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Nutrition

At Crossfit East Village, we believe daily nutrition is a big part of reaching any healthy lifestyle goal. Whether you’re trying to perform better in the gym, lose weight or both, eating real food is the way to go.

Nutrition Documents:

Download Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution – Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Primal Pyramid for Paleo Diet (click on image):

Paleo Diet Flowchart (click on image):


Nutrition Links:

Follow this link for a comprehensive introduction and explanation of how to eat real food in a world filled with processed and chemically enhanced products.
http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/start-diet.html

We’ve also provided several links to help you with your research on various healthy eating styles. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, phone or in person with any questions-we are here to help!

For a simple introduction to eating Paleo, follow this link:
http://nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/10/04/the-beginners-guide-to-the-paleo-diet/

These links will give you further insight into the Paleo lifestyle. Some people follow the Paleo lifestyle in a strict manner, some will choose to follow 80% of the time and fill the other 20% with favorite foods and drinks in moderation. Give it a try, and find out what works for you!

In depth daily blog on everything Paleo:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz1tC22Qbhq

Excerpt from Robb Wolf’s book:
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/09/19/paleo-diet-solution/

Loren Cordain-ultimate expert on pale diet:
http://thepaleodiet.com/

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April’s Recipe:

30 Minute Clean Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

30 Minute Clean Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Ingredients

For Meatballs:
    • 2 lbs ground turkey, extra lean
    • 1 cup zucchini, shredded & liquid squeezed out
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
    • 2 tbsp basil, finely chopped
    • 2 tsp ginger, grated
    • 2 garlic cloves, grated
    • 1 tsp red curry paste
    • 2 tbsp coconut milk, light (canned)
    • 1/8 tsp hot pepper chill flakes
    • Cooking spray
For the Sauce:
  • 1 + 1/2 cup coconut milk, light (canned)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/8 tsp hot pepper chili flakes, or to taste
  • 5-6 kaffir lime leaves (optional)

Directions

    1. In a medium bowl, combine ingredients for meatballs, mix with your hands thoroughly. Make 28 meatballs by spooning heaping 1 tbsp of mixture and rolling between your hands. Lay on a cutting board or plate. Set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.
    3. Preheat large, 12″ or larger, skillet on high, spray with cooking spray. Add meatballs and cook until brown, for about 2-3 minutes. No need to cook the meatballs through. Add the sauce, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Serve warm with brown rice or brown rice noodles. Add garnish like fresh cilantro and green onions.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 3 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
By: www.ifoodreal.com



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