Grow or Decay: Determine Your Sustainable Fitness

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/grow-or-decay-determine-your-sustainable-fitness

Sustainable health and fitness follows one thing: a commitment to continual growth as the prime directive for your life.

“As to methods, there may be a million and then some. But principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Grow or Decay: Determine Your Sustainable Fitness

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/grow-or-decay-determine-your-sustainable-fitness

Sustainable health and fitness follows one thing: a commitment to continual growth as the prime directive for your life.

“As to methods, there may be a million and then some. But principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Hummus Crusted Chicken

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This Hummus Crusted Chicken recipe is a quick, healthy recipe that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Serve it with a side of rice, throw it in a wrap or pita or serve it over a bed of greens. 

Hummus Crusted Chicken topped with feta and tomato mixture

Hi friends!

Just popping in to share this quick and easy recipe for Hummus Crusted Chicken with you guys on this lovely Monday. This is one of those recipes that’s so easy, I hesitate to really call it a recipe…but I’m always looking for new ways to cook chicken so I thought I would share with you.

Basically, all you do is cover chicken breasts with hummus and chopped nuts – I used pecans but you could use whatever your favorite nut is, then bake and top with a simple mixture of red onions, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta.

If you want to take things a step further, you could marinate the chicken with some oil and red wine vinegar and greek seasoning for a couple of hours before baking it! Check out this recipe- Mediterranean Turkey Spinach Salad for a simple marinade.

Hummus Crusted Chicken with roasted sweet potatoes

For my hubby, I served this on a bed of kale with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. For myself, I prefer it baked and then sliced up and put in the pita with the toppings and some red leaf lettuce. No need for dressing in my opinion, but if you’re up for it, a simple oil and vinegar dressing would be perfect!

Here’s the recipe:

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This Hummus Crusted Chicken recipe is a quick, healthy recipe that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Serve it with a side of rice, throw it in a wrap or pita or serve it over a bed of greens. 

Author: Lindsay Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: serves 3-4 Ingredients

1/4 cup hummus (use your favorite flavor!)
1 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
2/3 cup red peppers, diced
2/3 cup cucumbers, diced
2/3 cup tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup crumbled feta

Instructions Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Spread a layer of hummus on top of the chicken breasts and top with chopped nuts (press lightly to help them stick in the hummus) Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Watch carefully at the end and if the nuts start to get too dark, cover the pan with foil. Meanwhile, combine diced veggies and feta in a bowl and stir to combine. Top chicken with veggie mixture and serve over rice, in a pita or over a bed of greens. Notes

Optional step – prior to baking, marinate chicken in oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, onion and oregano or greek seasoning.

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Pretty easy right? Be sure to let me know if you give this one a try!

This Hummus Crusted Chicken recipe is a quick, healthy recipe that's perfect for lunch or dinner. Serve it with a side of rice, throw it in a wrap or pita or serve it over a bed of greens. 

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

The First Rep Is an Increment of the Next 1,000

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-first-rep-is-an-increment-of-the-next-1000

The hardest part of getting in shape is getting started.

From outside the gym looking in, a workout routine can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Seeing others go through strenuous routines on machines you've never used before can be enough to turn just about any inexperienced person away. But I'm here to tell you that you aren't alone in feeling intimidated. 

 

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The First Rep Is an Increment of the Next 1,000

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-first-rep-is-an-increment-of-the-next-1000

The hardest part of getting in shape is getting started.

From outside the gym looking in, a workout routine can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Seeing others go through strenuous routines on machines you've never used before can be enough to turn just about any inexperienced person away. But I'm here to tell you that you aren't alone in feeling intimidated. 

 

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