Curbing your appetite may be a tall glass to fill, especially when temptation seems to be everywhere around us. It also seems as though every time we leave the house, we’re repeatedly reminded of food via advertising on billboards and restaurant signs that offer more calories for your money. Even if you don’t leave the […]
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If you’re not already working out with your partner, it’s never too late to get started. You may be surprised to find out how many different forms of motivation can arise from such a simple idea, one that can lead to friendly competitions with seemingly endless favors and/or chores that can be assigned to whoever […]
Even though you’ve probably heard it a thousand times already, Happy New Year! Although 2015 may be filled to the brim with goals and aspirations, we both know that one day at a time usually provides the best results. As successful dieters, we’ve learned that self control and diligence should be used in unison with […]
Roasted Carrots Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon harissa paste 2 teaspoons cumin seeds Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 2 1/2 pounds small rainbow carrots, scrubbed, tops trimmed to about 1/2″, halved 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed Directions Preheat oven to 450°. Whisk […]
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin, divided 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed Cooking spray 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (about 1 tablespoon) 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Directions Preheat broiler. Combine 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and […]
Makes: 6 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound lean (90% or leaner) ground beef 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 1/2 cups frozen bell pepper and onion mix, thawed, chopped 1 medium Golden Delicious or other sweet-tart cooking apple, […]
Ingredients 6 ounces angel hair pasta 6 ounces fresh sliced shiitake mushrooms 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 onion, chopped 1/4 cup white wine 1-tablespoon olive oil 1/4-cup chicken broth 1/2-cup heavy whipping cream Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Directions Sauté garlic and onion in olive oil over medium heat; add mushrooms […]
We’ve all had bad experiences while shopping. You find clothes you like, but they just don’t complement your body well, and you’re left feeling insecure or frustrated. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. A big part of shopping is not just finding your favorite color or designer, it’s about making sure what you […]
There’s nothing more detrimental to your fitness goals than a desk job. You’re stuck, sitting, for hours on end with very little to no motion whatsoever to keep your blood pumping. What do you do when your work is inactive and you need to figure out ways to get your metabolism going? Deskercise. When it […]
Most of us know that Halloween kicks off the beginning of the holiday season and we’ll be surrounded by plenty of sweet-tasting and tantalizing temptations, at least until the end of the year. Nearly every supermarket in town and a few other retail outlets as well have devoted entire sections to the candy craze. It’s […]