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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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  • Chopped Chicken Salad Wrap (for Leftover Chicken)

    Wait! Don’t toss out that leftover chicken breast (that you refuse to eat because you’re sick and tired of it by the end of the week). Toss it in a salad, chop it up, then wrap it up!   Remember, you should always adjust recipes like this one to compliment your goals and nutrition plan.  

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    Low-Carb Chicken Tacos

    As I continue to experiment with the ketogenic diet, I’m discovering the various ways I can still enjoy the foods I really love with much less carbs. I’ve used portobello mushroom caps for burgers but it was not until recently that I discovered I could also use them as taco shells. Check it out!  

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  • BBQ Mustard Chicken

    It’s time to level up your chicken game! With a few simple ingredients, you can turn that bland chicken breast into a meal you look forward to eating everyday. Try this super simple recipe for honey BBQ mustard chicken.

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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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    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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  • Smoked Stuffed Chicken Breast with Kale & Peppers

    If your weekly meals are getting a bit “stale,” here are 2 proven techniques to breathe new life into those meals: 1) fire up the grill, and 2) find a way to stuff it (whatever “it” is). When preparing food on the grill, I recommend using wood pellets instead of charcoal. I’ve noticed a reduction in the

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    Epic $75 Meal Prep 2016

    Another year, another epic $75 Meal Prep video challenge!  One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my journey is the importance of being prepared. We’ve heard it time and time again, if we “fail to plan, we plan to fail.” But the good news is there’s #mealprep whereby we prepare several meals or snacks

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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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    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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    $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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    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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  • Orange Honey Sriracha Chicken

    Here’s another quick and easy meal prep recipe to save you from having #StruggleChicken all week long! And as always, it’s easy to tweak to compliment your diet and goals. Fair warning, this will likely become one of your new go-to recipes for preparing chicken!

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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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  • Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

    Quick and easy chicken recipe to add some variety to your diet for the week.  

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    Curry, Tarragon & Cherry Chicken Salad

    Living in the south, chicken salad is a classic dish. No picnic or family gathering is complete without someone bringing a batch of “grandma’s chicken salad.” But I can guarantee that you’ve never had it like this before! A few weeks ago, I had this chicken salad in Traverse City, MI, home of the nation’s largest

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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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    Mega Chicken, Kale & Quinoa Salad Wrap

    Save yourself $11/day and make your own salad wrap. But not just any wrap with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and chicken; but a MEGA chicken, kale & quinoa salad wrap at half the cost! You can eat this salad separately or toss the salad in a wrap. Either way, it’s delicious! Fully loaded it’s over 600 calories

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    Cinnamon & Curry Spiced Chicken Thighs

    If you’re participating in the 5-Day No Sugar Challenge, then you may be scratching your head about ways you can curb sweet cravings. One of my favorite seasonings to incorporate in sweet recipes is cinnamon; however, it can also be used to enhance savory dishes as well. Cinnamon has been known to help lower blood sugar, bad cholesterol

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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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  • 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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    Creamy Dairy Free Chicken Pasta

    Who says dairy gets to have all of the fun? Whether you’re cutting dairy because you have allergies, preparing for a bodybuilding competition or just simply wanting to reduce the amount of animal products in your diet, you can still enjoy delicious, nutritious food that feeds your body and muscles. Coconut milk is lactose free so you can enjoy it

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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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    “KFC-Style” Hi-Protein Popcorn Chicken

    Here is a fast food makeover you DON’T want to pass up! Popcorn chicken. The same delicious flavor but with twice the protein, half the carbs and much LESS saturated fat! Better than fast food, and much better for your body! You can toss these in a salad, enjoy them as snacks on game day or

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    Lean Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

    Need a new poultry or veggie recipe? Remember to draw inspiration from some of your favorite cuisines, like this Indian-inspired Tandoori chicken kabob. It’s an easy way to freshen any meal plan.

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