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Author Archives: Kim Barnes

Quinoa Risotto

1 1/2 cups quinoa 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 1 sweet onion, chopped fine 4 cloves fresh garlic 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1/2 cup white wine 1 lb fresh spinach 4 oz goat cheese Parmesan, lemon zest, and parsley for garnish Rinse quinoa in a metal…

Take A Day Off

For the past few months we’ve been trapped in our homes. Just because we are trapped at home doesn’t mean you can’t take a day off. In fact if you. haven’t taken a day off since lock down, this is your push to do it. Taking a day off to relieve pressure and prevent burnout…

Welcome to August

Welcome to the month of August. We are dedicating this month to the word “Clarity” The last few months have been different things to different people. From the struggle, to despair, to tragedy, to blessings, to new careers- and more in between. We all have been impacted personally by this virus and by world events.…

Island Time Grilled Chicken

1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 cup pineapple juice 3 tbsp chopped hot peppers 2 tsp minced garlic 1/4 cup chopped onions chicken pieces, about 2 lbs. Place all ingredients in a large ziploc bag. Add chicken pieces to bag, seal, and put in refrigerator overnight. When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium. Take chicken…

Welcome To July

Our theme for July may seem simplistic but it is ABSOLUTELY what the world needs now….MORE THAN EVER and it is LOVE February is usually the month devoted to love. However, I truly feel this world needs to be reminded of  self love and love for one another.  It is all too easy to turn…

July Push Up Challenge

How many push ups can you do in 1 minute!!!  Buy in: By July 5th 12 midnight EST post a time lapsed video of you doing your push ups. You can do it knees or toes (we’ll have 2 separate categories) Count how many you are able to do with good form. If you start…

Not Exercising Is A Bad Habit

You may not realize it, but you may have a bad habit. Getting regular exercise is considered a good habit, and therefore if you are not getting regular exercise, that is a bad habit. The good news is that you can break this habit relatively easy. To get back into the swing of things you…

Salmon Spinach Bundles On The Grill

4 small salmon fillets, skin removed olive oil 1 large lemon cut into 4 wedges 4 cups fresh baby spinach 1 small onion, cut into 4 wedges, then cut into thin strips 1/2 cup real bacon bits salt and black pepper Set your grill up to medium-high heat. On a work surface, arrange 4 pieces…

Welcome to June

Our Theme for June is REVIVAL!! Here again, in historical times. But there seems to be some glimmers of hope as we see more gyms opening up. For this reason, we are including both a home and gym style workout!! Use the home workouts as functional this month if you are doing the gym workouts!…

Get Motivated

The world is slowly coming back to life. Maybe you lost your mojo during the lock down. Here are some ways to help you get back on your feet.  UNPLUG-–  Schedule time in your calendar, maybe every Sunday morning or an hour before bed each night. It doesn’t have to be a huge block of…