I LOVE roasted butternut squash...especially when you add spinach, onions, and dried cranberries. It's the perfect healthy side dish alternative to sweet potato casserole, because you can savor the sweetness without all the fat and calories. PLUS added nutrients with the SPINACH! Ingredients:Butternut Squash--chopped into 1inch sqaures (you can now buy them pre-cut if your short on time)Bag of baby spinach1 sweet onion- diced1 cup dried cranberries1 tbsp olive oil Directions:
This recipe is a healthier alternative to regular stuffing. Using whole wheat bread, apples, and sweet potatoes for added nutritional value! Sweet Potato Apple Stuffing Ingredients:2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup low-fat butter or margarine1 ½ cups chopped raw onions
½ cup diced celery
2 cups chopped apples (I prefer granny smith)1/2 cup water
1. Stick to your exercise routine-- Put it in your calendar. Plan ahead, make a schedule and stick to it! 2. Eat a Healthy Breakfast-- Make sure its loaded with nutrients--> Low-fat greek yogurt, oatmeal or eggs and FRUIT. 3. Drink Water ALL day-- This will help the body better detoxify, protect and moisurize joints, kickstart metabolism, and absorb nutrients.
You’ve figured out how to get it done. Now figure out how to do it even better. Expect the best of yourself. Then find a way to exceed those expectations. Challenge yourself to exceed yourself. You deserve the best, and you deserve to keep making the best even better and better.
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 10:16am
If you know me at all, then you know I am a HUGE fan of core training. Why? Well, your core is your stability center. Your core enables you to move through life injury free. The core also tends to be the weakest area in most bodies! So, here is a simple, no equipment necessary core starter for your hump day Always warm up with a jog/walk and some trunk rotations.
These 4 recipes will get you started toward healthier holidays!Remember, portion control is your #1 line of defense Pumpkin Muffins¾ cup whole wheat flour¾ cup oat bran cereal (found over on top of the oatmeal and is super cheap)½ teaspoon baking soda1-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (to your taste)½ cup natural sugar (sugar in the raw works)
This workout can be done with just your body weight OR add up to 20 pound dumbbells (5-8 pounds for beginners) to grow a little more muscle. 20 Sumo Squats50 Jumping Jacks20 Alternating Front Lunges20 Alternating Back Lunges10 Jump Squats20 SkatersRecover for 30-60 seconds50 Bridge Hips Lifts20 Straight Leg Reverse Planks10 Broad Jumps20 Walking LungesLight jog for 3 minutes