Easy Ways to Keep Inflammation in Check

From the Harvard Health Letter A mattress, a toothbrush and a salmon dinner don’t seem to have much in common on the surface. But they all represent healthy lifestyle habits that help fight chronic inflammation, a persistent state of our immune system that is linked to many health problems. The more healthy habits you practice […]

Reclaim Your Pre-Pandemic Function

From Harvard Health Letter Because of the pandemic you may have lost endurance or strength without realizing it.  Below are ways to get it back. We’ve moved past some of the immediate effects of the pandemic with many people returning to their previous physical activities.  But some people are finding they’re a bit worse off […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

How to Eat Healthy This Holiday Season There’s so much going on this time of year.  Along with holiday festivities comes plenty of holiday temptation and indulgences.  Below are some of The Fitness Center’s “healthy eating tips” to keep in mind as you enjoy each moment of this special time of year. Never starve yourself […]

The Benefits of Working with a Personal Trainer

If you’ve ever wondered if working with a Personal Trainer is for you, consider the following benefits: Increases accountability: One of the most challenging parts about maintaining a workout routine can be — doing the workouts and doing them consistently. Working with a Personal Trainer will give you the nudge you need to get your […]

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. Thin Asparagus spears 1 tsp. Olive Oil (infused olive oil is good to use) 1/4 tsp. Salt 1/8 tsp. Ground Pepper Cooking Spray 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar PREPARATION: Prepare the grill. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; place in a bowl or shallow dish. Drizzle asparagus with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, […]

Pecan Granola

INGREDIENTS: 1 large egg white 2 Tablespoons honey 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. salt (optional) 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 3/4 cup toasted coconut flakes 3/4 cup banana chips 1 cup dried pineapple or dried tropical fruit mixture PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 275 degreesWhisk together egg white, honey, ground ginger […]

Basil Pesto Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 teaspoons Skinny Basil Pesto 1 medium tomato, sliced thin 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese PREPARATION: Wash chicken and dry with paper towel. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thinner cutlets.Season with salt and pepper.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking […]

Crispy Herbed Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4 cup soft whole wheat breadcrumbs 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice 6 skinned chicken breast halves Cooking Spray PREPARATION: Combine first 6 ingredients in a large heavy-duty, […]

Caribbean-Style Roast Cabbage with Carrots

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/4 lbs green cabbage, core removed and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup vertically sliced yellow onion 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 3 cups carrots, cut into ribbons 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tsp. habanero hot sauce 1 tablespoon butter […]

Grilled Chicken and Pine Nut Gremolata

INGREDIENTS: Gremolata: 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves 2 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 2 Tsp. grated lemon rind 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 Tsp. kosher sale Chicken: 2 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 4 (6 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 Tsp. kosher salt 1/4 Tsp freshly ground black […]