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Sports Beer

February 21, 2014

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Generally speaking, drinking a beer after your workout is not the best choice. It’s dehydrating, bloating, and has enough calories to negate the effects of the workout. Unless it’s a Lean Machine Ale that is.

Canada’s latest entry into the world of breweries, is not only a healthier option to traditional ales, but it also marketing itself as a sports drink!

Aside from having a low alcohol content, it contains antioxidants and electrolytes that aid in recovery, and replenish vital nutrients often lost during high intensity exercise. One 77 calorie can,contains 7 grams of protein, and 7 different vitamins. It is shown to boost the immune system, and is gluten free.

For those of you in the states looking to give it a try, the company is offering a 24 pack, for $150, which comes with shares in Lean Machine, a hat and tee shirt, and an invitation to a local launch party. Why not give it a try?

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The Superbowl is Not a Giant Bowl You Fill With Snacks

February 3, 2013

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Today is Superbowl Sunday. It is an annual event that is to junk food what turkey is to Thanksgiving.

It is expected that Americans will consume over 11 million pounds of potato chips, 8 million pounds of tortilla chips and more than 4 million pounds of pretzels. Add in 1.24 billion chicken wings, 4.4 million pizzas and 111 million gallons of beer. No word on guacamole and bean dip consumption.

The average person will consume 1200 calories during the game. That’s alot of calories.

What would it take to burn off the day’s excess?

Actually playing football instead of just watching it could torch the entire amount in two hours. Walking it off could take 5 hours, but a moderately paced run could burn them off in two. A good spinning class or 3 could solve the problem in about 2 1/2 hours.

Taking a relaxing yoga class could help you come to terms with your indulgence, and work it off if you are willing to practice for 7 hours straight.

Or you could just enjoy the game and go back to healthy eating tomorrow.

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The Aisle of Man

July 27, 2012

There is a small supermarket right across the street from where I live, that everyone seems to think is fabulous. I go there when I need something quickly, like when I run out of an ingredient mid-baking. The produce is decent, and they have most items. I just can’t seem to trust them for freshness on things like fish, or prepared foods, and I have had to return cheese a few times due to spoilage. I also find them to be over priced. Yet every time I am in there, I see people I know who went out of their way to shop there. To each their own.

I was surprised to discover that they made marketing news today, by installing a “man aisle” in one of their stores to cater exclusively to male shoppers.  Seriously? Do men need different aisles in the grocery store than women?
Sure, I send a certain someone across the street to grab one item, and he returns 30 minutes later with 3 or 4 bags containing everything you can think of except the one ingredient I asked him to pick up.  He managed to accomplish this without a man aisle, didn’t he?
Worst yet, the “man aisle” features Wheaties, Doritos, beer, barbeque sauce and beef jerky. Does this imply that men have no concept of nutrition what so ever? It also houses razors and condoms and manly deodorant. People are touting the concept as brilliant, but wouldn’t we all be in an uproar if there was a women’s aisle, featuring tampons and ice cream?

Perhaps. But the market is having the last laugh.
Launched yesterday, it has already been restocked.
The chain is looking to roll out the successful concept to 4 other locations in Manhattan and New Jersey.

photo: Glasshouse Images

Unrecipe of the Week’s Superbowl Mash-Up

February 4, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away and Super Bowl food is as much a ritual as watching the game itself.

Here at Indigo Jones, we thought we would publish an “Unrecipe Mash-up” of some of the recipes we have posted previously, as an upgrade to the junk food that is usually served at these gatherings.

Here we go….

If you like chips and dip, why not try Hot Artichoke Dip with Garlic Pita Toasts? (1/22/10)

Don’t wait for cold soggy pizza to be delivered, when you can be enjoying Mini Puffed Pastry Pizzettes with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese. (12/26/09)

Instead of peanuts, how about delicious Spiced Nuts? (11/11/09)

Why eat Buffalo wings with creamy blue cheese dressing, when you can enjoy baked chicken wings with Chinese BBQ Sauce? (10/13/09)

It’s all easy to prepare, yummy to eat, and better for you than the greasy processed foods they replace. Just add beer and enjoy!

photo: Glasshouse Images


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