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    50 Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

    “Here are some of the healthiest foods of all time that should be crowding your plate.”  Sourced through Scoop.it from: time.com

    I’m such a foodie at heart and love trying new recipes. Here are a couple more recipes to help you incorporate some of the 50 healthiest foods into your Fit Body Babe diet plan.

    An interesting thing about Ghee, one of the healthiest foods,  is it is great to cook with. It is a versatile cooking medium. You can use ghee instead of butter or oil in your favorite recipe. It will add flavor to your dish and you end up using less as compared with butter or oil. Ghee has a nutty and rich flavor.

     

    Yummy Mashed Purple Cauliflower w/ Ghee

    2 heads purple cauliflower (cut into small florets, about  3 lbs total), 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise, 1/4 cup ghee, 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, nutmeg 

    1. Place the cauliflower into a steamer and cook over salted boiling water until really tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    2. Squeeze as much water out of the cauliflower as you can, then transfer it to the bowl of your food processor.
    3. Add mayo, ghee, salt, pepper and nutmeg and process until smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides as needed.
    4. Serve piping hot with a little dollop of ghee and chopped herbs.
    Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Ghee
     
    acorn squash, 4 teaspoons maple syrup (more if you like it sweet!), 2 teaspoons ghee, salt (to taste)
    1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
    2. Slice each acorn squash in half and scoop out the gooey seeds
    3. Place on a lined cookie sheet, cut side up
    4. Mix together maple syrup and ghee
    5. Divide maple ghee mixture and place it in the middle of each piece
    6. Sprinkle with salt
    7. Bake until soft, about 40-60 minutes, or until soft
    8. Serve hot
    Goat Cheese & Dandelion Salad

    Dressing1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese, 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped, 1/2 teaspoon salt, Freshly ground pepper, to taste, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

    Salad

    8 ounces small pasta shells,  whole-wheat or gluten free, 2 slices bacon or turkey bacon, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced, 2 cups chopped dandelion greens, any tough stems removed, 2 cups baby spinach, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    1. To prepare dressing: Combine goat cheese, vinegar and maple syrup in a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Add 1/4 cup oil and tomatoes and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tarragon.
    2. To prepare salad: Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
    3. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Crumble when cool. Wipe out the pan. Add 1 tablespoon oil and onion and cook, stirring, over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
    4. When the bacon and onion are cool, toss them in a large bowl with dandelion greens, spinach, Parmesan and 1/2 cup dressing. Drizzle more dressing over each serving, if desired. (Cover and refrigerate the remaining 1/2 cup dressing for up to 3 days.)
    Purple Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
    1 lb purple potatoes, 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves (about 1 sprig), minced, 2 garlic cloves or per taste, freshly ground black pepper, sea salt
    PREHEAT OVEN TO 400°F
    1. Rinse potatoes.
    2. Peel them and slice the potatoes into quarters.
    3. Brush them with some extra virgin olive oil.
    4.  Sprinkle them with salt and pepper
    5. Toss with sliced garlic & rosemary
    6. Roast  at 425 Fahrenheit degrees in the oven until they are fork tender, about 45 minutes or until crispy.

     

     

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    Victoria’s Secret Model Secrets to Staying Fit from Lily Aldridge

    Victoria’s Secret Model, Lily, 29, says she exercises for one hour in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon. The model adds that she’s eating mostly roast chicken and vegetables, which she cooks herself.

    Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailymail.co.uk

    Great article Emily James! Don’t believe for a second that models have it easy. Most work very hard to stay camera & runway ready. This fit body babe and Victoria’s Secret Model, Lily Aldridge, boss babe’s her health with 2 workouts a day preparing for a show.  She does cardio and barre classes to strengthen and tone her body. One of my favorite barre classes to do is Physique 57. Where they help you sculpt your arms, thighs, seat and abs in the form of long, lean, gorgeous muscles. They take the best of interval training and turn it up. Their interval sets use your body’s own weight as resistance. Your muscles are targeted and overloaded to the point of fatigue, then stretched for relief. I’ve seriously seen great results and absolutely love the classes!

    Dedication and consistency is the key to progress & success!

    Try waking up 30 minutes early in the morning. Set your alarm and jump out of bed as soon as it goes off. Hitting snooze is the kiss of death, it makes it that much harder to get up. Have your gym clothes ready and go outside first thing for a brisk walk or jog. This will speed up your metabolism and get you motivated for the day

    During your morning exercise change your state by thinking of all the things you’re grateful for. Start with yourself then on to family members, loved ones and friends. Thinking about the goals you want to accomplish for the day is also a great way to make sure you have a boss babe day!  Make a commitment to do this for a week straight. I guarantee you’ll see and feel a HUGE difference in your life and mindset!  While we all aren’t Victoria’s Secret Models, we can stay fit like one.