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Garden Turkey Burgers

by Kathy Smith

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 tablespoons olive oil
1 green onions, chopped fine
½ red pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 package frozen, chopped spinach, fully thawed and drained
½ pound ground turkey breast
½ tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
½ teaspoon fresh oregano (or 1/8 teaspoon dried)
dash of hot sauce (like Tabasco)
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Method:

  1. In a nonstick pan, sauté the onion, red pepper, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until tender (about 5 – 7 minutes). Set aside and let cool.
  2. Over the sink, squeeze all of the water out of the spinach.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, spinach, and the sautéed onion mixture. Season to taste with the herbs, pepper, and hot sauce.
  4. Form 2 burger patties.
  5. Heat the nonstick skillet to medium high. Cook the burgers in the hot pan for 5–7 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  6. Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves or on top of mixed greens with a side of sliced tomatoes.

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Easy HIIT Workout

by Kathy Smith

A HIIT Workout That’s…Easy?

 

During the past few years, high intensity interval training (HIIT), has been the breakthrough method for fat burning.

Now, research in Denmark is unveiling a new approach to HIIT training. It’s faster, easier, and more fun.

It’s called the 10-20-30 method, and women are finding that this new intense method is actually….fun!

The basics of the 10-20-30 method are simple.

Choose your favorite cardio activity (running, biking, rowing, etc.) and move at a gentle pace for 30 seconds. Then, increase to a moderate pace for 20 seconds, and accelerate to all-out for an intense burst for 10-seconds. Repeat the cycle 10 times.

The method would make more sense if it was named the 30-20-10 method, but 10-20-30 is more catchy   

YOUR ACTION PLAN

If traditional HIIT training isn’t working for you, or you’re ready to shake up your routine, replace 1-2 of your weekly workouts with the 10-20-30 method. Because the exercise is intense, your body needs time to recover after the workout…so make sure you don’t perform this workout on two consecutive days. Remember, the 10-20-30 plan shouldn’t be your only source of cardio, so keep up your regular walks or bike rides

THE DOWNSIDE OF TRADITIONAL HIIT TRAINING

HIIT training refers to a pattern of short bursts of high intensity efforts broken up with active recovery periods. While the typical routine doesn’t last very long, it has been credited for a long list of benefits, including:

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Greater athletic performance
  • Increased metabolism

But, there’s a catch.

Traditional interval training requires you to push yourself to your limits. At the end of 30 seconds, you should feel breathless…like you can’t go any further.

At the end of the “push” segment of your interval, you should feel completely breathless…as if you have no more to give!

The idea of pushing yourself to exhaustion turned some people off, and those who gave it a try had the tendency to give up on the method before they saw results.

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5-Step Belly Fat Blasting Regimen

by Kathy Smith

If you’re serious about kick-starting your flat-belly plan, I have a new trick that will keep your abs in the game. Simply pick up a dumbbell that’s about 5 lbs heavier than the one you usually use in your ab routine (if you don’t use one, then start with a 5 lb weight). Then to maximize your belly fat loss, complete the five-step belly fat regimen in today’s blog – remember to do each of the moves with a weight. The real secret is to have non-stop movement. So, perform each move for one minute, and don’t rest until the end of the sequence. After you’re done with the first round, rest for one minute, and then repeat four more times.

The combination of heavier-than-normal weights with non-stop movement not only burns fat, but will help add lean muscle to your core.

People often ask me, “How long it will take to see results after following this routine?” Typically, you can start seeing changes within a month. But, if you want a true transformation, stick with it for 90 days, doing the routine three non-consecutive days a week. Let’s get started!

Windshield Wipers

How to do it:

  1. Start on your back, with your hands on the floor for support and legs lifted up off the floor.
  2. Using your core muscles to support you and protect your lower back, keep your knees over your hips as you slowly drop both knees to the right side, forming a 45-degree angle with the floor.
  3. Then, fire up your obliques as you drive your knees back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat on the other side.

Cannonball

How to do it:

  1. Start lying on your back, with your arms reaching out overhead, legs lifted slightly off the floor, and toes pointed. Even here, at the start of the move, you’re activating core muscles by stretching them out. Keep pressing the lower back into the mat or floor to ensure the back doesn’t arch. If this feels like too much tension on the back, try lifting the legs a little further away from the floor.
  2. Imagine that, as you’re stretching the fingers and toes away from each other, the core is a strong magnet working to pull them back in. Using the force of that imaginary magnet, bring the knees in toward the chest. At the same time, reach your arms toward the legs.

Ceiling Stamp

How to do it:

  1. Lying on your back, squeeze your abdominals and lift your legs off the floor. Extend them up straight, feet facing the ceiling.
  2. With your hands on the floor for balance, use your lower abdominal strength to push your feet up 1-2 inches toward the ceiling (meaning your hips come 1-2 inches further away from the floor simultaneously). It’s a quick movement, almost a ˙pulse,” as if you’re stamping the ceiling with the bottom of your feet (hence the title).

Charlie’s Angels

How to do it:

  1. Sit upright with knees bent, feet on the floor, chest lifted. Lift your feet off the floor, tucking your knees into your chest. Interlace your fingers and point them forward.
  2. Using your obliques, swivel your knees side to side.

Roll-Overs

How to do it:

  1. Lying facedown on the floor with your arms and legs extended, lift your upper body and legs off the floor, making sure to keep your feet together.
  2. Without moving your shoulders or legs, use the strength of your abs to roll to your right side until your back is on the floor and you’re facing the ceiling. Remember, your hands and feet never touch the floor!
  3. Slowly roll back, keeping the belly button pulled in toward the spine throughout the entire movement.
  4. Aim for 10 repetitions on each side.

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Turkey Pumpkin Stew

by Kathy Smith

From my friend Adam Michael Brewer of Brewer Wellness

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This comforting winter soup is filled with creamy pumpkin and savory turkey, while keeping it low-carb and high protein. Doesn’t get better than this!

If you’re making this after your big holiday meal, feel free to use shredded, roasted turkey instead of raw, ground turkey. Simply chop the shredded, roasted turkey and add in the last 10 minutes of the cooking time. Enjoy!

Servings: 12

Here’s what you need…
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 fennel bulb, chopped
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
1 lb ground turkey
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes in sauce
1 (14oz) can pumpkin
4 cups chicken broth
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup parsley, chopped

Directions:
In a large soup pot, place the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, until tender. Add the fennel, butternut squash and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes.
In a large skillet place the ground turkey over medium-high heat. Cook until browned, stirring often. Drain off liquid.
Add the turkey, tomatoes, pumpkin, broth, salt and pepper to the soup pot. Cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley and cook, uncovered for another 10 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 110 calories, 4g fat, 195mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 9g protein.

I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to assist you in all things fitness. And if you are not yet one of my prized clients then call or email me now to set up your first workout – I’d love to help you achieve your best body ever!

Kathy Smith, New York Times bestselling author, has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for over 30 years. The numbers speak for themselves: Kathy has sold more than 20 million exercise DVDs - landing her in the Video Hall of Fame - and $500 million in Kathy Smith products. With her revolutionary approach to fitness, Smith has touched millions of people, inspiring them to move, live, and love.

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Mocha Mousse Recipe

by Kathy Smith

My Birthday Dessert Recipe

Relax and indulge in this recipe from the Cal-A-Vie Living Gourmet Spa Cuisine. It tastes every bit as divine as it looks, and with the added protein from the tofu and yogurt, it won’t spike your blood sugar like other desserts!

Mocha Mousse

mochamousseIngredients:
2 Tbsp. Kahlua
1 Tbsp. Instant coffee granules (optional)
2 (12-oz.) packages of light extra-firm silken tofu
1/2 C. baking cocoa
1/2 C. pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Heat the Kahlua in a small saucepan. Add the coffee granules and stir to dissolve completely. Combine the tofu with the baking cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor fitted wit ha metal blade.
  2. Add the coffee fixture and process for 7-10 minutes or until thickened and smooth. Spoon into a bowl and chill for 20 minutes or longer. Garnish with raspberries and fresh mint.
  3. For a nice presentation, alternate layers of the mousse with Siggi’s fat-free greek vanilla yogurt.

Yields 6 servings.

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Morning Volcano Shot

by Kathy Smith

Ingredients:
8 oz hot water
1″ ginger root, chopped
Juice from 1 lime or lemon
1 drop Oregano oil
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions:
Peel the ginger, then chop the into small chunks. Put in the bottom of a mug along with the oregano oil. Pour in the hot water. Squeeze the juice from the link into your mug, and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

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Healthy Kitchen Staples

by Kathy Smith

20 Kitchen Staples The Healthiest People Always Have On Hand

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1 – Extra virgin olive oil – Yummy in salads and marinades, and drizzled on top of anything from salmon to chicken
2 – Flavored Vinegar – Use with olive oil as a dressing on your salad! Plus, vinegar helps open up blood vessels to improve blood flow.
3 – Course sea salt – Yes, the CDC recommends limiting your salt intake. But be careful, because regular salt is often prepared and processed.
4 – Beef or chicken broth – Simmer it to sip on throughout the day, or to sauté vegetables, and create a base for sauces
5 – Garlic cloves – Mince some up and use to add flavor to salads, soups or stir fry without adding any unhealthy fats or processed ingredients.
6 – Fresh lemons – Squeeze in your morning ginger tea, or over seafood or chicken for a refreshing flavor.
7 – Frozen kale – They stay crisp even after thawing, and they’re a quick add-in to scrambled eggs, smoothies or stir fry.
8 – Frozen berries – Full of antioxidants and a sweet addition to any protein shake or oatmeal.
9 – Canned tomatoes – Make a simple sauce by crushing them and adding in fresh herbs and simmer until warm!
10 – Sriracha – Adds spice to rice, stir fry, or in a salad dressing
11 – Dijon Mustard – A low-calorie way to add flavor to sauces and dips
12 –  Plain Almond Butter – Almonds have less saturated fat than peanuts!
13 – Ground chicken and turkey – These sources of lean protein help you reduce your saturated fat intake, compared to ground beef.
14 – Shrimp – Four large shrimp are only 30 calories, and they are virtually fat-free. Include a few in tacos, salads or bake them.
15 –  Plain Greek Yogurt – Creamy, low-cal, and packed with 18 grams of protein in a 6-oz serving
16 – Eggs – Six grams of protein for only 70 calories! Whip up a few with your favorite veggies for a morning frittata.
17 – Canned Olives – Perfect when you’re craving something salty! Ten olives have only 50 calories.
18 – Beans – An inexpensive source of both protein and fiber.
19 – Fresh Herbs – Hello, antioxidants! Having a fresh supply of cilantro, basil, and rosemary gives life to your dishes!
20 – Dark Chocolate – Keep a square on hand for cravings, because dark chocolate has disease-fighting polyphenols.
 

Kathy Smith, New York Times bestselling author, has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for over 30 years. The numbers speak for themselves: Kathy has sold more than 20 million exercise DVDs - landing her in the Video Hall of Fame - and $500 million in Kathy Smith products. With her revolutionary approach to fitness, Smith has touched millions of people, inspiring them to move, live, and love.

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Turkey Wrap-Ups

by Kathy Smith

Ingredients:

4 large leaves of romaine lettuce
1 turkey breast, sliced into strips
¼ cucumber, sliced thin
Grated carrot
¼ c. goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions:

1.     Place lettuce leaves onto a plate, cup side up.
2.     Place the turkey strips evenly on the lettuce, and top with cucumber, carrots, and goat cheese.
3.     Tuck in sides and roll up tightly. Serve immediately or use toothpicks to secure wraps for later.

Serves 1

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Healthy Side Dishes

by Kathy Smith

5 LIP-SMACKING SIDE DISHES... 


ROASTED POTATOES WITH FIGS AND THYME

Recipe courteous of the New York Times

INGREDIENTS:
½ pound dried black mission figs or other dried figs
1 ½ cups brewed black tea, more if necessary
2 pounds fingerling potatoes
1 head garlic
5 sprigs of thyme
⅓ cup olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Place figs in a bowl, cover with hot black tea and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours or overnight, depending on initial softness of figs.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes well and trim any bad parts. Separate garlic head into individual cloves but do not remove outer skin.
Drain figs. In a bowl, combine garlic, thyme, figs, potatoes and olive oil; toss. Place on roasting pan and bake until potatoes are tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 30 minutes. Remove and season immediately with salt and pepper. Serve. Diners may remove skin from garlic at the table and eat along with the potatoes, if they wish.


ROASTED CARROTS WITH TURMERIC AND CUMIN

Recipe courteous of the New York Times

INGREDIENTS:
10 medium carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted
½ teaspoon coriander seeds, lightly toasted
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or mild chili powder
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the carrots in half lengthwise and crosswise. If the carrots are fat at one end, cut the fat half in half again lengthwise, so that the pieces are more or less equal in thickness. Place in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper, and thyme leaves.
Heat a heavy baking sheet in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the carrots on it in one layer. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring the carrots every 10 minutes. They should be slightly caramelized and tender.
While the carrots are in the oven place the cumin and coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle and grind. Add the soft butter, turmeric and Aleppo pepper or chili powder and stir with the pestle until well amalgamated. Transfer to a large pan.
Remove the carrots from the oven when done and add to the pan with the spice butter and the mint. Toss together, taste and adjust salt and pepper. Serve from the pan or transfer to a platter.


BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH PEANUT VINAIGRETTE

Recipe courteous of Karen Van Guilder Little

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved and rinsed in cold water
¼ cup peanut oil
Salt
4 teaspoons champagne vinegar
2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter, creamy or chunky
Hot sauce or chile oil (optional)
1 large navel orange
3 tablespoons dried tart cherries or cranberries, plumped in warm water, drained and coarsely chopped
Crispy fried shallots, for garnish (optional)
Chopped fresh mint, for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 400 degrees and place a pan of hot water in the bottom, to help prevent the sprouts from becoming tough. Turn on convection if you have it.
Toss sprouts with peanut oil, sprinkle with salt, and spread out on one or two baking sheets. Roast 15 minutes. Stir and continue cooking 10 to 20 minutes more, until browned and crisp. Check sprouts every 5 minutes or so; if they are browning too fast, reduce heat by 25 degrees and turn off convection.
Meanwhile, make the dressing: In a bowl, whisk together vinegar and honey. Whisk in peanut butter until thick and creamy. Add water until consistency is like creamy salad dressing. Season to taste with hot sauce, if using.
When sprouts are tender and browned, remove from oven, transfer to a large bowl and sprinkle with salt. Add half the dressing and toss well.
Take orange and cut a thick slice off the bottom and the top to make flat surfaces. Rest bottom on a cutting board and use a small, sharp knife to carve off all the peel and pith, cutting from top to bottom and following the curve of the fruit. When all the orange flesh is exposed, cut out each segment by slicing along the white membranes. Gently loosen from the orange and set aside.
Add half the orange and half the cherries to bowl and toss. Taste. Adjust with more dressing, orange and cherries until flavors are balanced. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with fried shallots or fresh mint, or both, if using.


SWEET POTATO PECAN CASSEROLE

Recipe courteous of Food Network

INGREDIENTS:
– 5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
– 1/3 C. honey
– 1 large egg
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
– 1/8 tsp ground ginger
– 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
– 1 Tbsp packed dark brown sugar
– 1/3 C. finely chopped pecans
– Cooking spray

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mist an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a pot with a large steamer basket in place. Put the sweet potatoes in the basket, cover, and steam until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
3. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl, and let cool slightly. Add the honey, egg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the nutmeg, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon salt; whip with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread the sweet potato mixture in the prepared baking dish.
4. Mix the brown sugar, pecans, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl; sprinkle over the potatoes.
5. Bake until hot and beginning to brown around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes.
Serves 6.


WILD MUSHROOMS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Recipe courteous of Melissa Clark

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound wild mushrooms, cut into large bite-size pieces (a mix of chanterelles, oyster mushrooms and maitake is nice)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, more as needed
½ teaspoon black pepper, as needed
1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 large shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 2-inch piece cinnamon stick
6 ounces roasted and peeled chestnuts (1 cup; jarred, vacuum packed or freshly roasted), crumbled
¼ cup brandy
1 ½ tablespoons cider vinegar, more as needed
¼ cup chopped soft herbs, such as dill, tarragon, chives and parsley

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spread mushrooms on one rimmed baking sheet; toss with 1/4 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. On a separate rimmed baking sheet, toss brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Roast both pans of vegetables, tossing occasionally, until vegetables are brown and tender, 20 to 25 minutes. (The mushrooms may be done first, so keep an eye on them.)
While the vegetables cook, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, cinnamon stick and a pinch of salt; cook, tossing occasionally, until shallots are caramelized and tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
Toss chestnuts into pan and brown lightly, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in brandy. Return pan to medium-high heat and cook until liquid has evaporated. Discard cinnamon stick.
In a large bowl, toss together vegetables, chestnut mixture and vinegar. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Toss in herbs and serve at once.

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TIGHTEN The Lower Belly Pooch

by Kathy Smith

NEW Formula To TIGHTEN The Lower Belly Pooch  (VIDEO!)

The elusive toned lower tummy can be a challenge to achieve as you age. So if it seems as if no matter how much training you do and your lower-belly pooch won’t tighten, here’s why… Changes in your hormones encourage extra calories to make a beeline for your belly, where they’re then stored as fat.

When it comes to losing the pooch, the solution is a two-part equation. The first step is to tone the stuff you can cinch (muscle), and the next step is to burn the stuff you can pinch (fat).

Remember, when you’re trying to tighten your lower abs, not all strengthening moves are created equal. The truth is, most routines fall short when trying to reach those tough-to-get-to muscles in the lower part of the tummy.

Today, I’ll  show you a BRAND NEW video with a few moves that I learned in NYC this week that hit that sweet spot in the lower part of your torso. In fact, I’m challenging you to incorporate this effective barre-style workout combo into your ab routine 3 times this week!

Ready to say “see ya” to those Spanx? The moves in this new video will leave your abdominals feeling tight, toned and strong…

Part two in the slim-abs equation is to burn the fat that tends to creep around your midsection as you age.

Listen to this…a study from the University of Vermont tested 178 women ages 20-60, each within a healthy weight range. Results showed that the oldest participant had 55% more abdominal fat than the youngest!
We all have two types of fat… subcutaneous, which is underneath the skin, and visceral fat,which is marbled through the organs and muscles (that’s the most dangerous type). The best way to get rid of both kinds is is to keep your body guessing and strike a balance between moderately-paced workouts, and HIIT workouts.

Here’s day-by-day calendar of what workout to do each day to supercharge your results and incinerate tummy fat before summer!

Sunday – hiking or interval walking
Monday – yoga
Tuesday – circuit training
Wednesday – wild card
Thursday – pilates
Friday – strength training
Saturday – spinning

Wednesday is the “Wild Card” day because your freebie day – not you “day off” from exercising, but a day to do anything and everything you might want. That might mean an exciting new class, whether it’s dancing or indoor rowing – or it might mean another day of cardio, strength training, yoga, or pilates, depending on what my body needs, and what will “surprise” it. On my Wild Card day this week, I tried Bergen’s Cardio Fusion class at Exhale in NYC. This 45-minute class was an intense mix of kickboxing and plyometric moves, high-intensity intervals…it definitely got my heart pumping! Sweat factor: 5/5.

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