Guilt Free: Protein and Antioxidant Packed Salad

I love salads because they’re usually pretty lite and there’s such a variety of different kinds. I always add salmon or chicken to my salad to get some protein. I like to make sure my salad is packed with protein and micronutrients so that I get all of the health benefits. Some salads can sound…

Lyssy’s Eats: Kona Grill

Kona Grill is one of my favorite restaurants because it has two of my favorite things: salmon and sushi. Whenever I go there I order the same appetizer and then always have a tough decision for my entree. The menu has a wide variety of options ranging from salads, sushi, chicken, and salmon. I’ve heard…

What’s Up: May

I’m going to start linking up with the first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’ll be answering the following questions: What I’m eating: I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately. You can check out my favorite recipe here. What I’m reminiscing about: how much fun I’ve had with…

Guilt Free: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats

I absolutely love eating  oats for breakfast. They’re an excellent carb source and keep me full all morning long. I usually eat microwaveable packets because they’re so convenient, but they can include unnecessary sugar (this is why they taste so good). This recipe that Jon created has no added sugar because of the sweetener, and tastes almost like you’re eating dessert. The PB2…

Lyssy’s Eats: Pies’N’Thighs

After our workout in Brooklyn, we were pretty hungry and wanted to grab a bite. We went to Pies’N’Thighs, which is a little hole in the wall type place. It was pretty small inside and very quaint. They played 50s music that was really catchy and had a homey vibe. It reminded me of being…

Trader Joe’s Top Five

As you all probably know by now, Trader Joe’s is my favorite grocery store in the world. I love everything about it except how chaotic it is in NYC, but that’s not their fault. I could just wander the aisles all day long and look at the new items. Throughout the years I’ve established my…

Guilt Free: Almond Butter Protein Cookies

I recently purchased some PES peanut butter protein powder because I heard it’s the best protein for baking, and I was curious. I love peanut butter cookies, but recently I’ve been all about almond butter. I made this recipe so that I could satisfy my sweet tooth without busting my diet. I will say that…

Lyssy’s Eats: Shiro

Jon flew in to see me for Easter, so last Friday we had a much needed sushi date night. We hadn’t seen each other for about six weeks, and during that time we always talked about getting sushi, so needless to say we were excited. We went to Shiro in Novi. I have been there…

What’s Up April

I’m going to start linking up with the first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’ll be answering the following questions: What I’m eating: I’ve been obsessed with my Guilt Free: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake, if only I could make it at work 2. What I’m reminiscing about:…

Guilt Free: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

I’ve always seen people make mug cakes, but never attempted to make one until I made this. I WAS MISSING OUT! This smells and tastes just like a chocolate muffin, but is full of protein. This mug cake is super low carb and protein packed, the perfect diet food when you’re craving something sweet. This…

Guilt Free – Protein Packed Pasta Salad

I always loved pasta salad as a kid, but stopped eating it when I started my paleoesque diet. I didn’t eat any kind of noodle or processed food that contained gluten. I got so accustomed to eating gluten free that I never craved pasta anymore. Trader Joe’s has great alternatives to pasta that are gluten…

Guilt Free Spaghetti(squash) and Meatballs

I used to eat noodles all of the time, but stopped eating them when I saw how many carbs was in a serving. In college I discovered spaghetti squash and I wouldn’t say it changed my life, but it did expand the variety of meals I prepped. This recipe is low carb and high volume,…