Monthly Archives: July 2012

Squash Ribbon Salad


With summer squash in its prime, and temperatures too hot for turning on the oven, this simple salad makes for a light dinner or side dish. I first saw a version of this in a Martha Stewart magazine. It was so pretty with the light, ribbon-like squash, that I knew I had to try it–but I forgot. So today I was running at the gym (avoiding the heat) when I came across a similar recipe in Bon Appetit. This time I knew I had to try it. And Grant approved.
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Salmon Pesto


There is nothing genius about this so-called recipe. It’s fish. And it’s pesto. I must say though, the combination is Earth shattering–which is why I felt compelled to share it with you…
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Alcohol & Your Waistline

It’s summertime. A season when some of us lean toward less gym time and more happy hours. Not a good recipe for staying in shape though. Did you know that alcohol itself has calories? I know it seems like a silly question, but it never occurred to me until college (nutrition 101, not the freshman 15). Yes, we know about sugary cocktails and carb-heavy beers, but I’m talking about the common denominator in all adult beverages: alcohol. It has calories– 7 per gram to be exact. So the next time you’re looking for a low-cal drink, start with the the source. I found a good article here that breaks down the calories in liquor depending on the proof. The higher the proof the higher the calories.

Read on for more alcohol FYI and tips for maintaining your figure while being a summer socialite!
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Quinoa Summer Salad

Yet another irresistible summer salad. It happens to be my favorite–light, creamy and summery when tossed with fresh fruit. Grant would say it needs more punch, but that’s because he is a put-cumin-in-everything kind of guy. (I’ll share his favorite grain salad next week)! This is simple and earthy, and that’s what I love about it.

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Blueberry Peach Galette

Baking was a great way to end the weekend. Friday, Grant and I enjoyed a day of pontooning. So. Much. Fun. A floating patio with an upper sun deck–especially good for cannon balling into the lake. Saturday we had a few friends over to break in our new place, and yesterday we recharged. I have been dying to do something with peaches. Something indulgent. And since tonight we meet with our small group, I decided baking a peach treat and sharing would definitely cut down on calories. Pie doesn’t last long in this house.
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Fit To Indulge on Facebook

Hi Friends!! In order to share more great recipes and nutrition news I created a Facebook page. There are simply way too many topics to cover and recipes to share all on my own. Here you will find links to hot topics in nutrition and delicious foods I find on the web. Please like my page to keep up with FTI happenings. Thanks for following!!

Sincerely,

Carissa

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Citrus Barley Salad


I love, love, love summer salads; right up there with sauvignon blanc and barbecue, but green gets a little old. My favorite salads are grain-based–wild rice, bulger, quinoa, and in this case, barley. Whole grains, plus a modge-podge of fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, homemade dressing and you have got yourself the perfect one-dish meal!

Barley is really filling, a great source of fiber and selenium, and can be dressed up in so may ways. So toss this heart healthy, immune strengthening, waistline slimming grain into your menu this week!
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