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Food as Fuel

09/13/2012 7:30 PM

Come join us for our monthly Food as Fuel class, to help get the results you want from your nutrition and working routines!

What you put in your body affects how you feel, look and perform.  By educating yourself on the right fuel for your body you can optimize both your health and performance.  Foods as fuel classes cover the concepts and benefits of Paleo and Zone nutrition. Specifically, what kinds of foods are most beneficial, what foods are we specifically designed to eat, and what will help us lean out and consistently crush WODs.  This class gives you the basics and the practical application of these tools.  You will be provided with ideas for quick and easy recipes, snacks, grocery shopping and eating out and on the go.

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Food as Fuel

So you’ve starting CrossFit, or maybe you are still thinking about it…but did you know that your workout is only half of what you need to achieve that healthy lifestyle? What we fuel our body with is so important when it comes to making our workouts actually work for us. Do you feel lost when it comes to knowing what you really need to put on your plate and in your body to reach your health and fitness goals? Come to CrossFit Scottsdale on Thursday, July 12th at 7:30pm and learn the in’s and out’s of healthy eating. You will be provided with ideas for quick and easy recipes, snacks, grocery shopping and eating out and on the go, so bring your success journal and get ready to learn!

This is a FREE class for the students of CrossFit Scottsdale and $25 for non-CrossFit Scottsdale students.

Food As Fuel Seminar April 12!



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Next Thursday, April 12 at 7:30pm, CrossFit Scottsdale will host a FREE seminar to our students teaching the fundamentals of nutrition and a healthy diet.

Bring your Success Journal to the class and we will create goals, document strategies, and learn the basics of both the Paleo and The Zone diet plans.



Our nutrition consultants will teach the importance of drinking the right beverages, getting enough sleep and taking the correct supplements to enhance your new healthy lifestyle as part of the CrossFit Scottsdale community.





CrossFit Scottsdale will help you pinpoint your individual strategy for success by scheduling grocery store tours, Body Metrix body fat scans, and individual nutrition consultations.  In addition, we will sample healthy snacks and share recipes!

Food can be fun! Good food is our friend, it will make us stronger, faster, leaner and look better naked!

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

Just a few days left in the CrossFit Scottsdale Rx Challenge. Here is one of my favorite chicken recipes that I found on Everyday Paleo. It requires minimal ingredients and super easy to prepare which is what makes this dish a regular on my kitchen table. I hope you enjoy!

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half

8.5oz jar of julliane cut sun dried tomatoes

8 garlic cloves, sliced thin

2 tablespoons dried basil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Place the chicken breasts in a large glass baking dish.  Sprinkle with the dry spices and mix well.  Sprinkle the sliced garlic on top and spread the sun dried tomatoes and the olive oil that it’s in the jar over the entire dish.  Seal tightly with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the tin foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

(I usually serve it over spaghetti squash with asparagus on the side.)

Cashew Coconut Curry

CrossFit Scottsdale passes the half way mark in the Spring RX Challange. Try out this Chicken Curry we found on PaleOMG for a flavorful primal delight that’s guaranteed to satisfy!

Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry Chicken over “Rice”

For the Curry

1lb chicken, cut into cubes

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 red onion, sliced

2/3 cup canned coconut milk

1/2 cup pureed pumpkin

1/2 cup cashews

2-3 tablespoon curry powder

1 tablespoon Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

pinch of cinnamon

salt and pepper, to taste

cilantro, to garnish

For the Coconut Rice

1 head cauliflower, stem removed, roughly chopped

1/3 cup canned coconut milk

1/4 cup Unsweetended Shredded Coconut

1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil

1 teaspoon raw honey

pinch of salt

(sub with shredded carrots and broccoli)

  1. First add your chopped cauliflower to your food processor with the shredding attachment to “rice” the cauliflower.
  2. Pull a large pot, place over medium heat, and add a tablespoon of coconut oil then add your cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt, then cover to help steam, mixing occasionally.
  3. Now pull out a large skillet and place under medium heat. Then add your coconut oil.
  4. Add minced garlic then chicken as soon as the garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Once the chicken begins to become white on all sides, add your 2/3 cup coconut milk and pureed pumpkin to your chicken and mix until the pumpkin breaks down.
  6. Now add your sliced onions and spices to cook down.
  7. Then add your other ingredients for your coconut rice and cover to cook down. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn!
  8. Let the rice cook for about 5-8 minutes until coconut milk has evaporated and you have sticky rice.
  9. When chicken is done cooking and your curry has thickened a bit, remove from heat and add your cashews to the curry mixture.
  10. Now place sticky rice in a bowl along with curry over top and cilantro to garnish!
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