Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Welcome to Fall! My favorite season here in Colorado* (*too bad it only lasts about 10 days, and then it snows). Alas, I tend to make the most of our narrow window between 70 degrees and 7 degrees. Fall also means pumpkin EVERYTHING!!!! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, pumpkin Oreos (mmmmhmmmm you want to come…

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A Day in the Life of a Flexible Dieter

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I get a lot of questions here on the blog and on Facebook about flexible dieting and how it’s different from traditional “clean eating”. Also I feel there are a LOT of misconceptions about IIFYM ( “If It Fits Your Macros”), namely that all we eat is junk food (pop tarts, bacon cheesburgers, etc) So…

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Weekly Meal Prep 101: Five Tips for a Fit and Healthy Week

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“Abs are made in the Kitchen” Maybe you’ve seen that phrase thrown around social media and wondered “what the heck does THAT mean?’ Maybe you’ve wondered if it’s actually true. The short answer is…..yes. Well, mostly. Proper nutrition accounts for 80% (or more) of your results. You can train your butt off in the gym,…

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My Favorite Recipes: Italian Turkey Meatballs

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Wondering what’s for dinner tonight? This recipe is my “go to” and is always a crowd pleaser. They’re great as a stand-alone protein source or served with marinara sauce and a side of pasta. Kids love them too! Jacqui’s Italian Turkey Meatballs (makes 4 servings) Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 lb lean ground turkey 3/4…

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Recipe Review: Spicy Peanut Chicken


Can I just say for the record I LOVE asian food? Well, really I just love food in general, but that’s not what this post is about.  Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, you name it, I love it.   However, noodles, fried foods and copious amount of rice, fried or otherwise are not typically included in my…

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Recipe Review: Turkey Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Turkey stuffed Twice baked sweet potatoes

Yes, I make New Year’s Resolutions, but they’re not of the traditional “ I resolve to lose weight” or “ I want to read more” variety. My resolutions have to do with enhancing my life and the lives of those around me. This year I’ve made two resolutions: 1). To be the “Captain of Fun”…

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