Food Prep- Not As Bad As You Think

After working with dozens of people over the past couple of years, one problem most people have sticks out more than anything else. Food prep and not having time to food prep. We’ve all been there, including myself- It’s been a long day and you have a fridge full of great healthy food, but would rather opt for fast food because all the work is done for you rather than actually taking the time to prepare the food you have at home. Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of people complain about this exact thing and having to eat out or miss meals entirely. Hearing all this made me curious how long it actually takes to meal and snack prep. Next time I had to make Continue reading

Guest Post: How the CNE Program Made My Husband Even More Awesome

General registration for the 2018 course is now open! I’ve been a Culinary Nutrition Expert for four years and it’s made me much more confident in the kitchen with cooking, changed my relationship with food and has helped my triathlon career immensely. If you are interested in taking the course for yourself to learn some new skills and to become healthier, the course is 14 weeks long and jam packed with great info, teachers, and assignments to make you an expert in everything culinary and nutrition. There is a contact form at the end of this post, make sure you contact me before you sign up and I can save you $50 on your tuition. This article is a guest post by my wife on how the CNE program has changed and benefited both of us. Enjoy! Oh, and here is a link to the program founder Meghan Telpner, talking about the course and what it offers.

So your spouse is interested in this thing called the CNE Program. You’re not really sure what it’s about. Is it just like a really long cooking class? No way, hombre! It is so much more than that. I’m sure your spouse can see how great the program is, especially if he or she has seen one of the talks put on by the director Meghan Telpner. I’m pretty sure Meghan’s spirit animal is a unicorn. She is optimism in Continue reading

My 2016 Team

I'll be rocking Xterra at all my races this year
I’ll be rocking Xterra at all my races this year

I’m excited to be partnering up with some great companies and people in 2016. I hope to grow as a triathlete reaching the goals I’ve set out for myself, ultimately getting faster and having a team like this in my corner is going to help make my journey easier! Here’s who they are and a little bit about them.


FourSigmatic_Logo_BlackYou’ve probably heard me praising mushrooms and Four Sigmatic over the past couple of years. I found out about them while taking the Culinary Nutrition Expert Continue reading

Learn To Enjoy Your Off Season

My cat has the off season down. Eats like a king and sleeps all day long.
Be like my cat. He is in off season all the time! Eats like a king and sleeps all day long.

For a lot of athletes, enjoying the off season comes easy and taking a break from training is welcomed. I usually don’t handle the off season well, but luckily I didn’t have a choice this year. My wife and I moved our life out to the west coast and I was busy for a good month to make sure we had a place, jobs, movers, etc. I don’t know how I’m going to keep busy next off season. Maybe move to Hawaii?? Then there are athletes like me that hate to take time off from training, but I believe you need multiple breaks from training every year in order to get the most out of yourself and, most importantly, not get burnt out. As endurance athletes, we can’t ask our bodies and our minds to get put through the ringer day in and day out, 365 days a year. Those athletes that try to go hard all the time can get so burnt out that they won’t have any choice but to take a forced break. Continue reading

Time To Break Up With The Pizza Delivery Guy- Importance Of Meal Planning

One of our weekly trips to the grocery store.
One of our weekly trips to the grocery store.

Have you ever opened the fridge and wonder what you’re going to make for supper? What about going to get groceries only to come home to realize you still don’t know what to make with everything you just bought? How about coming home from a long stressful day with no will power to make a decent meal? It’s in a lot of those times where the Pizza 73 coupon you got in the mail starts to look pretty tempting. You can sit on the couch and wait for the pizza delivery guy, go back to the couch and shovel down food that is as crappy for you as Continue reading

How To Make Almond Milk

Drinking almond milk is a fantastic alternative to cows milk. It’s very easy  to make your own, but if you have to buy it from the store, it’s still better than using cows milk (just be to sure to get unsweetened to avoid the added sugar). I usually go through 1 liter of almond milk every 3 days. It only takes a few minutes to make almond milk (not including soak time). You can use almond milk almost anywhere that you use cows milk. I use it mostly in my smoothies. Below I’ve included a video on how to make almond milk.

Basic Almond Milk

Directions *Use 4 parts water to 1 part almonds Continue reading

How Becoming A Culinary Nutrition Expert Has Made Me A Better Athlete

At the 2013 Saskatoon Triathlon
At the 2013 Saskatoon Triathlon

Prior to the summer of 2014 I felt like I was doing great as a triathlete in both training and racing. While that might have been true, I was missing out on something. That something was my day in and day out nutrition. I had a high carb diet, consisting of lots of pasta and breads. I didn’t think twice about it. I stayed lean, trained and raced well. I figured if the furnace was hot enough anything would burn!

However, for years on a high carb diet, I was constantly hungry and always very tired. I would always blame it on the amount of training I was doing, thinking I was destined for Continue reading