I came home today after a long day of work and running errands and I was in the mood for burgers and fries. I happened to be with my roommate at the time, we both came home together and he was craving the same thing, but not necessarily fast food burgers and fries. Then I remembered I had Jenni-O turkey burger patties in the freezer…( huge smile came across my face ) I was making me some turkey burgers for dinner..woohoo
Jenni-O Turkey Burger Patties
1 medium onion (sliced)
1/2 of ripe avocado
2 hands full of kale
1 cup of slices mushrooms
2 whole wheat (small) pita
2 slices of low fat Provolone cheese
1 to 2 tablespoon of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
Serving for 2
This recipe is soo easy to make. It took me less than 20 minutes. I first warmed up the George Foreman Grill on high. While the grill was getting hot, I placed my Wok on high heat on the stove with EVOO to warm up. Once the oil was hot I placed the onions (sliced) to cook and get caramelized. Then I added the sliced mushrooms, after a few mins i added the kale to cook (lowered heat down). I added a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste.
While the kale, mushrooms and onions are cooking I placed the turkey burger patties onto the grill to cook with a lil salt and black pepper on top to taste. I cooked patty on each side for about 3-5 minutes. Once cooked I warmed up the pita bread and stuffed it with the turkey burger, saute kale, onions and mushrooms and placed sliced avocado and cheese on top.
If you’re stuck indoors, treadmills are an excellent way to get in some cardio time — minus wet weather or pollen counts. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced treadmill user, here is everything you need to know to get the most out of this favorite cardio machine.
- Treadmill Workout Routines: These four different treadmill workouts: beginner, intermediate intervals, running hills, and sprint intervals, can be downloaded to accompany you to the gym!
- How to Burn More Calories: From competing against friends to increasing the speed, here are some ways to make that treadmill work extra hard for you!
- The Forty Minute Walking/Running Workout: Perfect for beginners, this workout helps your body ease into it while also adjusting to the physical demands of running.
- Increase the Incline Like Jennifer Aniston: Cranking the incline helps you burn more calories than if you keep the machine set to a zero grade. You can also use the incline button to take yourself for a hilly hike with this walking workout.
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- How to Push Yourself Past Your Comfort Zone: This interval workout is guaranteed to get you out of your comfort zone with a gradual build.
- The 500-Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workout: I saved the best for last because this 41-minute interval workout will no doubt get you ready for swimsuit season!
24 frozen pot stickers (chicken, or pork or vegetables)
1 tbsp sesame oil or peanut oil
4 oz of mushroom (sliced)
2 cups of snow peas or sugar snap peas (removed tough ends)
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Sriracha to taste
sesame seeds and chopped scallions (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add pot stickers to cook for a few minutes. Just a little over 5 mins less than 10 minutes. Drain. In a steamer steam the snap peas or snow peas for a few minutes (don’t want it to cook soft)..you still want there to be a crunch. Steam for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside when done.
Heat the sesame oil in a large non stick skillet or saute pan or wok over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes each side until lightly brown. Add the cooked pot stickers to the pan, spreading them out making sure that they get lightly brown on each side. Cooking for about 3 minutes or so on each side. Add the peas and toss around.
Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sriracha. This dish is a serving size for four people. Top with sesame seeds and scallions (chopped).
This meal can be eating alone (the way I ate it) or you can serve with pasta if wanted or with a spinach salad
When thinking of making positive changes towards loosing weight and living a healthier life you want to take small steps and start slow. You never want to just drive into it head first thinking okay I’ll workout everyday for hours on end and just eat salad. It doesn’t work that way.
You want to set realistic short term goals first. Either month by month or every couple of weeks in advance and just pick one or two things at the beginning so you don’t get overwhelmed and give up when it gets too tough. If weight loss is one of your goals, you want to stick with no more than 1-2 lbs a week and have a balance between cardiovascular exercise, resistance training and healthy eating habits. It’s not about just loosing weight. You feel great, you look great, your energy level is up, you deal with day to day tasks better and even handle stress better and overall you’re a better person inside and out!
This is not something that you do just for a few months or a few weeks and expect to go back to your old habits, it’s a lifestyle change.
When it comes to nutrition you want to eliminate all white flour, rice, pasta, HFC (high fructose corn syrup), processed foods, hydrogenated fats, artificial coloring and preservatives, soda (even diet), MSG, refined grains etc…
You want to cut down on your sugar and sodium intake and cut back on your alcohol consumption.
Seems alot I know and you’re properly wondering then what can I eat?! There’s alot that you can eat.
Have a balance between healthy carbs, lean protein and healthy fats. Don’t eliminate any of these groups, you need them all to sustain a healthy body and energy through out the day. Stick with high fiber whole grains foods, fruits and vegetables, unsalted nuts, organic meats, fish, yogurt, eggs etc..
There’s some foods outthere that we refer to as SUPERFOODS and you can even eat these everyday. Blueberries, almonds, dark chocolate (65-70% coco), quinoa, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, spinach, strawberries, bell peppers, turmeric, garlic, ginger etc.. They all have great health benefits such as boosting your immune system, helps with increasing your metabolism, healthy skin, strong bones, anti inflammatory etc.
Okay now that we have our nutrition down packed, working out is the easy part. There’s soo many options, and I always say do what you love. Move your body, get that heart rate up, get a sweat going…at least for thirty (30) minutes a day if that’s all the time you have. Switch things up though, don’t keep doing the same thing over and over. You dont want to get bored and also your body gets use to it and therefore you won’t achieve results.
Overall, enjoy your life in a healthy and positive way. Be consistent with it and again make it a part of your life!