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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.


Recipe of the Week - Red Beans and Rice with Chicken

Recipe of the Week – Red Beans and Rice with Chicken

Stir-fried chicken turns Cajun-spiced beans and rice into a satisfying one-bowl meal, ready in 20 minutes. Ingredients 10 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 medium green sweet pepper, coarsely chopped (3/4 cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added red beans, rinsed and drained 1 container ready-to-serve cooked brown rice […]

Lemony Shrimp Linguine

Recipe of the Week – Lemony Shrimp Linguine

  Packed with pasta, shrimp and vegetables, this easy recipe is a complete meal. Ingredients 12 ounces of whole-wheat linguine 4 tablespoons of olive oil, divided 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice, plus 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp 1 […]

Recipe of the Week - Panko and Dijon Fish Fillets

Recipe of the Week – Panko and Dijon Fish Fillets

Like the crunch of fried fish but don’t want the extra mess or prep-time? Try baking it with this dynamic mix of spices and breadcrumbs for a quick and appetizing dinner. Ingredients 4 5-ounce of fresh or frozen white fish fillets, such as tilapia, cod or flounder 2 tablespoons of Dijon-style honey mustard 1/4 cup […]

Recipe of the Week – Quick Fettuccine Alfredo

Recipe of the Week – Quick Fettuccine Alfredo

In this healthy fettuccine Alfredo recipe, the sauce for this classic pasta dish gets a makeover, using yogurt. Although we like to toss this creamy pasta sauce with fettuccine, any whole-wheat pasta can be used. To up the protein level, top with grilled chicken! Ingredients 8 ounces of whole-wheat fettuccine 1 tablespoon of butter 1 […]

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Unless you are vegetarian, just about everyone I know enjoys a great tasting steak! However, it can take some practice to deliver that same amazing steakhouse taste when you are cooking it yourself. In this post, you’ll find all of the resources you need to cook the perfect steak! Before we dive into the details […]

Recipe of the Week - Lemon Poppy seed Muffins

Recipe of the Week – Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Poppy seeds add a bit of flavor and texture to these low-fat muffins. Enjoy them at breakfast, try them as a post-workout snack or for dessert. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds 1 tablespoon of finely shredded lemon peel 2 teaspoons of baking powder […]

Full Day of Eating

This Is What A Day Of Eating Looks Like For Me

If you are interested in learning what a typical day of nutrition looks like for me, here’s a blog post where I document everything from the time I get up to the time I go to sleep. I include both photos of my meals as well as the nutritional breakdown of each. Just a heads […]

Recipe of the Week - Quick Chipotle Pork Chili

Recipe of the Week – Quick Chipotle Pork Chili

With fall weather starting to creep in, soups and chili are starting to show up more in the rotation of meals and here’s another to add into your collection of recipes. The smoky chipotle peppers and a chili pepper spice mix add heat to this quick-fix chili. Serve it for dinner on busy weeknights. Ingredients […]

Recipe of the Week - Raspberry-Yogurt-with-Dark-Chocolate

Recipe of the Week – Raspberry Yogurt with Dark Chocolate

Fresh raspberries and chocolate are a winning combo in my book! Add in some high protein Greek yogurt and you’ve got yourself an awesome snack that is guilt-free and tastes amazing. Check out this recipe to make your own flavored yogurt with fresh fruit and a touch of honey to cut down on added sugars. […]

Recipe of the Week - Honey Grilled Chicken

Recipe of the Week – Honey Grilled Chicken

Chicken breasts can be prepared and cooked in lots of different ways, but grilling is probably my favorite. The taste is unmatched. However, plain ole grilled chicken can get pretty monotonous unless you experiment with new recipes. There are times that my kids will rebel upon hearing that grilled chicken is on the dinner menu. […]

Gourmet Nutrition Cookbook

The Gourmet Nutrition Cookbook – For The Fit Food Lover

One of the most common struggles that hear from the people that I work with goes something like this: “I pretty much know which foods are healthy, but I don’t know what kinds of meals to prepare with them.” While it’s a simple process to hit up Google for a healthy recipe, if you are […]

Cinnamon Baked Apple Chips

Recipe of the Week – Cinnamon Baked Apple Chips

Most packaged dried fruits contain added cane sugar, but here’s a recipe for baked apple chips that uses only a touch of wholesome sweeteners and a sprinkle of cinnamon. No need for a dehydrator either, these tasty chips are made in the oven! Enjoy this as a delicious dessert or pack a bagful for an […]

Recipe of the Week - Chocolate Mint Protein Shake

Recipe of the Week – Chocolate Mint Protein Shake

There are just some combos that were meant to go together; peanut butter & jelly bacon & eggs chips and salsa burger and fries spaghetti and meatballs milk and cookies While all of those combinations are amazing, they really aren’t optimal food choices on a daily basis (except for bacon & eggs – you should […]

Recipe of the Week - BBQ Meatballs

Recipe of the Week – BBQ Meatballs

Meatballs are a wonderful protein-packed snack recipe. In fact, this isn’t the first meatball recipe that I have shared with you… Check out Sagi’s Signature Meatballs which is straight out of the Body Beast’s “Book Of Beast”. For this recipe, the addition of homemade BBQ sauce takes these meatballs from regular to extraordinary. You could actually use/re-use the BBQ […]

Kitchen Rescue Pack

Simplify Your Nutrition – FREE Kitchen Rescue Pack

Looking for practical eating advice? I am excited to share a free resource with you that I recently created; the Kitchen Rescue Pack! Discover the 5 steps necessary to create the perfect meal. Try out Dr. B’s delicious chili recipe Learn the 6 key elements to building delicious super shakes Master meal prep once and for […]

10 Chicken Recipes That Aren’t Boring, Bland, or Blah!

10 Chicken Recipes That Aren’t Boring, Bland, or Blah!

If you have a health and fitness goal that includes weight loss, you are likely mindful of the food you are eating, or at least you should be… As I have written in the past, energy balance is your key to fat loss and with that mind, you will want to ensure that you are including ample […]

5 Healthy Recipes to Help You Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

5 Healthy Recipes to Help You Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

If you have seen some of the recipes that I have shared here on Your Fitness Path in the past, you probably already know that Mexican is one of my all time favorite cuisines. Plus, Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to create a delicious Mexican feast or fiesta and enjoy the company of friends & family. You […]

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 scoop […]

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 Leftovers

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, […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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 […]

Body Beast – Sagi Signature Meatballs

Body Beast – Sagi’s Signature Meatballs Recipe

This is a recipe that is straight out of the Body Beast “Book Of Beast” program/nutrition guide.  They are a great food item to make on a Sunday afternoon and use for snacks and/or lunch for the remainder of the week…If they last that long. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey (I used ground […]


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 […]

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 cups […]