Fall 2018 Progress Pictures

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600+ pounds gone forever.

135+ inches, from their waist alone, gone forever.

Weight-loss is a big draw for anyone to do a “challenge,” but ours is more of a brain-retrain. When you know better, you do better. But sometimes knowing what to do is not enough. You need accountability and a system in place to keep you consistent. This is what we coach and teach.

The Clean Kitchen 12 Week Challenge is not a “challenge to lose the most weight.” It is a challenge to change your life. And all our clients go through a life-changing experience during the 12 weeks. The by-product are the amazing results you see below.

Average weight-loss is about 10-15 pounds of body fat. But what is not measured on the scale is measured by the massive amounts of inches lost, and the boat-load of confidence all our clients, not just the ones you see here, gained during their time with us.

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We coach people from the inside out and change not only their bodies, but their perspective about healthy living too.

So without further ado, here is the winner of $1000 and the Fall 2018 Clean Kitchen 12 Week Challenge!!

Clients5-8

First place winner of $1000 CASH!

Clients13-16

Second Place winner of one month free CK 2.0 coaching!

Clients17-21

Third place winner of a copy of Clean Kitchen: The Cookbook!

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Crawfish Étouffée

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By Meredith West

Fresh

  • 3 cups Seasoning Blend
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 4 oz greek cream cheese
  • 2 lbs crawfish tails (if using frozen be sure to rinse and drain very well)
  • 1/2 cups green onion plus extra for garnish

Pantry 

  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 2 cups Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1/2 cups white wine (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp tonys or Flavor God Everything Spicy
  • 3 heaping Tbsp Cornstarch + 1/2 cup water mixed to smooth
  • 1 Tbsp Hot sauce of choice
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Add seasoning blend, celery, bell pepper, garlic, mushrooms to pot.
  2. Salt and pepper mixture.
  3. Sautee 10-15 minutes until veggies begin to softened liquid is mostly cooked out.
  4. Add Tomato paste, bone broth, white wine, thyme, basil, tony’s, hot sauce and cornstarch slurry to pot.
  5. Stir to combine all ingredients then add in rinsed and drained crawfish tails.
  6. Simmer on low 15-20 minutes. Stir in greek cream cheese and green onions.
  7. Serve over CK Cauliflower Grits or Steamed Cauliflower.  Garnish with remaining green onions.

Peanut Butter Icing

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AKA “The Jenny Bou Spoon” — dedicated to my dear friend, Jenny, who has the same love-obsession with peanut butter like I do. Now we have a spoon full we can eat multiple times and not feel one single ounce of guilt 😉

Because something this magnificent deserves to be served on a golden spoon. So simple, yet so satisfying for a sweet craving. MAKE THIS NOW.

Mix. Spoon. Enjoy!

Coach Jamie’s Favorite Kitchen Things

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Being in the kitchen a lot you get a feel for what makes the process easier. These are a few of my favorites and ones I use daily! I may add more to this list later so keep checking back 🙂

Check here to see details about our next upcoming Clean Kitchen 12 Week Challenge. It’s our online coaching program designed to help you become self-sufficient in the kitchen and in daily habits so you’ll never need another gimmick diet again.

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Jambalaya

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By Meredith West

Fresh

  • 2 cups frozen seasoning blend
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 bell peppers, chopped in large pieces
  • 2 packs raw chopped/riced cauliflower
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • 1 pack turkey sausage, sliced
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked chopped or shredded.

Pantry

  • 1 can Rotel (tomatoes and chilis)
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 quart chicken bone broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or other oven safe pot brown sausage and set aside.
  3. Sauté cauliflower rice in same pot with 1 tbsp garlic or regular olive oil a pinch of salt and some pepper. Pour out and set aside with the sausage.
  4. Sauté seasoning blend, garlic, tomatoes, celery, and bell pepper. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 min or until very little liquid remains and veggies are soft.
  5. Add cauliflower, sausage, chicken, 1 1/2 c rice, can of rotel, and quart of chicken bone broth. Bring to a boil. Put lid on Dutch oven and transfer to preheated oven.
  6. Bake 1 hour or until rice has absorbed most of the liquid.
  7. Serve topped with green onion and hot sauce of your choice!

Note: this makes at least 10-12 large servings! This should freeze fine and be a perfect emergency freezer meal. If rice gets to thick or sticky add some extra broth or stock to thin it out.

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Changing my life, saved my life.

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By Will Easterling

About mid-way through the Clean Kitchen 12 week challenge, it hit me. I realized at that point in time, that Clean Kitchen didn’t just “change” my life in so many positive ways, I began looking at CK as “saving” my life. I began to realize how much this program was going to positively affect the quality of my life and actually help lead to a longer life as well. And by living a longer, healthier life, I thought about how many more great memories I will have now have spending time with my family and doing all the things I love to do. I realized that the nutritional habits we create today not only affect us in the short-term, but they most likely have even greater long-term affects.

“I came to a point where I wanted to make sustainable changes, but I didn’t know how. There are too many “diets” out there promising “this and that” which made the change I desired and needed way too confusing. So for years, I chose to do nothing.”

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Harissa-Espresso Bibimbap

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“Bibimbap” is a typical Korean dish that literally came from throwing any leftover food in a bowl and mixing it together. Sounds like a CK kind of meal! We hate wasting food around here so it fits with the CK philosophy. Leftovers will save you. This dish is usually on top of a bowl of rice, but if you are looking to watch your carb intake, just use more veggies and less rice!

For the sauce I combine Espresso vinegar, Harissa Olive oil and soy sauce. Instead of using a chili sauce for heat, I used the Harissa Olive oil. Instead of typical rice vinegar I used the Espresso Balsamic to give a richer, sweet taste. I think it turned out phenomenal! Best part, its so fast to put together. This being a “leftover” dish, you can use any combination of veggies and protein that you have. The plants I used were just because I had them, so use what you have.

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Hand Size Portion Control

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In Clean Kitchen, we do not count calories. Because when people eat, we are not looking at our plate knowing exactly how many “calories” we are eating. We eat portions of food, not counted out macronutrients. No calculators, no adding up your macros. Just simply use you hand size as your guide to portion control.

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My “why” may be different from yours…

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By Mary Godbold, CK Fall 2016

I always said I would never do Clean Kitchen. I wasn’t gaining weight from the food I ate, so I didn’t see the point. (Many of you may roll your eyes at that or hate me for it, but don’t give up on me yet.)

I was thoroughly enjoying ice cream 4 nights a week, other desserts whenever I wanted them and a huge bowl of plain spaghetti noodles as an afternoon snack almost every day. But then for some reason, that I didn’t know at the time, I signed up for the Clean Kitchen 12 Week Challenge. Many of my friends asked me, “Why are you doing this?” and “What’s the point? You don’t need to lose weight.”

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Spicy Bean Chili

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This one was inspired by all the non-meat-loving-women out there. You are not necessarily “vegetarian,” but you could claim it based off of the fact you just do not like to eat meat. Like my mother! This is not a vegetarian soup because I use beef bone broth in it and is the key source of protein in this soup. Beans are also packed full of protein and fiber. If you are one of those I-could-be-a-vegetarian-but-I -still-eat-animal-stuff-people, then this soup is for you. You can also add 1 pound of ground meat to this if you are not opposed to eating animal meat 🙂

Prep time:

5 minutes – no meat

10 minutes – cooking meat before adding to crock pot

Cooking time: 2 hours

Servings: 6 servings

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