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Kabbage & Kale Asian Salad

It’s Dinner Time! When we are in “diet mode”, salads are our first pick for supper. Since we try to minimize carbs, and predominately eat protein, greens and fats at night, salads make a perfect filling (and delicious) dinner. However, you can only eat a traditional Chef salad so much, so I’m always making new …

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31 Days of Motivation: Feel as Good As You Eat

Something I heard once that stuck with me was when my sister said “I never realized how bad unhealthy felt until I discovered how good it felt to be healthy”. This is something I had never thought of at the time, and her insight opened my eyes. She wasn’t talking about feeling good because she …

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Healthy BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Since Steve LOVES BBQ flatbread pizzas, I thought I’d work on whipping up a healthy version that would satisfy his tastebuds, and his waistline. Ingredients: FlatOut Flatbread 1 tbsp Sonny’s Sweet BBQ Sauce 1/4 Onion 4 oz Smoked Chicken 1/8 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Preset the oven to 350. …

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Sweet and Spicy Turkey Quinoa Chili

As many of you know, I’m not a huge “recipe follower”. I own measuring cups and spoons but rarely use them. I like to start with a thought and build my creation as I go, with my mind (and tongue) as my only guide. With that said, I decided to make some Chili Sunday. Although …

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Yummy Healthy Grilled Steak Salad Recipe

Since yesterday was the first day of boot camp and Steve’s schedule was jam-packed with non-stop training from 5:30am to 6:30pm, I thought I’d make him his favorite meal – a grilled steak salad. I actually had never made one but planned to replicate a salad he once ate at a restaurant and loved. It was …

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Low-Fat Tuna Pasta Salad

I had some extra tuna in the pantry so I decided to make a cold tuna salad to make easy go-to snacks. As you probably know, it’s hard to eat on the go. You don’t always have a microwave handy, so it’s great to have a cold meal that’s travels easily.  While protein bars are always …

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Fresh & Tangy Whole Grain Pasta Salad

Sometimes you just want a nice cool crisp pasta salad to munch on that isn’t loaded with calories. Yesterday was one of those days, so I whipped this little creation together and it came out super yummy! Box of Rotini Whole Grain Pasta 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 1/2 Cup Sliced Cherry Tomatoes 1 Cup …

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Yummy Lower-Cal Honey Lime Dressing

Last night I posted a pic of this salad I made on instagram & facebook and you guys asked me for the recipe for the dressing. As always, I threw this recipe together last night without measuring anything – just making it up as I go. If I had to guess, it went a little …

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Low-Carb Low-Cal Burrito

I threw this bad boy together yesterday for lunch and it was YUM YUM good!  5oz Seasoned Ground Turkey 1 LaBanderita Low-Carb Tortilla (only 81 calories) 2 T Light Sour Cream 3 T Ariba’s Fire Roasted Mexican Chipotle Salsa Diced Onion Diced Tomato Kale Super Food Mix (salad greens) Topped with Taco Bell’s Hot Sauce …

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Food Prep Basics for Healthy Cooking

Many of you know Sundays are food prep days at the Pfiesters. I love to cook! I also love to eat! But, since I don’t LOVE to workout, that means I need manage what I eat very closely so I don’t have to workout any more than I have to! ha! If I want to …

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