Whether you’re on a tight budget or only have a few things in your pantry and don’t feel like running to the grocery, these four easy recipes prove that you can do a lot with a little! These recipes only require four main ingredients; and to make it even easier, I tried to use seasonings and sauces you likely
It’s no secret that I love sweet potato almost as much as I love avocado. A few weeks back I visited a cafe in Dallas, TX where they served sweet potato tots. They were delicious and got me thinking that I should create my own calorie-friendly version. These were my first attempt and they came out
I may be a little biased, but I think Texas has the best Mexican (next to Mexico of course). There’s nothing like driving up to a taco stand on any given day and ordering some of the most mouth-watering tacos “you never knew you were missing in life.” And right next to nearly every taco
So, when I decided to the 5-day vegan challenge, as if that wasn’t enough (lol), I also decided to get my feet wet and try some vegan baking. I’ll admit I’m not the best baker (even with animal products) yet I experiment a lot and share very little. But this recipe came out pretty dope so I’m sharing
This is an amazing side dish – or appetizer – that I created for my 5-day vegan challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed this and cannot wait to incubate a few more recipes with this flavor combination. It’s good as is but I can definitely see how you can easily incorporate this into other dishes to boost flavor.
My 5-day vegan challenge would be incomplete without some sort of flex bowl, so here it is with tempeh and roasted vegetables. The best part of flex bowl is the ability to make them your own by filling them with your favorite vegetables, and other ingredients like healthy fats, in order to meet your macronutrient needs.
Here’s a simple recipe that I put together for my 5-Day Vegan challenge. I fired up my slow-cooker and tossed in some portobello to make a vegan version of one of my favorite meals growing up, pot roast. It’s what I looked forward to nearly every Sunday for dinner. So, I took some inspiration from my
I love stir-fry. If you’re like me, I wouldn’t mind having some variation of stir-fry on a weekly basis. It’s a great way toadd variety to your diet and “experiment” with different vegetable combinations. This is a great a side dish or main dish, just pair it with brown Basmati rice or quinoa for a more filling, hearty option.
Here’s an easy and hearty stuffed bell pepper recipe that I created for the 5-Day Vegan Challenge. I tossed in a little soyrizo to add some Latin-flavor and boost the level of protein. The end result – deliciousness.
We’ve all been there – you’re at work or school and you’re hungry so you go to reheat your meal only to find out there is no microwave. Or your job requires you to be on the road all day and you don’t have access to a microwave. It’s a frustrating feeling! But I have good
Sometimes, it’s good to go back to basics in order to remind ourselves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated and that we can “keep it simple,” yet nutritious and delicious. Here’s one of my go-to breakfast meals that even after all these years, still leaves me satisfied and energized to tackle the day.
Wings! They are one of my absolute favorite foods and I imagine they are for a lot of you. I remember my first true love at first bite experience was in Austin, TX at a spot called Pluckers! Regardless if the Texas Longhorns played well, you could always count on Pluckers to come thru with
Whether you really like more Netflix and less chilling, OR less Netflix and more chilling, there’s nothing like spending time with someone special and watching a movie or your favorite show. Here are some heart-healthier snacks you both can enjoy that won’t have you regretting what you ate later on. SWEET CHILI ALMONDS
Sometimes you need a recipe that is quick, easy, filling and nutritious. And you can pretty much never go wrong with TexMex when you’re hungry. So, why not take a heart healthier spin on a TexMex favorite – the quesadilla?! The good thing about quesadillas is that you can ALWAYS make them your own and make
Nothing can curb sweet cravings like a chunky, moist black bean brownie. And to make it even better, what if we could make the brownie flourless from an amazing superfood, black beans? I’d call that a win…and I’m sure after trying this recipe, you will call it the same. Heart healthy brownies coming right up!
You say Tex-Mex and you have my attention. You make a healthier version of Tex-Mex and “you have me at hello.” Putting a whole new spin on a Tex-Mex favorite, the chimichanga. We’re going to stuff our chimichanga with veggies, legumes and cauliflower rice and make it completely meatless by adding tofu. Tofu is a great
Save yourself some money on a weekly basis by making your own homemade granola. Not only is it easy to customize to complement your diet and tastes, but also you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. And that makes the real difference! The crunch and flavors of this granola are unreal! Remember to personalize
This recipe can be found and customized using the FitMenCook App. This marinara sauce is packed with complex carbohydrates and tons of flavor. You can toss it on whole wheat pasta or use it on vegetables for an equally delicious lower carbohydrate option. My favorite so far though is to make meatballs and stuff a red or
Rise and shine and break the rules of breakfast! The days of only eating oatmeal and egg whites are over – enter the age of creative, healthy eating. Great option when you have a few extra moments in the morning, or you are making brunch for family and friends. This is a follower-requested recipe based off
“Being epic” in life is nearly impossible without a well-balanced diet. Why? Well, you need good, lasting energy to be able to do “whatever it is” that makes you epic. These energy bar “bites” are practical, easy-to-make and to customize, loaded with vitamins & minerals and are just downright delicious. Today we’re going beyond simply
Hummus is a popular snack food that is often thought to be too complicated to make; so, people opt to purchase it from the store instead of making it themselves. But it’s pretty simple to prepare, and making it yourself is arguably healthier since you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No hidden ingredients, table salt, preservatives, food
Learning how to cut down your time in the kitchen is essential for long-term success because you do not want to get burned out! Learn to multitask in the kitchen and cook multiple things at once. Starches and hearty veggies are ideal since you can cook those alongside a protein source, like chicken, in the oven.
Got leftover quinoa? Not anymore! If you’re running out of ideas to incorporate in your diet, always go back to basics and try add fresh ingredients to quinoa. Quinoa doesn’t always have to be hot for it to be good. This is a great lunch recipe, ideal for those without access to a microwave or convection oven.