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Recipes: Low Carb Mac and Cheese

Carbs: we know them, we love them, we crave them.

Unfortunately, carbs don’t love us the way we love them!

Over time, indulging in carbs too often starts to rapidly pack on the pounds – leaving you with a tight waistband and a sluggish stride in your step.

However, there’s good news for you pasta lovers! What if we told you there was a way you could enjoy your favorite pasta dishes, without the pasta?

They say not all heroes wear capes – in this case, the hero is spaghetti squash!

This yummy mac and cheese recipe replaces the noodles with low carb (and calorie) spaghetti squash.

Interested in learning how to make one of the most decadent dishes healthy? Let’s get cooking!

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Workout of the Week: The Burpee Sandwich

Ooooh… a burpee sandwich!

What in the world is that?!?

Uh, only the best way to order your burpees, of course!

In all seriousness, burpees are instant fat burners for a reason. They get your heart pumping, yet they also engage your arm and leg muscles.

Now before you jump into the gym and start knocking burpees out until you collapse, here me out for a sec…

Burpees are BEST done when combined with other exercises. Since they check a lot of boxes already, you’re free to mix them in with almost any workout routine you typically do.

Here’s one we’re calling the burpee sandwich, and inside is a patty made of planks. Hmm, maybe we should trademark all this…

(Don’t forget to keep up to speed with our blog for more useful fitness, lifestyle, workout, and recipe tips!)

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Recipes: Honey Grilled Chicken

Who loves honey??

Unless you don’t like sweets (or Winnie the Pooh), you can’t deny that honey is nature’s heavenly syrup.

Think about pairing that with some juicy grilled chicken. Mmmmm…..

Well, I’ve got some *sweet* news for ya (I promise, that’s the only pun I’ve got!)…

Today’s recipe is honey grilled chicken. They’re getting married on the grill!

Get ready for a meal that will take your taste buds for a ride and back. Not only will you add honey in this recipe, but you’ll also be mixing in some spicy mustard, lemon peel, soy sauce, and minced garlic.

Your protein intake will soar with this recipe, AND you won’t have to stress over that extra fat and grease that comes with fried chicken!

Let’s take a closer look at this unique blend of sweet and savory. This might just be the chicken for all palates!

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Recipes: Summertime BBQ Meatballs

One of the best things about Summer is the mouthwatering smell of BBQ swirling throughout the neighborhood.

And what activity is Summer’s right hand man? Backyard pool parties!

Swimming under the sun’s rays works up quite an appetite that can only be satisfied by something delicious and full of protein!

This bite size BBQ meatball recipe is the perfect, fun appetizer to bring and share with all your friends and family!

Because of their small size, you can get creative with how you want to serve them up – like over a bed of greens or just simply stick some colorful toothpicks in them and enjoy!

Without further adieu, let’s get to cooking!

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Workout of the Week: Jump Around

Juicy thighs? Strong quads? Ripped calves?

Uh, yes, yes, and yes!

Today’s workout of the week is all about toning those legs like a BOSS—with jump exercises!

Now, you might say, “I’m not a marathon runner or a basketball player. I don’t need strong legs!”

Hmm, well what about when you chase your kids in the backyard? What about those steps you have to climb to get to the second floor of your work building?

What about walking, something we do anything everyday?!?

You use your legs more than you probably think you do.

So let’s turn those walking sticks into walking muscle. Start out with these jump exercises…you’ll feel like walking all day, every day!

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Recipes: Skinny Orange Creamsicles

What do you get when you mix Greek yogurt, oranges, pineapples, agave nectar, and a stick?

You get yourself the perfect summer cooldown treat…orange creamsicles!

When it’s hot and sweaty outside, there’s nothing more refreshing than something nice, sweet, and cool dessert, though you usually have to turn to some sugary ice cream or a dense milkshake to feel refreshed.

Those days are now long gone!

Our creamsicle recipe loses the sugar, the preservatives, and the guilt that your run-of-the-mill popsicle would give you. You’ll be in love with these creamsicles from the first lick!

Here’s how you make them:

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Workout of the Week: Burn for the Whole Body!

Who said upper body day couldn’t include a cardio also?!?

That’s exactly what you’re getting in this week’s workout of the week! Time to tone those arms AND thighs!

The 45 degree rows, burpees, and L raises will build those arm and shoulder muscles. With some lunges, your legs will also get in a nice workout. Finally, we’ve thrown in some jumping jacks, cross jacks, and jogging in place to get your heart rate bumping and pumping.

If you’re in a crunch for the week but need a quick workout that covers a lot of your body, this is the one! Just set aside 15 minutes—yup, only 15—and you’re golden!

Let’s get that form and focus down!

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Recipes: Baked Avocado and Egg

Oh the avocado, the famous green fruit often mistaken for a vegetable.

The avocado may get a bad rep for being full of fat (the GOOD kind, by the way), however, it’s such a diverse meal staple! You can let your imagination run wild when it comes to this nutritionally packed fruit, which is where this baked avocado and egg recipe comes in.

That’s right, your two favorite breakfast foods combined into one. And what’s great about this dish is not only is it perfect for on the go, but it’s low in calories and filling!

Ready to dive into this savory goodness? Let’s dig in!

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Recipes: Red, White, And Fruit

Nothing says “American pride” more than the Fourth of July.

Friends and family come together to feast on barbecue, and light up the sky with a spectacular firework show. It just wouldn’t be Summer without a Fourth of July bash!

Amidst all the festivities and temptation, it can be challenging to stay on track with a healthy diet. Good thing fruit is nature’s candy!

Try out this easy, fruit bowl dessert recipe to bring to the party! You can’t really go wrong with fruit in the Summer – it’s refreshing, delicious, and sweet, all diced into one big bowl.

You can even make any adjustments you’d like to make it more festive! So let’s get to it!

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Recipes: Healthy Pork for Your Fork

Time to pork out!

Yep, you heard me right.

Pork is one of those foods that people on diets hate with passion. Why eat pork when chicken and turkey—well-known “healthy” meats—are available?

I want you to know that there IS a healthy way to eat pork. If you cut it lean and serve it with nutritious sides, you’ll be doing your body more good than harm.

Today’s recipe is pork chops. You’re gonna love our take on this classic meal—it’s complete with apples, onions, cinnamon, and even almonds!

Let’s get piggy with it!

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