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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Have a craving for some french fries?...make this healthy alternative instead! Ingredients:one medium sweet potatoold bay seasoningminced onions Directions:1. Preheat oven to 400*2. Cut sweet potato into thin wedges.3. Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet, don't overlap.4. Sprinkle old bay seasoning and minced onion onto potatoes.5. Bake for about 30 minutes. Flipping about half way through.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Edamame

This dish is vegetarian but still filled with protein. Ingredients:1/2 box whole wheat pasta1 can diced tomatoes (garlic, onion, basil)1 cup portobella mushrooms1 cup baby spinach2 cups edamame (Frozen unshelled)1 cup salsa1/4 onion, diced1 tbsp garlic powder  Directions:1. cook pasta according to directions on package.2. In a sauce pan sautee mushrooms, onion and spinach with desired seasonings. Once cooked add in can of diced tomatoes, salsa and edamame. 

Quinoa and Veggie Stir Fry

Ingredients:Quinoa1/2 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (asian stir fry mix)1 can low-sodium diced tomatoes Directions:1. cook quinoa according to directions on package.2. sautee veggies and diced tomatoes in a pan on stove--add desired seasonings (I prefer garlic, onion salt, oregano, basil)3. Once quinoa is cooked add to veggies and mix together well.

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen unsweetened mango1/2 cup frozen unsweetened peaches1/2 cup frozen unsweetened cherries2 cups low-fat/non-fat milk (soy, almond, dairy)1 cup orange juice Mix all ingredients together in a blender.* makes 2 smoothies** 

Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

Ingredients:1/2 cup applesauce1 cup flour2 mashed bananas1 cup sugar1/2 cup honey1 tbsp vanilla extract1/2 cup cocoa powder3 scoops chocolate whey protein1 1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp saltdash cinnamon1 tbsp canola oil2 cups dark chocolate chips Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*2. Mix all ingredients together3. Spread evenly into a pan.4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until brownies gently spring back when touched.  

Miso Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

This is the easiest recipe to make if you buy pre-packaged ingredients. Great recipe when you need a quick healthy meal! Ingredients:Miso Ginger Vinaigrette (wegmans)Package of pre-cut stir fry veggies (in produce section or buy frozen bag) Package of raw chicken breast tenderloins **If you have the time--> Buy your own veggies that you prefer and cut them yourself.** You can also buy a package of regular chicken breast and slice them into stir fry-size pieces.  Directions:

Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are so easy to make and great for a quick treat for you something to satisfy your sweet tooth! ingredients:1 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup stevia or sugar1 tbsp vanilla extract1 tsp baking soda1/2 cup applesauce1 tbsp honey1 egg2 ripe mashed bananas2 cups frozen unsweetened blueberriesoptions: Substitute walnuts or dark chocolate chips for blueberries Directions:Preheat oven to 350*Mix ingredients together in bowl.

Mango Orange Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to get your vitamin C and calcium! It's great as a snack, especially before bedtime. Ingredients:1 cup frozen unsweetened mango1/2 cup 100% orange juice1 cup milk (almond, cow, soy, coconut) Directions:Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth! 

Banana Chocolate Protein Bars

Ingredients:1 mashed banana3 scoops chocolate whey protein1 cup quick oats1/4 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup applesauce1/3 cup canola oil1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp baking sodadark chocolate chips Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*.2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.3. Pour into baking dish.4. Bake for about 30 minutes. I divide the protein bars into individual servings, wrap in foil, and freeze. It's a great on-the-go snack!

Onion Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are quick and easy to you can create many varieties to change the flavor. Ingredients:1 lb lean ground turkey1 onion soup packet1/4 cup worchesire sauce1/2 cup parmesean cheese1 egg1 cup chopped spinach Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*2. Mix all ingredients together.3. Make like-size meatballs--big or small.4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.  Turn meatballs over about halfway through.  
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