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Good Morning!

I have lots of good new eats and recipes to share with you guys today!  I’ve been experimenting with different protein mug muffins and fun desserts.

Check them out:

Pesto Chicken Burger

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1 can chunk chicken – 1 tbsp basil pesto – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – salt and pepper – 1 tbsp coconut flour – 1 egg white

Mix, mix mix, and form into a patty.  Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.  Place burger in the pan on the stove top and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until a crispy crust forms!

Blueberry Mug Muffin

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1 scoop vanilla protein powder – small handful of blueberries – liquid stevia (may omit) – water ( I never measure the water, I just add it until a smooth consistency forms)  My guess it is about 3 tbsp.  Fold in blueberries last!  Microwave for 90 seconds. Top with crushed walnuts, or any other kind of nut that you prefer.

Healthy Broccoli Salad

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1 bag fresh broccoli – 2-3 cups of grapes, cut in half – Slivered walnuts (prob 1/4 cup) – 1/4 cup dried cranberries – 1/4 cup sunflower seeds – 5 slices turkey bacon (cooked, cooled, and crumbled)

Dressing:  1 container (5.3 oz) plain greek yogurt – 3 packets stevia – 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.

Mix dressing and pour over salad.  Mix well.

Grilled Peaches

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Cut peaches in half –  Grill on low heat for about 5 minutes on each side.

Sprinkles with cinnamon and honey.

Top with walnuts and whipped cream

Stuffed Peppers

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I was inspired by this Recipe.

Brown 1 lb Laura’s lean ground beef in a pan with red onion and garlic. (1/4 red onion, 1 tbsp minced garlic)

Pour off grease, add in seasonings:  oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup pizza sauce, tops of bell peppers (chopped)

Scoop meat mixture into bell peppers and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.  Top with mozzarella cheese and bake 3-5 more minutes until cheese is melted!

What have you been eating lately?

Fun Food Finds:

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Good Morning!

This past weekend I made another trip to Whole Foods.  Oh boy, do I love and I mean LOVE this place.  I think I spent an hour and a half wandering around.  Then when I got to the hot food section the guy at the counter asked me what I wanted like 3 times and I just couldn’t make up my mind!  I wanted it all.

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So I went over to the juice bar and got a sensational smoothie instead.  The Green Beet = Amazing!

Mango, Banana, Apple Juice, and Kale

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I wrote about my last trip to Whole Foods, Whole Foods and Healthy Snacking, and told you guys about some healthy snacks that I got.  If you missed it make sure you go check it out to see what I’ve been snacking on!

This time I got some of the same things but here are some new items that I found also!

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Peanut Butter Puffins:  This is a great cereal.  One serving only has like 6-7 grams of sugar so just in case I am on a cereal kick I figure this is not such a bad option.  My husband will probably eat it all before I get to it anyway!

Dates:  These are great to have on hand to make fun paleo desserts, like this 3 Ingredient Macadamia Nut Cookie.

Unsweetened Coconut:  I just started to like coconut this summer and now I use it in many recipes!  It’s great to have on hand to throw into cookies, or to top your oatmeal with.

Almond Flour:  This used to be so expensive at Whole Foods so I always bought it at Kroger but they have a new low price of 6.99!   I was amazed.

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Lara Bars:  These are two flavors I haven’t tried yet.  Chocolate Coconut Chew and Cashew Cookie.  Lara Bars are awesome because the ingredient list is so clean!

Kind Bars:  I buy the ones that have 4-5 grams of sugar per bar.  I got the dark chocolate + sea salt, and a new to me flavor, Madagascar Vanilla Almond (4 grams sugar)

Coco Roons:  These are a great Paleo dessert.  Last time I got the Lemon Pie (I gave a lot to my sis) so this time I wanted to try the cacao Nib flavor.  They are amazing by the way!  Each bite only has 4 grams of sugar!!

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Quest Bars:  You can’t go wrong with ANY flavor of these. I love them all.  Nuke them in the microwave for ten seconds and you are good to go!

Think Thin Crunch:  I loved the chocolate coconut so much I had to buy another.  I also go the chocolate dipped mixed nuts!

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Double Feature Trail Mix:  This stuff is like crack, seriously!  I had to give some to my sister so I wouldn’t eat the whole bag.  It is really hard to just eat one serving.  It has almonds, cashews, chocolate peanut butter cups, and raisins, OMG!  This is my treat at night 🙂

Sweet Potato Puffs:  Let’s just leave it at that 😉

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Pesto Parmesan Chicken Burgers:  These are premade and all you have to do is heat them in the microwave for one minute.  I took one for lunch yesterday and it was so juicy and filling!

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Sweet Potato Fries:  All you have to do is heat them up 🙂  Perfect and Simple!

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Arctic Zero:  I saw this on some other blogs and knew I  had to try it.  This flavor just tastes like chocolate to me and I don’t like chocolate ice cream.  I know, I’m weird I don’t like chocolate pie, ice cream, or cake.  I would rather have vanilla or carrot cake.  Or some kind of chocolate concoction on top of my vanilla ice cream 🙂

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Conclusion:  The next day at Kroger I bought the Vanilla Maple 🙂  YUM.

Where do you like to shop? Is Whole Foods one of your favorites? 

What are your go to healthy treats at night?



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