First off, this recipe is hitting! Secondly, my friends over at the Beef Checkoff challenged me to create two recipes using lean beef. (*Kevin hits the “EASY” button*) As you’ve undoubtedly seen by following me in social media, integrating lean beef into my regular diet has been critical to my journey, helping me achieve my fitness
When all you have is a microwave, it can be a little daunting to think about being able to cook your own meals. While it’s not ideal, the microwave can crank out some pretty awesome (and calorie-conscious) meals! Here is a follow-up article on the 4 Dorm Room Recipe video from 2 years ago! Remember,
For the past few weeks I’ve been heavily experimenting with ketogenic diets and meals and I’m looking forward to sharing much of that insight with all of you – definitely more to come so stay tuned. One of the big differences with this diet has been my reliance on quality ground beef as a source of protein and fat. I made
Even though the title sounds pretty complicated, the recipe is pretty much boilerplate when it comes to chili. Chili is the perfect meal for any new cook or anyone who does not want to spend countless hours in the kitchen. Throw everything in a crockpot and walk away…well, you do have to cook the meat (or
The “hero” of your next cookout is here! If you’re like me, you get excited about new recipe ideas and flavor combinations. And while it’s risky to venture too “far out” here in Texas – because I’d like to think we’re strong food critics and pretty loyal to our BBQ/grilling staples – sometimes it does pay off.
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’m a fan of tacos. And whenever I get the urge for delicious Mexican food, I head to my nearest taco stand in downtown Dallas. While it’s not scientifically proven, you can never go wrong with getting barbacoa or carnitas (aka pulled pork) tacos. So, when you can’t hop on a
It’s that time again – and truthfully, it never really stops being this time for me (in Texas) – time to fire up the grill for meal prep, family dinner or cookout. People are often surprised to know that my favorite meal to make for myself is flank steak and (sweet) potatoes – I guess
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
Since I installed my new wood pellet grill, I’ve been experimenting and essentially been in a cooking frenzy! Here’s a quick flank steak recipe I whipped up that came out pretty good! Oh and yes, it is acceptable to incorporate certain cuts of beef into a healthy diet. Like most foods, beef is great in moderation and when its
Another year, another epic $75 Meal Prep video challenge! One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my journey is the importance of being prepared. We’ve heard it time and time again, if we “fail to plan, we plan to fail.” But the good news is there’s #mealprep whereby we prepare several meals or snacks
You can never go wrong with meatballs when you’re craving Italian food. But I guarantee you haven’t had it quite like this before. This is a hybrid recipe of meatballs + parmigiana. Each bite is full of flavor, crunchy and packed with a small dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Fair warning: these are addicting!
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.
Whether you’re gearing up for a big game, a party or just a family dinner, sliders are always a hit. And if you’re trying to go a little lighter on the calories, then making healthy practical substitutions is a must. Swap ground meat for a leaner version and swap the bread buns for mushroom caps.
Guarantee you’ve never had eggs, bacon & oatmeal quite like this before! These muffins are perfect for meal prep and will definitely be a hit with your family and friends. And the best thing – they are very budget friendly and practical, using ingredients you likely have in your fridge and pantry right now.
One of my most popular recipes is the turkey and zucchini lasagna in jars. It was pretty dope for meal prep and not to mention delicious. But lately I’m in love with my slow cooker, and lately I’ve been challenging myself to create (and recreate) some epic recipes the device. So here’s a “slow cook” version of a family classic
Slow-cookers and crockpots are God’s gifts to people short on time and those who find themselves feeling a little “challenged” in the kitchen. Can’t get any better than tossing your ingredients into a pot and walking away! So here are 3 easy slow cooker recipes to help you get started in 2016. Need a slow
Ditch the takeout! You can never go wrong Beef & Broccoli stir-fry whenever you’re hungry. And it’s even better when you can make it at home for a fraction of the costs and calories so you can stay on track to achieve your fitness goals.
‘Who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger every now and then? Admittedly, I would eat them on a daily basis if I could. Good news! With a few tweaks, you can fix your cheeseburger craving and reward your body and hard-earned muscles. If you’re looking for a new, calorie-conscious way to serve up cheeseburgers for family dinner, then try these
Recently I challenged myself to see if I could create a meal plan for the week and spend only $75 at one of the nation’s most premium-priced grocery stores, Whole Foods. To make it even more challenging, I had to use as many natural/fresh ingredients as possible AND have as much variety as possible. Needless to
As we bid farewell to summer and welcome the cooler weather, I wanted to make one last burger while it’s still hot here in Texas. To boost the flavors, I added grilled shishito peppers. Now, between nopales and shishito peppers, it’s hard to determine which I love most; however, there’s something about shishito peppers that
Fall is here and with that, we welcome the season of “comfort food” recipes! But not all comfort foods have to be calorie dense. With a few tweaks it is possible to make heart healthier versions of our favorite meals that are equally delicious, yet more nutritious. Here is a creamy, cheesy butternut squash mac
Every now and then I have a craving for chili. Even though it is 100+F here in Texas, I can still go for a bowl of chili. And with football season finally here, I figured I’d start sharing some of my favorite tailgating recipes so that your party can be just as – or even more
Two foods we have all come to love >> macaroni and cheese, and good ole’ Texas chili. So, why not combine these two amazing dishes to make a muscle-building meal and a family favorite? The good thing about chili is that nearly everyone has their own way of making it. So, it’s an easy meal to
With the summer in full effect and the sun beaming down, I decided to fire up the grill. Jalapeños were on sale at the grocery store so I decided to remix one of my favorite recipes – Bison Jalapeño Poppers. This time I substituted lean ground turkey for bison, tossed in some Italian-inspired seasonings and wrapped it all in