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My Pumpkin Protein Shake Brings All the Boys to the Yard

October = pumpkin. And pumpkin is a sexy vegetable. Pumpkin is the answer to your fitness prayers. It’s low in carbs, high in Vitamin A, beta-carotene, fiber and potassium. And, the same fall spices that make those high calorie/high fat/high carb recipes so delicious, also make protein pumpkin recipes so delicious. You can have your …

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Shakshuka! Did you say veggies for breakfast?

Shakshuka is a delicious and savory way to start the day with some veggies and protein. And it takes one pan. Easy! One of my favorite restaurants in NYC is a place called Balaboosta. Chef Einat Admony’s Shakshuka (pictured here) is delicious (and goes really well with their delicious Bloody Marys). This is a slight …

Can Halo Top Give You A Muffin Top?

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Can Halo Top Give You A Muffin Top?

Summer is here, y’all. There is no better combination than ice cream and summer, amiright? But, as a treat, ice cream is high in fat and calories, and when you’re watching those calories, that can present a problem. So, yet another company has come up with a lower fat, lower calorie, not-quite-ice cream-but-will-do-in-a-pinch frozen treat. …

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The Cherry Danish Conundrum: Are You Worthy Enough?

On a crisp, sunny morning in NYC’s financial district, my friend and I strolled along Broadway on a break from work, in search of the perfect late breakfast.  Oatmeal, fruit, and being healthy all were mentioned. She looked at me, eyebrows raised as she matter-of-factly proclaimed, “Sometimes, you just need a cherry danish!”

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The Quest for the Perfect Protein Bar: Is the Quest Bar the Answer?

It has become popular to combine the world of protein and snacks. Since everyone is always on the go, it is no surprise that protein bars have become a popular snack choice, especially among those who train. Full disclosure: I am an overthinker when it comes to—well, everything—but especially when choosing any packaged food. I …

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Blowing the Lid off Greek Yogurt

It’s all Greek to Me
When I look at the yogurt section in the grocery store, there are a million choices. Most of them are Greek, and all of it is overwhelming.  Greek, full fat, low fat, nonfat, plain, fruit on the bottom, blended, fruit on the side, flip.