Tuesday's Inspiration - Is This Stealing Your Joy?
All too often when we think of ourselves, we are subconsciously comparing us to someone else. We are all different and good in our own ways.
The fastest way to failure is by comparison. If the person you compare yourself with is better (which in your mind is usually the case), you will feel like you have failed when you may be crushing it!
Comparison is the thief of joy as well.
“Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.”
You are amazing and no one is like you!
Win the day.
To your success,
Fusion Foodie Friday -
Asian Cucumber Salad (servings 6-8)
Add VERY thinly sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, diced red pepper, and sesame seeds to a medium size bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl mix together rice wine vinegar, honey, toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and sea salt.
Serve immediately or cover and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two to let all the flavors meld.
Tuesday's Inspiration - An Environment for SUCCESS!
You are a product of the environment that surrounds you; the places, people, and things.
"You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." ~ Jim Rohn
If you want to change your behavior you need to change your environment.
For example, if you continue to keep junk foods that are full of sugar and "bad" fats in your home you are more likely to consume them, making it harder to change the behavior of eating high-quality unprocessed foods.
Unfortunately, we are bombarded with tempting messages (TV commercials, billboards, numerous restaurants, and food choices) every day. We don't have control over those messages... BUT we do have control over our home environment.
A VERY important step in creating a "safe" environment in your home is to get rid of all the foods that are a trigger for you.
"But wait, my family will shoot me if I do that."
If that was your reaction, think about this for a second...
If you are making a conscious decision to avoid certain foods because of the potential health consequences, why would you want your loved ones to eat those foods?
Now, you may need to use "transition" foods with your family until they are onboard, but I would argue that no one needs to be eating highly processed foods that contain sugar, trans fat, chemicals, and preservatives.
Get rid of your excuses and find your results.
If you keep foods in the house that are hindering you from achieving your goals, eventually a situation will arise and you will eat them!
Make this journey much easier on yourself: get 'em OUT!
To your success,
- Coach Jen
Fusion Foodie Friday - Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers (servings 6)
Cut off the tops of the peppers remove the seeds, trim the bottoms to help them sit flat in the skillet and rinse thoroughly. In a large pan boil the peppers for 5 minutes, remove from water and turn upside down onto a paper towel to dry.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet add the olive oil, garlic and onion, sauté until tender. Add the turkey and brown until thoroughly cooked.
Add the crushed tomatoes, rice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and stir until blended.
Fill the peppers evenly with the mixture, place in a lightly greased 10 inch cast iron skillet. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and add the remaining cheese to the top of peppers and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."
~ Zig Ziglar
There is a very distinct reason for this of course. You are human.
Something inside of us always pulls us in the wrong direction.
The amazing thing is that we are much stronger than that internal pull if we concentrate on the right things.
We have to control what we can, cope with what we can’t and concentrate on what’s important.
Your mornings are filled with strife, the world is chaotic and you and your family are important.
Focus is your key. Focus on the motivation we have for you every single day.
Committed to Your Success,
- Coach Jen
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Chicken, Apple, & Pecan Salad in a Jar (serves 4)
- 2 cups chopped kale leaves
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup grapes
For the chicken salad:
- 2 boneless, skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, optional
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
- Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste. Add to skillet and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Let cool before dicing into bite-size pieces.
- In a medium bowl, combine chicken, Greek yogurt, red onion, celery, mayonnaise, almonds and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- To assemble, divide chicken mixture, kale, cranberries, apples, pecans and grapes into four wide-mouth canning jars with tight-fitting lids.