221215 "Sub out the Crap for the Good"

The Holidays bring about our obsession with cooking. To honor and serve each other with well cooked food is so innately human, that Jesus did it on the regs.... No joke.

During Christmas we bring out our age old recipes or our go-to's that everyone will love and devour. These recipes usually call for 1. Sugar 2. Lots of Useless Carbohydrates 3. Love. I'll take 1 out of the three..

So what about this year, spicing things up a bit and changing out the crappy food with good, wholesome food that will nourish the bodies of your loved ones? You in ??

Here are a few ways to change the everyday recipe into something new and exciting.
1. Sub out your bread stuffing for a Chorizo and spice stuffing .
1 pound chorizo sausage, squeezed from casings
Olive oil (if needed)
2 large celery stalks with leaves, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
5 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

2. Sub out mashed Potatoes for Mashed Cauliflower.
-Simply boil and mash with lots of Grass Fed Butter.. Yum. But watch out, this could spell gas for a lot of your family.

3. Winter Squash or Beets for Veggies.
-Winter Squash comes in so many varieties and they all have different characteristics and traits which make them unique. Roasting them with herbs and butter is my favorite but prepared in different ways can give you lots of options for your carbohydrate choices.
-Beets are badass. Period. The are a natural anti-inflammatory, they taste good roasted, delicious with goat cheese, they are red or golden... simply a delightful vegetable. And packed with vitamins.

4.Finally sub out your sugar with a hint of maple syrup. Maple syrup will still spike your insulin and can lead to similar effects that refined sugar can have but generally it is easier to limit the intake while limiting the processed B.S. that comes with regular sugar.
-In Cranberry Sauce
- In your desserts.
-Even on your roasted Nuts. Yes.. Roasted Nuts.

Think outside the box this year and enjoy the Holidays somewhat guilt free, and never have to skimp on the portions. Train Hard, Stay Focused.


3 Rounds For Quality
200m Row
15 Wall Ball
8 Strict Toes To bar
15 Russian Twist W/ Med Ball

Clean and Jerk Progression

WOD:  "13.4"

Clean and Jerk 135/95
Toes To bar

Accessory Work :
3X8 @ each Exercise
Single Arm bent over Row
Single Arm Press
Hip Extension