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Recipe: THE BEST Roast Beef Melt

Sometimes nothing sounds better than a good sandwich. When built correctly, it can not only serve as a meal-in-one (whole grain bread = healthy carbs and fiber; lean meat = protein; lettuce, tomato, onion, mushrooms, etc. = veggies; spreads, cheese, etc. = fats). And let's be real--what is more comforting than enjoying flavorful, savory meat and ooey-gooey cheese melted on warm, soft bread?

3-Minute Lunch: Salmon and Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

In my opinion, the perfect lunch on a busy week day is first and foremost delicious and satisfying, but is also nutritious, light yet filling, quick and easy to make, and leaves me feeling energized to tackle the rest of my day. These Salmon and Chickpea Lettuce Wraps meet all of those requirements.

Can You Change Your Metabolism?

Have you ever wondered if you can speed up your metabolism? In this video, I share the facts about your metabolic rate-what you can control, what you can't control, and if certain foods will change your metabolism.

Recipe: Summer Gazpacho with Cannellini Beans

Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is that it is the perfect time to go to the local farmers' market and return home with an abundance of fresh produce at its peak of flavorful ripeness. The only problem is that here in Tennessee it is also very, very hot this time of year, so heating the kitchen up to cook all those veggies often doesn't sound like such a great idea.

5 Easy Steps to Building the Perfect Salad

I don't know about you, but I always crave salads in the summertime. They are light, yet filling, can be full of flavor, and just taste better when all that great summer produce is in season. In this video, I share my simple 5-step formula for building a perfectly balanced, delicious salad. I also share 4 of my favorite salad combinations. Enjoy!

Recipe: Italian-Style Loaded Baked Potato

Who doesn't love a loaded baked potato? A warm, perfectly baked fluffy potato stuffed with all the best toppings is pretty irresistible. But what if it was packed with as much nutrition as it has flavor? I had both nutrients and taste in mind when I created this Italian-Style Loaded Baked Potato. It combines all the flavors you love in lasagna (think creamy cheeses, marinara, and Italian herbs) with a classic baked potato. The best part is it takes just minutes to make! 

Recipe: Pan-Glazed Chicken with Kale and Basil

There's not many things more popular to cook for a weeknight meal than chicken. It's easy to make, it's healthy, and it's pretty family friendly as most kids and adults like it. However, if I am honest, when I think of chicken, I often think, "Boring!." If you're like me and have ever been stuck in a rut of the same basic baked or grilled chicken, then you might feel this way too.

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