9 posts tagged protein

Easy Edamame Appetizers

At my house, folks tend to get the munchies around 5 or 6 pm. It's not quite dinner time (especially in the summer when it's almost 100% necessary to wait for the sun to set over the lake before heading inside to eat), but stomachs are growling. It's easy to pull out cheese and crackers. It's easy to grab a handful of chips. But with a little bit of effort and just a couple of minutes of work, you can snack on some delicious appetizers that won't ruin dinner and make you feel like you need to ... Continue Reading

Goji Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

When you think pancakes, the first thing they remind you of is a healthy diet, right? No? So buttermilk pancakes soaked in butter and maple syrup are delicious but not necessarily an everyday addition to a healthy diet. But pancakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors which leads me to experimentation. I'm a firm believer that any food can be a part of a healthy diet, especially if you make a few small tweaks to help it along. Did you know that pancakes have been around for at least ... Continue Reading

6 Steps to Serving a Satisfying Salad

Salads hold a solid spot in my diet and an unabashed appreciation in my heart. In fewer words, I love salads. Specifically, I love big ass salads (BAS, in even fewer words). What makes a BAS a BAS? I'll tell you. But first, I want to be clear about what a BAS is not. A BAS is not the ubiquitous plopping of iceberg lettuce in a side dish with two cherry tomatoes, a slice of cucumber and the token canned olive. I'd go so far as to say that the typical Caesar salad served at the local pizza ... Continue Reading

Eat More: Eggs

Fascinating fact about eggs: the world record for most omelettes made in 30 minutes is 427. I have a ginormous fondness for eggs. I think they are magnificent. My current breakfast kick is eggs + egg whites + 12 grain bread + avocado + fruit. It's been my breakfast kick for oh, 3-4 months now. Here's why. Why You Should Eat Them Eggs are an amazing food, a super-food in their own right. Omelettes, hard-boiled, over-easy, fritatta ... Eggs help you build muscle. In fact, eggs are ... Continue Reading

5 Better Breakfasts for a Fit Foodie

Eat breakfast. No seriously, eat breakfast. There's this oft-heard adage that goes a little like this: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some of the reasons why. You're body has been fasting since you ate dinner. Dinner was 10-12 hours ago. Now, forgive me if I'm wrong but don't you get hungry just a few hours after lunch?! 10-12 hours is a long time to go without consuming fuel. So it's rather important to break the fast. Breakfast jump starts your metabol... Continue Reading

Black Bean and Corn Crock Pot Chili

Raise your hand if sometimes, not all the time but sometimes, you wake up, you haven't even had breakfast yet, and you're already over making dinner. You haven't put peanut butter on your toast yet but dinner ... you just can't. It's days like those that a Crock pot is your best friend. You can throw everything in to on pot, hit start and walk away for 8-10 hours to an amazing meal. Like this Chili. Vegetarian Crock pot Chili for the win. The thing about Crock pot dinners (or any meal for ... Continue Reading

Brunch the Fit Foodie Way

Brunch. The harbinger of family gatherings and holidays, starting line of indulgent Sunday Fundays, the excuse for Champagne before noon. Not exactly the description of a meal that lends itself to healthy eating. But with a little bit of planning and a little bit (yes, just a bit), of self-control, you too can enjoy the deliciousness and coziness that brunch-time brings. If you're health-conscious, you don't have to make the choice between enjoying brunch (at home or at a restaurant), ... Continue Reading

Banana Nut Protein Oatmeal

As a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, I am constantly talking with clients about the little changes that they can make in on a daily basis that will result in big-time transformation in the long run. There are a few things that I avidly support from day 1 of any plan with any client. Two of those things are: Eating a healthy breakfast. Consuming an adequate amount of protein. Banana Nut Protein-Packed Oatmeal helps you to accomplish both at the same time. Oats actually ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 2: Prep Protein

Meal planning and prep is a powerful success strategy to help you stick to your diet (or as I like to call it, your lifestyle change). In Part 1 of the Meal Prep Success Series you learned what meal prep is, and the basics of how to do it. Part 2 introduces another success strategy, preparing protein, and explains how to apply what you learned in Part 1. Protein. It doesn't matter if you are trying to lose fat, to gain muscle, to eat clean or to stick to a paleo diet, protein is a super ... Continue Reading