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Yoga & Meal Planning Ideas with Celeb Yoga Expert Kristin McGee

by Nellie

SAMSUNG CSCI’ve always been pretty amazed at the power of Yoga. It is definitely not my strongest form of exercise but it is for sure the most transformative. I was really excited for class with Kristen McGee so I got up really early on a Saturday morning to travel to the upper west side for class.

The event was hosted by Snapware which is a really great storage solution for on the go meal planning and food storage in general. Lately, I’ve been getting very creative with my lunches that I take to work everyday, so I was excited to learn about these new products!SAMSUNG CSC

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Bend and Snapware Yoga

Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for World Kitchen/AP Images

I had the tightest of hamstrings before coming to class so I was nervous and excited to really stretch out the way I needed to. I walked in got settled and was so excited to see some of my local runner friends including Kimberly from Kooky Runner, Nicole from Fitfulfocus and Stephanie from Football Food and Motherhood. We chatted for a bit and just like that it was time for class.SAMSUNG CSC

Kristin McGee

Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for World Kitchen/AP Images

Kristin immediately got the room relaxed and ready to practice. Class was really good, tough and a bit unforgiving. Whenever it felt like it was too much I went into child’s pose for a bit to gather my bearings. What I love about Kristin’s class is that I never feel too overwhelmed with the movements her visuals really help me to tap into what is going on my body. She also comes around and adjusts us as necessary–that extra inch or two makes a huge difference in a stretch!

The 60 minutes went by entirely too quickly about before you know it we were done and more limber than ever (at least I was!). We were able to discuss all about the Snapware line and how we can use it to  be proactive in our meal planning.SAMSUNG CSC

Bend and Snapware Group Photo 2

Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for World Kitchen/AP Images

We enjoyed a yummy breakfast afterwards and we all got to chat some more about local races and how much better we felt in general.

Meal Prep

Did you know you can make full meals in your Snapware?  Check out this overnight oats recipe!

Overnight Breakfast in Snapware:
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INGREDIENTS:
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt, any flavor¼ cup
  • cook quinoa OR raw oats¼
  • cup fresh berries or bananas
  • ½ Tbsp honey or maple syrup 
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
INSTRUCTIONSCombine ingredients in a Snapware® Total SolutionsGlass Food Storage container. Attach lid and store in the refrigerator until morning. This will keep for a few days. Experiment with adding other flavors, such as cocoa powder, whey protein or mixing different yogurt varieties.
Mix all the ingredients together and let time do the rest. This delicious breakfast couldn’t be simpler.

Mix-and-Match Salads

With a variety of ingredients for different food groups, you can mix-and-match to create a different salad combination all week. Your prepped ingredients will stay fresh stored in Snapware in the refrigerator.
INGREDIENTS:
  • BEANS: Kidney, garbanzo or white beans, or lentils
  • PROTEIN: Cubed cooked chicken, tofu, flaked salmon or tuna
  • GRAIN: Quinoa, barley, brown rice, cooked wholewheat pasta
  • VEGETABLES (lightly blanched or steamed):Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beets, asparagus
  • CHEESE: Parmesan, feta, Swiss, cheddar, goat
  • GREENS & HERBS: Basil, parsley, spinach, arugula,mixed greensDRESSING: Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, champagne vinegar, red wine vinegar, lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONSLayer ingredients of your choosing in a Snapware® Total Solutions Glass FoodStorage container, creating different combinations to make exciting salads to enjoy throughout the week.
For the dressing, mix oil and vinegar of your choice in a 1-cup Snapware® TotalSolutions Glass Food Storage container; adjust ratio to taste.

Thank you again to Kristen McGee and WorldKitchen for a fabulous yoga class and day of fun!

Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for World Kitchen/AP Images

Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for World Kitchen/AP Images

[Tweet “A #yoga class with @KristinMcGee with Meal Planning tips from @WorldKitchenLLC #BendandSnapware”]

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6 comments

Allie March 3, 2016 - 6:31 am

Love this! And, I love that I can actually make those overnight oats right now since I have all the simple ingredients!!…now I just need to order the containers 🙂 SOLD!

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Janine Huldie March 3, 2016 - 6:52 am

I need to try to find these snap ware as they do look great feel meal planning and also want to try your overnight oats recipe, too now. Yum 😉

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Tamara March 3, 2016 - 10:05 am

Cassidy looooves to do full meal prep and meals in Snapware.
Also, I’m finally getting up the nerve to finally try yoga. It’s been a long time coming.

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Sonya March 3, 2016 - 8:04 pm

I love how I feel so much more relaxed after yoga. I’ve never taken a class, but I have a few Tara Stiles dvds that I love to use at home.

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Leslie March 4, 2016 - 2:15 pm

I love Snapware…and would use it more often if I had space. If only they made pieces that would nest together nicely.

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Britt March 4, 2016 - 3:13 pm

What a cool and fun event!! I took class with Kristin a few years ago and it was awesome. Love this!

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