Friday, January 10, 2014

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tired of Protein Bars and Shakes?

Start cooking with your protein powder!! Here are 5 ways to add your protein in to some of your favorite foods:

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  1. Oatmeal! Add 1 scoop to your morning oats, along with a banana and some peanut butter.
  2. Pancakes: Add a scoop of protein to your pancake mix.
  3. Muffins: Yep, this is one of my favorites. I've made pumpkin muffins, banana nut muffins and many others packed full of protein just by adding a scoop of protein. I'll add my favorite recipe soon!
  4. Condiments: Mix in your protein powder with peanut butter, dressing or your other favorite condiments.  Unflavored protein works best for this!
  5. {Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Balls}  
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Garlic & Onion Seasoned Lentils!

So, my new obsession is.... LENTILS!  They are so great for you too-- full of fiber!  My good friend Laura shared her favorite version of lentil-making with me & I am so in love. You will be too.

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Here's what you'll need:

1 cup dry lentils
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 bouillon cube {Chicken flavor!}
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp garlic powder
Cilantro {to taste}

Ready? First, wash the lentils in a strainer.  Put them in a small container with 2 cups water {or until all lentils are under the water}.  Let them soak overnight.

Next day: Put the lentils in a small pot on the stove with a chopped carrot, chopped onion, bouillon cube, salt, cumin, garlic, and garlic powder.  Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.  Once the lentils are soft, they're done! Make sure there's enough water for them to cook in at all times.  Top with cilantro, cook up some brown rice, and enjoy!

For an alternative, you can also cook the lentils in a crockpot on high for about 3 hours.  After that, turn the crockpot to low.  Check to make sure the lentils have enough water.  When they're soft, once again... they're done! Enjoy!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Motivation Monday- You Are Beautiful!

For all my ladies and gentleman who are feeling less than fabulous about themselves right now... You are beautiful to me!

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