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
This is part 1 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. It’s
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
Switch it up this week and along with enjoying creamy hummus with veggies, turn those chickpeas into delicious, decadent brownies to curb those midday sweet cravings! GUARANTEE you will love these – IMO they are better than black bean brownies, but you be the judge…
A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Instagram and came across someone cooking on a Himalayan salt block. I was pretty intrigued and ordered one right away to experiment. It’s fantastic. It’s like having a well seasoned nonstick skillet and beautiful plate all in one. You probably have some of the same questions I
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
Whether you’re trying to survive the summer heat (like all of us in Texas), need to cool down after a workout or just want a natural, refreshing treat from nature, then my 4-ingredient frozen fruit sorbet recipe is for you. And the best thing – you don’t need an ice cream maker for this homemade
Making energy bars is one of my favorite foods to make in the kitchen. And to think I avoided making them for so long because I thought they were too hard to put together. That couldn’t be further from the truth! I’ve made several here on my site and they’re perfect for curbing sweet cravings.
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,
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! When you’re in a pinch of time and resources, try this no-fuss chicken fried
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
If you follow me on social media, you know that my second love (to food) is sneakers. I guess you can call me a sneakerhead. What inspires me most about sneakers are the colors and the way the designers manipulate and pair them together to create something unique, beautiful and stylish. Reminds me a lot
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.
I am kicking off another “cooking on the go” series with my friends at Hilton for their Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites properties to highlight just how easy it is to cook and enjoy calorie conscious meals while away from the comfort of your own kitchen. Today, we’re taking it to the grill! Ever seen a
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
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.
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