Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

These Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats have to be one of the easiest meals I have ever made!  They tasted great and I was able to save some for lunch the next day. They stayed fine overnight in the fridge.

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

 

Ingredients :

  • 4 zucchini
  • ground chicken
  • buffalo sauce
  • cheese
  • Optional: avocado & fresh tomato

Preheat oven to 350. While the over heats up cook your chicken , adding your buffalo sauce while the chicken cooks. If you want to make this a more traditional healthy buffalo chicken recipe you can add plain greek yogurt & cheese to your chicken mixture, I however did not.

While chicken is cooking prep your zucchini . Cutest hem length wise and then scrap out the seeds .

Spray pan with oil and add your boats ( zucchini ) top with the cooked chicken , cheese , tomato and more buffalo sauce if you want it extra hot. Bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes .

Top with avocado and enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

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Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

How we fuel our bodies after having a baby is just as important as when we were pregnant. My go to postpartum green smoothie is the perfect pick me up to help you the nutrients you need. This green smoothie is also great when pregnant or anytime after your baby is born!  It’s so important to pack in the nutrients and stay hydrated, especially if you are nursing & working out.

Postpartum Green Smoothie

You don’t need a juicer for this recipe, just a high-powered blender. I like to start by adding the water and greens alone and blending those until they are mixed will. Next I add the rest of the ingredients.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1  coconut water cup water – loaded with vitamins and is an immune booster
  • 1/2 water
  • 1 cups kale or spinach – loaded with nutrients
  • 1/2 avocado – helps with inflammation
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple – helps with healing and has lots of vitamin C
  • 1 banana – heart healthy & loaded with B6, B2 , C
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds- protein, calcium, fiber, energy booster , SUPERFOOD!

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Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

 

I have been a super busy DIY mom! If you saw my post from  last month then you know I am trying to use healthier products around my house. Today I am excited to share my clean swaps, face scrub, hand soap and cleaners with you!

First I made an all purpose cleaner that I have been using for about a month and I find it works great. This is not for granite. I use it on my wooden surfaces, mirrors and windows.  I put it in an old makers mark container . I knew had to use glass but I didn’t want to go buy a new glass bottle . The spray top came from the dollar store.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients in your glass container. Shake gently before each use

Next up I made my own hand soap for our bathroom. Again I re-used an old glass container and a pump from and empty soap container .

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

 

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap – I used the lavender-scented one
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1 TBS sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Add your water first , then the castile soap. Next add your oils then gently shake.

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

I just recently made two scrubs . One is for my face and the other can be used everywhere . I bought some jars for my scrubs at target in the sale section of the store.  I used sweat orange &  frankincense essential oils for my face scrub. These oils help increase circulation,  are a mood lifter, help brighten skin, helps with wrinkles ,  reduces dark/sun spots & scars… I feel like I could keep on listing benefits!! For the body scrub I used lime & frankincense essential oils.

Ingredients: 

Face scrub

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 TBS raw honey
  • 2 TBS cumin
  • 1/4 up sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oils
  • 10 drops sweat orange essential oils

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Body scrub 

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 TBS raw honey
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oils
  • 10 drops lime essential oils

Clean Swaps, Face Scrub, Hand Soap and Cleaners

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

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April Monthly Round Up

April Monthly Round Up

April Monthly Round Up

April Monthly Round Up

 

April was a busy month! We finally announced that we are having baby number TWO! I am so excited to share this pregnancy with you all! I hope you find my workouts, recipes and fit tips helpful . My April Monthly Round Up is here and I’m excited to share it with you.

Bump & Brody: 

We had a  check up at 13 weeks , we heard the  heart beat and everything was great. I can’t wait for next month when we have another ultra sound. We are going to hopefully find out the gender at that appointment.

My workouts are going so much better this month, finally ! I have learned that I HAVE to do my workout before lunch time or they won’t get done. When I wait too long  my workouts end up being terrible. I lack motivation in the afternoon, even half way through the workouts I want to stop. I have been doing 3-5 workouts a week and lots of talking now that the weather is nice.

As for my nutrition, it  is back on track and I feel so much better. The first two months were a struggle! All I wanted was carbs , bread, cereal, snacks… nothing nutritious and I was feeling terrible because of it. We bought an insta pot and that has helped a ton with meal prep and making healthy recipes . Always having something healthy to grab makes life so much easier.

Brody had his 15 month check up. I can’t believe he is only 21 lbs! Who else has a little baby ?? Lucky for Brody is loving lots of different foods and he is not too picky. Going out to dinner with him is hit or miss. We have to go right at 5 and we have about an hour before he’s over it!!

Life & Products:

 

This month I have started using some new hair products and curling my hair a little different. I started using deva curl and doing the scrunch method while washing and applying gel. I googled it , saw some youtube vids and got started right away. I have to saw my hair has been curling better! Not sure if it’s the deva curl that’s helping or the scrunch method

I bought a diffuser and some essential oils and I have been loving them both! I mad some DIY face scrubs , lotions and cleaners ( will share soon!) I also love using my diffuser in the morning when doing my miracle morning .

 

I read Miracle Morning for parents and families . I highly recommend this book and the other Miracle Morning books. I know get up before Brody and do a miracle morning S.A.V.E.R.S . Each morning I start the day with Silence/meditation then move on to Affirmations & Visualizations. I affirm my greatness and visualize my day/month.year/dream life! After that I go out-of-order and do some Reading and Scribing . I save my Exercise for later in the day. I highly recommend reading the book and doing a 30 day challenge! If you commit to doing a miracle morning please let me know!!! Id love to chat more about it with you.

I finally made some of my own safe products ! I will be sharing all the things I made next week, so make sure you check out that post. I made a safe all-purpose cleaner, hand soap, face scrub and body scrub. I can’t wait for you to try out the recipes I used . I love that I get to make my house a bit safer by ditching all those chemicals and dyes.

I bought some new re usable pouches for Brody and metal straws for us! We are trying to cut down on plastic & waste. I love these pouches for yogurt. Brody doesn’t like me spoon-feeding him so it’s always hard for me to get yogurt into him. These bags are super easy to fill and very easy to clean.


I FINALLY got new sneakers! I have been wearing the same nike shoes for over two years now . They were so worn out . It took me forever to find a pair that I love. We went to some stores so I could try them on and then I ended up buying them online for cheaper!! I am loving these metcon flyknits from nike. I picked a super girly color which is totally different from my normal black!!


 

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

 

 

 

 

 

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Workouts To Try This Week

Workouts To Try This Week

Happy Sunday! Here are the some of the  workouts I did this week. I hope you get to try them. Let me know when you do. All the workouts can be done right from home  .  I shared some clips and pix of the moves to help you incase you don’t know some of the moves. But remember you can always google a move if you’re not sure what it is!

Check out these chocolate almond banana bites that are perfect  for picky eaters and moms on the go!

Lower Body Dumbbell Workout by Whitney Simmons ( video below)

 

  • 4 squat walks into 4 sumo squats

x3

  • 8 reverse lunge each leg
  • 10 straight leg deadlift

x3

  • 10 goblet squats – added a band
  • 10-12 single leg hamstring raise

x3

  • 20 hip thrusts on bench with abductor ( band on )

x2

Click here for Whitneys video

 

Shoulder & Biceps

  • 10 dumbbell shoulder press
  • 8 reverse grip press

x4

  • 10 incline bar curls
  • 15 up right row

x3

  • 10 around the word
  • 10 wide grip bar curls

x3

  • 10 rear delt raise
  • 10 single arm band curl

x3

 

Lower Body HIIT

Add a barbell or dumbbells when you can. Click here for video how too

  • 10 weighted split lunge per leg
  • 15 dumbbell squat hop

x3

  • 10 stiff leg deadlift
  • 15 sumo squat pulse

x3

  • 10 kneeling hip thrust
  • 15 split lunge jump

x3

Set timer for 30:30:30 – no rest

  • skater lunge jumps
  • squat jacks
  • double sqaut

rest one min: repeat 2-3x

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Making The Clean Swap In My Home

Making The Clean Swap In My Home

 

I have decided to swap out A LOT of things in my house for cleaner healthier options, and I’m not just talking about food! I made a post on my Facebook and instagram about how I am ready to buy safer products for my family, and my FB post exploded!!! I want to do it all, cleaning products , make ups, lotions, nail polish, baby products … you name it!

I am overwhelmed with all the info! People gave me so many different companies and products,  I wasn’t even know where to even begin.

From what I read every site told me  to stop buying any products that have artificial fragrance ( check the ingredients list & avoid  if it  says ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum,’  that means it’s probably an artificial fragrance) We need to  look for products that are scented with essential oils ( or make my own )  or products that says something like ‘proprietary blend of essential oils’ , these are generally safe to use.

I have decided that I’m going to start with my cleaning products and then lotions . Sounds weird but let me tell you how. I am going to make my own using oils! I have wanted to get into essential oils for a while and this seems like the perfect time.

There are TONS of recipes on google about how to make your own safe cleaning products that actually work.  So that is what I am doing!

I have ordered my oils , saved a bunch of recipes and made a list of things I need. I’m starting with an all-purpose cleaner , a glass cleaner and dish soap. Then I am moving onto  hand soap and lotions for me and Brody. Since a lot of the recipes call for the same ingredients I’ll be able to make soaps, face wash and lotions for me and Brody without buying a ton of different things.

This is not  happening over night! This is going to take me some time and I’m excited to share this whole process with you all. Once I’m all set with my above activities I will move onto to make up which is going to be an investment !

If you have a favorite homemade recipe Id love to know it! Comment below, leave me links to your fav sites , tell me your favorite essential oils . I know nothing and want to learn everything!!!