VERY CLEAR WHEN I AM NOT. 😉

After much prayer, lots of trials and many failures – all of which led to enormous lessons that I use to this day – I am finally in my purpose.

I am talking HEART ON FIRE – CRAZY HAPPY – WILLING TO WORK FOR FREE – DO IT EVERY MINUTE YOU CAN – purpose.  Do you know what that feels like?

For me my purpose is helping others accomplish their dreams, or rather figure out what the heck their dream and purpose is, and then help them achieve it! Help them get time back for themselves!  Take time to focus on themselves! Accomplish things they never even knew they could! Sounds pretty cool right?  YEAH. IT. IS.

And you know what is at the center of all of it?

Health and FITNESS! A fit body, mind and soul…Start with the body and the others will follow – seriously!

Doing something you never thought your body could do = AMAZING FEELING.

Losing weight you never thought you could lose = AMAZING FEELING.

Wearing a size you never thought you would wear = AMAZING FEELING.

Overcoming an addiction you never thought you would = AMAZING FEELING.

ARE YOU SEEING THE COMMON DENOMINATOR HERE? dO YOU SEE WHY i LOVE MY JOB?

 

Once you accomplish something, 1 SMALL thing, that you never thought you could…You start to believe you can accomplish another one, and another one, and another one…and pretty soon you are blowing your own damn mind! Fitness is so crucial to a healthy life and an active body and mind.  Fitness.

Faith and Fitness.

 

So my advice to you:  BLOW. YOUR. DAMN. MIND.

 

If you aren’t sure how, well hell, that’s what I am here for 😉