FITNESS FRIDAY: Easy Caprese (and video update)

Nov 08, 2013 | All, Fitness, Food | 20 Comments

Hi Guys !

I hope you all enjoyed your week! Here is a super simple caprese salad recipe that i’ve been making and eating all week long! So easy and so delicious! I also wanted to update you all by video this week about my/our fitness journey. Please share yours in the comments below. Enjoy the weekend!

Easy Caprese Salad 

Ingredients

6 -8 small fresh mozzarella balls

8-10 Cherry tomatoes

salt and pepper to taste

3 Leaves of fresh Basil (chopped)

A Drizzle of Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Directions 

Comine all of the ingredients into a bowl, drizzle with balsamic and enjoy! It’s really that simple, I love it. Be sure to use aged balsamic as it has a thicker and sweeter consistency.

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20 thoughts on “FITNESS FRIDAY: Easy Caprese (and video update)

  1. Congrats. on losing 4 lbs. but more important on changing to healthier eating habits. Such a good role model. Much as I love carbs (esp. bread and pasta), when I cut down on them it makes a difference. Have you tried whole wheat pasta? I make a lot of veggie sauces (broccoli or asparagus w/ tomato,oil and garlic, parm cheese; any kind of greens cooked same way). I’ve been eating lots of apples lately. So good this time of year. Also, Persimmons in salad (w/arugula).

  2. I ran out and got the ingridents, and put together as you said it would be a Delicious snack ! It was filling and I plan to make it again as a better substitute healthier treat !

    Thanks Again!

  3. Hi Ayesha, (and Riley)!! lol

    Thanks so much for the update and healthy tips.. I wanted to share one of my own that I started doing last week. I actually have been drinking warm water with lemon juice for digestive aid and enzymes and to naturally control sugar absorption.

    Have you heard of this? What are your thoughts on it??

  4. 4 pounds?! congratulations!!

    Where did you get your tiny tea teatox? I love tea and drink on a daily basis so I would love to try it! It sounds simple enough..

  5. I just discovered your website and I love it! I am on my own ‘Be Healthier’ journey and I believe that your Fitness Friday will be a great inspiration. Thanks for the posts and I look forward to more! I will be trying that salad tomorrow

  6. Absolutely love this recipe – it’s one of my favorites!!! I hate the treadmill too – actually the elliptical as well 🙁 As an alternative to running (which is horrible for a dancer’s knees) I’ve started walking at the highest incline on the treadmill at a speed of anywhere between 2.8-3.2 miles/hr. I’m loving the results I’m seeing and I don’t feel like I’m going to fall on my face!

  7. This is a great work salad for me to take for lunch. I like that it’s light and I can add to it if I want something more filling. I am trying to stay away from too much dairy so I tried vegan mozzarella, which was okay. But I think it’s probably better to use the good old mozzarella, so I am going to try that instead for next time. I have also found that incorporating hot lemon water in the morning and at night has really helped me. Thanks for doing these video posts, they are wonderful!

  8. love love love your blog! I find that after years of struggling to diet and lose weight, connecting with your body and working at my own pace in the end really helped. I replaced all my juices and soda with water and hot tea. With making the right choices and incorportating an active life style, I was able to lose 15 pounds!

    I try not to be hard on myself and allow myself good meals especially cheat days. Snacking and grazing throughout the day made my fitness lifestyle/journey much more rewarding where I am able to savor eah bite and not eat to eat. And it’s ok to have a burger and fries, if it’s all about proportions.

    I hope you find some of these helpful and good luck!

  9. I love that you are doing this fitness blog where women can come encourage and support one another. I’ve been an athlete for as long as I can remember. Fitness has been a part of my life for most of it. I let it slide a bit when I had my children. (which is easy to do) After I had my last child, I realized the importance of being healthy, fit, and whole for me. To be the best me I can be. Learning to carve out specific times through out my week, and sticking to those times. It’s become one of my sanctuaries. It’s my time to put my earbuds in, block the rest of the world out, and just be. It’s my time to pray, think, get frustrations out, and God’s time to speak to me. I workout 5 days a week for an hour each time. I run, walk, hike, and do strength training. Mixing it up, and balance is key.Stretching, warm-up, and cool-down are a must. Get a massage every 3 weeks to relax those tired, overworked muscles. Nutrition is so important. My mom made everything from scratch growing up. I never even had a loaf of bread that was store bought. She is amazing. She started teaching me how to cook when I was 7 years old. Some helpful things that I’ve learned to substitute are non fat greek yogurt for sour cream in dips, sauces, ect. Always, always eat your veggies and fruit. Lean protein is super important. Whole grains: quinoa, brown rice. Have a few days out of the week that you don’t have any animal protein. Water, water, water. Super steamed cauliflower tastes amazing.
    I look forward to following your journey, and getting some helpful tips for myself along the way!
    Marchelle

  10. I Love your Blog.You have great simple recipes and your tips on how to stay healthy are great also. Riley is adorable,I love the way you hook up her outfits. Can’t wait to see what you have coming up next.

  11. Hi Ayesha! (and Riley!!) lol

    Thanks so much for your recipes and fitness tips that you share with us. I wanted to share a tip of my own that I have been doing for the past week, which is drinking warm water with lemon juice for enzymes, to help with digestion, and control sugar absorption. What are your thoughts on this please?

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