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Team Recharge was created to help you learn to eat and move intuitively, honor God with your body and put faith first in your health and fitness to allow your body to function in the way it was originally designed.

Making the commitment to improve your health and fitness is fairly simple.  The struggle comes with staying committed.  Can you relate?  I start off super excited and eager for big results; but am quickly reminded of the hard work, time, and dedication it takes to accomplish the changes I am after – struggling to keep the momentum. 

Romans 12:2 encourages us not to conform to the patterns of this world but to be transformed by renewing our minds.  So, what if we give up control and surrender our health to God?

Putting our faith first, when setting nutrition and fitness goals, will require us to surrender and give up control.  This is like repentance wouldn’t you say?  To turn from sin and go a new way; not resorting back to previous sinful patterns. 

Our “perfect plan” will always be interrupted by social gatherings, family illnesses, vacations and birthdays; but our health does not have to suffer because of it and we do not have to put our goals on hold because of them either.  When we look to the Lord in times of adversity we will discover he is the Way to finding joy and freedom in our choices.  We need the strength from our creator to guide our journey.  We can’t do it alone. 

Team Recharge has a variety of programs offering assistance in nutrition and exercise that help you put your faith first and bring out your original design. We would love the opportunity to walk with you on your journey to greater health and wellness; to support you, encourage you and pray for you.

If you do not go astray, you cannot be led astray.

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Put your Faith in the front row of your health!
Surrender your flesh and put God in the lead to allow yourself the ability to rely on His strength to equip you in reaching ultimate freedom in your health!

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As a result, you will re-discover your original design - Who God created you to be, experience a recharge in your energy and have a renewed spirit that empowers you to thrive forward.  

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Nutrition Specialist Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Struggling to Enjoy Vegetables? Prepare Them Using These Methods

Any nutrition specialist will tell you that high-quality vegetables are a critical part of your diet. They provide the highest concentration of vitamins and minerals and often contain a variety of antibiotics and other items that improve your overall health in a variety of ways. However, many people struggle to enjoy vegetables simply because they don’t know how to prepare them.

While raw or steamed veggies are the healthiest way to eat vegetables, they also don’t provide a lot of flavors. However, some methods provide flavor but also add too much fat and cholesterol to your veggies. The following preparation methods will help you create vegetables that you love and which will be easy to eat in large volume without a lot of extra work or difficulty.

Bake Them Into Delicious Fries

If you’re struggling to integrate vegetables into your diet, you may want to consider baking some delicious veggie fries. This name may seem confusing – you’re baking your “fries” instead of frying them – but the extra flavor that they offer is not complicated. If you’re smart and clever with your spices and herbs, you can create delicious veggie fries that will quickly meet your needs. 

The flavor will vary depending on what ingredients you want to use. For example, you can add garlic to not only boost their flavor but to combine the benefits of garlic to the vegetables as well. However, you can also use olive oil and other cooking oils to add a boost of flavor without compromising the health quality of the vegetables. Mix up flavors to come up with a variety of different taste possibilities. 

For example, you could add garlic and smoked black pepper to create very robust flavors that will make your veggies enjoyable and tastier. Cut them up into small wedges – typically about 3-4 out of a single vegetable – and coat them with flavoring before baking them 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This should get the veggies nice and firm but not too mushy, which will make your nutrition specialist happy.

Make Veggie “Leather” Snacks 

If you’ve ever shopped at a food co-op, you’ll likely have tried fruit leather at some point in your life. Fruit leather is dried fruit thinly sliced to make it easier to eat. This choice will concentrate all of the nutrients and vitamins into the fruit leather. However, you can also make vegetable leather in the same way or integrate bits of vegetables into your standard fruit leather to make great snacks.

Start this process by blending a variety of vegetables, such as kale, spinach, broccoli, and carrots and then adding two cups of water. This should make the vegetable mixture very watery, which is where you want it to be before you cook. Line a pan with plastic and pour the vegetable mix – add fruit to your preference – into the bottom of the pan and place the it in the oven. 

Set the oven for 170 degrees Fahrenheit – the lowest temperature on most ovens – and let the mixture cook for about 14 hours. Check every few hours to ensure that the mixture has a leathery consistency, rather than a spongy one, to get the best results. Cut the mix up into bars that you can then wrap into individual plastic sheets and store them in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Talk to your nutrition specialist about this option to see what they think. 

Create a Tasty Chili Mixture 

If you’re a big fan of chili, you should talk to your nutrition specialist about the healthiest chili options available for you. A chili will provide you with a great way to add vegetables to your diet. For example, you can add a variety of different vegetables, such as onions, peppers, broccoli, carrots, and various types of beans to create a delicious mixture of concentrated vegetables. 

Once you have mixed all of your vegetables, you can add flavoring such as chili powder and other types of peppers to enhance the taste of your vegetables. If you’re not vegan or vegetarian, you can also add meat to provide a little boost of protein to your chili. Those who aren’t eating meat can instead add in kidney and black beans to make the chili more delicious and more comfortable to tolerate. 

The beautiful thing about chili dishes is that the vegetables will be so evenly cooked that you will barely even taste them. Just as importantly, they’ll have an easier-to-tolerate texture that won’t cause you to gag. Unfortunately, many people who struggle to enjoy vegetables often struggle to enjoy the texture, so if you make the textures less extreme, you’re more likely to enjoy your veggies. As always, talk to your nutrition specialist to learn more about your options and to pick one that is right for your needs. 

Getting Into Great Shape With Vegetables 

If you are trying to get into better shape or add more nutrients to your diet, you need to consider these unique vegetable preparation options seriously. However, you should also find other methods that may be useful for your needs. Though the techniques above are among the most popular and beneficial, the following methods will also help and include:

  • Steam vegetables – When you properly steam vegetables, you can turn them into a side dish for just about any meal. Mash them up to create a delicious mix that is hard to top.
  • Make a juice – Gather up the vegetables that you want to enjoy and place them in a blender. Blend them and add delicious fruit additives to improve the taste even more. 
  • Bake a veggie-crust pizza – If you’re really into pizza and having a hard time getting vegetables onto your pies, make your crust out of vegetables to enhance its flavor and healthiness. 
  • Grill your veggies – Fire up your grill and create tasty grilled vegetable spears that you can add items like peppers, meat, and other ingredients to as a way of improving their flavor. 
  • Make a dip – Chop up your vegetables and blend about half to create a liquid. Mix your chopped solid vegetables in with the fluid to create a salsa-like dip that you can enjoy. 

All of these tips come directly from nutrition specialists and will make your vegetables tastier and healthier. So don’t hesitate to integrate vegetables into your diet using these techniques to improve your health and get into shape more efficiently. 


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  • I joined not knowing what to expect… my time with Recharge has taught me to ALWAYS put God first. I also learned weight loss is not always about the pounds but the weight of your heart and mind. This journey showed me what it means to seek God first in all things. I lost a few pounds but I gained more insight about myself and that is huge for me. I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking a better life.

  • In 8 weeks I experienced, for me, an epiphany. I learned I needed more than just a great workout to help my health journey. Jill introduced me to her program and incorporated a healthy way of eating, moving, and praying. I’ve learned how to include God in my everyday. Jill’s kindness and knowledge has taken me to a new path on my wellness journey. I have incorporated new habits into my daily routine that help me be the best me i’ve ever been. thank you, Jill, you will always be cherished.

  • This program has helped give me a renewed peace and perspective on fitness and nutrition. I was one who struggled with an “all or nothing” approach, and through this program I was able to learn that I was lacking God in that area of my life. The program taught me that God does want me to be healthy and whole. Putting God first didn’t mean abandoning my health and fitness. I have made some great new friends, I am stronger, have more energy and endurance, and I have a healthier relationship with both food and my workouts. I highly recommend this!

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