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If you have dieted (or “eaten clean”) for any length of time, you know how easy it is to get tired of your own cooking. We all tend to stick to the same set of meals and go-to snacks just out of ease and habit. Sometimes we just need a fresh idea to spice up …

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Curry Chicken & Mango Quinoa Salad

I think we are all creatures of habit when it comes to cooking and eating. We make the same few things over and over, week after week. While we may switch things up, we still pull from the same group of go-to favorites. Occasionally, we will try a new recipe, and as we add a new …

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90 Calorie Brussel Sprout Chowder

chowder

2 weeks ago I played around with some ingredients and a surprisingly delicious soup (Steve calls it chowder). We both were shocked how much we liked it. The flavor is sweet, creamy, rich and scrumptious! So, Steve asked me to make it again and, this time, I measured it all out so I could share it with you. …

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DIET TALK: Do You Have Plan B?

Atkins Breakfast Sandwich

While I primarily eat whole food on the Atkins Diet, I am also enjoying their frozen dinners. Let’s be realistic. We can’t always do Plan A, and cook a fresh meal. Life gets hectic and we need to have a Plan B. Plan B for Atkins is pre-packaged meals – and it’s been a relief …

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Atkins Meal Plan & Diet Tips

Atkins

As you may have heard, or seen on some of my social media posts, I am in the first phase of the Atkins 40 Diet. What is Atkins 40? Basically, Atkins 40 the new Atkins that lets you have more (healthy) carbs, even from the start. You may think of Adkins as the no-carb diet, …

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Healthy Sugar Substitute Makes Yummy Pre-Workout Recipe

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Canadian Maple Syrup. When you think of maple syrup, you probably think “PANCAKES”! A beautiful stack of buttermilk pancakes with warm golden brown maple syrup poured over melting butter, ready to be washed down with a glass of cold milk. At least that’s what …

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56 Calorie Calzone Quiche

Calzone Quiche you ask? Really? Yes! That’s exactly what I was going for when I was trying to think up a new Bonnie creation today. It tasted just like a calzone without the bread! In my recipe I use what I had on hand, including spinach, mini turkey pepperonis and onion. However, you could make …

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Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Steve and I have recently discovered spaghetti squash (yes, I’m a bit behind!). So now we’re on a spaghetti squash kick! Steve can’t get enough of it, and for only 42 calories a cup, you can’t really beat it! On our weekly “Sunday Food Prep Day” I began to get creative in the kitchen, thinking of …

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Food Prep: 6 Healthy Chicken Salads

We Pfiesters are always looking for high-protein snacks and easy meals. This is why chicken salads are a hot item in our kitchen. Last weekend I made a Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Salad that Steve LOVED, and this weekend I made a Curry Chicken Salad. Throw it on a cracker for a snack or scoop a …

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Refreshing Protein Drinks for Hot Days

If you are like me, sometimes the thought of another frothy thick milky protein shake on a hot day is enough to make you want to gag. When you have a protein shake every day, they can get old. Of course, this isn’t always the case with everyone. I don’t think my husband EVER gets …

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