Shrimp_Pasta

Parsley Pesto Shrimp Zucchini Pasta

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 large zucchinis, julienned 1 cup chopped parsley 4 garlic cloves, chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons olive oil ...

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Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons flaxseeds 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ...

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Chocolate Peanut Banana Ice Cream

Serves 4 4 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder (or 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips) Directions: Slice and thoroughly freeze ...

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pumpkinbreakfastcake

Pumpkin Protein Breakfast Cake

Serves 1 Special thanks to Cara for the thumbs up to repost ...
SweetPotatoSoup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients: Serves 4 6 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into 2 inch cubes ...
Pumpkin Spiced Yogurt

Pumpkin Spiced Yogurt

Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 serving 0% Fage Greek Yogurt 2 tablespoons pumpkin ...

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Shrimp_Pasta

Parsley Pesto Shrimp Zucchini Pasta

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 large zucchinis, julienned 1 cup chopped parsley 4 garlic cloves, chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons olive oil Juice of 1 lemon Salt to taste Directions: Cook pasta accordingly. Set aside. Parsley Pesto: Combine parsley, garlic, and two tablespoons olive oil in food […]

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muffins

Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons flaxseeds 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup honey 1 egg, beaten 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 […]

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Chocolate-Peanut-Banana-Ice-Cream

Chocolate Peanut Banana Ice Cream

Serves 4 4 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder (or 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips) Directions: Slice and thoroughly freeze banana slices (at least 3 hours). Place into food processor with peanut butter and cocoa powder. Blend until smooth.

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pumpkinbreakfastcake

Pumpkin Protein Breakfast Cake

Serves 1 Special thanks to Cara for the thumbs up to repost this recipe. The original can be found on her blog, Cara’s Cravings, HERE. I highly recommend trying out her recipes; they’re healthy and creative without being intimidating for a new cook. I reference them all the time for inspiration. This is one of […]

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The Workout

Bear with me on this one. The workout plan can seem daunting at first, but once these exercises are entered into Gym Buddy (or whatever gym fitness tracker you’re using – pen and paper counts!), it’s much easier to comprehend. The workout is based on the “Body For Life” system. I follow this plan because […]

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Gym-Buddy-App

Recommended Applications

Tracking your workouts and diet can be tedious, but when following a weight lifting program, it’s essential. Following a weights program requires an increase in the amount of protein in your diet (more posts to come on this), and likely an increase of nutritious calories. It also requires tracking how much you’re lifting in each […]

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SweetPotatoSoup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients: Serves 4 6 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into 2 inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 inch ginger, minced 1 brown onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder 4 cups chicken stock 1 can light coconut milk Water, […]

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Pumpkin Spiced Yogurt

Pumpkin Spiced Yogurt

Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 serving 0% Fage Greek Yogurt 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree ½ scoop vanilla protein powder ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2-3 pecan halves, whole or chopped 1 packet Splenda or preferred sweetener Directions: Mix yogurt, protein powder, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and sweetener. Top with pecan halves and enjoy! Recipe Card […]

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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach & White Bean Quinoa

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach & White Bean Quinoa

Serves 4 Ingredients:  2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and scooped out 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 Leek, chopped 3 cups spinach, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 sprig rosemary 1-2 tablespoons goat cheese 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup cooked quinoa Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 375 […]

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NewRules

First Things First

Do yourself a favor if you’re going to start a weight lifting program, and buy the book “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” by Lou Schuler. You can buy it on Amazon HERE. Or download the eBook HERE. This book is incredibly helpful.  It outlines basic rules on fitness, weight lifting programs, guidelines for calorie […]

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