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…

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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…

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Benefits of Lemon Water

Are you one who drinks your water with lemon or without? If you are one who chooses no lemon you may want to rethink your decision…. With flu season in full swing the extra boost of Vitamin C to your immune system is a very good idea. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning gives the body time to absorb the Vitamin C and potassium effectively. If your not a fan of water adding a couple wedges of…

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Gluten Free Skillet Lasagna

In the Burpees and Bacon Kitchen we have been cooking of a mess of favorite dishes during our meal prepping. Sink your taste buds into this quick delightful dish of flavorful goodness. I have always loved lasagna but it never loved me back, I was so excited to learn of a skillet recipe that I could modify to fit my schedule and my health needs. I love to add veggies in just about everything that I cook but if…

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Gluten Free Skillet Pancake

One of my absolute favorite foods is pancakes. Oh my I could eat them every single day. I like to play around with pancake recipes creating and re-creating different variations that won’t bother my digestive system or cause a flare up in my joints. Here is a different kind of take on the traditional pancake. The best part is its not messy at all, there is really no clean up…   Ingredients: 3 large eggs 1/4 tsp baking soda…

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Gluten Free Banana Eggnog Chocolate Chip Muffins with Eggnog Glaze

There is nothing like a yummy mini muffin to fulfill that sweet craving. These little guys are so delicious it will be hard to stop at just one. Recently, my husband and I took a gluten free baking class and this Gluten Free Banana Eggnog Chocolate Chip Muffin with Eggnog Glaze was on the menu. I finally decided to try it out on my own and I think it was even better the second time around. If you think…

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The Beauty of Broccoli Soup

I have never been a fan of soup. I have a ton of friends who think I am crazy because it is considered one of life’s beautiful comfort foods. For whatever reason this weekend I was craving a warm bowl of soup so I started researching some different recipes that sounded tempting to me. This is when I came across a broccoli and cheese soup. I found one that looked appealing so I used it as my base recipe…

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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Skillet Green Beans and Bacon   Ingredients 1/2 pound bacon, chopped 1 small onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the bacon until it is cooked, but not crispy. Add the onion and garlic and continue cooking until the bacon is crispy. Transfer the bacon mixture to plate and set aside. Add the green beans to the skillet,…

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Happy 8 Year Anniversary

We went from teaching boot camps in a beauty salon, Lions Club, SportsCom, church gym, and now our own private studio. We’ve added several new certifications to our profiles, added more trainers, added new programs, and have laughed a lot every minute in between. It is our 8th Anniversary of transforming bodies and minds in the Middle Tennessee area. We have had the privilege of meeting with hundreds of men and women throughout the years; many which are still…

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Great Alternative to Pasta

Pasta is one of those dishes that is easy to rack up the calories with. Most dishes do NOT include just one serving. But what if I told you that with a few variations you could slice those calories from approximately 221 to just 42? What if I also added that you could drop the carbohydrate content from 43 grams a serving to just 10 grams of carbs? Oh yes it is possible!!! What if I also promised that…

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