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    Lasagna Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

    Ingredients: • 2 c spaghetti squash • 2 c low sugar spaghetti sauce • 1 lb of lean ground beef or ground turkey • ½ c part skim ricotta cheese • 1 c part skim shredded mozzarella • Fresh chopped parsley is optional Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 2. Poke holes in spaghetti squash and place in microwave for 2-5 minutes to soften. 3. Cut squash in half and place cut side down on a foil lined baking sheet 4. Place in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes 5. Be careful when handling because it will be hot, I use an oven mitt when handling. 6. Using a fork…

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    Staying Motivated

    Staying Motivated! There are many different ways a person stays on track with their fitness and nutrition patterns but the ultimate one is to remember where you came from or maybe where you’re at right now. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and feel unmotivated to hit the gym now- remember why you began the journey in the first place. Did you like struggling to find something to wear? Did you like the way you felt in a crowd of people who you felt were in better shape? How did you feel after indulging in junk food? Those are the past emotions you need to use to…

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cup

    Are you ready to spice up your boring protein shake? This recipe is absolutely delicious. It is like sinking your teeth into a succulent chocolate peanut buttery milkshake without all the guilt. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Grab your favorite vanilla protein powder and a blender and follow the directions below. Ingredients: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder 1 tsp of natural peanut butter 1 tsp of PB2 (less fat) 1 tsp of dark chocolate cocoa powder 8 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (Or 4 oz and 4 oz of water) add ice cubes to make thicker Directions: Add all ingredients to blender and mix until creamy. Enjoy……

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    Peanut Butter Power Bars

    When it comes to proper nutrition, you want to think about timing and balance. You always want to include protein in every meal and snack. This little power bar is perfect for a protein snack mid morning or mid afternoon to curb your appetite and supply the added nutrients you need. Simply add an apple or some fruit to give add some extra fiber to this mini meal. Ingredients: 1 16 oz natural peanut butter 1 cup honey 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein powder 3 cups of oats 1 TSBP chia seeds (optional) Non stick spray Parchment paper (optional) Directions: Soften peanut butter in a bowl in the microwave…

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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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    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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    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…