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June 12, 2018
Basic Chia Seed Pudding

I run across chia seed pudding recipes often and they're mainly listed as breakfast foods - probably because they need some forethought and planning (similar to overnight oats). In my house, I don't do so awesome with that forethought and planning piece very often, so they're frequently a snack or a dessert that I can […]

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June 5, 2018
Dragon Fruit Salad with Lemony Chicken & Butternut Purée

I would consider this a fancier recipe - because y'all know I'm more of a casserole or bowl kinda gal. I need simple and fast most days. But sometimes something comes up and it's worth the extra work. Maybe you need a different anniversary dinner, or you're celebrating a big milestone or just need something […]

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May 31, 2018
They're All In - Committed to a Healthy and Happy Marriage

Meet Tammy and Todd Byers- one of our husband and wife member power couples.  They are the proud parents of 4 adult children and grandparents of 6! Todd, who's known for his title as the 'King of the Sled', joined us first back in 2016 after his son Tim joined us.  Then Tammy joined in […]

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May 29, 2018
Sesame Crusted Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

We've got our Summer Shred challenge going on at OSi right now and we've made a list of foods we're encouraging participants to try or just to eat more of. I'm sad to admit it, but some I've never had or even heard of. Needless to say, I've been using this an an opportunity to […]

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May 22, 2018
Jerk Shrimp Stew with Cauliflower Rice

Ever just need something different to add to your meal plans? I feel this way often and have to dig for something to change up my normal go-to recipes. Cauliflower rice has recently become a hit in my house (maybe I'm behind the bus on this one?) and it's a great way to get extra […]

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May 15, 2018
Garlicky Cauliflower Squash Bowls

If you could add all the tastiest things ever into one bowl, it might be this recipe. Just sayin'. With plenty of greens and other veggies like cauliflower and zucchini, topped with nuts, seeds and avocado you've got an awesomely balanced meal (that's also super easy to add a protein to the top - grilled […]

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May 8, 2018
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani

Here in Fuquay Varina, we've got a new(dish) Indian restaurant that everybody has been raving about and we agree - it's delicious! It's inspired me to jump out of my comfort zone and try some new stuff I hadn't even had the option to try before. One of my favorites on their menu is the […]

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May 1, 2018
Spring Veggie Egg Bake

Does your family love a hot, hearty breakfast but it's not always possible with your schedule? Or you don't always want to spend a huge chunk of time at the stove? Me neither. This Spring Veggie Egg Bake is the perfect recipe for just that! Baked ahead of time, it gives you an easy to […]

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April 24, 2018
Holly's Done With Health Taking the Backseat!

Meet Holly Cohoon! Movement has always been a part of Holly's life but once kids came along, movement took a backseat. Holly started OS Institute about a year and a half ago doing personal training with Tim.  A few months ago she transitioned into group classes.   She is the epitome of strength, determination and […]

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April 24, 2018
Spicy Chicken and Apple Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Looking for a change up in your recipes but still cooking with whole foods? Here's a great new option! With a combo of flavors I never would have imagined would work well together, they just do! A big batch is easy to make and if you've got pre-cooked chicken you're looking to do something with […]

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April 17, 2018
Fried Green Plantains with Mango Avocado Salsa

In the mood for chips and salsa but wanting a healthier version? Get your dip fix with these fried green plantains and mango avocado salsa! This salsa combo also tastes amazing on steak, fish, chicken - really any protein you can easily grill up or even thrown on top of a salad. Avocado brings some […]

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April 10, 2018
Chicken, Leeks and Spinach in a Creamy Wine Sauce

It's April! That means we've got a whole new batch of produce that has come into season and a whole new menu can be created with the freshest produce (and typically the least expensive because it's in season). I've hunted down this new recipe because when I was browsing the list of seasonal products for […]

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April 5, 2018
Benefits of Meeting With a Registered Dietician

During one of our last few 6 Week Challenges, where we support and encourage our members to take steps towards living a long, healthy life, we brought in the awesome dietitians from The Endurance Edge. They have brought a wealth of information to OSi and our members! Sarah is here, on-site at OSi, offering Discovery […]

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April 3, 2018
Medjool Date Turmeric Latte

If you've never heard about it, or researched it, turmeric has numerous health benefits and often times, you'll see it in things like "golden milk". Here is a warm latte that's packed with heathy ingredients that come along with bonus benefits like boosting brain function, anti-inflammatory benefits, lowered risk of heart disease and it's also […]

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March 27, 2018
Loaded Taco Sweet Potato Sliders

I recently ate something at a restaurant that has sent me researching down the rabbit hole of 'sweet potato sliders', feeling entirely sure I could find a recipe that would replicate it. I didn't but in the meantime, I stumbled upon this recipe and really, just look at it. Looks amazing, right? Full of some […]

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March 20, 2018
Coconut Slaw

March is in full swing and two of the foods in season are radishes and cabbage. I thought it would be fun to share a tasty, eye-catching (because food is more fun when it's pretty) and different type of cabbage recipe. It's a slaw, which I feel like you commonly see cabbage in that form, […]

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March 13, 2018
Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

We all know it's about balance and moderation, right? Well here's a healthy treat you can feel good about when you do decide to indulge yourself a little bit. Dairy free and gluten free also makes it a crowd pleaser for a holiday (Easter is coming up quick!) or to take to a party. Creamy […]

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March 6, 2018
Avocado Pistachio Pesto Zoodles

When I stumbled across this recipe, I knew I had to add it to the OSi blog. Not only is it beautiful but it incorporates some of my very favorite foods. Plus, you can EASILY add any lean protein if you want to fit your tastes and voila - awesomeness in a bowl, right? I […]

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February 27, 2018
Plantain Chips

Are you good about meal planning but consistently find yourself without healthy snacks and hungry between meals? Try out this recipe, which has a small ingredient list and comes together quickly, and will keep you prepared for something quick at hand but healthy too!                 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon […]

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February 20, 2018
Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Need a protein packed meal but are also serving a crowd? One of my biggest struggles with serving a crowd breakfast (or brunch) is ensuring everyone can sit and eat a hot meal at the same time. Enter the sheet pan meal! It'll be hot and ready for everyone to sit an enjoy together. Because […]

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