Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes

As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team High-Performance Dietitian Allen Tran works with top athletes and recognizes the key role protein plays in their diets. Developed by Tran, these breakfast recipes can provide the nutrition necessary for journeying through your day with energy and verve. Protein Waffles include Rockin’ Protein Builder for an easy boost of protein. The 12-ounce shakes, which are low in carbs and sugar, are made with fresh milk and have 30 grams of high-quality protein to help build muscle without a chalky after-taste.

If you’re looking to make healthier choices or live an active lifestyle and are short on time, a premade recipe may allow for additional productivity. Recipes that can be made in advance – like the night before – may aid your goal to consume necessary nutrients without putting a rush on your morning routine.

Chocolate Cherry and Banana Overnight Oats are made with Shamrock Farms Chocolate Milk and are a source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Plus, they can be made in advance, allowing you to grab a healthy, ready-made breakfast to take on the go. Adding milk to your diet helps serve as a source of energy while building and repairing muscles.

Find more tips and recipes to help enhance your nutrition at shamrockfarms.net.

Chocolate Cherry and Banana Overnight Oats

Yield: 2 jars

  • 1/2       cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 1/2    cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1          container (12 ounces) Shamrock Farms Chocolate Milk
  • 1          ripe banana, sliced
  • 1          pinch salt
  1. In two mason jars, add 1/4 cup frozen cherries in each. In microwave, thaw 30 seconds.
  2. Divide rolled oats, milk, banana and salt between jars. Cover with lids and shake until combined.
  3. Store in refrigerator overnight or at least several hours.
  4. Serve cold or warm in microwave.

Protein Waffles

Yield: 8-10 waffles

  • 2          cups pancake mix
  • 2          large eggs
  • 1          container (12 ounces) Vanilla or Chocolate Rockin’ Protein Builder
  • 1/4       cup canola oil
  • 1/2       teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Place pancake mix in bowl. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, protein shake and oil. Stir into pancake mix until just combined.
  3. Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.

Tip: To freeze for later consumption, cool waffles on wire racks. Freeze between layers of waxed paper in re-sealable plastic freezer bag. In toaster oven or microwave, heat waffles until heated through. (Family Features)

SOURCE:
Shamrock Farms

The Brightest Minds in Magazine Media Celebrated at the Folio: 100

Recognizing magazine media’s thought leaders, trendsetters and newsmakers.  

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

Congrats to our very own William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

The Grand Ballroom of The Yale Club in Manhattan was packed with some of magazine media’s brightest minds on Thursday to celebrate Folio:’s list of the top 100 innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors from over the past year.

The annual list, which is comprised of the best thought-leaders from the industry, recognizes honorees for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Representing every sector of magazine media, including consumer, b2b, regional, enthusiast, and association, the honorees set a theme of thanking their hard working teams and bosses who allowed them to execute their ideas.

This year, the list includes C-level visionaries, such as Condé Nast’s first chief data officer, Karthic Bala, who has worked diligently to strengthen the 109-year-old company’s focus on data and analytics, and founder and chief business officer of InFluential Magazine William Jackson, who created a portfolio of award-winning publications that reach millions readers every issue.

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

William Jackson, MBA, 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

“We’re doing really exciting things and taking an iconic publishing company and really transforming it for this new digital age that we’re all learning how to understand,” said C-suite honoree, Alec Casey, who serves as CMO of Trusted Media Brands.

Also on the list were senior executives, including the new SVP and publisher of one of the highest profiting magazines in the industry, Cece Ryan; Yankee Magazine’s VP and publisher Brook Holmberg, who successfully transformed a regional publication into a national brand; and Meredith’s VP of brand licensing, Steven Grune, who oversees of all of Meredith’s licensing activities, spanning more than 60 partnerships.

Doug Olson, president of Meredith Magazines and one of the executive honorees, said in his acceptance speech, “We had a really good year last year, but I promise you, the best is yet to come.”

The strategists on the list are those who have worked over the past year to grow their brands and companies through new revenue streams and with innovative ideas. Included in this category are Adam Krefman, senior director of festivals and activations at Pitchfork, who has taken the Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago to new heights year-over-year by maxing out every inch of Union Park; Joann Kropp, Informa Engage’s VP of global data solutions, who is a visionary in the audience monetization space; and Bustle Digital Group’s Kate Robinson, who, as the SVP of content distribution and partnerships, has brought video to the forefront of her division.

“I want to thank Hearst, who always lets us try new things and take risks,” said strategist honoree Patrick Varone, who is the VP of audience development at Best Products.

And to round out the list are the industry creators who work to reach the hearts and minds of millions of readers around the country and the world. From video producers like David Popp at the enthusiast video magazine MR Video Plus, to the newly appointed, digital-minded editor-in-chief of a major women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine Cosmo, Jessica Pels, these creators know what it takes to stay competitive in the crowded media space.

Congratulations once again to all of the honorees in year’s class of the Folio: 100! Read all about the 100 honorees here.

William Jackson is a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

We extend hearty congratulations to our Founder & Chief Business Officer, Mr. William Jackson, MBA who was feted a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree on Thursday, December 6th.

The Grand Ballroom of The Yale Club in Manhattan was packed with some of magazine media’s brightest minds to celebrate Folio:’s list of the top 100 innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors from over the past year.

The annual list, which is comprised of the best thought-leaders from the industry, and recognizes them for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Representing every sector of magazine media, including consumer, b2b, regional, enthusiast, and association, the honorees set a theme of thanking their hard working teams and bosses who allowed them to execute their ideas.

Una Fiesta Llena de Sabor

Comida, familia y tradiciones navideñas

Una tamalada o fiesta para hacer tamales, es una tradición navideña que se lleva a cabo durante Las Posadas y combina dos de los ingredientes más importantes de la temporada – tiempo de calidad con la familia y comida deliciosa.

Considera estos tips de Sylvia Garza de Qué Mami Organics para ayudar a que tu tamalada sea fácil y divertida.

  • Comida: Antes de iniciar con la tamalada, prepara los ingredientes que requieran tiempo y trabajo adicional. Por ejemplo, si vas a usar chiles asados, ásalos y pélalos un día antes, quitando las semillas y cortados para usarlos fácilmente al día siguiente.
  • Familia: Cuando llevas a cabo una tamalada, ofrece comida o refrigerios para compartir con tus invitados. Preparar docenas de tamales puede tomar todo un día, así que querrás mantener a tus ayudantes bien alimentados.
  • Sabor: Al preparar los tamales, agrega un ingrediente como Salsa Tabasco Chipotle a tu masa. No solo podrás agregar un toque ahumado de sabor, pero también le da a la masa un tono dorado muy atractivo. También puedes mezclar la salsa con tu relleno para un sabor más rico y un toque de picante.

Encuentra más recetas deliciosas en Tabasco.com.

Tamales de Calabacita y Elote

Receta cortesía de Sylvia Garza de Qué Mami Organics

Rinde: 16 tamales

  • 30        hojas grandes de maíz, ablandadas

Masa:

  • 3          taza de harina para masa (harina de maíz)
  • 2          cucharaditas de polvo para hornear
  • 2          cucharaditas de sal
  • 2 1/3    tazas de caldo de verduras, caliente
  • 1/2       taza de mantequilla sin sal, ablandada
  • 1/2       taza de manteca vegetal

Relleno:

  • 1          cucharada de aceite de oliva
  • 1/2       cebolla morada pequeña, picada
  • 1          diente de ajo, picado finamente
  • 3          tazas de calabacita, picada en cubos
  • 1          tomate, picado en cubos pequeños
  • 1/4       cucharadita de orégano seco
  • 1          cucharadita de sal de mar
  • 1          taza de elote blanco dulce
  • 4          cucharadas de cilantro, picado finamente
  • 5          onzas de Qué Mami Organics Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 1/2    cucharadas de Tabasco Pepper Sauce
  • 8          onzas de queso Monterrey Jack, cortado en tiras de ½ onza
  1. Para preparar las hojas: sumerge las hojas de maíz en agua caliente. Coloca una olla pesada sobre las hojas para mantenerlas sumergidas durante por lo menos 1 hora. Una vez que se puedan manejar, enjuaga las hojas de maíz.
  2. Para preparar la masa: En un recipiente hondo grande, mezcla la harina de maíz, el polvo para hornear y la sal de mar. Usando las manos, incorpora el caldo de verduras caliente para obtener una masa firme. En la batidora, mezcla la mantequilla y la manteca vegetal hasta obtener una consistencia suave y agrega la masa en cantidades pequeñas hasta incorporar bien todos los ingredientes. Continúa mezclando a una velocidad media baja durante 5 minutos, raspando la masa de las orillas del recipiente hondo. Reserva la masa.
  3. Para preparar el relleno: En un sartén grande sobre fuego medio, calienta el aceite de oliva; saltea la cebolla morada y el ajo hasta que estén traslucidos. Agrega el tomate, el orégano seco y la sal de mar; continúa mezclando durante 1 minuto. Agrega el elote y el cilantro picado. Mezcla y continúa cocinando durante aproximadamente 2 minutos más; la calabacita debe estar cocinada al dente. Retira el relleno y colócalo en un recipiente hondo resistente al calor.
  4. En un recipiente hondo pequeño, combina la salsa para enchiladas y la salsa de chile Tabasco. Agrega la mitad de la salsa en el relleno; mezcla bien. Reserva el resto de la salsa.
  5. Para hacer los tamales, esparce 2 cucharadas de masa en el extremo ancho de cada hoja de maíz. La masa se debe extender a lo largo de las hojas de maíz, excepto a 1 pulgada a los lados y 3 pulgadas del extremo angosto de la hoja.
  6. Con una cuchara, toma aproximadamente 1 cucharada del relleno de calabacita y elote y colócalo al medio de la masa. Agrega una cucharadita de la salsa reservada sobre el relleno y coloca una tira de queso encima del relleno y salsa. Dobla el lado derecho de la hoja de maíz sobre el relleno y junta y ciérralo con la masa. De manera apretada, dobla el lado izquierdo de la hoja de maíz y dobla el extremo angosto de la hoja de maíz. Usando hojas de maíz restantes, corta tiras y amarra cada tamal para asegurar.
  7. Coloca los tamales verticalmente, con el extremo del relleno hacia arriba, en una vaporera con suficiente agua para cocer a vapor durante 40 a 45 minutos. Cubre los tamales con hojas de maíz adicionales para guardar el vapor, y cubre todo con la tapa de la olla. Los tamales estarán listos cuando la masa se separe fácilmente de las hojas del maíz. Agrega agua a la olla según sea necesario para cocer al vapor durante más tiempo.
  8. Deja que los tamales se enfríen durante 10 minutos antes de abrirlos. Retira las hojas de maíz antes de servir. (Family Features)

SOURCE:
Tabasco

Folio: 100 Honorees To Be Feted at Celebration Luncheon on December 6 in New York City

Folio:, the publishing industry’s go-to source for news, business intelligence and peer-to-peer networking, is pleased to unveil its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees. Each year, an elite group of media professionals are selected to represent the best and brightest minds in magazine and digital media today.

The 2018 class of honorees includes: Hearst Magazine’s Troy Young, National Geographic’s Susan Goldberg, Trusted Media Brand’s Kari Hodes, Adweek’s Jeffrey Litvack, Meredith’s Tom Harty, New York Times Magazine’s Gail Bilcher, and more.

View the 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees

“The Folio: 100 is a veritable who’s who in magazine media,” says Folio: Content Director, Caysey Welton. “These are the folks who are changing the face of our industry, across every sector and every discipline. Their leadership, creativity, vision and entrepreneurial spirit is truly inspiring.”

For more information, visit www.FolioMag.com.

Honorees will be recognized at a Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Yale Club in New York City from 12:00 – 2:30pm. To register for the luncheon, click here.

For questions about attending the Folio: 100 Celebration Luncheon, contact Folio: Marketing Manager Jessica Dombrowski at jdombrowski(at)accessintel(dot)com. To become an event sponsor, or secure a congratulatory ad in the program guide, contact Folio: Senior Account Executive Tania Babiuk at tbabiuk(at)accessintel(dot)com.

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

Congratulations to our very our Founder & Chief Business Officer, William Jackson, for being recognized as a 2018 Folio:  100 Honoree!

About Folio: 

Folio: is the information resource publishing executives turn to for news analysis, commentary, and thought leadership in driving business strategy, value creation and revenue growth. Folio: delivers this insight across several newsletters, social media communities, special reports and live events. For more information, visit www.Foliomag.com.

Tips for Turning History into Your Story

If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

Call Your Family

In almost every family there is someone who knows all about the familial tree and history. You might be unsure of the exact date your grandparents were married, but someone else may know. Building knowledge of your family history can be an excuse to call your mom, your grandma or even your great aunt. They likely have stories and photos you don’t have and would likely be willing to share them.

Start a Family Tree

Starting a family tree can be the next step to learning about your family history. Building out your tree online can be simple with a service like Ancestry, which has been turning history into your story by transforming names into family and distant places into home for more than three decades. With more than 20 billion records and 3 million family history subscribers, the service provides all the information and tools you need in one place to make discovery fun and easy. Enter what you know about yourself, your parents, your brothers and sisters then add your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. If you aren’t sure about dates and places, make an educated guess then upload photos and stories.

Message Cousins

As you continue to explore your family tree, you may find other relatives have already researched pieces and parts of your family tree. Maybe a fourth cousin has your common great-grandparents in their tree with photos and stories about their lives. Find out what other information they might know or share what you know about your branch of the family tree.

Take a DNA Test

DNA testing has revolutionized the way people discover family history. With a service like AncestryDNA, you become part of a genetic network that includes more than 10 million people. In addition to providing ethnicity estimates, the service also compares your DNA to the people in the network and matches you to anyone sharing enough DNA with you to point to a recent common ancestor within the last 8-10 generations. To make those connections even easier to find, attach that family tree you built to your DNA results, and find more information at Ancestry.com. (Family Features)

SOURCE:
Ancestry

Happy 3rd Anniversary Teen InFluential!

It’s Our 3rd Third Anniversary! 

William Jackson, MBA,  Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

As you might imagine, Teen InFluential receives correspondence from readers every month. Sometimes it comes by e-mail and sometimes through social media. Many of the messages begin with “I look forward to reading Teen InFluential every edition” and then there’s usually a recommendation for improvement.

We appreciate all our readers, all of us on the team do. We believe when you’re taking the time to communicate, even when to tell us how we can possibly do better, you’re showing you care.

We’re thrilled to have a huge audience of smart people who live all over the world, with various tastes and lifestyles, and interests.  With each story we publish, our goal is to positively impact all of you. Of course, reaching this goal will always be a work in progress, but we can certainly hope, can’t we?

On the month of our 3rd Anniversary, I, and on behalf of the entire team, would like to say “thank you.” Thank you to our longtime subscribers, occasional readers, and everybody in between. Thank you for understanding that Teen InFluential is “Dedicated to the Art of Living Well”, and we hope we help you do the same.

We’ll continue to be here for you, hopefully to make every day of your life your best one yet, just as you make our days much brighter.  You see, without you we’d be nothing more than a bunch of words on paper.

Sincerely,

William Jackson

Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

Bocadillos Dulces y Simples para Después de Clases

Con el regreso a clases a pleno, los días estarán llenos, repletos de clases, tareas y actividades deportivas, música después de la escuela y otras actividades extracurriculares. Para sacar el máximo provecho de todos estos esfuerzos, es importante comer bien para prolongar la energía y la concentración requeridas durante el día.

Una alimentación inteligente incluye tener a mano aperitivos nutritivos y saludables para el corazón como las uvas, ya sea en casa, en el carro o al regresar del trabajo. Las uvas frescas de California, simples, convenientes y nutritivas, pueden llegar a ser un delicioso aperitivo por sí solas.

Las frescas y jugosas uvas, disponibles en tres atractivos colores – rojo, verde y negro, pueden añadir un toque sabroso cuando tenga hambre de un impulso de energía por la tarde. En otras combinaciones de refrigerios, las uvas también pueden combinarse con galletas, queso y nueces.

Sin embargo, otra manera de disfrutar de la uva fresca es mezclándola con otras frutas y vegetales para crear tazones de batidos, una opción nutritiva para asegurarse de que una variedad de ingredientes saludables sean parte de su dieta equilibrada.

Los  batidos servidos en tazas funcionan bien como aperitivo o incluso como desayuno rápido, y también ofrecen una manera de que los padres le introduzcan a sus hijos alimentos nuevos y más saludables.

Este tazón de batido de uva es fresco, sabroso y está lleno de dulce sabor de uvas, ideal para una solución rápida que puede dejarle el cuerpo alimentado y listo para encarar el resto del día.

Encuentre más ideas e información sobre refrigerios en GrapesfromCalifornia.com.

Tazón de Batido de Uva

Tiempo de preparación: 10 minutos

Porciones: 2

  • 1/2       aguacate
  • 2          bananas medianas, en rodajas y congeladas
  • 1          taza lleno de espinacas tiernas
  • 2          tazas de uvas de California verdes, divididas
  • 1          taza leche de almendras no endulzada
  • 1          trozo de jengibre fresco (de 1 pulgada de longitud), pelado y en rodajas (opcional)
  • pizca de sal
  • 1          cucharada de semillas de chía
  • 1 1/2    cucharadas de coco rallado tostado
  1. En una licuadora, combine el aguacate, la banana, las espinacas, 1 taza de uvas, la leche de almendras, el jengibre y la sal; mezcle hasta que esté suave. Sirve en dos tazas grandes. Corta por la mitad el resto de las uvas y colóquelas encima de los tazones de batidos junto con las semillas de chía y el coco rallado.

Información nutricional por porción: 370 calorías, 5 g de proteína, 66 g de carbohidratos, 13 g de grasa (32 % de calorías provenientes de la grasa), 3,5 g de grasas saturadas (9 % de calorías provenientes de las grasas saturadas), 200 mg de colesterol, 10 mg de sodio y 6 g de fibra. (Family Features)

SOURCE:
California Table Grape Commission

It’s Our 7th Anniversary!

William Jackson, Found & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

On the one hand, it feels like I’ve been doing this for a lifetime, while on the other, I find myself wondering “Where did the years go?” It’s been a year of excitement, highs and lows, long work days and restless nights, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

This past year has taught me so many useful lessons, and one that really stands out is just how important it is for individuals to be patient, long-suffering, and kind toward others; without judgement.  In a culture where freedom of speech is widely encouraged, many seem to have lost sight on the importance of having something of positive and encouraging to say, tempered with applying the “Golden Rule”.  As a reminder, the “Golden Rule” admonishes us to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.  Of course, the lack of applying the “Golden Rule” is almost always to our detriment.

In previous Publisher’s Notes, I shared my own struggle with trying to ensure I live a well-balanced life and making such a priority. Although, I still have room for improvement, I’ve been making slow but steady progress. I recently began adding the practice of yoga to my regular health & wellness routine, something I never would have imagined in a thousand years. But thankfully, it’s doing wonders for me. I feel calmer, am resting better, and my days are less hectic.

It’s with this newfound sense of balance and calm I wish to collaborate with you as we begin our seventh year. On that note, I’m thrilled to welcome you to our Seventh Anniversary Edition!  One of our Exclusive Interviews is with Hanna Jaffe Bosdet.  The well-known Philanthropist, human rights activist, speaker, and author opens up about her new acting role in NETFLIX’s first Mexican reality series Made in Mexico, and what’s she’s doing to raise awareness of important topics such as human rights, immigrants, refugees, peace, and the importance of education.  Being that this also our Style Edition, of course we had to bring you many topics related to style and its impact as we strive to live well.

I invite you to feast your eyes on this stunning Seventh Anniversary Edition and enjoy reading the rest of the amazing features we have for you in this Edition.  May this Edition inform and inspire you to continue living your best life.

From my very being, I thank you for being a dedicated reader. Seven thrilling years would not be possible without you.  I’m so grateful to and inspired by the entire InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, andTeen InFluential teams, who work tirelessly to bring you our award-winning publications. I’m truly excited about the future of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential, and I believe the best is yet to come.

Fondly and with Great Enthusiasm,

William Jackson

Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential