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I wanted to make protein bars for after workouts since spending $2-3 after each workout on a bar can get a bit expensive. This isn't elaborate, but it gets the job done! :-)
My personal trainer says to take in about 25 grams of protein within 30 minutes after a workout.
This is another quick smoothie I throw together right after my workout to serve as my breakfast and get the protein I need. Can be made vegan with soy or almond milk.
** Note 170 grams equals about 6 oz. blueberries.
Love Hamburger Helper? Want to save money? Customize your favorite recipe? Reduce sodium? This basic Hamburger Helper mix is for you!
A tasty cold soup with a kick! Refreshing for a hot day, and perfect for raw, vegan lifestyles.
A tasty lean pork tenderloin with a stuffing of wild rice & applesauce topped by a glaze of balsamic vinegar & applesauce.
A hearty chili good for lunch or supper any day of the year. The "meatiness" of the chili comes from the pearl barley, brown rice, and black beans. This recipe is 100% vegan and great alone but feel free to top it with cheese or sour cream!
Great breakfast using soyrizo (less fat that regular chorizo), Eggbeaters, & Queso Fresco (part-skim)
Tasty meal replacement smoothie, high in protein, fiber, and vitamins.
Easy marinara sauce that quick to put together, no fuss crockpot cooking, with a slow-cooked taste worthy of her friend's Italian grandma! Freeze the leftovers in 2-cup portions in good freezer bags.
Tasty twist on the traditional pilaf, using healthy quinoa, instead of rice.
A fabulous, blend of strong and delicate flavors create a hummus that is to die for and doesn't use the standby staple, chicpeas.
The sweetness of gala apples mingles with the pungency of sage to create a savory, easy-to-cook meal, perfect for a holiday or winter day. Serve with your favorite winter vegetable for a complete meal.
Easy to make salad, great for a main course lunch or light dinner. This is a recipe inspired by a roasted vegetable salad at Mama Jo's, a local Italian restaurant in Las Vegas.
A simple & elegant sauce made of balsamic vinegar, basil, garlic & freshly-roasted sweet red peppers. Pair with your favorite pasta & a salad for a satisfying meal.
Using basic ingredients, this is a quick one-dish meal to throw in the crockpot and have ready by the end of the day. Serve with a fresh salad & cornbread.
Tasty, filling soup for a hot evening when the air conditioning is busted.
A great "whey" to use the leftover liquid if you make your own cheese (paneer) using milk. To make it a bit healthier, I substituted light margarine for baking for the vegetable shortening called for in the original recipe. Source: online, exact source unknown.
Basic salmon loaf, when you want the tastiness of salmon cakes without the cooking hassle. This is my own lower-fat/cholesterol adaptation of a salmon loaf recipe from the Oklahoma Master Gardeners' cookbook. It's rich in B vitamins and calcium.
The taste of buffalo wings & ranch sauce in a convenient one-dish casserole!
Savory chicken meatloaf with the flavorings of Italian sausage and a fraction of the fat of regular meatloaf.
Great alternative to traditional meatballs or Italian sausage. Add to your favorite Italian dish: spaghetti, meatball sandwiches, etc. The possibilities are endless!
A great twist on a Jewish classic. Great way to include additional protein in your daily breakfast, as well.
Quick, hearty meal for people on the go with little time to cook.
Perfect as a salad dressing or marinade/baste for seafood & chicken.
Perfect & healthy for that sweet-tooth craving!
Quick lunch or dinner entree I came up with. Tasty, health, and high in protein & fiber.
Came up with tthis for breakfast today because I was in the mood for tofu scramble and hashbrowns. A tad high in sodium, but very tasty and relatively low in fat. To make lower-sodium version, substitute onion powder for onion salt in hash browns and, if desired, reduce amount of braggs liquid aminos.
Tasty, refreshing salad for a main course or side dish
My own recipe for a high-soy protein meal replacement shake. Almost any frozen fruit can be used without a big change in the calorie content. Good for vegans & vegetarians, too!
Inspired by seeing a box for a prefab Lemon Rice Chicken dinner by Campbell's. Wanted the taste without all the sodium &
Tasty side salad with a sweet kick!
Tasty, low-fat breakfast to start your day!
A quick, simple vegetarian pasta dish using commonly-available ingredients.
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I have a great love of food but also desire, like many of you on SparkPeople, to live a healthier life. I view cooking as an artform. Each recipe has been personally made and tested by me. Hopefully, you will find these recipes as inspiring to eat as I did in creating them.