Recipe of the Month: Festive Hummus

While the red and green speckles give this homemade sun-dried tomato and basil hummus a jolly look, it’s the taste that makes it unforgettable. This dip makes the perfect party take-along. Serve it up with whole grain pita bread or fresh cut veggie sticks. Yield: 12 servings Here’s what you need: 1 (15 oz) can…

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January 15, 2015

5 Fitness Mistakes to Avoid

Stroll through any gym and you’ll notice many mistakes. Mistakes that waste time. Mistakes that put people in danger. And mistakes that are just plain crazy. Maybe you even make a few of these mistakes yourself. By avoiding these common blunders, you’ll put yourself on the fast track to results. Check out the following 5…

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January 15, 2015

Recipe of the Month: Fast Apple Ring Pancakes

These apple ring pancakes are gluten-free and higher in fiber than traditional pancakes. It’s pretty awesome to be able to enjoy a pancake and still see results! Just exercise portion control and skip the syrup. Servings: 6 Here’s what you need… ⅓ cup coconut flour ¼ cup flax meal 2 dates, pitted 2 teaspoons baking…

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January 15, 2015

The Truth About 10-Minute Workouts

The latest trends in fitness are leaning toward the ‘shorter is better’ philosophy…but do dramatically shortened workouts really get the job done? No one can deny that the days of spending hours running, biking or doing any other number of slow, cardio-based exercise sessions (Jazzercise anyone?) are long gone. We simply don’t have the time,…

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January 13, 2015

Recipe of the Month: Tropical Salad with Teriyaki Chicken

This salad is fun and full of flavor, made with nutrient-packed microgreens, sweet mango, tender teriyaki chicken and guilt-free onion rings. Eat this and give your body the protein it needs as well as a healthy serving of fiber. Servings: 6 Here’s what you need… 4 organic, free-range chicken breasts ¼ cup Organicville Island Teriyaki…

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January 13, 2015

9 New Rules of Lean Eating

You’d like your eating plan to work for you – to get you the results that you want without lots of complicated steps. The good news is that lean eating does not mean complicated eating…it just means eating smart. Read on for the NEW rules of lean eating that will make fat loss second nature.…

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January 13, 2015

Recipe of the Month: Simple Turkey Soup

Make this wholesome, quick meal at home tonight. It’s high in fiber, packed with protein and tastes quite comforting and delicious. Enjoy the leftovers as a quick lunch or as tomorrow’s dinner. Servings: 8 Here’s what you need… 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch of carrots, chopped 2 onions, chopped 1…

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January 13, 2015

TIME Magazine: How to Eat Now

Eat at home because it’s good for you, it’s good for your family and it’s far easier than you think, says best selling food writer Mark Bittman, in a recent TIME’s cover story. In today’s fast paced world we consume over 30% of our daily calories away from home. These less-than-wholesome calories are accumulating around…

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January 13, 2015

Recipe of the Month: Breakfast Cookies

Yes, these cookies make an acceptable, wholesome breakfast! You’ll notice that there is zero sugar added to these cookies – the sweetness comes from banana and applesauce. Feel free to add a large scoop of vanilla protein powder to the dough, to increase the protein content of each cookie. While it does take some time…

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January 13, 2015

Katelyn

I have always been one to struggle with weight loss but I have also been the one to procrastinate. My main goal for coming to Advantage was to lose weight for my wedding. I started working out about five months ago, right about the time I tried on my wedding dress for the first time.…

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January 13, 2015