Author: knovotny

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Monday Meals Recap

It has been so hot in Chicago this past week it’s hard to even think about turning on the oven or eating hot food. I’m looking forward to some real fall weather so I can cook up some soups and chili. In the meantime, here is what I had yesterday. […]

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Monday Meals Recap

After a week off I’m back with my Monday Meals Recap! Breakfast: After teaching one Shred415 class and then taking one, I was starving! Therefore, it was a smoothie AND oatmeal morning. I love steal cut oat but I don’t love how long they take to cook. While my 1/4 cup […]

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Monday Meals Recap

My husband and I are big fans of the show Game of Thrones so on Sunday we went to a friends house to bbq and watch the season finale. On our way to our friends house we stopped at the grocery store to pick up some food to grill and […]

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Monday Meals Recap

Monday Meals Recap is here! This Monday I didn’t feel very hungry, which I attribute to the fact that I have been taking a few days off from exercising due to a small foot injury. However, I did relearn a valuable lesson. Since I wasn’t hungry I decided to skip […]

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The Coconut Oil Debate

Recently, coconut oil has come under scrutiny and fallen from its “healthy food” pedestal. The catalyst for this scrutiny was the release of the American Heart Association’s presidential advisory, which confirmed its previous stance, that it has had since the 1960’s, that saturated fats should be limited and replaced by […]

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Monday Meals Recap

It’s week 2 of my Monday Meals Recap. This Monday was a more typical start to my week. I have finally gotten back into the swing of things after my vacation. I went grocery shopping on Sunday after meal planning for the week. I would like to preface this week’s […]

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Macronutrients: Proteins

Today’s topic is everyone’s favorite macronutrient – protein. It’s currently the most popular macronutrient and rightly so, protein is very important! Protein is a necessary part of your diet as it provides the body with amino acids, which are used to build muscles and other tissues. Here are the top […]

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Monday Meals Recap

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw my Monday Meals posts on Instastories. I thought I would post a quick recap of what I ate and why. Yesterday wasn’t exactly a “normal” meal day for me since I just got back from a 10 day trip to […]