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Easy BBQ Pulled Pork

This is a quick one-pot meal that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. This recipe makes A LOT of Pork...so freeze some for a later date when you want to heat up a quick lean protein for lunch or dinner! Ingredients:2 pork tenderloins1 bottle BBQ sauce (your choice of flavor) * I look for bottles that have the least amt. of sodium & sugar* Directions:Put all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. When finished the pork should easily pull apart. 

Shrimp Paella

This is very easy to make and combines a lot of key ingredients that helps keep you lean. Paella's are popular in Spain...when Brian and I were there on our honeymoon we had quite a few varieties! They are typically made with rice..but I substituted rice for Quinoa for added health benefits! It's basically a one-pot Stir Fry..Quick, Healthy & Tasty! Ingredients:2 tbsp olive oil, divided1lb frozen pre-cooked small shrimp1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped bell pepper1 cup frozen peas1 cup chopped tomatoes

Pumpkin Protein Bars

1 cup quick oats3 scoops vanilla whey protein1 cup canned pumpkin1 mashed banana1/2 cup applesauce1 tbsp honey1 tsp cinnamon1/4 cup olive oil1 tsp baking soda1/4 cup raisins1/4 cup dark chocolate chips Directions:1.Preheat oven to 350*2. Mix all ingredients together3. Pour mixture into a sprayed baking pan (bread/meatloaf pan) 4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. 

Strawberries & Peaches Smoothie

I always have bags of frozen fruit in my freezer for easy access to make a quick smoothie. You don't  always have to have fresh fruit lying around. Frozen is just as good and still loaded with nutrients! Ingredients:handful of frozen strawberrieshandful of frozen peaches1/2 cup milk, almond milk, or soy milk1/4 cup orange juice1/2 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you want your smoothie) Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:2 cups spinach1/2 cup water1/2 cup strawberries1/2 banana1/4 cup orange juice Mix together in blender and serve!

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a healthy, all-natural cookies with no added sugars! A great quick snack for children and adults. I put a little variety in the recipe...you can choose to add protein or no protein! Ingredients:2 ripe mashed bananas2 cups oats OR 1 1/2 cup oats & 1 scoop vanilla protein powder1/4 cup canola or olive oil1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp salt1/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce

CrockPot Pineapple Chicken

ingredients:2lbs Chicken tenderloins1 cup low-sodium soy sauce3 cups pineapple juice Directions:Pour all ingredients into crockpot and cook on medium heat for 4-6 hours. 

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:2 cups whole wheat flour1/3 cup old-fashioned oats1 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened2/3 cup honey or agave2 large eggs1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cups dark chocolate chips1 cup coconut flakes Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*2. Combine all dry ingredients into bowl3. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl4. Combine both wet and dry ingredients

Creamy Chicken Stir Fry

Easy stir fry recipe...like my others..but decided to add some creaminess to it. Ingredients:1lb raw chicken cut into strips1 frozen bag of mixed vegetables (I used an Asian Blend)2 cups brown rice2 cups water1 can Fat-free Low Sodium Cream of Mushroom Soup  Directions:1. Put a big sauce pan or pot on medium heat on stove.2. Add in all ingredients3. Let cook for about 30 minutes. Until chicken is well done and rice is fully cooked.4. Should have a stew-like consistency.

Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Ingredients:1/2 small minced onion1 tsp olive oil1lb lean ground turkey1/2 cup ketchup1/2 cup oats2 tsp worcesterchire sauce1 egg2 cups spinachDirections:Preheat oven to 350*Mix all ingredients together in a bowlPortion mixture into cupcake tinsBake for about 30 minutes
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