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Healthy eating is important no matter how old you are. March is National Nutrition Month, and that is right up our alley. TNT is here to help you “spring” into the new season with a variety of tools and resources to help you find a healthy eating style that works for you at any age. Whether you need a yummy new recipe to try or you are wanting some help getting over the dry, winter months, we are here to share some information. Read on!
From our Mindset Coach
Do you ever feel like no one is listening to you? We all want to be heard and understood, but do you hold the characteristics to be an effective listener? First of all, to truly listen to someone you must drop the attitude of prejudgment. Listen with an open mind. Look the speaker in the eyes and be attentive. To listen does not mean you have to agree and understand but instead be supportive. Show you care and allow the speaker to express their feelings. Most importantly, don’t interrupt! Be kind, be compassionate, be patient. For more techniques and tips, join us at our Communication and Language workshop!
Make Cooking, Fun, Seamless and INSTANT!
From our Life Coach
I have always considered myself an “old-fashioned chef.” That is, until I started with TNT. Even though I love to cook, the idea of taking out pots and pans and preparing a meal only to turn around and clean up the mess could be so daunting that I would succumb to eating a boring meal instead of go through the fuss. Thanks to learning to embrace modern appliances like the “Instant Pot”, I now have an arsenal of tips, tricks and shortcuts that have made these “cooking is a chore” nights a thing of the past. With the Instant Pot, soups, roasts, veggies, eggs all can be made within a fraction of the time – all in one pot! Now I fit cooking delicious, nutritious, TNT approved meals into my day even on the busiest nights.
Intimidated by the idea of using one? No worries! At the TNT kitchen, we will show you step-by-step how easy it is to get started – and hooked – to using this all-in-one appliance. Samples will be included!
March 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Barbacoa Inspired Pulled Pork – Instant Pot Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 brown onion,
  • 700 g diced pork (shoulder)
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, roughly diced
  • 1 large bay leaf or 2 small ones
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chili flakes (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Handful of fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  1. Press the Sauté key on the Instant Pot (it should say Normal, 30 mins). Add coconut oil and once hot, add the onion and cooke for 2 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Add the pork, stir and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and spices, stir and then add the rest of the ingredients. Cancel the Sauté function by pressing Keep Warm/Cancel button.
  3. Place and lock the lid, make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual (High Pressure) and adjust to 20 minutes. After 3 beeps the pressure cooker will start going.
  4. Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release for 3-4 minutes and then use the quick release method before opening the lid.
  5. Using a potato masher, press down the meat and flake it into shreds. You could do this with a fork, but I find that the masher works really well. Press Sauté key again and cook the shredded meat in its broth for 7-8 minutes, stirring a few times. This will evaporate some of the liquid and thicken the sauce.
  6. Serve the pork with extra lime wedges and fresh cilantro.
6 Ways to Enhance the Flavor of Your Meals
By: Angela Ugarte, TNT APRIN
Excerpt from:
 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
I love cooking for my family. Though each one of us has different tastes for food, I have found that is quite easy to cook healthy once you have the necessary tools and techniques. 
Cooking at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective. And, according to research, taste tops nutrition as the main reason why Americans buy one food over another. The foods you enjoy are likely the ones you eat the most, so make taste a kitchen priority when preparing healthy, nutritious meals.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers cooking tips to enhance flavor and retain nutrients without adding extra fat, calories or salt. To maximize food's flavor and nutrition, start with high-quality ingredients at their peak quality. They don't need to be the most expensive foods — or served in big portions. It's also important to handle and store foods properly, because poor storage destroys flavor and quality.
Overcooking can destroy flavor and nutrients. So cook to retain nutrients, flavor, color, texture and overall appeal. Cooking can't improve poor-quality foods, but it can enhance the flavors of high-quality foods.
Try these seven simple techniques to enhance flavor and experiment with flavor combinations.
·        Intensify the flavors of meat, poultry and fish with high-heat cooking techniques such as pan-searing, grilling or broiling, which help to brown meat and add flavor. Just don't overcook, burn or char meat.
·        Grill or roast veggies in a very hot (450°F) oven or grill for a sweet, smoky flavor. Before popping them into the oven, brush or spray lightly with an oil such as extra-virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil or avocado oil so they don't dry out and sprinkle with herbs.
·        Pep it up with peppers! Use red, green and yellow peppers of all varieties — sweet, hot and dried. Or, add a dash of hot pepper sauce.
·        Add a tangy taste with citrus juice or grated citrus peel: lemon, lime or orange. Acidic ingredients help lift and balance flavor.
·        Use small amounts of ingredients with bold flavors such as pomegranate seeds, chipotle pepper or cilantro.
·        Give a flavor burst with good-quality condiments such as horseradish, flavored mustard, chutney, wasabi, tapenade and salsas of all kinds.
Please note, when cooking always be aware of food allergens – including those in the spices. When roasting or grilling vegetables make sure not to overcook as you want them to be lightly roasted or grilled so you benefit from all the nutritional properties. A great location to get your veggies is bountifulfarms.com
The healthiest way to eat is to cook it yourself. TNT recommends that all ingredients you use be gluten free and organic when possible.  Sourcing of meats, poultry, and fish is important. For example, beef should be grass-fed, chicken should be free-range, and fish should be wild caught. (Great locations for these are: pastureprimewagyu.com and butcherbox.com, and seafood from The Fresh Market) Hopefully you will find these 6 techniques helpful. Also, TNT offers a variety of healthy cooking classes, such as, Insta Pot Class, Air fryer, Tools of the Trade, and Juicing/Blending. Check our TNT calendar to see when the next class is is scheduled. 
With a Glycolic Peel - Your skin will thank you!
By Sandy Bock, TNT Licensed Esthetician
Glycolic Peels are here just at the perfect time of year! TNT offers a series of 6 glycolic peels that work with nearly every skin type….even most sensitive skin! Why Now? Spring months allows for this treatment before the harsh summer sun. Why glycolic? Glycolic acid molecules are smaller in size than other peel acids Therefore they penetrate deeper where it dissolves sebum and dead skin cells revealing smoother, brighter an younger looking skin. Not sure this effective treatment is for you? Just schedule a complimentary skin care consult with our esthetician Sandy!
A special offer for our TNT clients
Valid through Mar 31, 2019
Walk and Talk Class
Every Tuesday and Thursday in March at 10am at the Lady Lake Soccer Fields

At Home Exercises Classes-
Thursday, March 7 th 11 am
Tuesday, March 19 th 1 pm
Tuesday, March 26 th 130 pm

Chair Stretching Classes-
Thursday, March 14 th 11am
Thursday, March 21 st 3pm

Core Restore Classes -
Tuesday, March 5 th 1 pm
Tuesday, March 12 th 130 pm
Thursday, March 28 th 2 pm

Communication and Language Classes -
Wednesday, March 6 th 2 pm

Mineral Testing Classes-
Monday, March 11 th 3 pm
Thursday, March 28 th 9 am

Intro to Emotion Freedom Technique Classes-
Wednesday, March 13 th 1 pm
Monday, March 18 th 4 pm
Wednesday, March 27 th 2 pm

Increasing Motivation Classes-
Monday, March 18 th 2 pm
For more information on our TNT classes and to see our Monthly Class Calendar
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