Eat. Live. Be. for a Better 2011 Challenge Week 3
How do I stay motivated to keep up healthy habits when the weather is so cold?
- Healthy Recipes using pantry staples and winter produce
- Exercise Indoors
- Countdown to spring
- Good support system
I just bought a Mobia by Nautilus exercise machine. It is a cross between a treadmill, an incline, and stair stepper. I try to walk daily or at least several times a week at the boardwalk or the local reservoir but the weather has officially done me in! Three feet of snow and freezing cold weather has kept me indoors. Well the cash outlay will keep me motivated so I will definitely be using the machine. I really like it so far. I watched cooking shows while on it this morning. Is that wrong?!
Countdown to spring! Scroll all the way down to the bottom of my page to see my new widget and see how many days until spring.
Lastly a good support system helps to keep you on track! Thank you all!
Quick White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes
Courtesy: Joe Bastianich
2 pounds Swiss chard, large stems discarded and leaves cut crosswise into 2-inch strips
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup canned tomatoes, chopped
One 16-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1.Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the chard and simmer over moderate heat until tender, 8 minutes. Drain the greens and gently press out excess water.
2.In the saucepan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook over moderate heat until the garlic is golden, 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the beans and simmer over moderately high heat for 3 minutes. Add the chard and simmer over moderate heat until the flavors meld, 5 minutes. Season the stew with salt and serve