I HAVE to try this!

fitnesstreats:

Protein Nutella
A substitute for Nutella (a delicious hazelnut spread very popular here in Europe but full of palm oil and sugar)

Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of vanilla whey protein
- 1/4 cup of casein protein
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa
- 1/2 cup of milk
- a few drops of hazelnut flavoring

Mix everything together (or blend with a hand mixer if you’d like a smoother consistency) and enjoy.  

DailyQuickie: Kale Chips

Where: Kitchen

When: Wed, Nov 3

What: I am super into Kale right now. It is insanely fibrous, loaded with vitamins, helps with digestion, weight management, and it’s alkaline (perfect for my new alkaline diet). Made into chips, it’s the ideal non-salad (again!) snack! OH, and it’s Vegan Awareness week so it’s PERFECT!

Why: Potato Chips, Corn Chips, Tortilla Chips, even Veggie Chips… when it comes to fat content they are pretty much all the same. Why? Because they are fried. Instead, try these baked Kale Chips that are super tasty, salty, crunchy, satisfying, and only 50 calories and .5 grams of fat per serving!
Ingredients:
Fresh Kale- cut into bite-sized pieces, remove rib
1 tbsp EVOO
Sea Salt, White Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes- to taste (you can also try it with curry or garlic powder)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the Kale with the Oil and Spices to thin coat each piece. Place on a cookie sheet or aluminum foil for. 15-20 minutes in oven.
Yum!

DailyQuickie: Sunday GreenFry- Mizuna, Lambs Quarters, Chard, Red Carrot, Beet, Jalapeno, Garlic, Rosemary
Where: Kitchen
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Why: Just to clarify, a green fry has nothing to do with frying food. Instead, it is a combo of anything healthy and green in your fridge that you throw into a pan and cook into one of the easiest, healthiest dishes you can make. Plus, you are cleaning out your fridge so that those veggies that you bought last weekend don’t go to waste. You can make this a vegetarian or vegan meal, or add meat or chicken if you’d like. And here’s the best thing, your meal is a total Bites with Benefits meal and you’re only consuming about 40 calories per cup! Yes… that’s it!
What: I cooked the beets, jalapeno, garlic and rosemary with a little olive  oil spray first for about 10 minutes on low heat covered. I wanted to  pull the sugar out of the beets and soften them up. Then I added the  carrots for another 10 minutes. Finally I dumped in all of the greens  and cooked it down, with a spoon of “better than bouillon” turkey paste  to bump up the flavor.

Ingredients… this time around:
(the amount depends on what you have in your fridge)MizunaLambs QuartersRed CarrotRed ChardBeets JalapenoRosemaryWhite PepperCinnamonGarlic

DailyQuickie: Sunday GreenFry- Mizuna, Lambs Quarters, Chard, Red Carrot, Beet, Jalapeno, Garlic, Rosemary

Where: Kitchen

When: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Why: Just to clarify, a green fry has nothing to do with frying food. Instead, it is a combo of anything healthy and green in your fridge that you throw into a pan and cook into one of the easiest, healthiest dishes you can make. Plus, you are cleaning out your fridge so that those veggies that you bought last weekend don’t go to waste. You can make this a vegetarian or vegan meal, or add meat or chicken if you’d like. And here’s the best thing, your meal is a total Bites with Benefits meal and you’re only consuming about 40 calories per cup! Yes… that’s it!

What: I cooked the beets, jalapeno, garlic and rosemary with a little olive oil spray first for about 10 minutes on low heat covered. I wanted to pull the sugar out of the beets and soften them up. Then I added the carrots for another 10 minutes. Finally I dumped in all of the greens and cooked it down, with a spoon of “better than bouillon” turkey paste to bump up the flavor.

Ingredients… this time around:

(the amount depends on what you have in your fridge)
Mizuna
Lambs Quarters
Red Carrot
Red Chard
Beets
Jalapeno
Rosemary
White Pepper
Cinnamon
Garlic


Perfect example of a QuickieSnack!

fitvillains:

Make your own Black Bean Hummus in just a few seconds! It’s a great snack or meal: low fat, high protein & high fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Black beans (low sodium)
  • 1-2 tbsp of Tahini (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • (jalapenos, red peppers, eggplant and any other veggies optional!)

Blend it (or process it in a food processor/magic bullet) and POOF! Done!

Students: save this for later! It’s a cheap way to stay healthy and you can use it as a snack or main. Leftovers keep up to a week, or you can freeze them.

Thanks to Scott & Fit Perez for sharing!

DailyQuickie: Nutella
What: Spoon of Nutella
Where: in the Kitchen
When: October 22, 2011- 10am before my morning walk
Why: I’m taking a cue from Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis who has the most awesome body and still eats the most decadent, delicious meals! Her secret? Small portions, yoga, and nutella as a quick energizing snack. I’m running out for my looong weekly Saturday am walk with my mom and need something to Break my Fast and energize me until our end of the walk brunch. SO… I’m having a spoon of Giada’s go-to: Nutella. Delish! High-res

DailyQuickie: Nutella

What: Spoon of Nutella

Where: in the Kitchen

When: October 22, 2011- 10am before my morning walk

Why: I’m taking a cue from Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis who has the most awesome body and still eats the most decadent, delicious meals! Her secret? Small portions, yoga, and nutella as a quick energizing snack. I’m running out for my looong weekly Saturday am walk with my mom and need something to Break my Fast and energize me until our end of the walk brunch. SO… I’m having a spoon of Giada’s go-to: Nutella. Delish!