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Recipes: Oregano and Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Thursday November 02, 2017

Need some protein to balance out that crazy Halloween diet?

Not to fear, chicken is here!

These chicken thighs come with a kick of garlic, lemon, and olives that add in some next-level flavor. Plus, they soak up some extra moisture when cooked bone-in and skin-on.

This is a great way to get your daily serving of protein with some off-the-wall, unique flavor. No more dry, bland chicken—it’s time to up your game and make chicken a staple of your diet!

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Recipes: Easy Veggie Skillet

Friday October 27, 2017

“C’mon, eat your veggies! Bottoms up!”

Alright, there’s a reason why moms across the world feed their children vegetables before they can even talk: a serving of veggies packs loads of nutrients and minimal calories, and vegetables are all-natural foods too!

Today’s skillet features red onions, mushrooms, and asparagus, three veggies that are perfect for a week of meal prep. Turn up the flavor by mixing in some vinegar; you’ll add some tang to the dish.

The days of avoiding every green thing on the plate are long gone. Here’s a recipe that might just make you crave veggies more than the main dish!

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How Healthy Are You?

Thursday October 12, 2017

Do you constantly scan health magazines and websites for dieting tips? Do you record those mid-day talk shows that chit chat about whatever “a new research study says…”? Do you spend most of your time on YouTube looking for new exercises, diets, and formulas for shedding fat instantly?

None of that is bad; you SHOULD care about your health. But how do you know how healthy you actually are?

There are so many research studies, so many reports, so many websites, and so many experts spreading fitness and health info that it’s hard to pick out what’s right from what’s wrong. The result? People often follow the wrong diets and the wrong workouts, and they never lose the weight they’re trying to lose…

Before you pick the program to achieve your fitness goals, you first need to assess how healthy you really are, usually with a trained professional. Let’s look at a couple of ways you can determine what level your health and fitness are at.

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Recipes: Easy Pickled Radish

Friday October 06, 2017

“Robert Roper reaped a row of pickled radishes”

Ok, so maybe that doesn’t have the same ring to it as that ole’ fanciful Peter Piper tongue twister, but Robert would really love today’s recipe…pickled radish!

You just have to infuse some healthy ingredients with the radishes—celery seeds, black peppercorns, and raw honey to name a few—and you have yourself a versatile side dish.

That’s right. Meats and salads pair really well with pickled radishes. There’s even a Korean pickled radish dish called kkakdugi that you’ll probably see at a lot of Korean restaurants you go to.

Alright, let’s get the lowdown on this delicious recipe.

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Recipes: Protein Pumpkin Pancakes for Autumn

Thursday September 28, 2017

You’ve heard of pumpkin spice lattes…

Now get ready for…

Protein pumpkin pancakes!!

Nothing says Fall quite like pumpkin inspired recipes, and this one is sure to fill your home with delight!

The comforting mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, and creamy pumpkin will make your tastebuds jump like they’re leaping right into a pile of Autumn leaves!

These pumpkin pancakes are filled with protein and fiber, giving you the fuel you need for the day while satisfying the sweetness you crave.

Getting pumped for pumpkin? Let’s get these cakes on the grill!

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5 Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Getting Off Track

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Those after dinner sweets cravings hit some of us pretty hard, and they can be hard to ignore!

One minute you’re eating your nutritious plate of veggies and roasted chicken, the next you’re fork deep in a slice of triple chocolate fudge cake.

It’s okay to indulge every now and then! The problem is when that slice of cake becomes part of your nightly routine: have dinner, wash dishes, eat cake, brush teeth, go to bed.

Maybe you can’t exactly grow out of having a killer sweet tooth, but there are healthier ways of satisfying those cravings without diving into a giant piece of cake!

Here’s 5 ways you can get the sweet stuff while staying on track with your health!

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Recipes: Super Stuffed Squash

Friday September 22, 2017

Trying to “squash” those carbs that sneak into your diet?

Today, you’ll get the chance to do just that with our squash-tastic recipe of the week: stuffed squash! This is an awesome way to enjoy beef guilt-free.

Here’s the trick: you use the squash as a little boat that holds your beef and veggies. Cool, right? You’ll feel full, and you’ll miss the carbs that come in hamburger buns and tortillas!

Below, we’ve listed a few veggies to mix in, but feel free to experiment with your favorite veggies as well. You can even switch out the beef for a different protein if you’d like!

Hungry yet? We knew you would be…

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Recipes: Egg White Chile Omelette

Thursday September 21, 2017

What you do in the morning makes an impact on how the rest of your day will go…why not start it off right…with a little fire?

If you like spicy, this recipe will quickly become a breakfast staple in your home! It’s rich with protein, bursting with flavor, low in carbs, and totally mouthwatering!

Whoever said you can’t have it all hasn’t taken a bite of this beauty yet!

With its energy packed ingredients, you’ll be able to power through the day like a champion! Plus, this meal is a great way to stay on track with your weight loss and fitness goals.

Serve with some salsa and avocado on the side and you’ve got a fiesta in your mouth!

Grab a whisk, it’s time to break a few eggs!

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3 Reasons Why The Scale May Go Up When You Start Working Out

Tuesday September 19, 2017

So, you’ve been working out daily and eating clean for the past week.

You feel better than you ever have! You have so much energy and you’re kicking ass in your exercises.

It’s the end of your first week in your new routine, and you excitedly jump on the scale to see how much weight you’ve lost.

“Wait…how could I have gained two pounds?! This is horrible! I’m supposed to be losing weight, what am I doing wrong?!”

Don’t panic! Continue reading to find out why you may see the number on the scale trickle up within your first couple weeks of working out!

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Recipes: Celery Root & Green Onion Bisque

Friday September 15, 2017

Did someone say bisque??

Today’s recipe features bisque, basically soup, with an infusion of veggies!

This recipe is dairy-free, so all you lactose intolerant readers can enjoy this fine meal. We added some coconut milk and chicken broth to make this soup rich, creamy, and easy on the stomach (and your health)!

Need any more convincing? This is the perfect recipe for an ice cold day when you need something to warm you up!

So without further ado, here’s that recipe!

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