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…

Espresso-Rubbed Sirloin

First three weeks of an RP cut down, just 9 more to go! These past few weeks have felt great – my meals were on point and I didn’t get bored with any of the redundancy (I’ve been eating the same thing at each meal time instead of rotating around). We’ll see how I feel…

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…

Enchilada Stew

Fall and cold weather are in full swing – which means soups and stews are a-plenty around here. I’ve said it before, this probably won’t be the last time I say it – but there is something so gosh darn comforting about a warm bowl of soup. This enchilada stew has all of the flavors…

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…

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…

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…

Breakfast Pizza

I used to be a person who never ate breakfast. Honestly, breakfast foods are my least favorite. Eggs? Meh. Pancakes? Once in a while. Cereal? Sure. Oatmeal? Way too filling. Because of RP, I have to eat breakfast. Since I work out first thing in the morning, you could say that breakfast is actually my most…

Chicken Chop Salad

Week one of Cut 3 went, well… it went. I ate a lot of the same. And I ate a lot of non-template compliant foods. In other words – I YOLO-ed a little harder than I should have. Two catered work meetings and a couple busy nights left me with a few bad decisions and…