Baja Anyone?

Sorry I have been absent this week, but I have been keeping my Achieve in August promise by being SUPER ACTIVE!

We have done family bike ride every night this week, I did Zumba Wednesday night, ran 3’s this morning (I’ll explain in a minute), and even went back to the gym tonight for 30 minutes on the elliptical. I feel INCREDIBLE!! For those of you who like running and want an easy interval change up 3’s are for you!

GGH 3’s:

-Warm up at a steady pace for 5 minutes

-Set the treadmill at a speed that actually makes you work! Run hard for 3 minutes and then break at a slower pace for 2 minutes. Repeat the 3 on 2 off 5 to 6 times!

Quick, easy, and get’s this job done!

Here are some fun bike ride pics too!

We are really enjoying this little bit of active family time!

Now let’s move onto some food!!!

Since the hubby loves spicy, Mexican, Latin based foods and I was craving something fresh I decided a trip to Baja, California would be ideal ;).

Baja Wraps:

-1 package chicken cutlets marinaded in Baja spiced marinade (see below)

-1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)

-1 medium white onion diced

-2 tablespoons minced garlic (use the jar king 😉 )

-LaTortilla Factory low carb tortillas

-fat free sour cream

-3 ears of corn grilled/blackened then taken off the cob

*** Baja Marinade***

-tsp each red chilli flake, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, orange zest, and cumin

-1 tablespoon each lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice

Allow chicken to get yummy in marinade in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Once chicken is marinaded throw it on the grill with the corn at medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes (turning chicken half way through)

While the chicken and corn are grilling away, saute your diced onion and minced garlic until soft. Once soft add in can of black beans and turn heat down. Mix well and allow beans to get warm. Lastly, mix in the grilled corn and stir well.

To assemble the wraps lay your tortillas on a flat surface and spread with a little bit of sour cream. Then add bean/onion/corn mixture and top with chicken. (shred chicken with fingers so the wrap rolls nicely) Roll your wrap burrito style, cut down the middle and enjoy!

As a side dish I made a yummy California Salad!

-3 pickling cuccumbers washed and sliced

-2 plum tomatoes sliced

-2 avocados sliced

-Extra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling

-Sea salt and black pepper to taste

-1/2 of a lemon’s juice

In a large bowl combine cukes and tomato, drizzle with EVOO and squeeze lemon over the top. Toss everything gently and top with salt and pepper. Add avocado slices around the side and serve.

YUMMY!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful, healthy, active weekend! Remember to Achieve in August-new month, new goals, new you!!

Healthy Wishes, T

The awesome peeps over at Tropical Traditions sent me some yummy Coconut Peanut Butter to try. I absolutely adore it! It’s the best pre-workout snack or quick afternoon snack!

I want you all to have a chance to taste the goodness, so they have offered to give a jar away!

Here’s how to win!!!!

1) Sign up for the Tropical Traditions E-Newsletter http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/subscribe_for_special_sales.cfm

2) Become a Fan of Tropical Tradition’s Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter http://twitter.com/Troptraditions

3) Visit http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm and choose the recipe you would cook up using your new coconut pb.

Here’s the kicker though……to enter you MUST be a Fan of Girl Gone Healthy on Facebook and Following Girl Gone Healthy on Twitter! Each option above gives you 1 entry, for bonus entries Tweet about my giveaway:

I just entered to win FREE Coconut Peanut Butter from @girlgonehealthy and @troptraditions OR Make the contest your Facebook status!

Please comment on this post and tell me about ALL the ways you entered! Enter as many times as possible, open to Canada too!

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

To wrap up tonight, I’d like to share my newest venture that’s close to my heart. The AMAZING crew at Newhall Coffee created an organization called Coffee For a Cause. I have teamed up with them, and I’m “selling” coffee to raise Autism Awareness!!!! Please click on the logo below, and spread the word! Let’s help other families, let’s make a difference and raise awareness! help me unlock the puzzle!!!

Coffee For A Cause

http://www.newhallcoffeeforacause.com/girlgonehealthy

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