Eat Your Garbage

For those who know me, I love my Garbage Pans. That’s right: I eat my garbage… well, sort of. Almost every week I end up throwing together a pan of whatever looks like it’s about to get funky (not-so) fresh in my fridge and whip it into excellence. Here, is how I eat my garbage…-ish.

First, let’s talk about exactly what I’m talkin’ about. I’m talkin’ about eating the stuff that is about to get weird in your fridge. Continue reading

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Don’t Cater Your Life to Your Diet, Cater Your Diet to Your Life

IMG_20170617_143439386_HDR.jpgEating what you want, when you want, while still doing the things you love. Yes, I believe in exactly just that. I believe that I can not only achieve my goals to stay healthy and fit, but I can do it all without sacrificing my love of food and adventure!

Back in 2013, I made the decision to lose weight and take control of my life again. After gaining 25 pounds after high school, I was feeling lumpy, unmotivated, and not nearly as photogenic as I used to. It was a picture of me and my little, petite friend Ally that woke me up to the “new me” that I had truly become. It was in that moment that I decided: I choose a healthier me.

Almost five years later and 30 pounds down (YES. I am in better shape than I was in high school!), I live my life to the fullest while staying lean and eating delicious food! Here’s how I do it. Continue reading

Swole Kitchen: Cooking with Plant Based Protein Doesn’t Have to Suck

I’ll be the first to tell you that cooking and baking with plant-based protein is not for the faint of heart. It will leaved you frustrated, confused, and looking for a glass of water faster than the chalky glob can squish between your teeth . . . I might be a little jaded, but, never fear, if there is a will there is a way!

Protein pancakes, protein banana bread, protein sludge bars (I’ll be referencing these guilt-free morsels of goodness below), making all of your delicious favorites packed with plant-based protein is a total possibility!

Now you may be thinking, “Why PBP?” (We’ll be calling plant-based protein PBP from now on…) Well, my tummy doesn’t do the best with dairy or soy based products, so soy-free, PBP is my go to for supplementing additional protein into my diet to help my muscles can grow big and strong! I do concede that it is a little more expensive than your common whey isolate, but being able to consume food that doesn’t make you feel like a sack of crap afterwards is totally worth it to me.

Before we get to the niddy-griddy, I would like to share with you my favorite Continue reading