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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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The Truth About “High Protein” Foods

Question: “What foods besides eggs, peanut butter, chicken, lima beans are high in protein?”  Answer: There’s a difference between foods that have protein IN it and foods that are considered HIGH protein. This is my own personal rule; unless it has at least a third of the calories coming from protein, I don’t consider it ‘high-protein’ …

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Enslaved By Food? Freedom IS Possible

One of the biggest things that sabotages success is following the desire for temporary pleasure. We want instant gratification and one thing that gives us that is food. Tasting our favorite treat is a craving that is hard to resist. However, most of us crave a fit healthy body too. Which one of those cravings …

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Suck It Up And Eat It

Did your parents make you eat your veggies before you had dessert? Did they make you try food you didn’t like. I remember HATING squash and it was my mom’s favorite. Guess what, I had to eat it too. She didn’t make me eat a ton of it, but she did always want me to …

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Diet Motivation: Tame the Tongue (and the Belly!)

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” Proverbs 21:23 Isn’t this verse the truth!! Of course it’s talking about our speech and the words we choose, but our tongue gets us in a lot more trouble than just our words. Our tongue leads us to tasty treats off our diet, …

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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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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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Banana Protein Oatmeal

I go ape for bananas. I love banana bread, banana & peanut butter sandwiches and banana pudding, so when Quaker started making banana and cream oatmeal, I finally made oatmeal a part of my daily nutrition plan – until I started dieting. While dieting for my competition, I’ve had to strip away any sugar and …

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VACA POLLO RECIPE: Seriously Delicious Low-Cal Snack or Meal

Since I’ve been craving salty snacks, I decided I’d make a salty, meaty protein snack similar to beef jerky. This is whey Vaca Frita came to mind. Vaca Frita, which literally means “Fried Cow”, is one of my favorite cuban dishes. Basically, it’s just shredded flank steak and onion cooked in lime juice and then …

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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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