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3 Minute Stretch

by Gilad

Whether you work in front of a computer all day, sit at a desk for long hours, or simply need to get away from your busy day for a quick energy boost, GILAD’S FREE 3-MINUTE FITNESS BREAKS are your answer! Gilad’s 3 minute fitness breaks offer you short, easy-to-follow workout routines that target every single muscle group in the body. Here you will find strengthening and sculpting exercises for your hips, thighs, buns, chest, back, shoulders, arms and core. There are even quick energizing cardio routines to boost your day! Best of all, this routine is done in 3 minutes or less.

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Vegetarian Chili

by Gilad 

 
Proof that mid-week dinners don't need to be complicated, packed with ingredients and need numerous pots and pans!
 
INGREDIENTS 
  • 1 fresh chili, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, diced 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1 bunch of coriander 
  • Olive oil 
  • 2 peppers, deseeded and chopped 
  • 1 x 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 x 400g black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 bottle Passata  (organic, 100% where possible). 
DIRECTIONS
  1. In food processor, process together the chili, onion, paprika, cumin, garlic, stalks of coriander and 2 tbsp of olive oil. 
  2. Heat pan on medium heat, add in prepared chili paste, peppers, chickpeas and black beans,
  3. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and pour in passata. 
  4. Stir well, place lid on and simmer for 10-15 minutes until sauce slightly thickens. 
  5. Serve with extra coriander and some steamed rice or cauliflower rice. 
By Rachel Morrow  www.foodmatters.com

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Spinach Dip Surprise

by Gilad

Description Warm creamy spinach that can be served as a side dish with your favorite protein or an appetizer with cut veggies and pita chips
Dish Type Side Dish
Difficulty Easy
No. of Servings  
Preparation Time 20
Cooking Time 25
Ingredients 1 medium onion chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 to 1 cup fat free milk
2 pkgs 10oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup salsa or picante sauce
1 cup 2% shredded cheddar
Directions In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Slowly stir in milk . Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 min or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in spinach and salsa.Then stir in 3/4 cup of cheddar and transfer to a 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with rest of cheese. Bake at 350 uncovered for 20 to 25 min or until heated through.

 

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Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Peach Dressing

by Gilad

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Peach Dressing

 


Ingredients
1 cup Peach Dressing (see below)
1 medium English cucumber
2 pounds multicolored heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/3-in.-thick slices
3/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1/2 cup small basil leaves, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preparation
1. Place Peach Dressing in a large bowl. Peel cucumber at 1/2-inch intervals, leaving some strips of peel; halve lengthwise. Remove seeds, and slice diagonally. Add cucumber, tomatoes, onion, 1/4 cup basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to dressing. Toss well; let stand 3 minutes.
2. Arrange salad on a platter; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup basil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Peach Dressing

 

Ingredients
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon sugar
1 very ripe peach, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Preparation
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add oil slowly, stirring with a whisk until blended.

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Avocado-Buttermilk Soup with Crab Salad

by Gilad

This simple, no-cook soup is garnished with delicious orange-infused crabmeat. A vibrant, green-hued bowlful set before a hungry diner will not last long-take our word for it. Although it is intended to be rich and creamy, if the soup seems a little too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more buttermilk.


Ingredients
3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatillos
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
3/8 teaspoon salt
2 ripe peeled avocados, pitted
1 serrano pepper, seeded
1 small garlic clove
2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
8 ounces lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed

Preparation
  1. Place first 7 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
  2. Combine bell pepper and remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine.
  3. Spoon about 3/4 cup soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1/3 cup crabmeat mixture.

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Turkey: Pros, Cons and Tips!

by Gilad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner
So let's look at TURKEY from an Australian point of view!
Meat is a valuable source of protein and other nutrients. But when it comes to a healthy diet, it's important to choose the right kind of meat and eat the correct portion size. The Australian Guide To Healthy Eating recommends we eat one serving of meat per day, the equivalent of 65 to 100 grams of cooked meat.

Turkey meat is sold in various forms, including whole, prepackaged slices, breast, thighs, mince, cutlets and tenderloins. Turkeys are not native to Australia (today's domestic turkey is a descendant of the wild turkey native to northern Mexico and the eastern US) and turkey farming is significantly different from other poultry farming. However, turkey consumption is growing. This year each Australian will have consumed an average of 1.7 kilograms of turkey meat, and the Australasian Turkey Federation estimates this will grow to 2.5 kilograms by 2011. 

The pros

  • Turkey is a rich source of protein.
  • Skinless turkey is low in fat. White meat is lower in kilojoules and has less fat than the dark meat. A typical turkey consists of 70 per cent white meat and 30 per cent dark meat.
  • Turkey meat is a source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.
  • It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body's energy production.
  • Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels. The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable.
  • Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.
  • It is also a source of selenium, which is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism. It also boosts immunity and acts as an antioxidant.
The cons
  • Turkey can be high in sodium.
  • Some meat, particularly prepackaged slices, can be processed and contain other substances.
  • Turkey skin is high in fat.
  • Research suggests large amounts of tryptophan can make you sleepy.
Turkey tips
  • If you can, buy organic. Turkeys raised organically will have been treated humanely and are less likely to contain pesticides and herbicides.
  • Look for meat that is supple.
  • A turkey roast is cooked properly when it is piping hot all the way through.
  • Turkey dries out quickly, so don't overcook it.
  • If marinating turkey meat, put it in the fridge straight after you've finished, as it is highly sensitive to heat.
  • Store turkey separate from any gravy, stuffing or raw food.
  • Refrigerated turkey will keep for about one or two days. If it is already cooked, it will keep for about four days.

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Nature Provides Us With Everything We Need

By Gilad

All before the arrival of the human, the salt water was separated from the fresh water, dry land was made, gardens were planted with fruit bearing trees and animals and fish were made. The planet already had what we needed before we were created!

Nature provides us with everything we need and the less we interfere with it, the better it is for us! Check out these amazing 'Nature's Pharmacy' items that are available to us!

 A sliced carrot looks just like a human eye. You can see the pupil, the iris and even the radiating lines. And, YES, modern science has shown that the nutrients in carrots greatly contribute to the health of the eye..

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.   

A walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere with upper and lower cerebellums.  Even the 'wrinkles' on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help in the formation of more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney beans actually help heal the kidney and maintain it's function. And yes! They look exactly like the human kidneys!

 

Celery and bok choy look like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium... If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak.  These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Conclusion? stick with natures abundant natural and unprocessed foods in order to get the best health benefits possible!

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We're proud to announce that we will be sharing instructor Gilad's Healthy Tips & Healthy Recipes now on Collage Video's Blog and Forum!

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Egg White Omelet

by Gilad

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 egg whites beaten
  • 2 cups cut up red, yellow peppers and onion
  • 1 med. zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup grated fat free mozzarella cheese
  • 1 & 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup crab delights, flaked (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cook peppers, onion and zucchini in med. non stick pan till water is absorbed.
  2. Beat egg whites
  3. Heat large nonstick frying pan and spray with olive oil spray over medium heat.  Add egg whites in a thin layer. When whites start to cook add the mozzarella cheese. 
  4. When almost done add the rest of ingredients to center of pan, fold over and cook until all is hot. 
  5. Serve with whole grain bread. 

Enjoy!

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