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Prep is Key to Success!

Planning out your meals ahead of time is key to losing weight and keeping it off. It will ensure you stick to the healthy lifestyle that you work so hard for. Take one or two days per week to make a few extra dishes that you can quickly grab & go.

Here are a few tips:

*Bake 3-4 sweet potatoes (40 min at 400 deg) and have them in your fridge. I chunk them up cold into my salads – YUM!

*Bake 3-4 organic chicken breasts and/or pieces of fish & refrigerate. Again you can chunk these up into your salads & stir-fry’s.

*Bake your fish with fresh cracked pepper & fresh lemon squeezed on top. Once it comes out of the oven add more lemon to flavor. (30 min at 375)

*Bake your chicken breasts with fresh cracked pepper & fresh squeezed orange on top. (40 min at 400 deg)

*Make a huge green salad. It should stay good for at least 3-4 days so make it big enough that you can “grab & go”.

*Boil 5-6 eggs so they are ready for an easy breakfast or an afternoon snack.

*Bake 1-2 extra butternut squashes (400 deg 40 min) as these are also great chunked up onto your salads or topped with leftover beef or chicken.

*Cut up veggies & put them into glass containers or zip-locks so they are ready to throw into your stir-fry’s and/or salads.

*Always make 1-2 extra portions at dinner – leftovers are the best for lunch the next day 🙂

*Make a big batch of salsa so you can top salads, fish, sweet potatoes, meat etc…

*GROCERY SHOP! Have easy veggies, meat that you can take out of the freezer, avocados, almond butter, spices & fresh fruit on hand.

Make TIME for this prep work. It will make your crazy week less chaotic & taking care of YOU is the most important thing you can do for your family.

CHEERS to good health!

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Salsa – The Perfect Side Dish / Topper

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HOMEMADE salsa is a super healthy way to add some flavor to your food.  You can dip organic corn chips, cucumbers, top your fish taco’s, sweet potatoes, chicken, rice, wraps OR just eat by itself.  The salsa provides a bunch of veggies & some protein without any preservatives or added sugar, which is what store bought salsa contains.

Easy Salsa Recipe:
3-4 tomatoes
1 onion
1/2 jalapeno (or a whole if you like spicy)
1/2 cucumber
Large bunch of cilantro
1 avocado
1 ear of corn
1 can organic kidney beans (Eden Organic contains NO BPA in their liners)
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt/Pepper to taste

Boil the corn for about 1 minute.  Cool then use a knife to cut the kernels into your bowl.  Chop everything up, rinse & add the kidney beans, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon & top w/ a little salt & pepper.  Stir, refrigerate & enjoy.  The salsa will stay fresh for 3-4 days.  So make a big batch & use it throughout the week.

ENJOY!

 

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