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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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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: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

What’s a good morning without a nutritious breakfast?

Breakfast lends itself to many delicious, and healthy, options – yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, eggs, whole wheat toast…

But have you ever thought to include muffins in that list?

What is typically categorized as a sugar filled treat, these blueberry streusel muffins are packed with protein to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you on track with your fitness goals!

There’s a common misconception among those starting their health journey, that you have to give up the foods you love to lose weight.

Let’s put that misconception to rest – there are so many ways to enjoy your favorite foods, but in different ways which won’t expand your waistband!

Let’s get to cooking!

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Recipes: Spicy Chicken Chowder with Carrot Noodles

What’s the perfect complement to a cool summer evening?

Spicy chicken chowder, that’s what!

Now, noodles and chowder are a killer combination. Unfortunately, those noodles can pack on the carbs.

So how can you enjoy the texture of noodles with some spicy chowder broth?

You use carrots or zucchini, of course! Just peel either of these veggies into noodle shapes and you’re good to go!

Minimal in calories, low in carbs, and high in protein—what’s there not to love about this recipe?

Time to dig in!

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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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How to Get the Washboard Abs of Your Dreams

Let’s do a simple exercise.

I want you to picture yourself with a six-pack. I want you to see your beautiful, bold self as lean and ripped, like one of those Greek god statues they carved out hundreds of years ago.

Maybe you’ve never even pictured yourself with a six-pack. Or, perhaps you feel you COULD get a six-pack but you don’t have the time or discipline for it.

Washboard abs aren’t only for the people you see on TV or in magazines. You can get some, too!

You heard me right.

There’s no better time than the summer to tone your abs and get in shape. After all, wouldn’t it be awesome to rock that bikini bod at the beach, the water park, or poolside?

While most people WANT abs, they don’t know how to get them. It’s not as simple as doing sit-ups until your stomach caves in on itself…

…but it’s definitely not that complicated, either.

We’re going to give you a few pointers on how to chisel that core of yours down to abs and muscles. This is stuff you can do today, so don’t be afraid to jump right in and start your ab routine ASAP!

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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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Why Eating Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”

How many of you heard your parents’ voices when you read that phrase?

We may have rolled our eyes at the time, but the funny thing about growing up is you start to understand what the adults were talking about back then.

Breakfast really IS the most important meal of the day!

We’ve heard some pretty common excuses for skipping breakfast – such as not having time in the morning or wanting to sleep in longer.

But the most silly of them all, quite frankly, is skipping breakfast in hopes of losing more weight because it’s “less calories” to consume in the day.

Say what!?

The reality is quite the opposite, eating breakfast actually helps you lose weight! And here’s how:

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