Lately, I have been experimenting in the kitchen trying to come up with different homemade protein snacks and healthy desserts. It is not always easy to replace sugar, flour and/or eggs and get something that actually tastes and looks good. Not as easy as I thought! If you go to “recipes” section of my blog, you will find some nice protein bars and energy balls … Continue reading Gluten Free Banana Muffins
I always thought I had a “perfect diet”. We eat a lot of protein, mainly “good” carbs and lots of vegetables. I would say our diet is pretty clean 80% of the time. Both my husband and I lift weights and are very active so naturally I tend to make a lot of protein based meals. We also make sure when we do eat fat, it … Continue reading How Many Times Have You Heard “Eat More Fiber”?
If you are looking for a fun full body strength training along with cardio, hit the battle ropes! While battle ropes mainly target your upper body and core, your legs get training as well. This is a high intensity workout that is rather fast in nature, where you work hard for a short period of time and then rest. The main advantage of this type … Continue reading Battle Ropes
I am not sure if I should call these breakfast bars or dessert or both, but one thing is for sure, you will love them! I have been trying to come up with different oatmeal ideas so that breakfast is not always the same. Last week I made the Oatmeal Cups and this week I decided to see if I can make oatmeal breakfast in … Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Bars
The other day as I was preparing oatmeal for few days like I usually do, I was thinking how it would be nice to have oatmeal in some kind of “easy to grab” form so that I can take it to go if I needed to. I also liked the idea of being able to grab it and snack on it without using a spoon. … Continue reading Oatmeal Cups
Mediterranean diet is not really not a “diet,” it is a life long lifestyle change. Following this diet will not make you loose the weight quickly but the weight loss and benefits of eating this way would bloom over time. Longer life, healthier looking skin, reduced risks of many diseases are just some of the benefits that you could potentially enjoy if you follow this type of diet. … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet For A Week
Coconut is one of the most talked about superfoods today. Adding different forms of coconut to your diet can have many benefits internally and externally. Coconut posses immune boosting properties, it speeds up your metabolism and burns fat, kills bad bacteria in the body and over the long run it can even reduce risks of the heart disease. This powerful fruit is also a great … Continue reading Guilt Free Coconut Choco Dessert
There are so many protein/energy bars available on the market today. Companies use great marketing techniques to draw the people in to buy them. “All Natural”, “Pure”, “Thin”,” Perfect”,” Pro”, “Balance” are just some of the words that are commonly found on the packaging and most people associate these words with health and good nutrition. Unfortunately, those words do not mean anything at all. In … Continue reading What’s In Your Protein Bar?
Cooking healthy meals for your family can be very easy and it does not have to be time consuming if you play your cards right. The most important thing is to think the meals thru and be prepared. I usually think 3 days ahead when it comes to our family meals, my husband’s work food (we do meal preps for him) and kids lunch boxes. I love … Continue reading Simple dinner, great dinner
I was first introduced to whey protein shakes when I first started with weight training about 3 years ago. I learned about the benefits and how important protein is if you want to build lean muscle mass. I started off as having one shake a day right after I workout. During training we break down the muscle fibers so it is essential that we re-build … Continue reading Protein Shakes & Shakeology