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Quick Carrot Cake Protein Oatmeal

Here’s a quick recipe to spruce up your morning pr-oats, or protein oatmeal, routine! One thing I’d like to highlight is why I do not recommend cooking oatmeal WITH protein powder.  Simply put – protein dries it out and slightly changes the flavor and texture of the oatmeal. As an alternative, I recommend cooking the

  • Breakfast
  • High Carbs
  • Post-Workout
  • Protein Powder
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free Sweet Potato Muffins

    It’s no secret that sweet potato muffins are one of my favorite foods.  Growing up in the south (Texas),  I’ve had my fair share of it and in many different forms.  While it’s good year-round, during the fall it kinda takes on a new meaning for me.  With the colder weather (and the crockpot or

  • Gluten-Free
  • Post-Workout
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegetarian
  • Low Carb Cheddar Bacon Muffins

    All that’s missing is a piping bowl of chili or soup to go with these low carb cheddar bacon muffins.  The star of these muffins is cauliflower. It keeps them moist while baking and makes them more filling and abundant while keeping the recipe significantly low in carbs.  These muffins are easy to customize with

  • Breakfast
  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Slow Cooker Italian Greens & Chicken Soup

    Slow cooker season is here! Well, truthfully, it never left but the colder weather is even more of an excuse to fire up the old “crockpot,” toss in some items, walk away, then come back to a delicious, warming recipe. If you want to switch up your favorite chicken soup recipe, try my Italian-inspired greens

  • Chicken
  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Soups
  • Southwest Shrimp Quinoa Meal Prep

    “What do I do with my leftover quinoa? It’s just sitting in the pantry!”  That’s one of the most common questions I receive from followers regarding leftover ingredients.  It makes sense – every health website and social guru will tell you that adding quinoa to your diet is a good thing, and they’re right!  And

  • Post-Workout
  • Seafood
  • 5-Ingredient Cheesesteak & Avocado Quesadilla

    If you’ve got some buddies coming over to watch sports or just need a weekend “treat” for a party or brunch, most definitely try my cheesesteak and avocado quesadillas. To make this meal calorie-conscious without compromising on flavor, I made a few swaps: I used less cheese (about 1/4 cup) by substituting in some fresh

  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Healthy Nachos With Crispy Baked Potatoes & Chili – Fit Men Cook

    If you’re having friends over to watch some sports over the weekend OR you need a new way to spice up your post-workout meal, look no farther than my “game day nachos,” aka mixed crispy potatoes and a quick chili recipe. Here is another way you can use arrowroot starch besides a sauce thickener –

  • Meat
  • Post-Workout
  • Red Bull 400 Greens & Grains Pesto Energy Bowl

    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

  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Paleo
  • Post-Workout
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Sweet & Spicy Beef Meal Prep

  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Post-Workout
  • 5-Ingredient Green Coconut Curry with Shrimp & Squash

  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Seafood
  • Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice with Turmeric

  • Chicken
  • Post-Workout
  • Low Carb Smoothie Bowl Recipe

    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

  • Low Carbs
  • Smoothies
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegetarian
  • Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe

    This is part 3 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. When

  • Chicken
  • Low Carbs
  • Salad
  • Low Carb Herb Yogurt Biscuits

    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

  • Ideas
  • Low Carbs
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Low-Carb Shrimp Ceviche Recipe

    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

  • Ideas
  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Paleo
  • Salad
  • Seafood
  • 20-minute Chipotle Chicken Salad

  • Chicken
  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Salad
  • Low Carb Salmon Meal Prep With Coconut Rice

    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

  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

    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…

  • Post-Workout
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegan
  • Salt Block Keto Kebab Recipe with Avocado Chimichurri

    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

  • Ideas
  • Low Carbs
  • Meat
  • Salad
  • 15 Minute Shrimp Chipotle Bowl Meal Prep

    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

  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Seafood
  • 4 Ingredient Frozen Fruit Sorbet

    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

  • Post-Workout
  • Smoothies
  • Sweets & Snacks