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. 😉

clean eating group

Here are a few different ways to connect to let me know you are interested!
– Find me on Facebook at
– Email me at, 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 🙂 Enjoy these guilt-free snacks!

Green (Vegetables)

Baby carrots
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)

½ Banana

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

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

– 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 🙂


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!