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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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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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Leftover Carnitas Salad

Carnitas Salad Recipe

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Leftover Carnitas Salad, yes I said leftovers hahahaha. Maybe you never have leftover carnitas but since we are a small family we always have leftover carnitas. I am always looking for ways to use them up besides just my regular tacos or burrito bowls. We love to cook our carnitas in the slow cooker. Check out the recipe here: Clean Eating Slow Cooker Carnitas. The slow cooker carnitas recipe is probably the most popular when I run my Slow Cooker Groups. People love it and so do we!!

Ingredients for Salad:

  • Leftover Carnitas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • lime wedges to garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsps of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of adobo
  • 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt

Preparation

  1. Warm up your left over carnitas under the broiler to crisp them up.
  2. Put frozen corn in a pan and cook until toasted. A little char on it or burn as I like to call it.
  3. While toasting the corn put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and top with dressing. Toss your salad and serve. Enjoy!!

We had this last night and my hubby loved it!! We will definitely be doing this salad again. If you need something a little more hearty or CARBS…. add some quinoa or brown rice to ice. Or why not eat some tortillas or make this salad into a tostada! Sounds yummy right?

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Easy Peasy Kid Friendly Pancakes

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Calling all pancake lovers! Today I have an easy, quick, and yummy pancake recipe for you and your little ones. I call them my “easy peasy pancakes”, because they are so darn easy to make. My 7-year-old and 10 month old devour this recipe in a matter of seconds. Here’s the best part; it only requires 2 ingredients and it’s clean! Like most meals I like to make, this recipe is completely tweakable and I’ll even share a different version with you that is just as yummy. Listen, I’m not a perfect mom. I’ve reached the box of frozen waffles or even a box of cereal just to make mornings go quicker, but honestly I always feel guilty afterwards. It’s easy to make unhealthy choices when it comes to yourself and your kids, because let’s face it we have such little time. However, since beginning my own health journey 3 years ago, I’ve found it easier to make healthier choices for all of us that doesn’t require too much money, time, or cooking expertise. There’s this misconception that healthy eating is either too expensive or too time consuming, but really, eating healthier is about making little changes that can in turn make life a little easier. Today’s recipe is an example of that and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Let’s get this pancake party started!

Ingredients:

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  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 whole eggs
  • coconut oil for pan

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

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Lightly spread coconut oil on pan or griddle over medium heat and pour a small amount of batter onto pan ( I use a spoon to make this process easier). Cook each side for about

3 minutes, or until golden. When making these pancakes I always suggest flipping them slowly because if flipped too soon they might break apart. Trust me! *eye roll*

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Repeat same process with left over batter.  Typically you can make 3 to 4 medium sized pancakes with the suggested amount of ingredients.

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Alternate version ingredients:

  • 2 whole strawberries
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour

Directions:

Follow the same directions as above with the added ingredient and enjoy!

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See how easy! Usually I make the kiddos the banana version, but the strawberry one is my favorite. I add coconut flour to make it fluffier as the banana one is perfect just as is. If you want to try it with other fruits, maybe even drop some chocolate chips in the mix, I’d say go for it! You don’t even need syrup because they are so darn tasty, but if you want it, add it. Like I said I love recipes that you can make your own, that’s why this one is one of my favorites. Happy cooking and happy eating!

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I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”

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My name is Heldy and I’m a mommy of two who left the field of early childhood education about half a year ago to follow my passion. After having my first child in 2008 I gained over 60 lbs and was tipping the scales at over 200 lbs. Unfortunately, regardless of what crazy fad diet I went on I kept the weight on for another 4 years. Although I was un-happy with myself throughout that time, it wasn’t until a health scare in 2012 that I was forced to turn my life around. From that moment on I made it a point that not only were my loved ones taken care of but so was I. Thus I began my health and fitness journey and by 2013 I had already dropped 60 lbs and found an entire new outlook on life. I turned to social media to share my story and help keep myself accountable while helping others mommies out there to do the same. As it goes, life got in the way and I slowly stopped, up until last year when I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl and I found myself seeking the help encouragement I had once provided. In turn Mommy is Boss was re-born and continues to provide all mommies with the encouragement and support of a mommy who once needed it herself. It’s amazing how vast the community of moms is out there and how supportive they are,and honestly without their support I think this journey would be a lot harder.

I aim to continue building this community of strong moms who daily put to rest the notion that just because we are moms, we can’t do it all. #bossmommy

 

 

Healthy Holiday Leftover Tips

Holiday Leftover Tips

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Healthy Holiday Leftover Tips, yes it can be done. It can be crazy how much left over food that you can have in your fridge after the holidays. Use your leftovers to your advantage and I promise you do not have to eat the same thing everyday for the next week. Here are some tips and recipe ideas to use up your holiday leftovers without totally killing your clean eating ways.

Store it properly. Make sure you use airtight containers to seal in the freshness. This will help your holiday leftovers to last longer. This way you will have a longer amount of time to finish it all up!

Freeze things. I love to freeze stuff and use it later. If it can be frozen, like cookies, soups etc, do it. You can also take your leftover turkey and make a soup. Turkey soup is perfect for the freezer! It can be a great quick dinner during the winter months.

Smaller portions is always a great idea. You can eat the same holiday meal over again, just scale it down. We all know that we can really overload our plate on a holiday. You can still enjoy the same meal, just make the servings a lot smaller than they were on the actual holiday.

Repurpose your leftovers. Take your leftover veggie sides and mix them into a pasta or a salad with some leftover turkey/roast beef is an easy dinner or lunch idea. Why not make a chili with your leftover meat? Instead of ground turkey, use diced turkey meat in your chili.

Give to go packages. If you are hosting a holiday party, make sure no one leaves empty-handed. Give everyone a little package of the leftover cookies and desserts. Even set up pre portion plating into Tupperware and give them to your guests. If you do this, you will have a lot less holiday leftovers sitting in your fridge.

The best of the holiday leftovers tips that I can give you is: burn it off! Workout everyday over the holidays, this will help you to not pack on the holiday pounds. I will not gain the average 5-10 pounds this holiday season and you do not have to either.

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21 Day Fix Meal Plan Sample

What a lunch might look like on a 21 Day Fix Meal Plan

What a lunch might look like on a 21 Day Fix Meal Plan

21 Day Fix Meal Plan Sample! I get asked quite often about my meal plans and I thought it was time I shared one with you guys. I am also excited and pumped to have new challengers in my 21 Day Fix groups and love to share my meal plans with them. The 21 Day Fix program has truly changed my life and the lives of my challenge group participants.

I am already a clean eater and know what foods to eat. I kind of struggled with knowing how much of those foods to eat. I can definitely over do it on portion sizes of those healthy foods and believe it or not, that still effects your waist line! The portion control containers with the program are truly a game changer for anyone that tries them.

I always recommend that once you have the 21 Day Fix program guide that you sit down and read it. Get to know the nutrition plan before you start thinking about what you are going to eat. You container allowance is based on your weight and the calories that you are burning off with the 30 minute workouts!

Once you know your container allowance, you go through the list of foods allowed in each container. There is a lot to choose from and makes meal planning fun for me every week! There is so much variety and anyone that has been on a food plan, knows that variety is really important. Without a variety of foods to eat from, you will probably get bored and stray.

I do not eat out of my containers, I use them to measure out my food before each meal. I do know that a lot of my challengers using the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan, use the containers to take the food to work in. Since I work at home, that has not been the case for me. Every time I measure out my food I am always pretty shocked at how much food I get!

21 Day Fix Meal Plan also gives allowances for treats such as a glass of wine!! This is something I do take advantage of on the weekend. Do not drink wine every day but you can have it during the week if you want to trade it for a carb count.

The awesome 21 Day Fix guide also comes with some recipes and gives you ideas for seasonings as well. On top of that there is a guide for eating out at restaurants in case that does happen during your 21 day plan. How awesome is that?

I think the hardest part is keeping track of the container count but there is an app for that! Also, within my group I have tally sheets you can use those to keep track of what containers you have already used that day. This is awesome for people who need to see things visually.

With the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan and really any program you need to plan things out. Like they say if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I sit down and plan out all of my meals for the week. If you do it this way, you are less likely to be searching for food options during the week. You will already know what you are eating next, snacks included!

Here is a look at one of my meal plans:

21 Day Fix Meal Plan

Sample Meal Plan 21 Day Fix

Do you want to join my 21 Day Fix group for Accountability, Motivation and Support? Send me a message on my Facebook page or email me joannebjung@gmail.com and let’s get you set up. I promise to keep you on track and help you reach your goals. If you are willing to commit, I am going to commit to helping you get the body you want and deserve. Let’s do this the right way!

Recipes featured in the meal plan are part of my e-book that I will gift you for becoming a part of my challenge group 🙂

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December and January Challenge Groups

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I can not believe, I have already been registering people for January Challenge Groups!! Where has the time gone?

We have 2 really great challenge groups going currently and I can not wait to start the upcoming groups! If you are looking to make a change, do not wait until after the holidays. Start now! Here are some of the options I have for December and January:

21 Day Fix Challenge Group: This has been the most popular group that I run. 21 Day Fix is popular for a reason, it really works! It is a 21-day program of simple portion control and 30-minute workouts that anyone can do. Simple, fast weight loss—no weighing food or counting calories, carbs, or points. This has really changed how I eat all year round. Plus you can lose 5-15 pounds in 3 weeks! The next group starts on December 14th (1 spot left) and January 4th (3 spots left). If you would like to register msg me via my facebook page and let’s get you set up!

January Challenge Groups

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel Challenge Group: This program just launched on December 1st and we are so excited to be doing our first Hammer and Chisel Challenge Group on January 4th. Sculpt your ultimate physique with 12 brand-new workouts. This is a comprehensive program from seasoned trainers and award-winning fitness competitors, Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese. My hubby Jon and I will be leading this challenge group as a couple. If you and your partner are looking to get fit together,this could be the program for you! If you would like to register, message me via my facebook page and let’s get you set up!

January Challenge Groups

I will also be doing a 5 day Clean Eating Challenge again. I have not set a date on that yet, probably after the New Years holiday. Let’s chat about your health and fitness goals. Sign up for a free account with me as your coach and I will reach out and help you get set up for success.

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I love this slow cooker pot roast recipe, it is so easy to make. One of my favorite things about fall/winter is the comfort foods that go with it. Pot roast definitely brings back those warm and fuzzy feelings of Sunday dinners with my family.

Lately we have been obsessed with trying to cook most of our meals in the slow cooker. I figured why not try to make a slow cooker pot roast. Evenings can get kind of crazy and I like to have dinner ready and out-of-the-way. Check out how easy this is.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of Beef Chuck Roast
  • 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to season
  • beef broth (low sodium)

Preparation

  1. Chop all the vegetables and put in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the beef.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour in beef stock so that it completely covers the roast.
  5. Turn on slow cooker for 8 hours on low.
  6. Leave it alone and go about your day.
  7. Come home. Open slow cooker.
  8. Serve!

This is seriously one of the easiest meals that I have ever made. Throw it all in the pot, turn it on and that is it. We served it up with a 1/4 of a sweet potato. It turned out delicious and I am sure will go into our dinner rotation! Try it out and do not be afraid to leave me feedback on the slow cooker pot roast or any of my other recipes that I have posted here on Clean Eating Mommy.

For those of you here in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow and check out my Free 5 Day Post Thanksgiving Detox Group. I know a lot of us could use a little help during the holidays. Message me on my Facebook page for information on how to join.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Join my Free 5 Day Post Thanksgiving Detox

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What do you think about doing a post Thanksgiving Detox?

Starting off the holiday season, I would like to give back to my followers and offer a Free 5 Day Post Thanksgiving Detox group! This seems like the perfect time to do this and I would love to get to know some of you better.  We could all use a little assistance going into the holidays, I know I could. Let’s do this together.

Clean eating and the help of beachbody workouts has really changed my life. I would love to help you figure out what works for you. I want you to be able to stop yo-yo or crash dieting and find a lifestyle that is easy for you to maintain.

I have been there too. I can remember how daunting starting a new diet would seem. Being so hungry that you wondered if it was even worth all the effort and pain.  I am here to tell you that you can do this and not be hungry all the time. Most diets are hard because you are never eating enough. I want to show you how to eat enough of the proper foods so that you are not starving all the time. Tell yourself that this time it will be different.

What will be required of you to do the post Thanksgiving Detox:

  • eat whole, clean foods daily
  • drink 8-10 glasses of water a day
  • no alcohol
  • 30 minutes of exercise a day
  • checking in with the private Facebook group once a day
  • You must make me your official Beachbody Coach by going to my site and creating a free profile. This way I can also send you free recipes and fitness tips to keep you on track 🙂 Also by choosing the free 30 day club membership you will have access to a sample of Beachbody programs that you can use during this challenge!

Why not invite 2 or more friends to join you? There is nothing better than having a friend or family member join you in this challenge. Get healthy and fit together! Fact: people are even more likely to stick with a new lifestyle if they are sharing it with others.

What will you be getting by joining the 5 Day post Thanksgiving detox?

  • grocery list for the 5 days
  • 5 day meal plan
  • a group to check in to daily (ask questions, get support, motivation)
  • daily tips and challenges
  • recipe sharing

Are you ready to do this?  The group will begin on Monday November 30th 2015 so please reserve your spot in the group today!

To sign up send me a message via my Facebook page or email me at joanne@3weekchallengegroup.com. I will help you get enrolled in the FREE group!

*Note: this is for new and existing clients of mine. If you are a coach or already have a beachbody coach, please contact your coach for details on any groups that they have coming up!

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