September 27, 2022

Better Protein Bar Options

Better Protein Bar Options It’s 3:30 PM and you are hungry after eating lunch3 hours earlier. But the problem is you forgot to grab your snacks before you left the house this morning. But then you remember the stash of protein bars in your desk. Yay! Just the thing to keep you going until you get off work […]
September 12, 2022

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread 12 Servings Ingredients Swirl Mixture 6 tablespoons brown sugar (lightly packed) 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter (softened) Cinnamon Bread 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar (lightly packed) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 […]
August 23, 2022

Nectarine and Tomato Pasta

Nectarine and Tomato Pasta 8 Servings Ingredients 1 pound pasta1/4 cup pasta water1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half1 Tbsp olive oil2 large nectarines, chopped into bite-sized pieces (leave skin on)4 cloves of garlic, minced1/4 tsp salt2 Tbsp lemon juice2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar1/2 cup fresh basil, sliced into thin strips Directions 1. Cook pasta according to […]
August 4, 2022

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter Powder

Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter Powder 1 Serving Ingredients 1 small ripe banana1/2 cup old-fashioned oats1/2 cup nonfat milk2 Tbsp (1/2 ounce) peanut butter powder1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Directions 1. Mash banana in cereal bowl with a fork.2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed.3. Cover bowl and put it in the refrigerator for at least 8 […]
July 20, 2022

Bulgur Wheat and Fennel Salad

Bulgur Wheat and Fennel Salad 4 Servings Ingredients 1⁄4 cup medium-grind bulgur wheat1/2 cup frozen shelled peas, thawed1 15.5 oz. can reduced-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed2 med. Fennel heads, halved, then cut into thin half- moons1⁄4 cup fennel fronds, finely chopped4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 Tbsp olive oil1⁄2 bunch of flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped1⁄4 t. salt Directions […]
July 1, 2022

Low Fat Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies

Low Fat Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies 16 Servings Ingredients For brownies:1/2 cup peanut butter powder (pat down the powder, 2 oz)1/2 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup flour1 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt2 large eggs1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce2 tsp vanilla extract1/3 cup sugar1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips For peanut butter swirl:4 oz peanut butter powder (just under 1 cup)2 […]
June 24, 2022

You Can Learn Moderation!

You Can Learn Moderation! “Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.”  Marcus Tullius Cicero Moderation is defined as the avoidance of excess or extremes in behavior or expression; observing reasonable limits. Many of you have probably experienced that extreme restriction does not tend to work for trying to lose weight since it can lead to […]
June 18, 2022

High Protein Peanut Butter Mug Cake

High Protein Peanut Butter Mug Cake 1 Serving Ingredients 1/4 cup (1 oz) peanut butter powder1/2 tsp baking powder1 tsp maple syrup1/2 tsp vanilla extract2 Tbsp non fat milk1 Tsp (0.5 oz) semisweet chocolate chips Directions 1. Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe mug or ramekin. (I used a 4 inch ramekin). The batter should be about […]
June 6, 2022

Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Garlic Chicken and Potatoes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 pounds yellow potatoes, sliced thinly1 pound carrots, cut into thin sticks of sliced thinly2 pounds chicken breasts1 packet of Grill Mates Garlic, Herb and Wine Marinade Mix 8 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbsp white vinegar 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup water Directions 1. Layer the sliced potatoes in the […]