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Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs



This recipes was submitted by Theresa DiMartini from All Recipes site.  She used plain Fage Greek Yogurt and just used regular feta cheese for this particular recipe.  She also recommends adding a dash of crushed red pepper to the marinade to add a real punch to the flavor!  Her comments were this was a delicious, and flavorful recipe!


  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves- cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges


  1. In a large shallow baking dish, mix the yogurt, feta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Thread the chicken, onion wedges, and green bell pepper pieces alternately onto skewers. Discard remaining yogurt mixture.
  4. Grill skewers on the prepared grill until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  5. Serve!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This yummy recipe was submitted by Theresa DiMartini, who found this recipe on the Lucky Penny Blog.  Theresa let us know that this pizza was a little harder to make and was quite time consuming but yummy!  Also it held up like real pizza!  Her Pro Tip: be sure to fully squeeze all of the water out of the cauliflower. There is so much! Also we let the pizza “dry” by placing the parchment paper directly on the hot oven rack after cooking (the bottom was kinda wet). Then she also let it sit on a drying rack before cutting and eating.

Cauliflower Pizza1

  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (crush it even more between your fingers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crust it even more between you fingers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • optional a few shakes of crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • optional 1 tablespoon almond meal
  • Desired amount of sauce, cheese for topping, and other toppings.
  1. Place a pizza stone in the oven, or baking sheet if you don’t have a pizza stone. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a cutting board, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a small head of cauliflower. Don’t get one the size of your head unless you are planning on making 2 pizzas. Cut off the florets, you don’t need much stem. Just stick with the florets. Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower. You should end up with 2 to 3 cups cauliflower “snow”. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for 4 minutes. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool for a bit before attempting the next step.
  3. Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring the heck out of it. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible. This will ensure you get a chewy pizza like crust instead of a crumbly mess
  4. Dumped cauliflower into a bowl. Now add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (crush up the leaves even more between your fingers before adding), 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crush up the leaves even more between your fingers before adding), 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt), and a dash of red pepper if you want. I also added 1 tablespoon almond meal because my cauliflower yielded closer to 2 cups of cauli snow, this is optional and I would not add the almond meal if you have closer to 3 cups of cauli snow. Now add your egg and mix away. Hands tend to work best.
  5. Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Pat it down thoroughly, you want it nice and tightly formed together. Don’t make it too thick or thin either.
  6. Using a cutting board slide the parchment paper onto your hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 8 – 11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
  7. Add however much sauce, cheese, and toppings you want. I’m not gonna give you measurements for this. You know how you like your pizza – so go for it! Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.
  8. Test your patience and allow it to cool for a minute or two. Probably closer to two. Then using a pizza cutter and a spatula serve up your delicious grain-free cauliflower crust pizza!

Vanilla Chia Pudding

This is a great snack recipe to try out and is really easy to make!  Chia seeds are a delicious addition to most shakes and add an additional source of protein and are high in fiber.  You can put them in homemade protein bars or add them to your morning shake.  This recipe was found on the Blahnik Baker Blog.  Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding can be made with coconut milk or almond milk, which ever you have on hand or prefer.
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • seeds from ⅓ of a vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoons organic maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • Toppings: ½ cup fresh raspberries, 2 tablespoons toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  1. In a medium bowl with a lid, combine all the ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate. During the first 30 minutes, stir the mixture every 10 minutes as it thickens. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Serve when the mixture reaches a custard-like consistency. Top with fresh fruits and coconut flakes.

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Peanut Butter Balls
Contributed by: Sarah Hall, ATC (Trainer for Pursuit Fitness & Performance)
My husband and I tried these on our vacation last month, and they were a great snack to have with us during our travels.  Thanks to Casey Wilson’s Health Nut Blog, we now make a batch and keep them for a quick and easy snack during the week.  We found it best to store them in the refrigerator to keep them from melting.  For the protein we used Isagenix IsaPro Vanilla Protein Powder, local farmers market honey, and the Smucker’s Natural brand Peanut Butter.
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
Place the protein powder and honey in a medium sized bowl and mix well. Add the peanut butter, keep stirring until all ingredients are mixed and you have a cookie-dough-like consistency. (If you need to add more honey or peanut butter, go for it!) Roll the dough into balls and let set in the fridge or freezer for at least an hour. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
This is an easy recipe that you can get creative with! Add rolled oats, dark chocolate chips, raisins, or try experimenting with different flavor extracts or protein powder flavors.  Let me know what you all think!!

Vote for Best Results from PFP’s Memorial Day Meltdown

Recently we hosted our Memorial Day Meltdown, and we are excited to show you the results that some of our members were able to achieve in just 4 short weeks!

To reward their hard work, we will be giving away one FREE MONTH OF TRAINING to the winner of Best Results, as decided by a public vote.

Please take some time to check out their results and cast your vote. It’s so impressive what they accomplished in only 4 weeks by focusing hard on their nutrition and workouts!

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Please pass this page along to your friends and family to get their votes in too! You have from NOW through Sunday, June 22nd, at which time we will tally up the votes and declare the winner of Best Results and announce the winner of the FREE month of training! And check back for the announcement of the winner on Monday, June 23rd.

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Member of the Month

June 2014

Lori Harman

This month’s member of the month is Lori Harman! Lori became a member of Pursuit as a referral from her daughter, Madelyn. She has been everything that Pursuit hopes for with personal training clients. She schedules all her visits, and arrives early to get her foam rolling and breathing in so she is ready for the warm-up section when the session is ready to start. She has done an awesome job with the Success Principles – which is evident in her great results she’s had in a relatively short amount of time! Here is Lori’s story:

1. What brought you to Pursuit Fitness & Performance in the first place?
I asked for Christmas to have a Personal Trainer and my daughter had been going to Pursuit Fitness for about a year and she got me the gift.

2. What are your goals?

  • Now one of my goals is to continue to lose more weight and get stronger.
  • Get to a point where I want to go to work out, not have to go to work out.
  • When I get to where I want to be, then my goal will be to continue to have a workout program to maintain.
  • Find more healthy recipes and try to eat healthier.

3. What kind of success have you had?
I’ve lost weight and I’m sure inches, my summer pants of last year are too big.  I find that I can fit into other clothes that I couldn’t.  I am having less pain in some of my joints, but working out has certainly created soreness in areas I didn’t know existed.

4. What is your favorite thing about Pursuit?
There are a couple of favorite things.  They let me work at my pace but they will prod me along without being a drill sergeant.  There is always encouragement not only from the trainers but the others working out with you. 

5. How do you make time to exercise?
Sometimes it is hard to find the time.  There are times I feel I’m not getting things I need at home done, but, that is where the work sharing starts with the husband and adult children.  I just make up my mind it has to be 3 times a week.  I’m not cheating anyone but myself.  

Congratulations, Lori, on all your awesome accomplishments so far!  Pursuit Fitness & Performance is so proud of your achievements and we appreciate your loyalty! Keep up your hard work!

Baked Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce

Baked Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce

This is a great meal to try for a week night, requires minimal preparation and bake time.  This recipe was contributed by Kerry Robbers who has tried this out for herself from the Against All Grain Blog.  Kerry substituted 2 eggs instead of olive oil to get the coconut to stick better.  Thanks Kerry for your recipe submission!  If you have a recipe that you would like to share please email to with a brief description of the item, and an original picture.



  •  1 pound chicken tenders
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dried shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 4 teaspoons honey


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all of the spices and coconut flour in a shallow bowl.
  3. Pour the olive oil into a separate shallow bowl, and the shredded coconut into a third bowl.
  4. Dip each tender in the coconut flour first, then lightly shake off the excess. Next, dip in the bowl with the olive oil and shake off the excess oil. Lastly, dip the chicken in the coconut shreds and use your fingers to press press the coconut onto the strips.
  5. Place the chicken strips on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the chicken over and bake another 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven to broil, and continue baking for another 3-5 minutes until the chicken has evenly browned.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, mix the mustard and the honey in a small bowl.
  8. Serve the chicken strips hot with the honey mustard sauce or sauce of your choice!

Lamb Burgers

We had never tried Lamb before this recipe, but this is a great substitute for the traditional burger.  When you are looking for a different taste, the lamb burger has a much richer flavor than the beef burger.  Original recipe from Martha Stewart.

Lamb Burgers


  •  1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 8 slices country bread (each 1/2 inch thick), toasted, if desired
  • 1 Kirby cucumber, cut lengthwise into ribbons with a vegetable peeler


  1. STEP 1

    In a medium bowl, combine lamb, curry powder, and 2 sliced scallions; season generously with salt and pepper. Mix gently with a fork (do not overmix); form into 4 oval patties to fit on bread (each 1 inch thick).

  2. STEP 2

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season patties with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side (reduce heat if browning too quickly).

  3. STEP 3

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix feta, yogurt, and remaining scallion, mashing cheese gently to combine; season with salt and pepper.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread 4 slices of bread with feta mixture; top with cucumbers, lamb patties, and remaining bread.

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