216 Squat Challenge

Add this 216 squat challenge to your leg day routine and let me know how you feel tomorrow! | The Slender Student Slender Students, this is your call to action to add an extra challenge to your leg day routine. But before you hit the gym, check out the proper form for each exercise:

narrow squat

squat with side kick

regular squat

squat with kickback

sumo squat

jump squat

If you want a little more attempt the exercises with a resistance band wrapped around your ankles and anchor your sumo squats with a kettle bell. Comment below if you incorporate this into your leg day and leave the gym feeling like Bambi!

 

Slender Sweet Nothings

Slender Sweet Nothings: simple tips for packing a healthy lunch for work or school! | The Slender Student

1. A little prep goes a long way. Go ahead and chop up your heartier veggies (cucumber, onions, mushrooms, celery, etc.) and store them in Ziploc baggies the day you buy them. This makes throwing a sandwich or salad together a no-brainer either the night before or the morning of a busy day. Pre-chop select veggies to make throwing a salad together a breeze! | The Slender Student

2. That being said, know when to take the shortcut. I make a point to buy pre-washed lettuce, pre-cut celery, marinated beets, roasted bell peppers and many other would be multi-step ingredients. Sure, these choices increase my grocery bill a bit, but they maintain the ease and interest of my sack lunches. And, trust me, opting for a sandwich from Subway out of boredom or laziness would cost much more in the long run.

3. Double up on dinner. Make two times of whatever you’re making for dinner on Monday night to serve as Tuesday’s lunch. Nothing makes the hours from 8 am to 12 pm go by faster than looking forward to a homemade lunch. Double up on dinner so you have leftovers for lunch! | The Slender Student

“Lighten Up with California Dairy” Challenge: Baked Migas Cups

note: I received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

As spring break comes to an end, I face the harsh reality of returning to my normally scheduled life. This week I’ll be starting the clinical rotation of my dietetic internship, which is sure to keep me pretty busy.

Baked Migas Cups | The Slender Student That being said, a decrease in free time isn’t a legit excuse for being slack on the whole slender thing, so today’s recipe is a super easy and insanely delicious make ahead breakfast. These baked migas cups are the ideal meal for those mornings when you need to get out the door fast. Grab a couple, nuke ‘em for 30 seconds, and be on your way.

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Baked Migas Cups
Servings: 12 | Calories per serving: 88
Fat: 4 g (Sat Fat: 2 g) | Carbohydrate: 5 g | Fiber: 1 g| Protein: 8 g

ingredients:

1 medium Idaho potato

1 cup chopped onion

4 eggs

1 1/2 cup liquid egg whites

1/4 cup chopped canned jalapeños

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 ounces California Jack Cheese with Jalapeño and Red Pepper

PAM Original nonstick spray

 

directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350° and coat a muffin tin with PAM.

2. Thinly slice the potato into 12 slices and place them in the bottom of the muffin tin; if you have potato leftover, chop it up

3. In a medium skillet coated with PAM, sauté your onion and any extra potato pieces over medium-high heat until the onions are slightly translucent

4. While the onions and potatoes are cooking, bake the potato slices for 10 minutes

5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and herbs

6. Stir in the cooled onions, potatoes, and cheese

7. Evenly divide the egg mixture among the muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes

Thank you to Real California Dairy for sponsoring this post and be sure to check out The Dairy Council of California’s site for more slender dairy tips!

Slender Sights: Average Barbie

Slender Sights: Average Barbie | The Slender Student On many afternoons in the 90s, I could be found with a blonde Barbie clenched in my chubby hands. Looking back, I know I understood that she wasn’t real, but I still somehow found her to be exceptionally beautiful. Her eyes sparkled and her hair was far shinier than mine, even after begrudgingly brushing my own. I loved her range of clothing and mourned the loss of every tiny plastic shoe that inevitably wandered off into the abyss that was my bedroom.

Today, my views on Barbie have definitely changed, though the chubby hands have not.

I’m sure many of you have seen the shocking stats related to what a true life size manifestation of Barbie would look like– 5’ 9” with a 36-inch bust, 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips. Her neck would be too thin to support her head. Her abdomen would be too small to fit an entire liver or intestinal tract. She’d be forced to walk on all fours due to the frailty of her ankles.

Alas, that’s all old news. It’s only recently that someone has really decided to do something about it.

The doll on the right is Lammily, artist Nickolay Lamm’s way of showing us that average can be exceptionally beautiful too. It’s pretty clear that Lammily and Barbie are two very different women, but there are even more separating these two than this image communicates. Lammily’s joints all move, so she can do more than just welcome Ken home from work with a loving embrace. Her feet are also freed from Barbie’s constant tiptoe, allowing her to fit into sneakers or even (gasp) flats.

Lamm also created a brunette version, complete with toned down make up and hair that doesn’t appear as if it’s been sprayed with PAM instead of hairspray. Nickolay, my former pudgy childhood self thanks you.

sources: http://www.policymic.com/articles/84197/a-very-different-type-of-barbie-hits-shelves-to-revolutionize-how-girls-think-about-their-body

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308658/How-Barbies-body-size-look-real-life-Walking-fours-missing-half-liver-inches-intestine.html