Posts tagged with "protein"

My Favorite Protein Pancakes

Posted March 20, 2015 in breakfast, protein powder, protein and 6 more


I've been making protein pancakes for quite some time, but I feel like I finally perfected my recipe.

Lately, I've been making protein pancakes on Friday's after BodyPump class. It feels like a nice treat after working hard all week, and it's a great way to get in some protein after a workout.

I also like protein pancakes because I can make them in the morning before work. I like to have a filling and nutritious breakfast, but I also need something that won't take forever to make.

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Post-Workout Vanilla Protein Balls

Posted March 25, 2015 in energy balls, protein, healthy eating and 6 more


I've been super obsessed with energy balls lately. It all started when I made Pre-Workout Energy Balls. I loved having a healthy, homemade and convenient snack to grab before teaching fitness classes or before going for a run.

Two weekends ago, I made three batches of energy balls. I ended up making Cashew Coconut Balls, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and Superfood Cookie Dough.

While all of those were delicious and perfect energy before workouts or treats to satisfy my sweet tooth, I decided to make a high protein version that I could have after a workout.

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Nutty Cranberry Oatmeal

Posted December 4, 2015 in breakfast, oatmeal, Thanksgiving leftovers and 6 more


I made my Super Healthy Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving just so I could eat the leftovers in my oatmeal. This is my favorite!

You could use any cranberry sauce, but I prefer my recipe because it's made without refined sugar. I used honey and coconut sugar to sweeten it. I also added chia seeds to give it a little nutrition boost.

Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast. I usually crave something sweet in the morning, and oatmeal satisfies my craving while giving me long lasting energy. I always add nut butter or nuts (or both) to add some protein. 

You could also add an egg to the oatmeal while it's cooking and stir frequently to cook the egg through to add more protein. 

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Vanilla Almond Chia Pudding

Posted February 4, 2016 in chia pudding, snacking, healthy recipes and 5 more

One of my favorite sweet snacks is chia pudding. It's delicious, filling and full of nutrition. 

Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and calcium. I put chia seeds in my morning oats, in overnight oats, in smoothies, in pancakes, in yogurt and on salads. You can also add them to muffins, breads or cookies when you are baking. 

This chia pudding is incredibly delicious. I sweetened it with dates and honey, and added some oats for a little extra staying power. 

This is the perfect snack for an afternoon sweet tooth/energy boost!

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The Best Way to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Posted April 5, 2016 in sugar cravings, sugar addiction, smoothie and 5 more


Do you constantly crave sugar and refined carbs?

It could be because you're blood sugar levels are out of balance.

Balanced blood sugar plays a huge role in your energy, weight and overall health. When your blood sugar levels are imbalanced, you most likely don't have consistent energy. This makes it harder to make healthy choices like eating well and moving your body.

The constant ups and downs in energy can also cause cravings for foods that are going to give you quick energy...ie. sugar and carbs.

So what do you do to balance your blood sugar?

I have a magic formula for keeping your blood sugar levels balanced, and reducing your sugar cravings! It's simple...

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