• My Flexible Dieting Aldi Grocery List
    Meal Prep,  Recipes

    My Flexible Dieting Aldi Grocery List (and a few recipes)

    At the beginning of 2018, I decided to sit down and take a look at my finances. Both a good and bad decision. I saw how much money I was spending on random grocery store trips throughout the month. I decided to end that by building a meal plan, shopping at Costco for bulk items, and switching back to shopping at Aldi. After a few shopping trips since the beginning of the year, I’ve finally narrowed in on my Aldi grocery list for two. I shopped exclusively at Aldi a few years back when I was living on my own and it was just down the road. Nowadays I have to…

  • Foods I Used to Hate That I Now Love Feature
    Life

    Foods I Used to Hate That I Now Love

    Surprisingly, I was not one of those kids that avoided their vegetables like the plague. I loved broccoli and peas when I was growing up, asking for them with my dinner. Apparently, I also ate salads at a young age which I distinctly remember topping with Italian dressing. I didn’t love all vegetables equally and until just recently, I wouldn’t touch some of them. Then there were foods that I gave up for the better part of my teenage years and early twenties, that are staples for my recipes. Isn’t it crazy how we continue to change and grow no matter where we are in life?  I think it’s quite beautiful…

  • My IIFYM Grocery List
    Fitness,  Recipes

    My IIFYM Grocery List

    I visit the grocery store at least twice per week in order to have fresh food in the fridge and to keep on track with my nutrition. It’s something that I’ve come to accept and I don’t mind it too much because I live pretty close to the store. If you’re just getting started with flexible dieting and you’re not sure where to start with your grocery list, I’ve got you covered with my IIFYM grocery list! You can very easily make one grocery store trip for basics and have all your meals prep for the week. I’ve been following flexible dieting for about a year and a half and pretty…

  • Chicken Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet
    Meal Prep,  Recipes

    Ground Chicken, Sweet Potato, Black Bean Skillet

    Last week I got back on my meal prep game and I went hard. I ended up making 12 meals that will last me over two work weeks because I tend to eat my meal preps for lunch at work and not so much for dinner. This ground chicken, sweet potato, black bean skillet is a revival of a recipe that I made last year when I first started IIFYM and I was experimenting with throwing together different whole foods to find new recipes. This year’s recipe is different because I’m now eating chicken so I instead of using Morningstar ground crumbles (which you can absolutely use if you’re a vegetarian…

  • Recipes

    Egg White Sausage Scramble and Asparagus

    This breakfast meal prep has been my go-to for the past month and I love it. Every once in a while I get into the habit of having vegetables with my breakfast and it’s one of the best dieting hacks I’ve done. If you’re planning to have a low-carb day or know that you have plans in the evening where you’ll be snacking, this is the perfect breakfast prep. Most days of the week I workout in the evenings, so I don’t need a lot of carbs early in the morning so this breakfast also works great for that. Also, salsa on eggs and in wraps is my new favorite…