One of my favorite meals is zoodles – in fact, I tend to have them 2-3 times a week! Sometimes I serve them with a hearty beefy pasta sauce, sometimes with a wonderful pesto with parmesean and some chicken or shrimp. I also love them with the creamy cashew sauce that is on my […]
Chipotle Chicken Recipe
COPYCAT CHIPOTLE CHICKEN RECIPE – adapted from Bloglovin yield: 6 to 8 servings prep time: 15 minutes cook time: 30 minutes total time: 1 hour 45 minutes The key to this amazing copycat recipe for Chipotle chicken is the marinade, and getting a nice sear on the chicken for those crunchy bits of cooked marinade! […]
Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes
Many of my favorite recipes come from my friend Kristen from Around The Fit Table – you have to try this one! It won’t disapoint! These fiber and protein packed pancakes are gluten and refined sugar free. Designer Protein Vanilla Praline Whey is the perfect compliment to the sweet carrots and ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger […]
Helpful Hints for substitutions!
Chips, fries, bread, rice, noodles. Since these carb-heavy items can spike blood sugar, when eating to be Metabolically Efficient, we “periodize nutrients” based on your individual goals. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up your dreams of pasta and fried rice. Get started with these 11 substitutes for simple carbohydrates that work […]
Homemade Nut Butter
This is so easy! Feel free to use the nuts and seeds you like – but this is what I use (and I don’t always measure) 1/4 cup of each: almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts Add in 1/8 cup flax and chia A dash of sea salt – mix in Cuisinart – may take […]
Simple Paleo Banana Pancakes – yum!
Simple Paleo Banana Pancakes – adapted from Paleo Grubs Serves 1 – this is a great pre workout breakfast – However, to keep it Metabolically Efficient, I would add another egg or two on the side, and some ghee or butter to the pancake – or some nut butter! Yummm. Top with a few sliced […]
Finally, after being active my entire adult life and competing in triathlon for 15 years, I’ve been able to reach my full potential. With Susan’s help adjusting my diet, 2015 was my strongest year ever. I earned a 5th place (age-group podium spot) at Boulder Ironman and won my age group at the Austin 70.3 race. Dropping nearly 30 pounds and […]
Carrot Cake Chia Pudding Parfait
Carrot Cake Chia Pudding Parfait – recipe courtesy of Kristen Larimer Makes 1 serving 1 recipe Carrot Cake Chia Pudding 1/2 medium carrot, finely grated 3 ounces whole fat, plain Greek yogurt (I used Sohha Tangy Savory Yogurt) 1 tablespoon unsweetened flaked coconut 1/4 ounce hazelnuts, toasted and crushed 1/2 tablespoon dried cranberries 1/2 teaspoon […]
Smoothie In A Bowl!
One of my friends/athletes created this recipe – and its amazing! I love when athletes create fun Metabolically Efficient meals!! Side note: She does freeze the coconut milk in ice cube trays and then adds it in – I also added some chia seeds to my version – this is a recipe you will want […]
“Right for ME!”
“Susan and ME have been a great addition to my training regimen. While it can be challenging to maintain good eating habits, Susan does a great job of providing options, recipes, advice, and support.” I realized that I am a “protein-type” eater years ago and in a carbo-centric world that can be tough. The tools […]