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Healthy Tailgating--> Recipe #5 Very Veggie Turkey Chili

Chili is a great meal that is packed with protein and fiber. I make mine even more nutrient dense by adding veggies, sticking to lower sodium products, and using ground turkey. This can be made on the stove top by simmering over medium heat for 30-45 minutes OR in the crockpot and let it cook over medium heat for 4-5 hours. Either way it taste delicious...I make mine on the stove when I need a quick meal and use the crockpot when I have a few hours to spare.  Very Veggie Turkey Chili Ingredients:

Spicy Apple Oriental Stir Fry

This stiry fry is a great mix of oriental veggies, freshly chopped apples, chicken, quinoa, & spicy seasonings. Ingredients:2 chicken breasts--cut into 1 inch pieces2 small handfuls of quinoa2 handfuls of spinach2 apples chopped1/2 bag of frozen oriental veggie mixdash of olive oildash of garlic red wine vinegarabout 1 cup waterseasonings-->couple of dashes of each:garlic saltcrushed red pepperminced onionchili pepper 

Healthy Tailgating--> Recipe #4 Whole Wheat Pizza

There are so many great things and bad things that we can say about pizza. Pizza is a great go-to meal when we don't have time to cook a meal, but getting takeout is loaded with calories, fat and not very nutrient dense (unless you get a slice of veggie). I love making my own pizzas--you can put on whatever toppings you desire and it's so quick to just pop it in the oven. Basic Pizza Ingredients:Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Olive OilTomato Sauce

Hungry? Grab an APPLE!

The average apple is about 90 calories of nutrient dense calories! -->Vitamin C, A, B6, Folic Acid, Potassium, and Niacin.NO Fat, Cholesterol, or SodiumLoaded with FIBER--> 2/3 of the apple's fiber is in the skin..so eat the entire apple!. Benefits of eating apples:

Nutty Pumpkin Protein Bars--> (Gluten Free Option)

I love the Fall Season because I Love Pumpkin. Pumpkin is loaded with nutrients and adds great flavor to protein bars, oatmeal, pancakes and coffee!Here are my newest protein bars--> If you like Pumpkin Pie then you will like these creamy bars that taste like Pumpkin Pie Filling! Nutty Pumpkin Protein Bars Preheat oven 350*Spray a 9x13 pan with Olive Oil Spray Ingredients: Mix all together in a bowl 

Healthy Tailgating--> Recipe #3 Squash & Spinach Mac N' Cheese

Today I decided to experiment and make up my own version of a healthy Mac N' Cheese. It was a success so I'll share it and hope you enjoy it as well! When I cook I don't always measure... so I did not measure anything--> I poured, dashed and threw in handfuls of ingredients. This healthy Mac N' Cheese gets it's creamy cheese like texture by using mashed up Butternut Squash. Therefore making this dish more nutrient dense while decreasing calories and fat content!   Squash & Spinach Mac N' Cheese

Healthy Tailgate Recipe #2--> Grilled Chicken Wings

If you like to grill then this is the perfect recipe for you! Sunday's during football season can mean ordering LOTS of wings to feed all your guest...but those wings are deep fried and loaded with calories!! Grilled meat tastes better, is better for you, easy to prepare and cheaper! There are plenty of ways to make all your favorite flavors of wings--->These are your basic Grilled Chicken Wings--> few ingredients and quick to prepare! Ingredients:Chicken WingsSalt

Healthy Tailgating--> Recipe #1

With Sunday's being dedicated to watching football...it comes with eating and drinking many unwanted calories. Stay tuned for blogs which will contain healthy tailgating and snack options. You can still enjoy your food while staying healthy!!  Healthy Buffalo Chicken DipEveryone LOVES buffalo chicken dip, but it is loaded with calories and fat! Here is a recipe that tastes just as yummy without all the fat! 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese (softened)1 cup fat free sour cream

Healthy Breakfast Options

Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day! My advice to you is to drink 8oz of water as soon as you wake up--start hydrating right away! Then make breakfast--make sure it consists of a protein, whole grains, and a veggie or fruit. Protein Coffee Oatmeal1/2 cup quick oats1/2 cup water1/2 cup brewed coffee1/2 scoop whey proteinsmall handful of raisinsdash of cinnamon 

Quick & Easy Stir Fry Recipe

My favorite go-to meal is a stir fry with quinoa, veggies, and a lean protein.  It's easy, quick and I can prepare it using on one pot! I know I am super busy just like everyone else--so on Sunday's I prepare a big stir fry (changing up my ingredients each week to reduce boredom) and throw it in the fridge. When myself or my husband comes home from work it's so easy to scoop some out and heat it up for a quick & healthy dinner, or lunch! 
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