RECIPE: BREAKFAST CASSEROLE MUFFINS

Plain and simply, breakfast can be tough. If your day starts early, if you have little ones, or it’s just not a priority, breakfast is often a meal that many people skip or push to the wayside. However, it is just as important as any other meal of the day, which is why I’m giving you TWO ways to make this delicious recipe!

SO YOU'VE HEARD OF MACROS. Maybe you know what they are, but are still figuring out what it all means. Maybe you count them and you’re all about it.

OR MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF MACROS. You didn’t know that counting them was a thing. And to be honest, you don't even know what I'm talking about.

This post gives a general overview of what macros are and why people count them. It's the first in a series all about macros. The following posts dive deeper into each macronutrient, explaining its role in your diet, when it's best to eat each one, and good sources of each.

THE SOULFUL LIFE PROJECT 002: KIM + BRENDAN

The Soulful Life Project is a series of guest posts from different people in the community sharing a little bit about their story & why they do what they do. These posts will be featured the last week of every month.

This month's post features two of my friends from CrossFit Hit and Run both have chronic illnesses. You would never know because they are both awesome people who lead very normal lives. Scratch that. They are both awesome people who lead fricken awesome lives. Neither one of them have let their illnesses hold them back in pursuing everything in life. And they each have found a way to give back by pursuing careers that help others with similar illnesses.

If you know me, you know that I try to find the most efficient way to do just about everything. This is especially true for meal-prepping. As much as I love cooking, I don’t particularly love spending half of my day on Sundays in the kitchen. Check out these tips for spending less time in the kitchen while conquering your weekly meal-prep.

RECIPE: SCOTCH EGG MEATBALLS

You're probably wondering what in the world is an egg meatball. Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a hard-boiled egg wrapped in meat to make a ball! (It's a common food in England known as a Scotch Egg). You will get some funny looks by friends and co-workers, but believe me when I tell you these guys are really tasty!The super great thing about this recipe is you can essentially make it for any meal of the day by switching up what kind of meat you use and what you serve it with. 

RECIPE: ROASTED CHICKEN THIGHS & VEGGIES SKILLET

RECIPE: ROASTED CHICKEN THIGHS & VEGGIES SKILLET

This is one of my go-to recipes for a quick, delicious meal with very little prep time. And the awesome thing about this recipe is you can make it a bunch of different ways. So, if you're not into leftovers but you are into saving time and money, this one is for you. You can eat this meal all week but use different veggies each night to switch up the flavors. This recipe is also scalable, meaning it can be made as a single serving or for however many people you’re feeding.

THE SOULFUL LIFE PROJECT 001: CAITLIN DAVIS

This is the first post of a new series I'm launching called The Soulful Life Project. I really wanted there to be a community section of the blog because that's one of the things I love most about CrossFit and from working at lululemon. The Soulful Life Project is a series of guest posts from different people in the community sharing a little bit about their story & why they do what they do. These posts will be featured the last week of every month.

RECIPE: PROTEIN BROWNIE BATTER MUFFINS

*WARNING* these muffins are so darn good they should be illegal. I feel like I'm breaking the law every time I eat them because they are so delicious AND they are guilt-free AND they are so easy to make. They are gluten-free and contain no added sugar - I'm telling you they seem too good to be true but they are for real! For all of the reasons above, they are my favorite post-workout bedtime snack at the moment. I shouldn’t even have to tell you to give them a try, but you should give them a try.

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE PEANUT-BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN ICE CREAM

If you know me, you know that I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. And you may also know that ice cream is one of my favorite sweets. Since real ice cream is full of sugar and made with milk (not fun for the lactose-intolerant folks like myself), I don’t eat it very often. Instead, I make my own to beat those cravings and not feel guilty about it!

4 THINGS TO AID IN YOUR POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY (and they’re all free!)

When it comes to #gainz, the things we do outside of the gym are just as important as the training we do in the gym. Recovery plays a huge role not only in how we feel the next day, but how we perform at work and during our workouts. Over the past couple years I have implemented each of these things into my post-workout routine and it’s made a huge difference! What I love about all of them is that they don’t take much time and they are all free!