Health & Fitness

How to Eat Healthy At A Friend’s Home

New York Smash Magazine  

Jenn Zerling and Elle

Fitness expert Jenn Zerling and her friend, Elle, share a healthy recipe that’s perfect for sharing.


BY JENN ZERLING OF JZFITNESS.COM

Going out is one thing, but going out to a friend’s house is another. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone to friends’ homes and had no options that are JZ FITNESS approved to choose from.

Not only did I desperately have to eat the junk they served, but the junk would never fill me up. Even worse, I would leave hungrier than when I first got there. Just terrible.

And so, I started doing things to help this situation. One, I would eat before leaving my house just in case I get there and people talk to me for a whole hour before feeding me. Gosh, sometimes it is more than that. I look at people as if to want to eat their pinky when it takes forever to feed me (I am being sarcastic obviously!) I just have a rhythm for my body type and being super duper athletic, the machine needs fuel- always. So with that said, another suggestion is to simply suggest to your friend what to serve (look at all the recipes under my website HERE). You can even bring a healthy option to the party that you can eat if nothing else tickles your fancy. Yes, wise move if I say so myself!

And so, I had the honor and pleasure of going to my friend’s house the other night. She asked me, “So, fitness queen, what should we cook for you?” Golden, I thought. Just the question I needed to get all fired up to go there that night. I told her, “Wild fish, veggies, more veggies and a salad to start.” Of course, she listened! And so, the menu goes like this:


Salad to start

(watch the video below cause she gives you the visual of this beautiful masterpiece)

A delicious guacamole dressing

Main Dish

Wild Salmon (size of my palm is what I cut off)

Served with steamed broccoli (plain and simple-I splashed hot sauce on there, spoiled me!)

She had garlic potatoes but JZ passed on these cause those were high GI (which I don’t do at night)

Happy Ending:

JZ FITNESS COOKIES. Can the table be happier? I doubt it. The hubby was speechless as he dove into 3 (maybe 4) JZ FITNESS cookies. The recipe is HERE.

So here is the situation…

What you need

For the salad:

Spinach

Cucumber

Avocado

Cherry tomatoes

Dip for Salad:

Avocado

Cilantro

Lime

Nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Wild Salmon

Wild not farmed – get about 1 lb (.25 lbs for ladies and .5 for men approximately)

Salt and pepper

Italian spice


JZ Fitness White Chocolate chip cookies with blueberries

See the recipe HERE.

Love this girl, love my friend for having this girl, and love being fit and having amazing home cooked meals. Elle thank you darling for cooking for me and your family. You are a blessing. Watch her angelic being on the video below: