BANG BANG Cauliflower Bites

From the October 19, 2017 Newsletter Cauliflower Bites: 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into big bite-sized pieces 1 egg 1 C Panko breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp salt Bang Bang Sauce: 1/3 C mayo 1T Thai sweet chili sauce (we use Mae Ploy brand) Sriracha to taste (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spritz with cooking oil spray. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Mix the Panko and salt together in a separate bowl. 2. One at a time, dunk cauliflower in the egg, coat it in the Panko mixture, and place it on the prepared pan. Continue until you’ve run out of space or cauliflower. Bake cauliflower for about 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. 3. Meanwhile, prepare your Bang Bang sauce. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl; adjust to taste. Add Sriracha for a little heat. Advertisements Continue reading BANG BANG Cauliflower Bites

HIIT 102: Benefits of HIIT

From October 5, 2017 Newsletter (Brush up on HIIT 101 here.) We know exercise is good for us but why does Lauren keep talking about HIIT (high-intensity interval training) exercise? Here are 4 benefits of doing HIIT exercise: 1. Improved Aerobic Fitness: Vigorous exercise is known to increase your body’s capacity to do aerobic exercise (cardio). HIIT forces you to push yourself to a vigorous intensity thereby … Continue reading HIIT 102: Benefits of HIIT

Best Granola Ever

Featured in October 5, 2017 Newsletter Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup brown sugar 1T vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 5 cups old fashioned rolled oats 3 cups (total) of your favorite flavors (see mine below) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat. 2. In a large bowl, combine oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Fold in your oats and flavors until evenly coated. 3. Press granola mixture onto your baking sheet to make a thick even layer that takes up most of the pan. 4. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. 5. Let it rest for an hour so it can get firm and dry. When you’re ready, scoop it off the pan and break it into large chunks as you go. Store in a freezer bag at room temperature. Coconut Chocolate Almond 1 1/4 cup raw whole or slivered almonds 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup cocoa powder Indian Harvest 1 cup raw whole or slivered almonds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 cup raw cashews 2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp cinnamon Continue reading Best Granola Ever

Change Your Grip: A Simple Way to Keep Exercise Interesting

There are three major grips used when weight lifting: neutral/hammer, supine, and prone. Each grip recruits a different combination of muscles in your biceps, triceps, and forearms. By simply changing your grip you’ll challenge your muscles in a different way and have greater forearm strength, hooray! Here’s how to do each: Neutral/Hammer (Difficulty: Easy) – Palm faces in, towards the midline of your body and … Continue reading Change Your Grip: A Simple Way to Keep Exercise Interesting

Strength Training in Everyday Movements

I know going to the gym or popping in a workout video is not for everyone. Some of you would rather ride your bike outside, sweat in your garden, or take a walk. My brother-in-law prides himself on the strong body he has without working out at the gym (thanks to his work as a dry land diving coach..with a little extra help from genetics.). … Continue reading Strength Training in Everyday Movements

Work Hard, Play Smart: Staying Healthy on Vacation

Summer is just around the corner. For some of you lucky ducks, you’re already counting down the days until vacation. Whether you’re driving across the state or flying across the country, here are some tips to keep in mind before you go. But first, check out this newsletter from last August with our Beach Week Menu for inspiration.  Food: – If you’ll be in the car for awhile, pack … Continue reading Work Hard, Play Smart: Staying Healthy on Vacation