It’s summertime, which means it is WAY TOO HOT to leave the office in the heat of the day to go get a $14 wilted salad. Bring this shit to work and you’ll stay cool, satisfied, and FULL OF NUTRITION. You know you’re supposed to bring your damn lunch to work anyway, so try this one.
I like eating, so I usually put 1/2 of a sandwich’s worth of food in each wrap and have two wraps, as opposed to bringing one huge burrito of a wrap. Also, collard green leaves aren’t always big enough to make a huge burrito. But, you do whatever works for you. Here’s what you’ll need (per serving; if you wanna make a bunch for the week, go for it):
- 1 small sweet potato
- 1 small chicken breast (4-6 ounces)
- 1/3 cup sweet onion “mayo” (that Greek yogurt concoction we made last week)
- 2-4 collard green leaves, depending on their size
That’s all! These are simple and packed with flavor. You can also toss in any other raw or roasted veggies you might have lying around. I added roasted asparagus once and it was very tasty indeed. Read More
Adding a little extra flavor to a meal doesn’t have to mean adding a bunch of fatty or sugary bullshit (GET OUT, KETCHUP AND RANCH). Here is a great staple to include in any summertime meal. Also to include in any wintertime meal. Just include this when you eat things.
The first thing we have to do is choose a base for this tasty, sweet, salty, savory, delicious condiment. Let’s explore our options:
Mayonnaise = high in fat, high in calories, low in protein
0% Greek Yogurt = low in fat, low in calories, high in protein
This is an easy decision, right? We’re gonna make this mayo with Greek Yogurt cause it is the shit and way mo betta for you. Here are all of the things you need to make this: Read More
This is my new favorite salad and I’ve been eating it All. The. Time. Its fresh, summery, bright flavors are the perfect way to welcome the GODDAMN HOT WEATHER that’s coming. This is great as a side dish, a full meal when you toss some chicken on there, to bring for your lunch (which you should always bring to work, never buy), or to make a bunch and impress all your sassy friends at a summer BBQ. Let’s make this thing.
INGREDIENTS (serves 4): Read More
Cooking healthy foods isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t always easy either. And eating healthy foods isn’t much easier if it isn’t tasty. Or, if it’s tasty, but it’s the same tasty healthy recipe you’ve been making all year, and now it’s boring. So, let’s do something that’s easy to make and easy to eat and easy to switch up when you’re over it.
PESTO! Which you already knew because TITLES. Pesto is super easy to make — you pretty much cannot screw it up — it keeps really well (in the fridge for a while, in the freezer for longer), and you can make a bunch of different kinds so you don’t get bored. It’s a great way to flavor your food without using sugary sauces or dressings you find at the store (and trust me, even if it’s a savory sauce….check the label. It’s probs sugary). Read More
Cooking is tough. You have to remember numbers, make lists, buy stuff, use fire, and hold knives. Then it all has to taste good, AND be cooked enough to not kill you. With all of these challenges, it can be difficult to add the ever-important task of making sure the thing you cooked is healthy. Here are a few easy swaps you can make in your basic (or very advanced, you fancypants) cooking to make your meal lighter, leaner, and more nutrient dense. Read More
Comfort food does not equal butter. I know it’s cold, like VERY cold, and all you want is buttery mashed potatoes or mac n cheese or beef stew or whatever it is people eat when they just CANNOT anymore with this cold. But there are better options. I’m about to give you one.
I don’t have photos, cause when I was making it I thought it would be no big deal, but it turns out it IS A BIG DEAL, and I want to eat this everyday until I can walk outside and can actually feel my face.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients (serves 4ish):
- 2 sweet potatoes (or 4. you’ll see)
- 1 pound organic ground lean turkey
- 1 16oz can black beans
- 1 bunch organic Lacinato (Tuscan, aka not curly) kale
- Some spices. Oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper. And cinnamon.
- 1/2 teaspoon honey (or thereabouts) Read More
It’s winter, so you know what that means. SOUP TIME. There are two rules for making soup:
- Make a double batch so you can throw somma that shit in the freezer for when you’re sick
- Toss as many veggies in there as you can, cause it usually barely changes the flavor and you NEED THEM FOR LIFE
Today we’re making black bean soup and following both of those rules. Here’s what you need: Read More
Hey, you guys want burgers? Of course you do. Everyone wants burgers. But a nice cut of fatty ground beef and American cheese on a sugar-starch bun is NOT gonna cut it for us high class fitnessers. That’s why I am disclosing to you the ultimate turkey burger recipe. These are monsters. They are healthy, delicious, gourmet monsters. Serve this shit to guests because it is SURE TO IMPRESS. This recipe serves two, so triple it and have a dinner party. But only with close friends, because ain’t nobody gonna look cute eating these. Your friendship should be well solidified before consuming these in front of one another. Read More
Oh hey you guys. So now that it’s getting warmer, and we will start wearing tank tops and shorts, we need to start “eating salads” so we can be “beach ready” or whatever. A salad for lunch? No big deal! I get to eat again later. But a salad for DINNER? This can be difficult.
Don’t worry. It’s possible to make a fast, filling, healthy salad. Here is one of those. Read More
Do you love burritos? Fish tacos? Wraps? Fitnessing? Well, let’s combine all of those in one dinner, and make it right now. Yes. Let’s do just that.
Here is what you’ll need, if you’re interested in joining me (and it just so happens this will serve four people, so bring yo friends!):
- 2 tilapia filets (around 6-8oz each)
- 8 collard green leaves (or stalks, or whatever they are)
- an onion (red or yellow, whatever’s your jam)
- a red bell pepper
- a lime
- seafood magic fish seasoning, or taco seasoning, or one of those type things
- 1 avocado
- 1 mango*
- 1 cup of cabbage or broccoli slaw for crunch (I had leftover zucchini, so I chopped some and used that)
*If you don’t like mangoes, you can use pineapple, or any other fruit you like. Or, if you’re one of those sad boring people, you can use no fruit at all. Read More