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I was recently listening to an incredible message my older brother John preached and he was talking finances. He said, "When someone walks up to me with financial problems, I ask one question. Do you have ...

[Pastor Spotlight] – Meet Daryn Pederson

Meet Daryn Pederson who is the lead pastor of New Beginnings Worship Center in Miller, SD. He's currently enrolled in the Fit Pastors Academy and reported in this past Monday that he's dropped over 25 pounds thus far! He told ...

The Lolligagger

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Pastor Spotlight

 

Meet Daryn Pederson who is the lead pastor of New Beginnings Worship Center in Miller, SD. He's currently enrolled in the Fit Pastors Academy and reported in this past Monday that he's dropped over 25 pounds thus far! He told us "that's 2 1/2 more years of ministry, and much better ministry at that!". What he was referring to was that some statistics say that for every 10 pounds you are overweight, that is 1 year off your life span. Here's some recent quotes from Daryn.

"Tilapia...high protein and low fat. Who knew? Really liking it. Thinking fish tacos sometime this week."

"Had some almonds this morning, oatmeal for breakfast. I just feel better. More energy. I do need to start exercising. Thinking about walking to my lunch meeting."

"I struggle with eating after supper. Most days before fp I'm sure I ate the equivalent of two meals, usually a good mix of fat and carbs. I think since fp started I've eaten late 3-4 times. It is a daily struggle for me. It still amazes me when I take steps of faith that God meets me there and gives me what I need, in this case self-control."

Ask The Coaches

Question:

As a pastor I have to attend regular banquets and sectional dinners. Help!

 

Answer:

Think Small portions. Drink tons of water and stay away from the desserts. Bring a snack with you too if you can. You've got this!! Most importantly HAVE A PLAN! Take a picture and text it to someone for sake of accountability.

Healthy Recipes For Your Fuel Tank

Thai Citrus Chicken Salad

From Pop Sugar Fitness

Notes

The hardest part of this recipe is shredding and chopping all the vegetables, so opt for preshredded red and green cabbage mix if you want to save time. If you want this spicier, add more jalepeño to the dressing.

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 chicken breast, about 7 to 8 ounces, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup papaya, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup daikon, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 jalepeno, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle cubed chicken breast with salt and pepper, and add minced garlic. Set aside for a few minutes.
  2. Over medium-high heat, heat a skillet or pan and add olive oil.
  3. When oil is hot, add chicken breast and cook, turning occasionally to brown on both sides. Remove when done, about seven minutes. Squeeze juice from a wedge of lime on the chicken, and set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the rest of the salad ingredients (red and Napa cabbage, carrots, papaya, daikon, green onion, and cilantro). Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, combine all salad dressing ingredients and mix together.
  6. Pour dressing into a blender, and blend until emulsified.
  7. Add chicken and dressing to salad, and mix to combine. Serve with a lime wedge.