Category: FITNESS

Scout Fit: Recipes

Posted on March 27th, by Melanie

Ok, so I have been seriously slacking in the kitchen. I lost my mojo, and I need to get inspired again. BUT, I did make a few recipes recently that I loved.

My friend recommended the Pioneer Woman’s chili recipe and it is TO DIE FOR. Probably the best chili recipe I have made, ever. You can find it HERE. 

recipe note * I did not use the “Masa Harina” she asks for in the recipe. But, my friend told me to add a TBSP of brown sugar and dijon mustard to the meat while browning. It was incredibly delicious, and my family at the whole pot in one night!

I found myself buying energy bites and protein balls all over town and spending way too much money on them. When I saw Wellness for the Win’s n0 bake energy bite recipe, I knew I had to try them! We have been through a batch a week, and the whole family eats them.… Continue Reading

Fitness: Consistency

Posted on March 14th, by Melanie

There is nothing worse than when it is weeks to swimsuit season, or a vacation and you freak out because you aren’t “swimsuit ready”.  For all of us that means something different. But, I think being comfortable in your skin, and feeling good in a swimsuit is important. Getting where you want to be also doesn’t happen overnight. I think that is one of the worst myths in the fitness world. It takes time, dedication and consistency to achieve goals.

I often hear of women crash dieting or going on crazy workout binges before a vacation, which is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Working out like a crazy woman + not eating anything = a dangerous combo. You will wear yourself out, and chances are you will end up gaining everything back that you lost on that crash diet.

When you workout hard and especially if you are doing a lot of cardio your body needs fuel!… Continue Reading

Studio to Street Leggings

Posted on March 8th, by Melanie

I got my first pair of Koral activewear leggings about a year ago. I knew that they would work double duty, because they could be styled both for working out in, but also layered with a cute sweater and leather jacket for the weekend. Here I paired it with my new N: Philanthropy sweatshirt I got in Los Angeles. I have been LIVING in this thing; it was well worth the money spent. I love the raw edges and cutouts at the neck.

photos by Ruthie Stark 

The pants are super lightweight, and just hug your body. Because of the sheen you may think they are super hot when you workout, but they actually aren’t. They recently came out with a the lustrous legging in a high rise which I love even more. I just got this slate color which is perfect to transition into spring.

sweatshirt by N:Philanthropy (similar here) , Koral Lustrous High Rise Leggings in Gunmetal, Shoes: Nike Sky Hi Dunk (no longer available) Jacket: Blank NYC (similar here)

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Scout Fit: Two Healthy Chicken Recipes your kids will love!

Posted on February 21st, by Melanie

I feel like Chicken is a weekly staple in our household. It is typically what I make on Monday’s because my husband is at the studio that night and it’s typically an easy recipe. I tried two new chicken recipes in the last two weeks and my kids gobbled it up!

Wellness for the Win is actually a Kansas City blogger that my husband told me about. I was scrolling through her site today and she has a ton of good recipes. I am adding her site to search on a weekly basis. Tonight I did her baked honey garlic chicken nuggets. They have an asian feel to them, and they were delicious. We did GF breadcrumbs which weren’t as great as normal breadcrumbs, but everyone still ate them so I consider that a win.

I paired it with some rice and stir fry veggies on the side. I did frozen veggies which I regret; I will definitely do fresh next time.… Continue Reading

Scout Fit: Healthy Recipes

Posted on February 6th, by Melanie

Hey guys! The last two weeks I did repeat some of my recent favorites but added two new ones to the mix. This Cheeseburger Caserole from Skinnytaste was liked by the kids A LOT but I wouldn’t consider it all that healthy; although it says it is low calories; It was high in carbs and sodium. I think this is a good Sunday night meal, when it’s cold out and you just want something comforting. Also makes great leftovers!

recipe notes: I would go much lighter on the mustard; it was a little overwhelming. And, I used GF noodles to make it a GF meal. 

On Thursday I made her Crockpot  Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls. These were DELISH. Somehow I got my kids to eat them, even though they had beans and veggies in there. Well, actually our power had gone out and it was dark, so maybe that is why??… Continue Reading