Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

BS, NSCA CSCS, CPT Level 1 CrossFit Instructor CrossFit Kids certified CrossFit Football certified Paula has been personally and professionally involved in the fitness industry for over 17 years. Her competitive background includes obstacle course and fitness competitions. At 53 years young she believes fitness fuels your health and mental well being. It keeps you young and ages you gracefully as well as preventing the onset of age related diseases caused by a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits.

Offal Good Meatloaf

The end justifies the means.  You’ve all heard the saying; it basically means the good outcome excuses any wrongs committed to attain it.  My husband won’t […]

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Chicken Liver Pate

Organ meat.  You know it’s good for you.  You know you should eat it on a regular basis but if you’re like most people you’re wondering […]

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Keto Slow Roasted Pork Shoulders

Pork shoulder, also known as pork butt is full of flavor and while pulled pork with barbecue sauce is a staple in the warmer months come fall […]

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Keto Country Fried Steak & Gravy

The weather in Florida is just barely starting to cool yet fall is upon us and this stick to your ribs hearty fare announces the start of […]

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Keto Bird n’ Garden

Simplicity reigns supreme and when it comes to Keto fare I’ve found that to be especially true.  I love utilizing the entire bird and while you may not […]

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Keto Recipe: Ribs & Slaw

The Keto diet takes a special kind of individual to follow it and is not for the faint at heart. Many have found excellent results following […]

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Isocaloric Summer Stew

Every July I generally find some lingering chunks of meat in the back of my freezer as I make room for my August delivery.  Lo and behold […]

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Isocaloric Pork n’ Cheesy Mac

You lift heavy, track your macros and make sure you get eight hours of quality sleep each night to maximize your efforts and turn them into […]

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Isocaloric Bayou Stew

You don’t have to live in the Bayou to enjoy this delightful and filling seafood stew.  I found all the ingredients at my local seafood market. […]

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Isocaloric Oven Baked Brisket

As I begin my yearly spring leaning I realize I need to dial my macros back into the 33’s that worked so well for me last […]

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Isocaloric Sweet n’ Sour Pork

One of the biggest challenges I have found when tailoring my favorite recipes to meet my desired macros is I usually don’t get as many carbs and […]

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Isocaloric Smoky Grits Casserole

In continuing with our isocaloric recipe series, I wanted to solve a common problem any busy person has. Breakfast. It can be one of the most challenging […]

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Steal my Heart Meatloaf

Forget the Godiva chocolates and roses nothing says I love you more than this bacon wrapped heart shaped meatloaf.  Treat the one you love, lust or […]

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Isocaloric Beefed Up Spanish Rice

Nutritional Information per serving: Serves 10 Calories:  414, Protein 33 g, Fat 15 g, Carbs 33 g (33/33/33%’s) Fellow Power Athlete’s it’s Paula Lean back on the […]

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Sirloin Steak and Russet Fries – A “Leaning” Friendly Steak Dinner

I am not sure what possessed me to train for a figure show at my age last June but since I committed along with three other […]

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Sweet n’ Sour Swordfish Kabobs

After an unusually long week these kabobs were the perfect way to to cap off a Saturday night.  Grilled to perfection with a sizzling sauce left […]

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Apple Wood Smoked Shrimp Salad

Spring leaning and summertime around the corner sparks a craving for more seafood especially living on the coast of Florida. When the Jag offered to grill […]

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The Magic of Mojo, Part 1

There’s just something about picking a fruit off a tree or vegetables from a garden and bringing them to my table that thrills me. It takes […]

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Corned Beef & Cabbage

I’m only 1/4 Irish but eating corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s day along with watching The Quiet Man (boy am I dating myself) is […]

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Country “Fried” Steak

As the weathers gets colder and ball games dominate the weekends one of our favorite meals is a healthy version of country fried steak. Put it […]

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Love at First Bite

Love, lust or a little of both? Whichever it is grab your spouse, GF, BF, lover or date du jour and try this Valentine’s dinner for […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

The first time I made these pork chops I was just using up some blue cheese that had been in the fridge for awhile and I […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

If you wondering what to do with the beef stock you made. . . Hearty and satisfying–this is great for an easy weekend meal while watching […]

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Praise the Lard

Once upon a time the majority of Americans were virtually free of heart disease, cancer, obesity and other lifestyle related diseases. They hunted their own food, […]

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Ham it up!

Ok so it’s the second week of January. Holy hell what happened? I kept up really good through Thanksgiving but lo and behold December, travel and […]

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Don’t Be Weird Cranberry Cheesecake

Tis the season and between cooking, traveling, shopping, running the box and wodding I haven’t had time to breathe let alone keep up in my kitchen. […]

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Bring on the Bird!

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Power Athletes!  Just wanted to share our Thanksgiving meal and a little insight on family traditions.  With my parents and 5 coolers in […]

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Seafood & Andouille Sausage Paella

When it comes to paella what’s your pleasure? All meat, all seafood or a combo? I’m partial to seafood in mine, shellfish especially but I do […]

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Stock the Larder & Beef it Up!

Take stock Power Athletes, pun intended. You make it through the Field Strong workouts on a daily basis don’t tell me you’re going to let a […]

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Brawny Breakfast

Nothing suits me better on a weekend morning that a nice hearty plate of crisp bacon, sunny side up farm fresh eggs and a helping of […]

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Peachy Legs

As the summer comes to a close that also signifies the end of peach season;  it saddens me every year.  The sweet, juicy peach is one […]

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Bring Home the Brisket!

This is a long standing favorite at our house; it’s a real crowd pleaser if you’re having company or great for a busy day since it […]

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Duck Fat Fries

Back in the very early 2000’s my husband would actually workout with me even though he fought me every rep. This was way before CrossFit, CFFB […]

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Wing it!

Ever since I was a kid my favorite part of the chicken has been the wing. There’s just something fun and primal about picking the meat […]

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Thrill of the Grill

With August underway and the Florida heat kicking it into high gear, we introduce a summer grill cuisine! We had this on Memorial Day and the 4th of July, and […]

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Red, White & Blueberry

So here’s the deal, if “beer is Paleo” then my homemade ice cream from raw cream is certainly not the biggest sin I’ve ever committed. Besides, […]

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Let Me Entertain You

Time is something most of us just don’t have enough of but I still enjoy having friends over for small dinner gatherings. It doesn’t mean I […]

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Share a Rack

In the gym and at home or not. . . Rack of lamb is one of my Friday night favorites. By the end of the week […]

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Bacon and Cheddar Meatloaf

Wherever I go when I die I hope there’s bacon. . . Comfort foods can really warm both the heart and gut.  This meatloaf is wrapped […]

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Turn on the Switch

We know the time, investment, and attention to detail it takes when training to build a Power Athlete. It is not an overnight process, and athletes […]

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Baby Got Back

Pork that is. Whenever I have a weekend full of chores and commitments one of my favorite no fuss meals is a big ol’ pork butt.  […]

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2 Birds are Better than 1

Weave Sunday Supper into Leftover Magic. . . Many people shy away from cooking a whole chicken and opt for boneless, skinless (often tasteless) chicken breasts.  […]

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