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Healthy Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Bombs

Who’s in the mood for a sweet treat, but doesn’t want to lose their wonderful low-carb environment in the body? Hooray for HEALTHY DESSERT! If you’re saying ME, ME, ME, THIS is the healthy dessert recipe that you need to make over and over again! I originally created this recipe when I was doing a heavy round of Ketosis to decrease the inflammation in my back (I have a severe case of scoliosis if you didn’t know). I wanted something delicious but really wanted to keep my carbs low. So .  . . Chocolate Fudge Bombs came to be as my Healthy Dessert! Please Note: when I create recipes, I do not use anything except looking at the ingredients I have on hand, thinking about the macronutrient balance, and then get creative in hoping it turns out! The initial recipe I made did not have honey (which decreased the carb content further), but...

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Peanut Butter & Banana Sweet Treat–A Better Sweet Treat!

Kill that sweet tooth with this peanut butter and banana sweet treat, Body Buds! Those cravings for something sweet . . . gosh, they can hit at the most inopportune time, right? Like when you’re really trying to be ‘good!’  You can be in the midst of focusing on making healthier habits, but then those cravings can hit. You just want and need something sweet! If you have been a part of Body Buddies for awhile you wil know that it’s important to me that you not just learn the answer, but that you learn the theory and principles behind the answer. When we are a bit more educated, we can more easily find the answers of application for ourselves. With that said, there are several concepts I would like to discuss before diving into our “PB Paradise” recipe: When you are living the Power Foods Lifestyle and focusing on...

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5 Delicious & Strategic Thanksgiving Dishes

Dear Body Buds, Thanksgiving is one of the trickiest holidays when it comes to a strategic eater’s mindset. On one hand, you want to indulge and just enjoy food like everyone else. But on the other hand, you don’t want to be sick, and you really don’t want to undo a lot of the progress you have made on your body. There are several tricks to making Thanksgiving work for you rather than against you. Let’s go through these 4 items together: 1. Fill up on PVF food items first. Make a large salad with all the veggies you can see. Add turkey, ham, or whatever protein is being served with your feast. Now add some healthy fats like olives, avocado, hummus, olive oil, nus, seeds, marinated artichoke hearts, and cheese. This should be your base as all of these types of foods are blood sugar stabilizing. Keep your mindset focused on first getting the right...

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Burrito in a Bowl (PFL Recipe Book, Volume 2)

Dear Body Buds, If you’re looking for a quick and simple meal that has explosive deliciousness, “Burrito in a Bowl” by the Power Foods Lifestyle is just up your alley! In fact, you should have these basic power foods ingredients in your fridge at all times! This is the meal I have as a typical go-to when doing small get togethers with friends or family. It’s easy to make in bulk  and serve buffet style for each person to serve their own with their preferences of toppings. This recipe comes from Volume 2 of the Power Foods Lifestyle which you can get by clicking here. Burrito in a Bowl Ingredients 6 mini sweet peppers 4 handfuls leafy greens (darker the better) 1/4 c. finely chopped onion 1 lb. lean ground turkey (90%+ lean) 3 tsp. taco seasoning (non-MSG) 1/3 c. plain Greek yogurt (2%) 4 Tbsp. salsa 8 oz. avocado...

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Spinach ‘n Berry Smoothie (PFL Recipe Book, Volume 2)

Dear Body Buds, Fast should be my my middle name as it feels I do things quickly.  In fact, today I heard a quote that really stuck with me as that is how I live my life: “Don’t spend time; use time. Great people know how to focus and get stuff done.” Because I focus so much on efficiency in my life, I turn to smoothies and shakes a lot for a quick way to keep my blood sugar balanced and body powered. Spinach ‘n Berry Smoothie from the Power Foods Lifestyle Recipe Book, Volume 2 is perfect in these situations! I love how delicious and creamy it is with great flavor! A sweet treat to make my day go right is always in high demand in my book! Ingredients: 2 egg whites 2 Tbsp. chia seeds 1 handful spinach leaves ½ c. raspberries 1 c. almond milk 1 scoop vanilla...

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Oregano Chicken (PFL Recipe Book, Volume 1)

Dear Body Buds,

Whenever I go to prepare a PVF (protein-veggie-fat) meal according to my strategy, I want something delicious, yet fast!

Oregano Chicken from Recipe Book Volume 1 hits that nail on the head! With a delicious blend of herbs for the chicken and a quickly and yummy way to prepare veggies. This recipe is a no-brainer for those busy evenings with soccer games, meetings to attend, and is always better than a pizza!