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…

Green Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I’m back on the strict RP train for a Cut – just in time for the New Year! Those holiday indulgences have gotten the best of me, and I wasn’t exactly on track over the past few months. So time to reign everything in and get back at it. One of the hardest things for…

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…

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…