I LOVE banana bread! But the macros on any standard slice are usually too dear to spend. Take the Starbucks banana walnut bread for example. 1 slice yields 52g carbohydrates, 21g fat and 6g protein. That’s 420 calories without so much as a sniff of chocolate chips!
Eating out can be a challenge, so I recently I perused Subway’s entire menu and came up with these 9 healthy picks for you to enjoy the next time you’re on the go and decide to “eat fresh”. Living up to its tagline, Subway is pretty nutritionally sound these days with its chicken made from 100% white chicken and containing less than 1% soy protein. Subway also says all its chicken is raised without antibiotics and is free of artificial flavors and preservatives.
Finding high protein meals at your favorite fast food stops like Panera can be a challenge. Just because you’re picking something that appears healthy doesn’t mean it’s gonna have a lot of protein, and vice versa, a lot of protein doesn’t necessarily make a meal “healthy” either. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply looking to keep your body composition in check, choosing wisely at places like Panera can go a long way to helping you reach your goals.
I can’t believe it’s already mid-September! Where did summer go? While I’m sad to see the days getting shorter, I do love fall flavors. And there’s nothing more fall than pumpkin pie! These pumpkin pie overnight oats combine all my favorite fall flavors in a convenient single serve dish. They are easy to whip up and super tasty! They’re perfect for any pumpkin spice latté lovers out there who are trying to keep their addiction in check. 😆
This easy oatmeal bake is the perfect late summer dish. The true summer version of this would be cold overnight oats because I use my oven a lot less mid summer. And the true fall version of this would use apples instead of peaches and plums. For those few weeks when summer is starting to fade but fall hasn’t quite arrived… this combination is perfect.
These gluten free banana oatmeal muffins make a perfect snack anytime of day. I love them pre-workout! They are flourless, and can be made dairy free with a few substitutions. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy having a homemade baked good every once in a while. But most recipes yield 12-24 servings which I don’t always want sitting on my counter tempting me! 👀 The idea of a single serving mug-muffin is a great solution, and even more-so when it’s microwavable!
If you love breakfast and Mexican food as much as I do, you have to try these healthy breakfast burritos! As a coach I often advise my clients to try and have a serving of protein and some veggies with breakfast to kick start their day. This does both! With 17 grams of protein and lots of colorful veggies this is a fantastic breakfast option.
Want to spice it up a bit more? Try adding this guacamole in place of the avocado.
Frittata, egg-bake, crustless quiche, omelette or tortilla! Whatever name you call them by, these primarily egg-based dishes are an awesome way to start your day and can be very simple to prepare as make-ahead breakfasts that are easy to grab on the go. This Keto-friendly recipe is also a gem for anyone utilizing carb-cycling strategies or maximizing their carbohydrate uptake post-workout. I love frittata’s but I typically find myself making them with egg whites. Right now I’m experimenting with some carb cycling which means I get to enjoy more fat than usual. Using whole eggs and cheese was such a treat! It definitely made this frittata even tastier and filling. I didn’t even notice the lack of carbs to my breakfast!
Starting your day with a bulletproof coffee is like the adult equivalent of a chocolate milkshake for breakfast – without the disastrous effects of a sugar crash! Not only is this creamy and highly caffeinated cocktail delicious, but it energizes you, stimulates metabolism, boosts focus & improves your brain function! No wonder it’s called “bulletproof coffee”. In today’s world, everyone is trying the next big thing or some sweet hack that will make your life better. Well we have found it when it comes to coffee. This caffeinated concoction of butter, MCT oil, and espresso gives you a decent dose of healthy fats and a slow roll of caffeine that will keep you energized and your mood boosted all morning long. There are some claims that putting butter in your coffee can even lead to weight loss.
You’re gonna love this super simple chocolate almond butter protein shake recipe! ? Confession, I am a nut butter fiend! I have about 5 different jars of nut butters all going at the same time; coconut butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, almond butter…you get the picture. I’m obsessed! Luckily I have Betsy’s Best to feed my passion. Aside from it’s deliciously creamy texture and taste, the other thing I love about nut butters is how satisfied I feel after a spoonful. All I need is a healthy dollop of fat in my breakfast smoothie and I am good to go all morning long!