Protein

cinnamon sugar protein muffins.

Confession: I have a SWEET tooth. 
But that doesn't mean that satisfying my sugar cravings has to be unhealthy! I'm a big fan of putting healthy twists into traditional comfort food, and these muffins are no exception! I used KODIAK pancake/waffle mix for a healthy punch of protein along with other simple organic ingredients. 

Sweets without the guilt... heck yes! 

For the muffins:

  • 2 cups Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 3 egg whites (or 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the topping: 

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin pan with muffin cups. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the muffin ingredients until a batter has formed. 
  3. Evenly pour batter into each muffin cup, filling them almost to the top. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Sprinkle the mixture over the batter in each muffin cup. 
  6. Bake for 17 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
  7. Cool for 3 minutes in the pan, then remove and finish cooling on a cooling rack. 
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!

 

chicken gyros with greek yogurt tzatziki

Healthy. Clean. Delicious.... doesn't get much better than that! 

Check out the recipe below for a healthy version of my FAVORITE Greek Food: GYROS! 

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Chicken Marinade:

  • 2 lbs. Chicken Breast, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1½ cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried Dill 
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder  
  • 1 cucumber, grated and squeezed to drain

Instructions:

  1. Place chicken, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano in bag and let marinate at least 1 hour, preferably 2-4 hours.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, dill, and garlic. Squeeze the cucumber to remove excess water before adding to rest of ingredients. Stir in grated cucumber and taste for seasonings.
  3. Chicken can be cooked on grill or in skillet. To cook chicken on skillet. Heat skillet to medium high heat. Sprinkle skillet with oil. Add chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and cooked fully.
  4. To cook on grill -place chicken on kebobs and heat grill to medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until chicken is full cooked.
  5. Place chicken in warm pita bread. Top with tzatziki sauce and serve with greek salad. Add additional feta, if you wish.
  6. Eat and Enjoy!

 

And just for fun... heres a very appropriate video addressing a very common issue around gyros!

Lemon Almond Chicken Tenders

Bringing a clean and healthy twist to a childhood favorite!! 

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Ingredients

  • 12-16 oz chicken breast (Cut into Tenders)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup raw almonds (blended in food processor to make it crumbly)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper to taste (I use a ton!)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray baking sheet with olive oil spray
  • Combine lemon juice, mustard, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl
  • Put blended almonds on larger plate or bowl
  • Dip chicken tenders in mustard mixture, then immediately dip in almonds (making sure to cover the entire tender!)
  • Place on baking sheet, bake in oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cooked through (depends on the thickness of the tenders)
  • OPTIONAL: Place cooked chicken tenders under broiler for a few minutes to toast the almonds
  • Enjoy!

 

PB Protein Fuel Bites

"Rich and Delicious" 
"OMG these are AMAZING" 
"Can you make more of these?!" 
"My mouth is tingling, they taste SO good"

Just a few of the first impression comments I got after sampling and sharing these babies with my family! 

These "FUEL" Bites (get it, haha) are nutritious (100% clean/whole foods), delicious, and don't require ANY cooking whatsoever! Check out the recipe below and try them for yourself! 

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup oats (uncooked, any variety)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter you like)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1-2 scoops (50g) protein powder (I used 2 Scoops of Vanilla Orgain - link below!)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao/cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1.5 cups dried cranberries

Make the Magic:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Form the "dough" into balls (as large or small as you like)
  • Put bites into the refrigerator (can be stored in refrigerator or freezer)
  • Eat, Smile & Enjoy
 

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