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Go for the Greek Yogurt

Are you trying to lose weight, following what you think is a relatively low-calorie diet and having no success? One of the biggest culprits could be the sauces or dressings you use on your food. ...

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Master Your Macros

In my last post, I discussed the different roles of the three macronutrients and how to roughly determine how many of them to be consuming each day. When it is all said and done, if your goal is to ...

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Proteins, Carbs, and Fats: What is a “Macro”

  Now that you have a fridge full of nutritious foods and a better understanding of how to determine how many calories to consume to meet your goals, let’s go into some more detail about what ...

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The Protein Myth

If you were to pick up a fitness magazine or stop by your local gym, you’d likely hear mention of the latest health crisis in America: WE NEED MORE PROTEIN.

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Eating Clean in ‘15

As the close of 2014 approaches, I’m hesitantly awaiting that magical moment after 11:59pm on December 31. No, not the moment where the old year turns into the new, and we all get a little older and ...

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Portable Protein Planks

In efforts to combine my love of food and my newly-landed position as an assistant manager at a few local gyms, I decided to take on creating some homemade protein bars. I could tell that my ...

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Amaranth: an Ancient Grain You Should Know

Amaranth is a tiny grain that is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. It has been part of the diet of the native peoples of this part of the world for thousands of years. It can be prepared in a ...

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Cooking Lab: An Experiment in Cooking without Recipes

Sadly, I’ve taken few cooking classes since I started working at The Chopping Block nearly two years ago, so I decided to make up for it with the latest Cooking Lab series. It took place over four ...

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Vegging It Out

When my daughter decided to become a vegetarian a few years ago, it made things interesting when it came to meal planning. While it might have been easy to just keep cooking the way I always had, I ...

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Working with Ox Tail

Now that the weather is downright frigid, I have turned to heartier, richer proteins. We recently put ox tail on the menu at the restaurant where I work. It's delicious and very easy to work with.

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