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Looking for a HEALTHY protein bar without the added sugar and junk?!? Check out our post on a great company…Squarebar!

Looking for a healthy, organic protein bar? Look no further! There are thousands of protein bars in this world and many are packed with sugar, carbs, and empty calories. gMotivate is excited to introduce you to not only a great protein bar, but also a great company!

Squarebar are organic, vegan, non-GMO protein bars! Check out what else they have to offer:

12g of Complete Protein
No Refined Sugar

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Meet Our Newest gMotivater: Jacquleen

Meet Our Newest gMotivater: Jacquleen. She’s a Registered Nurse with a previous degree in food, nutrition, and dietetics who formerly worked as a nutritionist specializing in weight loss!

Meet Jacquleen, a Registered Nurse at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital of Chicago with a previous degree in food, nutrition and dietetics who formerly worked as a nutritionist specializing in weight loss.

When asked what motivates her, Jacquleen responded with, “Always remembering you are what you eat. Nutrition and the food we put into our bodies is VITAL in how our body looks,…

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Metabolism Makeover!

It has been deeply engraved in our minds that we must avoid calories, refuse fatty foods, and banish all carbohydrates from our diets. It’s time to stop that! Click here to see Jacquleen’s post on how to makeover your metabolism to get that body you want!

We have to eat in order to lose weight! This simple truth always elicits a certain amount of skepticism due to all of the nutrition myths and mind busters out there. It has been deeply engraved in our minds that we must avoid calories, refuse fatty foods, and banish all carbohydrates from our diets. It is because of this that many people in our country are overweight and obese, but whether we…

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Do You Know How Much Sugar is in Your Coffee?

Do You Know How Much Sugar is in Your Coffee? You will be shocked to see how many krispy kreme doughnuts are equal to one of your favorite lattes!!

Now that the weather is heating up, iced and blended drinks at your local coffee shops are becoming more popular! Before you head out for your cup of Joe….let’s just look at how much sugar you’re drinking!

McDonald’s Frappe Mocha: Medium
70g sugar = 6 bowls of Froot Loops

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Coolata: Large
102g sugar = 4 slices of cheesecake

Starbucks Iced Flavored Latte: Grande
30g sugar =…

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Carb-less Tortillas

Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower
2 eggs
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
1. In a food processor, grind up cauliflower to a flour-like consistency.  Put in kitchen cloth and squeeze out extra water.  Heat cauliflower for 30 seconds in microwave and squeeze out the rest of the water.
2.  Mix together cauliflower and eggs.  Sprinkle salt and pepper.
3. Pour mix in circles on to bake sheet with parchment…

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Quinoa Spinach Burgers

It’s finally warming up outside! Try these Quinoa Spinach Burgers in preparation of grilling out this summer!

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 can chickpeas
2 cups frozen spinach
2 tbsp ground flax
2 tsp italian seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil

Directions:
1. Defrost spinach and mash together with chickpeas.  I used a zip lock bag to do this.
2. In a bowl mix together the flax, oil, quinoa, and seasoning with the mashed chickpeas and spinach.
3. Make patties and cook in a skillet until brown/crisp on…

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Enchilada Bake

Craving Enchiladas?? Try this healthy quinoa enchilada bake to satisfy your craving!

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1 jalapeño,diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 orange pepper, diced
1 cup corn kernels
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to…

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Stuffed Green Peppers

For dinner tonight try Mallory’s healthy stuffed peppers!

Ingredients:
1-2 lb ground turkey
4 green peppers
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 sweet onion
16 oz canned diced tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 head of broccoli
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut off tops of peppers.  You can use one whole pepper, or if large enough you can cut peppers in half as I did.
2.…

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Meet Our Pop Chips Winner Gabby!

Last week I asked people what their goal was for eating healthy (since it’s spring break time and summer is around the corner) and for answering, I entered followers in a drawing to win a months worth of Pop Chips!

Our winner for the Pop Chips is GABBY!  I asked  Gabby what motivates her and she even left me with a great healthy recipe to share!

What Motivates You? “Training for races!  The best…

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