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August, 2012

  1. Healthy Sloppy Joe’s!

    August 27, 2012 by Kristin

    Ingredients
    1 1/2 pounds ground turkey meat
    1 onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
    1 cup water (or if you don’t have tomato paste, substitute the water and tomato paste with about 1 1/2 cups of tomato sauce
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Directions
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground turkey for 5 minutes. Add the onion and red bell pepper; saute for 5 more minutes, or until onion is tender. Drain the meat.
    Mix in tomato paste and water, stirring until paste is dissolved. Stir in garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Continue to heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until mixture is thick and stewy.

    I recommend tasting your sloppy joe’s as you cook so you can make it taste just the way you like it! :)

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  2. Stair master workout

    August 27, 2012 by Kristin

    I was at the gym the other day and I couldn’t bring myself to get on the treadmill.  Everyone has those days when you just feel like you can’t run another mile.  So I decided to use the stair master and do some interval training.

    This is the workout that I did:

    Stair master for 10 minutes

    • alternating every 30 second of a “work” rate and a “rest” rate

    Weight routine: (I used 15 lbs)

    • 15 push-ups
    • 15 bicep curls
    • 15 tricep kickbacks
    • 15 over head shoulder press
    • 20 LOW squats

    I repeated this 3x’s and the time honestly flew by!

     

     

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  3. Great breakfast idea!

    August 27, 2012 by Kristin

    Want a filling breakfast that is under 200 calories… try a veggie omelet!

     

    • chopped pepper, onion, and tomato :I bought a “tomato trinity” (already chopped onion, pepper, and tomato) from my local grocery store. This helps to save time in the morning
    • 2 eggs, fluffed with a fork

    I used a nonstick cooking spray in a pan.  I cooked the veggies first for about 2 minutes, then I poured the egg mixture into the pan and cooked it all until the eggs were no longer runny.

    Easy, tastes good, and healthy!

     

     

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  4. Love this!

    August 19, 2012 by Kristin

    This is so true. I run about 5 days a week and people are always telling me I’m obsessed, I think I’m just fit :)

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  5. Healthy Garlic Honey Chicken!

    August 16, 2012 by Kristin

    2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)
    3 garlic clove (minced)
    3 tbsps coconut oil
    5 tbsps honey
    4 tbsps reduced sodium soy sauce
    2 tbsp of ginger
    2-3 tbsp of red pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    16 ozs stir frozen vegetable blend
    2 tsps cornstarch
    1 tbsp cold water
    1 In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken and garlic in 2 teaspoons coconut oil. Add the honey, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is lightly browned and juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
    2 In the same pan, stir-fry the vegetables in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Return chicken to the pan; mix well. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve over rice.

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  6. Healthy Southwestern Egg Rolls (they’re baked not fried..shhhh)

    August 8, 2012 by Kristin

     

    • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
    • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
    • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
    • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 cup of freshly chopped spinach
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
    • 5 whole wheat tortillas

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the chicken into small pieces so it can fit into the tortilla when you are done.  Cook the chicken in a pan for about 7 minutes or until done. Remove chicken.

    2. Now cook the onion, pepper, corn, beans, spinach, parsley, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper all together. Cook for about 2 minutes.

    3. Now add the chicken back to the pan and cook all ingredients for about 2-3 minutes.

    4. Remove pan from the burner.

    5. Place about 2-4 tablespoons of the mixture in the tortillas and wrap them tightly.

    6. Place them on a greased baking sheet ( I used a cooking spray) and spray the tops of them lighting with a cooking spray.  This will help them to be crunchy.

    7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are brown.

    Honestly, I was so surprised how these turned out.  My husband and my father-in-law both approved.  In the words of my father-in-law, “Those were damn good, sweetheart.”  I also had a scoop of fat free sour cream and salsa on the side.

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  7. Wake-Up Your Workout!

    August 7, 2012 by Kristin

    Honestly, this took me about less than 10 minutes.  Maybe add in a light jog/walk for about 20 minutes and now you have a killer workout!

     

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  8. Great Way to Start Your Day!

    August 1, 2012 by Kristin

    This has to be one of my favorite breakfasts, an egg on top of a 100 calorie veggie patty and 1/2 of a 100 calorie bun, so its really only 50 calories.  Total calories of this meal: 220!  Its filling and satisfying.

    I recommend buying veggie patties from Whole Foods.  This brand has a half serving of veggies, lots of fiber and protein, and low in calories.

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