Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2nd Annual Women's Challenge!

Women's Challenge from CrossFit Central on Vimeo.

The Crossfit Central 2nd Annual Women's Challenge is coming soon- August 21st!

What is it?!

This is a one day challenge event for the women of Crossfit Central. There is no "before" and "after" benchmark. The way it works is like this:

1. Get a group of 3 ladies.
2. Work your butt off together for the next few weeks in preparation for Aug. 21.
3. Get some matching outfits like this:

4. Bring it!

You can expect a few different WODs that day, a few hours apart. More details to come- in true Crossfit fashion!

Most importantly, get your team together! You need a group of 3. Sign up begins on August 13.

Last year the winning team got some great swag from Lululemon and Catherine Hart jewelry! You don't want to miss it...

Monday, July 26, 2010

FREE Workouts This Weekend!

Want to check out a Kettlebell, Indoor, or Bootcamp class for FREE?

This weekend (July 31) is the monthly FREE workouts hosted by Crossfit Central at the Burnet location, UTB, and Run-Tex.

Go sign up NOW before all the workouts are full!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tilapia Quinoa Salad

I don't know about you, but I've been in a recipe rut lately. I picked up a copy of Clean Eating Magazine the other day, though, and- voila- a few new recipes that were easy and only required a few tweaks. 

Tonight I made Tilapia Citrus Quinoa Salad- a perfect dish to take to a potluck, btw...

1 cup Quinoa
Olive oil
1/2 lb. Tilapia fillets
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 med. yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
zest and juice 1 lime
zest and juice 1/2 lemon
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, pressed
sea salt and ground black pepper

1. Cook quinoa (1 c quinoa, 2 c water, salt. simmer for 20 min. covered)

2. Heat large skillet over med-high heat. Throw some olive oil in the pan, place tilapia in skillet with some salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes until it's done.

3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, tilapia, carrots, peppers, onion.

4. In smaller bowl, whisk together lime and lemon juice and zest, Dijon, garlic, and parsley if you wish. 

5. Pour dressing over tilapia mixture and mix well.  Serve immediately or have husband put leftovers in the fridge and eat a few bowls after you come home from Bootcamp.

So, here's the deal: I know Quinoa isn't Paleo- BUT the recipe actually calls for couscous and Quinoa is gluten-free, so I went with it. It's a perfect summery dish!

What's your favorite cookbook?  I'm lookin' for a good one!