Hello My Wellness Family,
I wanted to share a post with all of you written by Beachbody Coach Vanessa Olivieri because her decision to change her lifestyle is one of the most inspiring transitions I’ve seen. Her results are dramatically impressive and she looks and feels fantastic! She is constantly posting pics of healthy meals in addition to motivational posts. Feel free to follow her on IG @vee0la to gain some daily inspiration. I hope you all enjoy these yummy and simple meals!
Written By: Vanessa Olivieri
Hi Guys! I’d like to start off with letting you know that the transition into a healthier lifestyle starts with eating real food. Eliminate processed, high sugar, high saturated fat food. The longer the shelf life, the worse it is for your body. Reading labels is important and the ingredients should be simple and easy to read. Below are some of the recipes I enjoy. They’re not only healthy and delicious but convenient if you are pressed for time.
Overnight oats are fun because you can add anything in them to keep them interesting and tasty and the oats soak up all the flavor making it so much more delicious! The picture below has 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats, 1/3 cup of NF plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1tsp of stevia, 2 tsp of natural peanut butter, half banana, ¼ cup blackberries, 2 strawberries ½ tbsp. flaxseed meal, ½ tbsp. chia seeds! So easy to prepare, and delicious! You just leave it in the fridge overnight or over a couple hours in the day, and the oats soak up all the flavors and taste delicious!
Protein pancakes: I blended in blender 1 medium banana, 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 2 egg whites, about 1 tsp baking powder, maybe like 1 tbsp of stevia, 1/2tbsp Greek yogurt, 2 Tbsp old fashioned oats, little splash of water if the batter is too thick, and a little Himalayan salt. Then just cook on pan like a pancake! Top with natural peanut butter/almond butter, greek yogurt, or agave/honey
chicken breast seasoned with himalayian salt, black pepper, garlic, paprika, and sriracha hot sauce cooked in pan till brown, then add in tomatoes, any color bellpeppers, red onion. Serve with a side of brown rice/quinoa.
Spaghetti Squash and meatballs in tomatoes sauce. Cut spaghetti squash in half, bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees (if squash noodles are still hard, can microwave for about 5 minutes or more till squash noodles are soft). Pull the noodles out with a fork as pictured. season to taste salt/pepper etc.
1 ripe banana, cocoa powder, 1egg, 1big tbsp PB. Mash it all together. Microwave for about 2 min! And the cream is Greek yogurt, i changed alittle bc didnt hve maple syrup so i used agave, a tspn of stevia, and shredded coconut! Topped with a tbspn PB