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Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 

Even though we know we shouldn’t, we've all taken a bite (or two) of raw cookie dough in our lives, right? Here’s a version that that you won’t have to feel guilty about. And it’s just as tasty — and healthy, too. This recipe uses our vanilla Life Time Beef Protein with Collagen Peptides, and the other secret ingredient is beans — which also makes this cookie dough rich in protein, fiber and iron. If you're thinking you might pass because you're not a legume fan, I challenge you to try it. You’ll be surprised that there’s no bean flavor at all — they just add a rich and creamy texture. 

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Have the fries with that gluten-free, paleo, D.TOX-approved hot dog

If you missed National Hot Dog Day on July 19th, you can also celebrate it today. Phew! But if you're gluten-free, paleo or on a detox, your food choices can sometimes feel limited when a meal includes a bun.

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4 Patriotic (5–Ingredient or Less) 4th of July Picnic Recipes 

It's not easy to get it all done and enjoy a holiday, too. As full-time employee and mother, I know this all too well. That's why I thought it might be nice offer you a simple, healthy menu for the 4th of July that's planned -- including your shopping list. That way, you can also get in a quick workout and enjoy the fireworks!

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5 Genius Ways To Use Protein Powder

Maybe you're just not a protein smoothie kind of person, or maybe you need to shake up your protein powder routine. Either way, you're bound to love one — or all five recipes. In fact, if you're like me, you might find the spiked coffee recipe to be life-changing.

1. "Spiked" Coffee 

Spiked Coffee Shake

Like a coffee shop specialty blended drink — but no sugar crash and with a bonus: 26 grams of protein comes with this shake.

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Oven-Baked Bacon + Brussels Sprouts 

Can you guess what vegetable tends to elicit an immediate, “ick, no way, never!” response more often than any other — just by the mention of its name? If you guessed brussels sprouts, you’re correct!

As a dietitian, nothing makes me more proud than turning a skeptic into a brussels sprouts lover.

As a vegetable in the Brassica family, this nutritional powerhouse is one of my all-time favorites for its metabolic benefits.

Not only does it contain four grams of dietary fiber per cup, and ample amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate, but it's a great source of glucobrassin. After chewing and moving into the acidity of your stomach, glucobrassin undergoes a few amazing chemical changes until it converts to a compound called 3,3’-diindolylmethane (DIM).1 Why does this matter? DIM is widely known for its anticancer properties and ability to metabolize excess estrogen.2  I’d say that’s a pretty great reason to get your veggies in!

With bacon as the secret ingredient, see below for an easy, savory crowd favorite brussels sprouts recipe. Don’t let the cooking time fool you — this recipe is a three ingredient, one pan, win-win.  

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Buttery Coconut Coffee


Deviled Egg Dip

Hard-boiled eggs are the perfect high-protein, on-the-go snack. That said, we might need to spice them up once in a while for variety.

This deviled egg dip is a favorite in our Life Cafe, and now you can enjoy it at home, at work or on the run!

Deviled Egg Dip

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings 


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