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Holy Guacamole!

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Nutrition, Recipes. No Comments

20th August

Today I’m sharing a recipe that most people consider fatty or unhealthy.  I’m here to disprove the myth and get you saying, “holy guacamole!” before you can finish this blog.

 

Guacamole.  Believe it or not, as long as you skip the corn chips, guacamole is a very healthy source of monounsaturated fat.  My version combines avocados, tomatoes and lime juice for a quick, healthful side dish.  Instead of using chips, try dipping with carrots, celery, cucumber or any vegetable of your choice.  You can always spread “the guac” over a roasted chicken breast together with salsa for a Mexican twist.

 

Fun fact: If you’ve got under-ripe, rock-hard avocados and can’t wait to … Read More »



Easy Egg Muffins

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Recipes. No Comments

23rd June

Here is the perfect snack to enjoy guilt-free. Each muffin is packed with protein that will fuel your day and support muscle growth. Make a bunch of these and save them in the fridge for snacks-on-the-go.
Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

6 omega-3, organic, free range eggs
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/8 cup of organic shredded cheese
sprinkle of salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease lightly.
Mix up the eggs, add bell pepper, cheese and seasonings. Fill 6 muffin tins.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the egg is fully set.

Nutritional Analysis: One muffin equals: 89 calories, 6g fat, 120mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate, .16g fiber, and 7.5g protein.

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A Twist on Poached Pears

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Recipes. No Comments

15th June

Here’s a recipe that serves your sweet tooth like a dessert without derailing your results. Poaching pears is a simply, easy process. The pears end up sweet and tender, like canned pears, but without the added sugars. Serving with low fat cottage cheese adds protein and makes this snack filling and nutritious.
Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

4 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
4 cups water
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
6 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
zest from an orange
6 pears
3 cups low fat cottage cheese

Place all ingredients, except pears in a large saucepan over low heat.
Wash, peel and core the pears. Use a small melon baller to scoop out the core from the bottom of the pear.
Place all the pears in the saucepan, making sure that all the pears are fully covered with liquid.
Bring the pot to a simmer for 30 minutes. When … Read More »



Tropical Chicken Salad

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Recipes. No Comments

16th April

This salad is the perfect pre or post workout meal. It has plenty of protein and fiber, vitamins, minerals and lots of delicious flavor.
Servings: 8

Here’s what you need…

1 head cabbage, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 mango, chopped
1/2 cup pineapple, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
4 skinless chicken breast, baked and chopped
1/4 cup low calorie mango dressing

Mix all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 200 calories, 3 fat, 144mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 30g protein.

-Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow-

Mike Sherbakov, CSCS, CPT, RYT



Pesto Chicken Pizza

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Nutrition, Recipes. No Comments

10th April

Precision Nutrition, the organization through which I received my Nutrition Coach Certification introduced me to several healthy recipes, this being one of my favorites:

Pizza. People in all cultures seem to eat some form of the dish. Of course, regardless of its widespread appeal, pizza has never been known as a “healthy” offering, because of the fact that it’s typically high in processed carbs and saturated fats. With this dish, it is lightened up by using homemade pesto, chicken, and a host of veggies – all on a whole wheat tortilla. If you like pizza, you’ll certainly come back for seconds of this thin-crusted alternative.

Ingredients
Boneless skinless Chicken breast (170 g) 6 oz
Salt ¼ tsp
Pepper 1⁄8 tsp
Olive oil cooking spray
Whole wheat tortilla
Pesto 3 tbsp
Broccoli florets (small) ¼ cup
Sundried tomato (thin sliced) ¼ cup
Asparagus (cut into ½ inch pieces) ½ cup
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Breaking the Fast

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Life and Wellness, Nutrition. 4 comments

28th March

If you’ve ever had me as your coach or attended one of my wellness presentations, this may sound all too familiar.  For everyone else, grab your to do list and make a slight addition… in big capital letters above all your tasks, write the word “BREAKFAST.”

We’ve heard it all of our lives; breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Yet how often do you find yourself running out the door only to chug down a coffee and have your first bite of real food at noon?  Unfortunately this has turned out to be quite typical as I have discovered from the majority of my clients.  Let me break it down for you as simply as possible.

In case you didn’t realize this yet, your body is pretty dang smart.  When we get too hot, our body has a mechanism for cooling us off.  When we hurt … Read More »



You Are What You Eat

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Fitness, Life and Wellness, Nutrition. 2 comments

25th March

 

A conversation with a fellow yogi provoked the following thoughts. Nearing the latter end of our teacher training, we discussed how we feel significantly more in tune with our bodies than ever before.  The conversation got us thinking how unfortunate it is that most people live a life out of sync. Unable to tune in to what their body is trying to tell them, they are debilitated from reaching their full physical, mental, or spiritual potential.

Energy.  Everything around us has it… the chair you’re sitting in, our bodies, and yes… the food we eat. If energy doesn’t do it for you, you must at least agree that everything around us moves on an atomic and subatomic level.  This movement causes all objects to vibrate at a certain frequency.  Have you ever been instantly attracted to someone before a word was even spoken… drawn to his … Read More »