Healthy Tailgating with Michael Irvin

Healthy Tailgating with Michael Irvin

While in Houston Texas for Super Bowl 51, NFL alum Michael Irvin caught up with The Team, led by Eric the Trainer and Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks to talk all things fitness. In this clip, Michael shares some of his healthy eating tips for living a healthy lifestyle. With football season upon us, add this healthy yummy snack idea to your tailgate roster!

A special Day with Special Olympics in Chicago

A special Day with Special Olympics in Chicago

While filming in Chicago earlier this week, the team had the opportunity to meet some very special kids at Special Olympics Illinois. With the assistance of Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs, the Team led a yoga class for the kids. Be sure to watch for the new Chicago episode airing early 2018 when Season 4 of Celebrity Sweat airs on A&E.

Bibb Lettuce with Gorgonzola and Fresh Pear Dressing

Bibb Lettuce with Gorgonzola and Fresh Pear Dressing

  • 3 large ripe pears, divided
  • ¹/³ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ t. fresh tarragon or scant ¼ t. dried
  • 1-2 T. cider vinegar
  • 1½ T. lemon juice
  • 2-3 heads butter lettuce, rinsed, dried
  • 4 oz. (1 cup) crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese

1. Peel, core and chop 1 pear. Place pear, ¹/³ cup water, sugar and tarragon in small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until pear pieces are soft, about 5 minutes (do not let all water evaporate). Cool.

2. Pour pear and liquid into blender; blend until smooth. Add vinegar and lemon juice. Taste; adjust sugar and
acid to make a sweet/tart dressing, adding a little water if needed to thin. Refrigerate until cold.

3. Core and thinly slice remaining 2 pears. For each serving arrange 3-4 lettuce leaves on salad plate. Top
with ¹/6 of the pear slices and 2-3 T. Gorgonzola. Drizzle with 2 T. dressing.

Reprinted with permission from American Culinary Federation, with Credit: Charles Cline, Owner/Executive Chef, The Heartline Cafe, Sedona, Arizona. The National Culinary Review, July/August 2017

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