Sunday, January 31, 2021

One to Remember

 Crispy Rice Bowls with Fried Eggs

This recipe provides 4 servings.

Ingredients:

1)    2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided

2)    2 ½ cups cooked brown rice

3)    ½ teaspoon sea salt plus a pinch, divided

4)    2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

5)    1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

6)    1 11-ounce package baby spinach

7)    1 tablespoon lime juice

8)    4 eggs

9)    1 ripe avocado, sliced

10) 1 cup julienned carrot

11) 4 radishes, thinly sliced

12) 2 scallions, thinly sliced

13) 4 teaspoons Sriracha sauce

 

Instructions:

1)    Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium -high heat. Add rice and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon sea salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, approximately 10 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls.

2)     Add the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon canola oil and ginger to the pan. Add spinach, in batches, and cook, tossing, until welted, approximately 3 minutes. Stir in lime juice and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Divide among the rice bowls.

3)    Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in the pan. Crack eggs into it and cook until the whites are set and the edges are crispy, approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining pinch of salt. Place an egg on each rice bowl. Top with avocado, carrot, radishes, scallions, and Sriracha.

 

 

Enjoy!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Tasty, Healthy Snack Idea

Chai Seed Protein Bites

 

Ingredients

1.     1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

2.     1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3.     1/2 cup chia seeds

4.     1/2 cup honey

5.     1/4 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder

6.     1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Additional unsweetened shredded coconut, optional

 

Instructions:

1.     In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.

2.     Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Roll in additional coconut if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

 

 

Enjoy!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday Smoothie Suggestion

 

Ingredients:

1.     2 cups frozen fruit (any kind)

2.     1 cup liquid (almond milk, orange juice, water, etc.)

Optional add-ins

1.     1/4 cup protein powder (whey, plant-based, soy, etc.)

2.     1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

3.     1/2 tablespoon ground flax seeds

 

Instructions:

1.     Place frozen fruit, liquid, and any optional add-ins into a high- speed blender 

2.     Blend on high until smooth. You may need to add a little bit more liquid depending on how thick you like your smoothie.

3.     Serve immediately

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

What is Neuromotor Training?

 

·       This type of training includes training for agility, balance, coordination, and gait.

·       Neuromotor training is especially important for older adults who are at an increased risk of falling; it is also part of a complete exercise program.

·       Balance exercises may be either static, for example, standing on one leg while incorporating upper body movements (perhaps a dumbbell curl), or dynamic.

·       A dynamic balance exercise involves transferring body weight from one foot to another; for example, pretending to walk along a “tightrope,” or a line on the floor, with one foot directly in front of the other.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Try This!

 Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

 This recipe provides 6 servings

 

Ingredients:

1)    2lb. skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

2)    Sea salt to taste

3)    Freshly ground pepper to taste

4)    2 bell peppers, chopped

5)    8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, sliced

6)    2 cloves garlic, minced

7)    1 (28 –oz.) can crushed tomatoes

8)    ½ cup low sodium chicken broth

9)    1 teaspoon dried oregano

10)  ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

11)  1/3 cup capers

12)  Cooked linguine, for serving

 

Instructions:

1)    Season chicken on both sides with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and place in slow cooker.

2)    Add peppers, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, and broth, then season with oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

3)    Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours, until chicken is cooked through. 

4)    Remove chicken from slow-cooker and stir capers into sauce.

5)    Serve chicken over cooked linguine with sauce.

 

 

Enjoy!   

Friday, January 1, 2021

A New Year’s Challenge


 Challenge yourself to create 21 goals in this new year of 2021!

 

Make this year you’re lucky 21!

 

Remember goals motivate us, and the motivation to accomplish those goals is the essence of our purpose in life; this is an important fact to remember as we notice the passing of time, 2020 has passed and now we are with much excitement onto 2021!

 

Challenge yourself…think 21!