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New Year, New Recipes

It’s the start of a new year and, as usual, we all resolve to eat healthier and take better care of ourselves. Here are some recipes that are favorites of the Intelligent Fitness Demo Kitchen. They include healthy ingredients and taste good, which will help you keep that resolution. Hummus Ingredients: 15 oz. can chickpeas […]

Creamy Roasted Vegetable Chowder

Though traditionally made with heavy cream, milk, flour, and butter, this lightened-up chowder packs in the produce. 1 sweet potato, diced 1 yellow-fleshed potato, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 onion, diced 1 cup sliced cremini or button mushrooms 1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels 1 Tbsp coconut oil or extra […]

Sweet Potato Turkey Loaf

Grating sweet potato is a stealth way to cook it in a flash, making it a quick addition to loaves to up the nutritional ante. Quinoa flakes are a good gluten-free (and more nutritious!) alternative to standard bread crumbs when making loaves. However, you can also use pulverized oats or even gluten-free crackers. 1 Tbsp […]

Sesame Sweet Potato Baked Latkes

Sesame-spiked, slightly sweet, and highly sophisticated, this bold spin on latkes is anything but traditional. 1 lb sweet potatoes, grated 2 green onions, finely chopped 2 Tbsp low-sodium tamari 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 Tbsp white or black sesame seeds 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1/4 […]

Collard Greens and Sweet Potatoes

Collard greens are a type of cabbage, but they form as large, thick, flat leaves instead of a head. Too often they’re overcooked, leaving unpleasant aromas and taste memories. Here they get a gentle simmer and are paired with sweet potatoes to counteract their sharp flavor. Serve as a side dish. 1 onion, coarsely chopped […]

Explore Wilmot Ohio

The gateway to Amish Country and a great source of family fun, Wilmot, Ohio is located in the southwest corner of Stark County, an easy drive for anyone in northeast Ohio and beyond. Wholesome Valley Farm, The Wilderness Center, and The Amish Door Village are the major attractions in Wilmot that make it a great […]

Spicy Fish Kebabs

Makes: 6 servings                        Prep: 20 minutes                         Grill: 10 minutes 1 1/2 pounds halibut3/4 cup packaged peeled baby carrots2 small zucchini or yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon ground coriander1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper3 tablespoons olive oil1/4 […]

Pork and Veggie Kebabs

Makes: 4 servings          Prep: 15 minutes             Marinate: 1 hour             Grill: 10 minutes 4 tablespoons olive oil2 garlic cloves, choppedZest and juice of 1 lemon2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for serving1/4 teaspoon black pepper1 1/4 pounds boneless pork chops (3/4 to 1 […]

Pasta Salad with Italian Turkey Sausage

Makes: 6 servings            Prep: 15 minutes             Cook: 12 minutes                        Grill: 15 minutes Nonstick cooking spray5 tablespoons olive oil6 tablespoons red-wine vinegar2 garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon dried oregano3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise1 eggplant (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch slices1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices2 hot or sweet Italian […]

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Makes: 4 servings            Prep: 15 minutes             Marinate: 4 hours                        Grill: 8 minutes 3 garlic cloves, peeled1 large jalapeno chili, seeded and with white ribs removed3/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons sherry vinegar2 teaspoons lemon juice1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 pound skirt steak1/2 cup […]

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Makes: 6 servings            Prep: 10 minutes             Marinate: 2 hours                        Grill: 12 minutes 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon white vinegar2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon black pepper3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for serving1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil6 boneless, skinless chicken-breast halves (2 1/2 pounds), pounded slightly1 […]

Is Your Fitness Trending

By Kim Wagler, BA, CPT The fitness industry has absolutely exploded over the last decade. Nationwide chains are popping up on every corner. Privately owned one-man shows are appearing in someone’s garage or a friend’s office building. There are now corporate wellness options as well as big box gyms starting to “specialize” in small group […]