Finding a clean alternative to macaroni and cheese was an absolute MUST for me…I don’t know about you guys…but I LOVE mac n cheese! You don’t have to give up taste though…I found this awesome recipe that is only 250 calories per serving…perfect for a cold rainy day like today!!
A three-ounce serving of eye round steak has only 138 calories, 1.2 grams of saturated fat and 3.5 grams of total fat – that’s almost 4 grams less fat than a T-bone. Along with zinc, vitamin B12 and iron, which aid in energy metabolism, beef is an excellent source of high-quality protein.
- 4 3-oz eye round steaks
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Trim fat from steaks.
- In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, pepper, garlic, onion and salt, and mix well. Massage marinade into meat for 5 minutes before refrigerating it. Marinate meat in mixture overnight.
- After marinating, preheat broiler. Broil meat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once.
- Serve with Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a Twist, or another side of your choice.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a Twist
- 1 whole garlic head (about 10 cloves)
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 3/4 lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 medium turnips, peeled and cubed
- 1 medium head cauliflower, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 2 tbsp chives, chopped (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Peel away the outer papery covering of the garlic and slice off the top of the head so that most of the cloves are exposed. Place on a square of aluminum foil. Drizzle oil over cloves. Cover in aluminum foil and bake on oven rack or a tray for 45 minutes, until garlic is soft. Once cool, squeeze to extract garlic pulp into a bowl and set aside.
- Place potatoes, turnips and cauliflower in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
- Combine garlic, potato mixture, sour cream and milk in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Remove, garnish with chives and serve.
Shakeology is used for a number of different reasons, from weight loss to weight gain. Shakeology is extremely effective for weight loss when used as a meal replacement shake, and can also be a great supplement for “hard gainers” who are trying to build muscle. It’s also a tremendous way to cleanse the body of built-up toxins that accumulate due to processed foods, and it is helpful in preventing free radical damage.
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I started with the Lean schedule…but am currently on Day 11 of Classic. Here is a sneak peak into my Day 10 Arms and Shoulders workout…which has become a favorite of mine.
Here’s the breakdown:
P90X Shoulders and Arms is one of 12 exercise DVDs included with Tony Horton’s P90X 90-day fitness program. The shoulders and arms workout is 60 minutes of a potent combination of curling, pressing, and fly exercise movements that will do get your deltoids (shoulders), biceps, and triceps looking amazing.
You will need weights or bands, and a chair to do P90X shoulders and arms.
With P90X Shoulders and Arms, you superset the muscle groups to exhaustion. You will definitely be feeling it when the shoulders and arms workout is finished.
Tony Horton begins the P90X Shoulders and Arms workout with a light cardio and stretch warm-up that feels great! Do not skip this! Stretching will help prevent injuries.
P90X Shoulders and Arms is a challenging array of exercises like Deep Swimmers Press, Chair Dips, and Flip-Grip Triceps Kickbacks. The shoulders and arms workout consists of 15 different exercises that you perform in sets of three. When you complete the sequence, you repeat it before moving on to the next sequence of P90X shoulder and arms exercises. The final three exercises make up the “bonus round”.
Results? My arms were noticeably toned and well built looking when I completed P90X. The shoulders and arms workout was extremely challenging. I was able to hit my workout goals and progress to heavier weights through the 90 days.
Whether you are a man or woman, if you want some well built, sexy looking shoulders and arms, P90X is the best workout!
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece •
Calories:224.5 •Fat: 8.6 g •Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 14.2 g • Fiber: 1.3 g
4 (8 oz) chicken breast halves, sliced in half
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Sargento)
1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a large baking sheet lightly with spray.
Hey everyone! I wanted to post a video of my favorite workout EVER!! Brazilian Butt Lift! Summer is coming, and you can’t forget about your backside….High & Tight is the best workout to give your butt some lift 🙂
Leandro Carvalho (“The Butt Master”) shares his secret formula for sculpting the perfect butt! His proven TriAngle Training method targets all three major muscles to blast away flab, redefine the shape of your rear, lift and elevate your booty from multiple angles.
What Is In The Box?
5 Booty-Blasting Workouts
•Bum Bum: Leandro’s signature workout (named after the Brazilian slang for “butt” and pronounced “boom-boom”) combines fat-blasting cardio with the best lower-body sculpting moves you’ve ever tried. (35 minutes)
•High & Tight: Focus on all those stubborn trouble zones: the hips, glutes, and saddlebags. Leandro uses his secret weapons–the Booty Resistance Band and ankle weights–to lift your butt to new heights. (35 minutes)
•Sculpt: In this Brazil Butt Lift Workout video, Leandro takes you through a total-body workout with a sexy Brazilian twist, to sculpt your entire body while focusing on your glutes. Look like a sexy supermodel–lean and toned, without the bulk. (50 minutes)
•Cardio Axe: Feel like you’re dancing in the streets of Brazil with Leandro’s signature axe (pronounced “ah-shay”), a fat-burning, cardio-blasting, and dance-based workout that delivers all-over slimming results fast. (30 minutes)
•Tummy Tuck: Leandro’s surefire way to get flat, sexy abs in just 15 minutes. (15 minutes)
Tools to Help You Shape Your Booty
•Booty Makeover Guide: This booklet includes the Booty Blueprint to help you determine your current shape and the Booty Makeover Calendars customized to your particular shape so you know which workout program to follow to achieve your desired shape.
•Fat-Burning Food Guide: This easy-to-follow meal plan was created by a nutritionist and is filled with mouthwatering, Brazilian-inspired recipes that will help you slim down without sacrificing flavor.
•Booty Basics: In this introductory video, Leandro shares his TriAngle Training secret, signature moves, and tips on proper form to help you get the most out of the program.
•Triangle Training Workout Cards: These cards contain step-by-step instructions on Leandro’s signature moves. Take them with you to create your own workout-on-the-go.
•Measurement Tracker Card and Tape Measure: Watch the inches melt away as your entire body transforms.
•Pencil: See if you pass the pencil test before you start the program. Test again every 30 days, and watch your butt LIFT.
Which Women Have the Best Buns in the World? Ballerinas, samba dancers, and women practicing the Afro-Brazillian fighting style of capoeira. Leandro Carvalho borrowed from all three workouts to develop his routine for crafting a bottom that is a work of art. The Brazilian Butt Lift includes plies, squats, lunges, explosive moves, plyometrics, touchdowns, kickbacks, and dance to achieve flawless curves and exceptional lift. As a personal fitness trainer, Leandro kept the secrets of the Brazil Butt Lift exclusive to elite supermodels like Alessandro Ambrosio. Now he is sharing his proven method with you so you can chisel the perfect butt in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Your Rear is One of the Most Complex Parts of Your Body
Your rear is one of the most complex parts of your body and it takes a variety of highly specific exercises to shape, reduce, and lift your glutes from every angle. The Brazil Butt Lift targets precise areas to deliver extraordinary results. If you’re not following the Brazil Butt Lift program, you are not working your butt from all the right angles – you could even end up make your butt look bulkier!
You don’t have to be a fitness guru or undergo surgery to your transform your booty from saggy to superb. Even beginners can have a shockingly firm, Brazilian butt on the same level as runway models and magazine cover girls. The kind of butt that leaves people speechless as they watch you walk away.
Say Goodbye to Cellulite and Dimples Forever!
Say goodbye to cellulite and dimples forever, the rock hard tush you’ve always dreamed of is now within your grasp. You’ll never have to feel self-conscious again with those perky cheeks on your backside. Rock your dynamite rump in skinny jeans, lingerie, bikinis, or in the buff. Be confident showing off your best feature. Just imagine yourself on the beach, bursting with assuredness, with a head-turning, explosive body to die for. Ka-pow!
This healthy beef chop suey muscle building recipe is packed with protein, essential fats and carbs – perfect for muscle gains.
What You Need
7 oz beef , fat trimmed. (you can use lean ground beef if you like)
6 large egg whites
1 large onion, chopped
3 cups Danish raw cabbage
2.5 stripes celery
2 cups of thin sliced mushrooms
1.5 cups soybean
2 cups Chinese canned water chestnut
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup broth bouillon canned, ready to serve , beef
You will need 2 large non-stick frying pans. In the first frying pan add the olive oil and beef and cook until the beef is brown. Don’t cook for too long, the beef will go tough and chewy.
While the beef is cooking, in the second frying pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cabbage, celery, mushrooms, water chestnuts, soybean, vinegar and onion. Cook until entire mixture is hot, and the onions have softened. Now add the soy sauce, beef stock and cooked beef. Cook this mixture for 5-10 minutes.
Serve hot in a large bowl. For extra carbs add brown rice or pasta as a side.
Protein: 38 grams
Carbohydrates: 50 grams
Fat: 16 grams
Calories: 490 per serving
The key to any successful weight loss program is consistency with not only with your workout program, but more importantly….healthy eating habits.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming if you plan ahead of time…I know for me personally, simply thinking ahead of time has been a HUGE difference.
I started to see the results that I wanted only after I made some serious changes to my diet.
Shakeology was big help to have something tasty I could grab every morning for breakfast or a meal on the run. But the rest of my meals required some forethought. A little planning goes a long way 🙂
7-9 egg whites
3 Tablespoons Splenda (sweetener) Optional
Cinnamon to taste (usually about Â½ teaspoon)
Vanilla Extract to taste (usually about a capful)
1 28 oz can crushed tomato
1 package Mushrooms
1 chopped green pepper
3 pressed garlic cloves
1/4 t. thyme
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. oregano
1 T. parsley
Dash of pepper
5 oz. chicken or turkey (Try to limit using deli meat)
2 T. salsa
Sliced green or red peppers.
Fat free cheese (if desired)
Roll up and eat hot or cold.
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 diced yellow/gold onions
1 diced bell pepper
3 chopped carrots
2 stalks chopped celery
2 cans pinto beans (drained & rinsed)
2 T tomato paste
2 cloves minced garlic
2-3 T. chili powder
1 t. cumin
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Cup fat free, low sodium chicken broth
1 Whole-wheat tortilla
Low sodium fajita or other seasoning to taste
Salsa to taste
Fat free cheese (if desired)
1 14 oz. Can diced tomatoes w/ basil, garlic & oregano
Approximately 2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal
2 egg whites
1 can diced or crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup diced green pepper
2/3 cup diced onion
2 t. Worchester sauce
1 1/2 lbs small zucchini, cut lengthwise into halves
1/2 c. lemon juice
2 T. low-calorie Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
2 T. drained capers
Paprika to taste
Ok so Chest and Back Day is my LEAST favorite!! So…Im procrastinating lol
This workout is divided up into 2 “rounds”. You run through the entire workout once, then they change things up a bit and run you through the entire thing a second time. By the second time around, you are truly grateful that you are on the downhill slide towards the end of the workout!
1. Standard Push-ups
2. Wide Front Pull-ups
3. Military Push-ups
4. Reverse Grip Chin-ups
5. Wide Fly Push-Ups
6. Closed Grip Overhand Pull-ups
7. Decline Push-ups
8. Heavy Pants
9. Diamond Push-ups
11. Dive Bombe
13. Back Flyes