Buffalo Chicken Tacos

One of my favorite “cheat foods” are any kinds of boneless wings… especially buffalo chicken wings. Finding healthier ways to enjoy your “cheat foods” really helps me keep on track…

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Gyro Tacos with Tzatziki Sauce

Gyro Tacos??? Yes you heard right… Why not take 2 things I love and just put them together (Gyros + Tacos = perfection!) I’m always trying to switch things up…

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Healthy Turkey Lasagna Soup

Healthy Turkey Lasagna Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a delicious hearty soup or stew in the upcoming cooler months. Soups, stews and chilis can be higher in calories and fat if you’re…

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Crispy Chicken Sliders

Crispy Chicken Sliders with Hot Honey Sauce

There are just some comfort foods that really hit the spot… for me that is any kind of crispy chicken sandwich!! Now, I try not to have the deep fried…

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Pumpkin Pie Donuts

Pumpkin Pie Donuts with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’re like me this time of year, I just want to eat and drink everything pumpkin flavored… Coffee, muffins, donuts, and even pumpkin beer! (Yes I said pumpkin beer…

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Cotija Cumin Guacamole

Cotija Cumin Guacamole

One of my absolute favorite go to snacks is chips and guacamole… I’m sure a lot of you are with me on that! Honestly, you can sign me up for…

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Bourbon BBQ Bacon Chicken Kabobs

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Chicken Kabobs

There is quite nothing like some great BBQ to kick off the summer, and with the holiday weekend approaching you’ll need some great food to go along with the festivities.…

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Soft Baked Breakfast Cookie - Cooking Up Happiness

Soft Baked Breakfast Cookies

Everyone loves a good cookie, am I right? Now if you’re trying to stay healthy, lose weight or maybe just cutting back a bit, cookies might be one of those…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

new cookbook!

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The Testosterone Chef is a cookbook all about eating in a way that supports your hormones. With 90+ recipes for both men and women, there's something for everyone in here...
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Kino Chef, the Kinobody cookbook, is full of healthy recipes that are easy to make, very satiating and make dieting and weight loss easier than ever before. 
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