Bacon + Brussels Sprouts = Delicious.

I’ve been making a concerted effort lately to eat more veggies. I’ve been adding spinach to my daily breakfast of scrambled eggs, cooking up frozen broccoli or green beans at lunch, and trying to have one or two vegetables on my plate at dinner. Every now and again, my wife and I like to get […]

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

I try to eat potatoes, sweet potatoes, or rice at lunch and dinner. I find it helps my recovery and gives me more energy than sticking to mostly protein/fat and simple carbs like veggies. It’s easiest for me to make a big batch of potato salad or mashed potatoes on Sunday, and have this ready […]

Traditional Mashed Potatoes

I like to eat sweet potatoes for a few reasons: they’re tasty, nutrient-dense, and offer the carbs I need to feel energized at training. But I also love regular old mashed potatoes, packed with butter and cream. In weightlifting, it is important to eat a lot of calories so your body has what it needs […]

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

Asparagus is loaded with nutrients across the whole spectrum of the alphabet: Vitamin A, C, E and K, as well as fiber, folate and chromium. All of these are essential in your diet to aid in recovery. My favorite way to prepare asparagus is by roasting them quickly in a high-heat oven. I make broccoli, […]

Beef and bacon baked beans

Loaded Baked Beans

Baked beans are a staple at most barbecues, and one of my favorites. But even with tons of beans, I knew I could up the ante by loading it with bacon, ground beef, and a few other flavors. This recipe is really simple, and once you cook the beef, bacon, pepper and onion, you could […]

Crispy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Hash browns, home fries, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes…you name a potato dish and I generally love it. These crispy potatoes are awesome alongside a steak or grilled chicken meal, or even better with breakfast in the morning. If we have leftovers from dinner the night before, my wife likes to make these into a skillet […]

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies. Cruciferous veggies, or broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower, are high in Vitamin C and fiber*, making them a great addition to your diet. They’re filling, and they’ll help you better digest all the meat and protein you consume. This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prep, then […]