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Southern-inspired Sweet Potato & Corn Muffins

Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a delicious, Southern-inspired comfort food treat for your family get-together or your weekly meal prep.  Keep in mind that some of the ingredients below are optional – that’s just me trying to add a little something “extra” for the holiday.  With that in mind, make this recipe your

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  • Caprese Panini (Grilled Cheese)

    Tis’ the season of calorie-conscious comfort food and tailgating for football and luckily, I picked up the perfect tool for both.  Recently, I picked up the amazing panini/grill skillet from Kohl’s to test out and I haven’t put it down since. I love it.  It adds grill marks to just about anything, so you lock in

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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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  • Upside Down Banana Muffins

    If you love BuzzFeed Tasty videos as much as I do, then you’ll enjoy these attempts to re-make those decadent recipes in a much more calorie-conscious way (while keeping the recipes pretty simple). Keep in mind these are still fairly high calorie, but contain significantly less fat and simple carbs than the original recipes. Enjoy!

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  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus & Peach Kabobs

    The “hero” of your next cookout is here! If you’re like me, you get excited about new recipe ideas and flavor combinations. And while it’s risky to venture too “far out” here in Texas – because I’d like to think we’re strong food critics and pretty loyal to our BBQ/grilling staples – sometimes it does pay off.

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  • Dairy-Free Muffins With Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut

    I’ve been experimenting with more dairy-free recipes lately. First I started out with sauces and now I’m moving on to baking. This recipe was BRILLIANT so I had to share. And it came at the perfect time too. I had just finished juicing some carrots in my kitchen so I used the leftover finely grated

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    Baked Sweet Potato Tots

    It’s no secret that I love sweet potato almost as much as I love avocado. A few weeks back I visited a cafe in Dallas, TX where they served sweet potato tots. They were delicious and got me thinking that I should create my own calorie-friendly version. These were my first attempt and they came out

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  • Lighter Elotes (Dip)

    I may be a little biased, but I think Texas has the best Mexican (next to Mexico of course). There’s nothing like driving up to a taco stand on any given day and ordering some of the most mouth-watering tacos “you never knew you were missing in life.” And right next to nearly every taco

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    Epic 75$ Meal Prep

    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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    Salmon Patties & Lentil Patties With Mango Salsa Recipe

    Sunshine or rain, sunny beaches to snowcapped mountains, a little taste of the Caribbean can brighten your day. Delicious, healthy food make ev’ry-ting irie! With that in mind, here are some delicious salmon & lentil patties with fresh mango salsa.

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    5 Healthy Snacks for Netflix and Chill

    It’s Netflix and Chill and you really want to impress that other half with all your moves. What are you going to do? You got the date and the wine and the show picked out–now all you need are some delicious snacks on the table. This way whether you’re watching hot and heavy or light

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  • Quick & Easy Guacamole Quesadillas

    Sometimes you need a recipe that is quick, easy, filling and nutritious.  And you can pretty much never go wrong with TexMex when you’re hungry.  So, why not take a heart healthier spin on a TexMex favorite – the quesadilla?! The good thing about quesadillas is that you can ALWAYS make them your own and make

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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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  • 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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  • Dairy Free Waffle Yogurt & Fruit Parfait

    Here’s a quick & easy “pick-me-up” snack to get you over that after lunch (and afternoon) hump! With summer right around the corner, many people are altering their diets by reducing the amount of carbohydrates and/or cutting out dairy (in order to help reduce the amount of water between your skin and your muscles so that the muscles really

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    Quick & Easy Heart Healthy Salmon Burgers

    It’s rare to find recipes that are versatile enough to be enjoyed for any meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner…and the in-between.  🙂 These salmon patties are perfect complements to any meal, or can be eaten as snacks to curb hunger and lessen the likelihood of #hanger meltdowns, which is something we can all be thankful for!

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    Superfood Raw 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 Hummus Quesadillas

    This is a delicious after-school, after work or in-between meals snack! Filling, delicious and healthy. Combining different styles and cultures in meals is a great way to bring creativity to your diet.   This is a fusion dish where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine (hummus) meets Latin-cuisine (quesadilla) – flavor overload.

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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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  • 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Waffles with Healthy & Creative Toppings

    Waffles so easy and delicious, your biggest problem will be deciding what to put on top. These also make great in-between meal snacks – just chop the waffles into pieces and you have protein and complex carbohydrate-rich treats. This recipe idea is great for “leaning out for the summer,” or “packing on some solid muscle.”

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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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    5 Favorite Healthy & Viral Recipes of 2014

    It has been an incredible year in healthy eating! Here are 5 of my favorite healthy recipes from 2014.   Hi-Protein White Mac & Cheese Microwave Recipes: 4 Ways to Hack Your College Dorm 6 Fit Snack Recipes Chicken Avocado Pasta .. Zucchini Lasagna Meal Prep in Jars

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  • Fatty Grapefruit Avocado Salad

    Fresh fruit is great for snacking, and in some cases, complementing meals like breakfast.  Often times though when I eat fruit by itself, I’m rarely left feeling satisfied which is why I enjoy adding heart-healthy fats such as nuts and seeds to increase the amount of calories.  This time I used avocado and it was pretty delicious.  

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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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