Fitness Links for the Weekend

I’m winding down my busy week and wanted to share some fitness tips and links that I got recently, courtesy of Fitness Magazine. My mom is coming in to the city for Mothers Day and I’m going to take her out, so I don’t know how much I will be around.

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Healthy Recipes: Fitness has a ton of great recipes that I want to try. I always need new ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners… I tend to get stuck in a rut. So I will definitely try out their suggestions.

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Smoothie Recipes: I have made a few smoothies this week (smoothie). I like mine with coconut milk kefir. Yum.

Actually, here is one of the other smoothies I made this week. It was coconut milk, raspberries, blueberries, honey (lots), and maybe a splash of water to thin it slightly.

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Healthy Snack Foods: I don’t like when I’m told to just eat a bar for a snack. I don’t like bars! Fitness tells me I should have hummus with pita and peas, and that sounds much better. If you do want packaged snack foods they have some suggestions though, and a section on vending machine snacks (not my thing).

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What’s your favorite snack? Mine is probably a crisp apple.

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9 Comments on Fitness Links for the Weekend

  1. Christina (Dinner at Christina's)
    7 May, 2010 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t like bars either! They are not very big for their nutrition and always seem too sweet or dry for me.

    I’m with you – I love grabbing an apple for a snack, we go through the 3 lb. bags in about a week around here. Also some veggies with hummus or ranch dressing. Or fruit with sunflower seed butter! Although I don’t ALWAYS eat healthy snacks – sometimes I do love chips, but that’s pretty rare since I never buy them or have them around. I was raised to snack on fruits and veggies or a light meal of cheese and deli meat with crackers so usually that’s what I reach for. I think b/c my mom instilled that in my brother and I since we were young we never developed the cravings for chips, candy bars, nachos, etc.

  2. Wei-Wei
    7 May, 2010 at 10:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the links! I don’t like bars very much either. They’re too energy-dense, and really, since I’m not a serious athlete, I’d much rather turn to REAL food for fuel. They work in a pinch, though… :S

    Wei-Wei

  3. clare
    7 May, 2010 at 11:23 pm (4 years ago)

    ooh today i had a turkey hotdog for a snack. craved and caved. ;)

  4. Katherine
    8 May, 2010 at 5:21 am (4 years ago)

    well you sure won’t find any spinach wrapped anything in a vending machine. I try to get healthy snacks but end up eating in my kitchen and blurring snacks into meals. portion control issues…
    Katherine
    whataboutsummer

  5. Claire
    8 May, 2010 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

    Love getting the fitness emails but sometimes they send too much! I also think snacking on an apple might be my favorite snack and if I am extra munchy, with a nut butter or nuts or a big smoothie. I pretty much only eat bars if I am in a real hurry, but they are either homemade or larabars with all real food ingredients. have a great time with your mom!

  6. April
    8 May, 2010 at 4:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Protein cakes are my favorite snacks.

  7. Danielle
    9 May, 2010 at 1:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Yay! Fitness represent :) glad you’re a fan.