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

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BARS

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BARS

You know those refrigerated no-bake cookies with the chocolate, oats, and peanut butter we used to make as kids? Well, these taste like that. These protein bars are way more delicious than anything you can buy at a supplement store because they’re homemade with love and all natural ingredients that are safe for even little ones (my daughter… Continue Reading

PERFECT PROTEIN WAFFLES

PERFECT PROTEIN WAFFLES

Ever since I got a waffle maker it’s been my mission to make the perfect protein waffles: crisp yet tender, low fat, high protein, and oh yeah… delicious! These waffles are definitely a winner. As a matter of fact, I can’t even tell the difference between these and “regular” waffles made from mix. They’re perfect… Continue Reading

CARROT SPICE PROTEIN BREAD

CARROT SPICE PROTEIN BREAD

I love carrot cake… and this bread is like a slice of heaven! It has sweet spice, carrots, and a cream cheese icing to top it off. It’s super moist but holds together like a bread should – perfect for smothering with more frosting, nut butter, or eating all by itself! The second batch (not pictured) I added… Continue Reading

PB&J PROTEIN PANCAKES

PB&J PROTEIN PANCAKES

I’m celebrating “Peanut Butter and Jelly Day” a day early with this glorious stack of peanut butter pancakes topped with smashed berries and drizzled in melted peanut butter. The pancakes are so tender and fluffy – easily my best and simplest pancake recipe! Every time I make these, I’m stuck on them for a few days because they… Continue Reading

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN DONUTS

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN DONUTS

I made these mint chocolate chip protein donuts for St. Patrick’s Day, and because I’ve been seriously craving that mint chocolate combo (so under-rated)! The chocolate donuts are dense and moist, while the mint frosting is creamy and refreshing, littered with mini chocolate chips. Instead of artificial green food coloring, I made my own natural food coloring… Continue Reading

BACON FETA & SWEET POTATO EGG CASSEROLE

BACON FETA & SWEET POTATO EGG CASSEROLE

Oh my gosh you guys – this egg casserole is so bomb! I made a double-batch for the hubby’s meal prep, but of course, I sliced myself a little piece to try, too. It was downright mouthwatering! I love how the savory bacon and feta complement the sweet flavor of the potatoes and the earthy flavor of the… Continue Reading

WHITE CHOCOLATE PEANUT PROTEIN COOKIES

WHITE CHOCOLATE PEANUT PROTEIN COOKIES

These cookies are straight-up heavenly! Nope, they’re not super low fat or super high in protein, but they are low in sugar and taste amazing. These are perfect for when you want a legit cookie experience without the sugar coma. WARNING: these are addictive. I think next time I make these I’ll use dry-roasted salted cashews… how yummy… Continue Reading

THAI CHICKEN & VEGETABLE COCONUT CURRY

THAI CHICKEN & VEGETABLE COCONUT CURRY

Here’s a meal prep idea for all you Thai fans out there! Thai cuisine happens to be one of my favorites, so I was quite happy with how authentic this simplified version of thai chicken coconut curry (“kaeng phet”) came out. It’s definitely kind of a “cheater” recipe in that I used Thai Kitchen red curry paste instead of… Continue Reading

GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE PROTEIN PANCAKES

GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE PROTEIN PANCAKES

International Pancake Day (yesterday) got me craving pancakes! These gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb protein pancakes are tender and fluffy… perfect accompanied by maple syrup and butter, or warmed berries and melted almond butter. I went with the berry-almond butter combo, and it was divine! I also added some whipped topping, which is not dairy-free but definitely delicious. These pancakes are… Continue Reading