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
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
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.
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
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
Growing up one of my favorite foods, and still today, is shrimp & grits or fried fish and grits. It’s traditionally served with a blackened or Cajun shrimp, or fried catfish, then enjoyed with savory and buttery grits that are even creamier with a whole bunch of cheese. Love at first bite! While its very
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just someone who is adventurous and likes to try new stuff from time to time, this meal plan is for you because the food is delicious, nourishing and completely plant-based. Today we have a highly requested high protein vegan meal plan. Many of us are introducing more plant-based meals
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
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
The best recipes are often fusion, combining the flavors and elements of different cuisines. We’re mixing the saltiness of bulgogi and with the spiciness of tacos. Tastes so good, you won’t believe it’s vegan.
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
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,
Strapped for time? No worries! Wrap a bunch of food up in foil and you’ve got yourself a delicious foil meal with very little effort. I know firsthand that when the fall season rolls around that enthusiasm for healthy eating tends to decline until the top of the year. Not only is it the season
Every meal prep deserves a great side dish! Sometimes it’s easier to approach organizing your weekly routine when you focus on the sides. In today’s video, it’s all about salads! Try a salad recipe, customize it according to flavor and your wellness goals and then add your choice of protein. Simple! Check out my other
If you’ve never tried tofu scramble, you’ve gotta try it at least once in your life! If anything to see if it’s something you actually like – you may surprise yourself. The texture is very similar to eggs so it won’t seem “foreign” or unfamiliar in your mouth. One of the best things about tofu