21 Day Fix Approved Lasagna Roll-Ups

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Is your mouth watering yet?? Holy yummy deliciousness 🙂 I am a huge fan of pasta and Italian food- so when I can find a recipe of one of my favorites and it’s Fixed approved- sign me up!!!! Plus, this was pretty easy to make as well!!

Ingredients:

9 Cooked Lasagna Noodles
1.5 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
2 Cups Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Parmesan Cheese
1 egg
1/2 Teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound Ground Turkey Cooked (I used Chorizo sausage)
Spaghetti Sauce
1 Cup Mozzarella Shredded

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cook Lasagna Noodles according to package instructions. Put ground turkey on skillet and add salt and pepper to taste. Crumble and cook until all pink has cooked out. Set aside.
2. Mix Ricotta Cheese, spinach, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt in bowl. Add in ground turkey. Set aside.
3. In a baking dish, place 1 cup of pasta sauce around the bottom of the dish. Spread evenly.
4. Lay a piece of wax paper on your counter, place lasagna noodles on paper and dab with paper towel to make sure all moisture is gone.
5. Spread cheese mixture evenly over each piece of lasagna. Begin rolling one strip of lasagna at one end and roll all the way up. Place in baking dish seam side down. Continue process with all lasagna pieces.
6. Top lasagna rolls with sauce and mozzarella cheese. Place aluminum foil over dish tightly and place in preheated oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve immediately.

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If you are following the Fix- for 1 roll-up: 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green, 1/2 red

Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂

Week 2- Can I Get a Re-do??

So at the end of the first week of 22 Minute Hard Corps, I got a little crazy with the lunges and dumbbell twists and my back didn’t necessarily appreciate it! SO, during week 2- I had to modify almost every single move. Pretty much just do the upper body moves for most of the week. I really don’t feel I got the full effect of week 2- so I’m declaring a week 2 re-do! Hope that’s ok with everything 🙂 But to keep up, I still decided to share about this week and also a few, not many of my pictures from the week. Over this weekend, I did both Cardio 2 and Resistance 2- both of which are a big step up from level 1. I love that this program is SO much different than any other Beachbody program I’ve done before. It’s not all cardio, it’s not all weights, but it’s an amazing butt-kicking combination of both!!! Ok- so this week’s update is pretty boring 😉 But I’m back at it this week and will give you a much better insight next week as well as my accountability picture!!!

 

If are you still interested in being one of the FIRST to experience this brand new program- I still have a handful of spots available my EXCLUSIVE test group!! Simply comment below, email me at kyleefcooper@gmail.com, or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/846669408789314/ to get all the details!!! Group starts March 21st, 2016

 

Side-Hustler Over HERE!!!

You have a full-time job.. You have a kid and a husband.. You have a house to care for.. You coach a few seasons of the year.. WHY oh WHY would you add something else on to your plate??

I’ll tell you why– because I honestly believe I am meant for something MORE. I have the passion and desire to work a full-day job, be a mom, be a wife, cook and clean, and STILL build a business on the side! A business based on helping people feel GOOD about themselves and to work on themselves from the inside out! To gain confidence and belief that they too are worth so much more!

I said yes to the coaching opportunity 7 months ago and suddenly realized I had the potential at my fingertips to build a business! ME- haha- build a business?? But it’s true! And now I have a vision, a dream for how I want our future to look. I have the ability to change our lives, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen!!

So, I am officially declaring myself a SIDE-HUSTLER 🙂 I will get up early, I will stay up late, I will build my business on my terms and work to create a life by design! A life of financial freedom. The life of a woman who can and will do it all!! You can sit back and watch me, or you can join me and become your own side-hustler!!!

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21 Day Fix Chicken Enchiladas

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Ahhh chicken enchiladas!!! If you haven’t noticed, I’m a sucker for Mexican! Always so much flavor and so delicious!!! I came across this recipe and just had to try it out! Eating clean and healthy doesn’t have to be boring that is for sure 🙂

Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I cooked mine in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes, then shredded)

1- 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes (do not drain)

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 large onion, diced

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

10 yellow corn tortillas

1 tsp. olive oil

2 cups of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

1 packet of Stevia

1 tsp. sea salt

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil and diced onion. Stir occassionally. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add diced tomatoes (don’t drain them) to the onions. Cover and simmer on low until the tomatoes start falling apart. Mine took about 10-15 minutes.
  4. During this time, spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Take your tortillas and place a couple of them between two damp paper towels and microwave until soft. I did 3-4 at a time and microwaved for 30-45 seconds. This will help make the tortillas soft enough to roll without ripping.
  6. In each tortilla, fill with a little bit of cheese and chicken. I did enough chicken to fill the tortilla and about a tbsp of cheese. Roll your tortillas up and place in your 9×13 pan.
  7. Return to your sauce and add the salsa, greek yogurt, stevia and sea salt. Allow it to simmer for a minute or two.
  8. Place sauce in a blender until smooth and then immediately pour over enchiladas.
  9. Cover with the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
  11. Enjoy!

If you are following the 21 Day Fix: 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, and 1 blue for TWO enchiladas

22 Minute Hard Corps- Week One

20160304_162708One of the many things I love about Beachbody is their constant release of new and amazing programs. 3-4 new programs are released each year, keeping our exercise routines up to date and always changing!

After I completed Hammer and Chisel, I wasn’t sure I would be able to part ways and try something new. When I heard about 22 Minute Hard Corps coming out- I really wasn’t sure I could change things up. But, I learned more about the new program and instantly my mood changed! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this new program.

#1 reason: 22 MINUTE WORKOUTS!!!! No joke, from start to finish 22 minutes. Warm up to cool down- 22 minutes!! I think this is the aspect that intrigued me the most!

Reason #2- great combination of cardio and resistance training- full body- BOOTCAMP style workouts! No fluff, no easy road, no messing around- 22 minutes of straight busting butt military PT moves!!!!

After getting my hands on the program, I dove into the nutrition plan- because even though I’ve been using Beachbody programs for 9 months, I still struggle with nutrition. I struggle with staying on track on the weekends- so I need an easy to follow plan that fits into my busy schedule. This meal plan stays relatively close to that of the 21 Day Fix, with a little wiggle room. There is an easy to use calculation to determine your “calorie bracket” but no worries we do NOT count calories 🙂 You need to know your bracket to determine how many of each container you can eat! So for example, I am plan 1- so I get 3 green, 2 purple, 4 red, 2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 orange, 3 tsp. I then go through and plan out my meals according to those containers! BOOM- done and grocery list is made!! I will post my meal plan for this week later on today.. 

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Then, once the meal plan it made- the fun begins!! The workouts 🙂 I started my workouts on Wednesday- and adjusted a little so I could finish week 1 on Sunday. Monday I will start week 2!

I did my PT Fit Test on Sunday and here are my results:

18 Pushups in 1 minute (ON MY TOES!!)

30 Squat Thrusts in 1 minute (10 pounds)

10 Pull-Ups in 1 minute (with the assist band)

60 Jumping Jacks in 1 minute

1:00 minute Forearm Plank Hold

I’m not exactly looking to lose a lot of weight, 2-3 pounds maybe, but my focus is toning the mid-section and losing a few inches on the thighs 🙂 But overall, my goal is to double my results of my PT Fit Test. Really focusing on the pushups, pullups, and plank!

Here are my “before” pictures:

 

I’ve done a few different workouts in the first week- Cardio 1- Cardio 2- and Resistance 1. I wanted to share a few videos so you can get a feel for some of the moves. Don’t mind my little helper 🙂

Here are a few pictures after my workouts to show how I was “feeling” that day 🙂

Best news of all- I’m running an EXCLUSIVE test group for those that want a FIRST look at this new program!! The group will start on March 21st, 2016. If you want to hear more details click on this link to get directed to the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/846669408789314/ or email me at kyleefcooper@gmail.com with the subject line I WANT IN THE TEST GROUP.

Still need some convincing? Watch this promo video and try to tell me it doesn’t give you chills: