30 May: Break Through a Plateau

You went hard, knocked through your fitness goals, were feeling fantastic and loving it. And then your progress slowed down… It happens to all of us at some point but you can break through a plateau to keep seeing results! Focus on the following 5 steps to get your body back into results mode in the upcoming month:

22 May: Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients: Garlic 1-2 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves fresh minced garlic ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper ½ tsp sea salt Spicy 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp sea salt Sesame Seed 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp garlic powder ½ tsp sea salt 1 tbsp. sesame seeds

18 May: Are You Caught in the Snack Trap?

Even if you’re eating perfectly healthy meals and putting in your time at the gym, if your snacking is out of control then you may not see the results you desire. Here’s what you need to know to avoid The Snack Trap: 1) Portion Sizes Count. Even when you’re snacking on “healthy” food, you’ve got to keep track of how much you’re taking in. Almonds are healthy, but if you down a whole cup of them in one sitting then you’ll be setting yourself back. 2) Fill Up on Protein & Fat. A lot of people are still afraid of fat. They think that if their snack is high in fat then it will end up on their body as fat. This is simply not true. Healthy fat, from foods such as avocado or nuts, is a wonderful thing to snack on as it fills you up and keeps you…

15 May: Turkey Patties

Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp turmeric 3/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cardamom 1/4 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 tbsp. dried parsley

08 May: 5-Minute Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 tbsp. chia seeds 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 2/3 cup almond milk 1/3 cup water 1 tbsp. ground flax (optional) Toppings: almonds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, toasted coconut, nut butter, cinnamon

01 May: Crock Pot Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients: 2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed 2 cups beef stock 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large sweet potato, sliced into cubes 1 medium white onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 can of whole tomatoes (large) 3 carrots, sliced 4 celery ribs, sliced 2 bay leaves 5 sprigs thyme Salt and pepper to taste

24 Apr: Super Simple Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups oats 2 large very ripe bananas 2 large eggs 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2-3 tablespoons honey 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/8 tsp. kosher salt Up to ½ mix-ins: dark chocolate chips, chopped dark chocolate, nuts, dried cranberries, or blueberries (fresh or frozen)

22 Apr: Sometimes You Just Have to Lose Your NOODLE!

You can ditch it. The long, wiggly, pasta that is unfortunately of low nutritional value, but very common in many people’s diets. Pasta comes in many shapes, sizes, and dough it is made from. But no matter how long and stringy or short and shelled, it is a starch-dense carbohydrate that we recommend you eat in moderation. However, noodles are an easy side dish… usually you can throw a sauce on them and serve them alongside a main course or mix everything you got in the fridge together with some noodles and call it “something-something pasta” and your eaters will like it. So how can you keep using this easy meal-helper without overloading on starch and empty noodle calories? With these nifty noodle swaps: