What is it about this time of year that makes you crave your favorite comfort foods? Being from the south, I’m used to home cooked meals…in fact, I’ll admit that I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to my mom’s home cooked meals. And while no one can cook food quite “like mom,” it doesn’t mean
Here’s another quick and easy meal prep recipe to save you from having #StruggleChicken all week long! And as always, it’s easy to tweak to compliment your diet and goals. Fair warning, this will likely become one of your new go-to recipes for preparing chicken!
Only thing better than one of your favorite Chinese foods, is when it’s prepared in a heart healthier way so you can enjoy it more often. While this version is lower in fat, it definitely does not compromise on flavor! You won’t notice the difference in taste, but you will in how you feel after eating
Living in the south, chicken salad is a classic dish. No picnic or family gathering is complete without someone bringing a batch of “grandma’s chicken salad.” But I can guarantee that you’ve never had it like this before! A few weeks ago, I had this chicken salad in Traverse City, MI, home of the nation’s largest
When you’re in a pinch with little time and you don’t want to be stuck with a pile of dishes, use slow cooker recipes! They’re great because they allow you to multitask while your food is being cooked. And no worries if you don’t have a slow cooker – simply transform your rice cooker into a slow
Save yourself $11/day and make your own salad wrap. But not just any wrap with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and chicken; but a MEGA chicken, kale & quinoa salad wrap at half the cost! You can eat this salad separately or toss the salad in a wrap. Either way, it’s delicious! Fully loaded it’s over 600 calories
If you’re participating in the 5-Day No Sugar Challenge, then you may be scratching your head about ways you can curb sweet cravings. One of my favorite seasonings to incorporate in sweet recipes is cinnamon; however, it can also be used to enhance savory dishes as well. Cinnamon has been known to help lower blood sugar, bad cholesterol
Here’s a quick and easy chicken meal prep recipe to prepare in bulk for the entire week. And best thing is, you can throw this together with items and seasonings you likely already have in your pantry. So, give the packaged seasonings a rest this week and make your own delicious marinade. You’ll surprise yourself!
Who says dairy gets to have all of the fun? Whether you’re cutting dairy because you have allergies, preparing for a bodybuilding competition or just simply wanting to reduce the amount of animal products in your diet, you can still enjoy delicious, nutritious food that feeds your body and muscles. Coconut milk is lactose free so you can enjoy it
One of the hardest foods for me to avoid when I was really wanting to lose weight was Chinese food. It didn’t help that there was a Chinese buffet near my house and depending on my mood and hunger level, all of my goals went out the window at the smell of the restaurant when
Here is a fast food makeover you DON’T want to pass up! Popcorn chicken. The same delicious flavor but with twice the protein, half the carbs and much LESS saturated fat! Better than fast food, and much better for your body! You can toss these in a salad, enjoy them as snacks on game day or
Tex-Mex never looked so fit! This protein and complex carb packed casserole is just what your muscles and family ordered for dinner time. It’s easy to customize for vegetarians or picky eaters. And the best thing is, it won’t break the bank!
I’d have to say, I think stir-fry is one of the most beloved recipes of all time. Why? Besides it tasting so good, it’s incredibly easy to make. So why purchase ready-made frozen stir-fry from your local grocery store (like I admittedly used to do) when you can just make your own? It’s equally delicious without
Don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot and you’re pressed for time? Try cooking chicken breasts in simmering water and then pulling them apart. And the best thing is, depending on how much chicken breast you boil, you can divide it into different portions and flavor them differently so you can enjoy various flavors for the entire week! Chicken
Italian food! Some of the world’s most beloved food. I can barely describe the feeling I have every time I enter an Italian restaurant. It’s euphoric to say the least. Only thing, some of the traditional ways those favorite foods are prepared, such as chicken parmigiana, likely do not complement your health & fitness goals. Here’s a heart
I whipped this up in 15 minutes to feed my muscles after an intense training session. Simple recipe with ingredients you may have in your fridge and pantry. Vegetarians can easily substitute chicken with tempeh or even portobello mushrooms.
Here is a twist on a Southern classic dish using Quest Protein chips and new Quest Protein Powders. The perfect bite-sized snack for game day, parties and even kids. Can you believe there’s less than 2g carbs and about 7g protein per chicken & waffle bite?! Guarantee this will become a staple in your household. Boom!
As we near the holidays, chances are you’ll be asked to attend or host countless potlucks. Instead of bringing a dish that is loaded with saturated fats and simple carbohydrates, try “making over” some of your favorite foods so that they nourish your body and feed the muscles. This particular recipe is easy to make and incorporates