How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?
3 Foolproof Nutrition Habits to Keep You Fit for Life
Do you ever wonder what the deal is with protein? In recent years, the amount of protein marketing has skyrocketed. At grocery stores there are aisles dedicated to protein powders, protein bars and high-protein snacks. Protein supplement sales amounted to over $14 billion dollars last year and are expected to keep growing.
How do you navigate through the plethora of protein and how much of it do you actually need?
Zesty Cilantro Lime Chicken
Have you ever gone to bed after having a huge, late-night meal and woken up feeling tired, bloated and nauseous? Why is that? After your last meal, it takes your body 8 hours to fully digest it (longer if you overeat). Only after 8 hours can your body go to work on detoxifying and recovery. That gross feeling when you wake up is partly due to the fact that your body has not had a chance to completely digest all of the food you ate the night before
Vegan Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole
When trying to eat clean, it’s easy to get bored with the constant rotation of chicken dinners. I love finding new, easy-to-make chicken dishes that are packed with flavor. This tropical, slightly-barbecued chicken dish is a perfect addition to your recipe box. Looking for a way to meal-prep? Make a big batch of this recipe and use throughout the week on top of salads or in sandwich wraps!
4 Ways To Stay Committed To Your Goals
Smothering vegetables in cheese is always going to win your taste buds over, but it isn’t necessarily the best option when trying to stay fit. When looking for a recipe that was both healthy and full of flavor, I stumbled across this vegan “cheesy” broccoli rice casserole. This dish is so tasty that you’ll want to go for seconds and lick the bowl for the last bit of “cheese” sauce.
10k Training Plan for Beginners
At the beginning of the year, it’s easy to see what changes would make this year better than the last, right? It’s clear what you need to do differently, what you need to quit, and what you need to start. If you’re like me, you jump right into making lists, buying books, downloading new apps and hopefully anticipating your brand new year. And then, life happens. The same challenges, stumbling blocks, interruptions and frustrations that have held you back in the past rear their ugly heads.
Get Super-Bowl-Ready with STRIDE's Healthy Tips
For many, the 10k is the perfect race - long enough to provide a challenge, but short enough to be attainable for beginning runners. If you’re on the fence about signing up for your first 10k, consider this: finishing times for the average recreational runner range between 50 - 70 minutes to finish this 6.2-mile race. That’s just a little longer than a STRIDE Signature Sweat class! You’ve got this.
Savory Pumpkin Bread with Pumpkin Seeds
One of the biggest global television events is coming up this weekend The Super Bowl! Whether you have a favorite team, love football or have no interest somehow, we end up at a festivity with friends, family, clubs and groups! It can be a great day of socializing and celebration. There is one down side that we wanted to shed light on and help bring some diﬀerent options to you. If you are reading this, you my may be interested in making some diﬀerent choices this year. Read on to find out more!
Heavenly Peanut Banana Bread Loaf
I am a HUGE fan of pumpkin and love to eat it all year round (not just the holiday’s). This bread is so scrumptious and delicious to eat during the colder mornings or over the weekend. Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene which is the precursor for Vitamin A –which is important for eye health
STRIDE writes for MapMyRun: 5 Treadmill Myths
The cooler weather has finally started (well, at least in the mornings and evenings here in LA) and I am so excited to start baking and making deliciously healthy options that can be made in a hot oven or stove top. This is my favorite recipe to kick off that cooler weather cooking season with.
Find Your Fitness Tribe
The folks at MapMyRun recently tracked down STRIDE’s Program Director, Leanne Pedante, for her help dispelling common treadmill myths.
FITNESS 101 : Understanding the Terminology
It is challenging finding a balance in our busy lives and fitting in a consistent exercise + fitness routine. Some weeks we get to squeeze in 3 or 4 times a week and some weeks nothing. I understand that everyone’s situation is unique, but there is one amazingly helpful life-hack that is proven to help increase your chances of creating that balanced fitness plan.
The Cauliflower Craze - Let’s Make Tabbouleh
So, you’ve been going to fitness studios for a while. Maybe you are a regular at the gym. Perhaps you’re just getting started. Regardless of where you are in your fitness journey you have most likely heard some new terms, acronyms or jargon that sound cool but you still don’t understand what they mean. (AMRAP, HIIT or TABATA to name a few). It’s easy enough, you follow the instruction of the trainer or coach, but aren’t you a little curious? Have you been afraid to ask?
Crispy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zoodles
Cauliflower appears to be the new trendy vegetable of choice to transform into a variety of amazing food options. I have seen social media taken over by cauliflower pasta, gnocchi, rice and mash (just to name a few)
Summer Citrus Grilled Chicken
Can you tell how much we are loving zoodles at the moment?! This dish is no joke. It is the perfect dinner meal to your table in 20-25 minutes. Juicy, crispy chicken that is packed full of flavor with that zoodle flare. And remember, there is NO deep frying involved here. We are talking about pan-searing and baking the chicken, so it remains moist and oh-so healthy.
Let’s get cookin’!
The Best Banana Oat Muffins you will ever try!
Summer is here, and for most of us this is the season that brings the heat. I don’t know about you, but when those hot summer days come rolling in I get a craving for those beautiful citrus flavors in my food. Something about citrus makes me feel refreshed and perhaps a couple of degrees cooler
A simple way to cut down impulse buying at the grocery store
When someone made these for me I was super skeptical I would ever like them. Advertised as having no processed sugar, no flour and almost no fat.. I was thinking it wouldn’t be something I would enjoy... Boy was I wrong. This recipe is so easy and healthy and is truly a perfect snack or light breakfast option.
Recipe: Avocado, Lemon & Dill Zoodles
What if I told you there was a way to reduce your grocery bill’s, eat healthier, and save time at the grocery store? You wouldn’t believe me, would you?
I have 3 simple words for you: ‘Buy Grocery’s online’
3 Quick & Healthy Snack-Hacks
As a resident of Los Angeles, I have an automatic need to eat avocados every way I possibly can. I’ve mastered the avocado toast (and it is offered in every café worth visiting) so now it’s time to get creative and make some dishes with an avocado flair!
We’ve all been there...Running out the door with no time to spare (or better yet, about 10 minutes late) and we realize too late that we have packed nothing to eat. With nothing prepared, we often resort to poor choices. Snacks should only be a stepping stone between meals, helping you get over the hunger hurdle while smoothing out your blood sugar levels. Keep what you eat under 200 calories and avoid adding more sugar into your system.