Category Archives for "Meal Planning"

FREE 28 Day Veggie Challenge with bonus 28 Tasty Veggie Recipes – One Every Day!

No, that is not a typo! We have a FREE challenge to anyone willing to step up to the plate and as you may have guessed it is all about VEGETABLES! 

You may be thinking, "I already eat my veggies" or "Yuck, I am passing on this one." This is a GIANT accountability opportunity as well as an opportunity to add 28 more recipes to your toolbox! That's right- 28 new recipes. This 28 day challenge will highlight 28 veggies. Each day you will receive the veggie, the health benefit, what is looks like and how to prepare it. Each day is a brand new veggie with a brand new recipes - sweet! 

At the end of the challenge all 28 new recipes will conveniently be compiled and available to download and print for your very own cook book!

Oh and let us not forget...a challenge is not a true challenge without accountability, right? Since all of this is conveniently done with Coach Catalyst (formally known as Habit Catalyst) with your daily veggie education you will also get the accountability question, "Did you eat servings (fists) of veggies yesterday?"  This daily accountability will encourage you to pile on the veggies which will help you to look and feel better - win! 

This challenge does not cost you a dime. All we ask is that you take the time to explore the vegetable world and step out of your comfort zone. Try something new and share your new vegetable tales with us on the Get Fit NH Family Page!

If you accept the challenge and wish to make a positive change then here are the key dates you need to know!

Sign up: Today. The cut off is Friday July 21st...DON'T DELAY!

Start date: Monday July 31, 2017

End date:  Sunday August 27, 2017

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching on July 12th!

I want to make eating unhealthy HARDER than eating healthy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had to struggle to eat foods that were not good choices? Wouldn’t it be helpful if you had access to all the goodness of nutrition without sifting through all the other?

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching is your one stop for the answers to these questions. While we can't solve every issue in an hour, we can get a good jumpstart on them. This is where your nutrition coaching begins.

Begin Your Jumpstart

Date: Wednesday, July 12th

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Place: Get Fit NH Concord

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching on May 10th!

I want to make eating unhealthy HARDER than eating healthy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had to struggle to eat foods that were not good choices? Wouldn’t it be helpful if you had access to all the goodness of nutrition without sifting through all the other?

Jumpstart Nutrition Coaching is your one stop for the answers to these questions. While we can't solve every issue in an hour, we can get a good jumpstart on them. This is where your nutrition coaching begins.

Begin Your Jumpstart

Date: Wednesday, May 10th

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Place: Get Fit NH Concord

Brookford Farms CSA Pickup at Get Fit NH – Winner!

There is nothing fresher, tastier, and yes even more friendly to the environment than having local produce grown by local farmers. For those of us who don't have the time or talent to grow our own veggies, getting involved in a CSA is like gold! (CSA= Community Supported Agriculture)

This is where it gets exciting, Get Fit NH is sponsoring a pickup place for Brookford Farm's CSA. You will be able to pickup your veggies at Get Fit NH in Concord. Last summer we did this and it was fantastic. For those of you out in Epsom, Coach Nancy will bring your food to the Epsom gym for pickup there as well. I would say that's perfect for everyone!

Brookford Farms has an easy registration process. They have different packages to fit your family's needs. While registering simply check the box for Get Fit NH Concord as your pick up place. Your veggies start arriving on June 5th, 2017 to October 22rd, 2017.

You can register using this link: Brookford Farm CSA Online Registration

If you need help, please contact Jodi at brookfordfarm.csa@gmail.com or 603-742-4084.

Don't wait til the last minute to sign up!

5 Ways to Make a Plan for an Easier Morning!

You have heard us preach time and time again about how having a plan can change your life. I want to take a small bite out of life and just tell you a few things about how planning and preparing can change your mood and the whole tempo of your day.

Here are a few things I do for my specific situation that make sure each morning is enjoyable, stress free and ready to go:

1. Prepare the coffee pot. I put fresh coffee grounds in and make sure the water tank is full…all I have to do when I wake up is push start. I even put the mug next to the coffee maker with a spoon inside so that all I have to do is pour. If you are a tea drinker, you can have your tea bag out and water ready to go. It may sound silly, but sometimes we’re a little foggy in the morning and spend a lot of time trying to remember what we were just about to do.

2. Box up your lunch. Whether it is left overs or a fresh salad, put it in Tupperware the night before so that all you have to do is grab and go.

3. No dishes in the sink. This is a house rule. I NEVER go to bed with dishes in the sink. In fact, I never leave my kitchen with dishes in the sink. You don’t need to be waking up to dishes either. Who wants to start their day by cleaning up a mess? A clean home really is a happy home. Less stressful when you're organized 🙂 .

4. Prepare your kids’ breakfast. I prepare my son’s oatmeal the night before and place it in the fridge. I even take the spoon out of the drawer and put it next to the microwave along with a banana. When I get his breakfast ready, all I have to do it pop his oatmeal in the microwave. I also fill his water cup and his milk cup so that those are readily available. I know a lot of you have young kids who need to get up and get ready for school…how can you help you and them have a better morning and not feel rushed? You would be surprised what a minute here and a minute there can do to change the mood of the entire day. If you don’t have kids, then all you have to worry about is YOU and getting yourself ready for the next morning, and you can use the same practices for your own breakfast. If you usually have veggies with your eggs, make sure your veggies are chopped and ready to go for the morning.

5. Make a daily list. What do you WANT your morning routine to look like and what CAN happen the night before to help that run smooth. I live and operate off of lists. I know we have to veer off that path because things come up every now and then, but routines are a good thing and we can’t get into a routine without a plan.

What are you going to do to make sure you have the day you want to have? You are in control, but not without a plan!

Coach Meagan

Save Time, Money & Calories with These 3 Smoothies!

Real food is always THE BEST choice when it comes to fueling your body, but some days are just a blur. When we are running around or we have a busy morning it is so easy to fly off track and make bad choices. Recently my mornings have been INSANELY busy. Tending to a newborn, chasing a toddler, sleep deprived and HUNGRY is a recipe for poor choices so these have been 3 shakes/smoothies have helped me make it until nap time when I can feed my mouth with real food!

Pina Colada

  • 1 scoop SFH Fuel Coconut
  • 5 chunks pineapple 
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Water/ice

Blend and serve with an umbrella in a goblet glass and pretend you're laying on a beach in Mexico.

Iced Coffee Delight

  • 1 scoop UMP Cookies n Cream
  • 16 oz "left over" coffee
  • Ice

Shake it up!

*Choosing this over your daily DD run will save you about $40/month, temptation and calories! A container of UMP lasts about a month and costs $38. A medium iced coffee at DD is about $2.35 (I totally don’t know from experience!). That adds up!

Gettin' the Greens

  • 1 scoop UMP Vanilla
  • 2 generous handfuls spinach
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 banana
  • Water/ice

Blend and serve. I realize this SOUNDS kinda yucky, but it is SO delicious!

Warm weather is coming - which one do you want to try?
-Coach Meagan

3 Ways to Get in Control

If you have been with us for longer than a month, than you probably know we talk a lot about nutrition and we offer nutrition coaching as well. If it wasn’t important and 100% necessary for results, then we would not waste our breath. Keep that in mind if you are a student struggling with results, but haven’t jumped on the nutrition ship yet.

It isn’t an easy leap, but I can assure you Coach Nancy has poured her time and heart into simplifying for you. In case you are new to our blogs, allow me to remind you, you cannot out train poor eating habits. Below are 3 ways you can get in control and start making steps in the right direction. These are habits and won’t feel natural right away. Start with one and work your way up until one, two, or all three become part of your routine.

1. Meal plan. Your family should be involved in this. It can be done while watching TV. It takes almost no effort to figure out meals that everyone likes. There are plenty of recipes that can be tweaked to make smart choices. Ever tried almond flour chicken fingers? It is a favorite in this house!

2. Make your grocery list from your meal plan. When I make my grocery list based off the plan it reassures me that I won’t forget anything, because I checked to see what was in the house. To take it a step further, I always make my list based on the layout of the grocery store. This way I am not tempted to go down any additional aisle. When I go to the grocery store with a scattered list, I ALWAYS forget something which can quickly lead to a bad choice if you don’t have what you planned for.

3. Meal prep. My husband teases me, because when I get home from the store I take everything out of the bags and line it near the fridge or cabinet where it goes. I put everything that can go away in it’s spot and prep everything else that I can to make my week easier. Chop veggies, boil cauliflower, cut meat, etc. Because of my schedule I usually prep on Sundays for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday I have more flexibility so I prep for the rest of the week at that time. You know your schedule. Do what works best for you.

You don’t have to do all of that, but start somewhere! Jumping aboard the nutrition ship can seem like a ginormous leap, but with small steps you will find that you are ready to step up. We are here for you!

Coach Meagan

“Essentials – LIVE” is starting soon!

Sign up before you're too late

Our "Essentials Nutrition Course" has been an active online nutrition coaching source for several years. Focusing on creating a food plan that leads to health for busy moms, career workaholics, professional dieters, and self proclaimed fitness enthusiasts.

Now, I am thrilled to announce we are going LIVE.  ​

In person, "hands" on nutrition coaching from our expert nutrition coaches, in a small group coaching format. Winning!


Did you ever feel like you have a good guy on one shoulder and a bad guy speaking in your ear on the other side? I know it leaves me feeling stressed out. Who do I listen too? How do I make the bad guy go away or at least be quieter? How do I make the good guy easier to listen to? 

That is how I often feel. I'm with you. Its hard to discern through each day what is the best plan. Its hard not to give into that negative talk and therefore the negative behavior. ​Sometimes its just hard to be good all the time. 

During the 10 weeks, you will begin to see and feel dramatic changes with your body, and not just the obvious physical changes, you will also notice the psychological and physiological changes as well. We'll work together to find a way to tune down the bad and increase all the good stuff. Things like: increased sense of well-being, an abundance of energy, weight loss, a sense of control, and the most important change of all… increased self-confidence.

All of this is included with your Essentials Nutrition LIVE ​

  • 10 Weeks of In Person Coaching with our Nutrition Experts
  • Bi-Weekly Progress Check-Ins using our state-of-the-art Fit3D Scanner
  • Beautiful Full-Color Printed Lesson Manual
  • Goal Setting and Tracking
  • Discover and Practive Your "5 Why's"
  • 10-Weeks in our Private Facebook Group to ask questions, share ideas, and help each other out - this is ALWAYS a favorite part of the challenge.
  • Strategies to stop dieting and start to learn and practice the habits that will help you get and live lean - for life!

In a nutshell you get Accountability, Access To Expertise, and Association with a group of Like-Minded Rockstars committed to success - EVERY WEEK!

Essentials Live Meets at 9:00am Saturday Mornings starting on March 11th at Concord Get Fit NH (unless otherwise announced)

Nancy Carlson

 As the creator of the Nutrition Essentials online course, I am thrilled to bring this life changing teaching live and up close. With the help of those on my team we've helped hundreds of clients lose thousands of pounds. Essentials Live helps create the habits you need to live lean for life!

The All New “Essentials – LIVE”!

You Asked For It - You Got IT!

Our "Essentials Nutrition Course" has been an active online nutrition coaching source for several years. Focusing on creating a food plan that leads to health for busy moms, career workaholics, professional dieters, and self proclaimed fitness enthusiasts.

Now, I am thrilled to announce we are going LIVE.  ​

In person, "hands" on nutrition coaching from our expert nutrition coaches, in a small group coaching format. Winning!


During the 10 weeks, you will begin to see and feel dramatic changes with your body, and not just the obvious physical changes, you will also notice the psychological and physiological changes as well. Expect a decreased body fat percentage, increased lean muscle mass, increased metabolism, increased sense of well-being, an abundance of energy, and the most important change of all… increased self-confidence.

All of this is included with your Essentials Nutrition LIVE ​

  • 10 Weeks of In Person Coaching with our Nutrition Experts
  • Bi-Weekly Progress Check-Ins using our state-of-the-art Fit3D Scanner
  • Beautiful Full-Color Printed Lesson Manual
  • Goal Setting and Tracking
  • Discover and Practive Your "5 Why's"
  • 10-Weeks in our Private Facebook Group to ask questions, share ideas, and help each other out - this is ALWAYS a favorite part of the challenge.
  • Strategies to stop dieting and start to learn and practice the habits that will help you get and live lean - for life!

In a nutshell you get Accountability, Access To Expertise, and Association with a group of Like-Minded Rockstars committed to success - EVERY WEEK!

Essentials Live Meets at 9:00am Saturday Mornings starting on March 11th at Concord Get Fit NH (unless otherwise announced)

Nancy Carlson

 As the creator of the Nutrition Essentials online course, I am thrilled to bring this life changing teaching live and up close. With the help of those on my team we've helped hundreds of clients lose thousands of pounds. Essentials Live helps create the habits you need to live lean for life!

A Smooth Way To Eat 2.0 – Register Today!

There’s no doubt there are many mixed messages on the food labels, fad diets, and in the media about how to eat healthy. Combine that with today’s hectic lifestyle that makes “grab and go” a lot more likely than “sit and relax” and you’ve got a mess.

“A Smooth Way to Eat – Smoothies 101” is being hosted by Coach Nancy at Get Fit NH Epsom on Saturday February 11th from 9:00 to 10:00am. Registration closes on Thursday, February 2nd, so don't put this off. 

This “Hands On Smoothie workshop’ will introduce you to the basic points of nutrition and what key elements our bodies need. We’ll be sampling a wide variety of your favorite recipes, from “Melissa's Mean Green” to “Chocolate Peanut Butter in a Cup” to "Almond Joy".

You’ll walk away with enough smoothie information and recipes to fuel your body properly, plus all participants will get a choice of a 2 pound container of UMP, SFH, or PlantFusion Vanilla or Chocolate so you can start creating your own quality smoothies right away. (Make sure you check out the bonus recipes below)

When your register we will immediately send your "Smoothie Building Guide", which you can print and post for reference, AND a beautiful Smoothie Recipe Book. These are worth the price of admission!

A Smooth Way To Eat 2.0

Location: Get Fit NH Epsom
Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Cost: Just $49 (includes your choice of Ultimate Muscle Protein or SFH Pure Whey in either chocolate or vanilla flavors and loads of recipes) You'll need to sign up by February 2nd.

Try These Awesome Recipes!

Chocolate Cherry Bliss
Serves 1

  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 Tablespoon milled flax seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2 Tablespoon walnuts

Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy. Pour immediately into a large cup. Eat with a spoon or a large straw.

 Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Serves 1

  • 1/3 cup pure pumpkin, canned
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Ice

Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy. Pour immediately into a large cup. Eat with a spoon or a large straw.

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