Tomorrow morning Jess Parsons and I will be participating and volunteering for World Fitness Day at the Georgia Dome. We are really excited about it! I know I’m not the only one who has done workout videos with these fitness gurus. My college roommate and I would “burn the butter” regularly with Denise Austin – we had no problem moving the furniture and disturbing our neighbors while jumping and pounding our feet on the floor. My mom was a huge fan of Jane Fonda. I can remember trying to use her workout videos when I was in high school – I couldn’t make it 2 minutes into the video without busting out laughing at the early 80’s sweatbands and leg warmers! Do you have fond memories of these fitness icons? Or are you going to be attending this event? Let me know!!
This Wednesday, April 21st is a big day for Open Hand. Over 100 restaurants all over the Atlanta area will be donating 20% of your bill to Open Hand!! The fundraiser is called Dining Out for Life. It is Open Hand’s largest annual fundraiser, and helps Open Hand continue to provide freshly prepared, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, coaching and counseling to homebound seniors and individuals who are struggling with chronic, critical or terminal disease in 17 Georgia counties.
I will be hosting at West Egg Cafe along with Good Measure Meals Corporate Wellness Representative, Jess Parsons. Jess and I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Johnson, who owns West Egg along with her husband Ben Johnson. Check us out in the video above to get a preview of what this amazing restaurant is all about and also to learn about their new dinner menu.
Jess and I will be at West Egg Cafe on Howell Mill Road in Midtown from 6pm-10pm. Come out to meet us and eat amazing food – all for a good cause.
For a list of all the participating restaurants visit – http://diningoutforoh.org
Thank you for your support.
I hope to meet you this Wednesday at West Egg Cafe!
Pad Thai is one of Thailand’s national dishes. It is made with a combination of rice noodles, scrambled eggs, green onion, soy sauce, mung bean sprouts, cilantro, and garlic. Pictured in the slideshow below are some of the steps and ingredients used to make Good Measure Meals vegetarian version of this recipe. The final plating of the meal includes the Pad Thai noodles topped with baby corn ears, cubes of roasted tofu and an Asian peanut sauce. We also serve it with a side of stir fried Basil Sugar Snap Peas.
First our chef, Kim, weights and measures out all of the ingredients for the recipe. This is an important step because I have carefully balanced the nutrition content for all of the recipes to ensure that they fit within our nutritional targets. Then production begins. Check out the slideshow to get an idea of how this recipe is prepared.
The non-vegetarian version is a new recipe for the spring summer menu. It is made in a similar way as the vegetarian version, but topped with shrimp instead of tofu.
This recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients that pack A LOT of flavor when they are all combined. Rice noodles have zero grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber/2oz serving. Scrambled eggs add protein to the dish and are also a good source of Choline, a vitamin that keeps your cell membranes working properly, allows your nerves to communicate with your muscles and reduces chronic inflammation. Onions and garlic are members of the Allium family, and both are rich in powerful sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects. In addition, onions are very rich in chromium, a trace mineral that helps cells respond to insulin, plus vitamin C, and numerous flavonoids, most notably, quercitin.
Do you like Good Measure Meal’s version of Pad Thai? Let us know what you think by posting a comment on the blog.