Skinny Burrito Bowls

It has been a while since I have posted a new recipe on here but that is what happens when I am traveling 2.5 weeks out of the month!!

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with my adventures on Instagram I spent the first week of May (including Cinco de Mayo!!) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with a friend where we soaked up all the sun we could get and went on an amazing excursion to Las Caletas. Tell me those hammocks don’t just scream relaxation?? 

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#fakelife right??

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We had a great balcony in our room and could see the ocean!

We stayed at the all-inclusive Riu Palace Pacifico. It was a great resort with tasty food, strong drinks and a wonderful friendly staff. I would definitely go back again!

After Mexico I came home for a week and then re-packed my bags for Austin, TX. I work full time as an Event Marketing Manager for CLEAResult (along with being a Beachbody coach) and our company is based out in Austin. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite cities full of REALLY good food, drinks, and plenty of places to catch some live music.

After a few days in our office and doing some site visits for an upcoming event my friend’s flew in so we could celebrate Jaime’s bachlorette!  We got a really cute Airbnb, had amazing meals and cocktails at Launderette, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer HallPeche, Fixe, Torchy’s Tacos, swam in the Deep Eddy pool, and spent fun nights on Rainey Street and Dirty Sixth

We are all exhausted this week but it was well worth it! We had SO much fun and loved celebrating the Future Mrs. Fresh 

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Photo from La vie Jaime

 

Checking out all the beautiful murals around the city is a MUST!

 

Kicking off the celebrations with cocktails and lunch at Launderette

 

 

 

Mandatory bachelortte games…we tied Jaime’s hands and made her fish underwear out of a bowl with her mouth. It was pretty comical!

 

Now I am home for just a few days and it will be time to pack my bags again on Friday!

This time I am heading to Newport, RI to spend Memorial Day with friends and work on keeping my tan going that I got in Mexico a few weeks ago! Newport holds a very special place in my heart as I have rented a house there for the ENTIRE summer for the past 3 years. While times have changed and we can’t all commit to a full summer, Newport feels like a 2nd home and I am looking forward to the weekends I do have planned there this year. Maybe one day I will own a home of my own there and will enjoy countless summers by the ocean with family and friends.

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During my short week home I have been craving the delicious tacos and burritos I ate while in Mexico and Austin. While the ones  I ate during my travels were tasty I definitely overdid it on the carbs and was feeling sluggish and bloated from eating food I didn’t cook myself.

Luckily my nutrition plan gives me a lot of options to get creative in the kitchen while still cooking clean meals that help me get closer to my goal of being the healthiest and happiest I can be!

For those of you who don’t know I follow the eating plan from the 21 Day Fix which uses a simple color-coded portion control system (YES you can have carbs and even wine!) paired with Shakeology. I focus on clean eating with nothing processed and make sure to get plenty of protein, veggies, water and 3o minutes of exercise a day.

Switch over to clean eating, I promise you will be blown away at how tasty the food is and how much you DON’T miss the processed food that just weighs you down!! I started eating this way in September 2014 and have lost 20lbs  and 12.5 inches (and counting) and plan to never look back! If changing up your nutrition and/or incorporating simple fitness into your lifestyle is something you have been wanting to do let’s chat! Leave a comment on this post ⬇ or email me at  💌  emily.goodmanBB [at] gmail [dot] com.

Summer is HERE so why wait any longer?? 👙  ☀ 

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This recipes is great because it is very versatile. Like your food spicy choose a hot salsa and add extra cayenne. Not of fan of heat go mild! Get creative with what you mix in. Black beans would be a great addition, I just didn’t have any on hand when I made this. Really despise ground turkey? Swap it for ground chicken or beef.

I do suggest making your own taco seasoning. By making your own you can control the amount of salt. Store bought seasonings tend to have A LOT of salt and it is just so unnecessary. Check out my recipe for homemade taco seasoning. It makes more than you need for this recipe so just store the extra in a empty spice jar or small tupperware to use in future dishes.

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Skinny Burrito Bowls
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 cup onion, diced
  3. 1lb lean ground turkey
  4. 1.5 cups cooked brown rice, cook in advance according to package directions
  5. 2 cups tomatoes, diced
  6. 2 cups salsa, no sugar added (mild or hot – your choice!)
  7. 1 ear of corn, kernels cut off the cob (or ¾ cups of canned or frozen)
  8. 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (see link above for the homemade taco seasoning recipe)
  9. 1/4 cup chicken broth, low-sodium and fat-free
  10. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  11. *Optional toppings: Plain greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, additional tomatoes and salsa, chives or green onions, avocado, lettuce
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and ground turkey and cook until the turkey is no longer pink and the onions have become translucent.
  2. Drain off any fat.
  3. Add the cooked rice, diced tomatoes, salsa, and corn. Stir together and slowly add the chicken broth. Lower the heat and let cook for 5-6 minutes until the tomatoes have started to break down. If it starts to dry up you can add more broth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. You can serve this as is or garnish with the toppings of your choice (examples listed above).
Notes
  1. 21 Day Fix container equivalents for a 1 cup serving: 1 red, 1 yellow, 0.5 purple, 0.5 green
  2. For the greek yogurt and cheese pictured I would add an additional: 0.5 red and 0.5 blue
  3. I do not count the olive oil because each serving has such a minimal amount
Adapted from SkinnyMs.
Adapted from SkinnyMs.
Simply Gourmet in Southie http://www.simplygourmetinsouthie.com/

Behind the Scenes into Health & Fitness Coaching

Have you been curious about what coaching actually is or if it is right for you?

I am hosting this online event for you to learn more! My team of coaches goes by the name Determined Dreamers and we are a passionate and motivated group! Each of us are on our own journey to live a healthy and fulfilling life and are looking for other likeminded people to join us. I love this team and I am so excited you are interested in learning more about it!!

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Join me Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:30pm PST /8:30pm EST

Becoming a coach has changed my life in so many ways – I have lost 20lbs and 12.5 inches (and counting), I have made lifelong friends who I would have never known otherwise, I get to help people feel healthy and happy and watch lives totally transform, I have gotten to travel to some really great places such as Nashville, Lake Tahoe and Punta Cana (in 2017), and I have grown so much emotionally and mentally and learned I really can achieve anything I put my mind to!

I work a full time job as an event planner yet I still CHOOSE to coach because I love the community I surrounded myself with how it has changed my life for the better both physically, mentally, and financially.

During this hour long online event on May 17th you will get a behind the scenes looking into coaching! You will learn about what a typical day in the life of a coach looks like and I will answer many common questions such as “Is there an investment?” or “Do I need to be at my goal weight to begin?”

This opportunity has completely changed my life for the better and the beauty of it is that it can change yours too! ANYONE can do this and EVERYONE deserves to be happy, healthy, and live a life full of positivity!

As mentioned above, this event will take place on Facebook event page. All you need to do is select “Going” and then tune in Tuesday, May 17th at 5:30pm PST/7:30 CST/8:30 EST. Can’t wait to see you then!

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Do you have 22 Minutes to support our Veterans?

Did you know that every day 22 lives are lost to veteran suicide?

22 lives. A DAY.

That is 22 lives too many and it breaks my heart thinking about these people and their friends and family who love and miss them each and every day 💕

22 Minutes

In honor of these veterans I am committing myself to the 22 Minute Hard Corps program starting May 9th


💪This program was created based off real military-style bootcamp workouts (don’t worry there is a modifier!) and features real military veterans in the videos and filmed on real military bases.

⏰ While 22 minutes may not seem like a lot I have personally tried some of these workouts already and they are harder than anything I have ever done.

🍴 Along with the workouts is a simple nutrition plan, aka your “Ration for Results – Nutrition Field Guide”. Your body is going to need proper fuel to give you energy and help you see results from your workouts so get ready to eat up people – food is your friend, not your enemy!!

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‼ I am looking for 22 people who want to help drive awareness towards veteran suicide and join me in this challenge starting May 9th

‼ For every new challenger that joins me I will donate $22 to The Mission Continues to help veterans returning home adjust to their new life and give them the tools needed succeed and find purpose through community impact.

‼ To get more information on how to join me on this journey to support our active military, veterans, and those who love them please fill out this form, leave a comment on this post, or email me at 💌 emily.goodmanBB [at] gmail [dot] com and I will reach out to you within 24-48 hours.

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Matlaw’s Stuffed Scallops

Did you know today is National Clams on the Half Shell Day? It is also the last day of March aka Frozen Food Month!

I am so excited to have partnered with Matlaw’s once again and today I am talking about their New England Style Stuffed Scallops. I am a HUGE seafood and shellfish fan and with the warm New England weather right around the corner these scallops are perfect to welcome in the season!

 

Matlaws Stuffed Scallops

 

Matlaw’s is based in Gloucester, MA and I was lucky enough to try their Stuffed Clams last June and really enjoyed them. Similar to the clams, the Stuffed Scallops can go right from the freezer to the oven or grill!

 

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Since I don’t have a grill in my condo in Southie I opted for the oven method! Preheat to 450 F and 30 minutes later they are cooked through and ready to enjoy!

 

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These scallops not only make a great appetizer but can really enhance your dinner entree as well! They pair perfectly with a steak for a nice surf and turf.

 

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You can find Matlaw’s Stuffed Scallops and many other delicious seafood options online or at these retailers.

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

I have been itching to get my hands on this frozen cauliflower from Trader Joe’s for months now. I know you can make your own but sometimes you just can’t beat the convenience of having it ready to go in the freezer!

The problem is that it is so popular and Trader Joe’s sells out regularly. I have gotten into the habit of grabbing two bags or more at a time to ensure I am stocked up!

Cauliflower Rice

I was skeptical of this recipe because let’s be real, it’s missing the carbs!! But honestly I was totally satisfied from this dish and I didn’t feel like I needed actual rice or quinoa at all! The cauliflower rice has a nice texture and by adding the chicken it was super filling. The leftovers heated up nicely for lunch too.

This past month I have been part of a killer wellness group online. It is the most engaging and motivating one I have been a part of yet!! I am so proud to see everyone feeling great, sharing the progress they are making with their workouts, loving their shakes, and coming up with so many tasty clean eating recipes!

The group is going to stay open for April but change over to focus on being strong for the summer so where are my fellow beach lovers at??? 🌊 👙

I am quite the beach lover myself and I am looking forward to continuing to make healthy choices and get in shape so I can FEEL my very best when that warm weather is finally here.

I am looking for women who want to feel confident this summer and rock cute summer dresses and swimsuits. Who want to surround themselves with other positive women who will motivate and inspire them over these next few weeks to feel their very best!

My plan is to make this my healthiest and happiest summer yet and if this sounds like something you want too than this group is for YOU! 🙌 

***Also accepting groups so bring your family and friends!!*** 👯

>>>  30 minute at home workouts 💪
>>>  Simple nutrition that includes all food groups (YES you can have carbs and wine!) 🌱
>>>  Accountability and support from a community of positive and motivating beach babes who love to chat about their favorite summer fashion and accessories, travel plans 😎
>>>  A forum to share recipes, asks questions, and celebrate our successes 🍴

If you would like to join our group of positive and motivating women as we focus on feeling good from the inside out for summer leave a comment on this post ⬇, email me at 💌 emily.goodmanBB [at] gmail [dot] com or fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/RbcLE7Xmns

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Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 teaspoons of coconut oil, divided
  2. 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  3. Pink Himalayan salt, to taste
  4. Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  5. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  7. 1/2 small onion, diced
  8. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  10. 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  11. 1/2 cup frozen peas
  12. 2 eggs
  13. 1 12oz bag of frozen cauliflower rice (1.5 cups fresh if you make your own)
  14. 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  15. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken with Himalayan salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over a medium heat and add the seasoned chicken.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate. It is OK if the chicken is not cooked all the way through, it will continue to cook on the plate and will be added back to the pan later.
  5. Heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the minced garlic, ginger, carrots, and peas. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Move the veggies to one side of the pan and crack the eggs on the other side. Gently scramble the eggs using a spatula. As the eggs start to scramble and are no longer liquid start to incorporate them in with the veggies on the other side of the pan.
  8. Remove the veggies and eggs from the pan (I added them to the plate with the cooked chicken)
  9. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in the pan over a medium heat. Add the cauliflower rice and saute for 3 minutes.
  10. Add the cooked chicken and other veggies and eggs back to the pan.
  11. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil.
  12. Saute for an additional minute or two until the sauces are evenly distributed and everything is warmed through.
Notes
  1. 21 Day Fix Container Equivalents for a 1 cup serving: 1 red, 1 green, 1 spoon
Adapted from Cooking Classy
Adapted from Cooking Classy
Simply Gourmet in Southie http://www.simplygourmetinsouthie.com/

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