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
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
“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.
If you’re looking to switch up your staple breakfast meal of oatmeal and eggs, then try this vegan breakfast quinoa bowl. Great way to get rid of leftover quinoa and it’s packed with natural sugars, complex carbs and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make your own for your diet and budget!
“HELP! I cooked too much quinoa and I hate throwing it away.” Quinoa breakfast muffins are one of my favorite go-to recipes to incorporate leftover quinoa. Very easy to customize for diabetics and just really, really good.
Regardless of your background, pizza may be one of the most universal and beloved foods of all time. And by swapping out some of the ingredients and processed items, pizza can actually be pretty nutritious and healthy. When I found out that cauliflower could be used to make pizza crust, I was pretty skeptical and admittedly,
Instead of spending money on store-bought chips loaded with saturated fats and preservatives, make your own crispy baked sweet potato chips and season them to make them your own! Perfect snack food for game day.
Break out those hermetic jars one more time for this timesaving breakfast recipe that you can enjoy throughout the week. Who knew that with a little tweak here and there, you can transform oats and berries into a southern favorite that not only tastes good, but also is good for the body? After reheating, I recommend eating
Your post-workout meal is one of the most important meals of the day. Why? Because this meal is all about recovery, refueling and re-feeding so that your muscles grow and your performance improves. Consuming carbohydrates after workouts helps to replenish glycogen stores – aka muscle energy – that have been emptied due to your workout.
Going meatless? Learning how to incorporate other nutrient-dense foods, beyond the usual ground chicken or beef or grilled salmon is a viable way to ensure your diet remains fresh. Like these black bean and quinoa burgers! They are packed with protein, carbs, veggies and spices to not only make you fall in love with burgers
The Final Day, Day 5 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a delicious beta-carotene loaded smoothie for improved cardiovascular health and disease immunity. Two of the ingredients that make this smoothie so powerful are carrots and sweet potato. Yeah, you heard me correctly – sweet potato. Sweet potato is loaded with antioxidants and can be used
Day 4 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a hearty, green smoothie using two of my favorite super foods – kale and avocado. Some people avoid incorporating fats into their daily diet in hopes that they will lose weight; but, incorporating healthy fats from sources like avocado can actually encourage fat loss since avocados have a type of sugar –
Day 3 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a refreshing sweet red smoothie, made using a delicious combination of both sweet vegetables and fruits. For many, eating beets can take some getting used to, and I’ll even admit that they taste amazing when roasted. However, raw beets have almost twice the antioxidants of cooked beets, AND