Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

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Jazz Up Your Shakes with Blender Bombs!

With an insane work schedule and workout plan, I heavily rely on shakes to make sure that I get in all of the nutrients I need when I don't have time for a full meal. I've spent years trying to change up my "bro-shake" game which means a lot of trial and error. Honestly, I had pretty much written off shakes until I discovered the glory that is Blender Bombs.

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Stick To Your New Years Resolutions with Explore Cuisine!

 With delicious spaghetti's made from chickpeas, lentils, black beans, edamame and more, Explore Cuisine offers an easy way for everyone to celebrate this foodie holiday while still sticking to those healthy New Year's resolutions.

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month With These No Salt Recipes

There's more to healthy nutrition than meets the eye – proper nutrition comes down to the right serving size, eating foods naturally rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, the right amount of protein and keeping your sugar and sodium in-take in check. In honor of March's National Nutrition Month, arm yourself with the right knowledge and recipes for life (not just the month).

Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Anthony Stewart created a few recipes that contain zero salt and passed them along to me to share with my readers.

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Sara Siskind's Hearty Valentine's Swaps

Valentine's Day is next week and with it brings a ton of AMAZING yet unhealthy treats. I have to physically restrain myself from buying bags and bags of Reese's hearts. Sara Siskind, a Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and founder of Hands on Healthy has come up with 5 Hearty Swaps for you to indulge in this Valentine’s Day.

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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's Meals 11/12-11/18

Believe it or not, my total grocery bill this week was only $32! Who said eating healthy had to be expensive?!

Monday / Wednesday / Friday:

Breakfast: 1 egg, scrambled with MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles
Lunch: Salsa Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
Dinner: Penne with Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage + tomatoes and basil

Tuesday / Thursday: 

Breakfast: Yogurt & Peanut Butter
Lunch: White Bean Chicken Chili (not the recipe I use but close enough!)
Dinner: Indian Lentils with Coconut and Chicken Vindaloo (will post recipe)

Saturday / Sunday: 

Breakfast: 1 egg, scrambled with MorningStar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles
Lunch: White Bean Chicken Chili
Dinner: Chicken In Mustard Sauce

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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