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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…

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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 lemon might just change your taste buds. If your having stomach issues lemon water may give you some comfort there too. It can help relieve indigestion and ease an upset stomach.…

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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 you don’t share in the love, it is easy to omit.   Ingredients: 3- 14.5 oz cans of whole peeled tomatoes 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 chopped onion…

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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 1/2 cup plain almond milk 1/2 cup Cup 4 Cup (gluten free flour) * you can use regular flour if you must 🙂 2 Tbsp sugar or coconut sugar 1/2 tsp…

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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 going Gluten Free has to mean a sacrifice in taste or appearance, allow me to prove you wrong. There are no special ingredients needed except for Cup 4 Cup Flour (this…

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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 and then I added my own little twist and man, was it a home run. If you are a soup lover or just want to try a hot bowl of comfort…

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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, along with a tablespoon or so of the remaining bacon grease. Saute the beans until tender, about 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Return the bacon…