Egg White with Greens Frittata Sandwich

 

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Ingredients:

2 cups of all egg whites

½ cup of cooked chopped broccoli
½ cup frozen and defrosted or steamed fresh spinach

½ cup of chopped bell pepper (any colors)

3 scallions chopped finely

½ tsp. dried oregano

Fresh ground black pepper to taste

8 large fresh washed romaine leaves (or similar for “bread”)

2 Tablespoons Walden Farms  zero calorie dressing of your choice

 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add chopped broccoli, peppers, spinach and onions and cook until tender.
  3. Beat egg whites, oregano and pepper together and then pour over the veggies in the skillet.
  4. As the eggs begin to cook from the middle out, gently lift the edges of the egg with a spatula so that the mixture and flow out to the sides and bottom of the skillet.
  5. Cook until the eggs are cooked through but still moist.
  6. Cut the skillet into 4 even pieces.
  7. Place each piece on a Romaine leaf and spread lightly with dressing. Sandwich with a second leaf.

 

Enjoy! Makes 4 Servings!

 

Nutritional Information.

  • Serving size: 1 sandwhich
  • Per Serving: 100 Calories, 1  fat, 4 g carbohydrates, 14 g proteins

Spanish Turkey Meatball Soup

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Ingredients:

1 pound of 93% or better lean ground turkey

1 cup frozen and defrosted spinach

Whites from 2 large eggs

2 teaspoons of group cumin

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 teaspoons of dried oregano

2 teaspoons parsley flakes

1-tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 cup of diced yellow onion

2-3 diced Poblano or other chili peppers (depending on how much spice you like)

6 cups of low sodium chicken broth or home made stock

½ cup of cook cauliflower rice

2 tablespoons of limejuice

2 tablespoons of water

1-2 minced jalapeños

2 tablespoons of minced cilantro

 

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Directions:

  1. Combine turkey, spinach, egg whites, 1 tsp. of the cumin, ½ tsp. of the ground pepper, and 1 tsp. of the oregano in a mixing bowl mixing gently until evenly combined.
  2. Line a large cookie or baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Shape turkey mixture into small 1.5-inch balls and place on the wax paper.
  4. Place sheet of ready to cook meatball in the refrigerator for now (about 20 minutes)
  5. In a large soup pot heat the water and limejuice to medium high and add the diced yellow onion and cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Next add the Poblano peppers and the remainder of the spices and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Now add the broth and turn the heat to high in order to bring to a boil.
  8. Once the broth has reached a boil take the heat down to simmer.
  9. Slowly and carefully spoon the meatballs into the simmering broth.
  10. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Next add in the cauliflower rice and cook stirring as needed for 5-7 minutes.
  12. Remove the soup from heat and garnish with the jalapeno, cilantro, and lime slices if wanted.

Enjoy! Makes about 6 servings!

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1⅔ cups
  • Per serving: 250 calories 5 g fat (1.5 g sat);  7 g fiber;  12g carbohydrates; 29 g protein

Spiralized Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Try this delicious Green and White recipe!

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Ingredients ( 2 servings):

12 shrimp (deveined and deshelled)

1 tbsp minced garlic

¼ cup finely chopped shallots

4 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon

2 tsp lemon zest

3 medium peeled zucchinis spiralized

2 cups fresh washed baby spinach

2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

1 sprinkle of red pepper flakes

1 sprinkle of ground black pepper

1 tbsp Olive oil

just a dusting or non-stick spray

Directions:

  1. Cook the garlic and olive in a large lightly sprayed skillet for about 1 minute on medium heat.
  2. Next add the scallions and shrimp. Season with pepper flakes and black pepper and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Once the shri
  4. mp are starting to sear on one side flip them and add them lemon juice and zest. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and then set shrimp aside.
  5. Add the zucchini noodles and baby spinach and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp back in and toss to mix.
  6. Plate the mixture and garnish with chopped parsley.
  7. Makes 2 servings.

Get Kristen Fit in 2015! Diet/Fitness Bet is Here!

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Get into the best shape of your life with Coach K’s weight loss and fitness challenge!

 

What is fitness/diet bet?

Fitness/diet bet is a 12 week program where participants make a weight loss or fitness goal and make a monatary bet against themselves.  If you achieve your goal by the end of the program you win your money back, but if you don’t meet your goal  your money  goes into the pot which is spilt among all the people who did meet their goal. The bet is meant to provide extra incentive for participants to meet their goal and to not quit on themselves.  For people that don’t want to bet, you can also join in on the fun just for the extra motivation.

The program will include motivational e-mails, team workouts, daily and weekly fitness/diet/lifestyle challenges, nutritional guidelines and weekly weigh-ins for those that want to weigh in.

Start date: program starts Monday 1/5/2015, participants can join in at any time during the next 2 weeks simply by emailing kristen@getkristenfit.com and scheduling a time to establish a goal and weigh in if needed.

End date: program ends Monday 3/30/2015. This is the final date.  All betters have to achieve their goal by this date in order to win their money back.

Buy in’s: In addition to the bet, pricing is as follows…

$25 to participate if you make a bet.

$50 to participate if you are just in for fun without establishing a goal and betting.

***If you choose to do weekly weigh-ins you must do weigh-ins throughout the entire program.  If you gain weight from week to week you owe $1 for each 0.1-1.0 pound gained.

The first 2 weeks of this program are a trial for everyone, and there will be “homework” assigned . If the homework is not completed, then your initial buy in will be returned to you and you will be kicked out of the program.  The homework will be basic and it will be a basic test of your commitment to your health and fitness.

To sign up please e-mail Kristen at kristen@getkristenfit.com.  Please also make sure to download the Get Kristen Fit Mobile app, and follow Get Kristen Fit on Facebook.

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SPRINT TO A TIGHTER CORE!

Workout # 5- Bikini Body Abs

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Complete the following exercises:

100 mountain climbers

1 minute sprint 0% incline

100 bicycle crunches

1 minute sprint 1% incline

100 plank jacks

1 minute sprint 2% incline

100 scissor kicks

1 minute sprint 3% incline

100 Russian twists

1 minute sprint 4% incline

50 Floor Wipers

30 second sprint 5% incline

50 Atomic Sit Ups

30 second sprint 6% incline

50 Side Plank Hip Dips (50 each side)

30 second sprint 7% incline

50 Reverse Crunches

30 second sprint 8% incline

 

Keep Calm and Work It Out.

Workout #3 – Sky’s Out Thighs Out

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Make sure to complete a 10 minute dynamic warm-up…. walking lunges, lunge to hamstring stretch, high knee pull, backpedal calve stretch, side lunges l/r, sumo squat pivot, lunge forearm to floor, walking quad stretch , high knees, buttkickers, side shuffles, karaoke, speed skaters, hip circles, high knee skips , arm circles, mini band walks, etc.

Complete 5 rounds , of 20 reps of each the following 10 exercises

20 Front Squats

20 Jump Squats

20 Walking Lunges

20 Jumping Lunges

20 Quadruped Squat Lockouts

20 meter Sled Push

20 Sumo Squats

20 meter Bear Crawl

20 Lateral Lunges (10 each side)

20 Side to side, jumping floor touch lunges

 

 

Summer Shape Up’s Take on August with 4 Weeks 2 Strong!

This month Get Kristen Fit will lead a group through 6 workouts a week for 4 weeks. We are alternating days of strength training with days of high intensity interval training with a goal of building muscle while also leaning out so that we can look amazing on the beach by the end of summer! It’s never too late to join in on the fun… email me at kristen@getkristenfit.com for more info.

 

Here is a peak of our strength workout from day 2:

 

Green and White Cleanse!

 

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Before starting any training program it is 100% necessary to make sure that your diet is also on par.   If you want to change your body you are going to have to change both the way you eat and the way you exercise.   To reap the greatest benefit from your fitness routine you must feed your body the nutrients that it needs to repair and rebuild itself and you must avoid eating things that are not of value to your body.

 

It is important to change your attitude towards food. Food is fuel. You need to eat to live, not live to eat.

The Get Kristen Fit method of diet overhaul begins with a green and white “cleanse”. 

 There are 3 reasons for the cleanse:

 

1.  To challenge participant’s to a task that is very possible but also is very difficult for many. It is 100% a mental challenge to                   make drastic dietary changes, fight cravings, and stop making excuses.   If you cannot complete a four-day cleanse, you are probably not in the right mentality to make lifestyle changes at this time. I have a very strong belief that if you make a commitment to do something you DO IT 100%, you do not just try to do it. You either DO IT, or don’t waste your time.

2.  The cleanse is also beneficial to your body because it will start to clean your systems of all the unnatural crap that is probably in your diet to start. Anything that is not raw in the store most likely has added preservatives and chemicals in it. The added fiber from the greens will help to clear your digestive tract of backed up waste debris so therefore your body can absorb nutrients more easily going forward.

3.  By preparing for and doing a cleanse, you will also be ready to start making long lasting lifestyle changes.   You will learn that the key to eating cleanly is just to always be prepared ahead of time. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.   After removing non-vegetable carbohydrates completely for just a short period of time many people will lose cravings for them. You will get a better grasp of what things caused these cravings (low blood sugar, tiredness, thirst etc), and you will feel more energetic during the day and sleep better at night! You will also feel less bloated and more many people lose up to 10 pounds in the first week!

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The Green Veggie and White Protein Cleanse:

(The goal is to stay with this diet for a minimum of 4 days to a maximum of 10 days)

What to eat:

Read below, there are NO excepctions.

White Fish (haddock, cod, tilapia, etc.)

Chicken or Turkey (Lean, boneless, skinless, or ground)

Broiled, baked or grilled, with lemon, garlic, or pepper or other non salt seasoning only to flavor.  No oil except for a dusting to non-stick pans.

Green Veggies (broccoli, broccolini, asparagus, green beans, spinach, kale, lettuce, brussle sprouts, cucumber etc.)

Boiled, steamed, baked, grilled,

Try to eat 3 medium sized or 5 smalls meals a day.  Snack on green veggies! As long as you are eating from the list above do not worry about how much, eat as much as you want! Eat before you are hungry . Eat the second you start thinking about any food. Drink tons of water, aim for ¾ you body weight in ounces of water each day ( if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 112 ounces or about 14 cups of water per day. You are also allowed black coffee and or tea. No dairy, no sugar or artificial sweeteners.

If you absolutely cannot muster meat and veggies for breakfast then your next best option is to drink fresh raw green veggies, juiced or blended in a smoothie. For taste, juices usually have fruits added, so try to make juices with lemon or lime to flavor. Juices from Joos , SUJA or Blueprint are available at wholefoods pre-made but these green juices all contain apple so use this as a last but next best option.

 

It’s best to have a friend or group to cleanse with so that you can be supported and motivated by others. Make sure to take pics of your meals and share with the group so that people can feed off of each other’s positive energy as well as get ideas from each other. For social networking purposes make sure to tag #getkristenfit and #greenandwhitecleanse .

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Directions for coming off of the cleanse and nutritional guides going forward are available from Kristen. Please email Kristen@getkristenfit.com to join a program

28 Day Summer Shape Up: Day 20 – “Playground Workout”

The GetKristenFit Summer Shape Up  28 day high intensity workout challenge

Ready to earn your best beach body? Commit to 28 killer workouts over the next 4 weeks and reveal your best body ever by the 4th of July! 

Some of the workouts will be posted here, but most will go out to program particpants via e-mail.  To join the program e-mail Kristen@getkristenfit.com !

28 Day Challenge Workout #20

“Playground Workout”

For the last week of this challenge everyone should be aiming to get in twice daily workouts. Aim for some extra cardio every morning followed by something extra every afternoon or evening.  For today’s workout find a local playground, preferbly by a large field. Get ready to have some fun and sweat it out at the same time! (This workout can also be done in gym if needed)

*Videos again are available @getkristenfit Facebook and Instagram.

 

Warm up with a perimeter run around the whole field field.

Complete each circuit 3x through.

Circuit 1:

20 step ups or box jumps onto bench or another landing

20 push-ups ( on ground, feet elevated on bench or swing, or on incline to modify)

20 single leg get ups from low step or bottom on a slide

20 body rows hanging from a swing

20 sit-ups ( try decline from the top of a slide, lock feet in place)

1 minute plank (find any thing, balancing if possible)

1 perimeter run

Circuit 2:

20 second flexed arm hang from monkey bars or other bar (try pull-ups if you can)

20 Bulgarian Spilt Squats (back foot up on landing or swing, 10 each leg)

20 knee tucks or pikes from high plank, feet on swing

20 triceps dips from parallel bars or from a bench

20 hanging knees to chest, straight leg raises

1 perimeter run