Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Today I was determined to make a new recipe. It’s always been something I’ve loved doing, but over the past year my experiments in the kitchen have dwindled. It seems like it’s hard to find the time these days or something else take precedence, but I really love creating and it’s something I plan to make more time for. Plus, recipes don’t have to be complicated or take hours and I think these 30 minute meals are probably more realistic and functional for most! So you can expect to see quick meals from me in the future.

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Protein Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops

Protein Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops

It’s the start of a new week and that means there’s a new Black Iron Nutrition ingredient challenge. And this week it’s the most basic fall ingredient of them all. Hello pumpkin! Pumpkin’s incredibly versatile and I urge you to explore with it this week. It’s great in sweet and savory dishes and it’s rich in vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. You can’t go wrong with this one.

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Chocolate Protein Birthday Cake

Chocolate Protein Birthday Cake

The ingredient challenge for Black Iron Nutrition this week was black beans so I decided to work on my baking skills. I’ve never been the best at baking with protein powder, and I gave up for some time because it gets quite expensive if you have to continually throw away batches and batches of food. But I decided it was time to experiment again.

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Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3s. They're also high in a variety of antioxidants, vitamins and mineral, making them a great addition to your diet. Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite ways to consume them. There are so many options and recipes you can create with them. I like to mix them up and put them in the fridge overnight for a healthy breakfast. The fiber and protein are a great way to kickstart your day. But they also make a delicious and healthy dessert if you get a sweet tooth in the afternoon or evening.

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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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Pumpkin Pie Protein Squares

Pumpkin Pie Protein Squares

About a year ago, around this time, we decided to have a pumpkin recipe challenge at work with our Black Iron Nutrition clients. I was excited and up for the challenge. I decided I wanted to make a high protein pumpkin bar. We got all kinds of healthy delicious ingredients, and then Krissy and I went to work in the kitchen trying to develop the perfect fall treat. A few hours later and multiple attempts to save whatever it was I was mixing together and throwing in the oven, I decided my creation was a failure and not worthy of sharing with the group. 

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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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Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake + PR3 Giveaway

Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake + PR3 Giveaway

PurePharma just released a free ebook on Recovery Fundamentals and how to optimize your recovery to enhance your performance. I've talked briefly about recovery in different posts, but I've never dedicated an entire post to it. Which is crazy because it's one of the things I think about the most! If you come to my website it's likely to find healthy recipes which means you're concerned about what you put in your body. And that's awesome! You care about your health and how the food you eat nourishes your body and helps it recover.

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S'mores Protein Ice Cream

S'mores Protein Ice Cream

Did you know that it was National Ice Cream Day this past weekend? Of course I did. If you asked me what my favorite food or dessert was I would say ice cream. It's just so good. I love it. So of course I was busy eating way too much ice cream this weekend and hoarding this recipe. Okay I wasn't hoarding it, I just had a really busy weekend and I'm only now getting around to sharing it with you. But trust me, it was worth the wait.

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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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