Trainers in the Kitchen
Good nutrition doesn’t have to be boring! Josh, Maggie, and Heather have taken to the kitchen to share some of their favorite healthy recipes and tips.
Greek Goddess Pasta Salad
“Perfect for picnics, work lunches, or potlucks. This healthy salad doesn’t sacrifice flavor!” – Maggie
- 12 oz. zita pasta, cooked 3 green onions, fine dice
- 1 small carrot ( about 1/2 cup)
- 1 orange bell pepper, fine dice
- 1/2 medium cucumber, diced
- 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tbs Green Goddess dressing (sold at any grocery store)
Cook Pasta according to instructions on package. Rinse with cold water, shake dry and place in a large bowl. Add prepared veggies (green onions, carrots, pepper, cucumber, tomatoes) to the pasta bowl. Add salad dressing. A little goes a long way, start with 1-2 tablespoons and add as needed.
Strawberry Lemonade Protein Shake
“Beat the summer heat with this nutritious but yet light protein shake. During the summer months, it can be hard to get down those hearty and heavy protein shakes with the warm temperatures. This strawberry lemonade protein shake is a great way to have a refreshing drink after a tough workout, while still meeting your protein needs.” – Josh
- 8-12 ounces of water
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Stevia 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend to desired consistency. Enjoy.
"Did you know" Fun Food Facts
By: Heather Bucksner
- The serving size for nacho cheese Doritos is eleven chips. Eleven. Chips. Really? 150 calories.
- Those little fruit stickers are edible. Like the stickers on apples. Yep, apparently you can eat them.
- Hydrate! 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
- Potato skins have six grams of protein per 100 grams.
- Eggs have thirteen grams of protein per 100 grams.
- Bananas contain 450 milligrams of potassium. The recommended dietary amount for adults is 3,500 milligrams per day. Time to munch a bunch.
- Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
- Variety inspires. Challenge yourself to eat a new fruit or vegetable each week. Find something off the wall.
- Apples are made of 25% air, which is why they float.
- Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the top of your mouth. (Yes, this is a real fear.)
- It may not taste as good as Yoplait or frozen yogurt, but greek yogurt has double the amount of protein in it than all those other leading brands. So, walk past the Go-Gurt and grab the Chobani. It’s worth it.
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