3/4-1 lb Chicken breast 1 cup chicken broth or stock 1 large onion chopped 1 jalapeño chopped (or bell pepper) 8oz fresh mushrooms diced 2 T of basil pesto 1 13 oz can of coconut milk ~1 t ground ginger ~1 heaping T curry powder ~1 T veg oil (I used avocado oil) salt&pepper
Sauté veggies in oil, pesto, pinch of curry powder, and some of the broth. Cook chicken breast (or use rotisserie), chop, and combine with sautéd veggies, seasoning, and rest of the broth. Simmer ~10-15 mins, while stirring in coconut milk. Add salt, pepper, and/or more curry to taste. Enjoy!
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, onion,garlic, cummin, salt, coriander, sauté til onions soften, cover 15 minutes or until squash begins to soften. Add broth, peanut butter, tomato paste, and pepper, stirring well to combine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until the squash is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.
You may know that Quest Fitness staff have a wide range of certifications and experience in different training specialties. One of the most important methods of training that staff provide is Corrective Exercise training.
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All of these sedentary hours lead to severe muscle imbalancesthroughout the human body. This lack of muscle development leads people to be prone to injuries as well as being unhealthy. Research shows that musculoskeletal pain is more common now that it was 40 years ago. This research supports the idea that the decrease in physical activity could lead to muscular dysfunction as well as injury. The most common injuries that occur because of these muscular dysfunctions are foot and ankle injuries, low back pain, knee injuries, and shoulder injuries.
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2 large leeks 1 large carrot 1 bunch of celery 1 onion 1.5 to 2 lbs of potatoes 1 sm bunch of green onion 1 carton of chicken broth 1/2 cup of garlic/basil pesto 2 cups of whole or 2% milk 2 T of chicken bouillon Option: 1.5 lbs Turkey sausage or bacon crumbles 2 T of butter or veg oil
Season with: salt, pepper, garlic, poultry seasoning, and/or any blend of your favorite savory herbs and spices to taste.
Chop and toss all ingredients in a crockpot, low heat, for 5.5 hours(ish). OR: Chop potatoes and carrot and begin simmering in broth. Chop and Sauté leeks, onion, celery, and optional sausage in butter or oil. Add the sautéed veggies, pesto, and seasoning. Continue simmering until potatoes and carrots are very soft. Add bouillon and an optional cup or two of water for more broth. Continue simmering, add milk, and season to taste. Remove from heat, stir in chopped green onion and optional bacon crumbles. Let stand for 15-30 mins. Stir and serve.
The Vinyasa style is one style of yoga that uses breath in sync with movement, creating a FLOW. It’s another way to deepen your practice and nourish your whole self.
Mind, body, and spirit connected, what does that really mean anyway? When you inhale deeply, you not only inhale oxygen which heals and nourishes you physically from within, you calm your heart rate, which begins to regulate hormone function, effecting mood. You inhale peace. Mind, body, and spirit are working in sync. When you exhale slowly, you not only rid yourself from carbon dioxide and other toxins, but you are releasing tension and stress, and calming down. As you continue to focus on your breath, and it’s rhythm in sync with your movement, that mindfulness gives your mind a chance to focus on this basic healing function, and a chance to rest. It is a break from the 1 million thoughts that go through your head in a day and can sometimes wear you down, especially those inner critic thoughts that tell you what you should be, and what you should be doing, instead of being present and appreciating what and where you are at that moment. Yes, you are on your mat to take care of your physical body, but you are more than just your body. Yoga nourishes all of you. You deserve that moment to appreciate your breath, your body, your strength, and your soul.