JANUARY 2019 SUPER SQUADIE:
Happy January Squadies! I hope everyone had a LEANMAZING holiday’s and are now FULLY back on the LEAN train! It is about that time in the month for our SUPER SQUADIE ANNOUNCEMENT! For those of you who did not see our FIRST ever Super Squadie of the Month Sammy Crandell CLICK HERE to check out Sammy’s LEAN-CREDIBLE transformation and learn a little bit about her story!!
This month, we have another LEAN-tastic SUPER SQUADIE. For January 2019, our SUPER SQUADIE OF THE MONTH IS (Drum Roll)……. ALYSHA BLAZEVIC !!!! Alysha is currently working on Lean Phase 3 of the 90 Day Lean Plan and is a LEAN mother of 2!!
Read more about her LEAN JOURNEY BELOW!!!
Q1-Q4: Name, age, hometown, occupation
Name: Alysha Blazevic
Age: *Gulp* 40
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Occupation: Aside from being a wife to handsome husband & Momma to 2 kick a** kids age 1 & 3 years old, I’m a Co-owner of small local business called Intuitive Homes Ltd. AND finally a 17 Year flight attendant for WestJet Airlines (Currently on 18 month maternity leave going back flying in June)
Q5: When did you join LEANSQUAD?
Q6: Which phase are your currently on?
Week 2 of Phase 3
Q7: What’s your biggest success as a part of the LEANSQUAD?
The confidence I have when working out again, feeling strong and having energy all day long!
I’m no longer looking for that 2pm cup of coffee.
I love going into my basement with my kids and working out. Showing them a realistic active lifestyle. I don’t have a gym membership and it’s important to me having a program that lets me to workout around my kids schedule.
Some days I get up early and work out before they wake up, other days I have two little ones on my back adding weight to my planks LOL!
Q8: What’s your favourite LEAN Meal?
Grilled Chicken Taco Bowl with Cauliflower Rice is one of my favourite lean meals!!
My Husband’s Favourite meal is the LEAN Chicken Caesar wrap!
Q9: What’s your favourite Whoopsie?
Wine! (I didn’t even have to think about it!)
Q10: What’s your number 1 LEANSQUAD tip to share?
Step 1: PLAN! Meal prepping is important but for me it starts with planning. I use an app to do all my meal planning called PLAN TO EAT by dragging and dropping the LEANSQUAD recipes into my calendar. It auto populates a grocery list for me. Step 2: Then I use a click and collect app to pre order my groceries. That way no whoopsie’s find there way into my shopping cart it keeps me on track. And its easy to pick up with two small kids in the car, saves a good hour grocery shopping and I don't even step foot into the store.
Q11: What would you say to someone who is about to start their lean journey?
DO IT! Start right now! No regrets! For me it was important to make this a lifestyle and not another “fad diet” I knew I had a busy Nov & Dec with travel, weddings to attend, both my kids birthday’s, parties and all the holiday festivities. I allow myself the whoopsie's and it just makes me work harder the next day, its all about balance and making sure you get right back on track. I didn't want to wait until the New Year for it to be my New Years resolution.
Q12: What’s your favourite LEAN restaurant to eat out at?
I’m an Alberta girl so noting beats a good steak … Keg is close to our house and a favourite date night dinner for my hubby and I. I also love any CRMR properties, Lake House, Cilantro are amazing Calgary run local restaurants that we love to support
Super Squadie Recipes!
Below are a couple recipes that Super Squadie Alysha Blazevic created on her own! Give them a try!!
RECIPE #1 Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wrap Tacos
1 Lbs raw shrimp
1/3 Cup Franks Buffalo Sauce
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
6-8 leaves of romaine or Bibb lettuce
Chopped red bell pepper
Shredded cabbage or slaw
Chopped red onion or green onion
Fresh lime wedge
Set defrosted shrimp in the fridge, covered while you prep your tacos
Wash your lettuce and chop your choice of veggies and toppings
Heat pan or skillet to medium-high heat with 2 tsp of coconut oil and sauce your shrimp. Season with paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook on each side for about 2 min until shrimp curl and become opaque. The cook time will depend on the heat setting you choose and the size of your shrimp, but regardless they'll be perfelcty cooked in a matter of minutes.
Add buffalo sauce to pan and mix to coat while the pan is still hot
Shrimp may be added to the tacos whole or chopped into bite size bits
Plate the shrimp on your lettuce and top with your choice of tasty tacos toppings
RECIPE #2: CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
Cook Time: 35-45 MIN
1 tbsp hoisin sauce (not LS approved but only 1 tbsp is ok eh’)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha
1 tbsp EVOO
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 clove garlic minced
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
For the Filling
1/2 lb ground chicken
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 scallions sliced thinly and keep whites and green separate
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1/4 lbs white mushrooms, trimmed, cleaned and finely chopped
1/4 cup finely diced canned water chestnuts (or more if you like crunch)
1/2 small red bell pepper finely chopped
1 head butter lettuce leaves separated
Make the Sauce
In a bowl add hoisin, soy sauce, siracha, oil, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic and ginger. set aside
Make the Filing
In a bowl mix 1 tbsp of the sauce into the ground chicken
In a large skillet, heat 1 tbs oil over medium heat
Add chicken while cooking break the meat un until browns 5-6 min. Remove meat from pan and set aside.
Add the remixing sauce add scallion whites, garlic, ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add the cooked chicken to the mixture and add water chestnuts, bell pepper, and the rest of the sauce and cook until the sauce thickens.
Stir in green part of scallions
Serve on lettuce leaves and drizzle with more Sriracha.
I’d like to give a big thank you to Sammy for answering all our questions for us! Keep up the good work Sammy and I am SO excited to continue this journey with you through phase 12!
If you haven’t had a chance, check out our new cooking show: COOKING LEANNESS! Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel because we’re going to be releasing a new one each week!!