Tuesday, March 11, 2014
S.E.L.F. R.E.S.P.E.C.T

S.E.L.F. R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Just Be You

Just Be You

Monday, March 10, 2014
Squat Kicks!!!

Squat Kicks!!!

Tone/Fast/Fitness Person of the WeekGrace HanOut on a hike Grace takes a moment to get some A.I.R. — withGrace Han.

Tone/Fast/Fitness Person of the Week
Grace Han
Out on a hike Grace takes a moment to get some A.I.R.
— withGrace Han.

Breakfast Foods to help you fight a coldKiwiKiwis contain between 90 and 110 milligrams of vitamin C — more than an average orange. They are a good source of potassium, an important mineral for strong muscles and nerves, plus immune-boosting vitamin E. They are also packed with flavonoids and carotenoids — antioxidants that promote respiratory health, heart health and optimum well-being, says Suki Hertz, M.S., R.D., nutrition professor at the Culinary Institute of America. Cut kiwis in half and scoop out the flesh for a fruit salad or mash up and stir into plain yogurt.
-DD

Breakfast Foods to help you fight a cold
Kiwi
Kiwis contain between 90 and 110 milligrams of vitamin C — more than an average orange. They are a good source of potassium, an important mineral for strong muscles and nerves, plus immune-boosting vitamin E. They are also packed with flavonoids and carotenoids — antioxidants that promote respiratory health, heart health and optimum well-being, says Suki Hertz, M.S., R.D., nutrition professor at the Culinary Institute of America. Cut kiwis in half and scoop out the flesh for a fruit salad or mash up and stir into plain yogurt.

-DD



Recipe of the Day:Plain Fried Rice When cooked rice is stir-fried with egg but without meat or seafood, it is called “plain fried rice,” and it often has greater appeal than boiled rice to those who are not used to eating rice as a staple. The stir-frying process adds much taste and fragrance. The Chinese sometimes serve it in place of boiled rice as a measure of economy when there are few dishes to go with it. Since the best result is obtained from cooked rice that has been left for a few hours or overnight, it is also a way to turn any leftover rice into an appetizing dish.Ingredients3 cups or 14 ounces boiled rice, cooked at least 3 or 4 hours in advance (rice, noodles and dumplings) 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste2 tablespoons peanut or corn oil 2 teaspoons thick soy sauce2 scallions, cut into small rounds, white and green parts separated 2 tablespoons clear stock (optional)1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt Yield: Serves 2 with 1 other dish Serving
Recipe of the Day:
Plain Fried Rice 
When cooked rice is stir-fried with egg but without meat or seafood, it is called “plain fried rice,” and it often has greater appeal than boiled rice to those who are not used to eating rice as a staple. The stir-frying process adds much taste and fragrance. The Chinese sometimes serve it in place of boiled rice as a measure of economy when there are few dishes to go with it. Since the best result is obtained from cooked rice that has been left for a few hours or overnight, it is also a way to turn any leftover rice into an appetizing dish.

Ingredients
3 cups or 14 ounces boiled rice, cooked at least 3 or 4 hours in advance (rice, noodles and dumplings) 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
2 tablespoons peanut or corn oil 
2 teaspoons thick soy sauce
2 scallions, cut into small rounds, white and green parts separated 
2 tablespoons clear stock (optional)
1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt 
Yield: Serves 2 with 1 other dish Serving
Foods That Help You Lose WeightKumquatsThe sweet rind offsets a tart interior making these gems a zingy treat. “At only 13 calories a piece, you can pop a generous handful and still have a low-calorie snack,” says Tracy Cherry, RD, CDN at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Also try tossing in salads for color and a burst of flavor.

Foods That Help You Lose Weight
Kumquats
The sweet rind offsets a tart interior making these gems a zingy treat. “At only 13 calories a piece, you can pop a generous handful and still have a low-calorie snack,” says Tracy Cherry, RD, CDN at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Also try tossing in salads for color and a burst of flavor.

Tone/Fast/Fitness Person of the WeekGrace HanEvery now and then you gotta work those ropes. Looking great Grace

Tone/Fast/Fitness Person of the Week
Grace Han
Every now and then you gotta work those ropes. Looking great Grace

OrangesDon’t just think navels. Tangerines, mandarins, clementines and cara caras (our seasonal favorite) are rich in Vitamin C too. Cherry suggests swapping your morning OJ for a whole orange. “It has more fiber and takes longer to eat than the juice, to help you feel full on fewer calories.” That’s 45 calories per orange, to be precise. Clementines are the perfect snack: small, easy to peel and pop, with soluble fiber that “breaks down upon digestion and forms a gel to stabilize your blood sugar levels,” says Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com. You can also try throwing in a few slices of the orange family in with your winter vegetables or stews to boost their flavor.

Oranges
Don’t just think navels. Tangerines, mandarins, clementines and cara caras (our seasonal favorite) are rich in Vitamin C too. Cherry suggests swapping your morning OJ for a whole orange. “It has more fiber and takes longer to eat than the juice, to help you feel full on fewer calories.” That’s 45 calories per orange, to be precise. Clementines are the perfect snack: small, easy to peel and pop, with soluble fiber that “breaks down upon digestion and forms a gel to stabilize your blood sugar levels,” says Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com. You can also try throwing in a few slices of the orange family in with your winter vegetables or stews to boost their flavor.

Super Easy Fish SticksHere’s a great way to get the kids to eat fish (that’s not in a tuna fish sandwich). Serve these sticks with a light tartar sauce made from low-fat mayo and relish.

Super Easy Fish Sticks
Here’s a great way to get the kids to eat fish (that’s not in a tuna fish sandwich). Serve these sticks with a light tartar sauce made from low-fat mayo and relish.