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99 Workout

Baked Almond Coated Kale Chips

I love having snacks that are healthy and easy to make. These kale chips can be served as a side dish or eaten as a snack.

Almond-Kale Chips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-40 minutes (depending on your oven)

  • 1 large bunch kale (I used red, I prefer dinosaur kale though)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal/flour
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • dash of salt and any seasonings you desire***

Set your oven to 250 F

1. First de-stem and wash your kale, then place it in a strainer and pat dry the kale.

2. Set kale aside, melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add the nutritional yeast and almond meal and any of the other seasonings you wish to add to the kale.**

3. Grab a mixing bowl and massage the kale well into the dressing with your hands.

4. Place the massaged kale onto a tray lined with tinfoil, and place the kale in the oven, set your timer for 40 minutes (be sure to check on the kale after 20 minutes, and keep an eye on them for the next 10-20 minutes).

Sugar-Free “Ketchup”

1. Mix a dash of stevia in a bowl with 2-4 tablespoons of tomato paste, easy-peezy ketchup.

mix

the finale

Note: ***Feel free to make the kale any flavour you’d like: spicy, savory or even sweet.

Happy eating!

Have you ever tried kale chips?
Any fun plans this weekend?

Burpee Burn Workout

*the burpees are meant to be full burpees (with a push-up)

 

HIIT & A Workout

Since I love fitness, one thing I try to do everyday is workout.

I love all different types of fitness, but one of my favourites would have to be HIIT training.

What is HIIT?
HIIT is high intensity interval training; HIIT is consisted of short, INTENSE exercises. The intense bursts (usually between 30 seconds-1 minunte) are then followed by a recovery period (about 30 seconds-2 minutes). HIIT also boosts you metabolism, helps burn fat, and increases your aerobic and anaerobic endurance through out the day.
Be aware of how your body is feeling because HIIT is not for everyone.
I also enjoy HIIT workouts because the short intervals help seem like my workouts are going by a lot faster than steady-state cardio!

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I love doing routines that are easy for me to do at home, but leave me feeling like I’ve worked very hard! HIIT can be easy to do at home. I will usually do these routines and maybe add some weight lifting after if I have the energy and time to do so!

Today I did this workout with the influence coming from Body Rock TV.
Although I am a true Zuzana fan, so I’m loving Zuzana’s Workout of the Day’s more.

These are a few of my favourite sites to get workout inspiration from.

Today I have a great workout for you. It is short, but intense!

Also there are many modifications you can make if this is too hard, feel free to only do the workout 3 or 5 times through, or do the push-ups on your knees, and you can even do just regular burpees.

Here are some links to show you examples of the following exercises:
1. Plank Jacks
2. Hand Release Burpees (at the 1:35 mark)
3. Squat Jumps
4. Plank Thrusts (like that, but don’t need to add the jump up after)
5. Reptile Push-Ups
6. Pendulum Jumps (at the 1:35 mark, and if you don’t have UGI or medicine ball, just place your hands on the ground!)
7. Gravity Defying Push-Ups
8. Oblique Mountain Climbers

Well, I’m off to grab some starbucks!
Tell me, what are your favourite type of workouts?