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  • Fiesta Bowl with BBQ Tofu

    ​ When it comes to your diet, small and steady changes made in the long term will make the biggest impact on your fat loss goals. Take this fiesta bowl, for example. We’ve taken a traditional burrito bowl and have lightened it up by using quinoa instead of rice. Feel free to top this flavorful bowl with chicken or steak, if you’d prefer rather than tofu. Enjoy! What you need
    Serves 12 1 (14oz) extra firm tofu, pressed and sliced ¼ cup BBQ sauce 2 cups red quinoa, cooked 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced ½ cup canned corn ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon ....

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  • 4 Easy Steps to Quit Junk Food

    If only junk food didn’t taste so good, then it would be easier to resist. The reason for its craveable flavor is a specialized balance of sugar, fat and salt. But while it tastes phenomenal…it’s detrimental to your fat loss results. Wondering what exactly classifies as junk food? You’re not alone, especially now that many junk foods are being cleverly marketed and packaged as healthy choices. Here’s what classifies junk food:
    Junk food has little to zero nutritional value
    Junk food is processed and packaged
    Junk food is high in sugar, fat and salt
    Junk food is high in calories
    Junk food is rarely eaten out of hunger
    Soda pop, convenience foods, ....

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  • Red Bean and Lentil Casserole

    Red Bean and Lentil Casserole Is there anything better this time of year than a homemade casserole, hot from the oven? The comforting aroma and the heart-warming enjoyment of that first, delicious bite stay with you for days to come. This fiber-filled casserole is simple to make, contains many vital nutrients and delivers a wonderful flavor that only gets better when enjoyed the next day for lunch. It’s a fantastic way to learn how to make and enjoy sprouted lentils – which are highly nutritious. Enjoy! What you need
    Serves 8 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and ....

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  • Sweet Potato Steak Fries

    I have an exciting recipe for you to try today that’s almost too tasty to be healthy. By cooking these phenomenal sweet potato steak fries in the oven, you’re able to enjoy your favorite side dish without the guilt! You won’t even notice that these fries are baked and not fried – the flavors are THAT good! By baking at a very high oven temp – 500 degrees F – and by heating up the pan beforehand, these fries get crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just like a steak fry should be! Make lots and enjoy! What You Need
    Serves 6 3 sweet potatoes 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1½ teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons sweet ....

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  • Wine Poached Chicken Salad

    ​ Here’s a delicious new take on chicken salad. The chicken is poached in white wine to be tender and flavorful. Find fresh greens and an assortment of colorful veggies to add to your salad, don’t limit yourself to the ingredients listed below. Something magical happens when you poach chicken in wine and the serve it over a bed of vibrant produce...try it and see! What you need
    Serves 6 For the Wine-Poached Chicken
    2 quarts low sodium chicken broth 4 cups white wine 2 yellow onions, halved 4 cloves Garlic, smashed 3 sprigs fresh thyme 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
 For the Pomegranate Mixed Greens Salad
    6 cups Mixed Greens ½ cup pomegranate seeds (arils) ....

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  • Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

    Moroccan cuisine contains an exquisite combination of savory and sweet spices to create unique flavors. The result is often quite memorable, as in the case of this Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken. You’ll notice cinnamon in the ingredient list, not a typical spice to be included in a chicken dish, however the combination works beautifully. Vibrant fresh veggies like butternut squash, tomatoes and onions create a nutritious base on which to serve this tender, spiced chicken. Meals like this are the building blocks for creating a lean, fit body. What You Need
    Serves 8 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cubed 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 ....

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  • Adjust Your Mindset

    Eating out should be a luxury, not an everyday affair. If you find yourself choosing at restaurants more often than you’d like—especially if you’re eating all the wrong foods, cut back on your eating out ways and watch your calorie intake drop instantly! ....

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  • Beef Stuffed Squash

    ​ Who needs tortillas or burger buns when we can stuff ground beef right into squash? It’s an awesome, fitness-approved way to eat your veggies and work towards your best body! What you need
    Serves 6 3 Delicata squash (Butternut, Acorn or other similarly sized squash would also work great.) 1 lb ground beef 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ cup tomato sauce 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos 1 (4oz) can mild green chiles, chopped Fresh chives, chopped (optional as garnish) Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 400 ....

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  • When you fail to see results from diet and exercise

    I saw an infomercial the other day for a weight loss solution targeting the frustrated people who, “fail to see results from diet and exercise.” Had to scratch my head on that one. When does diet and exercise fail? This, of course, is a trick question. Diet and exercise don’t fail. The only way for diet and exercise not to work is if you fail to stick with it long enough for the results to show. Plain and simple. End of story. I’ve seen more clients than I can count transform their bodies through the power of diet and exercise. Without surgery. Without gadgets. Without pills. The real question to ask, when you’re not making progress towards your fat ....

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  • Southwest Chicken

    Dinner is the meal that can get out of hand with generous portions and high fat content. Do yourself a favor by making dinner at home as often as you can. This simple move, from eating out to eating at home, is half of the battle when it comes to keeping your calories reeled in during the evening hours. Now, while making dinner at home it’s easy to fall into a boring routine, so have fun with this Southwest Chicken recipe! It’s full of robust flavors meant to wake up your taste buds and to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Serve this flavorful Southwest Chicken with a heaping side of dark leafy greens, and a portion of wild rice. This is the epitome of a meal focused ....

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