As a gym we encourage and focus on healthy eating habits as the foundation for overall heath. We like to share ideas, recipes and even do group or individual challenges to promote healthy eating habits. There are many "magic diets" out there, however, we like to think of healthy eating as a lifestyle change, not a diet! We promote the Whole 30 program eating practices as much as possible. With this program, we choose to eliminate a lot of foods we consume that may have a negative impact on our bodies. We focus on eating REAL foods like meat, eggs, tons of vegetables, and good fats from nuts, and seeds while eliminating things like alcohol, sugar, preservatives and other chemicals, and junk foods.
The Whole 30 Challenge
We are currently doing a Whole 30! As a gym we started this challenge on January 4th and we are having weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. We have a great time sharing recipes, ideas, success, and every day challenges we face. Planning meals is one of the hardest things to do on the Whole 30 because you can’t eat just anything!
Here are some examples of healthy and delicious meals:
Sesame Pineapple Steak Bites Recipe
2 lbs grass-fed sirloin steak tips, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup coconut aminos
3 T toasted sesame oil
1/2 t garlic, minced
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Combine steak pieces, sesame oil, coconut aminos and minced garlic in a medium mixing bowl and toss to coat.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for least four hours.
Drain marinade from steak and heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
When skillet is very hot, add steak pieces.
Cook for five minutes.
Carefully drain and discard excess liquid from the skillet.
Turn heat to high and cook for an additional five minutes, or until steak bites are browned.
Stir in pineapple pieces and cook two minutes longer.
Serve hot and garnish with cilantro.
4-5 slices of bacon
Diced veggies of your choice (We use sweet potato, onion, mushrooms, and kale)
8-9 whole eggs
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Use an oven safe skillet (cast iron is great).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook your bacon based on package directions.
Drain off some of the grease.
Add veggies to hot skillet. (except leafy greens...do that last).
Once veggies have cooked down, add greens and let wilt, depending on your preference.
Whisk eggs with Salt & Pepper.
Add eggs to skillet.
Put in oven for 20 minutes or until eggs are done.
Cut into slices.
Serve two slices per breakfast with fruit, avocado, and/or tomatoes. :)