healthy cooking

Warm up this fall with this easy and healthy turkey chili recipe

I’m not the greatest cook.

Well, that’s not totally true; my meals turn out pretty tasty sometimes. It’s more that I’m a lazy cook. If something is going to take more than 10 minutes to prep and more than 30 minutes to cook for dinner, I usually end up reaching for a bowl of cereal instead. Not the most healthy nor Instagrammable of a meal choice for a fitness blogger and personal trainer, but hey — I’m human, too.

When all my other girlfriends would show up at parties and get-togethers with delicate little homemade creations (cantaloupe lollipops with prosciutto, anyone?), I’m that girl who arrives with a Dr.Oekter frozen spinach pizza in one hand and bag of pretzels in the other. Sometimes I just don’t feel like I have the time — or want to spend the time — on meal preparation. (more…)

Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto Sauce and Roasted Tomatoes

zuchI love pasta as much as the next endurance athlete, but sometimes all that carby, noodley goodness is just too heavy for me. I’ve been dying to try zucchini noodles since I saw various recipes for them popping up all over Pinterest, but didn’t have a spiral or julienne slicer kicking around to make them with. Instead of going out to buy the proper slicer like any good domestic diva would, I improvised like the true half-assed cook I am and used a cheese grater, which actually worked quite well.

Without further ado, here’s my recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto Sauce and Roasted Tomatoes! (more…)

Nutrition update, and some healthy (and really tasty) gluten-free recipes!

Betcha can't eat just one!

Betcha can’t eat just one!

I’m not doing so great with this whole “cleanse” thing. Turns out I go crazy when I restrict things when I really don’t need to, especially if I want to keep my fitness (and sanity) up at the level where it’s at now. So it’s kind of just turned into this “only have one small cup of coffee in the morning, have a glass of wine with dinner on the weekend if you feel like it, make proper meals instead of eating cereal out of the box for dinner and drink more green tea during the day” kind of cleanse. And I can live with that. I’m saving the program kit for a time when I really need it and maybe don’t want to workout as much as I am now. But I’m on a roll (and paying for a gym membership), and don’t want to stop! To truly benefit from the Reset you do have to follow it properly, and the meals weren’t enough to sustain me through a long day, even if I ate more of them. I followed it closely for about a week then got sick, so now I’m just trying to recover from that and to get my energy back up to get back in the gym. (more…)

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