Hi Temple Training Community!

We recently started our 6 Week Fitness Challenge and spirits are high!

Our clients who enrolled in the challenge receive some one on one attention from our health coach, a pantry and fridge clean out, as well as amazing group workouts and support from Coach Andrea + more!

If you are disappointed to have missed out, don’t worry! We have ANOTHER challenge coming up in October. More details to come, but stay tuned. This is one you WON’T want to miss!!!

In the meantime, we wanted to give you all some tips + tricks on eating more cleanly, food prep, and even a recipe!

First off, begin by “crowding out”. Start small, and add in one more serving of veggies. Then two, and so forth. Buy a reusable water bottle in a color you love so it becomes more of a joyful experience to drink it! Test out different gyms in your area (most have a free first class; Temple Training for sure does!) if you are struggling to find an exercise you love! For some it is a walk outside, for others, it is lifting heavy. Whatever it is, just begin. Taking the first step can be the hardest part, but once you initiate that journey, it will truly change your life.

I mean, who doesn’t want to be the best version of themselves?

Secondly, use the Environmental Working Group’s guide on which produce to avoid, which to buy organic and which is fine to buy just as is. Can’t afford organic? That’s okay! These lists will still set you up for success. Another way to get more bang for your buck is to buy frozen vegetables instead of fresh.

Third, prepping healthy choices that you love ahead of time will really help you to stay motivated in continuing on this path. Choose a day or two to set aside time to get your recipes and grocery list together and hop to it! During both of our challenges, our resident health coach offers grocery store tours and one on one sessions with her to help you navigate all of this information. Grocery shop, cook and organize for lunches and dinners and it will give you peace of mind to know what you are eating, that you love it, and it is already made.

Do not deprive yourself! I cannot emphasize this enough. Health is a journey, living in a state of restriction and deprivation (unless of course, it is dire) does not tend to do anyone any good. Eating well is NOT boring. It is an absolute blast to find ways to eat your favorite food, in a better way for you. Get creative!

Below I have attached a recipe that cost me $22.15 and lasted for my family (husband and two little sons) and I for 3 dinners!!! That is about $1.86 per meal. CRAZY. And if you omit the grass-fed meat, it will be even less!

INGREDIENTS:

-1 LB Grass-fed, grass-finished (or 100% pasture-raised) ground beef

-1/2 Medium Cabbage (I bought organic)

-3-4 Large Carrots (I bought organic, but you don’t have to if you wash and peel them first)

-1 Medium Yellow Onion

-3-4 Garlic Cloves

-1 Can Coconut Milk (just use the top fatty/ creamy part, do not use the water underneath; I bought organic and UNSWEETENED)

-1 Can Pumpkin Puree (Organic, unsweetened)

-1 quart of Chicken or Beef Bone Broth

-Himalayan or Sea Salt and pepper to taste

-Butter (Kerrygold is my preferred brand because it is made from grass-fed cows, but this can be substituted for avocado oil, coconut oil, or ghee)

INSTRUCTIONS:

-Chop onions, garlic, carrots, and cabbage to your liking; I tend to chop smaller.

-Put about 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pot on medium-high heat.

-Once butter is melted, throw veggies in and begin to sweat them. Salt.

-Once onions are translucent, pour broth over the vegetables and bring to a gentle boil.

-While the broth is heating up, begin cooking your meat. Salt.

-Add meat + meat juices while still slightly pink to your broth. Once broth is bubbling, lower heat, add pumpkin and coconut cream.

-Taste, salt and pepper if need be! Serve with freshly chopped parsley if desired.

-Enjoy!