Tomato Basil Pasta

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now the holiday season is in full swing. It’s easy to get in a slump over the holidays with all the tempting treats and high calorie foods on the table. It’s more important than ever to give yourself the opportunity to stick with your meal plan, but also not…

Apple Maple Steel Cut Oats

I’ve always had trouble with breakfast. I’m not a lover of your typical “breakfast” foods. Eggs? Meh – I can only handle a sunny side up egg or an omelette for limited periods of time. Biscuits and Gravy? Too rich. Pancakes or waffles? Delicious, but not the healthiest of choices – especially when I need some…

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…

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…

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…

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…