10 Minutes of Exercise Alters Body Chemistry

“Unfit? Just 10 minutes of exercise alters your body chemistry…The bare minimum of exercise can trigger a profound and lasting effect in a person’s body chemistry, a team of researchers has found.

Even after only 10 minutes of exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, the bloodstreams of unfit and average test subjects filled with higher levels of the metabolites that process fat, sugar and amino acids, said Massachusetts General’s Dr. Gregory Lewis, an author of the study.

Levels shot up 98 per cent in the average healthy adults, as compared with 60 to 70 per cent in the less fit.”  To read more click here!

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June 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

‘Tis the Season: Kraft Fruit Recipes

Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) salad greens
  • 2 cups  fresh raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing

HEAT greased grill to medium-high heat.

GRILL chicken 10 min. on each side or until done (165ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce. Cut into strips.

COVER plate with greens; top with fruit and chicken.

DRIZZLE with dressing.

Chicken and Citrus Salad

  • 4 cups each baby spinach leaves and mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups  sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 lb.  sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts
  • 1/2 cup  PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Make It!

COMBINE all ingredients. 

SERVE immediately.

June 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Kraft Saucy Mexican Chicken

I am making this for dinner tomorrow night.  It looks good, looks easy and is healthy.

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 small breasts)
  • 1 jar  (16 oz.) sala
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup  shredded cheeze, cheddar

Cook chicken in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 4 min. on each side or until browned on both sides.   I made up a batch of chicken and just used the cooked chicken instead…turned out fine.  Add salsa and beans. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF).  Top with cheese. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

March 14, 2010. Tags: , . Diet, Fast Food, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

IWMSB Chicken and Almonds – Kraft.com

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From Kraft.com, this looks yummy and is simple to make!

Ingredients:

  •  4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/4 cup  KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp.  garlic powder
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup  instant white rice, uncooked (no reason you can’t use brown!)
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted, divided

 Directions:

 Cook chicken in 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 4 min. on each side or until evenly browned.

Stir in broth, garlic powder and remaining dressing; bring to boil. Cover; simmer 5 min or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove chicken; cover to keep warm.

Add broccoli to skillet; cook, uncovered, 3 min. Stir in rice and 3 Tbsp. nuts. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 7 min. Serve chicken over rice; top with remaining nuts

Note: Substitutions are available on the webpage here.

August 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. 2 comments.

Easy, Quick, Healthy Recipes from Kraft

Giving these a try on the BBQ from www.Kraft.com – Caramelized Beef Skewers and Easy “Baked” Tomatoes.  The tomatoe recipe should come in handy when the garden is ready to be picked!

Caramelized Beef Skewers        beef

1 lb. (450 g) beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced

1/4 cup  KRAFT SIGNATURE Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, divided

1/4 cup KRAFT BarBQ Sauce

1 tsp.  Dijon mustard

  1. TOSS steak with 2 Tbsp. of the dressing; let stand 10 min. to marinate. Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 Tbsp. dressing, the barbecue sauce and mustard; set aside.
  2. PREHEAT barbecue to medium-high heat. Thread steak onto eight long metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  3. GRILL skewers 6 min. or until steak is cooked through, turning after 3 min. and brushing generously with the barbecue sauce mixture.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with hot cooked rice and a tossed green salad.

Make Ahead: Toss steak with dressing as directed; cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours before grilling as directed.

 How to Prevent Wooden Skewers from Burning: Soak skewers in water for 30 min. before threading on meat.

Easy “Baked” Tomatoes

4 large tomatoes, cut crosswise in halftom1/4 cup  KRAFT SIGNATURE Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

1/4 cup KRAFT 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese

  1. HEAT barbecue to medium heat. Place tomatoes, cut-sides up, in disposable foil pan. Top with dressing and cheese.
  2. PLACE pan on barbecue grate; close lid.
  3. GRILL 15 min. or until tomatoes are soft and cheese is lightly browned.

Substitute: For a flavour twist, prepare as directed using Kraft Signature Sundried Tomato and Oregano Dressing or Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing.

Special Extra: Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or parsley just before serving.

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Kraft recipes – Pork Lo Mein

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This recipe is really easy and tastes good!  Try it – or others on www.kraft.ca .

260 g whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked
1/4 cup  KRAFT SIGNATURE Asian Sesame Dressing
1 lb. (500 g) pork tenderloin, cut into strips
2 cloves  garlic, minced
3 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables, thawed, drained
1/2 cup  25%-less-sodium beef broth
1 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Smooth Peanut Butter
1/4 cup  lite soy sauce
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
Directions:

COOK spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat and garlic; stir-fry 3 min. Add vegetables, broth and peanut butter; stir-fry an additional 3 to 4 min. or until meat is cooked through.

DRAIN spaghetti; return to pan. Add meat mixture and soy sauce; mix well. Spoon onto serving platter; sprinkle with cilantro.

June 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes. Leave a comment.

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