In the morning I have some of my strongest cravings for sweet foods. And my morning workouts do little to curb those cravings – if anything, they intensify! If you’re like me, then you understand this real struggle. The sweet cravings are particularly strong when I’m dieting down which is why I enjoy coming up
Move on over, there’s a new beef quesadilla recipe in town! This delicious bulgogi quesadilla creates a scrumptious cultural fusion between the east and the west. Bulgogi is a traditional Korean shaved beef recipe, sweet and savory, while quesadillas, cheesy and hearty, are a distinctly Mexican recipe. Click on our video or read on below
Meat eaters don’t have all the fun – and here’s proof! Here’s my vegan spin on a summer favorite – BBQ pulled pork. You can enjoy this with rice, shredded cabbage, whole wheat or corn tortillas, or my personal favorite, as a delicious sandwich! Long live the plants! Note: Jackfruit is pretty common in grocery
This delicious homemade pizza uses a healthy whole wheat pizza dough to make a heavenly BBQ chicken pizza that not only tastes great, but looks amazing too. Classic pizza crusts are loaded with carbs that might set you back on your fitness and health goals, so take a look at this pizza recipe that uses
Growing up in the south, soul food was a regular staple in my house, especially on Sundays and holidays. One of my favorite dishes was/is dirty rice. It’s a cajun rice dish of meat and rice and peppers. While it sounds pretty basic, the flavor is anything but. It’s not uncommon to see variations of
Here’s a quick side dish recipe for your next meal prep – this is best paired with a savory or spicy main dish – such as my healthy dirty rice recipe. In general, I’m not the biggest fan of carrots. Despite my intense cravings for sweet foods, I actually find carrots a bit too naturally
OBJECTIVES: increase our daily consumption of raw veggies and fruits experiment and discover new flavor combinations that could enrich our diets. IS THIS A JUICE FAST OR CLEANSE? Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeck naw. This is just one smoothie each day for 5 days. I suggest having the smoothie as a snack, or in some cases, to replace a meal.
Here’s a quick 15-minute spin on a popular comfort food, Pad Kee Mao. It’s a delicious shrimp and noodle stir-fry drenched in savory, spicy sauce. While there are several version out there – some with more vegetables, others with a different base sauce, etc – the end result will always be the same…Delicious! HEALTHY PAD
One thing I’ve learned from my recent travel is that I do not incorporate enough raw fruits into recipes or my daily diet. It occurred to me when I was in Nigeria and Colombia, where I was readily enjoying fresh fruits. Incorporating fruits into recipes add both flavor and the hint of sweetness to take your
Whether you’re trying to impress someone for the first time, or you’re trying to boost the romance in your existing relationship, here are few “rules” that I try to abide by: Keep it simple. This is especially true if this is one of your first dates. Make a recipe that is not so complex and really focus
New year, brand new you, right? Only if you commit to those goals! The reality is, you don’t need “January 1st” to make a change. You can begin ANY time. The only requirements are a firm decision and your unwavering commitment. Here’s a “healthy habits” challenge calendar to help you make choices that will push you
If you love BuzzFeed Tasty videos as much as I do, then you’ll enjoy these attempts to re-make those decadent recipes in a much more calorie-conscious way (while keeping the recipes pretty simple). Keep in mind these are still fairly high calorie, but contain significantly less fat and simple carbs than the original recipes. Enjoy!
Congrats on accepting the FitMenCook 5-Day No Sugar Challenge! I once read an article that suggested it was easier for people to give up sex than it was to give up sugar. And if you think about it, they may be right since added sugar is everywhere! GOAL FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS: Learn how
We can plan to win or plan to fail! Here is a summary of the information I shared in my meal prep 101 video YouTube so you can stay on track to achieve your goals. PART 1 What is meal prep? Preparing some or all of your meals in advance. Why is meal prep important?
Here is a quick overview of the important info covered in the video with helpful links to get you started: Make a list First thing you should do to stay on track. This not only helps you stay on track with your goals, but also helps you budget, which is extremely important if you are on
For your convenience, here is a breakdown of the material covered in the video. Remember to join the site (FitMenCook.com) so you can ask questions and add your tips as well. 3 FITMENCOOK RULES OF MEALS Here are some healthy tips and guidelines that I practice when approaching making meals. Experimentation in the kitchen
Below is the information I covered in the video with links to some of the products I really enjoy. This will be a living page so that I can add new ideas and tips from all of us! So… Be sure to register on FitMenCook.com to post comments and ideas! Fridge TIP: Clean and organize your fridge to
After eating pretty heavy over the holidays, I like to drink water throughout the day – WITH my other meals – to help with detoxifying the body. I have posted about infused waters before. They are a great way to pump your body with vitamins and minerals, while also helping with detox. Lemon helps with digestion and boosts your
Every now and then you may want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Just as with the food you eat, make wise choices, drink in moderation and consume alcohol responsibly. Here are 5 Tips to Consider When Drinking: Try to avoid drinking if: a) you have aggressive or strict weight loss goals, b) binge drinking is or
Confession: I rarely order salads at restaurants. Give me bland, raw veggies any day! Why? The thought of trying to choke down a block of iceberg lettuce topped with 2 tomato slices and dry carrot shavings makes me gag. If I was a competitive eater, mounds of iceberg lettuce would be great training! But, sadly I’m not.
#Bedtime #snack: I’ll admit that I am not always positive. I’ve got this “hater” called “my mind” and he can be pretty annoying. Despite the positive things that happen in my life, he always seems to find something negative to say. Does your mind ever play tricks on you? (traduccion abajo) Haters say things like: