Easy and Healthy Game Day Recipes

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    The game of the year is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your menu! We’ve done the hard part and rounded up some of our favorite crowd-pleasing recipes from around the web. Healthful, easy and delicious, they’re sure to score a touchdown at your game day gathering!     Apps […]

Recipe and Workout Roundup: #FitFluential on the 4th of July

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    Mid-week Independence Day! Time to break out the red, white and blue for friends, fireworks, food… and fitness too. We’ve rounded up some Ambassador recipes and workouts for a FitFluential Fourth of July. Enjoy!   EATS: Lots of easy 4th of July recipes (and decorating ideas too): Losing It and Loving It Watermelon […]

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Enjoy this lightened-up recipe from Coach Karen!   Ingredients: 1.5 cups Rolled Oats 1.2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (or flour of your choice) 3 Mashed Bananas 1 cup of Almond Milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tablespoons Milled Flaxseed 1 tablespoon Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Vanilla 2 tablespoons Agave Nectar (Use honey or maple […]

Workout Drink Recipe: Avocado Mango Green Smoothie

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  This smoothie makes a great pre or post workout recovery drink after a workout or run. Exercise food needs to contain carbohydrates, some fat, and some protein. If you eat it before exercise, it also needs to be light enough that it won’t weigh you down.     Ingredients 1 Banana 1/2 Cup of […]

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas for the Time-Crunched

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  Almost every new personal training client I see needs to be convinced of the benefits of eating breakfast. your body needs energy after a 10-12 hour fast eating breakfast reduces mid-morning food cravings missing breakfast often leads to over-eating later in the day breakfast eaters are more successful at losing weight and maintaining weight […]

Recipe: Almond Butter Greek Yogurt Bowl

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Asparagus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad with Mango Lime Vinaigrette

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    It’s healthy, it’s vegan, and it is perfect for summer. Recipe makes enough for four meal sized salads.   Asparagus, Avocado, and Quinoa Salad with Mango Lime Vinaigrette   Ingredients 2 cups quinoa, prepared according to package directions and allowed to cool 16-20 spears asparagus, steamed and chilled Mixed lettuce greens 1 can […]

22 Healthy Recipes for Your Cookout

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  It’s almost the 4th of July and it’s HOT! Here’s 22 healthy grilling & cookout recipes from our Ambassadors to help you declare an Independence Day (from your kitchen): Healthy Grilling Tips from Losing It and Loving It: includes links to 1. Grilled Salmon on Planks 2. Grilled Asparagus 3. Grilled Corn on the […]

Vegan Strawberry and Vanilla Milkshake

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    One word. Smoothies. I am in love and will be for all eternity. Amen. So whenever a holiday comes around…I don’t think cakes and ice-cream. I think about smoothies. While I realize that most of FitFluential is based mostly from the states and in the web world, I’m surrounded with patriotic football fans […]

RECIPE: Latte Cacao Bliss Protein Bars

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  For the past few weeks, my post workout meal has been a Homemade Protein *YUM* Bar. At 4:30 am while taking the first sip of coffee, I pull one out of the freezer and throw it in my gym bag. By 8:03 am when I have finished training and am a hot, sweaty mess […]

Recipe: Roasted Ratatouille

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    Living in Chicago can be a drag in the cold months with no access to local farm stands. Can anyone relate? I am anxiously waiting for our local farmer to open his farm stand. I’ve been stalking him a bit. So far all he has out are flowers. Any day now… I can’t […]

Get Grillin’ – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Rainbow Salsa and Balsamic Grilled Veggies

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  Add some color to your Memorial Day with these healthy recipes that scream summer!   Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Rainbow Salsa   Ingredients (Serves 4) for the pork 1 pork tenderloin, seasoned and grilled as desired for the salsa 2 large peaches, peeled and diced 1/2 an avocado, diced 1/2 a medium tomato, […]

Recipe: Black Bean Sweet Potato & Quinoa Collard Wraps

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  As a college student, I’m all about easy, no-fuss recipes! One day, while taking a break from studying Medical Nutrition Therapy, I decided to get a little creative in the kitchen and, I must admit, the end result was pretty phenomenal! Now, I would like to share this lovely recipe with all of you! […]

Recipe: Creamy Broccoli Soup (vegan)

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  I’ve never actually measured any ingredients when I’ve made this in the past. You’ll have to play around as you fine-tune this recipe and make it yours. Creamy Broccoli Soup (vegan)   Ingredients: 1.5 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 – 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium 1 […]

Recipe: Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Cod

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  This is what happens when… You combine some delicious sauces with some delicious fish.   Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Cod    Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 13 mins Total time: 23 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients 1/4 cup 100% fruit spread- raspberry chipotle sauce or dressing – just purée canned chipotle peppers balsamic glaze or […]

Pomegranate & Arugula Veggie Salad

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    Instead of loading my salad with dressing I try to find other options to enhance the taste [ i.e. the pomegranate seeds ]. Last weekend I made fresh tacos and this pomegranate/arugula veggie salad was the ideal complement to our meal. I coated the salad with a light, fresh dressing that paired lovely […]

Recipe: Healthy Quinoa and Chicken Salad

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  The whole healthy-food-part-of-the-wellness-journey has been a bit of a challenge for me. A little background. I’ve cried in the kitchen. I’ve been scolded in the kitchen. I basically have a long history of being a kitchen disaster. BUT, with the support of my real cook friends, I’ve really enjoyed assembling yummy ingredients. I’ve become […]

Cooking with Chia Seeds

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  We love chia seeds. We have been enjoying them for a few years now. We love it for breakfast – low sugar pumpkin chia pancakes:     We love eating chia seeds before we workout.   mint chia pudding with hemp milk   We love to use them to make desserts.   gluten free […]