ashleybensonfitness: August 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

My new look!

Check me out!  I have a new look thanks to my friends at OhSoPrettytheDiaries!  

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Armenian Eggplant Casserole

My daughter has been busy this week studying the country of Armenia!  Friday she will make a presentation to her class.  As part of her presentation, she will take samples of a common meal they eat:

TRADITIONAL ARMENIAN 
EGGPLANT CASSEROLE

I decided to post the recipe because it consists of healthy vegetables that we bought at our local FARMERS MARKET!  Also, I thought it was really good!

What I used...
  • 2 small eggplants
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • tarragon

Saturday, August 11, 2012

IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD!

recipes...                                
24 DC = Advocare 24 Day Challenge   SCD = legal for the SlowCarbDiet

SOUTHWESTERN OMELET 24 DC, SCD
STIR FRY PIZZA SCD
ZUCCHINI LASAGNA 
TOMATO BASIL SOUP
SLOW-CARB SANDWICH SCD
3 MINUTE MEAL video/SCD
8 HEALTHY SALAD OPTIONS SCD
THE BEST BEANS  SCD
 CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
*** For more great health recipes, check out Holistic Chef Laura Lea


smoothies AND shakes AND working out...



eating out...


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Roasting Almonds Experiment- 6 flavors!

This week my friend Ashley G, Taylor, and I played around with 

ROASTING ALMONDS. 

We used 10 lbs of RAW ALMONDS.
 Some turned out AMAZING and some were NOT so awesome, but we learned a lot! 
 I will be posting the recipes and reviews this next week.  
So go now and buy your almonds and get ready for roasting!  
Almonds make the perfect snack for school, work, or 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

HEALTHY FAST FOOD --- CHIPOTLE mexican grill

For a smart fast food solution choose

CHIPOTLE
MEXICAN GRILL

GOOD * FAST * HEALTHY * PERFECT


CHIPOTLE is on a mission to change the way we eat fast food!

They focus on
FOOD WITH INTEGRITY
  • They support family farmers who respect and care for their land and animals
  • They use meat from animals who have been raised without the use of antibiotics and added hormones
  • Their dairy has come from dairy cows raised without synthetic hormones
  • They serve organic and local produce when possible

AND....... 
IT IS REALLY YUMMY!



EAT SMART!