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Welcome to Mind, Body & Soul fitness Recipes! All the recipes you find are on your plan and over the years loved by many!  The recipes are uncomplicated and family-friendly.  There are endless ways to cook your food. If you have a recipe that you would like to try, text it to Lesia at 215-804-7975.

Why be creative with your food? I have found over the years that 80% of clients do not like to eat the same thing. They like variety and different tastes and textures. So, recipes assist you with getting out of that feeling. Recipes are also easy for families. If there is only time to cook one meal, this is a great way to feed the family and stay losing weight. For some of our clients, they prepare a weeks’ worth of dinners and freeze for the week.

Meal planning is essential for success.  Why? Because if you do not know where you are going, you will never arrive.  Meal planning is your road map to success.  You must understand how you are eating for the day or the week you are in.  I have found that a sense of peace washes over the clients who plan their meals. Before long, this becomes a habit.  Meal planning also sets parameters.  It gives you clear expectations and it provides you routine. Routine is something most people need.

Meal Planning success

Meal planning also saves you time and money.  It is also less stressful.  Planning will keep you calm and avoid feeling out of control.  Most clients do not do well with unknow or last-minute decisions.  It raises their stress levels and they feel out of control, so that leads to eating off-plan, the standard response to handling stress.  That is why you are here!  To deal with this take time! Plan your eating day and week! You can do it!!

The benefits of spending 15 minutes planning your week are: feeling acommplished, feeling fantastic, feeling in control and loving weight loss !

Give some recipes a try!!

Shrimp CreoleBy Kevin PetrizioThe flavors of New Orleans are some of the most distinct in the entire world. When we hear curry, we think India. garlic, we think Italy. And Creole, we think Southern Louisiana. There are so many different foods that are unique to that region. And many of them start with these two things. The trinity: onion, celery and bell pepper, and Creole seasoning. These are the base flavors for hundreds of recipes.
SalmonBy Kevin PetrizioI’ve often thought of salmon as a difficult fish to cook. And being that it’s not one of my favorites, I have not really spent a lot of time cooking with it. I recently saw a recipe on a cooking show that I thought was interesting and was pretty easy to adapt to the MBS food plan. I was amazed at the results! I can say now that this will be one of my favorite fish dishes to make. And salmon is considered to be incredibly healthy as well. They served it with a refrigerator pickle like the one I made last week, so I did the same. Just search for "Pickle" and you will find the recipe. If you like salmon, give this one a try!
Refrigerator PicklesBy Kevin PetrizioI've been making quick pickles or refrigerator pickles for years. I love them with a tuna fish pita or a wrap. But they can go with so many other dishes. Put them on a hamburger, or with our pulled pork sandwich. They are terrific on grilled fish as well. I recommend making them the day before if possible. 24 hours in the fridge just gives them even more flavor. Remember, these are meant to be eaten within a few days. They are not the long term pickles that you get in the store. So make them, and enjoy!
Red Beans and RiceBy Kevin PetrizioRed Beans and Rice is a southern favorite that is easy to make and is loaded with flavor. The Creole seasoning can be used on many different foods including shrimp, chicken, steaks and fish. I even add it to my scrambled eggs now and again.
ShakshukaBy Kevin PetrizioShakshuka is a Middle Eastern - North African dish that consists of eggs poached in a very flavorful tomato and pepper sauce. It's is very easy to make and can be made very spicy or mild depending on the spice mix used.
Beef JerkyBy Kevin PetrizioI have to admit beef jerky is not one of my "must have" foods. But several of my clients have ask about it and I decided to give it a try. I was impressed that the final product was easy to make and quite tasty. If you have a food dehydrator, by all means use it. I don't, so I used the oven and got surprisingly good results. Either way, I hope you try it and enjoy it. Remember, this is a slow process. Keep the temp. low and cook slowly so all the moisture evaporates.
Spaghetti (squash) and Meatballs in Tomato SauceBy Kevin PetrizioHere is a three-for-one! First, how to cook spaghetti squash. Second, a simple, tasty tomato sauce. Last, easy to make meatballs. Portion out the extra tomato sauce and freeze. Treat it as 1/2 cup = one veggie Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Chicken TacoBy Kevin PetrizioI have been asked recently about making some slow cooker dishes. With the cold weather coming, this seems like a great idea.
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