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Chris Tamplin

Chris Tamplin

If you have ever stayed at Movara, you have no doubt enjoyed the delicious creations of Executive Chef Chris Tamplin. Chris created our seasonal menu of healthy, mouthwatering recipes that have become famous with new and returning guests alike. Before Chris was our...

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Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl  makes 6 servings 3 cups cooked quinoa or rice  3 cups roasted sweet potato  1 1⁄2 cups garbanzo beans  6 cups sauteed rainbow chard  6 handfuls of bean sprouts or pea microgreens  6 pickled radish, sliced  6 teaspoons sesame seeds  6 tablespoons red...

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Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup - Serves 6 (Serving Size: 6 oz. soup & 3 wontons) 18 vegetable potstickers or dumplings (Bibigo is the brand) 1 Cup bamboo shoots 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp. black pepper, coarse ground 4 Cups chicken broth, low sodium,...

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Total Body Circuit Workout

Total Body Circuit Workout

All you need for this workout is a pair of dumbbells and a mat and this workout can be done anywhere. If you are unsure about any of the exercises below, you can click here for details. Total Body Circuit Workout - 4 Rounds, 15 Reps each exercise Squat Thrusters w/...

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Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

Servings: 16 Serving size: about a 2” x 2” square 1 cup Greek style yogurt 1 ½ cups gluten free flour mix 1 cup water 1 cup dehydrated cane sugar 1 cup dates, fresh seedless 1 ½ tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup cocoa...

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Top 10

Top 10

These are my top ten things to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  Although the following recommendations may be simplistic, if done consistently, they are the answer to weight control. 1. Eat Breakfast:  Breakfast will “jump-start” your metabolism and improve...

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Breakfast When Traveling

Breakfast When Traveling

Guests often ask how to eat healthy when traveling and a common question is how to navigate continental breakfasts at hotels. Breakfast is the most important meal, and starting with a healthy one will set the tone for the rest of the day. I have seen A LOT of hotel...

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Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding - Serves: 6, Serving size: 1/2 cup 1 ¾ cup gluten-free bread ⅔ cup lite coconut milk 3 Tbsp honey 1 ½ tsp unsweetened cocoa powder ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 egg beaten 6 tsp dark chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Dice bread and place...

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Movara Tuna Salad

Movara Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad - Servings: 7 Cups, Serving size: ½ Cup 2 lb Can Tuna, drained 1 1/4 cup Green Onions, diced 1 1/4 cup Oven Roasted Tomatoes, diced 1 1/4 cup Celery, diced 1 1/2 Tbsp Roasted Garlic, minced 3/4 cup Mayo 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice 3/4 Tbsp Sea Salt 1/2 Tbsp Black...

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Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Puree

I love pureed pumpkin. It is such a tasty way to sneak in a vegetable and it just screams fall. It's also loaded with vitamin A, fiber, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which contribute to eye health. At just 40 calories for 1/2...

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