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…Taco Tuesday?…

Does your family regularly participate in weekly meals?

When I was a child, I knew that some days of the week we would be graced with tacos…or spaghetti…or burgers. And as a child,  I think there is nothing more exciting than expecting to have one of your favorite meals each week!

BUT this could be a potential problem for those who are trying to adapt healthier eating habits,

NO WORRIES! I am sharing some healthier alternatives that can turn your Taco Tuesday into a HEALTHIER Taco Tuesday.  Now you and your family can keep your taco date each week without you breaking your healthy eating habit! 🙂

  • Try using LOW FAT sour cream and cheese.  This can help cut those unwanted calorie intake in almost half!
  • Try using soft tortillas and try to use WHOLE WHEAT tortillas instead of the traditional shells.
  • Have you ever considered using ground turkey meat instead of regular meat?  If you do not like turkey meat try to get LEAN hamburger meat.
  • Try to have steamed veggies instead of Mexican rice and beans (or you can use black beans for a healthier option!)
  • Try to measure out correct portion sizes for your tacos/taco salad so you are sure to not double the food you are supposed to consume for the meal!
  • Skip the carbonated drinks or sweet tea! Try to stick to water for your beverage of choice
  • try to limit or cut out guacamole!  Yes it is healthy for you but it packs a lot of calories!
  • Think about using shopped baked chicken or shrimp instead of beef!

Still want chips with your meal? Try to make your own! Get a normal round tortilla, lightly spread some olive oil on top, slice the tortilla into the desired chip sizes you would like, then sprinkle it with sea salt (or any other spices you may have).  Put your over on 350 degrees.  Place your tortillas in the over for about 15 minutes.  MAKE SURE TO WATCH IT!  They get brown pretty quickly.  You can let them get as brown as you would like before they burn (the browner they are the more crunchy they are!)  Take them out and let them cool for about 10 minutes, and you have healthier “chips” for you to enjoy with your meal.

There are a lot of things you can change or add to make your family meals a healthier meal!  You just have to be mindful of the ingredients you are using and learn what to substitute to help make it taste just as yummy as you would like! You do not have to sacrifice good tasting food so you can eat healthier!

Happy Taco Tuesday!

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…Motivational Monday!…

Happy Monday!

This is a NEW week…so start your week off by eating the right things and making sure to find time to fit in your workout!

Working out is only about 4% of most peoples day…so make sure to dig deep and put in some work when you are in the gym!

 

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Guest Post: skinnymommy recipe…

I found this blog that other day and just fell in LOVE with all of the information that was shared by this blogger.

I contacted Bree to ask her to do a guest post for you guys because I felt that she would be someone great to speak to you guys and also contribute to those mommy’s out there that follow my blog.

Bree has a great blog that displays so great recipe options for you to consider. I try to post some recipe options for you guys but I know that I do not always do a good job at that! So if you are needing to spice up your menu please feel free to take a look at Bree’s site!

Hello! I am so excited to be guest posting on Infinite Life Fitness. What an awesome website with great information and inspiration. (Which I could use a lot of when it comes to exercise…)
My name is Bree from www.skinnymommy.com. As foodie and recipe developer I very rarely make the same thing more than once, but my Superfood Italian Pesto I make literally once a week. I love it. My kids love it. It can be tossed with whole wheat pasta, served over grilled shrimp, pan seared fish, or grilled chicken. It also makes a wonderful base for a pizza or an Italian panini. It’s the best! With superfood kale as the base you can feel really good about eating it too.

The Skinny on Kale:

  • Highest antioxidant capacity of any vegetable

  • More calcium and iron than any other vegetable

  • It’s also rich in carotene for good eye health and contains indoles which lower “bad” cholesterol

  • Filled with fiber and sulfur, it is also a great detox food

Here’s What You Need:
2 cups of kale
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp each salt + pepper
Zest of 1 small lemon
Juice of 1 small lemon
1/4 cup of parmesan
1/4 cup of slivered almonds* (toasted lightly over low)

*I recommend buying the small slivers from the baking aisle otherwise, grind the almonds before adding the other ingredients.

Here’s What You Do:
Add the kale, lemon juice and lemon zest to the food processor along with the almonds, streaming in the olive oil. Process until a pesto like consistency forms. Transfer to another bowl and stir in the parmesan and the s+p.

Kid Tip:
One phrase: “Special green pasta!” Toss this with whole wheat pasta and I guarantee your kids will love it more than mac n’ cheese.


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This is a great recipe that anyone can try out (to be honest I am going to try it out as well!!)

Stay motivated…and commit to be fit!

Hope you guys are having a great weekend so far!!

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… Guest Post: Hun…What’s For Dinner?…

I would like to announce our FIRST guest post on Infinite Life Fitness!

Achieving your desired health and fitness goals is not an easy task. It takes  discipline, dedication, and desire to want to make a healthier lifestyle for yourself and possible for those that are around you! You have to not only change your day to day routine, it is also about consuming the right balance meal for YOU.  Here on Infinite Life Fitness, there are a variety of tips to help get you on track with your healthy lifestyle.  And today someone else is going to motivate you to do the same!

Today’s guest is going to share an AMAZING and HEALTHY recipe that you can try to incorporate into one of your meal options!

So without further delay I would like to introduce my Fitness Junkies to Cindy!

Hi everyone!

My name is Cindy Jamieson and I am the author of the popular food blog, Hun…What’s for Dinner? I was very excited when Stephanie asked me to guest post on her blog. I started blogging when my son was about 2 yrs old. I wanted to share the great homemade and relatively healthy recipes, I was making at home, with my friends and family. I never thought that 5 yrs later I would still be loving what I do and have so many people interested in the meals I prepare at home.

This year I set a goal for myself. I’ve decided to put myself first, and start eating healthier and being more active. In Fall of 2010, I had abdominal surgery, to help with my Crohn’s Disease, which in the long run helped me feel better. That also meant I could enjoy food again, which resulted in an unwanted increase in my weight. Now, with the help of my friends and my husband, I am on the road to a healthier me.

Part of my goal was to include many healthy foods, that we didn’t eat frequently. Fresh salmon was one of them. Growing up, we only ate canned salmon, so years ago when I tried fresh salmon, I did not like it at all. I thought it tasted too fishy; I’ve always been more partial to the mild tasting fish. Then one day my girlfriend Lyndsay (The Kitchen Witch), posted a video about some amazing looking Sweet Baked Salmon.She had found the base recipe on Allrecipes, but had added more of and Asian flare to it, with the addition of wasabi and the use fresh garlic. It had all the flavours I loved, so I decided to give it a try. Let me tell you, the whole family flipped over this fish! Hubby and my nephew were so disappointed that I hadn’t purchased more salmon, LOL. Even my 6 yr old son raved about this recipe. The salmon is not over powering, which is what I liked best. It is sweet and savory, with a tiny bite, from the wasabi. Not overly spicy, which is always good with my 2 little ones around. Not only does the fish taste fabulous, it looks beautiful with the glaze poured over top. I like to garnish the fillets with seasame seeds and scallion, to add that pop of wow. This meal is quick enough to whip up on those busy week nights and impressive enough to entertain with. Placed on top of some fluffy brown rice, this is truly a show stopper!

Sweet Salmon Bake
1/4 cup organic maple syrup
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp Wasabi paste
1 large salmon filet
2 Tbs toasted seasame seeds, for garnish
1 scallion, cut into thin 1 inch ribbons

Directions
1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, and Wasabi paste.
2. Place salmon in a resealable plastic bag and marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes to an hour.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. Wrap fish and marinade in foil and bake 15- 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.
5. Pour leftover marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by half (the mixture should be nice, thick and syrupy).Serve drizzled with the additional marinade and sprinkle with toasted seasame seeds and scallions.

Thanks again for this opportunity to share one of my favourite recipes with you!!!

Well hope you guys enjoyed what Cindy had to say in her post! Please make sure to stop by her site and check out some other meal options that she tries out.  Remember! If you do find a recipe but it is not quite as healthy as it should be there are always things you can substitute in the ingredients to help make your recipe a better healthier option.  Look at THIS post for some great ingredient substitutes.

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