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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

Food is a complicated matter. From portion sizes to meal makeup, it can seem virtually impossible to give your body exactly what it needs to reach your fitness goals or to simply live a healthier, more balanced life. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can not only help you track what you’re taking in, but help you better understand how food is (or isn’t) serving you. Here are a few to check out today. Fooducate (iOS, Android) FREE Eating healthy is hard enough without having to decipher complicated nutrition

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

Ingredients:  1 bunch baby kale 2 cups diced butternut squash 2 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered 1/2 cup pecans 3 tablespoons EVOO pinch of sea salt 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar sprinkle of garlic powder Directions:  1. Clean and dice butternut squash. 2. Clean and quarter Brussels sprouts. 3. Clean and chop baby kale. 4. In a large pan bring EVOO, avocado oil, or coconut oil to medium heat. 5. While pan is heating, toss diced butternut squash, quartered Brussels sprouts and chopped baby kale in a large mixing bowl with balsamic vinegar and EVOO. Season to

Taking care of yourself when you’re pressed for time and have a mountain of things to accomplish can be extremely challenging. These women-on-the-go have learned a thing or two about maximizing their time and minimizing their stress levels. Check out their tips. Niccole Hendrickson, Personal Trainer Website: Instagram: @Peak8Fitness Facebook: @Peak8FitnessInspiration What are your go-to foods when you have a busy day ahead of you? I love quick, pack-a-good-nutritional-punch kind of foods: apples, almond butter, Peak8 superfood cereal (chia seeds, hemp hearts, raw almonds, raw coconut, strawberries, blueberries, and

Recipe: Fall Salmon Bake

Ingredients: salmon extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar cracked pepper dried basil garlic powder garlic (4-6 cloves) asparagus baby bella mushrooms sweet potato Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place salmon in glass baking dish and drizzle with EVOO.  Flip over and lightly drizzle the other side. Drizzle balsamic vinegar with a heavier pour, flip over and do the same to the other side. Season with cracked pepper, dried basil, and garlic powder to taste and top with minced garlic cloves. While the salmon is marinating, wash and chop the

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

If you’re anything like me, fall is the time to get back into the kitchen and whip up some delicious, seasonal recipes. After all, what better way is there to kick those end-of-summer blues? Here are a few recipes that will really get you into the fall spirit. Savory: Pumpkin Chili via Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply a pumpkin-lover, this chili is chock-full of delicious ingredients that just scream fall comfort food. Stuffed Sweet Potato via If you’re looking for a savory dish without a long list

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