Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Corn Bean Salsa

This is one of my favorite dips to make.

What you need....
1 jalapeno
1 red onion
1 can of black beans, rinsed
4 ears of corn
1 can of diced tomatoes
Olive oil
Ground cayenne pepper

What you do....
Start by mixing the cayenne pepper with olive oil and brushing it on the ears of corn. Next put the corn on the grill making sure to turn it to get all the sides evenly. Once this is done cut the corn off of the ears and put in a good size bowl. Add the washed black beans and drained diced tomatoes. Finely chop the jalapeno and onion and cilantro and add them in as well. Mix everything together and WaLa your dip is done!

Slice up a cucumber to use as chips for a healthier choice.

For a quicker version use two cans of corn, drained, and toss with olive oil and cayenne pepper then spread out on a cookie baking sheet and heat in the oven for about ten minutes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tennis...Fun or Exercise?

Recently I have gotten into Tennis. It's a really fun sport, and even better it's great exercise!! I find sometimes if you distract yourself from the fact that you're working out with some friendly competition it helps to keep your intensity up and push through longer, at least it does for me!
So here's the breakdown on calories burned from just an hour of tennis, which goes by so quickly when your head is really in the game! I end up playing more like two hours on accident!

Doubles Tennis 130lbs=354 Calories 155lbs=422 Calories 190lbs=518 Calories
General Tennis 130lbs=413 Calories 155lbs=493 Calories 190lbs=604 Calories
Singles Tennis 130lbs=472 Calories 155lbs=563 Calories 190lbs=690 Calories

So not only do you get to get out and play a game, you are actually burning a lot of calories! Find a sport you like and start getting competitive!! It's fun AND healthy!!

For other sport calorie counts check here.