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How To Avoid Temptation at the Grocery Store

When you step into a grocery store, you’re stepping into a land of healthy vs unhealthy choices.

These choices are either going to make or break your fitness goals.

Will you be pulled in by the sweet scent of cakes? Or will you stand your ground and power walk to the produce aisle?

This may sound a little intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!

You are the decision maker of your life and you call the shots . So put down the powdered donuts and pick up those leafy greens!

We’re going to give you some tips on staying on track while food shopping so that you can reach for the healthy options every time!

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Recipes: Back-to-School Easy Apple Ring Pancakes

You know Summer is officially over when you start seeing hundreds of back-to-school ads take over the media.

Heck, the moment you step into a store it’s all about back to school clothes, supplies, and accessories!

It’s bitter sweet, but now it’s time to get the kids out of vacation mode and into focus mode!

What better way to start their first day of school than with a fresh batch of nutritional, apple ring pancakes?!

This recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and packed with healthy goodness.

And let’s be honest, nothing gets a kid out of bed faster in the morning than the smell of breakfast cooking!

So grab a mixing bowl and let’s get started!

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Recipes: Taco Egg Muffins

It’s taco time: egg edition.

You might not think to put tacos and eggs together, but they actually can make quite the healthy combo.

Eggs are a super source of protein. There’s a reason why Rocky Balboa would drink a glass of egg yolks before training (we don’t recommend doing this, though)…

Now check this out. Normally, you’d splatter a little ketchup or hot sauce on your eggs to give them some added taste. See, we know that you can do better than that…

This recipe includes most of the components of your average taco without the carb-heavy tortilla included. What could be better than that?

Plus, you can make these muffins into little cups, which are easy to bring with you wherever you go!

So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and see how you can make these heavenly taco treats for yourself!

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5 “Healthy Food” Myths Blocking Your Weight Loss Goals

Let’s say it’s Sunday afternoon. You’re walking through the grocery store looking for some healthy meals and snacks you can prepare for the week.

You’ve decided to get serious about making a lifestyle change, and work hard for the body of your dreams!

You walk down the aisles, shopping list in hand, ready to make those good choices.

You keep in mind all the “healthy food” advertisements you’ve seen popping up on the internet lately and promptly fill up your cart.

The grip on your 6 shopping bags is as strong as ever as you make the super human one-trip-trek from the car to the kitchen.

Then you realize, you didn’t actually look at the the nutrition labels before you bought the food.

You start reading through each of your items and you’re practically speechless at the amount of sugar and fat that’s actually in these supposed “healthy” foods!

You’re not alone in this situation, advertising has a funny way of making not-so-healthy foods appear to have all the right nutrients your body needs.

Warning: These foods may be a shock! But if you’re truly serious about getting in shape, you should definitely continue reading!

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Recipes: Beef and Broccoli Dinner

There’s something so satisfying about coming home from a long day of work with a Chinese take-out meal.

However, that bloated sodium induced feeling you get afterwards is just not as satisfying.

But what if we told you that you can have that same level of comfort, but with less calories, better nutrients, and more protein?

This beef and broccoli dinner recipe is a convenient, delicious, and easy recipe to make during the week, so you can take-out the take-away!

We know cooking after a long day of work sounds like the last thing you’d want to do, so that’s where this recipe comes in to feed you and your family in less than 30 minutes!

Ready to saute your way to health? Let’s get cooking!

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Recipes: Bacon & Mustard Spiked Green Beans

When I say bacon and mustard, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

Maybe a hot dog? Perhaps a burger?

Such a beautiful marriage of food and condiment need not be wasted on food that’s only going to clog arteries…

So today, we’ve prepared our own take on the bacon-mustard duo. This time, we threw in some green beans, too. You’ll love these green beans topped with layers of flavor!

This is a great side dish to complement a hearty protein entrée! You’ll enjoy some amazing textures and tastes—and again, this is only a side dish!

Check out how you can make these awesome green beans yourself, and make sure you keep track of our blog for more healthy tips and recipes.

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Enjoy Your Night Out WITHOUT Killing Your Diet

It’s Saturday night. The girls want to go out for a night on the town…

You REALLY want to go! You know you’ll have a blast if you do.

There’s just one thing holding you back…

You don’t want to kill your diet.

This was your first week of eating healthy and exercising regularly. You’ve been feeling more energetic than you have in years.

You want to keep that momentum going, but you also know what’s going down on Saturday night. The girls want to hit up a new Mexican restaurant for some chilaquiles, taquitos, tacos, and chips. Plus, your squad ALWAYS tops the night off with a trip to the most popular bakery around.

That could set you back BIG TIME…

Look, no one should have to sacrifice time with their friends just to get healthy. What fun would that be?

There’s a way you can enjoy a night out WITHOUT having to worry about losing your progress!

Want to know the juicy details?

Let’s get to it!

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How To Get Back On Track After Vacation

Summer is the time of year when many of us decide to pack our bags and set off on an adventure!

Swimming in the blue waters of the Bahamas? Backpacking through Europe’s historic sites? Lounging on a hammock with a mai tai in Hawaii?

Wherever you fly to for your adventure, one thing is for sure – the temptation of decadent treats will pull you in like a mermaid enchanting a sailor with her siren song.

Remember in the cartoons you watched as a kid when the steam from a freshly baked pie would come to life and dance around the cartoon’s nose? That’s exactly how it feels when you travel to a new land with all kinds of goodies to indulge in.

We’ll be the first to tell you, go for it! It’s vacation!

You shouldn’t feel like you need to deprive yourself of expanding your horizons and giving your tastebuds a taste of all the wonderful flavors of the culture you’re in!

However, we’ve all experienced that shocking moment when you return and realize just how much you were “treating yo’self”.

Don’t fear! You can get that weight off again in no time with the help of these tips!

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Recipes: Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry with Mango

Whoever said eating healthy was a flavorless, boring chore must have been chewing on grass!

When it comes to preparing healthy dishes, the possibilities are endless!

There’s so many variations, spices, and substitutes you can cook up in the same amount of time it would take you to drive down to a fast food restaurant!

This chicken, veggie, and mango stir fry will make your tastebuds dance. So many unique flavors coming together for a party in your mouth!

In addition to it being so tasty, you’re also feeding your muscles the protein and fiber it needs to stay strong.

If you’re a fan of delicious, and nutritious, meals, then this recipe is a must-try.

Let’s get to cooking!

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Recipes: Pesto Zucchini Boats

I’ve got a hunch that you need some zucchini in your life.

Well, this week’s recipe has just the thing for you…and it includes some yummy pesto as well!

Throw in some basil, pecans, garlic, and lemon juice, and you’ve just made one flavorful (and healthy) side.

Our pesto zucchini boats are high in fiber and low in carbs, and they’re the perfect complement to any tasty dish. Plus, it’s pretty fun seeing little boats on your plate.

If you’re looking for a new take on veggies, this is your recipe! Let us know how tasty this was in the comments below!

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