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Kale and Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Lately I have been trying to incorporate more protein and healthy fat in my diet, especially at breakfast. Not only do I find that it provides me with a much needed energy boost, it also keeps me full much longer than a low fat or low protein meal. Although one of the easiest ways to […]

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Banana Flax Pancakes

Simple 2-3 ingredient banana pancakes are one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. They are easy, low calorie, and after a little practice can be made in just a couple of minutes. However on days when I have a big workout planned or just wake up feeling hungry, I like to add a little flaxseed meal […]

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Spaghetti Squash Meat Lasagna Boats

Spaghetti squash is a lifesaver for anyone who is eating low carb, Paleo, or trying to limit calories. I almost always find myself replacing all or at least half of the pasta in my favorite recipes with this healthy squash and have even begun to convert some huge pasta fans into fans of this unique […]

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Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple pie in a glass…count me in! OK so maybe it’s not exactly apple pie in a glass, but it’s a darn delicious smoothie that’s packed with protein and will keep you full all morning. One quick tip, since apples and older blenders aren’t really friends, microwave the apple for 2 minutes first to soften […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Sausage Gnocchi Soup

I am not sure what it is, but lately chicken sausage is becoming one of my favorite ingredients. I love adding them to stir-frys, bakes, sandwiches, and especially in soups where they add lots of flavor without imparting too much fat. This simple soup combines sausage with potato gnocchi and lots of veggies. I find […]

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Roast Jalapeno Cilantro and Garlic Chicken Breasts

Roasting chicken never really gets old for me – the house smells amazing, the flavor combinations are endless, the crispy skin (yum!), and the fact that I can use it all week make me a huge fan of this simple meal. Normally I choose to flavor my chicken with lemon and herbs, but last week […]

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