egg white pizza

This Egg White Pizza Omelet recipe is the grown-up (and healthier) version of eating pizza for breakfast! From prep to plate, this omelet only takes a total of 22 minutes to make, so get cooking! Get the recipe below:

Ingredients:
• 4 large egg whites (½ cup)
• ¼ cup all-natural marinara sauce
• 2 Tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
• ¼ cup cooked chopped kale (optional)
• ¼ cup cooked sliced mushroom (optional)
• Nonstick cooking spray

Directions:
1. Heat small skillet, lightly coated with spray over medium-high heat.
2. Add egg whites. Do not stir. As eggs set, lift edge, letting uncooked portions flow underneath—cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until set.
3. Spread marinara sauce evenly over top of omelet. Top with cheese, kale (if desired), and mushrooms (if desired); cook, covered, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese melts.
4. Cut into four slices. 

slow cooker vegetable stew⁣

Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew⁣

Vegan

Prep Time 15 mins⁣

Cook Time 4 hrs 17 mins⁣

Total Time 4 hrs 32 mins⁣

Servings 6 servings, approx. 2 cups each⁣

Calories 274 kcal⁣




INGREDIENTS

1 tsp. olive oil⁣
1 medium onion, chopped⁣
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped⁣
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped⁣
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped⁣
2 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth⁣
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, no added salt⁣
2 15-oz. cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed⁣
1 Tbsp. curry powder⁣
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup⁣
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped⁣
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)⁣
½ tsp. ground black pepper⁣
1 dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)⁣
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets⁣
1 (10-oz.) bag raw baby spinach⁣
1 cup lite coconut milk⁣

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over high heat.⁣ Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.⁣ Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.⁣ Place onion mixture in 3-quart slow cooker.⁣ Add broth, tomatoes (with juice), chickpeas, curry powder, maple syrup, ginger, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well; cover. Cook on high for 3 hours.⁣ Add cauliflower. Mix well; cover. Cook on high for 1 hour.⁣ Add spinach and coconut milk. Mix well; cover. Cook on high for 10 minutes, or until spinach wilts.⁣

Recipe Notes
To make this recipe in an Instant Pot (programmable pressure cooker), follow these instructions:⁣
Turn 6-quart Instant Pot to high sauté setting.⁣
Heat oil to hot.⁣ Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.⁣ Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.⁣ Add broth, tomatoes, chickpeas, curry powder, maple syrup, ginger, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper (if desired), and cauliflower. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for locking lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 12 minutes. Follow manufacturer’s guide for natural release, and wait until cycle is complete. Carefully unlock and remove lid, taking care that there is no remaining steam. Add spinach and coconut milk; mix well. Cover and wait for spinach to wilt, approximately 5 minutes Serve immediately.

Container Equivalents

2 Green

1½ Yellow

½ Blue

½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!

A great dinner option for the vegan plan. For non-vegans, add a serving of protein for lunch.

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 274

Calories from Fat 72

sweet potato hash with eggs

Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

This sheet pan sweet potato hash with eggs is an easy, high-protein breakfast!

Course Breakfast

Keyword gluten free, High in Fiber, High in Protein, Made Without Dairy, vegetarian

Prep Time 20 min

Cook Time 30 min

Total Time 50 min

Servings 4 servings

Calories 353 kcal

Author Beachbody

INGREDIENTS

  • Parchment paper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided use
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, bell pepper, beans, corn, oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a large bowl; toss gently to blend.
  4. Place sweet potato mixture on pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
  5. Create eight wells in sweet potato mixture. Gently crack an egg into each well. Season eggs with remaining ¼ tsp. salt and remaining ¼ tsp. pepper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until eggs are set.
  6. Garnish with cilantro; serve immediately.

RECIPE NOTES

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
1½ Protein
¾ Grain/Tuber Carb
½ Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2 Carbs
1½ Protein
½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
½ Legume
1 Vegetable
3 Proteins
½ Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Red
2 Yellow
1 tsp.**

2B Mindset Plate It!
**A great breakfast option. Add veggies or a side salad for lunch.

brownies

Brownies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 36 mins
Total Time 51 mins
Servings 16 servings, 1 brownie each
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup gluten-free flour
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well. Add cocoa powder mixture to avocado mixture; mix well. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for an hour before removing from pan. Cut into sixteen squares.

Container Equivalents
1 Yellow
1 tsp.

pumpkin spice shakeology recipes

Pumpkin Spice Latte – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology + 1 tablespoon pure pumpkin puree + ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + ice. Mix in a blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Nog – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 tsp. rum extract + ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Apple Butter 
– 1 scoop Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/3 to ½ cup apple butter + 1 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk + water + ice. Mix in blender until smooth.

Creamy Pumpkin Almond Chai – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/2 tsp. almond extract + 1 cup chilled unsweetened chai tea + ice .  Mix in blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk + 1/4 cup oats + 1/4 cup applesauce + 1 tsp. pure maple syrup + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie – ½ cup unsweetened almond milk + ½ cup water + 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology + ½ cup canned pumpkin puree  + ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg + ice.  Mix in a blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Roll – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1 tsp. cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract + 8 pecan halves + 1 cup vanilla almond milk + ice .  Blend until smooth and top with coco whip (optional).

Pumpkin Coffee Cheesecake  – 1 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology + 1 cup canned pumpkin puree + ½ cup plain Greek yogurt + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + dash of vanilla extract + water + ice. Mix in blender until smooth.  (Note:  you could optionally use Vanilla Shakeology and brewed chilled coffee instead of Cafe Latte Shakeology and water)

Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu – 1/2 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology + 1/2 scoop Chocolate Shakeology + 1/2 cup pumpkin puree + 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice + 1 Tbsp. ricotta cheese + ½ tsp. rum extract + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Banana Bread – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/2 banana + 2 Tbsp. oats + 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans + 1 tsp. vanilla extract + ½ tsp. cinnamon + 1 c. almond milk + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.


Pumpkin “Pie” Bites –  Combine 1 can pumpkin puree + 2 very ripe bananas + ½ cup coconut sugar + 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon ginger + ¼ teaspoon nutmeg + ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt or sea salt in a food processor and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

Scoop the mixture into muffin pan liners or a silicone muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. After removing the bites from the oven, refrigerate until firm. Meanwhile, whip together 1 can full-fat coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight (remove the fatty white surface layer) + 2 tablespoons maple syrup + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla beans until the mixture forms a cream. Top pumpkin pie bites with cream. Store in the fridge for the best results. Makes approximately 12 muffins. (From the kitchen of 21 Day Fix’s Autumn Calabrese).

21 Day Fix Pumpkin Muffins – 2 eggs + ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree + 1 large banana + ½ cup natural peanut butter + ¼ cup honey + 2 scoops Vanilla or Chocolate Shakeology + ½ teaspoon baking powder + ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + ¼ teaspoon sea salt.

In a blender, mix eggs, pumpkin, banana, peanut butter and honey for 30 seconds. Add Shakeology, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt and blend until smooth.

Divide the batter evenly in a lined muffin pan – add five dark chocolate chips to each muffin to change it up if you want – and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (Two muffins count as ½ red and 1/3 purple 21 Day Fix containers. Recipe from the kitchen of Autumn Calabrese.)


Pumpkin Protein Pancakes – 1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology + ½ cup pure canned pumpkin + 2 egg whites + 1 drop Sweet Drops vanilla sweetener + 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix ingredients together and scoop pancake-sized dollops onto a hot griddle, flipping them over when the top begins to bubble


Pumpkin Spice Cookies

INGREDIENTS:⁠
• 1 cup chopped raw pecans, toasted⁠
• 10 Medjool dates⁠, pits removed⁠
• ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice⁠
• ¼ tsp. ground ginger⁠
• 2 packets Pumpkin Spice Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology⁠
• ½ cup pure pumpkin puree⁠

INSTRUCTIONS:⁠
1. Place pecans, dates, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger in food processor; process until blended. ⁠
2. Add Shakeology and pumpkin puree; process until well blended. ⁠
3. Roll mixture into 20 balls, approximately 1 Tbsp. each.⁠
4. Flatten each slightly so that it’s shaped like a traditional cookie. ⁠
5. Serve immediately (or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.)⁠

10 servings, 2 cookies each

Pumpkin Spice Cake

INGREDIENTS
• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup maple syrup
• 1/2 cup pumpkin spice Shakeology
• 1 2/3 cup oat flour (grind oats in a blender or replace with whole grain flour)
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp salt
• (optional) 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, at least 60% cocoa
.
.
INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, applesauce, eggs & maple syrup) in a large bowl until blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (Shakeology, flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt). Add to the wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill baking vehicle (baking dish, loaf pan, muffin tin, etc.) about 2/3rds full. Bake 25-30min for muffins; 35-40min for bigger vehicles or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


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happy national cheeseburger day!


BURGER Recipes

Wasabi Cream Cheese Burgers

INGREDIENTS
FOR WASABI CREAM CHEESE:

FOR PATTIES:

  • 1 lb. raw wild-caught salmon fillets, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Finely grated peel (lemon zest) of 1 medium lemon
  • Juice of ½ medium lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg white (2 Tbsp.)
  • 1½ tsp. finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1½ tsp. finely chopped fresh chives / spring onion
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • Gluten-free / wholemeal burger buns
  • 2 cups kale
  • Parchment paper
  • Nonstick cooking spray or EVOO
  • Breadcrumbs (totally optional and isn’t part of the original recipe)


DIRECTIONS

  1. First, make the wasabi cream cheese, just add both ingredients and mix well. Add whipped cream cheese and just mixed it well by hand. Once done, pop it into the fridge
  2. To make the patties, buy salmon fillets without skin to make this process easier. Slice them up into pieces and toss them into a food processor with the rest of the ingredients above. Its super important to use the pulse mode with the mix  as you would want it to blend well but not be mushy. You can also use a blender but remember – pulse! 
  3. Now is the fun part: Assembling the patties! Since the mix will be quite sticky, be sure to coat your palms with a bit of oil to help shape them into patties and set them on the parchment paper / foil squares. (You can used breadcrumbs to help shape the patties but you can skip this part). Up to you how big the patties are. You can get about 6 medium sized patties. Let it set for 30 mins – 1 hour. 
  4. When ready to cook, heat up the skillet with a drizzle of EVOO but wipe off the access with a paper towel to limit how much oil the patties absorb. Once the skillet is smoking hot,  place patties onto the skillet by using the parchment paper / foil to pick up, invert them onto skillet, then gently peel off the parchment / foil.  Cook for 2½ to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden on the outside.  While its cooking, begin to set up your burger buns. 
  5. Spread each bottom bun with 1 tsp. wasabi cream cheese. Top with salmon patty, kale, and finish with top bun.

Summer Cheeseburgers

ingredients

  • pounds ground turkey, chicken or beyond beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T (rounded) Steak Seasoning Blend
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 8 slices of cheese (optional)
  • 8 thin whole grain buns (optional)
  • 1 avocado

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients to the steak seasoning in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Form meat into patties and place on a foil lined plate or baking tray to prep for the grill
  3. Grill to desired doneness on both sides


BURGERS WITH GOAT CHEESE AND CITRUS MAPLE DIJON

Ingredients

For the dressing you will need:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 T maple syrup (or sub honey)
  • 1 T fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper

To make the burgers it is so simple!  You will need:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey, chicken or beyond beef
  • 2/3 cup crumbly goat cheese
  • salt and pepper


Directions

  1. For the Citrus Maple Dijon: Whisk together in a small bowl the mustard, maple syrup, orange juice, lemon and orange zest, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and add more maple if desired.
  2. For the burgers: Preheat the grill to high or an oiled grill pan/cast iron pan to medium high. Form the meat into four, 4-ounce burgers. Sprinkle the burgers on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. During the last minutes of cooking, add goat cheese to each burger, cover the grill/pan with foil and let the cheese soften slightly, about 1 minute. Place cooked burgers on a bed of arugula and drizzle with the Maple Citrus Dijon. Enjoy!


Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 4 slices low-sodium sprouted whole-grain bread torn into large pieces
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1½ lbs. raw 93% lean ground turkey or beyond beef
  • 8 slices turkey bacon or vegan bacon cooked, chopped, divided use
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • 1 large egg or egg substitute
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • ¼ cup all-natural ketchup


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place bread in food processor; pulse for 10 to 20 seconds, or until bread turns into coarse bread crumbs.
  3. Combine bread and almond milk in a large bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Add turkey, ¾ of turkey bacon, cheese, pickle relish, egg, garlic, and onion to bread mixture; mix well with clean hands (or a rubber spatula).
  5. Place turkey mixture in loaf pan. Spread ketchup evenly over meatloaf. Sprinkle evenly with remaining turkey bacon.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160º F, and meatloaf is cooked through.



Cheeseburger Salad For One

Ingredients

  • 1 burger (chicken, turkey or beyond beef), grilled and diced
  • 1¾ cups Spinach
  • 5 baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, sliced
  • Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Shredded cheese

ingredients For Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice fresh is best
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add your spinach, chopped carrots, shredded cheddar, and diced burger. Arrange the sliced egg and top with vinaigrette.

Directions For Dijon Vinaigrette

  • In a glass mason jar (or a medium Tupperware bowl works fine as well) combine all the ingredients.
  • Place lid and shake until it’s mixed. If you’re using a bowl, just whisk it for a few seconds.
  • Store in the fridge, covered, and take out 30 minutes prior to serving so it softens a bit.

Healthy “Big Mac” In A Bowl For 4

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Lb ground turkey, chicken or beyond beef
  • 8 Cups of romaine lettuce
  • Bolthouse Farms Thousand Island Dressing (1-2 tbsp for each bowl)
  • 4 no salt pickles spears chopped 
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (divided into each bowl)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • *A little onion and garlic powder if using animal meat


Directions

  1. Brown ground meat until cooked through (*add optional garlic and onion powder while cooking)
  2. Chop romaine lettuce into bowls
  3. Chop tomatoes, pickles ,and red onions then set aside
  4. Pour 1-2 Tbsp of dressing into each bowl of lettuce
  5. Mix the lettuce and dressing until evenly coated
  6. Add ground meat and chopped veggies to lettuce and dressing mix until evenly coated
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Top each bowl with 1/4 cup shredded cheese



chopped thai salad with sesame garlic dressing

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Servings: 6

This Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is THE BEST! A rainbow of power veggies with a yummy homemade dressing.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1/3 cup EVO or coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium GF soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons alternative sweetner or honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste (ginger would also work)
  • a squeeze of lime juice

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 16 ounces snow peas
  • 5–6 cups baby kale
  • 1 to 3 carrots depending on carb intake
  • 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 3 green onions
  • 3/4 cup cashews (if you can find them, Trader Joe’s Thai Lime and Chili Cashews are the bomb)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Puree all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust to fit your preferences. Transfer to a dressing jar and rinse the food processor out for use later.
  2. Cook the snow peas by boiling it for 3-5 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Drain and allow it to cool. Meanwhile, slice up the kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro leaves, and green onions into thin strips or shreds.
  3. Place the cooked edamame in the food processor and pulse 5 times to get a minced texture. Transfer to a bowl and repeat the same process for the cashews. Toss the kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro, green onions, edamame, and cashews together until well combined. Drizzle with the dressing, toss gently a few times, and serve immediately.

NOTES

The salad will stay fresh longer if you store the dressing separately from the salad ingredients, tossing them together just before serving. Agave nectar or sugar would work in place of the honey for vegans. Those 3 cloves of garlic pack a spicy garlicky punch, so if you don’t love garlic, use less. Nutrition Info: Serves 6 Calories Per Serving: 306

% DAILY VALUE

28%Total Fat 21.7g0%Cholesterol 0mg13%Sodium 294.3mg8%Total Carbohydrate 22.7g (based on edamame rather than snow peas)19%Dietary Fiber 5.3gSugars 11.8g19%Protein 9.3g50%Vitamin A 450.8µg87%Vitamin C 78mg

mexican

Año Nuevo/New Years’ (Dec 31)
EveDía de Reyes/Epiphany/Three Kings Day (Jan 6)
Candelaria (Feb 2)
Día de la Constitución/Constitution Day (Feb 5)
Día de la Bandera/Flag Day (Feb 24)
Natalicio de Benito Juárez/Benito Juárez’s birthday (March 21)
Semana Santa/Holy Week (Varies every year)
Día del Trabajo/Labor Day (May 1)
Cinco de Mayo/Batalla de Puebla (May 5)
Día de las Madres/Mothers’ Day (May 10)
Día de la Independencia/Independence Day (Sep 15-16)
Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead (Nov 1-2)
Día de la Revolución/Mexican Revolution Day (Nov 20)
Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe/Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Dec 12)
Navidad y las Posadas/The Christmas Season (Dec 16-25)

Mexican

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeño peppers, seeded and deveined, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warm
  • 1 cup pico de gallo (or fresh tomato salsa)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 medium lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place chicken broth, garlic, jalapeños (if desired), chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, bay leaves, and chicken in a 3-quart slow cooker; mix well and cover. Cook on high for 2½ to 3 hours (or on low for 4 to 5 hours), or until chicken is tender.
  2. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks.
  3. Evenly divide chicken between 8 tortillas. Top evenly with pico de gallo, avocado, lime juice, and cilantro; serve immediately.

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 3 hrs  Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins  Servings 4 Servings (2 tacos each)  Calories 333 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions ½ Fat 1½ Protein ½ Grain Carb

P90X3 Portions 1½ Carb 1½ Protein 2 Fat

Body Beast Portions 1 Carb 1 Vegetable 3 Protein 2 Fat

Container Equivalents ½ Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for a great lunch option.

FIXATE Chicken Mole

Ingredients

  • 3 large dried ancho (or pasilla) chiles stems, seeds, and ribs removed and discarded
  • 1½ cups hot water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided use
  • 1½ medium onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 (6-inch) corn tortillas toasted, torn into pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1¾ cups low-sodium organic vegetable (or chicken) broth
  • 1 (3.1-oz.) square Mexican chocolate (like Ibarra or Abuelita), chopped
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts boneless, skinless

Instructions

  1. Soak chiles in water for 15 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  5. Place onion mixture, chiles, tortillas, peanut butter, oregano, and broth in blender, in two or more batches, if necessary; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until very smooth.
  6. Return mixture to saucepan; cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Add chocolate. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and mixture is thick enough to coat a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  8. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Add chicken breasts; cook, turning once, for 7 to 9 minutes, or until chicken breasts are no longer pink in the middle.
  10. Top each chicken breast with ⅓ cup mole sauce.

Recipe Notes: You can substitute 3 oz. dark chocolate plus 1 pinch of ground cinnamon for Mexican chocolate. 

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 40 mins  Total Time 1 hr  Servings 8 Servings (about ⅓ cup sauce each)  Calories 289 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1 Protein 1½ Condiment ½ Fat

P90X3 Portions 1 Protein 1 Carb 2 Fat

Container Equivalents 1 Red 1 Yellow 1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! A protein and FFC as part of lunch.

 

Steak Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1½ tsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium green (red or yellow) bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. raw extra-lean beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ cup fresh salsa
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas, warm
  • 4 Tbsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent and peppers are tender.
  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  4. Add beef, chili powder, cumin, pepper flakes, and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add salsa; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Evenly top each tortilla with beef mixture, yogurt, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 18 mins  Total Time 38 mins  Servings 4 servings, 2 fajitas each  Calories 311 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1½ Protein ½ Grain Carb 1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions 2 Carb 1½ Protein ½ Fat

Container Equivalents 1 Green 1 Red 2 Yellow 1 tsp.

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Horchata Shakeology

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, almonds, cinnamon, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Prep Time 10 mins  Cook Time 0 mins  Total Time 10 mins  Servings1 serving  Calories 260 kcal  Author Beachbody

Container Equivalents  (*regular and vegan) 1 Red ½ Blue 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! An occasional snackional or enjoy as part of breakfast.

 

Mango Margarita Shakeology

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology
  • ½ cup chopped mango
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel (lime zest)
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, lime juice, ice, Shakeology, mango, lime peel, and hemp seeds in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Prep Time 10 mins  Cook Time 0 mins  Total Time 10 mins  Servings1 smoothie  Calories 305 kcal  Author Beachbody

Container Equivalents ½ Purple 1 Red ½ Orange 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! This recipe makes a great breakfast option.

Taco Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano

Instructions

  1. 1. Combine chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano in a small bowl; mix well.

Prep Time 10 mins  Cook Time 0 mins  Total Time 10 mins


Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack or pepperjack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1 medium jalapeño seeds and veins removed (optional), sliced (can add a second if desired)
  • ½ cup mashed avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Place cauliflower on baking sheet. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder; toss gently to blend. Spread evenly on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tender-crisp and golden.
  4. Top evenly with cheese. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. Top evenly with tomato, onion, bell pepper, jalapeños, avocado, and cilantro; serve immediately.

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 33 mins  Total Time 43 mins  Servings 4 servings  Calories 157 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X2 Portions ½ Fat ½ Dairy 1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions ½ Carb ½ Protein 1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions 2 Vegetable 1 Protein 1½ Fat

Container Equivalents 1 Green 1 Blue ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Makes a great veggie side as part of lunch or dinner. Also makes a great snack(tional).

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 medium jalapenos seeded and deveined, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. raw ground chicken breast
  • 1½ cups dry farro rinsed
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (or diced tomatoes) no salt added
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (10-oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • 1 cup shredded jack, cheddar, or Mexican blend cheese
  • 3 medium green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
  3. Add garlic and jalapenos; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until jalapenos are soft.
  4. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Place chicken mixture, farro, beans, corn, tomatoes, water, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin, and coriander in a 3-quart slow cooker; mix well and cover. Cook on high for 3 hours, or until liquid has been absorbed, and farro is tender.
  6. Remove lid and stir mixture. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Add cheese; mix well. Cover until cheese has melted.
  7. Top with green onions and cilantro; serve.

Prep Time 15 mins  Cook Time 3 hrs 13 mins  Total Time 3 hrs 28 mins  Servings 10 serv, about 1 cup each  Calories 320 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1 Protein ½ Grain Carb ½ Dairy 1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions 2 Carb 1 Fat 1 Protein

Body Beast Portions 1 Starch ½ Legume 2 Vegetable 3 Protein

Container Equivalents 1 Green ½ Red 2 Yellow ½ Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add more veggies and protein to this FFC as part of lunch.

Turkey Tostadas

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-inch) whole-grain flour tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup tomatillo salsa
  • 1½ cups roasted turkey breast, shredded (approx. 8 oz.)
  • 2 cups leaf lettuce, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ½ medium ripe avocado, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with spray. Place tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden. Set aside.
  3. While tortillas are baking, heat salsa in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until turkey is evenly coated and heated through.
  5. To serve, place a tortilla on each serving plate. Top evenly with lettuce, turkey mixture, onion, cheese, and avocado.

Prep Time 15 mins  Cook Time 11 mins  Total Time 26 mins  Servings 4 servings  Calories 285 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1 Fat ½ Protein ½ Grain Carb ½ Vegetable

P90X3 Portions 2 Carb 2 Fat 1 Protein

Portion Fix Containers ½ Green ½ Red 1 Yellow 1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add more veggies to make a great lunch.

snacks

55 SNACKS UNDER 150 CALORIES

BEACHBAR

1. Mini tostada
Spread ¼ cup of nonfat refried beans on a corn tortilla that’s been toasted in the oven. Top with shredded lettuce, ½ diced medium tomato, and 1 Tbsp. of your favorite shredded cheese.

2. Frozen grapes
Freeze 1 cup of grapes and enjoy them as if they’re sorbet.

3. Greek yogurt with honey
Mix 1 tsp. of honey into ½ a cup of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with cinnamon (if desired)m.

4. Cinnamon apple
Sprinkle an apple with cinnamon for a treat that tastes more decadent than it is.

5. Strawberries and chocolate
Dip 4 or 5 (depending on their size) strawberries into 2 squares of melted dark chocolate.

6. Almost apple pie
Try 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce with a hint of cinnamon.

7. Jicama
Chop 1½ cups of jicama and add a splash of lemon juice and a pinch of salt for a tangy, refreshing treat.

8. Café Au Lait
Enjoy 8 oz. of skim milk with a shot of espresso.

9. Carrots with hummus
Crunch on 9 or 10 baby carrots with a side of 2 Tbsp. of hummus.

10. Nuts
A handful of 20 pistachios, 12 almonds, or 14 peanuts makes for a nice “good” fat and protein snack.

11. Eggs with guacamole
Hard-boil an egg and replace the yolk with 2 Tbsp. of guacamole for a protein-packed snack.

12. Edamame
Boil or steam ½ cup of unshelled edamame with a pinch of salt for a fiber-rich snack.

13. Bitter chocolate
Enjoy 1 large block or 3 small squares of dark chocolate.

14. Mediterranean tomato
Dice 1 medium tomato and top with 2 Tbsp. feta cheese and a pinch of salt.

15. Kale Chips
Make your own kale chips for a fraction of the price with this recipe.

16. Bell peppers with balsamic vinegar
Drizzle 2 Tbsp. of balsamic vinegar on top of 2 cups of sliced bell peppers.

17. Eggs with spinach
Scramble 3 egg whites with ½ cup of raw spinach and 1 Tbsp. of feta cheese.

18. Corn with garlic
Coat ½ of an ear of corn with 1 tsp. of olive oil and 1 minced garlic clove. Grill until tender.

19. Santa Fe black beans
Combine ¼ cup black beans, ¼ tsp. of salt, and 1 Tbsp. of nonfat Greek yogurt for a hearty snack.

20. Chocolate banana
Drizzle ½ of a large banana with 1 square of melted dark chocolate.

21. Caprese
Top 1 oz. of mozzarella cheese with ½ cup of cherry tomatoes and 2 tsp. of balsamic vinegar.

22. Tuna salad
Mix together 2 oz. of water-packed tuna with 1 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tsp. Dijon mustard.

23. Sweet potato
Enjoy 1 small baked sweet potato with a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.

24. Popcorn
Munch on 2 cups of air-popped popcorn.

25. Olives
For a salty snack, enjoy 9 kalamata olives.

26. Greek watermelon
Top 1 cup of watermelon with 2 Tbsp. of crumbled feta and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar (if desired).

27. Peanut butter
Even on its own, 1 Tbsp. (3 tsp.) of peanut butter makes for a treat full of good fats, and you can make your own homemade peanut butter or other nut butter in less than five minutes.

28. Cottage cheese and melon
Combine ¾ cup of melon with ½ cup of low-fat cottage cheese for a sweet dessert.

29. Strawberry and spinach salad
For a savory and sweet salad, mix together 1 cup of baby spinach with ½ cup of sliced strawberries. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. of balsamic vinegar. Add a few slices of red onion, if you like.

30. Shakeology
Mix 1 scoop of your favorite Shakeology flavor with water. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, mint leaves, or orange or lemon zest.

31. Spiced cottage cheese
Mix ¾ cup nonfat cottage cheese with a pinch of chili powder and a pinch of curry powder. Top with chopped scallions (if desired).

32. Shrimp cocktail
Dip 8 medium-sized cooked, peeled shrimp in 2 Tbsp. all-natural cocktail sauce.

33. Crisp bread and lox
Top a Wasa whole-grain cracker with 1 oz. of salmon lox, 2 slices of cucumber, and a pinch of crushed black pepper.

34. Ham-wrapped asparagus
Wrap 3 slices of lean, nitrate-free deli ham around 3 cooked asparagus spears.

35. Mediterranean rice cake
Spread 1 Tbsp. of hummus on a whole-grain rice cake. Top with 2 cucumber slices.

36. Carrot salad
Mix 2 grated carrots with 1 Tbsp. of raisins, 1 tsp. of raw sunflower seeds, and 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar.

37. Black bean salad
For a snack with protein and fiber, mix ¼ cup drained black beans;, 1 chopped tomato; ½ green bell pepper, chopped; and a pinch of chili powder.

38. Roasted red pepper Wasa cracker
Spread 2 Tbsp. hummus on a whole-grain Wasa cracker. Top with 1 jarred roasted red pepper, sliced.

39. Avocado cracker
Mash ¼ avocado with a squeeze of lime. Spread on a Wasa cracker and top with a pinch of espelette pepper or smoked paprika.

40. Pistachios and cranberries
Combine 16 shelled pistachios with ¼ cup unsweetened dried cranberries.

41. Veggies and ranch dip
Enjoy ranch dressing without the guilt! Dip 10 baby carrots and 8 cherry tomatoes into 2 Tbsp. of our homemade Healthier Ranch Dressing.

42. Frozen nutty banana
Roll ½ a peeled banana in 1 Tbsp. chopped peanuts, pressing so that the nuts stick to the banana. Freeze. Enjoy!

43. Baked Apple Chips 
Bake your own apple chips and you can enjoy them with much less sugar. Here’s the recipe.

44. Cheese and cracker
Top 1 Wasa cracker with 1 piece of string cheese, sliced.

45. Italian cucumbers
Cut up 2 cucumbers and enjoy them with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

46. Seaweed snacks
Enjoy 1 package of roasted seaweed snacks from Trader Joe’s or your local supermarket.

47. Crunch + spice
Cut up 4 celery stalks and enjoy them with ¼ cup salsa.

48. After-school snack
Cut up 4 celery stalks and dip them in 1 Tbsp. almond butter.

49. Cheesy popcorn
Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast over 2 cups air-popped popcorn.

50. Turkey tartine
Top 1 slice whole-grain bread with 2 slices deli turkey and 1 tsp. mustard.

51. PB + J
Top 1 Wasa cracker with 2 tsp. nut butter and 3 sliced strawberries.

52. Monkey snack
Cut up ½ of a banana and dip it in 2 tsp. nut butter and then 1 Tbsp. granola.

53. Easy avocado
Mash up ½ of an avocado and mix it with 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar.

54. Japanese avocado
Mash up ½ of an avocado and combine with ¼ tsp. soy sauce, ¼ tsp. sesame seeds, and a drizzle of rice wine vinegar.

55. Chips and salsa
Try these corn tortilla chips with 2 Tbsp. fresh salsa.

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