Instant Pot Meatballs [Recipe]

There’s nothing like the flavors of traditional Italian meatballs to transport you from your kitchen to la bell’Italia! And now you can make that happen any night of the week with this super simple recipe. These meatballs are great for your weekly meal prepping, or if you’re cooking for the whole family.

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9 Healthy Picks at Subway Nutritionist Approved!

Eating out can be a challenge, so I recently I perused Subway’s entire menu and came up with these 9 healthy picks for you to enjoy the next time you’re on the go and decide to “eat fresh”. Living up to its  tagline, Subway is pretty nutritionally sound these days with its chicken made from 100% white chicken and containing less than 1% soy protein. Subway also says all its chicken is raised without antibiotics and is free of artificial flavors and preservatives.

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11 High Protein Picks at Panera

Finding high protein meals at your favorite fast food stops like Panera can be a challenge. Just because you’re picking something that appears healthy doesn’t mean it’s gonna have a lot of protein, and vice versa, a lot of protein doesn’t necessarily make a meal “healthy” either. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply looking to keep your body composition in check, choosing wisely at places like Panera can go a long way to helping you reach your goals.

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Healthy Chicken Quesadillas [Recipe]

Quesadillas used to be my go-to order at this Italian restaurant called Ragazzi in Cayman – at least for lunch anyways because for dinner you sure as hell don’t wanna miss out on their stone-baked pizzas! Anyway, they had a lobster quesadilla that really was to die for! Since I left Cayman I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve had one quesadilla. That was over 4 years ago! Isn’t that crazy!? Until the other day after I’d made some shredded chicken and happened to have some low-carb tortillas on hand, the inspiration to whip up some Mexican goodness came to mind.

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Low Calorie Buffalo Chicken Pizza [Recipe]

Say goodbye to “cheat meal” guilt with this low calorie buffalo chicken pizza recipe! 😋

Since lockdown measures were instated in Boulder, Colorado around 16th March, Jason and I have been eating exclusively at home. Aside from grabbing groceries at the store or walking our dogs we really haven’t left the house – which has been surprisingly great in terms of our nutrition and general well-being! We’ve been walking more, we’re getting more sleep, we’re moderating the intensity of our workouts much better because we have minimal equipment at home and, despite financial stresses like the rest of the world is facing with all this uncertainty, this is probably the most relaxed we’ve felt in a long time! Slowing down our pace of life and living more simply has been extremely eye opening for us.

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Cauliflower Tots [Recipe]

These cauliflower tots are a great low carb alternative to the traditional tater tot.  Plus they’re baked, which cuts down on unnecessary oils.  If you have an air fryer try using it in place of the oven to create a crispier texture!

I don’t know about you but tater tots remind me of a simpler time.  They bring me back to school lunches and hanging out with friends. My college would often serve them at the dining hall. I remember the excitement my roommates and I would have when it was tot day! They’re just so playful!  Crispy little nuggets just waiting to be dipped in ketchup and enjoyed.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza [Recipe]

The cheeseburger pizza isn’t a new invention. Papa John’s Double Cheeseburger Pizza is back on their menus by popular demand! Far from being the worst possible choice when going out to eat, when you look at the nutrition information for a slice of this little piece heaven, you’ll see that the macros really aren’t all that bad! The issue really only comes when you decide to polish off a whole one on your own. 😋

We recently asked our followers to determine if they could only keep one and had to give up the other, which would they choose? Cheeseburgers or pizza?! Well when it came down to it, the verdict was….

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Shrimp Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

These shrimp fajita and peppers are a super yummy option for your weekly meal prep. They’re quick and healthy and because you cook everything all on one sheet pan, there’s minimal mess too! I love Mexican food because it’s easy to make, full of flavor and all the while can be kept very lean. You can also easily add ingredients on – like choosing to serve with tortillas or guacamole if you need more carbs and fat – or just keep it simple and lean. This family recipe really caters for all and removes any concern about trying to hit your macros.

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Carnitas Street Tacos [Recipe]

Reason no.836 why I love #FlexibleEating: This recipe is for 4lbs of pork butt cooked in beef broth and seasoned with warm spices. I made these carnitas street tacos that were (no exaggeration) as good as the $50 plate from my all time favorite high end SoCal Mexican restaurant. Try them out and I promise, you and your team of minions will be fighting over who gets the leftovers!

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Curry Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potato [Recipe]

Hungry? Well you won’t be after this sweet potato recipe that’s a full meal in itself! Inspired by my go-to order at a local salad shop this easy to prep dish is packed full of flavor and a TON of nutrients.  It’s vegetarian but swap out the yogurt with a soy or almond based one and it becomes a completely vegan dish!

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