Thursday, July 29, 2010

Recipe of the day

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers:
This is quick and delicious. What is better than that.

4 sweet bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed

3/4 cup quinoa, well rinsed

1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

1 15 oz can no-salt added diced tomatoes

10 oz baby spinach

1 small clove garlic

1 oz about 6 tbs grated parmesan cheese ( optional, I would leave out for dairy issues)

1 large bunch basil, about 4 cups

3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

3 Tbs. boiling water

1/4 cup unsalted pistachios (optional, I would leave out for nut issues)

Put the peppers skin sid up o na lightly oiled baking sheet and broil on high until slightly charred and starting to soften, about 10 minutes. Remove the pepers from the oven and set them aside.

While the peppers are roasting, simmer the quinoa with the vegetable broth and tomatoes in a medium pot for 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach in batches. Spoon the quinoa spinach mixture into the roasted peppers.

To make the pesto, combine the garlic, Parmesan, basil, olive oil,pepper and up to 1/4 tsp salt in a food processor and pulse untill finely chopped but not smooth. Stir in the boiling water. Top the filled peppers with the pesto and garnish with the pistachios.
Serves 4

Per Serving (2 halves)
Calories: 400
Total Fat: 19 grams
Sat Fat: 3.5 g
Protein: 14 g
Sodium: 400 mg
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Carbohydrates: 49 g
Fiber: 9 g


Monday, July 19, 2010

Iowa Fit Camp

This weekend was filled with joy, excitement, fun, and plain old down right hard core Workout Energy! My husband Tom and I drove 6 hours to visit the beautiful Decorah Iowa. This is where one of the Coaches on Our Team lives, her name is Vicki! Vicki has a gymnastics studio out there and is holding Free Fit Camps! Tom and I went to help Vicki and show all the guests how to bring a great workout for all fitness levels.

As the instructor I lead around 13 people in a little bit of Turbo Kick and then some X-treme training, like you see in P90X! It was amazing. Everyone worked hard, sweated and did their best! I am so proud of this group!! Way to Bring it!

After our amazing workout we all recovered with some Recovery Drink, and sampled Shakeology! This is a great way to share these products and let others know you care about their health and wellness. This is exactly what is important to Vicki and why she started as a Coach in the first place.

We are all on a journey together! Was everyone at the Camp in great shape and at their goal weight already? Heck no. Some maybe, and some not at all, that is the beauty of it, we all come together, no judgement, just exercise, accountability, support and love! We even had some ask about how to be a Coach too! That is great, more people spreading the news on fitness and wellness. We are all on this mission to help stop obesity and when we all come together it Will Be done! So again, we are all on a journey, we don't have to be fitness experts or in the best shape of our lives to Coach. Will you get there yes, if you keep at it! Being a Coach is about having your own Business, helping others is a benefit and getting in shape is too!!

We had so much fun, I loved meeting everyone and I look forward to the next time we can travel back to Iowa.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Still Feel Hungry

I feel Hungry:
Do you skip meals in hopes of losing weight? I get asked about feeling hungry a lot, so I am addressing it today here. Make sure your meals and snacks are every 2-3 hours. Sometimes we wait way to long and then we are so hungry we grab the wrong foods. Drink plenty of water too, this really helps. Never skip meals in the hope of losing weight, it will only be counterproductive to you. It is easy to over eat when you are over hungry. Growl, crabby, growl, look out!!

If you are are eating healthy, every two to three hours, with proteins, good carbs with fiber, and some fat, and you still feel hungry- If you eat veggies add more volume to them like making it in a soup, the body will feel fuller. There also may be the chance that your calories could be to low for the amount of exercise you do. Add a bit more of chicken or fish, like 1 ounce, or half a cup of beans or an extra piece of fruit, to your meals. Also make sure you eat slowly, this will help you be more satisfied.

Friday, July 2, 2010

P90X Exciting news

Looking for the next thing after P90X- Take a look at the video and see what is coming next!!