• Meal Prep

    Taste the Rainbow

    While mealprep can save a lot of time, it can also be overwhelming. How do you choose what foods to eat? There are so many choices! One easy way is to choose a color and stick to those color foods. Orange- Carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, oranges, peaches, pumpkin, orange peppers Green- Spinach, zucchini, pears, broccoli, apples, grapes, zucchini, green peppers Yellow- Bananas, squash, corn, pineapple, onions, lemon, yellow peppers Red- Tomatoes, watermelon, cherries, red cabbage, radishes, grapefruit, red peppers, strawberries If you do all of these colors for a week at a time, in a month, you will have gotten a rainbow of different nutrients! GOLO® is committed to providing…

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    Healthy Breakfast Toasts

    Today’s topic: Breakfast Toasts. Most of you probably already know about the deliciousness that is avocado toast, but there’s a lot of other combinations you can use to get a yummy, nutritious breakfast served on top of your favorite bread. Try one of these unexpected combinations tomorrow! 1. Goat Cheese+Strawberries+Balsalmic Vinegar 2. Marinara+Poached Egg+Basil+Parmesan 3. Blue Cheese+ Green Apple+Honey 4. Hummus+Tomato+Fried Egg 5. Ricotta Cheese+Pear+Honey 6. Hummus+Walnuts+Pomegranate Seeds 7. Cottage Cheese+Pineapple+Cashews 8. Smoked Salmon+Cucumber+Cream Cheese+Scallions 9. Plain Greek Yogurt+Blueberries+Honey+Chia Seeds 10. Brie+Pear+Thyme All of these sound delicious, and some even gourmet! The other great thing about these is that they all have at least one protein and one carbohydrate, and…

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    Carrot Waffles

    Waffles are very filling and tasty- a great breakfast! Fortunately, for those who are on a weight loss journey, waffles are not completely off limits. There are many healthy versions that taste just as good as the “unhealthy” versions. Today, we are going to share a recipe for carrot waffles. Yes, we know it sounds odd but trust us! Serving Size- 1 waffle Ingredients • 2 cups whole wheat flour • 2 tsp. baking powder • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed • ½ tsp. cinnamon • 1 cup grated carrots • 2 cups almond milk or whole milk (room temperature) • ¼ cup melted coconut oil • 1 tsp. vanilla extract…

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    Savory Overnight Oats

    We all love our overnight oats and oatmeal. They are quick, filling and delicious! Until now, the only ones we have shared with you are sweet – made with honey, fruit, cinnamon, and other sweet flavors. So today, I thought I’d introduce you all to the world of savory overnight oats and oatmeal! Please note that these are not GOLO recipes, so you will need to adjust them to fit our meal plan. Remember, ½ cup cooked oatmeal = 1 serving of carbs. If you measure it before cooking, it is ¼ cup uncooked because as it cooks (or sets overnight) it absorbs the liquid and expands to the full…

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    Aspartame

    Unfortunately, we live in a world where artificial sweeteners are the new normal. We have been mistakenly told that by consuming fake sugar, we will lose weight. Tell me, where is the logic in that? One of the most dangerous and addictive artificial sweeteners out there is aspartame. Read on to learn why you should steer clear of this product. Aspartame is found in over 6,000 sugar-free/diet products including breath mints, chewing gum, cereals, juices, multivitamins, teas, shake mixes, soft drinks, cocoa mixes and more. It is made up of phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol. I have no idea of what those things are, do you? According to Dr. Janet…

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    Spaghetti Squash Cake

    Spaghetti Squash never fails to amaze us. Especially since we recently learned it can be used to make cake! Ingredients 1 small spaghetti squash 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger ½ tsp. allspice ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup coconut oil 2 eggs Directions Cut spaghetti squash in half, scoop out the seeds and bake facedown on a greased baking sheet for 25 minutes at 375 degrees F. Scoop out spaghetti squash strands. Measure 2 cups of squash, and set aside. Save the rest for another recipe! Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a…

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    Sweet Potato Mash Breakfast Bowl

    Getting tired of the same old breakfast? Try our Sweet Potato Mash Breakfast Bowl! It is different, delicious and will keep you full until lunchtime! Makes 2 servings Ingredients • 1 cup sweet potato, baked and very hot • 1 egg, whisked • 1 ripe banana, peeled • 2 tsp. butter or coconut oil • ¼ tsp. cinnamon • Sea salt, to taste • 2 oz. nuts (your choice) Directions 1. Bake the sweet potato at 400 F for about 45 minutes. (Make sure to use the potato straight out of the oven – this is important because the heat will cook the whisked egg). 2. Peel & mash the sweet…

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    Kale Chips

    How many of you enjoy a snack of chips every once in a while? I do too but I don’t know about you but it is easy for me to overdo it. So, I try to avoid them at all costs but then I discovered kale chips. Let me tell you, these suckers are fantastic! It amazes me that baking what is essentially a leaf turns to a snack that tastes like a crispy chip! Here’s how you make them; the whole process takes only 20 minutes! – 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully…

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    Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

    We are back with another overnight oats recipe! For all of you zucchini bread lovers, here is a recipe for Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats! Makes 1 serving Ingredients • ½ cup rolled oats • 1 tbsp. chia seeds • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt • ½ cup milk • Pinch of sea salt • ¼ tsp. cinnamon • ½ cup shredded zucchini • ½ tsp. vanilla extract Directions 1. Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together 2. Transfer to a jar with a lid and refrigerate overnight 3. Enjoy cold the next morning GOLO® is committed to providing you with the helpful tips and resources needed for…

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    Cottage Cheese Pancakes

    We always love finding new recipes for healthy pancakes! Today, we want to share a delicious new recipe for Cottage Cheese Pancakes! Makes 6 pancakes Serving size- 2 pancakes Ingredients: • 1 cup full-fat cottage cheese • 3 large eggs • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter Directions: • In a blender or food processor, combine cottage cheese and eggs. Pulse until mixture is smooth. • In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese and egg mixture with flour and melted butter and mix with a spoon until combined • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Pour out a small amount of batter and let the pancakes…