Free 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge Group – 2/23/15

Are you interested in eating healthier, but not sure where to start? I’m hosting a 5 DAY CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE starting next Monday, February 23rd! A complete grocery list, daily menu plan and clean eating 101 tips will be provided throughout the week. I‘ll give you all the tools you need to be successful. You just have to show up and follow the plan! The menu will be kid-friendly too…because that’s how we roll at the Bensons. ūüėČ

clean eating group

Here are a few different ways to connect to let me know you are interested!
– Find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/lindsaybfit
– Email me at lindsayabenson@gmail.com, subject line: 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge
– Fill out this contact form

Let’s end February on a healthy note!

21 Day Fix Snack Ideas

21 DF Snack Ideas

I love snacks. Taking little bites of delicious food just makes me happy. However, what we choose to¬†snack on can make or break our¬†healthy diet. When you’re on the go it’s so easy to just grab that little bag of sun chips or douse some ranch dressing on carrots and call it a day. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 21 Day Fix – approved snacks to take the guessing out of snacking ūüôā Enjoy these guilt-free snacks!

Green (Vegetables)

Baby carrots
Peppers
Cucumbers
Grape Tomatoes
Homemade Kale chips

If you’d like a dip for your raw veggies try a homemade greek yogurt Tzatiki dip (red) or hummus (blue). Or make little chopped veggie salad and top with a bit of balsamic vinegar and black pepper (free).

Purple (Fruits)

Strawberries
Kiwi
Grapes
¬Ĺ Banana
Apples
Strawberries

Red (Protein)

Two hard boiled eggs
Plain yogurt (Regular or Greek)

Try adding fruit (purple), cinnamon (free) and unsweetened coconut shreds (orange) on your yogurt to make a parfait.

Blue (Healthy fats & cheeses)

12 almonds
8 cashews
20 pistachios (my favorite!)
String cheese/Cheese stick
Hummus

Yellow (Starch/grain/Treat)

Whole grain crackers
Brown rice cakes
Homemade pop corn

Try adding 2 tsp of your favorite nut butter and sprinkle cinnamon on crackers and rice cake. Add pumpkin seeds (orange) to your popcorn for some added flavor.

Happy Snacking!

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

This is an easy, 21 Day Fix-approved crock pot recipe that my family loves. Setting it and forgetting it is the best! It takes the stress out of dinner time.

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin (4 servings, varies based on size of tenderloin)
21 Day Fix: 1 serving = 1/4 Green, 1/2 purple, 1 red

Ingredients
– 2 cups of frozen pineapple
– 1 red bell pepper, diced
– 2 1lb pork tenderloins
– 4 TBS apple cider vinegar
– 4 TBS balsamic vinegar
– 2 TBS brown mustard
– Black pepper
– Garlic Powder

Place pork tenderloins in the crock pot and season both sides with black pepper and garlic powder, top each pork tenderloin with 1 TBS of brown mustard and rub it in. Add the apple cider vinegar and the balsamic vinegar to the crock pot. Top with the chopped bell pepper and frozen pineapple. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Should make about 4 servings, but¬†I chop up the tenderloin and measure out my red portion. The pineapple is soooo delicious and reminds me that winter won’t last forever ūüôā

Enjoy!

Avocado Egg Salad Open Faced Sandwich

I love both hard-boiled eggs and avocado so this recipe has become my go-to lunch on 21 Day Fix. Avocado is a perfect substitute for mayonnaise in an egg salad because it has so many wonderful health benefits. However, avocados are a bit high in calories which is why about 1/4 avocado fulfills your blue container for the day if you are a Fixer.

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad Open Faced Sandwich
21 Day Fix: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue

2 hard-boiled eggs
1/4 avocado
1/2 whole wheat English muffin, toasted
black pepper (optional)
red pepper flakes (optional)

Smash up the hard-boiled eggs and avocado with a fork to desired consistency. Season to taste with black and red pepper. Serve on top of whole wheat English muffin. That’s it! I like to add a side of fruit to mine as shown in the picture. If you do the same then check off a purple container if you’re a Fixer. Enjoy!

Saying yes to Beachbody coaching

My story begins when a friend posted a picture on Instagram of her 21 Day Challenge pack arriving in the mail. My husband and I wanted a health refresh after having the twins so we put in our order.¬†We figured we’d follow the meal plan, drink our daily Shakeology and sweat out¬†the 30 minute workouts. We’d lose a few pounds and once the 21 days were over we’d move on. The coaching opportunity was mentioned to me a few times throughout the month, but I didn’t think too much about it. Then on day 21 we took our “after” pictures. It is not in my comfort zone to show these before and after photos, but I think it’s important¬†to share my whole story. When the after pictures were taken I was three months postpartum with the twins.¬†These are my results from one¬†round of 21 Day Fix:

21 day fix before and after

The moment I looked at this photo collage I knew¬†I would be saying yes to becoming a Beachbody coach. I knew I wanted other people to feel this way. 21 Day Fix laid out the road map, but I put in the work and these were the results. The group support kept me accountable and I was able to continue breastfeeding my twins because I was getting plenty of calories with the meal plan! There are so many reasons I love this program, but I’ll save that for another post. (Shout out to this amazing group of challengers who loved round one so much that they are now pushing through round two!)

New Year New You

Fast forward a week. I’m hosting my first 21 Day Fix challenge group on February 9th and I couldn’t be more excited to start helping people achieve their fitness goals. As far as the business opportunity I’ve already made¬†enough commissions to pay for our monthly Shakeology supply. That was my original goal…to help people…and break even to be able to pay for our Beachbody orders. Now that I’ve achieved that in just the first week my mind is starting to open up to greater¬†possibilities.

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What if by saying YES¬†to Beachbody coaching I can…

РAchieve my own fitness goals by immersing myself in a supportive community
– Align my lifelong passion for health and wellness with my online marketing career
РStay at home with my kids while relieving some financial burden from my husband
– Contribute to our kids education fund
РAfford to travel the country and the world with my family

I’m excited about the possibilities and I would like to invite you on this journey. Whether you are looking for a fitness business opportunity, or you need help finding an exercise and nutrition program that works for you…I want to help! Please leave a comment or fill out my¬†contact form¬†and I will get back to you.