Overnight Oats

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Happy Monday loves! Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day & weekend! I took some time to unplug from the world & just spent lots of time in prayer, listening to worship music, reading, & listening to sermons. It was PERFECT! Remember being healthy is about being healthy emotionally and spiritually, too. So do what ya gotta do & take care of YOU!

Anyway, I have always wanted to try out overnight oats in a jar but I had never done it before for some crazy reason. So I looked at what I had on hand & grabbed some yummy ingredients last night to whip up healthy overnight oats! So easy, too!! Just grab an empty jar of almond butter or coconut oil, whatever you have on hand.

Here’s what I used:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (Gluten Free from Trader Joes)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • Few drops of liquid Stevia (can use powder version as well)

Just threw it all in the jar & left it in the fridge overnight. Then this morning I topped it with some almond butter & devoured them!! I swear this was completely AMAAZZINGG!!!

So there you have it, overnight oats recipe! Go make them, it is soooo good for you & SO EASY!

Please RT or share with anyone this may help or inspire!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Quick Healthy Meals

crockpot Quick Healthy Meals

Since we have been snowed in this week, I have been going to town with my new crockpot! And doing lots of baking too of course!! I decided that I really need some quick healthy meals since every week is so busy. So what I’ve been doing is meal planning for each week (which actually drives me crazy, but it helps), so I wanted to share my tips with you!

I am taking a look at what foods & ingredients I have around my apartment already & trying to make recipes based on that. Like this week I had some black beans & peppers & quinoa, so I whipped up a black bean soup (see below). Then I am planning out all my meals & snacks for each day of the week; writing it out in a planner. I am picking 3 recipes to make for each week & making sure I have other foods on hand that can make quick healthy meals. Think frozen fish, frozen veggies, egg whites, & Shakeology of course!

black bean quinoa soup Quick Healthy Meals

This recipe I found on Pinterest & then just added the quinoa & avocado to the top myself.

Black Bean Quinoa Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bag fire roasted peppers & onions (Trader Joe’s) or you can use fresh
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 can black beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Cook the peppers & onions in olive oil in a pan. Add the other ingredients & these to crockpot. Cook on high for about 3 hours.

You can go follow me on Pinterest to see all my healthy recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/jbaum87/healthy-recipes/.

And also to check out all my crockpot recipes I will be pinning: http://www.pinterest.com/jbaum87/healthy-crockpot-recipes/.

If you don’t have a crockpot, go buy one NOW! icon smile Quick Healthy Meals Mine was only $20 at Target, it’s going to save you time & money!

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Black Bean Brownies

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So I may be on a bit of a baking spree this past week, but what can I say? Cooking healthy treats helps me to not binge or eat unhealthy foods. My buddy Jerad made these amazing black bean brownies & I saw them on his Instagram so one morning I totally got up & made black bean brownies at 9AM haha. They were AMAZE!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (I use TJ’s Gluten Free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Stevia
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology (or whatever protein powder)
  • 4 tbsp chocolate chips (3 mixed in batter; 1 sprinkled on top)

Mix all together in a blender well. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. This makes about 16 muffins; they were around 100 calories a piece.

See ya’ll healthy eating can be delicious & simple! Don’t let your sweet tooth make you go running for all those processed, super sugary treats. It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.

For more tasty-licious recipes you can grab my e-book here. It actually has some normal lunch & dinner recipes thanks to my girl Sarah who I teamed up with icon smile Black Bean Brownies

Please RT or share with anyone this may help or inspire!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

LAST Day to Save HUGE on P90X3!

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To be SUPER honest, I hate sales posts because I don’t want people to take them the wrong way. BUT God made me realize that the more I share with y’all about the amaaaazzeee deals going on, the more people I can help & I would be a bad person if I didn’t get the word out!  Today is the LAST DAY to join my next fitness group with T25 or P90X3 & save 50% off on Shakeology (that’s waaayyyy less than the discount I get as a coach)!! I’m sharing this because I believe in P90X3 more than ANY program EVER! Why? Because in THREE weeks I lost 10 lbs, overcame my binging/emotional eating, have a healthy relationship with food again, am learning to love myself again, have so much energy, & LOVE working out for once in my life (just being real!).
I know there are so many of you out there struggling with the same & I want to help you overcome that in JUST 30 minutes a day with my one on one coaching, accountability, & support. So stop putting it off to “tomorrow” – TODAY is THE day – to change your life for the better, be happy again, & feel like you’ve never felt before! Because I care about y’all & this program has changed my life! Plussssss you can now get the Neopolitan Shakeology combo pack where you get chocolate, vanilla, & the NEW delicious strawberry! Leave your email below ASAP if you’re ready – only 12 more hours left & I’ve only got a couple spots remaining!
Again, it is the LAST day to save HUGE on P90X3!
 

Healthy Cookies & Muffins – Oh My!

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So as ya’ll know by now, I may be slightly obsessed with making healthy versions of sweets. I promise I do eat lots of lean meats & veggies, too. Those pictures just aren’t as pretty, so you wind up seeing all the sweets I make icon smile Healthy Cookies & Muffins   Oh My! I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, so having healthy recipes for “unhealthy” foods really helps me stay on track. So today’s blog post I wanted to share recipes for healthy cookies & muffins – oh my!! icon smile Healthy Cookies & Muffins   Oh My!

So the recipe for the picture above is a 50 calorie Blueberry Protein Muffin! I made  a chocolate chip version as well (see picture below) by just adding 4 tbsp of dark chocolate chips instead of the blueberries.

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tspn baking soda & baking powder
  • 6 tbsp liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (for chocolate chip version, as I mentioned I used 4 tbsp of dark chocolate chips)

Mix all together in a bowl & distribute in to a muffin pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. This makes 6 muffins – I made 6 blueberry & 6 chocolate.

Here are the beautimus chocolate chip ones.

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Speaking of chocolate chips, here are the 62 calorie chocolate chip cookies I made earlier this week. Healthy cookies & muffins – oh my! I am drooling just thinking about them.

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Here is the recipe:

  • 2/3 cup plus 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp Stevia
  • 4 tbsp cane sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp almond milk

Combine all dry ingredients and mix very well. Add wet & form into a big ball. Now make little balls from the big one. Cook on 380 for about 7 minutes.

I love healthy cookies & muffins, oh yes I do! icon smile Healthy Cookies & Muffins   Oh My!

See ya’ll healthy eating can be delicious & simple! Don’t let your sweet tooth make you go running for all those processed, super sugary treats. It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.

For more tasty-licious recipes you can grab my e-book here. It actually has some normal lunch & dinner recipes thanks to my girl Sarah who I teamed up with icon smile Healthy Cookies & Muffins   Oh My!

Please RT or share with anyone this may help or inspire!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Easy Protein Waffles

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So ya’ll know that I was on a Shakeology pancake frenzy for a while! Now I am on an easy protein waffles frenzy & LOOVVING it!! So I wanted to share with you my simple recipe today, so you can have easy protein waffles, too!

Waffle Mixture

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Shakeology
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp 0% nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packets Stevia

Then just mix it all in a bowl & place in your waffle maker for easy protein waffles! For the “icing” I just used the Greek yogurt & mixed it with a tad bit of coconut milk (you can use almond) & Stevia.

You can also make easy protein waffles that are chocolate, like the ones I made this morning…

chocolate waffles Easy Protein Waffles

I wanted to share this with you because healthy eating is NOT boring!! It’s fun & DELICIOUS!! icon smile Easy Protein Waffles

If you want to find more of my tasty recipes, you can grab my ebook here!

Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Have Fun Getting Fit

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Before & after I lost 60 pounds icon smile Have Fun Getting Fit

I was overweight half my life & used to think that eating healthy was boring & miserable.

I was wrong.

After losing 60 lbs, I became obsessed with doing too much cardio & eating too little calories, while also calorie counting. Then I realized that eating healthy is AMAZE, super yummy, & it’ll change your life.

I started playing with food . . .and having a blast. I created new recipes – made them and the most fun part . . . taste testing!! Now, I have teamed up with my friend Sarah to bring you the most FUN cookbook!

We’ve been working on yummy & healthy recipes for the past couple of months. And it is ready!!

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My most recent pics! Before Insanity & after Insanity

INTRODUCING: FUN – FIT – FOOD!

Just some of the tasty recipes that are included:

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
  • Chocolate Coconut Crepes
  • Asian Sesame Salmon
  • Healthified Pizza
  • And so much more.

Seriously eating healthy does NOT have to be boring & it can be delicious!

Start having fun with food. . . get your copy of Fun-Fit-Food now!

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Note: Because the purpose of this cookbook is to have fun, calories & macros are NOT included. Just know that if all the ingredients are healthy, the end result is too!