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Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachios

This is an amazing side dish – or appetizer – that I created for my 5-day vegan challenge.  I thoroughly enjoyed this and cannot wait to incubate a few more recipes with this flavor combination. It’s good as is but I can definitely see how you can easily incorporate this into other dishes to boost flavor.  

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    Tempeh Flex Bowl

    My 5-day vegan challenge would be incomplete without some sort of flex bowl, so here it is with tempeh and roasted vegetables.  The best part of flex bowl is the ability to make them your own by filling them with your favorite vegetables, and other ingredients like healthy fats, in order to meet your macronutrient needs.

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    Portobello & Sweet Potato Pot Roast (Vegan)

    Here’s a simple recipe that I put together for my 5-Day Vegan challenge.  I fired up my slow-cooker and tossed in some portobello to make a vegan version of one of my favorite meals growing up, pot roast. It’s what I looked forward to nearly every Sunday for dinner. So, I took some inspiration from my

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    Sesame Butternut Squash & Green Bean Stir-Fry

    I love stir-fry. If you’re like me, I wouldn’t mind having some variation of stir-fry on a weekly basis. It’s a great way toadd variety to your diet and “experiment” with different vegetable combinations.  This is a great a side dish or main dish, just pair it with brown Basmati rice or quinoa for a more filling, hearty option.

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    5 Easy Cold Lunch Meals

    We’ve all been there – you’re at work or school and you’re hungry so you go to reheat your meal only to find out there is no microwave.  Or your job requires you to be on the road all day and you don’t have access to a microwave. It’s a frustrating feeling! But I have good

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    3 Calorie-Conscious Wing Recipes

    Wings! They are one of my absolute favorite foods and I imagine they are for a lot of you. I remember my first true love at first bite experience was in Austin, TX at a spot called Pluckers! Regardless if the Texas Longhorns played well, you could always count on Pluckers to come thru with

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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.

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    Flourless “Spiced” Black Bean Brownies

    Nothing can curb sweet cravings like a chunky, moist black bean brownie. And to make it even better, what if we could make the brownie flourless from an amazing superfood, black beans? I’d call that a win…and I’m sure after trying this recipe, you will call it the same.  Heart healthy brownies coming right up!

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    Meatless Tex-Mex Chimichangas

    You say Tex-Mex and you have my attention. You make a healthier version of Tex-Mex and “you have me at hello.” Putting a whole new spin on a Tex-Mex favorite, the chimichanga. We’re going to stuff our chimichanga with veggies, legumes and cauliflower rice and make it completely meatless by adding tofu. Tofu is a great

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  • Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola

    Save yourself some money on a weekly basis by making your own homemade granola. Not only is it easy to customize to complement your diet and tastes, but also you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. And that makes the real difference! The crunch and flavors of this granola are unreal! Remember to personalize

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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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    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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    Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Hummus is a popular snack food that is often thought to be too complicated to make; so, people opt to purchase it from the store instead of making it themselves. But it’s pretty simple to prepare, and making it yourself is arguably healthier since you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No hidden ingredients, table salt, preservatives, food

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  • Savory Roasted Vegetables for Meal Prep

    Learning how to cut down your time in the kitchen is essential for long-term success because you do not want to get burned out! Learn to multitask in the kitchen and cook multiple things at once.  Starches and hearty veggies are ideal since you can cook those alongside a protein source, like chicken, in the oven.  

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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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  • Hi-Energy Vegan Breakfast Quinoa

    If you’re looking to switch up your staple breakfast meal of oatmeal and eggs, then try this vegan breakfast quinoa bowl. Great way to get rid of leftover quinoa and it’s packed with natural sugars, complex carbs and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make your own for your diet and budget!  

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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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  • Quinoa Blueberry Banana Breakfast Muffins

    “HELP! I cooked too much quinoa and I hate throwing it away.” Quinoa breakfast muffins are one of my favorite go-to recipes to incorporate leftover quinoa. Very easy to customize for diabetics and just really, really good.

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    How to Make Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    Regardless of your background, pizza may be one of the most universal and beloved foods of all time. And by swapping out some of the ingredients and processed items, pizza can actually be pretty nutritious and healthy. When I found out that cauliflower could be used to make pizza crust, I was pretty skeptical and admittedly,

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    Zucchini Wrapped Potato & Egg Muffins

    Here is a re-mixed version of my turkey wrapped breakfast muffins! Equally tasty and completely vegetarian. Great way to ensure your daily servings of vegetables.

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    Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

    Instead of spending money on store-bought chips loaded with saturated fats and preservatives, make your own crispy baked sweet potato chips and season them to make them your own! Perfect snack food for game day.

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    Hi-Energy Flourless Almond Butter & Oat Muffins

    Do you routinely skip breakfast because you forget or you’re in a hurry? Try these hi-energy muffins loaded with natural energy to help power you through the day.

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  • Breakfast Berry Cobbler

    Break out those hermetic jars one more time for this timesaving breakfast recipe that you can enjoy throughout the week. Who knew that with a little tweak here and there, you can transform oats and berries into a southern favorite that not only tastes good, but also is good for the body? After reheating, I recommend eating

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