Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

This beetroot hummus proves you can train for a bikini fitness competition without following the “standard” diet.

Before I committed to doing a bodybuilding competition, I really did my research.  As in, I wanted to make sure I could eat something besides oatmeal, egg whites, chicken breast, and broccoli!  Haha.  Because all over the internet I kept finding “Bikini Diets” that included only those foods, and in proportions that highly favoured the egg whites.  No thanks.

Food is very important, people!  And so is eating what you actually like.  …

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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Well, I wasn’t gonna do it, but here I go anyway… hauling off and giving you guys a Thanksgiving recipe.  I am American, after all.  And it is Thanksgiving week, after all.  Gotta stay true to my roots!

My philosophy on holiday eating has changed a bit over the years, I have to admit.  I used to get on board with the general theory that the “holidays” were the perfect excuse for an eating free-for-all from Thanksgiving until January 1… and deal with the consequences on January 2.  I would eat things I didn’t even like that much, in the name of “I only get to eat it once a year.”  Crazy, I know.  And even crazier is the fact that I would wonder why every year I felt so lethargic, low energy, and hating exercise by the end of December.  So my more recent approach to the holidays is…

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