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Instapot Applesauce

Holy moly you guys.  I went to Target last week and scored a brand new Instapot for $40!  I've been wanting to try one for so long but couldn't stomach adding another $100+ piece of cooking equipment to my kitchen.  So alas, this was my golden opportunity... thanks, Target <smooch>

 

Today I did my weekly fridge clean out and noticed that some of our apples and pears were starting to turn- perfect time to test out the Instapot!  This recipe was super easy and my daughter was able to help me add all the ingredients to the pot.  Best of all, the whole recipe only took 5 minutes to cook!  

 

Instapot Applesauce

-Mix of 10 medium sized pears and apples- peeled, cored and chopped into quarters

-1 cup of water

-1/4 cup of honey

 

Place all the ingredients in your Instapot.  Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes and allow the steam to release naturally.  Mash your sauce to desired consistency, let cool and enjoy :) 

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Whole30- Getting Started

The kids are back in school and I'm tackling the Whole30 eating plan.  I won't go too much into the actual plan, but if you want to learn all the nitty gritty check it out here ---> Whole 30   In summary, the eating plan (notice how I didn't say diet) has you eat whole, non processed foods for 30 days.  Sugar, dairy, soy, legumes, alcohol and all inflammation causing foods are out and fruits, veggies, meats and nuts are in.  Here's my top 5 tips for starting Whole30:

  1. Read the rules, then decide on your own.  I'm a firm believer in You Do You. If you want to follow the plan down to a T, great.  Do that.  If you want to add almond milk to your coffee, great.  Do that.  Want to weigh yourself during the program, great. Do that.  Pick rules that challenge you, but still allow you to make improvements in your life.   Once you pick them- stick to them.  
  2. Make your life easy.  Week 1 of Whole30 is no cake walk- the detox from sugar (and sugar substitutes) is intense.  You will want to throw in the towel on more than one occasion.  Know what's going to make that feeling even worse? Not having ready to eat snacks.  Prep at least 2 days worth of snacks in advance.  Have some bubbly water like La Croix in the fridge.  Buy meal prep containers  so eating requires no thinking.
  3. Tell everyone that you're starting.  Tell your family, workout partners, coaches, coworkers, everyone.  Post about it on Facebook.  Seriously.  Do it as soon as you start.  Trust me, its a whole lot harder to fail when you have a million people asking you how your Whole30 is going.  
  4. Partner Up.   Find someone that wants to make a change in their diet and team up together.  You don't even have to make the same changes.  It's a whole lot easier to text someone about your dream about marshmallows when they're probably going through weird withdrawals too.  
  5. Decide you're going to be all in.  Sound corny?  Yeah, I know, but actively making the decision to do or not do something is the number 1 challenge.  Decide to be ALL IN to your rules.  You are the one that set the rules- be accountable to yourself for the whole 30 days.  It is only 30 days ;) 

**I am not a dietitian, chef, nutritionist or anything of the sort.  Take my advice for what it is- things that worked for me and helped me get through the first 2 weeks of Whole 30.  

 

Have you tried Whole30?  Paleo?  Feel free to tell me your thoughts, favorite receipts, etc. in the comments.  

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Sunshine and Spring!

 

Whoa!  Spring has sprung in Charlotte and Snatch & Run just celebrated our 5 month anniversary!  To mark the special occasion, we are beyond excited to share with you our new logo and all the things we've been developing.  
New Shirts! ***  Taylor H. the creator of our beloved LIFT design just sketched a new "Honor Our Heroes" shirt!  Check it our HERE.  This design pays tribute to all the service men and women that protect our freedom everyday.  As a proud Navy wife (Christy), veteran acknowledgement and tribute is very near and dear to my heart; and what a cool way to show your support!  The back of the shirt details all our favorite Hero WODs.  Perfect for our CrossFitters!
A fun shirt for our ladies is our Weights & Wine design.  Check it out HERE.  The cheeky spirit and stylist font make it the perfect gift for your girlfriends or let's be real... yourself ;)  
Bulk Orders!*** We've had the extreme privilege of crafting some really cool shirts for a diverse group of clients.  This process has evolved our screen printing process and allowed us to purchase some upgraded equipment.  Our favorite is our newly acquired flash dryer.  This baby cures in only 5-10 seconds and gives a brighter look to the finished product.  
Friday Night Lights!***  Over the past month Snatch & Run has hit the road.  In February we were able to host our first non-competitive WOD, the Swolemate Showdown at CrossFit Steele Creek.  The Valentine's Date Night WOD was a wonderful success.  We had a lot of fun raising money, working out, drinking beer and eating cupcakes with our new friends!  We've also hit the road to CrossFit Rock Hill and CrossFit Lake Wylie to see some awesome CrossFit Open throw-downs.  If you're open to us coming to your gym or box, please give us a ring.  We love meeting new members of this Snatchtastic community.
 
Where we're going*** March and April are chocked full of fun times for Snatch & Run.  We're headed out to at least 3 new boxes and forging some exciting partnerships.  Stay tuned for all the updates and keep being awesome. 
 
 
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