Take Back the Kitchen!

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen me share my Take Back The Kitchen Community! This is a brand new branch of our online fitness and nutrition business that I am launching on November 3rd!!
After hosting an online Meal Prep 101 class, I realized the struggle that many families were facing. People are stressed out about what to make for dinner, creating a grocery list and not really understanding what "healthy eating" is. I came to the realization that families needed my help! 
As a busy mom of 3 and full time 4th grade teacher, I was always overwhelmed when it came to planning out our meals for the week. Most weeks, I didn’t have time to do it, so it resulted us racing to the grocery store multiple times a week or stopping somewhere to grab take out or fast food. I knew I could do better when it came to feeding my family nutritious meals, but at the same time didn’t know when I could possibly find time in my schedule to make it a priority.
The ONE thing that has been constant for me over the past couple of years in helping me to stay on track with my nutrition even when it gets busy has been my superfood smoothie called Shakeology. When our company launched a 3-in-1 kids’ smoothie called Daily Sunshine to accompany it this summer, I knew I had to figure out how I could get this incredible product into as many homes as possible.
 I started brainstorming about ways I could not only help families add a nutritious smoothie, but also how we could take it a step further and truly help families prioritize nutrition at EVERY MEAL!
I took an entire month to come up with a plan.  To provide families with healthy, family friendly, easy-to-prepare weekly recipes PLUS a grocery list to go with them, and Take Back The Kitchen was born!
As a member of our Take Back The Kitchen community, you will receive the following each month: 
Monthly Membership Includes:
+ 4 Weeks of Healthy Family Friendly Menus!
+ Complete grocery lists delivered to your inbox every Friday!
+ A month’s supply of Shakeology (adult superfoods meal replacement smoothie) AND/OR Daily Sunshine (kid approved 3-in-1 smoothie that includes a serving of fruits/veggies, healthy fats, and plant based protein)! 
+A community of women who are going through the same struggles you are! You’ll be able to share what’s working, what isn’t working, and know that you’re not alone! 
+Access to a small group led by me, your Family Nutrition Ambassador, to help you stay on track and accountable to actually make the meals and help you family make progress! 
The ONLY purchase that’s required to become a Take Back The Kitchen Member is a month’s order of Shakeology and/or Daily Sunshine. Like I’ve mentioned before, as crazy as it might sound, making this purchase has actually SAVED me money overall because I’m saving SO much at the grocery store and at restaurants! I used to go to the store without much of a plan, and over the course of the week between going the grocery store multiple times and grabbing take out or fast food, we were spending way more money on food than we needed to.
Since incorporating Take Back The Kitchen, my weekly grocery bills have been around $130 – $150 for a family of 5 and that INCLUDES the Shakeology and Daily Sunshine I buy for my family.
What is Shakeology? 
Shakeology is an adult formulated premium superfood shake containing healthy ingredients, including super-proteins, super-fruits, super-greens, antioxidants, adaptogen herbs, pre and pro-biotics, and digestive enzymes. The amazing benefits come from herbs, roots, fruits, and vegetables that range from the commonly known, like pomegranate and blueberry, to the exotic, like goji berry and maca root. These incredible whole food ingredients from around the world are uncooked and unprocessed, making them easily digestible in our bodies. I never thought I’d be a shake person. I tried it, and I’ve been drinking Shakeology daily for over three years now. I can’t begin to tell you how much it helps me to stay on track. It gives me the energy I need, has helped to curb my cravings for junk food, and is an easy way to get a meal in when I’m busy! Time and time again, my clients who incorporate Shakeology into their diet are hands down more successful than the ones who don’t! I look at drinking Shakeology as my daily vitamins. It fills in the cracks nutritionally! We have seven different flavors! We even have VEGAN options.
If you happen to be breastfeeding, I’d recommend checking with your doctor about Shakeology!  I have several nursing mommas who have actually noticed a slight increase in production while drinking it because of the additional vitamins and minerals! (I recommend the vegan formulas to my breastfeeding clients.) 
What is Daily Sunshine
Daily Sunshine is our BRAND NEW whole-food-based 3 in 1 smoothie formulated for kids’ nutritional needs. It’s not intended to be a meal replacement, but rather a quick healthy alternative to junk food snacks. It’s available in Chocolate and Strawberry Banana. My kids LOVE it. We’ve been having it for an after school snack, turning it into popsicles or a fun smoothie which they think is ice cream! It’s not JUST for kids. I happen to drink it every single day for MY snack too! The Strawberry Banana is my favorite! I shake it up with ice and water and head out the door! It’s the perfect on-the-go snack. 
Shakeology and Daily Sunshine each retail at $129 for customers. However, if you’re interested in becoming a Family Nutrition Ambassador, there’s a 25% discount.
As a Family Nutrition Ambassador, you can simply enjoy the discounts and leave it at that, or you can share Take Back The Kitchen with others and receive a 25% discount any time they order Shakeology and/or Daily Sunshine. If you help 3 people join Take Back The Kitchen in a month, you’d have your Shakeology and/or Daily Sunshine paid for! 

If you think you might be interested in incorporating workouts as well at some point, I’d also recommending purchasing Beachbody On Demand which is an app that works like Netflix for Fitness. If you purchase it with Shakeology you can get it for just $30 (normally $99).

There’s a package called The All Access Beachbody On Demand + Shakeology Challenge Pack: $160 (regularly $199)
What’s Included: 
1) 1-Year Membership to Beachbody On Demand (BOD) with all content included, plus new future releases. You can stream them anywhere with a wi-fi connection! I never use DVDs anymore because the BOD app is so much more convenient.
2) Shakeology (choice of 30-day supply on Home Direct)
3) Portion Fix (includes 7-piece portion control container set, eating guide, large blue container & shaker cup)

If you’d like to order as a customer, simply click on my website and place your order! https://www.teambeachbody.com/mistynanna15
If you’d like to join as a Family Nutrition Ambassador and receive the 25% discount on all future orders, go to my website, click on Coach, then Be A Coach, and it will walk you through the steps. I recommend purchasing the All Access Challenge Pack for $160, which will waive the $39.95 enrollment fee. Each month after, as a Family Nutrition Ambassador you will receive 25% off Shakeology and/or Daily Sunshine orders. You will see a $15.95 coach fee, but even with that fee you will still be saving money! Should you decide to cancel your membership, you can cancel at any time without penalty. No strings attached. https://www.teambeachbody.com/mistynanna15
If you already have an active Beachbody coach that you enjoy, please stick with them! If you’ve purchased from Beachbody in the past under a different coach who is no longer active, before you order you’ll have to request that I’m your official coach! You can do this by calling 1-800- 240-0913 or going here https://faq.beachbody.com/app/ask/lob/team and including my coach ID which is 1377703 and the email associated with my account which is mistynanna15@gmail.com. After you fill out the form you can place your order!
After your order is placed, simply fill out this form and I will send you next week’s menu THIS FRIDAY! You will continue to receive them for the next 4 weeks! You MUST fill out this form. If you don’t fill this out, you will not be added to the email list. goo.gl/xfbxot

We have a special going on right now – if you register by tonight, 8:00 pm cst, you will receive a BONUS edition!!               
Please let me know if you have ANY questions! I’m so excited to encourage you and your sweet family through this process! 

Italian Sausage & Pasta

This was sooo delicious, my hubby and 2 other kids ate it all while I was at cheer practice last night. Guess I'll be making it again! Lol 


1 lb sweet Italian sausage
Whole wheat pasta
Cherry tomatoes
Olive oil, sea salt, pepper

Boil pasta on the side. Slice sausage in chunks. Cook sauasage in pan with olive oil. In meantime, cook frozen bag of steamed asparagus in the microwave. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
Throw in tomatoes and asparagus with cooked sausage.
Then add pasta. Mix to get in all the yummy flavors and add spices.

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole
Dinner was delicious tonight!!! So much easier when you can just throw it all in a casserole dish and bake!! My kids loved it and of course hubby approved! ❤️

- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 peppers
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 jar (24 oz) Pasta Sauce or (21 Day Fix Cookbook sauce)
-  1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheese

 1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees
 2. Brown meat with peppers and garlic in large skillet, drain.
 3. Stir in rice, pasta sauce and 3/4 cup cheese.
 4. Spoon into a 2-qt casserole sprayed with cooking spray
 5. Top with remaining cheese.
 6. Bake 25 min or until heated through