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March 18, 2015

Mexican Lasagna



INGREDIENTS
  • 1 red and orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup Southwest Seasoning 
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (or 6 blue containers)
  • 1 cup of fat free refried beans (or 2 red containers)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add peppers and onions and cook until tender. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Brown your ground turkey in the skillet until almost done. Add cooked onions and peppers to meat mixture, along with southwest seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with 6 tortillas. Spread with one red container of the refried beans. Spread 1/2 of the meat and vegetable mixture over the tortillas and beans.
  4. Layer the remaining 6 tortillas on top of the meat mixture. Repeat spreading the refried beans and remaining meat and vegetable mixture.
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over the top.
  6. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is hot and bubbly.

Makes 6 Servings
Per Serving: 1 Red1 Yellow1 Green1 Blue
Adapted from: Rx For Healthy Living

March 17, 2015

Turkey Meatballs


These have been adapted from the 21 Day Fix Extreme booklet.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1.25 lbs of 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats (or gluten free oats)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dry mustard 
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 12 fresh parsley sprigs, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce (no sugar added)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well by hand.
  4. Roll mixture into 30 1 inch meatballs and place on baking sheet.
  5. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle. 

These meatballs are great to cook ahead of time or to make a double batch and freeze some! They serve great over spaghetti squash and tomato sauce, on a salad or with some brown rice and your favorite veggies!

If you are following the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme or Insanity Max: 30:
5 meatballs = 1 red and 1/2 yellow.

March 13, 2015

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns


Ingredients
  • 1/2 sweet potato, grated (I used a cheese grater)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salf
Directions
  1. Combine ingredients in a skillet over medium high heat
  2. Flip/stir once every minute or two. I cook mine about 8-9 minutes total.
  3. Cook until desired texture.
These aren't going to get super crispy or anything, but they taste AMAZING.

If you are following the 21 Day Fix or the 21 Day Fix Extreme, measure grated sweet potato in a yellow container before cooking.

1 yellow. 1 tsp.


Jess

21 Day Fix Extreme Sample Meals


Chicken with Southwestern Seasoning




Sweet potato turkey burger with over medium egg






Sweet Potato Turkey Burger

Turkey taco salad






21 Day Fix Extreme Countdown to Competition Results





February 19, 2015

Chicken & Rice Salad


This has been my go-to salad this week at work! This recipe makes ONE! I cook in bulk and make 5 of these at a time.

INGREDIENTS

Optional
  • Avocado
  • Greek Yogurt (acts as sour cream)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix ingredients together!
I like to have this salad cold and only warm up the chicken. I precook everything in advance and put each salad into a tupperware for each day's lunch!

If you are following Insanity Max: 30 or the 21 Day Fix:
  • 1 Red
  • 1 Yellow
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Orange

Jess

February 10, 2015

Southwestern Seasoning


This is one of my favorite seasonings! I got the idea from the Insanity Max: 30 meal plan and tweaked it a little bit! I love using this on my chicken and putting it over a salad with my Chipotle Vinaigrette or over a bed of brown rice with my pico de gallo!

Southwestern Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

January 22, 2015

Bacon Sweet Potato Turkey Burger


This recipe is a keeper in our household! This recipe is 21 Day Fix and Insanity Max: 30 approved! It is gluten free, clean and it tastes like a cheat meal!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound of 99% fat free ground turkey (or 4.5 red containers)
  • 18 slices of cooked turkey bacon, chopped (I cook mine in the microwave until crispy)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (or 4.5 yellow containers)
DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel sweet potatoes and boil them until you can easily poke a fork through them. I like to cut my sweet potatoes in smaller cubes so they cook faster!
  2. Once cooked, put them in a mixing bowl and mash them until there are no large chunks.
  3. Add in chopped turkey bacon and ground turkey.
  4. Mix ingredients. I like to use my hands to make sure everything is really mixed together, seems to stick together better.
  5. Roll tightly into patties. This recipe makes 9 21 Day Fix approved burgers.
  6. You can either grill these or cook them on a stove top. I cooked mine on a stove top on high for 4 minutes on each side. NOTE: Key to them not falling apart is to not flip them too early and to spray the pan good with a non-stick spray.
  7. Add 1 slice of cheese, or one blue container of cheese if desired.
  8. Garnish with romaine, tomatoes and red onions. These taste great with mustard too!
  9. Enjoy!
Each burger is 1 Red and .5 Yellow.

UPDATE: If you are following the 21 Day Fix Extreme plan:
  • 1 red of ground turkey
  • 1 yellow of mashed sweet potato
This makes 2 burgers and is counted as 1 red and 1 yellow! Great with a little avocado on top!

Jess


Copycat Chipotle Vinaigrette


Anyone else a fan of Chipotle's Vinaigrette? I made a copycat version that is clean and max 30 approved! One serving size is 2 tbsp!
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

If you are following the 21 Day Fix or Insanity Max: 30, this counts as one orange!

Mix up and enjoy!

Jess

January 6, 2015

21 Day Fix Pizza


When on this meal plan, it is so important to get creative with your favorite foods! I LOVE pizza, but I usually feel like I can't eat it. I found a great way to make it max 30 approved!
  • 1 yellow whole wheat tortilla or gluten free tortilla
  • .5 green of pureed tomatoes (If you buy these from the store, look at the label!!! So many have added sugar and salt which are NO NO's on this plan!) You can easily blend up your own tomatoes into a paste and use! I add a packet of stevia to mine to make it a little more sweet!
  • 1 green of sweet onions and roma tomatoes
  • 1 red of turkey pepperoni - be careful with these, lots of brands have a lot of extra junk in them! You could also use ham, turkey or chicken instead!
  • 1 blue of mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning

Turn the oven on to 350. Bake the tortilla alone for about 5 minutes, flipping it half way through. You want to make it crispy!  Take it out of the oven and add your tomato sauce, pepperoni, onions, tomato and then your cheese and italian seasoning. Put it back in the oven for 5 minutes and...ENJOY!

This is one of my husband and I's favorite meals. We used to eat out ever single friday for our date night. This pizza makes us feel like we are eating comfort food, even though its totally max 30 approved!


Jess

Cobb Salad


Wanted to share one of my favorite Max 30 and 21 Day Fix approved meals!
  • 1 green of romaine
  • .5 green of tomatoes and red onions
  • 1 red of two turkey bacon slices (I microwave mine) and 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 orange of the dijon vinaigrette 
  • 1 blue of part avocado and part cheese
I keep chopped lettuce, tomatoes and onions in my fridge at all times along with hard boiled eggs. I make a double batch of the dressing too! This is SO quick to whip up and it tastes really good!!! This will probably be one of my go to lunches when I go back to work!

Jess

Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 6 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 packets of stevia
  • 1 tsp honey
Blend together and enjoy! If you are following the Insanity Max: 30 meal plan or the 21 Day Fix, this is counted as one orange!

Jess

Frozen Strawberry Yogurt


Max 30 and 21 Day Fix Approved Frozen Strawberry Yogurt!

- 1 purple of frozen strawberries- 1/2 red of Greek yogurt- 2 Stevia packets- 1/4 tsp lemon juice

Blend up, place in freezer for 15 minutes and enjoy! Guilt free way of satisfying that sweet tooth!

This is 1 purple and .5 red!

Jess

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