Saturday, September 12, 2015

21 day fix Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe

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*Start with an onion and some garlic.

*Chop up half the onion and about 4 small cloves of garlic.

*Place a large package of chicken breasts in the slow cooker.  (My package was 3 pounds.)

*Sprinkle the onion and garlic on top of the chicken breasts.

*Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth.  (Make sure it covers the chicken completely.  

*When the chicken is finished, remove the breasts to a large bowl.

*Reserve about 1 cup of the cooking liquid.  Discard the rest of the contents of the slow cooker.

*Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.

*Add the chicken back to the slow cooker.

*Pour in the buffalo sauce.  (I started with 1/2 a cup, but added more.  As you mix it in, you’ll see if it’s too dry or not.)

*Add in some of the reserved broth.  (Again, I started with 1/2 a cup ended up using about 1/4 cup more.)

*Mix well, then cover and cook on high for 30 more minutes.

*While the chicken finishes cooking, wash and dry some romaine lettuce leaves for the wraps. 

*When the chicken is finished, transfer it the same bowl you shredded it in.

*When the chicken is finished, transfer it the same bowl you shredded it in.

*To make a wrap, pile the chicken onto the lettuce.

* I also added black beans 

This is simple and easy I love making this you can change it up and add whatever you like. 


Check out my other Blog post on Yummy 21 day fix  recipes

                                            steak stir fri

21 day fix yoga

Have you tried 21 Day Yoga fix?? I love it. I have noticed a huge change in my upper body strength and that's huge for me. My weakest part of my body is my upper and I've been working really hard on building it up and to finally see and feel the change I've been working so hard towards is so rewarding. 

There is nothing better then waking up A stronger version of who you were yesterday.

I love Doing Yoga with My Daughter. She requested to do Yoga on the beach. So on this beautiful day we went to the beach for a Yoga Fix session. 
We always make sure we fit it in our daily routine.  
She loves finding new poses she can do and I love seeing her so excited to do it. 
We as parents need to remember our children are little sponges and love to listen and watch everything you're doing. So if your making good choices in life you're child sees that and will start to do that as well. My Daughter is very strong minded and anytime I try to convince her something is healthy she will absolutely refuse just because she wants to make her own choices. There's nothing wrong with a strong minded person! That's why my motto daily is Do in life daily what you would want your child to do. I made A container with lots of veggies to snack on at the beach and I didn't bother asking her if she wanted any and she instantly seeing me eating them she asked if she could have some. Problem solved. 

Have you ever wanted to stream your workouts directly to your TV, computer, or tablet? 

I was able to do my workout at the beach and it was amazing.
 I love having Beach Body On demand because I'm always busy and on the go I never have any excuse to miss a workout. Being able to use it anywhere make it easy to stay on track. I have goals to accomplish and I refuse to let anything stand in the way. 

Not only do you get to stream your workouts anywhere you want but You also get discounts on Beachbody workouts, Shakeology  and get to try new workouts before you buy them on DVD? Team Beachbody Club allows you unlimited streaming access to hundreds of workouts in the digital library. That means you can stream many of the most popular Beachbody workouts—like P90X and INSANITY—right to your laptop, tablet, or mobile device—anywhere you have an internet connection. You can also stream directly to your TV using Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dinosaur World Theme Park In Florida

Recently We took a trip to Dinosaur Worlda less-dangerous version of Jurassic Park, is situated on 20 acres and contains more than 200 life-size dinosaur sculptures. There's also a "boneyard playground" for kids and educational programs with paleontologist experts Although Kylie seemed to know almost everything they said it was very neat to know all the info they were giving us was facts and truth. She was excited that she knew about most of it.

We always pass the huge sign on I4 and have always wanted to stop. 
Since this summer is over and She has started school we have made a new plan to try A new adventure that we have not done yet. So this is now off our Kylie's Adventure Bucket list.  I must say at first I was A little worried she would be to old for it but rest assure she loved it and cant wait to plan our next trip there. 

General Admission rates include access to over 200 life size dinosaurs along with the theme park’s numerous shows and exhibits including the area’s largest, interactive boneyard, the giant skeletal playground and the Prehistoric museum featuring an impressive collection of animation dinosaurs, prehistoric dinosaur eggs, raptor claws and everything dinosaur.
Additional encounters such as the Fossil Dig and the Dino Gem Excavation are also available. 

Dinosaur World is open year round Daily 9am to 5pm 
There is no food service at the park. I highly suggest packing a picnic to dine with the Dino's. I would Pack water, food, and snacks. It's mostly outdoors and the Florida weather is extremely hot. You will want to keep hydrated. If you forget to pack food ahead of time there is a subway down the street but other then that there is nothing else very close.

Our Favorite part of the whole trip was the Fossil Dig and the Dino Gem Excavation.
 Kylie was talking about it for hours after we left. She loved being able to find her very own real gems and stones. So many cool ones to take home and keep for our collection.The Fossil dig was neat they let you take home 3 fossils. If you aren't sure if you want to trust me your little ones will love it. 

Another awesome thing we did was picking our very own Geode Rock to crack open. 
They have this machine that presses the rock and cracks it right down the middle for you. This was so neat to do. We love ours and is so beautiful in our collection. 
Kylie had never heard of this so when we got to surprise her she was so excited! So not only is there tons of cool Dino's to check out there is also tons of hands on fun things to experience with your little ones!

Geodes are neat they can form in any cavity, but the term is usually reserved for more or less rounded formations in igneous and sedimentary rocks. They can form in gas bubbles in igneous rocks, such as vesicles in basalticlavas; or, as in the American Midwest, in rounded cavities in sedimentary formations. After rock around the cavity hardens, dissolved silicates and/or carbonates are deposited on the inside surface. Over time, this slow feed of mineral constituents from groundwater or hydrothermal solutions allows crystals to form inside the hollow chamber. Bedrock containing geodes eventually weathers and decomposes, leaving them present at the surface if they are composed of resistant material such as quartz.
When cut in half, visible bands corresponding to varied stages of precipitation may at times show patterns that reveal point/s of fluid entry into the cavity and/or varied colors corresponding to changes in chemistry. Ours was clear Quartz and we love it very much. 

Another fun area was the Bone Yard. Kylie loved digging in the sand for a huge Dinosaur fossils. We spent about an hour digging up bones and having fun. There is also a cute Dino Playground for the kids to play on. We love to swing and play so having a playground was A plus. 

I had a blast making so many fun memories for her to remember forever. 
As parents We must remember its our job to make our Kids childhood filled with endless Laughter, Fun Adventures, Happy memories for them to remember. 
I love nothing more in this whole world then making memories with my Beautiful Daughter.
 I could not be more blessed. If  you're thinking about taking a trip to Dinosaur World We Highly suggest it!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

21 Day Fix Approved Meal Plan - Steak and Veggie Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic Recipe

My 21 Day Fix containers come every where with me because 
I believe 110%  every meal should be measured out to the portion control that your body needs. 

The biggest problem with eating is OVER EATING. 
Lets end this trend and remember portion control is your best friend and Honestly some people say those look small but I have showed you the exact portion on the plate and in the containers you cant tell me that's not enough food. I was full before finishing it.

 Steak and Veggie Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic Recipe 

2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry white wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons coconut oil 
1 pound flank steak, excess fat trimmed, cut 
 across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
8 ounces sugar snap peas broccoli

2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
3 large scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds, for sprinkling

To cook the stir-fry:

In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup water, rice wine, and soy sauce; set aside. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and swirl it to coat the cooking surface. Add the beef, spreading it out in a single layer, and cook, without stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until well browned on the bottom. Transfer the beef to a rimmed baking sheet.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil to the wok, then add the bell peppers and sugar snap peas broccoli, and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes, or until the vegetables soften slightly. Stir in the shallots, garlic, and ginger, then stir the oyster sauce mixture, add to the wok, and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the sauce has reduced slightly. Return the beef and its accumulated juices to the wok, add the scallions, and stir for about 1 minute, or just until the beef is heated through. Stir in the sesame oil and remove from the heat. I always make enough to have for lunch the next day. Im always busy and I find it easy to have my meals already ready to go rather then maybe having no time and having to stop at fast food or something that I don't want. Remember if you fail to plan you FAIL. So lets not let anything stand in the way of getting to the goal weight you are working towards. 

I will give you a quick overview so you have an idea of what's going on here when you are starting 21 day fix

I'm in the 1,200-1,499 calorie range (which is the lowest range), 
therefore, I am allowed each of the following in one day...
3 Green Containers (veggies)
2 Purple Containers (fruits)
4 Red Containers (protein - note that a scoop/packet of Shakeology counts as 1 red container, and then you need to take whatever you add to it beyond water/ice into account)
2 Yellow Containers (starch/grain) 
1 Blue Container (healthy fats --- includes things like avocado and a variety of nuts and cheeses)
1 Orange Container (seeds/21 Day Fix dressings)
2 Teaspoons (a variety of nut butters and oils --- note: a teaspoon is not included in the package)
Here's how I've been spreading my containers out through the day: