Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

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Melinda's Ultimate (And Lazy) Guide to Juicing

I jumped on the juicing train about 5 years ago when my former boss gave me a juicer for my birthday. My loyalty, however, comes in waves. This week while on basic house arrest due to my kidney procedure, I found 4 different juicing documentaries on Netflix and convinced myself I would die by the age of 32 if I didn't start juicing again.

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Sheet Pan Paleo

The Paleo diet has always seemed intimidating to me. Although I try to be very disciplined when it comes to my nutrition, any type of diet where you have to REALLY monitor things scares me off. 

When the awesome team behind Sheet Pan Paleo: 200 One-Tray Recipes for Quick Prepping, Easy Roasting and Hassle-free Clean Up reached out to see if I'd like to a copy for review, I decided to stop being a total lazy scaredy cat and try out the Paleo craze. 

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Melinda Cooks Things: Prosciutto and Gruyere Croissants

Prosciutto and Gruyere Croissants are one of my favorite appetizers to make not only because they are quick and easy, but because they are so freaking tasty. Bread, meat and cheese? Sign me up. I included a link to this recipe in my Thanksgiving post but I admittedly don't follow it. I find it way too complicated. So here is the super easy Melinda version.

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Easy Meal Planning

If you have followed me on social media for the past 3 or so years, you will know I am all about cooking healthy foods. My obsession started when I joined (the down defunct) FitOrbit, an online personal training platform. My FitOrbit trainer (Amanda Dale) would give me weekly fitness and nutrition plans. This taught me so much about calorie counting, the importance of measuring out ingredients (not guesstimating), and healthy alternatives to not so healthy guilty pleasure foods. 

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