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…

Shredded Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Open workout 17.2 – makes two total RX’d workouts! As much as I wanted muscle up glory – just wasn’t going to happen. I was just happy that I even made it to the muscle ups round in 7:37. Plenty of time to seek that “Open magic”, but just didn’t happen. And I’m fine with…

Turkey Chili

17.1 completely knocked me out. 182 reps at the time cap. It was my first RX’d Open workout and I managed to feel it in every inch of my aching body. Paired with the stomach flu late Friday night and into the majority of Saturday – my weekend was not pleasant. Needless to say, meal…

Chicken + Green Beans + Pasta

Going into Cut 3 of RP means losing all rest day carbs and fats. Kind of makes me want to work out everyday so that I can indulge a little bit – but we all know how important those rest days are to help build muscle, endurance and strength. Yesterday, I competed in my first…

Chicken Pho

One of my favorite foods, and easily adaptable for the current RP diet template I’m on is Vietnamese pho. An aromatic broth accompanied with tender marinated chicken breasts and an assortment of vegetables will make you think twice about your typical “bland” meal prep. Ingredients: Grilled chicken Whole wheat ramen noodles Bean sprouts Jalapeño Scallions…