Episode 023: Yogurt, Weight & Exercise…Part 2

In today’s episode we chatted all about our updated feelings on consistent exercise and our current personal fitness goals and progress. We also received some AWESOME advice from top exercise and fitness expert, Dr. Adrian Chavez, on what you can do for exercise even if you are pressed on time, money and energy. He even outlines a one-week guide for listeners to follow. Listen (above) to get the full details! 

For our food segment, we enjoyed a flavored yogurt taste-test! Yogurt has a great blend of carbohydrates, fat, and protein which makes it a perfect recovery snack after exercise. The brands and flavors we tried included Noosa raspberry, Chobani pineapple, Silk non-dairy strawberry, Siggi’s drinkable vanilla, and Oikos Triple Zero peach. Let us know your favorite yogurt in the comments below!

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Things we discussed in this episode:

Dr. Adrien Chavez, find him on Facebook or Instagram!

Rachel’s favorite spin class (if you visit Tucson, AZ): Revolve Cycle

Erinn’s favorite tennis classes (if you live in Phoenix, AZ): City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation

Episode 018: Airport Snacks, Senses & Travel

Today’s episode is all about travel: why travel is important to us, upcoming travel plans (camping! cross country bike trip! Asia!), dream travel destinations, easy on-the-go travel snacks, favorite airport restaurants, our favorite travel blogs, how we budget for travel, our top tips for feeling balanced, safe, and your very best, as well as the sense we most value while traveling. Is it smelling? Is it taste? Listen to find out!

Keeping with the theme of travel, we figured we better eat our favorite travel/on-the-go snacks, including but not limited to:

Hardboiled eggs (with pepper and herbs for Rachel! With Cholula hot sauce for Erinn!)

Tabbouleh Salad (Trader Joe’s brand)

Chips and dip (We tried Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips, Cucumber Dill flavor with Trader Joe’s Tzatziki Garlic Cucumber dip)

Beef jerky (Nick’s Sticks and Oberto brands are Erinn’s favorite)

Vegetarian jerky (Try Primal Strips!)

Triscuit crackers and almond butter (Barney Butter brand)

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Here’s some answers to two of our travel questions!

Favorite Travel blogs:

12 Hours

Beyond the Tent

Nomadic Matt

The Bucketlist Family

Elona Karafin

Essentials for Staying Balanced (and clean!):

Erinn’s favorite face and body lotion

Rachel’s favorite Cucumber Facial Wipes

Episode 009: Thai Quinoa Salad, “Beach Bodies” & Health at Every Size

In today’s episode we dive deep into the concept of Health at Every Size. We chat the important things: what it means to be healthy at any size, why everyone (including YOU) already has a “beach body,” and role models we admire who are active and healthy with various different body shapes and sizes.

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Rachel also made a crazy-delicious, Thai Cashew Quinoa Salad to kick things off. Special thanks to listener Tracey for creating and sharing this recipe! She is a culinary school graduate and you can also connect with her (let’s all be friends!): find the Facebook for her gourmet cookie business here (https://www.facebook.com/PuckerUpPHX), the Facebook for her travel blog here (https://www.facebook.com/twentysomethingtravels), and her travel blog here (http://twentysomethingtravels.tumblr.com/). Seriously, bookmark this recipe (see below) for later. You won’t regret it. 

This episode rated explicit for once or twice using the F and S words…potty mouths are back.

Stuff we mentioned in this episode:

Our Intuitive Eating episode (one of our listener faves!)

Our latest Instagram post on clothing sizes

Rachel used this method from The Kitchn to cook the chicken

Flower Child restaurant in Phoenix (check it out if you’re in town!)

Rachel’s favorite body-positive people to follow – Ronda Rousey @rondarousey, Kathryn Budig @kathrynbudig , Dana Falsetti @nolatrees

Erinn’s favorite body-positive people to follow – Healthy is the New Skinny @healthyisthenewskinny, The National Eating Disorder Association @nedastaff, Ashley Graham @ashleygraham, Crystal Renn

Kathryn Budig’s article, “I’m a Strong, Fit Yoga Instructor, and I Still Get Insecure About My Belly.” 

Thai Cashew Quinoa Salad
Serves 12
Recipe by listener Tracey, but slightly edited for cooking times and clarity by Rachel Cassinat, MS RD
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Ingredients
  1. Chicken breast tenders (1-1.5 lbs depending on how much chicken you want in the salad)
  2. Quinoa (2 cups)
  3. Kale (one large bunch)
  4. Butternut squash (2 lbs)
  5. Celery (1/2 cup)
  6. Onion (1/4 cup)
  7. Coconut milk (5 cups)
  8. Peanut butter (3-5 tablespoons)
  9. Garlic (2 cloves, or garlic powder to taste)
  10. Cashews (3-5 tablespoons)
  11. Cilantro (for garnish)
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  13. Fresh ginger or ginger powder to taste
  14. Sriracha
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breast with salt, pepper and ginger to taste. If chicken pieces not even, pound chicken until even before cooking. Place in lightly oiled pan at medium high heat for 1 minute, then flip chicken and close lid on pan- drop heat to low for 10 minutes and do not remove lid. After 10 minutes, turn heat off and leave chicken resting for 10 minutes- again do not remove lid. After 10 minutes, remove from stove, dice and set aside for later.
  2. Rinse quinoa under water, then cook 2 cups quinoa by placing in sauce pan with 4 cups of coconut milk. Bring to boil, then close lid for 15-20 minutes and cook until quinoa is translucent). Season with salt, pepper and ginger to taste.
  3. Peel and cube the butternut squash, then partly cook in the microwave for easier cooking in step 4- about 30 sec to 1 minute until more tender.
  4. In a medium pan, cook the chopped onions, minced garlic, finely diced celery, chopped kale and squash until tender (use butter or coconut oil) -set aside in a bowl for later.
  5. In the same pan, pour 1 cup of coconut milk, add the peanut butter, Sriracha and additional salt and pepper to taste- bring to a light boil then turn heat to medium low until it thickens, stirring every few minutes. (It may not get super thick, but you just don’t want it totally runny).
  6. In a large serving bowl, combine quinoa, veggies, ¾ of your chopped cashews (save some for garnish) chicken and sauce. Mix to combine and add any salt, pepper, ginger or Sriracha to taste.
  7. Scoop a serving into a bowl and top with chopped cilantro and chopped cashews. Enjoy!!!
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Episode 008: Our Favorite Things, Girl Crushes, & Not-So-Favorite Foods

Today’s episode is all about our FAVORITE things!! Hopefully, you sang that in the voice of Oprah Winfrey. Unlike Oprah’s Favorite Things, we don’t have a car to give away, but we DO have an unlimited supply of cheesy jokes! For this episode, we decided to keep things nice and easy, or “funky” as Rachel calls it. We work our way through a list of 25 of things that make our hearts sing! From favorite books, tv shows to binge watch, and even our favorite Spice Girl, we cover it all.

But first, we decided to make things really hard on ourselves and do a taste-test of our LEAST favorite things. Who does that?! Dietitian podcasters do, that’s who!

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Rachel’s least favorite foods: Black olives, cow’s milk, and horseradish

Erinn’s least favorite foods: Liverwurst (aka, Braunschweiger), tapioca pudding, pickled red beets

These are some of our favorite things!

P.S We won’t have all of our answers listed below, but make sure to listen in to hear them all! P.P.S We think these questions would be fun to ask at a party.

1. Food (besides pizza and tacos)

2. Go-to outfit
Erinn loves Loft Skinny Curvy Jeans and Clarks Wedge Sandals

Rachel loves Tieks

3. Celebrity girl crush
Erinn’s crushes – Ashley Graham & Hayley Atwell
Rachel’s crushes – Ruby Rose & Carrie Brownstein

4. On-the-go snack

5. Mom advice
Rachel’s mom says, “Don’t pay attention to the size on the tag of your clothes.”
Erinn’s mom says, “You don’t have to do everything in your twenties.”

6. Quote about food
Rachel’s fave, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
Erinn’s fave, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded goal, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R Tolkien

7. Book
Erinn- Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck
Rachel- The Giver by Lois Lowry

8. Podcast
Rachel – Spilled Milk
Erinn – Ana Faris is Unqualified

9. Blog
Rachel- Orangette and The Wednesday Chef
Erinn- 101 Cookbooks

10. Travel destination

11. Way to exercise
Rachel – Indoor Cycling (Cycle Bar McCormick Ranch and Cycle Avenue in Gilbert are two faves!)
Erinn – Barre3 (online and the Scottsdale location!)

12. Secret beauty habit

13. Way to relax

14. Way to waste time

15. Store to browse
Rachel loves Zara and Madewell
Erinn loves Tuesday Morning and La Grande Orange
They both love Target too, duh!

16. Show on Netflix/to binge-watch

Rachel’s shows- 

Grace and Frankie

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Erinn’s shows- 

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17. Weird habit

18. Memory from childhood

19. Color

20. Person to follow on Instagram
Rachel- Chrissy Teigen
Erinn- Hot Girls Eating Pizza

21. Ice cream flavor
Rachel- Green tea
Erinn- Vanilla (with rainbow sprinkles)

22. Current favorite song
Erinn- “Send My Love to Your New Lover,” by Adele
Rachel- “Shots and Squats ft Tham Sway,” by Vigiland

23. Item in your house
Rachel’s coffee table from Kelsey Wharton
Erinn’s memory foam mattress from Yoga Bed

24. Time of day
Take a guess at who likes the crack of dawn and who is a night owl!

25. Holiday

BONUS ROUND: Spice Girl!!

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Episode 006: Edible Face Mask and Lip Scrub, Sperm Eyebrows & Beauty

In today’s episode we chat all things beauty! We enjoy a homemade food-based face mask and lip scrub- both are EDIBLE! As Erinn states, you can have a face mask at night, and breakfast come morning. Rachel suggests dipping some summer fruits into it- maybe even swipe a chunk of watermelon right across your face while wearing the mask. We won’t judge. Next time, we may add more sugar to the lip scrub to make it more gritty like our favorite lip scrub from Lush (Rachel likes Mint Julep, Erinn likes Popcorn!).

We talk our beauty philosophies, our biggest beauty mistakes (re: sperm-shaped eyebrows), what’s inside our makeup bags, and our tips for looking and feeling your most beautiful both inside and out! We got the idea from our favorite Beauty Uniform series on Cup of Jo, and from one of our favorite podcasts, The Girl Next Door Podcast, which currently has two different beauty-related episodes out (listen to those episodes here and here!).

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As promised, we are linking to all the products we used (and them some!). DISCLAIMER: We have recently become part of Amazon’s Associate Program where if you click a product’s Amazon link on our website and purchase the item through our direct link, we get a very small percentage back to support our show! We have monthly costs for hosting and publishing the show to iTunes as well as costs for recording equipment and ingredients for our recipes, and any amount helps us continue to produce our fun show for you and keep it free! Using our direct links costs nothing to you and your Amazon page will look exactly the same and allow you to use your current personal shopping account, only difference is Amazon will send us a small kickback. Your shopping will remain anonymous, though we will get a monthly summary of general items that were purchased through our links (but does not identify buyers whatsoever). Win win for us all, thank for considering using this to support us! And now back to those products…

Rachel’s favorite skin care and make up products:
CeraVe Daily Foaming Cleanser
Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer with SPF of 47
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation (when I used it I just mix it with the lotion above!)
Sephora Bright Future Concealer in custard, applied with this E.L.F brush or EcoTools brush
Gabriel Translucent Powder in light beige
NARS Multiple Stick
Brow Wiz Pencil in Ebony from Anastasia
Mascara- Too Faced Better Than Sex waterproof Mascara, Pacificia Stellar Gaze Mineral Mascara in Supernova
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
BareMinerals Well Rested Brightener
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye-Shadow Primer
BareMinerals convertible Eye-Shadow palette, applied with MAC brush 224
Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm in Peppermint
Lipstick- favorite matte is Kat Von D in Lovesick, every day color is Mineral Fusion in Charming
Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
Boscia Make up-Break up Remover
Thayer’s Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner in Rose Petal
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Erinn’s favorite skin care and make up products:
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, Normal to Oily Skin
Avenue Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
Garnier Skin Active Micellar water (Bioderma is awesome as well!)
Daytime moisturizer- Coppertone Sensitive SkinFaces SPF 50
Toner- Pixi SkinTreats Glow Tonic
Tinted Moisturizer- current everyday is Laura Mercier Oil-Free in Blush
Concealer- Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Keepin’ things oil-free in Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
Bronzer- Maybelline FIT Me in Sun Beige with the Sonia Kashuk Angled Powder Brush
L’Oreal Paris Tru Match Blush in Rosy Outlook
Highlighter- MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (It’s growing on me…)
Eyeshadows- Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette and if I’m feeling fancy, Cover Girl True Naked Goldens Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner Pencils in Demolition and Rockstar
Physician’s Formula Liquid Eye Definer
Mascara- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! or CoverGirl’s The Supersizer
Lip Stains- Revlon Balm Stains in Honey and Smitten and Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in Strawberry Kissed
Even more lip obsessions- Carmex for chapped days, NYX butter glosses in Creme Brûlée and Fortune Cookie, TooFaced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Neutral Nude (perfect for any shade of lip product and any skin tone! Long-lasting too!)

Rachel’s favorite hair, body and nail products:
For hands: Up & Up Daily Moisturizing Lotion (the Target knock-off of Aveeno!)
Deodorant- Schmidt’s in Bergamot & Lime, or Herban Cowboy in Love
Fragrance- Dirty by LUSH (favorite scent was Breathe Romance by Bath and Body Works which they stopped making! Ugh!)
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner
Orofluido Hair Oil
Hairspray- every day is CHI Enviro 54 Firm Hold, wishlist is Oribe Fine Mist
Sea salt spray- every day is Moroccan Sea Salt Spray by OGX, wishlist is Sachajuan Ocean Mist
Butter London Nail Polish (silver topped bottles are her favorite!)
Not mentioned on the show, BUT: her go-to secret product is Bag Balm. It was made for cows (ha!), but she uses it for EVERYTHING (dry skin, irritated ear piercing, healing scratch, you name it).

Erinn’s favorite hair, body and nail products:
Self-tanner-Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer (Fair to Medium)
Everyday Moisturizers- Alba Botanica Very Emollient Coconut Rescue Body Lotion & Trader Joe’s Pomegranate Body Butter
Fragrance – Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt (all the women in her family LOVE Jo Malone!) & YSL Black Opium
Mousse & Dry Shampoo from Toni & Guy
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
Garnier Fructis Morroccan Oil
OPI Nail Envy
Fave hairsprays- Pantene and Elnett

Of note, Rachel did some serious Internet sleuthing and found the “faux-quarium” toy of her youth which provided the gel needed to slick back her bangs in the 90’s:

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Also, Rach PRE-BRACES:

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and Erinn PRE-BRACES. Can we give a round of applause for tooth gaps?! Also, the hair, OMG the hair…

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This episode rated clean! We BLEEP out all the BLEEP-ing bad words! Our moms will be proud.

Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub
Adapted from CollegeFashion.net
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tsp coconut sugar (could sub brown sugar as well)
  2. ½ tsp honey
  3. 1 tsp olive oil
  4. ¼ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine honey and olive, add in brown sugar and vanilla, stir to combine.
  2. Apply a small amount to lips and gently scrub for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Rinse it off and apply favorite lip balm.
  4. For an extra gritty lip scrub, we recommended adding more sugar until desired texture is achieved.
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Greek Yogurt Honey Face Mask
Adapted from Health.com
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  2. 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 1 Tablespoon honey
  4. Dash of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Stir or blend all ingredients to combine
  2. Slather it on (avoiding the eye area), then wipe off with a warm washcloth after 15 minutes. Feeling tingly? Don’t worry—that’s the cinnamon bringing oxygen-rich blood to the surface of skin, giving you a healthy glow!
  3. If desired, take a swipe of your masked face and eat!
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Episode 004: Protein Bars, Supportive Bras & Exercise

We start today’s episode with our first TASTE-TEST! Erinn bought five different high protein bars from her favorite store in the entire universe, Sprout’s Farmers Market, and then sampled each with Rachel.

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Protein bars we tried:
EPIC Bar – Bison, Bacon & Cranberry Bar
Hemp Hearts Bar – Vanilla
Zing Bar – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Kind Bar – Black Truffle, Almond & Sea Salt
Quest Bar – Double Chocolate Brownie

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We also discussed a recent study exploring the “The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life,” written up in the New York Times’ Well Blog. Listen in on how we currently like to exercise, what we wear, and our current favorite songs to get motivated!

Special thanks to Dr. Shannon Smith, fellow dietitian, exercise physiologist and sports nutrition expert, for her best pre- and post-workout fuel recommendations!

Erinn’s fave workouts:
Barre3
Fitness Blender (YouTube channel)
MTV Power Yoga DVD
Iron Core Kettlebell DVD

Rachel’s fave workouts:
Indoor cycling classes/road biking
Zumba
Running

Favorite Workout Gear:
Hydroflask
Lululemon Pace Rival Crop leggings
Lucy Hatha capri
…and, supportive bras!!!

Fave workout songs of the moment:
Rachel’s – West Coast (ZHU Remix) by Lana Del Rey
Erinn’s – Good Intentions (ft. Miguel) by Disclosure

This episode is rated Explicit because Erinn says what the hell, Rachel says what the hell, and there’s the ever-present F-bomb at the very end in the bloopers (did you know we always include bloopers?! Make sure you stick around for them!). What the hell?!