Over the past 7 years, I’ve started and stopped meal prepping more times than I can count. Each time I was on a roll with meal prep, then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, I’d just stop. Work got too busy. I got tired of the food. I hated the clean up. I suddenly didn’t have
If you’re in a pinch in the mornings, then these make ahead protein waffles may be perfect for your lifestyle. I wasn’t sure if this recipe would work, but sometimes creativity kicks in and you’re able to make something beautiful (and delicious). Ever thought about using protein powder as a “dry” ingredient in baking recipes?
Here’s a quick recipe to spruce up your morning pr-oats, or protein oatmeal, routine! One thing I’d like to highlight is why I do not recommend cooking oatmeal WITH protein powder. Simply put – protein dries it out and slightly changes the flavor and texture of the oatmeal. As an alternative, I recommend cooking the
It’s no secret that sweet potato muffins are one of my favorite foods. Growing up in the south (Texas), I’ve had my fair share of it and in many different forms. While it’s good year-round, during the fall it kinda takes on a new meaning for me. With the colder weather (and the crockpot or
Recently I crossed another fitness challenge off my bucket list by competing in the Red Bull 400! It’s touted as the world’s highest 400-meter race that happens at several locations around the world, but in the US, it’s only held in Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Essentially, it’s a 400m race UP a ski
This is part 4 of a 4-part recipe series with my friends from Yoplait on 4 easy, creative ways to incorporate more yogurt into our diets! For these recipes I’ll be using YQ Plain yogurt – it is ultra filtered milk and packed with protein. A 5oz serving has 17g protein and 1g sugar. Smoothie
Recently I spent 5 days in Cali, Colombia for a mini-food tour and to do some food demos as part of this massive fitness expo called FeriaFit. While I was there I got to eat in one of my favorites restaurants, Pica, by a chef I’ve been following for about a year now – Chef Alex
If you’re a fan of Hasselback potatoes like me, then you’ll love this hack! In many traditional “bar food” versions, Hasselback potatoes are made by wedging pieces of butter in between the individual slices and then baking it. It’s undeniably delicious (and undeniably a calorie-bomb, especially when you add the toppings). Instead of using butter
Switch it up this week and along with enjoying creamy hummus with veggies, turn those chickpeas into delicious, decadent brownies to curb those midday sweet cravings! GUARANTEE you will love these – IMO they are better than black bean brownies, but you be the judge…
Here is the easiest – and ONLY – low-carb flatbread base recipe you’ll ever need! Bet. Your biggest challenge will be self-control and not eating all the pieces at once. Make it your own, just keep it complimentary of your goals.
I’ve come to realize – for quite some time now – that I’m not an “absolutist.” I don’t plan on solely subscribing to a particular diet for the rest of my life. Instead, I enjoy picking and choosing elements from the various diets (and foods) and making it work for me nutritionally. Here’s a peak
If you’re keeping carbs low these days, here’s my take on one of my favorite Israeli couscous salad mixes! Swap out the wheat couscous for cauliflower, then add peas and fresh herbs for a lighter, yet delicious vegetable side dish for your meal prep.
When you’re hankering for chips and dip but you’re following a low-carb diet, try my quick and easy keto-thin crackers! All you need are just 2 ingredients and 1 hour, then you have crispy and crunchy crackers you can enjoy but without all the carbs.