Monthly Archives: April 2014

Boost your Vitamin D with this simple exercise


Walking in the daylight boost your body’s stores of vitamin D – a nutrient that’s hard to get from food, but that we can synthesize from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is a nutrient that plays a big role in everything from bone health to immunity. Sun exposure will help you to produce sufficient vitamin D.




Crunches on an exercise ball

Exercise Ball

Crunches on an exercise ball are more difficult than they sound. You have to learn how to be balanced, flex and wok your abs. Your lower back should be near the top of the ball while doing this exercise. Then slowly roll your shoulders forward towards your hips. 16 to 20 reps a day for 3 weeks and then add a weight for added resistance and you’ll have firm abs in no time!

Roasted Chicken and Beets with Lintel Beans and Yogurt

Roasted ChickenIngredients

2 1/4 pounds chicken drumsticks and thighs (8 total)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

3 tablespoons olive oil

kosher salt and black pepper

2 pounds beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges

1 cup cooked lintel beans

3/4 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oven to 425° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the chicken with the cumin, paprika, 1 ½  tablespoon of the oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. On a second rimmed baking sheet, toss the beets with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast, tossing the beets once, until the beets are tender and the chicken is cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the lintel beans according to the package directions.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice, and cilantro. Serve the chicken with the lintel beans, beets, yogurt sauce, and lime wedges

Strawberry Banana Smoothie


½ cup 2% milk
1/3 cup strawberry yogurt
½ cup of strawberries
½ medium firm banana chopped
1 tablespoon of honey
4 ice cubes
Combine ingredients and blend for 1 minute