Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chili Ginger Lime Skirt Steak Lettuce Wraps

I love spicy food, but this is a quick recipe (aside from marinating time) that you can make as mild or spicy as you like.

  • 1 lb of skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger root, minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of Sriracha, plus more to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice, plus extra limes to garnish
  • Cilantro, jalapeƱos, and/or scallions to garnish
  • 1 cup of uncooked basmati brown rice
  • 1 head of butter lettuce
Trim the fat off of the skirt steak, and place in a large bag. Add coconut aminos/soy sauce, sesame oil, minced ginger, minced garlic, Sriracha, lime juice , and coconut sugar/brown sugar to the bag. Mix well in the bag and marinate the skirt steak for 4-24 hours. 

Prepare rice according to package directions. I used my Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker! ^_^

Remove the skirt steak from the bag, and pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil for 4 minutes to reduce the sauce. You may add extra water or broth if needed. Rest the skirt steak for 15 minutes before grilling. Grill the steak over direct high heat for about 5 minutes for medium-rare. Cut meat into slices.

Separate some butter lettuce leaves and wash them. Prepare the wraps by placing 1 leaf on the plate, and top with rice, skirt steak, and desired garnishes. Drizzle with the reduced sauce and enjoy! 

I also ate a 1/2 avocado diced, which went nicely with the wraps. Note the high sodium - you may use a reduced sodium soy sauce if you are limiting your sodium intake. 

Servings: 4 • Calories: 387 • Fat: 17 g • Carb: 29 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 1455 mg  • Cholest: 66 mg

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Clean Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Craving some peanut butter and chocolate to start your day, but eating clean? Try out this breakfast recipe!

  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of PB2 with premium chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of Enjoy Life dairy, nut, and soy free mini-chips
  • A dash of stevia or coconut sugar (optional)

Mix oats and almond milk in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 3 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave (bowl may be hot), and stir in the PB2 powder. Let cool for 3 minutes, then sprinkle with the Enjoy Life mini-chips. If desired, add a dash of stevia or coconut sugar to sweeten. Enjoy!

Servings: 1 • Calories: 305 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 43 g • Fiber: 7 g • Protein: 11 g • Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 255 mg  • Cholest: 0 mg

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Sign up for a FREE 30 day trial of Team Beachbody Club, which includes Beachbody on Demand and custom meal plans. I achieved great results during just the first 4 weeks of INSANITY - and now you can pick a program and try it for free! Please comment below or message me if you have any questions about workout programs, nutrition, or how to best achieve your goals. I would love to be your free coach! 

Fuel your body!

Be mindful of what you are fueling your body with!
When I first started my weight loss journey two years ago, I began to log my food on MyFitnessPal (still use it!). I thought it would be as simple as just looking at the total calories, but continued to eat junk food within my net calorie goal. I felt hungry and had low energy. I wasn't getting the results I wanted. I was invited to join a Beachbody challenge group that focused on exercise and clean eating. By changing my diet, I started to get amazing results and felt great too! I continued the clean eating + Shakeology + exercise for a few months until I reached my goal. I then updated MyFitnessPal to maintain my weight, but slacked off on eating clean. My weight stayed within 5-10 lbs of my goal weight, but my body fat % creeped up as I ate unhealthy foods and was not consistently working out. I am so happy to be back to a healthy way of life (eating, exercise, and mentally) - for good this time.
Take a good look at what you are feeding your body - Is it in line with your goals for health?