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I'm a busy mom, working professional, and lover of all things fitness. I've lost 20 lbs in and kept it off for the past 2 years without stepping foot in a gym. I'm all about learning to be a better ME and paying it forward. Contact me at http://fb.me/tamaragomez18 or tamara.gomez18@gmail.com

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My New Favorite Meal

This is one of my absolute favorite recipes now, from the TurboFire 5 Day Inferno Meal Plan!  We had it for dinner last night and I'll tell you, I've never liked salmon, but I clean my plate when we have this.  I want more just thinking about it!!! 

I do make some small substitutions.  I'm not a fan of ginger so I leave that out.  I should try it just for the heck of it, right?  I also double or even triple the bok choy, because once you cook it, it shrivels up to nothing.  And I love garlic so a little extra doesn't hurt. J I use hot chili sesame oil to give it a little spice.  It's phenomenal.  I get my wild salmon from Trader Joe's, sometimes they have patties and sometimes fillets.  And I buy the pre-cooked brown rice from Trader Joe's as well.  Overall, the meal takes about 10 minutes to make!


Two 4 oz pieces of wild salmon, without the skin

3 Tbsp. teriyaki marinade or sauce

2 pineapple rings, canned in juice, drained

1 garlic clove

1 medium head of bok choy, roughly chopped

½ tsp. sesame oil

1/3 cup of brown rice

1 tsp. powdered ginger

Directions: Marinade the salmon in teriyaki overnight, or for an hour before grilling.  Grill the salmon for 5 min on each side.  Place pineapple slices on the grill for 2 min. and sear.

Add rice, 2/3 cup of water, and 1 tsp. powdered ginger into a rice cooker or saucepan.  Cook on low heat until the rice is tender.  Meanwhile, spritz nonstick cooking spray  and ½ tsp sesame oil into a frying pan.  Saute 1 garlic clove and the bok choy until soft, yet still crisp.

Makes 2 servings.

Calories 336/Protein 27 g/Carbs 41 g/Total Fat 6 g/Fiber 2 g

Oh man, I'm hungry now!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Can Shakeology Replace The Protein Powder I'm Using Now?

An Excerpt from Shakeology and P90X.  View the full article at http://www.beachbody.com/product/p90x-online/newsletters/p90xnl_003.do#article1
How about as a protein shake?

Shakeology has an ample amount of protein. While many protein shakes on the market may have more grams of protein, the type of protein they use often digests so slowly that you can't drink them when you're active. Shakeology uses whey protein, which is one of the most (if not the most) bioavailable sources of protein. That means it absorbs quicker into the system than other proteins. Most proteins, especially when you get them in a whole food, take forever to digest. This means that eating protein right before, during, or right after exercise is generally a waste because your body is using energy to digest something that won't help you for hours, energy that it could be using to enhance your workout or recovery. But when you combine whey protein along with Shakeology's other nutrients, you have a high-protein shake that can fit into many different nutritional slots in your day, something lacking in a standard protein drink