Let’s talk quickly about the purpose of this group and why I created it.
We all have to begin somewhere.
Fitness and wellness is a passion of mine and I couldn’t think of a better way to get to know each other than to spend the next 7 days together.
Life can be crazy and be unpredictable, but we should make our health and wellness a priority.
I know… A little tough love!
At first, it might seem difficult to MAKE the time to get your workout in.
It’s inevitable that life will throw you curve balls.
Taking charge of your schedule is EVERYTHING and MAKING time is the only way this will work.
Once it becomes a habit, it will be just another thing in your day.
Something you look forward to because you feel better and better each day.
My goal for you is… If I can teach you how to implement just ONE thing that we talked about during this 7 day period, then we are heading in the right direction.
Some people will create radical change overnight and just go for it.
That’s great, but it’s not something that’s possible for everyone.
Just ease into this process and these changes. Pick a few that you will be able to implement over the next 7 days, and stick with them.
Remember… Progress not perfection.
With that being said, I know there are a ton of meal plans out there.
One reason why I don’t focus on one specific type is because they don’t work for everyone.
All of our bodies are different.
Think healthy, whole foods. Think minimally processed foods with low sugar content.
Pay close attention to your ingredients.
For this group, just focus on a good balance of macronutrients.
(healthy carbs, lean proteins and good fats)
You want to know what your magic pill is?!?!
Water!! Lots of water! Drink water.
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato
When there’s nothing to eat and you don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy cooking, a stuffed baked potato is an easy, filling, and affordable option that will please the whole family.
Just bake (or microwave) a potato and fill it with your favorite healthy toppings (like steamed veggies, salsa, and plain Greek yogurt).
You can keep this Vegan or Vegetarian as well. Leave off the chicken and any type of yogurt.
The flavor options are endless!
This simple, Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potato recipe is the bomb.
It’s comfort food at its best.
If you already have baked sweet potatoes and leftover chicken ready, you can put this dinner together in less than 10 minutes.
For a complete meal, serve each baked sweet potato with a green salad or vegetables like broccoli, asparagus or Brussels sprouts that can be roasted on the same baking sheet as the potatoes or steamed in a separate pot.
Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes
Total Time: 55 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 45 min.
Yield: 2 servings, 1 sweet potato and about ¾ cup chicken each.
2 small sweet potatoes, washed, pierced several times with a fork
1½ cups shredded cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, warm (optional)
¼ cup barbecue sauce, reduced-sugar, warm
¼ cup 2 Tbsp. chopped red onions
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro) (for garnish; optional)
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet.
Pierce each sweet potato 3 to 4 times with a fork. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until tender.
- While sweet potato is baking, combine chicken and barbecue sauce in a small bowl; mix well.
- Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
- Top sweet potatoes evenly red onions and chicken mixture.
Sprinkle evenly with parsley or cilantro; serve immediately.
Look for barbecue sauce that has an ingredient list that does not contain artificial sweeteners, additives, or preservatives.
There are many brands on the market that are sweetened with small amounts of honey, maple syrup, or molasses.
Do you meal prep?
I’m sharing with you some quick tips and why meal prepping is so beneficial.