Transformation Story

Love to share transformation stories!!! Not only can you SEE Cara's results, but you can feel her excitement. 👏🏼👏🏼 This is the real deal. No magic pill. This is what 30 minutes of daily exercise looks like and cleaning up your food. All while having a support system of having other women cheering you on!!
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Cara lost 96 lbs in 9 months.... 9 MONTHS!!!
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Here's what Cara had to say:
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"The workouts programs and support of an online accountability group saved my life. When I first started my program, I was taking 16 medications for pain, mental health, & high blood pressure. After 8 months, I was able to discontinue those medications, and in just 9 short months I have lost 96 lbs!"

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Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

This sandwich will MELT in your MOUTH!  Its a family FAVORITE and leaves my kids wanting MORE! 
This dish is awesome as a left over too!!

Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce     

Directions:
  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low. 
    3. The last 30 minutes, shred chicken in crock pot with a fork. Let cook for 30 more minutes.  May want to add cornstarch to thicken.

     

Spicy Buffalo Tailgate Trail Mix

Football season calls for tasty snacks! Nothing says football watching party more to me than spicy buffalo chicken wings and a big bowl of chips. Well, why not mix the two together in one easy to make treat? Once you try this amazingly simple and spicy buffalo trail mix recipe, you’ll be hooked!
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Step 1

Melt butter and mix in the hot sauce and seasoning salt. Add the cereal, pretzels and nuts in a large microwave safe bowl and pour the sauce over the ingredients and stir.

Step 2 

Microwave for 2 minutes then spread it out on a baking sheet.

Step 3


Spread out on a baking sheet and broil on high for 5 minutes, remove and stir and place back in oven for another 3-5 minutes until crispy.

Step 4


Let cool and serve up in cute cups!

 

Mexican Stuffed Shells



Aaaaa-mazing!!!! My kids loved this meal tonight. Even the neighbors came over and had to try some. They raved about this dish!!! Mexican stuffed shells are delish!! 
Ingredients:
1 lb. ground turkey
1 package low-sodium taco seasoning
4 oz. low fat cream cheese
12-15 jumbo pasta shells
1 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce

Oikos plain yogurt 
Shredded Cheese
2 green onions (optional)



Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. In a frying pan cook ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.   

Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely.   
 While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board/baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.

Pour salsa on bottom of 9×13 baking dish.  Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. 

Cover shells with taco sauce.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. 
After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes.   Serve with Oikos yogurt on top and/or more salsa. 


Introducing Daily Sunshine!

Have you heard about the new, healthy snack that’s made for picky kids and pickier parents? It’s called Daily Sunshine, and we think you’re going to love it. This brand-new healthy smoothie is a delicious snack for kids that comes in two kid-friendly flavors. Plus, it’s made with organic fruits and vegetables.* But, if you’re a picky parent, we know you’ve got questions. And I’m here with answers!

What is Daily Sunshine?
Daily Sunshine is a healthy 3-in-1 smoothie for kids that’s been designed specifically for their unique dietary needs. We know how hard it is to get kids to eat right, so our goal was to not only create a healthy snack you feel good about them having but also make an easy snack that they’d actually ask for!

The Daily Sunshine smoothie comes in two flavors: smooth and creamy Chocolate and fruity and sweet Strawberry Banana. Each is made with organic fruits and vegetables,* organic pea protein, and healthy fats, and has 3 grams of fiber, probiotics from Bacillus coagulans, vitamins C & E, calcium, and vitamin D. Here is Daily Sunshine’s Strawberry Banana Nutrition Facts label and Daily Sunshine’s Chocolate Nutrition Facts label so you can check it out!
In short, Daily Sunshine has carefully been formulated to include the building blocks of nutrition kids need to help them grow up healthy and strong, and 4 out of 5 pediatricians approve its formula.
The ingredients in Daily Sunshine differ slightly depending on which flavor you choose. But both the Chocolate and Strawberry Banana flavors have a fruit and veggie blend of apple, sweet potato, flaxseed, spinach, blueberry, acerola cherry, and strawberry.
We were just as careful about what we didn’t put in Daily Sunshine as what we did put in there. That’s why Daily Sunshine is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO, and it contains NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Get Daily Sunshine here!

How do I make Daily Sunshine?
If you’re a busy parent you’ll love that Daily Sunshine smoothies are quick to prepare. Simply mix one serving with 8 fl. oz. water, shake it up, and you’ve got a healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free snack.


Will my kids like Daily Sunshine?
Sources say yes! Daily Sunshine has been rigorously taste-tested by the toughest critics… kids! We know how hard it is to help your kids eat healthy, which is why we worked hard to make Daily Sunshine a healthy smoothie that has a taste that’s kid-approved! They can enjoy it in the mornings on the way to school, as part of their lunch, as an after-school snack, or even between soccer practice and music lessons.

Daily Sunshine vs Shakeology. What’s the difference?
Daily Sunshine provides key nutrients in a simple yet healthy formula designed for young, growing bodies. Shakeology focuses on providing an array of exotic superfoods, adaptogens, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and other important nutrients for adult bodies. While they both have unique ingredients, Daily Sunshine and Shakeology contain some overlapping essential ingredients, but at different levels, in order to suit the nutritional needs of kids and adults.


Can I drink both Daily Sunshine and Shakeology?
Absolutely! If adults like to enjoy Shakeology as a part of a healthy breakfast or as a mid-morning snack, it’s OK to treat themselves to Daily Sunshine as a healthy afternoon snack or late-night munchie killer.

Is it OK to mix Daily Sunshine with Shakeology?
We don’t recommend mixing Daily Sunshine and Shakeology into one shake. The reason is because these products were designed to be prepared individually and are not intended to be mixed with other Beachbody Nutritional products, including our Beachbody Performance line.


Why does Shakeology count as 1 red container while Daily Sunshine counts as ½ green, ½ purple, and ½ red?
Shakeology contains between 16 to 17 grams of protein and between 140 to 170 calories per serving depending on the flavor. This makes it perfect for one red container. It also contains a vast array of other nutrients, but given how wide-ranging and exotic they are, they don’t fit as neatly into a specific container. Daily Sunshine, on the other hand, contains less protein (10 grams), so ½ red makes sense. It also contains the equivalent of a full serving of fruits and vegetables.* Because this is done using a combination of both types of produce, the most accurate representation is ½ purple and ½ green.


How can I buy Daily Sunshine?
We’ve got you covered as far as sizes go. There’s a 30-day supply bag, a box of 24 single-serve packets—single flavor as well as 12 of each flavor. BUY NOW!  4-serving Sampler Pack (2 of each flavor). BUY NOW!


Ingredient Details:
*Concentrated powder equivalent to 1 full serving of fruits and vegetables, ⅝ serving of fruit ((Chocolate – 4.45 g dried apple, strawberry, and blueberry powders) (Strawberry Banana – 4.5 g dried apple, strawberry, banana, and blueberry powders)) and ⅜ serving of veggies (1.95 g dried sweet potato and spinach powders) per smoothie. Each 28 g serving (1 scoop) provides the equivalent of ½ cup fruits and vegetables (volume before drying).

Egg Hash

Ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 sweet potato
- 1/2 onion
- 2 slices deli ham 
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Directions:
First, wrap potato around a damp paper towel. Cook sweet potato in the microwave for 3 minutes. 

Spray pan with olive oil. Cook onions on medium heat. Add diced ham. Next, add cooked sweet potato and mix together. Place on  a plate.

Then, top the hash with 2 cooked eggs over easy.