january 25, 2013 Team Challenge

Mini Challenge #5: Best Photo of Soothing Without Food

Winners: Slimpossible

Slimpossible 1st Jan 25 (1)Our team enjoys many healthy ways to relax. We have learned that there are many alternatives to eating when emotional triggers hit. Our team members reward ourselves with relaxation instead of soothing with food. We really appreciate the support of our friends and family on our weight loss journey.


Runners-Up: Life Beyond the Pies

Life Pies second exercise jan 25

We all agree that a nice hot cup of tea is the best way to soothe the soul. It’s also a great way to curb cravings and prevent “stress eating”.


Runners-Up: More to Love, Less to Hug

 love hugHere we are “soothing without food” with some nice relaxation techniques.


Mini Challenge #4: Best Healthy Team Meal Photo

Winners: Life Beyond the Pies

Life Beyond the PiesOur team meets for at least one healthy meal per week! We believe you can find healthy options at almost any restaurant.


Runners-Up: Slimpossible

slimpossible second healthy mealSlimpossible team members are committed to eating healthy food every day!


Runners-Up: Fanatics

fanatics third healthy mealHere we are having a healthy lunch at The Cheesecake Factory know for its high calorie foods. We enjoyed a fulfilling lunch for under 3100 calories TOTAL ! The Skinnylicious menu was extensive and delicious – proving you CAN make healthy choices no matter where you go!


Mini Challenge #3: Best Team Exercise Photo

Winners: Life Beyond the Pies

Life Pies Exercise firstOur favorite group exercise is walking/jogging at the beach, especially at sunset!


Runners-Up: Slimpossible

Slimpossible exercise secondWe would like to thank everybody who votes for our team. Your votes are greatly appreciated! We are reaching our goal to be fit by eating healthy and exercising. Our team enjoys a variety of activities to keep us moving including jogging, weightlifting, playing sports, skiing, snowboarding, bowling, swimming, hiking, Zumba, Insanity workouts, using the elliptical, and more. We like to make exercise fun and enjoyable. These are some of the things that have helped us with our success. Team Slimpossible is dedicated and determined to win this competition by getting into the best shape of our lives!


Runners-Up: Fanatics

Fanatics exercise thirdFanatics – we Can-Can do it all; exercise, eat healthy and meet our Challenge goals.


Mini Challenge #2: Recipe Makeover

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the Recipe Makeover Mini Challenge!

Winners: Slimpossible

Slimpossible enchilada mini challenge 2

2 (6 oz each) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
3/4 cup red onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 medium orange bell pepper, diced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
4 oz baby Portobello mushrooms, cubed
2 tablespoons water
1 medium tomato, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 (4oz can) diced green chilies
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano

Sauce:
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup fat free 100% natural chicken broth
1 cup Hunt’s natural no salt added tomato sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 dash garlic powder
1/2 cup green onions, diced
1 or 2 jalapenos, diced (optional)
1 cup Kraft shredded fat free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced tomato for garnish
fresh cilantro for garnish
non-stick spray
10 La Tortilla low carb whole wheat tortillas


Second Place: Just Lose It

JUST LOSE IT Enchilada

1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 med. onion, chopped
1 TBS. Olive Oil
4 Cups cooked diced Chicken breast
1 Cup Kraft Fat free Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup grated mozzarella part skim cheese
2 1/4 Cup diced black olives
28 oz. can La Victoria Enchilada Sauce
16 oz. can tomato sauce
12 La Tortilla Factory High Fiber Tortillas
12 Tbs. Fat Free Sour Cream
1/4 Cup chopped green onion


Third Place: The Weighty Coordinators

Enchilada picture

Recipe
16 oz. lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (10 oz.) bag frozen julienned bell peppers
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes

Sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 all purpose flour
2 cups low sodium beef broth
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 dash garlic powder
8 small, no sodium corn tortillas
1 (8 oz.) bag reduced fat Mexican blend cheese


Mini Challenge #1: Best Team Name & Before Photo

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the First Mini Challenge! 

Winners: Life Beyond the Pies

Life Beyond


Runners-Up: For the Grandkids

for the grandkids


Runners-Up: Slimpossible

slimpossible

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