Vegetarian Options: Recipe For Weight Loss

Vegetarian Options: Recipe For Weight Loss


Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Broccolini


Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 stuffed squash half

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1 2 1/2- to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch broccolini, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons wate
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400°F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add broccolini, garlic and red pepper (if using); cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add water and cook, stirring, until the broccolini is tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into the bowl. Place the shells in a broiler-safe baking pan or on a baking sheet. Stir 3/4 cup mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into the squash mixture. Divide it between the shells; top with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
  5. Bake on the lower rack for 10 minutes. Move to the upper rack, turn the broiler to high and broil, watching carefully, until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes.

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How Yoga Improves Health

How Yoga Improves Health



Austin and Cedar Park we are here to tell you that Yoga can definitely be a unique weight loss journey, but it actually can improve your overall health. Yoga’s main function is to promote relaxation, and flexibility, but in the latest research by Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine it has also shown to improve health. By adding three (1) hour yoga session to your weekly regimen you will improve your balance, your mental focus, and decrease depression symptom. Yoga can even ease the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis; the list goes on, but here are some major health benefits of Yoga:


1. Curbs Food Cravings:

We are all naturally foodies and with your unique weight loss journey, post-workout is when your body begs for fuel. Yoga gives you the control to not indulge in those cravings. Food craving are due to built up tension in the body and muscles, loosening those muscles through Yoga movement is great defense and allows you to make more mindful food choices. Since Yoga strengthens the mind-body connection conscious eating is a direct benefit.

 2. Spice Up the Bedroom:

Yoga is a bedroom enhancer, so put down the pills and pull out that mat. Since Yoga increases balance and flexibility, it increases strength and confidence in the bedroom along with blood flow to performance areas. Poses that focus on abdominal contractions that strengthen your core will also strengthen your orgasms because of the focus on the pelvic muscles. Physically, it speeds the release of hormones that boost arousal and increases libido.

 3. Immune System Booster:

Yoga boost your immunity on a cellular level and the results are instant…like while you are still on the mat. Aside from improving your overall health it builds a strong internal defense.

 4. Produces Healthy Babies

Study have shown that expecting mothers that practice yoga have safer deliveries. Adding a yoga routine during the second trimester of your pregnancy, births healthy weight infants with lower risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. So those poses don’t only put you at ease, it helps those who are growing inside. Healthier, happy babies.

 5. Stimulates Brain Function

We all know that exercise increases the brain power. We think more critical and more effectively with a regular workout routine, but Yoga has been shown to target mental functionality. Yoga shows you how to silence the mind and heighten body awareness bringing serenity through conscious breathing. It promotes less stress and better focus.

Yoga isn’t solely a unique weight loss solution, it also improves the overall health of your body. You may not be in to it for the same reasons Yogis, but namasté nonetheless.