Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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This kid-friendly meal is great for adults too!

Total Time: 35 min.Almond-Crusted-Chicken-Fingers
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. raw honey
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
Nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil cooking spray)
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. water
1 lb. raw chicken breast tenders, skinless
1 cup whole wheat Panko bread crumbs (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
½ cup finely chopped sliced almonds
1 dash tsp. sea salt
1 dash tsp. ground black pepper

Preparation:
1. Combine honey, mustard, and vinegar in a small bowl; mix well. Chill.
2. Preheat oven to 425° F.
3. Line baking sheet with foil; lightly coat with spray.
4. Combine eggs and water in a medium shallow bowl; whisk to blend.
5. Soak chicken in egg mixture for 30 minutes, turning once; set aside.
6. Combine bread crumbs, almonds, salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag; shake to combine.
7. Working with a few pieces at a time, lift chicken from egg mixture, letting excess drip back into bowl, and drop into bag containing bread crumb mixture. Seal bag and shake to coat; repeat with remaining chicken.
8.Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes, until no longer pink in the middle and golden brown.
9. Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.

 

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“Without Beachbody Products, Losing 80 Pounds Would Only Be a Dream”

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Meet Emily A. She participated in The Beachbody Challenge® and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 13th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?*

Before I started Beachbody programs, I was beginning my first year of college. I was weighing about 255 pounds and I was having health issues no 19 year old should have. Almost every day I would have a panic attack. I had to take medication for my incredibly high heart rate and another medication for my blood pressure. YES. I was taking blood pressure medicine at 19 years old. If you haven’t experienced a panic attack, then the only way to describe the feeling to make someone understand is basically as if you were dying, which is absolutely correct. Every day I would have moments where I suffered shortness of breath that would cause my lips, knees, and hands to turn blue. I hyperventilated many times a day without a cause. Anxiety was taking over so much of my life that I would have a panic attack because I would be scared OF PANIC ATTACKS. I would shake and sweat non-stop. Sitting in class was almost impossible without having to step outside to take deep breaths.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?*

One night, I remembered looking at myself in the mirror. I saw how overweight I was and how downhill my life was going for a 19 year old. I busted into tears. I decided to call a close cousin of mine. She has been such a role model to me ever since I was born. My cousin has always been a fit person. In fact, she is a special education teacher and one night a week, she invites her class and other special needs people in our community to participate in a fitness class. I took my autistic brother to her classes every week. The night I called her, my only intention was to ask for her help by teaching me new ways of exercise. Instead, she invited me to come live with her for a couple months so she can teach me everything from proper exercise and diet. She lives with her husband and their two year old, and they welcomed me into their home with open arms. It was then that I learned my cousin was a coach for a company called BEACHBODY! After 8 months of learning a new way of life, I lost 80lbs

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?*

My biggest challenge was keeping up with my new diet. Portion control was VERY hard to manage in the beginning. After drinking Shaleology, and working out with Chalene Extreme and Hip Hop Abs, It became easier for me to maintain a healthy balanced diet. Now all my body does is crave healthy food. When I was 6 months into my new way of living, I went to the doctor to have a checkup. She was blown away by how wonderful I looked. I slowly was taken off of all medications. Today, I no longer suffer severe panic attacks nor do I have to take blood pressure medicine! The feeling of not having to start my day by taking medications is simply fantastic! I never want to go back to those terrible feelings again! I am a much happier person than I was a year ago.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?*

I absolutely loved the wonderful feeling I got after every workout in Chalene’s program. At the end of each workout, she would give a small speech that would motivate me into wanting to press play the next day. Chalene taught me how to get great results even if I didn’t have heavy enough weights. In Hip Hop Abs, Shawn T made the workouts fun! I would want to keep going even after the videos were done! Shawn T made me feel like sculpting my stomach was easy!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?*

I am most proud of how far I could actually push myself. Chalene says in the videos that you can surprise yourself by how heavy you can actually lift… and SHE WAS RIGHT! I started off the program lifting light weights and surprised myself in the end how heavy I could lift. It really showed me how far I’ve come.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?*

My life is so much better since I completed my programs. Every day I WANT to work out. I no longer feel like I HAVE to workout. I am no longer taking any medications for anxiety or blood pressure, which is an amazing feeling. Every day I get a compliment about how great I look and I am ALWAYS questioned about how I did it. I never want to revert back to my hold habits and I know this new way of living is going to be stuck in me for the rest of my life. All I want to do is help people turn their life around, like I did for myself. If it wasn’t for my cousin introducing me to this company, I know I would not have come as far as I did. THANK YOU BEACHBODY!

Would you like to nominate your TeamBeachBody Coach for the role that he or she played in your success?*

Yes

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?

Challenge groups helped me realize that there are other people who are going through the same situation as I am. They WANT a change in their life. Being surrounded by people who want to achieve the same things I do motivated me to work harder. I WANTED to have a successful outcome because I knew my group members were working hard to have a successful rusults as well. I did not want to let my buddies down!!! They helped me stay positive. Surrounding yourself with people who understand you and, like you, want to maintain a healthy lifestyle is the best way to stay motivated.

How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?

My couch is my cousin. She not only inspired me to be a better person, but she pushed me to accomplish my goals. Even though she knows me personally, she still takes time to help others as well.

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?

I have fallen in love with Shakeology. I have Shakeology once a day, if not my day is thrown off! Shakeology helped me cut out cravings throughout my day. If I had a sudden urge for sweets, Chocolate Vegan Shakeology was there to save the day. I found I had more energy throughout my day if I drank Shakeology. I now put more vitamins in my body that I know i wasn’t talking before. My nails grow like crazy from drinking Shakeology!

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program affect any existing health conditions you have?

With these programs and supplements, I was able to lose more weight than I ever imagined I would lose. Now I no longer take medications for anxiety and blood pressure because of my weight loss. I know without these beachbody products, losing 80 pounds would only be a dream, not a reality!

Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc…)

My blood pressure and heart rate improved after doing both workout programs.

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7 Days of Clean Eating

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Have you ever felt like this?

*Too tired at the end of the day to do anything?

*Can't seem to lose any weight no matter what you do?

*Feel slow and sluggish all day long?

 

Then this program is a great way to start getting rid of those symptoms and feel good again!

 

How can this program help? It will:

*Jump start your healthy eating habits

*Learn how to eat clean

*Start creating the habits that will offer more energy and feel better overall

 

What is included?

*You will learn the basics of what clean eating is and how it can help you

*Motivational and clean eating tip of the day

*What types of food to eat

                                                        

                    How does it work?                               

*Daily tips sent to your email

*List of types of food to eat will be included

 

We would love to have you join us! Just enter in your email below.

Price: FREE!

 

 

**This is for non-coaches and people who do not already have a Beachbody coach. If you are assigned to a coach but are not getting the support you need then send an email to clientcare@coachtessa.com and we will look at some options. Please put "Would like to transfer coach" in the subject line.


Chicken Curry

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Red curry paste and coconut milk give chicken tons of flavor in this belly-warming dish.

Total Time:​ 25 min. Chicken-Curry-700x350
Prep Time:​​​ 10 min.
Cooking Time:​ 15 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 tsp. coconut oil
1  medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1-inch slice fresh ginger, peeled, chopped
1  tsp. red curry paste
1 Tbsp. tomato paste, no sugar added
1 lb.​​​​ raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup lite canned coconut milk
½ cup water
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tsp. Thai fish sauce (optional)
¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro (optional)
1½ tsp. palm sugar

Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
3. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
4. Add curry paste and tomato paste; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
5. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes, or until it’s coated in paste.
6. Add coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
7. Add tomato, fish sauce (if desired), cilantro (if desired), and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Tip: Thai fish sauce is called nam pla. It can be purchased online or in an Asian market.

 

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Happy New Year

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Wishing you a very happy and successful new year.  


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