Paleo Crusted Chicken Recipe
March 15, 2016
Paleo Crusted Chicken Recipe
by Rebecca Kennedy

I love a crispy chicken every so often. The downside is the fried food leaving your stomach a complete mess. I immediately get sick and have to “reset” my body for several days following. I decided to take a crack at making a version of crispy chicken that doesn’t upset my stomach. This is still a “pan fried” dish, I use grapeseed oil in the pan or coconut oil (depending on how tropical I want my dish to taste). Great ratio of macros (protein, carbs and fat) to complement a well-rounded day of exercise. This won’t leave you overly stuffed, but satisfies the savory tooth with the truffle and cheese; as well as the sweet tooth, with the honey. If Read More

Healthy Strawberry Chia Jam
May 20, 2015
Healthy Strawberry Chia Jam
by Minsun Park

Strawberry season is in full swing and besides being deliciously scrumptious, strawberries are ranked in the top twenty of healthiest foods with the most antioxidants like polyphenol! Packed with manganese and potassium, just one serving of eight strawberries contains more Vitamin C than an orange. Although strawberries are yummy snacks on their own, if you want to enjoy super foods that also passes as a sweet dessert, then this recipe is your jam! This healthy, raw, strawberry chia jam is so ridiculously easy to make, with only two to three ingredients, I don’t know if it really qualifies as a “recipe.” But here you go.   INGREDIENTS A pound of fresh or frozen strawberries (hulled). 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds. Read More

10 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Vegetables
March 27, 2015
10 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Vegetables
by Marissa Vicario

  The average American eats just three servings of fruit and vegetables a day, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Regardless of whether that includes you, the one thing almost everyone can do to improve their diet is eat more vegetables. Why not? Veggies are filling, loaded with antioxidants and the source of most of the nutrients your body needs to thrive. They’re also delicious. If you struggle with eating enough vegetables or would like to sneak in more, here are 10 easy ways to make that happen starting with your next trip to the supermarket. Green Your Smoothie:Toss a handful (or two) of greens into your morning or post-workout smoothie. Spinach and kale work best because they won’t overpower Read More

Persimmon 101: The Nutritional Powerhouse You’re Not Eating
November 20, 2014
Persimmon 101: The Nutritional Powerhouse You’re Not Eating
by Jennifer Krohn, MS RD

  As summer has come to a close, we find ourselves missing the delicious fruit and vegetables we have been accustomed to over the past few months. However, we welcome a fall harvest that brings a bounty of new and familiar flavors. We can start enjoying winter squashes like pumpkin and butternut squash, hardy greens, and of course all different types of apples and pears. One of my favorite, and less common fall fruits that is in season for a short window, is the persimmon. The two most well-known varieties are the Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons. HACHIYA PERSIMMON The Hachiya persimmon has a soft and sweet flesh when ripe that can be used in place of jam and is often Read More

Our Favorite Healthy Food Blogs
October 28, 2014
Our Favorite Healthy Food Blogs
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by Emma Inkester We Bootcampers love our healthy foods, but we also love a pretty plate, and we especially enjoy subscribing to all the great bloggers out there who give us reams of wonderful recipes and ideas to give inspiration and motivation. Happily, we’ve moved beyond the days when healthy eating meant just a chicken breast and some steamed broccoli. You can even keep up your clean eating routine and enjoy healthy versions of the kinds of treats that are normally pumped full of refined sugar and rubbish (in moderation of course – dried fruit may not contain refined sugar but it still packs a major sugary punch). So here’s a run down of some of our favourite healthy food Read More

Healthy 5 Minute Breakfasts!
June 19, 2014
Healthy 5 Minute Breakfasts!

By Anna Dickens Do you regularly rush out the door in the morning without grabbing a bite to eat? If so, consider this your wake-up call: Skipping breakfast is the ultimate nutrition no-no, a rookie mistake that could hinder your fitness and weight loss goals. Eating a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning turbo-charges your metabolism and keeps hunger at bay, helping you stay on track with your diet. In some studies, individuals who failed to fuel up in the a.m. were almost 450 percent more likely to be obese or overweight. We repeat: 450 percent. There’s no fighting numbers like that. But before you hop aboard the breakfast train, a word of caution: What you consume in the Read More

Megan’s Skinny Soup
February 12, 2014
Megan’s Skinny Soup

by Megan Conner We are constantly works in progress. Recently I’ve dropped a few pounds because I got SERIOUS about diet, cutting out sugar, and stepped up working out. People have started to notice. It feels good! I have developed my own skinny soup that many have asked for, so I wanted to share the recipe with you!! With a combination of eating right, cardio, my own training and Barry’s Bootcamp Nashville – I am DETERMINED to get into the best shape of my life 2014. MEGAN’S SKINNY SOUP 

 Use as many veggies as you want! Here’s what I use, and I get all of my ingredients from Trader Joes! INGREDIENTS 1-2 yellow squash 1-2 zucchini 1 carton of Read More

What Does a Top Trainer Eat?
February 7, 2014
What Does a Top Trainer Eat?

It may be a fitfluential celebrity trainer’s job to be fit, but they also face the same real world challenges to eat healthily when things get hectic. Running around all day training clients, teaching classes and trying to squeeze in their own training sessions doesn’t allow much time for sit-down meals or lunch hours that many office workers get. Ever wonder what “fast foods” they eat to fuel them through a sweaty, crazy day? Barry Jay, co-founder of Barry’s Bootcamp and Rebecca Kennedy, Barry’s Bootcamp NYC trainer and fitness model share their typical “day in the life” food menu.   BARRY JAY, co-founder of Barry’s Bootcamp FOOD PHILOSPHY Well, I am a creature of habit with food, which I think Read More

Healthy Roasted Whole Baby Cauliflower with Herbs & Parmesan
January 30, 2014
Healthy Roasted Whole Baby Cauliflower with Herbs & Parmesan

You may have heard that cauliflower has replaced Brussels sprouts as the Veggie of the Moment. We love our sprouts and don’t want to sell them short, but the cauliflower is coming on strong, and we must pay our respects. Enter Jackie Alpers. In addition to authoring the new cookbook, Sprinkles!: Recipes & Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts (NOT for the faint-of-hearted carb-avoider), Jackie runs the food blog Jackie’s Happy Plate, which features healthy recipes and gorgeous food photography (visit with napkin to wipe drool from keyboard/smartphone). “I’m really into cauliflower right now”, my friend Helen announced as she pulled Bon Appetit’s version of this dish out of her oven. Now I am too. I’m also obsessed with the idea of Read More

5 Healthy Breakfasts in Cups
October 24, 2013
5 Healthy Breakfasts in Cups

You’ve heard it since you were five years old – “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And guess what? You heard right, especially if you want to stay fit and healthy. (Want proof? How about this study?) But don’t go digging in to a plate of cinnamon bread French toast just yet. WHAT you eat is of course as important, if not more so, than when you eat. And we’re thrilled to have our favorite award-winning food blooger/photographer, Jackie Alpers, once again leading us to a bounty of healthy goodies. (For the perfect low-carb pizza, check out this past feature on The Intel). In this piece Jackie created for iVillage, Jackie cooked up five healthy breakfasts in Read More