healthy recipes

EAT LIKE A FITNESS MODEL

EAT LIKE A FITNESS MODEL

Have you ever looked through the pages of a magazine and admired the physiques of the models thinking, “I would love to look like that. I wonder what their secret is?” Well, the secret is that there is no secret. Achieving and maintaining the physique of a fitness model primarily…


DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Expressions of love and friendship are what Valentine’s Day is all about. It is the designated day of the year to let others know you care about them. A romantic dinner, a cuddly teddy bear and of course, fresh flowers are wonderful ways to celebrate. But research shows chocolate is…


ROASTED BEETS WITH GOAT CHEESE

ROASTED BEETS WITH GOAT CHEESE

The end of the year is bittersweet. A time of reflection, a time of joy, a time of looking forward to new beginnings just around the corner. This celebratory time of year is filled with parties, champagne and bikini-busting sugar. From side dishes, main dishes and desserts made with brown…


NUTRITION MADE EASY; PLUS RECIPES

NUTRITION MADE EASY; PLUS RECIPES

So many of you are already thinking that nutrition and fun really don’t belong in the same sentence, but they can and do at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition. I own two stores and I can easily say the first thing most people say when they meet me is “Oh, well…


SUPER-CHARGE YOUR THANKSGIVING

SUPER-CHARGE YOUR THANKSGIVING

Expecting turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie at the table this Thanksgiving? Super-charge Thanksgiving dinner this year by updating the menu with nutrient dense foods like kale, barley and wild mushrooms. Phytonutrients in kale are powerful in protecting cells from cancer and preventing heart disease. As with all leafy…


CAMPFIRE CHICKEN RECIPE

CAMPFIRE CHICKEN RECIPE

By: Susan Irby Outdoor adventures continue as warm weather entices us away from the computer and television and into the wilderness. Enjoying the outdoors is a wonderful, invigorating experience and the foods we eat can be equally as exciting. Get the most out of campfire meals by including nutrients vital…


CASHEW-CRUSTED CHICKEN

CASHEW-CRUSTED CHICKEN

By: Susan Irby Getting in your workout can be a tough fit sometimes between jobs, family, and let’s face it, finding some YOU time. So when you do work out, you want to get maximum results. Foods can greatly enhance or hinder your workout performance. For example, eating a big…


GUILT-FREE DESSERT

GUILT-FREE DESSERT

Valentine’s Day (easily qualifying as the most romantic holiday of the year) is synonymous with chocolate. Extensive evidence shows dark chocolate with a 70 percent or greater cocoa content has heart health and cancer-fighting benefits. It is rich in flavonoids, which help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke, and…