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Healthy January Recipes

Healthy January Recipes

Breakfast Protein Parfait Here’s a great recipe to make the night before for an easy grab-n-go breakfast straight out of the fridge. It’s packed with protein, vitamins and minerals for sustained energy all morning long. And it tastes great too. Servings: 1 Here’s what you need… ¼ cup Greek Yogurt, plain, fat free ¼ cup […]


Healthy December Recipes

Healthy December Recipes

Easy Turkey Kebabs Here’s a great recipe for a busy weeknight dinner. Ground turkey breast is mixed Mediterranean spices to create flavorful, protein-packed kebabs. Serve with salad and vegetables and a side of plain Greek yogurt. Servings: 4 Here’s what you need: 1 1/2 pounds turkey breast, de-boned, trimmed of skin and cut into thin […]


Seven Exercises to Get the Most Out of Your 2016 Workout

The new year is right around the corner, and you’re making plans to finally achieve that beach body in 2016. The problem is, you’re kind of at a loss of where to start. There are literally thousands of exercises out there, and while you know eating well will help you, you really want to tone […]


Healthy November Recipes

Healthy November Recipes

Rosemary Lamb Chops This recipe pulls tantalizing flavor from rosemary, garlic and pepper. Broiling is a healthy cooking method since it doesn’t require that you add fat. Remember to trim any visible fat from the meat before cooking. Servings: 4 Here’s what you need… 8 (4oz) loin lamb chops, trimmed of fat 1/2 cup dry […]


Healthy October Recipes

Healthy October Recipes

Healthy Tuna Melts Gone are the days when tuna melts were laden with fat and served on slabs of bread with a pile of French fries – this recipe gives you all of that comforting taste without the guilt. Oh and did I mention that it only takes a few minutes to make? Serve your […]


Healthy September Recipes

Healthy September Recipes

Easy Turkey Meatloaf You don’t need to be a chef to whip together this delicious, nutritious meal—it’s quick and easy. Organic turkey is a great source of protein. Pair this meatloaf with a fresh, green salad for the perfect, fitness-approved meal. Servings: 2 Here’s what you need… 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 […]


Healthy August Recipes

Healthy August Recipes

Easy Baked Salmon Salmon is filled with quality protein and omega-3 benefits, making it the perfect center of your healthy dinner. Serve your salmon on a bed of fresh or braised greens. Servings: 4 Here’s what you need… For the salad: ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 lime, juiced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ teaspoons […]


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Meet Christy

Breast cancer is personal, yet it doesn’t have to be something you go through alone. – Firefly Sisterhood If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and live in Minnesota, Firefly Sisterhood exists for you. Their mission is to connect you with a woman who has been through what you’re going through, a Guide who can […]



Ambitious

I’m glad your all excited about the 12 crockpot meals that are coming out this week!  Last night I brought my mom the Sesame chicken one and she …… well lets just say you can see from the picture her plate was clean I wanted to share a little bit with you how these meals […]


5 Foods to NEVER Eat

5 Foods to NEVER Eat

(…and 5 Healthy Substitutes) The world of fitness and weight loss is often confusing, with contradictory information swirling about. I’m going to cut through the confusion and make things really simple for you. Below is a list of 5 foods that you should never eat. These foods will derail your fitness and weight loss efforts […]


……..a defining moment

This past weekend I took a trip down memory lane… (It’s Jen here posting on behalf of Altman Fitness. For those of you that don’t know me I have been a member at Altman Fitness 3.5 years and have gone through weight loss and lets just say all over transformation.)  I was looking at some […]


Blueberry Protein Power Muffin

Blueberry Protein Power Muffin

I am not a baker…. reason being if it’s in the house, I will eat it!  So sometimes its just better not to have baked goods in the house.  But it’s back to school time and we have been trying to figure out what to have as a quick easy snack between school and activities. […]




Bring on the SUN!

Bring on the SUN!

I don’t know about you but I love the sun… When you live in Minnesota you have a very small window of opportunity to really take in the sun for all it’s worth. When I started my weight loss journey I had some blood work done. One of the test discovered that my Vitamin D level […]


Watermelon does WHAT????

Watermelon does WHAT????

Watermelon Has More Lycopene Than Raw Tomatoes Watermelon contains more Lycopene  (which is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables it’s pink or red color). Compared to a large fresh tomato, one cup of watermelon has 1.5 times the lycopene (6 milligrams (mg) in watermelon compared to 4 mg in a tomato) Watermelon […]


Is Laughter really medicine?

Ever notice how when others start laughing… you start laughing?  That’s because the premotor cortical region of your brain is triggered by the sounds of laughter, which causes movement of your facial muscles to respond with sound and prepare you to join in. Basically when something is funny… your facial muscles go into uncontrollable spasm. […]