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Healthy Holiday Food: Brussels Sprouts

November 20th, 2014 by | Comments Off

With the holidays quickly approaching we want to make sure we can have our cake, eat it too, and not gain any waist weight. We’re implementing new healthy sides to our holiday meals, so we can have a weight stress free holiday season.  Brussels sprouts aren’t the enemy we made them out to be as children, they actually taste good! And do awesome things to keep that body looking tight and right. This recipe for balsamic glazed brussels sprouts will soon become a holiday tradition.

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Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine brussels sprouts, broth, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in slow cooker. Cover and cook until brussels sprouts are tender, 2 to 3 hours on high.
  2. Drain brussels sprouts and transfer to serving dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and oil, then sprinkle with pine nuts and parmesan. Serve.

Full House Workout

November 18th, 2014 by | No Comments

 

Remember when your mom thought you were so lazy, spending your days laughing with the Tanners? Well prove her wrong by incorporating an indoor workout to your regularly scheduled TV program. Follow the chart for an easy way to add some fitness into your day and get the body DJ Tanner dreamed about without eating only ice cubes.

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Winter Workouts from the Comfort of Your Home

November 13th, 2014 by | No Comments

A wise man once said “Winter is coming.” and what he followed that up with “so get ready to workout inside”. Now that Jack Frost is back in town we’re looking for ways to spice up our workout routine, and trying not to get stuck with that extra holiday weight. Winter makes us so lazy we don’t even want to leave the warmth of our own home, so we’ve turned to fitness streaming and DVD’s.  These are our favorite workout programs that you can stream or do it the old fashioned way and pull out your DVD player.

The Bar Method 

We love fulfilling our childhood ballerina dreams with this DVD. The workout is great because it helps you get into positions that target specific muscles and work your way to that perfect dancers dent.  Can be bought here.

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Hula Hoop 

The hula hoop may not come to mind when you think about working out, but it should! Nothing helps us keep our muffin top in check like a weighted hula hoop. Whether you’re a hooping pro or a novice to the hula, you can do this. Full disclosure; the weighted hula hoop can make your torso sore for a couple of days, but that will fade. Check here for a full kit!

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Dancing With The Stars: Sizzle and Groove Latin Dance 

Doing this workout is just like watching your favorite tv show, but with more sweat. We love this version because it promises to make us “sizzle” and we need to acquire all the heat we can in those winter months. Can be purchased here.

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Anyway you choose to sweat through winter, you’ll be ready to run RAD. Get on the email list, and be the first to know when your city opens!