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Nothing like a little healthy competition, right? Sign up for your membership today with your sweetie and get fit together!

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Balanced Fitness and Health is one of the only true functional fitness gym in downtown San Diego. Come join us and experience all we have to offer!

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At Balanced, we offer a variety of ways for you to be the best version of yourself! We offer yoga, kickboxing, spin , and more!

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Balancing School & Your Health:

Now that the fall season is in full swing, school rapidly picks up and after a blink of an eye midterms and finals appears. With all that added stress and responsibilities, your fitness and nutrition goals can begin to fall down the list of importance. Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you, your kids, or someone you know maintain balance during this school year.

-Set time aside each week for exercising: plan out an hour time slot each day where you are going to do some form of exercise.

-Incorporate studying and fitness: on your way to the stair master or treadmill bring your class notes and study while getting in your cardio.

-Allow “you” time: school can be extremely stressful so plan time each day where you can unwind and relax, whether that be going to the gym or creating new healthy recipes.

-Workout in groups: grab your friends from class and have them workout with you. It holds you accountable and makes workouts even more enjoyable.

-Plan ahead: your daily schedule can become hectic with classes, study time, and meetings so instead of relying on quick, unhealthy fast-food, prepare your meals the night before and have them on you during the day.

-Join a team: whether it’s intramural sports or clubs on campus get involved with other students. This will allow you that time to de-stress as well as can be a great way to get your daily exercise in.
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The Fall Season brings about many wonderful holidays and events, which means more opportunities for you to fall off your diet and begin your out of control winter spiral of unhealthy eating. Life is all about balance and holding oneself accountable so the next time you are attending a Football BBQ or MLB World Series viewing party, offer to bring or cater with some of these healthy recipes that will sure to please all your guest while keeping your diet in check! All these recipes and more are found on EatingWell.com, http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17997/holidays-occasions/occasions/super-bowl-party

EatingWell Sloppy Joes:
Ingredients:
• 12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
• 1 large onion, finely diced
• 2 cups finely chopped cremini mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
• 5 plum tomatoes, diced
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/4 cup cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup chili sauce, such as Heinz
• 1/4 cup ketchup
• 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted if desire

Preparation: Ready in 45 minutes
1. Crumble beef into a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are soft and the moisture has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
2. Add tomatoes and flour; stir to combine. Stir in water, vinegar, chili sauce and ketchup and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and the onion is very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm on buns.
• Make Ahead Tip: The filling will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Nutritional Information:
Serving size: 1 bun with 1/2 cup filling
Per serving: 233 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 36 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 432 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 66 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 448 mg sodium; 499 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1.5 lean meat

Baked Mac & Cheese
Ingredients:
• 3 tablespoons plain dry breadcrumbs
• 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika
• 1 16-ounce or 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed
• 1 3/4 cups low-fat milk, divided
• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
• 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
• 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• Freshly ground pepper, to taste
• 8 ounces (2 cups) whole-wheat elbow macaroni, or penne

Preparation: Ready in 55 minutes
1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Preheat oven to 450 °F. Coat an 8-inch-square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Mix breadcrumbs, oil and paprika in a small bowl. Place spinach in a fine-mesh strainer and press out excess moisture.
3. Heat 1 1/2 cups milk in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until steaming. Whisk remaining 1/4 cup milk and flour in a small bowl until smooth; add to the hot milk and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce simmers and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Cheddar until melted. Stir in cottage cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
4. Cook pasta for 4 minutes, or until not quite tender. (It will continue to cook during baking.) Drain and add to the cheese sauce; mix well. Spread half the pasta mixture in the prepared baking dish. Spoon the spinach on top. Top with the remaining pasta; sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture.
5. Bake the casserole until bubbly and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
• Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 4. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator, if necessary, then bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
• To make fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/2 cup fresh crumbs. For dry breadcrumbs, spread the fresh crumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until crispy, about 15 minutes. One slice of fresh bread makes about 1/3 cup dry crumbs. Or use prepared coarse dry breadcrumbs. We like Ian's brand labeled “Panko breadcrumbs.” Find them in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets.
• Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 584 calories; 24 g fat(13 g sat); 9 g fiber; 60 g carbohydrates; 38 g protein; 193 mcg folate; 65 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 14547 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 750 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 907 mg sodium; 676 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 4
Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 medium-fat meat

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Sunday FunDay! Start off your Sunday on the right foot by getting a killer workout in while enjoying some Football! Set aside an hour a day and earn that Sunday night cheat meal. #balancedjunkies #balancedsd #sundayfootball #nfl #downtownsd #sandiego #sandiegofitness #lifestyle #workout #exercise #cheatmeal #motivation
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For #breastcancerawareness month, we're excited to partner with Bright Pink & Sweat Angels by Causely. Every 3 check-ins provides 1 woman access to a breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment. Together we can help prevent breast cancer!

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HEALTHY CHIPOTLE CHICKEN SWEET POTATO SKINS

Whether you’re hosting a lavish Sunday football party or attending someone else’s, here’s a healthy “football” themed recipe that’s sure to please everyone. Potato skins, one of the essentials when it comes to football food, however these potato skins will leave you feeling satisfied without breaking your macros for the day. With only a little more than an hour cook time, try making these healthy potato skins for your next football viewing party.

Ingredients
• 3 medium sweet potatoes
• 3/4 pound (about 2 small) boneless skinless chicken breast
• 1/4 cups olive oil
• 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
• 3 whole chipotle pepper, minced
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• salt and pepper
• 2 (half a 10oz bag) cups spinach
• 5 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
• chopped cilantro, for garnish
• greek yogurt, for serving

Instructions
• Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until fork tender. Place your chicken in a baking dish and rub with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and peper. Place in the oven with the potatoes and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool and shred the chicken with a fork or your hands. When the sweet potatoes are done cut in half and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
• In a medium size bowl combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
• Heat a small skillet over medium heat and wilt the spinach (this can also be done in the microwave). Toss the spinach and shredded chicken together, set aside and keep warm.
• Turn the oven up to 400 degrees. Scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a medium size layer of flesh inside with the peel so that it can stand up on its own (I reserved the remaining flesh, for another use) and place in a baking dish. Brush the skins with with a little of the chipotle sauce and bake for 5-10 minutes until nice and crisp. While the skins bake mix the spinach, chicken and chipotle sauce together. Remove skins from the oven and stuff with the chicken mixture, top with shredded cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the skins are hot and crisp. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and greek yogurt if desired.

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/healthy-chipotle-chicken-sweet-potato-skins/

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