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Classy Living Society Gets Healthy!! A healthy lifestyle is all about diet AND exercise, but nutritionists agree that nutrition accounts for about 75 to 80 percent of your success. That’s why CLS has put together some amazing, quick, and easy-to-prepare dinner recipes to help you clean out the pantry and clean up your shopping list. We hope that you will use these dinner recipes and incorporate them into your meal prep days for an easy solution to healthier meals. Remember, food is fuel! If you’re ready to be a healthier you, get ready to rock it out with #CLSGetsHealthy in four easy steps: 1. Identify Your “Why” For an example, say that your goal is to “lose weight.” Why is that your goal? If it’s “just because” or “I don’t know” then your odds of success are slim to none. Compare that with a goal of “lose weight so I can enjoy playing with my kids at the playground.” It’s plain to see which “why” will keep you committed to reaching your goal when you may not feel like it. 2. Put a Positive Description In and Take the Negative Out So, you’ve decided to “not eat junk/fast food”. Great! Except your subconscious doesn’t take negatives into account, so now your subconscious goal sounds more like “eat junk/fast food.” Yikes! Solve this by phrasing your goals with what you want to do, rather than what you want to avoid. You can decide to “eat more fruits and vegetables” instead of “skip junk/fast food” or “exercise more” instead of “don’t be a bump on a log.” 3. Make it Clear and Attainable How will you know if you’ve met your goal if you don’t know what it is? You’ve got your “why” and you’ve decided to “get healthy.” Now, take it one step further and make it a clear goal with measurable results. What does “getting healthy” mean to you? Shedding 15 or 20 pounds? Getting

six-pack abs? Being able to run five miles nonstop? Being able to play at the playground with your kids? Once you’ve set your big goal, break it into achievable mini goals. This way, it’s easier to tackle those seemingly insurmountable big goals. Plus, you’ll begin to develop the habits that will create long-term success. 4. Be a Woman with a Plan How are you going to go about reaching your goals? By hitting those mini goals! And how will you do that? With a plan. Schedule yourself for the activities that will help you reach your goal: Maybe its meal-prep Sundays, blocking out 30 minutes a day for HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts, or getting up earlier to eat a healthy breakfast and make your own lunch instead eating junk/fast food. Identify those activities, schedule them, and make them a priority. Why? Because you’ve got a goal and you’ve got a reason for it. If it’s a good enough reason, you’ll make the time! Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

With Love, Classy Living Society

Stir-Fried Chile Beef & Broccolit Ingredients


5 cups bite-size broccoli florets (12 ounces), stems cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1. Steam broccoli over an inch of boiling water in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket until bright green, about 1 minute. Transfer to a colander to drain. 2. Cut steak with the grain lengthwise into 2-inchwide pieces. Cut each strip across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Combine the steak, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons rice wine (or sherry), cornstarch, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Mix hoisin sauce, chile sauce and the remaining 1 tablespoon rice wine (or sherry) in a small bowl. 3. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in 1 tablespoon oil. Carefully add the beef in one layer. Cook undisturbed for 1 minute, letting it begin to sear. Then, stir-fry until lightly browned but not quite cooked through, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate. 4. Swirl the remaining 1 tablespoon oil into the wok, add onion and cook until just translucent, about 30 seconds. Add the broccoli and stir until just combined, about 15 seconds. Return the beef and any juice to the wok. Stir the hoisin sauce mixture again and swirl it into the wok. Stir-fry until the beef is just cooked through, about 1 minute. Season with more chile sauce, if desired.

12 ounces flank steak, trimmed 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced, fresh ginger 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon Shao Hsing rice wine (see Notes) or dry sherry, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (see Notes) 1 tablespoon Sriracha or hot chile sauce, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

From Eating Well: September/October 2011

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.


Tilapia, Lemon Butter Sauce and Fresca Ingredients

Tilapia Directions

2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat large sautĂŠ pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes. Place seasoned salt and 3 teaspoons flour in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Add fish to zip-top bag; seal tightly and shake to coat.

1 lemon 1 1/2 lb tilapia fillets (thawed) 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 4 teaspoons flour, divided Large zip-top bag 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1/4 cup white wine 8 oz angel hair pasta 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato pesto

Tilapia Preparation 1. Chop parsley; cut lemon in half. Set both aside. 2. Check for fish bones (wash hands)

2. Place 1 tablespoon butter in pan, then add fish; cook 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter to center of pan. Turn fillets, using spatula, and distribute butter under each fillet. Cook 3 more minutes or until fish is golden and flakes easily. Transfer fish to serving plates. 3. Add wine, and remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon flour to pan; squeeze juice of lemon into pan. Heat and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley and serve butter sauce over fish.

Angel Hair Fresca Directions 1. Fill large saucepan half full of water. Cover and bring to a boil on high for pasta. 2. Stir pasta into boiling water; boil 1 minute. Stir in broccoli; boil and stir 4 minutes or until tender. 3. Drain pasta mixture. Add butter to saucepan, using residual heat to melt butter. Stir in tomato pesto and pasta mixture; toss to mix and serve.

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.


Original Ranch Pork Chops Ingredients


1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix Original

1. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

6 pork loin rib chops about 1-inch thick dash of paprika (optional) salt fresh cracked black pepper

2. In a small bowl, add the Seasoning mix, together with the salt, pepper, and paprika and mix well. Liberally sprinkle the porkchops on both sides with the seasoning mixture. 3. Arrange the chops on a baking sheet or try with a rack. Bake the pork chops for 20 minutes, turning once until browned or an internal temperature of 160ºF is reached. Serve immediately.

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.


Classy Living Society Founded in 2014, the Classy Living Society, LLC (CLS) is a membership driven organization committed to providing hands-on volunteers in the community and serving as a community partner while hosting fundraisers for local charities in the State of Georgia. Additionally, CLS is proud of our unique niche of specializing in fabulous, fun and extraordinary events. As the premiere social club and self-proclaimed “foot soldiers� for nonprofit and community-based organizations, CLS is committed to fostering a positive sisterhood bonding environment for women to give back, mentor our youth, and care for those who might otherwise be overlooked and neglected. We provide a superior platform which allows women to connect with other like-minded local, professional women to build lifelong friendships and network with those who are movers and shakers and truly making a difference in their communities.


Providing a positive sisterhood bonding environment for women to give back, mentor our youth, and care for those who might be overlooked and neglected.


Being the premiere social club that serves the needs of our community as foot soldiers for nonprofit and communitybased organizations.


Let’s work together to help change the world - one daughter, sister, brother, son at a time.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

Seared Grouper with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomato Sauce Ingredients


4 grouper fillets, or other firm fish such as halibut, cod, or salmon

1. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish 4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through. Remove and keep warm.

1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium zucchini 1 large shallot 1/2 cup fresh yellow corn kernels or frozen whole-kernel corn 2 clove garlic 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 2 tbsp cold butter 1/4 cup torn basil leaves

2. SautĂŠ zucchini and shallot 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in corn and garlic, and sautĂŠ two more minutes. Reduce heat to low, and stir in tomatoes, butter, and basil, cooking until butter is just melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon vegetables onto serving plates, and top with fish.

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.


Stuffed Zucchini Total Time: 1 hr 10 min Prep: 10 min

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients 3 zucchini 1 pound pork sausage 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Trim stems from zucchini and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and put in bowl. Mix seeds with sausage, garlic, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. Stuff squash with sausage mixture and place in 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour sauce over squash and cover pan with foil. 3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until sausage is cooked. Remove foil and cover with mozzarella cheese. Cook until cheese is melted

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.


Fabulous Fajitas Ingredients


2 green bell peppers, sliced

1. Cut peppers and onion into thin slices. Do not dice, leave slices long and thin.

1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 2 cups diced, cooked chicken 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad mix 10 (12 inch) flour tortillas

2. Saute peppers and onion in a small amount of oil until tender. Add mushrooms and chicken. Continue to cook on low heat until heated through. Stir in dry salad dressing mix and blend thoroughly. 3. Warm tortillas and roll mixture inside. If desired top with shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomato and shredded lettuce.

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.


Ravioli Sauteed with Butternut Squash and Thyme Ingredients


2 tbsp olive oil

1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the squash, season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.

1/2 medium butternut squash (about 1 lb) Kosher salt and pepper 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp small fresh thyme sprigs 1 package cheese ravioli 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 oz)

2. Add the garlic and thyme and cook, uncovered, tossing occasionally, until the squash is tender and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. 3. Meanwhile, cook the ravioli according to package directions. Transfer the ravioli to plates, top with the squash mixture and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Compliments of Classsy Living Society.







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A healthy lifestyle is all about diet AND exercise, but nutritionists agree that nutrition accounts for about 75 to 80 percent of your succe...

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