Dinner, Fitness, Food, News, Recipes

Five minute rounds…

When life gets tough, I often think about those few epic CrossFit WODS that have been permanently burned into my memory banks, and I think, “Well, if I can get through THAT, I can get through anything.”  I also think about the resiliance of children and how they often tackle challenges with the bravery and optimism of warriors.  For example, back in September we had our annual Fight Gone Bad fundraising event and our kids class participated in a separate heat at the end of the day.  I was so impressed with the determination, willingness, and spirit the kids portrayed!!  In fact, after the workout, I even heard one kid express how much fun he had!!  What a great lesson.  Even when the challenges we face are really really hard, we can look for the good, we can make it fun, and we CAN make it through.  This was one of those challenging weeks –  and I thought a lot about my life and how lucky I am to have three healthy kids, a kick-ass amazing husband, and a wonderfully supportive group of friends, and I realized that focusing on the positive and finding my own resilience made this week bearable.  Just like those epic 3 five minute rounds, they really suck but we get through it alive and maybe even a little better for it… 

Here are a couple of quick and easy  meals that helped us get through this rather hectic week:

Chicken Sausage, Shrimp, and Kale:

Saute two sliced red bell peppers and one medium yellow onion in olive oil

Add 1 package of gluten free chicken sausage and one bag of frozen shrimp

Stir in one jar of marinated artichoke hearts and 2 big spoonfuls of sun dried tomatoes

Serve over a pile of steamed kale

Dinner in five…

Brown 2lbs of grass fed ground beef

Season beef with a little sea salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder

Pour in one jar of Trader Joe’s Organic Marinara sauce and one can of organic diced tomatoes

Add in 5 sliced zucchinis and simmer together until zucchini is tender.

[nggallery id=21]

Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

You may also like...


  1. agnes says:

    can we have sweet patatoes?
    do they have to much sugar?

    1. Sarah says:

      Sweet potatoes are a great post workout meal! I try not to over do my sweet potatoe consumption but I do eat them now and then and my kids eat them a lot!! Kids can’t have too many sweet potatoes in my humble opinion…

  2. Jenna says:

    Do you thaw the shrimp first? Or just throw it in frozen? I am starting Paleo this week and am looking for good recipes to try! Thanks

    1. Sarah says:

      I usually thaw it first, but I have also thrown it in frozen and it’s fine!! : )

  3. Sarah! I made that beef dish tonight — used 1lb ground beef, 1lb frozen mixed veggies, 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, and half a jar of some basil and garlic pasta sauce. It was a little watery at first so I just let it boil down on the stove for a while and it came out great! Delicious, SUPER easy, and only one pot to clean up — I love it! Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.