Friday Education….Chocolate Lover? You Need to Read This!

Hello Friends!

While perusing the, oh so awesome blogsite, MindBodyGreen…I came across this blog that made me so happy I could cry. As a chocoholic any news of chocolate being good for you can bring you to tears of joy :D…Fellow chocoholics this is a must read! Click the link below to check it out 馃檪

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12791/why-you-should-have-a-little-dark-chocolate-every-day.html

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Recipe of the Week: Britney’s Spears

Britney鈥檚 Spears

from the Looney Spoons Collection

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Roasted Asparagus with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1.5 lbs (650 grams) Asparagus Spears

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 tbsp olive oil

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 tsp minced garlic

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 录 tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 录 cup crumbled light feta cheese or freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

1.聽聽聽聽聽 Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim tough ends off asparagus.

2.聽聽聽聽聽 Spray a small baking pan with cooking spray. Arrange asparagus in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic. Mix asparagus around a bit to make sure they鈥檙e well coated with oil and garlic (use your hands for this鈥.it鈥檚 the easiest way)

3.聽聽聽聽聽 Roast for about 8-10 minutes, depending on thickness of asparagus. Be careful not to overcook them. Soggy asparagus is no fun and no yum!

4.聽聽聽聽聽 Arrange cooked asparagus on a serving plate. Sprinkle with vinegar, salt and pepper. Top with crumbled feta and serve immediately.

Recipe Tip: You can substitute fresh whole green beans for the asparagus.

Makes 6 servings

Per Serving

55 calories, 3.5 g total fat (1.1 saturated fat) 3 g protein, 5g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 4 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium

By balancedmotionblog Posted in Recipes

Recipe of the Week Grilled Teriwacky

Grilled Teriwacky-From the Looney Spoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski

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Marinade

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tbsp liquid honey

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tbsp ketchup

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tbsp minced green onions with white parts

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 tbsp grated gingerroot

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tsp grated orange zest

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 tsp minced garlic

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1.聽聽聽聽聽 Whisk together all marinade ingredients iin a small bowl. Place chicken breasts in a large, heavy duty, resealable plastic bag. Add marinade and seal bag. Turn bag several times to coat chicken with marinade. Marinate at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible.

2.聽聽聽聽聽 Preheat grill to medium setting. Remove chicken from marinade and place on a grill rack that has been lightly brushed with oil. Grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the centre. Be careful not to burn the chicken. (You can brush the chicken with extra marinade as long a you boil the marinade first to kill any bacteria.) Sprinkle chicken with toasted sesame seeds before serving.

Makes 4 servings

Per Serving

248 calories, 3.3 g total fat (0.7 g saturated fat), 41 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 0.4g fiber, 99mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium

Hedgehog Props (aka Balance Pods)

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So we had planned on having a Vlog on here for you today but unfortunately.. 馃槮 … we are having technical difficulties. We hope to remedy this ASAP and get our first Vlog out there! In the meantime here is an article featured in Self magazine that showcases some of the exercises you can do with hedgehogs 馃檪

http://www.self.com/flat-abs-guide/balance-your-way-to-a-flatter-belly-slideshow?slide=2#slide=8