The idea that we "can't" have a certain food is so limiting. And often, if we think we "can't" have something, we want it even more!! Even if it's not good for us!
So, let's take a step back.
What if I said, YES - you CAN have brownies. And, YES - they CAN also be GOOD for you!
(Insert big sigh. :) haha. These are absolutely delicious. And while you probably don't need to eat them every day - they are a great "sweet treat" option and a healthy alternative to artificial & processed ingredients!
These black bean brownies (vegan AND gluten-free) require just 1 bowl and about 30 minutes to prepare! Healthy, easy, and delicious - the best kind of dessert.
Serving size: 1 brownie Calories: 90 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 22 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 163 mg Fiber: 7 g Protein: 5 g
I am SO in love with the 2B Mindset approach to eating! And even more ?? I can't WAIT to share tons of the delicious recipes HERE!
What's even better? Zero calorie counting, zero containers, zero guilt, AND ALWAYS feeling FULL & SATISFIED!
For most people, the idea of never being "allowed" to eat lasagna again ... or almost anything Italian style ... just doesn't work. On top of that, if you are following a restrictive approach to eating, you're just going to feel guilty when you DO end up eating Italian foods.
Let's back up a quick sec! Change the recipe slightly ... eat your Italian dinner with JOY ... and start enjoying every single meal!
Italian Lasagna Rollups and Eggplant Rounds
Dinner Recipe Serves 4-6
1 Box Explore Cuisine Lentil Lasagna Noodles (or brown rice lasagna noodles)
1 Large Eggplant
2 Bags of Frozen Organic Spinach
2 Organic Eggs
1 1/2 Cups of Part Skim Ricotta
2-3 Cups of Marinara Sauce (I really like Muir Glen marinara sauce!)
4 oz. of Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Garlic and Onion Powder (optional)
Fresh or Dried Chopped Oregano or Basil (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Fill a large pot with water and bring up to a boil.
3. While water is heating, slice the eggplant into 1/4-1/2" disks and lay out over a pan lined with tin foil or parchment paper coated in olive oil spray. Sprinkle the eggplant slices with a tiny bit of salt and let them sit on the tray.
(The eggplant will begin to "sweat" and release water droplets on the surface - very cool - and very important so you don't have soggy lasagna!)
4. Defrost the 2 bags of spinach in a large microwave safe bowl. You could also defrost it the night before in the refrigerator, if you remember. Squeeze out all of the excess liquid from the spinach using a cheese cloth, kitchen towel, or your hands.
(If you have time, I personally like to sautee the spinach with a little olive oil, garlic & onions. It gives it a great flavor!)
5. To the boiled water, add lasagna noodles for just 2-3 minutes so they become rollable. Dab up the water from the sweaty eggplants and pop into the oven for just 2-3 minutes to soften them further.
6. To the drained spinach, add the eggs and ricotta, and any spices you like such as garlic, onion, basil, and oregano. Mix to combine.
7. Take out the lasagna noodles and separate them. To a large baking dish, add a little marinara on the bottom. Next, lay out a lasagna noodle, spread a thin layer of the spinach mix, then roll up and place in the dish. Repeat.
8. Take out the eggplant, and make a sandwich with the spinach filling (seen above).
9. Top both dishes with some tomato sauce and cheese and bake for about 20 minutes until cheese gets bubbly.
And you didn't think I'd forget about those brownies, did you?? The recipe is HERE!!
I'm super excited to give you ALL the details on this new program! It's a GAME CHANGER for sure for SO many people in the test group already!
So what's it all about?? Here are all the details on the program, the most commonly asked questions and concerns so that you can decide whether or not this program would be a good fit for you!
What Is 2B Mindset?
2B Mindset is unlike any other Beachbody Product and program ever created before.
Beachbody has created some of the MOST effective and incredible fitness programs ever - you probably know them best for their WORKOUTS!
But behind all these workouts has always been SOLID NUTRITION (because RESULTS!) - but now NUTRITION is taking the spotlight! YAY!!!
ZERO WORKOUTS -- TONS OF FOOD -- NO MORE EMOTIONAL EATING!
One of my favorite ways to think about how important nutrition is - is this:
Your nutrition will give you the WEIGHT you want.
Your workouts will give you the SHAPE you want.
Even though it's not exactly this black & white, it helps to see just how important what you EAT is!
2B Mindset follows the similar support system guidelines but this program focuses on the one area that most people struggle with the most and that is NUTRITION!
I have so many clients who have no problem showing up for the workouts but it is the nutrition that constantly trips them up and prevents them from getting the results they want or maintaining their hard work. So Beachbody saw the need to find a solution to some of the common struggles we as women face such as:
ENTER into the picture: Ilana Muhlstein R.D.N. who is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Beverly Hills. She works at UCLA where she has lead the Bruin Health Improvement Program for 10 successful semesters.
Ilana struggled with weight her ENTIRE childhood! After figuring out how to lose 100 pounds herself with her own program, she is now partnering with Beachbody to offer it to you!
So in this 2B mindset program you'll learn her favorite tips, tools and strategies to help you achieve your weight loss goals while living your life to the fullest.
You will change your mindset to use the SCALE as a TOOL! You will become AWARE of WHY you're eating! You will LOVE the freedom that comes with this program - I promise!!
2B Mindset is a video based weight loss program that will change your mindset about food, your body, and losing weight!
Instead of diets that focus on what you can’t eat, this simple and easy approach will have you focused on what you CAN eat so you FEEL FULL, satisfied, and in control without ever counting calories or points or measuring foods!!
You can ACTUALLY LOSE WEIGHT HAPPILY!!!!
And remember what I said about "NO WORKOUTS" ?? I wasn't kidding - there's no workout program for this so EXERCISE is actually bonus! So if you want to start and JUST focus on nutrition you can still have success with the program.
What Comes In The 2B Mindset Package?
What Makes 2B Mindset So Different & Effective?
It’s not a DIET- it is a MINDSET!!! Most diets have an end date. But because you are going to be shifting the way you think about food, you can use the 2B Mindset principles for the rest of your life. Also, most diets require deprivation.
The 2B mindset shows you how to get to, and maintain, your idea weight, while eating the foods you enjoy so you always feel satisfied and happy!
This program is extremely EASY TO FOLLOW!! There is no counting calories, no measuring food, and no using food containers.
No cutting out food groups, no deprivation or feeling hungry and you have the ability to follow the program even when you are at a restaurant, a party or on vacation!
How Is Shakeology A Part Of The Program?
Ilana is a HUGE fan of Shakeology because it is high in protein (17g) and incredible superfoods! Shakeology can count as the protein for any of the 2B meals. One of Ilana’s primary tips is to have a consistent breakfast and Shakeology is easy and quick to make and so this is a great option for your breakfast or any meal that you struggle with! Plus you are getting nutrients, vitamins, pre and probiotics to help you digest your food, give you energy, and help you fill in the gaps you don’t get from the foods you eat!
Do You Want To Join Me In Doing This Program?
Getting fit and HEALTHY is SO much more fun when you do it with other people! Like - you'll actually be EXCITED to ROCK your GOALS!!
I am going to host my very FIRST 2B Mindset Support Group starting on MAY 14TH!! I’m currently accepting applications for those that wish to have a 24/7 accountability group to answer questions, to stay motivated, to walk through obstacles and tackle this new lifestyle together!
Exercise is not required but is considered extra credit. (Have I mentioned "no workouts" yet?? :) )
This group will take place through a closed online accountability group!
We will start on May 14th and each participant is required to make ME their COACH and to commit to the 2B mindset program plus replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the group. I will be there with live videos, tips, recipes and accountability daily! I will share with you everything that has worked for me since my early 20s to lose the weight and keep it off happily.
I Am Interested In The 2B Mindset
Thank you for your interest in the 2B Mindset Nutrition Program. This application is for individuals who are interested in working with me directly as their coach on this this program. If you already have a coach please reach out to your coach for support.
How Much Does It Cost?
The 2B Mindset Challenge Pack consists of:
2B Mindset Challenge Pack
2B Mindset Challenge Pack Costs $160 and this is a promotional price from the 2nd of May until the 3rd of June. The regular cost is $180.
If you would like to add on the 1 year membership to Beachbody On Demand which is our digital streaming platform where you can do any of the workouts that our company has ever created you can get the 2B Mindset & Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack for only $200 and that is an INCREDIBLE SAVINGS!!!!!
The 2B Mindset BeachBody On Demand Challenge Pack is available for purchase on the 2nd of May by clicking the link below.
2B Mindset BOD Challenge Pack
To Check out more details click here: 2B Mindset Page
2B Mindset :: FAQ
Can I access 2B Mindset on Beachbody On Demand?
2B Mindset is on it’s own platform separate from Beachbody On Demand. It is called our Nutrition Platform. You will purchase this product and you will have forever access to the resources.
When is 2B Mindset Launching?
2B Mindset launches on May 2nd on the Nutrition tab on Beachbody On Demand. On June 4th 2B Mindset will also launch the Beachbody Nutrition + App. Anyone who purchases 2B Mindset will have access to stream the program on the nutrition tab of Beachbody ON Demand and also the app.
Can I exercise while doing 2B?
Yes you can exercise but it is not required. It is considered extra credit.
If you are going to do a program like 80 day obsession you can choose to forgo the 80 day nutrition plan and do the 2B Mindset eating! Totally up to you!
Can you do 2B Mindset if you are pregnant or nursing?
2B Mindset is a weight loss program. Since pregnant mothers should be gaining weight and not losing weight, it is not advised that they follow 2B Mindset during pregnancy. For breastfeeding mothers, La Leche League International advises to wait at least two months before making any drastic effort to lose weight in order to allow your body to recover and ensure a steady milk supply. Keep in mind that breastfeeding women may naturally lose one to four pounds per month simply due to the amount of energy required to nurse in the first place.