Friday, 2 September 2016

Light Lunch Ideas from Caldera Spas & Hot Tubs

As an over-scheduled working stiff, like you, food often takes a backseat to other priorities. If I’m up against a deadline and forget to pack a lunch for work, I either skip lunch or grab whatever is fast and close-by. Neither option serves me when my body craves nutrients from whole, fresh food, and I get caught in an afternoon brain fog. What a difference it makes when I prepare a fresh lunch from home ahead of time! recommends a mid-day meal packed with nutrient-dense, low fat and low in calories food. Below are five healthier lunch ideas that are easy to make and pack for work – but also equally as delicious if you enjoy your meal at home;

  1. Mason Jar Salads. I love mason jars because they are cute and functional, especially when it comes to packing a lunch. You can prep several salads for the week at once in under 20 minutes. Add the dressing at the bottom of the jar, followed by salad toppings (preferably home grown or organic locally grown) and then lettuce on top. Select produce in a variety of colors to consume more essential nutrients. Take a look at Green Plate Rule’s salad combinations.
  3. Sandwiches. I don’t mean the classic, often soggy, PB&J. Think Goat Cheese and HoneyChicken and Feta, or Turkey and Pesto – all on 100% whole wheat or sprouted bread.
  5. Quinoa. This grain – similar to rice – is a superfood and complete protein. Add it to your salads in a jar or cook with some fruit or veggies. A few of my favorite recipes are a Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Quinoa Salad and Mango Blueberry Quinoa Salad. What to know about cooking quinoa:
    • Always rinse it in a fine mesh strainer before cooking. It has a film that creates an “earthy” taste.
    • Boil with vegetable or chicken broth instead of water for extra flavor and fluffiness.
  7. Burritos and Wraps. Start with a whole-grain tortilla and fill! The recipe depends on my cravings and food in the pantry, but a few go-to combinations are:
  9.  Leftovers. After barbequing, I’ll throw the leftover meat and grilled veggies into serving sized containers so I can grab and go in the morning.  Sometimes I add spinach and leftover become a salad. Voila!
Craving something sweet? No need to feel guilty about savoring a piece of dark chocolate for dessert. In fact, research shows that dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, and moderate consumption has even been shown to lower blood pressure.  Most things in life don’t happen by accident, which is why habits like making healthy lunches and enjoying daily renewal in the hot tub should be planned. Please pin or share this blog post to remember these meal ideas, and bon appetite!

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Friday, 8 July 2016

Hot Tubs Best In Victoria...Again!

Capital Iron Spas (Hot Tub Department) #1 Best in the city for the FOURTH straight year!
Thank you Steve, Dean, Tyler, Les, our great Capital Iron Support Team, our quality professional suppliers- HotSpring, Caldera, Fantasy, Mineraluxe, and Dazzle- , and of course Thank ALL of you- our great hot tub enthusiast. Keep on Tubbing and enjoy the day...every day.

Hot Tub Warm Water Workout

Your 20 minute renewal

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Benefits of Soaking in HotTubs

It’s a short but remarkable conversation with Dr. Bruce Becker – one of the medical community’s foremost experts on warm water immersion and the remarkable impact it has on the human body.
After watching, you’ll better understand the science of immersion and why “Ahhh" becomes the common language (regardless of nation) virtually every time someone soaks.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015


HotSpring Spas and Caldera Spas are adding some exciting NEW colours to the lines.  We wish we could tell you and show you... but then you know "we'd have to...." But believe us when we say your Hot Tub never looked so good!
Stay tuned!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Nice to be liked!

Always great to get a positive message from a Happy Capital Iron Hot Tubber! Thank you Dwane.