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Trader Joe’s Copycat Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Are you team Cauliflower Rice? Yes or No? I love it.

This is one of my favorite frozen veggie staples from Trader Joe’s but it’s back ordered until May. So we’re improvising. This was so good and preps perfectly for the week. I paired it with ground turkey and topped it with shredded iceberg lettuce for a bit more volume and crunch. ⁣

𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝: ⁣
2 bags frozen cauliflower rice ⁣
1 bag frozen sliced bell peppers (or around 3 cups chopped fresh bell peppers) ⁣
1 can no salt added diced tomatoes ⁣
4 tbs. tomato paste ⁣
2 tbs. chopped jalapeños peppers⁣
Sprinkles of Everything but the Elote Seasoning, Oregano, Pepper, and Sea Salt⁣

All I did was mix everything together in a skillet over medium heat. You could really add in any veggies or seasonings you like. Get creative. ⁣

𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝟼 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 ⁣💃

Save the recipe for later and let me know if you give it a try!

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Family

𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐭. ⁣

If you’ve known me for a while, you probably know that over time, I fell more and more in love with fitness. ⁣

It became my cure for anxiety. ⁣
A huge part of my social life. ⁣
An escape from work. ⁣
A pick me up from depression. ⁣

Then with my surgery, I couldn’t workout. ⁣

This past Tuesday after a few incredibly anxious days, I did something I never thought I’d be doing. ⁣

Even though I’m back to training, ⁣
𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘩 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘰𝘶𝘵, ⁣
𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥,⁣
𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺. ⁣

I blocked out my schedule, picked up and drove an hour to hold my favorite human for a total of 15 minutes. ⁣

𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲. ⁣

I was reminded just how much I appreciate my brother in law. ⁣
I was reminded just how disappointed I felt that I missed my sister at work. ⁣
I was reminded just how special my parents are to me, and just how much in an instant they can make me feel whole again. ⁣

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐬, 𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲. ⁣

For a while I forgot that. ⁣

And as frustrated I get with slowly recovering from surgery….⁣

It was quite possibly one of the best things to happen to me. ⁣

Having a support system is one of the greatest things you can have. If you learn anything from me, please let it be to never take that for granted. ⁣

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆. ⁣

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Monster Protein Cookie

So many of you requested the recipe so I wanted to share. This was so good!! Not quite a funfetti cookie but great macros and a good swap.⁣
𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐞 🍪
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𝘔𝘪𝘹 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳: ⁣
20 grams protein powder (Pictured is with a whey, but I also made it with casein later in the week and it was just as good)⁣
46 grams liquid egg whites ⁣
1 tsp baking powder ⁣
1 tbs. vanilla skinny syrup (you could swap with stevia and vanilla extract) ⁣
1 packet 100 calorie better oats (could swap with ¼ cup quick oats) ⁣
1/4 cup of water⁣
Mix your ingredients together and let sit in the fridge 2-3 hours to thicken. Mix in sprinkles, chocolate chips, whatever you like and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. ⁣
SAVE for later and tag me and let me know if you give it a try! ⁣
𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪 𝘺𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘢𝘺?! ⁣
P.S. My nutrition VIPS got this recipe first. For all of my monthly supplement clients, I offer small group macro/calorie coaching. You’re always welcome to join us too. I’ll be opening up 20 spots for our next round in the upcoming weeks! If you want on the waitlist let me know! ⁣

3 Simple Changes…

𝘈 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝟺% 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺… ⁣
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝟗𝟔%? ⁣
I posted last week about the importance of training your core, but we all know that you can do all the sit ups in the world and see zero change in your body if other factors aren’t coming into play as well. ⁣
That being said, before you go cleansing and detoxing, let’s first focus on some small sustainable habits you can incorporate consistently to progressively see and feel change over time. ⁣
𝟑 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞: ⁣
1. 𝘚𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘪𝘵 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭. Take inventory of your current steps per day and aim to increase and stay consistent from there. We often overestimate how much of a role our workouts play in weight loss, and underestimate the small things like your day to day activity and steps. It can play a huge role in overall calorie burn throughout your day. ⁣
2. 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘺. Don’t overthink this one. Incorporate one veggie based salad a day and you’ll fill up on good foods, bump up your fiber, and find yourself planning and accounting for at least one healthy meal a day ⁣
3. 𝘋𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧. Cut back on the calories coming from other drinks, and aim to hit a water goal. Not only will you’ll likely feel a bit less hungry but you could also potentially be decreasing a ton of empty calories. ⁣
Simple! Once you nail these you can start to layer on more steps. 𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 𝘈𝘣𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘶𝘴? 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘨𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬? ⁣
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Trader Joe’s Staples

⁣I get it, grocery shopping can be overwhelming, especially with all of the options. The one thing I always get asked about is what I buy at Trader Joe’s so I wanted to give a breakdown of my go-to Staples. ⁣
𝘔𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘣 𝘯𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦: always check the ingredients list. The shorter the list the better, and try to go for ingredients you understand & can pronounce. ⁣
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐨-𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭: ⁣
𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐳𝐞𝐧 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬:⁣
Organic Riced Cauliflower ⁣
Bell Pepper Trio ⁣
Mexican Cauliflower Rice (𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘑𝘶𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵) ⁣
Colorful Carrot Coins ⁣
Rainbow Cauliflower Florets ⁣
𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬: ⁣
Jicama Wraps ⁣
Fresh greens (𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘤𝘩 & 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘶𝘭𝘢 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘴) ⁣
Broccoli Slaw, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, & Green Cabbage for stir frys ⁣
Cherry Tomatoes ⁣
Mini Purple Sweet Potatoes to roast in the Air Fryer ⁣
Petite Rainbow Carrots ⁣
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬: ⁣
Pre-grilled or roasted chicken breast ⁣
Liquid Egg Whites ⁣
Turkey Breast ⁣
Almond Milk Mozzarella Shreds ⁣
𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐬: ⁣
Cauliflower Gnocchi ⁣
Coconut Whipped Cream ⁣
Pre Cooked Rice
Seasonings (𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘹, chili lime & 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨) ⁣
Mini Corn Tortillas (𝘨𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 & 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘸 𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴) ⁣
Frozen Shrimp Stir Fry (𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘩) ⁣
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐨-𝐭𝐨𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐞’𝐬?! 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐟𝐮𝐥? ⁣
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