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Breakfast

Black Banana Bread

What do you get when you add dark chocolate and black cacao to traditional banana bread? Magic.  You get pure delicious, decadent magic. This is one of those recipes that uses a not-so common ingredient – black cacao – but can be easily substituted by adding swapping it with dark chocolate (or regular cacao) powder,

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  • Egg & Turkey Stuffed Poblano

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  • Creamy Scrambled Egg Stuffed Bell Pepper with Veggies

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    Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

    Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe With school officially back in session, I remember all too well the pressures of college life. You’ve gotta juggle your academic life, your budding social life, extracurricular activities (so you can land that awesome job after graduation) and your finances…. Add to that list, managing your health and wellness,

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    Tastiest Tofu Scramble

    If you’ve never tried tofu scramble, you’ve gotta try it at least once in your life! If anything to see if it’s something you actually like – you may surprise yourself.  The texture is very similar to eggs so it won’t seem “foreign” or unfamiliar in your mouth. One of the best things about tofu

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    Healthy Breakfast Hash

    Breakfast hash is one of my favorite meals because of its versatility and the variety it lends your diet. Toss in a few veggies here and there – and make sure you have at least 3 different colors – and in a matter of minutes you have a delicious and nutritious meal. One thing I

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  • Berry Oatmeal Bake

    Despite the title, making this delicious berry oatmeal bake is something that can be done year-round to help you stay on track.  It’s a meal prep recipe that can be enjoyed hot or cold, by itself as a quick snack, or with some delicious Greek yogurt or whey protein shake. No matter how you “slice” this

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  • Warm Raspberry Parfait

    Here’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy a delicious parfait in the morning.  Heat the berries up in a pan, add a few choice spices, then pour the berries over chilled Greek yogurt and top it off with granola. Your tastebuds will thank you!

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    Healthy Baked Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

    Today, I’m taking a walk down memory lane and REMIXING one of my first YouTube videos – baked oatmeal for meal prep. This version is redone in order to: 1) stay moist throughout the entire week, whether you heat it up or not; and 2) help you practice better portion control and give you “just

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  • Pecan Spiced Granola Meal Prep

    One of my favorite recipes to start the day and get your house smelling pretty darn good. I know it’s a simple recipe but I always feel accomplished when I make something just as good a store-bought versions.  And you will too! Feel free to make this your own and use your favorite raw nuts and/or seeds

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    Low-Carb Pancakes (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

    November is Diabetes Awareness month so there is a lot of focus on lower carbohydrate and low-glycemic recipes.  Incidentally, this is a pretty timely post because I’ve been meaning to address a number of requests for lower-carb recipes and I wanted to tackle a very common breakfast recipe that tends to be higher in carbohydrates –

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    DIY Frozen Sweet Potato Waffle Meal Prep

    Forget the store-bought waffles, try my easy make-ahead sweet potato waffles!  These are packed with healthy fats and complex carbs to give you LASTING energy for the day (or your intense workout).  

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  • Egg, Yam & Cheese Breakfast Meal Prep (in a Jar)

    How we start our day largely influences how the rest of our day will unfold – so start on the right foot with a nutritious and filling breakfast! Here’s an easy breakfast that you can meal prep for at least 3 days and easily re-heat in an oven or microwave (just remove the metal rings on the jar).

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    Dorm Masterchef: 7 Easy & Healthy Microwave Recipes

    When all you have is a microwave, it can be a little daunting to think about being able to cook your own meals.  While it’s not ideal, the microwave can crank out some pretty awesome (and calorie-conscious) meals! Here is a follow-up article on the 4 Dorm Room Recipe video from 2 years ago! Remember,

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    Vegan Blueberry & Walnut Muffins

    So, when I decided to the 5-day vegan challenge, as if that wasn’t enough (lol), I also decided to get my feet wet and try some vegan baking. I’ll admit I’m not the best baker (even with animal products) yet I experiment a lot and share very little.  But this recipe came out pretty dope so I’m sharing

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  • Breakfast 101: Eggs, Turkey, Spinach & Roasted Potatoes

    Sometimes, it’s good to go back to basics in order to remind ourselves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated and that we can “keep it simple,” yet nutritious and delicious. Here’s one of my go-to breakfast meals that even after all these years, still leaves me satisfied and energized to tackle the day.

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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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  • 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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    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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    3 Easy, Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

    Slow-cookers and crockpots are God’s gifts to people short on time and those who find themselves feeling a little “challenged” in the kitchen.  Can’t get any better than tossing your ingredients into a pot and walking away! So here are 3 easy slow cooker recipes to help you get started in 2016. Need a slow

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  • Single-Serving Baked Apple Oatmeal

    Earlier this week when I went grocery shopping I found some jazz apples. They were practically glowing so I couldn’t resist grabbing a few to make a recipe. Since I’ve been eating a small bowl of oatmeal every morning this week, I decided to experiment by making a fairly quick & very easy oatmeal bake.  My personal challenge

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