If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love cookbooks. I love to read them and look through them and of course, make the food in them!
Recently I picked up a copy of Mariel’s Kitchen Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life by Mariel Hemingway. I really like this one. It is easy to read, the recipes are easy to follow and the food is good. I won’t be using all the recipes because some of them do have meat/dairy in them. Mariel breaks up the recipes into seasons. Right now my favorite recipe is:
Poached Eggs on Wilted Greens
1 tsp white wine viengar
12 large eggs
3 tbsp water
2 heads escarole, or 2 bunches Swiss chard or baby spinach coarsely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 plum tomatoes, cut into small sedges or diced
1. Fill a pot with 2 inches of water. Add vinegar and bring to a light simmer over med heat.
2. Begin gently cracking the eggs, one at a time, closely into the pot. (do these in batches of 3 to be sure not to overcrowd the pot).
3. Once the white begins to set up, but the yolks are still soft and runny, carefully remove each egg with a slotted spoon and set aside in a warm area.
4. Place 3 tsp of water in a large saute pan with the greens. Heat until barely wilted (the warm eggs will wilt the greens more).
5. Season greens with salt and pepper, drain slightly to remove excess liquid and divide the greens onto 6 individual plates. Place tomato wedges around the plate or sprinkle the diced tomatoes on top.
6. Top each plate with 2 poached eggs and serve.
7. As an option, add turkey and/or veggie sausages.
Give it a try. So yummy! I made mine in a smaller batch, but still very good!!
Mariel’s other book is also very good. (Healthy Living from the Inside Out.) I really agree with her in that we all need a little silence in our lives. I am turning off the tv and doing fun things and also working my Beachbody business more and spending time with the family. It just makes sense to me to accomplish something instead of mindlessly watching tv for 3-4 hours each night.
I have set aside a space in my bedroom that I can spend some quiet time every day. This is the perfect time for me to pray, meditate and just be still.
Create your own space and begin spending some time in silence each day and see how it affects you.
I think it is so important for us to write our goals down, see them in print and it will make them more real. I highly recommend that you do just that. Put them on a piece of paper and post it where you can see it daily. It will help you to work towards those goals. Be sure to write down things you truly want. Even if you think it is completely out of reach!!
Here is my list:
1) reach top of Beachbody ranking status
2) help coaches on my team reach this level
3) get organized
4) win the trip to Hawaii (Beachbody top coach)
5) go rock climbing
6) Help my kids learn to manage their money
7) get physically fit and stay there
8) get an RV and travel with Brian all over the US
9) travel to Italy and stay there for 3 months
11) get certified as a wellness consultant
12) get a degree in nutrition
13) read the Bible all the way through
14) take entire family on vacation to the beach
15) swim with dolphins
16) volunteer work with children
17) be able to donate large sums of money to my favorite charities
18) get over fear of public speaking
19) see the rainforest
20) learn a foreign language
21) play piano
22) improve my memory
23) run a 5K marathon
24) see a Broadway play in NYC
25) travel to fun vegetarian restaurants in US
We always accomplish what we believe we can accomplish!!
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Brian had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and he recommends Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. He told us that most diseases start with inflammation and EFA’s are an anti-inflammatory agent. Beachbody has a GREAT Omega 3 supplement. It doesn’t have that horrible fishy aftertaste. Dr. Chosney recommended 1000 mg per day at the least. We take this daily, but were not taking his recommended amount. We have increased our intake today!
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I have now tried both Shakeology flavors. Greenberry and Chocolate. I have to say that I like the chocolate better. This will probably not come as a surprise to anyone that knows me. I love chocolate. Since I gave up dairy products 6 years ago, I have really missed milkshakes. Hot fudge was my favorite flavor. I hadn’t had a milkshake is so long and shakeology is so good and just like a milkshake. I love that I am getting all my nutrition in one glass. Vitamins, digestive enzymes, minerals, probiotics and more. I have a bunch of recipes to make the shakes different each day. I have added fruit, peanut butter, coconut oil, and even caramel. Each one is good, the shakeology is good by itself, but my favorite is banana and peanut butter.
If you are interested in giving this a try, please let me know. I can help you get it ordered and send you the recipes so you can get started on your journey to better health and nutrition.
If you love it and want to keep getting it every month ask me how you can get it with a 25% discount. All you have to lose is weight!
We are starting a new challenge tomorrow!! This is a great way to stay motivated and on track. It takes 21 days to form a new habit. This will get you healthy habits and a healthy body!
1) Work out ATLEAST 5 days per week (try to get at least 30 mins) & log the workout in WOWY
You want to aim for breaking a sweat for at least 10 mins per day. This usually means that you will work out for 30 mins – 10 min warm up, 10 min sweaty workout, 10 min cool down)
You can do whatever type of workout you want, but log it in wowy. This will help to keep you on track. Schedule it just like you do any other appointment for the day – put it on the calendar and invite someone to work out with you online! This will help you to keep the appt.
2) Eat Clean everyday and keep a food journal (try to get 5 servings of veggies/fruit per day)
Get a notebook and write down anything that goes in your mouth.
Eating clean means – no fried foods, no white sugar, no white flour, no alcohol. Less butter, fat
This doesn’t mean you can’t have something good now and then. Be aware, plan for the days that you know you’ll be going off the plan.
3) Drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water per day (min 64, max 100)
Keep this in your journal also. I keep a 32 oz nalgene bottle full of water on the counter and pour a glass at a time. This way I can keep track of my water intake. I had 70 oz yesterday – which is more than I needed to have. BONUS!!!
I try to have my water intake before I let myself have anything else to drink. I don’t usually have much more than water, but I do like a decaf chai latte now and again.
4) Write down your goal – and share them with everyone
Put this out there – it is good for everyone to see what you are working towards and you will stick to it more knowing that it is out there.
5) Graditude – what are you thankful for?
Write it down each day in your journal. You can write it out in a list or in journal form – however you like to do it. This will help – I promise!!
Spend 5 minutes per day in quiet time. Reflect on your day, pray, whatever you feel like, but take the 5 mins to be in silence. Can be in the morning, or in the evening before bed.
If you want to participate, send me an email and I’ll get you added to the list. We are posting by email and on the Beachbody message board thread – dmoritz’s Missouri Fit Club – http://forums.teambeachbody.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/831103293/m/4511009701/p/1
Feel free to drop by the thread and post with us, even if you don’t want to participate in the challenge.
We had a cookout a few weekends ago and I wanted to share a recipe from then. The food was good, but the company was even better!!!
Avocado Salsa – The Garden of Vegan by Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer
The real trick to this great salsa is to use good avocados. Make sure they are ripe and the skin unblemised. Avocados contain a fair amount of vitamin C, thiamine, and riboflavin, so eat up! Serve this dip with corn chips, fresh veggies or on top of burgers.
1/2 cup cooked or canned corn niblets
1/4 cup olives (your choice), chopped
1/2 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt
1 avocado, diced
In a large bowl, combine the corn, olives, red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, oil, lemon jice, oregano, slat and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salsa. Stir in the avodcao just before serving. Makes approx 2 cups.
This is so yummy and we used it to dip with tortilla chips and also as a topping on bean burgers! Let me know what you think!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Missy Costello, Tony Horton’s personal chef in March at the Beachbody Coaches Summit in California. Missy is one of the nicest people I have ever met.
She has a great website and is now offering a free e-book to all subscribers. If you are looking for great ways to get healthy and change your diet, you should check out her website and download the e-book, 7 Steps to a Karma Chow Kitchen.
Karma Chow is a full-service, personalized cooking service that is committed to your health & wellness and the preservation of Mother Earth! By using all organic, locally grown (when available), mostly vegetarian, whole foods we assist the Earth in keeping her natural resources, while making YOU healthier and happier!
Her web address is http://www.karmachow.com/ Please check it out and if you are in California, you should definitely go to one of her cooking classes!!!
In the picture is me, Missy and Doris (another Beachbody coach and friend!)
May is National Physial Fitness and Sports Month. What a gift to give yourself. The gift of health!! Now is the time to get started on your journey to better health and physical fitness.
Let’s get started today!! I don’t care what workout you choose to do, just get started. If you want to get started with a Beachbody workout, then great. I hope that you will choose to have me as your coach and purchase your workout from me. But, if you want to walk, jog, ride a bike, go to the gym, go to Curves – whatever you want to do, just do it!!! You can have a chance to win money and other cool prizes (ipods, digital cameras and camcorders) for ANY workout you log into WOWY, the online super gym.
Get your family involved in working out with you! It will be fun for everyone. Play a game of bastketball, football or baseball with your kids, put on music and dance around the house with the whole family. I’ll bet that you will have more fun than sitting around watching TV!!! Turn off the tube and move!!!
The weather is getting warmer, so get outside and enjoy it!
Sign up today for WOWY (it’s free!!!). Let me coach you to better health and fitness.
Do it today for yourself and your family.
www.missourifitclub.com to join!!!
Email at dana@missourifitclub for questions or help!!