...the majority of the food scene in Amsterdam is identical to what you find in every city around the world. I feel we share the same food scene, with variations depending on the cultural influences, but still the same experiences.
But there're a few of the traditional Dutch snacks that you can still find today.
If you've prepared properly, batch cooking doesn't have to be the nightmare some people imagine it to be. For me, its actually meditative. A time to slow down and enjoy the process and at the end feel accomplished and ready for the week ahead. Here are some of my best tips...
You've done your planning for meal prep and now it is time to shop! But first, let's talk about your shopping list...you need a shopping list. Trust me, it is going to make your life easier by saving time in the grocery store, sticking with your budget and ensuring you have everything you need. Here is a list of steps I take when creating my shopping list.
There are quite a few things to consider when planning your meals for the week, and if you’re just starting out it might feel overwhelming. I’ve done my best to break down the planning process into more manageable steps (steps within steps within steps). If you trust me and put in the leg work before even hitting the grocery store, it will pay off big time. Let's start...
If you follow my Instagram account then you know that most Sundays I spend my afternoon meal prepping for the week. Since I started sharing those afternoons with the IG world I’ve received quite a few questions about how exactly I do it. So I thought it might be beneficial if I did a series of posts on the three most important steps of meal prep.
For those of you looking for a super simple chicken burger recipe, look no further! These burgers have the perfect amount of flavor and juiciness that a lot of ground turkey or chicken burgers tend to lack IMHO. And while I can’t compare them to beef burgers since I never really eat them, I’d be willing to bet they’d give any store bought burger a run for its money.
What is more inviting in the morning than a warm bowl of oats with just the right amount of cinnamon and spice? Nothing. These oats will give your current breakfast a run for its money, I promise. Plus, its a set it and forget it kind of meal! My favorite.
For a tiny island, Puerto Rico has so much to offer. We spent an amazing week relaxing on the best beaches in Vieques, hiking El Yunque (the rainforest) and exploring San Juan. And of course, the FOOD! So much delicious food...We started our trip with four nights on Vieques, a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico.
One question I get asked most often now that I’m studying nutrition is whether or not I think counting calories “works.” To be honest, whether or not I think counting calories is a good idea is going to completely depend on the person and their goals. I do think there are circumstances when it can be beneficial (i.e. counting calories to lose weight) but then I also think there are times when it can be problematic which I'll address in this post.