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  • The Best Turkey Taco Bowl You’ll EVER Make, and EAT.

    Delicious Ground Turkey Taco Bowl.

    If you love Mexican food (who doesn’t?) and you love a good Taco Bowl- then you’ll love this Keto-Friendly Turkey Taco Bowl Recipe. And I’ve thrown in several additional variations for you to try as well that I know you’ll enjoy. We make this Turkey Taco Bowl – or some variation of it, probably every week. I”m not joking. It’s that good. And it’s so EASY– the ingredients are easily accessible at every grocery store and the whole thing probably takes 20-30 minutes MAX to make from start to finish. This is what I love about all the recipes I’ve put in my KETO COOKBOOK-– they all have easy/non-complicated/non-complex ingredients and all of them can be made in under 30 minutes for the most part. And the bonus? Your non-keto family members will probably not even notice that it’s “low carb”. My husband is not keto and he loves this Turkey Taco Bowl and REQUESTS IT. Sometimes, some of the keto or low-carb dishes I make he’ll adjust by adding tortillas or adding more rice or potatoes to his serving but for the most part, we eat the same thing. These recipes are THAT good. This is how I DO Keto baby!!.

    rice cooker

    One of the things I failed to capture in my video below is (sorry) me making the rice for this recipe in our latest electric gadget obsession – the rice cooker. Folks, this changes EVERYTHING and seriously makes cooking rice SO EASY it’s insane. When I think about how much watching over. a pan my husband used to have to do to make his rice before and now we literally just set it and forget it with this thing…..come on. You have to get one and the price is crazy reasonable!! You almost can’t find an expensive one! CLICK HERE to buy the one we use on Amazon for less than $25. Also- please note– you’ll see below in these recipes and variations I talk about rice. Rice OBVIOUSLY has carbs. I have consumed rice the entire time I have been keto and been able to lose weight BUT I don’t eat UNLIMITED RICE. I’ve definitely seen via my CGM that it spikes my glucose so I watch how much I eat. With some recipes, we’ll do cauliflower rice. It really depends. In this case, I don’t put a TON of rice in my bowl, and I account for a full 1/2 cup serving. It really is personal preference and what your macros are for the day. 

    fresh cilantro

    If I can make one strong suggestion for all of the below variations, it’s that you top with cilantro. If you haven’t tried cilantro yet, TRY IT. It’s got a unique smell when you first smell it but it’s such a must have IMO for all Mexican food, and it’s a game changer. It really brings everything together and provides such a unique tang– you gotta have it, that plus the green onions for sure.

    Turkey Taco Bowl Recipes and Variations

    Ok! Let’s get down to business. By the way, in the video below, you’ll see a demo of me making the Rotel version WITHOUT the black beans/mango. I’ll share that recipe first then some variations. 


    1 LB Ground Turkey (OR Ground Beef, OR Ground Chicken, depending on variation)

    1 LARGE Can Rotel 

    1 Large Package Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (I don’t measure)

    Spices: Onion Powder, Lawrys Garlic Salt, Pepper, Taco Seasoning

    Rice: Jasmine or Your preferred rice

    Chopped Romaine Lettuce

    Black Olives, Sliced

    Green Onions, Sliced

    Cilantro, Chopped

    Sour Cream

    Chopped avocados with salt

    OPTIONAL: JALAPENO– MIXED IN WITH TURKEY/ROTEL and/or added on to toppings

    Put the rice in the rice cooker- it will be done cooking when you are finished with the turkey and the fixings. Cook/brown turkey over medium heat. When mostly cooked, add a packet of your favorite taco seasoning. Mix in well, use meat chopper to mix/chop up ground turkey so it’s all even in size. Drain your can of Rotel and add to pan with turkey. Add seasoning to your preference. Top/cover with your shredded cheese– be generous! Cover with lid until melted. Turn off heat. While this is melting the cheese, you can chop your lettuce and prep the “fixings” for your bowl. I like to put them all in small bowls and let each person create their own preferred layered bowl. Once the rice and turkey mix are done- assemble your bowls. The way I do mine is as follows: lettuce on the bottom, a scoop of rice on top of that, then the turkey/rotel/cheese mix, then I add olives, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, avocado and a big dollop of sour cream. When I eat- I use a knife/fork and cut/slice the whole “bowl/salad” up so all the ingredients mix and blend together– I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW DELICIOUS THIS IS!!!!!

    Variation with Mango Salsa

    This was inspired by these Mahi Mahi fish tacos we were making with mango “salsa” which was really just mango and tomato. 

    You’d start this the same way, browning the turkey, adding the rotel and cheese. You’ll see in the photos above that in this case we used black beans and chopped mango. Now that I’m typing this blog post up I’m getting hungry and thinking we’ll need to try this version again soon. The mango being so sweet and tangy– with the cilantro and jalapeno–if you choose to add that- is a wonderful combo. I also really love adding in sour cream– these things all combined together have a divine flavor. MMMMM. I’m drooling while I”m typing this. 

    Another variation: You could easily take these ingredients with the rice, cut out the lettuce, add in Siete Tortillas, layer them in a pan and bake it to make a Mexican type lasagna. I have not done that but I’m thinking we shall try. Sounds good right? 

    Taco Variation: DUH. Of course you could take this and make into tacos. Hard shell or soft shell. Siete has low carb tortillas and Egg Life Wraps are my go-to carb free thing. 

    Beef Variation: Like I said above– we have made this with Ground Beef and it’s just as delicious. I will say this– I do not recommend going for the low-fat ground turkey– of course, I’m keto so I”m not watching my fat intake but it definitely doesn’t taste as great. 

    Roasted Peppers and Onions Variation: Top with a TON of Roasted Red/Green Peppers and Caramelized Onions. Omit the Green Onions. Keep the sour cream and everything else.

    What ideas do YOU have to add? What sounds good to you or what did you try after you made this? 



    I hope you enjoyed this recipe and more importantly that you go out and make it– I want to hear from you if you do! Tell me which version you made and if you love it like we do! Can’t wait to hear from you!



    If you liked this post, you’ll want to check out of course- my KETO COOKBOOK for just $27. Also, The Best Acai Bowl Recipe ever: CLICK HERE. And my FAVORITE BREAKFAST RECIPES Click here. Lastly- Paleo Beef and Veggie Bowls; CLICK HERE. Be sure you are subscribed below- lots more food and recipe/meal ideas content coming up y’all! 


  • How to Reach Your Goals 3x FASTER Than EVER Before.

    The Secret to Reaching Your Goals FASTER.

    Do you love setting goals but have issues when it comes to seeing those goals come to fruition? I have been in that camp. If you want to know the secret to reaching your goals faster, read on. 
    I’d been finding myself super frustrated in many areas of my life — most notably, I observed that I was always busy, but not always productive. Can you relate? I think many of us can. If I am keeping it real with you, this has been a struggle of mine for years- ever since I founded my first company. I kind of drown in the overwhelm– because I don’t take the time to put some structure to my days, simplify things, prioritize and then SCHEDULE my days. 

    reach your goals faster

    That sounds so simple but I just haven’t been doing it. For the past year or so (and there has been a LOT going on in my life behind the scenes that I will share later– some pretty serious health issues that I had to address and that kept me from working and forced me to take serious down time) I have been diving into my days just being 100% reactive vs. proactive. I’ve had no plan. I’d just jump from one thing to the next thing to the next thing. I’d be easily distracted. I wouldn’t stick to anything long. I was multitasking upon multitasking. I would get to the end of every day– and be TIRED, DEPLETED, FRUSTRATED, and wonder….why am I not finishing the most important things I needed to do?????

    Can you relate? Do you feel like you are busy all the time but you aren’t doing the most important things to move you toward your goals? Do you wonder why you are self-sabotaging? I don’t know that any of us do this ON PURPOSE BUT– the bottom line is, we gotta get out of our own way. 

    How do we do that? How do we stop the cycle of being endlessly BUSY but forever NON-PRODUCTIVE? How do we change our days so that we are MAKING PROGRESS toward our goals while also ENJOYING SOME MARGIN (I.E. SPACE) in our life for enjoyment?? Remember that stuff? 

    Yea…..when we are disorganized and not focused we also tend to put our self-care last and then we run ourselves ragged and start affecting our health. It’s a vicious cycle that can lead to adrenal fatigue and burnout, damaged hormones, poor sleep and worse. 
    I shot the video below to talk about the 3 biggest changes — simple but profoundly impactful- I’ve made recently that are making my whole life change for the better in this area. I’ll summarize these points below in case you don’t feel like watching or listening to me babble on. 😉

    Know that it doesn’t take 21 days to set a new habit — NO way!! When you think that (which is what everyone says and where that came from I have no idea) — you will think, oh crap, I have to do this new thing for THREE WEEKS before my brain and body adapt…how will I ever do that when I haven’t been doing it for a whole year? Guess what?? My experience shows that REALLY– you can change your behavior in 1-2 days. I talk about this in the video but — test it out. 

    Try your new habit for- tell yourself- you just have to do it ONE DAY. Maybe it’s getting up 30 minutes earlier. You only have to do it once. Well if you do that TOMORROW…..the hardest part is when your alarm goes off- that’s when you  have to make that decision: do I hit the snooze button or get out of bed? If you set yourself up for success (set out your workout clothes, have your partner nudge you or wake up with you, etc.) you’ll do it because you’ve made the COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF. 

    Once you get out of bed– you are 50% into your new goal. Seriously– you are NOT going to get back into bed– you may still be tired but your brain is already going “Hey I think I can do this”. Then you do the do- you do your workout or your journaling or your meditation or whatever you wanted to wake up earlier for. You see how easy it was to do and how by breakfast time– you aren’t crashing and burning. You are ready for the day. By evening– you are impressed with yourself. You’ve created the scenario where it’s HIGHLY LIKELY YOU WILL REPEAT THIS TOMORROW. When you do it tomorrow….you’ll definitely do it the next day and then….you’ve got this. So– when you are starting to add habits don’t overwhelm yourself thinking it takes a month to establish it. NOPE. You can do 2 days baby!!

    ** Stop Aiming for PERFECTION. We often don’t start on our goals because we think everything has to be perfect or in place before we start. We think we need to be in shape before we hit the gym (crazy!!) We think our website has to be complete and perfect before it goes live (even Apple puts out products with errors and then fixes them AFTER people buy them!). We think we have to craft the PERFECT email sentences before we do sales outreach to sell our products to make the money to pay our bills….we need to remember, it’s just a person on the other end– just be yourself! Stop worrying about everything being PERFECT and just START. Activity and ACTION ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND. Worrying about perfection is STALLING. Don’t be a staller.
    *** Stop over analyzing, over-researching, over-investigating. This is also stalling. I did this for a long time with online courses about EVERY TOPIC!! I spent so much money (don’t get me wrong I love these courses and teachers and learned so much) but I was learning like it was my full time job. You gotta get into execution mode and — ACTIVITY toward your goal!! If you find yourself thinking “I just want to do a little more reading on this before I…..”- stop!! Stop right there!! Put away the internet! Get out your phone or whatever it is you need to use to get into ACTION toward your chosen goal and DO IT!!!


    Friends, these tactics are NOT by any means rocket science. But these are things that soooo many of us are doing (the WHAT NOT DO part) and the things I’m saying to do — and to focus on– I’m telling ya– if you change your attitude and DIVE IN with this stuff I believe you will see a noticeable impact in the next 30-60 days in your life. I look forward to hearing all about it. DO TELL. 



    But Wait There's More

    If you liked this post, you’ll probably want to check out this podcast “How to reach your goals faster– Mindset Hacks That Make a Difference”: CLICK HERE. Also, Practice Makes Progress: Why Repetition is the Most Important Habit to Focus On: CLICK HERE. How to Stop Overthinking Everything: CLICK HERE.


  • The Best Toning Workouts For Women, and ALL Can Be Done At HOME!

    Toning Workouts For Women That Work!

    The Best Toning Workouts For Women

    How to Get Toned and Buff at Home

    full body workout plan for females

    If you are looking for toning workouts for women, I’ve got you covered. I’ve been working out both at home and at the gym for over 20 years and have LOTS of great recommendations for toning workouts for women. In today’s blog, I’ll be focusing on a lot of new toning workouts for women that I’ve discovered in the past 2 years while I’ve changed my focus in training from being more of a “gym rat” to someone more interested in what I’d call getting lean and toned. So, you’ll discover a nice variety of cool toning workouts for women that all can be done at home, whenever you want! Bonus. I think a lot of us started working out more from home during lockdown and liking that flexibility. I plan to start getting out and taking more boutique classes in the near future, but for now, I LOVE variety of tonight workouts for women available online. Tune in below to learn more and see what you might like to try. I’m really enjoying all of these below and I’m excited to see how they will shape my body this year now that I’m really getting back to working out regularly again! Let’s do this!

    We Must Always Include Cathe Friedrich.

    I have been working out to Cathe Friedrich for probably 20 years if I count correctly. She is hardcore. If you go to her site, you will find a ton of goodness from workouts to equipment and she has a streaming plan for less than $30 a month. This woman has EVERY kind of workout you can imagine from cardio to weights and they are all intermediate to advanced. The diversity in her workouts is spectacular. I mean I’m still doing her dvds (yes I’m old school) 20 years later and not bored WHATSOEVER. The music is great and her sense of humor is fantastic. I remember meeting her in person years ago and about died. She’s so sweet. I cannot recommend her workouts enough and the great thing is they are easy to customize– for example, I’m just starting to train again after a long time being off the wagon, and I can easily go DOWN in my weights for her workouts and still get my a&& kicked! LOL Same thing for going UP in weights! You will LOVE her workouts.  

    Don't JUDGE a Workout By...Anything! Try IT!

    Ok so If you are like I was- you are looking at the above video and going OH HELL NO. But let me tell you…..I was the same way, in fact, I made fun of Tracy Anderson workouts for YEARS because I thought no workout could be challenging unless it was heavy weighted. BOY WAS I WRONG. During my Reverse Diet period, I was told to scale my weight training and cardio back and do “lighter workouts” and I chose to pursue barre and “easier workouts” – for some reason I felt pulled to Tracy Anderson. OMG!!! It kicked my ass!! I mean I did the BEGINNER WORKOUT you guys and I was sweating and dying. I now only do intermediate and it’s slaying me. The music is fantastic and — while some of the arm moves at first will make you THINK you are not really “working out”– after a while if you focus, you’ll get it, it adds up. And her lower body stuff is NO JOKE. I dare you to take advantage of her 2 week free trial offers — what do you have to lose? That’s how I got started and got hooked! I LOVE IT! (You’ll want some ankle weights for her workouts, I love these ones — CLICK HERE to buy on Amazon.)

    Yoga Does a Body Good.


    I have been a yoga addict for a long long time but have often times put my practice to the side because I felt it wasn’t my “real workout” and I felt I didn’t have time to do BOTH yoga and my “other” workout. Well this year I made the commitment to myself to find room for both– why? Because yoga is sooo good for my body and my mind and it’s also so much more about self-care. It’s like chicken soup for the soul. It helps me zen out and I need that in my life, in addition to how much it helps tone up my arms, my back my core my buns my legs, my whole BODY!! If you haven’t tried yoga yet, make this your year!! My favorite portal for yoga classes (gosh there are sooooo many options online it’s hard to recommend just one) is Udaya. I discovered them via Travis Eliot after doing his Ultimate Yogi program which is the BOMB (it’s included in the Udaya Membership. You can stream Udaya and then mirror it to your TV– there are like zillions of classes it’s crazy– all kinds of levels and practices — I’m obsessed. I also JUST signed up for this new thing called THE CLASS and I have to say, I am super impressed- check it out. DOESN’T THIS LOOK TOTALLY ZEN AND way cool? They also offer a 14 day trial to check it out. Go for it!

    FORM by Sami Clarke

    toning workout plan for females

    I chose the photo above because I wanted to show a woman doing moves using fitness bands. Sami Clarke, who I randomly discovered on YouTube, is one of my new obsessions. And she uses a good amount of bands in her typically 30-40 minute workouts on her FORM app. Color me obsessed. One, I like her YouTube videos because, she shares great recipes and meal prep ideas and is not a “I just eat 4 pieces of lettuce and some water” type of fitness people- you know the type. She gives good fitness and health advice and seems accessible as a human. Her app is affordable and the workouts are deceptively TOUGH. What I mean by deceptively is again, you’ll be surprised by how hard you work your muscles with say a set of 10lb weights or some bands, I’m not messing around. She is legit. I encourage you to join and subscribe to her YouTube channel. 

    I hope that these new recommendations are enticing enough for you to dip your toe in the water and try something maybe outside of your comfort zone. With the exception of Cathe, all of these workouts are new to me and I now love them! Go for it. See below for product recommendations that will make your home workout experience complete. Let’s do this thing!

    The Best Fitness Equipment and Apparel For Working Out At Home

    gym routine for weight loss and toning female

    Here are some of my top recommendations to get you started for working out at home– you don’t need a lot to do these workouts. I recommended these ankle weights by Bala above but I’m linking them here again. If you want to start off with a LIGHT set of dumbbells here is one with 2, 3 and 5LBS. CLICK HERE. To level up and get 10/15/20, CLICK HERE. For a nice yoga mat, CLICK HEREYoga blocks can be hugely helpful as well. These fitness bands are under $20– click here to order. CUTE Workout top that is crazy cheap and bottoms too- trust me the are not too good to be true, I’ve ordered many! Did I miss anything? 



    If you liked this post, you’ll probably want to check out this blog post: How to Lose Weight Working Out From Home. CLICK HERE. Interview with Cathe Friedrich! (Podcast) CLICK HERE. Also: Why I’m Using a Waist Trainer During My Workouts CLICK HERE. And a Killer Sandbag Workout You Can Do At Home: CLICK HERE


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