Cronus Caprese Chicken

Using the famous hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed slimmer dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it. With only 355 calories it makes a perfect 400-600 calorie meal.

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Cronus Inside-Out Lasagna

Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying slimmer dinner meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for pre-sliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Prep time only 25 minutes and ready to eat in 25 minutes!!!!! Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette for a perfect 400-600 calorie meal!

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Easy Baked Scalloped Potatoes

In this easy version of scalloped potatoes recipe, sliced potatoes are roasted in the oven giving them the baked potato flavor before being mixed with a simple, creamy stovetop sauce and sprinkled with extra sharp Cheddar cheese. Finish with a few minutes under the broiler turns the dish golden and crispy. A perfect savory side for our 400-600 calorie meals!

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Skipping Breakfast and Exercise…Don’t

If I have said it once I have said it 1 million times to my in home personal training and gym clients alike! To reach your healthy fitness weight goal it is 80% nutrition 20% exercise. So, the alarm rings and you press “snooze” one time too many. By the time you roll out of bed, you think it’s too late for breakfast so you don’t eat. While some people do skip breakfast on a regular basis, it’s not a good idea.

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Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

I love this new low carb slimmer dinner recipe and enjoy it because it’s 100% guilt free. You get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbohydrates by replacing rice with riced cauliflower. This healthy chicken fried rice recipe allows you to get your Chinese fix but still have a protein packed 400-600 calorie meal.

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Pork Chops with Red Cabbage and Pears

Enjoy the flavors of fall with braised pork chops, sweet-and-sour cabbage and juicy pears in this German-inspired dish. With only 239 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat makes this dish a healthy low fat slimmer dinner for the cool fall evenings. Pair with your favorite vegetable to make a tasty 400-600 calorie meal.

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Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

Looking for a clean, packable lean lunch for work? With only 308 calories this healthy homemade chicken salad served inside an avocado instead of bread is just the ticket that fits into our 400-600 calorie meals. Plus, this recipe makes enough for ready-made lunches for the week or a quick slimmer dinner!

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It All Starts With You

As a personal trainer I am generally hired by my in home personal training clients not for learning new exercises or the newest workout fad. It is mainly for coaching, teaching, and motivation. You see motivation is what drives the engine and is what most people lack. I have decided to write what I typically talk to new clients about. So in my words……..

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Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap

This appealing lean lunch dish combines seasoned chicken, sweet pineapple, and crunchy shredded vegetables, topped with a delicious poppy seed dressing all wrapped in a warm, whole-wheat tortilla making it perfect for one of our 400-600 calorie meals.

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Thai Chicken & Vegetable Coconut Curry

Here’s a slimmer dinner dish idea for all you Thai fans! Thai cuisine happens to be one of my 400-600 calorie meal favorites, so I was quite happy with how authentic this simplified version of Thai chicken coconut curry came out. It’s kind of a “cheater” or short cut recipe, in that I used Thai Kitchen red curry paste instead of dried chilies and all the individual curry spices. But it still tastes amazing and comes together easily. This dish is served over fragrant basmati rice. You could also use brown rice or riced cauliflower for a low-carb version.

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