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A Message from Your Balanced Habits™ Team

Summer is over and as fun as it was, most of us are missing our routine that keeps us on track and able to focus on ourselves. If you have school-age children at home, September signifies more predictable schedules and commitments. It can also mean that as a parent you have a bit more free time to dedicate to your fitness and overall health.  

September is also the start of the final quarter of the year. What can you accomplish in 4-months or approximately 120 days? How about choosing FOUR unbalanced habits you’d like to balance? Work on ONE unbalanced habit per month. Plan that by the end of 2022 you will have developed four new and more balanced habits to improve your life. Write FOUR behaviors that you’d like to improve and get to work. Remember! Only work on one per month. You’ve got this!

Have a stupendous September!

Balanced Habits News

The 45th Installment of the Balanced Habits™ 4-Week Balanced Habits™ 4-Week Program is about to kick off. This is the final Balanced Habits™ 4-Week Program for 2022.  We’ve been experimenting with adding Air Fryer cooking directions to recipes when possible and from what we’ve heard, people loved it.  Did you know that each time we run a Balanced Habits™ 4-Week Program it’s a new season, a new theme, a new focus and always all new recipes. From time to time we repurpose “fan favorite” recipes so we can introduce them to new people, but for the most part the majority of the seasonal recipes are all new. We’ve also been having fun providing plant-based protein modifications when it’s possible, as we’re seeing more and more folks incorporating or experimenting with plant-based proteins with their meals. Not only is this good for your health but it also positively impacts the environment.

Fall is a great time to focus on the health of your body. Consider what it would mean to have an action plan that will save your time, money, brain power, and that overall will simplify your life.  There’s no better time to start working on a life filled with quality, energy, strength, confidence, positivity, and vitality! Speak to a Balanced Habits™ team member to find out how you can learn exactly what you need to do to reach your health & wellness goals once and for all!  We have a plan for you.


Balanced Habits™ Recipe of the Month

Here is a fun bonus recipe to try!

Welcome Autumn Chicken Chili

Ingredients

15 oz. can Kidney Beans, rinsed & drained **Reserve 1/4 cup liquid!

1 lb. Yam, peeled & cut into 1” cubes or Pre-cut Butternut Squash

2 tsp. Garlic, minced

1 Med. Yellow Onion, diced small 

12 + oz. Low Sodium Chicken Broth

1 lb. Cooked Chicken Tenders, diced 

2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

2 tsp. Ground Cumin

1 Tbsp. Chili Powder

1 tsp. Smoked Paprika

1 cup White Corn Kernels (canned ok; rinse first)

Toasted Pepitas (little green pumpkin seeds)

Optional: Fresh Cilantro, for garnish

Directions

Pre heat oven to 350°F.

STEP ONE

Place prepared yams or squash into a medium bowl. Spray with cooking oil and toss to coat evenly. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet. Bake 25 min., or until tender. OR Air Fry on 400° F 18 -20 min. shaking half way through roasting. Remove from oven and let cool a bit.

STEP TWO

**Reserving 1/4 cup kidney bean liquid, rinse beans; set aside.

STEP THREE

Coat a large skillet or Dutch oven with cooking spray and heat over med-high. When hot, add diced onions; cook until tender and browning; about 3 – 4 minutes. Add garlic and seasonings. Cook about 2 more minutes until you can smell the yummy fragrance you’re creating.

STEP FOUR

Puree half of the kidney beans with the reserved liquid in a blender. Add puree and all remaining ingredients to skillet. Use 12 oz. broth, adding more if you want your chili a thinner consistency. Heat to boiling; stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. 

STEP FIVE

Add suggested portion to a bowl. Add pepitas and garnish with a sprig of cilantro if desired.


2 UNITS

1 1/2 cup chili + 1 Tbsp. pepitas
3 UNITS

2 cups chili + 1 Tbsp. pepitas

4 UNITS

2 1/2 cups chili + 1 1/2 Tbsp. pepitas
5 UNITS

3 cups chili + 2 Tbsp. pepitas

Enjoy! ♥


1 Balanced Habit to Work on in the 9th Month of 2022

(Each month we will add to this list)

Balanced Habits Monthly Healthy Habits
  1. Cut back on coffee, tea or soda and drink more water.
  2. Eat something for breakfast every day.
  3. Stir fry a mixture of diced colorful veggies each week to add an antioxidant boost to your morning eggs!
  4. Wake up just five min. earlier than normal to stretch you entire body before anything else.
  5. Lay your exercise clothes out the night before in a place where you can’t avoid them.
  6. Give yourself a compliment each morning after brushing your teeth.
  7. Drink 8 oz. of room temperature water immediately upon waking.
  8. Write out your weekly exercise plans on Sunday evening for the coming week. 
  9. Each day view your naked reflection in a mirror & say something positive about your body.  

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