Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

This rustic cake is a delicious sweet nothings alternative to pie and uses one of the tastiest fruits of the fall harvest—cranberries. The basic recipe is very versatile and can be made with apples, pears, peaches, plums or any full-flavored, slightly acidic fruit. Just arrange the fruit in the skillet before you pour the batter over it. The cake is best served warm; if you can, put it in the oven just before you sit down to dinner.

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Time For A “Pantry Raid” Stock Up On These Healthy Staples

Having healthy options on hand is key when sticking to your diet. At Cronus Health & Fitness we provide a service for our in home personal training clients that we call a “pantry raid”. Staples are appropriately named: after all, they help hold together a healthy diet that might otherwise fall apart. They’re not the most glamorous part of a healthy diet, nor do they receive much glory. But these dietary “utility infielders” are inexpensive, versatile, and long-lasting.

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Our To Die For Coffee Cake Crumble

Coffee cake is one of those comfort foods that is a breakfast treat that you may indulge in very rarely, but what if I said you can now have your coffee cake and still reach your fitness goals? I am a coffee cake lover, and thought there had to be a way to create this sweet, rich goodness that could be considered a healthy option for everyday indulgence. This super-simple coffee cake crumble is to die for, and makes the perfect breakfast, anytime snack or even incredible dessert. That’s right, you can now have dessert for breakfast and still reach your ab goals. Each serving of this protein-packed cake has ONLY 230 calories, 14 net carbs, 18 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. I cannot wait for you to give this crumble a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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Protein Packed Strawberry Cheesecake

Like most people, I love dessert. Unfortunately, most desserts are full of sugar, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates and will ruin your attempts at getting lean and staying healthy. Today I want to share something that is a little more decadent: our sweet nothings protein packed cheesecake recipe. Like my other desserts, I substitute the empty calories for healthier ingredients and add protein to assist in muscle building without sacrificing the taste. Also suitable for diabetics a Win-win!

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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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Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oatmeal

This strawberry shortcake protein packed (27g) overnight oatmeal is one of if not the one and only quick and easy ways to start your morning that can be taken on the go and your way to work that I have found. And better yet is made the night before and set in the fridge. With only 175 calories per serving it also makes a great dessert!

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Apple Strudel Breakfast Muffins

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There are few things better than the smell of warm apples filling up your home during the Fall season. So, what better way to start your day than with an Apple Strudel Breakfast Muffin right from your very own oven? You can prepare the batter in the muffin tin the night before and simply pop in your oven in the morning, or you can prepare in advance and just heat up quickly in the microwave (if you prefer your muffins warm). P.S. They are also great as snacks, even unheated, any time of the day. Enjoy!

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Portobello Mushroom Pizza

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We do our best to look good year round, right? So, pizza is basically on the naughty list. Well it doesn’t have to be. How about your very own low carbohydrate pizza with less than 10 grams of fat and only 170 calories per serving? Our Portobello Mushroom Pizzas are super satisfying and gives you all of the pizza taste without the calories. The key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what we’re here for! We will take the guess work away from you and bring you recipes that fit perfectly into our Metabolic Jump Start Program with only 400 – 600 calories.

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Hot N’ Spicy Stuffed Peppers

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Ready for some Hot n’ Spicy Stuffed Peppers that is mouth watering? Kick up the spiciness according to your liking to get that metabolism revved even further! You will absolutely love the fact that preparing this meal is so incredibly simple! The flavor of the pepper permeates the chicken and brown rice mixture that it so conveniently holds…couple this with the sautéed onions, tangy tomatoes and heat of the spices and you have a dish that you will sweat over!

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Skinny Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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If you have never tried Carrot Cake because you have an aversion to vegetables in baked goods, I highly suggest you give it a try! The taste is out of this world! The issue with baked goods such as these (carrot cake, zucchini bread, et. al.) is that they are usually loaded with excess sugar and fat. So here comes our healthy version! These Skinny Carrot Cake Cupcakes are so delicious and so satisfying with 16 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and less than 10 grams of fat! 100% pleasure with 0% guilt! Enjoy!

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