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Daily Exercise Protects You From Holiday Excesses

It’s the holidays. You’re probably going to cheat. We get it. But just because your nutrition plan made the naughty list, that doesn’t mean your exercise regime should follow suit. In fact, a new study in the Journal of Physiology shows that sticking to your workouts helps protect your health from the season’s excesses—including Cousin Jerry’s rum

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Overeating

8 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Overeating

Face it, for many of us, the house of good nutrition has been built on a shaky foundation. As much as we’ve learned to eat right and enjoy healthier foods, decadence looms like a California tremor, waiting to ruin everything we’ve worked so hard for. And guess what, kids? It’s earthquake season! Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah,

Beachbody Blog spicy eggplant recipe

Spicy Eggplant

Eggplant is rich in iron, calcium, and fiber. In this recipe it gets bold flavor from garlic and chili oil. Total Time: 1 hour 3 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 8 min. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, sliced into ½-inch rounds, cut into ¾-inch strips (about 1½ lbs.) ¼ tsp. sea

Spiced cranberry sauce recipe

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is a great alternative to the super sugary variety. Total Time: 25 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 15 min. Yield: 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. each Ingredients: ½ cup 100% orange juice ½ cup unsweetened apple juice 1 tsp. finely chopped orange peel ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Beachbody Blog Acorn Squash Mushroom Ragu Recipe

Roasted Acorn Squash with Mushroom Ragu

Serve savory mushroom ragù in acorn squash bowls for a dramatic dish that is surprisingly filling. Total Time: 1 hr. 8 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 58 min. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed 3 tsp. olive oil, divided use ½ medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1

Green beans with lemon and thyme recipe

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Green Beans with Lemon and Thyme

Replace the fried onions, cream, flour, and butter of a green bean casserole with more refreshing fare. Lemon and thyme pair beautifully with green beans. Total Time: 14 min. Prep Time: 5 min. Cooking Time: 9 min. Yield: 12 servings, ¾ cup each Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2½ lbs. green beans, trimmed (about 10

Black Friday Survival Workout With Tony Horton

Black Friday Survival Workout

The holidays are upon us, and that means shopping season. It all starts with Black Friday (I think it should be called Super Awesome Discount Day Friday), the day after Thanksgiving. People will crowd the malls in a hurry to grab the best deals before they disappear. They’ll race to be the first in line, they’ll try to knock you

Beachbody Blog couscous with cherry tomatoes and mushrooms recipe

Couscous with Cherry Tomatoes

This light but nutrient-rich salad is a great easy-to-make side. Total Time: 24 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 9 min. Yield: 3 servings, about ¾ cup each Ingredients: 1 cup water ⅔ cup dry whole wheat couscous 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided use 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice ½ cup cherry tomatoes,

Pumpkin Pie Whole Wheat Crust Thanksgiving

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

With cinnamon, nutmeg, and pure pumpkin puree, this pumpkin pie is sure to become a Thanksgiving favorite. Total Time: 1 hr. 25 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 1 hr. 10 min. Yield: 9 servings Ingredients for Pie Crust: 1 cup quick-cooking old-fashioned oats 1 cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup ground raw almonds 1 Tbsp. maple syrup

Andy N Transformation

Transformation Tuesday: Andy Lost 5 Pounds in 3 Days

Andy N. was tired and sluggish, finding himself dependent on caffeine from a trip he took. He knew when he got back that he needed to get back on track, and he chose the 3-Day Refresh to help him do just that. He lost 5 pounds and 2.5 inches on his waist! Refreshing, indeed. But don’t

Beachbody Blog healthy granola with raisins recipe.

Granola with Raisins

Store-bought granola can be high in fat and calories, and sweetened with unhealthy sugars. This easy homemade granola is loaded with wholesome ingredients and sweetened with apple juice and maple syrup. Total Time: 1 hr. 20 min. Prep Time: 5 min. Cooking Time: 1 hr. 15 min. Yield: 13 servings, ½ cup each Ingredients: Nonstick

The Ultimate Ballet Workout With Autumn Calabrese

Autumn Calabrese’s Ultimate Ballet Workout

I like to mix up my workouts all the time, and, as you can see from the way I’m dressed, we’re doing ballet today!  I was a dance major in college, so I’m taking you back to the basics of ballet barre (if you don’t have a barre, you can use a chair). Everything in

Quinoa stuffing recipe with apples, cranberries, and pine nuts

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Quinoa Stuffing

This simple stuffing is loaded with sweet apples and cranberries and topped with pine nuts. It tastes great warm or cold. Total Time: 42 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 27 min. Yield: 16 servings, ⅔ cup each Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 8 medium celery stalks, chopped

Zucchini stuffing recipe with mushrooms and garlic

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Zucchini Stuffing With Mushrooms and Garlic

We gave traditional bread stuffing a lean makeover. Our healthier version uses whole grain bread and is loaded with colorful veggies! Total Time: 1 hr. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 45 min. Yield: 10 servings Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 medium shallots, chopped 2 medium celery stalks, chopped 2 medium

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