One of the foods I REALLY missed when I experimented with the keto diet was granola. While I’m not the biggest fan of oatmeal or oats in general, granola is a major exception. Something about the crunchy, crispy and buttery taste of oatmeal that puts a smile on my face. Even though I’m not following
Even though I keep my diet interesting, I never get rid of simple food favorites like this easy smoked salmon bowl. It’s packed with heart healthy energy to either help me conquer the day first thing in the morning, or help me recover from an immensely busy day and/or grueling workout. Heart Healthy Abundance =
The February is all about hearth month and this week we are kicking off the week of love. Today’s recipe we have a meal that can do both – serve as a perfect meal for a date night and double as a filling calorie-conscious date night. Did you know – salmon is for lovers? It’s
When you need a pick me up and don’t wanna reach for a candy bar, reach for real delicious food instead. It’ll satisfy and nourish. Here’s my favorite base recipe for an “energy bar” that I like to make even smaller for bites. Remember, snacks should help hold you over until your next meal, so
If you’re not familiar with grain bowls, these are arguably one of my favorite meals! A friend used to call them “man bowls” because she said it’s typically of how we like to eat our food – put everything into a bowl and mix it up. Pretty much! But, it’s actually more than that –
Man! I have to admit that I had trouble ONLY eating 1 serving! These are incredibly delicious and a healthier (and cheaper) alternative to packaged seasoned nuts in the store. This works well with other seasoning combinations as well so make them your own (and watch the sugar).
Whether you’re watching the big game, having a small get together at the house or wanting a break from potato wedges, shoestring potatoes make meal time much more enjoyable. It’s an easy recipe – just spiralize, season and bake! I teamed up with my friends at Morton to create this recipe idea for their #EraseFoodWaste
I don’t say this often, but I’m pretty in love with this recipe. It’s about the same love I have for dope kicks – I can’t get enough, so I acquire (eat) more than I should! Only thing with this recipe – there’s really no downside! I came up with this recipe because if you’ve
If you’re looking to enjoy the “big game” in a lower-carb, yet satisfying, way, then you MUST try my keto rolls and sliders! This is not only a great party recipe, but also it’s good for those following a ketogenic diet and need their “bread fix!” You can even customize the rolls to incorporate your
Don’t want to salvage food because you don’t eat veggies? Here is a solution with our 3 healthy roasted vegetables recipes. If you’re like me, at some time or another, your ambition in the kitchen got the best of you and you cooked a bit too much food. I especially did this when it came
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