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Chips & Poke

Like every other honest person in the world, I get cravings…and I have to admit that sometimes I cave and enjoy a non-scheduled indulgent treat, or two…or three.  And yes, I try to plan when I’m going to eat something that is less calorie-conscious because if I actually plan for it, then it’s not really

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    3 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

    As part of my partnership with Pronamel, they asked me to create content with the theme “Twice as Good” in mind – something that can serve two purposes. First thing that came to mind was obviously, food!  But here’s my take/twist. One thing I like to do is purchase produce and products from my local

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    4 Easy Cold Lunch Ideas

    I’m following up on a FAQ – “What are some lunch meals you can enjoy that don’t have to be reheated?” Here are four easy lunch ideas to help inspire your next meal prep! This is a continuation of the 5 cold lunch mash-up that I did last year. When it comes to eating food cold

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    “Smoky” & Roasted Salsa Verde (and Salsa Roja)

    Ditch the store-bought stuff and make your own delicious salsa that you can easily customize for your tastes and preferences.  I use salsa for nearly EVERYTHING! Salads, eggs, protein, grilled vegetables, etc.  Essentially anything that needs an extra kick, gets a serving of my fresh homemade salsa. It’s a great lower-calorie alternative to give your

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    Mexican Quinoa (Vegan)

    People often share with me that quinoa is bland and often uninspiring. I used to think the same thing until I started to prepare it differently.  Here is an easy delicious, savory quinoa dish that has moisture because of the way it is prepared in a savory broth.  Guarantee this recipe will inspire you to jazz

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  • Avocado Potato Salad

    As we bid farewell to the summer, we don’t have to say goodbye to ALL of the summer recipes we tend to love. So, carry avocado into the fall with you and swap mayonnaise for heart-healthy avocado!  

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    Mediterranean Greek Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s a Mediterranean Greek-inspired chopped salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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    Tropical Salmon, Avocado & Pineapple Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s a tropical Latin-inspired chopped salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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    Asian Ramen & Chicken Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s an Asian-inspired salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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    Chipotle Flank Steak Taco Salad

    I still remember the first time I had a taco salad as a teenager. Admittedly, I wasn’t a fan of salads then but I quickly became one after enjoying a delicious Mexican-inspired salad with steak, beans, corn, tomato and cheese (lots of it) all in a crunchy taco shell! I’m not going to name the

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  • Quick Tuna & Salmon Poke with Purple Rice

    I shared this last week on Instagram and y’all requested that I post the recipe to the website so here it is! Since I’ve been following this ketogenic diet, every week I treat myself to a meal where I load up on carbohydrates. This meal helps give me muscle energy (glycogen) so that I can continue to

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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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  • Sweet Potato Salad

    If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version. To

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  • Smoky Lobster (Seafood) Salad

    I was in Kroger recently grabbing a few items for meal prep and I noticed they had a sale on wild-caught lobster tails for only $6 per tail so I couldn’t pass it up!  I was immediately inspired to do two things: 1) fire up the grill; 2) make a seafood salad. I sprayed the lobster tails

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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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    Green Bean Stir-Fry & Sesame Butternut Squash

    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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  • Hi-Protein, Hearty Tuna Salad

    Gainz! That’s exactly what this tuna salad is. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids from nuts & seeds, Greek yogurt, dried fruit and spices for a full flavor overload.  Your tastebuds and muscles will thank you. Enjoy this salad with fresh greens or veggies, whole grain bread/pita/wrap or by itself!

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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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    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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  • Sesame Beef Broccoli Meal Prep Recipe

    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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    Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

    Fall is here and with that, we welcome the season of “comfort food” recipes! But not all comfort foods have to be calorie dense.  With a few tweaks it is possible to make heart healthier versions of our favorite meals that are equally delicious, yet more nutritious. Here is a creamy, cheesy butternut squash mac

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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.  

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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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    Kale, Chicken & 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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