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BBQ Mustard Chicken

It’s time to level up your chicken game! With a few simple ingredients, you can turn that bland chicken breast into a meal you look forward to eating everyday. Try this super simple recipe for honey BBQ mustard chicken.

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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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    Four Healthy 4-Ingredient Recipes

    Whether you’re on a tight budget or only have a few things in your pantry and don’t feel like running to the grocery, these four easy recipes prove that you can do a lot with a little! These recipes only require four main ingredients; and to make it even easier, I tried to use seasonings and sauces you likely

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    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – Carnitas

    It’s no secret that I’m a fan of tacos. And whenever I get the urge for delicious Mexican food, I head to my nearest taco stand in downtown Dallas. While it’s not scientifically proven, you can never go wrong with getting barbacoa or carnitas (aka pulled pork) tacos. So, when you can’t hop on a

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    Crunchy, Crispy Italian Meatballs

    You can never go wrong with meatballs when you’re craving Italian food.  But I guarantee you haven’t had it quite like this before. This is a hybrid recipe of meatballs + parmigiana. Each bite is full of flavor, crunchy and packed with a small dose of omega-3 fatty acids.  Fair warning: these are addicting!

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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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  • Mushroom Bison Sliders

    Whether you’re gearing up for a big game, a party or just a family dinner, sliders are always a hit.  And if you’re trying to go a little lighter on the calories, then making healthy practical substitutions is a must. Swap ground meat for a leaner version and swap the bread buns for mushroom caps.

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    Oat, Turkey & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

    Guarantee you’ve never had eggs, bacon & oatmeal quite like this before!  These muffins are perfect for meal prep and will definitely be a hit with your family and friends. And the best thing – they are very budget friendly and practical, using ingredients you likely have in your fridge and pantry right now.

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  • Ultimate Slow Cooker Lasagna

    One of my most popular recipes is the turkey and zucchini lasagna in jars. It was pretty dope for meal prep and not to mention delicious. But lately I’m in love with my slow cooker, and lately I’ve been challenging myself to create (and recreate) some epic recipes the device. So here’s a “slow cook” version of a family classic

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    Eggplant Cheeseburger Rollups

    ‘Who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger every now and then? Admittedly, I would eat them on a daily basis if I could. Good news! With a few tweaks, you can fix your cheeseburger craving and reward your body and hard-earned muscles. If you’re looking for a new, calorie-conscious way to serve up cheeseburgers for family dinner, then try these

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  • Cajun Coffee Shrimp

    You don’t always have to drink your coffee – you can eat it too! Coffee makes for a great ingredient in seasoning rubs.  It gives the food a nice smoky flavor.  So, in honor of National Coffee Day, here is some spicy, cajun coffee shrimp using my “Cup of Joe” southwest seasoning rub. And best

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    Spicy & Light Kung Pao Chicken Meal Prep

    Only thing better than one of your favorite Chinese foods, is when it’s prepared in a heart healthier way so you can enjoy it more often. While this version is lower in fat, it definitely does not compromise on flavor!  You won’t notice the difference in taste, but you will in how you feel after eating

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  • Turkey Jalapeño Poppers

    With the summer in full effect and the sun beaming down, I decided to fire up the grill.  Jalapeños were on sale at the grocery store so I decided to remix one of my favorite recipes – Bison Jalapeño Poppers. This time I substituted lean ground turkey for bison, tossed in some Italian-inspired seasonings and wrapped it all in

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    Hi-Protein Thai Almond Chicken Summer Salad

    Hi-protein, low-carb never looked and tasted so good. Here is my spin on a popular Thai-inspired salad recipe. Hands down, this is my new favorite go-to salad for the summer!

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    Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

    This recipe can be found and customized using the FitMenCook App. This marinara sauce is packed with complex carbohydrates and tons of flavor. You can toss it on whole wheat pasta or use it on vegetables for an equally delicious lower carbohydrate option. My favorite so far though is to make meatballs and stuff a red or

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  • Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Kabobs

    Grilled shrimp is good. Grilled avocados are good. But, good together? I think – I mean – I know so… Here’s a quick and easy grilling recipe that I whipped up in about 30 minutes using minimal ingredients.  And best thing is, it passes the #FitMenCook 3-Color Meal Rule of eating at 3 colors at each meal! Winning. And don’t let the

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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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    Smoked Salmon Guacamole with #FitMenCookApp

    Here’s a quick and easy snack recipe – made even easier by – using the new FitMenCook App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. I FINALLY got my hands on the Apple Watch so I could truly test the full integration of the app…and I was blown away. Here is my full experience – all culminating

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  • Healthy Shrimp & Veggie Pasta

    One skillet and 10 minutes is all you need to make the most delicious shrimp & veggie pasta you’ve ever had.  Just in time for the spring to be beach body ready.   HAPPY PINNING

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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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  • Hi-Protein Low-Carb Mushroom Tuna Melts

    Eh, why not?! I had some leftover tuna from my article & video on creative ways to use tuna, so I put together this delicious low-carb slider in about 20 minutes. Try it out – you may fall in love with tuna all over again.  

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  • Homemade Enchilada Sauce

    If you ever get the cravings for Tex-Mex food like I do, it’s easy to head out to your nearest Mexican restaurant and load up on food prepared in ways that may not compliment your new healthy lifestyle.  Whether you’re making sauce for chicken or want to eat enchiladas, making your own sauce will help save you

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  • Mediterranean-Inspired Quinoa Bowl

    Got leftover quinoa? Not anymore! If you’re running out of ideas to incorporate in your diet, always go back to basics and try add fresh ingredients to quinoa. Quinoa doesn’t always have to be hot for it to be good. This is a great lunch recipe, ideal for those without access to a microwave or convection oven.

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    Easiest Citrus Chicken Stir-Fry You’ll Ever Make

    I’d have to say, I think stir-fry is one of the most beloved recipes of all time.  Why? Besides it tasting so good, it’s incredibly easy to make. So why purchase ready-made frozen stir-fry from your local grocery store (like I admittedly used to do) when you can just make your own? It’s equally delicious without

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    Fully-Loaded Hi-Protein Cauliflower Mash

    Who says carbs have all the fun? You can still enjoy low-carb meals that are FULL on flavor and macronutrients. Here’s a low-carb spin on a “fully loaded baked potato.” And it’s easy to customize to fit a carnivorous or vegetarian diet. Guarantee you won’t be able to eat just one serving!  

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