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5 Reasons Potatoes Get a Bad Rap

It doesn’t take much to get a bad reputation these days. One bad article or negative post on social media, and the whole world can go anti-anything in one day. Potatoes are a good example of a good vegetable getting a bad rap simply because people have gotten mixed messages from mainstream media. We live …

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Sweeten Things Up: 3 Low-Cal Salad Recipes

Some Like It Sweet When we are crunched for calories, it forces us to get more creative with our cooking. Since we love salads, some of the first things that have to go are craisins, raisins, fruit and candied nuts. But we miss the sweetness these foods added to our salads. So, with a little creativity, …

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Roasted Low-Carb Sides

I get lazy when it comes to cooking. Plus, Steve always says not to make food that tastes TOO GOOD or he’ll eat too much. As a result, I find myself just sticking to my same 5 basic sides – steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus, garlic green beans, cabbage and salad greens. After 2 years of …

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Pro Matcha: Green Tea Protein (Whaaat?)

People are constantly asking me to recommend a protein powder to them, but what they don’t realize is all protein supplements are not created equal. Not only are there many different brands and flavors, there are different blends for different needs. Today I am going to talk about a very unique protein powder that is …

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60-Calorie Chicken & Mushroom Tex Mex Quiche

  One of my favorite breakfast items to put in meal plans is our mini-quiches. They are something you can make in advance so they are quick and easy to heat up for busy schedules. They are all around 50-60 calories each and they are extremely yummy (and that says a lot coming from me since …

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Discover the #ProteinPantry for Protein-Packed Treats

Back in the 80s and 90s, if you wanted to boost more protein, you ate more tuna, made more protein shakes or cooked more eggs. Nowadays, you have SO many more options. We are no longer limited to protein powder that tastes like sawdust or gulping down raw eggs. Seriously, we have it SO easy now …

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Tackle the Monday Night Football Munchies

Health & Fitness in the ’90s I have been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. My fitness career started off by being smitten and in awe of a premier step aerobics instructor in Tallahassee, Florida in the early 90’s. Mindy was so smart and witty. She was very articulate and fun to be around, …

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Oh No! It’s Fatball Season! The Dieter’s Survival Guide

So it’s football season and, for football fans, this means football, friends and a lot of food – followed by a lot of weight gain. A Monday night at the Pfiesters looks like any other night at the Pfiesters. We don’t really watch football, except for FSU. I’m from Tallahassee and that’s where Steve went …

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Low-Cal Burrito Bowl

If you get a burrito at your favorite restaurant (like Chipotle), you are blowing a whopping 300 CALORIES just on the tasteless 13″ flour tortilla alone! Ironically, if you trade white rice for brown rice, your calories go up even more because the brown rice is actually higher in calories than the white rice. Then, if …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cakes

It is very common to have a severe sweet tooth when you are dieting. My theory is that your body wants to replace the calories you are burning, and the fastest way to do that is through sweet rich foods. So even a person, like me, who doesn’t normally crave sweets can find herself staring …

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