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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A breakfast packed with protein and energy

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For a long time I was, like many, scared about eating anything like oatmeal because it was “too many carbs” – fast forward to now when so many of those myths for me have been debunked. I now make sure that having carbs, and I mean GOOD carbs, are a part of my daily routine. I never believe that low carb diets will ever work for me, I just am not a happy person to be around if I am eating minimal amounts of carbs. Oatmeal though is a great source of carbohydrates and ene ...

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A healthy way to grill asparagus

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Nothing beats fresh asparagus as a side dish or a healthy meal prep addition. One spear of asparagus is only around 3 calories but is packed with nutrition. Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Asparagus is also a great antioxidant and has been shown to help detoxify the body. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, whic ...

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Healthy Meal Prep Ideas to Pack for the Day

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As many of you know from reading my blog I am a HUGE advocate of meal prepping. I don’t think I would be able to stick to any kind of routine with what I eat on a daily basis if I wasn’t planning and preparing for what I am going to eat daily. With a hectic work schedule that leaves me little to no time to go out for lunch or snacks, I make sure to pack all of my meals with me in the morning. This has been a practice of mine for over five years now and has been a big part of my succes ...

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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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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Protein Bread Recipe

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If you love the taste of peanut butter cookies, but are looking for a great recipe to turn those into a loaf of delicious, high protein bread – look no further. After perfecting the measurements of this recipe a few times (bread can be a tricky thing to get right especially when you are using protein powder) this turned out amazing! I used quite a few healthy items that I already had in my pantry to make this and it was a big hit when I sliced up this hot treat for everyone.

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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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A healthy chicken sausage skillet recipe

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Did you ever just look into your fridge and find a bunch of “stuff” and decide to just put it all together and see what comes out? Are you sometimes surprised with how amazing the dish turns out to taste? That is what happened the other day when I looked into my refrigerator and saw a package of Trader Joe’s Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage and thought “what can I do with this?” I had never bought their chicken sausage before, but after looking at the macros I realiz ...

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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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