Guide to Radnor Lake State Park

Guide to Radnor Lake State Park

Tennessee, especially Nashville, has a tremendous number of parks to choose from whether you are looking for hiking, jogging, walking, golf or more.  Of all these gems, Radnor Lake State Park is nicely tucked into the heart of middle Nashville in the Overton Hills on 1160 Otter Creek Road, just eight miles south of downtown.  Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,200 acre, Class II State Natural area and protected under the State Natural Areas Preservation Act of 1971. It's home to the 85-acre lake itself, 6 hiking trails, paved running trails, countless wildlife and a unique geology.  The park is an amazing treasure and a wonderful place to spend the weekend on a hike, jogging along the paths, or taking part in some of the many programs put on by the staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Radnor Lake PictureThe Park

Per the Tennessee state parks website, the park got its name and came ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Guides, Parks, Spotlight, Places

 
 
 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes     Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes     Yield: Serves 4
    Calories per serving: 109     Fat per serving: 7g

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Olive oil (optional)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Other additional toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Take 1 large head of cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor and pulse just until it looks like rice. Alternatively, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater.
  2. Place the riced cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/4 cup water, and microwave for 6-8 minutes, stirring half-way through.
  3. To make the pizza, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a pizza pan or cookie sheet ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Entrees

 
 
 

This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

By Justin Sedor

Refinery29

 

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten - we don't know about you, but we can hardly keep up. The one piece of conventional wisdom that we just can't seem to shake, though, is the idea that cutting calories will help us lose weight. Okay, yes, there is definitely truth to the concept that a net calorie deficit will result in body-weight reduction. But, obsessing over those little numbers on the back of your groceries often means ignoring basic tenets of nutrition. All calories are definitely not created equal; while a scoop of ice cream and an avocado contain the same number of calories, one choice is fundamentally healthier than the other. The important thing, of course, is to focus on giving your body what it ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition

 
 
 

Spotlight: What is PiYo?

Spotlight: What is PiYo?

PiYo seems to be the newest fitness craze that promises to whip you into shape, but how and what does it mean?  PiYo (short for Pilates and Yoga) is a sleek combination of the two exercises and was created by Chalene Johnson, the founder of the Turbo Kick System. PiYo combines the muscle & core building benefits of Pilates with the mind-body, flexibility, and strength advantages of Yoga.  The kicker is that PiYo is composed of non-stop, continuous movements to create a high-energy, high-sweat experience.  

 

A Few Characteristics of PiYo:

Uniqueness:While PiYo does blend together elements of both Pilates and Yoga, it also adds numerous other elements into the workout to provide a unique experience such as dance and martial arts and even utilizes more upbeat music to keep the workouts up-tempo.  

Increasing Body Strengthen: PiYo combines the best elements of both exercises to focus on total-body strengthening using your ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Spotlight, Activities