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Foodies On Friday- Farro Salad- YUM-O!

Farro is a grain grown in Italy and has a nutty flavor. Farro can be served hot or cold. This is a great tasty salad you can add to any dinner. Great as a summer side dish for a BBQ too!

1 cup Cooked Farro- Cooled
1 palmful of red onion chopped
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup Feta
1/3 cup chopped nuts (I prefer Pine Nuts or Walnuts)
1 cup chopped greens (any greens you have will work)
Mix All Ingredients and Mix Dressing

Dressing
1/3 cup Good Olive Oil
Juice from one whole lemon
2 tsp Grade B Maple Syrup
2 Cloves pressed Garlic
Dash of pepper, salt, oregano
Whisk and add to Farro mix

Let sit for a few hours.

Mangia,
Nicole

Fitness and Nutrition

3 Tips to STOP Falling off the Fitness Wagon- Free Webinar Tonight (Feb.15)

3 TIPS- WordPressDo you start a fitness program and fall off?

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xoxo,
Nicole

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-Eleanor Roosevelt

"Coffee Talk"

“Valentines Day Coffee Talk with Celebrity Guest”……President Trump, trip to Toys “were” Us & a Trampoline Pool

Every Wednesday we bring you “Coffee Talk”. This was a special day. Not only is it Valentines Day but we bring you a Celebrity Guest, our neighbor Nicholas.

This show went way over the time we usually spend but worth every second. This guy loves to chat! I hope we see him again soon!

Happy Valentines Day and enjoy some giggles from us here at COFFEE TALK,
Nicole & GG

"Foodies on Friday"

Foodies On Friday- Easy Dinner Wraps EVERYONE will love- Pinky Promise!

I love this recipe for so many reasons. Number 1 is that you don’t have to measure! And another is that you can serve it a few different ways. And the last is this meal is extremely healthy.

Let me share this easy, healthy recipe the entire family can enjoy!

Saute 4 different veggies in a pan with oil.The same pan….don’t dirty more than you have to! Saute until tender. Add taco seasoning. In another pan heat oil and add your protein of choice. Cook until desired. I chose tofu for a meatless dinner.

You can either serve with a grain or with wraps.

Add refried beans and guac! YUM-O!

Mangia,
Nicole

Recipe:(serves 2-4)
1 container Organic Tofu
1 chopped pepper
1/2 chopped onion
2 cups Broccoli
2 bunches String Beans
Wraps
Refried Beans (I prefer Amy’s)
Avocados for Guac

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Fitness and Nutrition

Can you count La Croix or carbonated drinks towards your water intake?

I get this question many times. “Can I count La Croix or carbonated drinks towards my water intake?”

Those of you who know me well already know the answer and can probably keep on scrolling, because the answer is NO. But I wrote this so you can undertsand why.

Many of my clients or friends who are starting a new program try to add more water into their day. And some of them need to reduce their amount of soda or other drinks because calories are being wasted in this area. Not to mention water aids in so many other areas for health success. Digestion, body temperature, regularity…to name a few.

There comes a time when some find it very difficult to get n 8-8oz glasses of water/day. That’s when it happens. A substitute. An exchange from one habit to the next. Just like when someone stops smoking but they start eating candy bars. Fix the damn habit please, not exchange it!

Ok, I am getting off track here, let me get to WHY carbonated drinks are the solution.

1. Carbonated water goes through a process. Carbon Dioxide is added. This is a gas. You now added another “processed” item to your diet.Is that what you were looking for?
2. Because gas has entered your body, your kidneys and lungs have to work overtime to remove CO2 from your body. (Do you see where I am going here, this is a totally backwards plan)
3. Carbonated Drinks are acidic. It can disrupt digestion AND strip enamel from your teeth.
4. Carbonated Drinks “LEECH” Calcium from your bones which can contribute to kidney stones.

Please go back to what your grandmother used to say, “Moderation is key.” Hey, I love a diet Coke or Beer every now and then. I get it. I sometimes crave a soda but this is not to replace another habit.

If your plan is to increase your water intake, DO JUST THAT. Drink water, PLAIN.

XO,
Nicole Naples
Personal Trainer and Health Coach

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"Foodies on Friday"

Black Bean Brownies- They said you wouldn’t even know? Fail or No?

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Foodies On Friday!
This is dedicated to my daughter, Gianna because of our “COFFEE TALK” incident this past Wednesday on Facebook.
If you have not seen our “COFFEE TALK”….Check it out at Nicole M Naples on FB…….. For a great laugh….I can’t believe it happened!

Nicole Naples

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES- Trust us you won’t believe they have black beans in them.

That was the title and the description. So, G and I had to make them. It was movie night at the Naples house and I wanted something sweet. I thought…..this is perfect.

So we mixed and she tasted.  I love that she is so daring and open to everything we do! She lives life that’s for sure.

I really want you to watch the entire video.  And I want to hear feedback! From YOU!

Below is the recipe.

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RECIPE:

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"Foodies on Friday"

Get Skinny Eating Pizza- WHAT????

 

What if I told you, you could lose weight eating pizza? Would you believe me? Look, I am an Italian girl who loves her pizza and enjoys a splurge every now and then but this is a great twist on sauce and cheese!

I have two children, Anthony 13 and Gianna 11 who came in for a taste test…watch for the results. It’s a great snack, after school mini meal or add to your favorite dinner. Not to mention it’s super easy to make!

Mangia, Nicole