Grilled Cuban Chicken Bowls

Going into my 5th week of my RP cut, I’m still on base – so still enjoying the luxury of all the food! I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make my way into Cut 1 next week, so I’m making the most of this while it lasts. I made a couple different accompaniments for this…

Honey Lime Shrimp

I’ve been on a seafood kick lately – fish, shrimp, scallops – you name it. There’s something about fresh seafood that makes me feel full, but not overindulgent. The dishes are always so light and refreshing – when done right, anyway. And this honey-lime shrimp is definitely done right. Juicy prawns and a slightly sweet…

Mongolian Beef

There are countless recipes for Mongolian Beef circulating the internet – but many are so laden with high sugar and sodium content that it’s hard to make fit within my macro count without adjusting. Don’t get me wrong – those sweet and salty recipes are damn delicious, but I also don’t mind cutting down on…

Beef Stir Fry

One of my go-to meal prep options is some sort of stir fry – it’s simple, easy and pretty much helps clean out the rest of my fridge in one dish. This particular meal features lean ground beef, a selection of vegetables, and some mushrooms for that extra umami punch. Pile it on top of…

Sausage & Kale Stew

As the fall weather sets in – so does my increasing want and need for comfort food. To me, the quintessential comfort food of the season is soup. Any soup. All soup. There’s something about cupping a warm bowl of soup in your hands that screams love. And in this day and age – we could all…

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 that 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…

Lemon Shrimp and Scallop Salad

It’s been a hot summer, so much of my meal prep has been quick and cool salads packed full of tasty protein, fruits and lots of leafy greens. This salad is no exception – grilled shrimp and scallops add a sweetness that mixes well with the slight acidity of the citrus, crunchiness of the granola,…

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…

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…