Amy’s Famous Protein Bars


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Ingredients:

 

2 cups raw oatmeal

2 Tablespoons Wheat Germ

2 Tablespoons Flaxseed powder

3 scoops Jay Robb Egg White vanilla protein powder

¼ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup raw sunflower seeds

¼ cup natural crunchy peanut butter

Water  approx ¾ cup

Optional:   Honey

¼ cup dark chocolate

 

 

Directions:

 

1.   Mix all ingredients together except for the water, mix well so that dry mix is in

a crumb form.

2.  Slowly add water approx ¼ cup mix until mixture becomes solid.

3.  Add a drizzle of honey if you would like.

4.  Place mixture into a greased (w/ nonstick spray) 8×8 square pan.  Pack firmly.

5.  Optional:   melt 1/4cup dark chocolate chips in microwave for approx 1min stir

and microwave for an additional 30 seconds, stir until melted.

6.  Cover mixture with melted dark chocolate, this will be a very thin layer.

 

Makes 8 Servings

 

Nutritional Information

 

Without Chocolate:

1 Bar: 205 Calories, 7g Fat, 23g Carbohydrates, 14g Protein

 

With Chocolate:

1 Bar: 215 Calories, 7.5 g Fat, 24g Carbohydrates, 14.5g Protein

 

 

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before eating.

 

 


Super Tasty Breakfast Tacos


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Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative? Try these breakfast tacos for a delicious breakfast that keeps you on track.

 

Ingredients:

6             Eggs (3 whites, 3 whole)

1             Tablespoon skim milk

1/2 c       2% Shredded Monterey jack cheese

6             (6″) Corn Tortillas

1/4 c        Green onions

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cooking Spray Ingredients:

 

1.  Combine milk, and eggs. Whisk in medium bowl.  Sauté green onions in frying pan with cooking oil.  Stir in egg mixture, cook until scrambled, stirring constantly, add salt / pepper to taste.  Remove from heat.

 

2.  Warm tortillas according to package.  Spoon egg mixture in each tortilla, and top with cheese and salsa.

 

Nutrition:

2 Servings

Per Serving:

310 calories, 15g Fat, 24g carbohydrates, 17 g protein

 

ENJOY!


8 Ways to Make Your Holiday Recipes Healthier


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Tis the season for baking!  Don’t give you and your love ones the gift of guilt, tweak your favorite recipes this year by using these healthier ingredients and tips!

 

1. Use whole wheat flour or oatmeal instead of white flour.

 

2. Use natural sweeteners when you can (i.e. honey, maple syrup, molasses, agave nectar)

 

3.  Try dark chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit instead of milk chocolate and sugary candies for those cookies.

 

4.  Cut Sugar in half, many recipes call for too much anyways.

 

5.  Use Skim milk instead of whole milk

 

6.  Use a Flax Egg instead of a regular egg ( combined 2 tsp ground flaxseed with 2 oz of warm water. Stir and let sit until thickened.)

 

7.  Use applesauce instead of oil or butter.

 

8  Try 1/2 cup low fat yogurt and 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese instead of 1 cup heavy cream