Short on time? Crock Pot cooking is the way to go. In fact, Crock Pots are especially fun when you are looking to experiment with new recipes. This is a new recipe I had never tried before. I found a more complex version of this while surfing the web and ended up trying my luck at it. To be honest, I may have over-cooked it a little. Because of that, I recommend only allowing this to cook for 7 to 8 hours and removing right away.
What you'll need:
Step 1: Preheat your broiler with the rack 6 inches from the heating element. Season the ribs liberally with salt and pepper and lay the ribs, bone-side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Step 2: Broil the ribs for 5 minutes and then flip them over and broil for another 5 minutes.
Step 3: Stack the ribs in a single layer in the slow cooker. I lay them on their side to cram them all in the pot.
Step 4: Toss the pear, coconut aminos, garlic, scallions, ginger, fish sauce, and vinegar in a blender and puree until smooth.
Step 5: Pour the sauce evenly over the ribs and add the chicken broth to the pot. Cover with the lid, set the slow cooker on low, and let the ribs stew for 7-8 hours. When it’s time to serve the ribs, remove the meat from the slow cooker and place them on a serving platter. Let the braising liquid settle for 5 minutes and then ladle off the fat if you wish. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, and pour a cup of sauce over the ribs. Sprinkle on the chopped cilantro and serve the remaining sauce on the side.
What you'll need:
There's nothing worse than craving Mexican food and overindulging in crispy, fried chips and salsa. It's definitely not Paleo and not healthy in the least. Instead of this high-calorie snack, there's something just as satisfying that's simple to make. Tostones are fried plantain chips and they are popular in many Latin American countries.
Step 1: Cut the plantain in 1/2 inch chunks.
Step 2: Peel the skin off.
Step 3: Fry in coconut oil until golden brown on medium to high heat.
Step 4: Remove from the pan and let cool for 5 minutes. Line counter and bottom of jar with plastic wrap. Press and flatten each plantain chunk with bottom of jar.
Step 5: Fry again in coconut oil (with a little olive oil as well) and smashed garlic cloves.
Step 6: Serve with avocado, salsa, or guacamole.
Unlike many sane people, I enjoy leg day. It's the feeling of being so sore I can barely walk that makes me feel accomplished. After coming back from my last plateau, I've been especially excited for legs because I've needed something to get a full body workout that includes strength training. You can incorporate other body parts like core and arms by doing certain exercises that primarily focus on legs. Below, I'll show you how to do two of my favorite leg workouts that also work other body parts.
Tip: Try mixing up your workouts between heavy lifting and lighter weight lifting at a quicker pace.
Overhead squats take a bit of strength, a bit of coordination, and and a bit of balance. Start with a weight that you can safely get up and down with it extended above your body. (I use about 30-40 lbs.)
(1) Extend the barbell above your head with it slightly behind your ears. Extend your arms completely, while keeping your core tight. Keep your legs a little wider than shoulder width apart.
(2) Bend down, keeping your butt toward the floor and your back straight. Be sure to keep your arms just behind your ears and extended.
(3) To return, push up through your legs keeping your core tight. Repeat 8-10 times.
Overhead lunges are very similar to overhead squats except you'll need dumbbells instead of barbells. (I use 20-25 lbs.)
(1) Start with your feet shoulder width apart. Grab the dumbbell on either side, keeping it extended above your head.
(2) Start your motion by lunging down with your right leg forward, keeping your core tight and back straight.
(3) Push back to your first position using your right leg to propel back. Repeat 8-10 times on each leg.
These are two exercises that you should try to incorporate into your workouts weekly! Remember to keep proper form to avoid injury, only do as much weight as you can handle, and have fun! Results will come with hard work and little patience.
Sweet potato, eggs and bacon are three of my favorite foods. It's no wonder this was one of my first (and quickly my favorite) Paleo meals to cook. These little muffins are great for breakfast on-the-go. If you're looking for something simple, that's easy to feed the whole family, then his recipe is a must-try! You will find them delicious and convenient.
About two years ago, I began my fitness journey. I've been through a lot of highs and a lot of lows with it, but I've recently come to the realization that my lows aren't as bad as I think.
If there's one thing to always remember, it's that progress is progress no matter how small. When I first accomplished building muscle tone and shedding some of my college weight, I celebrated by plateauing. While I thought it had spiraled me back to where I started, the reality was that I had a little more muscle to keep my body in shape.
This process has been repeated many times over the course of the past two years. It's been this most recent plateau that I've really noticed the difference. My muscle tone is still there and I'm still reaching my goals.
I set out to be able to do at least 10 pushups and 3 pull-ups about six months ago. I'm proud to say I can now do 15 pushups and 5 pull-ups! That may not seem like a lot to you, but it's been a tough battle getting here.
As I go forward, I will share with you how I got to this point and how I will work to reach my next goals with my Workout of the Day.
My goals for the end of the year - 18 pushups, 8 pull-ups.
Cheers to happiness and health!
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