Monday, February 28, 2011

What's on my Ipod - March Edition

Aerobic Warm-Up (~5 minutes)


All of the Lights
Kayne West 


Who's That Chick?
David Guetta & Rihanna


Muscle Targeted Workout (Like Arms, Core, Legs, etc ~20 minutes)


Sing
My Chemical Romance


Howlin' for You
The Black Keys


Higher 
Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy


Memories 
David Guetta


Fire in Your New Shoes
Kaskade - FT Dragonette 


When I Grow Up
Pussycat Dolls


I Feel Better
Hot Chip


Cardio (Bike, Elliptical, Treadmill or Stepper ~45 minutes)


On the Floor
Jennifer Lopez FT Pitbull


Let's Play
Kristina Maria


Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO - FT Lauren Bennett & GoonRock


Electric
Shawn Desman 


Bass Down Low 
Dev & The Cataracs


Animal
Neon Trees


Gettin' Over You
David Guetta (FT Chirs Willis, Fergie & LMFAO)


Commander
Kelly Rowland FT David Guetta 


Time to Win
Down with Webster


Hello
Martin Solveig & Dragonette 


More 
Usher 


Evacuate the Dance Floor
Cascada


You're So Hollywood
Elise Estrada


Cool Down and Stretch (~15 minutes)


Sweater Song
Hedley


Jar of Hearts ****Fav Song of the Month!
Christina Perri


The Man Who Can't Be Moved
The Script


The Only Exception
Paramore


Sometimes I Wish
Dallas Green 


You're all I Have
Snow Patrol


U Can have it all
JRDN 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quick & EASY Healthy Recipes Featuring...

OATS.  First thing one thinks of is goopy, unappetizing oatmeal.

Blech.

Taryn and I have been diligently researching our Food of the Month for February (now there's a tongue twister!) and oats definitely fit the bill since it is Heart Health Month.  Here are two great recipes featuring this filling, fibrous food (what's with all the tongue twisters?!).  I hope you enjoy!  And check out our 2 videos, featuring 10 ways to incorporate oats into your daily meals and documenting our cooking adventure making these 2 recipes.


Recipe #1: A Tasty, Healthy Take on Oatmeal

Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 1 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBS raisins
  • 2 TBS sliced almonds
  • 2 TBS dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 TBS sunflower seeds
  • 1 date, chopped
  • 1 TBS dried cranberries

Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
  3. Add mixed ingredients. Turn heat to low and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed, about 7 minutes. (You can take this time to run upstairs and do your makeup and hair!)
  4. Cover, and set for about 2 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with low-fat milk or dairy-free milk.
Serves 2

Recipe #2: Oat Pilaf

Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2  cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2  cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2  cup sliced green onions
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-3/4  cups Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats, uncooked
  • 2  egg whites or 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4  cup chicken broth
  • 2  tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook peppers, mushrooms, green onions and garlic in oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. In large bowl, mix oats and egg whites until oats are evenly coated. Add oats to vegetable mixture in skillet.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until oats are dry and separated, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add broth, basil, salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Serve immediately.

    Serves: 6 side dish servings or 2 main dish servings (don't forget to include a protein source!)


    In the comments below - tell us how YOU are going to add oats to YOUR meals this month in honour of Heart Health Month! 
    

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    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    Eating Disorders - SPREAD THIS MESSAGE

    Thank you to everyone who is participating in Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This is a topic that affects millions of both men and women every year. 

    Special thanks to Cara Jean for posting an AMAZING pictures and tribute to Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Here are the top 10 things she loves about herself. 


    What are you 10 most favourite things about YOURSELF?

    Watch the video:


    Read RachhLoves Blog Post

    Have a wonderful week!


    <3 Taryn + Rachel

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    What's on My Ipod? (Feb 2011 Edition)

    How do I stay motivated through a whole workout?

    Good Music

    Here are my favourite tunes for Feb 2011.
    (You can find them on itunes)
    
    Warm-Up

    Hello (Single Edit)
    Martin Solveig & Dragonette

    Rockstarr
    Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy

    Yeah 3x – Single
    Chris Brown

    The Time (Dirty Bit)
    Black Eyed Peas

    Automatic
    Danny Fernades

    Muscle Targeted Workout

    Hold it Against Me
    Britney Spears

    Stuttering
    Fefe Dobson

    Barbra Streisand (Original Mix)
    Duck Sauce

    Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor) (Feat. T-Pain)
    Pitbull

    E.T.
    Katy Perry

    Your Man
    Down with Webster

    Fancy
    Drake

    Mercy
    Duffy

    Only Girl (In the World)
    Rihanna

    Cardio

    Who Dat Girl (Feat. Akon)
    Flo Rida

    Black and Yellow
    Whiz Khalifa

    Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) (Feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E)
    Enrique Iglesias

    Mirrors
    Natalie Kills

    Dog Days Are Over
    Florence + The Machine

    More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)
    Usher

    All I do is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dog & Rick Ross)
    Dj Khaled

    Time to Win
    Down with Webster

    Whip My Hair
    Willow Smith

    We R Who We R
    Ke$ha

    I Feel Better
    Hot Chip

    Wait Up (Boots of Danger)
    Tokyo Police Club

    Hot Tottie (feat. Jaz-Z)
    Usher

    Cool Down and Stretch

    Coming Home
    Diddy –Dirty Money & Skylar Grey

    Don’t Let Me Fall
    B.o.B

    Angel
    Akon

    Alone Again (Feat. P. Reign)
    Alyssa Reid

    Stuck like Glue
    Sugarland

    Grenade
    Bruno Mars

    Enchanted
    Taylor Swift

    I’m With You
    The Stills

    Please Don’t Go
    Mike Posner

    xoxo Trainer Taryn

    Sociable