What Feels Strong Today Won't Always Feel as Strong

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-feels-strong-today-wont-always-feel-as-strong

Correct your movement patterns to gain strength.

For some bizarre reason, Olympic weightlifting is treated as a very different discipline from general strength training by newer adoptees. Things that make intuitive sense in weight training aren’t applied to weightlifting (Olympic). One of these crucial components includes working on weaknesses and being aware not increase primary muscle strength while forgetting about all the rest.

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What Feels Strong Today Won't Always Feel as Strong

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-feels-strong-today-wont-always-feel-as-strong

Correct your movement patterns to gain strength.

For some bizarre reason, Olympic weightlifting is treated as a very different discipline from general strength training by newer adoptees. Things that make intuitive sense in weight training aren’t applied to weightlifting (Olympic). One of these crucial components includes working on weaknesses and being aware not increase primary muscle strength while forgetting about all the rest.

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Moving Mountains From Within

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/moving-mountains-from-within

We all have mountains to move in order to grow and because of that we grind hard in the gym and sometimes treat it as therapy.

“The word ‘motivation’ originates from the Latin word ‘movere’—meaning “to move.” Motivation itself is, broadly, a force that activates or arouses a person into pursuing goal-directed efforts.” I recently met a courageous and self-motivated woman named Buthayna who helped me to realize how crucial it is to move personal mountains in order to attain fitness goals.

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Seasonal Weight Gain: A Balanced Approach to the Holidays

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/seasonal-weight-gain-a-balanced-approach-to-the-holidays

This holiday season commit to being more, rather than having more.

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, baseball season is over, and football is in high gear. It’s official, the holidays are here. Really, they have been for a while. The official kick-off, pumpkin spice season, has been here since early September.

 

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Seasonal Weight Gain: A Balanced Approach to the Holidays

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/seasonal-weight-gain-a-balanced-approach-to-the-holidays

This holiday season commit to being more, rather than having more.

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, baseball season is over, and football is in high gear. It’s official, the holidays are here. Really, they have been for a while. The official kick-off, pumpkin spice season, has been here since early September.

 

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Extreme Fitness is a Life Saver, So is Normal Fitness

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/extreme-fitness-is-a-life-saver-so-is-normal-fitness

Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic1, a non-profit academic medical center in Cleveland, Ohio, retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at the clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness.

 

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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble

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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble on a Thanksgiving plate

This Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble is the perfect addition to your holiday dinner. Make it for a quick and easy Thanksgiving side dish or pop it in the oven while eating and serve it with ice cream for dessert!

Thanks to Meijer for sponsoring this post.

Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crisp

Hi friends!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner?! I find Thanksgiving to be a tricky holiday because while I do often crave all of the traditional family recipes year after year, occasionally I get the itch to add something new to the menu. That was the case this year. When I was younger, my mom used to make a Thanksgiving side dish that was basically a mix of butternut squash, apples and fresh cranberries. Since I’ve just never been a huge fan of butternut squash, I decided to use that recipe idea as inspiration and put my own twist on it..starting by swapping sweet potato for squash, as well as adding some bacon for flavor and a sweet crumble topping.

Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble with oat topping

The end result was a simple, sweet side dish that could also easily double as dessert! I’d consider simple to be the key word here because at 9 months pregnant, that’s about all I have the energy for. I’ve mentioned the benefits Meijer Home Delivery several times this year, but honestly, it’s just becoming more and more convenient the more pregnant I get 🙂 I decided to make a mini Thanksgiving feast…complete with a turkey… for the family to go along with this new recipe- just in case baby decided to come early…but grocery shopping is feeling like a chore lately so I used the ‘shopmeijer app’ to get all the ingredients delivered!

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And did you know that now, in addition to choosing a home delivery time (as soon as an hour after ordering), you can also pick up your order at the store, at a time that’s convenient for you?! For me, getting the groceries delivered allowed me to conserve my energy for the cooking! Here’s what I whipped up:

Thanksgiving dinner

All of my favorites:

Maple Bacon Roasted Carrots
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing
Cranberry Corn Muffins
Meijer Frozen Turkey
Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble

Also, don’t forget Meijer also carries lots of festive Thanksgiving decor like tablecloths, napkins and paper plates and you can also get your foil, parchment paper, turkey roasting bags, electric carving knives and pretty much anything else you may need to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble

I can’t wait to make this Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble again on Thanksgiving. In case you want to give it a try as well, here’s the recipe:

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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble

Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble on a Thanksgiving plate

This Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble is the perfect addition to your holiday dinner. Make it for a quick and easy Thanksgiving side dish or pop it in the oven while eating and serve it with ice cream for dessert!

Author: Lindsay
Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

1 pound apples, diced (approx 3 small)
3/4 – 1 pound sweet potatoes (approx 1 large or 2 small)
1 cup fresh (or frozen) cranberries
2 Tbsp True Goodness Organic Maple Syrup
2 strips bacon, finely chopped
1 cup roughly chopped pecans, divided
2/3 cup True Goodness Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/3 cup True Goodness Organic Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp True Goodness Organic Unsalted Butter

Instructions

In a bowl, combine apples, cranberries, maple syrup, bacon and 1/2 cup pecans and stir to combine.
Slice sweet potatoes as thinly as possible (use a mandolin if you have one). Then cut the slices in half.
Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Divide sweet potatoes in half and place a layer on the bottom of the pan.
Top with half the apple mixture.
Add another layer of sweet potatoes and the remaining apple mixture.
In a small bowl, mix oats, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Cut butter in to small cubes and cut in with a pastry blender or two knives until resembles coarse meal. Add in remaining pecans.
Spread crumble mixture over the top of the pan.
Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes reach desired softness. (You may need to take it out and taste test a potato). Check around 25 minutes and if you feel the crumble is getting too brown, cover pan with foil.

Notes

This can be served as a side dish or dessert. If serving as a dessert, you could omit the bacon and top with ice cream.

You can also thinly slice and then dice the sweet potatoes and mix everything together instead of layering if you’d like. Just make sure the sweet potato slices are as thin as possible so they cook through!

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Sounds deliciously easy, right?

This Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble is the perfect addition to your holiday dinner. Make it for a quick and easy Thanksgiving side dish or pop it in the oven while eating and serve it with ice cream for dessert!

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Meijer. The opinions and text are all mine.

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