Recipes for Fit Bones
by Todd Pelan
Interestingly enough, as our muscles increase in strength as well as size, so do our supporting structures. The densities of our bones, ligaments as well as tendons all improve with consistent resistance training. It has been demonstrated that our ligaments and tendons get stronger with increases in the strength of our muscles. Our bones however take a little longer approximately “6-12 months”. These positive adaptations to resistive exercise decrease injury incidences, as well serve as a prehabilitative strategy.
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Zucchini Pasta with Homemade Orange Pepper Tomato Sauce
by Todd Pelan
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:
2-3 cloves of Garlic
Half of an Orange Pepper
6 or more prepared Sun dried Tomatoes
A healthy handful of Fresh Basil Leaves
Large pinch of Fresh Thyme
3 table spoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Cracked Pepper
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?!
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; usually 2-4 minutes “el dente”. Garnish with a Tomato, Avocado, a few mint or Basil leaves; perhaps Fennel. Drizzle some Olive Oil.
As always, enjoy making this your own!
Till next time,
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