COLLAGEN: HEALTH HOAX OR SUPER FOOD?

COLLAGEN: HEALTH HOAX OR SUPER FOOD?

Collagen supplements have captured the limelight for their many purported health benefits, everything from healthier skin and hair to anti-aging and gut health. Does the research live up to the hype though? Let’s dig a little deeper and find out! COLLAGEN BASICS First off, what exactly is collagen? Collagen is the chief structural protein that… Continue Reading

HEALTHY CHICKEN PARMESAN

HEALTHY CHICKEN PARMESAN

This week I was craving almond crusted chicken and pasta, so I came up with this delicious healthy chicken parmesan. The almond-crusted chicken was inspired by iFOODreal, with a couple changes. I used egg whites instead of whole eggs and added some grated parmesan to the almond crust.  I then melted some mozzarella cheese over top… Continue Reading

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN WAFFLES

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN WAFFLES

In case you couldn’t tell, I am pretty excited for fourth of July tomorrow (it’s my second favorite holiday… after Thanksgiving). These patriotic peanut butter protein waffles were the perfect breakfast! I topped them with light whipped topping, organic strawberries, blueberries, and a few white chocolate chip “stars.” After the photo, I drizzled them with… Continue Reading

LEMON DILL PARMESAN SALMON

LEMON DILL PARMESAN SALMON

For the longest time, I’ve been prepping my salmon one way: Honey Cajun salmon with Cajun seasoning, honey, onion powder, and garlic powder (I’ll have to post the recipe on here someday). No other preparation could compare in terms of flavor… until now. This pan-cooked lemon dill parmesan salmon is so freaking delicious and easy I dare… Continue Reading

VEGAN COOKIE DOUGH

VEGAN COOKIE DOUGH

This vegan cookie dough will satisfy your sweet tooth with it’s rich flavor and dreamy texture! Not only is this recipe vegan, it’s got fiber and protein to keep you feeling full (unlike regular cookie dough). And yes, it is made using chickpeas (garbanzo beans), but it’s hands down the best chickpea cookie dough I’ve… Continue Reading

LEAN BEEF ENCHILADAS (GLUTEN FREE)

LEAN BEEF ENCHILADAS (GLUTEN FREE)

I don’t know about you – but I love Mexican food! My favorite Mexican food has to be tamales, but enchiladas are up there too 😉 These healthy enchiladas are filled with spiced ground beef, peppers, onion, and melty cheese (yumm). They’re pretty easy to make, lower in fat, and gluten-free! I divided my enchiladas… Continue Reading

FROSTED FLOURLESS PROTEIN BROWNIES

FROSTED FLOURLESS PROTEIN BROWNIES

I recently had the most amazing frosted cake brownies (not healthy) and just had to make a low-sugar, high-protein version! This delicious take on frosted cake brownies is completely flourless, gluten-free, dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan. Think fudgey, rich, covered in decadent chocolate buttercream frosting… mmmm! You won’t want to stop at one – that I… Continue Reading

GREEK TURKEY (OR CHICKEN) BURGERS

GREEK TURKEY (OR CHICKEN) BURGERS

Looking for a flavorful, easy meal prep option? These healthy Greek burgers are absolutely delicious and can be made with either lean ground turkey or ground chicken. I just love how the flavors of mint, oregano, lemon, and feta that come together! If you’re not a fan of mint (like my hubby), feel free to… Continue Reading

WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY PROTEIN DONUTS

WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY PROTEIN DONUTS

Today is National Donut Day, so of course I had to celebrate with some healthy protein donuts! I’ve been craving white chocolate raspberry and these totally hit the spot. These cake donuts are full of white chocolate chunks and juicy raspberries, smothered with a raspberry-infused protein glaze that makes them absolutely irresistible (there were four… Continue Reading

SLOW COOKER BBQ BEEF

SLOW COOKER BBQ BEEF

Memorial Day weekend is here and it’s time to BBQ! This slow cooker BBQ beef is fall-apart tender and full of smoky sweet flavor. Pair it with my tangy low-cal coleslaw (either on a plate or in a bun) and your tastebuds will be dancing for joy! Now all you need is some baked beans, corn on… Continue Reading