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Feast on a healthy harvest bowl this season with all of your favorite fall flavors.
FOR THE DRESSING
1/4 c. apple cider
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
2/3 c. olive oil
1/2 shallot, minced
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. honey
Freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE BOWLS
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 red onion, sliced
2 sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 tsp. dried thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
3 c. sliced grilled chicken
2 c. finely sliced kale
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1/4 c. shaved Parmesan
3 c. cooked brown rice
Preheat oven to 425. On a large, parchment lined baking sheet, mix Brussels sprouts, sweet potato and red onion with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and thyme. Bake until vegetables are tender, 25-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette. In a large bowl, whisk cider, vinegar, olive oil, shallot, mustard and honey until smooth and combined. Season with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl, mix kale with cranberries and almonds. Add 1/3 c prepared dressing to the salad and toss.
Assemble bowls: top 1 cup rice with 1 cup roasted vegetables, 1/2 cup salad, and 1 cup chicken. Top with a drizzle of dressing and serve.
Ready to try the super-easy vegan slow cooker curry lentils? With fall flavors and anti-inflammatory turmeric? We thought so.
2 cups brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 medium potato, peeled and finely diced
2 tablespoons, sweet chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
3 cups vegetable broth
1 (14 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
Place all ingredients (except for the coconut milk) in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Close with lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 to hours. Once cooked, the lentils should be tender and most of the liquid should be absorbed.
Stir in the coconut milk, take a taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve over white rice sprinkled with chopped fresh cilantro.
#regram @mariadaniellevenegas Congratulations to my gorgeous mother for accomplishing her 1,000 class goal! She and her dedicated group of workout buddies show up at 5am, 6 days a week to conquer High Intensity Interval Training. No sweat. Consistency counts! Fear no evil. See no evil.”
#regram @amber_evans1 “Here’s to 75 classes with Sunstone. For some, 75 classes might not be a big deal. For me, this means pushing myself to accomplish my fitness and health goals while juggling two little kids, a husband, two jobs, and studying to develop my craft. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful support and community I have found @sunstoneatc @sunstonefit” It is a big deal! Well done!
#regram @jantouchberry “Sometimes you do it because you want to. Sometimes you do it because you SHOULD! Today is one of those days and I’m glad I did.” We’re glad you did too!
“Jordan Metzl, MD, is serious about high-intensity interval training. So much so that HIIT is becoming his go-to Rx. Here are his 5 surprising myth-busting facts about High Intensity Interval Training (via WellandGood)
1. HIIT is no more dangerous than less intense forms of exercise
2. HIIT has many research-backed benefits beyond burning fat
3. HIIT can improve your athletic performance elsewhere
4. Ten minutes of HIIT really does make a difference
5. HIIT sounds like torture, but people actually find it fun https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/high-intensity-interval-training-jordan-metzl/ #SunstoneFit#LiveWellLiveFit
Don’t skip breakfast on busy mornings. Make these grain-free spinach muffins on the weekend and you’ve got healthy breakfasts for the week all ready to go!
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 oz. package spinach, sautéed
3 green onions, chopped and sautéed
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp baking soda
4 Tbsp almond flour
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup mix of Italian cheese (romano, parmesan, mozzarella)
4 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp ghee
1. Preheat oven to 430°F.
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté spinach, green onions, and jalapeño for three minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the yogurt with baking soda.
4. Measure out the rest of the ingredients and add to the bowl with yogurt and baking soda. Stir well but don’t over mix. It is important the batter stays a little clunky and the muffins will turn out fluffier.
5. Combine the batter evenly between nine greased muffin cups.
6. Bake at 430°F for 20 to 22 minutes, timing will differ with each oven. Serve with sliced tomatoes.
Very well said!
#regram @sierrathet “Yoga is not about being #bendy ...it’s about showing up to your mat knowing what is going to happen and being okay with that. It’s about rehabilitating yourself and ignoring all of those voices in your head telling you that you’re too sick or injured. Yoga is about discovering the craziest thoughts in your head are not true. It’s about being healthy without pushing yourself to the limit. It’s about slowing down to get strong. Thanks @sunstonefitrockwall and @robin_adams1 for an amazing #powerflow class tonight.”
This week's #MeetTheTeamTuesday is all about Chase from @sunstonefit_uptown!! Whether he's teaching or helping at the front desk, we're so happy to work alongside him. Here's a fun little Q&A!
Q: Who would play you in a movie?
A: Tilda Swinton
Q: What's your spirit animal?
A: Honeybadger ... or my dog 😂
Q: What's your favorite place to visit?
A: San Francisco or Detroit
Next time you're in the studio, don't be shy and say hi to Chase!
It time for #MeetTheTeamTuesday ! Say hello to Tanya, Sr. Director of Studio Operations.
.. Q: What cartoon character best resembles you?
A: Maybe Velma from Scooby Doo, she was usually first to figure out the mystery
Q: Best place you have ever been?
Q: Where would you love to go on holiday?
A: I have many, but Yosemite National Park might be at the top of my list
Hard work is beautiful!
#regram 📸: @jesstonesitup_ I’m gonna be real with y’all for a second. I feel prettiest when I’m sweating. That moment when I’m at the bar, inches from the mirror staring myself down while I’m dripping in sweat - in that moment I feel my best. Strong. Sexy. Confident. I don’t need heels and a ball gown, give me some @athleta leggings and a strappy sports bra and I’m happy... #SunstoneFIT#LiveWellLiveFit