Vanilla Protein Pancakes

These just look good! 1 cup oat flour 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¾ cup egg whites 4 tablespoons low-fat Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1. In a bowl, mix oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, and cinnamon until fully blended. 2. Add egg whites and Greek…

Calorie Counts…Are They Accurate?

Calories…you count them, you read food nutrition labels, but are they accurate?  I recently read an article from Precision Nutrition pointed out that a recent study found that nutrition labels on processed foods seriously underestimate calorie counts.  Scary, I know! What is a calorie?  A calorie is a way to measure energy. It’s a unit…

Golden Milk

Turmeric boasts an impressive list of health benefits. a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-depressant, and is said to also help prevent or treat all sorts of major diseases. To make: 2 cups almond milk 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (or any favorite sweetener, add more/less to taste) 1 teaspoons turmeric (or more to taste) 1…

How to make the most of your rest days….

If you are like me, I hate “rest” days!  I don’t take them very often, and when I do the thoughts in my head often make the day not so enjoyable.  However, I am starting to learn the importance of rest and how it can lead to better training in the future. One of the…

Healthy Game Day Treat!

Sticking with the Super Bowl theme, here is a recipe for a healthy party food! Chips & Guacamole (Clean Eating) Guacamole: 4 ripe avocados Juice of 1 lemon or lime 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder ½ teaspoon salt Tortilla Chip Ingredients: 1 package corn tortillas ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder…

Ten Questions with Jen McSorley

Where do you think your biggest transformation occurred- physically or mentally, or both, and why? My biggest transformation happened when I realized I was more than my Eating Disorder. For over 20 years I let it define who I was.  My eating disorder has always been about control and being perfect…it is the one thing…

Super Bowl Sunday! Healthy Eating Strategies

For most Americans, the Super Bowl typically means PARTY.  According to the American Institute of Food Distribution, Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest event in America for most food consumption — following Thanksgiving. Across the country, people will consume more than one billion chicken wings, 120 million pounds of avocados and 2.5 million pounds…

More Chicken!

Here is a quick and easy chicken recipe.  This will work great with leftovers! Chicken Salad 1 1/2 grilled chicken breast 1 single serving size of plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon of sunflower nuts 1 celery stalk finely chopped 1/4 of small green apple finely chopped 2 tablespoons of craisins or 1/2 cup red grapes…

Basic Principles of Clean Eating

Have you ever wondered what eating “clean” means?  It is a concept that stresses healthy, whole, unprocessed foods.  The approach to eating clean eating maximizes your energy and optimizes your health, making it more than just a diet. It’s a lifestyle, with built-in flexibility, meaning it can be adapted to fit most any kind of…

Chicken, Chicken, Chicken….

I started eating chicken about 6 months ago…after being a vegan for over 20 years.  It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I am glad I took that first bite.  For me, chicken has to be almost over cooked in order for me to eat it, but I am learning…

New Year’s Resolutions….

Every year we tell ourselves we have to set New Year’s Resolutions.quit smoking, quit sugar, lose 10 pounds, become vegan…. We often shoot for the moon and then a week later realize we are never going to reach those expectations.  This year why not try something a little different??? Instead of creating that list of…