Raw Energy Bars::

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ENERGY BARSY’all, this may be one of my favorite recipes to date! I know I say that a lot, but as far as snacks go, this is DEFINITELY my favorite recipe. Definitely.

Now, I have to give Mijanne all the credit for this one. You see, I have the pleasure of getting to work with Mijanne every once in a while on set for Fiction. So, that means I get to enjoy lots of friendship and lots of really good food. We hire her for her wealth of production knowledge, but truly enjoy the benefits of her food knowledge as she stocks our craft services table. Seriously, if you need someone to feed you, you want it to be her.

So, a few weeks ago, we were on set together down in South Florida on a tomato farm. She was our crafty girl and not only did she make some insane caprese apps from the tomatoes we picked right off the vines, but she came armed with homemade energy bars. Yes, we were in the middle of nowhere and she showed up with healthy homemade goodies!

Everyone loved these snack bars and I practically begged her for the recipe. Luckily, Mijanne is more generous than should be allowed and she offered up this quick recipe without much trouble. It’s one that’s been floating around Pinterest, but can be modified about a zillion different way to suit your particular fancy. Just how I like it!

I’ve shared below how I like them based on a few various batches. Give them a try and let me know what kind of experimenting you do to create your own!

What You’ll Need::

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp raw, local honey
  • 1 tsp raw chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raw, local honey

What To Do::

  1. Toss dates, almonds, and half your honey into a food processor or VitaMix and blend until almonds are chopped pretty well.
  2. Continuing to process/blend, add your cranberries, blueberries, and remaining honey. You’ll likely have to scrape down the side of your processor/blender a few times to keep incorporating the ingredients with one another.
  3. Keep blending until ingredients form a dense ball.
  4. Scrape the entire contents of your container onto a large wax paper surface, place another piece of wax paper on top and gently press mixture down with your hands.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll the mixture into a 1/4″ thick rectangle. Remove the top layer of wax paper and sprinkle coconut and chia seeds on the top. Replace top piece of wax paper and use the rolling pin to press the last ingredients into the top of the blended mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
  7. Using a pizza cutter, slice blended mixture into equal pieces. Cut the used wax paper into appropriate sizes and stack the bars between pieces for each storage in ziplock bags.
  8. Enjoy whenever you need a little pick me up!

 

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Summer Pasta::

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ImageI don’t know about you, but I have great season affinities and aversions to food. Example: I LOVE soup when it’s cool out side, whereas, I wan’t nothing to do with it when it’s hot out. I think this sort of thing is normal. I mean, who doesn’t want a big bowl of ice cold watermelon when temperatures hit 85 degrees?!

So, seeing as how we’re grasping for the last breaths of spring here in Florida, I’ve found myself struggling a bit to plan dinners each week.  Soups, stews, and hearty pasta dishes have been in the regular rotation for months. They’re delicious, packed with nutrients (when you’re makin’ the right stuff), and generally pretty cost effective, but I just have no desire to eat them when the air is thick with humid heat. I’m in quite the predicament, aren’t I? 

Fortunately, with a little toying in the kitchen, I’ve come up with at least one dish that’s easy, filling, budget friendly, and most of all, summery! It’s a medley of fresh produce, fragrant herbs, and whole grains. It’s my new Summer Pasta! And, it is delicious!

What You’ll Need: 

  • 1 lb organic whole wheat pasta. I love Hodson Mill’s penne with milled flax seed. It’s full of fiber and is a great source of Omega-3 oils!
  • 3/4 lb fresh, ripe tomatoes, chopped.
  • 1 full bunch of fresh basil,  finely chopped.
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced.
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

What to Do::

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain and set aside to cool as your prep your remaining ingredients. 
  2. Slice, dice, and chop tomatoes, basil, garlic, and cheese.
  3. Mix ALL of your ingredients (except the pasta together) and let sit for about 10 minutes to allow all of the flavors to marinate. Image
  4. Top pasta with tomato mixture and voila, you’re ready to enjoy the perfect summer pasta!

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The BEST in Workout Wear::

I am an honest person, so I’m going to honestly share something despite it feeling a little superficial.  Great workout apparel is one of the best motivators I’ve found to get me to exercise. There, I said it. The more-funtional, flattering, and colorful, the better.  I love a good pair of running shoes atop a great pair of athletic socks.  The right sports bra under a moisture-wicking tank can make all the difference. And, if you can give me a pair of running shorts with built in underwear and pockets? I’m practically in heaven! Give me the right gear and I’ve already got one foot out the door on my way to workout!

So, today I share with you the best of the best. My absolute favorite workout pieces. As you will see, I am nothing if not loyal in my ownership of Nike and Lululemon threads, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. (although, I highly recommend it) What I do suggest, however, is finding something you like, be it a brand, style, or color, and stick with it.  As silly as it sounds, master trainers suggest that wearing the right workout apparel can actually be motivating by boosting confidence and allowing you to feel more comfortable while exercising.  I can surely attest to this. I have never hated a workout more than one I did in my living room in a pair of baggy sweatpants. Those pants are meant to be relaxing and never again will they grace the presence of a workout. And, on the flip side, I feel especially flexible during a tortuous Pop Physique session when I’m wearing my favorite lulu gear.  Call me crazy, or even a product of consumerism, but it’s a proven fact in my experience.

Below are my absolute favorites. I own many of these items in various colors and prints and might be lost without them. Descriptions to follow.

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  1. Nike Lunar Glide Running Shoes: The are the best fitting shoes I’ve found for a well rounded workout. They’re great for jumping, twisting, lifting, and a little bit of running .
  2. Lululemon Cool Racerback Tank: If my budget allowed, I would have this tank in every color. It’s breathable, flattering, soft, and holds it’s shape no matter what!
  3. Nike Tech Capris: These are perfect for outdoor workouts on days that are slightly cool and bottoms that I wear for anything at the gym. Perfect for yoga, cross training, or running!
  4. Nike+ Sportwatch GPS: Now, I don’t own this one, but I did get one for my Dad last Christmas. As an avid runner, he swears by it. Clearly, it’s next on my wishlist.
  5. Nike No Show Training Socks: These socks, oh, these socks. I dread the days they’re all in the dirty laundry and I have to wear socks that don’t provide arch support. These guys stay in place, wick moisture, and feel great!
  6. Nike Pro Sports Bra: I don’t have the greatest need for support in the chest region, but I swear by this bra as do many women of all shapes and sizes. Much like the rest of the Nike lineup, this piece stays cool even when you’re hot.
  7. Nike Dash Running Short: These are those heavenly shorts with the built in underwear and pocket! All I’m saying, is don’t knock it till you try it!
  8. Lululemon Run Swiftly Long Sleeve Shirt: Living in FL, I don’t normally get a ton of use out of my winter workout wear, but this year was a cold one! I wore this top over EVERYthing and found that it kept me warm when I needed to be warm and cooled me down when I was ready.
  9. Nike Pro 2.5″ Compression Shorts: These little shorts feel like a second skin. The compression feature keeps your legs looking smooth and they move in every direction you do.

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When Feeling Bad is Good::

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Run for Boston 4/17Last night, Bikini Bod Bootcamp met as normal. We gathered around the fountain at 6pm and began what turned out to be a pretty heinous workout. I’ve pushed the girls (and myself) in different ways each week, and this one is no exception.  Being that we’ve passed the half way mark of our 12-week journey, I decided we’d revisit some of our previous workouts in hopes of measuring some tangible progress for each of us.

And despite having not only created last night’s workout, but performed each exercise previously many times, I really struggled. The actual workout was tough, but it was a mile around the track that really got me.  Yes, I have at one time completed a half marathon, but this one, single mile was a feat for me last night.

Running anything more than a quarter mile at a time isn’t part of the normal bootcamp routine, but in honor of those affected by the bombings at this week’s Boston Marathon, we ran that mile.  It was my idea.  I even gave the girls a pep talk prior, encouraging them to listen to their bodies and run with a grateful heart.

But, when we hit the track, I felt sluggish and queasy.  What I had hoped would be a liberating run fueled by a desire to stand for those who couldn’t, turned out to be a physical and mental challenge.  I walked for a bit; something I haven’t had to do in my running life in probably 3 years.  I started to feel defeated, but then I saw the girls who had finished their mile already.  A mile that marked the longest run of some of their lives.  I saw the girls who were still running with me.  And I thought of the people who trained to run 26.2 miles on Monday and were forced to turn around and run the other way.  So, I gathered my sluggish, queasy strength and asked Hannah, one of my faithful fellow bootcampers, to finish the mile with me. I needed a buddy and she kindly obliged and when we crossed the finish line, I felt so good despite my red face and utter exhaustion.

And, when I got home, I found that I had run with a grateful heart after all.  You see, sometimes it takes a bad day to recognize how blessed we are with so many good ones.  Yes, I felt awful running around that track, but I hadn’t felt that bad on a run in 3 years.  That’s a pretty amazing track record (pun sort of intended).  It took struggling a bit to realize that my “norm” is actually something for which I should always be grateful.

And, that gratitude extends beyond exercise.

It extends into my marriage, my work, my friendships.  I have been blessed with so much GOOD in my life, that I’m even thankful for the wake up call of struggle, for gratitude is something I never want to lose.

There is a lot of hurt in the world and that hurt can’t be ignored or wished away.  But, in each of us, there lies the ability to shift the perspective of our own hurt, our own defeat, into gratitude. And, perhaps that personal gratitude can help heal just a little bit of the world’s hurt.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” -Philippians 4:4-9

 

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Lessons Learned in Food::

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In lieu of a healthy recipe this week, I thought I’d share something that is perhaps more valuable in the long run.  Let me provide you with a little bit of backstory:

For those of you who know me personally, you know how much I LOVE food.  It is my weakness.  And, not only do I love food, but I love food that is bad for you.

We’re talking cake, french fries, donuts, candy, and more. Mmmmm.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t always eat these foods, but I have been fortunate enough to have a pretty fast metabolism most of my life, so I never really noticed (or cared to notice) the effect that eating these bad foods had on my body.  Even as my weight started to fluctuate during college, I still didn’t give much credence to my diet.  I have always loved exercising, so I’d just ramp up my cardio when I noticed a few pounds packing on and soon enough they’d melt away.

But, this method got increasingly harder to maintain as each year passed.  I found myself packing on more than a few pounds and they got harder and harder to melt away no matter how intensely I exercised. So, a few years ago, I decided it was time to look a little closer at the way that I ate.

It wasn’t pretty.

Although I was eating some really good foods that were really good for me, I was still indulging in those foods that I love when I felt like I deserved them. (read: I was rewarding myself for working hard with things like brownies and cookies) And, let me tell you, that just doesn’t work when you exercise 5 times a week and indulge at an equal rate.

I was also eating out a lot.  Which means that I was eating food that perhaps seemed to be a healthy choice when, in reality, there were calories hidden in every crevice that I had no idea about.

So, over the course of several months, I took some baby steps to clean up my food life. And, that’s where I’ll pick up today.  I’ve learned quite a few lessons surrounding my love of food, so I share them because they have helped me become an all around healthier version of myself!

Lesson 1: Exercise is not to be rewarded with food. This was a BIG one for me to learn. I’ve always loved exercising, but I used to justify eating whatever I wanted with the fact that I’d burned x number of calories that day. Unfortunately, that’s just not the way it works.  Not to say that you can’t ever indulge, but now a days, I limit myself to a righteous dessert only once a week or so.

Lesson 2: If you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it. And this doesn’t just go for sweets. This goes for ALL meals. If it’s not in the house, then I can’t eat it. (i.e., those cookies, potato chips, soft drinks that are all so tempting!) I honestly don’t buy anything that could be considered snacky. The closest thing I have are granola bars and they’re mostly just for packed lunches. So, when I’m craving something sweet, salty, or fried, my options are limited. I usually just end up making popcorn on the stove with very little oil and very little butter. (honest disclaimer: I have TONS of snack options at work, and I do occasionally indulge, which just helps to remind me that I certainly don’t need to be buying this stuff for my home)

meal planningLesson 3: Eat at home and plan, plan, plan your meals. I swear I lost 5 pounds after getting married simply because I was making dinner 5 or 6 nights a week and not eating all of the hidden calories of restaurant food.  So, if I’ve planned all of our meals and already purchased the groceries for them, I just can’t justify going out to eat no matter how much I don’t want to cook! Bonus tip: If, for some reason, you’ve made it to dinnertime without a plan, you’ll be able to whip up something healthy in a jiff if you’re already mastered lesson two. This happened just last night in the Weaver home as evidenced below!quick dinner

Lesson 4: I try to buy organic/natural whenever I can. The closer a food can be to its natural state, the better it will be for you. Not to say that organic cookies are healthy, but the sugar found in them in certainly a lot easier for your body to process than high fructose corn syrup. The chemicals, preservatives, etc. that come in our food truly mess with the chemical processes our bodies are designed to go through. So, if you can buy pasta that’s made of organic whole grains, do it!

Finally, and this is something I always TRY to do: drink LOTS of water! Water is essential to proper body function and will help you feel full so that you’re not tempted to eat those things that you shouldn’t. Oh, and finally, finally, take baby steps. It’s taken me 2+ years to get to a point where I feel like I’m consistently making good decisions about what I eat. Eating well is definitely a lifestyle choice, and perhaps one that will require a big lifestyle change. So, remember that consistency, not perfection, is key. May your journey be a long a fruitful one (no pun intended)!

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Brussel Sprouts::

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Brussel Sprouts. A food most children (and many adults) automatically shudder at the thought of eating. A food so repulsive to immature taste buds that popular culture has turned them into the penultimate dietary punishment. A food that until recently, I thought I’d never eat.

Until one magical night when my friend Paul hired the Big Wheel Mobile Food Truck to provide the food for his birthday party. Adam and I were informed of the deliciousness of his signature brussel sprouts by Paul’s children, and Adam having grown up eating brussel sprouts, we were convinced to order some. Let me tell you, that night changed my life! These things were delicious and hearty and crunchy and soft all at the same time. I couldn’t believe it! So, I journeyed on from that night thinking that so long as Big Wheel was around that I’d been keen to partake in some sprouts.

Well, fast forward to Thanksgiving. My sister and her boyfriend were staying with Adam and I and we’d be tasked by our Mom to make some side dishes for the impending feast. I went with some of our family classics, but Jen decided to roast some brussel sprouts. Much to my amazement, yet again, those things were delicious! Simply prepared, those little miniature cabbages held their own amongst a crop of my favorite foods.

However, it took me a good 4 months to work up the courage to prepare my own. I kept thinking, “What if I completely butcher this food that has taken me so long to love? What if I overcook them and they turn to mush? What if I undercook them and they’re hard as rocks?”  Really, I was just making excuses to avoid cooking a food that intimidated me.

Fast forward once again to present day: I am  happy to announce that brussel sprouts are now a staple in the Weaver home! Seriously, I’ve made them 3 times in the last 9 days, and they’re on the menu again this weekend. And, the best part? The best part is that I’ve seasoned them in a totally different way each time I’ve made them and they’re always spectacular. They’re honestly so easy to compliment flavor wise.

Below, I’ve shared one of the many ways I like to prepare them. It’s simple, fast, and fresh. So, you know the drill. Before I get to the how, I’ll share the why.

Brussel sprouts are low in fat and cholesterol and a very good source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. This means they’ll keep you full AND regular. Win-win! So, now that you’re in the know, I leave you with one of my go-to ways to prepare brussel sprouts. I encourage you to experiment with your own flavor profiles. They’re are infinite ways to prepare these sprouts, so I’m certain you’ll find a way you love!

What You’ll Need::

  • Approximately 3/4 lb brussel sprouts for 2 servings
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Coarse salt
  • OR, you can sub the salt & pepper for McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning (one of my favorites!)

What to Do::

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Wash your sprouts and pat them dry
  3. Cut sprouts in half through the base
  4. Toss sprouts in a bowl with all remaining ingredients and let sit for 5-10 minutes sprout2
  5. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and place sprouts in a single layer, cut side downsprout3
  6. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through. Sprouts should be fork tender when done
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!sprout4

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Heaven::

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Normally, the recipes I share with you are some variation of a recipe I’ve used from an almighty cooking source much greater than myself.  On occasion, I’ll even share a recipe that has come straight from my own brain.  And, very, very rarely, I will share with you a recipe that I straight up copy.

Today is one such time. I mean, I follow the recipe so precisely that I can’t even comfortably tell you how to do it from here. I must direct you to Oh She Glows, an amazing blog for anyone who enjoys a good, hearty, healthy, nutrient-filled recipe!

I would like to introduce you to the “Roasted Sweet Potato and Warm Black Bean Salad.”  And, I’d like to tell you how much I love it before I share the recipe link to you.

The love I have for this dish not only comes from a place of extreme gratitude for its flavor, but for its nutritional content as well.  As the name suggests, it’s made up of mostly sweet potatoes and black beans.  If you recall, sweet potatoes are stuffed with nutrition and black beans are a solid choice as well.  Full of protein and dietary fiber, these low saturated fat and low cholesterol little bits are an awesome choice for a healthy meal.  And, did I mention that this dish is incredibly flavorful? My mouth waters just thinking about it!

So, do yourself a favor, and whet your appetite with the photos below then get your booty over to Oh She Glows for the recipe.

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Get Outside…Your Comfort Zone::

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COMFORT_ZONEAs you may know, this Spring I am facilitating what I’m calling a Bikini Bod Bootcamp. It’s a 12-week program that was inspired when Reagan asked me to help kick her butt in preparation for bikini season. Initially only committing to working out with Reagan twice a week for three months, this has swiftly become something so much more.  Just last night, we had 12 women join us for our bootcamp and I email these workouts to nearly 40 women each week to complete on their own. To me, there’s not much more exciting than this! I genuinely love seeing the positive impact exercise has on people.  I love the determination these women exhibit each and every week.  I love the camaraderie that has developed amongst a group of women that had never interacted with one another prior to this endeavor.

And, I love, LOVE, love the challenge that I face in coming up with workouts that are demanding, yet empowering.  I want nothing more than to uncover hidden strengths in these women, to unleash the beasts within. And, let me tell you, we definitely have some beasts on our hands. I’m consistently blown away by the physical prowess of these women, and, I think they are too. It’s a beautiful thing!

So, this week has come as a bit of a surprise to me.  You see, I came up with a workout that I thought everyone was going to fall in love with.  It incorporates some elements we haven’t yet covered.  We’ve got micro movements and strength and balance and very little cardio.  To me, that sounds like a dream! Key words here being “to me”. Much to my surprise, last night’s workout wasn’t met with the joy I thought it would  be.  Now, don’t get me wrong, the women who completed it did so with incredible resolution and I know felt pretty darn accomplished after the fact.

But, to be honest, this week’s got me thinking. It has me thinking that THIS is what it’s all about. THIS is the kind of week that is going to produce amazing results because it’s THIS kind of work that pushes us outside of our comfort zones.  We’ve spent three weeks working harder than most of us thought possible.  We’ve spent three weeks in high intensity mode, but it’s in changing things up a bit, slowing our bodies down, and focusing on strength from the deep that will truly create change.

And, not just physical change.

Stepping outside our comfort zones creates a greater sense of accomplishment.  It proves to our doubtful minds that our bodies are capable of so much more than we expect.  It allows us to see that although swift progress feels good, sometimes the biggest obstacles cannot be overcome without struggle. Stepping outside our comfort zones unearths a tenacity that would otherwise lay dormant. And, that, my friends, is certainly worth pushing the personal boundaries we have set for ourselves.

So, let this be an encouragement to embrace the struggle. Allow your mind AND body to be strengthened by it. Physical activity that is outside of our norm is exactly the kind of activity needed to avoid the plateau, to sculpt and define new muscle groups, and to, ultimately, generate greater results.

I am awed daily by the stories I hear these women tell about their bootcamp experience.  I am humbled by the dedication they exhibit. And, most of all, I am determined to help them get through the though days with as much gusto as the days that they feel like superheroes.  Because even superheroes have bad days.

Here’s to stepping outside our comfort zones!

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Holy Week::

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man of sorrowsYesterday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, the celebration of the last week Christ spent on Earth as humble man. This is always an emotional week for me. It is one that reminds me of my depravity as human. As sinner. As selfish being. But, and so much more importantly, it is a week that reminds me of the INCREDIBLE, BEAUTIFUL, ENORMOUS gift of salvation that Jesus paid by dying on the cross those two thousand some years ago.

It is a week of emotional highs and lows.  Jesus triumphantly rides into Jerusalem as throngs of people bow down before him, singing his praises.  The King of Kings washes the feet of his disciples, with and for whom he breaks bread for the last time.  Then, for a paltry sum, Jesus is betrayed by one of those very men.  Later that night he is denied by Peter, the rock on which his church will be built.  The Prince of Peace is mocked, persecuted, beaten and sentenced to death. He is hung on a cross, laid in a tomb, and then, against all odds, against all logic, against all sound judgement, HE IS RISEN!! He not only defeats death for himself but for ALL of humanity!

Yes, I would call that an emotional week. It is a week that I look forward to celebrating every year, but one which I should really be celebrating every day. It is a week that changed the course of human history for all of ETERNITY.  So, I encourage you to celebrate with me this week.  I encourage you to take some time and think about the weight and power which Holy Week represents. Jesus is RISEN for you and for me and for every single sinner who defiantly walks this Earth.

I encourage you to listen to the song below as well as meditate on its lyrics. Written and produced by Hillsong, it was played at our church yesterday morning and moved me deeply. It is an incredibly powerful expression of the fullness of Holy Week.

Hillsong has deemed “Man of Sorrows” this year’s Easter Song and it is available for free download here.

Finally, if you do not have a church to attend on Easter Sunday (3/31/13), I would love to invite you to join Adam and I at our church Grace Orlando.  There are several campuses and service times from which to choose.  Everyone, and all of their emotions, are welcome!

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Dressed Up Stems::

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Like most of my easy go-to recipes, I’m almost a little embarrassed to share this one. But, this is just too good not to share, especially for those of you who don’t crave veggies. I was actually introduced to this recipe by Reagan something like 5 or 6 years ago, back when I wasn’t the biggest fan of asparagus. My, how times have changed, and I ultimately have a version of this recipe to thank!

Just like last week, however, before I get to the “how-to,” I’d like to share the why. Like most greens, asparagus is just plain good for you.  This particular veggie contains high amounts of folate (great for you women of child-bearing age!), potassium, and antioxidants. In fact, asparagus has long be touted for it’s cleansing properties acting as both a diuretic and laxative. Fun, huh!? Not to mention that asparagus is low-calorie, filling food, making it great for anyone who is watching their weight.

Check out where asparagus measures on the Nutrition Target Map.target

Clearly, there’s something to be said for a food that measures so high on both the fullness and nutritional scales. So, without further ado, I give you my favorite version of dressed up asparagus.

What You’ll Need::

  • ½ lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame seedsASPARAGUS

What To Do::

  1. Wash and dry your asparagus and trim the blunt ends
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium skillet, over medium heatsaute
  3. Sauté for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender
  4. Serve immediately

So, there you have it! Easy peasy, right? Keep in mind that, for those of you who want to keep it simple, that asparagus is just as delicious sautéed a little bit of olive oil with salt & pepper. So, whether you dress it up or dress it down, just make sure you eat it!

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