Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mexican Bake - Chicken, Rice and Black Bean - One Dish Meal

Well, this is kind of a new creation.  I was searching online for something that was simple, one dish and Mexican.  I was really in the mood for some kind of Mexican dish, but we just had tacos the other night.  As I was looking through these one dish meals, I decided I'd just create my own!

So, this really doesn't have measurements...It was kind of a "whatever I have that sounds good" type of dish!  I'll try and recreate it as best I can!!  And...I'm not real good at adding spices and knowing what to feel free to adapt and adjust the recipe, spices, etc.

Mexican Bake, Chicken, Rice and Black Bean - One Dish Meal,, Julie Little FitnessCooked brown rice (3-5 cups)
1-2 cans black beans
2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 zucchini, diced
1 onion, diced
1/2 - 1 cup of corn
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup salsa verde (my favorite is Trader Joe's)
~ 1 tsp cumin
~ 1 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese for top
sprinkle of garlic salt or fresh garlic


Combine cooked rice, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, garlic and salt together in a large bowl.  In a skillet cook the diced onion until translucent.  Add to the rice mixture.  Cook diced zucchini for a few minutes in same skillet.  Add to rice mixture.  Add corn to mixture.
Combine Greek yogurt and salsa verde together.  Add to mixture and stir.
Once everything is combined and stirred together, pour into a 9x13 dish.  Top with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and warmed throughout!

If you try this, let me know how you like it or if you change it up too, I'd love to hear your modifications!  This literally was a creation that kept evolving into one thing after another!  :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Journey with Dieting, Calorie Restriction and Low Thyroid

I've had writers block for quite some time now and have not been consistently posting my progress updates with a particular fitness program or my weekly meal plan.  If you take the time to read this, you'll understand a little more (trying not to go into too much detail, otherwise we'd be here forever) of what's been going on with me and my struggles I've been dealing with physically and personally.  These struggles are partly my absence of my normal updates, so thanks for sticking with me.  I hope this can help you be encouraged as you read.  I am not perfect, I am FAR from that.  I too, even as a Beachbody Coach, struggle with body image, weight gain, and knowing what to do at various times.  This post has been a longtime coming, but I think it's time to share some thoughts...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Roasted Green Beans

This was definitely a surprise of how delicious these turned out to be!  My kids even loved them!  Super easy, and they even saved well for left overs!

I got the big bag of long skinny green beans from Costco and drizzled them with some olive oil, sprinkled Kosher Salt on them and stuck them in the oven at 425 degrees for about 12-15 minutes!  They turned out absolutely delicious!
Roasted Green Beans, Julie Little Fitness,
Roasted Green Beans

Green Beans
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt

Drizzle green beans with olive oil and sprinkle Kosher Salt on top.  Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes!

21 Day Fix Approved
Green Container

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FIT for FALL - 5 Day Free Clean Eating Challenge

Fit for Fall 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge - Julie Little Fitness,

Fall is here!!  It's October and time to really get serious about your health and nutrition.  Did you tell yourself at the beginning of the year that 2015 was YOUR YEAR?  Your year to finally get healthy, fit and feeling great!!'s not too late!  Let's start your October the right way!  It's time to make changes for YOU!  Are you ready to ROCK your skinny jeans this fall?

Starting on Monday, October 5th, I will be hosting a FREE 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge.

Fit for Fall 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge - Julie Little Fitness, This challenge is to help you understand clean eating and get you started on your journey. 

It's MY mission to help you get to where you want to be and feeling comfortable in your own skin and reaching your goals. This will be your START!

I will provide:
- 5 Day meal plan
- 5 Days of workouts
- Grocery shopping list
- Private group for support
- Free Coach 
- Prizes for participation

This group is absolutely FREE but the only requirement is that you register for a free account on my website (your coach).
• Creating your free account will give you access to your coach and our private groups on Facebook.


The group will begin on Monday October 5th! I will open up the group this weekend and add everyone and in the group is where you will find your grocery list and meal plan :)

**Must not currently be working with another coach**

If you would like to be a part of this FREE Challenge please click HERE to RSVP to the event!!