Better Together

It’s been so long since I’ve had time to sit down and write! It’s been a busy yet fun summer though. 

One of our main focus this summer is health coaching. My hubby and I are newly Certified Health Coaches through Villanova School of Nursing and we are so excited to help others reach their goals whether it be in body, mind or finances. We have enjoyed  paying it forward to those who are ready to live their life in complete abundance

Our journey started back in February–one of the best investments yet. Fast forward and Daniel has loss over 65 lbs and I’ve loss over 20! We don’t only focus on how much we have loss but also on how much we have truly gained. 

It’s like having our life back–full of energy, fitting into our clothes comfortably, confidence, better sleep, a better mommy and daddy for our girls, a healthier marriage, our hearts filled with bigger dreams and plans–the list goes on!!! 

That picture above doesn’t define me anymore. The way I felt above was not who I was created to be! I didn’t realize it 6 months ago how complacent I was becoming.  I didn’t realize how I hid behind sweaters and how it was much easier to say I’m just tired than reaching for my next level in my life. I didn’t realize that I was comforting myself with all unhealthy habits. I didn’t realize everyday I was getting further and further away from what God had in store for me.  The weight truly tried to hold me back in every area of my life. I’m a firm believer that weight not only affects you physically and emotionally but spiritually as well. It’s such a bondage and was a bondage for me. Not anymore

Today, I’m different! I’m free! My mind isn’t filled with I can’t but rather I can! My mindset has changed! With the Lord’s help I can do anything. No more hiding behind my sweaters or using excuses of why I can’t go out and accomplish my goals–I’ve learned to create my best life now not later! 


If you are struggling with any areas of your life whether it be physical, emotional or financial–reach out to me. Don’t live it alone. We are better together and I would be honored to walk this journey with you! 

Daniel and I see health coaching as an extension in our ministry–it is the desire of our hearts to help others live their life in complete abundance! We get ONE life, choose to live it well!  Let’s get #fitforthekingdom together!❤️

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one!” Ephesians 4:9-10

Chicken Fajita Salad


Per Serving: 1 leaner, 1 healthy fat, 3 green, and ~3 condiments

Pam spray

1 lb raw boneless skinless chicken breast

1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons olive or canola oil

2 tablespoons lime juice

¼ teaspoon chili flakes

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1.5 oz sliced avocado

PREPARATION

Heat pam in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, bell peppers, onion, salt, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder for five minutes, stirring constantly. Flip the chicken, and cook for another five minutes, until chicken is cooked and vegetables are slightly soft. Remove from heat and slice the chicken into strips.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice,splenda, chili, and salt, stirring until evenly mixed.

In a large bowl, toss the romaine lettuce with the chicken, peppers & onions, avocado, and dressing. Serve!

Jalepeño Poppers


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings. Per serving: 1 Leaner | 3 Green | 1½ Condiments

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 oz 95-97% lean ground beef or turkey

6 whole jalapeno peppers

4 oz (½ cup) low-fat plain Greek yogurt

4 oz (1 cup) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

3 medium scallions, sliced thin

1 large red bell pepper, diced fine

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp chili powder

1/8 tsp paprika

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.

2. Cook ground beef/turkey in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat until done. Set aside.

3. Cut jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and membrane.

4. Combine meat, yogurt, cheese, scallions, red pepper, and spices in a medium bowl.

5. With a spoon, fill jalapeno pepper halves with cheese mixture.

6. Place the peppers, cut-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Avocado & Chicken Caprese Salad…


2 cups Romaine lettuce
1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes, halved

1/8 Avocado, chopped

2 oz. Fresh mozzarella, chopped

4 oz. Chicken breasts, chopped (I used garlic salt & pepper-seasoned, sauteed chicken breasts)

Fresh torn basil

Walden farms Balsamic 

1 full lean and green, 1 healthy fat and 3 condiments

Zucchini Boats

Another delicious yet healthy recipe that will continue to provide the right nutrients to burn fat! 

Makes 4 servings 
2 zucchini– total weight one pound 

2 teaspoons crushed garlic 

4 teaspoons olive oil – divided use 

1/4 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon pepper 

1 pound grape tomatoes 

4 ounces part skim mozzarella 

4 tablespoons parmesan 

Just cut a zucchini in half lengthwise and trim a little off the bottom so it sit still in a baking dish. Scoop out the center where the seeds are with a spoon. 

Brush the surface with a mixture of crushed garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. 

Arrange halved grape tomatoes into the grooves, and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Remove and place diced mozzarella in between the tomatoes, place them back in, but now under the broiler until golden and bubbling. 

Remove and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of grated parmesan.

Lean and Green Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Food that fuel your body!!!


Ingredients:

1 cup shredded Riced cauliflower 

1 large egg

1 cup low fat mozzarella

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 Tablespoon pizza sauce (find a brand and amount that will give the largest serving size while providing 1 gram of carbohydrate or less). 

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Add Riced cauliflower to a bowl and allow to sit for 10 min. Drain excess water using cheese cloth or paper towel. (the more moisture you can get out the crispier the crust will be)

3. Add cauliflower, egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella, garlic powder, and black pepper into the bowl and mix to combine.

4. Lay out parchment paper on pizza stone and spread cauliflower mixture into a circle.

5. Bake 20 minutes, remove from oven, add pizza sauce & the other 1/2 cup mozzarella.

6. Return to oven for another 5-10 min

7. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing
8. Enjoy

Tip: use the cauliflower rice that can be found in most produce aisle already made! Saves you some time! 

Skillet Spaghetti 

What’s for Dinner???
With our program we teach you how to eat healthy for the rest of your life! 

Here is an amazing recipe that is great during the weight loss phase and maintenance too!!! Contact me for more information!

 Skillet Spaghetti 

 Ingredients:

 1 spaghetti squash 

 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

 2 lbs lean ground Beef -OR- lean ground Turkey

 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced

 3 cloves garlic, minced

 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

 1 cup sliced mushrooms

 3 cups canned low sodium organic diced tomatoes, -OR- 3 cups fresh diced tomatoes

 1 (15 oz) can organic crushed tomato

 2 Tbsp fresh parsley

 2 tsp dried basil

 1/2 tsp dried oregano

 ¼ tsp sea salt

 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

 ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

 ¼ cup freshly shredded basil

Instructions:
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, crumble in meat and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain fat, set cooked meat aside.

Heat olive oil in skillet, once hot and add onion & green peppers and saute until tender, about 3 minutes, adding in garlic & mushrooms during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Pour in diced tomatoes, and sauce. Stir in fresh parsley, the basil, oregano, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring just to a gentle boil then add cooked spaghetti squash noodles and cooked meat, stir and submerge noodles in liquid, then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes until heated through.
Garnish with fresh chopped basil and a touch of parmesan, serve warm. 
 Makes 5 servings
 Per serving

 1 Lean protein

 3 vegetables

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