This is part 2 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. If
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
Here’s an easy low carb salmon meal prep you can whip together in under 1 hour for the week. To keep the carbs on the lower end, while also keeping the meal satisfying, we’re making some substitutions for meal prepping salmon: for the salsa, we’re eliminating tomato and fruits like mango and pineapple, which tend
If you commit to skipping the fast food lunch for a week, I guarantee you’ll see a few extra dollars in your pocket. Here’s one of my go-to recipes, a shrimp (or chicken/beef/tofu) chipotle bowl, for those who want to ball-on-a-budget AND eat well at the same time! And just to show you how EASY
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
Here’s a quick and easy white fish recipe for meal prep. When the budget allows, I enjoy incorporating fresh halibut into my diet. It’s less fishy, very fleshy, succulent and satisfying. It does not dry out quickly like other white fish such as cod. Pair this with a complex carbohydrate like sweet potato or yam,
If you’re looking for a spicy way to liven your chicken meal prep this week, then try this easy cajun-inspired rub! Remember the 3-part process to perfect chicken breast – rub, sear and bake. Boom! I recommend enjoying this chicken inside a salad wrap.
If you’re looking for a fail proof chicken recipe then look no further than my balsamic grilled chicken! So long as you don’t overcook the chicken, this recipe can’t lose. The tangy and sour notes of balsamic are complemented with freshly chopped mint and Italian herbs. Perfect to eat with grilled veggies, couscous or over
Fire up the grill for the sweet and spicy flavors of the southwest in omega-3 packed bites – sweet chipotle salmon! One of the best things about the summer is how the grill becomes the center of parties, conversations and lasting memories. In fact, the grill can make or break a party. It may even
Crank the heat and flavor ALL the way up with my spicy Korean-inspired chicken stir-fry. You’ll never have to worry about #strugglechicken with this recipe since it’s pretty saucy and flavorFUL. Enjoy with cauliflower rice for a lower carbohydrate meal or some brown rice for a heartier, energy-packed meal. I got all the ingredients from
Ever wondered why so many of your favorite food bloggers can come up with quick recipes on the spot? Part of it is sufficient time experimenting in the kitchen, the other part is being prepared with healthy ingredients ready to go. Having an adequate supply of quality ingredients in your pantry and/or freezer allows you
Here’s a quick recipe I put together using just the ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry. If you only have 15 minutes, and a little bit of creativity, you can easily add variety to your diet and maximize both fresh and leftover ingredients to make a delicious meal. For the beef sausage, I was
I can’t get enough of steak rolls! I’ve been making them off and on for the past 5 years since I started eating healthier and discovered I didn’t have to give up beef. Rolls are great for portion control because if you wanted to, you can accurately measure out each strip for rolling to get
Winner winner chicken dinner! Chicken is one of the most popular animal proteins out there. I would say its one of the most popular healthy foods out there. But even though I find its so abundant, we have few ideas to freshen it up just a bit. So today I’m going to be walking you
A minimal ingredient and easy recipe to make a favorite – firecracker pineapple shrimp! And if you’re not a fan of seafood, you can swap out the shrimp for chicken, lean cut of beef and even firm tofu or tempeh!