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October, 2012

  1. New and improved push-up

    October 15, 2012 by Kristin

    I don’t know how “new” this push-up is to the fitness world but its new to me!  It works your abs as well as your whole upper body. My kick-ass trainer taught me. :)  Here are some pictures of my sister and myself doing this exercise.

    You start in a push-up position ( a real push-up position, keep your knees off the floor).

    Then push-up.

    Then at the top of your push-up position, bring your knee to your elbow (sounds crazy but you can do it), do this for each side.

    There you go!  If you are tired of the same old push-up, try doing this one!

  2. Healthy Broccoli Gratin

    October 10, 2012 by Kristin

    • About 12 ounces of broccoli
    • 1 1/2 cups of nonfat milk, divided
    • dash of salt
    • 1/2 cup of whole wheat breadcrumbs
    • 3/4 cup of low fat shredded cheddar cheese, divided
    • 2 tablespoons of flour
    • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
    • dash of pepper
    1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
    2. Bring broccoli 1 1/4 cups milk and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese and oil in a small bowl. Whisk flour and the remaining 1/4 cup milk in another small bowl until smooth; stir the mixture into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, chives, mustard and pepper. Move broccoli mixture to a casserole dish. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil until the top is crispy and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

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