Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares – Fixate

This momma is always on a mission to find healthy snacks that my daughter and I can make together. Now that my son is almost 10 months old…he is joining in on the baking fun too! I purchased the FIXATE cookbook to help take the guesswork out of my nutrition plan. There are large colorful pictures to compliment each recipe – I’m a big fan of the pictures when it comes to cookbooks! There’s so many amazing recipes in this book ranging from Gluten Free to Paleo to Vegan and Vegetarian. Not to mention each recipe indicates the seven color coded container equivalents per serving. We all know that nutrition plays a huge role in helping each of us achieve our fitness goals. It’s not a matter of figuring out what to eat; it’s also a question of figuring out how much to eat. Of course, I was excited to see the desserts included in the FIXATE cookbook and I couldn’t wait to make the Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares with my kids. A definite win in our family!

peanut butter, FIXATE, 21 Day Fixed Approved

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat 8 x 8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, eggs, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  4. Evenly spread batter into 8 x 8 inch baking pan; smooth top with a spatula.
  5. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes. Squares may be a little soft when coming out of the oven, but they will continue to cook. The cooking time using my stove was closer to 27 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool and then cut into squares.

Each serving would equate to 1 yellow and 2 1/2 spoons if following the color coded container system. The recipe makes enough for 16 servings.

The color coded containers and the FIXATE cookbook are available for purchase in my fitness shop.

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FIXATE, family baking, peanut butter

 

 

 

22 Minute Hard Corps – Week 1

This program is all about bringing us back to basic moves; however, do not underestimate how challenging the moves might be for you! I absolutely loved Day 1 of the program, which I was able to stream through Beachbody On Demand. My package should arrive in the mail this week!

22 minute hard corps, fitness program

I had been in a workout slump the previous week and the sound of a 22 minute workout caught my attention. It can be difficult to balance family, friends, and work. Life surely is not slowing down and our health and wellness is often placed on the back burner. 22 Minute Hard Corps allows you to change that mindset!

Workout:

The workout calendar alternates between cardio and resistance with bonus 10 minute ab workouts on cardio days throughout the week.

My workout schedule for week 1 looks something like this:

22 minute hard corps, fitness program, cardio, abs, resistance

Day 1 for cardio included: lunges, bear crawls, burpees, jumping jacks, and squats. I am currently 36 weeks pregnant with my second child (*approved by my doctor to work out). I did chose to substitute the burpees for planks and the lunges for squats. The result of my day 1 workout was sweat, a racing heart rate, and the rush of the post workout HIGH! It truly felt good and immediately took me out of my slump I was experiencing the week prior. The workout was fast paced, but totally doable. The modifications were great, so no matter what your ability level might be, you can do the workout.

Nutrition:

Tonight I am spending some time getting my meal plan in place for the week. In the nutrition guide there is a formula that you can use to figure out your calorie range and your nutrition category. There are 5 different plans to choose from based on your weight and goals. Your food is broken down by 7 groups:

  • Veggies
  • Fruits
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Healthy Fats
  • Seeds & Dressings
  • Oils & Nut Butters

I love that for each group there is a list of foods along with serving sizes for each food. So your goal is to choose from each list and put together your meals each week! If you are new to meal planning, please do not stress. I am here to help you! I always say to keep it simple, repeat meals that you enjoy, and do not over complicate things. Once you get the hang of the meal planning and preparation then you can start to change up the recipes.

Week 1 Meal Plan:

22 minute hard corps, meal plan, Plan A

Here is a sneak peek of dinner from Day 1!

21 Day Fixed Approved, dinner recipe, buffalo chicken bowls

If you would like to join my Spring Training Bootcamp there is still time. We kick things off on March 14th. Just think that 8 weeks from now we are in SPRING weather and SUMMER is a month away! You truly do have 22 minutes to devote to yourself. You always find time for the things you want the most…why not make your health and wellness a priority?!

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