• Budget,  Lifestyle

    3 reasons to bring lunch to work

    It’s no surprise that meal prepping and bringing your own lunch to work saves money. In my opinion, there’s so many benefits to packing your own lunch every day for both you and the environment, and I’m here to share a few of those with you. Before jumping into these benefits, I want to share a few things that will help you stick to packing your own lunch. First, purchase a lunchbox or use a bag that allows you to bring everything you need. I have this lunch box that has been perfect for bringing two meals and snacks for the day. I still have to bring a few extra…

  • Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken

    Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken

    I am loving buffalo sauce anything lately. I’ve already shared my new-found love for buffalo sauce in this awesome Buffalo Turkey Burger recipe, but it doesn’t hurt to share again. It’s great for cooking with or adding to salads as dressing. Lately, it’s been my go-to for my weekly chicken meal prep, rather than plain, slow cooker shredded chicken. I didn’t always like spicy foods. I’m not going to lie, I think flexible dieting (and removing a lot of oils and sauces from my diet) led me down the path adding spice to my dishes. In addition to buffalo sauce, I add sriracha to most of my stir fries and…

  • 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…

  • Recipes

    Grocery List | Week of 8.7.16

    Happy Meal Prep Sunday! This is my meal prep from last week and thought I would share it you a little different than I have in the past. When I went into last week’s meal prep, I was really tired of my usual grilled salmon and green lettuce salads because I’m getting quite bored with my regular meal preps. Shopping List fruits & vegetables carrots – whole and matchstix style 1 red bell pepper spinach 2 sweet potatoes cilantro green onions lime juice hummus canned/dry/frozen 15 oz. can black beans 24 oz canned tuna 4 oz. corn Morningstar Griller Crumbles or Ground Turkey 15 oz. navy beans old fashioned oats quinoa…

  • Recipes

    Breakfast Ideas | Keeping Full

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s the first meal of the day. Of course! I’ve always been on #teambreakfast and as I was growing up I never understood my friends who didn’t eat breakfast before school. How can you survive until lunch on an empty stomach? As I’ve started understanding flexible dieting and changing up my fitness routine, I like to be careful with what I have for breakfast. I like it to have good protein macros and usually stay lower in carbs, but I also want to stay full throughout the morning. I eat breakfast around 6:45am during the work week so having a…

  • Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Friday Favorites | 3.25.16

    So we had a nice little snowstorm this week – yay spring in Minnesota! Good news is that most of it should melt away by the weekend. As you’re reading  this, I’m also getting done with work for the week since we had a half day on this Good Friday. I’m taking the extra time to hit the gym right away so I can start enjoying my Friday afternoon off for a Happy Hour. RECIPE Let’s start off with my favorite recipe for the week. I posted my meal prep on Instagram over the weekend and it seemed that a lot of people liked the sound of it! I was super surprised because it’s…