• Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

    This is the part where I’m supposed to drone on and on about my personal life and whatever else happens to be on my mind, but I’ll save you from having to scroll for this recipe. This time, anyways 😉 Happy Friday Protein-Lovers! Print Buffalo Chicken Meatballs It's easy to make, and even easier to eat! Course Appetizer, dinner, Main…

  • Easy Skillet Bok Choy

    Everyone knows that cruciferous veggies give you star power. I always forget about the delicious flavor of bok choy! So last week when I made my pickup order, I added it to my cart since I’m always trying to add veggie variety in. Well I forgot one thing: bok choy and baby bok choy are two different things. I definitely…

  • Intermittent Fasting 101

    One of the hardest parts of consistently eating healthy foods is convenience. One practice that has been implemented here in the Payne house off and on for many years is intermittent fasting. It’s an excellent supplement to whatever eating plan you’re following: counting macros, keto, paleo, etc. So I absolutely haaaaaaaate skipping a meal. I’m the biggest baby ever when…

  • Cauliflower Mash

    Most of the time cauliflower has no business trying to imitate other foods. Especially carby ones. This stuff is a pretty good stand-in for potatoes, but not because it tastes exactly like them because it doesn’t. One time we tried to make cauliflower pizza crust and it was absolutely terrible. Just take my advice and save up your pizza cravings…

  • Italian-Style Meatballs

      FINALLY! It’s the meatballs I promised last week to go with your super delicious tomato soup! This is such a great meal if you’re looking for a lower carb dinner to get your ready for summer. I really hate the taste of super duper lean beef when it’s cooked into a patty/loaf/ball. It gets this squeaky texture and has…

  • Creamy Tomato Soup

    The open is over and you guys probably need some new recipes! How’s it going? Are you recovered yet? This was my first open to skip. It was weird, but my body is thanking me. I look forward to getting back to normal training soon! Gotta get ready for summer 🙂 Let’s talk about this tomato soup. It’s easy, it’s…

  • Crossfit Open 19.5 Nutrition Strategy

      Hola amigos. Greetings from Mexico!!!   At last, we have made it to the very end of the 2019 Crossfit Open! Congrats to everyone who has completed all of these workouts so far, and get excited to get that final push through one last event and then celebrate with sugar and fried things! So I had to completely make…

  • Crossit Open 19.4 Nutrition Strategy

    Sorry this post is a tad late in the day, my brain has already packed its bags and is on its way to Mexico. ✈️ Woah! We’re already in week 4, can you even believe it?! In the past I’ve always been happily counting down the days until the crossfit open was over–it was a lot of pressure and I…

  • Classic Chili

    What the heck!? How have I not post a chili recipe yet?! What was I THINKING?! How were any of us able to make it through the winter without this recipe?! OMG. So this is a super classic chili. It’s well loved and it’s not trying to be fancy or extra, it’s just damn good the way it is in…

  • 19.3 Crossfit Open Nutrition Strategy

    This is the weirdest open workout I’ve ever heard of. It’s like the worst chipper of all time. I’m way too tall (long-armed) and heavy to do 50 strict HSPU. I guess it’s fair since week 1 and 2 were totally in my favor that this week would be a total poo-poo fest. Oh well, let’s talk about food! 10…