Healthy Recipe: Turkey & Red Bean Meatballs with Red Sauce

Last weekend, I had the urge to have meatballs with red sauce.  This isn't something I've ever really craved, nor is it something I have in my cooking arsenal. My dad always made homemade sauce growing up, but I had never learned to make it. An Ex and I used to make his uncle's Sunday …

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Healthy Holiday Recipe: Butternut Squash & Quinoa Dressing

I'm known these days for my healthy-ish holiday meals. They are far from traditional, usually filled with veggies, but always get raving reviews. This year, I decided to forego baked sweet potatoes, and went with a few of my favorite things all mixed together. Butternut Squash & Quinoa Dressing Serves 8 Calories: 200 kCal Fat: …

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Healthy Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes with Sauteed Maple Apples

Sometimes I get the urge for something really different for dinner. Last night was one of those nights. I had an urge for oatmeal, but decided I didn't want to make a big bowl of oatmeal so I got creative. Peanut Butter Oat Protein Pancakes with Sauteed Maple Apples Serves 1 Calories: 330 kCal Fat: …

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Healthy Recipe: My Favorite Balanced Macro Breakfast

I have always loved breakfast. But over the years, I've come to love a hearty, healthy savory breakfast rather than a sugary sweet start to the day. Lately I'm loving combos that I can make most of during weekly meal prep, and just heat up each morning for a filling, healthy meal. Baked Eggs and …

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Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Raspberry Protein Muffins

This weekend's protein baking had a 50% return on investment. My first batch I forgot to add the Truvia, and were inedible. Second batch, delicious. I'm also having fun playing with new combos of fruits and veggies that combine to make moist, delicious muffins, for not a lot of calories. Pumpkin Raspberry Protein Muffins Makes …

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Healthy Recipe: Maple Orange Glazed Scallops with Veggies & Couscous

Friday nights are not usually nights that I make an elaborate meal. After one of the most stressful weeks I can remember, I arrived home from Baltimore, and decided there was nothing I wanted more than a really good meal. I had yet another headache, so instead of running, cooking was my stress reliever of …

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Healthy Recipe: Thai Inspired Coconut Lime Curry Couscous with Veggies & Scallops

There's something about having time, having had a great workout earlier in the day, and having some new "toys" that make me get super creative in the kitchen. Thai Inspired Coconut Lime Curry Couscous with Veggies & Scallops Calories: 450 kCal Fat: 15g Carbs: 52g Fiber: 9g Protein: 36g Ingredients 4 large sea scallops (I …

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Healthy Recipe: Green Saffron Cauliflower “Risotto” with Roasted Vegetables

After the WDW Marathon last weekend, I gave myself two days to eat whatever I wanted, and then, made some big changes to my eating. Since my training will be slim to none for at least another week, I saw this as an opportunity to try to kick some of the sugar habit I'd regained …

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