Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli & Chicken
Serves: 8 (2 cups each)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
4 oz. dry whole wheat macaroni (or pasta)
4 tsp. organic butter (or extra-virgin organic coconut oil)
2 tbsp. unbleached whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/4 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups cooked chopped chicken breast
4 cups chopped steamed broccoli
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. group black pepper
- Cook macaroni according to package and set aside.
- Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add flour. Cook whisking constantly for 1 minute or until brown. (Don’t let it burn)
- Slowly whisk in almond milk. Cook whisking constantly for 1-2 minutes or until moisture thinkers or there isn’t any lumps.
- Reduce heat to low. Add cheese. Cook whisking constantly for 2-3 minutes or until melted.
- Add chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper. Cook stirring constantly for 1 minute or until heated through.
- Serve immediately.
(You can use quinoa if you are gluten-free instead of flour)
From: Fixate by Autumn Calabrese
I stumbled upon this WONDERFUL & HELPFUL website. It breaks down moves targeted towards certain body parts. For example, if you need to work on your ankles, there is a page of exercises for that. If you need to work on your hip flexors, there is a page for that as well.
Here is the link:
Use your towel this week for sweat, not giving up.
You KNOW I do. The Team Beachbody Blog has really helped inspire me to snack healthy. Since I am on the go 90% of the day, it is important to keep my nutrition in check. It is SO easy to grab a bag of chips, a candy bar, or a cookie but if you disciple yourself and prep your food and snacks for the week, you won’t have a problem reaching for a healthy and tasty snack. 🙂
Check out some healthy snacks here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/teambeachbodyblog/tag/snacks
Need a breakfast, lunch, or dinner inspiration? Check out these links as well 🙂
Insanity Plyometric Circuit
I have been doing Insanity Max 30 from Shaun T, so I figured you could use some plyo and Shaun T inspiration in your life.
Check out the video below for the full workout. It’s only 40 minutes, you GOT this.
1 scoop shakeology
1 cup (or 1/2 cup) almond milk (vanilla almond milk is the bomb too)
1 cup regular coffee (mine is a regular blend from Trader Joes)
5-7 ice cubes
Brew coffee and set aside. Put almond milk, shakeology, ice cubes, and coffee into blender. Mix until smooth. Enjoy 🙂
Even though many of us are on a fitness journey to improve our overall heath and lifestyle, you must respect what your body does for you on a daily basis. Give it some thanks today. 🙂
Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cup raw honey (or pure maple(
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, lightly coat 8X8 inch baking pan, and set aside. Combine peanut butter, honey, extract, eggs, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 20-23 minutes. The squares are a little soft when them come out but they will continue to cook when they cool off. Cut into squares and enjoy.
From Autumn Calabrese’s cookbook, Fixate 🙂
What a powerful statement. Choose your hard