{sheet pan eggs}

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The ultimate breakfast meal prep.

Or you could feed a crowd.  That is, if you’re down to share.

12 servings can be prepped, cooked and ready for your busy mornings.

Want to know what else?  This breakfast comes in at 121 calories per serving.  (I entered each ingredient in myfitnesspal.com)

Honestly, I’ve never meal prepped breakfast till now.  Anddd I CAN promise, this wont be the last time.

It’s genius!

I totally copied this idea from the Inspiralizer chick on instagram.  Gotta give proper creds.  I waited patiently for her to post the recipe after watching it on insta stories.  Googled it.  Nothing.  Finally messaged her, only to find out she will not be sharing the recipe till her new cookbook is released.

Aint nobody got time for that.

Especially this egg lover.

So I gave it a shot.

And it’s equally unbelievably easy + delicious.

If you follow me on insta stories, then you know I’m a weekly veggie roaster.  I grab all the veggies in my fridge.  Chop.  Add olive oil + salt +pepper + Italian seasoning.  It’s so simple.  I make veggie + chicken burito bowls.  Throw them over my salads.  And the newest….with eggs.  Yumm!!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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{bacon burger bites}

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Mini bacon burgers layered on a bamboo skewer, with lettuce + tomatoes + pickles.  Who can resist that combo on a stick?  Not me!!  OR Bay!

These make the perfect low-carb dinner or appetizer.

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I recently grabbed a copy of Danielle Walker’s Against all Grain Celebrations cookbook.  So many beautiful + healthy recipes.  I want to make everything.  This one caught Bay’s eye.  She’s not a bun girl.  And anything on a toothpick is so cool to a 10-year-old.

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{friday 5}

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Man oh man, this week felt like it would NEVER end.  TGIF!!  What’s on the weekend agenda?  I made shit happen this week…clean car, full tank of gas, groceries purchased, yard work done, meals planned…which means only one thing.  I get to #chardsohard and lay out in the sun with every spare minute this weekend!  Whoop Whoop!

I’ve got 5 things on my mind…..

 

 

ONE – Cold shoulder for girls // I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I was down with this trend on my daughter.  Anyone other mamas feeling the same?  Don’t get my wrong….I’m all about the cold shoulder for me.  But, my 10-year-old?  I had to remember how obsessed I get with new fashion trends.  She’s my daughter…it’s in her DNA to love the same things I do.  So, I caved and bought her one.  No wonder Bay fell in love with this adorable cold shoulder flutter sleeve top.  Cute, Stylish + Trendy!

And those blue eyes….I die ♥

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Cat & Jack Cold Shoulder Top

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TWO – Grilled Mango Salad // Not really sure why I call this a salad?  Salads don’t have to contain leafy greens, right?  Think potato salad.  Or pasta salad?  Fruit salad.  So guess what I did?  Googled that shit…..

Salad

a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.

Grilled Mango SALAD it is!

It’s the perfect combo of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors.  If you like a good kick, this is your salad!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 red jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 2 mangoes, cut into slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (I forgot this ingredient and knew something was missing)

 

Here’s what you’ll do:

Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice and jalapenos in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Coat mango slices with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt + pepper.  Heat grill pan over high heat until smoking hot (literally).  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add mango slices and cook without touching for 4 minutes.  You want nice grill marks.  Flip and cook 2 additional minutes.  Then place on platter.

Combine renaming 1 tablespoon lime juice with sour cream stirring till thinned out and smooth.

Spoon jalapenos over grill mangoes.  Drizzle with sour cream mixture.  Sprinkle with cilantro.   Serve with lime slices.

I served this “salad” alongside grilled pork tenderloin.  But, this would be a great taco Tuesday side, don’t you think?

 

 

THREE – Kaia Challenge //  Week #1, I believe day #1? (correct me if I’m wrong) We were introduced to the BRIK Kondition Kamp Challenge.  Holy shit!  It’s a tough one.  For me, personally, the toughest yet.   Jump roping + running are the devil.  Long story short, I’ve got maj bladder issues.  Like so maj that I’ve jumped though hoops the last year to correct and still no results.  Specialist + bladder therapy (I fucking swear it’s really a thing) + gadgets galore (TMI).   Debated for months about writing more about this topic…maybe when I finally find a cure I’ll be more inclined to share?  That means, probably never…ha!

Anyway, back to the challenge…..

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Some days I feel like forest fucking gump and the next like a turtle that gasping for air.  There is no rhyme or reason to it…I just never know what’s going to happen when I hit the pavement.  From week #1 to week #3 I was able to shave 2:17 minutes off my week #1 challenge time.  I gave myself a damn high-five for that.  Ha.  Week #3 I must have had a forest day.  I was runnin!

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{pre brik measurements}

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It’s that time again folks!  Kaia Fit Woodland BRIK round #2 for 2017 has arrived.  Actually, it arrived 2 weeks ago.  This post is a little late.  The last two weeks (and more)….let’s just say, I’ve been a really shitty Kaia girl.  Attendance wise.  But, I think….I got my mojo back. Fingers crossed!  

Kaia Kondition Kamp BRIK (May 1st – June 10th)

Welcome to Spring training Kondition Kamp.  This isn’t your typical kiddie camp: We’re training your mind & body to be disciplined!  We will lead you to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.  This is the session to embrace challenges, find your strong and have a BLAST with your fellow Kampers!

Sounds like a massive ass kicking session to me!  Just what I need!  Just when I need it!

It’s never too late to get your shit together!!!  My current motto!

Which is why I’m ready to finally share my pre BRIK measurements.

I swear this holds me accountable.  I’ve been sharing these measurements since the very beginning……

Pre BRIK (January 2016) {weekend notes} // Post BRIK (February 2016) {before + after}

Pre BRIK (August 2016) {friday 5} // Post BRIK (October 2016) {BRIK results}

Pre BRIK (January 2017) {four}  // Post BRIK (February 2017) {brik results}

With lots and lots of CORE sessions in between…… {kaia fit core}

Which brings us to Pre BRIK (May 2017) …….

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{sheet pan sausage + veggies}

 

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Kaia girls (or any girls, really), I’ve got a killer clean recipe for you!  With BRIK right around the corner, I know you’re all busy working on your meal plan for week #1.  Not only is this recipe healthy and delicious, but clean up is a breeze.  Literally!

Perfect for a quick week night meal.  Or meal prep for a healthy lunches for the week.

You can customize this dish with your favorite veggie combos.  Your go-to seasonings.  Or the sausage your family digs.  So many options.  I used veggies I had on hand.  I love throwing in tomatoes at the end…so good!  This recipe can me made with or without potatoes too.  Totally up to you!  Bay hates tomatoes (so I left them out) and LOVES red potatoes, so I added them this time around.  The options are endless!!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

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{beet salad}

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Beets don’t kale my vibe!  Ha.  So lame, I know….I couldn’t help myself.

You guys, I’ve been literally craving beets.  I could eat them every day.  I was having a convo the other day with some ladies and they told me they don’t know how to use beets.  Or roast them.  Say whattt?

Why eat beets, you ask?  Because they are good AF for you.  And they taste amazing!  Trust me.

Although beets have the highest sugar content of all veggies, they are also a powerhouse of nutrients that may improve your health in so many ways.

  1. Lower Blood Pressure
  2. Boost Stamina
  3. Flight Inflammation
  4. Anti-Cancer Properties
  5. Rich in Valuable Nutrients + Fiber
  6. Detoxification Support

Beets will not kale your vibe…lol.  I had too 🙂

 

 

Let’s get down and dirty

How to roast beets:

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Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

OR

Skip this whole process and buy cooked beets in your produce section at the grocery store.  Love Beets are delish and a time saver.

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Now that you’ve got the roasted and ready, here’s my favorite beet salad recipe…..

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{turkey + veggie meatloaf minis}

Looking for a new spin on the classic meatloaf?  Maybe not?  Ha!  Everyone has their go-to meatloaf recipe, I know, I get it.  The one that your Mom made when you were a kid…me too!

This is a healthier version, as I like to call it.  We’ve had these meatloaf minis more times that I can count.  I could literally make them blindfolded.

It’s easy.  It’s good.  Oh and it’s under 130 calories each!

This recipe is also a great, slightly sneaky way to add veggies too.

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