Healthy Food Odyssey

Cooking, Eating, and Enjoying Healthy Food!

Weekly Dinners #8: Lime Chicken 2 Ways, Cauliflower Fried “Rice”, Turkey Taco Salad, Apple Bacon BBQ Chicken and Slaw and Chocolate Banana Sunbutter Protein Balls!

This week’s dinners include: Lime Chicken Sunbutter Satay Sauce for the Chicken Cauliflower Fried “Rice” Lime Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas Apple Bacon BBQ Chicken My Favorite Homemade Slaw Turkey Taco … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Current 4-Day Split Routine Focusing on Glutes, Back, and Triceps

A few posts ago, I wrote about ways I’ve changed my fitness and food since I’ve started studying for the NASM CPT, and I alluded to a 4-day split routine … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week’s Meals: Grain-Free Banana Pancakes, 3-Bean Chili, Black Bean Brownies, and Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

I tried some great recipes this week – a breakfast, two new dinners, and a dessert. This is not exactly a weekly meal plan, but rather some new ideas for … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

How I’ve Changed My Workout Since Studying for the NASM CPT

I have changed a lot about how I workout since I started studying and training to become a personal trainer. Before November of last year, my workouts were pretty unfocused, … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Favorite Green Smoothie – What I Eat Every Single Morning

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about trying green smoothies for the first time. Well, I’m a convert. I have played with the ingredients, and this is definitely … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Dinners #7: Greek Meatballs, Asian Chicken Thighs, and BBQ Chicken Breasts with Paleo Slaw

I haven’t made Greek meatballs in a long time, and today, I had a hankering for them. My whole dinner was a scant 500 calories, with a TON of flavor, … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Dinners #6: Salsa Chicken, My Favorite Caesar, and Turkey Taco Salad

I usually meal plan every Sunday, head to the grocery store, and start prepping meals for the week. I try to only cook three times per week and cook enough … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy and Quick Dinners for Week 5

My goal every week when meal planning is to pick meals that are healthy, delicious, fairly easy to prep, and cost efficient. I also root around in my pantry to … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Green Smoothie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Why am I so late to jump on the green smoothie bandwagon? Because I don’t own a Vitamix? No problem. My run-of-the-mill Cuisinart is doing a great job. This week, … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Weekly Dinners #4: Dinner For One

Since my husband is out of town this week, my menu may look a little all over the place. Especially tonight’s dinner. I just grabbed whatever looked good, and I … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stuck At Home Back End Workout

After I had this scrumptious breakfast this morning, I decided to do my Back End Workout at home since school is closed and the roads are icy. I do have … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weekly Dinners # 3 + a Great Back End Workout!

I finally feel like I am recovering from the craziness of the holidays. My workouts are back on track as well as my eating and meal planning. Here is my … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Year Weekly Dinner Plan – Week 2

Menu Ingredients Needed Sunday: Dijon Skillet Chicken Thighs (recipe below), Spinach Tomato Couscous (recipe here) Sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard, chicken broth, 1-1.5 pounds of chicken thighs, herbs d’ provence, garlic … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Study Aids for Personal Training Certification – Learning the Muscles

I’m not sure about the other certification textbooks, but the NASM is pretty dense. There are a lot of terms, systems, and anatomy that are sort of treated as common … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Year’s Weekly Dinners – A Good Start to the Year

I don’t know if you all indulged as much as I did over the past few weeks, but I have got to get back on track. Being sick for three … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Eating Weekly Meal Plan

Getting back in the saddle! I made a huge crock pot of chicken and veggie soup yesterday. Super easy and yum. I’ll have to post the recipe later. I also … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cold Weather Power Breakfast: Cinnamon Banana Nut Steel Cut Oatmeal

This oatmeal is great on a cold morning (34 here this am) and pretty nourishing as well. I just gathered a few ingredients I already have in my kitchen to … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Light Workout (while under the weather) With New Equipment

Even though I’m still feeling under the weather today, I wanted to try out some new “toys” I got in the mail before I left for Thanksgiving vacation.  These were … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recommitting to the Plan After Multiple Setbacks

What happens when your child gets sick, you get sick, you still have to go out of town (two full days of travel), and Thanksgiving hits? Well, you may not … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quick and Healthy Dinner: Braised Chicken Thighs and Spinach Tomato Couscous

I was so tired last night, and did not really feel like cooking dinner, but also knew I couldn’t eat out healthily. So, I threw this together, and it was … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Working Out to Exhaustion: My Med of Choice

I guess I’ve never really lifted weights to exhaustion, or muscle failure. I have done it twice now since I started training for my new career. And I can’t believe … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

End of Week 1: Getting Specific with Fitness and Health Goals

As I’m reading Chapter 19 in my NASM CPT 4 textbook, Lifestyle Modification and Behavioral Coaching, I am realizing that I really need to get specific about my own health, … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Post-workout power breakfast

This is one of my favorite protein-rich breakfasts that keeps me full and satisfied until lunch. You got veg, protein, healthy fat, and carbs from the beans. And, it’s super … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Taco Salad That Satisfies

This is the tastiest and most satisfying dinner! And super fast and easy, as well. I make taco meat with grass-fed beef and an all organic taco mix and tomato … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

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