Saturday, August 20, 2011

Delicious Pad Thai

This is the only Pad Thai Recipe I have ever made and that is okay with me because it tastes so good that I really don't need to try anything else! It has fresh delicious flavors and is completely vegan! I have really been starting to make more vegetarian meals during the week and this is one that is quick and easy to put together and tastes great! Enjoy! This recipe serves 4 so I usually halve the recipe to feed just me and my husband! 

8 oz. Brown Rice Noodles (In Asian food section) 
4 TBS Brown Sugar 
3 TBS Fresh Lime Juice 
4 TBS Soy Sauce 
2 tsp Canola Oil 
3 Scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced 
1 Garlic Clove, minced 
1 Bunch Broccoli, steamed and florets cut 
1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro 
1/4 Cup roasted peanuts

Cook Noodles, Drain 
Whisk Brown Sugar, Lime Juice, and Soy Sauce 
Cook scallions and garlic in heated skillet with canola oil, stir constant until fragrant 
Add Broccoli and noodles and soy sauce mix to the skillet, cook until coated with sauce
Serve topped with cilantro and peanuts. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Amazing At-Home Work Out

Hello! Okay, I know I have been seriously MIA for the, I am back with a great work out post! This work out really gets your blood flowing and your body sweating! All you need is some hand weights, a stability ball, and a space to work out! It took me about 30 minutes to get through and I think this work out is going to go into my rotation of work outs I do weekly! If you do this work out, let me know how you liked it! Exercise give you energy and it really is the perfect way to start the day!!!

Work out:

5 minute warm up (jogging, jumping jacks)
30 walking lunges
1 minute plank hold
30 sec. right plank hold
30 sec. left plank hold
20 plie jumps
15 straight leg deadlifts (use a heavy weight)
20 squats
25 crunches on stability ball
30 walking lunges
15 fire hydrants (each leg)
15 fire hydrants with kick (each leg)
15 rock star jumps
25 stability ball crunches
15 stability ball hamstring curls
15 frog lifts on stability ball (for your booty)
15 each leg donkey kicks with weights
25 crunches on stability ball
30 sec wall sit
50 bicycle crunches

If you are unsure of any of these moves, you can always look them up on youtube for a quick visual! Play some music and set 30 minutes aside for yourself today to do this! You will feel energetic and amazing : )