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 😘

2💚💚 1❤️ 1/2💙 1💛 3 🥄🥄🥄

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**

 

transformation

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!  

Best Veggie and Chicken Stir Fry – Sodium Free!

Tonight for dinner: Veggie and Chicken Stir Fry with soba noodles!
Recipe: great with or without the noodles, and delicious served with brown rice
Spice mix:

2 tbsp ground ginger

2 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp onion powder

2 tsp red pepper flakes

*mix together in a bowl and set aside*
– Add about 2tbsp coconut oil to your wok and heat on high, add: 1/2 Spice mix
– add 3 thawed and sliced chicken breasts
– cook on high until cooked through
-remove chicken from wok and set aside
– add 1 more tbsp of coconut oil to the wok and heat
– add your sliced veggies of choice

I use: Sliced mini sweet peppers, a sliced onion and tomatoes – other great options I have tried are zucchini, broccoli, snap peas, carrots and celery
– add 2 tbsp minced garlic
– Cook on high 3-4 minutes
– add noodles (optional)
– cook 3 more minutes
– add the other half of the seasoning and the chicken back into the wok and cook for about 1-2 more minutes on high
Serve while hot and enjoy!
ADDITIONAL NOTE to those following the Fix Portion Plan like me:

Soba Noodles are made out of buckwheat, which is an approved Fix portion food BUT these are not technically on the list of approved foods, I choose to use them anyway rarely and portion is key! I load up my plate with veggies and chicken first and then add about 1/2 yellow container to my meal and count it as a full yellow just to be safe 🙂

The choice is of course personal where to moderate items like this and what works for your family, I do not recommend using items that are not made from ingredients on the approved list at any time 🙂

Tuesday Taco Bowl Bar

It’s Taco Tuesday! AND  Tasty Tuesday!  What better day to do share a healthy FAMILY RECIPE for a Taco Bowl Bar!  My kiddos and hubby love this!  It is great for family dinners and for girls nights!  It is easy, quick and a perfect addition to your weekly menu plan…and it’s Fix approved!

taco tuesday taco bowl

Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breast

1 lb ground turkey (I use venison)

2 tbsp Taco Seasoning

1 cup Salsa (21 Day Fix salsa is perfect for you fixers 🙂 )

3 roma tomatoes

1 white onion

1 stalk green onions

cilantro

lettuce

1 avocado

1 can black olives

Plain greek yogurt

1 cup brown rice or quinoa

2 cups water

1 can organic corn

1 can organic black beans

 

Instructions:

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken:

  • Add chicken to your crockpot
  • Add salsa
  • Cook on low 6 hours

Rice:

  • Place 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil
  • add rice/quinoa and reduce to low heat
  • cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is cooked through
  • Place in bowl with Taco Bar

Taco Meat:

  • Defrost ground meat
  • add to fry pan and brown thoroughly
  • add taco seasoning and mix well
  • Add to bowl for Taco Bar

Beans and Corn:

  • Open both cans and drain
  • Add to microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave on high 3 – 4 minutes
  • Place with Taco Bar

Chop all veggies and place in bowls or on plates for a completed Taco Bar

Serve with greek yogurt in place of sour cream!

Create your Bowl!

*Optional:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Organic Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Tortillas

1 Green, 1.5 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Yellow (if you eat the rice or quinoa)