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Going into your workout fueled and ready to go will maximize the work you do when you train.  For your pre-workout nutrition, you want to focus on foods that are high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat and fiber. Carbs are your main fuel source for activity and, just as important, it’s […]
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It’s not uncommon to find yourself over snacking when stuck inside all day. Keep your diet on point by increasing the amount of water you consume, and reduce your daily carb intake. Thanks to Oakland’s own Chef Lamont, these tasty low carb, protein packed Cucumber Bites make for a guilt-free way to nibble. INGREDIENTS 2 […]
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As people are becoming more aware of how important it is to have a healthy immune system, convenient supplements like Airborne and Emergen-C are increasingly harder to find in stores. Give your immune system a boost by incorporating these foods in your meal plan. Citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes) Red bell peppers Broccoli Garlic […]
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What is YOUR favorite fall/winter soup? As temperatures outside continue to drop, our bodies naturally seek warmth. Warm your body from the inside out with this creamy, comforting Butternut Squash Apple Soup. (Photo and recipe courtesy of Kylee Cooks)BUTTERNUT SQUASH APPLE SOUP Ingredients 3 cups butternut squash peeled and cut into cubes 4 cups vegetable stock 1 cup onion diced 1 cup apple peeled, diced 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 pinch nutmeg Instructions Add all ingredients to a
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Lately my recipe inspos have derived from gifts harvested by my clients. This autumn, I was delighted to receive some crops from one of my client’s fig trees. This super simple recipe is a perfect way to enjoy this sweet soft fruit with a hint of savory.Warm Figs Stuffed With Goat CheeseServings: 6 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 minsINGREDIENTS 6 fresh figs cut in half ¼ cup soft goat cheese 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar INSTRUCTIONS Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with
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So many beautiful colors this time of year! Sausage Veggie and Apple Baked Medley is the perfect way to combine autumn’s seasonal veggies and herbs. It’s an easy recipe to throw together and a perfect combination of fall flavors. INGREDIENTS: Smoked Turkey Sausage Rope, 12 oz sliced Sweet potato (or Butternut Squash), 3 cups chopped Brussels sprouts, 12 oz halved Red onion, ½ sliced Garlic, 3 cloves minced Olive oil, 2 tbsp Dried thyme, sage, rosemary Apples, 3 cups chopped Fresh parsley
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This week’s heat wave gives us a perfect excuse to make this dairy free Mango Pineapple Sorbet using only 3 ingredients!INGREDIENTS: 2 cups frozen pineapple 2 cups frozen mango 1 tbsp lime (or orange) juice INSTRUCTIONS: Using a quality blender, puree mango, pineapple and juice until consistency is smooth. Enjoy immediately or keep frozen until ready to serve.
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Moderation is a tricky thing… especially when it pertains to food. In order to maintain a healthy weight, is it absolutely necessary to eliminate certain foods that we LOVE? At the same time, is ignoring our cravings a recipe for a disastrous binge? What would happen if we allowed ourselves a cheat meal each week? I’ve been working with a client for the past 8 months who has now lost almost 20 pounds. He’s been consistent with his workouts and more importantly he’s found moderation in his diet.
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It’s Zucchini and Tomato season! This week, one of my gracious clients gifted me with an abundance of them from her garden. What a perfect time to make this Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp. (Recipe and photo courtesy of Closet Cooking)Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Taco Lime Grilled ShrimpPrep:10 minutes | Marinate: 20 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4INGREDIENTS 1 pound shrimp 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1/4 cup lime juice (approx 2
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