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
Instead of making traditional mashed potatoes as the side dish to your meal, try this tasty Hasselback potato recipe! I love crispy Hasselback potatoes, but they are a little too calorie heavy since they are baked with butter (or with compound butter like garlic butter.) This potato recipe takes Hasselback potatoes and cooks them like
If you were looking for decadent vegan chickpea brownies, you have come to the right place! These delicious chickpea brownies are made with the garbanzo bean, the same bean used to make tasty hummus. This sweet treat is rich and fudge like, just what a brownie needs to be. The chickpeas are made smooth in
What could be better than pizza? Low carb flatbread pizzas that you can gorge on without it inflating you like a balloon. It is an amazing recipe for family dinner and to chase those extra gains in the gym! Everyone in my family loved this recipe and I’m sure yours will too. The great thing
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