By DIET & FRIES

I'm Michelle, welcome to my page. I share stories about living a life well balanced. Just like my handle I believe millions of us struggle with relationship with food, that includes me. I want to share my experiences with healthy alternatives and living a fun, active lifestyle. My journey is still continuing and I'm hungry for more.

Green Papaya salad with Biltong

I made Vietnamese Papaya Salad with biltong Here’s what you’ll need: Salad: 1 small shredded green papaya (1-1.5 lb) 3 tbsp salt and water (for cleaning papaya) 1 ½ cup of water ¼ cup of rice vinegar ¾ cup of shredded beef smoke @stryvebiltong 3 sprigs of Thai basil leaves 1/4 cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup…

Frozen Banana Treats

Beat the heat with my frozen banana treats Here’s what you’ll need: 2 bananas 1 cup of chocolate chips (I used unsweetened) 1 cup of pan baked granola Lemon Blueberry Directions: 1. Place the banana in the refrigerator the night before. 2. Pour water into the pot. Heat the water to a simmer. Put the…

Nut Butter Pretzel Bites

I’ve been craving sweet & salty and decided to try out this recipe Easy no bake energy balls. It could be easily be dessert or a post gym treat. It will help fight the cravings and feel satisfied.. Its all natural & gluten free ingredients. Something I’ve been focusing on this year to be free…

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

New restaurant spotlight: Blanco Tacos + Tequila in Mission Valley, San Diego. Located on top the floor previously occupied by CPK. This is their first location in California. Blanco is a great place for happy hour, hang out, girls day out, family lunch/dinner. The service is great & everyone is friendly. Blanco Tacos + Tequila is…

Holiday Gift Guide

We have 13 days before Christmas and here’s some last minute gift ideas Gifts under $25 Journal Candle Insulated water bottles   Gifts under $50 Crazy Rich Asian Trilogy Gaiam Yoga Mat External Power Bank Gifts under $100 Ugg Slippers Instapot Instax Mini Polaroid Have anymore gift ideas? Leave them in the comments! The more…

Take a peek of my insta

  Check some of my latest posts View this post on Instagram Yay for Taco Tuesday. I found @thejackfruitco texmex at @grocery_outlet 😊 Have you tried jackfruit before? #tacotuesday Juicy fruit gum is believed to be jackfruit flavored, so you’ve probably tasted jackfruit and not even know it . . . #groceryoutlet #sandiego #sdblogger #tacos…

Chickpea Sandwich

Chickpea Sandwich for the win. This is so perfect after my 30 min cardio HIIT workout. It definitely hits the spot and gave me lots of energy. Ingredients Chickpea: 1 can of chickpea 3 tbsp of peri peri aoli or mayo 2 tbsp of honey 2 tbsp of sunflower seed pinch of sea salt and…

Healthy Filipino Adobo Chicken

It took me some time to get a good healthy version of chicken adobo. Finally I found a soy sauce replacement, coco amino, this has been my go to ever since I found. It makes every dish so tasty, especially with stir fry. You can find them at Wholefoods and Costco. Let’s start cooking. Here’s…

Beef & Broccoli (low carb)

I finally figured out to make a really good beef & broccoli.  I realized buying grass fed meat & organic vegetables makes the flavor easier to season. I’m lucky to have a discount grocery store around my house. I usually buy my food at Grocery Outlet, they are located around San Diego. They have a…