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    Thanksgiving Leftovers w/ Asian Twist

    Below is a simple Thanksgiving leftover recipe. Actually, it’s so simple, it’s less of a recipe and more of a combination of a few ingredients that can easily be retrieved from a supermarket shelf — aside from the turkey leftovers themselves, of course. I had the meal featured in this post after 10 PM; therefore, no carbohydrates are in this meal. Remember, carbohydrates fuel activity. The body seeks carbs during physical exertion, something I don’t do at 10 PM. Eliminating carbs at night or when you’re less physically active is an easy way to avoid storage of unburned calories. Here are the simple ingredients of my late-night Thanksgiving leftover meal:…

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    Spicy Kung Pao Chicken!

    I love Asian food! Low in carbs and high in protein, this recipe is excellent for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: CHICKEN BREAST, CHOPPED 2 LBS GARLIC, CHOPPED 2 CUPS SNOW PEAS 2 CUPS RED, YELLOW, AND ORANGE BELL PEPPERS, CHOPPED 2-1/2 CUPS RAW CASHEWS 1 CUP EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 1 SPRAY BRAGG LIQUID AMINOS 4 TBSP WATER 4 TBSP TOMATO SAUCE/PASTE OR KETCHUP 2 TBSP RICE VINEGAR 1 TBSP COCONUT SUGAR 2 TBSP MINCED GINGER 1 TBSP RED CHILI PEPPER SAUCE 1 TBSP ARROWROOT STARCH 1 TBSP CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS for a GARNISH Directions: In a bowl, add ingredients for the sauce and whisk together. Set a nonstick skillet on…

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    Tuna Fruit Salad

    Great night meal or low carb meal for leaning out – Tuna Fruit Salad Ingredients 1 pear, chopped 1 slice pineapple, chopped 1 7-ounce can water-packed tuna, flaked and drained 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup raisins 1 apple, chopped Lettuce leaves   Directions 1. Mix all ingredients except lettuce, tossing until well combined. 2. Line a large plate with lettuce leaves. 3. Arrange mixture on lettuce leaves and serve chilled. Nutritional Facts Recipe yields 2 servings Amount per serving Calories: 345 Total Fat: 2.8 g Total Carb: 51 g Protein: 33 g Recipe courtesy of Bodybuilding.com     SylviaAs an athlete for…

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    Almond Crusted Walleye Pike & Asparagus

    The meal below has no starchy carbohydrates, making it excellent for dinner or after cardio. Starchy carbohydrates, e.g., rice, noodles, potatoes, etc, are sought out by the body during times of activity. But when the body is less active or inactive than, say, when you’re exercising, it is wise to cut out what you don’t need — starches. As a general rule, starchy carbohydrates in the evening, when most people have dinner,  can be counterproductive to fat reduction or maintenance of a healthy body fat percentage. And, post-cardio, starchy carbs are not needed for replenishment (unless your cardio session was a long duration, 50 minutes +, or high intensity). Pike fish is a great source…