Star Wars Battlefront II - The Last Jedi Season | PS4

Star Wars Battlefront II – The Last Jedi Season | PS4

Star Wars Battlefront II - The Last Jedi Season | PS4

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Choose a side. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II The Last Jedi Season brings your favorite stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn and The First Order’s Captain Phasma into the battle.

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Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II is now available on PlayStation 4.

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The Longest Five Minutes Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

The Longest Five Minutes Overview Trailer – Nintendo Switch

The Longest Five Minutes Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Demon King himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure. His finishing moves, the name of his hometown, and even the reason he’s trying to defeat the Demon King in the first place, all gone. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it’s too late, but the Demon King stands before him, his power unyielding!

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Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle - Versus Mode Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle – Versus Mode Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle - Versus Mode Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Introducing Versus mode, an exciting free update, available to all Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle players now, exclusively on Nintendo Switch! Test your tactical abilities against friends locally on a single console and play on opposing teams of 3 heroes across customizable, unique battlefields, filled with surprising bonus items!

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A Simple Slow Cooker Meal Plan: Set It Sunday, Eat All Week

A Simple Slow Cooker Meal Plan: Set It Sunday, Eat All Week

A simple slow cooker meal plan

You already know the slow cooker is your secret weapon for busy weeknights. Simply dump ingredients in the morning, and come home to a comforting meal at the end of a long day. But it’s even easier to use it to meal prep for the week ahead. Whip up a big batch of protein that you can spin into fresh dinners for days. Chicken thighs are leaner than pork or beef, and they pack protein, iron, and B vitamins. Season them lightly, so you have juicy shredded chicken that’s ready to fold into soups, salads, wraps, and so much more.

Here’s a healthy meal plan that let’s you make one big braise to eat well all week. If you’ll only be home a few nights, you could just make the sandwiches, tacos, and curry. The salad and chili round out the menu, but they’re also easy to cut. Each recipe makes two servings, but you can easily double up, if you’ve got more mouths to feed. This plan covers Sunday through Thursday, leaving the weekend open for leftovers. There’s a shopping list for what to buy, with a few pantry staples at the bottom—check to make sure you have those on hand before getting started.

SHOPPING LIST

FRUITS & VEGGIES
Shredded purple cabbage (or coleslaw mix)
1 bag (5 oz/155 g) mixed greens
1 small pumpkin or butternut squash (about 4 cups chopped)
2 red bell peppers
1 avocado

1 onion
Garlic
1 carrot
1 rib celery
1 small jalapeño chile
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh basil, preferably Thai

1 apple
1 lime

LEAN PROTEIN
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 3 lbs/1.5 kg)

DAIRY
Blue cheese crumbles

WHOLE GRAINS
Whole-wheat burger buns
Small whole-wheat tortillas
Brown rice

DRY GOODS
BBQ sauce, low sodium
1 can (15 oz/470 g) diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 can (15 oz/470 g) black beans, no salt added
1 small jar Thai red curry paste
1 can (15 oz/470 g) coconut milk, light
Pecans

COLD CASE
Salsa fresca

FROZEN
Yellow corn

PANTRY STAPLES

Salt and pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
Chicken stock, reduced sodium
Dried bay leaves
Vinaigrette
Ground cumin
Chile powder
Fish sauce
Brown sugar

RECIPES

Weekend Meal Prep

Over the weekend, slow cook the chicken, so you have juicy shredded meat for the rest of the week. Season the 8 chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Working in batches, brown the chicken thighs, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a slow cooker and add ½ cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) chicken stock. Cut ½ onion, 1 carrot, and 1 rib celery into chunks and add to the slow cooker, along with a few sprigs of thyme and a bay leaf. Cover and cook on the low setting for about 4 hours, until the chicken is incredibly tender. Transfer the chicken to a board, remove and discard the skin and bones, and shred the chicken. Store the shredded chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you like, strain the chicken stock, discarding the vegetables, and reserve for another use.

Sunday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Crunchy Slaw

For dinner tonight, make succulent pulled chicken sandwiches. In a bowl, combine 2 shredded chicken thighs with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce and toss to coat. Place 2 whole-wheat burger buns on plates. Divide the dressed chicken between the buns. In a small bowl, place 2 handfuls shredded purple cabbage. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon each fresh lime juice and olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and toss to coat. Top the sandwiches with the slaw and serve.  

365 calories, 25 g protein, 15 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 33 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 11 g total sugars, 8 g added sugars, 486 mg sodium

Monday: Crunchy Salad with Apples & Pecans

Get fresh with a crunchy salad. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Place the 2 cups chopped pumpkin, cut into bite-size pieces, on a baking sheet, and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, 20 minutes. Cool completely. Core and thinly slice 1 apple. In a bowl, place the roasted pumpkin, sliced apple, 2 small handfuls pecans, 2 shredded chicken thighs, and the mixed greens. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette, and toss to coat. Place the salad on plates, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles, and serve.

433 calories, 25 g protein, 28 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 24 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 13 g total sugars, 2 g added sugars, 342 mg sodium

Tuesday: Chicken Tacos with Salsa & Avocado

Fold tender braised chicken into tasty tacos. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped, and sauté until tender, 3 minutes. Add ½ cup corn and 2 shredded chicken thighs, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon each ground cumin and chile, and stir to warm through. Place 4 small tortillas on plates and fill with the chicken mixture. Top each taco with a spoonful of salsa fresca and a couple of slices of avocado, and serve warm.

467 calories, 28 g protein, 22 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 41 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 6 g total sugars, 0 g added sugars, 520 mg sodium

Wednesday: Three-Bean Chili

Take a break from chicken, and pull out your slow cooker again for a rib-sticking chili. In a large frying pan, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add ½ chopped onion and sauté until tender, 5 minutes. Add 1 clove garlic and 1 chopped jalapeno chile and stir until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon chile powder and ½ teaspoon cumin and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Transfer to a slow cooker and add 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained, ½ cup chicken stock, and 1 bay leaf. Cover and cook on the low setting for 3 hours, until the flavors have blended. Serve warm, topped with diced avocado, if you like.

310 calories, 15 g protein, 8 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 45 g carbs, 18 g fiber, 7 g total sugars, 0 g added sugars, 329 mg sodium
*Not including avocado for topping. 

Thursday: Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Warm up with chicken curry, the best way to get cozy on cold nights. In a pot, add 1 tablespoon red curry paste, 1 cup light coconut milk, 1 cup chicken stock, juice of ½ lime, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and whisk to combine. Add 2 cups chopped pumpkin, cut into bite-size pieces, submerging them in the sauce. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot, and cook until the pumpkin is tender when pierced with a fork, 15 minutes. Add the remaining 2 shredded chicken thighs and 1 bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced. Cover and continue to cook just until the chicken is heated through. Stir in a handful of fresh basil last. Serve warm over brown rice.

456 calories, 20 g protein, 14 g total fat, 8 g saturated fat, 63 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 8 g total sugars, 2 g added sugars, 506 mg sodium
*Including 1 cup cooked brown rice per serving.

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A Calorie-Torching Circuit Workout That’s Easy On Your Knees

A Calorie-Torching Circuit Workout That’s Easy On Your Knees

Towel workouts are a great low-impact workout.Here’s the thing about knee pain, whether it’s caused by a recent injury, overuse, or arthritis, it can sideline even the most devoted exerciser. But there’s no need to let that happen. “There are lots of creative, low-impact ways for people who are recovering from knee injuries stay fit,” says Lea Rouse, a certified fitness trainer for Fitbit Coach. “You can get your heart rate up, get in really good cardio and do high intensity interval training without impacting your knees.”

One of Rouse’s favorite tools to use isn’t a fancy weight machine or the newest contraption on the market, it’s a common household object: a towel. “It’s really pretty amazing how fast a towel can help you get your heart rate up,” she says. With that in mind, Rouse put together this knee-friendly circuit workout—it combines cardio and strength training and the only piece of actual equipment you need is a big towel (use a beach-size one if you have it, otherwise a normal bath towel will work).

The Healthy Knee Circuit

Go through the moves in order and repeat the entire circuit two to three times.

Towel ShakeThe towel shake targets your core, shoulders, and biceps.

Muscles Targeted: core, shoulders, biceps

Directions:

1. Hold the short end of a beach towel in both hands. Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, and core engaged.

2. Flap it in front of you, moving your hands at the same time, as if you are fanning someone or trying to put a fire out with it. Try to move the towel as hard as you can. (If this is uncomfortable on your knees, you can do the same movements while sitting in a chair.)

3. Do for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest and repeat four times.

Clamshell

The clamshell is a great way to hit your hip abductors and glutes.Muscles Targeted: hip abductors, glutes

Directions:

1. Lie on your right side with hips and legs stacked and knees bent at a 45-degree angle. Rest your head on your right arm and use your left arm to keep yourself steady.

2. Engage your core and, while keeping your feet together, raise your right knee as high as you can. Make sure your left hip doesn’t shift or move backwards while you do the move, and keep your right leg on the floor. Pause at the top, then return to starting position.

3. Repeat 15 times, then do the move on your left side.

Zorro Towel Shake:

Muscles Targeted: obliques, triceps, shoulders

Directions:

1. This move is similar to the normal towel shake, but you’re going to draw the letter Z in the air with the towel. It can helpto imagine you’re holding a sword, cutting the air like Zorro. 2. Keep your feet planted on the ground, knees bent, core engaged, and spine neutral. You don’t want your hips to move at all—the movement should come from your torso and upper body. (If this is uncomfortable on your knees, you can do the same movements while sitting in a chair.)

2. Do for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest, and repeat four times.

Step Downs

Step downs target your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and hips.

Muscles Targeted: quads, hamstrings, glutes, hips

Directions:

1. Find a small step or curb that’s 5 to 10 inches high. Stand on it, with your foot parallel with the step, and your body facing toward the right.

2. Keep your right foot on the step, and bend your right knee slightly, lowering your body enough so that the heel of your other foot touches the ground. Your hips should be reaching back and down as if you’re doing a shallow squat (keep your body weight back so you feel it in your glutes). Make sure your bent knee doesn’t go beyond your toes.

3. As soon as your left heel touches the ground, straighten your right leg again to bring you back up to your standing position (your glutes and quads will get engaged).

4. Repeat 10 times, then turnaround and do the move with your left leg.

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7 Magazines Say Fitbit Ionic Is a Great Holiday Gift

7 Magazines Say Fitbit Ionic Is a Great Holiday Gift

fitbit ionic holiday giftIf you’re making a list (and checking it twice!) of all the holiday gifts you need to buy this season, take a page from one of these top magazines and websites and delight your loved ones with Fitbit Ionic.

Cooking Light: The editors at Cooking Light have Fitbit Ionic on their list for those looking to “support your friends and loved ones who are committed to getting or staying active.”

Esquire: Got a friend training for a 5K? The editors at Esquire recommend Ionic “for the runner-in-training” in “The 15 Best Tech Gifts for Everyone on Your Shopping List,” noting the watch gets “more than four days of battery juice*.”

InStyle: Ionic landed on InStyle’s “Holiday Gifts for the Wellness-Obsessed” list. With Ionic, editors note, “tracking your workouts and your daily steps just got way more advanced.”

Men’s Health: Editors at this hot men’s magazine think Ionic is great for guys and gals! The watch appeared in two gift guides: “22 Awesome Gifts That Your Girlfriend Won’t Return This Year and “18 Personalized Gifts for Guys Who Are Impossible to Shop For.”

Outside: Ionic has a coveted spot in “The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness” from Outside Magazine. Editors say, “Fitbit’s superlight, water-resistant** Ionic watch offers personalized workouts that adapt based on your progress—plus music storage, phone and text notifications, and an accompanying app for detailed distance, pace, and heart-rate data.”

POPSUGAR: Fitbit Ionic was named among the “Best Running Gifts For Women” by editors who say Ionic “stores music (perfect for Blutetooth headphones), tracks pace and GPS, logs steps and heart rate, and even has a mobile pay feature that lets you leave the phone at home***.”

Triathlete: Editors at Triathlete magazine recommend Fitbit Ionic for the techie on your list: “This Bluetooth-connected, sport-focused, smart-watch features sleep and heart-rate monitoring, and built-in GPS. Quick-change watchbands make it easy to match your style.”

 

Start gifting Fitbit Ionic now! Still not sure if it’s the right device for the nice ones on your list? Check out the Fitbit Gift Guide for more motivating ideas.

 

* Fitbit Ionic has a multi-day battery life of up to five days on a single charge (depending on use and other factors) and up to 10 hours when using GPS or playing music.

** Water resistant up to 50m.

*** Select cards only. Learn more here.

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