4 simple healthy food ideas | 2 protein rich smoothie recipes
With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, we need ways too get in quick and easy recipes, so that way we can whip up some simple healthy meals and save some time!
If you have small children, a career, and a life in general, we don’t have time every day too come up with healthy meal ideas as well as come up complex health recipes. So for many people it’s eaiser too buy junky microwaved and processed food.
But here are 4 foods that can keep you healthy and help you maintain your weight loss efforts. In the last part I have included 2 awesome yet healthy protein shake recipes for you too enjoy!
Here are 4 quick and easy healthy food ideas
- Apple Pie Oatmeal
This is a rather inexpensive and easy meal to make. You can buy the instant oatmeal at any grocery store and you can either pick up pre-sliced apples or just pick up a bushel of apples and slice them yourself. You can even add some cinnamon or small amount of brown sugar to enhance the taste a bit. You can either bake the apple slices for about 5-10 minutes or just throw them in your oatmeal after it is prepared.
- Toasted Walnuts
Toasted Walnuts are an awesome way to get your healthy omega 3 fats and help you curb a monstrous appetite in the process. Walnuts are excellent because even by eating a few of them, they help to keep you feeling full longer. You can take them and throw them in pancakes, oatmeal, cereal and even eggs to spice up your breakfast or snack.
- Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is a great way to indulge but keep your weight conscious efforts in check. Stay away from canned soup, most of them are loaded with sodium and a bunch of other nonsense. Get lean non gmo chicken and slice them up into thin slices and grill them. Then add broccoli, carrots, green beans, peas, corn, etc. to make your soup taste good.
- Protein Pancakes With low Fat Maple Syrup
For those of you looking to get your protein intake in the morning, check out protein pancakes. You can combine 3 egg whites, 2 scoops of protein and some raw oatmeal to make some awesome pancakes. You can be as creative as you want with this selection. You can add the nuts or fruits of your choice to give it an even better taste. The skies the limit with this choice, just be health conscious and don’t add a bunch of stuff that is going to give you added fat and calories, the key is to stay healthy!
Here are a few quick and easy smoothie recipes that you can make in the privacy of your own home! Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Cup Banana Smoothie
1 cup sliced ripe banana
1 cup 1% chocolate low-fat milk or the milk of your choice
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
1 cup of whey protein of your choice
2 tablespoons natural-style peanut butter
1 (8-ounce) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
Place banana in freezer; freeze until firm (about an hour). Remove from freezer; let stand 5 minutes. Combine banana and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 3 Servings (1 Cup Per Serving)
Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 200; Total fat 6 g; Sodium 112 mg;
Carbs 31 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 18-30 grams per serving, depends on the protein you use
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe from Metabolic Cookbook,
Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie
Total time: 5 minutes
What You’ll Need:
2 scoops of Whey or Soy Protein
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or the milk of our choice
1/2 cup water
3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 frozen banana
1 tsp honey
3-5 ice cubes
1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
What to Do:
In a blender, mix until smooth, serve and enjoy!
Per 16-ounce serving: 415 cal, 7 g fat, 73 g carbs, 70 mg sodium, 9 g fiber, 27-40 grams protein
Recipe from Metabolic CookbookFollow Nsearch4success