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Healthy Lasagna Rollups

If you’re like me, you love lasagna!  Only things I dislike are the facts that I tend to overeat and really have no idea how many approximate calories and macros are in servings.  But, that all changes with these lasagna rollups! Perfect for weekly meal prep and dinner. Plus, it is a kid-friendly recipe so you shouldn’t have to

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    $3 Italian Meatballs in Butternut Squash Marinara

    This recipe is all kinds of amazing. It’s easy, delicious and budget friendly! For 5 days worth, it costs about $15, including the ingredients for the butternut squash marinara, so it averages about $3 per meal. Total win for your diet and your budget! Oh yeah, it’s pure #musclefood as well.

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  • Healthier, BBQ-Grilled Mac & Cheese with Asparagus

    This is a much heart-healthier version of comfort food, stepped up a notch by baking it in a wood pellet Traeger Grill! If you’re looking for the next epic side dish for your upcoming barbecue or picnic, then here you go! Guarantee everyone will want more and you’ll be the boss of the party. Best thing about this recipe is

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  • 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Waffle 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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  • Pulled Chicken & Stuffed Sweet Potato Meal Prep Hack

    Don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot and you’re pressed for time?  Try cooking chicken breasts in simmering water and then pulling them apart. And the best thing is, depending on how much chicken breast you boil, you can divide it into different portions and flavor them differently so you can enjoy various flavors for the entire week! Chicken

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  • Cajun Tilapia Stuffed Red Potato

    Great meal to have following exercise or as a healthy dinner option! Lean protein, complex carbohydrate with a little bit of fat. If you’re not a fan of wild caught tilapia, use another white fish! If you’re making this for kids, you may need to remove the cayenne and go easy on the cumin.  

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  • Holiday Coconut Apple Crisp

    Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a #FitMenCook spin on a holiday classic. All the great flavors and spices that you look for each season but with much less guilt of using tons of overly processed ingredients.

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    Vegan Freekeh Chili (in Bell Peppers)

    Two myths to dispel: the vegan diet is not just for vegans. As a meat eater, you can actually find a lot of inspiration from vegan meals since you can simply add your choice of “animal” protein if desired. you CAN build muscle and lose weight on a vegan diet. As with any diet and meal plan,

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    Healthy Chicken Pad Thai Meal Prep

    Recreating healthier versions of your favorite meals is a great way to add variety to your diet. Asian cuisines are among the most savory and exciting so it’s fairly easy to draw inspiration from popular dishes. This chicken pad thai recipe is just what your meal prep needed. Always remember to adjust portions and serving sizes to

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    Hi-Energy Flourless Almond Butter & Oat Muffins

    Do you routinely skip breakfast because you forget or you’re in a hurry? Try these hi-energy muffins loaded with natural energy to help power you through the day.

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  • Hulk Smash Chicken, Asparagus & Avocado Pizza

    Smash your workout and conquer the day with this hearty chicken pizza inspired by the Hulk. This quick meal is high in protein with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats so you can rescue yourself from a boring diet.

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  • Breakfast Berry Cobbler

    Break out those hermetic jars one more time for this timesaving breakfast recipe that you can enjoy throughout the week. Who knew that with a little tweak here and there, you can transform oats and berries into a southern favorite that not only tastes good, but also is good for the body? After reheating, I recommend eating

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    Loaded Tex Mex Wrap

    No boring sandwiches or wraps. Ever.  Instead of shoveling out $9 for a wrap at lunch, just make your own. Less than half the cost and likely twice the protein! Plus, you know exactly what you are putting in to your body.

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    Easy 10-Minute Chocolate Energy Bars

    Experimenting in the kitchen is often times rewarded – this recipe is one of those times. Whether you need some quick fuel before a workout, or just need a quick snack to curb sweet cravings, these foolproof chocolate energy bars are just what you need! And, made with BBQ Honey STRONG & KIND bars instead of

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    Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato Meal Prep

    Here’s a quick, easy way to freshen your weekly meal prep if you’re tired of the same bakes sweet potato and brown rice recipe. These southwest stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with complex carbohydrates and savory flavors to satisfy your hunger and feed that hard-earned muscle. And it’s family friendly so it is something you

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  • Red Eye Protein Parfait

    Got breakfast? Well, if you do not, you should! It is arguably the most important meal of the day, so even the busiest fitness enthusiast should spare a few minutes upon waking to fuel up for the day. And in case you need an extra kick, this fully-loaded protein and superfood parfait has a jolt of

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    Chicken Quinoa Burger Showdown: Hardgainer vs Lean Beach Body

    Here’s a healthy burger recipe to jumpstart your summer or seasonal grilling. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate quinoa into recipes like burgers and even meatloaf because it is an easy way to boost the overall macronutrient content with a quality food that is high vitamins and minerals. Have you ever tried a burger using

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    Chicken Avocado Salad Stuffed Pita

    One of my favorite salads that I made in 2013 was a chicken avocado salad. It really went well with just about anything- wheat bread, rice cakes, pita bread, etc. It’s quick, delicious, filling and nutritious! Give it a try and make it your own!    

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  • BBQ Bison Pizza on Naan

    Sometimes there’s either just not enough time, or admittedly, I’m just not in the mood to cook. We’ve all experienced those moments. So, one product I always keep in my freezer is whole wheat naan bread.  Not only is it delicious, but also it’s also a healthy complex carbohydrate that I can use to make a

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  • Red Velvet Patriotic Protein Waffle Stack

    You can kick off the July 4th holiday, celebrated here in the United States, or any holiday with this simple 20 minute recipe using simple ingredients you likely have in your house or can purchase at nearly any grocery store. To make the red color, I used cooked beets so that the pancakes could be

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  • Cajun Mashed Plantains aka Mofongo with Shrimp

    Need a new complex carbohydrate to freshen your meal prep, refuel your your body post-workout and/or provide energy? Try adding plantains to your diet to pack on muscle or provide a healthy alternative to potato. This is a “fusion” recipe where I take a traditional Puerto Rican dish and add a little Southern cajun flavor!

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  • BBQ Salmon Pizza on Naan

    Here’s a fail proof recipe to satisfy your taste buds after a nice workout or long day. Rich in protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fat! It’s easy to customize for you and your family and only takes about 20 minutes.

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  • Mediterranean Chicken Wrap

    Need a new sandwich for lunch? I got you covered! Try this Mediterranean-inspired chicken wrap that’s easy to make, will satisfy your taste buds and feed those muscles. I enjoyed this with beet chips and orange-infused water (see my previous post). If you’re making lunch for someone tomorrow, always remember – #NoBoringSandwiches! Aint nobody got

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  • Sweet Potato & Quinoa Patties

    Choosing the right source of complex carbs can be a dieters nightmare, look no further and carb it up with flavorful sweet potato & quinoa Patties. Perfect to accompany dinner, post workout meals and they’re vegan friendly!

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  • Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato

    Eating healthy and building muscle on a budget is definitely possible! Not only will this meal satisfy your wallet, but also it will get those muscles on the road to recovery for your next brutal gym session. This is one of my favorite meals to enjoy following a nice workout.  It has a nice combination

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