Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trot your Turkey!!

Here it is... the top 10 reasons to run the Girls on the Run 5k on Thanksgiving!

10. The Thanksgiving Day parade on TV isn’t that great…

9. The family can all enjoy a fun riverside walk/run together before the festivities start.

8. The loot: Scavenger hunt prizes, free hot cocoa at the end and a nice green long sleeve t-shirt for the first 300 entrants...

7. Schools throughout Central Oregon are facing budget cuts and some have had to reduce or eliminate P.E. programs. Boo! Girls on the Run helps Central Oregon girls exercise, gain self confidence and feel great! What a great feeling on Thanksgiving - to help a great cause!

6. FF owner Rod Bien has been convinced to wear a turkey costume on race day. I have seen the costume and it is a sight to behold. It is sparkly. He is going to be a fancy turkey. No preview pictures. You’ll have to come down and see it in person.

5. If 8-11 year old girls in the Girls on the Run program can work their heart out to run a 5k, can’t you too?

4. Mashed potatoes,

3. Yams with marshmallows on top,

2. Pecan pie… Yes, it's safe to say we could use a little exercise first.

1. We all have so much to be thankful for - what better way to spend the day than to give thanks together with friends and running?Look forward to seeing many of you there!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Recipe Of The Week

Here is this weeks recipe, try and see if it is as hearty as it sounds!

Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Garlic: Serves about 4
1 pound chicken tenders
2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (love garlic but my wife says otherwise)
3 14 ounce cans artichoke hearts in water, well drained
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white, black, green and pink peppercorns
grated zest of lemon, about 1 teaspoon, or to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

How to cook:
1. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over med heat in large skillet.
Add tenders in one layer and cook about 2 minutes, until lightly browned.
Turn and cook on other side briefly, about 1 minute more. Remove, cover, and keep warm.
2. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to pan.
Add garlic and artichokes, stirring well to scrape up and browned bits.
Add lemon juice and salt and pepper.
Stir briefly, then cover and cook on medium-high for about 1 minute, until garlic is tender
and a light sauce forms.
Return chicken to pan with any juices, plus zest and parsley; stir until warmed through.
Serve, sprinkled with cheese, if desired.

Particulars per serving: 324 cal, 23% fat cal, 9g fat, 1g sat fat, 66mg chol, 32g protien
37g carbs, 16g fiber, 448mg sodium. week a new recipe!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Best Grocery List Of All Time

Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet everytime we race up and down the isles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10-15 foods. So for the next trip to the grocery store, think about adding these items.
3.Sweet Potatoes
4.Whole Grain Cereal With Protien
6.Canned Black Beans
7.Mixed Salad Greens
9. Whole Grain Bread
10.Frozen Stir-Fry Veggies
11.Whole Grain Pasta
13.Frozen Mixed Berries
14.Dark Chocolate
15.Low-Fat Yogurt

There you have it, a list(from runners world), that I thought I would share with you!
To follow......why some of these items!!