March 31, 2016

Baked Chicken with Carrots, Oranges, and Sweet Potatoes

Bored with the same old baked chicken breasts? This recipe adds a citrus zing that gives white meat tons of flavor, while keeping it succulent and tender. Chicken breasts are topped with orange slices, basted with orange juice, and baked with hearty, inexpensive staples like carrots, celery, and sweet potatoes, which also take on the bright citrus flavor. It’s a crowd pleaser, and kids will love it!

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings

4 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, cut into 1-inch slices
2 medium celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red onion, sliced
4 (4-oz.) each raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
¼ cup 100% orange juice (or juice of 2 medium navel oranges)
½ cup water
2 medium navel oranges, peeled, chopped
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Place carrots, sweet potatoes, celery, onion, and chicken in large oven-proof roasting pan.
3. Top with orange juice, water, oranges, rosemary, salt (if desired), and pepper (if desired).
4. Bake, basting occasionally, for 35 to 50 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.

Tip: This dish can also be prepared in a slow cooker. Layer all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook for about 4 hours on high, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.

Recipe Credit: Team Beachbody Blog

Sneak Peek!

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It's been put on my heart to reach out to this elite group of women called MOMS!

I want to talk to the moms who are looking for more. The moms who are looking for fitness, but more than that are looking for a way to get more out of life! Maybe you're already a stay at home mom, or you're looking for a way to become a stay at home, or just looking for a discount on fitness programs, because you desperately want to work on your health, but let's face it, you're a mommy and your money goes to your kids! You are the women I'm talking to!

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** Moms who want to spend time with their babies AND help support their family.

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I get asked all the time just what it is that I do as a "coach." Can anyone do this? Do I have to be fit? Do I have to be certified? Do I need special training? Do I need to invest my own money? It seems like such an elusive business to most people, including me before I started!

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Free 5 Day Clean Eating Group

If you are on Facebook, join me for my April Clean Eating group with Meal Plan! We start Monday! Join here:

March 19, 2016

Spring Into Summer

*** The date below has changed...Due to the popularity of this group and requests for a later start date, a THIRD group will be starting on MAY 16th. Limited to the first 10 to register! ***

Your health, and I don't mean your appearance, should mean everything to you! Sitting here on bedrest for my pregnancy has made me realize that I DO NOT want to be here later in life. It's time to take charge of your life now. Make healthy choices so you can live your life to its fullest. My Spring into Summer group will focus on health and wellness including:

* Workouts
* Meal planning
* Clean eating
* Superfood nutrition
* Accountability and Support

All from your own home!

This is a 60 day group. Numerous workout programs available to accommodate your own personal style and fitness needs as well as the types of workouts you enjoy.

March 28 is YOUR DAY to start really living. And let me let you in on a secret, it's worth it and so are you!!

Some further details... If you are on facebook, log in and visit the event page by clicking HERE.

The group is going to start on March 28 and will include the workouts, meal plan based on clean eating, your superfood nutrition shake which is Shakeology, a clean eating shake with nothing artificial, to supplement the nutrition and fuel workouts, and also a FB support group where we can exchange support, hold each other accountable, exchange recipes and trade secrets, and have some fun.
You can choose between a few different workouts depending on your own favorite style.

22 minute hard corps: 22 minute workouts that are bootcamp style

21 day fix: 30 minute workouts that are cardio and weight based

T-25: intense 25 minute workouts to work every part of your body in a short amount of time

Cize: 35-40 minute dance based workouts

Piyo: low impact yoga/Pilates based workouts. Most are under 40 minutes

Master's Hammer and Chisel: The graduate program so to speak of 21 Day Fix.

You can choose between 7 different shakeology flavors and the commitment to shakeology is 30 days, but if you want to continue it for the entire 60 that is fantastic and you'll get a shipping discount for continuing the shipment!

The group will run for 60 days and then if you would like to continue, we'll keep it open!

I would love to discuss with you which program you are considering!

FAQ: I have one of these programs, can I still participate?

If you already have one of the programs, awesome sauce!!!! You're halfway there! This group does have a commitment for Shakeology, it's the superfood nutrition portion of the group and will be a main focus. You can choose from 7 flavors and I have many ways to get you a discount!

Rarely do I have a required commitment to a group, however this will be one of those. Tons of research shows that when there's a commitment, the accountability and results (your success) is off the charts! Invest in your health and you'll see big changes!

If you do not want to do a workout, for health reasons, you can do the shakeology and meal planning aspect. I of all people understand that sometimes our bodies can't take workouts at a particular time! And since nutrition is 80% of the puzzle, you'll be able to get great results with nutrition and shakeology.

I will only hold you accountable for shakeology for 30 of the 60 days. I really just want you to use it for a month so you can see and feel the difference as well as kickstart your 60 days of healthy living, fuel your body, and detox your body. The benefits are huge, and worth it.

If you already have a coach, I encourage you to reach out to your coach for similar groups. If you would like to switch coaches, please message me and I will help you. Email me at or through Facebook.

Excited to begin!!