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Tuesday Tip What’s your favorite protein flavor? -Whey protein is the gold standard for building lean muscle mass. -Make sure when you are looking at your ingredients label there isn’t a bunch of artificial ingredients or additives. -Protein + carbs are recommended within 30 minutes of your workout. Liquids or solids are recommended. CrossFit Aestus carries Driven Nutrition’s Grass Fed Whey Protein. An excellent source of post-workout protein and carbs

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  Crockpot Mediterranean Chicken Ingredients:• 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts• salt and pepper to taste• 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning• 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice• 1 tablespoon minced garlic• 1 medium onion, chopped• 2/3 cup of Kalamata olives• 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers• 2 tablespoons capers• fresh thyme or basil for garnish (optional) Directions:1. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Cook in a large skillet over medium high heat 1-2 minutes on each side until browned. Transfer to crockpot.2. Add onions, olives, red peppers, and capers to crockpot. Tuck them around the sides so that they...

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Top 3 Kid Friendly VegetablesLearning to try new things is not always as easy as it sounds. Encouraging your kids to try new veggies is easier when you let them get involved with what they are trying.Try to make it fun! Our 3 most popular veggies with kids are carrots, cucumbers, and peppers. Incorporate these veggies in fun recipes such as caterpillar kabobs, veggie dippers, and in a smoothie.

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A great way to enhance your child’s smoothie recipe is by adding the vegetables they probably won’t eat on their own. Adding kale or spinach to a smoothie is a great way to pack in nutrient rich vegetables into the refreshing drinks they love. Try our Green Machine smoothie, see the recipe below 1 cup almond milk 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks 1/2 ripe avocado peeled 1 tsp agave INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients Blend until smooth Enjoy RECIPE NOTES: Nutrition Facts Green Machine Smoothie Amount Per Serving Calories 381   Calories from Fat 135 % Daily Value* Total Fat 15g       Saturated Fat 2g    ...

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#tuesdaytipday Who is your accountability partner? Knowing that you have someone who is counting on you and is on your side will help you stay on track. Maybe you have a workout partner or someone with a similar goal as you. Another option would be having a nutrition coach to follow-up with, review your food log and help you track your biometrics. Your nutrition coach would also help you alter your plan based on life’s circumstances and your progress. Contact us about our nutrition program here: http://crossfitaestus.com/programs/  

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