Hello Internet! My name’s Mackenzie and I am participating in the May Nutrition Program at Empowered Fitness in Half Moon Bay, California. I will be documenting my  journey on this blog, every Monday and Friday, as well as sharing yummy, healthy recipes! Let’s do this thing!

End of Week Three! This week has been so busy; I don’t even know where the time has gone. With appointments hither and yon these past few days, the grab and go menu has been such a blessing.

However, this weekend I have more time and look forward to dusting off my pots and pans. The TakeDown Challenge recipes are awesome, but I thought that in this post I would portion out two of our original Empowered Fitness Recipes into 3 block meals for you, and me, to enjoy. Have at it!

  1. Tuna Protein Salad. A yummy salad that features some classic French elements, similar to an elegant Nicoise.
    2 oz. canned tuna (2 blocks protein)
    1 hardboiled egg (1 block protein)
    1 cup green beans (1 block carbs)
    2 cups salad mix (2 blocks carbs)
    1 teaspoon olive oil mayo (1 block fat)
    2 teaspoons EVOO (2 blocks fat)
    1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (freebie)

For the full recipe, click here!


  1. Chickpea Spring Salad. This salad is a savory and colorful way to get those chickpeas into your diet, which are a great source of fiber.
    ¼ cup chickpeas (1 block protein/carbs)
    1 oz. feta (1 block protein)
    1 oz. cubed chicken breast (1 block protein)
    1.5 cup cucumbers (1.5 blocks carbs)
    .5 cup Roma tomatoes (.5 block carbs)
    2 teaspoons EVOO (2 blocks fats)
    10 small black olives (1 block fats)

For the full recipe, click here!


Yum or what? Tell us what you think of these recipes in the comments!