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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 22: Switch up your appetizers with something healthy

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We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

It’s day 22, and those healthy habits are starting to stick. Let’s take it further by tackling one of the toughest health hurdles: appetizers. Step aside, onion rings. We’ve got insider tips from Chef Jessica Albertson to tease that appetite with fresh and flavorful foods sure to satisfy to help with today’s challenge: Switch up your appetizers with something healthy!

Recipes for easy weeknight meals don’t have to be one pot wonders or 3 ingredients or less, though this is a bonus. A little commitment goes a long way. Make that weekend trip to the farmers market worth it and buy the best and brightest from the season. The colors and smells will keep your cooking and eating inspired through the whole week.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 22: Switch up your appetizers

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Food Revolution Day Recipe: Veggie Chili by Jamie Oliver

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This month, we’re featuring recipes and tips from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global day of change for kids to learn about food and how to cook from scratch.

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Photo credit: Matt Russell www.foodrevolutionday.com

This is a lovely alternative to traditional chilli con carne. It’s packed with good stuff so is a great choice for veggies and meat eaters alike. I like to serve it with soured cream, guacamole and either rice or tortilla chips, but it’s totally up to you.

When you get the hang of this recipe, keep things interesting by varying the types of beans you use or swapping the chillies for some hotter varieties, if you like.

Serves 4 – 6

What You’ll Need

  • Potato/vegetable peeler
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking tray
  • Large saucepan
  • Tin opener
  • Sieve
  • Wooden spoon

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Food Revolution Day Recipe: Rainbow Salad Wrap by Jamie Oliver

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This month, we’re featuring recipes and tips from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global day of change for kids to learn about food and how to cook from scratch.

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Getting the kids to cook with simple, whole ingredients is easier than you think. For example, this Rainbow Salad Warp is colorful, seriously tasty and fun for kids to make.

Feel free to substitute other firm fruit and vegetables that are in season where you live. Or if you’d like, forgo the wrap and eat it as a salad instead!

Serves 6

What You’ll Need

  • Box grater / cheese grater
  • Chopping board
  • Weighing scales
  • Large bowl
  • Optional: Rubber gloves
  • Optional: Knife
  • Empty jam jar with lid
  • Measuring spoons

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#Fitbit2014 Challenge – Week 4: Try a New Recipe Part 2

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Every Monday for six weeks starting January 6, we’ll launch a new weekly challenge for #Fitbit2014 to get your thinking more simple habits and less big resolutions. This is the second post courtesy of Thad Beaty and Annie Clements of the Grammy-winning group Sugarland. See their first post here.

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OK, the kooky musician couple is back with another tip for healthful living; drinking! And no, we’re not talking about beer. The next step we took in our journey towards optimal health was to start drinking half our body weight in ounces in water, everyday. For me, this adds up to about two 32-ounce bottles full of H2O.

By sipping water throughout the day, you tend to eat less, feel satisfied, and will see tremendous improvements in your skin, and even your energy levels! Plus, with all the activity you’re getting during the Fitbit Challenge, you’ve got to keep up with your body’s hydration needs to see the full benefits of your hard work! read more