A common myth of meal prepping is that it is expensive. But this isn’t true! With a little bit of planning, you can easily find recipes that won’t break the bank. Take this one for example! This Chicken Enchilada Skillet recipe will cost you $2.50 per meal or less. To be honest you probably have some of the ingredients in your kitchen already, which would bring down the cost a lot. For example, this meal prep cost me $1.50 per meal, and I made 5 meals! Now onto the recipe… Start out by adding the chicken broth and chili powder to a large skillet withRead More →

Chili is one of my favorite winter meals. There’s something so comforting about a warm bowl of chili. The only thing I don’t like about it is that some recipes require tons of prep work and hours of cooking on the stove. While I don’t mind this every once in a while, I much prefer recipes that are quick to whip up and require very little prep work. That is why I created this super easy Crockpot turkey chili recipe! About 10 minutes of prep work and you’re done! Let the Crockpot do all of the hard work for you! Start out by peeling andRead More →

I absolutely love traditional brown sugar glazed sweet potatoes. They’re the perfect holiday treat. But their nutritional profile just isn’t something that is worth it to be all of the time. That is why I decided to make a more macro friendly, “skinny” version that is still full of flavor but not of calories. Start out by preheating the oven to 450 and lining a baking sheet with either a silicone baking mat or sprayed tin foil. Next peel and chop your sweet potatoes into 1″ cubes and place in a bowl. In another small bowl mix your melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt andRead More →

I’m a big fan of fitness watches and I’ve had the Polar A360 for a few years and still really love it. (You can read my review of the Polar A360 watch here). However I thought it was time for an upgrade. After doing a lot of research I ended up going with the Polar Ignite watch and I couldn’t be happier! Here is my full review.  Design The Polar Ignite has a really sleek design. It has a regular watch band that you can get in many different colors, plus a round watch face. What I loved is that even though it has aRead More →

If you’re looking for a complete meal that can be on the table in under 30 minutes, then you’ve come to the right place. This Instant Pot BBQ Pinneapple Chicken couldn’t be any easier to make.  You’ll have a perfectly cooked meal in no time! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no worries! You can also make this recipe in the oven (click here for the recipe) Start out by placing the metal insert into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Lay your chicken breasts on top and then pour in the 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Next add in the pineapple chunk making sureRead More →

Anytime I can make an entire recipe in just one pot, that’s win in my book. I’ve definitely been known to use almost every pot and pan in the house when making a meal (just ask my husband!). This Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken is healthy, easy to make, and is ready in under 20 minutes all in one pot. That’s triple win for me! Recipe Notes: If the pasta isn’t fully cooked after 3 minutes, set the Instant Pot to “saute” and cook some more. Continue to stir until the pasta is tender.Read More →

Anybody who has tried to change their weight has probably heard at some point in their life that the scale lies because “muscle weighs more than fat”. Is this true? Should you ditch your scale for good? Let me break it down for you… Fat vs. Muscle The saying that “muscle weighs more than fat” isn’t entirely true. I mean 1 pound is 1 pound no matter if its 1lb of feathers or 1lb of rocks. So its impossible for 1lb of muscle to actually be heavier than 1lb of fat. However the saying still has some truth behind it. What the saying really means isRead More →

Nothing is more frustrating then when the scale suddenly stops moving. Especially when you feel like you are already doing all of the right things. You are watching what you eat and you’re hitting the gym, but the scale just isn’t cooperating. This is usually when most people would throw in the towel and quit. But that’s not you! Instead of giving up all together, try these few simple tips for how to break past a weight loss plateau.  What is a plateau & how to know if you’re in one A weight loss plateau is basically when you have already been successfully losing weightRead More →

Building muscle takes a lot of hard work, time, and patience. Unfortunately it won’t happen overnight, and it most likely won’t happen without a plan. So if you’ve been trying to build muscle but haven’t see a lot of success, then keep reading. Or if you would like to start focusing on building muscle but aren’t sure what to do, then this is also for you. Here are my top tips for how to build muscle and get stronger in the gym.  Have a Workout Plan Building muscle requires you to have a thorough strength training program. You want a program that hits all ofRead More →

Turkey Taco Pasta - Everyday Wellness

This is one of those meals that I’ve been making for so long that I just assumed it was on my blog. And then one day I actually searched for it and was amazed that I didn’t find it. So basically, this is long overdue and I apologize. This turkey taco pasta recipe is so quick to whip together, so flavorful, and extremely filling while still being under 500 calories per serving. I don’t think it gets much better than that! Start out by cooking your pasta according to package directions. I personally love using chickpea pasta to make it even healthier, however regular pastaRead More →