Easy and Healthy Holiday Cocktails

Easy and Healthy Holiday Cocktails

Let’s face it, most of us are going to drink when we celebrate this holiday season so let’s talk how to do that in a way that won’t nix all your hard work in the gym. Alcohol contains calories (7 calories per gram to specific) so when it comes to making cocktails, aim to add mixers that don’t have calories or very low in sugar. I have a list of some my favorite recipes that are fancy, but not full of calories! Thank you to BeMixed for a sample of all your zero calorie, natural cocktail mixers. Not only do I love the concept of the product, but the company is also owned by two strong females! Love it. 

Energizing Sweet Potato Pie Protein Shake

Energizing Sweet Potato Pie Protein Shake

It is day three post-Turkey Day, and I bet you have some sweet potatoes around that you don't know what to do with. Lucky you are reading this! I used some leftover steamed sweet potato to make this protein shake. Not only will this have you feeling energized post-workout, but you will also think you traveled back in time to Thursday celebrating Thanksgiving. 

Curried Quinoa Stuffed Honey Nut Squash

Curried Quinoa Stuffed Honey Nut Squash

Real talk. When I first bought these little honey nut squashes, I called the baby butternut squash.  So if you want to call them that too, no problem. To be technically correct, they are honey nut squash and they taste like butternut but a little sweeter. They are also a lot easier to manage and breakdown. Double win. 

Apple Pie Protein Shake

Apple Pie Protein Shake

The New Year is here and here comes hearing about everyone's resolutions. One resolution that I hear often or bring up with clients is adding in a balanced breakfast to the day. Breakfast can be hard for people because they either do not have time to make breakfast or do not have enough time to sit down to it. One easy way to get in nutrition is making a protein shake!

Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread with PB Swirl

Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread with PB Swirl

Who doesn't love banana bread? Even the smell that circles the room when you bake it is intoxicating. It is the kind of baked good that can bring back memories for any one! Memories such as the banana bread grandma used to make or the banana bread you ate while driving Road to Hana in Maui. I love banana bread, but I needed a way to make it macrobalanced. This version uses higher protein flour such as almond flour and uses no refined sugar.

Roasted Turmeric Spiced Acorn Squash with Tamari Lemon Glaze

Roasted Turmeric Spiced Acorn Squash with Tamari Lemon Glaze

Fall is in full effect (to be honest it is almost WINTER) and I love it! It's when my favorite carbs come into season and fill my plate with all their glory. What carbs you might ask? Winter squash! This includes and not limited to: acorn squash, butternut squash, delicata squash, and everyone's favorite, pumpkin! I wanted to a fun Asian flavor inspired squash for this dish because at that point I was loaded up on my pumpkin spice to my ears. Hope you like this side dish. Let me know what you pair it with in the comments below.