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Foodie Friday: Salmon Meatballs & Carrot Fried Rice

HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! During the week, on my LissaLean Facebook page, I posted a picture of a recipe that unexpectedly I fell in love with.  Completely regretted not making a double batch of it.  Therefore, I felt it absolutely worthy of sharing with you:   This dish packs a lot of nutritional punch and is […]

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Opinion: IIFYM

A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I asked what people would like to know more about in regards to nutrition.  One of my very disciplined and fit friends threw out the topic of IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).  As an excited and newly certified nutrition coach, I welcomed researching this topic and […]

Mild Curried Vegetables & Sweet Potatoes

Hello! I hope you all are having a great week!  Per the request of some of my Facebook friends, I am going to share a recipe that is PACKED with nutritional density and deliciousness.  It is a revised version of a recipe found in Dr. Johnny Bowden’s book, 150 Healthiest Crock Pot Recipes. Before I […]

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Calming the Calorie Count

Last year, my friend asked me to ask my boyfriend Matt, how many calories she should be eating every day.  Matt is my main squeeze but he also has his degree in Exercise Science and is a seasoned personal trainer…so I asked him.  And he basically told me that he can’t make a recommendation without knowing […]

I Dare You To Be Food Weird

Good Morning! It has been a LONG time since I’ve sat down to write.  I have been off the map, the radar system, the whole shabam.  I’ve been absent from my blog, BUT — not absent from working out and eating well. I’ve simply been adjusting.  And I only write when I’m inspired and feel […]

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Snackaholic Nutrition Tricks

Hello.  My name is Melissa and I am a Snackaholic. All jokes aside, this is true.  My nutrition sabotage always occurs within my snacking habits, as full meals are typically pristine from a nutritional standpoint.  Nonetheless, the lil’ wee in-between hours when I snack…that is where the damage occurs. When I say damage, I mean […]

280 Calorie Lunches (sausage included)

A coworker the other day seemed disappointed I didn’t want to order a sub from the sandwich shop with her.  She said, “You always bring your lunch!  I’m trying to do that but what I bring is so boring!”  Found out that her lunch packing skills consist of yogurt and some fresh fruit.  That’s not […]

Lemon Ginger Truffle Balls

    46 calories per truffle, 15-20 truffle balls per recipe…yes, please!  This is just what us sweet tooth lovers are looking for: Lemon Ginger Truffle Balls!  Granted, I usually enjoy chocolate or peanut butter to be a part of my sweet treat indulgence; I will say that these actually hit the spot regardless of […]

Intermittent Fasting: A Tool Not a Rule

Last Sunday I ate a glorious Easter meal with my boyfriend’s family.  They are Italian, so there isn’t just ham, potatoes and a veggie.  There is pasta and ravioli, meatballs, pork, salad and THEN the ham, potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, brussel sprouts with bacon…… Needless to say, I ate a lot of great food.  When I […]