2015 Holiday Gift Guide from Athletic-Minded Traveler

We've been creating the annual gift guide since 2009! We don't accept compensation nor any other form of payment for inclusion. Our list represents items that our Athletic-Minded Traveler Team really likes. We strive to recommend something for everybody on YOUR list. So let us help you with your holiday shopping! Click here to see our previous years' lists

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A recipe worth sharing: Shrimp, Chorizo & Corn Salad

Wow. We were right!

When we saw this recipe in our Cooking Light Magazine, we were intrigued. We love shrimp, and we know that a small amount of Spanish chorizo can go a long way toward adding robust flavor.  Other favorite ingredients were also listed: sriracha, basil, green onion, garlic and lemon juice. This dish was begging to be made.

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Stylist: Cindy Barr

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All Oatmeal is NOT created equal. Which is best? And what about Starbucks’, Panera & Jamba’s versions?

Your Oatmeal Questions Answered

Steel Cut, Old Fashioned Flakes, Instant? What is the best oatmeal choice when I am making oatmeal at home? And what about instant flavored "packets" of oatmeal? Are they nutritionally bankrupt? And last, how about the oatmeal offered at fast food joints? Thumbs up or down?

We look at the variety of oatmeal available at stores, share our oatmeal recipe, and delve into what is offered "on the road." 

Oats at the Grocery Store (Home Base)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012 from Athletic-Minded Traveler

Another holiday season is upon us and we are super excited to share our gift ideas with you. Athletic-Minded Travelers can feast on our varied list for varied budgets! Please let us know if you see anything you really like. It makes us feel good...

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2011 Holiday Gift Guide from Athletic-Minded Traveler

Hooray for our FOURTH annual gift guide! And whether you're miserly or magnanimous, we have something for your budget.  And just as a reminder, we are not compensated nor rewarded for any of our picks. View our past lists for more ideas.

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Comfort Food Cop-Out

I feel vindicated. For the last couple of years, I have bristled, grumbled and ranted about all the new "gourmet comfort food" restaurants.  It seems that every time a new place opened, the menu catered to this new food trend. For healthy eaters, those who are skilled cooks, and for those who lean toward clean food, these menus offer little.

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What a slow-cooker recipe should be: EASY, YUMMY & HEALTHY

I guess we were the last to know.  This recipe is all over the web and I can NOW understand why. It's criminally easy, healthy and really good!

*Photo courtesy of Chicagoist.com which also lists this recipe!

If you enjoy bbq pulled pork sandwiches -- or the tender, shredded meat a top your favorite salad, this is a MUST make recipe. And remember, for a red meat, pork tenderloin is super sensible. Read our past post "Pig versus Chicken."

Ingredients:

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Vegetarians are missing out. These Aisan flavored meatballs are fabulous!

I typically don't eat red meat; however the flavorful ingredients in this "Cooking Light Magazine" recipe spoke to me...garlic, green onion, chile paste...YUM!  And it seemed pretty easy too. Bonus.

The recipe is listed below.  I made THREE modifications:

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Why you should follow Athletic-Minded Traveler on X

Editor's Note: This post was updated in 2024.

Our X address is @healthytravel. 

Why tweet?  First and foremost to help people stay up to date on all things active and healthy.  We also think that athletic-minded travelers, and those trying to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, are a unique bunch. 

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Easy to Follow Get Healthy FOOD Strategies for Everyday Life

** Editor's Note: This post was updated in 2024.

Getting healthy is a simple goal.  

Getting started is not so simple.

However, professional health gurus like Jim Karas, a lifestyle expert, well-known author and seasoned business professional can help make it happen. Good Morning America's Fitness Contributor understands people and how to motivate them.

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