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Download April Healthy Habits Calendar

In 2016, I want to continually challenge you to make choices that will push you closer to your fitness and wellness goals. Whether you’re advanced or a beginner to healthy eating, there’s something here for you. Print this calendar out and place it on your fridge or wherever you need a reminder! In fact, you can even schedule reminders

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  • Download March Healthy Habits Challenge Calendar

    In 2016, I want to continually challenge you to make choices that will push you closer to your fitness and wellness goals. Whether you’re advanced or a beginner to healthy eating, there’s something here for you. Print this calendar out and place it on your fridge or wherever you need a reminder! In fact, you can even schedule reminders

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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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  • 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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  • Download February 2016 Healthy Habits Calendar

    In 2016, I want to continually challenge you to make choices that will push you closer to your fitness and wellness goals. Whether you’re advanced or a beginner to healthy eating, there’s something here for you. Print these out and place them on your fridge or wherever you need a reminder! In fact, you can even schedule

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  • Quick n’ Easy Huevos Rancheros

    Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of time…well, actually more often than not, we find ourselves pressed for time for some reason or another. And no other time is more pressing than the morning when you’re rushing just to get out the door.  And leaving on an empty stomach can only add to the pressures

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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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    Hi-Protein Breakfast Casserole

    How you start your day largely influences how the rest of your day will go! So, start your day off right with a hearty breakfast! Try my simple and protein-packed breakfast casserole – and yes, it has sweet potato (but, you can substitute for red potato)! Pair this with a glass of milk for an extra protein boost!

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  • Sesame Beef & Broccoli

    Ditch the takeout! You can never go wrong Beef & Broccoli stir-fry whenever you’re hungry. And it’s even better when you can make it at home for a fraction of the costs and calories so you can stay on track to achieve your fitness goals.

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    $75 Whole Foods Challenge Meal Plan

    Recently I challenged myself to see if I could create a meal plan for the week and spend only $75 at one of the nation’s most premium-priced grocery stores, Whole Foods. To make it even more challenging, I had to use as many natural/fresh ingredients as possible AND have as much variety as possible. Needless to

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  • Grilled Southwest Salmon

    Salmon. In my opinion, one of the best proteins to add to your diet. It’s hearty, flavorful and loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids to give you long, lasting energy. Don’t try to be too fancy with the seasoning – just keep it simple! A little seasoning and fatty (fish) flesh meat will go a long way.

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    5 Healthy DIY Sushi & Sashimi Recipes

    You don’t need to break the bank or become a master sushi chef just to enjoy sushi.  You can make it at home, prepare it in more nutritious ways and save a ton of money!  All you need is sushi-grade seafood and a little creativity. SUSHI FLEX BOWL (Lighter-Flex Bowl)

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  • Meal Idea: Ditch the Bagel for Portobello Mushroom

    If you’re looking for a lower carbohydrate option for breakfast instead of a bagel, remember you can always use portobello mushroom. Even though it is lower in carbs, it is quite hearty and can leave you feeling satisfied. One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is simply grilling or roasting it in the oven and then

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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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  • 5-Day NO Sugar Challenge

    Congrats on accepting the FitMenCook 5-Day No Sugar Challenge! I once read an article that suggested it was easier for people to give up sex than it was to give up sugar. And if you think about it, they may be right since added sugar is everywhere!   GOAL FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS: Learn how

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  • Spicy Mustard Chicken Meal Prep

    Here’s a quick and easy chicken meal prep recipe to prepare in bulk for the entire week. And best thing is, you can throw this together with items and seasonings you likely already have in your pantry. So, give the packaged seasonings a rest this week and make your own delicious marinade. You’ll surprise yourself!

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  • Dairy Free Waffle Yogurt & Fruit Parfait

    Here’s a quick & easy “pick-me-up” snack to get you over that after lunch (and afternoon) hump! With summer right around the corner, many people are altering their diets by reducing the amount of carbohydrates and/or cutting out dairy (in order to help reduce the amount of water between your skin and your muscles so that the muscles really

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  • FitMenCook App NOW Available

    Four months in the making, the new Fit Men Cook is now available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. If you’d like for us to develop it on Android, please show your support by joining our newsletter list here. The launch day wildly exceeded our expectations. Thanks to the support by FitMenCook readers, we made

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  • Spicy Hi-Protein Ranch Dressing

    Ditch the stuff in the grocery store and make your own hi-protein ranch dressing.  One of the best things about homemade dressings is that you can customize to meet your dietary needs and preferences.

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  • Protein Sweet & Sour Chicken

    One of the hardest foods for me to avoid when I was really wanting to lose weight was Chinese food. It didn’t help that there was a Chinese buffet near my house and depending on my mood and hunger level, all of my goals went out the window at the smell of the restaurant when

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  • Healthier, BBQ-Grilled Mac & Cheese with Asparagus

    This is a much heart-healthier version of comfort food, stepped up a notch by baking it in a wood pellet Traeger Grill! If you’re looking for the next epic side dish for your upcoming barbecue or picnic, then here you go! Guarantee everyone will want more and you’ll be the boss of the party. Best thing about this recipe is

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  • Orange Roughy Salad (What I Eat in a Day)

    I don’t always make big salads, but when I do…who am I kidding?! My salads are always big! BOOM! Here’s a quick example of a typical salad that I will have as a meal when I’m trying to keep things on the lighter side. And remember to observe my #3ColorMeal Rule – your meal must

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    Bacon & Egg Stuffed Sweet Potato

    Rise and shine and break the rules of breakfast! The days of only eating oatmeal and egg whites are over – enter the age of creative, healthy eating. Great option when you have a few extra moments in the morning, or you are making brunch for family and friends. This is a follower-requested recipe based off

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    Healthy Mashed Po-Tater Tots

    Here are two easy and delicious recipes in one healthy meal. Creamy mashed potatoes + tater tots will “dance” in your mouth and feed your hard-earned muscle.

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    Raw Superfood Energy Bars with Cacao

    “Being epic” in life is nearly impossible without a well-balanced diet. Why? Well, you need good, lasting energy to be able to do “whatever it is” that makes you epic. These energy bar “bites” are practical, easy-to-make and to customize, loaded with vitamins & minerals and are just downright delicious. Today we’re going beyond simply

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