New Daily Tips Coming March 4th!

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Elite Health Coaching is excited to announce New Daily Tips every day of the week!

Relax on Sundays – Tips to help you relax during the week and on the weekends
Boost Your Energy Mondays – We all need that extra boost on Mondays! Here you’ll find tips to help you boost your energy naturally!
New Recipe Tuesdays – Every week we will post a new recipe that has been made in my kitchen and approved by the whole family!
New Workout Wednesdays – We will highlight a different workout every Wednesday! Some may be long workouts or it may include specific workouts.
Release the Stress Thursdays – Tips to help you release the stress that you carry around on a day to day basis!
Follow Fridays – Every Friday we will give a shout out to our favorite blogs! Do you have a favorite blog that should be highlighted? Fill out the form below!
Healthy Tip Saturdays – Quick and easy tips to help make being a healthier you a little easier!

Stay tuned on March 4th for the first tip of many!

Juicing & Bountiful Baskets

unnamedWe’ve been participating with Bountiful Baskets a lot starting about 6 months ago or so. I don’t do them every week because sometimes we just can’t make the pick up time work. But when we do get it, I LOVE IT!!!! And when we aren’t able to do it, it now feels weird buying a lot of produce at the store. It’s so nice having it, because it cuts down on our grocery bill and I end up only buying 1-3 things in the produce section when we get our weekly groceries.

If you’ve never checked out Bountiful Baskets, visit them at www.bountifulbaskets.org. For $15.00 you get a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, usually 5 different kinds of each. For $10.00 more you can make it all organic. And the cool thing is they have a lot of add ons like bread, tortillas, apple cider vinegar, etc. This is now the only place where I buy our sliced bread. It’s $12.00 for 5 loaves and the variety changes each week. My favorite so far has been the Organic Wheat with Omega-3’s added. What we have been doing is picking up our Basket, then we make our meal plan for the week. This ensures that we are able to use all of our product before it goes bad and also before the next week. There are some weeks where I can’t use it all and that’s when juicing is even better! Here is a juice that I made with some of my leftover produce:

BRIGHT ORANGE JUICE
4 1/2 carrots
1 orange, peeled
1 apple
1 pear
1/2 pineapple

This one was great and not too acidic. Sometimes when I throw in lemon and kale, my stomach isn’t too happy. Juicing is a great way to get some fruits and veggies into your diet if you aren’t a big fan of them. It’s fun to experiment with different combinations too because you start learning what goes really well together and also what doesn’t go well together. What are some of your favorite juices?

Baked Chicken

Baked ChickenBAKED CHICKEN

This recipe was super easy and the whole family enjoyed it! It was basically a homemade Shake and Bake, but we knew exactly what was in the breading. We served it with rice and asparagus from our Bountiful Basket!

4 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP Dijon mustard
1 TBSP oregano
1 TBSP thyme
1 TBSP rosemary
2 eggs
1 c. bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400. In a bowl, mix lemon juice, Dijon mustard, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and eggs. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then cover it with bread crumbs. Place on greased pan. Cook at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken. Serve with a whole grain side and vegetables! Enjoy 🙂

Chicken & Mango Curry

This was a great meal for the whole family. Our 4 year old and 9 year old really enjoyed it. I kept it on the not-so-spicy side, but added sriracha when eating it to add more spice to my bowl.

Chicken & Mango Curry

2 cans coconut milk
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp dried ginger
1 TBSP tomato paste
1 1/2 TBSP curry powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
3 mangoes, peeled & diced
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1 – 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 yellow onion, diced
2 green peppers, cut into slices
2 cups white rice
2 tsp turmeric
1 TBSP lime juice

In a slow cooker, combine coconut milk, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, curry powder, cinnamon, cumin, salt, cayenne, and mango. With an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Then add chicken, onions, and peppers. Cook on high for 4 – 5 hour or low for 7-8 hours. About half way through the cooking time, add potatoes. Cook the rice using a rice cooker. Add turmeric and lime juice to rice and then cook until done. Top rice with curry mixture and serve. Can be topped with cashews, cilantro, and lime slices.