Healthy Stuffed Peppers – YUM!

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I always love healthy alternatives to favorite dishes. This is easy and ready to serve in 30 minutes! Nothing is better than a quick healthy dinner on a week night. I served it with roasted butternut squash and green beans but it would also be delicious with a yummy salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
·      4 green or red bell peppers, tops removed, seeded
·      1 pound ground turkey
·      2 tablespoons olive oil
·      1 onion, chopped
·      1 cup sliced mushrooms
·      1 zucchini, chopped
·      1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
·      1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
·      1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained. I used fire roasted for extra flavor!
·      1 tablespoon tomato paste
·      Italian seasoning to taste
·      garlic powder to taste
·      salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Wrap the bell peppers in aluminum foil, and place in a baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven. Remove from heat.

3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey until evenly brown. Set aside. Heat oil in the skillet, and cook onion, mushrooms, zucchini, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper. Return turkey to the skillet. Mix in the tomatoes and tomato paste and season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stuff the peppers with the skillet mixture.
4. Return the stuffed peppers to the oven, and continue cooking for 15 minutes. And enjoy—without any regrets!
 
-Priscilla

Please vote for Fit 2 Be Wed for Chesapeake Bridal Awards!

We love helping brides, parents of the bride and groom, and wedding parties achieve their fitness goals! We have been fortunate enough to be nominated for top wedding vendor! This is where your support comes in! Please vote for Fit 2 Be Wed as top wedding vendor under the “Miscellaneous” category for a Chesapeake Bridal Award! You can vote once under each of the links below! Thanks for your support!

-Priscilla

Fitness Gear I Love

Have you ever worked out in leggings that are rolling down? Sneakers that kill your feet? I have and it sucks! It’s the worst when your workout gear is getting in the way of your workout. Below is a list of my favorite products!

1. Nike Free Run

Best sneaker ever! Super light weight and flexible soles. Once you have a pair you will never buy anything else! Great for running and cross training too.

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2. Under Armour Fly-By Compression Capri

I hate working out in long pants so capri leggings are my go to. These awesome capris are form fitting and high waisted. No rolling waist bands here, ladies!

3.  Lululemon – No Limits Tank

I love the layered look of this tank and it comes in a bunch of great colors too. It’s designed for yoga but performs in the weight room. Removable cups and a wide waist band makes me want to buy it in every color. Image

4. Lucy Endurance Skirt

I bought this skirt last summer and I felt like I kept pulling it out of the hamper to wear it again and again! During the hot Maryland summers you need to wear shorts but it’s really nice to have the additional coverage. It keeps you looking like a lady even when your sweating!

http://www.lucy.com/Endurance-Skirt/110335,default,pd.html?dwvar_110335_color=LUCY%20BLACK

Have a great weekend and happy shopping!

Priscilla

Top Fitness Trends for 2013

The American College of Sports Medicine has released its top fitness trends for 2013 survey. It’s always interesting to me to see where fitness has come from and is headed. Check out the list below and to see an expanded reading check out the link at the bottom of the page. 

1. Educated, Certified, and Trained Fitness Professionals.

2. Strength Training

3. Body Weight Training – Try a TRX class! 

4. Children and Obesity – Sad but true more and more children are affected by childhood obesity. Programs based on keeping active is on the rise. Children are the future and we must provide them with healthy habits as they grow.

5. Exercise and Weight Loss

6. Fitness Programs for Older Adults – Baby boomers are here to exercise! We must keep our older Americans healthy, happy, and fit. 

7. Personal Training 

8. Functional Fitness – Uses strength training to improve balance, coordination, force, power, and endurance to improve one’s ability to perform activities of daily living.

9. Core Training – Strengthening muscles of the abdomen, thorax, and back helps balance and demands of daily movements. 

10. Group Personal Training – Working out with others is both motivating and cost effective. 

11. Worksite Health Promotion 

12. Zumba and Other Dance Workouts – If you love to dance Zumba is for you! 

13. Outdoor Activities

14. Yoga

15. Worker Incentive Programs – Creating incentive programs to stimulate positive healthy behavior change as part of employer-based health promotion programming and health care benefits. 

16. Boot Camp

17. Outcome Measurements

18. Circuit Training – Circuit training is a group of 6 to 10 exercises that are completed one after another and in a predetermined sequence. Each exercise is performed for a specified number of repetitions or for a set period before having a quick rest and moving on to the next exercise. 

19. Reaching New Markets

20. Wellness Coaching

For more details and explanations check out the link below! 

http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2012/11000/Worldwide_Survey_of_Fitness_Trends_for_2013.5.aspx

 

Happy 2013!

Priscilla

Healthy Ways to Start Your Day!

It’s a new year and tomorrow the start of a new week. Each day is a chance to start fresh and put your best foot forward! It’s important to kick start your day with healthy habits that will keep you happy all day long. 

Wake up your senses. Open your curtains to let in the glow of the sun. Surround yourself with your favorite colors, fragrances, and flowers. Take a shower with your favorite body wash and shampoo.

Reach for the sky.
 Stretching your body when you wake up is a wonderful way to loosen up your joints and increase flexibility. Mimic the way a cat wakes up by elongating your spine and stretching out your arms and legs, one at a time. Slowly stand up, inhale as you stretch, and exhale as you contract. 

Make a promise to yourself. As soon as you wake up, think of one nice thing you can do for yourself that day. 

Break the fast. Fuel yourself with a healthy breakfast that includes fruit, vegetables, and a lean protein.

Move it in the morning. Wake up your metabolism and energize your body. Exercising in the morning demonstrates that you put your health first—helping you feel good about yourself all day. 

Have a great week!

Priscilla