Breaking down a Meal Prep

Meal prepping can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be! Here is a breakdown of what I do each week STEP ONE: DECIDE WHAT TO COOK Thursday I decide what I’m going to cook. Now that I’m tracking macros, this step takes me a bit longer because I’m new to it. However, I am LOVING basing my meals on …

Musings of a Macro Counting Newbie

I’m not a nutrition expert, personal trainer or macro expert. The following is MY experiences and thoughts thus far. For my meals check out MFP: Nikkijustgetfit What are Macros? Macros are macronutrients. They get broken down into: carbs, fats, and proteins. Is it hard to calculate your Macros?  I avoided counting macros for weeks and months because I didn’t understand what …

Meal Prep Sunday

For recipes to everything I prepped for this week click on the links below: Breakfast: Protein Pancakes Lunch: Super Easy Chili Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken with Brown Rice (@fitmencook) FAQs: 1. Do I freeze anything? Because I only prep food for Monday to Friday I don’t freeze anything UNLESS i’m making waffles or pancakes. If I make waffles or pancakes I …

Super Easy Chili Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Yields: approximately 8 servings Calories: 496 MACROS: 42 g carbs   |   18 g fat   |   47 g protein Ingredients:  1 tbsp olive oil 2 bell peppers 1 large onion 3 cloves of garlic 2 28 oz cans of low sodium diced tomatoes 1 19 oz can of no salt added kidney beans …

24 weeks Progress

Change doesn’t happen over night. It happens over weeks, months and years. The biggest factor in making change happen is consistency. Consistency with your workouts and more importantly your diet are the key factors in eliciting change. Working out every day will only get you so far if you don’t change what you’re eating. It’s really 70% diet, 30% gym. YOU …

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust without the Guilt! I LOVE PIZZA! I could eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, nothing make me feel more guilty…or sick than polishing off a whole pizza. So..i’ve played around with some cauliflower and present you with cauliflower pizza crust that you can pick up and eat like REAL pizza! Some cauliflower pizza crusts have to …

What does it take to see change?

Progress can be measured in oh so many ways. For some, its the shifting number on a scale, the way your clothes fit you, the endurance you build, the weight you lift or how you eat. Most importantly, progress should be a change in how you love your body. Progress certainly doesn’t come over night. It’s something that’s earned through …

Quick Chicken Curry

Curry is definitely one of my favourite things to eat. Its like a hug for my belly! This is a light version of coconut chicken curry. I normally serve it with brown rice or cauliflower rice. You can adapt the vegetables however you like. These are just what I like to put in. More vegetables make for a more substantial …

Protein Pancakes

I love pancakes! They are my perfect weekend treat after the gym. I’m sure i’m not alone in feeling like this, but, I hate having a killer workout and then filling my body with crap. Feels counter productive. Those big fluffy buttery flour filled pancakes also just seem to sit in my stomach all day. I despise that feeling. This …

FAQs about Meal Prepping

Why meal Prep? I work too hard in the gym to let what I put in my mouth do anything but help me meet my fitness goals. Having a busy schedule like many people means that cooking daily is not only undesirable but often impossible. If I get home and I’m hungry, I will literally eat whatever is the most …