That’s all the convincing I needed to give them a go!
Thai Chicken Lettuce WrapsPrint
Thanks to simple preparation, this recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes!
- 2 tablespoons nut butter of choice (I used almond butter)
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice (I used coconut milk)
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- sea salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 4 large leaves romaine lettuce
- 1 cup shredded chicken
- 1 sliced bell pepper
- sliced pineapple
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- In a small bowl, combine the nut butter, milk, tamari, honey, garlic powder, salt and pepper
- Add the chicken and toss to coat
- Spoon the mixture onto the pieces of romaine and top with pepper, pineapple, cilantro and mint
- Roll up and eat like a taco
Serves One (Recipe source: HIIT It! by Gina Harney)
Note: I omitted the pineapple because I’m weird about combining pineapple and any kind of meat. I also added avocado because it’s awesome.
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Simple, right!? And oh-so-delicious!
Simple is the key word I would use to describe the recipes and workouts in Gina’s new book. But don’t confuse simple with easy when it comes to the workouts! Just because Gina does a great job of explaining and simplifying exercises and providing modifications doesn’t mean the workouts found in HIIT It! won’t challenge you!
Gina is one of my closest blogging buddies and I could not be more thrilled for the release of her new book or more proud of my talented friend. She clearly poured her heart, soul and expertise into this book and it’s jam-packed with great information for those who already feel comfortable with their fitness routine and may be looking for a new challenge and those who may be brand new to exercise.
The underlying theme of HIIT It! is getting more for less. Seeing faster results from shorter (more intense!) workouts. Streamlining your meals to make healthy eating easy and sustainable.
Gina goes into great detail about the foundation of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in chapter one. She provides well-researched information that substantiates the quality workouts detailed throughout the book and provides photos that make it easy for a reader to see how to do exercises while maintaining proper form.
There are more HIIT workouts than I can count found throughout the book which can nearly all be done at home with a few pieces of equipment (dumbbells, resistance bands, etc.). The workouts in this book are also an awesome resource for the busy traveler!
The HIIT It! Diet section of Gina’s book is discusses nutrition in a sustainable way. Gina emphasizes the importance of eating nutritious foods (whole foods with an emphasis on protein and produce) and provides a bunch of simple snack ideas and recipes, like the Thai chicken lettuce wraps you see above. Some recipes that immediately caught my eye: Banana Almond Muffins, Breakfast Cookie Dough Cereal, Orange Honey Salmon and Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese. YUM.
HIIT It! Giveaway
Now that I’ve basically shared my lovefest for Gina and HIIT It! with you, I think it’s time to move along and give one of you a chance to win your own copy of this awesome book!
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below, answering one (or both) of the following questions:
1.What is one of your favorite go-to easy peasy recipes?
2. Why do you want to win a copy of HIIT It?
I will randomly select a winner tomorrow morning. Good luck!