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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

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

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

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

It’s that time of year…pumpkin decor, pumpkin candles, the beloved pumpkin spice latte, and in my household, pumpkin recipes galore! Pumpkins aren’t just amazing for getting you into the fall mood, they have an array of health benefits as well. Here are a few: Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants, vitamins ( A, C, E), dietary fiber and minerals. They are a low calorie vegetable and contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids (which help with heart health) and protein.