Meal Prep - another week and another set of Tupperware

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For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@missads1981) or on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseygirltalk) I posted my meal prep from this weekend and quite a few of you asked what I made and if I could write out what each of the items was on my list. Of course I love to share with you all so this post is just a quick run through on what I picked up at the grocery store and what I prepped for the next few days. As always the goal is to make staying on track easy so meal prepping helps me to stick t ...

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8 High Protein Foods To Add To Your Diet and Meal Prepping

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When it comes to reaching your daily macros (macronutrients) it’s important to identify high protein foods that are clean, healthy and high in protein but not high in calories. The word “protein” is being added to tons of marketing materials and onto boxes that really don’t have a lot of protein grams, but because it’s a “buzz” word to big CPG brands it’s important to beware and know some of the best protein sources out there for your diet and meal ...

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Why it is so important to plan and pack your meals for work

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Trying to stick to your macros and daily calories can be challenging when you are pressed for time. Whether you work a full time job with a crazy commute, are juggling the house and kids or are in school and bouncing from class to class, let’s face it – sometimes it’s easier to just grab something on the go from the vending machine or local convenience store. While it does take more work and time to pack and prepare your meals I have to say that doing so has kept me on ...

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Grass Fed Organic Beef Mini Meatballs - Easy, healthy and packed with protein

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One of the best meats you can consume is grass fed organic ground beef – so this recipe includes this as well as lots of healthy ingredients and no bread crumbs! These mini meatballs are great for a high protein snack on football Sunday or any day of the week. Normally I make mini meatballs using a combination of beef and either turkey or chicken, but recently I have been gravitating toward grass fed organic ground beef which I pick up at my local Trader Joe’s. You can find this pack ...

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Foods and Snacks You Think Are Healthy But Really Aren’t

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We’ve all been there – time to start a new diet or eating routine and we’ve got all the best intentions. We did our research and talked to friends, even read some magazines and listened to various TV shows…but sometimes you just can’t trust the media and advertising you see. When big companies have big budgets they can make lots of things look “healthy” that are really terrible for you. What bothers me the most is that the people who are buyin ...

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My Diet for the Summer - Current Daily Meal Plan Ideas

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I wanted to do a post to share with you all what a day in the life of my current meal situation looks like. My current goals are to lean out a bit, while still continuing to grow muscle. I am currently not lifting extremely heavy, I am doing higher reps for a cardio benefit while being able to maintain gains I’ve made. I am also working to run every evening or every other evening to build up my stamina and endurance – and frankly on a summer night when the sun starts to go down there ...

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Recipe: Black Bean & Chocolate Whey Protein Brownies

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A healthy recipe for protein brownies

Brownies are one of the desserts I can fondly remember as a child my mother making pretty often. The recipe she used was always so chocolate-y and gooey and delicious, which I am sure also meant it was loaded with lots of sugars and flours and other ingredients that made them extremely unhealthy. When I made this batch of brownies I had a few male taste testers over and when they asked what it was made with they were shocked to hear bl ...

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Daily Greens Juice to Help Clear Skin and Brighten Complexion

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I have to admit that I was not a big fan of green juices, unless they were made at Jamba Juice. When I received a Nutribullet for my birthday I tried green juices a few times and failed miserably. Nothing seemed to taste good to me so I just used it for my protein shakes. Now that I am getting down to a few weeks before my wedding I have been really stressed about making sure my skin is clear for my wedding day. ...

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It’s just another melon Monday - watermelon and pineapples

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I woke up this morning and realized that spring was finally here! The sun was shining, I didn’t need to run outside with the dog and throw on a winter coat, and I even got a bit of sun burn driving around with my sun roof open this weekend. When the weather starts to get warm one of my favorite things to eat is WATERMELON!!!! It’s almost like the unofficial right of passage from winter to spring when watermelon is being sold in the store. Watermelon is amazing, it taste great, is loa ...

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A few top tips and ways to stay fit when traveling

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When traveling away from home, even for a few days, it can be hard to stay on your normal schedule of healthy eating and also working out. Perhaps your hotel does’t have a gym, or if it does, it has a very basic one with equipment you are not used to. Whatever the case may be there are a few key ways to at least stay active while you are traveling so that you don’t completely fall off the wagon. I know when I travel the first ...

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