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Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

By admin / July 31, 2017 /

Sometimes we want something to shake up our protein shakes!  This recipe satisfies that craving for something a little sweeter. With strawberries, cashews and oatmeal, it’s refreshing, filling and super tasty! It’s also ideal for someone who is maybe easing into protein powder supplementation or isn’t comfortable using the powder, as it calls for cashews instead. And if you’re watching…

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Chicken Piccata: Healthy doesn’t have to be boring!

By admin / July 24, 2017 /

Chicken Piccata 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied then cut in half 1 cup all purpose flour sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter Olive oil 1 cup white wine 2 lemons 1 handful parsley 2 Tbsp capers   Pound chicken breasts until thin season chicken with salt and pepper dredge…

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Benefits of Protein Shakes:

By admin / July 17, 2017 /

As trainers at Hit It!® Fitness in Roselle and Oak Park, IL, we tell our hardworking members the importance of getting their protein in throughout the day. We want to share with you the benefits of drinking protein shakes and how it relates to your fitness goals. Weight Control – Protein shakes can be used…

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Turkey Meatballs (Constance's specialty!)

By admin / July 10, 2017 /

1 package ground turkey 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 handful of Italian Romano cheese 1 handful chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste 1 handful seasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg Stir together all ingredients until well mixed Roll into meatballs and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray Bake 350 for 30 minutes

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Tuna Salad

By admin / July 1, 2017 /

Tired of chicken? Switch up your protein and try this delicious Tuna Salad.  The Hit It!® Fitness trainers love this one for a quick snack between clients. 2 cans or packages of tuna 3 TB chopped carrots 3 TB chopped celery 2 TB chopped onion 1/4 garlic clove chopped 1/2 lemon- juiced Salt and pepper…

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Low Calorie Summer Cocktails

By admin / June 28, 2017 /

It is officially summer and the trainers here at Hit It!® Fitness, are always talking about eating healthy and low calorie options. What about cocktails? Summer means sitting in the sun with a pretty drink in your hand. Let’s not waste all of our hard work on high calorie drinks! Here are a few, fun…

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Avocados

By admin / June 26, 2017 /

If you need more fiber in your diet, it’s time to turn to creamy avocado. Just half an avocado contains seven grams of fiber. Although high in fat, avocados contain the good-for-you monounsaturated fats (MUFA) your body needs to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and maintain the HDL (good) ones. Here are a few…

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Blue Cheese Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

By admin / June 12, 2017 /

This is a great, fast, easy dinner that you can put together in no time! Blue Cheese Burgers: 1 lb ground sirloin (5% fat) 1 cup low fat blue cheese crumbles 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper 1.4 cup chopped chives Combine all ingredients and form patties. Broil or grill until cooked thoroughly. Serve…

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Turkey Meatballs (Constance's specialty!)

By admin / May 8, 2017 /

Ingredients: 1 package ground turkey 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 handful of Italian Romano cheese 1 handful chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste 1 handful seasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg Instructions: Stir together all ingredients until well mixed Roll into meatballs and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray Bake 350 for 30…

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Chicken Piccata and Macaroni & Goat Cheese:

By admin / April 29, 2017 /

My kids absolutely love macaroni and cheese. A lot of times they ask for it for breakfast. Sometimes that’s the only thing they will eat! I try to make it healthier for them by adding vegetables. Cauliflower is a big one in our house. They also love spinach and shredded carrots which add a little…

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