6 posts tagged nutrition

Mixed Greens Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts

Do you ever go out to eat and order a dish that, when it comes to the table, you think, "Damn, I could do this at home and it would be so much better"? Not that it's bad at the restaurant! Just that you know that you could make it at home and you'd put your own spin on it. There's something about the restaurant experience that will forever make me adore going out to eat, but most of the time I finish my plate and think, "I'm going home and recreating this, except I'll use this instead of that ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 3: Produce Prep

Eating a healthy diet is not about eating less, it's about eating right. As a weight loss strategy, sure, eating less works in theory. And it will work for a short period of time in practice as well. But it's not sustainable, it's not fun, and it's not healthy. And so it won't last forever. Vegetables and fruits are my favorite things. If you don't share the same love for them, it's just a matter of time. Fruits and vegetables are packed with all of the vitamins, minerals, antiox... Continue Reading

Avocado Beet Salad with Toasted Pepitas

Beets have not always been my favorite vegetable. Growing up, all I knew were Beautiful Beets, which was a dish of mashed purple vegetables and sour cream that did not do it's name justice. I've lived to learn that beets aren't always mashed with sour cream, they aren't always bright purple, they aren't always called beautiful but they are delicious. And they happen to be super good for you. Recently, my man and I had dinner at Mud Hen Water in Honolulu. Very rarely do we leave a ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 2: Prep Protein

Meal planning and prep is a powerful success strategy to help you stick to your diet (or as I like to call it, your lifestyle change). In Part 1 of the Meal Prep Success Series you learned what meal prep is, and the basics of how to do it. Part 2 introduces another success strategy, preparing protein, and explains how to apply what you learned in Part 1. Protein. It doesn't matter if you are trying to lose fat, to gain muscle, to eat clean or to stick to a paleo diet, protein is a super ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 1: The Essentials

You've probably heard the phrase meal prep before. What is it exactly? Meal prep/preparation is essentially planning and preparing ingredients and meals in advance to make your life easier in the days to follow. The last thing that I want to do is complicated your life. This is EasyDietHQ.com, emphasis on the easy. My job is to make fitness and nutrition less complicated, less exacting and less of a pain in the ass. That’s why I encourage you to prepare what you can ahead of time. I ... Continue Reading

Eat More: Beets

Ah, beets. Growing up, I proclaimed to hate these straight-out-of-a-story-book veggies. I was more of a carrot girl. You see, the only beet dish I'd ever been offered was lovingly called "Beautiful Beets" by my mother and my aunts, and only my mother and aunts. I believe the recipe consisted of mashed purple vegetables and sour cream with a deep (dark) history in the farmlands of Hungary. All I remember is that it was multiple shades of magenta, smelled weird and didn't look like food. I ... Continue Reading