Recipe: Misty Copeland’s Pasta-Free Zoodles Primavera

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In her book, “Ballerina Body,” Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer for American Ballet Theater, knows that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Living her passion, she approaches her daily meals just like she approaches dancing. In the chapter entitled “Meal Choreography,” she breaks down meal-planning suggestions for 21 days. 

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ZOODLES PRIMAVERA

This dish allows you to satisfy your pasta cravings but substitutes delicious vegetables — zucchini, spinach and broccoli — for the pasta. With the addition of Italian seasoning, garlic and Parmesan cheese, I don’t think you’ll miss the spaghetti!

Ingredients

4 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup broccoli florets
2 cups spinach, tightly packed
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried Italian spices (typically a medley of basil, oregano, rosemary, onion powder and garlic powder — available in a jar)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Special equipment: Spiralizer

Directions

To create the “zoodles,” insert the zucchini into the spiralizer, one at a time, much like you’d sharpen a pencil. (Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions.) Set aside the vegetable noodles.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, spinach, mushrooms and bell pepper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on medium, stirring frequently, for 5–7 minutes, or until the vegetables are just tender.

Add the spiralized zucchini and dried Italian spices. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Top with the cheese and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe  

Per serving: Calories: 232; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 225mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 8g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 715mg; Iron: 7%; Vitamin A: 41%; Vitamin C: 93%; Calcium: 20% 

Get more recipes like this in Misty Copeland’s book “Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You,” available now.

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Can this “Secret” Starbucks Drink Really Make You Feel Better?

Well, this isn’t the first time the power of the super fan has been the driving force behind an addition to a brand’s line-up. Earlier this year, Cinnamon Frosted Flakes became a thing because customers wanted it and weren’t shy about it. And now, a drink off the Starbucks “secret menu” is not only not a secret anymore, it’s legit on the menu. That’s right, the Medicine Ball (a.k.a. the Cold Buster) officially has a recipe and ringing code, so you are free to order with confidence from your friendly barista.

Legend has it that the Medicine Ball can help ease the pain when feeling under the weather or having a sore throat. Order one venti hot tea with: • 1 bag of Mint Majesty • 1 bag of Peach Tranquility • 2 bags of honey • half water half steamed lemonade. Regram: @starbucksbri100 #StarbucksMedicineBall #ColdBuster #SickTea #BaristaCreations

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Long hailed as a the antidote to general cold and flu crumminess, this hot drink is a Venti cup full of soothing flavors: one bag of Jade Citrus Mint Tea and one bag of Peach Tranquility Tea, filled halfway up with hot water and half steamed lemonade, a little honey, and an optional pump of peppermint. And, well, let’s let the people tell the story…

First time having a medicine ball from @Starbucks and I must say this saves lives 👌

— Lindsay Franco (@LindsayFranco6) March 15, 2017

Just got the Medicine Ball tea from Starbucks …. omg… pic.twitter.com/gm0ozUUrc1

— Kiwi (@KeiStone32) March 14, 2017

Omg if you're sick and dying get the Cold Buster from Starbucks 🤗 LIFECHANGING

— Steph (@_st3phh_) February 11, 2017

But just in case you’re too far gone for even a Starbucks run, here are a few recipes that will surely take the edge off:

Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk)

Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk) | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk) | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Honey Lemon Tea
Healthy Green Juice

 

 

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Does Walking with Weights Boost Weight Loss?

Walking with weights is a phenomenon that has been around since the days of the Jane Fonda workout videos. Whether it was hand weights or ankle weights, the added pounds were believed to help individuals lose weight while already moving. Studies support that belief, proving the added weight can up the metabolic burn.

So should you be wearing ankle weights on your commute to work? Would a hike with hand weights be more beneficial than one without? Is walking with weights still a thing?

THE IMPACT OF ADDED WEIGHT

If walking with weights can increase your metabolic burn, why aren’t more people doing it? That’s because many trainers wouldn’t recommend it. “If you decide to go for a five-mile hike in the mountains with hand weights, fatigue does eventually set in and your form starts to suffer when you get tired,” explains Michelle Lovitt, exercise physiologist and trainer in Los Angeles. “You start compensating for certain movements, whether that’s even distribution across the body, using one leg or arm more than the other or balance across the body.”

For example, if you watch someone walking on a treadmill with hand weights, after 10 minutes you may notice his or her shoulders start to slump, legs aren’t fully extending or one arm may be higher than the other, explains Lovitt. Luckily, if you’re on a treadmill, you can set the weights down, but on a hike, it’s unlikely you can leave the weights behind. “Poor form can frequently be distributed to the low back and cause injury,” says Lovitt.

The only way Lovitt would suggest adding weight to a walk is with a weighted vest. “A vest creates even distribution of weight across the body,” says Lovitt. “Adding a weighted vest can help you burn more calories by raising your heart rate, but only if you’re strong enough to handle the weight. It’s not for beginners.”

READ MORE > WAYS TO AMP UP YOUR WALKING TO LOSE WEIGHT, TONE, DE-STRESS AND MORE

FIGURE OUT YOUR GOALS

If you’re an athlete training to get faster, weighted vests, bands, resistance, wind and parachute training may be used to increase your performance and speed. But if you’re not an athlete and you don’t need to be faster for a competition, then you don’t need to be walking with weights. Instead, separate the two forms of training.

“Do one thing at a time as intensely as possible, and then move on to the other,” suggests Lovitt. “Circuit train in a gym and give all-out effort, then go for an hour walk after.”

If you’re heading out for a short, five-minute walk around the block or with your pet, feel free to bring along hand or ankle weights. But if you’re walking for a lengthier amount of time, Lovitt suggests leaving the added pounds behind. “I may have those clients who are strong enough wear a weighted vest for plyometric exercises, but I would never in a million years put weights in my clients’ hands or on the ankles on a hike,” says Lovitt. “I rarely even have them carry their phones because even that can make one side of their body more tense than the other.”

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Recipe: High-Protein Chai Smoothie Bowl

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Kickstart your morning with a smoothie bowl infused with chai. Chai is a black tea with a blend of spices including cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and black pepper. Scented with an aromatic mix of spices and whipped together with Greek yogurt and flax seeds, this smoothie bowl is a packed with protein and flavor. Garnish with fruits, grab your spoon and dig in!

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High-Protein Chai Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

1 chai tea bag
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or lowfat milk
1 medium banana, cut into pieces
1 cup lowfat unsweetened vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/4 cup chopped mango
2 tablespoons blueberries
2 teaspoons toasted slivered almonds

Directions

Heat milk in the microwave or in a small saucepan until very warm but not boiling; add tea bag. Steep 1 minute, squeezing bag. Refrigerate with tea bag in milk until chilled.

Discard tea bag and combine tea-milk mixture, yogurt, oats and seeds in a blender. Cut banana into pieces, setting aside a few slices for garnish, and add to yogurt mixture. Process until smooth and well blended. Divide mixture into bowls and top with mango, blueberries and almonds.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 2 |  Serving Size: 1 cup yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons chopped mango,  1 tablespoon blueberries and 1 teaspoon almonds

Per serving: Calories: 263; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 91mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 17g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 382mg; Iron: 10%; Vitamin A: 8%; Vitamin C: 23%; Calcium: 26% 

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Chocolate & Dates Snack Bites

Hello Chocolate & Date Snack Bites! A snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert.  They are great when you’re on the road or before your children head out to the field for a soccer game, dancy lesson, or just running errands! 

Hello Chocolate & Date Snack Bites! A snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert. They are great when you're on the road or before your children head out to the field for a soccer game, dancy lesson, or just running errands! www.superhealthykids.com

 

A constant struggle with eating healthy is satisfying the sweet tooth desire. These snack bites do just that. The best part is they are guilt free, unlike those 3 cookies I shoved in my mouth yesterday! The energy bites are a combination of Medjool pitted dates, almond butter, oats, chia seeds, and mini semisweet chocolate chips. Another plus is that these snack bites are quick and easy since they require no cooking or baking time.

Hello Chocolate & Date Snack Bites! A snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert. They are great when you're on the road or before your children head out to the field for a soccer game, dancy lesson, or just running errands! www.superhealthykids.com

To make them, start by placing the pitted dates into a high speed food processor and mix until they become thick and like a paste. You may need to add a couple tablespoons of water if you find the mixture isn’t combining. I had to add 2 tablespoons, but I doubled the recipe which I highly recommend. You will be sad when they have all disappeared. You will thanks me later. Trust me.

Next blend in the almond butter. Place mixture into a bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients. After a couple of minutes everything should come together and you will have something that looks like the consistency of a thick brownie batter. Shape into 1 inch balls and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. I might have had one before they made it into the refrigerator.

Hello Chocolate & Date Snack Bites! A snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert. They are great when you're on the road or before your children head out to the field for a soccer game, dancy lesson, or just running errands! www.superhealthykids.com

I don’t know about you, but I need some dessert in my life occasionally, well more often then I like to admit. The greatest part of these Chocolate & Date Snack Bites is that I don’t have to worry about all the consequences of eating all the sugar from my normal chocolate favorites.

Who wouldn’t love this recipe. So think before you grab that chocolate bar, try one of these Chocolate &Date Snack Bites instead. Your kids will be begging you to make more once they are all gone. Try them soon!

Hello Chocolate & Date Snack Bites! A snack that passes as healthy but tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert. They are great when you're on the road or before your children head out to the field for a soccer game, dancy lesson, or just running errands! www.superhealthykids.com

 

Chocolate & Dates Snack Bites

 

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Chicken Tetrazzini

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Chicken Tetrazzini! Welcome to the 90’s.

For our 5th recipe in the FABH series (that’s Feeding a Broken Heart and you can read more about that here), we are throwing it back to a recipe that tastes like my childhood. Which is funny, because I don’t necessarily remember my mom ever making Chicken Tetrazzini, but I do remember the word tetrazzini being thrown around in the context of creamy noodle dishes, and I do remember loving it.

According to Wiki, tetrazzini is “an American dish… in a butter/cream and Parmesan sauce… flavored with wine.” So yes, you did come to the right place today.

Hello and welcome.

Beyond butter and cream and Parmesan and wine, tetrazzini means something entirely more personal to me: it means that I have neighbors who love me.

It means that on a night not all that long ago, when I was slogging my way through some very low emotional territory, I experienced a really generous type of love. It meant I had a warm meal set in front of me that was heavy with sautéed mushrooms, roasted chicken meat, egg noodles, and creamy béchamel sauce – so basically, a food hug. It means that when the knocking at the back door started, and we flipped on the light to find friendly face with a very large foil pan in hand, I felt cared for in a very real and basic and important way. I felt seen.

Chicken Tetrazzini - roast chicken, egg noodles, garlic mushrooms, and silky creamy sauce. can't go wrong. | pinchofyum.com

The thing about tetrazzini is that it has the potential to make you wonder if it’s going to be good. I mean, it definitely has that casserole vibe that can sometimes be off-putting and mysterious in a scary way. I totally hear you on that.

But both when my neighbor brought this over for us, and when I made it again based on their recipe (which they kindly and adorably photocopied and dropped off in our mail slot – thank you Joanne!), I was excitedly surprised that I am still a child of the 90’s, and yes indeed – I DO actually love this recipe, casserole vibes and all.

Something about the silky egg noodles (I copied my neighbors and used ones that are long and straight, like fettuccine) with the meaty mushrooms and the beauty that is a roasted pulled chicken… all of it broiled together under a crown of just-browned Parmesan has the power to work healing magic on broken and bruised hearts.

Chicken Tetrazzini - roast chicken, egg noodles, garlic mushrooms, and silky creamy sauce. can't go wrong. | pinchofyum.com

It also makes for a very large pan which makes for very long-lasting leftovers which makes for happy bellies on lazy nights when all you can really do is Netflix in jammies.

Said like someone who knows.

Chicken Tetrazzini - roast chicken, egg noodles, garlic mushrooms, and silky creamy sauce. can't go wrong. | pinchofyum.com

Chicken tetrazzini, my friends. The time is now.

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Author: Lindsay
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 8

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Description

Chicken Tetrazzini: egg noodles, sautéed mushrooms, roast chicken all baked together with a béchamel sauce.

Ingredients

Chicken Tetrazzini:

one 3-pound rotisserie chicken, meat pulled and shredded
1 pound cooked egg noodles (I like the Alberto’s brand)
1 pound sliced mushrooms, sautéed
3-4 cups tetrazzini sauce (see below)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Tetrazzini Sauce:

1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk or cream (I used 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 cup whole milk, but I think half and half would also work)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (more as needed)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
1/4 cup dry white wine

Instructions

Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the ingredients – pull the chicken, cook the noodles, sauté the mushrooms.
Sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until incorporated. Cook for a few minutes to remove the floury taste. Slowly add the milk and broth, a little bit at a time, whisking after each addition until you get a nice, smooth, thickened sauce. Season with salt and stir in the wine. Taste and adjust – more salt, more wine, more broth to thin the sauce, etc.
Assemble: Toss the noodles with about a cup of sauce. In a greased 9×13 pan, layer: sauced-up noodles, mushrooms, half of sauce, chicken, remaining half of sauce, and Parmesan.
Bake: Bake for 30 minutes until melty and bubbly. Broil for 5 minutes to get the top browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste for serving. YUM-O.

Notes

Sprinkle with parsley when it comes out of the oven if you want to be fancy about it!

If making ahead, undercook the noodles a bit and assemble everything, but do not bake. It should freeze beautifully.


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7 Energy Boosting Snacks for Your Next Adventure

Going on a road trip or plane ride any time soon? Make the journey a whole lot sweeter with one of these energy boosting snacks. They’re a cinch to make and taste way better than anything you’ll buy at the store. These homemade power snacks will keep you going, and make that long journey a little easier.

1. Chef John’s Chocolate Energy Bars

These tasty bars are packed with nuts, but have a rich chocolaty taste. They take just 15 minutes to make, and won’t melt or crumble on your travels.

Chef John's Chocolate Energy Bars

Photo by Chef John

2. Banana Crumb Muffins with a Crunch

These potassium-packed banana muffins are topped with coconuts and granola.  They’ll keep you going all afternoon.

Banana Crumb Muffins with a Crunch

Photo by Dianne

3. Tasty Maple Trail Mix

You won’t find a trail mix like this in the store. It really has it all: oats, seeds, fruits, nuts and candy.

Tasty Maple Trail Mix

Photo by lutzflcat

4. Cranberry Nut Oatmeal Granola Bars

These granola bars are sweetened with honey and fortified with flax seeds and wheatgerm. They taste like a treat, but these bars are super sustaining.

Cranberry Nut Oatmeal Granola Bars

Photo by lutzflcat

5. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes a good old-fashioned oatmeal cookie with peanut butter is just the treat to bring a smile to your face on a busy day.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Photo by COOKIN4MYFAMILY

6. Cinnamon Energy Bites

If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, these date and cashew energy bites are the prefect sugar-free treat to take on the road.

Cinnamon Energy Bites

Photo by Alli Schircliff

7. High-Fiber, High-Protein Breakfast Bars

A little protein powder gives these tasty bars some extra punch.

High-Fiber, High-Protein Breakfast Bars

Photo by SavedByGrace

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Get more cooking tips and awesome food finds.

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7 Easy Mother’s Day Treats That Look Like You Made an Effort

Ask mom what she wants for Mother’s Day, and she’ll probably give you the classic answer and say she’d like something handmade by you. Go on and take her up on that with these incredibly easy Mother’s Day treats. They look extra-special but they’re actually very simple to pull together. Take a look.

1. Mixed Berry Trifle

Behold the gorgeousness you can create using ready-made pound cake and fresh or frozen berries layered together with homemade whipped cream. Sometimes the simple things are the best.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle | Photo by Meredith

Learn how easy it is to make your own whipped cream.

2. Mini Cheesecakes III

Everything you love about rich and creamy cheesecake with a real graham cracker crust, but scaled down to dainty single servings. Top this easy recipe with berries, chocolate, or whatever else you love on your cheesecake.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes | Photo by Meredith

Get recipes for 5 gorgeous fruit sauces.

3. Fruity Fun Skewers

Use just about any fresh fruit for this eye-catching treat. Whip up a bowl of Unbelievably Good Fruit Dip to serve on the side. Simple, fun, and tasty.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers | Photo by Meredith

4. Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Using glazed doughnuts instead of classic shortcake makes this easy to assemble, and makes Mom think you’re her little creative genius.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Photo by Lindsey

5. Death By Chocolate III

Four simple ingredients go into making this show-stopping dessert, but Mom’s going to think you worked all day on it. I won’t tell if you won’t.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Death By Chocolate III

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

6. Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)

Chocolate hazelnut spread and raspberry jam get wrapped up and baked in ready-made puff pastry dough to make a treat that looks like you stopped at a fancy bakery. Mom’s going to feel so spoiled.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants)

Raspberry Pain au Chocolat (Raspberry Chocolate Croissants) | Photo by LatinaCook

7. Puff Pastry Waffles

Puff pastry toasted in your waffle iron makes a deceptively easy snack you can top with fruit, syrup, chocolate, ice cream, or anything else that suits her fancy.

Easy Mother's Day Treats | Puff Pastry Waffles

Puff Pastry Waffles | Photo by foodelicious

More Mother’s Day Inspiration

• These Mother’s Day breakfasts will make you her favorite.
• Try these edible flowers to pretty up your Mom’s Day meals.
• Get recipes and ideas for a lovely Mother’s Day tea party brunch.
• Find more ideas for spoiling Mom in our Mother’s Day recipe collection.

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7 Pro Tips for Making Your Work Day More Active

Staying active during the workday can be a challenge for people who sit at a desk all day. This is especially true on days when you’re so busy it feels like there’s rarely an opportunity to look away from your computer, much less get up and move around.

Luckily, there are many ways to stay active in the office, even if you can’t manage to leave your desk. Check out these stretching and movement ideas from ergonomic pros, fitness experts and health advocates:

1. SUBTLY BOOST YOUR BURN

“Add extra resistance to your movement, turning that quick walk from your desk to your printer into an opportunity to tone and burn. You can wear discreet ankle weights or body weights.”

– Frank Yao, co-founder and CEO of Physiclo

2. DO A WATER CHALLENGE

“Challenge yourself to drink 10, 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day. Not only will you have to continually get up and refill your water, you’ll need to head to the bathroom, too. Added bonus: Drinking water is great for you, so you’re kind of winning on all fronts.”

– Amina AlTai, owner of Busy Happy Healthy

To make it easy to track your water intake, log it with MyFitnessPal.

3. SET YOUR ACTIVITY TRACKER

“The best way to start keeping yourself more accountable for your activity level is to get an activity tracker. You can set your tracker to vibrate on your wrist to remind you that you’ve been sitting too long and it is time to get up and move.”

– Mandy McClellan, accessories buyer for Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore

4. START DELIVERING “IN-PERSON EMAILS”

“Visit a colleague’s desk to deliver a message instead of sending an email. The trip will get you out of your desk chair and give you a fun, social reason to walk around the office. Plus, you’ll get the added bonus of some face time with a colleague, who will also appreciate the break from emails!”

– Eve Martin, CEO and founder of Elm Tree Medical Inc.

5. SET RULES THAT MOTIVATE MOVEMENT

“Cut off taking advantage of workplace supplies at noon so you have to leave [the office] and go get a snack or coffee from somewhere further away from your workstation.”

– Katie Johnson, outreach and PR Strategist for StandDesk.co.

6. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

“Remember, we are trying to replicate the experience of working in the fields or factory without all the heavy lifting and sweating. If you have an adjustable desk, you can listen to your body and you can move periodically throughout the day. You now have the freedom to move when it is convenient and when your body tells you that you need to.

“Stand for a few minutes when you get to your desk after a long commute. Stand while you take a phone call. Stand after lunch to help maintain your focus and avoid the afternoon crash. Stand when your back feels a little tight or your neck is stiff. Adjustments give you freedom and that is good for your body and your mind!”

– What You Should Know Before You Take a Stand, Workrite

 7. PERFORM A DESK WORKOUT

Try this desk workout from Meghan Kennihan, NASM personal trainer.

Desk pushups offer great for toning the arms. Place your hands on your desk, walk your feet back to a 45-degree angle and do 10–15 pushups.
Shoulder squeezes helps prevent a hunched posture. Pretend there’s a pencil between your shoulder blades, squeeze them together and hold for 10–20 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Sit and stands tones your legs and butt. Stand in front of your chair and lower yourself down until your butt hits the edge of the chair and stand back up (make sure your chair is secure). Repeat 20 times.
Desk dips are perfect for toning your triceps. Face away from your desk and place your hands shoulder-width apart with fingers facing you, legs extended. Dip down until your elbows make a 90-degree angle; press back up 10–15 times.
Wall Sit: Stand against the wall and slide down until your knees are at a 90-degree angle directly over your ankles. Hold for 30–60 seconds and repeat 5 times.

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5 Insanely Good Recipes for Gummy Bear Lovers

Last week I wrote about the sweet, sweet news that Haribo (as in, the makers of the gummy bear) would be setting up shop in the US come 2020 and, well, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. I may or may not have consumed too many gummy bears over the weekend. And I may or may not be salivating as I am writing this.

Haribo Gold-Bear | Photo by Candy Warehouse

Haribo Gold-Bear | Photo by Candy Warehouse

So, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking about all the ways you could incorporate more gummy goodness into your life. To that end, I gathered up a few recipes for doing just that.

First up, martini-style! (Make mine on the rocks gummy bears.)

Gummy Bear Martini

gummy-bear-martini-photo-by-chef-mo

And want to get your drink on without losing the gummy? These vodka-soaked treats or Champagne Gummy Bears from our friends at Shape magazine will be right up your alley:

champagnegummybears

Champagne Gummy Bears | Photo by Shape

Or try dipping them in chocolate by swapping them in for the Sour Patch kids in this recipe:

chocolate-gummies-photo-by-christina

Or perhaps you want to try your hand at making some candies at home? Possibly give Haribo a little competition by the time they arrive? Give this recipe for homemade gummy candy a go.

Okay, have fun—and gummy bear responsibly, everyone.

 

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