This twist on mashed potatoes is made with a non-starchy veggie, no cream and butter — and yet, it’s every bit as yummy as your traditional mashed potatoes.
1. Make a Plan
Make a list of your favorite healthy foods, choose simple recipes that can be made quickly or in bulk, and decide what you’ll eat for every snack and meal. This step will get easier and faster with practice. If you’re following the 21 Day Fix or want to use its simple approach, you can download its meal planning tools here.
Pro Tip: Save your plan for a future week. Once you have a few meal prep menus in your arsenal, you can rotate them to keep things interesting.
Do you want a lighter version of the classic green bean casserole with mushrooms and crispy onions? Apparently, it's suppose to taste even better than the original!
Did you see what I did there.....LOL. I make myself laugh....
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How to do it: Assume a push-up position, but with your weight on your forearms instead of your hands (your elbows should be directly beneath your shoulders). Squeeze your glutes and brace your core (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) to lock your body into a straight line from head to heels. Hold this position for up to 90 seconds. Rest for one minute. Repeat three to five times.
Make it easier: Perform the exercise in a push-up position with your arms straight and your weight on your hands instead of your forearms. The farther you are from the ground, the easier the exercise becomes.
Make it harder: Spread your legs to shoulder-width and raise an arm, or a leg, or an arm and the opposite leg. The less contact you have with the ground, the more unstable you will be, and the more difficult the exercise will become.
Bonus tips: To make sure you’re using correct form, have a friend place a yardstick along your back. It should touch your head, upper back, and butt. Squeezing your glutes and bracing your core will help you maintain that alignment. Also, press your elbows into the floor. Doing so will activate your serratus anterior muscles (located below your shoulder blades), completing the activation of nearly every muscle between your hips and shoulders.