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Grilled Salmon with Fennel Salsa

Serves 2   2 – 6 oz. portions of fresh salmon   Marinade: 1 orange, juiced and zest from skin 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced   Season after marinated: 1 tablespoon diced fresh dill 1 tablespoon fennel seeds Salt and pepper to taste   Directions: Mix above ingredients […]

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Small Changes Go a Long Way: Basic adding and subtracting can give a jumpstart to a healthier life! Part 1

Don Schlenbecker, CSCS, President, Peak Performance Training I hear it all the time…..The information is overwhelming! Everything I read tells me something different! I’m saturated with the next new thing!  What should I do?? Our quest at Peak Performance Training is to be the ultimate health and fitness resource.  We promise to continually find the […]

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Pesticides in Produce: What Are The Best Fruit and Vegetable Choices?

Don Schlenbecker, CSCS, President, Peak Performance Training What we know is that pesticides are “toxic” and are meant to kill things! So how bad are they, and what do they do to us when ingested? In an EPA study in 2009, it was found that 40% of U.S. children have levels of one type of […]

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The Hierarchy of Fat Loss

Alwyn Cosgrove, Owner, Results Fitness Time for Fat Loss “Fat loss is an all-out war. Give it 28 days — only 28 days. Attack it with all you have. It’s not a lifestyle choice; it’s a battle. Lose fat and then get back into moderation. There’s another one for you: moderation. Revelation says it best: […]

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Grass-Fed Beef: Is It Worth It?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training If you’ve taken a trip to the supermarket lately, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled upon the grass-fed beef behind the meat counter.  What you probably also noticed was the price!  So the question ultimately becomes, is it worth it?  To help you better understand, the first […]

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Sea Bass with Mango Salsa & Coconut Rice

*Prepare the Mango Salsa at least one hour prior and leave out at room temperature. 1 lb. fresh sea bass, salt and pepper to season Prepare the barbecue and grill fish, careful not to overcook, about 2-3 minutes per inch of thickness per side.  Top with mango salsa!   Mango Salsa 1 ripe mango (look […]

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Grilled Lime Marinated Flank Steak with Chipotle Honey Sauce

Serves 4-6   Ingredients/Marinade: 2 1/2-lbs. grass-fed beef flank steak • 1 chipotle chile pepper, canned • 2 garlic cloves, chopped • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes) Sauce: • 3-5 canned chipotle peppers, pureed (according to taste) • 1/4 cup honey • 2 […]

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Chicken and Shrimp Paella

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 2 tsp. olive oil 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed ½” 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 14 oz. can chicken stock 1 14 oz. can chopped tomatoes ½ of a red bell pepper, chopped 1 tsp. saffron threads ½ tsp. salt 2/3 cup brown rice 1 cup […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

4 Servings Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil packed) 1/4 cup boiling water 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey, veal, or chicken 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled 3 egg whites 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme 1 […]

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Tailgate Turkey Chili

5 Servings (1 1/3 cup each) Ingredients: 1 lb. ground lean turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chilies in adobo sauce  (These very spicy chilies can be found in cans in the Mexican section of your grocery store.) 2 – 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with mild […]

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