Archive | November, 2011

When to work out? Whenever you can!

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Here are two similar but quite different questions:

1. What time do you like to work out?

2. What time do you work out?

There are scientific studies and surveys and talking heads all giving their input about different benefits associated to exercise during different hours of the day. Early risers, night owls, or somewhere in between… When you sweat may determine your workout results! (more…)

Weekly Tips for November 28, 2011

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)

Turkey Pumpkin Lasagna

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Food

PUMPKIN LASAGNA

Nothing tastes better than freshly baked lasagna on a chilly fall day! (Southern California RockIt Moms ignore that statement!) Made with lean turkey and whole-wheat noodles, this dish is as satisfying as it is healthy. Vegetarians can opt to leave out the turkey. Although my homemade vegetable lasagna is epic, this one is great too!

 

Ingredients:

2 c. pumpkin, pureed

2 c. lean ground turkey

1 c. low fat ricotta

1 onion, chopped

1 zucchini, cubed

1 c. mushrooms, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. whole-wheat lasagna noodles, cooked

1/2 c. low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion and mushrooms with olive oil and minced garlic, then add ground turkey. Set aside after cooked all the way through. Mix ricotta cheese with pumpkin puree. Place a layer of noodles in an 8×8 pan, then a layer of the pumpkin mixture. Top with turkey mixture, and repeat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, then bake for 20 minutes.

What to do with that leftover turkey?

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 in Food

How much turkey salad, turkey chili and turkey leftovers can you eat? Here are some recipes for that leftover turkey that is new and different. (more…)

Shopping for Thanksgiving AND Saving $$$

Posted on 20. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

The holidays can be so expensive so here are good tips for saving money where you can… (more…)

Chicken Verde from Skinny Crock Pot

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 in Food

Posted by Jennett Cenname Pulley

 

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon chili powder

several minced garlic cloves

1 diced onion

1 can green chilis (mild)

1/2 jar green salsa (mild)

1 jar red salsa (your choice of heat)

*diced jalapenos optional (more…)

Tips for Week of November 14, 2011

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Holidays are coming! The Holidays are coming! Here comes Thanksgiving aka “5000 calorie meal”, Hannauka, Christmas, New Years, Work Parties, Cookie Parties, Sleigh Rides, New Year’s Eve and every kind of Football and/or Bowl Party.  How do you compete with all of this craziness and maintain your health, fitness and nutrition? This week’s tips are here for you and to keep those extra pounds away from your hardworking 2011 body! (more…)

Pain does not mean Gain.

Posted on 12. Nov, 2011 in Exercises, Fitness

Some of the alleged health magazines don’t always give you the truth about exercise. If you are looking for answers, be sure to look to the professionals. Recently SHAPE had an article about muscle pain, but some controversial points. Here is an article explaining Pain and Gain. Don’t be set off from the trainer, read through it.

Halloween is over – but this Black Widow is ALL YEAR

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 in Exercises

Spiderwoman planks

No more daylight savings?!?! UUGGHH!

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 in Fitness

HEALTH TIP – It is still dark out, I don’t wanna get up!

Now that we have “fallen behind” in preparation for winter, these dark fall mornings are going to make it tough to climb out of bed. When you should be up and at the gym, hiding under the sheets is not a good alternative. Since, daylight saving ended last weekend, hopefully these tips can help the not-so-morning people get up and get moving before the sun comes up. • Before you go to sleep, either sleep in your gym clothes (which seems so college days) or at least lay them out next to your bed. Then you don’t have to think in the dark. • Studies show doing some yoga stretches or general stretches in bed get your body moving. • Fresh flowers in your room make you feel energized, per all those scientists. Just don’t keep stargazers in your bedroom, their strong aroma can hinder your sleep. • If getting into the routine will take time, skip the gym, but get up and move! Put in a DVD, go to FITTV.com or even ON DEMAND has great workouts that are just as strenuous as being at the gym. • This is one of the hardest, especially for moms, but GO TO BED EARLIER. A recent workshop shoes most women 30-63 yrs old do not get enough sleep. Less than 8 hours of sleep can cause lack of good judgment, overeating, and dizziness. • Put your alarm clock in the bathroom or across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Keep moving it around, so it is not in the same spot all the time. • Set your clock at least 25 minutes ahead of time. That way the first time it goes off, it shocks you out of REM and it makes the waking up process a little easier. • Get a self-timed coffee maker. The aroma will get you out from under those sheets in no time. Just be weary of the self-grinders, they can scare you awake. If you are an am workout queen, this type of early exercise can really burn that metabolism. In recent survey of RockIt Mom members, getting up and working out with just a small snack (banana/bar or yogurt) gives you a long term burn all day. So why not have a revved up metabolism, keep up that energy and make solid decisions. Now, what is your excuse?