Food and Nutrition

See some of my favorite dishes and recipes right here! I’ll also do honest, non-biased, and unpaid reviews of new foods and food related products as I continue to change, evolve, and improve my diet.


Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin into cutlets Salt and pepper 1/3 cup (40g) all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons 1/2 cup (120ml) chicken broth 1 medium lemon, juiced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 green onion, sliced Directions Place a cast-iron skillet overContinue reading “Lemon Garlic Chicken”

Air Fryer Truffle Fries

Who doesn’t love fries right? Well, here’s a way to have healthier fries with less grease and or oil… enjoy!! Air Fryer Truffle Fries Ingredients 2 medium russet potatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons Wondra flour 1/2 teaspoon truffle salt Directions Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Cut each potatoContinue reading “Air Fryer Truffle Fries”

Vegetable Fritters

These can be a great alternative to traditional hash browns or even used as a vegetarian pattie! Don’t forget to see the tips at the end! Enjoy! Vegetable Fritters Ingredients 5 cups water 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded (about 2 1/2 medium carrots) 1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded (about 1/2 large zucchini) 1/4 cup whole-wheatContinue reading “Vegetable Fritters”

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

I came across this awesome looking recipe for peanut butter fudge from someone (LoraKnowsHomes.com) who saw one of my recipes and liked it. I checked her site out and this recipe jumped off the page!! Hope you enjoy it!! Ingredients 1 1⁄2 Cups granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup unsalted butter (do not substitute) 5 Ounce canContinue reading “Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge”

Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Maybe not the same as my family recipe buttermilk pancakes, but still tasty nonetheless!! And with 5 ingredients (the extract is optional), you know exactly what you’re eating!! Definitely a fan of these!! If you have kids, they’ll enjoy making them too!! Found this recipe from a guy (plant based Ben) that transitioned to anContinue reading “Fluffy Banana Pancakes”

Vegan Waffles

I came across this recipe and simply had to share it!! Here’s a great waffle recipe from The Simple Veganista! Simple and easy, with only 5 ingredients! I can’t wait to make these!! Enjoy! Vegan Waffle Recipe (from The Simple Veganista) Ingredients 1 ½ cups (210 g) spelt flour (light whole wheat, all-purpose flour, orContinue reading “Vegan Waffles”

Cheesecake from scratch

For those of you who love cheesecake (like me), here’s a recipe that a friend shared with me! It shows you how to make a cheesecake completely from scratch!! Don’t eat it all at once, LOL! Enjoy! Cheesecake from scratch Recipe Ingredients Crust 1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (about 15 full crackers) ⅓ cupContinue reading “Cheesecake from scratch”

Baked Zucchini Fries

Even your kids will love them!! Enjoy!! Ingredients 1 cup Panko* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degreesContinue reading “Baked Zucchini Fries”

Artisan Bread

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts – James Beard Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp yeast 1 ½ cups warm water (should be able to put your finger in without getting burned) Directions Start theContinue reading “Artisan Bread”

Green Smoothie

Got this recipe from Aadam Adkins, a great friend of mine and fellow coach! Check him out on FB or IG! Ingredients ½ cup coconut water 2 cups kale ¼ avocado 1 cup frozen mango or pineapple Blend ingredients until the desired smoothie consistency is reached. Feel free to add your own twist to thisContinue reading “Green Smoothie”

“Meatless Chili” – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Green Chiles

It’s important to note that when it’s possible, using fresh ingredients is the preferred and best option for cooking. Let’s be honest, WE all know that using fresh ingredients is not always possible due to time constraints with shopping, cooking, or both! So it’s ok to make as best a choice as possible by usingContinue reading ““Meatless Chili” – Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Quinoa, Black Beans, and Green Chiles”

Great Breakfast Recipes

A little change this month… instead of giving you just 3 recipes of my own, for October you’re going to get a bonus – 12 EXTRA recipes!!! Wait, what? Yup… 12 extra recipes!!! So you’re going to see 15 total recipes. You might have seen me mention this blog before in my fitness or trainingContinue reading “Great Breakfast Recipes”

EZ Pizza Burrito

Ingredients Flour tortilla pepperoni slices shredded mozzarella cheese slices turkey sausage (optional) diced bell peppers (optional) this recipe works for a vegetarian pizza burrito also by adjusting the ingredients as needed Cook and slice the sausage. Set aside If you have a griddle, turn it on low to medium heat. If no griddle, use aContinue reading “EZ Pizza Burrito”

Egg Frittata Cups

Baked Egg Muffins/Frittatas Ingredients 6 eggs Medium ramekins Non-stick spray (PAM) Cheese (optional) sausage/ground beef (optional) Mixed veggies with rice mixture (optional) Set the oven to 350 degrees. Going one at a time, spray or grease the ramekin really well before adding the egg Scramble the egg in the ramekin Add desired options along withContinue reading “Egg Frittata Cups”

Overnight Oats

Ingredients 1 TBSP Peanut Butter 1 ½ cups Vanilla Almond Milk ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup granola 2 cups non-dairy yogurt *granola is optional. Chia seeds can also be added. Greek yogurt can be substituted for non-dairy yogurt as well as milk substituted for almond milk In a mason jar or shaker bottle (IContinue reading “Overnight Oats”

Homemade Apple Cake

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 2 eggs 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp cinnamon 1 TBSP nutmeg 2 tsp baking soda ½ cup olive oil 6 small honeycrisp apples Steps Set the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice or dice apples – dicing seems to work better andContinue reading “Homemade Apple Cake”


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