Healthy Green Garden Omelet
Here it comes! Another holiday at Live in Fitness, and we know everyone loves to use as an excuse to binge! Everyone has that urge so don’t feel so bad. Besides, we got your back! Eggs are an old staple of Easter and what better way to start your Easter Sunday than with a delicious breakfast of eggs, greens, and fruit!
Chef Andie will walk you through all the steps needed to make this delicious meal. She’ll show you exactly what you need to do to make your Easter eggs the perfect and healthy way. Check the ingredients you will be needing below!
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A lot of us love baking during the holidays. With so many tempting treats and friend and family gatherings to attend, it’s best to make your treats as healthy as possible. We’ve got a few ideas for ingredient substitutes to make all your favorite treats healthy and delicious.
Vanilla for sugar
Cutting your sugar in half and replacing that half with vanilla extract is a great way to reduce your sugar intake while still making your treats just as sweet. Finding a good balance between the two may take some practice but the end results are very rewarding.
Whole wheat flour for white flour
In any baked good you can replace white flour with wheat flour for greater nutrients, flavor, and texture. Whole wheat flour is also high in fiber, which aids in digestion and can even lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Evaporated skim milk for cream
It’s the same consistency and although evaporated skim milk has a bit more sugar than cream it only has half the fat making it well worth the switch.
Chia seeds for butter
Chia seeds work well to substitute about half of the butter a recipe calls for. Combine 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 9 tablespoons water, let sit for 15 minutes, and you get a gel that’s the perfect consistency to stand in for fat in baking recipes.
Flax meal for eggs
Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds and 3 tablespoons of water and whisk to combine. Now let it sit in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. The result ends with a perfect substitute for 1 egg in any baked recipe.
With these substitutes you’ll be sure to make any treat this year delicious and healthy. Check back later for other great cooking ingredient substitutes! Also Fitfam, nothing is better than gifting yourself, or loved one, with fitness and health. Check out our amazing holiday special for our weight loss retreat!
Holiday Recipes Made Right!
Hey FitFam, the holiday season is here and with it comes all of that fatty delicious Fitness Holiday food we love so much. We know you’ve been trying your very best to keep that winter weight under control but some times we can’t help it when everything smells so good!
Here are 2 equally delicious and quick recipes that will help you stay fit and not miss out of that holiday feast. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce.
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1.5 pounds unpeeled red potatoes, cubed
3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
4-5 tbsp chopped Fresh dill leaves / parsley leaves
2 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
- Put potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, uncover (about 20 minutes). Drain; return to pot over low heat.
- Add butter, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato masher to preferred consistency. Mix in fresh herbs (Dill leaves / Parsley Leaves)
Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding With Raspberry Sauce:
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
6 cups multigrain bread cubed
1/3 cup chopped chocolate
1 10oz package frozen raspberries in light syrup
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray
- Pour sugar and cinnamon in large bowl; Stir and let stand 5 minutes. Pour mixture into baking dish.
- Bake for 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Puree thawed raspberries with syrup in food processor. Transfer mix to a strainer over a bowl. Press on solids with wooden spoons;throw away seeds. Save sauce. Spoon 1/8 pudding into bowls. Serve with raspberry sauce.
5 Ways To Help You Stay Fit During Winter:
It’s getting colder and colder outside. Christmas is right around the corner and your town may already be getting some snow. Feeling the temperature drop can make us all feel a little lazy. Before you break out the hot cocoa and snuggle up we have some great tips to help you stay motivated and keep fit this winter.
1. Avoid sugary coffees. It’s tempting to head to your local coffee shop day after day for the extra boost and warm sugary goodness. But instead of taking in all that sugar and caffein try a hot tea. Tea is cheaper and much healthier and it does a great job warming you up on a particularly cold day.
2. Eat the occasional sweet. It seems counter productive but lets be honest with ourselves: It’s the holidays and we are going to eat sweet treats. It’s just how it is. Instead of torturing yourself and eventually binging at a holiday party on snacks, pace yourself. Allow yourself a treat every once in awhile. Candy canes are low in calories and dark chocolate is much better for you than milk chocolate.
3. Ice Skating Getting out and going for a jog can be particularly tough when it’s cold outside. But if you make your outdoor cardio part of a funner, winter based sport, it can be extremely rewarding. Get your loved ones out of the house, bundle up and head to the local ice rink. Focusing on sports you can only enjoy during winter can help motivate you to get out and get active.
4. Work out videos. Live in Fitness, as well as running a world class winter weight loss camp, we have great online videos via FitClub.tv. We have great motivational, nutrition, and work out vids covering a wide range of exercises you can do at home with little to no equipment. Check out our YouTube channel for more information.
5. Swim If you have a local gym or YMCA that has a pool, swimming is another great form of cardio when jogging isn’t an option. It’s refreshing and gets you out of the house and back in the gym. If you manage to make it a weekly part of your exercise routine you can develop a great habit to carry into the warmer months.
As difficult as it can be, cold weather isn’t an excuse to be lazy. Save those snuggles for when the work is done. Get up, get out, and get going. Be person out of your friends and family who didn’t put on winter weight loss and looks better than ever.