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Paleo Tuna, Avocado, Plantain Salad

Are salads boring? Not unless we’re talking about the classic garden salad, which generally features some mixed greens, a few tomatoes and a big dollop of dressing. Aside from being bland, simple salads also lack a bunch of minerals and vitamins, and are largely composed of water.    The problem with a meal that lacks……

By Marvin February 14, 2018 | 

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Guilt Free Nutella

Oh Nutella, you God of chocolate, who doesn’t love you? When it comes to chocolate, Nutella is definitely on the top of our list. But that might just be all the sugar talking. After all, Nutella is 55% pure sugar.  Hazelnuts, the healthiest ingredient in Nutella, barely make a dent in terms of nutritional value….

By Marvin February 9, 2018 | 

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Post-Workout Energy Balls

    What’s small, round and fits in your mouth? Post-workout energy balls! 😉   We need energy! Nutrition, along with breathing, corrective exercise and relaxation, help rev up our energy. When we dig a little bit deeper, we have to understand that carbohydrates are the primary energy sources in our bodies. They are not…

By Marvin February 2, 2018 | 

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Spicy Shirataki noodles with Shrimp

  Happy Friday Ascenders! How’s it going today?   We are right in the thick of our “Rise Up to the New You 30-Day Challenge”. One big part of the challenge is learning about nutrition and preparing healthier recipes. Today we’re using an ingredient you might have heard of, but never tasted: the Shirataki devils…

By Marvin January 26, 2018 | 

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Rise Up to the New You 2018

  We’ve all heard the rumors about 30 day challenges – the results won’t last, they’re just trying to sell you something, you aren’t allowed to actually eat. Today we’re putting those rumors to rest once and for all. You don’t have to live on grapefruit and high priced protein shakes for a month or…

By Shane Young January 11, 2018 | 

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Joseph’s Story

For most of my life I have been thin. I could eat anything I wanted in large quantities (and I did), and not gain a single pound. I was very active in high school and college, mostly running and swimming. In my mid 20’s I started working out more and even hired a trainer because…

By Shane Young January 8, 2018 | 

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Fudgy Protein Brownies

Christmas is coming up and the New Year is right around the corner. Most of us are in full-on relaxation mode right now. For many people, relaxing and enjoying life means eating sweets and “empty calories” (calories from sugar or fats that contain few or no nutrients like vitamins and minerals).   Two thoughts:  …

By Marvin December 22, 2017 | 

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Immune-Boosting Green Soup

Green soup? Sounds a little bit too healthy, right? You might ask: where’s my sugar, is it tasty or even; would I rather die than eat this green stuff? And if I do eat it, will it fill me up so I don’t end up craving sweets an hour later?   Well, we won’t give…

By Marvin December 8, 2017 | 

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Protein Potato Latkes

  Hanukkah, the festival of light, is right around the corner. To celebrate, we’ve got an extra special recipe for you this Friday: potato latkes! These delectable, skillet-fried potato pancakes have been a staple of Hanukkah since the Middle Ages. Fried in oil, these pillowy potatoes are crispy on the outside with a creamy, savory interior….

By Marvin December 1, 2017 | 

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5 Paleo Ways to Use Your Leftover Turkey

Thanksgiving is over, and you might be wondering how to use up all your leftover turkey. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been eating the big bird all weekend and are sick of it by now. Time to get creative! These 5 healthy Paleo recipes are tasty alternatives to turkey sandwiches. Try them out and…

By Marie November 27, 2017 | 

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