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Low Carb, Low Fat Brussel Sprout Chowder

I don’t know whatever made me decide to get creative and try making a chowder out of brussel sprouts but I’m sure glad I did. It was a hit at the Pfiester’s! After having 2 of my wisdom teeth removed this week (YUCK!), I decided to pull out some of my favorite mushy meals and …

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200 Calorie Low-Carb Tex-Mex Breakfast

Spice things up in the morning with zesty low-cal mini quiches. They are super easy to make and perfect for life on the run. Make a batch of crustless quiches and turkey bacon over the weekend, and reheat them in seconds for a quick and easy breakfast on the go during the busy week! Ingredients: …

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FOOD PREP: Healthy Coconut Lime Rice Recipe

There is a restaurant Steve and I love to go to on our “Thursdates” after we shoot our shows in South Florida where they serve yummy chicken and vegetable skewers over the most amazing tropical rice. However, we often have to trade the rice for steamed broccoli when we are dieting because I’m sure the chef doesn’t …

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10 Diet Tips for Soup Lovers

It’s soup season!! I love when it’s getting cooler because I love love LOVE soups, stews and chili. However, it’s super challenging to eat soup on a diet. Why? First, it’s hard to log. The more ingredients you have in a recipe, the harder it is to manage calories. It’s easy to weigh 4 ounces of …

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Meal Replacement Shakes Revealed: 6 Important Questions

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I used to be anti-meal replacement shakes. The only shakes I used to drink were protein shakes. I looked over nutrition in search of high-protein, low-calorie muscle building drinks with no consideration of everything else my body needed for optimal health, repair, energy and growth. I looked fit, but I wasn’t healthy. Whether you choose …

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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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