Real Quick Fitness and Nutrition Tips #3

Simple, no nonsense ways of staying fit while living life to its… …FULLEST!

Meghan’s Nutrition Advice:
1) BBQ season is upon us…have you ever looked at the ingredient list of your BBQ Saucesfavourite condiments? Take a look at your ketchup and bbq sauce…shocking isn’t it; sugar, sugar, and more sugar!

Sugar is one of the hardest things to avoid when buying commercial food products, you’ll find it’s hidden in everything. Reducing the amount of sugar from your diet has a long list of health benefits…don’t get me started…I’m a recovering sugar addict.

One of the best ways to reduce sugar from your diet is to make these sauces at home, from scratch, so that you can control everything that goes in to them. Try this sugar-free, gluten-free bbq sauce recipe:

Sugar & Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup shallots, minced
1 small can tomato paste
1 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

bbqsauce1. Warm oil in a saucepan over medium low heat
2. Add garlic and shallot; cook until soft
3. Add tomato paste, orange juice, vinegar, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper
4. Simmer over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often
5. Baste over fish or chicken
6. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 1-3 hours
7. Grill and serve

Serves 6 -makes enough sauce for one whole chicken or 4 breasts

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Eva’s Fitness Advice:

soccerGet Fit With Friends This Summer- Take advantage of the weather, get outside and get fit! Plan a weekend walk or run with a friend and make it a healthy lunch date to reward yourselves afterwards – its a great way to socialize and exercise all at once. Also, consider taking up a sport this summer, like joining a Tennis club, Soccer team or a Running group – All great ways to enjoy the outdoors, meet people and exercise at the same time.

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Finally, by popular demand we are pleased to announce:

The Fitness and Nutrition Workshop for REAL Women
Saturday June 20th 2009
10:30am – 1:30pm

The truths and tools you need – Meghan will discuss the foundation of sound nutrition and the importance of blood sugar balance, she will also share brand names and recipes, while Eva will take you through her first fitness dvd (yours to keep) – an inspiring workshop not to be missed!

Special saving for those who register BEFORE JUNE 1st!

For more information and to register visit:
http://www.evaredpath.com/workshop.htm

Eva Redpath Fitness Workshop

Eva Redpath Fitness Workshop

Be well,
Meghan and Eva

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