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Healthy Holiday Recipe: Damage Control with Delicious Winter Salad

While many holiday recipes will use peppermint or feature decadent desserts to impress your friends, family, and colleagues, we’re going to focus on the part of the holidays no one talks about: the rest of your meals! When you’re eating nutritious healthy holiday recipes, the “damage” that holiday parties cause will be much less. So we’re focusing on three things missing from most holiday recipes that will keep you healthy all winter long: Protein, Fiber, and Micronutrients. Additionally, this time of year everyone is in a rush, who has time to cook healthy meals? We’re keeping the prep time on this one to under 10 minutes!hea

Ingredients for this Healthy Holiday Recipe: Winter Chicken Salad

Total Prep Time: < 10 minutes

Quantities Listed Serves 4-6

Ingredient List:

– 2 Packages of Pre-Grilled Chicken Breasts

– 2 Bags of Pre-Washed and Cut Leafy Vegetables 

– 1 Cup of Organic Seedless Raisins

– 1 Tub of Organic Hummus

– 1 Cup of Sliced Almonds

Preparation Instructions for this Winter Recipe for Fitness Success:

  • Heat chicken in a large skillet for 2-4 minutes
  • Empty the greens mix into a mixing bowl
  • Add the raisins and almonds, followed by the chicken
  • Add several large dollops of hummus throughout the bowl
  • Add butternut squash to large saucepan and cook on low to medium heat until soft to the touch (6-10 minutes)
  • Serve, adding cinnamon to the butternut squash with salt as desired, and enjoy! Bon Appétit

This healthy holiday recipe for fitness success was developed by Coach Will H. Hansen and has been published here by the author. Want to save time rushing back from the gym in time to prepare dinner? Try out exercising at home with a complimentary workout where we come to you! Call (844) 704-9477 or click here to reserve a time that works for you!

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Butternut Squash and Chicken – Winter Recipe for Fitness Success!

After our last recipe highlighting the often overlooked Sweet Potato, now we’ll work it’s component Butternut Squash! This winter recipe for fitness success will keep you nourished, warm, and fit through the holidays! Be sure to check out our other healthy recipes to keep the variety going all year long.

Ingredients for this Winter Recipe For Fitness Success

Total Prep Time: < 20 minutes

Quantities Listed Serves 2-4

Ingredient List:

– 1lb Chicken

– 1 large bag of Kale

– 1 bag of Butternut Squash Cubes

– 1 tbsp Avocado Oil (for Kale sautée)

– 1 tsp of Himalayan Salt

– 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning

– 3 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

Cooking Instructions for this Winter Recipe for Fitness Success:

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
  • Place chicken on a tray, add Italian seasoning and bake for 15-25 minutes until fully cooked through
  • Add avocado oil, kale, and a splash of water to a large saucepan
  • Sautée Kale for 2-5 minutes, according to taste
  • Add butternut squash to large saucepan and cook on low to medium heat until soft to the touch (6-10 minutes)
  • Serve, adding cinnamon to the butternut squash with salt as desired, and enjoy! Bon Appétit

This winter recipe for fitness success was developed by Coach Will H. Hansen and has been published here by the author. Want to save time rushing back from the gym in time to prepare dinner? Try out exercising at home with a complimentary workout where we come to you! Call (844) 704-9477 or click here to reserve a time that works for you!

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Sweet Sweet Potato and Salmon Recipe for Fitness Success!

While pumpkin gets all the love most of the fall, let’s not forget another star of the season, the super healthy Sweet Potato! Here, we’ll be sharing with your this simple sweet potato and salmon recipe to help you reach your fitness goals! Having go-to recipes that don’t break the bank or take all day while still being healthy might seem like reaching for the Holy Grail but it really isn’t all that hard! We have the secrets to share with you today and if that isn’t a Sweet deal, I don’t know what is… (pun fully intended).

Ingredients for this Sweet Potato and Salmon Recipe

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Total Prep Time: < 20 minutes

Quantities Listed Serves 3-6 (depending on appetite… and the leftovers are great for meal prep!)

Ingredient List:

– 1.5lb Wild Caught Salmon (buy it frozen to save money!)

– 1 large bag of Kale

– 1 bag of Sweet Potato Mash (2 hours faster than cooking the tubers from raw)

– 1 tbsp Avocado Oil (for Kale sautée)

– 1 tsp of Himalayan Salt

– 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning

– 3 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

Cooking Instructions for this Sweet Potato and Salmon Recipe:

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
  • After salmon is thawed, add to oven and cook for 12-20 minutes, depending on thickness, until cooked through
  • Add avocado oil, kale, and a splash of water to a large saucepan
  • Sautée Kale for 2-5 minutes, according to taste
  • Add sweet potato mash (from frozen) to large saucepan and cook on low to medium heat until fully warmed and thawed
  • Serve, adding cinnamon to the sweet potato and salt as desired, and enjoy! Bon Appétit

This sweet potato and salmon recipe recipe was developed by Coach Will H. Hansen and has been published here by the author. Want to save time rushing back from the gym in time to prepare dinner? Try out exercising at home with a complimentary workout where we come to you! Call (844) 704-9477 or click here to reserve a time that works for you!

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes: Delicious and Stacked for Results!

You come home after a tough Saturday morning workout in the crisp fall air, having thrown down reps like the falling leaves. Now what could top off such a perfect fall morning? You guessed it, Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes! That’s right, not only will these pancakes get you closer to your fitness goals, but they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Having go-to healthy (and delicious) recipes are an important part of using the fall to move closer to your fitness goals. We know we love this one, now try it out and let us know how you like it (or share it with friends)!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes:

Just like we discussed in our last article regarding getting creative to reduce sugar levels and make a delicious pasta sauce through mixing a harvest soup and pumpkin puree, let’s get creatively healthy today too! While this Trader Joe’s protein pancake mix is an excellent start, it could use a bit more protein and a bit more flavor. As such, we’re going to mix in the Defranco’s No Whey Jose chocolate protein powder (which includes pumpkin protein, as an added dose of pumpkin for fall…) to increase the concentration of protein per serving, and add a sweet chocolate hint. To top off the flavor, of course, we’ll be adding Pumpkin Pie seasoning mix and more Cinnamon! Did you know, that while people often think of Cinnamon as an indulgence part of Cinnamon-Sugar, that using just the cinnamon, you can add an incredible sweet flavor profile with essentially no added calories? Because of this, cinnamon is one of my favorite spices to add to dishes. Additionally, cinnamon features one of the highest “ORAC” values in foods (ORAC is a measure of the antioxidant capability of foods per 100g), making it a healthy choice from an antioxidant perspective as well. Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes Plate Vert

Total Prep Time: < 20 minutes

Quantities Listed Serves 4-8 (depending on appetite!)

Ingredient List

– 1 box of Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix

– 4 scoops of Defranco’s No Whey Jose Chocolate Protein Powder

– 4 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

– 4 tbsp Cinnamon

– 3 2/3 cups of Water

– Natural Maple Syrup added to taste after serving

– Fresh fruit is an excellent topping as well, and a glass of natural hot apple cider will top off this delicious post-workout fall recipe.

– (Decorative gourds and cinnamon sticks optional to increase Instagram-worthiness)

Cooking Instructions for Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

  • Add water, pancake mix, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl, then mix thoroughly.
  • With a ladle, pour the mix into a pan according to the size desired for your pancakes.
  • Cook at medium heat for 2-3 minutes before flipping the pancakes.
  • Repeat until the pancakes are cooked through just enough, with a golden brown exterior and a warm but soft interior.
  • Serve, drizzle the natural maple sugar and/or fruit, and enjoy! Bon Appétit

This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes was developed by Coach Will H. Hansen and has been published here by the author. 

Want to save time rushing back from the gym? Try out exercising at home with a complimentary workout where we come to you! Call (844) 704-9477 or click here to reserve a time that works for you!

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A Panoply of Pumpkin for Your Healthy Fall Recipe Collection

Charlie Brown understood the power of the Great Pumpkin, and now you can add that power to your own culinary collection with this healthy fall recipe! Having go-to recipes is key for staying healthy through the winter. Give this recipe a try and let us know how you like it (or share it with friends)!

Ingredients for this Healthy Fall Recipe:

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Remember, cooking can be a great time to express creativity and develop new and improved solutions! For example, the Autumnal Harvest Soup makes a great base for the pasta sauce, and has low sugar levels, though I’d prefer no added sugar. By mixing in a can of organic pumpkin (my preferred ingredient list with just one item – pumpkin), not only do we thicken the soup to make it more of a pasta-sauce consistency, but we also reduce the sugar concentration even more!

Total Prep Time: < 30 minutes

Quantities Listed Serves 4-8 (save the leftovers for meal preparation to save money on lunch for the next day or two!)

Ingredient List (Sourced from Trader Joe’s)

– 1lb Organic Grass-Fed Beef

– 2 medium bags of Organic Broccoli

– 1 bag of Pumpkin-Shaped Fall Zucchette Pasta (made with Butternut Squash)

– 1 can of Organic Pumpkin

– 1 jar of Autumnal Harvest Soup

– 1 tbsp Avocado Oil (for Broccoli sautée)

– 1 tsp of Himalayan Salt

– 2 tsp of Italian Seasoning

Cooking Instructions for this Healthy Fall Recipe:

  • Add Beef to a skillet and bring to medium-high heat, breaking into quarters and flipping frequently
  • Cook Beef evenly, to preferred level of done-ness *(consuming uncooked or undercooked meat may increase your risk of foodborne illness)
  • Bring water to boil, then add pumpkin pasta to the pot, stirring frequently (cooking time 7-10 minutes)
  • Add avocado oil, broccoli, and a splash of water to a large saucepan
  • Sautée broccoli for 3-6 minutes, according to taste, stirring frequently
  • Add harvest soup and can of pumpkin to a saucepan. Stir thoroughly and warm at medium heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve, adding the harvest pumpkin sauce atop the pasta, and enjoy! Bon Appétit

This healthy fall recipe was developed by Coach Will H. Hansen and has been published here by the author. Want to save time rushing back from the gym in time to prepare dinner? Try out exercising at home with a complimentary workout where we come to you! Call (844) 704-9477 or click here to reserve a time that works for you!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe

Fall in Love with this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe

Fall is officially upon us! That means football season, falling leaves with magnificent foliage, and… (drumroll please) Pumpkin Spice in just about everything. Eating healthy and having go-to recipes is key for keeping off those winter pounds. If you’re looking to get in the Fall spirit without loading up on calories from pumpkin spice cookies or lattes, try this healthy pumpkin spice recipe you can make at home with minimal time and effort! 

Ingredients for this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe:

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe PlateWhile these ingredients shown are from Trader Joe’s, eating local food straight from the farmer’s market is the way to go! If you never have time to get out to the farmer’s market, check out our Boston partner Market 2Day who will pick up your food for you and drop it off at home or at a convenient community pickup location!

Total Prep Time: < 30 minutes

Quantities Listed Serves 4-8 (depending on appetite… and the leftovers are great for meal prep!)

Ingredient List:

– 1.25lb Chicken Breast

– 1 large bag of Kale

– 1 box of Whole Wheat Couscous

– 1 can of Organic Pumpkin

– 1 tbsp Avocado Oil (for Kale sautée)

– 1 tsp of Himalayan Salt

– 3 tbsp Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

(Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemon Peel, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamom)

– 3 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

Cooking Instructions for this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe:

  • Add Chicken, Organic Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon and Salt to a saucepan and bring to medium-high heat, stirring frequenly
  • Cook Chicken all the way through evenly, checking to be sure there is no pink center (7-15 minutes, varying by thickness)
  • Bring water to boil, then add couscous and pumpkin spice seasoning to the pot, stirring frequently (couscous will cook rapidly)
  • Add avocado oil, kale, and a splash of water to a large saucepan
  • Sautée Kale for 2-5 minutes, according to taste
  • Serve, drizzling the pumpkin sauce now surrounding the chicken over the couscous, and enjoy! Bon Appétit

This healthy pumpkin spice recipe was developed by Coach Will H. Hansen and has been published here by the author. Want to save time rushing back from the gym in time to prepare dinner? Try out exercising at home with a complimentary workout where we come to you! Call (844) 704-9477 or click here to reserve a time that works for you!