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Power Protein Egg Cups

Are you looking for some extra protein in your day.  Check out these Power Protein Egg cups.   These are great to make a head and freeze

Start your morning off strong with this low-fat, high-protein egg cup recipe with turkey bacon, shredded chicken, and sweet onions and peppers.

Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.
Yield: Makes 6 servings, 2 egg cups each Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
16 large egg whites (2 cups)
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
2 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
3 oz. cooked shredded chicken breast
2 cups chopped red bell peppers
1 cup chopped onion Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Prepare twelve muffin cups by coating with spray. Set aside.
3. Combine almond milk and egg whites in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired; whisk to blend. Set aside.
4. Evenly divide turkey bacon, chicken, bell peppers, and onion between prepared muffin cups.
5. E…

BBQ Salmon

BBQ Salmon pizza, healthier food, kid friendly, treat meal, veggies, busy mom, boy mom, working mom1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets 2 tablespoons brown sugar 4 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Cooking spray Lemon slices (optional)

Over Night Oats

1/2 Cup Oatmeal 1/4 cup Almond milk 1/2 Cup Water 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon   1/4 Cup blueberries
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass jar. Stir well, cover, and refrigerate overnight.The next morning, remove from the fridge ...  Stir and Enjoy!

Saute cabbage, quinoa and chickpeas.

Here is one of my favorite recipes, oh so yummy. enjoy Saute cabbage, quinoa and chickpeas.
(adapted from Martha Stewart) INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup multi color quinoa, rinsed well
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 head Savoy cabbage (about 1 pound), cored and thinly sliced lengthwise, divided
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 lemon, zested and juiced Cook quinoa in a pan or I use a rice cooker. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden brown in places, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining cabbage.
Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Return sauteed cabbage to skillet, add quinoa, and raise heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is toasted and crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat…
Do you add lemon to your water? I do and here are five reasons why you should to.

Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout sessionIt helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseasesIt helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acidHaving warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxinsLemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies

What aren't you putting in your body?

Start your morning off with WATER - Did you know when you start your day with a glass of water it will kick start  your  metabolism  and  for the over 40 crowd we need all the help we can get. Summer is almost here so don't forget to drink half your body weight ( pounds ) in ounces to help keep you hydrated. Especially when working out.

Do you still want that coffee to kick start your  day?  Go a head have a cup.  Leave out the artificial flavors and bad creamers those will definitely derail your weight loss plan.  I use 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, ( coconut has been know to aid in your weight loss but don't over do it.)  2 tablespoons of pure almond  milk (no sugar added). and for a little flavor go ahead and add a splash of vanilla extract. Blend together and enjoy.  Now it will take some time to getting use to but it will be worth leaving behind the extra calories.

Fresh Juice so yummy!  I love to make juice in the morning and it is really easy.  Vegetable juice has plenty o…