Ultimate Britney Spears Workout Playlist

10 electrifying tracks guaranteed to keep you going strong (and singing along) from warm-up to cool-down. "Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix)" "Piece of Me" "Toxic" "Scream & Shout" "3" "Circus" "Womanizer" "S&M (Remix)" (You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop! Remix)" "Stronger" #Workout

6 Tricks to Kick your Junk Food Habit

Given our nation’s exploding obesity and diabetes rates, you very well could be too. The good news is that with a few tricks and a little hard work, together we can keep those sugar monkeys on our backs under control. Why we’re hooked on garbage It’s safe to say that junk-food addiction is a very real thing. The first place to look for proof is the ever-mounting pile of scientific evidence, including a study out of Sweden showing that the hormone ghrelin, which activates the brain’s reward system and increases appetite, reacts similarly to sugar and alcohol. Then there are the increasingly decadent foods we have 24-hour access to. In his bookThe End of Overeating, Dr. David Kessler theorizes

Ginger Soy Flank Steak

Steak night always feels like a special occasion, and you can treat your family to one even when you’re eating healthy. Use this simple recipe that combines ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and honey to create an umami sauce that gives lean flank steak a richer flavor and makes the meat more tender. Serve it in four ounce portions and pair it broccoli, or another vegetable you prefer. For the most flavorful steak, give the marinade at least an hour to absorb into the meat. Place the steak into a shallow dish and pour the sauce over the top. Put it in the fridge and let it marinate for 30 minutes. Then, flip the steak over and marinate 30 minutes more to make sure both sides are exposed to the sauc

{Healthy} Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream that’s good for you? And takes less than 10 minutes to make? Believe it. This is the ice cream you’ve been waiting for. It’s rich and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness, and it’s made from just four ingredients. It’s so simple, you don’t even need an ice cream maker. That’s right. It’s a no-churn ice cream. How’d we do it? The secret is frozen bananas. When frozen bananas are pureed in a food processor, they get smooth and creamy just like soft-serve ice cream. We added a scoop of Chocolate Shakeology for rich chocolate flavor. And – peanut butter lovers this is for you – we added two tablespoons of the good stuff to make the peanut butter flavo

Summer White Bean Salad with Lemon and Dill

The classic three bean salad is a staple at summer barbecues and potlucks. It doesn’t hurt that grilled meats pair well with tangy chilled beans and aromatics, but it’s even better that a summer white bean salad is a budget-friendly dish that can be put together in minutes. Total Time: 2 hrs. 20 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 6 servings, about 1 cup each Ingredients: 1 medium shallot, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest) ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice 8 oz. green beans, ends trimmed, cut into ½ inch pieces (about 2 cups) 1 (15-oz.) can navy beans (or black eyed peas), rinsed, drained 1 (15-oz.) can butter beans (or lima beans), rinsed, drained ½ cup

5 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Snacks

Have a healthy Cinco de Mayo fiesta with these recipes for fresh salsas, guacamole, and homemade corn tortilla chips that will let you indulge in the holiday without derailing your diet. Not only do these salsas and guac taste amazing, they don’t have any of the hidden sugars, sodium, and preservatives that are often found in prepared versions from the grocery store. Roasted Tomato Salsa Fresh tomato salsa can be whipped up in minutes, but with just a little extra effort (hardly any), you can enjoy the rich, smoky flavor of this roasted tomato salsa. Get the recipe. Salsa Verde This fresh, vibrantly flavored salsa verde is great on everything from tacos, burgers, and fish to baked potatoes

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

How many times have you reached mindlessly into a bag of mediocre tortilla chips, shoveling one after another into your mouth? Those fried crisps are loaded with fat, calories, and sodium that adds up fast! Why do that, when it’s quick and easy to make your own healthy chips with actual corn tortillas? These baked corn tortilla chips taste fresh and have a satisfying crunch you’ll love, without the guilt. Total Time: 20 min. Prep Time: 5 min. Cooking Time: 15 min. Yield: 10 servings (1.5 tortillas or approx. 9 chips, depending on how they’re sliced) Ingredients: 15 corn tortillas, cut into wedges Nonstick cooking spray 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) Preparation: 1. Heat oven to 3

Chunky Rainbow Salsa

It’s easy to “eat the rainbow” with this vibrantly colored salsa made with tomato, mango, avocado and bell peppers. Want to make it spicy? Add finely chopped jalapeño or habanero. Serve with baked corn tortilla chips, eat as a side salad, or spoon onto grilled fish, chicken, or pork chops. Total Time: 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 8 servings, about ⅓ cup each Ingredients: 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped 1 medium green (or red or yellow) bell pepper, coarsely chopped 1 medium mango, peeled, cut into ¾-inch cubes 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped 3 fresh cilantro sprigs, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 medium avocado, cut into ¾-inch cubes Prepar

All the GUAC

Whether you’re adding it to your baked potato, enjoying it with Mexican food, or eating it as a snack, get ready to love this guacamole. Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 10 servings, ¼ cup each Ingredients: 4 ripe medium avocados, peeled, seeds removed, mashed 1 medium tomato, seeds removed, finely chopped ½ sweet white onion, finely chopped 2 medium chiles (like jalapeno, Serrano, or Anaheim), seeds and veins removed, finely chopped (optional) ¼ cup chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice ½ tsp. ground cumin Sea salt and ground white pepper (to taste; optional) Hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco) (to taste; optional) Preparation: 1. Combine avocado

Salsa Verde

This fresh, vibrantly flavored salsa verde is great on everything from tacos, burgers, and fish to baked potatoes and omelets. Tomatillos are widely available at larger grocery stores, and often are quite inexpensive at ethnic markets and produce stands. For a smokier flavor, roast tomatillos according the the tips in this recipe. Want to use it as a dip? Total Time: 25 min. Prep Time: 25 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 8 servings, about ¼ cup each Ingredients: 1 lb. tomatillos, husks removed, washed, coarsely chopped ¾ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro ½ medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped 1 medium jalapeno, seeds and veins removed, coarsely chopped 2 Tbsp. fres

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Fresh tomato salsa can be whipped up in minutes, but with just a little extra effort (hardly any), you can enjoy the rich, smoky flavor of this roasted tomato salsa. Want to kick the flavor up a notch? Roast the jalapeño along with the tomatoes, for a sweet and smoky pepper that is less spicy than raw jalapeño. Total Time: 50 min. Prep Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 20 min. Yield: 6 servings, about ¼ cup each Ingredients: 1 lb. tomatoes, cut in half ½ medium onion, cut in half 3 cloves garlic 1 medium , seeds and veins removed, cut in half ¾ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 450° F. 2. Pla

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