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  • Brussles Sprout and Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Pears, Goat Cheese and a Balsamic Date Vinaigrette

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    This shredded brussels sprout and kale salad features roasted butternut squash, sliced pears, toasted pecans and honey goat cheese and is topped with a chopped date and balsamic vinaigrette. I was challenged to create a healthy holiday recipe by Bon Appetit and ALDI for an Instagram project (head on over to Instagram to check it [...]

  • Gluten-Free & Paleo Pumpkin Banana Muffins

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    These gluten-free and paleo pumpkin banana muffins are a perfect addition to your breakfast spread or a great option for an afternoon snack. And with just under 150 calories per muffin and no processed sugar, you can feel good about enjoying a freshly baked treat! My current breakfast obsession is two scrambled eggs, fresh fruit [...]

  • Perfect Paleo Banana Bread

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    I originally shared this Paleo Banana Bread recipe in 2013. It's received hundreds of glowing reviews and remains one of the top three recipes on my blog...for good reason! It's easy to prep with no mixer required, has short ingredients list, is gluten-free and Paleo-friendly and tastes delicious. I've made this recipe over and over again [...]

  • Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage and Veggies

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    I had a spaghetti squash that had been sitting on my counter for over a month. (Did you know they can last for 1-3 months?) I was getting kind of tired of looking at it (wasn't doing much for the decor of my kitchen counters) so I decided it was time to find a new and creative use for [...]

  • Quinoa Breakfast Bake with Blueberries, Bananas and Vanilla Soymilk

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    I train the majority of my clients first thing in the morning. As we're wrapping up their sessions, I frequently ask them "what's for breakfast?" or encourage them to go home and eat a good breakfast before they head to work. Eating a good breakfast with a mix of protein, carbs and fat will help [...]

  • Armenian Lentil Soup with Eggplant and Apricots

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    This recipe for Armenian Lentil Soup is vegan and gluten-free. It's full of tomatoes, eggplant, apricots, peppers, onions and lentils along with some really fantastic spices like cayenne pepper, cinnamon and cumin. For the last few weeks I have been making soups to have on hand to eat throughout the week. It's such a treat [...]

  • Acorn Squash Stuffed with Brown Rice, Kale, Cranberries and Pecans

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    This recipe for stuffed acorn squash with brown rice, kale, cranberries and pecans is a delicious and creative use for acorn squash that can be prepared ahead of time and easily reheated for lunches and dinners throughout the week. I am in full fall food mode and have been buying up all the winter squash [...]

  • Lemon Feta Potato Salad {Recipe}

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    This lemon feta potato salad is light, bright, simple and packs a punch of flavor. Potato salad is one of those foods that tends to put people in opposing camps. You're either a fan or it's not your thing. One of the things that can turn people off of potato salad is the mayonnaise, as [...]

  • Fresh Peach Greek Frozen Yogurt

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    I have been soaking up peach season and stocking up on fresh South Carolina peaches weekly. My favorite way to eat peaches is peel, slice and enjoy them plain (I'm not a peach fuzz lover...I need that off my peach before eating it!) But I also love to get creative with them...grilled peaches with ice [...]

  • How To Cook Perfect Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts + Recent Eats

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    Hi there! I hope everyone is having a great week. One of my friends is teaching a monthly yoga class at the Ritz Carlton. For just $20 you get a 75 minute vinyasa class in their 18th floor yoga studio with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city, as well as access to the amazing [...]

  • The Best Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

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    The Best Homemade Chicken Enchiladas. Say goodbye to canned enchilada sauce and get ready to experience a whole new level of taste and flavor with homemade Mexican cuisine.! I have a chicken enchilada recipe for you that will change your life for the better. I first started making this recipe about five years ago after [...]

  • Easy Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin {Recipe}

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    Hi and happy Tuesday! I know it's cliche to talk about the weather but it's been 30 degrees and raining in Charlotte for the last three days. I'm really over the winter and really ready for spring. You know what else we can talk about? WHERE IS FLIGHT 370!? I have been following this story [...]

  • Lemon Parmesan Salmon {Recipe}

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    Salmon is a grocery staple for me and I almost always end up eating it for lunch or dinner at least once a week. I have my tried and true simple recipe down but I'm always looking for ways to switch it up. I found a winner last week! This one was totally self-developed based [...]

  • Butternut and Bean Chili {Recipe}

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    The first pot of chili of the season is always a noteworthy occasion. I'm one of those people who has a required low temperature before I'll start making things like soup, stews and chili. With temperatures dipping down into the 30s in Charlotte recently, it was definitely time for a pot of my favorite chili. [...]

  • Paleo Sweets & Treats: Paleo Chocolate Cakie Cookies

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    One of the members of Metro CrossFit is a blogger and Paleo chef. Meet Heather Connell of Multiply Delicious! I blogged about and gave away a copy of her e-cookbook back in February and today I'm here to tell you about her new print cookbook, Paleo Sweets & Treats: Seasonally Inspired Desserts that Let You Have [...]

  • Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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    I can count the number of the times I've tried to bake desserts that skew more towards healthy than sinful and my experiences have mostly led me to believe that when you want a sweet, you just need to go for it. There was one incident where Pintest led me to believe it was a [...]

  • Weather Talk, Egg Talk, A Healthy Cookie Recipe and More…

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    Hola! (Seriously, hola...I so wish I was back in the Caribbean right now. It's so cold and windy in Charlotte. I shouldn't complain though as some of you are digging out from snow...again.) But really, when is spring going to actually arrive this year? It's going to be a cold Easter and the 10 day [...]

  • Mexican Quinoa V2 + Strong & Confident

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    I really loved all of the pet discussion today about food and training. I try to keep the blog mostly focused on food/fitness/lifestyle and try to not go overboard with the pet pictures/posts. I do consider owning a pet to be part of my lifestyle so I'm happy that the food post was well received. [...]