After struggling to sleep for as long as I could remember, there came a point when I didn’t care what it was; I just needed something to work.

My lack of care made me purchase random over-the-counter pills to try sleeping. Sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn’t, but I had an assortment I would try. 

Here is the real issue. Sleeping pills are meant to be used temporarily, but people typically use them every night. Med won’t fix the underlying reason why you can’t sleep.

In my back pocket, I have several meals in the rotation that I typically will make at least once a week. If you need some ideas or want to switch them up, these recipes/ideas keep it simple, are tasty, and will contribute to your healthy lifestyle & goals.

Here are five quick meals I will throw together that meet my criteria for being high in protein, well-rounded, and flavorful.


There is no “one-size-fits-all” regarding fitness. However, there are scientifically proven facts about the link between our mindsets and how it affects our progress and overall self-worth.

If I had learned this sooner, I would have avoided some mistakes early on and not had to spend the first half of my twenties healing over a decade of the diet culture mindset.