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Holiday gifts under $22

Are you on a budget or looking for a last-minute holiday gift?

I've compiled a list of a few of my favorite products from a few of the small businesses that are proud supporters of the Trimarni coaching team. 

Amrita Bars Starter Pack - $16.99
Discount Trimarni


MG12 Sport - $10.95-$14.95 Discount Trimarni

Zealios Betwicxt Chamois Cream - $21.95
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Veronica's Health Crunch - $7.95-$21.50 Discount Trimarni2018



Essential Sports Nutrition - $17.99

Run In - So many options!







It's time to break up with your food rules

I am a huge proponent of guidelines. By definition, a guideline provides boundaries. A guideline provide direction to take action. In contrast, a rule tells you what you are and are not allowed to do. Rules must be followed or else there will be negative consequences. Rules bring anxiety and stress.

Most of the time, there are no real consequences to breaking a guideline. However, rules are typically set as a way to enforce the right way that things should be done. If not, there are serious consequences.
In your everyday life, you likely adhere to both rules and guidelines - at work, in society, at home, with your family, etc.. For example, when you race in an athletic event, there are rules to ensure safety and fair play. At work, you may have guidelines to ensure a positive, safe and supportive work culture.

But what about food rules? Do you constantly live life following rules as to how you should and shouldn't eat?

As a board certified sport dietitian, I don't believe in …

No Bake Jingle Balls

With so much on your holiday to-do list, you may be rolling your eyes at the thought of baking another holiday treat.

If you like quick and tasty, read on.

This no-bake recipe is easy to make with the family and it's sure to be a tempting crowd pleaser at your upcoming holiday party. Or, if you like to indulge in the occasional homemade treat, this recipe is for you. The best part..... you probably have most of the ingredients at home.

With so many overly sweet desserts around the holidays, you can feel great when eating your Jingle Balls. 
Jingle Balls
By Joey Mock, RD, LD, CLT
Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (plus an extra 2 Tablespoons reserved for rolling finished balls if desired)
¼ cup ground flaxseed meal
⅓ cup M&Ms Minis (red and green holiday ones)*
¾ cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
⅓ cup honey

Preparation Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for a…

Recipe: Skillet Pesto Steak and Pasta

Skillet Pesto Steak and Pasta
By Joey Mock, RD, LD, CLT




This recipe includes your carbs, protein, and fat in a one pot and one skillet meal. Not a red meat eater? Try substituting chicken and chicken broth or tofu and vegetable broth for the steak and beef broth. This dish is very flavorful and the leftovers are delicious! 
Ingredients

1 lemon, for zest (2 tsp) and juice (2 Tbsp)
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1 lb. beef steak (such as sirloin or round)
~1 ½ tablespoons butter or olive oil
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried parsley
¼ tsp dried basil
¼ tsp dried oregano
~5 oz dry pasta (such as bow tie, rotini, or penne)
8 oz presliced fresh baby portabella mushrooms
6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
½ cup chopped pecans
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 cup reduced sodium beef broth
1 (5-oz) package fresh baby spinach
¼ cup shredded Italian cheese blend
Preparation Zest lemon (2 teaspoons) and squeeze for juice (2 tablespoons).Combine pesto, zest, and juice. Coat steak with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture (reserve the remainder for lat…

Thoughts on the Dumplin Netflix Movie

I'm a sucker for a feel-good movie with a happy ending - especially one that promotes positive body image and learning to love yourself for who you are. I recently heard about Dumplin as a movie and decided to give it a watch.

As for the movie itself, there are a lot of great messages spread throughout the movie. Here's a general review on the movie: 

"To be sure, the strength of Dumplin' is very much in its true-to-life depiction of a plus-size teenage girl and how her self-image is both reflected in the way she views the world and her presumptions of how others see her. Willowdean is at the center of a complicated web crafted by society's expectations for how young women should look - expectations constantly upheld by her mother Rosie, who spends much of her own life focused on staying thin - and the empowerment and self-love her Aunt Lucy tried to instill in her from a young age. Willowdean struggles to not be defined by her weight in a world where she feels cons…