21Oct, 2015

Two anti-inflammatory dinner recipes

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I am sharing a couple of recipes from registered dietician Michelle Babb of Eat.Play.Be  She is a West Seattle resident and I’ll be having her at the studio for a FREE nutrition seminar on Monday Nov 2nd, 7pm @ Fitness Revolution studio. Sign up for this free seminar today!

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium sweet potatoes or yams
1 cup chopped onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 4 oz. can chopped mild green chilies
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregeno
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Peel sweet potatoes or yams and chop into 1-inch cubes. Sauté sweet potatoes or yams until they just begin to soften. Remove from heat and transfer to separate bowl.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in same skillet and Sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until onions are golden brown. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add sweet potatoes or yams and continue to simmer until vegetables are tender (10-15 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 4-6 servings


Butternut squash and white bean soup


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1½ quarts vegetable broth
  • 1 can white beans (cannellini beans work well) – can use ½ cup soaked dry beans and extend simmering time of the soup
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are soft.
    Add squash, broth, beans, cumin and paprika and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 35 – 40 minutes.
  2. Pour small batches of the soup into a food processor or blender, blend until smooth and then return to the pan to keep warm before serving.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings

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13Oct, 2015

Meal plans & recipes

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Healthy Eating Guide

The following 2 days of meal plans are taken directly from my health and nutrition book. I use these meal plans for myself and my clients.  These meal plans are not about calorie restriction.  Instead you are filling your body with healthy, nutritious foods. I also have access to 42 healthy recipes below if you want more!

This is a pre-planned menu sheet and a good way to start.  Use it to begin learning about eating healthy and proper portion sizes.  I have both planned meals and option for you to choose the foods you eat.  This will give you more variety and freedom in your diet.

Feel free to substitute foods.  If it says turkey meat and you want chicken, then go ahead with chicken.  Similar substitutions can be made for all of the foods shown on your basic meal plan.

Sample Meals

Here I will provide you with meals and recipes to get you started. Again, control your portions, eat the foods according to the guidelines and you will do just fine.

You should always begin your day with 2 big glasses of water!

Meal Plan #1


1 cup plain Greek Yogurt with 1/2 cup sliced apples and topped with 1/4 cup crushed walnuts.



1/2 cup brown rice mixed with 1tbsp olive oil,  2 slices avocado, 1 pouch tuna and 1/2 cup sliced red peppers.


sliced carrots and celery with 2 tbsp hummus



4oz baked chicken with 1 cup green beans. Garden salad with cucumber and tomato.


Meal Plan #2

Breakfast: 1 cup Ezekiel break spread with 1 tbsp nut butter.  1 orange.

Lunch: 2 cups spinach mixed with olives, yellow peppers, sunflower seeds, and shaved carrots.  Mix with olive oil and lemon juice.  2 organic turkey deli slices rolled with 1tbsp hummus

Snack: 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with berries

Dinner: Simple shrimp stir fry. 3 cups frozen stir fry veggies mixed with 1lb frozen shrimp and 8 ounces angel hair pasta.


My meal plans are the BEST if you want a specific plan to follow each week, with grocery lists, recipes, and daily menus. I have 6 weeks of meal plans in my nutrition book which is available on Amazon or click here.  Be sure to share the health to friends and share this blog post with them!

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6Oct, 2015

Hearty Bean Burrito Bowl Recipe

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I haven’t blogged in awhile, mostly because I send out a weekly newsletter on a different platform from wordpress. But, I’ve had such good feedback on my newsletter I decided to share some of the content today from one of my latest letters. See below you can sign up and receive my weekly newsletter below.

A yummy and simple weeknight dinner recipe

Hearty Bean Burrito Bowl : serves 4

3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. ground cumin
Kosher salt and pepper
2 c. cooked brown rice
1 can black beans
½ head romaine lettuce
1 c. roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1 pt. grape tomatoes
1 avocado
½ small red onion
lowfat sour cream
tortilla chips
Lime wedges
Hot sauce


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, oil, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Divide the rice and beans among serving bowls. Top with the lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, and avocado.
  3. Sprinkle with the red onion, then drizzle with the dressing. Serve with sour cream, tortilla chips, lime wedges, and hot sauce, if desired.




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2Apr, 2015

My next book signing event

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I’m excited to announce my next book signing event will be held on Sunday, April 12th at West Seattle Runner (2743 California Ave).  I’ll be there from 9:45am til noon.    For every book sold, I will donate $10 to the West Seattle High School Booster Club.

My book “Blast Fat Fast” is full of nutrition and exercise advice.  I created this book after years of experience training clients of all ages and sizes and figuring out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to eating, exercise, and having more energy.  The book includes a 6-week meal plan, recipes, bodyweight workouts, food log, and motivation tips.  If you are unable to attend this event, my book is for sale on Amazon.  You can buy it here : Blast Fat Fast

 Anyone who buys a copy of my book on the 12th receive a free 30-minute coaching session with Jill!!!!

Blast Fat 300x158 My next book signing event

Who is Jill ?

Jill Bruyere is a local fitness expert and the author of Blast Fat Fast. She is educated with a B.S. in exercise physiology, M Ed in Sports Leadership and certified as an exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Jill offers her fitness progams at her business in West Seattle, called Fitness Revolution.  www.FitnessRevolutionWithJill.com  The Fitness Revolution team trains all ages and fitness levels.  “Whether you’re just beginning your journey into fitness or pushing towards your summit, my programs give you a scalable, sustainable, fun, effective approach to help you achieve your personal best.”



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2Dec, 2014

Give the gift of health this holiday season

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Do you have a friend or family member who would appreciate getting a “healthy” gift this season.   Perhaps you can give the gift that will completely change someones life.  My health and fitness book is live on Amazon and can be purchased here:

Blast Fat Fast : The Ultimate Fitness and Nutrition Program  <—click here to buy now!

In the past week, I’ve had two companies purchase over 20 books and are giving away as client gifts this year.  What a great idea!  This book contains over 6 weeks of meal plans and recipes along with goal setting, food recording, bodyweight workouts, and motivation.  Its very simple and easy to follow.  

Leave a comment here if you have any questions.  If you live in Seattle, I’m happy to autograph the book for you:)

Blast Fat 300x158 Give the gift of health this holiday season


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18Mar, 2014

12-minute full body circuit

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Just finishing up filling out my basketball bracket (Go Lobos) and came across one of my full body circuits that I want to share with you.  Many of my friends, family, and clients appreciate a quick and effective workout to fit in with a busy schedule.

Bodyweight 12-Minute Workout (do the circuit 2x’s for a 12-min workout)
each exercise is 1-minute
1) Wall Sit 
2) Jumping Jacks
3) Alternating Reverse Lunges
4) Pushups 
5) Mountain Climbers

6) Plank Hold

No excuses!  There is always time for a workout.

“Never quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today is another day, so get back on track to your goals.” -Craig Ballantyne


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