Some people will go to great lengths for a good steak. My dad is one of those. In the dead of New Jersey winter, he’d trudge out to the backyard to dig the barbecue out from underneath a snowdrift so he could grill steak for dinner.
Every day at lunchtime, different gourmet food trucks park outside Beachbody Headquarters hoping to tempt hundreds of hungry Beachbody employees with their savory delights (It’s pretty awesome). Some of the editorial staff favorites include the truck that offers acai bowls, any of the several iterations of taco trucks, and the truck that makes fresh poke to order. Whenever that truck arrives, almost all of us line up to get a poke bowl.
This burrito is loaded with egg whites, red onion, and bell peppers to create a delicious, high-protien breakfast.
These gorgeous bowls of brightly-colored vegetables make a summer meal that’s as nice to look at as it is to eat. We call it a Rainbow Lentil Bowl because so many colors are represented in its combination of cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, green lentils, mixed greens, and red cabbage. Top it with cheddar cheese and a pico de gallo salsa for a Southwestern twist!
When there’s nothing to eat and you don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy cooking, a stuffed baked potato is an easy, filling, and affordable option that will please the whole family. Just bake (or microwave) a potato and fill it with your favorite healthy toppings (like steamed veggies, salsa, and plain Greek yogurt). The flavor options are endless!
Make a healthier breakfast sandwich with a whole wheat English muffin and eggs scrambled with roasted red peppers and fresh basil.
When I think of the ultimate breakfast treat, pancakes almost always come to mind. There’s nothing like a freshly made stack of fluffy pancakes to start your day off right. And, best of all, they’re always a crowd pleaser. Everyone loves pancakes — both kids and adults alike!
Pizza is definitely one of those foods that stands in the way of me achieving my fitness dreams. Because when you smother carbs in tomato sauce, cheese, and yummy toppings, I can’t resist. Why, yes, I would love another slice. No, not that tiny one. The big one with the bubble in the crust.
It’s the hot-weather cooking conundrum: What’s a light, refreshing meal that’s not a salad? No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen over a hot stove, and there are only so many greens you can eat before your taste buds start demanding more action.
Busy mornings? Then you’ll love these baked oatmeal cups with walnuts and sweet raisins. Why oatmeal? It’s high in soluble fiber, which helps with digestion and metabolizing carbs, it can help lower LDL cholesterol and, in turn, improve heart health and regular blood sugar, and it’s high in magnesium, which helps your body process calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K. Add in some crunchy walnuts for protein and omega-3 fatty acids, raisins for iron and potassium, and you’ve got one awesome breakfast to help you power through the day.
Craving Chinese food? Toss those takeout menus aside and make this clean and healthy version of the sweet and sour pork. All it takes is a little bit of prep, a quick marinade, and about 13 minutes of cooking — which means it’ll probably be on your table faster than you can get to the restaurant and back! The recipe also works for Sweet and Sour Chicken if you make it using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.