Nutrient Dense Buddha Bowl

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Working with all different types of personalities I’ve learned that there are some people in this world that really dislike when their food touches on a plate. So, if that’s you, this bowl may not be for you but if you’re like me and love to throw alllllll the nutrition into a bowl, this is DEFINITELY for you!

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Fluffy Protein Pancakes

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You’ll notice that a lot of recipes on my blog are pancakes.  That’s because I LOVE pancakes! When I was a kid, I was not a fan of lunch or dinner meals but I could eat breakfast all day, every day.  As an adult, I understand that I cannot do that, but that doesn’t mean my inner kid still wants to eat pancakes all day every day.

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Summer Couscous Salad

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It’s no secret that I love this time of year not only because of the weather but mostly because of the fresh produce. I make salads (almost) every single night which I never get sick of but sometimes I need to switch it up and add a different type of salad into my regimen.  This recipe (as mostly all that are posted on this blog) was so easy, light, and refreshing. It goes well with any protein you pair it with.  Learn how to make my new favorite summer salad below!

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Watermelon Fresca

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Don’t let this non-fancy picture fool you on how delicious this is!  Last month I was in the Florida keys at my favorite fish taco location (seriously, if you’re ever in Islamorada, FL keys you MUST go to Bad Boy Burrito) and ordered a “Watermelon Fresca”.  I believe my eyeballs spoke for itself. So tasty, so refreshing and so simple (my favorite, simplicity). When I came home I was on a mission to carry this into my Connecticut reality.  I was immediately shocked how easy this was to create.

This drink is great after a good sweat, day at the beach, or simply as a refresher to wake yourself up in the morning!  I highly encourage you to make this drink all summer long! See recipe below.

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Simple Garlic Shrimp & Soba Noodles

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For 4+ years of my life I barely ate “carbs”. Especially pasta (unless my Mom made her signature spg & meatballs on holidays). Like most out there, I had this fear that carbohydrates would make me gain weight even if I had a slice of bread.  During this time period, I was Crossfitting 5-6 days a week and my only source of carbohydrates was sweet potatoes. After 4 years of depriving myself of foods that I love so much, I gave up.

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Garlic Lemon Salmon

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Up until a few years ago, salmon was one of the only fishes that I could not eat. To me, I felt as though the fish was very “fishy” and I could not stomach the idea of cooking it in my house or even eating it.  However, everything in life deserves a 2nd chance, including salmon.  Quickly, I learned that my reasoning for not liking salmon was how I was cooking it in the past (flavorless, bland) or how others prepared it for me (perhaps not fresh, wrong seasonings?) in the past. When marinated with the right ingredients salmon is actually really tasty!

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