Blogs about Recipes

Taking Care of the Calf, Agility and a Great Recipe

A few ramblings all newsletter style.Read up on what I think is a forgotten calf stretch (at least I don't see anyone doing it) a new toy I bought myself and a GREAT recipe for the vegetables lovers. I made this dish the other night with some roasted chicken and Mmmm mmm! My wife loved it, I loved it and my two Pugs may have gotten a piece of carrot or two. 

Shoulder Health, Summer Tips and More

Something a little different this time. A small blog on the shoulder, some summer tips, a good stretch to try and a couple recipes...all in a Newsletter format. Here it is at the link below http://blog.ideafit.com/files/user_upload/2248686.pdf

World Class Core Routine

Let me start off by saying that the title is a bit of a misnomer. I’ll certainly talk about how to strengthen your abs and the muscles found around your mid-section but the core is so much more than that. The core is really made up of any muscle that connects to the pelvis to help stabilize the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. It’s also made up of all the muscles that stabilize the spine. Given that, I’m sure you would be surprised when I tell you that even the hamstrings, quadriceps, lat muscles and butt muscles are all muscles of the core.

Meghan's Awesome Simple Chocolate Protein Smoothie

I would like to share (with her permission) a recipe for a protein smoothie that I got from a local nutritionist. She has counselled family and friends and gets high praise. I like this recipe because it works for the child (or adult) who is fruit averse, or generally averse to anything unusual, but who would benefit from having a protein rich breakfast or snack to replace a sugary carb load. It is quick to make and can be consumed in the car running late to work or school. 

Gluten free organic beet brownies

Recipe:

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Shake up your snacking with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

Protein Smoothie

This is my first blog! I just got done working out and thought Id share my post workout smoothie with you all. 1 Banana1/2 cup Chocolate almond milk1 tbsp Organic peanutbutter1/2 tsp Flax seed1/2 tsp Chai seeds (optional)Ice 

Fall Harvest Vegan Soup

The fall always makes me want soup.  I love soup, and it is one of the things that is sometimes dissapointing in eating out that a food that can be so healthy is often caloric without flavor and heavy without depth.  A cream soup, in my mind, can be a wonderful treat, but I don't want it often, and if I am going to have it I want it to be really worth it.  At least 20 years ago my younger brother, who is a chef, made a cream of broccoli soup for Christmas that was so good I ate 3 bowls and didn't have anything else he made.

Mushroom and Spinach Egg White Muffins

Here is a great recipe and pre or post workout snack:Ingredients:3 cups of egg whites8 oz. of organic cheddar cheese1 cup of fresh organic spinach1 can of organic mushroomsSpray muffin tins with cooking spray.  Put a 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites in each of the 12 muffin tins.Divide the cooked spinach and mushrooms in each muffin holder.  Sprinkle the cheese in last.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Here is a great recipe that is a healthy alternative to the traditional muffin.  It is also great before or after a workout because of the healthy distribution of protein to carbohydrates.Recipe:2 ripe bananas2 cups of almond meal (I use Trader Joes)1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp of baking powder1 tsp of cinnamon1 tsp vanillapinch of salt2 eggs ( I use organic)1 tablespoon of honey (I use raw)1/2 cup of dark mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is gluten, dairy, and soy free)