Celeb trainer Holly Perkins knows how to get you slim, sexy, and strong. And she know how to fit a lot of fitness into 10 minutes! Grab a set of dumbbells, press play, and get ready to an efficient and fun full-body workout.
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Sure, you know lentils as the protein-rich legume that helps lower cholesterol. But you also probably know it as a boring bean. We're here to tell you to forget that last part! Ahead, check out six healthy but flavorful recipes you'll crave all year round.
Red Lentil Tomato Soup
Red lentils are a special kind — high in fiber, they keep you feeling fuller longer. That's why we love this healthy spin on classic tomato soup. Special ingredients like Italian parsley and red wine round out the light dinner that still satisfies.
Lentil and Red Pepper Bake
Looking for a quick meal? Here you go! The red bell peppers — high in vitamins and fiber — perfectly complement protein-rich lentils in this low-calorie recipe. What's even better, you'll be surprised at how large a 250-calorie portion of this cheesy bake really is.
Millet, Lentil, and Pomegranate Salad
Lentils star in this genius recipe from POPSUGAR Food, along with other nutritious ingredients. The millet — a healthy, often-overlooked grain — and ruby-red pomegranate seeds are so tasty: all you need is some lemon, parsley, and green onion for a star-studded salad you won't soon forget.
Butternut Squash Lentil Soup
Considered a weight-loss superfood, lentils make for warming soups that you'll reach for time and time again this Winter. This incredibly simple recipe is packed with flavor, thanks to cumin and turmeric, the bright yellow spice known for its anti-inflammatory properties. To make the soup even more seasonal, add some butternut squash.
French Lentils With Potatoes
For a great protein-packed meal, look no further than this easy Winter salad from POPSUGAR Food. The mix of classic French flavors like onions, carrots, parsley, and French lentils just can't be beat. You'll see that it calls for steamed potatoes to vary the texture, but this part is definitely optional.
Cumin-Spiced Lentils With Quinoa
A perfect option for vegans who are also gluten-free, this savory lentil stew is comfort food at its finest. Consider it a creamy dish full of protein, fiber, and flavor, all less than 400 calories.
Celebrate National Brownie Day with a slimmed-down recipe that doesn't disappoint. My standard recipe is similar to most; it contains a whole stick of butter, a couple of eggs, and a cup-and-a-half of sugar. That is until I found this recipe in Shape; compared to my go-to, the final calorie count per brownie dropped by 170 calories!
For a lightened-up recipe, these brownies were rich and tasty. To keep the flavor quality prime, be sure to use high-quality cocoa and chocolate chips. Keep reading to see this slimmed-down recipe.
No one wants to waste time at the gym, so to make your strength-training workouts more effective, you've got to keep your muscles guessing. Not only is it important to work your muscles in a different order, you also need to mix up the types of exercises you do. While push-ups and squats are great go-to moves because they target the upper and lower body beautifully, there are other ways to work those areas. Try variations of your favorite moves, or try new moves altogether, and you'll end up toning your muscles in different ways that will make your body stronger, your muscles more sculpted, and will also help prevent the dreaded plateau.
If you've been doing the same strength-training workout forever, here are some new ideas. Choose an entirely different routine to do each time you hit the gym, or pick a new exercise to add to your existing routine.
- Total Body: 10-Minute Total-Body Toner
- Arms: Best Arm Exercises For Women
- Legs: 5 Moves to Tone Your Legs and Butt
- Inner Thighs: 5 Moves to Tone Your Inner Thighs
- Abs: All-Abs Workout
- Tush and Legs: 10-Minute Skinny Jeans Workout
- Shoulders and Upper Back: 10-Minute Arm and Shoulder Workout
- Tush: 10-Minute Tush-Toning Pilates Workout
- Thighs and Butt: Squat Variations
- Abs: Quick, 3-Minute Ab Routine
- Total Body: Full-Body Circuit Workout With Weights
- Upper Body and Core: Playful Plank Variations
- Legs: 5-Minute Leg Workout
- Total Body: Prop-Free 10-Minute HIIT Workout
- Back: 5-Minute Back Workout
- Finish Up: 6 Essential Post-Workout Stretches
Getting through our workouts is usually pretty uneventful, but every once in a while, something truly cringe-worthy happens that makes us wish we exercised solo. Click through to read about the top most embarrassing things that can happen while exercising and share whether or not these have happened to you.
- "Timber" — Pitbull, Ke$ha
- "Roar" — Katy Perry
- "Safe and Sound" — Capital Cities
- "Blurred Lines" — Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell
- "Pompeii" — Bastille
- "Work B**ch" — Britney Spears
- "Demons (Remix)" — Imagine Dragons
- "Best Song Ever" — One Direction
- "The Monster" — Eminem, Rihanna
- "White Noise" — Disclosure, AlunaGeorge
- "Don't Save Me" — Haim
- "Get Lucky" — Daft Punk, Pharrell
- "Slow Down" — Selena Gomez
- "Under Control" — Calvin Harris, Alesso, Hurts
- "Wake Me Up" — Avicii
- "Mirrors" — Justin Timberlake
- "Burn" — Ellie Goulding
- "Wild" — Jessie J, Big Sean
- "Applause" — Lady Gaga
- "Can't Hold Us" — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- "I Love It" — Icona Pop
- "We Can't Stop" — Miley Cyrus
If this mix isn't your style, then check out all our workout playlists here to find something that suits your needs and taste.
Remember: you will need to download the free Spotify software or the app to listen to our playlists.
It's that time of year again! As usual, we've got you covered with our collection of 2013 gift guides, including incredible ideas on what to pick up for your mom, your beauty-obsessed pal, and the gym-lover in your life.
We'll help you cross off the names on your gift list from now through the end of the year, so make sure to check back for the best picks in tech, fashion, fitness, and more. Also, see all of our holiday planning, tips, tricks, and inspiration as we gear up for the most festive season of the year!
Do you have a fashionable friend who always carefully plans out her gym outfits? Then look no further than this gift guide. We've found a few cute, luxe items made for sweating it out (or for throwing on afterward). Cute gym clothes, bags, accessories — it's all here. Read on for 10 gift ideas for your fashionable fitness friend!