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Double Chocolate Protein Muffins

In the morning I have some of my strongest cravings for sweet foods.  And my morning workouts do little to curb those cravings – if anything, they intensify! If you’re like me, then you understand this real struggle. The sweet cravings are particularly strong when I’m dieting down which is why I enjoy coming up

  • Post-Workout
  • Protein Powder
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    Low-Carb Chicken Alfredo Bake

    Low carbohydrate alternative to an Italian comfort food favorite – Chicken Alfredo. We swap pasta for cauliflower and heavy cream for coconut milk. One of my favorite cuisines is Italian – it’s a comfort food that always makes me feel good (at least initially anyway lol).  You can drastically  reduce the amount of calories and

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    Bulgogi Quesadilla

    Here’s a quick and an easy fusion recipe combining two amazing cuisines – Korean (bulgogi) and “Tex-Mex” (quesadilla), which is a Texan twist on Mexican food. HEALTHY BULGOGI QUESADILLA RECIPE

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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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  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Here’s a delicious 20-minute excuse to: 1) fire up the grill this summer; and 2) to finally get yourself a cast-iron skillet. The 12-inch cast iron skillet I’m using is by the Food Network – they have a lot of quality cooking products that are exclusively available from Kohls. Get the skillet used in this

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    Healthy Dirty Rice Meal Prep

    Growing up in the south, soul food was a regular staple in my house, especially on Sundays and holidays. One of my favorite dishes was/is dirty rice. It’s a cajun rice dish of meat and rice and peppers. While it sounds pretty basic, the flavor is anything but. It’s not uncommon to see variations of

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  • Low-Carb Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)

    Here’s a quick 15-minute spin on a popular comfort food, Pad Kee Mao. It’s a delicious shrimp and noodle stir-fry drenched in savory, spicy sauce. While there are several version out there – some with more vegetables, others with a different base sauce, etc – the end result will always be the same…Delicious! HEALTHY PAD

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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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  • Southwest Smoked White Fish

    Using a grill to meal prep is not only adds flavor/personality to your meals throughout the week, but also it’s pretty efficient.  Grills are generally large enough to cook multiple items at once.  When it comes to seafood for me, it can be a hit or miss on whether or not I’ll be in the mood to

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  • 4-Ingredient Butternut Squash Spaghetti

    Whether you’re pressed for time or cash, eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore.  All you need is a little creativity.  Spiralizing vegetables is a great way to “trick” yourself or your family into eating more vegetables.  Plus, they’re gluten-free and in the raw form, very hearty and filling. All you need is a

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  • Korean-Inspired Chicken & Pineapple Kabobs

    When the sun’s out this summer, your grill should be fired up and ready too!  Cooking on the grill is not only tasty, but it’s pretty efficient when it comes to meal prep.  You can place all of your meal prep foods on the grill and monitor them as needed. Think of the grill like a

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  • 4-ingredient Keto Coconut Chicken Curry

    If you’re following the ketogenic diet – or a lower carbohydrate diet – try these tasty coconut curry chicken thighs.  It only takes about 20 minutes and four ingredients from your local grocery store.

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    Fish in Bulk – 4 Quick & Easy Recipes

    Seafood plays an important role in having a balanced, healthOKy diet. It provides a host of vitamins and minerals, lean protein and healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids. In the following video I also answer some FAQs when it comes to purchasing, preparing, cooking and storing seafood, including the hot debate right now – wild vs

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    Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

    Made too much quinoa and don’t know what to do it with it?  Don’t toss it out – bake it and turn it into “crisps” for faux-fried treats.

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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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    One Skillet Moroccan Chicken & Rice

    Chicken and rice may be your go-to source of protein and carbohydrate, but it doesn’t have to be uninspiring! We are kicking up the flavors in a huge way by doing a Moroccan-inspired chicken and rice recipe. Best thing is – you can whip this up in little time using common spices and seasonings in your cabinet.  It’s

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  • Crunchy Asian Orange Chicken Salad

    Got leftover chicken? Don’t toss it out! Pull it apart, then toss it in this easy, flavorful salad.

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    Keto BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

    Even though grilling is a year round activity here in Texas, I realize that it’s not the case in other parts of the US, or world for that matter. To that end, I’m officially kicking off summer grilling here in the FMC Kitchen. Here’s a fail proof recipe that will make you a backyard neighborhood

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    Asparagus, Arugula, Avocado, Mâche & Peas Green Salad

    This salad packs quite a punch when it comes to flavor – it’s pungent, yet mild, and peppery and spicy yet still sweet.  It’s essentially all of the things that I love about Texas cuisine. One of my (ongoing) personal food challenges is to create recipes based off of seasonal and regional ingredients.  That’s why I love

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  • Sweet Red Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

    The summer is coming and so is the heat! Staying hydrated helps you function at your best and keeps you on the regular. 🙂  Also, hydration helps you know the difference between thirst and hunger, making it easier to “smarter” and wiser eating choices. Juicing is a proven and delicious way to stay hydrated! As part

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    Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

    Whether you’re preparing this for meal prep or for snacking, these meatballs are a tasty and calorie-conscious treat!

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    Stuffed Tuna Melt Patties

    I love delicious, relatively cheap eats!  Here’s one that’s sure to “spice up” dinner or your lunch this week.   STUFFED TUNA MELT RECIPE

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  • Southwest Pulled Flank Steak

    If you ever visit Texas (or Mexico for that matter), you’ll notice that there are a TON of different taco options. It can be pretty overwhelming for a taco newbie. And while most people in the south are “Texas-polite” and patient, all courtesy goes out the door if you hold up the taco line. Lol One of my

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  • Healthy Colombian Coconut Rice with Salmon & Salad

    Tonight’s dinner was inspired by my recent trip to Colombia. After spending a few days in Cali, I headed to San Andres Island where I had the most flavorful rice I’ve ever tasted – arroz con coco! It’s both sweet and savory. In some dishes, coconut rice is so sweet it’s like a dessert, and in

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    Spicy Shrimp Avocado Salad

    One thing I’ve learned from my recent travel is that I do not incorporate enough raw fruits into recipes or my daily diet. It occurred to me when I was in Nigeria and Colombia, where I was readily enjoying fresh fruits.  Incorporating fruits into recipes add both flavor and the hint of sweetness to take your

  • Salad
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