Nutrition & diet

How To Meal Prep For a Week

How To Meal Prep For a Week

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. 

The Smoothie Recipe from The Iron Guru

The Smoothie Recipe from The Iron Guru

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. 

Last Minute Survival Guide for Holiday Eating

Last Minute Survival Guide for Holiday Eating

The holiday season can be the most fun, celebrated, joyous time of year. It is filled with special indulgences, vacations, and reunions with loved ones. It can also be a time of pressure, tight deadlines, and to-do lists as long as CVS receipts. It is the combination of all of this - excitement, happiness, stress, and fatigue - that makes the holidays so tiring! 

The good news is that smart, healthy food choices can help you feel better and manage stress through the craziness. Read on for ideas about how to eat healthy around and on holidays, and how to stand your ground against food pushers.

How to Count Macros

There are many ways to improve your diet, but counting macronutrients (or macros) is a very effective method. The ratio of macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbs) we consume plays a huge role in how we feel, how much energy we have, and whether we gain or lose muscle or fat. Read on to find out how to use counting macros to reach your body goals. 

Healthy Eating Tips from Indie Plate, a Farm to Table Marketplace

Healthy Eating Tips from Indie Plate, a Farm to Table Marketplace

Baton Rouge based Indie Plate delivers locally grown and harvested food to people's homes. They source only the freshest and tastiest produce, eggs, meat, dairy, fish, and bakery items because they love good food and aim to share it!

Read on for more tips from Maria Oanh Do, including a few I contribute.

How to Keep Your Sanity Around Holiday Meal Excess

How to Keep Your Sanity Around Holiday Meal Excess

It's that time of year y'all: party time!! Between now and New Year will be dinners, holiday parties, family get togethers (and birthdays for those unlucky people who have holiday birthdays and get combo gifts every year).

This party season is especially tough for people who are on a diet or people who find success by regularly planning their meals. 

So how do you get through the holidays without completely going off the rails on your diet? I have a simple formula I follow. Let me share.

Four Simple but Effective Strategies for Improving Your Diet

Diet change is always hard and has implications beyond just what you eat. It affects how you feed your family, and how you socialize. But remember: eating healthier makes you feel better, and that stays with you every minute of the day. It is worth it! Do your best and keep making good decisions!

Are you ready to make a healthy change but don't know where to start? Here are four options.

Citrus Salmon & Broccoli on Rice

Citrus Salmon & Broccoli on Rice

This meal requires a little bit of time - maybe half an hour?- but it is high in protein, diet friendly, and deeelicious! Absolutely worth it! By being strategic about the food prep, you can time the salmon, broccoli, and rice to be hot and ready to eat about the same time.

In a Rut? Do This One Thing For a Mid Year Restart

In a Rut? Do This One Thing For a Mid Year Restart

We are deep into summer as I’m writing this. Remember in January when you looked forward to summer, with ideas of the smokin’ hot body you’d be bringing to boat parties and beach getaways?

You should be standing in your “after” picture right now. Are you? If not, start here.

The Ultimate Quick and Easy, Protein Packed Southern Breakfast Recipe

The Ultimate Quick and Easy, Protein Packed Southern Breakfast Recipe

As a lifter, however, you must realize you are not like the general population. You need to prioritize getting good workouts, and that includes eating enough beforehand. Try this delicious breakfast to prepare you for a solid workout.