RECIPE: Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Balls

meal prep protein snacks Feb 01, 2019

I LOVE making these on the weekend to have on hand during the week. They feel like a super tasty dessert! I pack them in my lunch for work and they are usually my afternoon snack, or I will eat them in the car on the way to the gym!

This makes 4 servings, two balls each.

What ya need:

1/2 cup nut or seed butter of your choice (I use sunflower seed butter)

1 cup vanilla protein powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

2 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What ya do:

1. Measure everything into a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into 8 balls, and store in the refrigerator!

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RECIPE: Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Taco Skillet

 

This was one of the most satisfying clean meals I think I have ever had! And yes - I did go with dairy on this one, even though I typically try to avoid dairy. But I felt this one really needed it!

My husband wasn't a huge fan of this lol. He hates cauliflower though. But my 3 year old ate a ton of it!

This makes about 4 adult servings, or fed my family with littles and I had enough for work the next day too. Would make great meal prep lunches!

What ya need:

1 pound ground sausage (I used turkey sausage)

1/4 cup diced red onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium can petite diced tomatoes

1 12oz bag steamed cauliflower rice (or 1 head, riced)

2 tablespoons taco seasoning (no added sugar or other additives)

3/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice

Optional garnishes: cilantro, greek yogurt, diced avocado, or guacamole

What ya do:

1. In a large skillet, brown sausage until cooked through, breaking it up as you go. Stir in the red onion and garlic....

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School Lunch Ideas!

School is in full swing now that we have been back for a while. We are starting to get comfortable in our routines, and things are feeling calmer. For now anyway!

I can’t stand how much our kids lives are junk-centric. So much sugar, so many chemicals… just all the things their little developing bodies do not need.

Did you know that since the 70s, obesity rates in children have TRIPLED?? That is wayyyyy too much. Our babies deserve better than that. And I believe that it is 100% up to us.

They are children. They do not know how food works in their bodies. They do not know about the harmful chemicals or all the sugar. It is our job to teach them. And I’m here to tell you, school certainly isn’t teaching them, with all the junk they are giving away. And don’t even get me started on the “healthy” school lunches that are served….

It is our job. And maybe YOU aren’t even fully aware of these things about food. You probably...

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RECIPE: Pulled Pork Tacos with Low Carb Tortillas and Slaw

Ya'll know I LOVE tacos. LOOOOOVE them. 

They are just so versatile! There are breakfast tacos, lunch tacos, dinner tacos, even dessert tacos! You can get them with just about any protein or veggie. They can be made vegetarian or vegan. You can make them gluten free or dairy free. I mean seriously.... they are the best food EVER. 

So of course I needed to find a way that I can fully enjoy some amazing tacos while being able to stay on pretty much any plan I am doing, and will work for my clients too. Not to mention, one that my family will love because I do not make multiple meals!

So I put together this recipe! 

If you don't need to stay as low carb, you can use other tortillas. If you need to adjust these in any way, you totally can. That's what I love about them!

This is a pork recipe I have been using for YEARS. We LOVE it. And it's fantastic for meal prep day. Make this pork and then you can eat on it all week by having tacos one time, putting it on salad another...

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The Struggle is REAL

iifym macros meal prep Sep 07, 2018

Now that I know my calorie and macro ranges, I am already tracking my food in My Fitness Pal to get a sense of where I am currently, in relation to where I will need to be starting next week.

This is a great starting point for anyone working on a new nutrition plan! Always have an accurate understanding of where you currently are, so you can be better prepared for what you will need to adjust.

In my case, I already know exactly how I have been eating, so I don’t  need to take a week of tracking. I was already doing that. Instead, I am using this time to start playing around with my food and get a feel for what I will need to do.

And let me tell you… I’m starting to get even more nervous about next week lol. I have been eating my way for so long, and have gotten so used to it, that I am going to have to completely change my thought process, my standard meals, everything. A whole new world here!

As a reminder, my new goals are:

Calories: 1600

Protein: 135...

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RECIPE: Onion Soup

I absolutely LOVE french onion soup. It’s so warm and comforting. It has the most amazing flavor. To be totally honest, I’m especially obsessed with the one from Panera! Theirs is SOOOOO good.

But I went and looked at their ingredients for the soup and found that even though Panera is known for being pretty clean eating, it does contain white flour and white sugar. Granted it is still way better than many other places! But I wanted to make one that did not contain any sugar or flour.

So I did! I made a batch of this over the weekend and portioned it out into containers to have for lunches during the week at work.

I want to preface this by saying I try to avoid gluten and cow dairy, so I did not put any bread or cheese on mine, however you totally could! I will probably have it from time to time with some gluten free bread and maybe some goat cheese, but for now, I just wanted a good low carb soup option!

Plus, did you know that onions are extremely good for you and...

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