Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • Suspicious Snickers Bar

    Why stealing your kid’s Halloween candy just isn’t worth it. We have all been a victim of it – and if you are a parent, you’ve been guilty of it. The “let me check your Halloween candy to make sure there aren’t any “suspicious” pieces” act. Sure, my dad was probably checking for open wrappers and sharp objects, but he was also stashing away all of my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, his all-time ...
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  • Spanish Omelet

    A recipe post from the series, “Yessica’s Yummies”, by Yessica Saez. The Spanish Omelet (Tortilla Española), often called potato omelet, is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. It is easy, delicious and you can serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is typically made with potatoes and fried in olive oil. However, I created a healthy variation of this tasty omelet and I am glad to ...
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  • Yessica's Yummies

    Yessica Saez joined Piranha Fitness Studio in 2012. This is her story about how Piranha changed her life. I was very stressed during my first semester at Texas A&M. I am from Panama, and I missed my friends and my family very much. I am also a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, and I wasn’t sleeping well. My weight fluctuated during my first semester and I didn’t look or feel healthy AT ALL. ...
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  • Baked Turkey Meatballs

    A recipe from the series, “Yessica’s Yummies”, by Yessica Saez. Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs Ingredients 4 garlic cloves 1/2 medium onion cut into chunks 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped spinach 2 egg whites 1 pound ground turkey 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp coconut aminos 1 tbsp ground black pepper 1 1/2 tbsp Mrs. Dash seasoning blend 1 tbsp paprika Coconut flour Sea salt Preparation ...
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  • Stuffed Sweet Potato

    I have said it before – anything with bacon is a grand slam in my book! This recipe is a great side for any meal. Mushroom Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potato Ingredients 1 medium sweet potato 1/2 cup diced mushrooms 1/4 cup diced bacon 1 tablespoon minced garlic Goat cheese crumbles (optional) Preparation Preheat over to 375 degrees. Bake sweet potato for 45 minutes (or until soft). Saute mushrooms, bacon ...
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  • Sweet & Spicy Salmon

    Looking to spice things up in the kitchen? This salmon recipe is easy, healthy and savory! Sweet & Spicy Salmon Ingredients 1 salmon filet 1/8 cup honey 2-3 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend 1/4 cup lemon juice Preparation Preheat a heavy skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Place salmon in skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Cook for 5 minutes or until golden ...
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  • Not-so-Debbie-Downer

    A post from the series, “Allow Me to Re-introduce Myself”, by Tiffanie Bittle. I am proud to be a part of Piranha Fitness Studio’s Party in Pink Zumbathon this year. Not only is this my first Zumbathon to co-host as an instructor, but now I have a reason to dance for a cure. Two weeks ago I got a call from my mom saying she was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I heard the news I wasn’t sure how ...
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