May 15, 2016
With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to revisit our lean resolutions for the new year and awaken our minds and bodies from the lag in energy many of us experience in wintertime. The following recipes focus on key ingredients, namely caffeine and spice, that kickstart your body’s energy-burning process. Capsaicin, the powerful
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Oct 01, 2015
Beans are a great source of protein. I enjoy experimenting with different beans to bring variety into my diet. Yellow Eye Beans are high in dietary fiber and iron, low in sodium, and contain no sugar, saturated fat, or cholesterol. One cup of Yellow Eye Beans (boiled) is approximately 250 calories. This recipe can be
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Sep 28, 2015
Quinoa is a complete protein that is very versatile. When paired with spinach, kale, or mixed greens it can become a satisfying main dish salad that provides protein, fiber, Omega 3’s, and anti-inflammatory nutrients.   Quinoa, like risotto, is a great way to use up small amounts of vegetables that you have left in the
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Sep 14, 2015
It is much easier to eat a Gluten Free and maintain a YogaLean lifestyle if you plan ahead. Salads can be a great meal or side dish but can be a detriment as well if you do not make good choices. They need not be laden with heavy dressings to be appreciated. Opt for seasonal
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Sep 08, 2015
A salad can be an accompaniment to a meal or can be a meal itself. The portion size determines everything – salads are a great way to incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into your meal. If you are making your salad and entrée, make good choices to ensure you have a balanced meal and include
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Aug 24, 2015
Amaranth is a complete protein. It is a YogaLean way to start your day. You can customize the flavor profile so that you can make this dish day after day and it does not have to be the same. The nutritious grain comes from a fast growing plant related to beets, chard, spinach, and quinoa.
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Aug 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 | Rene MacVay, Healthy Recipe Variations I love starting my day with a nutritious breakfast. Some days, I have more time than others to sit down and have a meal. Varying what I eat is important so that I get a variety of nutrients through my diet. If you are like me,
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Jul 21, 2015
Granola Bars can be a breakfast or a snack…it depends on how they are made. These bars are a great Gluten Free YogaLean grab-and-go breakfast, snack after athletic activities, or something to take with you on an airplane flight. I make these each time I fly. I can take them on the plane with
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Jul 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 | Rene MacVay, Healthy Recipe Variations Granola Bars can be a breakfast or a snack…it depends on how they are made. These bars are a great grab-and-go breakfast, snack after athletic activities, or something to take with you on an airplane flight. I make these each time I fly. I can take them on the plane with
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Jun 29, 2015
June 29, 2015 – Rene MacVay, Food Blogger | Healthy Recipe Variations In an effort to eat healthy and take care of my body, I am looking for ways to incorporate more plant-based protein into my diet. My diet includes some meat but I would not consider myself a carnivore. I call myself a balanced eater… some meals are
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