Gift Guide for the Active Mommy

It is here…. Holidays 2017 have begun and if you are like maybe you are not even half way done your Christmas shopping!!! So here are a few ideas for the active Mommy in your life. Or maybe that is you and you need ideas to help others find you a gift??

These are some of my favorites!!

Polar Heart Rate Monitor is my JAM!! I have had this baby for over a year now and believe me it has improved my workouts 100%. Seeing my heart rate while I work out helps me to stay in that FAT BURNING ZONE. Where we all want to be, right?? Plus, I absolutely love knowing how many calories were burned. This is important for the foodie in me so I can make sure that I replenish those calories!!

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

I do not own this sweater but Facebook keeps posting it on my time line hahahahaha. I think they want me to buy it. But seriously, I love Athleta. I know they make some really cozy athletic wear and I am sure this sweater is just as luxe as the rest that I own!

Cozy Karma Asym Pullover

Cozy Karma Asym Pullover

These amazing tights I do have and they are AMAZING!!! Anyone that knows me knows that I live in my gap fit yoga pants. I recently bought these tights and OMG they are like a second layer of skin!! I also totally love the ruching on them!

gFast high rise seamless ruched leggings

gFast high rise seamless ruched leggings

I do not have this backpack but I LOVE it!! I have my eye on it because for a Mom backpacks for purses are soooooooo necessary hahahaha. I have a MK one and love it. So now when I look for bags I look at back packs. Plus so good for travel, which we do quite a bit of during the year. This Longchamp one is also nylon with leather, I am sure it is really durable as well as cute!

Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Backpack

Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Backpack

These Nike high tops are so freaking cute!! LOVE THEM!!! Nike’s ‘Vintage Blazer’ sneakers are reminiscent of the cult high-top styles the brand first introduced in the ’70s. They’re made from pastel-pink suede and appliquéd with the label’s iconic swoosh in black leather. I mean what stylish Mama wouldn’t love these for casual days.

Nike - Vintage Blazer Leather-trimmed Suede High-top Sneakers - Pink

Nike – Vintage Blazer Leather-trimmed Suede High-top Sneakers – Pink

Best of the best present for anyone. Buy memories instead of things…. We like to invest in trips instead of gifts for most occasions. Our most favorite place to visit is any island with a Sandals Resort on it. Last year it was Jamaica and Sandals Montego Bay did not disappoint. Now where to next year!!

Shop Honeymoon Deals At Sandals Resorts

Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay

What is on your wish list this year??

Tofu Taco Bowls

Tofu Taco Bowls

Tofu Taco Bowls

Taco Tuesday was yesterday and since we have become reducetarians, I wanted to have taco bowls with no meat. I did have tofu in the fridge so I decided to give it a try! I have to tell you that these taco bowls were AMAZING!!! You need to try them and then let me know how much you love them!!

Ingredients

  • brown rice (long or short grain)
  • cilantro (for rice and garnish)
  • extra firm tofu
  • 1 portobello mushroom
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp adobo
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 tomato
  • cheese (optional)
  • avocado
  • salsa
  • limes
  • tortilla chips (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil of choice (olive, safflower etc)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Preparation

  1. Cook rice as per directions. I did 1 cup dry rice to 2 cups liquid and I was feeding 3 people. when there is 5 minutes left on rice I added 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro to the rice and the juice of 1/2 a lime.
  2. Take your tofu, drain it and wrap it in paper towels for up to an hour. Then slice it into 1 inch cubes. Throw them in a bowl and add the spices to the bowl and the juice of 1/2 lime. Mix it all together. Chop portobello and add to the mix as well.
  3. Heat a pan on medium add oil of choice and minced garlic. Add in tofu/mushroom mixture and cook till it is browned.
  4. Once done it is ready to plate. Add rice in the bottom of your bowl, then your tofu/mushroom mixture, then spinach, tomato and any garnishes you want like avocado, cheese, salsa, tortilla chips etc.

You can add really any veggie or garnish to it that you like. I am a huge fan of avocado, salsa, cilantro, feta cheese and tortilla chips!

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Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

 

Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

Roasted garlic shrimp makes for an easy sheet pan dinner. Perfect for weekday meals!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients:
– Parchment paper
– 1 Tbsp. olive oil plus 1 tsp.
– 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
– 1/2 tsp. dried basil
– 1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
– 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
– 4 medium zucchini cut into 1/2-inch slices
– 1 lb. medium shrimp peeled, deveined
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
– 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:
1) Preheat oven to 400º F.
2) Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
3) Combine oil, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
4) Place zucchini on pan. Drizzle with half of oil mixture; mix well to coat. Bake for 10 minutes.
5) Add shrimp to pan; mix well.
6) Drizzle with remaining half of oil mixture; mix well. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until shrimp is firm and opaque, and zucchini is tender-crisp.
7) Drizzle with lemon juice and parsley; serve immediately.

Recipe originated from the Beachbody Blog

Summer Slim Down Starts July 3rd

All Access Pass Challenge Group

4 Week Summer Slim Down Group Starts July 3rd

I want to help you improve your health, confidence, and mindset. This is what is at the heart of my challenge groups.

If you have been following my journey, you know that I am a health and fitness coach with Beachbody and by using the tools I have available to me, I want to help you!  You may be asking yourself: “what kind of tools??”

  • Workouts (100s available at your fingertips)
  • Customizable Weekly Meal Plans
  • Amazing Super Food Shake
  • Motivation and Tips

These are the tools that I use every single day to be my healthiest self. I will use them to help and teach you to do the same. We will get you back on track together!

We will get you set up with the right plan for you. You used to have to pick out 1 program. Now you can look at, and sample every single one before deciding on which one is right for you. No more purchasing a program and deciding that was just not for you because we know that all programs do not suit everyone. Mixed martial arts is my JAM but you may love hip hop dance! You will do this by using the ALL ACCESS PASS. It is an annual membership to Beachbody on Demand. It is like Netflix but for workouts, yes access to the whole library!!

Not just workouts but a cooking show, meal planning tools, recipes and so much more available to you!! I am obsessed with it!!! Plus you get to try out the unbelievable super food shake Shakeology for one whole month.

I was a HUGE skeptic before I tried it. I thought it was just another protein shake and I had tried a lot of those. But I was wrong, it is a superfood shake that fuels your body with pre and pro biotics, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. All the things most of us as deficient in!! You are not deficient in protein are you?? Then why are you supplementing with it. It give you what you are missing every single day. My digestive system is finally on track after a decade of struggles, sugar craving are in check (hello, um chocolate for breakfast!!). I stopped craving the JUNK. Plain and simple, less cravings and more energy than I have ever had. It is not a weight loss shake it fuels your body.

Even if you are already fit it is for you. I am not looking to lose weight anymore and I drink it. My hubby drinks it and even my toddler gets a mini shake. I am telling you from a former skeptic it was life changing.

You will get everything you need to start the challenge. From now till the end of August the ALL ACCESS PASS is on SUPER DISCOUNT!!! Down from $200 to $160 (USD). That is for:

  • A whole freaking year of workouts
  • Access to my private online group as well as a mobile activity tracker
  • Me as your Coach to cheer you on!
  • and so much more!!

We will be in a private facebook group that I will check in with in the mornings. Leaving you either a recipe, motivation or little tips and tricks for your health. It is not a quick fix group but an ongoing journey. We will get you going so that you can live a balanced lifestyle that you can enjoy. If you are miserable trying to lose weight…. you are doing it wrong.

Mid-Day check in as well. At that time I will address any questions, concerns or offer support to those that need it! It is a heck of a lot more fun to do this together than alone. After the 4 weeks you can stay on (a lot of women do) or you can decide to leave and go at it alone if that is your thing! I have seen lives changed and I want to offer that to you!

Moms, it is ok to take care of you. Do not let yourself go in order to serve your families needs 24/7. Your family will benefit from a happier, healthier and more confident you!! I started out just like that. I had my daughter, became a stay at home mommy and started to lose myself. You can still have you time, take care of yourself and be an AWESOME MOM. You have heard the saying; “You can’t pour from an empty cup” this is true. Keep filling your cup so that you can give to your family. Plus you are teaching them that you value yourself too! I joined a group, fell in love with the process, shakeology and I want to pay it forward to you guys!

This experience has changed my life. It is not just a body change. It is about mindset, self-love, new-found confidence and raising our families are a great example for them to do the same. If you want in we start July 3rd, let’s get you prepped and ready to go! I promise you if I can do this, so can you!!

To get signed up email me at joannebjung@gmail.com subject: Summer Slim Down Group and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Or message me using the message tab on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook page.

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Dinner!! Try this recipe and it is sure to be a regular on your weekly meal plan. I use this recipe in my 5 Day Clean Eating Groups and people rave about it. Parents and kids a like! It is a staple on our meal plan almost weekly!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
1 whole onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tbsp adobo
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp paprika

Preparation:
1. Wash and prep the chicken.
2. Place onion in the bottom of the slow cooker and put the chicken on top of the onion.
3. Season the chicken with adobo,paprika, garlic, salt and pepper.
4. Set Slow Cooker to cook on high 5 hours.
5. Remove from Slow Cooker and cut into quarters.
6. Set up chicken on a pan and put under the broiler to crisp up the skin.
7. Arrange on a platter with some roasted vegetables, onions and jus from the slow cooker. We like to use carrots, parsnips and asparagus with our chicken but you can use any mix you like. You could even do a side of quinoa or brown rice as well.
8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

I love a good Tortilla soup and this light version did not disappoint. I added this Tortilla soup to our meal plan for Meatless Monday and it was a hit in our house. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper; seeded and chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion; finely chopped
  • 1 can green chili peppers
  • 1 can black beans; drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 60 oz. low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime; juiced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro; chopped and a little extra for topping
  • ½ cup green onions; thinly sliced and a little extra for topping
  • Avocado for topping (optional)
  • Cheese for topping (I used an organic Mexican shredded blend)
  • Plain Greek Yogurt for topping
Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

 Instructions

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the peppers, onion, garlic and cumin, and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Mix in the crushed tomatoes and chile peppers. Pour in the broth, and season with salt, pepper, paprika, coriander and cayenne pepper. Add in the juice of 1 lime and stir to mix. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer at least 25 minutes. Place your corn out to thaw and rinse your black beans thoroughly. Then add in your corn, black beans, cilantro, green onions, and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove soup from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving. I served it with crushed tortilla chips, extra cilantro, green onion, avocado, shredded cheese and greek yogurt on the side. That way we could pick and choose from the toppings depending on what each one of us likes!

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Hey everyone!! We have been experimenting with new ideas for Meatless Mondays. We tried out this yummy goodness last night. It would also make a great side dish this summer with BBQ! I know we will be having the clean eating Asian quinoa salad over and over, this spring and summer season.

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

FOR THE SALAD:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 cup shelled and cooked edamame
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

FOR THE DRESSING:

1/4 cup lite soy sauce or tamari sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

DIRECTIONS:
Add vegetable broth, quinoa, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once it boils, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add the cabbage, edamame, red pepper, carrots and green onion. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, add the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, cilantro, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and stir to combine. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top of the salad and enjoy!!

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Slow Cooker Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Another yummy Meatless Monday has come and gone. I found this recipe on my recipes website but I tweaked it quite a bit for our tastes. We like things with a little more kick aka more flavor!! Try this one out and you will not miss the meat. We have been trying to eat less meat for our health and our food budget!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
2-3 tablespoons curry powder (we like lots!!!)
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cups cubed sweet potato
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup light coconut milk
lemon wedges

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, ginger, garlic, and chile; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Place onion mixture in a 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and next 8 ingredients (through broth). Cover and cook on HIGH 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and coconut milk; stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges. Do not forget the lemon because believe me it makes it even better!!!

We served it over quinoa, you could also do brown rice or even by itself. It is such a hearty meal that you will not miss the meat. But if you want to add something I would do some chicken or shrimp in this recipe. If you give it a try and please let me know how you like it!

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Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Spring Into Health Group Sign up!!

Spring into Health Challenge Group

Spring into Health Challenge Group starting May 8th!!

Registration now open for our Spring Into Health May Group starting on May 8th.

I wanted to let you guys all know that I have opened up registration for my brand new May Fitness and Nutrition Accountability Group. The best past is the price has dropped down to $160 USD from $199 this round. What?? How crazy is that?

In this NEW group we will utilize Beachbody on Demand. Basically this means that you will have full access to hundreds of workouts!! So, if you try one and it is not for you, then you can try another, and another. This way you can always find something that you enjoy doing. I love that I can switch my program monthly or even daily if I want to!

Plus, I will help you find a workout that you will really enjoy, fits your specific fitness level, and the amount of time that you have during the week to devote to your workout program. Another bonus is that you get to be a part of my accountability community, which is a HUGE part of the success that people are experiencing. One of the current ladies in my group, Jess, has lost 46 pounds since September. Wouldn’t you like to experience results like that?

It is an incredible deal that gets you access to all of these workouts not just for one month but for the WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR!! Which means that you can work with me in my boot camp groups for that long too! It is a one time payment of $160.00 (USD) for the whole year. This will get you access to workouts like P90X, Insanity, PIYO, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, CIZE, and the list goes on and on. Plus the portion control containers that everyone loves, myself included and a 30 day supply of Shakeology (your choice of flavor).

On top of that I will give you recipes, meal plan tips, encouragement and the support of all of the other ladies in the group. It is amazing!! So, what do you think? Is this something that you would want to do? It is the perfect time before summer gets started up. Let’s get you in bathing suit shape for the summer!!! To register email me with the subject line “Spring into Health Group” to joannebjung@ gmail.com or message me on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook Page using the message tab and tell me you are ready!

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix  Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

We have been trying to find a healthy way to do all of our favorite meals 21 Day Fix Approved. Every week we have been adding something new into the mix. This week it was 21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore and it was delicious. I ate the leftovers for lunch for 2 days!! If you do not want to eat the leftovers that many day in a row then freeze some. It taste even better!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast,  sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • black pepper (optional)
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 inch strips
  • fresh parsley (garnish)
  • grated parmesan (optional, garnish)

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring it frequently. Do this for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook this stirring frequently for approximately 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  4. Add tomatoes, basil and black pepper. Cook this mixture, stirring occasionally for approximately 6 minutes
  5. Add the zucchini and the eggplant. Cook the mixture stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes and check to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Garnish with parsley, parmesan or both if you like!
  7. Serve alone or over whole grain pasta, quinoa or rice.
21 Day Fix  Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

Nutritional Information (per serving) not including brown rice pasta:
Calories: 246
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Sodium: 538 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 11 g
Protein: 28 g

Containers
2 Greens
1 Red
½ tsp

If you are looking for support during your 21 Day Fix journey, I would love to have you join one of my monthly online accountability groups. Feel free to email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Facebook page Clean Eating Mommy.

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
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