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Instant Pot Creamy Red Curry Lentils

With my dad recently converting to a vegan diet, I’ve been experimenting more and more with plant-based recipes.  And I’m really loving it! I’m learning all about new flavor combinations in order to mimic some animal based meals and food, while also finding new ways to make meals nutrient dense. I was never a fan

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  • Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole

    Not only is chicken, rice and broccoli a staple fitness meal, it’s also one of the most beloved comfort food meals.  So, let’s combine the two to make a comfort food makeover that nourishes your body and pleases your palate.

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  • Cajun Chicken with Pumpkin Alfredo

    Spice it up this fall with my cajun spiced chicken breasts, and use leftover pumpkin puree to create one of the most delicious homemade pasta alfredo dishes you’ve ever tried! By using pumpkin, we lower the amount of fat calories (since it acts a sauce thickener instead of milk, cheese and butter), and boost the

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  • Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

    It’s that time of year again – comfort food season! One of the things I’m most excited about and thankful for this year is the opportunity to try something new with my family.  About two months ago, my father decided to go vegan…admittedly, I convinced him he should go plant-based for a variety of reasons,

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  • Date & Walnut Energy Snacks

    Here’s the quick backstory on this amazing date and walnut snack… Last year I traveled to Tel Aviv for an amazing food tour. You can watch part 1 and part 2 of my adventure in Israel on my YouTube channel. While I was there I got to visit Jerusalem where I met one of the

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  • Vegan BBQ Pulled “Pork”

    Meat eaters don’t have all the fun – and here’s proof! Here’s my vegan spin on a summer favorite – BBQ pulled pork. You can enjoy this with rice, shredded cabbage, whole wheat or corn tortillas, or my personal favorite, as a delicious sandwich! Long live the plants! Note: Jackfruit is pretty common in grocery

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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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    Post-Workout Maple Plantains

    Without a doubt, this is my favorite post-workout treat because the carbs help replenish the glycogen stores from training and tearing down the muscles, but in a MUCH more delicious way. The maple syrup is sugar-free, but if you can handle it and prefer it, you can use real maple syrup or honey, careful not to

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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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  • Banana Upside Down 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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    3 Lighter BuzzFeed Tasty Recipes

    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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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  • Muscle Cakes! Red Potato & Tuna Patties

    If you’re in a pinch and need a cheap, easy and effective muscle building recipe, always remember the staples – tuna & potatoes! You can never go wrong with this combo to get lean and build quality muscle. Also, if you’re like me and often times have leftovers at the end of the week, besides throwing everything

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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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  • Whipped Sweet Potato & Plantain Mash

    Need a new recipe to freshen up your meal prep for bulking season? I got you. With the fall upon us and the winter quickly approaching, many of us are looking for ways to pack on solid muscle while trying to stay as lean as possible.  Behold, my two favorite foods to help me recover from a

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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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  • Hearty Quinoa Mac and Chili

    Two foods we have all come to love >> macaroni and cheese, and good ole’ Texas chili. So, why not combine these two amazing dishes to make a muscle-building meal and a family favorite? The good thing about chili is that nearly everyone has their own way of making it. So, it’s an easy meal to

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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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