A couple of years ago, while on Spring Break at Walt Disney World, my daughters and I were enjoying some of the culinary delights at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Now, we are fairly picky eaters and of course, focus on eating as healthy as possible, no matter where we are. So when we saw an amazing kale salad at one of the kiosks, Urban Eats, we knew we had to try it.
Love at first bite
Trust me, this power food bowl did not disappoint, it tasted as good as it looked. It was love at first bite! All the JVs loved it so much we asked for the recipe so we could replicate it at home!! Now, this salad is a staple in our house, no matter what season. It’s light, it’s fresh, you can add chicken or fish if you like, and make it a bit heartier.
Since we all LOVE this so much I thought I'd share the love with you! Make it as part of your Valentine’s Day dinner -- fill up on its deliciousness before indulging in #allthechocolate.
Recipe: Kale Salad With Dried Cherries, Almonds and Goat Cheese
1/2 bunch kale leaves, tough stems removed, chopped (about 2 cups)
6 fresh Brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced thin lengthwise
2 cups broccoli slaw mix
1/2 cup chopped radicchio leaves
1/2 cup fine shredded green cabbage
1 cup cooked quinoa (approximately 1/3 cup uncooked, follow package directions)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, for topping
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted, for topping
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix together all ingredients for Kale Salad in large bowl. For vinaigrette, place shallots, vinegar and honey in blender or food processor. Blend on low and slowly add olive oil until blended. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, toss salad with desired amount of white balsamic vinaigrette and top with goat cheese and toasted almonds. (Refrigerate any unused balsamic vinaigrette.)
9 years ago, my Beachbody team started at my kitchen table in Carmel, Indiana. We've grown to thousands of incredible coaches all across the United States and Canada, and SOON we will expand across the pond to the United Kingdom. Who would have thought that one small decision years ago would have such an amazing ripple affect across my life?
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This week, I did something kind of scary. After New Orleans, I asked my team to write down and share their goals. So now it's my turn. I shared the vision I have for our team with my coaches too. Why is that scary? Because whenever you speak your goals and dreams out loud, they becomes more real. You're accountable for them.
But the flip side is that when you say your goals and dreams out loud, they become more REAL. Real as in, hey, we can DO this. We can make this happen together. The power is in the speaking out loud, in the sharing, in the Tribe.
Will there be challenges? Yep.
Will there be obstacles? Yep.
Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
And we'll make it happen precisely because we wrote them down, we are clear on our vision, and we're about to TURBOCHARGE this year.
The #roadtoIndy starts today.
Give me a ✏️✏️✏️ if you write out your goals AND share them. PS: I'd love to hear your goals and if there is anything I can do to help, drop me a note!
From my first fitness class years ago and my first team meeting at my kitchen table to being on a stage in front of the Super Dome...I don't know if my heart can hold all the gratitude and joy I feel right now. 🙏🏻
Now, to know that in less than 12 months, we will welcome a tribe of more 20,000 life changers to our hometown - Indianapolis - is surreal. Coach Summit 2018 truly will be where fitness and family meet.
Never doubt YOUR ability to live the life YOU want to live. Go after your dreams, help others do the same, and create YOUR surreal moments. 💙💙💙💙
I'd love for you to experience this ride with us -- are you ready to start your engine to helping others while changing your own life? Message me to get started!
It's not a destination. It's not a "place" where we get and that's it.
FIT is an ongoing journey of discovery, of exploration, of figuring out what works, what doesn't, and always always showing up. There is no end game. Fit is the long play. And the most important place we get FIT is in our heads and our hearts.
Need to find your fit? Let's chat, email me.
#fiercefit #fiercefemale #thesweatlife
Thankful to share my passion for fitness with the WTHR HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO this weekend. The kind folks at WTHR have been gracious enough to invite me to rock the main stage for 5 years now and every year I love it!
It's my goal every year to help at least 1 person see that fitness is do-able, that they can make it happen, that they are worth it, and that it's so much bigger than 'just a workout'. It's not about weight loss or fitting into a pair of shorts....it's about finding our FIERCE and truly living life. It's not just exercise....it's LIFE.
#findyourfierce #fiercefit #fiercefemale
Photo credit: Brand Photodesign
This weekend, I treated my team to a fierce weekend and Jericho McMatthews, co-creator of CORE DE FORCE was the headliner! She came, she saw, and she conquered Indy!
✅ Core de Force LIVE was amazing.
✅ Jericho's story as a new mom was amazing.
✅ Our coaches who SHOWED UP - even when it's hard, even when it's inconvenient- are amazing. We show up not to pay it back....we show up to pay it forward. And that's pretty amazing too.
Want to be part of our next CORE training event? I'd love for you to be in the room -- all you have to do is JOIN OUR TEAM!
•Jessica, from Jacksonville Florida, who is IN the Insanity Max30 program, showed up because "she needed it". I knew EXACTLY what she meant when she said that.
•A girl using a WALKER who could not do the workout showed up. •Kim from Chicago showed up.
•Kate from St. Louis showed up.
•Mark, who donated his time to keep Shaun safe, showed up.
•People from New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois...all over the country...got in their cars and on places and showed up. They brought gifts. They shared memories and sweaty towels and laughs and tears.
Different stories. Different journeys. Different experiences.
All brought together by one word ---> CONNECTION.
We can see all the differences....or we can choose to find the CONNECTION that brought us together. To draw energy from each other. To be inspired together. Because we showed up.
It's a powerful thing to walk out of a space a BETTER human than when you walked in.
That happened yesterday. Shaun T creates an opportunity for that to happen. And the folks that showed up and connected with each other felt it. We could feel the power that was flowing around that room as Shaun spoke and shared and encouraged and dropped truth bombs all morning.
Some people say "your vibe attracts your tribe". True.
But more importantly, I think...you TRIBE AFFECTS your VIBE.
When you show up and intentionally put yourself in a place of potential and inspiration and possibility...that's when magic can happen. Choose wisely. Allow opportunities for magic. My heart is so full from the magic that happened yesterday.
PHOTO CREDIT: Brand PHOTODESIGN
Psst did you hear? Shaun T is coming back to Indy?
i'm so excited to bring my friend back to Indianapolis! I really hope
you'll join us for the SHAUN T EXPERIENCE on
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2017.
Tickets are on sale now -- there is still time for you to get PREMIUM tickets.
Trust me, you'll want to be in the room. It is pure magic.
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!