holiday tips

Try These Healthy, Holiday Breakfast Recipes!!

Hi sweet friends!

We know you have family approaching for the holidays! Today, we want to share two great breakfast recipes with you to try this holiday season. It is so important for to have a well-balanced, low sugar, high protein breakfast before heading off for the day! We are a huge fan of "Make ahead" anything so these 2 breakfast recipes are great to try for this Christmas Holiday!! Both are super easy & delicious!!! Enjoy!

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Baked French Toast

Thankfully there is such a thing as healthy French toast. The Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread eliminates refined flours and extra sugars, and the eggs add an additional protein boost that is welcome in any of my breakfasts. 

- 4 servings

  • 8 slices Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread (or try whole wheat bread & sprinkled it w cinnamon....my kids don’t care for raisins)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk (I use no sugar, vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup + extra for drizzling
  • 6 eggs
  • cinnamon

Cube bread into 1- 8 inch square pan

Whisk together almond milk, eggs and maple syrup.

Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, sprinkle with cinnamon and let soak for about 3 hours or overnight.

Bake at 375° for about 35-40 minutes, until eggs are set.

Cut into 4 pieces, drizzle with maple syrup and serve.

The portion size is huge and there are about 313 calories and 19 grams of protein per serving.

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Healthier Breakfast Casserole

  • 4-5 links organic turkey or chicken breakfast sausage, (4 small links)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed

Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat, crumbling with a fork, until browned. Transfer to a bowl.Add oil, onion and bell pepper to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until vegetables begin to brown, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside.Whisk eggs and egg whites in a large bowl until blended. Whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/3 cup Cheddar. Arrange bread in a single layer in prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture over bread and top with reserved vegetables and sausage. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup Cheddar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake casserole, uncovered, until set and puffed, 40 to 50 minutes. Serve hot.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare; cover and refrigerate overnight!


We hope that you will enjoy these healthier Holiday breakfast ideas over this holiday season! Reminder, we are closed until January 2, but we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Check out our healthy living tab on our website to find recipes and workouts you can do at home! You can also find recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our FREE app HERE! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Who Needs Some Tips on How to Navigate Holiday Parties?! 🙋🏼

Hello sweet friend! 

As we continue into this wonderful season, one of the most challenging things in our health journey can be staying on track when we go to holiday parties. We all know  parties are to enjoy friends, family but also there can be endless amounts of food. People gather and all bring dishes that are so tempting and we often go through a cycle of overeating and then feeling guilt after the party. Friend, let's not so this to yourself this holiday season!  Bring a healthy dish to share and choose wisely! 

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Here are a few tips on how to have your best and healthiest holiday season yet.

  1. Focus on fellowship with family and friends! You are not there for the food. Yes, there will be a lot of food that only comes once a year but at the end of the day it is exactly that- food. Food was meant to nourish our bodies for service, not tempt us into over-indulgence and lead us to guilt. Go into your party knowing that this party is about fellowship and spending time with the ones you love. 
  2. Drink a large glass of water and eat a high-protein snack before the party.Now, you will be satisfied from a healthy snack going into the party and much less likely to reach for empty calories and mindless snacks. I know often people will not eat all day to "save their calories" for the big party or meal, however this leads to over-consumption of foods that are not going to satisfy or fuel you in the long run! Prepare before hand so you can enter and exit this party feeling healthy and nourished. Having victory! 
  3. Bring a healthy snack or treat that everyone can enjoy and so you will know you have a healthy option available. Some ideas are: lean meat and cheese trays, fruit and vegetable trays, homemade trail mix or glazed nuts. Below is an easy recipe that you can take that is sure to be a crowd favorite and leave everyone feeling great and not weighed down and guilty! 
  4. Keep moving! Stay on track with your fitness goals by continuing to schedule your workouts as usual. Block of these times in your schedule, so you don't skip a workout. When family is town, take walks together! Park further away from stores to get in extra steps! 
  5. Begin with the end in mind! Make everyday count! January is only a couple weeks away! Need some extra accountability? We're here for YOU and believe in YOU! The TransFit team wants to see you reach your goals! We want to see you get your $20 back in January at the end of our Holiday Extravaganza! Remember: consistency is key! Remind yourself daily to focus on Jesus the reason for the season. You can't control all of your circumstances, but you can control where you keep your focus-- on Him! 

Here are some great healthy recipes to take to your next holiday party!

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Strawberry Edamame Salad

  • 2 cups organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup edamame
  • Tbsp. goat cheese (or feta or whatever your favorite is!)
  • 1/4 cup toasted, chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients together. Drizzle a tablespoon (or two) of your favorite dressing on top. I like a tablespoon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Don’t forget to make an extra salad or two for lunches this week!

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Fruit Kabobs

Perfect kid friendly healthy snack! Add one marshmallow, strawberry, banana, and grape for the perfect Santa kabob! 

Holiday Grain Bowl 

  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 6 radishes
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup reduced sugar craisins 
  • 2 cups salad greens of choice
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • Fresh basil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp green goddess dressing

First, make sure your rice and quinoa are cooked according to package directions. Slice your radishes and shallots. Arrange all ingredients into two bowls. Garnish with basil and pepper. Drizzle with green goddess dressing. 


Take this opportunity to practice your will power, and then notice how great your body and spirit feel after the party because you have experienced all of the great fellowship without overindulging. Parties should be filled with laughter, fun and time spent with the ones that you love. 

Now you may be wondering what to do if you do get off track and have one too many pieces or Christmas candy or dessert. Let it go- it is in the past. Clean the slate! Realize that this health journey you are on is not a diet. No friends, this is a lifestyle and sometimes you will face challenges! We encourage you in these times to remember why you started this lifestyle. Think for a second on all of the positive changes you made this holiday season in compared to your last. Think of how far you have come and all the progress you have made. Now with a renewed mind and spirit prepare to have your best and healthiest day tomorrow and drink plenty of water and green tea to help purify your body so you can feel your best! 

You can do this sweet friend! We are praying for you and can't wait to hear all the success that you all have and how God blesses your holiday season! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Try These Holiday Tips to Feel Your Best This Christmas!

Happy Tuesday, ladies!

As we continue into this wonderful season, one of the most challenging things in our health journey can be staying on track when we go to holiday parties. We all know that these parties come with friends and family, but also endless amounts of food. People gather and all bring dishes that are so tempting and we often go through a cycle of overeating and then feeling guilt and shame after the party. Friends, let's not do this to ourselves this holiday season! Here are a few tips on how to have your best and healthiest holiday season yet! 


1. Focus on fellowship with family and friends!

Of course, when we think about holiday parties, we think about food. Enjoy yourself, but remember, it’s not all about the food!

2. Keep moving!

Stay on track with your fitness goals by continuing to schedule your workouts as usual. Block off these times in your schedule so you don’t skip a workout. When family is in town, take walks together! And park further away from stores to get in extra steps!

3. Bring a healthy dish!

Unsure about what you’ll eat at a party? One way to be prepared is to bring a healthy dish (or two!) Fix a large salad and serve it in a festive Christmas bowl. Arrange fresh fruit or vegetables in the shape of a Christmas tree!

4. Eat smart!

Make sure you’ve eaten normally throughout the day so when you arrive at a party, you’re not starving! Remember TransFit’s favorite saying, “Everything in moderation!” Save those splurges for your favorite holiday treats instead of wasting calories on those store-bought holiday cookies or candy! Stay hydrated throughout the day as well (minimum 64 ounces!) When fixing your plate, choose a lean protein and select green vegetables when available. Pack healthy snacks, like 100-calorie packs of nuts or Kind bars, when shopping or traveling so you’re less tempted to pull through a drive-thru.

5. Begin with the end in mind!

January is only a couple weeks away! Need some extra accountability? We’re here for YOU and believe in YOU! The TransFit team wants to see you reach your goals! We want to see you get your $20 back in January at the end of our Holiday Extravaganza! Remember: consistency is key! Remind yourself daily to focus on portion control and exercise!!

 

Here is a great salad to take to Holiday parties! 


Spinach, Pear & Feta Salad with Pecans & Pomegranate

·      10oz Fresh Spinach

·      2 Pears, sliced

·      1/2 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped

·      1/2 cup Feta, crumbled

·      1/4 cup Pomegranate Airls

 

The Pine Pecan Vinaigrette

·      1/2 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped

·      1 pint Cider Vinegar

·      1/2 pint Sherry Vinegar

·      1 tsp Whole Grain Mustard

·      1/2 tsp Brown Sugar

·      1 1/2 pint EVOO

·      Salt & Pepper pinch

·      Chili Flake pinch

·      2 tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley

 In a large mixing bowl whisk all ingredients or in a large dressing jar with a lid, mix all ingredients and shake. Keep in refrigerator.


Friends, it is time that we break free from the cycle of holiday over eating. Parties should be filled with laughter, fun, and time spent with the ones that you love. Take this opportunity to practice your will power, and then notice how great your body and spirit feel after the party because you have experience all of the great fellowship without any guilt or shame in overindulging. 

Now you may be wondering what to do if you get off track and have one too many pieces of Christmas candy or dessert. Friends, do not let any sort of guilt enter your mind! Let it go- it is in the past! Clean the slate! Realize that this journey you are on it not a diet. No friends, this is a lifestyle and sometimes you will face challenges! I encourage you in these times to remember why you started this lifestyle. Think for a second on all of the positive changes you made this holiday season in compared to your last. Think of how far you have come and all the progress you have made. Now with a renewed mind and spirit prepare to have your best healthiest day tomorrow and drink plenty of water and tea to help purify your body so you can feel your best! 

TransFit Holiday Schedule: open this week (December 12-17), open Monday-Wednesday next week (December 19-21), and will open back up Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Don't forget to get your friends and family gift cards! You can pick them up in the studio or purchase them HERE!

You can do this friends! We are praying for you and can't wait to hear all the success that you have and how God blesses your holiday season! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

3 Tips for Your Healthiest Thanksgiving!

Hi friends! 

Wow, can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?! This week has already been full of family and friends and it has been on my mind how thankful I am for my amazing clients, friends, and family. As Thursday approaches, let's stay focused on everything we are thankful for- especially the opportunity we have to live our healthiest life. Let's remember we can stay on track, even in the holiday season! Our Challenge this week for Holiday Extravaganza is to do cardio for 30 minutes each day! You can do it! 

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Picture from Fire and Flavor


During Thanksgiving, the main idea is to remember PORTION CONTROL. You do not have to avoid dessert completely, but focus on being mindful with your portions. Moderation is the key! Maybe decide ahead of time which treat you want to have, and then decide which you could give up. For example- maybe skip the rolls and mashed potatoes, instead choose a sweet potato with honey and turkey, vegetables, and cranberry sauce, and then have a smaller piece or just a few bites of pumpkin pie. Toast some pecans for a healthier treat! Below are 3 Thanksgiving Tips to help you have a healthier and happier Thanksgiving Holiday! 


3 Holiday Tips:

  1. Make a list of why you started your fitness journey  and read it before going to your party or meal over the holidays! Keep your goals you set at the beginning of the month in mind! 
  2. It is okay to say "NO" to all the food pushers. You don't have to try everyone's famous recipe or try each of the foods that are sitting out. A healthier way to prepare your turkey is to brine it! Check out this video below from Fire & Flavor to see how to brine the turkey! 

3. Exercise over the holidays: Be ready to be flexible, your usually workout time may not work, so try to fit it somewhere else in your schedule. Join us at the Give Thanks 8K Thursday morning! 


Take an afternoon walk before or after your meal, admiring the beauty outside and spending some time to be thankful for all He has blessed you with. Enjoy celebrating your health and spending time with those you love, and have an incredible start to this wonderful holiday season. Our Transfit Staff is grateful for you! 

Make sure to check back Friday morning for our Black Friday DEAL! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit