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Lemon Garlic Asparagus

Alexa Brown

I love asparagus, but trying to get the rest of my family to eat can be a bit of a struggle.  I mean, vegetables in general can be a struggle for so many people.  This recipe is one that is well liked in my house.  I love finding recipes that are simple and enjoyable for everyone.  My kids love this recipe and I love that they do!  Enjoy!   Ingredients 1 pound asparagus 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest Lemon wedges   Directions 1. Preheat the...


Crunch Challenge

Alexa Brown

Let's do a workout to get our abs to feel the burn this week. Abdominal crunches are a great to effectively target your abdominal muscles.  Before we get to the workout, I want to go over a few things to keep in mind when doing your exercises this week.  When working out, form is so important to ensure you are getting the correct muscles to work and to prevent injuring yourself.  Here are a few tips to do crunches correctly: 1. Relax your neck and shoulders.  Let your abdominal muscles do all of the work. 2. Work slowly, allow your...


Post Workout Smoothie

Alexa Brown

I get asked all the time what I eat after I am done exercising.  I decided it would be a great idea to share with you what I love to make once I finish my workouts!  I love to make protein shakes and this is one of my favorite combos.  Though, there are so much great recipes and ways to make a delicious post workout snack, this one is my favorite.  I hope you will share below your favorite smoothie recipe with me if you have one! Before you start, you need to find a protein powder that you love. ...


Jump Rope Challenge

Alexa Brown

Hey everyone!!  This week, I wanted to add a quick, but intense cardio challenge.  All you need to do is grab a jump rope or even just a rope of some kind if you have it.  If you don't, you can simply make the motion with your body and arms to still get the same results.  Let's get your heart pumping and body moving!  Monday - Jump Rope - 1 minute Tuesday- Jump Rope - 2 minutes Wednesday - Jump Rope - 3 minutes Thursday - Jump Rope - 4 minutes Friday - Jump Rope - 5 minutes!! Woohooo!  Friday...


Turkey Taco Bowls

Alexa Brown

As you know by now, I love Mexican food.  It's my favorite and I am always trying to think of different ways to enjoy it.  This bowl is awesome for lunch or dinner.  I have even made some and portioned the ingredients out for an awesome, delicious and healthy lunch!     Ingredients 1 lb. lean, ground turkey 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 cup corn (can be canned or fresh corn cut off the cob) 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup green pepper, diced 1/3 cup cheese,...