• Pumpkin Protein Smoothie photo by Julie Wilcoxson at www.juliewilcoxson.com
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    Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

    If you are in the mood for all things Fall and Pumpkin then this pumpkin protein smoothie is just want you need. This recipe was inspired by Erin Opera and I just made some changes to fit my needs. You can make this several different ways to fit your dietary needs. If you are dairy free then omit the yogurt and whipped cream and if you want less sugar leave out the whipped cream on top. This is perfect for a mid day snack when you need some protein and want something delicious and it is much better for you then sugar filled pumpkin lattes. Ingredients: • 6 ice cubes…

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    Chicken Sausage & Veggies Easy Meal

    Who has time to cook a lavish meal these days? Not me, that’s for sure at least not during the week; but I still want to eat healthy and well balanced meals. I love my recipes to be under 30 minutes and it has to be a well balanced with protein, vegetables and of course delicious.. This easy meal fits all the above criteria and it can be done in about 20 minutes TOPS. This is also the perfect type of meal to cook in bulk for a well planned meal prep. This way you have it readily available for a couple of meals. I suggest doubling the recipe if…

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    Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

      I was searching good old Pinterest for a delicious yet healthy peanut butter muffin to have with my morning eggs and spinach. I came across Sally’s Baking Addiction and these looked like just what I was after. Not only did the recipe seem easy enough but with a couple of little personal tweaks and these little guys were perfect this morning with my breakfast. I wouldn’t use this as a snack without some source of protein because they do not contain enough protein to meet my standards. However, as an addition to your breakfast or a snack with a low carb protein shake or a couple of hard boiled…

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    Best Shrimp Recipe- Athena Shrimp

    Every year Athena Shrimp is what I ask my husband to cook for my birthday. It is my absolute favorite seafood dish. The flavors from the bitterness of the feta cheese to the juiciness of the grape tomatoes mix together extremely well. The best part is any one can make it in under 30 minutes from start to finish. If you like a little more basil you can chose the tomato basil feta cheese as an option. It is loaded with protein from the shrimp and feta cheese and tons of antioxidants from the tomatoes. It’s a win win dish all the way around. Here are the quick details on…

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    Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

    I love slow cooker recipes this time of year when the weather is beginning to get a little cooler (well at least last week it was) and schedules are busier than ever. It is a set it and forget it kind of week and that means slow cooker meals. I found this one on another blogger’s site  http://www.livingwithlandyn.com  and it looked easy and yummy so I decided to put it in my meal prep for the week. This is one for the favorites pile, I promise you. This was so good that I have made it twice already and my family is loving it. I made a few little tweaks to…

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    Healthy & Simple Crock pot Beef Burrito Bowl

    Late summer into fall, we usually cook a lot of meals in the slow cooker. It helps with those later evenings or just a busy schedule. I love cooking healthy recipes but I also like simplicity. With school back in session for most of the parents out there, I thought I would share one of my all time favorite healthy and simple crock pot recipes Ingredients: 1 pound grass-fed beef (you can use chicken too) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp of minced onion 3 cups of beef broth (use chicken broth if cooking chicken) 2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste…

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    Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

    Do you love your breakfast? Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it. So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favourite new “go-to” breakfasts. Breakfast Food #1: Eggs Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food. And for good reason! No, I’m not talking about processed…

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    PB Protein Muffins

    If you are looking for that high protein well balanced carb meal to get you through your workouts then look no further… I mean we all struggle with what to eat pre-workout especially for those early morning workout sessions… I discovered this recipe recently and modified it to fit my nutritional requirements to make it trainer approved… Go ahead give it a go and let me know what you think….   Ingredients:  2 bananas 1 cup all natural peanut butter (you could use almond butter) 2 eggs 1/4 cup honey 2 scoops of protein powder ( I used BSN Sythna 6 chocolate) 1 cup of oats 1 TBSP vanilla extract…

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    Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

    Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time. Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals. (Psst, turn these into habits and ditch the willpower!) Tip #1: Start with some water When your stomach is growling and you smell amazingly delicious food it’s too easy to fill a plate (or grab some samples with your bare hands) and dive into…

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    Protein Pancake Greatness

    One of my favorite well balanced meals to have for breakfast is my Protein Pancakes. These are not only delicious they are quick and easy. You can mix it up any way you like with the different fruits or even add some raw walnuts or pecans on top. Sometimes the simplest ingredients can create the best meals. Ingredients: 1 whole egg 2 egg whites 1/4 cup of Milk or Almond Milk 1/4 cup Oats (I used Gluten Free Oats from Sprouts) 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 5 Organic Strawberries Butter Coconut Oil Directions: Melt a 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan. In the meantime mix eggs, oats, and milk…