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Below you will from some of my family’s favorite recipes that still allow me to maintain my physique and reach my goals. I am so excited to share them with you. As with all meal planning and recipes, make sure you track your macro nutrients and calories - especially if you modify these recipes.


6 Surprisingly Healthy Pancake Recipes

6 Surprisingly Healthy Pancake Recipes

I have always loved pancakes! Growing up, nothing could top waking up to the smell of pancakes for breakfast. Just because you want to live a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have eliminate foods that you enjoy. With that in mind, I thought I would create a list of some pretty awesome pancake recipes that […]


How to Create Quick & Healthy Meals

Quick AND healthy? Yes—eating healthfully doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen. Let me show you how! Keep It Balanced When preparing quick and healthy meals, start by thinking about balance. A balanced meal is made up of a variety of nutrient-dense foods, which is important because these foods provide you with the most nutrients […]

Shakeology Ice Cream

Shakeology Ice Cream

Think ice cream is off the menu while going through your fitness path? Think again!  This healthy ice cream can be your healthiest meal of the day!  It is such a great healthy dessert option! Shakeology Ice Cream Recipe:   Ingredients: 1 medium banana 6-8 oz of water 1/2 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology 1 […]

7 Healthy Burger Recipes

7 Healthy Burger Recipes to Enjoy this Weekend!

Tips for Making a Healthier Burger Whatever type of burger you make, before you fire up the grill, keep these tricks in mind to amp up the flavor and the benefits of your meal. Ditch the mayo and instead use a bit of plain, protein-rich Greek yogurt or smashed avocado. Pick up some whole grain, […]

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans

In case you haven’t caught on by now, I am a big fan of Mexican dishes. I think this is primarily because I spent most of my childhood years in the southwestern town of Yuma, Arizona. Yuma, as you might imagine, has a large Mexican influence and a lot of the recipes that I have here […]


5 Great Cookbooks That Also Make Great Gifts

Everyday Super Food Jamie Oliver I have always liked Jamie Oliver and the work he has been doing recently is just awesome. Not too long ago, he gave a fantastic Ted Talk where Jamie suggested that we Teach Every Child About Food and I could not agree more. If you haven’t watched this video, definitely set […]

Chicken Verde Feature

Chicken & Bean Chile Verde

I recently acquired a new guilty pleasure; chips and salsa verde! So when I found this recipe recently and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It was pretty similar to the Santa Fe Chicken recipe I have prepared many times in the past. While it was really good, I didn’t quite have the “verde” […]


Recommended Food Guide – Free Download!

I am all about trying to provide you with the resources that you need to succeed and reach your health and fitness goals! Here is another resource that I think you will find  pretty handy! A Common Question Nutrition is the area that most people tend to struggle and this is understandable since there is […]


6 Recipes to Enjoy the New Café Latte Shakeology

The 7th flavor in the Shakeology family, Café Latte, is now available (currently US only)! The highly anticipated flavor for all the coffee lovers has the same protein blend and contains the same healthy ingredients you have come to love and expect from Shakeology. This new flavor is made with whole coffee fruit, which is indigenous […]

peanut butter pie

Peanut Butter Protein Pie

Want a cheat snack that isn’t a cheat? Give this peanut butter protein pie recipe a try! In the past, I have made protein pudding, which is super simple to prepare (basically everything mentioned below, minus the peanut butter and pie crust), tastes amazing and is a great guilt-free late night snack! I thought I […]

Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken

Here is a recipe for you that is really simple to prepare and people will think you spent weeks in culinary school to learn. If you take out the cheese, this is a great low-carb, low-fat meal meal that I know the entire family will enjoy! I posted the same image you see in this post […]

Turkey Cranberry Brie Sandwich

10 Recipes For Thanksgiving Day Leftovers

Just because you have Thanksgiving leftovers doesn’t mean you’re stuck eating the same thing for the next week. Here are 10 healthy, creative recipes to use up what’s left! Check the remaining recipes here – 10 Healthy Ways to Use Thanksgiving LeftoversNeed a Coach? If you need to find someone that will hold you accountable, […]

Crock Pot Fajitas

Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Healthy Chicken Fajitas Made Easy Looking for a great tasting, but easy fajita recipe? Look no further! This is a super-simple recipe that you can try the next time you are in the mood for fajitas, but aren’t able to commit a lot of time to prep. Despite the minimal prep time, these fajitas came […]


Apple Crisp

The fall season is here and it is definitely my favorite season! There are a lot of things about fall that I enjoy and the food that accompanies the season is one of them. Apple crisp has been a favorite recipe of mine even while growing up. I prefer to have it served warm, preferably […]

Mom's Salsa

Mom’s Homemade Salsa

I think that everyone can agree that there is at least one recipe that Mom makes better than anyone else! Typically, this is a recipe that Mom was handed down over several generation or perhaps she came up with on her own and has perfected it along the way. In fact, a lot of times, there isn’t a “written […]

FixATE Cookbook

FIXATE – 101 Recipes To Simple Nutrition – Available Now!

What are the Fixate Cookbook details? 21 Day Fix creator, Autumn Calabrese, takes her simple color-coded container system for measuring perfect portions and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes to give you Fixate, a delicious approach to healthy weight loss. So you’re not just eating tasty, healthy foods-you’re eating just the right […]


Copycat Recipe: Chipotle Chicken

Not too long ago, I posted a Chicken Fajitas recipe that we at least once/month and if you haven’t yet tried that recipe yet, I would encourage you to give it a try – it’s awesome! Today, I am bringing you another recipe that is similar to the previously mentioned one, but it is a […]

FixATE Cookbook

Autumn Shares 5 Recipes From Her New Book

INTRODUCING FIXATE: A 21 Day Fix-Based Cookbook Get your pots, pans, and kitchen essentials ready, because a new 21 Day Fix-based cookbook from Autumn Calabrese is debuting, FIXATE, this summer! This all-new cookbook takes Autumn’s simple color-coded container portion control system and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes. Each FIXATE recipe lists color-coded container […]

Road Trip

10 Healthy Road Trip Snacks Under 200 Calories

The car is packed, the kids are happily occupied in the backseat, and you’re ready to hit the road. But, when stomachs start rumbling, what’s the plan? To stop you from making a pit stop at a greasy spoon or swinging through a drive-thru, we’ve pulled together a list of 10 road trip foods (+5 […]

Individual Turkey Meat Loaves

Individual Turkey Meat Loaves

This recipe is directly out of the P90X2 nutrition guide and is one of our favorites! It is really simple to make and if you don’t mind having left overs the next day, these are perfect. Ingredients 2 large egg whites 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp garlic powder 2 Tbsp. […]

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Living my childhood years in the southwestern corner Arizona, I have always been a big fan of Mexican food and ever since I moved to the Midwest, it is style of food that we have on a weekly basis Here is a recipe that is pretty simple to prepare, but does require some grilling skills. However, […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

With 6 mouths to feed in our family, dinners can be tough to find something that everyone agrees on and enjoys. This is especially true when you are trying to put a focus on healthy nutrition. We were constantly standing in the pantry or with the refrigerator door open asking; “What’s for dinner?” It was annoying […]


Bulking Up on a Budget

The cost of food is high and this effects a lot of us. If you are trying to add some bulk in the form of lean muscle mass (which should be your goal…!), it can be difficult to figure out the best value for your money while still getting quality nutrition.  There are some staples […]

Apple Raisin Coffee Cake

Apple Raisin Coffee Cake

Want a healthy desert or breakfast recipe to warm you up during the fall season? Here’s an easy recipe, chock-full of healthy fruit and nuts, that’ll serve a small army and goes great with a cup of coffee! Preparation Time: 40 minutes Cooking Time: 35 to 40 minutes Ingredients 5 cups cored, peeled, and chopped […]


Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken With Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken With Sweet Potatoes Here is a recipe that I got from a friend in the AM and whipped it up for dinner in the PM!  While the kiddos thought it was a bit too spicy, Debbie and I both loved it and will definitely be adding it to our menu going forward. […]

Pre-workout Meal - Oatmeal

Oatmeal with Blueberries

Oatmeal with Blueberries Here is a recipe that is my”go to” breakfast/pre-workout meal! Eating oatmeal plain can take some getting used to since most of the prepackaged oatmeal has a lot of sugar, however once you add just a couple of healthy options into the mix, you’ll forget all about that extra sugar. Oatmeal, by itself […]

3-Day Refresh

3-Day Refresh – A Clean Break From Bad Habits!

Watch This Video To Learn About the 3-Day Refresh Then Ask Yourself… What do you want to achieve in 3 days? Do you want more energy? To feel more like yourself again? More like the happy, confident, fundamentally healthy person you know you can be? Then keep reading… Why do a 3-Day Refresh? Sometimes your […]


#1 Asked Question This Week: Is BBQ Healthy?

Is BBQ Healthy? Not All BBQ is Created Equal If you are trying to make sure that you keep your diet in check this coming holiday weekend, you are probably asking yourself; “Is BBQ Healthy?” Be sure to check out a related article:  Surviving Summer Parties. The quick answer:  That Depends! The term “BBQ” means different […]

PB & Jelly Shakeology

PB and J Shakeology

One of my favorite Shakeology Recipes Most days I stick with my standard Peanut Butter & Chocolate Shakeology recipe and for the most part that is the same recipe I use day-in, day-out, it definitely feels like a cheat as I am enjoying it. However, when I’ve got a bag of Vanilla Shakeology on hand, […]

Chicken and Rice Soup

South-Of-The-Border Chicken & Rice Soup

South-Of-The-Border Chicken & Rice Soup This is a recipe that I actually got in an email from Mike O’Hearn, so I can’t take credit for it.  However, I did modify his original version of this recipe by upping the amount of chicken used and added a couple of other herbs to the mix to make […]


Coach Chris Check-In!

Hey Team! Who’s ready for Thanksgiving?  Or better yet, who’s ready for Black Friday?  I’ve never been a big Black Friday shopper to be honest, a bit too crazy and crowded for my liking.  I like to do most of my shopping online and avoid the craziness that can sometimes ensue at the stores…  While […]

Shakeology Protein Bar

Shakeology Protein Bars

Looking for a high quality but simple protein bar? Check out these shakeology bars. I modified the published recipe due to ingredient availability, but they turned out great! They are great option for a snack or post workout. Give them a try and let me know what you think.   Ingredients: 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology 2 scoops Chocolate Casein Protein 2 […]

Fall Fruits and Vegetables

5 Foods to Stock Up on this Fall

Fall is Upon Us Fall officially started on 9/22 this year.  Here is in the Midwest, the temps have cooled, the grass and greened back up and some of the trees are starting to turn and most importantly…it’s football season! Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons of the year. If you are fortunate […]

Sante Fe Chicken

Santa Fe Chicken

Santa Fe Chicken Here is another simple a great tasting recipe that my good friend Troy introduced me to.  This one has become a staple at our house, making an appearance at least every other week. The super moist chicken just falls apart! The touch of mexican spice that accompany it fill the entire house […]

Ultimate Reset - Roasted Root Medley

Roasted Root Medley

Here is another recipe from the Ultimate Reset, which I went through last year.  Almost every recipe that I had during that 3 week period was totally new and I will be honest, I wasn’t sure how I would like the beets in this one.  While they still have a bit of an “earthy” taste, […]

P90X2 Chicken Bruschetta

P90X2 Chicken Bruschetta

The Nutrition Guide that accompanies the P90X2 fitness programs is one of my favorites due to all of the awesome recipes that are contained within.  Several of the recipes that I tried while going through P90X2 I still use to this day because they are so good and simple to prepare.  While this recipe may […]

Egg White Muffins

Egg White Muffins

Egg White Muffins This recipe was introduced to me by a good friend and I gotta say, they are pretty awesome!  This a great recipe to prepare on a Sunday and then use the dish as an “on-the-go” breakfast or snack!  Since we are only using egg whites and minimal amounts of other ingredients they […]

Black Beans and Rice

Ultimate Reset – Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice Here is a great dinner idea, which was one of my favorite recipes from the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. A 21-day program I went through last summer and really enjoyed. Check out my journey here: http://www.yourfitnesspath.com/beachbody-ultimate-reset-final-review Ingredients ¾ cup cooked brown rice ½ cup canned low-sodium black beans ¼ tsp. extra-virgin olive oil ⅛ […]

Turkey Burgers

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Grilled Turkey Burgers Grilling season is in full swing and this is a great alternative to your run-of-the-mill ground beef burgers.  The combination of the green peppers and onions really kick this recipe up!  You could even opt to add some spicy peppers based on your preferences. You’ll notice in the photo below, I elect […]