Sarah Kesseli

Sarah Kesseli
Quick Stats
Sarah Kesseli is a food, nutrition and health expert and Muscle & Strength's own Resident Chef and Recipe Developer!

Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Writer and Foodie, Sarah Kesseli first caught the fitness bug by accompanying her mom to aerobics classes at the YMCA as a child. By the time she hit college however, she had let all her nutrition and fitness habits go, and realized that she needed to start making some healthy choices. She nurtured her interest in a healthier lifestyle by doing as much research as possible and created personal eating and exercise habits that have helped her stay fit and feeling fabulous ever since. After working in the corporate fashion world for a brief time, Sarah took a leap of faith and made the decision to become a full-time health coach and personal trainer. She has been working in the industry for the past 9 years and is certified through The Institute Of Integrative Nutrition, ACE PT, ACE LSWM, NESTA and SPINNING.

On any given day you can find Sarah moving weight in the gym at 5am or enjoying a nice run on the weekends. “Some people have coffee in the morning; I start my day with exercise, “states Sarah.

She writes a daily food blog called Ingredients of a Fit Chick, where she shares recipes and tips for healthy treats and balanced nutrition.

For more information on health coaching, nutrition and fitness with Sarah, you can email her at sarah@ingredientsofafitchick.com. She can also be found on social media sites:

Sarah Kesseli's Content

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Nothing will satisfy your craving for Mexican cuisine quite like these Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers will. A taste you'll enjoy and gains you deserve!
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Chocolate High Protein Pudding Pie Recipe
Want a delicious high protein desert that's not only easy to make, but tastes amazing? You'll absolutely love this high protein chocolate pudding pie recipe!
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Protein Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe
Get festive for the holidays and hit your macros at the same time! These high protein gingerbread cookies are not only fun & festive, but also healthy!
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Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Recipe
Looking for a healthy way to satisfy your craving for Italian food? Check out this pepperoni pizza lasagna recipe & get the best combo Italian has to offer!
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Triple Chocolate Chip Deep Dish Protein Cookie Recipe
Satisfy your craving for a warm, melty deep dish cookie with this Chocolate Chip Deep Dish Protein Cookie recipe that packs in 17g of protein per serving!
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Holiday Season Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
Enjoy a guilt-free holiday season with this healthy & tasty spin on a classic holiday side dish! Give this Sweet Potato Casserole a try this Thanksgiving!
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Sweet & Simple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Do you love cinnamon rolls? Do you love gains? Want to incorporate cinnamon rolls that will fuel your "gain train" into your diet? You'll love this recipe!
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Gameday Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe
Don't get stuck making a game time food decision you'll regret. Instead, make these buffalo chicken sliders! They're easy, delicious, & macro-friendly!
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Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Get completely engaged into the fall season with pumpkin spiced flavored protein donuts. These have far more protein than your average donut & taste great!
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Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Wings Recipe
Want to watch the big game while eating wings, but don't feel like leaving the house? Try out this honey BBQ wings recipe to get the best of both worlds!
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High Protein Grilled Chili Cheese Fries Recipe
What's better than french fries? Chili Cheese Fries! Devour this healthier spin on the timeless combination; Your taste buds are waiting to thank you!
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Red Velvet Protein Pancakes Recipe
Start the day off on the right foot with pancakes for breakfast. Delicious & healthy red velvet protein pancakes with cream cheese frosting to be specific.
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Pulled BBQ Chicken Potato Skins Recipe
Need a snack for game time? Love finger food? Give this BBQ chicken potato skin recipe a try for a high protein spin on the delicious potato skin!
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High Protein Churro Scones Recipe
Can't find the perfect high protein snack to pair with your morning coffee? Try out this protein churro scone recipe as your coffee's sweet counterpart.
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Buffalo Chicken Skillet Nachos Recipe
This savory buffalo chicken skillet nachos recipe is full of flavor & protein! It's perfect for the first weekend of football & the rest to follow!
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Low Carb Berry Cobbler Crumble Recipe
For a snack or desert that's full of micro-nutrients and antioxidants, give this low carb berry crumble a try. This treat is both sweet and healthy!
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Grilled Sausage and Turkey Flatbread Pizza Recipe
Throw a mini pizza party and include this macro-friendly high protein pie in the festivities! This is one pizza that wont sabotage your progress!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bark Recipe
Treat yourself to something sweet with this easy to make overnight recipe. With macros like these, you'll have nothing to feel guilty about either!
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Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Avocado Dressing Recipe
Finish off the summer season the right way! Fire up the grill and test out this grilled chipotle grilled shrimp with cilantro avocado dressing recipe!
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Snickerdoodle Pecan Protein French Toast Sticks
Wake up on the right side of the bed with this french toast sticks recipe! Full of protein, this tasty breakfast will help start your day on the right foot!
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Half Pound Teriyaki Turkey Burger Recipe
It's time for a tropical vacation from your standard plain burger. Fire up the grill and give this sweet and tangy pineapple teriyaki burger a try!
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High Protein Breakfast Banana Split Recipe
Remember when your mother said you couldn't have desert for breakfast? Well, now you can with this delicious and healthy protein banana split recipe!
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Protein Packed Chili Dog Recipe
Fire up the grill and get your appetite ready. These protein packed chili dogs are bound to satisfy your taste buds while aiding your gains outside the gym!
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Peach Mango Protein Soft Serve Recipe
Beat the summer heat with this refreshing treat! A high protein peach mango soft serve recipe that is macro-friendly, nutritious, and satisfyingly sweet!
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High Protein Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe
Mexican seasoned chicken, cilantro lime rice, guacamole, oh my! Get your healthy on with this high protein, macro-friendly, & delicious chicken burrito bowl!
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High Protein Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
What's better than strawberry shortcake? High protein strawberry shortcake! Give this healthy dessert recipe a try the next time you're craving sweets!
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Low Carb Bacon Cheddar Ranch 'Potato' Salad
It's the perfect side dish for your summer BBQs! Give this 'potato' salad recipe a try for a healthy side to any main course you're pulling off the grill!
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Protein Chicken & Waffles Recipe
The two go hand in hand like weightlifting and gains! Top your breakfast with a little soul food with this delicious high protein chicken & waffles recipe!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Granola Recipe
Who doesn't love some sweet granola? Give this recipe for chocolate peanut butter protein granola a try. Eat it plain or use it to top your yogurt!
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High Protein Epic Breakfast Burrito Recipe
It's not quite Taco Tuesday, but you can still get your fill of Mexican cuisine! Give this epic recipe for high protein breakfast burritos a shot!
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Black Forest Protein Brownies Recipe
Everybody loves a good brownie. Indulge yourself and bake these easy to make black forest protein brownies. Your sweet tooth and muscles will thank you!
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High Protein Cheesy Steak Pizza Recipe
Opt out of delivery and give this high protein cheesy pizza recipe a shot! It's super easy to prepare and you'll cut fat content while upping your protein!
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Simple & Creamy Protein Tiramisu Recipe
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this classic Italian dessert. This tiramisu recipe is simple to make and packs a lot of protein aiding in some sweet gains!
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Low Calorie Pizza Rolls Recipe
It's shredding season and that means no more pizza. Or does it? Give these pizza rolls a shot for the savory taste of pie without all the calories!
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Quick & Easy Protein Brown Rice Pudding Recipe
Ditch the pudding pops and pudding cups. Instead, add this delicious high protein rice pudding recipe to your diet. Your gains will thank you!
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High Protein Cheeseburger Omelette Recipe
Do you crave cheeseburgers in the morning? Do you work third shift and dinner merges with breakfast time? You'll love this cheeseburger omelette recipe!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Crepes Recipe
Tired of the same oats and egg whites every morning for breakfast? Then you need to try this high protein chocolate peanut butter crepes recipe!
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Low Calorie Banana Bread Protein Muffins Recipe
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe for low calorie banana bread protein muffins. Goes great with a cup of coffee or for a late night snack.
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High Protein Ranch Turkey Burger Recipe
Get a delicious dose of protein in with this ranch turkey burger that's both low in calories and fat to help you stay on track with your macros!
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Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
Whip up a batch of these delicious banana chocolate chip protein bars that are huge on flavor and won't break the bank!
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Protein Packed Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
Nothing says comfort like Shepherd's Pie, and this savory recipe is a great way to get your dose of protein in without breaking your diet!
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Strawberry Protein Cheesecake Recipe
You can never go wrong with cheesecake - especially this strawberry one that will not only satisfy your sweets cravings, but keep your macros in line too!
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Simple Low Carb Orange Chicken Recipe
Keep the carbs low and the protein high with this Orange Chicken recipe that's not only bodybuilder friendly, but delicious too!
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High Protein Sriracha Chicken Cheese Fries
Spice up your life with this savory Chicken Cheese Fries recipe that definitely brings the heat and the protein too!
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Low Calorie Chocolate Protein Cupcakes Recipe
Anytime is a good time to celebrate with these low calorie cupcakes that not only taste incredible but deliver a solid dose of protein as well!
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Muscle Mac Recipe
Get a massive dose of protein with this monster double-decker Muscle Mac that's both delicious and muscle friendly!
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Crunchy Protein Treats Made With Rice Krispies
Craving something sweet? Whip up a batch of these bodybuilder-friendly treats that are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling guilt-free!
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High Protein Lean Turkey Reuben Recipe
Bring the best of the NYC deli straight to your plate with this mile high Turkey Reuben! Higher in protein and lower in fat, it will leave you making nothing but lean and clean gains this season!
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White Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bars Recipe
Satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season with these protein packed, no-bake bars that are customizable to fit your macros!
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Bodybuilders Lean Beef Enchiladas Recipes
Get your Mexican on with this beefy enchilada recipe! Low carb tortillas stuffed full of beef, beans and cheese make this very simple recipe a healthy way to satisfy your cravings!
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3 Comments
steve
Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:50

Post the buffalo lasagna recipe! Oh my god! Please please please! #teamteapot

Sarah Kesseli
Posted on: Sun, 05/31/2015 - 11:58

Can you believe I just saw this!? Haha! I just may have to do that!

Mom
Posted on: Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:13

I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments ! You are doing something that truly makes you happy, you enjoy and keeps you healthy . Keep going on this adventure, keep looking ahead and you never know where life could bring you.

I love you, MOM xo o