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I.M. 120: Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie


June 24, 2013 - 10:32pm — ShannonPetteruti

There's something about cherries I find very refreshing.

Here's my recipe:

Help Us Pick the Winner!


June 24, 2013 - 7:19am — ShannonPetteruti

We recieved hundreads of entries for our '2 weeks worth of Protein Shake Give-a-Way.' We're having a hard time deciding who should win, so we're asking you to help us out. In the comment section below, write the "letter" of the person you think should get the goods. Here we go...

New Anti-Aging Miracle - Sunscreen!


June 16, 2013 - 5:38pm — ShannonPetteruti

It's fair to say that sunscreen is the best anti-aging product out there. It's so good that you REALLY want to wear it EVERYDAY! Finding the right one is the key to actually wearing it everyday. I'm sure a lot of you are like me and hate, and I really mean it with a capitol H, sticky sunscreen. You know the kind you put on, then hold your hands up like you're scrubbing in for a surgery till you get to the sink and finally breath out as the soap washes over you.

Become An I.M.120 Insider


June 8, 2013 - 10:44am — ShannonPetteruti

 

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The Glycemic Index - The Basics


June 7, 2013 - 2:47pm — DrPetteruti

 

Developed around 1980 by Dr. David Jenkins of Toronto, the glycemic index was originally designed as a way to determine the effect of an individual food on blood sugar levels. The focus was on diabetics. This theory was that if the rate of blood sugar increase after a meal was slower, their impaired ability to manage blood sugar would be improved.

Flower Eggs: Recipe


June 7, 2013 - 2:25pm — ShannonPetteruti

Who doesn't love to eat something that looks beautiful? These Flower Eggs are so easy to make and taste great. The sprinkle of parmesan does the trick. What to do? Grab some bell peppers, cut into rings and cook. Breakfast is served.

Basics:

5-minute Protein Breakfast: Recipe


June 7, 2013 - 11:35am — ShannonPetteruti

Mornings are crazy in our house. I'm sure you can relate if you have children. Between making lunches, hoping you washed their "color of the day shirt" for school, and checking to see if you've signed their nightly folder takes time. Just when you think you are finished they tell you they have a book-fair today and need money. The scrambling to find cash begins. Our boys are on team gymnastics and need their gym clothes and grips several days a week.

Summer Fruit Skewer: Recipe


June 7, 2013 - 10:17am — ShannonPetteruti

I love making these fruit skewers for a BBQ. If I know there is a cookout in the future I'll try to plan ahead. I have a rectangle pan (it's green on the outside I found at an antique store and wouldn't actually cook it, but it looked cool) that I'll fill with a little bit of dirt and plant some grass. I pack the seeds in pretty tight so the roots hold the skewers upright. Oh who am I kidding, I make the kids do it. Just for the record they love playing with dirt. And watching things grow.

Quinoa - The Other Grain: Recipe


June 1, 2013 - 7:41pm — DrPetteruti

Finding an alternative to "rice, pasta, potato or bread" can be a challenge for some. Quinoa is a great substitute. It has the consistency of rice, cooked like rice, and can take on the flavor of whatever your cooking with. Hint - it can be bland, so using stocks and spices is helpful. Make a batch on the weekend and you can enjoy it all week by changing the ingredients. 

What is Quinoa? It's a species of goosefoot, is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family.