Holiday Recipes to Support Your Fitness

Fitness nutrition is not just for serious athletes. If your activity level is higher than the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, the extra (helpful) stress that you put on your muscles, joints, cardiovascular and respiratory systems will need a bit more nutrition. While the stress we put on during exercise is beneficial, so that our body wants to adapt and become stronger and better, we put ourselves at higher risk of injury and illness if our diets aren’t adequate to support our recovery needs.

holiday sports nutrition

Continue reading

Pre and Post Workout Holiday Recipes

While the holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry, those who are in training or regularly exercise may be more likely to steer clear of the festive foods. Why? It’s not always so much that those who exercise are more conscious about not allowing themselves treats (though that is unfortunately the case often enough). Many times it’s the fear that that consuming something “different” from their norm may throw off their digestion, energy levels, and performance.

Holiday Recipes for Athletes

Continue reading

Gingerbread Energy Bites

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that at 26+ weeks pregnant I’m still feeling nauseous. With this in mind, I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t more excited for post-Thanksgiving gingerbread everything for that calming effect ginger has on the stomach. I can only drink so much ginger tea, so I’m thrilled to have so many more ginger-filled recipes to include daily.

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Energy Bites Continue reading

Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Cranberry Pumpkin Oats

I’ve got 2 important breakfast tips for you on Thanksgiving morning πŸ‚

1β€’ make it simple

2β€’ don’t deprive yourself trying to “save up” for the big meal

slow cooker pumpkin oatmeal Continue reading

Black Rice & Squash Bowl and More Thanksgiving Sides

Update: Click to view my Fox29 Segment on Vegetarian Sides

It’s time to make your final Thanksgiving menu adjustments and get your grocery list set for this weekend! While I have plenty of fall recipes on this blog already, I’m excited to highlight a new one, plus show you the sides I’ll be covering this morning on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, and more.

6174610256_IMG_2582.JPG

Continue reading

Pistachio Stuffed Dates

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it’s definitely time to start sharing recipes for the holidays! I’ve been whipping these up and impressing family members on Thanksgiving for at least five years, so it is about time you get to enjoy them, too. Since these aren’t the prettiest of all my recipes, I showed a picture and polled my Instagram followers to see if they were still worth posting on the blog. I had an overwhelming 96% say YES, so lucky you, you get to eat these delicious things, too.

pistachio stuffed dates Continue reading

Creamy Red Lentil and Pepper Chili

Nothing makes me crave warm and spicy food like the chill of fall. This past week has finally brought that weather, so I’m reaching for soups and stews regularly. While my Three Bean Chili is an easy go-to recipe for this weather, especially since I can make it in a big batch and freeze for later, sometimes I want that same flavor and heartiness with a creamy texture.

Creamy Lentil Chili Continue reading