Getting real about good eats.

Getting real about good eats.

This spring, we’ve dropped “Eat clean” from our credo. The short story is:  We want to get real about the vital role food plays in our wellbeing. Food is as important as fitness (if not MORE!). Real food rocks…especially veggies. Most of us need to up our intake. The term “eating clean” implies some foods are “dirty” or wrong, and maybe it’s time to get real about that, too. But there is a little more to the story. Since the beginning, Ange and I believed that a healthy lifestyle starts in the kitchen. We developed our company’s credo to help our members understand that a healthy lifestyle is about more than crushing the bands: Work out. Eat clean. Live fully. As the years went on, something about eating clean wasn’t feeling right. Over-the-top voices like Food Babe had us believing that “if you can’t pronounce it, it’s poison.” I won’t pretend we weren’t on-board with this concept, and am embarrassed that - based on this thinking - the graphic in this post would take bananas off the table as a “chemical-free food”. While detoxes and cleanses continued to soar in popularity, the science community was speaking up.  One day, my buddy Alex Cibiri of Element CrossFit posted this article featuring the headline, “Clean Eating is Useless”.  It hit my guts like a bowl of (delicious) chemical-laden mac and cheese.  I’d been feeling for months that we needed to ditch “Eat Clean”, but this article highlighted reasons we couldn’t ignore.  Based on the ways marketers were selling the concept, clean-eating started to to imply a food lifestyle that can be perceived...
Pizza Splurge!

Pizza Splurge!

Potato Crust Arugula Pesto Pizza Curb your pub-food craving with this Shred-friendly twist on everyone’s favourite food!  You’ll have to go through a little extra work to make this delicious potato-crust pizza but it’s oh-so worth it, for a meal that will nix pizza AND chip cravings! You’ll need a round pizza pan (the kind with the little holes in the bottom) for the best results. Make it happen: Pre-heat oven to 375 Use a mandolin or a sharp chef’s knife to thinly slice potatoes of your choice.  Sweet potatoes work, too!  Number of potatoes depends on the size of your pan and your potatoes, you’ll probably need about 3-4. In a large bowl, toss your potato slices with: 1 tbsp oil 1 beaten egg 1.5 tsp herbes de provence salt and pepper Arrange your potatoes in layers starting on the outside and working inward.  Be sure to keep them close together to avoid holes. Brush your potato crust with any of the remaining liquid in your bowl. Bake until toasty brown, just like the photo. Add your pizza toppings!  We started with homemade arugula pesto (bunch of arugula, 1.4 cup almonds, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 garlic clove, 1 tbsp shredded asiago); roasted chicken, sautéed mushrooms and onions, and goat cheese. Bake your topped pizza until warmed through and cheese is slightly browned. We added fresh chopped arugula and lemon rind for a bright finish. WABAM! While we generally avoid lots of dairy during Shred, some experts say goat and hard cheeses like parm and asiago are more easily digested.  That’s why this pizza featured a little of...
Beet the PSB Salad

Beet the PSB Salad

Liver-loving beets with a tropical twist. Much like the infamous Revkor Reset salad, this new staple is one of our favourite ways to reset after a cheat meal or party-weekend.  Super-fresh, loaded with goodness, and easy to make, we love to prep a big batch and bring it for lunch throughout the week.  Perfect for beating the Post Shred Blues and jump-starting our clean-eating goals!   Make it happen: In a big bowl: 3 large raw beets, shredded beet greens if available, washed and chopped 6 raw carrots, shredded 2 tart apples (granny smith are perfect), chopped with peel on 2-3 green onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted Toss with vinaigrette: 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 2  tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp maple syrup 1/8 tsp cinnamon salt, pepper Serve over fresh greens of your choice and top with toasted coconut and raw pepitas.  Enjoy revNATION!  ...