Butcher Box

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If you haven’t heard, ButcherBox delivers grass fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage pork directly to your door. All of the meat is free of antibiotics and hormones. They arrive on dry ice so you can just pop it in your freezer and defrost as needed. Super convenience and perfect for this mom-on-the-go!

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OPTIONS:

1. Curated Box (ButcherBox selects the meats for you)

Classic Box: $129/month, 8-11 lbs meat

Big Box: $238/month, 16-22 lbs meat

2. Custom Box (You choose what you want)

Classic Box: $149/month, 9-14 lbs meat

Big Box: $270/month, 18-26 lbs meat

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I think it’s totally worth the price. Between the convenience, amazing quality, and fair price – it seems like a no brainer to me.

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For a limited time Butcher Box is offering 2 free lbs of ground beef in EVERY ButcherBox when you use this link by September 30th. Did I mention FOREVER? Yes, you read that right. Get your box today!

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This post is sponsored by Butcher Box.

Photography by Aurora Heitman.

Back To School Transformation Challenge 2017

I want to let you all be the first to know that my husband and I have teamed up with Fitness Revolution Napa to run a transformation contest starting on 8/22. It is going to be an amazing way to get in great shape and change the way you look and feel. And let’s not forget about the prizes!

The winning team takes home $1,000! 

Join the challenge with your partner, best friend, or a family member. I have to say having my husband in the challenge in the past really helped both of us stay on track and hold each other accountable. If you are interested in joining us in the challenge or just need some motivation to get in the best shape of your life, head over to Fitness Revolution Napa to get more info and register AND you can get $25 off your registration with my special code: "mom". 

Don’t wait too long or all the spots could be filled up. You are getting a chance to sign up before almost everyone and get a discount!

Register here and don't forget to use "mom" at checkout to get $25 off!

All Day Breakfast

Give me a dozen of eggs and I can come up with hundred of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner (ok.. may be twenty). I usually grab whatever I have in the refrigerator and top it with two eggs and viola! What's your favorite all day breakfast dish?

// Stir fried veggies with roasted potatoes and bacon topped with eggs //

// Mixed salad with bacon topped with eggs //

// Sweet potatoes hash with broccoli and bacon topped with eggs //

 

Slow Cooker Pork With Apples, Onions, and Sauerkraut

This is another favorite from my crock pot freezer meals class (see my previous post here). I like serving it with whole grain mustard and pickles. It's just divine when you combine them with pork and sauerkraut. A must try!

Ingredients:

1 small (1-2 lb pork roast) boneless shoulder butt
1 container sauerkraut, rinsed and dried (I get the raw one from Whole Foods)
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 small granny smith apple, sliced
1 small yellow onion, thickly sliced
2 tablespoons of pork chop seasoning

Instructions:

Seasoning for pork roast such as lemon pepper and curry powder or rosemary and sage with some salt and pepper. Place the rinsed and dried sauerkraut in bottom of slow cooker. mix in the caraway seeds. Place seasoned pork on top of sauerkraut then place sliced onions and apples on top. Cook on low for 6 hours.

MAKE AHEAD: Place all ingredients in a freezer bag. You can place directly in slow cooker but you may have to increase the cook time by 1-2 hours. Pork will become tough if cooked on high so know your slow cooker and make sure it will only simmer, not boil the contents. 

Enjoy!

 

Crock Pot Smoked Turkey Lentil Soup

I crave for soup on raining days and we've been getting a lot of it recently in California. Last weekend I went to a cooking class taught by my coach Tay Espinosa from my gym. The class was on crock pot freezer meals. As I mentioned before, it's not hard to eat healthy when you prep ahead, and Tay's classes are all about preparation and healthy eating. I'll be sharing several recipes from the class throughout the week. I'm not a big fan of lentils but this recipe is so easy and yummy that it has become my favorite by far. Definitely a keeper!

Ingredients:

1 8 oz smoked turkey leg
1/2 pound dried green lentils, rinsed and drained
1 cup of diced onion
1/2 cup of diced celery
1 cup of diced bell peppers
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
1 teaspoon of black pepper
6 cups of organic vegetable broth
1 teaspoon of salt
Greek yogurt (optional)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients except yogurt in a crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove turkey leg from crock pot. Remove and discard skin. Shred meat, discard bone and return to crock pot. Serve with a dollop of nonfat greek yogurt.

Enjoy!

 

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower is a vegetable that you either love or hate. I was always on the fence about the cruciferous family member. Then came the Whole30 diet and I wanted to include it in my mix of things to it. I admit that I tended to choose recipes without it because the amount of time that it takes to prep. That is until I found this organic riced cauliflower from Trader Joe's. Now I can't stop making cauliflower friend rice! It really does taste like rice…you must try. Here is my spin on it with ingredients I had in my fridge. If you want to impress your friends and family, try the Nom Nom Paleo coconut pineapple rice or Asian cauliflower fried rice. Let me know how it turns out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 slices of cooked bacon (chopped)
1 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 cup of shredded cabbage
1 cup of cooked kale
2 eggs (scrambled)
2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce (optional)
1/4 cup of cucumber for some crunch (optional)

Instructions:

Scramble the eggs and put aside when it's done. Stir fry all ingredients in medium high heat for about 8 minutes. Add your condiments and scrambled eggs then let it cook for another 2-3 minutes. To serve, top with some fresh cucumber and voila! That's how easy and yummy is this recipe. 

Enjoy!

 

Easy Whole30 Recipes

Here are a few of my easy Whole30 recipes. I like to get my ingredients prepped on Sunday so I can mix and match dishes all week. I usually have the following in my fridge: chopped bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers as well as cooked steamed kale, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. I also like to have emergency protein ready like cooked bacon, ground beef and grilled chicken. To save time I sometimes get a roasted chicken from the grocery store (On Friday's they're on sale at Whole Foods). For fruit I always get apples, bananas, melons and berries. I like to keep at least a couple of avocados on hand for salads. And last I always have roasted/cooked sweet potatoes. They come in handy for frittatas or any egg dish.

I've said it before, clean eating doesn't have to be complicated or expensive if you plan ahead. A great app for ideas, planning, shopping and cooking is the Nom Nom Paleo App. It will save you time and keep you on track. 

Have a healthy weekend!

Simple frittatas. Recipe  here.

Simple frittatas. Recipe here.

Lettuce wraps. I stir fried some of my chopped veggies with my emergency protein and topped with raisins. Voila! lunch is ready!

Lettuce wraps. I stir fried some of my chopped veggies with my emergency protein and topped with raisins. Voila! lunch is ready!

Slow Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew. This dish is a must try! The whole family will love it. You can get the recipe  here .

Slow Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew. This dish is a must try! The whole family will love it. You can get the recipe here.

Made a quick salad with leftovers. Lettuce, bell peppers, grilled chicken, bacon, chopped almonds and raisin. Topped with olive oil and lemon juice. 

Made a quick salad with leftovers. Lettuce, bell peppers, grilled chicken, bacon, chopped almonds and raisin. Topped with olive oil and lemon juice. 

I used whatever left I had in the fridge to make this vegetable and chicken soup. Boil 2 cups of chicken broth then add your veggies and protein. A pinch of salt, white pepper, ginger or whatever seasoning you like. Topped with some cooked bacon.

I used whatever left I had in the fridge to make this vegetable and chicken soup. Boil 2 cups of chicken broth then add your veggies and protein. A pinch of salt, white pepper, ginger or whatever seasoning you like. Topped with some cooked bacon.

I made this salad bowl for dinner. I used steamed broccoli, kale, roasted sliced sweet potatoes, bell peppers, grilled chicken, avocado and raisins. Olive oil and lemon juice for dressing.

I made this salad bowl for dinner. I used steamed broccoli, kale, roasted sliced sweet potatoes, bell peppers, grilled chicken, avocado and raisins. Olive oil and lemon juice for dressing.