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FALL FOR THESE HEALTHY EATS

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As the temperature drops, it is oh-so-tempting to stay cozied up on your couch and order delivery,or whip up an easy, ooey-gooey (and cheesey and buttery) grilled cheese sandwich. We’re all about indulging every now and then, but to stay on track with your FHITness goals, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite nutritious and delicious fall recipes. From breakfast on-the-go, dinner for one, and perfect party appetizers, we’ve got you covered with meals that are FHIT for fall; cue the pumpkin.

FOR BREAKFAST

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1. Pumpkin Pie Protein Overnight Oats by Amy’s Healthy Baking
2. Squash Hash with Kale and Baked Eggs by Martha Stewart

FOR A SATISFYING FALL LUNCH

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1. Roasted Butternut Squash Sandwich with Balsamic White Bean Spread by Connoisseurus Veg
2. Apple Pecan Rosemary Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad by Cooking Classy

FOR WHEN YOU THROW A PARTY

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1. Butternut Squash Hummus by Minimalist Baker
2. Bacon and Brussel Sprouts Skewers by Popsugar

FOR WHEN YOU WANT A LEGITIMATE HOME-COOKED DINNER

dinner

1. Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans by Eating Well
2. Green Chile Butternut Squash and Turkey Enchiladas with Crispy Sage by Halfbaked Harvest

FOR YOUR SWEET TOOTH

dessert

1. Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies by Amy’s Healthy Baking
2. Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins by The Dinner Mom

There you have ‘em – eight nutritious recipes for every occasion that are both simple and satisfying. Save your splurges for truly special occasions, treat yourself with these good-for-you meals and you’ll feel FHIT all fall.

 

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OCTOBER 2016 FHIT10

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Is it almost Thanksgiving already? We’ve broken out our boots, layered up pre-FHIX and as always, stayed up to date on the latest FHITness news and events. Read on for our 10 favorite FHIT moments from the month. #liveFHIT

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1. Heard about that postFHIX “afterburn effect”, but unsure what all the benefits are? SELF Magazine has all the deets.

2. If you’ve eaten the same lunch over and over again and are looking to get out of your lunch rut, this guide from Goop has all the lunch inspiration you need.

3. We see a lot of chic/cool/techy workout gear come through our studios, but one brand that has really wowed us this year is Lululemon with their Lululemon Lab. Previously available only to us lucky New Yorkers, the brand recently put a select capsule collection online for purchase.

4. The Chalkboard Mag took the toast trend to a whole new level with this one – breadless toast! We know it sounds shameful, but before you jump to conclusions check out these 6 versions of eggplant toast we can’t get over.

5. Remember that lunch rut we mentioned earlier? We know the same conundrum can strike at any meal of the day. Luckily, Well + Good rounded up a list of 14 healthy NYC restaurants you need to try, consider this your little black book for eating out this fall.

6. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it turns out that no matter how much you eat, certain things may still trigger your hunger. Read this depressing study from NY Magazine’s The Cut here.

7. Our muscles are strong, but our minds are even stronger! Check out this article from U.S. News to learn how the expectations you set for a workout can affect you.

8. Get FHIT for life! Studies show that brain function in adults aged 55-86 improved with exercise. Turns out those bicep curls are strengthening way more than just your arms!

9. It’s no secret that we live in our sneakers. We work in them, we work out in them, we run errands in them. But not all kicks are created equal! Check out The Coveteur’s list of classic sneakers you need to own to find a pair to rock when you’re not swinging, skiing, rowing or snatching.

10. New York Giants Running Back Rashad Jennings HIT it with us this week to beneFHIT the Rashad Jennings Foundation. See all the photos from the day here.

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FHITpro Must Have Eats

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In a city filled with delicious foods, we all know the secret to being healthy is balance. Pizza with a side of green juice anyone? We asked our FHITpros what their favorite meals are when they’ve HIT it hard and are ready to indulge in a well-deserved ‘treat yo self’ meal.

 

Ben – Tacos, chips and guacamole from Tortaria in Greenwich Village.
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Carlos– Any donut from Dough, the artisanal donut bakery across the street from our Flatiron studio. Our FHITfam is obsessed with their sweet treats.

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Farouk– A bacon cheeseburger, French fries and ranch dressing with an IPA from Sweet Afton in Astoria.
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Mark – He says the best pizza in NYC is from John’s of Bleecker Street, but only if you order your pie half cheese, half pepperoni and onions, with extra sauce, well done.
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Daury– His favorite cheat meal is anything his mom cooks. Since we all can’t sample his mom’s home cooking, his favorite spot in NYC is New York Burger Co.; he orders a double cheeseburger with sweet potato fries and chipotle mayo. On the days he wants to treat himself, he goes to the location right around the corner from our Flatiron studio.
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Dennys– Pizza with a crust so hard that it cracks when you fold the slice.

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Mat– Chicken with mixed vegetables and pork fried rice combo, with chicken lo mein from New Sunny East 88 on the Upper East Side.
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Dara– Homemade spaghetti with garlic bread, and a Caesar salad with no croutons from Il Mulino in Greenwich Village.
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Amanda– Mushroom and truffle oil pizza from Osteria Cotta in Midtown, with a margarita to wash it down.
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Eric– Rice and beans with a full chicken, maduros and yucca from El Malecon Restaurant in Washington Heights. Yes, he actually eats all of this food in one sitting.

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Simon– A burger with cheddar cheese, bacon and a fried egg from Mel’s Burger Bar on the Upper West Side.
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Melody– A banana cupcake with sea salt chocolate frosting from Butter Lane in the East Village HITs the spot.
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Jason– Baja Fish Tacos from The Grey Dog.

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SEPTEMBER 2016 FHIT10

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Take a look at ten of our favorite health and wellness moments of September 2016.

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1. Everyone knows that post-workout protein is necessary for building a FHIT body, but what should you eat when you HIT it so hard that your muscles are not only stronger, but also oh-so-sore? The Cheat Sheet recommends these 6 foods that can soothe sore muscles.

2. New Yorkers will never (ever ever) break their coffee habit, but we have seen a big spike in popularity for matcha, the antioxidant-packed green tea. You’ll find the best matcha NYC has to offer on this list including lattes, cappuccinos and cookies!

3. Want to find your Zen while watching your favorite football team play? Now you can purchase a $1000 yoga mat made of the same leather as NFL footballs.

4. As much as we all love a good ol’ bag of chips or box of gluten-free crackers, we know they aren’t the healthiest snack option, nor will they keep us feeling alert throughout the workday. Chalkboard Magazine worked with a nutritionist to round up the 7 best healthy snacks for work.

5. Searching for the perfect protein powder? Follow this infographic for some guidance on which option will work best for you.

6. Dining out can often mean eating meals that are calorically dense but lacking in nutrition. Some chefs are fighting these standards and using their kitchens to serve up not only some of the tastiest, but also some of the healthiest dishes in restaurants.

7. New York City developers have taken note of just how much people are willing to spend on wellness. Read on to see which luxury residential buildings provide the most out-of-this-world health and wellness amenities.

8. Eat. Sleep. Get FHIT. Repeat. It’s easy to fall into the go-hard-or-go-home mindset, but recovery and renewal are just as important for living your FHITtest life. Read these ultra-athletes stories of staying motivated and avoiding burnout.

9. Check out the best ways to treat your body – inside and out – after a tough workout.

10. Apple released the latest version of the Apple Watch, and fitness is one of the gadget’s main focuses.

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#liveFHIT

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We love to see how our FHIXers HIT it and #liveFHIT in their daily lives in and outside our studios! We will be sharing our favorite Instagram posts hashtagged #liveFHIT on our blog every month to create a FHITspirational collection!

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@MichellePark- 11 weeks ago, I took my first class @fhittingroom and couldn’t do a seated box jump or seated kettlebell rope pull (it was too heavy yo). Fast forward to tonight – I did countless seated box jumps & rope pulls with a 14 kg kettlebell. I’ll go even heavier next time, @fftstrong! I was def breathless, but it feels amazing to be able to finish class strong!

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@Ksaitowitz- Representing for the amazing @dangiordanodpt and @bespoketreatments today. So excited to prioritize recovery after way too many weeks of neglect. #recovery #bespoketreatment #liveFHIT 

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@fit_and_nutricious- The fitness industry in NYC is smaller than you would think. That’s why you can’t forget a great fitness instructor no matter where you go. For me,@erocfitness was the first @fhittingroom coach to truly kick my butt. Thanks for the amazing #NYCFitWeek class today with @emcookharris#FitForGood#NYCFitness #HIIT #FhitFhix #LiveFhit#CharityWorkout

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@DougLipsky- Kettlebell swings in the Serengeti? Of course.

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@chichililifenyc- {fitness + fundraising} the joining of these two amazing worlds literally make my heart so happy. it’s been an honor to serve as a#NYCFITWeek ambassador for @empoweredfitweek w @emcookharris ✖️ had a blast yesterday sweatin’ it out w these rockstars @fhittingroom. don’t worry you still have a chance to support @donorschoose + @shesthefirst over $10,000 raised to date.

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@DaraFayeTheo- Another @spartanrace in the books!! #killington was pretty awesome – LOTS of uphill – @jennawolfe is a great motivator so I owed her this leg up!! #bucketbrigade #logcarry #barbedwire #wallsandmorewalls #monkeybars #atlascarry #burpees #livefhit

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@shirelgz- Teamwork makes the dream work. Crushing a 60-minute endurance row and over 12k meters with my #mce @benwebejammin #livefhit #killingthegame #sweatAF #sundayfunday #fhitfam

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@Daria_Michele- Me up front on the drum! Lol We borrowed some of the Melville Maniacs paddlers bc we didn’t have enough girls…so they borrowed me to be their drummer! Tricky, important job… but their team captain rocked and helped me get the hang of it! #melvillemaniacs #dragonboatrace #dragonboatfestival #dragonboat #portjefferson #portjeffersonharbor #portjeffersondragonboatfestival #hopeforthewarriors #h4w #livefhit #getoutside

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@Kris_Siebert- #tbt to bumpin in Bermuda #babymoon #fitpregnancy #livefhit#halfway on Sunday

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@caseyrunsnyc when you see your family @ mile 26 & know you have a crazy PR in the bag 🏃🏻‍♀️🎉❤️🙌🏻 shattered my sub 4 goal with a 3:39 & apparently that qualifies for Chicago & London…who knew?! Looks like I may need to start planning a trip or two 😉 📸 by the spectacular Papa Harr🤗#steamtownmarathon #runhappy#beatyesterday #irunthisbody #livefhit#findyourstrong

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@jewlz_in_nyc @fftstrong and @babalos are the reason I have so much love for the NYC fitness community. Few people motivate me to be my very best both in and out of class quite like you guys do. Love y’all! 💚💚💚💚💚

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FHIT Football Foods

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17 weeks, 32 teams, and 256 games. We know football season means friends, food and your FHIX of beer. We’re all for a little indulgence, but to keep you feeling FHIT, follow these healthy and delicious tips and recipes for game day.

Eat your greens!

We never met a guacamole we didn’t like! Ditch the chips and cut up some fresh vegetables. You’ll get the same crunchy satisfaction, and you won’t end the game on your clean eating!

Curious as to what vegetables are perfect to dip? Try carrots, broccoli, radishes, snap peas and peppers.

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Bake your own chips!

Instead of picking up a bag of store bought chips, buy beets and make your own crunchy beet “chips”!

Ingredients

3 medium-large beets, rinsed and scrubbed
Olive or canola oil
Sea salt + black pepper

Slice the beets lengthwise into thin chip size pieces and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Bake at 365° for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.

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Source: http://minimalistbaker.com/baked-rosemary-beet-chips/

Healthy Nachos

We’ve all heard of zucchini noodles, but what about zucchini nachos? Try this healthy twist on a football fan favorite.

Ingredients

4 small zucchini, sliced into “chips,” about 1/4 inch thick rounds
Olive oil, for brushing zucchini chips
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 large avocado, chopped, seed removed
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime

Slice zucchini chips and put the sliced zucchini chips into a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place zucchini on a grill pan or directly on a hot grill, over medium heat. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Sprinkle cheese directly over zucchini chips and cook until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Add your favorite nacho toppings and enjoy!

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Source: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/grilled-zucchini-nachos/

Baked Chicken Wings

Call a timeout on the traditional grease-laden chicken wings and make juicy baked chicken wings a HIT!

Ingredients

10 whole chicken wings, cut into flats and drumettes
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
sauce or dry rub

Place your chicken wings into a big bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Get your hands dirty and mix the salt and baking powder in with the chicken wings. Bake the wings on a sheet pan in a 250°F oven for 30 minutes, then crank up the heat 425°F and cook 40-50 minutes more, until golden brown and crispy.

Toss them in any delicious sauce and enjoy!

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Source: http://thecookful.com/bake-chicken-wings-crispy/

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A warm chocolate chip cookie…or four is always a fan favorite! We’ve FHIXed up the crowd pleaser so you can indulge without the post-treat sugar crash.

Ingredients

1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 oz 80% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.

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source: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2016/02/the-best-paleo-chocolate-chunk-cookies/

Share your healthy recipes and how you stay FHIT during football season with our hashtag #liveFHIT.

Want to share your FHIT story with us? HIT us up at press@fhittingroom.com!

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