Posts Tagged "protein"

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1 00

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

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Fire up the grill with one of our summer picnic heart healthy meals featuring sunny produce, savory eggs and grilled meat! Looking for ideas to cook up heart healthy meals? You’re in the right place! Remember when I told you about my Prevention Plate heart healthy meals? Maybe you’ve forgotten. Let me remind you. Each Prevention Plate is a heart healthy meal...

Quinoa Oat and Pecan Veggie Burger 00

Quinoa Oat and Pecan Veggie Burger

Quinoa Oat and Pecan Veggie Burger

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I’m always on the search for new and innovative ideas for veggie burgers! This one features red quinoa giving it a fabulous chewy and crunchy texture that I absolutely loved. However, with the added bun, it felt a little carbohydrate heavy, so next time I would be perfectly happy crumbling it over a salad instead!   Quinoa Oat and Pecan Veggie Burger gluten-free,...

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad 00

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Last week I made a big batch of Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad and ate it all week for lunch! It was so simple and really REALLY good! What is quinoa? Quinoa (keen-wah) is an ancient Incan grain that comes in both white and red colors. Quinoa has the most complete amino acid profile of all grains meaning it has all of the essential amino acids needed for building bones, strengthening muscles...

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies 00

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Don’t let the word “cookie” fool you. These little bites are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and the most important nutrient at breakfast – protein! Don’t let a busy schedule be your excuse to skip breakfast. These make the perfect portable breakfast for anyone on the go! Cherry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies  soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, shellfish-oil,...

13 Bean Chili 00

13 Bean Chili

13 Bean Chili

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Continuing with my love for Bob’s Red Mill products, I decided to try the 13 Bean Soup Mix this weekend to make a delicious winter chili.   Beans should be a staple in everyone’s diet. They are high in fiber, loaded with protein, and have no cholesterol. Bob’s Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix contains a mixture of navy beans, black beans, red beans, pinto beans, baby lima...

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P90X

P90X

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If you haven’t yet heard, the latest weight loss trend is the new P90X diet and fitness plan. Celebrities like Pink, Ashton Kutcher, and Sheryl Crow all claim that they use P90X to get in shape. I myself was unsure about what the P90X system was all about so I set out to do my own research. P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a home fitness training system that aims to improve your physical...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter!

Chocolate Peanut Butter!

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This weekend I picked up some Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter. It looked fun and unique, so I couldn’t resist. All I have to say is YUM! This stuff is heaven on earth, it tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup! It’s great to spread on bananas or as an ice cream topping! The perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate makes this peanut butter...

Super Circuit and Whey Protein 00

Super Circuit and Whey Protein

Super Circuit and Whey Protein

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Super Circuit turned out to be really fun and a great workout! After such an exhausting workout I replenished my stores with a smoothie made of milk, blueberries for antioxidants, and and a scoop of whey protein that I picked up at work. It gave me a good boost of protein for the day! With my recently pucharsed Magic Bullet blender I just can’t get enough of smoothies and...

Barney Butter! 00

Barney Butter!

Barney Butter!

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Look what came in the mail today! Free samples of Barney Butter! Barney Butter comes in both crunchy and smooth varieties. After all the rave I’ve heard about Barney Butter from fellow bloggers, I can’t wait to finally try it out...

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The Perfect Healthy Snack

The Perfect Healthy Snack

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Mid-morning I had time to make these tasty little guys! Almond butter spread upon one banana topped with crushed Corn Flakes and coconut. It was the perfect blend of flavors, textures and healthy nutrients! Packed full of protein, potassium, and healthy fat this delicious snack held me over for a good 3 hours until lunch. And of course for days when snack time is more limited, I have a growing...

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Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

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The difference between Greek and regular yogurt is simple. Sadly, many people are unsure what Greek yogurt is and are hesitant to even try it! Greek yogurt is regular yogurt that it has gone through a special straining process during which the whey (liquid portion of the milk) is removed. Because the whey has been removed, Greek yogurt contains less lactose and less carbs. Greek yogurt has a...

Is Whey Protein the Best Way? 00

Is Whey Protein the Best Way?

Is Whey Protein the Best Way?

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Whey protein has been around for quite some time but is recently gaining new attention in the health and fitness world as a dietary supplement for the average person. If you are a physically active individual looking to improve your body’s composition and performance, whey protein might be for you! What is whey protein? Whey is a byproduct produced when milk is made into cheese. It...