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Chef Amy’s Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Remember our pal Amy Longard?  That tall, feisty, ball-breakin’, vegan babe who also happens to be a holistic nutritionist AND vegan chef extraordinaire? Well, we recently had her on the podcast discussing all things VEGAN MEAL PREP! And if you haven’t yet heard our “Mastering Meal Prep” episode, you best go listen now! For everyone […]

faux egg salad for vegan bodybuilders and dieters

Perfectly Prep-Friendly Faux Egg Salad

Allow me to just begin this recipe post by stating that a) I frickin’ LOVE when my clients submit recipes that are based around the macros and food options I’ve provided on their vegan meal plans.  And b) despite the fact that my “faux egg salad” creation isn’t exactly the most delicious-looking dish, let us […]

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Deck the Halls with Gingerbread Protein Balls!

Damn right, we’re decking the halls with protein balls! And yes, they do look more like reindeer turds than what you’d find in a typical holiday baking spread… But they taste amazing and they’re a helluva lot healthier than your Grandma’s shortbread! Any-ho-ho-ho, my clients often ask me how they can stay on track over […]

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High Protein Apple Crisp, Bruh

I feel like a loser even typing the name of this recipe post… And I definitely giggled like a school girl as I wrote “High Protein Apple Crisp” as the post title.  What can I say?  You know you’re a meathead when you’re dumping protein powder into apple crisp. 🙂 The truth, my fellow meatless […]

Vegan bodybuilding Competition Prep friendly Tempeh Recipe

My #1 Prep-Friendly Tempeh Recipe

I can’t believe it’s taken me this many years to post my #1, “go-to” competition prep-friendly tempeh recipe. Perhaps it’s because this recipe has been made sooooo many times, it’s now become an ingrained part of me that I don’t even think about it anymore?  Or perhaps it’s because this tempeh recipe is just so […]

High-Protein Low-Carb Low-Fat Vegan Acai Bowl purely inspired

High-Protein, Low-Carb, Low-Fat Acai Bowl

I remember when acai bowls were all the rage in 2015.  And I distinctly remember trying my very first one in Austin, Texas – a couple of days after I won my pro card. I’m sure the fact that I had been eating nothing but tempeh and asparagus for the last few months was a […]

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Fave Find: Vegan Protein Gummies

It’s not often that I approach a company to let me promote their product.  I’ll be honest and admit that I do receive a fair number of emails from vegan companies wanting to send me free product in exchange for promo.  And sometimes, I end up getting some pretty sweet swag out of the deal. But […]

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Tofu Bocconcini Salad: The ULTIMATE Vegan Meathead Salad

Do you ever have one of those awesome recipe creation moments where you think “Good Lord I am THE most brilliant and ingenious person on Earth!?!?”  I do all the time.  And today was one of ’em. Today, I created a surprisingly rich-tasting AND delicious, high protein vegan bodybuilding meal that was both low in calories AND […]

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Prep-Friendly, Super Healthy Veggie Burgers

Can you believe I’ve been running this vegan bodybuilding blog for more than four years and yet I’ve NEVER posted a veggie burger recipe EVER?! Talk about a major faux-pas to faux-meat lovers everywhere! Well I don’t know what took me so damn long and I’m truly sorry to all of my clients who’ve been asking […]

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