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Friday, February 22, 2013

Guiltless Chicken Breast Tenders

Thank you Tana Amen, RN for this great recipe bringing chicken fingers out of junk food land and into the health food realm.  I chose to continue following the recipe to make these crispy (I had no regrets.)


Healthy chicken fingers? Yes, honestly!

1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon pepper, if desired
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup almond meal (or gluten-free flour), or you may grind almonds finely in the food processor
1 pound chicken tenders (free-range, hormone-free, antibiotic-free)
1 egg, lightly beaten (organic, Omega-3)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and almond meal and blend well with a fork.

Dip the chicken pieces in the egg, coating both sides. Immediately dredge in the almond meal mixture, covering both sides completely.

Friday, February 15, 2013

5 Cool Tools to Jumpstart Your Workout

Why did you join that gym (or get serious about your home-based training?) To get leaner, tighter, fitter and stronger, right?  So how’s that working out for you? For some, probably great! And for others…well,…maybe not so great.

If you’ve been working out for months or even years and your progress has been slow to undetectable or, you’re doing fine but your motivation could use a kick in the pants; listen up.

A piece of equipment alone will not likely transform your body. But, a new toy can get you charged up and motivated all over again and that can get you back on the road to transformation. Check out these 5 cool tools that can jumpstart your workout:

The Burn Machine
The Burn Machine: Created by martial artists to simulate punching a speed bag, the burn machine is a shiny chrome contraption that when held away from the body, at shoulder height-and while turning its rotating grips at high speed, will burn those shoulders into amazing shape. Vary arm placement to hit the muscles from all angles. Can be used sitting or standing. Available in several weights. Priced from $116.00-$150.00, it’s available at Insert the code UGW at checkout for a 10% discount.

Friday, February 8, 2013

It Doesn't Get Better Than (Healthy) Chocolate

A reason for living
If you believe that the four major food groups are milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffle, we really understand each other. But believe it or not, chocolate can be good for you.

Dark chocolate containing 72% cocoa solids or more, is best enjoyed when it hasn’t been treated with alkali... a standard process called Dutching, which destroys most of cocoa's beneficial polyphenols and anti-oxidants. Then there’s milk chocolate, which should be avoided (if you got the guts.) It’s high in calories, saturated fat and sugar. Dark chocolate contains more cacao and less sugar.

A 2006 John Hopkins study showed that eating a little bit every day is good for your health. Here are some of the health benefits associated with eating chocolate.