Healthy Lifestyle Shortcuts: Lesson 1

shortcutSomething you might not know about me is I am the queen of shortcuts. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I am doing, I will find the quickest fastest way to accomplish anything! For example, when the winter rush floods the grocery stores for bread and milk and the lines are ten people deep, I simply walk up to the customer service counter and asked to be checked out there. No lines, no waiting, no fuss. It’s just the way I like to do things. Maybe it’s my personality type because I often get things done without wasting time but it really does come in handy especially when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Periodically on my blog I will share my fun healthy lifestyle shortcuts to help keep life a little simpler for you. Today is an easy peasy healthy meal.

I’m not the best cook but not the worst, so I guess you can call me an average cook. When I’m in the kitchen I like quick, simple, easy and healthy. Several years ago I found a simple recipe for shredded crock-pot chicken and I’d say we probably eat it just about every other week. The best part is there are leftovers for 3 – 4 days! I typically eat it for lunch the next day and then skip a day and serve it for dinner again on the fourth day with different side dishes. You can use a variety of sauces (BBQ, Sriracha, Franks Red Hot sauce, spicy brown mustard, etc.) to change up the flavoring or make chicken salad out of it. It’s a great staple to have when making quick healthy food choices. I love to serve it with a side of Brussels sprouts lightly sautéed in Sriracha sauce and sweet potato rounds garnished with dried basil. I’ll add those two recipes down below as well.

Hope you have fun with this Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Shortcut! Let me know how it turns out for you or if you have any quick healthy recipes in the comments below!

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Crock-pot Shredded Chicken

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of bacon (diced)
  • 2 tbs dried thyme
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into crock-pot and mix together.
  2. Cook on low temperature setting for 8 hours.
  3. Shred the meat in slower cooker to soak up juices and it is ready to serve. Enjoy with any desired sauce for different flavorings. (ex. BBQ, Sriracha, Franks Red Hot sauce, spicy brown mustard)

Easy Yummy Brussels Sprouts

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim Brussels sprouts by cutting off brown ends and cut in half.
  3. Place on nonstick aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes with nothing on them.
  4. Pull out of oven drizzle lightly with olive oil and Siracha sauce and place back in oven for an additional ten minutes. Enjoy! 

Delicious Sweet Potato Rounds

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes in 1/4 inch rounds.
  3. Heat skillet with 2 tbs coconut oil, add sweet potato rounds and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Move to nonstick aluminum foil pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper, dried basil and bake for 30. Enjoy this delicious simple recipe.

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We’ve all said it, “This is the year. I will loose weight, start a workout routine, get up 30 minutes early to read my bible …. ” and then something happens about 2 weeks in and we fall off the wagon only to end up doing the same things we did last year. Guilt, shame, frustration haunt us and the “never good enough” thoughts consume us.

Over the last seven years I’ve tried everything (and I mean everything!) from diets to routines to programs to pure insanity! There was only one thing that worked for me  that radically transformed my life. And you know what the best part is? It was not through my efforts! It was simply through the power of God’s word. Because I know that this is 100% true and proven to work, I’m thrilled to share it with you.

Below is a covenant I wrote to God (using His words), and I wanted to share it with you today. This my friend is the beginning to a brand new you. I pray that you will print this and read it out loud EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Marinate on it, and allow God to radically transform your life too! If you need more commitment and accountability to begin your consistent healthy lifestyle for 2017, click here to learn more about my coaching package. I would love to hear how this covenant speaks to your heart today, and how you will move forward this year! Comment below and share with a friend.

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Over the last year I took time to simply relax and receive. I realized through this restorative season in my life I accomplished so much more with much less striving. There’s something supernatural that happens when we earnestly seek the Lord with our whole heart, it opens up the door to fully rest and embrace our life. Through my incredible discoveries in 2016 I’m excited to share this freedom with you and how to accomplish it!

This year on my blog I will be diving deeper into prayer, spiritual, physical & emotional health along with my favorite Healthy Lifestyle shortcuts which include food, exercise & organization. My one word this year is CONSISTENCY. I’ve learned when I filter the day through the goal of consistency, life runs so much smoother, and I truly feel at peace. I achieve more than I ever dreamed possible and so can you.

First: I would love for you to kick off your year and join me at this exquisite once in a lifetime spiritual retreat. Come and RELAX …. REJUVENATERENEW with me this winter at the luxurious Miracle Retreat!

Second: If you’re unable to make the retreat and you are ready to make this year be Your Year of Consistency with health, food, exercise, relationships or career sign up for my newly release Healthy Lifestyle Coaching package.

Third: Last but not least, sweet friend, please take a moment to read this out loud, from my heart to yours. “This is a new year! I am expectant and excited for all God has in store for me. Thank you Lord for the plans you have for me to prosper in 2017. I will not look at the past and feel depressed and I will not look into the future and be anxious. I choose to live right here, right now with You in this very present moment full of gratitude. Thank you for all the fun, laughter, joy and light you will live through my life this year sweet Jesus.”

I love you friend. I’m sending you a virtual ((hug)) on this cold January day. I look forward to our year of growth together and lots of love! Please be sure to stay connected with me Facebook or Instagram.

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