Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Well damn it's been a minute since I shared a recipe! I guess that's just how life goes sometimes right? If you follow along on Instagram you've probably seen that I moved to Reno about a month ago for work. I'm really excited about it and I've just been busy getting all settled in. I've still been busy in the kitchen, but most of what I've shared recently has been on the Black Iron Nutrition Blog, so if you've been recipe deprived, head over there. Plus, a lot of the other Black Iron Nutrition coaches have been contributing some amazing dishes.

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Chicken Shawarma with Grilled Vegetables

Chicken Shawarma with Grilled Vegetables

Spring is officially here and that means its barbecue season! At least in my book. If I can cook it on the barbecue I'm probably going to. Because things just taste better on a grill don't they? I'm also so excited for everything I have coming this spring and summer. Last week my mom, dad and grandma all came over to help work in my yard. It needed a lot of work and every time I went out there I was so overwhelmed. In one day we did what would have taken me weeks. It was fun and the sun was out and now my yard looks great.

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Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

I absolutely love Chinese food, but I rarely go out to eat it because most of it isn't that healthy, it's loaded with sodium, and my body isn't too happy with me after I've eaten it. Growing up we would get to order takeout every once in a while as a treat. We have a few really good Chinese restaurants in my tiny town and sometimes on the weekends we would order a bunch and have leftovers for a few days. It was always so delicious. Orange chicken was always one of my favorites, so I wanted to make a healthier version. I served it over white rice to make a great post workout meal, but you can also serve it over cauliflower rice.

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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

I just got home from an awesome weekend down in Carson, CA at the CrossFit Games. It was a blast. I stayed with the FitAID team, a sponsor of mine, in a really cool house in Palos Verdes. It was a beautiful home up on a hill and there were about 20 of us staying there. They hired a chef to make us dinner every night which was so great. The first night he made spaghetti squash with ground beef and chicken with a coconut curry sauce. Night two was chicken and steak fajita night. And on the last evening he made barbecued chicken and ribs with asparagus and corn on the cob. It was all so so good!

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Quick and Easy Sriracha Slow Cooker Chicken

Quick and Easy Sriracha Slow Cooker Chicken

I'm always looking for quick, easy and tasty protein options. In addition to eating a paleo diet I also track my macronutrients. Eating the right balance of protein, carbs and fat helps to fuel my training, aid in my recovery and promote overall health. As an athlete this is so important to me! I find that carbs and fat are pretty easy to come by. Fruit, vegetables, avocados, nuts, etc. can all be eaten raw. But getting the right amount of protein every day is the most important thing and I hate being caught off guard.

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Lemon Chicken Skewers

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Oh hey there! I'm glad you could stop by to enjoy these beautiful lemon chicken skewers. I made them last week after picking an abundance of lemons from our tree. I was trying to think up all sorts of ways to use them. I have a few other ideas, but this was the first thing that came to mine. I'm all about my barbecue right now. It's been insanely hot the past week. One day we hit 106F! So rather than heat up the house I just go outside and light up the grill. Plus the barbecue really does make everything taste better. 

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20 of the Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

20 of the Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

I love my slow cooker. I love coming home to a meal that's ready to eat, especially when I've had a long day and I really don't feel like cooking. I typically prep a few meals on Sunday afternoon, but my slow cooker saves me the rest of the week. Here are 20 awesome paleo slow cooker recipes. Spend a few minutes planning out your slow cooker meals and throw them in a crock pot before you leave for work. Your taste buds will thank you when you get home!

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