Happy Friday, you lovely humans! Long time time no talk. Sadly, it’s been about a month since we’ve talked and I deeply apologize! 2107 has been a fun and crazy year so for. Don’t worry though, we haven’t forgotten about you! You can always catch up with us on Instagram or facebook @wholehealthhacks !
Let’s see, what’s new?! If you’re part of the CrossFit community like I am, then you know right now is the CrossFit Games Open Season!! In my opinion, one of the best times of the year. If you don’t know what the Open is, it’s basically where the road to the CrossFit Games starts. It’s 5 weeks of workouts where one workout gets released every Thursday night and you have until the following Monday night to turn in your score. If you’re registered for the Open, you have a judge watch your workout and make sure you’re doing each movement to the correct standard and do the right number of reps. Once you submit your score, you’re ranked on leaderboard with everyone else in the world doing the CrossFit Open. You can compare scores with your best friends, top CrossFit athletes or anyone else you might be competitive with. Usually gyms will have “Friday night lights” where everyone does the workout together. It’s so fun because people tend to push themselves more, get PRs they didn’t think they could and just in general have a really fun time. I know, I know, our idea of fun is a little sick and twisted 😀 Anyway, we’re 3 weeks into the Open and I’m loving it! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the workouts will be! Below, you can see the open workout for week 1!
Let’s see, what else is new?! Well since my last post, I finished the Netflix series, The OA. It was amazing, I’m obsessed and can not wait for season 2!! I’ve also been obsessed with Chopped. It’s so nerve wrecking but so easy to judge the choices they make. It also shows me different ways to look at food and think about combinations I might not have thought of before. I’ll consider it research for the blog 😉 Speaking of out of the box food combinations, I found a turmeric and sweet potato muffin recipe by Sprouted Routes and I am so excited to try it! After being insanely sore after these CF Open workouts, my PT suggested I try adding in more turmeric and tart cherry juice. The cherry juice is easy to add in but the turmeric is a different story. Z had some turmeric pills to try but ideally, I’d like to eat it more naturally. After one weekend of trying the combo of these, I’m convinced they have special powers. Both help with inflammation. The tart cherry juice contains antioxidants that encourage healthy circulation, ensure proper nerve function while turmeric neutralizes free radicals and stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. The tart cherry juice is pretty easy to consume but finding ways to consume the turmeric is a little harder. I’ve found this recipe and I know Cassy Joy has a recipe or two in her Fed and Fit book as well!
Okay now onto the good stuff. In case you haven’t noticed, we are obsessed with casseroles! They’re simple, delicious and usually a hit. This week I’m bringing you a twist on classic enchiladas. This casserole is packed with tasty, grass-fed ground beef, peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, tasty enchilada sauce and my favorite tortillas by Siete! I hope you enjoy this enchilada casserole as much as we did!
- 1 small sweet potato
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1# grass-fed ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup of your favorite enchilada sauce
- 1 poblano pepper, chopped
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 siete almond flour tortillas
- 3 oz shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 400F.
- Wash sweet potato and wrap in wet paper towel. Cook in microwave for 5 minutes, or until soft. If you don't like the microwave, cook in over at 400F for 35 minutes, or until soft. Once cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
- While sweet potato is cooking, heat butter in large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and peppers to pan and cook about 5 mins or until they have softened.
- Next, add in the ground beef to the pan and cook until no longer pink.
- Mix in the enchilada sauce and spices to the beef and veggie mixture.
- Finally, mix in the sweet potato. When thoroughly mixed, take off heat and set aside.
- Grease a casserole dish and place one tortilla in the bottom. If using cheese, sprinkle 1/3 of it on tortilla. Then add 1/3 of the beef mixture on top of the tortilla.
- Repeat this layering with the rest of the tortillas, cheese and beef mixture.
- Once layered, place in oven and cook for 20 minutes.
- Enjoy with cauliflower rice, or normal rice if you tolerate it!
- Feel free to add in your other favorite add-ins like avocado, sour cream and cilantro!
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