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3 Delicious Healthy Recipes You Must Try

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 21, 2017

Eating healthy can be difficult. Sometimes healthy food doesn't taste as good as junk food, no matter how much we want it to. But here are some healthy recipes that you might just love anyway. 

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Topics: recipe, Healthy Recipes

Healthy And Easy Dinner Recipes

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Sep 14, 2016

On a busy night, the last thing most of us want to do is drag out all the pots and pans, and cook a big, heavy meal. Here are a couple of easy and healthy recipes to try out right in your own kitchen. Enjoy one of these light meals tonight, then head out for whatever the evening holds in store for you!

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Topics: recipe, healthy, food recipe

Summer Healthy Eating

Posted by Heather Blake

Aug 22, 2012

Heat up the grills and get the most out of the season! Grill your weight off by keeping the flavor up and the calories down! Switch up your protein source from chicken to seafood to lean cuts of beef and pork to keep from getting bored. Take advantage of all the fresh fruits and vegetables by eating lots of flavorful (and colorful) salads and side dishes.

I am going to list a couple of my favorite healthy grilling sauces:

Coffee-Balsamic Marinade


  • 1/2 teaspoon instant-coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Dissolve coffee in hot water in a small bowl. Stir in vinegar, brown sugar, oil, garlic, pepper and salt. Use 1/2 cup to marinate beef or pork. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.

Lemon-Pepper Marinade


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Combine lemon juice, mustard, oil, sugar, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Use 1/2 cup to marinate shrimp, tuna, chicken or vegetables. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.

Experiment with your sauces and spices and use FLAVOR to keep your meals exciting. Lean protein and healthy vegetables will help you reach your goals so get to grilling!

Written by: Phillip Nohe

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Topics: recipe, Healthy Recipes, health, summer healthy eating, summer food, Fitness Tips, fitness, flavor, grilling, eating healthy, nutrition

Healthy Recipe of the Week - Cucumber Cups

Posted by Juliet Ames

Aug 30, 2011

Looking for a healthy option to bring to a Labor day cookout? I have just the thing! These cucumber cups are so yummy and visually appealing that they will be the talk of the party.

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Topics: recipe, Healthy Recipes, cookout, shrimp. cucumber cups, crab, labor day, cucumber

Healthy Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Posted by Juliet Ames

Aug 19, 2011

Confession: two months ago, if you had told me that I would write healthy food recipes for a health club, I might have laughed at you. Not for lack of kitchen experience, but for lack of *healthy* kitchen experience. Two months ago, all of my recipes included liberal amounts of butter, full fat cheese and pasta. Lots of pasta. I am not sure how, but something clicked two months ago and I realized that I can use my kitchen knowledge for good. I changed the way I ate, started moving more, and drank a ton of water and I sit here today 20lbs lighter. I don't claim to be a nutritionist or a healthy food guru but I am happy to be here to share some of the recipes that helped my family get healthy while still looking forward to dinner time.

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Topics: gluten free, recipe, healthy, Healthy Recipes, food, vegetable, low carb