Quesadillas used to be my go-to order at this Italian restaurant called Ragazzi in Cayman – at least for lunch anyways because for dinner you sure as hell don’t wanna miss out on their stone-baked pizzas! Anyway, they had a lobster quesadilla that really was to die for! Since I left Cayman I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve had one quesadilla. That was over 4 years ago! Isn’t that crazy!? Until the other day after I’d made some shredded chicken and happened to have some low-carb tortillas on hand, the inspiration to whip up some Mexican goodness came to mind.
These cauliflower tots are a great low carb alternative to the traditional tater tot. Plus they’re baked, which cuts down on unnecessary oils. If you have an air fryer try using it in place of the oven to create a crispier texture!
I don’t know about you but tater tots remind me of a simpler time. They bring me back to school lunches and hanging out with friends. My college would often serve them at the dining hall. I remember the excitement my roommates and I would have when it was tot day! They’re just so playful! Crispy little nuggets just waiting to be dipped in ketchup and enjoyed.
These gluten free banana oatmeal muffins make a perfect snack anytime of day. I love them pre-workout! They are flourless, and can be made dairy free with a few substitutions. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy having a homemade baked good every once in a while. But most recipes yield 12-24 servings which I don’t always want sitting on my counter tempting me! 👀 The idea of a single serving mug-muffin is a great solution, and even more-so when it’s microwavable!
I’m a BIG fan of greek yogurt. On it’s own, it’s pretty boring but throw in some berries, a sprinkling of granola and even toss in some mini chocolate chips because #yolo and hey! It tastes pretty damn delicious!!! I’ll eat yogurt for breakfast or save it up for dessert. Whenever I have it, it never ceases to disappoint in satisfying my wicked sweet tooth. But I know not all of you enjoy yogurt quite as much as me. But I bet you like ice cream, or maybe even almond bark?! If so then I have a tasty creation for you that falls somewhere between the two. Frozen yogurt bark!
Calling all avocado ♥︎ers! And even the haters too. Yes, I understand if you harbor some resentment towards avocados. I too share a love-hate relationship for this high maintenance piece of fruit, and not just because it made me feel ever so slightly dumb by masquerading itself as a vegetable. Yes, I admit it, for the longest time I thought it was a vegetable. The shame! But worse than the agony of goldilocks finding the perfectly heated bowl of porridge or the bed that’s just on the right side of softness – seriously she’s too young to be concerned about mattress density and toppers – picking out avocados that are the acceptable level of ripeness really does take some skill.
You’re gonna love this super simple chocolate almond butter protein shake recipe! ? Confession, I am a nut butter fiend! I have about 5 different jars of nut butters all going at the same time; coconut butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, almond butter…you get the picture. I’m obsessed! Luckily I have Betsy’s Best to feed my passion. Aside from it’s deliciously creamy texture and taste, the other thing I love about nut butters is how satisfied I feel after a spoonful. All I need is a healthy dollop of fat in my breakfast smoothie and I am good to go all morning long!
While I may not be where I see myself in my head, I have been cross-fitting for 11 years and will do it for the rest of my life. Life throws you ebbs and flows, just keep swimming! And god dammit, I will get back into my shorts, just give me time…Keep moving, make healthy choices and turn to exercise and diet to change your life. The community of CF is so awesome, we will meet you where you are and cheer you on as you do the best you can TODAY, tomorrow and the rest of your life.
A balanced diet is a taco in each hand, wouldn’t you agree?! ? To say I’m partial to the odd taco would be like saying Yogi Bear kinda likes picnic baskets, or Homer Simpson occasionally eats donuts. You get the picture! I like to think of tacos as a healthy hybrid between a plate of nachos and a salad. With just a few ingredients, you have a simple yet super tasty flavor combination that makes these dressed-up Mexican sandwiches not only delicious, but cheap and very easy to make yourself.
Whether its Super-bowl Sunday or just a regular weekend, your “cheat day eats” don’t have to destroy your week of good behavior. Not only are these recipes delicious and low calorie but they’re instagram worthy too! ?
Turning veggies into vehicles for delivering cheesey deliciousness to your taste buds, is also a fantastic way of getting in more micronutrients into your day. These low-carb bites are super easy to make and guaranteed to go down well at any social gathering or family dinner.