Welcome to September 2014!

Welcome to September!

 
With the season beginning to change and school starting up again, there’s a feeling of resetting and new beginnings. There’s also a renewed momentum that keeps us rolling and gets us excited for the holidays. It’s time to ride that wave, and find and focus on the one or two rituals that will change everything for you.
 
This month, we’ll focus on the foundation. Good sleep, food prep, reading, recharging, loving self-talk and planning are all things that create lasting habits. Now, choose one or two that you will focus on doing daily and not miss. By choosing just a couple, you won’t get overwhelmed thinking it has to be all or nothing!
 
Instead of approaching everything in a way of self sabotage, speaking abusively to ourselves, beating ourselves up and punishing ourselves, you’ll break the patterns and force a loving attitude toward yourself – even if you’re not feeling it at the time. It’s about interrupting the thoughts that aren’t serving you. Catching yourself in the same old patterns is vital. Make a list of plans that you will do and say when these things occur. Instead of going for the fridge, you will read, pray, walk, play with your kids, go for a ride, drink water, meditate etc. Have an emergency exit plan! I have one for everything! It helps, but I want you to know that I still fail at times. Without a backup plan, I would get nowhere fast. I learn every day that this is always going to be how the journey goes.
 
As we push through the tough times, we get blessings and insights beyond what we think imaginable. You may not see it now, but if you continue on with this, it will open your eyes to a life that is fulfilling and rich with happiness.
 
Thank you for being my running buddies in this life and with these goals! Our body is just something that houses our souls, and the healthier it is, the easier it is for our voices to shine through.
 
Much Love Ladies,
Lori Harder

 

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Italian Chicken Burgers w/Goat Cheese

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Italian Chicken Burger w/Goat Cheese

Italian Chicken Burger w/Goat Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ small onion, finely diced
  • 1 small zucchini, finely diced
  • 1 c. spinach, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3-4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cheese and oil.
  2. With hands or wooden spoon mix ingredients.
  3. Split meat in to 5 servings and form into patties around 1 chunk of cheese.
  4. Heat oil in sauté pan on medium heat. Place burgers in pan and cook about 7-9 min. on each side or until no longer pink.
  5. Note: Could also bake in oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 min or until internal temp reaches at least 165 degrees.
  6. Serving suggestions:
  7. Serve on a bed of greens with a slice of avocado on top and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  8. Serve on top of spaghetti squash with organic or homemade marinara sauce.
http://busygirlhealthylife.com/italian-chicken-burgers-wgoat-cheese/

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Push Up Pop Up

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Add This Move to Your Routine Today!

 
Mix the Push-up Pop Up into your workout routine! Watch how! [Read more...]

Tomato Cucumber Salad w/Feta

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Tomato Cucumber Salad w/Feta

Tomato Cucumber Salad w/Feta

Ingredients

  • 2 Tomatoes sliced and halved
  • 1 Cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1/2 C Reduced Fat Crumbled Feta
  • 6 Basil Leaves, chopped
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 1 T. White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

    For the Dressing
  1. Mix olive oil, honey, white wine vinegar until mixed well. Set aside
  2. For the Salad
  3. Mix together tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil
  4. Add Dressing to the veggies, stir to coat all the veggies well
  5. Add Feta Cheese and stir lightly
http://busygirlhealthylife.com/tomato-cucumber-salad-wfeta/

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Perfectly Broiled (or Grilled) Salmon

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Perfectly Broiled (or Grilled) Salmon

Perfectly Broiled (or Grilled) Salmon

Ingredients

  • • 1 lb. wild caught salmon
  • • 1-2 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil
  • • ½ tsp. dill
  • • ½ tsp. rosemary
  • • ¼-½ tsp. salt
  • • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • • Juice of 1/2 lemon + lemon slice

Instructions

  1. Set oven to broil (can also grill).
  2. Place salmon in greased/buttered baking dish (foil if grilling).
  3. Sprinkle salmon with dill, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  4. Dollop salmon with butter or oil.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over salmon fillets. Then top each salmon filet with lemon slices.
  6. Bake or grill for about 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness) or until flakey.
http://busygirlhealthylife.com/perfectly-broiled-salmon/

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S’mores Banana Boats

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Awesome Dessert Treat!

 
These were SO GOOD! And just a little healthier for you than a bunch of S’mores. Super easy to make and a boat load of fun too! Kids will love to make these with you! [Read more...]

Welcome to July 2014!

Welcome to July!

 
Summer goes fast, so my challenge to you (and myself) is to make a serious effort to be present in the journey and in the memories you create. This is a constant (daily) challenge that must be worked at and practiced to experience happiness. Here’s a quote that sums this up perfectly: [Read more...]

Balsamic Kale and Mushroom Sauté

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Balsamic Kale and Mushroom Sauté

Balsamic Kale and Mushroom Sauté

Ingredients

  • • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • • ½ cup red onion onion, sliced
  • • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • • 4-5 cups of kale, chopped and stems removed
  • • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • • 3-4 tbsp. of feta or goat cheese
  • • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large sauté pan on medium high heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté for a 2-3 minute.
  3. Add garlic, mushrooms, and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add kale and reduce heat. Cover and let kale cook for 5-10 min.
  5. Once Kale is cooked drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Turn the heat back up to reduce balsamic vinegar.
  6. Once reduced top with cheese and enjoy!
http://busygirlhealthylife.com/balsamic-kale-mushroom-saute/

Summer BBQ Grill-Out Guide

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Thanks for Loving Busy Girl as much as We Do!!

Here is your Free Summer Grill-Out Guide! Enjoy!

 
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Zucchini Sweet Potato Buns

Zucchini Sweet Potato Buns

Zucchini Sweet Potato Buns

Contributed by Stacie Hassing

Ingredients

  • • 1 medium zucchini, shredded (1 ½ cups)
  • • 1 medium peeled sweet potato, shredded (1 ½ cups)
  • • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • • 2-3 garlic gloves, minced
  • • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • • ½ tsp. salt
  • • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • • 2 tbsp. flour
  • • 3 eggs
  • • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, butter or ghee (clarified butter)

Instructions

  1. • Shred zucchini and sweet potatoes and place in separate bowls. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 5-10 min. (mean while patty burgers). Then squeeze out as much liquid as possible—this step is important.
  2. • Combine the shredded zucchini and sweet potatoes and the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. • Heat oil on a griddle or large pan on medium high heat. Once heated drop ¼ cup portions of zucchini sweet potato batter onto hot griddle. Flatten with spatula.
  4. • Let cook on each side for about 7 minutes or until cook through and golden brown.
  5. • Take off griddle.
http://busygirlhealthylife.com/zucchini-sweet-potato-buns/

 
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