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The Healthy Peachtember Challenge

August 31, 2018 | Author: Ashley McCrary

September is such a great month to refocus and crush some new goals. The Healthy Peachtember Challenge is much more than just the physical, it’s also to reflect and grow in other areas of our lives. I have divided the 30 day challenge into diet, workout, self care/ family time and acts of kindness. Below is a break down regarding the guidelines for the next 30 days. Click on the photo below to download and print.


The next 30 days will be a focus on combining the Keto and Paleo (dairy free) diet guidelines while keeping carbohydrate intake between 25-30 net carbs a day. The Keto diet involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Your daily macro intake should be broken down by the following, 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrate. This way of eating has proved to lead to better brain function, decrease in inflammation, weight loss and an increase in overall energy. Pairing the Keto diet with the Paleo diet means staying away from dairy along with processed foods.

In addition, there is an optional 3 x a week intermittent fasting included. 16/8 fasting means eating within a window of eight hours each day, for example, 12pm to 8pm, not eating the remaining 16 hours. By adding the additional layer of fasting, it allows your body to get into ketosis faster and burn fat quicker. There have been many studies that indicate that fasting can have many great health benefits. According to Healthline, intermittent fasting can increase brain function, lower inflammation in the body, lower risk for diabetes, regulate hormones, and weight loss. Further, Healthline also indicates the Keto diet can greatly benefit the following health conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Epilepsy, Diabetes, Autism, and even some cancers.

In order to support all of my keto needs this month, I plan to use a lot of the Perfect Keto supplements. Click here and use the code “HEALTHYLITTLEPEACH” to grab 15% off your order.


The workout schedule for the challenge is 5 x a week with a mix of cardio, weights and HIIT. My husband and I have developed an amazing 6 week program that has everything you would need in order to be successful in your health journey this month. Feel free to grab our Peachy Fit Guide that will help you burn fat and gain muscle.

In addition to the workout plan, the challenge includes finding time in the day to knock out 50 push ups, 50 crunches and 50 squats. This is just an extra boost that will keep you moving through the day. If you workout in the morning, this quick mini workout is perfect to complete while your watching TV. If you workout at night, then complete these first thing when you wake up to get a fresh start to the day.

Self Care/ Family Time

Life gets busy and sometimes self care and family time can get lost in the shuffle. It’s important to find balance and make yourself along with your family a priority. Self care can be little things such as taking a bath and listening to your favorite Spotify playlist or going and getting a pedicure. For me, I love having enough time in the morning to fix my hair, put my makeup on and feel pretty and presentable.

It’s equally important to talk kind to yourself and pray. I have designed a card with daily affirmations that you can say to yourself every morning or throughout your day. Not only will I be saying them to myself, but I am also challenging my students at school to make up their own along with Eloise, my 4 year old daughter. Click on the photo below to download and print for free.

 Family time is so important and can get thrown on the back burner when life gets busy and overwhelming. This month, I am challenging us all to stop and really soak in the moments that we may be missing. My goal is to put my phone down and to have more snuggles, laughter and overall special moments with my family that I can cherish forever. I don’t ever want to look back and say I work too much and right now I am feeling like I never stop working. Family time and being completely present is my main goal this month.

Acts of Kindness

Wouldn’t you agree that we rise by lifting up others and showing love and kindness? This month, let’s change the world by helping others and by being a light in the darkness. Once a week go out of your way to do something nice for somebody. Not only will it make their day, but your heart will grow and you will feel better as a human. Being kind is the best thing we can do and hopefully our actions will encourage others to pay it forward to do the same. Change starts with us and we need to stop talking about it and start acting.


Click on the picture below to grab The Peachtember Daily Planner along with a free grocery list template/meal planner.



4 thoughts on "The Healthy Peachtember Challenge"

  1. Cindy lake says:

    Looking forward to starting this journey. Thank you

  2. Loretta says:

    You are just amazing. Looking forward to
    the 30 day challenge.

  3. Reina says:

    Def joining in on this challenge!

  4. Zarina Lamont says:

    Thanks for all you do. I don’t comment or like enough but please know you are valued and your work is inspiring! This challenge is so similar to my previously planned September Mission board.


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About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

✨Full recipe below. Be sure to follow @healthylittlepeach for more recipes

If you love the viral Butter Board trend started by @justine_snacks then you are going to love this Hummus Board that was inspired by her. Full recipe below

✨Hummus Board✨

1 17oz container of Hummus
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 cup diced cucumbers
1/3 cup Kalamata olives
1/3 cup feta 
3 tbsp red onion
salt/pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil, for drizzle
Fresh dill for garnish
Naan bread, crackers, or chips for dipping

Note: If you don’t want to add it to a board, this works just as yummy in a large bowl or platter. 


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Follow @healthylittlepeach for more easy recipes. This Healthy Sesame Chicken recipe is better than takeout and can be on the table in 25 minutes. This recipe is packed with protein and made with simple and wholesome ingredients. 

Gluten-free, paleo and can be tailored to keto and low carb. 

See my profile for the full recipe

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✨We all need quick meals and I’m obsessed with these  English Muffin Tuna Melts. They can be on the dinner table in under 15 minutes and can be tailored to be gluten and dairy free. 

*3 English muffins split in half (gluten-free or regular)
*Butter (to toast muffins) optional
*6 slices Colby Jack cheese or cheese of choice (you can also use dairy-free cheese)
*6 slices red onion, thinly sliced (Optional, but adds nice crunch and flavor)
*Three 5-ounce cans of white meat tuna packed in water, drained
*2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
*2 tbsp dill relish or 2 large pickle spears, chopped
*1/3 cup homemade or mayo of choice
*1 tablespoon pickle juice
*1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
*Parsley for garnish

1. MIX THE TUNA SALAD: In a medium mixing bowl, add the canned tuna and break up the tuna with a fork. Transfer the chopped onions, relish, pickle juice, salt/pepper, and mayo. Mix together until combined. 
2. TOAST MUFFINS: You can choose to toast the English muffins with butter under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. However, if you don’t want to toast before adding the tuna, that’s okay. It still turns out great without toasting muffins first. 
3. BUILD THE MELTS: Divide the tuna mixture evenly among each of the toasted English muffins. Add a thin slice red onion along with a thin slice of Colby Jack cheese over the top.  Return to the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes in a 375F oven or until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

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✨Chai Latte✨
*1 chia tea bag steeped in 1 cup hot water 
*1/3 cup dairy free milk, steamed
*1 tsp vanilla syrup 
*1 1/2 tsp granulated monk fruit 
* Cinnamon to garnish 

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✨Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. These Easy Breakfast Burritos hit the spot and fill my family right up. 

✨Breakfast Burritos✨
Tortilla (gf or regular)
Sour cream (df or regular)
Shredded Cheese (df or regular)
Jalapeño slices (I used pickled slices in the jar)
Turkey bacon or sausage 
Eggs beaten with 1-2 Tbsp of Nutpods or heavy cream 
Salt and pepper
Picante sauce 

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