Simple Mango Salad with Tilapia


I’ve had many friends tell me they don’t have much time to cook a healthy homemade meal or can’t cook at all, so I wanted to share a simple, light, tasty, and fresh recipe that anyone could make. Only chopping and mixing required for this dish!  You could really cut these veggies however you like, cubed or sliced depending on how you want to serve them.

Ingredients:
1 Large (almost ripe) Mango
1 Lime

1/2 English Cucumber 
10 Cherry Tomatoes (Small)
1/2 Large Avocado
1/2 Red Onion
1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
1 Bundle of Fresh Cilantro
1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
1/4 Tsp Crushed Black Pepper

#Beastmode… Breakdown or Breakthrough?


Michelle always tells me getting in shape, fitness and working out has a direct correlation life. The obstacles you face in the gym are often the same ones you face in life at large. Are you slow to change? Give a 110% then bail after 2 weeks. Are you inflexible? Not in touch? If you are these things in the gym there is a good chance you are this way in the world as well.

 

For me, I am the second one. I come in guns blazing, eager to tackle a new goal, project or obstacles, but when too much adversity hits I move on to the next thing. This is a hard quality to admit to, as I don’t wan to think I give up that easily. I like to think I am driven, goal oriented and capable… and honestly I AM, but those things don’t mean I am not ALSO struggle with defeat. Frankly, we don’t live in a culture that teaches us how to buckle down for the long haul, the struggles and the patience anymore. Everything is instant gratification, so when I started to head south in my training regimen a couple weeks ago I really had to take a close look at who I really am. Before, if I lost sight of my goals, it was never the end of the world. It usually seemed I had stopped with one thing because something better came along. I didn’t ever think it was because the first thing got hard, but maybe that IS what I had been doing.

Almond Cinnamon Crusted Chicken Tenders


Do you ever miss the crunch of chicken strips? I do- Im a texture person and I love crunchy foods! This is a great alternative and can be altered to be more spicy (cayanne) or more aromatic (cinnamon) or both together for a very flavorful punch!  
Ingredients:
4oz Chicken Tenders
1 Egg White
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Sliced Almonds (you want the pieces to be thin so they stick, if they are too thick and heavy they will fall off)
Sea Salt
Garlic (fine chopped fresh or dried, use less if fresh)
Coconut Oil
Plain Greek Yogurt (optional)
Barley Brown Rice

Protein Cookies! Peanut Butter, Coconut & Almond,


These are a GREAT option when are having a sweets craving but don’t want to ruin your diet OR as a pre or post workout protein snack (cause the oats and protein mix)… and they are so easy to make.

Pre Heat Oven to 350

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup Oat Flower (you can make this at home by blending raw oats in a food processor or blender)
1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tsp Pure Baking Soda
1/2 cup Chopped Almonds
1 tbs Cinnamon
8 packets Stevia in the Raw
1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Coconut Spread
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 Whole Eggs
60% Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)