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Why Cook with Adzuki Beans?

Adzuki beans are red, dry beans known to have a sweet nutty-flavor that are quite common in Japanese and Chinese dishes. Adzuki beans are often cooked, puréed and mixed with sugar to make a bean paste, which is then used…

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An Apple a Day: Five Health Benefits of Apples

Delicious and crunchy apples are one of the most popular fruits in the US. However, what are the health benefits of apples? You’re probably familiar with the the old Welsh proverb that states “an apple a day keeps the doctor…

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what-is-gluten

What Exactly Is Gluten and Why Should You Go Gluten-Free?

What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is also found in Triticale, which is a hybrid of rye and barley. Other foods, like oats, may not contain gluten naturally, but can be cross-contaminated…

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Apple-Pear Crisps – Low-Calorie Desserts

Who else loves having dessert? I know I do! Well, you can make a delicious dessert that is similar to your favorite decadent desserts. I enjoy a cheat meal of an amazing dessert every once in a while, but still…

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Total Gym FIT BLAST PB&J shake

It’s Peanut Butter and Jelly FIT BLAST Shake Time!

Think back to when you were just a little kid. What was your favorite sandwich? If you’re like me, it was probably a good ol’ fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And on special occasions, adding a sliced banana to…

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protein-pancakes

Healthy Protein Pancake Recipes using Total Gym FIT BLAST

Eating pancakes remains a fond childhood memory for many of us. Perhaps you went to grandma’s house and she spoiled you with some nice white fluffy cakes topped with butter and drizzled with some syrup, or maybe it was a…

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Foods That Can Help Your Body Detox Naturally

Although many people choose to detox (cleanse) their bodies after a holiday season like Christmas or Thanksgiving, when they’ve filled their bellies with too much sugar and foods loaded with calories, I feel spring is actually the best time. Why?…

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Healthy Protein Bar Recipes

Protein bars are a quick way to add some quality protein to your daily routine, usually without a lot of fat and calories. However, even when they don’t break your calorie bank, they can quickly break your piggy bank because…

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Springtime FIT BLAST Protein Shake Recipes

Springtime FIT BLAST Protein Shake Recipes

When I think of springtime, I think of the colorful flowers blooming, greens sprouting, and the seasonal fruits growing that we now can enjoy. Fresh seasonal colors can get you into festive spirits and motivation for eating healthier and feeling…

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