When you’re in a pinch but want variety, just mix-and-match with a few ingredients to completely transform your meals. Start out with a base – like lettuce, lean ground meat and tomatoes – then add different ingredients throughout the week! Here we will be teaching you how to prepare super delicious easy lunchbox meals.
Marinara is a pantry or fridge staple. It’s great to have on hand to make quick pasta dishes or liven up any dish with a savory Italian-flavored sauce, especially overcooked chicken breasts. This will last in the fridge in an airtight container for more than a week, but it’s best to store in the freezer
We are cranking the spice and flavor up in our diet with Cajun cuisine! We’re putting a spin on a seafood classic, gumbo. Technically, it’s hard to imagine gumbo without seafood, but we’re doing this to make it meal prep and budget friendly. We’re boosting the fats a bit as well to make this easier
Not only is chicken, rice and broccoli a staple fitness meal, it’s also one of the most beloved comfort food meals. So, let’s combine the two to make a comfort food makeover that nourishes your body and pleases your palate.
If you’ve watched my 8-week keto transformation video, then you’ll know that the keto diet can be a great way to get results. I know many of you are really excited to try this out, as I’ve been getting floods of emails and requests for a keto meal plan. As a bonus, I’m making this
I have a strong (non-scientifically proven) belief that the best recipes are fusion – incorporating the tastes and styles of different cuisines in to one amazing dish. It’s even better when you can include your favorite foods. Here are two of mine – chili + curry – rolled into some of the BEST tasting (red
Combining two things I love – nachos + poke. Even if you’re not a fan of sushi, there’s no guarantee you’ll dislike poké. In fact, I find more people enjoy it over sushi. It’s much easier to customize the flavors of poke than a sushi roll so you can easily make it enjoyable for you.
Here’s a delicious, comfort food makeover for the fall – low-carb enchiladas with Spanish cauliflower rice. When you’re in a diet rut, don’t just shrug your shoulders and promise to start eating better at a later date. Instead, take one of those meals or foods you’re craving and challenge yourself to give it a makeover
Smoked trout is one of my favorite proteins for meal prep. I usually smoke it on the grill or bake it in the oven. Tonight, I made it tens times better by adding a lemon butter caper sauce, perfect to compliment my lower carbohydrate (keto) diet.
Spice it up this fall with my cajun spiced chicken breasts, and use leftover pumpkin puree to create one of the most delicious homemade pasta alfredo dishes you’ve ever tried! By using pumpkin, we lower the amount of fat calories (since it acts a sauce thickener instead of milk, cheese and butter), and boost the
It’s that time of year again – comfort food season! One of the things I’m most excited about and thankful for this year is the opportunity to try something new with my family. About two months ago, my father decided to go vegan…admittedly, I convinced him he should go plant-based for a variety of reasons,
One of my all-time favorite snacks and side items – prosciutto wrapped asparagus. If you’re not a fan of ham, then use turkey or even beef bacon. This version has a faint sage and maple flavor just in time for the holidays. Remember, treat this as a side dish or a snack, not a full
The cold fall and winter weather is all about warming recipes and nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious bowl of hot soup. Today, I’m combining two of my favorites into one delicious mash-up recipe – meatball soup, usually in a tomato based broth with vegetables + pho inspired vermicelli soup. What I love
What do you get when you add dark chocolate and black cacao to traditional banana bread? Magic. You get pure delicious, decadent magic. This is one of those recipes that uses a not-so common ingredient – black cacao – but can be easily substituted by adding swapping it with dark chocolate (or regular cacao) powder,
Strapped for time? No worries! Wrap a bunch of food up in foil and you’ve got yourself a delicious foil meal with very little effort. I know firsthand that when the fall season rolls around that enthusiasm for healthy eating tends to decline until the top of the year. Not only is it the season
This is the second recipe in my 2-part series with my with friends from Hilton Homewood Suites where I got to make easy, calorie-conscious recipes in the room. Today, it’s quick and easy stir-fry! What I love about this recipe… Even when I’m at home, stir-fry is one of my go-to recipes. It’s simple, easily customizable and pretty much
A few weeks ago, my friends at Hilton invited me to check out their Homewood Suites property in Frisco, TX and create a meal or two using the amenities and kitchen utensils in one of the suites. Beyond the fact that the room was pretty spacious and the kitchen pretty much had everything except an
And here it is – the world’s best low-carb chicken crust pizza. A pizza that’s low-carb AND high in protein? With the crust made of savory, lean chicken breast, guarantee this will be love at first bite. It’s pretty much a fail-proof recipe that you can easily make your own. Just don’t get TOO carried
Every meal prep deserves a great side dish! Sometimes it’s easier to approach organizing your weekly routine when you focus on the sides. In today’s video, it’s all about salads! Try a salad recipe, customize it according to flavor and your wellness goals and then add your choice of protein. Simple! Check out my other
This is the second recipe in my 2-part series with my with friends from Hilton Home2 where I got to make easy, calorie-conscious recipes in the room. Today, it’s an Asian chicken salad recipe! One of my favorite projects to-date because I got to bring along my best friend, Max! Max is “all of us”