In this easy version of scalloped potatoes recipe, sliced potatoes are roasted in the oven giving them the baked potato flavor before being mixed with a simple, creamy stovetop sauce and sprinkled with extra sharp Cheddar cheese. Finish with a few minutes under the broiler turns the dish golden and crispy. A perfect savory side for our 400-600 calorie meals!
Yes even personal trainers can have diabetes and I am one of them so I know a little about this subject because I live it each and every day! With my in home personal training and gym clients alike I stress the importance of watching their sugar intake. If you’re following a type 2 diabetes diet, avoiding sugar may be tougher than you think.
Having healthy options on hand is key when sticking to your diet. At Cronus Health & Fitness we provide a service for our in home personal training clients that we call a “pantry raid”. Staples are appropriately named: after all, they help hold together a healthy diet that might otherwise fall apart. They’re not the most glamorous part of a healthy diet, nor do they receive much glory. But these dietary “utility infielders” are inexpensive, versatile, and long-lasting.
If you’re like most men and women over 50, you’ve probably noticed how much easier it has become to gain weight than to lose it… Every year, that number on the scale keeps creeping up a few notches, EVEN IF you’re saying “No” to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and “Yes” to Yoga.
Gosh, good ole’ food companies and manufactures have this down to a science even to the extent of selling professional sports a bag of goods! Being a personal trainer it is just part of the job description to know about nutrition, to teach, coach my in home personal training and gym clients to navigate through the tangled jungle of what’s good and what’s bad!
With a lot of my in home personal training clients wanting to go outside to train for the summer being properly hydrated is a must. It is hot and humid, you are sweating profusely, and your workout hasn’t even started. The only way to replenish your electrolytes and hydrate is to gulp down an ice cold bottle of Gatorade, right?
Stick to your diet and avoid unhealthy restaurant loaded with sodium and MSG stir-fry with this delicious, vegetarian alternative. This quick & easy which I always look for, and with only 245 calories per serving let’s you enjoy our savory side with no guilt and you can go back for seconds!
Loaded mini bell pepper nachos – a game changer!! These low carbohydrate nachos are loaded with turkey taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings! I thought these would make a lighter alternative to traditional nachos and are amazing! Mini rainbow bell peppers are the perfect size for eating with your hands, but heck, you could even make this as a lean lunch or slimmer dinner and call it a meal! ONLY 187 calories!
When you’re in a hurry to get to the gym and start lifting, but don’t have the fuel on board to dominate your workout, this fast-digesting duo can help. Tasty and low in fiber, rice cakes provide your muscles with readily available carbohydrates. Fast-acting whey provides a protective protein layer for your muscles. Combine the two, and you’ll be fueled up with little risk of GI distress. I make my very own whey-protein “icing” for this pre-workout rice cake power snack!
This strawberry shortcake protein packed (27g) overnight oatmeal is one of if not the one and only quick and easy ways to start your morning that can be taken on the go and your way to work that I have found. And better yet is made the night before and set in the fridge. With only 175 calories per serving it also makes a great dessert!