Tag Archives: protein

Homemade Clif Bars – Chocolate

As I briefly mentioned in this post the other day, I love Clif bars. They taste great and  provide a good amount of protein and fiber. They’re perfect for a busy schedule when you just need something to hold you over. While I have nothing against buying Clif bars, they’re not exactly cheap, especially when you […]

Meat Free Monday: Pan Seared Tofu

Through my attempts at Meat Free Mondays/vegetarian cooking, I’ve discovered a few things – things that I wasn’t sure about when I began: Vegetarian cooking can be just as satisfying and delicious as any other type. You really don’t need meat (or nuts or eggs – hello, allergies!) to get enough protein into your diet. […]

Quinoa Oat Energy Bites

While there is a widening range of choices every year, it is generally very difficult to find allergy-friendly energy bars: most of them get protein and long-lasting energy through eggs, nuts, and/or dairy. The only store-bought kind I’ve ever been satisfied with are Clif bars, but even then you run the risk of cross-contamination, and […]

Protein Smoothie

Good morning! Happy Wednesday! I’m taking a break from my homework and my To-Do list to bring you a quick, simple, and delicious smoothie! There are plenty of variations you could do for this one, but my favorite is the one I’ve written up. See below for variation ideas.  Strawberry Protein Smoothie (E, N, D?, GF) […]

Skinny Chicken Parmesan

Skinny Chicken Parmesan (E, N) makes 4 servings adapted from this amazing recipe Ingredients: – 4 four ounce chicken breasts – 2 tbsp. butter – 1/2 cup panko – 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning – Cayenne pepper, garlic powder (to taste) –  4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup marinara sauce (I used Prego Heart Smart) […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This was in a 5-ingredient magazine (by Taste of Home), but I decided to add a few more to make it more tasty. If you use low-fat cheese, this recipe is actually pretty healthy, and packed with protein.  I served mine with peas, roasted sweet potato, and brown rice with Craisins. Yum! Chicken Cordon Bleu […]

Homemade Protein Bars

Monday evening, I had wanted to make some granola to sprinkle in my Greek yogurt in the mornings. I remembered this recipe that I had found, and decided to use it. However, it wasn’t until I was mixing up the batter that I realized I had made a protein bar recipe instead of granola. I […]

Tuna and Bean Casserole

This is basically a healthified version of Tuna Noodle Casserole. What you’ll need: (You’ll also need some frozen mixed veggies and cannellini beans- I just forgot to include those in the picture) Whole wheat pasta (I used about 2 cups dry) 2 cans of tuna in water (or 1 really big can, like I found) […]