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Sincerely, Brooke

Recipes

The Chef’s Daughter Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is by my very good friend, Joanne Mosconi (aka The Chef’s Daughter, @thechefsdaughternyc). Scrumptious and filling, this soup features butternut squash, onions and parsnip. (Serves 4-6) 1 large butternut squash (leave it whole, or halved vertically and seeds removed) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped…

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The Chef’s Daughter Green Detox Soup

This recipe is by my very good friend, Joanne Mosconi (aka The Chef’s Daughter, @thechefsdaughternyc). This soup is the ultimate reset button. When you’re feeling just not like yourself or way off track from your goals, get this Green Detox Soup going and you’ll be revived. (Serves 4-6) 3 tablespoons…

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Crunchy Cannellini Bean Salad

Meatless meals can still be satisfying and this salad is living proof. Liven up your lunches with this satisfying and refreshing salad. It’s also a great side at dinner or for a potluck.  Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 English cucumber or 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced and halved …

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Lifestyle

Worth It

As many of you know from my recent posts on social media, my baby brother Tommy passed away last month. He was only 44. Our family is heartbroken. We are healing, day by day. He was a father, a brother, an uncle, a friend, an artist, a lover of life,…

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Getting Back After a Life Detour

It seems so easy to break from our fitness routines. Whether it’s an intensive work obligation, a planned family vacation, or even just having the kids home all day during the summer break, self-care is often the first thing we sacrifice in order to accommodate everything else. It happens to…

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Passion Powers Possibilities

I say “let it burn” a lot in my classes. And physically, it’s definitely easy to feel that sensation as our bodies work up a sweat. But on a deeper level, I think we also need to turn up the heat on our desires, imagine the strong, sexy body of…

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Morning Rituals + My Morning Meditation Playlist

How do you start your mornings? A positive morning routine is key to a productive day and a healthy mindset. It sets the tone for the day and is a reflection of your personal commitments. In our super busy schedules, a mindful morning is a great way to bring it…

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Parenting

When It Comes to Your Health, Every Day Should Be Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is here again! It is a day of celebration. A day of relaxation. A day to put ourselves first. It’s the one day of the year that us Moms get to do whatever we want. But when it comes to health and wellness, I believe every day should…

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Fitness

5 Tips to Freshen Up Your Fitness Routine

Committing to a new fitness goal – or getting back into one – is often the biggest hurdle between where we are and where we want to be. Once we get going, of course, momentum kicks in and motivation increases. But it sure is easy to succumb to self-sabotage before…

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Self-love vs. Selfishness

It’s mind-blowing to me that we often associate self-love with selfishness. That could not be further from the truth! One online thesaurus I accessed equated it with conceit, narcissism, and vanity. WTF?!? And get this… it suggested “modesty” as the antonym! Who knew self-love was such a contentious topic? I…

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Tips for Mindful Mondays

I am obviously a huge believer in the importance of health and fitness. But one thing I know for sure is that achieving those goals isn’t just about eating right and exercising our booties off. The real journey begins in our mind. It starts with believing that how we treat…

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Tasty Temptations

Let’s talk about the relationship between food and sex! Both can stimulate our senses, satiate physical needs, and involve powerful emotional connections. Often, one can even elicit a desire for the other. So let’s take the passion and spice from the bedroom to the kitchen and show our tummies some…

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Fitness

Our Conscious Awareness

  As we all continue to process the events of the last year… last month… last week… it’s helpful to remember that change is inevitable. This year will be different in many ways, for sure, but hindsight is 20/20. And 2020 taught us a great deal. The importance of self-care.…

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How to Keep Kids Moving Through Online Learning

As children are getting their school online, even PE has become an online course. Our kids are staring at screens all day, which is known to have detrimental physical, cognitive, and mental effects. It’s harder than ever to get them away from their screens and into the sun. According to the…

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Sexy Strong Summer Giveaway

Brooke Burke Sexy Strong Summer Challenge Official Rules No Purchase Necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. (1) ELIGIBILITY. The Sexy Strong Summer Challenge Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to natural persons who are legal residents of the United States of America (excluding Rhode Island), who have…

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Brooke Burke Launches Fitness, Nutrition App With Targeted, Stackable Workouts

The ever-evolving fitness industry is constantly throwing new theories, products and workout trends into the mix. For those too busy to incorporate a trip to the gym into the daily grind, or who want to go with a less expensive option than a gym membership or private trainer, technology has…

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