Salsa Chicken

I recently purchased an Instant Pot because I couldn’t handle not having one any longer. It was an impulse buy, for sure – but it has proven to be one of my favorite pieces of kitchen equipment. I’d put it in the ranks of my Kitchen-aid mixer and Vita-Mix. It’s┬áthat awesome. Anyway, I’ve experimented in…

Grilled Chicken + Mixed Greens + Cashew-Soy Dressing

Today is the last day of the Crossfit Games and I'm pretty sad that it's almost over. It's been exhilarating to watch the most bad ass women and men fight for the top spot and earn the name of "Fittest on Earth." While I may never compete at that elite of a level, it's definitely…

BLT Chicken Salad

When your garden is thriving with tomatoes, you gotta improvise on some classics to make use of them without getting bored. This comes together quickly and is perfect for those light summer lunches. Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts, grilled and cubed 1 cup of bacon crumbles 1 packet Ranch seasoning 1/4 cup no fat Greek Yogurt…

Enmoladas

This past week, we were in Destin, Florida taking our first family vacation. The little gal loved the beach and it was so sweet to see her eyes light up as she experienced something new. I made sure to take advantage of the beach view and managed to do a quick workout in the sand…

Balsamic Chicken + Zucchini + Bruschetta

I wrapped up my first RP cut a few weeks ago, as well as the Winter Challenge at the gym this past weekend. I ended up losing 7.4 lbs, and while most wouldn’t think that was a lot over the course of a 12 week period – looking at my before and after pictures prove…

Chicken + Apple + Basic Vinaigrette

And just like that, the Open is over. I managed to RX all five – yes, ALL FIVE – workouts this year when my goal was simply just one. It’s amazing to see yourself progress in this sport. It’s a constant battle of weaknesses and strengths – the ever changing list of “goats”. It’s what…

Fried Rice Nachos

17.4 (aka 16.4 repeat) was the kind of workout that is perfect for achieving redemption. I scaled 16.4, and this year, I knew I’d be putting in work to RX 17.4. I achieved 155 reps – 7 less than my scaled version of the previous year. Redemption achieved. As much as I wanted to get…

Korean Chicken Wings

17.3 reintroduced the barbell to the Open and I couldn’t have been more thrilled – the dumbbells were getting brutal! I made it through my first round of 7 C2B right at the 8 minute mark, and it was really as far as I could have gotten – not sure that I would have been…