Realistic Cooking Ideas

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A year ago I was looking to make changes to my lifestyle in terms of nutrition and workouts. There is always that struggle working for a smaller company where there is not a cafeteria and you either bring your food or drive to a fast-food place or restaurant. Neither tends to be great from a …

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We love chicken fingers but not the unhealthy calories that come with deep fried foods! Often the substitutes to deep-fried dishes are not that great. This recipe is the exception – it is delicious! You can get a nice deep-fried appearance through baking and the Panko’s breadcrumbs. I had the white breadcrumbs in our pantry …

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This is a wonderful dish that I adapted from Beachbody for Thanksgiving. If you are doing the 21-Day Fix Challenge or any of the other Beachbody challenges, be sure to follow their recipe for the correct container conversion. This dish was a great healthy substitute for traditional stuffing and dressing. I do not really care …

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Indulge your sweet tooth with these minty chocolate muffins made from good-for-you ingredients. These wonderful chocolate muffins are not made with flour but instead chickpeas! It might sound odd but many people cannot tell the difference – the muffins are light in texture and delicious! These can be made as 24 mini-muffins or 12 regular …

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Today is day 6 of the 21-Day Challenge! I have been eating clean all week with the exception of a small piece of ice cream cake for a co-worker’s birthday. By keeping the portion small I could join in the celebration without adding too many calories! Monday through Thursday included a 30-minute workout: Total Body …

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This is a delicious recipe if you like muffins and would like a healthier alternative. One muffin can often be several hundred calories and even as high as 500 calories! For this recipe the muffin is about 100 calories! I would recommend eating the muffins in a couple of days or making a half recipe …

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I found this recipe while reading through Beachbody’s website and since I love basil it was a great shake to try with my sample pack of different Shakeology flavors. (The six-pack included: chocolate, vanilla, greenberry, strawberry, tropical strawberry, and vegan chocolate.) This is a lighter shake since there is not any fruit. It has a …

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