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
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’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
This avocado hummus recipe packs a lot of flavor into a dip we can all get behind! The lovely mint green color and creamy avocado flavor combines all the things we love about hummus and guacamole into one surprisingly easy and delicious dish. If you’re on keto, make sure you keep an eye on the
Shrimp and grits is classic southern comfort food at its finest and this easy shrimp and grits recipe puts a healthy spin on a traditionally carb-loaded recipe. For the cheese grits lovers, rejoice, since cauliflower grits make this recipe keto and diabetic friendly. The secret to this particular recipe is using chicken broth and cream
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
This sweet, spicy, and salty fruit salad is a wonderful way to hydrate after an intense workout. The sugar and the salt come together for a great snack after a session at the gym, since the electrolytes help your body to absorb the water in the fruits more readily than just plain water alone. Don’t
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
The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and our thoughts are turning towards the holiday season. With that, hearty and filling casserole dishes are bound to be a familiar sight on our dinner tables. However, just because we’re having them often doesn’t mean it has to be boring, so we’re here to show you
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
This tofu stir fry recipe packs a lot of flavor, protein, and veggies into one satisfying and healthy dish! Get your paper towels ready because the delicious stir fry sauce will tempt you to eat it as is! If you are watching your salt intake, you can use low sodium soy sauce instead. If you’re
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
Got a sweet tooth? And an air-fryer? Then I’ve got a quick and easy treat you can whip up to curb cravings. Enjoy these with Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt, or your favorite frozen yogurt. I made these for my friend’s kids and they really enjoyed it so it’s kid- (and adult-) friendly. If you’re
Here’s a quick and easy recipe I made for my Secret Shopper Prank recently at Kroger Grocery Store. It’s relatively inexpensive and hearty, with a Tex-Mex flair. This is a great family dinner, a potluck or fight night. And of course, it freezes well for meal prep. Here’s the grocery list to make it easier!
Here’s a quick and easy way to liven quinoa! This is especially clutch if you find yourself making way too much quinoa each week and struggling to find ways to enjoy it before you inevitably (and regrettably) toss it out. Trust, you’ll definitely finish this recipe. This pairs beautifully with my sweet tamarind glazed salmon