Recently I have been making big salads for lunch and this recipe is one that I’ve really enjoyed. Very easy, fresh, simple and light. Add a protein of your choice and enjoy! SIMPLE VEGGIE SALAD 1 handful of mixed spring lettuce 1⁄2 avocado 1⁄2 yellow bell pepper chopped 1⁄2 red bell pepper chopped sliced onion 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper dash of olive oil OR this Primal Kitchen Dressing
This recipe is one that Whitney and I found years ago and we still love it! I find pancakes with eggs, sugar and white flour to be far to heavy for me so this is a healthier, lighter option. PROTEIN PANCAKES 1 packet or scoop Perfect Fit Protein 1⁄2 banana, mashed 1⁄2 Tbs unsweetened almond milk 1⁄4 cup egg whites 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp maple syrup Cook like regular pancakes and enjoy!
Recently, I have been enjoying a homemade Cobb Salad during my lunch break. One of my favorite perks of working from home is having the ability to make my lunch and use my kitchen during my lunch break. I love being in the kitchen. The best part (in my opinion) about this lunch is the whole 30 approved Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing. I got mine at Erewhon Calabasas but if you don’t have an Erewhon nearby it’s also at Whole Foods. Whole 30 Cobb Salad Ingredients: Living Lettuce (Or any type of greens) Purple onion Tomato Yellow bell pepper Bacon Shredded chicken or sliced turkey 2 hard boiled eggs Avocado oil Avocado Ranch by Primal Kitchen You can adjust your serving size to whatever you need but I usually like to fill a plate with greens and then use kitchen shears to cut them up so I can have lots and lots of them. Then I will do 2 pieces of bacon, 2 hard boiled eggs, 1/4 chopped yellow bell pepper, a few cherub tomatoes and …
This morning, after my workout and catching up with clients, I decided to go ahead and run a few errands. Usually, I’ll make a veggie omelette each morning BUT today I needed something quick to get out the door. My Vanilla Protein Smoothie was the perfect option. VANILLA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE Recipe: 1 cup frozen spinach (I get a bag at Costco and keep it in my freezer.) 1 banana 1 scoop vanilla protein powder from Traders Joe’s 1 tablespoon almond butter 3 ice cubes Blend and enjoy! Preferably on the beach and not in your car running errands. 🙂
It has been a rainy new year in Southern California! When I moved to California last January it rained on us the whole drive in from the boarder to Calabasas so this weather makes me sentimental to my first few weeks in California. Sometimes on gloomy days I like to brighten up my mornings with colorful breakfast bowls! Here are two of my recent favorites. ACAI BOWL Recipe: 1 Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack 1 banana (half in smoothie, half as topping). 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (in smoothie). 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola 2 Strawberries Oatmeal Bowl Recipe: 1/4 cup quick oats 1 pack Wild Friends Chocolate + Coconut Peanut Butter 2 strawberries 1 banana 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola I hope this brightens up your Foguary! 😉 Let me know if you try either of the delicious and healthy options above.
Yesterday I whipped up this quick and easy smoothie for lunch. While peanut butter can sometimes make smoothies feel heavy this recipe is light and delicious. Enjoy! SERVINGS: 1 ½ c fat-free milk ½ c fat-free plain yogurt 2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter ¼ very ripe banana 1 Tbsp honey 4 ice cubes COMBINE ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. NUTRITION (per serving) 366 cal, 18 g pro, 40 g carb, 3 g fiber, 32 g sugar, 16.5 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 151 mg sodium
Melissa Wood is a health coach, model and proud new mother living in New York City. While gracing the pages of such publications as Women’s Health, Self and Shape magazines through her work as a model, she has developed a passion for healthy living and fitness. Melissa completed her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health and Wellness Coach in 2014. She hopes that by sharing her own experiences with food choices and body image, she will be able to help those struggling to find a healthy balance in their lives. For Melissa’s health and fitness tips, visit her website http://www.melissawoodhealth.com, f low her on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat @Mindfullyfit Food Combining 101 People often tell me that they eat healthily but are frustrated with the lack of results in their bodies, and can’t understand why they’re still feeling bloated after eating. The first thing I always ask them is how they are combining their foods. Proper food combining is a method of eating that allows you to digest your food in a way that is …