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!
The weather was just too darn nice outside not to fire up the grill. I didn’t have anything ready in the fridge so I rummaged the freezer and found a bison ribeye that I bought about 1 month ago from Kroger. So I dropped the sealed bag in a bowl of lukewarm water to help it
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy chicken breast, stuff them! Get inspiration from your favorite dips or casseroles. For this recipe, I combined my love of creamy spinach dip, turned it into a higher protein and lower-calorie treat, then stuffed it in a chicken breast. What I love about this particular method
Just in time for St. Paddy’s day celebrations, OR for a cold day and you need a hearty warming recipe, try my low-carb Guinness Stew. Paddy’s Day, St Patricks Day, Lá Fhéile Pádraig (you didn’t know I could speak Gaelic did you?!). The Irish sure know how to celebrate so what better way to get
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
Even though I keep my diet interesting, I never get rid of simple food favorites like this easy smoked salmon bowl. It’s packed with heart healthy energy to either help me conquer the day first thing in the morning, or help me recover from an immensely busy day and/or grueling workout. Heart Healthy Abundance =
The February is all about hearth month and this week we are kicking off the week of love. Today’s recipe we have a meal that can do both – serve as a perfect meal for a date night and double as a filling calorie-conscious date night. Did you know – salmon is for lovers? It’s
If you’re not familiar with grain bowls, these are arguably one of my favorite meals! A friend used to call them “man bowls” because she said it’s typically of how we like to eat our food – put everything into a bowl and mix it up. Pretty much! But, it’s actually more than that –
Man! I have to admit that I had trouble ONLY eating 1 serving! These are incredibly delicious and a healthier (and cheaper) alternative to packaged seasoned nuts in the store. This works well with other seasoning combinations as well so make them your own (and watch the sugar).
If you’re looking to enjoy the “big game” in a lower-carb, yet satisfying, way, then you MUST try my keto rolls and sliders! This is not only a great party recipe, but also it’s good for those following a ketogenic diet and need their “bread fix!” You can even customize the rolls to incorporate your
Don’t want to salvage food because you don’t eat veggies? Here is a solution with our 3 healthy roasted vegetables recipes. If you’re like me, at some time or another, your ambition in the kitchen got the best of you and you cooked a bit too much food. I especially did this when it came
When you’re in a pinch but want variety, just mix-and-match with a few ingredients to completely transform your meals. Start out with a base – like lettuce, lean ground meat and tomatoes – then add different ingredients throughout the week! Here we will be teaching you how to prepare super delicious easy lunchbox meals.
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
We are cranking the spice and flavor up in our diet with Cajun cuisine! We’re putting a spin on a seafood classic, gumbo. Technically, it’s hard to imagine gumbo without seafood, but we’re doing this to make it meal prep and budget friendly. We’re boosting the fats a bit as well to make this easier
Not only is chicken, rice and broccoli a staple fitness meal, it’s also one of the most beloved comfort food meals. So, let’s combine the two to make a comfort food makeover that nourishes your body and pleases your palate.
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.
If you’ve watched my 8-week keto transformation video, then you’ll know that the keto diet can be a great way to get results. I know many of you are really excited to try this out, as I’ve been getting floods of emails and requests for a keto meal plan. As a bonus, I’m making this
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