Alex Evink, MS, RD

Hello! I'm Alex Evink, Registered Dietitian (RD) for over 10 years and moderately messy mom to two girls. As a RD, I believe in evidence-based research - but I don't believe in perfection. My life can be pretty messy but I do my best to keep a balance that works for me and my lifestyle. I'm a foodie at heart, love Taylor Swift and read books in my free time.

A close-up of a tofu, edamame, and quinoa bowl with a stir-fry sauce and veggies.

Tofu & Edamame Quinoa Power Bowl {High Protein}

Lately, I have been trying to incorporate more high protein, plant-based meals into my weekly rotation. So, that’s exactly what this is! A healthy, well-balanced crispy baked tofu and edamame quinoa power bowl {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}. This power bowl is delicious, high protein, and so nutritious but there are a lot of moving parts. Therefore, […]

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30+ High Protein Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Dinner Recipes

Meal preparation is a little trickier when living a life with dietary restrictions, whether a preference or intolerance. Add some variety to your day-to-day with these 30+ gluten-free, dairy-free dinner recipes that prioritize protein. Save this post to eliminate boredom and for inspiration for future meals! I feel like most recipes are easy to modify

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Arugula & Goat Cheese Cottage Cheese Flatbread

A light yet high protein lunch (or dinner) featuring the viral cottage cheese flatbread recipe with arugula salad, goat cheese and balsamic glaze! High protein, low carb, and easily customizable. Recipe variations included! I am actually a huge fan of this trend. It’s a unique way to consume a high protein meal without an animal

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30+ Recipes Using Protein Powder {That Aren’t Smoothies}

There are endless ways to use protein powder – it doesn’t always have to be a smoothie or a shake that’s not very filling anyways. From pancakes to donuts to pudding… get a little more creative about how you reach a higher total protein intake with one of these 30+ recipes using protein powder. Whole

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A lemon berry smoothie bowl with kefir on a colorful lemon towel next to a bowl of strawberries and a bottle of kefir on a counter.

Lemon Berry Smoothie Bowl with Kefir {High Protein}

A very refreshing and nutritious mixed berry smoothie bowl made with kefir to increase that good bacteria in your gut! Kefir is a fermented food with live, active cultures and resembles a drinkable yogurt. This recipe is EASY and packed with protein, fiber, iron and calcium. I used Lifeway Mixed Berry Kefir which contains 12

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5 Dirty Soda Recipes {with Olipop}

5 delicious dirty soda recipes using Olipop to add some excitement and flavor to your day-to-day. These recipes are easy (all 4 ingredients or LESS) and provide over 9 grams of fiber to reach a higher overall fiber intake and increase the diversity of our gut microbiome! I’ve been seeing the dirty soda trend on

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Transform Your Salads into Nutrient-Packed Meals {with Recipes}

A well thought out salad doesn’t have to be boring or feel restrictive! Let’s go beyond the basics and discuss how to transform your salads into protein and fiber-packed meals – designed to keep you full for longer with numerous other health benefits. Plus, I’ve listed some recipe ideas that really pack a nutritional punch.

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My Top Tips to Enjoy Summer While Maintaining Your Weight

Summer can be a game-changer for those trying to lose weight and increase physical activity level. It can also be detrimental because it often comes with more frequent parties, social events, BBQs, and just overall busyness! These are my top tips to enjoy your summer while also maintaining your weight. I’ll be honest with you:

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Easy Snacks with 10+ Grams of Protein

A high protein snack can make all the difference when trying to consume a higher protein diet. I’ve compiled over 20 quick and easy snacks with 10+ grams of protein to help you reach an overall higher protein intake, increase satiety, and assist with weight loss and maintenance. Out of all the macronutrients, protein takes

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