Meal prepping has been all the rage lately. There are many benefits to meal prepping, but it's heavy on the planning. To help you get started, I have compiled a comprehensive guide on how to meal prep for a week, from grocery list to clean up. Watch a video of all the meal prep steps, check out the weekly menu, and download the grocery list.
Smoothies and shakes are everywhere these days: green smoothies post yoga, protein smoothies post gym smash, and yogurt smoothies available in the grocery aisle for those on the go. They really are fantastic, as they are quick, versatile, and potentially healthy and delicious.
You know I'm an old school iron girl at heart, so it makes sense that this recipes is based off Vince Gironda's favorite shake recipe. Read on to see how to make it yours.
If you have read my writing or looked at my recipes enough, you know that one of my staple food principles is to make protein the base of your meal. This is usually chicken, fish, beef, or eggs, and it is the backbone, the most delicious part, of the meal.
I have go-to seasonings and spices to make the meal truly feast worthy, because life is too short to eat bland food. For red meat, I use McCormick's Grill Master Montreal Steak blend. In any kind of boil or stew, I use bay leaves. On almost all else, I use Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends (either Poultry Magic or Seafood Magic). Finally, I end up topping nearly everything with either Tony Chachere's or Zatarain's. Seriously, almost everything. Scrambled eggs, potatoes, vegetables.
Below are some recipe ideas for building a meal from a healthy protein base. Feel free to season liberally. (Pictures are links to recipes.)
It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday!! Are you ready for some football???
I am! I love the big game, and I take great pleasure in the whole shebang: the athletes, the plays, commercials, the party, the food.
Food is complicated these days! People tend to fall in two camps: those who are watching what they eat, and those who aren’t. Many people are dieting or trying to lose weight, but let’s be real: people come to a Super Bowl party to eat!
Here are some great party snacks that can be easily modified into a lighter version that’s just as delicious. Psstt…. this is great not only for the Super Bowl, but for any party where you anticipate needing both healthier and heartier options.
Fruit is proof that God loves us. Vegetables, on the other hand... yuck. After experimenting with many different vegetables, recipes, and preparation methods, I finally hit the jackpot: baked Brussels sprouts.
Add in a well seasoned baked chicken, and you've got a complete, healthy dinner. Try this out and let me know how you like it! I love to hear other people's cooking tips and tricks!