After you've done our Big Yoga Night on Wednesday, and you've enjoyed friends and family on Thursday, why not use those leftovers to make a delicious, nutricious and flatout AMAZING chili? That's right, it's our Turkey Pumpkin Chili. The Arena Fitness fave. It really needs no introduction. It's got 280 calories per serving and a healthy dose of Vitamin A. It's got more pumpkin than a PSL (and uh, less calories, too). Trust me: you won't need (or want!) anything else.
It's a fan favorite, so we thought we'd bring it back to remind you for the end of the Shred. It's great to make ahead of time and eat leftovers for lunch...if any leftovers survive!
This one is an oldie, but I thought it would be good revisit because we are in the midst of the Shred. And let's be honest: even when we are not shredding, we can benefit from making our fitness journey easier by eating better at home.
Today's Recipe of the Week is brought to you by our very own Rochelle Handy! This egg casserole has been the talk of the town lately and it's no wonder why. It's delicious!!! Best served for breakfast, brunch or dinner! This dish can be made both gluten and dairy free depending on your preferences or dietary needs. And yes, it even tastes amazing that way, too! It's the perfect way to indulge in a delicious dish while losing weight on the Shred. Serve with fresh fruit to complete this tasty treat.
With Football season upon us, it's time to start thinking of what guilt free snacks we can serve without breaking our calorie bank. Sundays don't have to mean serious damage to our weight loss or fitness goals! Look no further than Dr. Oz's 7 Layer Fat Fighting Dip. The fiber from the black beans helps keep you full while the healthy fats from the avocado regulate your blood sugar, helping you curve cravings. Substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt and veggies for the usual chips, and save yourself 200 calories per serving!
Our friends over at Greatist have done it again. Have you ever wondered if all calories are created equal? Or even what a calorie is? This infographic will help you better understand the way food intake helps (or hurts) weight loss. It also shows how different macronutrients are used by the body to help in fitness recovery.
This one's for all the fish lovers out there. I've realized that I never post seafood recipes because I'm not a fan. But this salmon gyro recipe looks good, even to me, which says a lot. Salmon is full of omega-3s and can help reduce inflammation. It's also full of protein which helps your body rebuild muscles after a grueling Spartan Sport group fitness class! Enjoy!
Watermelon, Avocado and Cucumber, oh my! What a great combination to help keep you cool all summer long. Add your favorite lean protein and put on top of a bed of spinach to make it a complete meal perfect for maintaining your Shred weight loss results!
One of the main reasons why I love summer so much is for the abundance of fresh produce at my fingertips. The vibrant colors of the veggies look super appetizing, and the spinach packs a powerful punch of iron. Adding a salad to your meals will help you get the most out of your weight loss efforts. Get outdoors, stroll to the nearest farmers market, and create this antioxidant rich summer salad. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Lunch can be one of the most difficult meals to make when you're trying to be healthy. Tired of eating the same old sandwich? Mix it up this week with an avocado and egg salad wrap! Wrap it in a fiber rich, whole grain tortilla for the ultimate blend of complex carbohydrates, omega 3's and vegetarian lean protein to keep you going and your metabolism racing. It's perfect for fueling you for your next group fitness class!
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