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April, 2012

  1. Healthy Avocado Fish Tacos

    April 30, 2012 by Kristin

    I love, love, love, fish tacos!  But, they aren’t exactly the healthiest dish.  So I decided to try to make it a bit healthier without compromising taste.  I hope you all enjoy it!

    INGREDIENTS:

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Mix the avocado, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pepper in a bowl and set it aside.
    2. Heat a pan until hot. Coat the fillets on both sides with the blackening spices.
    3. Cook the fish for about 4-5 minutes on both sides.
    4. Once the fish is cooked, remove it from the heat.
    5. Break the fish into pieces and place them on the tortillas. Then, put some of the avocado mixture on top. You can also garnish with fat free sour cream or cheese as well.

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  2. Quinoa Jambalaya

    April 29, 2012 by Kristin

    This recipe was SO good!!!  I love it because not only does it taste good but it is also a very clean recipe!  Check it out on http://www.oxygenmag.com/Nutrition/Articles/Quinoa-Jambalaya.aspx


  3. Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo From EatingWell.com

    April 24, 2012 by Kristin

    This recipe was so good!  I also used cheery tomatoes when making my sauce! Check it out on the link below

    http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chicken_sun_dried_tomato_orzo.html


  4. Runners High! It does exist!

    April 22, 2012 by Kristin

    So apparently any mammal that is able to adapt to running and running for long distances can get a runners high.  (I knew it was true) That means, dogs, cats… humans!    It doesn’t come right away and if you aren’t already active, you have to get your body trained for a runners high.  Check out this article to learn more http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/truth-runners-high-161400167.html


  5. Power Foods…

    April 19, 2012 by Kristin

    What do celery, seaweed, hemp seed, scallops, dark meat, and lentils have in common… according to this article they are all POWER FOODS! Check out http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/6-power-foods-you-should-be-eating#5

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  6. Creamy Dijon Chicken Breast

    April 17, 2012 by Kristin

    • skinless chicken breast 2-4 of them
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons chopped shallots or onions
    • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 rosemary sprig
    • 4 tablespoons of fat free sour cream
    • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon of flour (to help thicken the sauce)

    Preparation

    1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper and thyme. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan. Add chicken; sauté until done. Transfer to a serving platter. Add shallots to pan; sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and rosemary sprig; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream and flour; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and discard rosemary. Stir in Dijon mustard. Spoon over chicken.
    2. I also paired this dish with some green beans and mushrooms.  I just cooked the green beans and mushrooms over medium heat in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until they beans were soft.
    3. I have some quinoa and rice mixture in the picture too.

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  7. Great Way to Eat Zucchini and Squash!

    April 17, 2012 by Kristin

    Ingredients:

    • about 1-2 cups of slices zucchini and squash
    • nonstick cooking spray
    • breadcrumbs
    • low fat (any) cheese
    • egg white

    Preparation:

    1. Slice the zucchini and squash
    2. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray
    3. Take the egg white and place it in a bowl and mix with pepper and garlic powder
    4. Dip each zucchini and squash into the egg white mixture
    5. Place the zucchini and squash on the cookie sheet and sprinkle lighting with the breadcrumbs
    6. sprinkle with low fat cheese
    7. Bake on the broil setting for about 7-8 minutes
    8. Enjoy!

     

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  8. 11 Food That You Should Have In Your Kitchen

    April 17, 2012 by Kristin

    This list provided by http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/11-healthiest-foods-america#1 has items such as fish to maple syrup.

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  9. Quick Ways to Get Your Heart Rate up!

    April 16, 2012 by Kristin

    We are all faced with the fact that there just aren’t enough hours in the day.  So when it comes to squeezing a workout in, you want to make the best of your time.  Here are a few suggestions about how to do just that…

    1. Jump Rope:  Holy cow!  Anyone ever try this before… of course you have.  I bet the last time was as a kid though.  Jumping rope is a great exercise to do in a short amount of time.  It gets your heart rate up fast.  If you don’t believe me, go ahead, try to jump rope for at least 2 minutes, see how you do.  You can alternate jumping rope with doing push-ups or crunches, super-setting your exercise!

    2. Lift heavier weights: No, you will not get bulky if you lift heavy weights.  You WILL build muscles, which in turn will help you to burn more calories, what a great thing! I have read articles that state that a woman can burn up to twice as many calories by lifting heavier weights.  The heavy free-weighst aren’t just for the boys anymore!  More over Mr. Muscles, the ladies are comin’ in!

    3. Multitask while working out: Reading a book while working out is NOT multitasking, you are probably wasting time.  Make your workout time count and pay attention to what you are doing.  Try balanci

    ng on a BOSU ball and do an over-head press, or bicep curl.  My standing on a BOSU ball, you are making yourself off balance, which causes your core to activate to help you stay balanced.  If you don’t know what a BOSU ball looks like, take a look to your right and there it is!

    4. Make your cardio more intense:  How, you may be asking… I will tell you.  Do intervals!  Sprint for 1 minute, then walk for 1-2 minutes, allowing yourself time to recover.  Repeat for about 20 minutes and you will be sweating in no time!

     

     

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  10. Popcorn… a superfood!!!!!

    April 16, 2012 by Kristin

    Anyone who loves popcorn will absolutely LOVE this article.  Popcorn is being considered a SUPER FOOD!  Why… because it contains lots of fiber, fiber can help low cholesterol.  Popcorn has antioxidants, which can help prevent some cancers.  Check out this article to learn more!  http://health.yahoo.net/experts/losingitwithliz/popcorn-superfood

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