• Fitness

    Macro-Friendly Travel Foods

    So I’m traveling for work again this week! I really love traveling and wish I had more time in my schedule so I’m very grateful when I get any opportunity to do so. Even though I’ll be traveling, I still like to keep close to my nutrition goals so I don’t have too much catching up on when I get home. Eating out for all three meals is not ideal so I like to keep some macro-friendly travel foods on hand to make-shift at least one of my meals per day. There’s absolutely a time and place to let loose and enjoy foods when traveling, but at the end of the…

  • Fitness,  Life

    Favorites | February 2016

    The end of February brings a whole new world for me. March begins my cut and new fitness program. It’s also means that the end of winter is (nearly) upon us. I’m so excited to get outside again for my runs and even do some kettlebell workouts in the garage. In March I’m going to work hard at my new fitness routine including my meal prepping. This weekend includes a trip to Costco to stock up on everything I’ll need for the next few weeks. FITNESS Two fitness favorites for the month of February, the first is my new Blender Bottle GoStak that’s been perfect for carrying snacks and supplements to…

  • Fitness,  Recipes

    My Protein Shake | Updated Recipe

    A few months ago I posted my simple protein shake recipe. After looking into the nutritional facts if it a bit closer, I decided to switch protein to the Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey, Vanilla Ice Cream flavor – super tasty!. This protein powder has has less carbs, sugar, and calories than what I had previously been using. Per one scoop serving, the Optimum Nutrition has 20 calories, 24 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of sugar. In total, my protein shakes are now less than 150 calories and have 25 grams of protein when made with almond milk. MY PROTEIN SHAKE RECIPE 6 ounces unsweetened original almond milk 6 ounces water…

  • Cooking,  Fitness,  Life,  Recipes

    Time For A Protein Shake

    This is going to be a short and rather boring post. It’s how I make my protein shakes. It’s a very simple recipe, but it’s low in calories with all the benefits of other protein shakes I’ve made in the past. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 – 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk, original or vanilla – 30 calories per serving 1 serving of protein powder of choice – I like EAS Complete Protein, Vanilla 150 calories per serving 4 – 6 ounces water Blender Bottle, or something to mix/blend your shake together Optional: peanut butter, flax seed, oatmeal, banana, other add-ins if you prefer, but keep in mind these add more calories…