Recipes for Your Best Life

Recipes for Your Best Life

www.mareyaibrahim.com
Hi, I’m Mareya otherwise known as The Fit Foodie. I’m a chef, holistic nutritionist, author, inventor and mom. And I want to welcome you to my podcast. It’s called Recipes for Your Best Life and with every episode, I’m peeling back the onion on fitness, nutrition, health, wellness and family. The truth is, you’re the chef of your life, and for every important pillar, there’s a great recipe worth sharing. So every week, we’ll explore them together. Think of it as food for thought you can really sink your teeth into. So, join me, and let’s squeeze the joy out of this life! Can I get a Fork Yeah?


65 - Happy Hormones - Managing Menopause with Food & Lifestyle
Oct 17 • 34 min
Welcome in to the episode number 65 where I will share with you tips for getting through menopause by using your KITCHEN locker, and not your medicine locker. Overcome the stressful period by choosing WHAT to eat and by making positive changes to your…
64 - 8 Food Safe, Zero Food Waste Tips for Smart Citizens
Sep 11 • 31 min
Food waste and food safety are always primary concerns, and now more than ever, the spread of COVID-19 makes clean cooking and preparation practices essential to safeguarding good health. To help streamline the process and provide added peace of mind,…
63 - Armor Up! The top 8 immunity-boosting foods
Aug 24 • 31 min
We’ve heard it, and it’s ingrained in us. Food is medicine. But really, let’s dive deep down into this idea. How did they deal with disease thousands of years ago, before conventional medicine and antibiotics? The answer was in nature. In this episode,…
62 - How Herbs Can Transform Your Health with Amber Valenzuela of Traditional Medicinals
Aug 12 • 35 min
We rely on pharmaceutical remedies and pills a lot. But thousands of years ago, people used herbs to cure diseases and health conditions. We have forgotten that the flowers in your garden, the berries in the wild forest, and leaves on the trees can…
61 - Get Fit, then Crush Your Goals, with Nick Bradley
Aug 4 • 33 min
If your food and fitness are not in order, it’s not so easy to set yourself goals and achieve them. Everything starts from the beginning. In today’s episode, Mareya interviews Nick Bradley, who is a business growth specialist, an investor and a mentor. He…
60 - Mastering Your Mindset when ‘ish Happens
Jun 24 • 39 min
It’s been a while since we have felt normality. With the COVID outbreak slowly retracting and Black Lives Matter, the world is slowly coming to the conclusion that people need to change their mindset. We should be journaling, getting rid of those clogged…
59 - How do you know if it’s clean and green? Leafscore, With Leigh Matthews
Jun 11 • 44 min
Do you ever look up the ingredients that your favorite product contains? Would you even know where to look? Knowing is better than not knowing and without leaving your desk, you can find out almost every forking thing about the stuff they mix together in…
58 - Building Men Up During These Trying Times With Peter Taunton
Jun 4 • 43 min
June is the International Men’s Health Month. Our men’s health is essential for our society and it’s not just their physical health they need to focus on. Our body feeds on the great health of our mental state. We recorded this episode on Blackout…
57 - How Raising and Eating Animals is Making Us Sick, Over and Over Again
May 26 • 22 min
Could our treatment of animals be the cause of COVID-19? Well, it’s a loaded question that makes the interwebs raging with opinions as emotionally charged as the political debate! But I am not surprised! Tune in and let’s get all the facts straight as we…
56 - It’s in your GENES How Your DNA Can Dictate Your Best Diet Plan
May 19 • 47 min
John O’Connor is an NYC based entrepreneur, health coach and citizen scientist. He is the founder of Gene Food, a nutrition startup on a mission to help people find a diet that works for their unique genetic makeup. In today’s episode, we chat about all…
55 - Hungry for Happiness - Interview with Samantha Skelly
May 11 • 38 min
Listen to your breath and connect with your body. Breathing keeps us alive and is also so important to our mental health. Our body needs to calm down and the racing mind slowed. So what do you do? You breathe. Samantha Skelly joins us on this episode to…
54 - Your Smile Says it All - The Importance of Oral Health, and a Healthy Approach to Life
May 1 • 47 min
A smile can change everything. It’s a sign of our happiness and wellbeing. Caring about your oral health is essential to have a great health overall. In today’s episode, we have a very special guest. More than just a dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman is an…
EP53 - Don’t Stop the Music, with Niels Schroeter
Apr 27 • 43 min
Meet Niels Schroeter, the man who ruled the music industry and decided to leave it to work for his own unfulfilled dreams. He is a cancer survivor, got sick with a respiratory disease and beat it. Now he is here to tell you how much we need to stay safe…
52 - The Formula for Happiness, Even in Tough Times with David Meltzer
Apr 22 • 36 min
Even in the worst of times, we need to make lemonade out of that puckered lemon. And when you want to get out of that funk, you’re unsure in which way to move. So, let’s ask… How to achieve the mindset of happiness? In today’s episode, I have the honor to…
51 - Survival Skills 101 - Teaching Kids Kitchen Confidence with Katie Kimball, founder of Kitchen Stewardship
Apr 16 • 40 min
Do your kids fuzz over whatever mommy makes? Why not get your kids more involved and hands-on? In this episode, I get to talk to Katie Kimball who is the CEO and founder of Kitchen Stewardship. In 2016 she created the #1 best-selling online kids cooking…
50 - Haven’t We Been Here Before? How We Can be Better After a Pandemic
Mar 25 • 21 min
To protect each other and our loved ones, we need to isolate ourselves from the danger. But, don’t say that you’re bored. There is a lot you can do while you stay at home. I want to share my tip jar with you guys. I have 8 tips on how to bring positive…
49 - How to avoid Coronavirus and Build Immunity, Naturally
Mar 12 • 21 min
The stock market is plummeting, cities are turning into ghost towns and people are living in constant fear. What the fork is happening? The Coronavirus has raised his head, has spread like wildfire in months and we even don’t have a vaccine for it. Even…
48 - Grains for Your Brain - How to Power up with them for Good
Feb 29 • 26 min
Let me be brutally honest with you. You’re not getting enough carbohydrates. And when I think about carbs, I think about grains and beans. You might say that they are in your diet and I would still say that you’re not getting enough. Your body will thank…
47 - Mind Over Disease: How Aurora Colello Kicked MS and became a Triathlon Star (pt 2)
Feb 11 • 34 min
In 2008, at the age of 35, with a husband and 4 kids all under the age of 7, Aurora Colello was diagnosed with a progressive and incurable disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Now she has been racing triathlons for 10 years, has been a sponsored triathlete…
47 - The path is the practice: How Indy found mindfulness dropping out of med school
Feb 7 • 49 min
In this episode, Indy shares what led him to the path of new awakenings and how he uses it to guide others to discover happiness - from schools and Fortune 500 corporations to the San Francisco police department - and the 3 essential steps you can take…
45 - Mind Over Disease: How Aurora Colello Kicked MS and became a Triathlon Star (pt 1)
Jan 22 • 32 min
In 2008, at the age of 35, Aurora Colello was diagnosed with a progressive and incurable disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was told she would never get her vision back. She was also told that she would be in a wheelchair within 5 years and on…
44 - Hydration Nation- How to Drink Your Way to Better Health
Jan 10 • 20 min
Ahhh, water. You can live without food for weeks, but without water your system will shut down within a few days. Learn my tricks and tips for what to drink with food, without food and what to add to it to boost your metabolism and encourage you to drink…
43 - Poisoned - The Bacteria that can Kill and How to Avoid it With Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler
Dec 20, 2019 • 48 min
The storm hasn’t calmed down. With the madness around E.Coli outbreak, I want to bring you onboard with the devastating results on the outbreaks. An accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety, William (Bill) Marler has become the most…
42 - Getting RIPPED with Terry and Tina Shorter
Dec 4, 2019 • 57 min
Tina and Terry Shorter are a power couple who have built something so awesome that any other fitness format looks way too bleak beside it. Rumble and R.I.P.P.E.D programs were created by a loving couple who wants to bring passion up and love for fitness.…
41 - Insane in the Romaine what the fork with the outbreaks and how to protect your plate
Nov 25, 2019 • 32 min
Leafy greens should be good and healthy for you. But when there is a killer step, an abuse of temperature in the producing line- that beautiful green vegetable may become lethal for you. With a new outbreak of E Coli bacteria in the USA, coming to our…
40 - The 8 Hottest Healthy Food & Beverage Trends for 2020
Nov 21, 2019 • 32 min
2020 is almost here and it’s time to share the 8 hottest and exciting food and beverage trends for the up and coming year. So, what do this year’s food trends hold in store for us? In 2020, the year of perfect vision, we’re picking the color purple,…
39 - Just be YOU. Keepin’ it real with YouTube Phenom Laura In The Kitchen
Nov 13, 2019 • 33 min
Laura Vitale is a remarkable chef, mom and wife with a successful Youtube channel “Laura in the Kitchen”. Her success is implausible and in the second part of the episode, she dishes about her success, the Italian roots, her family back home, the new book…
38 - The Secrets to a MegaStar Foodie’s Success: Dishin’ with Laura Vitale
Nov 7, 2019 • 36 min
Laura Vitale is a true star in the kitchen and in the food industry. With over 3.5 million subscribers on her YouTube channel ‘Laura in the Kitchen’, she’s one of the most adored and respected chefs out there. From building up her career, raising her…
37 - How a ‘Health Intervention’ and Vegan Lifestyle Saved this Broadcaster’s Life
Oct 23, 2019 • 40 min
What happens when a healthscare prompts a family intervention? Well this is what happened to Rich Everett. Rich is veteran news director, reporter and anchor who comes from a hectic lifestyle, eating bad food and smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day! And…
36 - The Bull behind pseudo Meats
Oct 7, 2019 • 26 min
GMO Soy and P-protein isolate - do you know what these are? The idea of saving meat while making stress-free plant-based dishes is something I embrace deeply. Why not? They’re delicious and incredibly good for you. In this episode of RFYBL, I want to…
35 - Breaking Down Pesticides and How to Avoid Them
Sep 22, 2019 • 21 min
Important and disturbing highlights from the just-released annual report from the FDA Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program have been revealed. After analyzing the 55 page document, I break down the information to help you really understand what pesticides…
34 - Wasted: How to Reduce Your Daily Impact and Save
Sep 12, 2019 • 20 min
Our world feeds us, and it’s our responsibility to take care of it in return. The truth is, we waste too much food and most of the time, we don’t even notice it. Life moves on to a destination unknown, and we are the passengers. How can we make a…
33 - The ABC’s of CBD: with Ryan Cornett of Garden of Life
Aug 23, 2019 • 38 min
I’m interviewing Ryan Cornett, a certified herbalist and master’s candidate in clinical nutrition. He works in the nutrition science at Garden of Life, and helps break down what CBD is, how it’s grown, the different benefits of the active ingredients and…
32 - Weathering the Storm, at Every Phase of Life: An Interview with Crystal Egger
Aug 14, 2019 • 43 min
From raging storms to pretty sunny beach day weather, Crystal Egger has brought you the on-air weather reports since 2004. It’s the most popular conversational topic in the world and in this episode, Mareya sits down with Crystal to talk about her career,…
31 - Reset Your Taste Buds, Reset Your Life
Aug 6, 2019 • 19 min
In this special episode of the Recipes for Your Best Life podcast, Mareya talks about taste buds - what they are, how they can be reset and what kind of impact that change can cause in our lives. Mareya also provides some precise advice & working plan on…
30 - Life after the Biggest Loser: Dishing with Season 5 winner Ali Vincent
Jul 16, 2019 • 46 min
Meet Ali Vincent, the winner of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser season 5, and the first-ever female winner. A former champion synchronized swimmer, Ali set foot on the Biggest Loser ranch weighing 234 pounds. After weeks of hard work and dedication to…
29 - Be the brand: Bringing vision to the world beginning with your WHY With Brand Strategy Expert Anna Vatuone
Jul 3, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, I’m really excited to dish with my new friend and personal brand strategist Anna Vatuone on how to bring your own brand to the world starting with what lights you up. If you don’t have a clear vision of your purpose, your goals and your…
28 - How to be a brain warrior and why your health depends on it with Tana Amen
Jun 14, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode of Recipes For Your Best Life, Mareya has a very special quest joining her on the discussion about brain health and why our life depends on it. Tana Amen is a New York Times best-selling author, executive vice president of Amen Clinics and…
27 - My Book Launch Starts Today! And I Wrote This Book for You
Jun 3, 2019 • 19 min
“I can’t believe today is the day that my book launches across the country!… …Listen to this episode and learn what a BHAG is, how your brain wags the tongue, and why jumping into our 8-week Eat Like You Give a Fork program could just be the answer you’re…
26 - How to Handle Your Hormones at Every Life Stage
May 26, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode of Recipes For Your Best Life, Mareya dives into the deep end with holistic health coach and author, Jeannette Bessinger, dishing on hormones and how to handle them at various life stages, especially as we approach our 40’s and beyond. No…
25 - The 90/10 Rule: Why You Need to Indulge Every Week
May 20, 2019 • 21 min
Recipes For Your Best Life is out with a new episode and it’s something you want to hear. Mareya takes a chuck out of her new upcoming book “Eat Like You Give A Fork” and explains the 90-10 rule that will change your life. She hands you over her 8 magical…
24 - Interview with Jonny Bowden
May 6, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya sits down with Dr Jonny Bowden who is a nutrition myth buster, a best-selling author and nationally known expert on weight loss. From a former addict and a jazz musican to a certified trainer and a…
23 - Rap Around the World A dedication to my Mother
Apr 29, 2019 • 16 min
This episode is dedicated in loving memory to my beautiful mother, Janette Ibrahim. She loved a good time, food, art, her faith and her family. She also loved this book when I read it out loud to her because it invited her to experience a taste of…
22 - Sound bites to Sink Your Teeth Into 2
Apr 22, 2019 • 8 min
Here’s a special episode of Recipes for Your Best Life. A forkful of inspiration, a bite to savor and the best soundbites you can sink your teeth into. We are looking back to the previous 6 episodes, highlighting the best. If you have missed an episode,…
21 - Girls on Grill: A Smokin’ Hot Guide for the Ladies
Apr 8, 2019 • 26 min
In this new episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya talks about how girls can conquer the task of grilling. From choosing the right grill to the most delicious veggie dishes cooked on coals, Mareya has your back while you take over the role on the…
20 - Something Fishy Going On - Wild Caught vs. Farm Raised Seafood
Mar 31, 2019 • 14 min
Link to Mareya’s book: https://amzn.to/2FPlJ9X In this new episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya explores the topic of choosing to eat farm-raised or wild caught seafood. Her personal experience of unknowingly eating bad shellfish and educating…
19 - 10 Ways to Prep For Clean Eating Success
Mar 22, 2019 • 23 min
Link to Mareya’s book: https://amzn.to/2FPlJ9X Welcome back for another amazing episode of Recipes for Your Best Life. Mareya lists the best 10 ways how to prep for clean eating success and how to create lifestyle habits to achieve balance, de-stress and…
18 - Higher Vegucation - Why Our Future Depends on it
Mar 15, 2019 • 20 min
Recipes for Your Best Life podcast is out with a new episode! Vegetables are the most nutrient dense food on the planet and Mareya explains why we shouldn’t expel them from our daily consumption. She also lists all the health and other benefits we gain…
17 - Should I Panic if it’s Not Organic
Mar 7, 2019 • 18 min
Link to Mareya’s book: https://amzn.to/2FPlJ9X In the new episode of the Recipes for Your Best Life podcast, Mareya explains how a product that has been labeled organic, isn’t always healthy for you. She also shares great tips of how to check the labels…
16 - Is Eating Out Worth it? What You Need to Know!
Feb 28, 2019 • 17 min
n this episode of the podcast, Mareya uses personal story to illustrate the ever burning matter of Food safety standards, or better said, the lack of them in certain cases. Learn what your favorite restaurants fail to do when it comes to food safety and…
Recipes for Your Best Life - EP 15 - Sound Bites to Sink Your Teeth Into - 15th Episode Mash Up.mp3
Feb 18, 2019 • 13 min
In this special episode of the Recipes for Your Best Life podcast, we take a look back at some of the highlights from the previous 14 episodes, including the awesome guests that Mareya had! In case you missed any of the previous episodes, this is the…
14 - Interview with Jason Ingwaldson
Feb 8, 2019 • 36 min
Jason Ingwaldson is a strength and condition coach who uses his boxing workouts, installed in his soul and shares them with everyone. Get a behind the scenes look into the life Jason has overcome in hopes to help others. Find out Jason’s incredible story…
13 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up Your Food House.
Feb 2, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode you will find out more about Mareya’s life-changing magic of tidying up your food house. Mareya gives us an insight into what motivated her to ever think about getting rid of the unnecessary stuff (‘shtaff’ as she humorously refers to it…
12 - The Most Important Muscle in Your Body
Jan 24, 2019 • 21 min
What does your ideal meal look like? Have your taste buds developed beyond high school, or is the fear of the unknown getting in the way? Sometimes, we tend to be slaves to our habits and don’t take time to think through crucial things for our health and…
11 - 50 Bites of Wisdom for a Forking Delicious Life
Jan 17, 2019 • 15 min
There is Sweetness in everything! In this special episode of the Recipes for Your Best Life podcast, Mareya talks about what a joy is to her. This episode is special because Mareya also shares 50 pieces of wisdom that she has amassed, and that she hopes…
10 - How to Find a Fountain of Youth with Food
Jan 10, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode of the podcast, Mareya discusses the ever-present and burning topic - DIEt. In what ways do diets put stress on our bodies? What are some other health related negative repercussions that the diets may incite. More precisely, how do they…
9 - 7 Ways to Prevent a Food Disaster
Jan 10, 2019 • 18 min
There are over 48 million cases of food worn illnesses in the United States solely, 3000 of which were with fatal outcome. What can we do to increase the awareness of importance of eating cleanly and healthy and prevent such disastrous statistics from…
8 - Have We Forked the Fun Out of Food
Jan 10, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya talks about the how fundraiser event she attended surprisingly made her fall in love with the delicious food she tasted. Mareya also discusses the urge of our bodies and minds for a balanced diet…
7 - Why Are You So Hangry
Jan 10, 2019 • 21 min
Have you ever been in a situation that you have to say ‘Sorry for what I said when I was hungry!’ ? What’s the ‘hangry’ disease? Can’t it be avoided? Also, why does eating regularly seems like an easy concept, but in practice, it’s so hard to follow for…
6 - Interview with Marisa Wayne
Jan 10, 2019 • 20 min
On today’s episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya interviews Marisa Wayne, who has been involved in the group fitness industry since the late 1980s. She studied Exercise Science in college and has lead numerous group fitness classes including Step…
5 - Think Before You Bite!
Jan 10, 2019 • 15 min
On today’s episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya shares her inspiring story of going through the fight with eating disorder, that’s applicable to anybody. Most importantly, this story is REAL, and will make you ponder on the choices you make on a…
4 - Interview with George Foreman IV
Jan 10, 2019 • 17 min
On today’s episode Mareya talks with George Foreman IV, American Grit Season 2 Contestant, University of Redland: SCIAC Championship Football participant, Texas Southern University graduate and one of 10 siblings of the nationwide famous Foreman family!…
3 - Three Keys to Unlocking Fit Life for Good
Jan 10, 2019 • 17 min
On today’s episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya expounds upon the Fit Foodie triangle, and shares the secrets to unlocking the fit life for good! Discover why being slaves to calories might not always be the best choice and find out how to treat…
2 - It’s Crunchtime! How to Make Real Change Happen
Jan 10, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya discusses the little things you can do to improve eating habits and ultimately, your health and life. Mareya’s three-step formula for making the best of your mealtime will make you wonder whether…
1 - Why Everybody Should Be a Kitchen Magician
Jan 9, 2019 • 12 min
On today’s episode of Recipes for Your Best Life, Mareya talks about the importance of differentiating healthy and natural foods, from unhealthy foods that are consisted of artificial ingredients. Discover how one exciting trip to Italy shed light on…