If you are in a fat loss process, please try not to consume liquid calories daily.
The best way to start tracking your macros and being in a caloric deficit is to be more aware of what you are drinking. In fact, juices, smoothies, frappuccinos, sodas are high in sugar that could sabotage your health progress. I know some people that drinking pure water can be boring and overwhelming. I will share my favorite beverage that I consume daily.
It is the first anniversary of living this COVID-19 pandemic, and I decided to write a letter for my 2020 year version.
Dear little red-haired girl:
I am writing you this letter to tell you that a lot has changed in one year. First of all, I want to say to you that I am proud of you for prioritizing your wellness and mental health. It is not easy to take that leap of faith and leave your corporate job due to the unfair treatment you had received. …
It is traditionally called Chicken Chermoula. This chicken breast recipe is juicy, full of flavor, and meal prep friendly. You can eat it with rice and oven-roasted vegetables; end it with having a healthy and filling meal.
I want to be honest with you guys; chicken breast is one of my least favorite meat proteins. It is an upgrade from your dry and flavorless chicken breast. It has lots of garlic, herbs, and dry spices. If you are in a caloric deficit and need to eat more protein, this will be a life savior. …
This sauce is a flavor bomb that you can use as salad dressing, with roasted potatoes, on a wrap, on chicken, seafood, and more. It is one of my favorite sauces to use daily.
The cilantro lime sauce is a healthy and lower saturated fat option because you can throw all the ingredients on a blender, and you will have a sauce the rest of the week. All the ingredients are pantry and fridge friendly, and you can find them in your local grocery store.
Whenever I’m craving something sweet, this is my go-to quick snack.
This recipe is quick, simple with few ingredients; what I love about these caramelized apples is their versatility. You can use them as an apple pie filling, with yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream, rice cake toppings, and more. It is vegan and diabectic friendly because I use cinnamon and liquid stevia.
Eggplants are one of those vegetables that people either love or hate; there is no middle ground. In my case, I love eggplants because they are packed full of nutrients and flavor if they are prepared well. Normally, people don’t like eggplant because they are bitter and mushy. But with some time and basic cooking techniques, eggplants can be one of your best allies to add to your healthy food menu.
In this recipe, I used the air fryer, but you can use an oven, and it will work fine. The ingredients are very straightforward; you need eggplants, olive oil…
These tools are crucial to start stocking up for every beginner home cook out there.
In my first post, I talked about what dry spices you should start buying, and now I want you to get the proper kitchen equipment. Starting to buy and invest in quality equipment can be overwhelming, especially when you just started your cooking journey. I love all the fancy kitchen technology, but they are pricey. These tools are very convenient, and you can find them, the majority on Amazon or your local superstore.
Fun fact: It is easier and faster than you might think
This is the type of breakfast or dessert ( I don’t judge) that actually satisfies my sweet craving. Especially that it is easy to make and faster than you might think; also, I will share a simple blueberry jam recipe that consists of just three ingredients. You can prepare the jam ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week.
My toppings were low-fat greek yogurt, blueberry jam, walnuts, and a drizzle of almond butter. It keeps you full for hours!
I have a confession to make… I am not a huge fan of salads. In fact, my least favorite vegetable is iceberg lettuce. Traditionally this salad is made with cucumbers, but my mom is allergic to them. I decided to replace it with zucchini, and tastes amazing. Also, I swapped the red or white onion for green onion for a more subtle flavor. This salad is perfect for meal prep because, through time, the flavors will intensify. For protein, you can add chicken or chickpeas and some starch like rice.
Cooking can be overwhelming in the beginning, with so many confusing ingredients, steps, and methods. From personal experience, one of the most crucial things to upgrade my food is SEASONING. Usually, you would use fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, sage, chives but for people who just started their culinary journey. It is better, to begin with, to stock dry spices as part of your pantry stable. I share my 5 favorite dry spices that are super versatile for savory dishes and will level-up your meal's flavor profile.
1. Garlic Powder.