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  • Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Chili

    Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Chili

    Here's a great fall recipe that you can keep in the fridge for when you need a quick meal. You'll be getting your daily dose of pumpkin, as well as 18g of protein per serving! Recipe Courtesy of: OneLovelyLife.com
    Servings: 10 Ingredients:

    1lb. ground beef
    1green pepper, diced
    1onion, diced
    1 Tbspchili powder
    1 Tbspcumin
    1 tspgarlic powder
    1 tsponion powder
    1(15oz) can pumpkin puree (NOT pie filling)
    1(15oz) can pinto beans, not drained
    1(15oz) can black beans, not drained
    1(28oz) can diced tomatoes, not drained (I like fire-roasted)
    salt and pepper, to taste
    olive oil Instructions:

    In a large soup pot, brown ground beef with pepper, onion, and a drizzle of olive oil.
    As ....

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  • 4 Unconventional Transformation Habits

    4 Unconventional Transformation Habits

    There’s a lot of emphasis placed on the habits of nutrition and exercise to transform how you look, feel and function. But what if you’re not ready to try those things? Or, maybe you’ve tried but they just haven’t stuck? My advice would be you’re going about it the wrong way, and you could use some guidance! However, even the thought of that can be daunting, especially if you’re feeling crummy about yourself for whatever reason. Willpower won’t change the way you view yourself or the habits that you exercise daily. You can’t will yourself to transform your life, and you can’t will yourself to overcome the negative thoughts in your ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Lemon Blueberry Protein Bar

    Recipe of the Week: Lemon Blueberry Protein Bar

    Here’s a lovely departure from chocolate-themed protein bars, with a delightful combination of lemon and blueberry. If lemon isn’t your thing then leave out the lemon zest and embrace the vanilla-blueberry vibe. Instead of buying all those sugar-packed protein bars from the store, try making your own! This recipe might be a bit time consuming, but the extra time will be worth it. Recipe Courtesy of: RealHealthyRecipes.com

    Servings: 20 Ingredients:

    1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
    1 cup almond butter
    ½ cup dried blueberries
    2 cups uncooked, rolled oats
    1 Tablespoon lemon zest
    2 cups vanilla protein powder
    3 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
    1 Tablespoon ....

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  • 3 Dieting Hacks that work

    3 Dieting Hacks that work

    Working out is an essential part of any wellness plan. It increases your confidence, betters your mood, sculpts your muscles, raises your resting metabolism, whittles down your waist and gives you functional strength and endurance. The big catch is that you can seriously slow, or even reverse, your results by eating poorly - but what you eat can be much more powerful. What if you’re not ready to workout, but still want results? Or you’re looking for that edge to get you “ready” to hit the workout floor? Making some simple switches to what you put on your plate can do JUST that! To keep you from giving up in frustration, I’ve put together the ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Healthy French Fries

    Recipe of the Week: Healthy French Fries

    Yes, this is happening! Real healthy fries that taste AMAZING and are made with BAKED PARSNIPS! Most people love fries, however, regular fries really are so bad for our fitness. All that unhealthy fat and all of those calories are hard to justify eating very often. And having a belly full of greasy fries never feels too awesome.
 Nothingcomes as close to tasting like real, authentic fries than these baked parsnip fries. If you are a fry lover, please try this recipe and let me know what you think! Servings: 6 Ingredients:

    2 large parsnips
    1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    sea salt and black pepper to taste
    ½ ....

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  • Ready to transform? (3 Easy Steps)

    Ready to transform? (3 Easy Steps)

    Would you like to be thinner? Have better habits? And feel more positive about life? You may think that change is hard, that it takes time. But it really doesn’t have to be. I believe that lasting change can happen in an instant. Sure, this goes against mainstream belief. Most believe that change has to be a struggle. They expect to try and fail numerous times before ultimately losing or succeeding - perhaps that’s exactly why change is a constant struggle. For example, how many people do you know who struggle with their weight? These are people who want to make a healthy change by getting in shape, but the change never seems to happen. What is the biggest part ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: 3 Ingredient Froyo

    Recipe of the Week: 3 Ingredient Froyo

    Here’s an insanely delicious recipe for Protein Frozen Yogurt that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! It’s hard to believe that it contains such wholesome, protein-packed ingredient to help fuel your fitness results, considering how delicious it tastes. You could certainly make this recipe using whatever vanilla protein powder you have on hand, though do know that the quality of the protein will have an effect on the flavor of your frozen yogurt. Use one that’s really tasty! In order to get the most out of the supplements that you use, make sure to get the highest quality without fillers or artificial sweeteners. Servings: 4 Ingredients

    2 cups Non-Fat Plain ....

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  • 5 Habits of the Fabulous

    5 Habits of the Fabulous

    Having the life and body you want is about the lifestyle YOU want, not the quick fix or some marketing campaign’s imagery. There’s more to it than pounds and inches and dieting - let’s take a glimpse at the habits that truly joyful, successful people have. Which will you apply this week? 1. They See Each Day with Perspective
    Fail to meet your goals today? Move on. Tomorrow is another day to make different decisions. Take a moment to assess whether you’re being too ambitious or if perhaps your goals don’t align with your dreams, and adjust if necessary. Then, rededicate yourself to your goals without beating yourself about whatever mistakes you made in the ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: One Pot Burrito Bowls

    Recipe of the Week: One Pot Burrito Bowls

    Now that school's back in session, time to stock up on quick recipes for the week! This week's find is a 30 minute one pot recipe that gives you the best part of the burrito (the filling) without the worst part (the soggy tortilla...) You can eat this as-is, as a salad topping, over rice, or whatever else you can thin of! Recipe courtesy of: i
    heartnaptime.com
    Servings: 8 Ingredients:

    1Tablespoonolive oil
    1/2cupred bell pepper
    1/2cupdiced sweet onion
    1poundlean hamburger
    1/3cupMedium Thick n’ Chunky Salsa
    15ouncecan black beans, rinsed and drained
    15ouncecan corn, drained
    14.5ouncecan diced tomatoes
    4ouncecan diced green chiles
    1cupjasmine rice
    1Tablespoontaco seasoning ....

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  • Exercise Because...

    Exercise Because...

    If you’re struggling to find motivation to get to exercise, allow these seven reasons to inspire you to get moving… Exercise Because —Your Body Works It may seem like an odd reason to work out, but the fact that you can work out ought to inspire you to do so . After all there are plenty of folks who have been affected by disease or congenital conditions that make working out impossible. If you are able to move, do it! Every movement you make, be grateful and work to learn your body’s limits. In essence when you do this you’re giving your body a high five… and expanding your body’s limits and prolonging the amount of time it’s ....

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