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Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus & Peach Kabobs

The “hero” of your next cookout is here! If you’re like me, you get excited about new recipe ideas and flavor combinations. And while it’s risky to venture too “far out” here in Texas – because I’d like to think we’re strong food critics and pretty loyal to our BBQ/grilling staples – sometimes it does pay off.

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  • Sweet Potato Salad

    If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version. To

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  • Dairy-Free Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut Muffins

    I’ve been experimenting with more dairy-free recipes lately. First I started out with sauces and now I’m moving on to baking. This recipe was BRILLIANT so I had to share. And it came at the perfect time too. I had just finished juicing some carrots in my kitchen so I used the leftover finely grated

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    Four Healthy 4-Ingredient Recipes

    Whether you’re on a tight budget or only have a few things in your pantry and don’t feel like running to the grocery, these four easy recipes prove that you can do a lot with a little! These recipes only require four main ingredients; and to make it even easier, I tried to use seasonings and sauces you likely

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    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – Carnitas

    It’s no secret that I’m a fan of tacos. And whenever I get the urge for delicious Mexican food, I head to my nearest taco stand in downtown Dallas. While it’s not scientifically proven, you can never go wrong with getting barbacoa or carnitas (aka pulled pork) tacos. So, when you can’t hop on a

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  • 10-minute Protein Brown Rice Crispies Treats

    Let’s face it – every now and then we get a hankering for something sweet. For me, it’s especially high after a workout! But regardless of “when” that moment is for you, when it comes you’re looking for something quick & easy to satisfy that sweet tooth before heading to the nearest convenience store and buying the

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    Crunchy, Crispy Italian Meatballs

    You can never go wrong with meatballs when you’re craving Italian food.  But I guarantee you haven’t had it quite like this before. This is a hybrid recipe of meatballs + parmigiana. Each bite is full of flavor, crunchy and packed with a small dose of omega-3 fatty acids.  Fair warning: these are addicting!

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  • Hi-Protein, Hearty Tuna Salad

    Gainz! That’s exactly what this tuna salad is. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids from nuts & seeds, Greek yogurt, dried fruit and spices for a full flavor overload.  Your tastebuds and muscles will thank you. Enjoy this salad with fresh greens or veggies, whole grain bread/pita/wrap or by itself!

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  • Mushroom Bison Sliders

    Whether you’re gearing up for a big game, a party or just a family dinner, sliders are always a hit.  And if you’re trying to go a little lighter on the calories, then making healthy practical substitutions is a must. Swap ground meat for a leaner version and swap the bread buns for mushroom caps.

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    Oat, Turkey & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

    Guarantee you’ve never had eggs, bacon & oatmeal quite like this before!  These muffins are perfect for meal prep and will definitely be a hit with your family and friends. And the best thing – they are very budget friendly and practical, using ingredients you likely have in your fridge and pantry right now.

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    Thai Peanut Shrimp & Rice Salad Bowl

    For some reason or another, the salads we order in restaurants taste far better than the ones we make at home! At least that was the case with me. It was pretty frustrating buying a whole bunch of vegetables and wanting to make a “restaurant-style” salad, only to make an uninspiring, dry salad. But with practice, I’ve learned

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  • Ultimate Slow Cooker Lasagna

    One of my most popular recipes is the turkey and zucchini lasagna in jars. It was pretty dope for meal prep and not to mention delicious. But lately I’m in love with my slow cooker, and lately I’ve been challenging myself to create (and recreate) some epic recipes the device. So here’s a “slow cook” version of a family classic

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    Slow Cooker Chicken & Quinoa Tortilla Soup

    When you’re in a pinch but needing something tasty, there’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to come to the rescue. Slow cookers are among the best “man cooking” machines. Just toss in the ingredients, walk away and return to a masterpiece. Plus, you can make some really hearty, muscle-building meals. So, crank up the slow cooker for

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    5 Healthy Snacks for Netflix and Chill

    Whether you really like more Netflix and less chilling, OR less Netflix and more chilling, there’s nothing like spending time with someone special and watching a movie or your favorite show. Here are some heart-healthier snacks you both can enjoy that won’t have you regretting what you ate later on. SWEET CHILI ALMONDS

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    Eggplant Cheeseburger Rollups

    ‘Who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger every now and then? Admittedly, I would eat them on a daily basis if I could. Good news! With a few tweaks, you can fix your cheeseburger craving and reward your body and hard-earned muscles. If you’re looking for a new, calorie-conscious way to serve up cheeseburgers for family dinner, then try these

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  • Muscle Cakes! Red Potato & Tuna Patties

    If you’re in a pinch and need a cheap, easy and effective muscle building recipe, always remember the staples – tuna & potatoes! You can never go wrong with this combo to get lean and build quality muscle. Also, if you’re like me and often times have leftovers at the end of the week, besides throwing everything

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    Chicken Pot Pie Meal Prep

    What is it about this time of year that makes you crave your favorite comfort foods? Being from the south, I’m used to home cooked meals…in fact, I’ll admit that I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to my mom’s home cooked meals. And while no one can cook food quite “like mom,” it doesn’t mean

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  • Whipped Sweet Potato & Plantain Mash

    Need a new recipe to freshen up your meal prep for bulking season? I got you. With the fall upon us and the winter quickly approaching, many of us are looking for ways to pack on solid muscle while trying to stay as lean as possible.  Behold, my two favorite foods to help me recover from a

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    Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

    Fall is here and with that, we welcome the season of “comfort food” recipes! But not all comfort foods have to be calorie dense.  With a few tweaks it is possible to make heart healthier versions of our favorite meals that are equally delicious, yet more nutritious. Here is a creamy, cheesy butternut squash mac

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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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  • Quick & Easy Guacamole Quesadillas

    Sometimes you need a recipe that is quick, easy, filling and nutritious.  And you can pretty much never go wrong with TexMex when you’re hungry.  So, why not take a heart healthier spin on a TexMex favorite – the quesadilla?! The good thing about quesadillas is that you can ALWAYS make them your own and make

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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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  • Hearty Quinoa Mac and Chili

    Two foods we have all come to love >> macaroni and cheese, and good ole’ Texas chili. So, why not combine these two amazing dishes to make a muscle-building meal and a family favorite? The good thing about chili is that nearly everyone has their own way of making it. So, it’s an easy meal to

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  • Rice Cooker Spanish Rice with Chicken & Shrimp

    When you’re in a pinch with little time and you don’t want to be stuck with a pile of dishes, use slow cooker recipes! They’re great because they allow you to multitask while your food is being cooked. And no worries if you don’t have a slow cooker – simply transform your rice cooker into a slow

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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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