Thursday, October 21, 2010

Perfect Timing....

It's important to reward yourself when you've reached a goal that you've set. I was reading in my runner's world magazine and they said that getting a massage once a week helps prevent muscle soreness and injuries. Go have A SPA DAY!

Check out the November 2010 issue "Perfect Timing."

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Quick Black Bean Chili

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
2 TBS. finely chopped jalapeno pepper
2 TBS. snipped cilantro
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 cans (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (16 oz.) fat-free refried beans
1 can (14oz) fat-free vegetable broth
1 TBS lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin

Yield: 4 servings

Chop the veggies and saute them with jalapeno and garlic. Add black beans, refried beans, broth, lime juice and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir cilantro into chili. Top with 2 TB. sour cream if you'd like.

Autumn Minestrone Soup

*Serves 6
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion diced
6 ounces turkey or regular bacon or ham chopped
2 cloves garlic finely minced
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz.) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup chopped carrots
2 celery stalks, chopped
¼ cup chopped flat-leaf fresh parsley
2 potatoes, peeled and diced (I leave the peels on with red potatoes)
1 zucchini, diced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup to ¾ cup small pasta
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot until shimmering. Add the onion and bacon and sauté until the onion is translucent, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and stir, cooking for one minute. Add all the other ingredients except the pasta and simmer, stirring occasionally, partially covered for 20-30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Add the pasta and simmer for 10 minutes longer. Serve.
Recipe Source: My Kitchen Cafe

Fall treats in MODERATION..

I'm not saying these PUMPKIN cookies are healthy, but they are yummy!!
Easy to MAKE:
1 box spice cake mix
15 oz. plain pumpkin
chocolate chips (optional)
Mix together and cook on 375 for 10-12 min

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's time to be HONEST with yourself

Are you frustrated or unhappy with your fitness goals right now? If so, I want you to ask yourself..."How is my Eating?"

Take a moment and write down what you've ate & drank in the last 24 hours.
(every little bite & lick)

One of the biggest factors in the role play of weight loss/maintain is our EATING! Sorry if you didn't want to hear that, but it's the truth. Think of your food as fuel, and you want to fill your body with the best so you can accomplish all your hopes and dreams.

Healthy Eating Patterns...

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What is New......

This month, I’m launching an exclusive group for this new nutrition program and I’m super excited for it! You can learn all about it here...