The Ultimate Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

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  Too soon for pumpkin? I think not! My Pinterest feed is already flooding with delicious fall flavors and pumpkin is one of the highlighting flavors. Not only do I love pumpkin flavor, but also the health benefits that come with it! Pumpkin is… loaded with beta-carotene high in fiber and protein low calorie and [...]

POLL: Tell us how you REALLY feel about the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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    It’s the Friday before Labor Day: we’re headed into the last official weekend of summer! We know that for many in our community, nothing says fall like the release of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove= a hard to resist hot coffee treat on a cool autumn morning. But while [...]

LEUCINE MATTERS!

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  LEUCINE MATTERS: The xL-Factor   Muscle is a metabolically expensive tissue; in fact, in The G.A.I.N. Plan I often refer to muscle as “metabolic currency.” Pound for pound muscle tissue is 3x more metabolically active than fat at rest. With activity, this metabolism increases greatly. Nature is always trying to conserve energy, so if [...]

Healthy Back-To-School Recipe Ideas

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  Can you believe it is already the last week of August? Summer is wrapping up and kids are going back to school. Even though I am personally not going back to school, I’m still feeling the first day of school vibes! Pinterest is starting to flood with crock-pot recipes and fall flavors are all over the [...]

31 Healthy Recipes for Fish and Seafood Lovers

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  Photo credits: Fit Foodie Finds, Strength and Sunshine, Purely Twins, Nosh and Nourish   I’m especially excited to share this delicious recipe roundup with you guys. Seafood is a favorite of mine! These photos look completely irresistible, don’t they? Many seafood options have health benefits that make them excellent choices for your diet. The American [...]

5 Tips for Healthy Eating On-The-Go

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   sponsored by Subway   1. Mind over matter.  When you’re traveling, or just navigating through your daily to-do list of responsibilities, you’re encountering stress. Many of us ‘stress eaters’ turn to food in times like these. Chances are, the choices of a stress-eater will not be ideal for your health. When you feel your blood [...]

Healthy Packable Lunch Ideas

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  It’s better to be prepared than sorry when it comes to food because no one likes a hangry person. If you’ve ever been hangry, you know what we are talking about…so hungry that you are angry. Yup, it’s not a very good feeling! There is nothing worse than forgetting to pack a lunch and [...]

Recipes for Healthy Snacking

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  We know sometimes healthy eating can be overwhelming, but that’s why we are big advocates of meal prep and planning! For example, if you take a few hours on your Sunday night to prepare healthy meals and snacks for the week, it should be much easier to make healthy choices during the week. If [...]

Immunity Supporting, Energy Enhancing Recipes

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  This post is sponsored by Emergen-C.   You probably already knew Emergen-C vitamin supplement drink mix helps to support your immune system year-round. If you’re an Emergen-C fan, you may also already know that this fun and fizzy vitamin drink mix comes in more than 20 varieties and is chock-full of essential nutrients: 1,000 mg [...]

34 Healthy Single Serve Dessert Recipes E-Book

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  Love dessert but don’t make it often because you’ll eat the entire pan of brownies? Us too, don’t worry! We’d like to introduce you to a solution developed by FitFluential Ambassador Lee Hersh from FitFoodieFinds.com: the 34 Healthy Single-Serve Dessert Recipes E-Book.     Lee created an e-book devoted to single-serve desserts because like [...]

Sweet, Savory and Downright Delicious: Vegan and Vegetarian recipes

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  collage photo credit:  fitfoodiefinds.com, thehealthymaven.com, lexiscleankitchen.com,  cleaneatingveggiegirl.com, freshfitnhealthy.com, thefitfork.com   By now you’ve probably heard about all the health benefits of eating your veggies. Research proves again and again that a diet rich in colorful vegetables is beneficial in a multitude of ways. For some of us, the goal is to try to fill up a good portion of our plates [...]

35 Paleo-Friendly Recipes

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  What is the paleo diet all about you ask? It actually dates way back to caveman times, but is a rather new lifestyle in today’s day and age. The paleo diet consists of what cavemen were able to hunt and find on their own. So about those Lucky Charms? Not so fast! More like [...]

20 Healthy Ways to Make Chicken Breast

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  Healthy doesn’t have to be boring, especially when it comes to chicken breast entrees! A little fresh flavor can go a long way. Did you know that 4 oz. of lean chicken breast (about the size of a deck of cards) has a whopping 36 grams of protein in comparison to 4 oz. of [...]

20 Refreshing Recipes Using Fruit

20 Refreshing Fruit Recipes

  This time of year we just can’t get enough fruit with our meals. It’s plentiful in the summer, and higher temps mean lighter fare tastes better. Chances are you already have your favorite ways to enjoy delicious fresh fruit, but we wanted to give you some additional inspiration. How do we love fruit? Let [...]

Main Dishes, Sides, Drinks & Dessert: 27 Recipes for Your 4th of July

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  Fireworks, fireflies, and long days; it’s summertime and the living is easy! The 4th of July is one of the best times to gather your friends and and family together for a BBQ. The weather is perfect, so crank up the grill, pour the lemonade and let’s celebrate the red, white and blue with delicious food [...]

22 Cool Drinks for Hot Summer Days

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  Did you know that Saturday was the longest day of the year? Or should we say lightest. The summer solstice happens on June 21st marking the first day of summer! What better way to celebrate all that sunshine than with cool, refreshing drinks! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage [...]

19 Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

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  Summertime is our favorite time of year for salads. There’s a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables available making endless variations of salads! The FitFuential Ambassadors have shared some of their favorite warm weather salads from Citrus Quinoa Salad to Sriracha Kale Caesar Salad to Avocado Chicken Salad. Enjoy!   Photo Credit: Running to [...]

DIY Dry Rubs, Spice Mixes and Marinades

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   photo cred: clockwise from top:  fitmomintraining.com, wecanbeingtofeed.com, treatswithatwist.com   This time of year it’s likely you’ll find friends, family and neighbors gathering around the grill. When temperatures rise, the idea of a hot oven in the kitchen is definitely not too appealing. Whether yours is charcoal or gas, chances are your grill has been unveiled for the season and is [...]