Vacation Time

I am so sorry that I have to cut into our 6 week challenge but I was scooped off on a vacation…with all that is going on I so needed it. the 6 week challenge will resume July1st, I hope I have not put a halt or a curve ball into anyone schedule. Please eat right everyday by adding fruits and vegetables into your daily meals along with get it moving for at least 30 minutes a day. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water everyday…at least half of your body weight!!!!! I will see you all when I come back and I hope you all are going to miss me as much as I am going to miss you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Healthy Recipe

slow cooker jambalayaIngredients
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups chopped fully cooked smoked sausage
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce
3/4 pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen
4 cups hot cooked rice (brown rice)
Directions
  • In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except shrimp and rice.
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or High heat setting 3 to 4 hours).
  • Stir in shrimp. If needed, reduce heat setting to Low; cover and cook on Low heat setting about 1 hour longer or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve jambalaya with rice.Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Heat up this Cajun favorite by sprinkling with more red pepper sauce just before serving. If you want to use fresh parsley and thyme, add them with the shrimp so the flavor isn’t lost during the long cooking.

Spicy and smoky, andouille sausage is traditionally used for this dish. If you’re in a more mellow mode, leftover ham works just as well.

Spray the inside of a 1/2-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. For each serving press the hot rice into the cup. Place the cup upside down in the bottom of a bowl, and unmold the rice. Spoon the jambalaya around the mound of rice. Serve with warm crusty French bread.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories 265
recipe courtesy of: Betty Crocker Slow cooker meals

Evening workout 6 week challenge

Shaun TEvening Workout please click the Facebook link to see the evening workout with Shaun T….

Do each move for 1 minute for a 5min EXTRA Burn! To be done in addition to your normal WORKOUT!

1. Pushup
2. Pike ups
3. Low Pushup HOLD
4. Plank HOLD
5. Walking Pike ups

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Healthy Recipe

refried beanRecipe by Chef Claude

“Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.”

Ingredients:
1 onion, peeled and halved
3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed
1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and
chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
5 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 teaspoons fresh ground black
pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, optional
9 cups water
Directions:
1. Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.
2. Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com