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Cajun Coffee Shrimp

You don’t always have to drink your coffee – you can eat it too! Coffee makes for a great ingredient in seasoning rubs.  It gives the food a nice smoky flavor.  So, in honor of National Coffee Day, here is some spicy, cajun coffee shrimp using my “Cup of Joe” southwest seasoning rub. And best

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    Spicy & Light Kung Pao Chicken Meal Prep

    Only thing better than one of your favorite Chinese foods, is when it’s prepared in a heart healthier way so you can enjoy it more often. While this version is lower in fat, it definitely does not compromise on flavor!  You won’t notice the difference in taste, but you will in how you feel after eating

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  • Turkey Jalapeño Poppers

    With the summer in full effect and the sun beaming down, I decided to fire up the grill.  Jalapeños were on sale at the grocery store so I decided to remix one of my favorite recipes – Bison Jalapeño Poppers. This time I substituted lean ground turkey for bison, tossed in some Italian-inspired seasonings and wrapped it all in

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    Hi-Protein Thai Almond Chicken Summer Salad

    Hi-protein, low-carb never looked and tasted so good. Here is my spin on a popular Thai-inspired salad recipe. Hands down, this is my new favorite go-to salad for the summer!

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    Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

    This recipe can be found and customized using the FitMenCook App. This marinara sauce is packed with complex carbohydrates and tons of flavor. You can toss it on whole wheat pasta or use it on vegetables for an equally delicious lower carbohydrate option. My favorite so far though is to make meatballs and stuff a red or

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  • Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Kabobs

    Grilled shrimp is good. Grilled avocados are good. But, good together? I think – I mean – I know so… Here’s a quick and easy grilling recipe that I whipped up in about 30 minutes using minimal ingredients.  And best thing is, it passes the #FitMenCook 3-Color Meal Rule of eating at 3 colors at each meal! Winning. And don’t let the

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    Quick & Easy Heart Healthy Salmon Burgers

    It’s rare to find recipes that are versatile enough to be enjoyed for any meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner…and the in-between.  🙂 These salmon patties are perfect complements to any meal, or can be eaten as snacks to curb hunger and lessen the likelihood of #hanger meltdowns, which is something we can all be thankful for!

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    Smoked Salmon Guacamole with #FitMenCookApp

    Here’s a quick and easy snack recipe – made even easier by – using the new FitMenCook App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. I FINALLY got my hands on the Apple Watch so I could truly test the full integration of the app…and I was blown away. Here is my full experience – all culminating

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  • Healthy Shrimp & Veggie Pasta

    One skillet and 10 minutes is all you need to make the most delicious shrimp & veggie pasta you’ve ever had.  Just in time for the spring to be beach body ready.   HAPPY PINNING

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  • 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Waffle with Healthy & Creative Toppings

    Waffles so easy and delicious, your biggest problem will be deciding what to put on top. These also make great in-between meal snacks – just chop the waffles into pieces and you have protein and complex carbohydrate-rich treats. This recipe idea is great for “leaning out for the summer,” or “packing on some solid muscle.”

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  • Hi-Protein Low-Carb Mushroom Tuna Melts

    Eh, why not?! I had some leftover tuna from my article & video on creative ways to use tuna, so I put together this delicious low-carb slider in about 20 minutes. Try it out – you may fall in love with tuna all over again.  

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  • Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    If you ever get the cravings for Tex-Mex food like I do, it’s easy to head out to your nearest Mexican restaurant and load up on food prepared in ways that may not compliment your new healthy lifestyle.  Whether you’re making sauce for chicken or want to eat enchiladas, making your own sauce will help save you

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  • Mediterranean-Inspired Quinoa Bowl

    Got leftover quinoa? Not anymore! If you’re running out of ideas to incorporate in your diet, always go back to basics and try add fresh ingredients to quinoa. Quinoa doesn’t always have to be hot for it to be good. This is a great lunch recipe, ideal for those without access to a microwave or convection oven.

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    Easiest Citrus Chicken Stir-Fry You’ll Ever Make

    I’d have to say, I think stir-fry is one of the most beloved recipes of all time.  Why? Besides it tasting so good, it’s incredibly easy to make. So why purchase ready-made frozen stir-fry from your local grocery store (like I admittedly used to do) when you can just make your own? It’s equally delicious without

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    Fully-Loaded Hi-Protein Cauliflower Mash

    Who says carbs have all the fun? You can still enjoy low-carb meals that are FULL on flavor and macronutrients. Here’s a low-carb spin on a “fully loaded baked potato.” And it’s easy to customize to fit a carnivorous or vegetarian diet. Guarantee you won’t be able to eat just one serving!  

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  • “Leftovers” Hearty Breakfast Frittata

    At the end of the week you may have some leftover food and veggies that you may be contemplating either giving away or throwing away. Before you toss out your hard-earned money, make a hearty frittata. No matter the hour, frittatas are good ANY time of day – breakfast, lunch or dinner! Here’s what I was able

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    Healthy Cheerios Chicken Parmigiana

    Italian food! Some of the world’s most beloved food. I can barely describe the feeling I have every time I enter an Italian restaurant. It’s euphoric to say the least. Only thing, some of the traditional ways those favorite foods are prepared, such as chicken parmigiana, likely do not complement your health & fitness goals. Here’s a heart

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    Cheesy Muffin-Pan Meatloaf

    My creativity in the kitchen went to another level when I discovered that I could use common kitchen utensils in different ways. Here’s a quick, delicious and heart healthy idea for your next meal prep session or for family dinner! If you’re looking for a way to better monitor your portions – you can’t go wrong with ideas like this!

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  • Post Workout Lemon Ginger Chicken & Asparagus Stir-fry

    I whipped this up in 15 minutes to feed my muscles after an intense training session.  Simple recipe with ingredients you may have in your fridge and pantry.  Vegetarians can easily substitute chicken with tempeh or even portobello mushrooms.

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    Baked Tex-Mex Egg Rolls

    Here’s an interesting little known FACT in life: nearly any recipe tastes better when given a Tex-Mex “makeover.” No really! Great for dinner or for your next game watching party, reach for these rolls instead of the deep fried rolls from your local sports bar.  Easy to customize to complement your diet and goals.

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  • Bean, Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Peppers

    Need a 20-minute meal for you or your family? Stuffing bell peppers is a time-efficient and cost-effective method to pack in quality protein and complex carbohydrates in every bite.

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  • Budget Meal: Avocado Egg Salad (with Chicken Patties)

    If you’re running low on cash but need to keep your protein high, remember you can always use egg (whites) to boost the protein content of any meal!

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    Flank Steak Wrapped Veggie Rolls

    Perfect flavorful side dish or appetizer for holiday cooking; and even good enough to make  your weekly meal prep menu.

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    20-min Date Night Meal: Grilled Sea Bass, Wild Rice & Pineapple Salsa

    Three rules to have an incredible date night: Keep it simple, yet flavorful and vibrant with colors. Be thoughtful about the presentation and creating the right mood. Keep portions smaller so you can save room for dessert. Put your phone away. (After you take a shot for Instagram and brag to your friends) Post by

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    Chicken & Waffle Bites

    Here is a twist on a Southern classic dish using Quest Protein chips and new Quest Protein Powders. The perfect bite-sized snack for game day, parties and even kids. Can you believe there’s less than 2g carbs and about 7g protein per chicken & waffle bite?! Guarantee this will become a staple in your household. Boom!

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