Growing up, we had two traditions on Sunday – either have a delicious soul food meal after church, or we’d go to the Chinese buffet down the street. And while I love soul food, there was something about stuffing my face with delicious Chinese food that made my day. I’d load up my plate with
In the morning I have some of my strongest cravings for sweet foods. And my morning workouts do little to curb those cravings – if anything, they intensify! If you’re like me, then you understand this real struggle. The sweet cravings are particularly strong when I’m dieting down which is why I enjoy coming up
Here’s a delicious 20-minute excuse to: 1) fire up the grill this summer; and 2) to finally get yourself a cast-iron skillet. The 12-inch cast iron skillet I’m using is by the Food Network – they have a lot of quality cooking products that are exclusively available from Kohls. Get the skillet used in this
Today, I’m taking a walk down memory lane and REMIXING one of my first YouTube videos – baked oatmeal for meal prep. This version is redone in order to: 1) stay moist throughout the entire week, whether you heat it up or not; and 2) help you practice better portion control and give you “just
I’ve been experimenting with more dairy-free recipes lately. First I started out with sauces and now I’m moving on to baking. This recipe was BRILLIANT so I had to share. And it came at the perfect time too. I had just finished juicing some carrots in my kitchen so I used the leftover finely grated
Let’s face it – every now and then we get a hankering for something sweet. For me, it’s especially high after a workout! But regardless of “when” that moment is for you, when it comes you’re looking for something quick & easy to satisfy that sweet tooth before heading to the nearest convenience store and buying the
When you’re in a pinch but needing something tasty, there’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to come to the rescue. Slow cookers are among the best “man cooking” machines. Just toss in the ingredients, walk away and return to a masterpiece. Plus, you can make some really hearty, muscle-building meals. So, crank up the slow cooker for
Need a new recipe to freshen up your meal prep for bulking season? I got you. With the fall upon us and the winter quickly approaching, many of us are looking for ways to pack on solid muscle while trying to stay as lean as possible. Behold, my two favorite foods to help me recover from a
Two foods we have all come to love >> macaroni and cheese, and good ole’ Texas chili. So, why not combine these two amazing dishes to make a muscle-building meal and a family favorite? The good thing about chili is that nearly everyone has their own way of making it. So, it’s an easy meal to
When you’re in a pinch with little time and you don’t want to be stuck with a pile of dishes, use slow cooker recipes! They’re great because they allow you to multitask while your food is being cooked. And no worries if you don’t have a slow cooker – simply transform your rice cooker into a slow
This recipe is all kinds of amazing. It’s easy, delicious and budget friendly! For 5 days worth, it costs about $15, including the ingredients for the butternut squash marinara, so it averages about $3 per meal. Total win for your diet and your budget! Oh yeah, it’s pure #musclefood as well.
Whoever said that eating healthy is wimpy is misinformed, or just can’t cook…eh, maybe it’s a little of both. Ha! But, no worries! Here’s an epic Bison-Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato burger that should remove all doubt. And the cool thing about burgers is that they are easy to customize to increase or decrease calories and protein to meet your needs. So,
Here’s a quick and easy take on a comfort meal favorite, paella. This version is perfect for a post-workout meal, family dinner or your weekly meal prep. Regardless of when you eat it, just make sure that it’s on your menu! Your tastebuds and muscles will thank you. Boom.
This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or an epic post-workout meal. When I first had Shepherd’s Pie in Boston, MA, I was in “food love.” The flavors and textures of the dish were simply magical. But, the way it was/is prepared, does not ideally compliment my healthier lifestyle. So, I flipped the recipe!
Waffles so easy and delicious, your biggest problem will be deciding what to put on top. These also make great in-between meal snacks – just chop the waffles into pieces and you have protein and complex carbohydrate-rich treats. This recipe idea is great for “leaning out for the summer,” or “packing on some solid muscle.”
Tex-Mex never looked so fit! This protein and complex carb packed casserole is just what your muscles and family ordered for dinner time. It’s easy to customize for vegetarians or picky eaters. And the best thing is, it won’t break the bank!
Don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot and you’re pressed for time? Try cooking chicken breasts in simmering water and then pulling them apart. And the best thing is, depending on how much chicken breast you boil, you can divide it into different portions and flavor them differently so you can enjoy various flavors for the entire week! Chicken
I whipped this up in 15 minutes to feed my muscles after an intense training session. Simple recipe with ingredients you may have in your fridge and pantry. Vegetarians can easily substitute chicken with tempeh or even portobello mushrooms.
Great meal to have following exercise or as a healthy dinner option! Lean protein, complex carbohydrate with a little bit of fat. If you’re not a fan of wild caught tilapia, use another white fish! If you’re making this for kids, you may need to remove the cayenne and go easy on the cumin.
Bodybuilding and eating healthy on a budget is possible! You just need a little creativity and a willingness to try new things. Instead of using pasta sheets, use slices of sweet potato. Not only is it delicious, but also it is heart healthy and a solid complex carbohydrate that you can integrate into your diet in
Every now and then a recipe comes along to save us from a boring, bland healthy diet. This was the one that saved the day for me. And if you let it, it can save you too! These sweet potato sliders can be prepped so you can enjoy throughout the week, are family & kid friendly and will not