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Monday, 26 December 2016

All Access to Every Single Beachbody Program

Well Christmas is over and I had two plus wonderful days of dedicated family time but now I'm ready to turn my mind back to work (for a little bit anyways).  The reason is because tomorrow a very exciting Beachbody on Demand Membership option will be available and I wanted to let you know before it's launched.  Beachbody always has awesome New Year’s Resolution incentives each and every year. Whether it’s the release of a new program, great sales on fitness and nutrition packages, or motivating winter challenges…striving to help get people healthier is always their main goal.



This year, we have something which has NEVER been offered before! With technology on the rise and the Digital On Demand Library doing better than ever and growing all the time, Team Beachbody just announced a challenge pack offer you do not want to pass up! It is our first ever ANNUAL ALL ACCESS Beachbody On Demand Digital Challenge Pack!!!!!
That probably sounds like a HUGE mouthful right.  Hear me out people. This is quite a deal…
The Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand membership provides total access to EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM available on Beachbody On Demand, PLUS any FUTURE RELEASES. Starting December 27, 2016, receive this limited time offer by purchasing either the Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand + Shakeology Challenge Pack or an annual membership through ME your coach or coach-to-be!  I've already upgraded my membership at www.AllAccessBOD.com since I can't order a Challenge pack as a coach but boy I wish I had this option when I first signed up because it a hell of a deal!
WHY is beachbody offering such an amazing deal like this?  Because CEO Carl Diakler truly wants people to commit to a Year of health and fitness not just one round of a program.  Having unlimited access to fitness for the full year means you will never get bored!


Annual All Access Beachbody on Demand Challenge Pack


What is included in the Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand + Shakeology Challenge Pack and how much does it cost?
1) 1-Year Membership to Beachbody On Demand (BOD) with all content included, plus future releases. (Several new releases are coming I hear! Can’t wait!)
2) Shakeology (choice of and flavour in a 30-day supply bag)
3) Portion Fix (includes 7-piece portion control container set, eating guide, large blue container & shaker cup)
4) Optional: Business Starter Kit waived (included with new Coach enrollment)
5.) Access to ME, your free coach all year long! You’ll be added to my exclusive online support group and have a guaranteed spot in all my monthly support and accountability groups!
You will have access to ALL of the programs pictured below plus any new releases from Beachbody…
…At your fingertips.
…ALL YEAR ROUND!
Annual All Access Beachbody on Demand Challenge Pack
This is a $6000.00 value (CRAZY) for just $199.00 ($231 CDN)! This price is only valid from Dec. 27th 2016 to February 28, 2017. Email me at crystalpfitnessfood@gmail.com for more information or to get in on this great deal before the offer expires!
Let me break this down for you again….There are essentially 3 sale options available:
Option 1BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK The Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand + Shakeology Challenge Pack is $199 USD ($231 CDN).
Option 2: The Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand membership is $99.95 USD/CDN (sans Shakeology)
Option 3: Current Beachbody On Demand members can upgrade to the Annual All-Access membership at www.AllAccessBOD.com starting on 12/27/16. Contact me for pricing and details about your upgrade. Prices vary depending on whether you have the free trial membership or the quarterly membership.
Annual All Access Beachbody on Demand Challenge Pack

Questions? Check out the FAQ’s below or contact me directly at crystalpfitnessfood@gmail.com
What if I already have a club membership and pay the quarterly $38.87 fee for On Demand? Can I still get in on this deal?
YES! Cancel your current Club membership and order the Annual On Demand Challenge Pack through me anytime between Dec. 27th and February 28th!
What if I am already on Shakeology Home Direct but want to take advantage of the $199 Challenge Pack Deal that comes with Shakeology Home Direct?
Easy, cancel your current home direct Shakeology order and then order your Annual On Demand Challenge Pack. Your new Home Direct Shipment will start upon ordering. 
Is this membership available outside the US and Canada?
No.
What Beachbody On Demand content is included with the Annual All-Access membership?
All content, digital tools and workouts available on Beachbody On Demand, including popular hits like 21 Day Fix, CORE DE FORCE, CIZE, 22 Minute Hard Corps, PiYo and Country Heat, plus future releases (New programs that launch in 2017!!!!).
How soon is content available after purchasing the All-Access membership?
All-Access content should be available within 24-48 hours of purchasing after Dec. 27th 2016.
Where can existing Beachbody On Demand members upgrade to the Annual All-Access membership?
Go to 
www.AllAccessBOD.com starting on 12/27/16 or contact me directly at crystalpfitnessfood@gmail.com
What happens after the Annual All-Access membership expires?
Members are automatically re-enrolled in the Annual All-Access membership and billed $99.95. Your next bill will arrive Jan. 1, 2018.
What exactly is Beachbody On Demand?
Beachbody on Demand is like the Netflix of fitness. It's your one stop shop for all the Fitness programs and nutrition plans you could ever need.  There is something for everyone at the click of a button.  Head over to my blog post and read more about it!




How do I order?
The below links will be live Dec. 27th, 2016 for you to click and order. You’ll receive access to all Beachbody On Demand programs within 24 hours after ordering your membership!) If you have questions about anything please contact me FIRST before ordering at crystalpfitnessfood@gmail.com
1.) Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand Membership (no Shakeology): $99.95
2.) Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand + Shakeology Challenge Pack: $199 USD ($231 CDN)
3.) Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand Kickstart comes with 3 Day Refresh (contact me to order): $239 ($277 CDN)
Once you make your purchase join me in my January Health Bet Challenge. We will be meeting in a challenge tracker app starting on Monday, January 9th. I will be sending out an invite the challenge tracker group via email so make sure to connect with me by email or via facebook messenger prior to the 9th! 
Beachbody New Year Health Bet

For more information about this challenge and how you can WIN money by simply participating (everyone gets a piece of the 3 Million Dollar Pot!) visit my New Year Health Bet Event for all the info!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

15+ Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas



Every Year I host a Christmas Family Brunch at our house.  It's traditionally been my way to be able to see everyone in the family at least for a little while on Christmas day. After that we tend to get scattered in every direction visiting various other pieces of the family but I look forward to Christmas morning brunch every year.  

Usually I will make homemade eggs Benedict, Cinnamon french toast, fruits, muffins, hash browns, bacon and sausage and usually some kind of breakfast casserole too!  But I do like to add something new into the mix each year to spice things up too.  There are so many awesome overnight breakfast casseroles and baked french toast recipes out there in Pinterest land so I thought I would put some of the yummy and easy looking ones that I have found together in a blog post for inspiration!  

Do you have a big Christmas Breakfast or do you keep it low key?



Crackleberry Muffins

This is my go to yummy and simple muffin recipe!  It was adapted from my Aunty Jane's muffin recipe she used to make for the family at gatherings we had when I was a kid.  I remember all her recipes fondly but this one especially.  Muffins are an easy breakfast item to have prepared ahead of time that you can enjoy on Christmas morning along with a hot cup of coffee while you watch the kids unwrap their gifts. 




Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust

Now this is a Quiche I can get behind!!  Wow the hashbrown crust looks amazing and the ingredients are all "Real" too!  This one is on my list for this Christmas morning for sure!  



Overnight Cinnamon Apple Baked French Toast

One of the great things about this french toast casserole is that because it’s so easy to prepare, you can totally enjoy time with your family rather than spend a bunch of time making breakfast. Particularly at the holidays, with so much going on and so much food being prepared, it allows you to get some prep work done ahead so you can spend the morning with your family. That’s how I like it. This recipe is from Lifeloveandsugar but I've added a few modifications to make it a bit healthier like swapping sugar for honey and brown sugar for coconut palm sugar.  

Ingredients:
Casserole
1 lb loaf Sourdough Or French Bread, cut into chunks (Whole wheat to make this a bit cleaner)
3 cups (326g) chopped apples (2 large apples)
8 large eggs
2 cups (480ml) milk (whole or 2%)
1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup (104g) sugar (I would probably switch to honey)
1/4 cup (36g) light brown sugar, unpacked (I would probably use coconut palm sugar)
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Streusel Topping
3/4 cup (98g) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (169g) firmly packed brown sugar (I would probably use coconut palm sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 cup (112g) salted butter, cut into pieces
Directions:
1. Grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish.
2. Combine the bread chunks and chopped apples and lay in an even layer in the bottom of the dish.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients, minus the streusel, and pour evenly over bread. Cover the casserole and store in the fridge overnight.
4. When ready to bake the casserole, preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
5. Bake the casserole for about 35-40 minutes.
6. While casserole bakes, in another bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the streusel. Add the butter and mash into the dry mixture until it forms a crumbly mixture.
7. Remove the casserole from the oven and crumble the streusel over the top of the casserole.
8. Continue baking casserole for about 5 minutes, or until the streusel is melted over the top.
9. Serve the casserole warm with syrup.



Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits
I’m sure you’ve realized that I love Greek yogurt. Like love-love Greek yogurt. It’s seriously the best thing ever, especially since it’s such a good fit to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Plus, it’s loaded with protein!! So what better way to fuel you for a busy day of tearing open wrapping paper and baking a turkey then a healthy greek yogurt parfait!?
Just layer greek yogurt with granola and berries, dried fruit, nuts and seeds or whatever else you like!
Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
If you prefer a hearty breakfast casserole then you might like this easy one! You can buy fresh sausage meat at the butcher and you can even shred your own hash browns, but there are also some pretty good brands out there now making shredded hash browns without any added ingredients!  This Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is perfect for Christmas morning. It can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you are ready to pop it in the Oven. Pop this casserole in the oven when you get up and it will be ready after all the presents are open. 


Pancake Sliders

No recipe here, just a great image that I found online and an even better idea!  If the kids want pancakes  you can dress yours up and turn them into a hearty Breakfast Slider Sandwich! Just add bacon, egg, cheese and whatever else you fancy in between two big pancakes and bang you've got a breakfast to take you through the busy Christmas morning!





Easy Fruit Trifle

Ingredients

  • fresh pineapple
  • fresh strawberries
  • seedless green grapes
  • seedless red grapes
  • bananas


TOPPING

  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple
  • 1 (3.25 oz) package instant banana cream pudding, dry

Instructions

  1. Layer fruit in a large bowl or trifle bowl.
  2. For the topping, whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Spread over the top of trifle.
  3. Arrange any extra fruit on top for a pretty presentation.
Recipe by Chef in training


Banana Eggnog Pancakes

Oh my these look lovely and my boys love eggnog so we might have to try these as a breakfast for dinner night or one of the Mornings during Christmas vacation when I feel so inclined to make pancakes!

Get the Recipe Here!


Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

How amazing does this look!!!  This easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake would be a delicious and healthy holiday breakfast bake! This gluten free spiced hot fruit bake also makes for a great topping for waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, or simply by itself! A nutritious dish to add to your Christmas or New Year’s Brunch!  Vegan friendly if you use coconut oil instead of butter too! 




Make Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas

Aside from being easy, these are versatile, which is always a bonus to me. Don’t like ham? Use turkey. Or sausage. Can’t live without bacon? Go for it! Want some spice? Add a jalapeƱo. Not crazy about cheddar? Try a different cheese. Customize this to your liking. (I do, however, highly recommend you not skip the sour cream and salsa – it’s like that something extra that brings it all home.)




White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

It wouldn't be Christmas morning without some fresh baked pastries right!  I think these Cranberry white chocolate scones look and taste festive enough for Christmas morning don't you think?  

I would swap out the white flour for whole wheat and make sure to use organic cane sugar in place of plain white refined sugar too! 




Easy Breakfast Braid

Normally I wouldn't post a recipe on the blog using the Crescent rolls or sheets as those just aren't a healthy/real food product BUT you can make your own homemade Crescent Roll Dough very easily.  Here is a Crescent Roll recipe you can use.   This recipe looks super good and the breakfast braid looks so fancy after it is baked. Do not let the fancy look intimidate you however. This recipe is supposed to be super easy to put together!





Healthy Breakfast Banana Split

I really love this idea!  You could even make a healthy banana split breakfast bar if your having guests over for christmas morning!  




Fruit and Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries
Ok these little treats look amazing and would rock any Christmas Morning Brunch table!  Last year I found an amazing organic whole wheat puff pastry in the frozen section at our local market so I may just have to pick some up and make these for Christmas morning this year!  I am always tempted by danish in bakery window but never get it, but Christmas morning seems like the perfect day of the year to treat myself! 




Slow Cooker Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes

This is the ultimate breakfast worth waking up to! Easily made right in your crockpot. Set it, forget, and devour!




Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Quotes I love

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you probably know I love motivational quotes and share at least one daily.  I came across some Christmas quotes recently and picked out a few I loved that I thought I would share here with you! I hope you find one that speaks to you too!  

Feel free to share on social media or pin to pinterest too!  I'd love to know which one you like best or if you have a fav that I haven't included let me know I'd love to hear it!   



Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas -- perhaps -- means a little bit more! -Dr. Seuss

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. -Helen Steiner Rice

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. -Joan Winmill Brown


One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly. -Andy Rooney




Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. -Peg Bracken

The spirit of Christmas is found when we lift the load of others. -Toni Sorenson


When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness. -Bob Hope





Christmas makes me schmaltzy. I'm proud to be level-headed, even a little tough most of the time. But once a year I like to believe that peace on earth may be possible and calories don't count. -Sue Merrell

Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I love Christmas! -Ebenezer Scrooge

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. -Charles Dickens

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? -Bob Hope

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever. -Bess Streeter Aldrich

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. -Helen Steiner Rice

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. -Thomas Tusser

Christmas is not only where you find it, it's what you make of it. -Trina Schart Hyman

I wonder whether the Christmas feeling has anything to do with the sixth sense. Perhaps we're a little more the angels at Christmas than we are during the rest of the year. And Christmas is about all the other senses. I can smell Christmas, I can taste Christmas, and I can see and hear it. -Jostein Gaarder






Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead. David Cameron

It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul. Caroline Kennedy

As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving. Gordon B. Hinckley



Wednesday, 7 December 2016

FREE 12 Days of FITMAS Holiday Challenge




The holiday season can be downright stressful. The average person gains 1-5 pounds from Halloween to Christmas! Temptations, packed schedules, and seasonal pressures can make it an overwhelming time. Learn to take the pressure OFF this holiday season by maintaining, no gaining, and staying sane!

I'll will be leading you through a FREE 12 day challenge to help you out this holiday Season. #12daysoffitmas is from December 10th - December 22nd, and each day during the week I’ll provide you with daily workouts, nutrition tips, and Holiday tips to help you welcome 2016 feeling your BEST ever.

Each day of the week, you’ll have a workout to complete that takes 30 minutes or less, a nutrition tip to keep in mind, and Holiday tip or trick! 



HOW THIS WORKS: You will sign up for a FREE Beachbody on Demand membership which gives you access to over dozens of full Beachbody fitness programs including the mealplans! I will give you appropriate link to sign up free.

Once you have signed up I will add you into our Private facebook group too! In the group we will all do the challenge together! 


Sign up for your FREE BOD account HERE and then message me to let me know you want to join us!

Note: if you do have a goal to lose weight during this group, that is completely fine! I will support your goals. However, I implore you not to put too much pressure on yourself for that goal. Once the holidays are over you’ll have a clear mind with fresh, ignited motivation to kick some serious ass in those goals and join us in a New Year Group!




Can't wait to get this started and I hope you will join us!!  

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