subtitle: stuff from the comments which many might have missed.
subsubtitle: this mightcould look like a lazyMizFit’s blog post, but I went back this weekend, cut & pasted all these into a document for myself, & figured Id
prod remind you to as well…
From Bag Lady (with regards to bean consumption) if you are preparing dried beans yourself, add a teaspoon of baking soda when you are cooking them – helps with the gas problem…..
From Marianne with regards to a comment about NOT being a fan of quinoa:
I used to hate the stuff, too, but this makes it darn near tasty!
Kidney Beans & Quinoa
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup celery stalk, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp dried thyme,crumbled
1 tbs paprika
1/2 tbs dried oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
15 ozs canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup quinoa
Bring vegetable broth and quinoa to a boil, then cover and simmer 15 minutes.
In a medium skillet, saute the onion, bell pepper and celery until soft.
Stir in the garlic, thyme and spices and cook until fragrant.
Add the beans and simmer until the quinoa is done.
Plate the quinoa and top with beans.
From Angie with regards to replacing foods in recipes:
I am lactose intolerant and am able to tolerate yogurt and cottage cheese, but thats about it. I use soy milk and feta cheese in place of regular milk and any cheese many times.
From Lori typing in reference to her children (this just made me smile):
They’re used to me putting spinach in their smoothies (MizFit note: ick. they dont taste it at all?) so don’t mind the experiments…
From Deb with regards, again, to quinoa (which I inexplicably LOVE—guess Im not the norm. shocker):
With summer here, pick up a whole lot of veggies and marinate them in Italian or Greek salad dressing, then throw them on the grill. About 5 minutes a side, until they are nicely cooked. Toss in a bowl with some balsamic vinegar. Eat immediately.. and keep the left-overs in the fridge. They warm up quickly as a filling for sandwiches, etc.
From Kelly T with regards to the BOSU:
You should flip it over and do squats on the black side, thats my favorite.
I just began meditating regularly and I love it. I download music/instruction on my mp3 player and it’s so convenient and portable.
From Workout Mommy with regards to supine extensions:
An 18 lb baby works great in this exercise too. really!
From Heather with regards to clean eating pre-planning:
My answer? Olive oil cooking spray and a skillet. I cook up a couple of pounds of chicken breast in strips, pop it in the fridge, and we have an anytime yummy snack.
From Diana the Scale (ex?) Junkie with regards to, well, the scale:
I could go on and on until I ran out of space in this box but I just have to say to everyone…limit your scale time. LIMIT IT!
From Kathryn with regards to wrist pain and the downward facing dog yoga pose:
Check to make sure that your fingers are straight and flat and you’re not gripping the floor with your fingers. It seems common for people to lift the palms up off the floor…but this only seems to destabilize and aggrivate the wrists. I always have to remind myself to press my palms to the mat.
From Debra with regards to wrist pain during pushups:
One of my gym’s female coaches suggested that I slightly turn my hands out: when my hands are down, the thumbs are points forward instead of in.
From Mallory (via email, but still…) who likened the Chia ICK or NO ICK debate to those who either love or *hate* bubble tea:
I put chia in my smoothie, it stayed pretty yummy crunchy until the end of my mondo (32ozish) smoothie.
I also put chia in my yogurt, banana, PB2, protein powder concoction! I put ALOT of chia in a bowl of yogurt & I dunno if its because the yogurt was thicker but I did end up with gooey-chia and I enjoyed it! reminded me of the bubble tea tapioca balls…
And your Tuesday Trend?
First this. (Overhaul? did we really need to use the term overhaul?)
A trend which, while I do reside in a hot & sweaty clime, Im hoping not to see offered soon at a salon near me.
The thing we, MizFits, are surely seeing a trendworthy surge in? SelfLove.
Some measurable results, I hope, for all of the effort we’ve put into silencing the negative self-chatter.
Not even close yet? Try this.
MizFit has one (seriously. would I
shit you jest about something like this?) and, in fact, it’s one of her favorite gifts for the friend who has everything.