Pop Up Wellness Fair

Holy Moly it is JULY!

Where is time going? June flew by! How cliché to say, but seriously, time needs to slow down a bit!

Just wanted to share, if you’re in Pittsburgh, there is a pop up Wellness Fair in Market Square today! I will be there! And….its gonna be a hot one today! So stay hydrated!

Here’s the info:

What: POP-UP Wellness Fair & Yoga Class

When: Tuesday July 1, 2014 | Wellness Fair  11:30 – 2 pm

Where: Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh

Cost: It’s free!

Exhibitors

Come by and connect with the people and businesses helping transform Pittsburgh into Fittsburgh!

  • Free Yoga class w/ LA Finfinger 12pm-1pm
  • Pittsburgh Public Market
  • East End Food Co-op
  • Supplement Central
  • About Time Protein
  • Douglas Labs/Klean Athlete
  • Dynamic Paddlers
  • Find your Flow
  • Ascend Pittsburgh
  • Zeke’s Coffee
  • Friends of the River Front
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh
  • Roar – teen workout
  • Evive Water Station
  • Caroline Shannon – Gluten Free Revolution
  • Venture Outdoors
  • Primal Fitness Pittsburgh
  • Muv Integrated Fitness
  • Axle Spin Studio
  • Steel City Road Runners
  • Aero-tech designs
  • The Food Tasters
  • Run Intended
  • Burgh Bites Cart
  • GNC
  • Decco Resources
  • MIX Salads
  • Gold’s Gym
  • PNC YMCA
  • Mind Body Moxie
  • Verve 360
  • LA Finfinger
  • Primal Fitness Pittsburgh
  • Elite Runner and Walker
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Pittsburgh
  • Healium
  • North east paddleboard company

Just thought I keep you all in the loop, If you see me, say hello! 

Happy Earth Day!

Around the world, people are celebrating! You may ask what? Earth day!!

Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From  Pittsburgh to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment. We only have one earth, we better start taking care of it! What can you do  to make a difference? Recycle, reuse, glass water bottles, plant a tree?

Chemicals are harmful to us and the environment!
Here is a tid bit of information on how to create a green kitchen:

Top 10 ingredients to avoid in household products!

  1. Ammonia and Ammonium Quantenary Compound (Quats)- Benzyl Chloride
  2. Bisphenol-A (BPA)
  3. Bleach
  4. Chlorine
  5. Formaldehyde
  6. Polystyrene
  7. Polytetrafluoroetheylene (PTFE)—Teflon and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)
  8. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  9. Phthalates (Hidden in fragrance)
  10. Triclosan and Triclocarban
Tip: Be aware of words like “fresh” “natural” and “green” when buying products, because “organic” is the only word that is regulated! 
Tip: To decrease exposure to pesticides on fruits and vegetables, buy organic when possible. 
Check out my post on The Dirty Dozen! 
Tip: Do not buy products with the words “caution”, “danger”, or “chronic health hazards” on the label. 

This information was provided by Women for a Healthy Environment! For more information and resources, check out their website. 

What will you do today for a healthier environment? 

Chicken Gyros with Yogurt Dressing

This past Sunday I did a lot of cooking  prep for the week. One of the items I made was a whole chicken.  I discarded all the skin/fat/bones and made sure to get all the white meat off to store in a container.  I planned a fantastic meal for Monday night’s dinner, we had chicken gyros! A super easy recipe that is tasty, healthy, and came together in about 20 minutes because I already had the chicken ready to go!

Sometimes I get so tired of chicken. I am always looking for new ways to add it to meals.  So I hope you enjoy this easy dish as much as we did!

chicken gyros

Skip the Taco Bell: Quick Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I have heard a buzz about the Taco Bell Breakfast.  I am not even going to go into detail about why you should skip the drive-thur, you know why you should. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Believe me, it really is! It kick starts the metabolism and keeps your energy levels high so you can work hard through the morning until lunch.  Some people enjoy a savory breakfast, sweet, or even salty! I personally like a light breakfast but packed with protein. Unlessssss it’s the weekend, then were talking pancakes and omelets…that’s a different story!

Most mornings I am running around and I need something easy that I can grab and go!
Below you will find a few ideas of healthy, quick, and nutrient packed breakfast! 

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

 

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

 

 

  1. Overnight Oats!   Any oatmeal for that matter!
  2. My go to…A banana with a Greek Yogurt.  Chobani is my favorite! Even plain, I add a touch of honey.  Its packed with protein.
  3. An apple with Almond butter, even with a touch of yogurt!
  4. Hard boiled eggs! I will grab a banana with an egg, keeps me full til lunch.
  5. A cheese stick with a piece of fruit. Any fruit is a great option.
  6. A whole wheat waffle OR whole wheat english muffin with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter or another type of nut butter.
  7. A shake.  There are SO many ways to create a delicious shake.  Coconut milk, strawberries, a banana, spinach/kale and a touch of almond butter!
  8. Breakfast burritos.  I will be posting my recipe for my breakfast burritos soon.  I often will make them on a Sunday and throw them in the freezer! I have them for the week.  Nick Loves them too! Much healthier and tastier than the Taco Bell Breakfast craze that everyone is talking about!
  9. Nuts! Raw cashews, almonds, pecans, and walnuts.  Whatever your favorite is! Grab a handful, a cheese stick, and a piece of fruit and your set!
  10. Quiche! Again, you make ahead of time in mini muffin pans and either keep in freezer.  Add loads of veggies for a wide variety.

There you have it folks, 10 ideas for quick and easy breakfasts…and also cheap!

Since last week, I mentioned it’s time for me to get back into the swing of things! Since it is finally a tad bit warmer here in the Burgh, I am feeling motivated to keep my workouts going! Here is my plan for the week!

Monday– Workout DVD, not sure which one yet
Tuesday–POWER STEP
Wednesday–POWER Step
Thursday–Body PUMP and Cardio of choice
Friday–Rest
Saturday–POWER Step/Weights
Sunday–Walk/Run
 
What are your favorite quick and easy breakfast ideas? What is your go to?