Protein Waffles

These protein waffles are super easy to make and can be tailored to how you like! Top them off with yummy toppings and you're good to go for breakfast or dessert! Ingredients: 1/3 cup oat flour 20g whey protein 1/4 cup egg whites (or 2 egg whites) 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Stevia (optional depending on how sweet your protein is) Mix all ingredients together. I like using a Blender Bottle because I can measure the ingredients and save on dishes! Read more [...]

My thoughts on nutrition challenges and why they are a waste of time

Being pretty active in the crossfit/weightlifting & general fitness community, I am frequently exposed to people embarking on nutrition challenges. 10, 21, 30, 60, even 90 day challenges geared to people losing weight and meeting their health and fitness goals. These challenges often get you closer to your goals by getting you to eat clean, remove dirty foods or even "cleanse" you by drinking juice for several days. I have participated in gym challenges and have also organized and ran them. Read more [...]

Why I stopped eating a “clean” Paleo diet

My introduction to the Paleo diet came around the time I started CrossFit in December of 2010. I wasn't new to exercise or eating healthy, so a diet comprised of things I perceived as "healthy" already (meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds) seemed interesting. I saw girls like Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and wanted to be just as fit and strong as her. I figured if I ate the way most CrossFitters did I could achieve this by increasing the quality of my food.  I started on my 2+ year path of eating Read more [...]

Bacon Arugula Chicken “Sandwiches”

Don't get too excited. This is not a sandwich with some weird, dry paleo-bread substitute. Who wants to eat that stuff anyway? Don't be scared to eat this thing with your hands caveman/cavegirl style, but we won't completely hate you if you eat it with a fork and knife. :) Bacon Arugula Chicken "Sandwiches" 4 chicken breasts (Organic & Free-Range is recommended) 6 cups arugula 4 slices of nitrate-free bacon Julienne-cut sundried tomatoes in olive oil (about half a jar) 1 tablespoon Read more [...]