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 another installment of my “cooking on the go” series with my friends at Hilton – this time I’m at Home2 Suites. One of the BEST parts of the experience is being able to enjoy it with my best friend, Max! This chicken fried rice weeknight dinner recipe is truly fast and simple. I
Here’s an easy, customizable recipe to curb sweet tooth and any craving for Asian-inspired comfort food. The honey and rice vinegar help offset the spiciness of the Sriracha. To reduce the amount of calories from carbohydrates, you can use less honey and supplement with a natural sweetener such as Stevia in the raw, as well
One of the easiest, proven ways I’ve seen to eat more veggies is to chop them up a bit more, then stick them in a salad. Go one step further and cram into a wrap and you’ll have NO problem enjoying a fresh veggie salad every day this week. Enjoy!
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
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
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’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
Let it be known, I love kitchen gadgets and food trends. With the summer time right around the corner, two things are happening – 1) people are itching to fire up the grill; and 2) they are looking for low-carb recipes to shed some excess water weight for their hard-earned vacation. So, today we’re making
Winner winner chicken dinner! Chicken is one of the most popular animal proteins out there. I would say it’s one of the most popular healthy foods out there. But even though I find it’s so abundant, we have few ideas to freshen it up just a bit. So today I’m going to be walking you
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
In need of a detox after a heavy weekend of partying or eating? Many people quickly reach for a “juice fast” to detox in hopes of losing as much weight as possible and to “rejuvenate” their liver. Only thing about these juice fasts – they often lead to more overeating (because you’re starving) and lethargy
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 –
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.
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.
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
Sometimes when you’re in a diet rut it can be too easy to shrug your shoulders and promise to start eating better a later date. But that can lead to procrastinating and an endless chain of, “tomorrows.” Instead, try taking a delicious meal or food you’ve been craving—especially comfort foods like chicken enchiladas and challenge
Spice it up this fall with my cajun spiced chicken breasts, and use leftover pumpkin puree to create one of the most delicious homemade pasta alfredo dishes you’ve ever tried! By using pumpkin, we lower the amount of fat calories (since it acts a sauce thickener instead of milk, cheese and butter), and boost the
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
This is the second recipe in my 2-part series with my with friends from Hilton Homewood Suites where I got to make easy, calorie-conscious recipes in the room. Today, it’s quick and easy stir-fry! What I love about this recipe… Even when I’m at home, stir-fry is one of my go-to recipes. It’s simple, easily customizable and pretty much