3 Things to Do This Week

Strawberry Snack

How did you do last week? Eating vegetables for every meal really isn’t that hard is it? I know I’m a couple days late but you still got the rest of the week to give these three things a try…

Do This:
Eat Your Dessert

I know what your thinking… “wait, what did she just say, eat my dessert? What’s the catch?” Yes, I did say eat your dessert but there are 3 requirements to do so…

1. Research – find a recipe you like.
2. Make it yourself – yes, make it yourself.
3. It has to be healthy.

The point of this is to not put dessert in a “bad” category. Dessert isn’t necessarily bad for you it just depends on the dessert you are choosing.
Chocolate Cake – not an option.

Pick a dessert that fits in line with what you like and what your diet requirements are: gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, etc. Yes you can have dessert and it can have no sugar in it. Plus if you make it yourself you know whats going into it… no surprises… plus no guilt. When we prepare our own food we appreciate it much more as well.

Ok, ok… I’ll help you out a little. Here are a few ideas:
Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries (pictured at top)
Chocolate Frosting Shots
Creamy Chocolate Fudgsicles
Date Coconut Bliss Balls

So now you are on your own. Have fun and remember it has to be a healthy dessert. If you find some good ones please share!

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Move Like This:
Single Leg Deadlift

Everyone has a love hate relastionship with these ones. They suck because they cause you to use balance but you love them because you know they work. But what exactly do they work? They tone and strengthen the hamstrings and glutes, increases core stabilization, strengthens foot, ankle and calf muscles and improves balance.
How do you do them? Follow the simple steps below…

Step 1
Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand or a kettle bell in the hand on the side of the same leg kicking back, so in this case let’s start on the right side. Position the dumbbells in front of your thighs.

Step 2
Slowly bend forward, hinging at your hips. Keep your back and left leg straight with just a slight bend in the knee as your bend forward and do not slouch your shoulders. Your right leg should lift off the ground and extend back, behind your body as you bend. Continue bending forward as far as is comfortable and that you can keep your back straight.

Step 3
Stay in the bent forward position for one second and slowly lift your body back up to standing by squeezing your glutes (butt). Allow your right toe to touch the floor to regain stability. Complete the desired number of repetitions on the left leg and then do the same on your right leg to complete one set.

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Eat This:
Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients
1 pound white fish such as tilapia, cod, etc
2 tablespoons oil
1 lime, juice
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
salt and pepper to taste
8 (4 inch) corn tortillas

Directions
1. Marinate the fish in the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper for 10-20 minutes.
2. Grill the fish over medium-high heat until cooked, about 4-6 minutes per side. The fish will be cooked when it flakes easily and it is no longer translucent.
3. Flake the fish and serve in tortillas garnished with your favorite toppings.
Original link here.

Enjoy!!!

Chipotle Lime Fish Tacos

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