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Ingredients: 6 whole eggs 4 egg whites 2 cups chopped spinach 1/2 cup chopped tomato 1/4 minced red onion 1/2 chopped red bell pepper 4 oz elk sausage or meat of choice Cracked pepper and garlic pepper (season to taste) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Begin sautéing meat of choice. 3. While the meat is cooking, wash and chop veggies. 4. In a medium size mixing bowl, crack eggs, and whisk until mixed. 5. Add the chopped veggies and cooked meat into the mixing bowl. 6. Pour mixture

This salad is power-packed with protein, vitamins, potassium, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and rich nutrients. Ingredients:  (Serves 1) 1/2 cup organic spinach 1/4 cup diced organic butternut squash 1/4 cup diced yellow bell peppers 1/4 avocado 4oz baked balsamic salmon filet 2 tbs chopped pecans pinch dried cranberries 2 tbs balsamic vinegar cracked pepper (to taste) organic extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil Directions: 1. Set oven to 375 degrees. While oven is heating, marinade salmon filet in balsamic vinegar, cracked pepper, and garlic powder. 2. In a small pan bring

While comfort food might be at the top of your list if your body is feeling a little sluggish and under the weather, that probably won’t aid in your recovery or help you jump out of bed any quicker. Even if a stomach bug has you disgusted by the mere mention of food, there are things you can consume in order to put yourself on the fast track to wellness. Or at least slow the decline into feeling even worse. Next time you find yourself with a cold, stomachache, or

Ingredients:  1/3 cup steele cut oatmeal 1 cup water 3 tbsp hemp hearts/seeds 10 raw almonds, chopped 1 tbsp nut butter 1 cup almond milk 1 tsp cacao 1 tbsp organic maple syrup pinch of cinnamon pinch of sea salt Directions:  1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix steele cut oats and water. Microwave for ~2 min [time dependent on microwave]. 2. Add almond milk, raw nut butter, and hemp hearts. Mix thoroughly. 3. Add in maple syrup, cacao, and cinnamon. Mix it up! 4. Lastly, dress oats with sea salt, chopped nuts, dash of

The holidays are the time for packing on a few pounds, right? While this might be the general consensus across the United States, gaining ten pounds over the holidays doesn’t have to be the norm. And no, this doesn’t mean you have to bow out of every office party or family get together. Peak8Fitness is all about taking the recipes you love and making small changes so they are still delicious, but much kinder to your body and waistline. With that philosophy in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some

When I’m asked to create a meal plan for clients, there are a few ingredients I always add. These are the items that can benefit anyone – regardless of their end goal. At the top of that list is something called hemp hearts. Haven’t heard of them? You aren’t alone. Unless you frequent health food stores or already subscribe to a healthy eating plan, they probably haven’t found their way into your diet. Hemp hearts – also referred to as shelled hemp seeds — are considered by some to be

Ingredients: organic chicken breast crumbled goat cheese organic fresh spinach fresh garlic fresh bell peppers fresh brussels sprouts pine nuts balsamic vinegar organic extra virgin olive oil cracked pepper sea salt Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Take your raw chicken breast, cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Take 2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese and fill the pocket. Take a generous pinch of spinach and fill the remaining space. Note: I used a couple toothpicks to help secure the opening on the chicken breast and ensure all

Even if your days of academia are long passed, back-to-school season typically symbolizes a transition into a more normal routine. As the air begins to cool and the leaves begin to change, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a new approach on your health and wellness.   Regular exercise and getting sufficient sleep are two of the most rewarding things you can do for your wellness. Take this change in season as an opportunity to transform your routine or, better yet, establish one. Here are a few recommendations to get