Jessie and JP box jump. JP left this week for grad school in Wisconsin. We wish him the very best of luck!
TGIF! We are almost to the end of our second week (HALFWAY!) of our 800g Challenge and everyone is doing so great eating all the fruits and vegetables. We all have learned that if you load up with 200-300g of fruits and vegetables for breakfast it's much easier to achieve 800g by the end of the day. A banana and a cup of local berries can set you up for success.
This week's bonus challenge is to eat leafy greens. Sure we all love salad, but what about all this other amazing leaves? Check out this delicious Beef, Mushroom & Bok Choy Bowls with Siracha Mayo from Dishing Up the Dirt.
Bok choy is available locally and is loaded with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, beta-carotene, folate, calcium, and vitamin B6. Click on the image for the recipe. Enjoy!
Missey and Kendra push press. Missey is dong the 800g Challenge.
Thank GOODNESS it's FRIDAY! Are you ready to take it easy this weekend and enjoy summer? Summer is such a great foodie season. There is so much wonderful produce at the farmers markets and in our gardens. We have started a True Spirit Garden Share. We are putting our garden abundance in the Coaches Office fridge. This week we have a TON of beet and radish greens from Heather Kahler's garden and lettuce from mine.
Our bonus challenge for next week's 800g Challenge is to eat leafy greens. In Bozeman this is super easy as we have leafy greens coming out our ears. Here's a fantastic and simple recipe courtesy of simplyrecipes.com for beet greens and bacon. Yes, I said bacon. Click on the image for the recipe.
Bethanie has a solid position!
Our August 800g Challenge starts on MONDAY! Are you in? You don't have to be a regular member of our gym to join us! The Challenge can be done from ANYWHERE! You just need to have access to this GOOGLE FORM and a food scale like this. Why not use that 20% off Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon you just got in the mail?
This challenge is all about eating more fruits and vegetables. However, I have also added a Locavore element to it. Much like challenges in the past, you will enter your score daily online and earn points. Here's the point breakdown:
Some of my favorite orange foods are oranges (duh!), carrots, sun gold cherry tomatoes, squash blossoms, sweet potatoes, golden beets and my absolute favorite is the peach.
To help you eat more orange vegetables next week I'm sharing this delicious recipe for maple dijon glazed roast carrots courtesy of closetcooking.com. Remember, you can weigh your food raw or cooked, either way it counts. Click on the image for the recipe. Happy eating!
You have until SUNDAY to sign up for the 800g Challenge. Email or direct message me and I'll get you all set-up.
Coach Heidi's Teens CrossFit class practices rear scales. Today we're putting our SLIPS practice into our training. Good luck!
It's Foodie Friday! Finally we are getting real summer weather and it's time to get the grill heated up! I love to grill my fruits and vegetables along with my local meat. Have you ever had a grilled fruit salad? Well, today you're in luck because I found an amazing grilled fruit salad that is Paleo, Whole30, and delicious. This will totally get you in the mood for our 800g Challenge. Click on the image for the recipe.
What is the 800g Challenge?
This is a nutrition challenge of ABUNDANCE not restriction. You earn daily points for eating 800g, working out, and you can earn bonus points for food diversity, locally sourced food and a weekly challenge.
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with magical properties. Ok, not really but they are loaded with micronutrients like vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and a very important good for you macronutrient - carbohydrates.
Why 800g? There's been some important research that shows 800g is the optimal amount of fruits and vegetables we should eat for health.
We are hosting an info session this Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30pm at the gym. If you can't join us at the gym you can join us on Facebook Live. You don't have to be a member or live in our area to join our 800g Challenge. You can participate from where you are! I hope you join us! For more information check out the info sheet at the end of this blog and a great video series from last year's Social #800gchallenge with the creator of the challenge and CEO of Optimize me Nutrition, E. C. Synkowski.
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