One Pan Chicken and Veggie Bake


One-Pan Chicken & Veggie Bake

Why is it that life’s most enjoyable moments can be followed by such tedious tasks? Going to bed early followed by waking up to a shrieking alarm. Showering followed by blow drying your hair. Putting on PJs followed by brushing your teeth. Having friends over for a party followed by clean up. And, alas, cooking followed by… dishes, ugh! I love cooking! I love creating new flavors, finding healthy alternatives to my favorite treats, and seeing the smiles on my guests faces when they try my food. But I hate, absolutely hate doing the dishes. For one, it’s gross. The grease, grime, and old food particles. Ick! And, after a big meal, it can seem endless. Say sayonara to perpetual Read More

Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers


Stuffed Jack-o-Lantern Peppers

So if you read the Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes recipe post, you know I’m set on ACTUALLY carving a pumpkin this year. Well, it has yet to happen. That doesn’t mean I’m not in the Halloween spirit. Au contraire. The time not spent making Jack-o-Lanterns was filled with getting lost in a corn maze, being chased by chain saws in a Haunted House (that is a great way to get in your cardio for the day, by the way), and carving some bell peppers! Yes, you heard that correctly. In the spirit of Halloween, I turned your average stuffed peppers recipe into a Spooktacular one! 😉 Aside from being really cute and festive, there’s a couple things I love about Read More

clean eating balsamic rosemary chicken breast


Clean Eating Rosemary Balsamic Chicken Breasts

First things, first, I want to give a shout out to the winner of the Brooks Running give-a-way. Congrats to Elizabeth! I’ve sent you an email from lifeinspandex10@gmail.com to gather your size, color preference, and mailing address. I can’t wait to see how cute these pieces look on you! Can you believe it? I’m posting a recipe that isn’t sweet?! Yes, I do eat food other than healthy desserts and breakfast ;). I’ve been obsessed with the premade Rosemary Balsamic Chicken Breasts from Trader Joe’s. I started buying them as a quick dinner for Robby when I didn’t feel like cooking. But of course, after one bite I totally fell in love with them myself! Trader Joe’s, you are my life! Who’s Read More

My Vegan Thanksgiving


My Vegan Thanksgiving

I can’t believe Thanksgiving has already come and gone. I guess when you’re cooking all day, time flies! This year I spent Thanksgiving at my Dad’s with my (not so) little brother and his girlfriend. It was small, quaint, perfect, and…. completely vegan! Yup, we had a plant-based, meat and dairy-free Thanksgiving dinner. And, it was delicious! My brother decided to go vegan a couple of months ago after watching Cowspiracy and realizing the harmful affects our agricultural system has on the environment. He’s so passionate about it he managed to convert his girlfriend and even my meat-loving dad into vegetarians! Some of you may know that I followed a strict Pescatarian (fish-only) diet for about 4 years after reading Michael Read More

Best Veggie Omelette Recipe - breakfast for dinner


Breakfast for Dinner – The Best Veggie Omelette Recipe

My favorite meal is breakfast… for dinner! It’s delicious, filled with protein, and super easy on those late nights where you’re exhausted and just want to eat popcorn out of the bag for dinner. If you’re on one of my Nutrition Plans, you know that I am a full believer in a carbohydrate-rich diet. But, there’s a time and place for starches. When I eat my breakfast at night, it looks a little different. It’s higher in protein and healthy fats and lower in starchy carbohydrates. This makes a veggie-packed egg white omelette the best option for night-time! I use egg whites instead of whole eggs for a couple of reasons. 1) They’re 100% protein. There’s no fat and no Read More