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Recipes: Egg & Sausage Casserole

Meet Sally.

Sally is a stay-at-home mom with errands to run all the time. Her mornings are packed: she drives the kids to school, does some grocery shopping, then comes home to wipe down the whole house.

By the time she catches her breath, it’s already lunchtime, yet she still hasn’t eaten anything. At all.

She’s on the fast lane to burnout, sickness, and fatigue.

If you’re in need of some fuel for the day, just like Sally, this egg and sausage casserole is the thing to take you mornings to the next level! Proteins and fiber are LOADED into the dish, and you skip out on a lot of unhealthy carbs, too.

Make some one morning, then portion out the rest for a week of irresistibly good breakfast.

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Recipes: Healthy “Fried” Chicken

I can already hear you salivating over there!

Fried chicken is a staple of American dining, especially deep in the South. I imagine you’re picturing some greasy chicken next to a stack of sweet waffles.

When indulging in fried chicken, there is a hefty price to pay: the extra fat and grease put a dent in any diet…

What if I told you that you could savor the taste of fried chicken WITHOUT the greasy skin and overload of fat?

Our healthy “fried” chicken recipe combines the flavors of fried chicken with a generous serving of protein—minus any excess fat, calories, and carbs. This could be your new go-to meal whenever you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling!

Give this chicken a quick make, add some greens, and you’ve got yourself one great plate of guilt-free food!

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Recipes: Tasty Cheese Meals

Don’t you just love cheese?

I mean, you can melt it into a delicious filler for a sandwich or burger. You can also throw it onto crackers or with veggies to add some sharpness to a snack. With a wide range of cheeses to choose from, the flavors you can come up with are nearly endless.

The only drawback to cheese is that it piles on excessive fat and calories. Anyone that’s dieted before knows that those those are two absolute diet killers.

I’ve got great news for you: there are plenty of meals that are cheesy and healthy! It’s not a culinary sin to indulge in cheese; you just have to do it the right way.

Today, we’re going to dive into a few cheese recipes that might just flip your world upside down. Hope we make your life a little “cheddar” (that was about as cheesy as these meals)!

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Recipes: Double Chocolate Mini Brownies

I know, you probably read that title and wondered whether we were joking or not.

We’re not.

You can indulge in a little chocolate brownie — as long as you make it the right way.

We’ve made a couple of little tweaks to this traditional dessert, including making them bite-sized so you feel less obligated to eat huge chunks.

So dig up the mini muffin pan and have some fun making some healthy brownies your taste buds will die for.

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Recipes: Guilt-Free Steak Recipes

There’s nothing more filling than a nice slab of savory steak.

Steak is among the most protein-rich foods you could eat. But, if cooked the right way, it can be a solid centerpiece to a healthy meal.

When you remove the fat and complement it with some veggies, steak is as scrumptious as they come — without the guilt.

Today’s recipe — check that, 3 recipes — are all creative takes on steak. We hope you’re inspired by these steak-tastic options!

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Recipes: Easy Turkey Meatloaf

Time to dig into some scrumptious, hearty turkey meatloaf.

This week’s recipe is all about one of America’s favorite hunks of meat. Don’t be deceived by the size of this classic dish, though, because you can turn it into a healthy and guilt free entrée!

Not only will you get a healthy serving of protein with this meatloaf, you can make it even healthier by simply using organic turkey as your meat.

With a side of veggies, this is the perfect meal for plenty of occasions, from a quiet night in to a large family gathering. Happy eating!

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The Art of Warming Up Before You Work Out

It’s an age-old adage you’ve probably heard a thousand times: stretch before you work out.

Yet so many people at gyms and with personal trainers ignore this step completely. They hop right onto the treadmill or pick up weights before any of their muscles are primed to perform. Or, they’ll do the stereotypical arm-across-the-chest stretch, not to get loose but to trick themselves into thinking they’re ready to exercise.

The result? Injuries, discouragement, and a lack of weight loss.

So why are stretching and warming up the best things you can do for your body before exercise? It’s all because our muscles need to be eased into the exertion of exercise.

Whether it’s lifting a dumbbell, squatting, playing a sport, or running a marathon, working out requires blood flow and flexibility. A tight body with tight muscles that tries exercise is a recipe for disaster.

We thought warming up was so important that we decided to give it some shine in this week’s blog post. Here are a few of the many ways you can effectively prepare your body for a productive workout. Try these at the gym, on the field, at home, or wherever else you train!

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5 Workouts for a Strong Core

Did you know that your core includes 35 muscles that make up your back, sides, abdominals and hips?

When people think of core muscles, abs are the first to come to mind. However, your core includes a lot more muscles than your abdominals. In fact, it’s everything besides your leg and arm muscles. While your legs and arms do the work necessary to get you moving, the core does the stabilizing, initiating, and supporting throughout the process. Strong core muscles make simple physical activities easier, protect your spine, make you leaner, and improve your balance. Athletes who want to kick or punch hard need a strong, stable core behind the movement.

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