Fitness Misconceptions

Top 10 Fitness Misconceptions

I tend to get a lot of fitness based questions. Really anything… workout tips, full exercise routines, my diet, diet suggestions, or my sleep schedule. I’m happy to answer any and every question, but I always get hit with a couple main questions (or comments) that I feel should really disappear from our collective psyche. So, I’ve listed the top 10 fitness misconceptions I have witnessed that are completely wrong.   I can’t lift, I don’t want to bulk up...

Chicken Nachos

“Game Day” Shredded Chicken Nachos

I love nachos, I get them at every event they are sold. Chicken nachos are even better. Chicken nachos during the Superbowl are probably the best. Simple but flavorful nachos recipe you can put together in 10 minutes. The ingredients are simple enough, you pretty much just need your basics, and oven, and a group of people that love nachos. If you wanna make the shredded chicken at home, you’ll need a little over an hour to prepare, but you...

Shredded Chicken

Shredded Chicken

Shredded chicken is a simple to make ingredient that can be used in so many things. It takes a little bit of time to make, but I prefer it over canned shredded chicken any day. Why? Because I know what quality chicken I used, what ingredients I put in, and I can add some flavors and seasoning to it if I want as well. So, here you go! Shredded Chicken Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Total Time: 62 minutes Ingredients...

Fried Chicken

Oven “Fried” Chicken

I developed a love for fried chicken as a little girl. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Being born in a very strict Arabic culture, I didn’t have lots of opportunities to go out, explore the city, and meet new people. Plus, my dad worked all the time – Thursdays were his only days off. I looked forward to those Thursdays. We would go to my favorite restaurant, this place named Al-Baik on Al Marifah in Mecca, we would...

Muddy Organic Hair Mask

Hello dolls!  Lately, I’ve been getting so many messages about my hair. Most of you guys have asked for my hair growth secret. So, I am going to share my usual routine as well as a new product.  First, let me tell you a few things. It is no secret that all of our hair is different. Everyone has different lengths, texture, and routines. What may work for me, may not work for you. However, there are somethings that are...

Baked Old Bay French Fries

French fries, freedom fries, pommes frites, whatever you wanna call it, I love it. Probably one of my favorite foods on earth. Sometimes, when I’m trying to figure out where I want to eat, my decision is dependent solely on whether or not that place serves fries (and whether or not they’re good). Unfortunately though, fries aren’t all that great for you. So I decided to start making them at home, and adding a little MD flare to it (you...

Jalapeno Baked Chicken

Jalapeño Baked Chicken

Chicken breast is the staple of any healthy meat eaters diet. It’s lean, it’s cheap, and it’s easy to make. However, it’s also pretty flavorless and dries out easily. So every time I meal prep my chicken, I try my best to make sure it’s as flavorful as possible, but also tender and moist. I don’t always succeed, trust me, but when I do, I try my best to remember the recipe for future meal preps. And so I present...

The Night Out Essentials

TGIF! Ugh, I’ve had such a terrible migraine the past few days. The weather has been so nice out, and I am stuck inside on the couch with my 32 oz. bottle of Gatorade. Literally keeping my fingers crossed that I get better before Monday, because I’ve got such a long week ahead! However, being a couch potato has it’s perks. Nabeel (my fiance) got food delivered to me so I could stay in and rest. But, I can’t rest....

Skincare Regimen

Weekly Skincare Regimen

  Hi beauties! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! My week started off really well. A friend of mine came down to visit from D.C. – Such a beautiful soul. We talked about our blogs, food, fitness, beauty tips and so much more over pizza at Antico’s. Not to mention, we laughed hysterically for hours. And that brings me to the topic of this blog post – as we were talking about beauty tips, an important topic came up....

Spinach & Pesto Pasta

Every Sunday night, I make my lunch for the entire week. It’s typically one dish that I’ll make 5 servings of and just warm it up at work. But meal prepping is always hard since it’s always a balancing act between good flavor, healthy, and something that will taste good when its microwaved. One of my favorite recipes is this one, the Spinach and Pesto Pasta. Pesto is probably one of my favorite ingredients when cooking, especially with pasta. Pair it...