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Friday’s Food & Fitness: Dance Dance Dance!

  • November 22, 2013
  • By Brittany
Friday’s Food & Fitness: Dance Dance Dance!

Hey guys!  Happy Friday!  Are you excited for the weekend?  I have some really fun things planned!  Well, in the interest of getting to the weekend faster, let’s dive right into this week’s Food and Fitness!


This week started out with this awesome Thai-inspired meal.


Red thai-curry with sea bass, coconut rice and a salad made of papaya, mango, grapefruit, mint, cilantro, shallots with a lime dressing.  Holy yum!


For lunch this week I made this delicious fall salad: butternut squash, pomegranate, feta and almonds.  So good!

Butternut squash salad

Also on the menu, black bean burgers with sweet potato fries.  You guys, you have to try this.  So delicious!

black bean burger

And because by the time Thursday rolls around I’m so ready for the weekend to begin I named it: Build Your Own Taco Night! (aka I’m too lazy to make everyone’s tacos for them).

Make Your Own Tacos


I already told you all about this awesome Zumba master class I took this week but I also took TWO more dance classes this week!  I can’t wait to tell you more about them next week.  I feel like I hardly worked out at all this week because dance workouts are just so fun!  Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite dance workouts, check ’em out!


Learn Basic Zumba Moves

Make Sweat Sexy with 305 Fitness

Dance Motivation Fitness- DMF

Body Conceptions

Just Dance

Soli Beat

Zumba Exhilarate DVD

305 at Hudson River Park Pier 25

Readers, what are your plans for the weekend?  What’s your favorite cuisine?  Do you stick to the same workout routine or change it up?

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  • Kimberly
    November 22, 2013

    I love food. lol. Anything tasty and flavorful that makes me feel good! And sometimes, these goods can even be healthy. Right now I am obsessed with salads from Chop’t.

    This weekend is low key for me. I will be at Nellie’s special Zumba class tomorrow though!

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    November 22, 2013

    All this food…yum, yum, yum! I want it all! ๐Ÿ˜‰ My favorite cuisine…that’s a hard one! I guess I’d have to say Italian and Mexican. Oh how I love dance workouts! They’re just so fun and I never feel like I’m working out – I feel like I’m out a dance party!

    This weekend, I’m going to Zumba tomorrow a.m., my parents’ house tomorrow p.m. and I’m not sure about Sunday yet.

    • FitBritt
      November 25, 2013

      I love Italian and Mexican! I totally agree that it never feels like you are working out when you do a dance workout!

  • Elise @
    November 22, 2013

    Weekend plans include getting my Katniss on and trying out some compound bows lol MY boyfriend and dad really want to go to Cabellas and check them out. Since I’m the best girlfriend/daughter ever I will be joining them

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    November 22, 2013

    Thai red curry with sea bass?!? Recipe please!!! Another crazy weekend but hopefully with more wine this time! Have a wonderful weekend beauty ๐Ÿ™‚

    • FitBritt
      November 25, 2013

      It’s pretty easy! It’s just shallots sauteed in EVOO plus red curry paste, coconut milk & stock. I didn’t add any veggies because I made the side salad!

  • Nicole
    November 22, 2013

    I have to try that butternut squash salad combo!

    My favorite type of cuisine is definitely Italian — give me some pasta, bread, and wine, and I’m a happy girl!

  • catherine gacad
    November 22, 2013

    all of the food looks so good and healthy. yum!

  • Allie
    November 22, 2013

    ooooohhhhh new dances coming soon? Very exciting! I love make your own taco night – it’s a fav in this house AND the boys like to do it themselves. Bonus.
    Can’t wait to hear more about your next dance party! I think Just Dance is on the menu for me and some friends tonight:-)

  • Holly
    November 22, 2013

    I would really like to try that butternut squash, pomegranate, feta and almonds salad. It sounds so unique and delicious. Looking forward to the Dance, Dance, Dances to come our way!

  • Cailee Joy @
    November 23, 2013

    Oh I love tacos!! I love making a taco salad! YUM!! Also, black bean burgers are so delicious!

  • Carla
    November 23, 2013

    I change my routine up so much sometimes I’m wondering if I get any real benefits! I am working on my food issues and today I feel pretty good about what I ate. There are chips in the kitchen and I did not have any! I’m going to brush my teeth to keep me from going in there now that it’s getting late.

    I have the Zumba videos you get from training as well as the ones that come in the box set with the toning sticks. I did one today that focused on arms and abs because I had run and felt like I needed some more upper body work.

    I love building your own tacos…it’s the best!

    • FitBritt
      November 25, 2013

      That is awesome that you didn’t eat any chips! It’s really hard for me to have stuff in the house and not eat it so I try to only buy ingredients for meals and not impulse shop. Doesn’t always work though!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    November 23, 2013

    Tacos are my favorite– nom nom. I want to taste those black bean burgers too, that looks so yummy! So awesome that you got to do so many dance classes this week. Sounds like my kind of week!! I am looking forward to all of your new moves!!

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    November 24, 2013

    I love the build your own taco night! I might make that the theme for this Friday when my cousins come to town! Thx girl!

  • Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    November 25, 2013

    I wish I had your wicked dancing moves! I am still trying to get used to Zumba but it’s just so fast for me! Practice makes perfect, right? :/

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