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Recipes: Quick Mediterranean Recipes

It’s time to head west for our recipes this week – specifically, the Mediterranean!

Mediterranean food is unmistakable for its blends of spices combined with different kinds of meats, from chicken to lamb.

But it also can be healthier than you might expect. These dishes usually are high in protein and fiber and aren’t too greasy or heavy.

From hummus to kebabs, today’s four recipes are sure to add flavor and depth to your cookbook. Throw in your favorite vegetables and salad and you have yourself a few Mediterranean meals to remember!

Oh yeah, all these recipes are quick and easy to prepare, so they’re great for whenever you’re in a rush.

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How to Squeeze Exercise into Your Busy Schedule

Take a look at your schedule. Go ahead, take a long look.

Chances are, most of your days are filled to the brim with things to do. You might work a 9-5 job, or you might be a stay-at-home mom trying to keep up with your hyper-energetic kids.

Most people understand the importance of exercise. Still, so many of those same people skimp out on workouts.

Where is the disconnect between our ambition to work out and making exercise a part of our lives?

A hectic schedule is one of the most common reasons why people don’t work out consistently (and why they don’t believe they can in the first place).

Believe it or not, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the day to exercise, even in the middle of your volatile schedule.

Try out these quick-and-easy exercises that can be done on the go, in the office, at the gym, at the mall, etc. Time to keep those workout shoes glued to your feet and ready to go!

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7 Dieting Mistakes Everyone Makes

When I say the word “diet”, what’s the first thing that pops into your head?

Perhaps you think of that friend that chows down on nothing more than salad and fish. Maybe you know someone that swears to ditch sweets, only to be back on a bender a week later.

Diets have always been known as the “magical elixirs” that cut body fat and get you in shape. Yet there are still plenty of diets that fail to deliver results, even though they are “scientifically proven” or tout case study success stories.

Why?

Well, it’s simple. Health studies often produces conflicting results, which confuse the public about what to eat and what to avoid. Only recently has research narrowed down core health guidelines to follow with any diet.

We thought it would be a great idea to fill you in on dieting missteps people often make. Maybe you’ll spot a few you make, and can change your eating habits for the better!

One thing to note: there are different diets that target different fitness goals. These are simple tips that relate to any healthy diet you choose. If possible, consult with a trained medical professional to determine the diet that is right for you.

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Recipes: Rosemary Lamb Chops

Today’s recipe is a hearty one: rosemary lamb chops.

Just picture a sizzling slab of lamb chops, broiled to perfection. Mix in a side of veggies and you have the perfect meal for a variety of occasions, from family dinner to date night.

But these lamb chops are more than just delicious. They can also be relatively healthy if you cook them properly, not to mention the high serving of protein you’ll get by eating them.

You can make these lamb chops low fat, too. Try broiling the lamb chops to minimize the amount of fat in the dish. Before you cook, you can also slice out any fat that hangs from the lamb chops.

Check out these rosemary lamb chops, and stay tuned for more healthy and amazing recipes weekly!

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Recipes: Healthy Tacos

Oh man, today’s recipe is a doozy.

TACOS.

How can you not love tacos? These crescents of savory goodness are among the most popular foods in the world.

Unfortunately, tacos are often greasy and lack any serious nutritional benefits. They fall squarely into the late night, guilty pleasure category.

But with a little tweaking, tacos can transform into a healthy meal that won’t leave your stomach with any regrets. Just mix in some fresh ingredients, add protein – maybe some fish or some chicken – or swap out the tortilla for lettuce, if you really want to try something different.

Check out these four bona fide recipes that will make you rethink tacos entirely (for the better).

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Protein-Packed Meals

It’s time to pack on the protein in this week’s recipes!

Along with being essential for the body’s daily processes, proteins help build muscle, especially when you work out. They’re also awesome sources of energy throughout your day.

Here are a few dishes you can piece together to increase your daily protein intake right away.

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Recipes: Cajun Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Today’s dish adds a new spin to a traditional meal.

Cajun salmon is a great way to add a kick to your flavorful slab of salmon. You’ll still get your healthy serving of protein and omega-3.

You can try roasting some veggies on the side to elevate the flavor profile of this dish. Broccoli and cauliflower add a plethora of vitamins and minerals to round out your meal.

Add some lemons for some zest, and you’ve got yourself a healthy meal so good, you won’t believe it’s real. Check it out!

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Recipes: Soups for Wintertime

Picture someone in the middle of a frosty snowstorm. They can’t feel their toes, their teeth are chattering non-stop, and their face is as pale as the underside of your tongue.

Trekking through deep snow, they finally stumble upon a warm cabin. On a table, there’s a hot bowl of soup steaming to the nicks in the wooden ceiling.

One spoonful of that soup instantly warms up our friend, giving new life to each of his thawing extremities. Soup also can provide an abundance of nutritional benefits to your diet, including vitamins, fiber, and protein.

There aren’t many more gratifying food experiences than having hot soup on a chilly day. So today’s recipes are all about concocting your very own soup specialties!

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Recipes: Savory Broccoli Dishes

I know, I know. Broccoli?

Believe it or not, broccoli can actually make a killer entrée, whether it’s the star of the plate or a nice complement.

Before you rule out the little trees of the vegetable family, take into account that broccoli is vitamin-rich. It’s also a terrific source of fiber and can even guard against cancer. Mixed with meats or other vegetables, broccoli can contribute to a very balanced meal.

Check out these three unique spins on broccoli. Once you start adding these meals to your diet, you’re never going to remember a life without broccoli!

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Recipes: Ham Holsters

Not much pairs better than some sizzling ham and some well-cooked eggs. Today’s recipe brings the two together into perfect breakfast matrimony. Combined with some cheese, broccoli, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper, this one is a real treat for your taste buds!

This new take on the classic ham-and-eggs duo is still packed with high amounts of fiber and protein. Plus, you’ll feel ready to tackle the rest of your day after scarfing down one of these high-energy holsters.

You can cook these in large quantities, and they’re small enough to take with you wherever you go. Whether you’re rushing to the gym or going off to work, this recipe is the perfect way to start your day!

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