Do you love mashed potatoes but starches aren’t a part of your nutrition plan? A great and extremely tasty alternative is mashed cauliflower!
Ingredients:1 head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 clove of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, and pepper until almost smooth.
Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.
And Viola’! A tasty healthier alternative.
Is joint pain preventing you from performing your exercise routines? If so, know that you are not alone; this problem can be even more frustrating when we are overweight or obese.
Our joints e.g. hips, knees and ankles carry are the main weight bearing components of our body which can also begin to collapse as a result of stress. Over time, this can have detrimental effects such as lead to severe pain, decreased activity, more weight gain and osteoarthritis.
Weight loss, even small amounts can make a tremendous difference. For example forces in the hips and knees are increased about 3 times body weight with simple walking and more significantly when running. This means that 10 pounds of extra body weight feels like an extra 30 pounds on ones knees.
Research has shown that moderate weight loss can have a dramatic effect on the relief of joint pain. Some studies have also shown that even losing 10-15 pounds will decrease ones chancing of developing arthritis of the knee by at least 50%. Starting with a reasonable goal e.g. losing 10 or 20 pounds over a realistic time frame can help alleviate joint pain, while also improving one’s confidence and self-esteem. Even if you are experiencing joint pain, there are ways you can exercise and remain active. www.levarepainrelief.com Continue reading
Join our Kangoo Jump events starting in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 7, 12 noon to 1:00 pm at Absolute Body Symmetry, 1 Baltimore Place Northwest, 30308. In Houston Texas, Saturday March 14, MixFit 1987 TC Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008 9:00 am-11-am.
LaWanda “The Fitness Diva” Brokenborough firstname.lastname@example.org www.kangooclubatlanta.com in Atlanta and Mia Trevillion, email@example.com of GrooveBounceFun in Houston Texas will be there to give you the instructions you need to get started with an exercise that you have been looking for.
Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Lenny Lomax, MD of www.Ultimaxxhealth.com says patients suffering from joint pain can reduce pain and discomfort.
No more joint pain and worrying about keeping up with the class. These instructors will provide you with the shoes you need to burn calories a fun, new and exciting way!
Kangoo rebound shoes are worn to give you the low impact exercise routine that absorbs up to 80% of the shock of jumping while allowing you to burn up to 20% more calories. This is a great Cardiovascular exercise with many health benefits. Many sports medicine doctors also recommend Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for rehabilitation after injuries or surgery. The benefit most sport doctors name is that Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are a powerful strength & conditioning product that allows patients to continue a healthy rehabilitation / exercise regimen without the risk of over training and they help prevent further injuries.
Our fitness partner Sheilia Simmons, blogger of the thefrugalexerciser.blogspot.com provided us with one of her delicious meals from her garden last week and shared it with our BWDW community. “I decided to try my hand at making wraps from collard greens. I got the idea from another blogger, Urban Naturale , but I didn’t use her filling because it was vegetarian. I wanted ‘meat’ inside my wraps” she added.
She used a filling from the recipe she cooked and highlighted on her blog – Sukuma Wiki. “Since I loved how the meat tasted with the collard greens, I thought it would make a great filling for the collard green wrap. I eliminated the chopped up collards in the recipe since I was using it as the wrap, and I didn’t have beef but ground turkey.”
Quick and easy to make by substituting the vegetable filling with her turkey meat recipe you get a fantastic tasting and healthy meal that the entire family can enjoy! Also, you limit your consumption of sandwiches and wraps made with whole wheat by substituting the whole wheat wrap with collards. Here’s how you can make them.
She steamed the collards between 30 seconds to 1 minute and anything beyond that would make it too soft for a wrap. I guess you can eat the leaf raw but it makes it too bitter in my opinion. Check out the how to video here. Continue reading