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Healthy Baked Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

Today, I’m taking a walk down memory lane and REMIXING one of my first YouTube videos – baked oatmeal for meal prep. This version is redone in order to: 1) stay moist throughout the entire week, whether you heat it up or not; and 2) help you practice better portion control and give you “just

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    15-minute Butter Chicken Meal Prep

    The first time I had butter chicken I was in Washington, DC at my friend’s parents’ house. I was thrown off a bit by the name because I actually imagined chicken covered in butter…which actually doesn’t sound too bad. But I soon learned that it was better than I could have ever imagined.  And it introduced

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  • Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie

    This is a remixed version of an older Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie recipe.  Following a lower carbohydrate diet doesn’t necessarily mean you hav eto give up the food you enjoy; rather, you just need to be more creative and thoughtful when it comes to preparing them.  Here, I’ve swapped potatoes with cauliflower and removed the black beans

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    Low-Carb Cajun Jambalaya (One-Skillet Recipe)

    Growing up in the south, and having parents from Louisiana and South Carolina, it’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of good comfort food.  I look forward to my mother’s gumbo EVERY Christmas – just the thought of cajun spices, savory broth and seafood with spicy sausage just makes my mouth water.  I

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    30-minute Low-Carb Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Here’s a recipe that was inspired by my recent trip to Israel.  I don’t think the recipe had an exact name but it was merely zucchini that had been hollowed out, then stuffed with veggies and rice that were wrapped in a grape leaf.  Then the zucchini was dropped in a pot of broth with tomatoes and

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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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    Stuffed Beefy-Steak Tomatoes

    First off, this recipe is hitting! Secondly, my friends over at the Beef Checkoff challenged me to create two recipes using lean beef.  (*Kevin hits the “EASY” button*) As you’ve undoubtedly seen by following me in social media, integrating lean beef into my regular diet has been critical to my journey, helping me achieve my fitness

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    Low-Carb Chicken Tacos

    As I continue to experiment with the ketogenic diet, I’m discovering the various ways I can still enjoy the foods I really love with much less carbs. I’ve used portobello mushroom caps for burgers but it was not until recently that I discovered I could also use them as taco shells. Check it out!  

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    Keto Cauliflower Risotto & Salmon Meal Prep

    I’ve been experimenting with the ketogenic diet lately and, so far, so good! I’m enjoying the physical and mental challenges that come along with it.  One thing for sure is, it has been “stretching me” in the kitchen and I’m developing new ways to prepare the foods I love so they compliment the ketogenic diet

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  • Keto Burger! Bison, Lamb, Bacon – Oh My!

    For the past few weeks I’ve been heavily experimenting with ketogenic diets and meals and I’m looking forward to sharing much of that insight with all of you – definitely more to come so stay tuned. One of the big differences with this diet has been my reliance on quality ground beef as a source of protein and fat. I made

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dairy-Free Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut Muffins

    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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    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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  • 10-minute Protein Brown Rice Crispies Treats

    Let’s face it – every now and then we get a hankering for something sweet. For me, it’s especially high after a workout! But regardless of “when” that moment is for you, when it comes you’re looking for something quick & easy to satisfy that sweet tooth before heading to the nearest convenience store and buying the

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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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    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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