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Body Transformation Challenge – Are you Up For It?

Well, it is that time of year. Xmas is fast approaching and at our Facility, it is also time for our Body Transformation/Fitness Challenge. Our Challenge lasts 6 weeks. It starts on November 1 and runs until Dec. 15, 2009. We have two components – Nutrition and Aerobic/Cardio. The Nutrition plan is basic, healthy eating – no white anything, no junk food, no alcohol – primarily lean protein, vegetables and fruits. For every day that you follow to the letter you can add a star to that date on a Calendar.

The aerobic portion is included to encourage getting active every day! Count the total minutes of cardio you do each day and add it to your calendar. We are looking to accumulate minutes every day!

Measurements are also done at the gym – tape measurements, weights and body fat are all recorded at beginning and end.

To help get going on the Nutrition component here is another one of Todd’s great recipes.

Zucchini Pasta with Homemade Orange Pepper Tomato Sauce

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The Recipe:

Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting with different variations of this pasta dish, which doesn’t even include pasta…Trust me you will not miss it.

Orange Pepper Tomato Sauce:

In a food processor combine, 4 Tomatoes, 2-3 cloves of Garlic, Half of an Orange Pepper, 6 or more prepared Sun dried Tomatoes, a healthy handful of Fresh Basil Leaves, a large pinch of Fresh Thyme, 3 table spoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fresh Cracked Pepper. Finally, mix until desired texture. After you have the texture you like, stir in a can of well-rinsed & drained Chick Peas before adding on top of your Zucchini Pasta. This Pasta Sauce can be served hot or right from the mixer?!

Zucchini pasta:

Simply, decide how many are eating & use Zucchini in place of pasta. Cut into pasta-ish strips, lightly sauté in a little Olive Oil, until desired texture 2-4 minutes “andante”. Garnish with a Tomato, Avocado, a few mint or Basil leaves; perhaps Fennel. Drizzle some Olive Oil.

Till next time,

Narina

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