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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Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Okay the old standby side dish for the holiday season we have just made healthier! Thanks to fresh green beans, an easy homemade cream sauce and crispy onion topping, this green bean casserole recipe is lower fat, lower calorie, and more delicious than traditional recipes that use canned soup, beans and onions. Plus, the slow cooker saves you time cooking at the stove. Make sure to use fresh green beans, as frozen green beans will become mushy.

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Cheat Meals Backfire Here Is 3 Reasons Why

As a personal trainer my in home personal training and gym clients often discuss cheat meals. Are they okay, should I do them, and if so how often am I allowed to have one. The answers I get are ranged from none to several, and included many examples of cheat foods such as cake, ice cream, steak, and more.

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The Best Carbohydrates For Clean Eating

So, you have heard about this “clean eating” term but not sure what to buy when it comes to the healthiest breads, pasta and more? This is just one of the subjects I discuss and cover with my in home personal training and gym clients.

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3 Muscle Building Facts Every Woman Should Know

With the larger percentage of my in home personal training being women I can tell you that you ladies don’t have it easy when it comes to burning fat and building muscle—your bodies are not exactly designed for the cause. Instead, you tend to hold on to fat and are limited in your muscle building abilities due to your hormonal make up. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t overcome your disadvantage and still have a lean and trim body! The first step is to understand why you are designed the way we are. Read on to find out the three things you need to know about burning fat and building muscle for women.

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Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it tender but does fall into the comfort food circle. I like it because it cooks quickly and is inexpensive—perfect for a weeknight slimmer dinner.  Look for pre-sliced mushrooms to save even more time on the prep. Serve with: Mashed potatoes (or a baked sweet potato) and grilled broccoli rabe or your favorite vegetable.

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Alpine Mushroom Pasta

In northern Italy, the influences of neighboring Austria and Switzerland are apparent in dishes like this pasta featuring Savoy cabbage and mushrooms in a light wine sauce. Serve with Caesar salad for a slimmer dinner, or it also makes a savory side for your favorite fish or seafood.

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Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake

Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor, only half the calories 291, and 6 grams of fat per serving, the addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber. Plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight slimmer dinner.

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