Nutrition

Recent Posts in Nutrition Category

  • Keep Drinkin'

    Nobody likes a thirsty girl ;) But really, with the heat picking up, you need to be staying H Y D R A T E D. If you are a constant victim to chapped lips, bloating, dry skin, or headaches, these are all BIG signs you aren’t sipping on water enough! So how much water should you be consuming on a day-to-day basis? Normally you hear that 8 cups (64 oz) of water is standard, but with how hot the ...
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  • Summer Nutrition Challenge

    Join us for our next Nutrition Challenge June 15th – July 15th to help clean up your diet just in time for summer. We don’t expect you to be perfect, we do expect you to have “cheat meals”, and the most important thing is we expect RESULTS! Here’s what others have said about our past challenges: “The Nutritional Challenge is a way to learn to properly fuel your body. I have exercised and thought I ...
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  • What Is The Best Diet For YOU?

    It’s a confusing and conflicting world out there when it comes to health and nutrition. Marketing schemes, buzz words, and tempting sales are in front of you everyday and we don’t blame you for having questions. What’s the best diet for YOU? We’re here to help! When: Wednesday, June 3rd 2015 Time: 7:45 PM How Much: $25 What to bring: Notepad, pen, and questions
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  • 3 Ingredient Recipes

    Did you know that just three ingredients could create such healthy and delicous meals? Take a look at these quick and healthy 3 ingredient meals: one for each meal of the day! With only three ingredients needed, there is less room for needing to skip a meal. Give these recipes a try and check out other yummy recipes from Greatist.com. NOTE: Olive oil, salt, and pepper do not count as any of the ...
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  • Define Yourself Challenge Progress

    Our “Define Yourself” Nutrition Challenge is going great! This time around we’ve utilized social media as a source of accountability and a place to go for meal ideas, recipes, and to have all of your nutrition questions answered. Check out some of the delicious and nutritious meals that current challenge participants have created! With a mix of both clients and Piranha instructors participating, ...
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  • Nutrition Challenge - "Lose Yourself"

    There’s a reason you are here reading this. A part of you wants to participate in this challenge. Don’t let this time be another one you push off. E-mail us now before you have time to make excuses! Here’s what you can expect: This challenge is great for someone that has no idea where to begin, someone that isn’t getting the results they are looking for, or someone that enjoys a challenge and ...
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  • Stuffed Baked Apple

    A recipe post from the series “Yessica’s Yummies” by Yessica Saez. Have you heard the old proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, in recent years scientific evidence has proven that this proverb may be correct. Apples contain chemicals that have anticancer and anti-inflammatory actions. The high levels of soluble fiber found in apples lower the “bad” cholesterol and prevent colon ...
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  • Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

    A recipe post from the series “Yessica’s Yummies” by Yessica Saez. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, and contains minerals and vitamins that help to improve energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells. Shrimp and Quinoa Salad Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash seasoning blend 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup tomatoes, ...
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  • Protein Pancakes

    A recipe post from the series, “Yessica’s Yummies” by Yessica Saez. Banana Raisin Oats Protein Pancakes Ingredients 2 cups oats (uncooked) 2 small bananas mashed 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder 1 cup raisins 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/2 tsp salt (optional) 1/4 cup almond milk Preparation In a large bowl, beat almond milk and protein powder on medium speed with an electric ...
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  • Banana Raisin Protein Cookies

    A recipe post from the series “Yessica’s Yummies”, by Yessica Saez. This is a super quick and easy protein cookie recipe made with oats. They are really moist, have a distinct banana-raisin taste, and are naturally sweet. These cookies make a great pre and post-workout snack. Banana Raisin Protein Cookies Ingredients 2 cups quick oats 2 eggs 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed 2 scoops of vanilla whey ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

    Homemade Spaghetti Sauce As most of you know, I LOVE wine… especially red wine. Do you know what else I love? Spaghetti! So when my co-workers, Ryanne and Jason Jolly told me they had a recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce that was made with red wine, I was sold. Keep it healthy (like the picture below) and use this scrumptious sauce on top of spaghetti squash instead of noodles! Recipe courtesy of ...
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  • Tailgate - Whole30 Style

    Howdy! I’m Amy. I blog over at Interpret As You May & I call Pirahna Fitness my gym. I probably know some of you and would love to meet the rest of you – so say hi next time you see me around ♥ So Aggieland is full of college football fever right now – as it rightly should be. We’re coming off of an incredible season, anxious for the new one to start. And I know we all have plans to eat to our ...
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  • Mango Avocado Salmon

    Mango Avocado Salmon Ingredients 2 salmon fillets 1/2 avocado, diced 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1/4 cup of Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango smoothie 1/2 cup spinach 1/4 cup french cut carrots Minced garlic Cilantro Paprika Salt and pepper Preparation Saute onion and spinach in a pan with minced garlic until golden brown. Season salmon with minced garlic, cilantro, paprika, salt and pepper. Grill seasoned ...
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  • Eating Out the Healthy Way

    A post from the series “A College Girl’s Survival Guide to Being Healthy” by Ashley Bosley. As a college student, I know that cooking at home is not always convenient. The drive thru after a long night of studying or grabbing something quick and packaged on the way to class is usually the easiest option. Some of you may think it is almost impossible to eat healthy when eating out. But in this ...
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  • The Dirty Dozen

    Organic. To some it means fresh, clean and natural. To me, it means expensive! If you can’t afford to buy all organic produce, there are a couple of lists to use as guidelines. The Dirty Dozen is a list of 12 fruits and vegetables that you should buy organic. They make the list based on their pesticide load when grown. The list changes slightly each year, but the 2013 Dirtiest Food Awards go to: ...
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  • Brussels & Bacon

    Most things green are seen as the “enemy” from an early age, but Brussels sprouts get the reputation of being extra-yucky. As we get older, some begin to appreciate the small, green vegetable, but others still keep a safe distance. So when I found this recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic, I was sold. Put bacon and garlic on and I’ll give it a try! Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & ...
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  • Chicken Tortilla Soup

    This healthy recipe comes from Lindsay’s cookbook. The weather is a little warm for soup, but this crockpot soup is too easy and too good not to share! Tortilla Soup Minus the Tortilla Ingredients 1 large rotisserie chicken 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 can crushed tomatoes 2 cups chicken broth 1 jalapeno 1 red onion, chopped 5 diced celery stocks 4 garlic cloves 1 cup shredded carrots 1 tsp chili ...
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  • Spaghetti Squash

    Attention pasta lovers!! Today’s healthy recipe is a perfect way to add more vegetables into your diet, while cutting carbs at the same time! Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti what??!… Spaghetti squash, the satisfaction of pasta with the nutritional benefits of a vegetable! “I’ve never even seen one of those!” you say? Wrong. Spaghetti squash can be found at any grocery store, and you’ve probably walked ...
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  • Lipscomb, Party of 2

    Piranha Fitness Zumba instructor, Kristen Lipscomb, gives some advice on eating healthier and why doing it with a loved one makes it better! Our loved ones can be our supporters, motivators and pillars. They give us encouragement and advice to reach our goals. But when it comes to eating healthier, they are usually the ones stocking the pantry with cookies or asking for extra cheese on the pizza. ...
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