Adventures with the Magic Bullet continue. I used it to make out flour out of my oatmeal, then used the flour to make these protein+oat muffins. Yes you could buy oat flour, but it’s pricey. I also used the Magic Bullet to make the third ingredient, puréed apple. Yes, you can buy cheap apple, Read More

A friend posted a food hack video on Facebook. It said you could make ice cream bread–which makes sense when you think about it. But, I wondered, can you make it using protein ice cream and lower carb flour? I tried. You can! Here’s how.

FDA_Nutrition_Facts_Label_2

The Nutrition Facts Label can be confusing: There’s a lot of information on that thing! Reading it is one challenge, understanding it and applying it to your specific needs is another. Some look only at the number of calories before deciding whether to consume a food or beverage. If that’s you, your missing a few important steps that could help you reach your health goals.

Avocado Egg Bell Pepper

Here’s a simple breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack) recipe for you. All you need are three ingredients, plus some salt and pepper. You can make these day of or prepare a plethora for the week ahead.
There are two ways to do this. One cooks the pepper and the egg and one (my favorite) leaves the pepper raw and crisp, stuffed with a scrambled egg. I’ll give you both.

carbs

I hear it all the time, “carbs are bad”. Or, “I know I should quit carbs because they’re bad”. Or, “I don’t eat carbs because they’re bad.” Or, “are carbs really bad?” Well, it depends; depends on you: your goals, your genes, your activities, and your preferences, to name a few. And it depends, Read More

CurryChickenSalad

Saw a vegan version of this salad at what you’ve probably realized by now is one of my favorite dining places (Whole Foods). I modified theirs a bit, obviously. Besides replacing the Beyond Meat Chicken with real chicken, I took out the raisins, chutney, sugar, and oils.  Served on a bed of greens, it, Read More

Protein Frappe

I love strong, dark coffee. Plain. Simple. Sometimes, thought, you need to spice things up, or in this case, sweeten things up! This diet-friendly take on a frappe hits the spot, especially as the days get warmer.

dieting

  Diets do not work in the long run. You may have already figured that out, but haven’t truly figured out why they don’t work and how to get out of the cycle and sustain your weight-loss success. Let’s do that now.

Protein Birthday Cupcakes

March 1 is my birthday, which means you all get an un-birthday present: My new recipe for birthday cupcakes that won’t wreck your eating plan or leave you with a sugar high and subsequent crash. Enjoy!

CarrotGingerSalad

If you love ginger, you will love this ginger carrot salad. It’s Whole Foods inspired, but I made a few tweaks to appeal to my personal palate, including nixing the chives. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes, you’ll have an awesome sandwich side dish for your weekday lunches.