All posts tagged: #BusyMom

Have You Gained Some Summer Fluff?

Okay, okay, okay…I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoyed the summer as well as the food to go along with the beautiful weather (yikes!). We had weekends full with things to do and people to see – barbecues, pool parties, entertainment parks, my son’s many play-dates…he seriously has more of social life than me. Oh how times have changed. My workout schedule was roughly 4 times a week but with my family being so busy, enjoying the weather, and seeing other family and friends my diet and training took a back seat. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, it’s a common problem and I hear many Mom’s complain about the extra 5, 10 or 15 lbs of “fluff” they’ve gained over the summer. So with September approaching, I’m going to be so bold in saying “It’s time for structure and less social gatherings!!” Yes, I know…all the fun maybe over but it’s time to refocus, set goals and crush them…and that to me can be even more fun, way more rewarding for sure. I created …

10 Delicious Fat Burning Protein Shakes

A Busy Mommy can often lead to unhealthy food choices which will crash energy levels and store unwanted fat on the belly, hips and thighs. Who wants that, right? What do you grab on the go with you? Fruit, nuts, a granola bar? Or worse fast food, chips or crackers? Although fruit, nuts and granola bars seem like the better options they are really limited in the amount of protein per serving. Protein is is the most essential macro-nutrient as it’s integral for building lean muscle so your body can burn more fat. It also plays and crucial role in catalyzing biochemical reactions, DNA repair, maintaining the structural and functional integrity of cells and much more. We all should aim to have 1 gram of protein per body weight. So if you weigh 145 pounds you will need 145 grams of protein per day. That’s like eating 4 4oz chicken breasts per day! As a very Busy Mommy myself I know how hard it can be to prep meals and find the time to eat …

No Crust Chicken and Spinach Quiches

These quick and easy quiches are perfect to make ahead of time so you don’t skip breakfast (bid no no!). I make these a couple days before and store in the  fridge for up tp 4 days. I personally have 4 for breakfast with a side of toast or oatmeal. Reheat the quiches for 10-15 seconds in the micro wave or 1 minute in the toaster oven, a splash of hot sauce and they are good to go. No Crust Chicken and Spinach Quiches (For more recipes like this download my Strong Like Mommy Ebook)  INGREDIENTS 12 egg whites 2 whole eggs 300 g ground chicken 1 onion chopped 6 handfuls of spinach Sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chicken or steak spice – all to taste DIRECTIONS Preheat Oven to 400F degrees Mix all ingredients together until combines Spray non-stick muffin tins with spray of your choice (I use coconut oil spray) Scoop mixture ¾ of each muffin tin Bake for 15 minutes SERVING SIZE –  Recipe make 12-13 Quiches and I have 4 …

What I’m Eating and How I’m Training

Over the past couple of months I have received a ton of messages asking what I personally eat on a daily bases especially now that I’m breastfeeding. So … I decided to share exactly what I’m eating to prepare for a photo shoot in October. Let me just start off by saying this shoot prep has been a lot different for me 1) I’m a very busy Mommy looking after a 5 month old 2) I am running a full time business with a lot of new expansions on the go, and 3) we just moved into a new home and no I do not have a Nanny. It has been crazy to say the least. For the most part, I eat relatively well and fuel my body with the right nutrients from the very best food sources. I will incorporate lean animal proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and healthy fats with each meal. I snack on a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds (in moderation), whole grain crackers and cheese or …

How to Manage Eating Out

For everyone that know me (or has worked with me), I am a HUGE believer in food flexibility! When it comes to dieting, I disagree with eliminating food groups and depriving yourself of what you crave or love because that is just plain ol’ restricting. When I diet, I’m very meticulous when it comes to calculating how much I eat along with choosing what I eat but, if my diet is on point for the week, having 1-2 responsibly chosen FREE MEALS to spend with family and loved ones is certainly not going to curtail my goals especially since I’ve been using this strategy for years and also have a solid understanding of what I’m eating (** this is key **) In saying that, for the majority of people (especially busy moms) eating out is inevitable and can happen more than just a special occasion.  What we order can have social implications and a negative effect on our waistline.  With the restaurant world in my blood (and dining out with my husband on a constant …

Caribbean Fish Tacos

Right out of my Strong Like Mommy Ebook, These are so delicious, my husband and I gobbled them up and I’m sure if Jackson was old enough he would  have LOVED them too. You can also substitute fish with steak or chicken) – makes 2 or 3 tacos equaling 1 serving. 2 Tacos are about 318 calories with a macro breakdown of 31 gram of Protein, 29 grams of Carbs, and 9 grams of Dietary Fats which make for a great meal on plan! My clients will be the first to tell you that these tacos are delicious and fit into their weight loss plans seamlessly. To find out how you can be a STRONG GIRLS, check out our page or email me to find out more! Ingredients – Homemade Salsa: 1–2 medium-sized tomatoes ½ small yellow onion ½ small jalapeño pepper 1 small minced clove garlic ¼ cup cilantro ½ juice lime ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 tsp of your favourite hot sauce ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth Directions: Chop all ingredients …