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.
With blood pressure awareness month ahead of us, its time to talk about fried food. As they are biggest contributors to high blood pressure and hypertension. Here in Texas, we take our fried food very seriously. Fried foods are full of saturated fats and simple carbs. They will not push you further to your health
I’m not the biggest history buff but I do have a wicked imagination. I imagine that if waffle irons existed back in prehistoric times, the cavemen would mash everything into a bowl and throw it on the waffle iron. No sides. No fancy salads. Just delicious fuel in a singular dish. This is another take
It’s no secret (by now) that one of my favorite foods of all time is sweet potato. I can pretty much eat it every day along with avocado. So, it should be no surprise that I love sweet potato fries. I’ll admit, greasy sweet potato fries are one of my favorite treat meals of all
Every once in a while it’s nice to switch up your routine and try something different. While many believe it’s best to stick with one type of diet, I actually have found it helpful to try out different diets throughout the year. It keeps your diet fresh, enhances your understanding of food (and wellness) and
With my dad recently converting to a vegan diet, I’ve been experimenting more and more with plant-based recipes. And I’m really loving it! I’m learning all about new flavor combinations in order to mimic some animal based meals and food, while also finding new ways to make meals nutrient dense. I was never a fan
Eating healthy does NOT mean you can never have dessert again (and neither does going vegan 😂!) Even if you’re just trying out a plant-based routine and you’re looking for an absolutely delicious sweet snack that you won’t feel guilty about having. Then I promise you’ll love this vegan cheesecake recipe. It’s a favorite of