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3-Ingredient Sauce Recipes to Spice Up Your Meals

Most diets call for a plate that’s essentially half veggies, a serving of plain protein and maybe a spoonful of healthy carbs. But all-star chefs and even nutritionists know that the secret sauce to feeling satisfied post-meal is, well, sauce. In fact, legendary French chef, Paul Bocuse once said: "If an architect makes a mistake, he grows ivy to cover it. If a doctor makes a mistake, he covers it with soil. If a cook makes a mistake, he covers it with some sauce and says it is a new recipe.”

So why not drizzle your favorite dishes (or those boring ones) with something a little extra saucy? And we mean that in the quickest and easiest way possible. These figure-friendly three-ingredient sauce recipes could not be simpler — yet still so tasty.

RELATED: 19 Ways to Add Flavor for 10 Calories or Less

The Easiest Sauce Recipes Ever

Sauce Recipes: Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

1. Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Many store-bought tomato sauces sneak in added sugars, preservatives and more, but not this all-natural stovetop marinara. Seek out high-quality crushed tomatoes and plenty of fresh garlic for the best results. To crank the deliciousness up even more, toss in a handful of fresh basil or oregano. Photo and recipe: Anne Danahy / Craving Something Healthy

RELATED: 6 Easy Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren’t Marinara

Sauce Recipes: Dijon Yogurt Sauce

2. Dijon Yogurt Sauce

A little sweet, a little tangy and satisfyingly creamy, this mustard and Greek yogurt blend would work well atop potato pancakes, spooned over eggs or slathered inside a sandwich. Photo and recipe: Sarah Bond / Live Eat Learn

Sauce Recipes: 3-Ingredient Pesto Sauce

3. 3-Ingredient Pesto

Make the most of your basil bounty by blending it up with just olive oil and sea salt. It’s a simpler substitution to the typical Parmesan and pine nuts combo. Even better: A 3/4-cup of basil leaves, the amount in this recipe, contains just three calories yet 18 percent of your daily dose of vitamin A. Photo and recipe: Susannah Brinkley / Feast + West

Sauce Recipes: Vegan Burger Sauce

4. Killer Vegan Burger Sauce

If you like the special sauce that comes on those double-decker burgers, you’ll love this mayo, mustard and sriracha creation. Opt for olive oil mayo for the most health bang for your calorie buck and this creamy, fairly clean spread can turn any sandwich from blah to best-ever in seconds. Photo and recipe: Khushboo Kothari / Carve Your Craving

Sauce Recipes: Asian-Style Peanut Sauce

5. 3-Ingredient Asian-Style Peanut Sauce

The magical combination of spicy, sweet and salty flavors makes peanut sauce an irresistible addition to summer rolls, grilled chicken or a vegetable noodle dish. This stir-and-serve recipe features chunky peanut butter for extra crunch. Photo and recipe: April / Mama Loves Food

RELATED: 12 Crave-Worthy Peanut Butter Recipes You Haven’t Tried Yet

Sauce Recipes: Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce

6. Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce

Water-soaked cashews often make up the dairy-free cream sauces, like Alfredo. They’re also the main ingredient in this blended horseradish dressing that you can use for dunking roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts or classic crudites. Photo and recipe: Mel / A Virtual Vegan

Sauce Recipes: Quick Tomato Curry Sauce

7. Quick Tomato Curry Sauce

The key to semi-homemade sauces that are skinny, too? Starting with the best base ingredients that already have layers of flavor and plenty of spices, including all-natural tomato sauce and low-sodium Thai red curry paste. Photo and recipe: Colleen / Souffle Bombay

Sauce Recipes: Slow Cooker Applesauce

8. Slow Cooker Applesauce

Applesauce might seem like a side, but it’s also the perfect topper for pancakes, waffles or toast. This version calls for just fruit, sugar, cinnamon and water. Cook low and slow for six to eight hours and you’ll have a sweet treat way tastier and lower in sugar than you can find in any supermarket snack pack. Photo and recipe: Blair Lonergan / The Seasoned Mom

Sauce Recipes: Butternut Squash Alfredo Sauce

9. Butternut Squash Alfredo Sauce

Heaps of cream? Sticks of butter? No thanks. Gussy up your favorite pasta with this decadent combination of squash, garlic and a hint of Parmesan. You’ll get a lower-fat Italian entree that satisfies like the standard cream sauce — if not more so. You can thank the three grams of fiber in every cup of squash for that. Photo and recipe: Anna Hinman / Crunchy Creamy Sweet

RELATED: 12 Flavorful Butternut Squash Recipes to Fill You Up

Sauce Recipes: Mango Habanero Sauce

10. Mango Habanero Sauce

Make store-bought salsa better with fresh mango and a dash of honey. (Start with a tablespoon of the sweetener, then add more to taste.) It’s the freshest seafood sauce around. Plus, an extra half-cup of diced mango boosts the vitamin C levels by 30 milligrams. Photo and recipe: Sabrina / Dinner, Then Dessert

Sauce Recipes: Cranberry Sauce

11. 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

A half-cup of canned cranberry sauce packs 44 grams of sugar — almost twice the 25 grams the American Heart Association recommends women consume in a day. Make your own using real cranberries, orange segments and a quarter cup of sugar. If it’s not sweet enough for you, slowly add more sugar until you satisfy those taste buds. Photo and recipe: Sarah Mock / Savoring the Good

Read More
25 Cheap and Easy 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes
3-Ingredient Recipes to Save You Time and Money
30 Delicious Whole 30 Recipes You’ll Actually Love

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3-Ingredient Sauce Recipes to Spice Up Your Meals
Most diets call for a plate that’s essentially half veggies, a serving of plain protein and maybe a spoonful of healthy carbs. But all-star chefs and even nutritionists know that the secret sauce to feeling satisfied post-meal is, well, sauce. In fact, legendary French chef, Paul Bocuse once said: "If an architect makes a mistake, he grows ivy to cover it. If a doctor makes a mistake, he covers it with soil. If a cook makes a mistake, he covers it with some sauce and says it is a new recipe.” So why not drizzle your favorite dishes (or those boring ones) with something a little extra saucy? And we mean that in the quickest and easiest way possible. These figure-friendly three-ingredient sauce recipes could not be simpler — yet still so tasty. RELATED: 19 Ways to Add Flavor for 10 Calories or Less

The Easiest Sauce Recipes Ever

Sauce Recipes: Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

1. Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Many store-bought tomato sauces sneak in added sugars, preservatives and more, but not this all-natural stovetop marinara. Seek out high-quality crushed tomatoes and plenty of fresh garlic for the best results. To crank the deliciousness up even more, toss in a handful of fresh basil or oregano. Photo and recipe: Anne Danahy / Craving Something Healthy RELATED: 6 Easy Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren’t Marinara Sauce Recipes: Dijon Yogurt Sauce

2. Dijon Yogurt Sauce

A little sweet, a little tangy and satisfyingly creamy, this mustard and Greek yogurt blend would work well atop potato pancakes, spooned over eggs or slathered inside a sandwich. Photo and recipe: Sarah Bond / Live Eat Learn Sauce Recipes: 3-Ingredient Pesto Sauce

3. 3-Ingredient Pesto

Make the most of your basil bounty by blending it up with just olive oil and sea salt. It’s a simpler substitution to the typical Parmesan and pine nuts combo. Even better: A 3/4-cup of basil leaves, the amount in this recipe, contains just three calories yet 18 percent of your daily dose of vitamin A. Photo and recipe: Susannah Brinkley / Feast + West Sauce Recipes: Vegan Burger Sauce

4. Killer Vegan Burger Sauce

If you like the special sauce that comes on those double-decker burgers, you’ll love this mayo, mustard and sriracha creation. Opt for olive oil mayo for the most health bang for your calorie buck and this creamy, fairly clean spread can turn any sandwich from blah to best-ever in seconds. Photo and recipe: Khushboo Kothari / Carve Your Craving Sauce Recipes: Asian-Style Peanut Sauce

5. 3-Ingredient Asian-Style Peanut Sauce

The magical combination of spicy, sweet and salty flavors makes peanut sauce an irresistible addition to summer rolls, grilled chicken or a vegetable noodle dish. This stir-and-serve recipe features chunky peanut butter for extra crunch. Photo and recipe: April / Mama Loves Food RELATED: 12 Crave-Worthy Peanut Butter Recipes You Haven’t Tried Yet Sauce Recipes: Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce

6. Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce

Water-soaked cashews often make up the dairy-free cream sauces, like Alfredo. They’re also the main ingredient in this blended horseradish dressing that you can use for dunking roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts or classic crudites. Photo and recipe: Mel / A Virtual Vegan Sauce Recipes: Quick Tomato Curry Sauce

7. Quick Tomato Curry Sauce

The key to semi-homemade sauces that are skinny, too? Starting with the best base ingredients that already have layers of flavor and plenty of spices, including all-natural tomato sauce and low-sodium Thai red curry paste. Photo and recipe: Colleen / Souffle Bombay Sauce Recipes: Slow Cooker Applesauce

8. Slow Cooker Applesauce

Applesauce might seem like a side, but it’s also the perfect topper for pancakes, waffles or toast. This version calls for just fruit, sugar, cinnamon and water. Cook low and slow for six to eight hours and you’ll have a sweet treat way tastier and lower in sugar than you can find in any supermarket snack pack. Photo and recipe: Blair Lonergan / The Seasoned Mom Sauce Recipes: Butternut Squash Alfredo Sauce

9. Butternut Squash Alfredo Sauce

Heaps of cream? Sticks of butter? No thanks. Gussy up your favorite pasta with this decadent combination of squash, garlic and a hint of Parmesan. You’ll get a lower-fat Italian entree that satisfies like the standard cream sauce — if not more so. You can thank the three grams of fiber in every cup of squash for that. Photo and recipe: Anna Hinman / Crunchy Creamy Sweet RELATED: 12 Flavorful Butternut Squash Recipes to Fill You Up Sauce Recipes: Mango Habanero Sauce

10. Mango Habanero Sauce

Make store-bought salsa better with fresh mango and a dash of honey. (Start with a tablespoon of the sweetener, then add more to taste.) It’s the freshest seafood sauce around. Plus, an extra half-cup of diced mango boosts the vitamin C levels by 30 milligrams. Photo and recipe: Sabrina / Dinner, Then Dessert Sauce Recipes: Cranberry Sauce

11. 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

A half-cup of canned cranberry sauce packs 44 grams of sugar — almost twice the 25 grams the American Heart Association recommends women consume in a day. Make your own using real cranberries, orange segments and a quarter cup of sugar. If it’s not sweet enough for you, slowly add more sugar until you satisfy those taste buds. Photo and recipe: Sarah Mock / Savoring the Good Read More 25 Cheap and Easy 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes 3-Ingredient Recipes to Save You Time and Money 30 Delicious Whole 30 Recipes You’ll Actually Love

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5 Healthy Dessert Recipes for Your Fit Valentine http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-dessert-recipes-valentine-day/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:39 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65648 5 Healthy Dessert Recipes for Your Fit Valentine

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, these healthy dessert recipes will give you something extra special to look forward to. And that's why Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Nutritious Life, wants you to hit the kitchen. With diets like ketogenic and paleo in mind, there’s something for everyone and their special someone.

On a recent visit to the set of Daily Burn 365, Glassman shared some of her favorite nutritionist-approved Valentine’s Day recipes. Made with wholesome ingredients, there’s no reason to feel guilty about eating them all on your own — but we suggest sharing the love.

RELATED: 13 Delicious Date Night Recipes for Fit Couples

Sweeten Up Valentine’s Day with These Healthy Dessert Recipes

[caption id="attachment_65650" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Protein Cookie Dough Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

1. If your Valentine is paleo…

Protein Cookie Dough
Do your V-day plans involve a night of takeout and Netflix? Then, prepping a scoop (or two) of this 15-minute dessert is far from a labor of love. Made with plant-based protein powder, almond flour and dairy-free chocolate chips, there’s no better way to woo your paleo pal.

[caption id="attachment_65651" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Chocolate Avocado Mousse Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

2. If your Valentine is on a ketogenic diet…

Choco-Avocado Pudding
A box of chocolates pales in comparison to this heavenly pudding, which gets a boost of omega-3 fatty acids from the avocado. Avocados also lend a creamy, indulgent quality, without weighing you down. Top with sliced almonds, goji berries or your favorite granola.

[caption id="attachment_65652" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Coconut French Toast Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

3. If your Valentine is on a low-sugar diet…

Coconut French Toast
Even if your honey is trying to cut back on sugar, French toast doesn’t have to be off limits. This satisfying recipe relies on vanilla extract, cinnamon, shredded unsweetened coconut and strawberries for flavor — without adding regular table sugar.

RELATED: 6 Sommelier Tips for Choosing Low-Calorie Wine

[caption id="attachment_65654" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Morning Glory Muffins Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

4. If your Valentine is gluten-free…

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins
Skip the trip to the cupcake shop and bake up a batch of these hearty muffins. Comforting spices and dried fruit infuse these portable breakfasts with mouthwatering flavor, while pumpkin puree and maple syrup keep them moist.

[caption id="attachment_65655" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Baked Pickles Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

5. If your Valentine is on a fermented kick…

Baked Pickles
This dish is perfect for a bae who craves salty, rather than sweet. Opt for using fermented pickles, and, like other probiotics, they offer flora-feeding good bacteria. After all, a gut check is necessary when you think you’ve found the one.

Read More
14 Valentine’s Day Desserts We’re Totally in Love With
15 Healthy Recipes for No-Bake Desserts
9 Single-Serve Dessert Recipes (Microwave Cake Included!)

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5 Healthy Dessert Recipes for Your Fit Valentine

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, these healthy dessert recipes will give you something extra special to look forward to. And that's why Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Nutritious Life, wants you to hit the kitchen. With diets like ketogenic and paleo in mind, there’s something for everyone and their special someone. On a recent visit to the set of Daily Burn 365, Glassman shared some of her favorite nutritionist-approved Valentine’s Day recipes. Made with wholesome ingredients, there’s no reason to feel guilty about eating them all on your own — but we suggest sharing the love. RELATED: 13 Delicious Date Night Recipes for Fit Couples

Sweeten Up Valentine’s Day with These Healthy Dessert Recipes

[caption id="attachment_65650" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Protein Cookie Dough Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

1. If your Valentine is paleo…

Protein Cookie Dough Do your V-day plans involve a night of takeout and Netflix? Then, prepping a scoop (or two) of this 15-minute dessert is far from a labor of love. Made with plant-based protein powder, almond flour and dairy-free chocolate chips, there’s no better way to woo your paleo pal. [caption id="attachment_65651" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Chocolate Avocado Mousse Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

2. If your Valentine is on a ketogenic diet…

Choco-Avocado Pudding A box of chocolates pales in comparison to this heavenly pudding, which gets a boost of omega-3 fatty acids from the avocado. Avocados also lend a creamy, indulgent quality, without weighing you down. Top with sliced almonds, goji berries or your favorite granola. [caption id="attachment_65652" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Coconut French Toast Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

3. If your Valentine is on a low-sugar diet…

Coconut French Toast Even if your honey is trying to cut back on sugar, French toast doesn’t have to be off limits. This satisfying recipe relies on vanilla extract, cinnamon, shredded unsweetened coconut and strawberries for flavor — without adding regular table sugar. RELATED: 6 Sommelier Tips for Choosing Low-Calorie Wine [caption id="attachment_65654" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Morning Glory Muffins Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

4. If your Valentine is gluten-free…

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins Skip the trip to the cupcake shop and bake up a batch of these hearty muffins. Comforting spices and dried fruit infuse these portable breakfasts with mouthwatering flavor, while pumpkin puree and maple syrup keep them moist. [caption id="attachment_65655" align="alignnone" width="620"]Healthy Dessert Recipes: Baked Pickles Photo: Courtesy of Nutritious Life[/caption]

5. If your Valentine is on a fermented kick…

Baked Pickles This dish is perfect for a bae who craves salty, rather than sweet. Opt for using fermented pickles, and, like other probiotics, they offer flora-feeding good bacteria. After all, a gut check is necessary when you think you’ve found the one. Read More 14 Valentine’s Day Desserts We’re Totally in Love With 15 Healthy Recipes for No-Bake Desserts 9 Single-Serve Dessert Recipes (Microwave Cake Included!)

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Healthy Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/red-velvet-overnight-oats-recipe/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:15:45 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65662

[caption id="attachment_65663" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

If you’re a fan of the chocolaty flavor and vibrant color of red velvet cake, then we have the perfect healthy breakfast recipe for you. These red velvet overnight oats are a simple yet delicious way to show your Valentine you care. They take less than five minutes to prepare and make a great on-the-go breakfast if you’re rushing out the door. Even better? Enjoy them for breakfast in bed! Top each jar with your favorite toppings, including fruit, chopped nuts, coconut or chocolate chips for some added decadence. This overnight oats recipe makes two jars, so you can share the love, or try a little self-love and save both for yourself.

RELATED: 14 Valentine's Day Desserts We're Totally in Love With

Healthy Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe

Makes 2 jars

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2/3 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoon grated chocolate
2 teaspoon finely grated beets
Pinch of salt
Optional toppings: Raspberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, coconut flakes, chocolate chips or chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until they’re well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly between two jars at least one cup each in size. Place the jars in the fridge and leave them overnight.
  3. In the morning, top each jar with your desired toppings and enjoy!

[caption id="attachment_65665" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

For more healthy, no-fuss desserts, check out these quick and easy single-serving treats.

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[caption id="attachment_65663" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] If you’re a fan of the chocolaty flavor and vibrant color of red velvet cake, then we have the perfect healthy breakfast recipe for you. These red velvet overnight oats are a simple yet delicious way to show your Valentine you care. They take less than five minutes to prepare and make a great on-the-go breakfast if you’re rushing out the door. Even better? Enjoy them for breakfast in bed! Top each jar with your favorite toppings, including fruit, chopped nuts, coconut or chocolate chips for some added decadence. This overnight oats recipe makes two jars, so you can share the love, or try a little self-love and save both for yourself. RELATED: 14 Valentine's Day Desserts We're Totally in Love With

Healthy Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe

Makes 2 jars Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2/3 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 cup almond milk 1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup 2 tablespoon grated chocolate 2 teaspoon finely grated beets Pinch of salt Optional toppings: Raspberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, coconut flakes, chocolate chips or chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until they’re well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly between two jars at least one cup each in size. Place the jars in the fridge and leave them overnight.
  3. In the morning, top each jar with your desired toppings and enjoy!
[caption id="attachment_65665" align="alignnone" width="620"]Red Velvet Overnight Oats Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

For more healthy, no-fuss desserts, check out these quick and easy single-serving treats.

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6 Easy Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables at Home http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/pickled-vegetables-recipes/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:15:03 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65552

 6 Easy Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables at Home

When it comes to pickles, cucumbers don’t always have to be your main squeeze. You can make almost any veggie into that juicy, crunchy bite you crave. And the best part is you can easily make the vinegar-set snack right at home. In fact, long before it was a trend, pickling was common practice for stopping foods (and not just cucumbers) from spoiling.

To start the pickling process, just toss any produce — we’re talking leftover celery, a half-eaten bag of carrots or whatever you have on hand — into a brine (aka salt and water). Let it sit overnight and it creates that crunchiness you know and love. In some cases, the food also ferments, meaning good bacteria forms. That’s the same process that occurs in buzzy foods like kombucha and kimchi, which offer a whole slew of health benefits, from providing probiotics and healthy enzymes to improving digestion and increasing energy.

So pick your favorite produce, stock up on some apple cider vinegar and pop open a mason jar to store your healthy snack, made right at home. Just follow these six recipes for tasty, crunchy combos.

RELATED: 21 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Want to Eat Every Day

Healthy Pickle Recipes with Veggies

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Quick Pickled Vegetable Variety

1. Quick Pickled Vegetables

No matter what veggie you choose — carrots, beets, green beans, you name it — this is a good recipe to jumpstart your pickling practice. It really only requires five main ingredients, plus water and the option for adding some dill and spices (which we do recommend!). Bring the liquid items to a boil, then pour over your produce. You can munch on them as soon as the next day. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Spiced Pickled Vegetable Variety

2. Spiced Pickled Vegetables

If you’re still a little suspicious of the whole pickling trend, you’re not alone. Teighan Gerard of Half-Baked Harvest notes on her blog she saw no reason to stray from baking, roasting or sautéing her vegetables until she realized just how easy it is create a flavorful jar of pickled vegetables, customized to your taste. In this recipe, she offers herbs and spices to add to your mix — plus the option to toss in red pepper flakes or chiles for a kick of heat. Photo and recipe: Teighan Gerard / Half-Baked Harvest

RELATED: 15 One-Pot Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinners

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Green Tomatoes

3. Pickled Green Tomatoes

Next time your tomatoes become less than ripe, slice them up for this tasty recipe. Toss in a salad, or add as the finishing touch atop a goat cheese crostini or homemade pizza. Pair them with sundried tomatoes for an extra bold flavor. Photo and recipe: Carla Azevdo Cooking

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Vietnamese Quick Pickles

4. Vietnamese Quick Pickles

These pickles are a match made in banh mi (the signature Vietnamese bread) heaven. But the combination of carrots, cucumbers and daikons also make a great side for any grain bowl or even as a simple snack. Photo and recipe: Liz Ingraham / Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

RELATED: 12 Delicious Asian-Inspired Recipes That Beat Takeout

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

5. Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

Featuring cauliflower, plus flavoring from lemons, basil, peppercorns and chili flakes, this brine perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean tastes. It has a nice strong kick to finish it off, too. Photo and recipe: Danielle / Fermented Food Lab

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Red Onions

6. Pickled Red Onions

Whether it’s atop a salad, sandwich or tacos, everyone can agree pickled red onions make anything better. Whip these up at home to make taco night feel like you’re dining out. Photo and recipe: Beth Moncel / Budget Bytes

Read More
14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
9 Veggie-Packed Breakfast On-the-Go Recipes
30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas

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 6 Easy Ways to Make Pickled Vegetables at Home
When it comes to pickles, cucumbers don’t always have to be your main squeeze. You can make almost any veggie into that juicy, crunchy bite you crave. And the best part is you can easily make the vinegar-set snack right at home. In fact, long before it was a trend, pickling was common practice for stopping foods (and not just cucumbers) from spoiling. To start the pickling process, just toss any produce — we’re talking leftover celery, a half-eaten bag of carrots or whatever you have on hand — into a brine (aka salt and water). Let it sit overnight and it creates that crunchiness you know and love. In some cases, the food also ferments, meaning good bacteria forms. That’s the same process that occurs in buzzy foods like kombucha and kimchi, which offer a whole slew of health benefits, from providing probiotics and healthy enzymes to improving digestion and increasing energy. So pick your favorite produce, stock up on some apple cider vinegar and pop open a mason jar to store your healthy snack, made right at home. Just follow these six recipes for tasty, crunchy combos. RELATED: 21 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Want to Eat Every Day

Healthy Pickle Recipes with Veggies

Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Quick Pickled Vegetable Variety

1. Quick Pickled Vegetables

No matter what veggie you choose — carrots, beets, green beans, you name it — this is a good recipe to jumpstart your pickling practice. It really only requires five main ingredients, plus water and the option for adding some dill and spices (which we do recommend!). Bring the liquid items to a boil, then pour over your produce. You can munch on them as soon as the next day. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Spiced Pickled Vegetable Variety

2. Spiced Pickled Vegetables

If you’re still a little suspicious of the whole pickling trend, you’re not alone. Teighan Gerard of Half-Baked Harvest notes on her blog she saw no reason to stray from baking, roasting or sautéing her vegetables until she realized just how easy it is create a flavorful jar of pickled vegetables, customized to your taste. In this recipe, she offers herbs and spices to add to your mix — plus the option to toss in red pepper flakes or chiles for a kick of heat. Photo and recipe: Teighan Gerard / Half-Baked Harvest RELATED: 15 One-Pot Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinners Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Green Tomatoes

3. Pickled Green Tomatoes

Next time your tomatoes become less than ripe, slice them up for this tasty recipe. Toss in a salad, or add as the finishing touch atop a goat cheese crostini or homemade pizza. Pair them with sundried tomatoes for an extra bold flavor. Photo and recipe: Carla Azevdo Cooking Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Vietnamese Quick Pickles

4. Vietnamese Quick Pickles

These pickles are a match made in banh mi (the signature Vietnamese bread) heaven. But the combination of carrots, cucumbers and daikons also make a great side for any grain bowl or even as a simple snack. Photo and recipe: Liz Ingraham / Pumpkin & Peanut Butter RELATED: 12 Delicious Asian-Inspired Recipes That Beat Takeout Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

5. Mediterranean Cauliflower Pickles

Featuring cauliflower, plus flavoring from lemons, basil, peppercorns and chili flakes, this brine perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean tastes. It has a nice strong kick to finish it off, too. Photo and recipe: Danielle / Fermented Food Lab Pickled Vegetables Recipe: Pickled Red Onions

6. Pickled Red Onions

Whether it’s atop a salad, sandwich or tacos, everyone can agree pickled red onions make anything better. Whip these up at home to make taco night feel like you’re dining out. Photo and recipe: Beth Moncel / Budget Bytes Read More 14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes 9 Veggie-Packed Breakfast On-the-Go Recipes 30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas

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What It Takes to Feed 100 U.S. Olympians in PyeongChang http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/winter-olympics-healthy-recipes-athletes/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:15:04 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65492 What It Takes to Feed 100 U.S. Olympians in PyeongChang

[caption id="attachment_65506" align="alignnone" width="620"]What It Takes to Feed 100 U.S. Olympians in PyeongChang Photos: Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds[/caption]

Cooking for yourself is tough. And if you have friends or family over, it can be even trickier — tweaking recipes for food allergies and serving sizes. Now imagine what it would be like to prepare healthy meals for 100 Olympic athletes. That’s what Chef Allen Tran, MS, CSSD, RD, and Chef Megan Chacosky, MS, RD, do every day as the high-performance dietitian and chef for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association.

“We work with about 200 athletes total, and on any given day there can be 100 athletes here,” says Chef Tran, referring to the USSA Center of Excellence training facility in Park City, UT. He and Chef Chacosky work in Park City full-time until they head to PyeongChang for the 2018 Olympic Games. “It’s like cooking multiple Thanksgivings every day,” Chef Tran says. NBD, right? We snuck behind the counter and opened the fridge to see exactly what Olympic athletes eat.

RELATED: The Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

A Gold-Winning Meal Plan

Whether it’s a protein smoothie or a hearty salad bowl, Chef Tran and Chacosky not only have to take into account the nutritional requirements of these Olympians, but they also need to be aware of certain food allergies and the different stages of their training plans. “There are some big training blocks when athletes are in the strength and power phase of training and they’re eating more,” explains Chef Tran.

But because the athletes all have different workout routines, it's impossible to cater every meal towards one team or one athlete's training session. Instead, Chacosky and Tran focus on educating the athletes about how to make smart food choices to fuel their workouts. "I aim to serve all of our meals buffet-style, with separate sections for proteins, starches and vegetables, so athletes can build their own plate to match their training needs that day," Chef Chacosky says.

RELATED: 20 Questions With Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy

To keep the facility stocked with nutritious foods, Chacosky grocery shops one to two times a week and gets a food delivery once a week through a local food purveyor and Costco. So just how much food is in the training facility? "There are two double-door commercial refrigerators, one regular refrigerator and one reach-in deep freezer to store food for up to one week," she says. Chacosky also hosts meal prep classes for athletes, so they learn how to make simple, nutritious meals at home.

When they're traveling with specific teams, Chacosky and Tran will plan according to the team's needs — and their environment. "At a high-altitude, high-volume training camp, we will add more calories, like sides of butter, avocado, salad dressing and mixed nuts," Chef Chacosky says. There's also more emphasis on hydration for athletes who train at higher elevation.

Team USA's 2018 Winter Olympics Menu

Partnerships like the one the U.S. ski and snowboard teams have with Blue Diamond Almonds and Almond Breeze help make key ingredients and snacks readily available to both the chefs and athletes. "Having the option of a dairy-free milk allows us to support every athlete's individual needs," Chacosky says, including athletes who are lactose-intolerant or avoid dairy during certain types of training.

Here are six recipes that Chefs Chacosky and Tran have cooked up for Olympic hopefuls as they prepare for the Winter Olympics.

[caption id="attachment_65498" align="alignnone" width="620"]Winter Olympics Meals: Creamy Lemon-Garlic Pasta Photo: Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds[/caption]

Creamy Lemon-Garlic Pasta Recipe

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients

1 large bunch asparagus
2 lemons, zest and juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons each: salt, pepper and garlic powder
2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk (or for extra creaminess use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almond Cashew Blend)
1 pound dry pasta, any shape (or gluten-free pasta)
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained
Optional: 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese or 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450° Line a baking sheet with foil and set it aside. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Trim the asparagus and cut them into one-inch pieces. Be sure to save the tough ends.
  2. Spread the asparagus pieces and drained garbanzo beans on the lined baking sheet. Coat the with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and one teaspoon each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the baking sheet in oven to roast until the asparagus is tender, and the garbanzo beans are browned and slightly toasted, about 20 minutes.
  3. While the asparagus and beans are roasting, add the saved asparagus tough ends to the boiling water until pieces are tender. Spoon out asparagus with a strainer and place them into a food processor or blender.
  4. With the water still boiling, add pasta and cook to al dente. Once cooked, drain the noodles and set them aside in a large serving bowl.
  5. Make the creamy pasta sauce: Combine boiled asparagus stalks, zest and juice of two lemons, almond milk, one tablespoon of olive oil, and the remaining teaspoon each of salt, pepper and garlic powder in a food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture is completely combined.
  6. Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta and stir in the roasted asparagus and garbanzo beans.

The Skinny

Next Up: Almond Couscous Salad

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[caption id="attachment_65506" align="alignnone" width="620"]What It Takes to Feed 100 U.S. Olympians in PyeongChang Photos: Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds[/caption] Cooking for yourself is tough. And if you have friends or family over, it can be even trickier — tweaking recipes for food allergies and serving sizes. Now imagine what it would be like to prepare healthy meals for 100 Olympic athletes. That’s what Chef Allen Tran, MS, CSSD, RD, and Chef Megan Chacosky, MS, RD, do every day as the high-performance dietitian and chef for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association. “We work with about 200 athletes total, and on any given day there can be 100 athletes here,” says Chef Tran, referring to the USSA Center of Excellence training facility in Park City, UT. He and Chef Chacosky work in Park City full-time until they head to PyeongChang for the 2018 Olympic Games. “It’s like cooking multiple Thanksgivings every day,” Chef Tran says. NBD, right? We snuck behind the counter and opened the fridge to see exactly what Olympic athletes eat. RELATED: The Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

A Gold-Winning Meal Plan

Whether it’s a protein smoothie or a hearty salad bowl, Chef Tran and Chacosky not only have to take into account the nutritional requirements of these Olympians, but they also need to be aware of certain food allergies and the different stages of their training plans. “There are some big training blocks when athletes are in the strength and power phase of training and they’re eating more,” explains Chef Tran. But because the athletes all have different workout routines, it's impossible to cater every meal towards one team or one athlete's training session. Instead, Chacosky and Tran focus on educating the athletes about how to make smart food choices to fuel their workouts. "I aim to serve all of our meals buffet-style, with separate sections for proteins, starches and vegetables, so athletes can build their own plate to match their training needs that day," Chef Chacosky says. RELATED: 20 Questions With Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy To keep the facility stocked with nutritious foods, Chacosky grocery shops one to two times a week and gets a food delivery once a week through a local food purveyor and Costco. So just how much food is in the training facility? "There are two double-door commercial refrigerators, one regular refrigerator and one reach-in deep freezer to store food for up to one week," she says. Chacosky also hosts meal prep classes for athletes, so they learn how to make simple, nutritious meals at home. When they're traveling with specific teams, Chacosky and Tran will plan according to the team's needs — and their environment. "At a high-altitude, high-volume training camp, we will add more calories, like sides of butter, avocado, salad dressing and mixed nuts," Chef Chacosky says. There's also more emphasis on hydration for athletes who train at higher elevation.

Team USA's 2018 Winter Olympics Menu

Partnerships like the one the U.S. ski and snowboard teams have with Blue Diamond Almonds and Almond Breeze help make key ingredients and snacks readily available to both the chefs and athletes. "Having the option of a dairy-free milk allows us to support every athlete's individual needs," Chacosky says, including athletes who are lactose-intolerant or avoid dairy during certain types of training. Here are six recipes that Chefs Chacosky and Tran have cooked up for Olympic hopefuls as they prepare for the Winter Olympics. [caption id="attachment_65498" align="alignnone" width="620"]Winter Olympics Meals: Creamy Lemon-Garlic Pasta Photo: Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds[/caption]

Creamy Lemon-Garlic Pasta Recipe

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients

1 large bunch asparagus 2 lemons, zest and juice 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons each: salt, pepper and garlic powder 2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk (or for extra creaminess use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almond Cashew Blend) 1 pound dry pasta, any shape (or gluten-free pasta) 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained Optional: 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese or 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450° Line a baking sheet with foil and set it aside. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Trim the asparagus and cut them into one-inch pieces. Be sure to save the tough ends.
  2. Spread the asparagus pieces and drained garbanzo beans on the lined baking sheet. Coat the with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and one teaspoon each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the baking sheet in oven to roast until the asparagus is tender, and the garbanzo beans are browned and slightly toasted, about 20 minutes.
  3. While the asparagus and beans are roasting, add the saved asparagus tough ends to the boiling water until pieces are tender. Spoon out asparagus with a strainer and place them into a food processor or blender.
  4. With the water still boiling, add pasta and cook to al dente. Once cooked, drain the noodles and set them aside in a large serving bowl.
  5. Make the creamy pasta sauce: Combine boiled asparagus stalks, zest and juice of two lemons, almond milk, one tablespoon of olive oil, and the remaining teaspoon each of salt, pepper and garlic powder in a food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture is completely combined.
  6. Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta and stir in the roasted asparagus and garbanzo beans.

The Skinny

Next Up: Almond Couscous Salad

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]]> 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-meals-20-minutes-recipes/ Sun, 04 Feb 2018 14:15:23 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65348 20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Some days you might want to play around in the kitchen and tackle that three-page recipe from your favorite gourmet cookbook. Other days, you aim to throw together healthy meals between rushing to work and rushing to work out. Believe us, we get the change of pace. But even though a microwaveable or pre-packaged breakfast or dinner may seem easier on those no-time-to-breathe days, reaching for these types of quickie dishes could mean more processed foods, or even worse, fast foods that derail your health and fitness goals. Good news is you don’t have to sacrifice happy hour to put together a happy, nutritious meal. Give us 20 minutes and we’ll prove that healthy in a hurry is not only possible, but also delicious!

RELATED: 12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

20-Minute Breakfast Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Sweet and Savory Quinoa Oatmeal Recipe

1. Sweet and Savory Quinoa Oatmeal

More often seen at the dinner table, quinoa can actually make for an unexpected but satisfying start to the day. Add a handful of pumpkin seeds for extra fiber, and say goodbye to not-so-nutritious breakfasts for good. Better yet, make a big batch of this recipe to last all week and you can truly grab and go. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life By DailyBurn 

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Tofu Scramble Recipe

2. Tofu Scramble

This protein-rich breakfast isn’t just a vegan alternative to scrambled eggs, but a delicious and healthy dish in its own right. Speckle tofu crumbles with colorful vegetables and toss in turmeric, which has many anti-inflammatory benefits. To keep this recipe under 20 minutes, omit the roasted tomatoes (or eat them raw). Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Acai Breakfast Bowl Recipe

3. Açaí Breakfast Bowl

Since açaí berries have such a high concentration of antioxidants, they’re a great way to fortify healthy meals for the mornings. Just blend, mix and serve — prep work done in five minutes flat. Garnish your smoothie bowl with granola for crunch and fresh berries for color — it’ll give you new reasons to rise and shine. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn 

RELATED: 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Mac and Cheese Scrambled Eggs

4. Mac and Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Mac and cheese for breakfast? Yes, you read that right. Eggs take the place of most of the mac in this tasty, cheesy meal. And not only do they cut down on carbs, but the eggs boost protein, too. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Blueberry Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding Recipe

5. Blueberry Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding

Many people think of buckwheat as a cereal, when in fact it’s a fruit seed. That means it’ll make  a great option for those who want to avoid gluten and grains. For this recipe, soak buckwheat overnight and then blend with antioxidant-rich blueberries to make a decadent, creamy pudding. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life By DailyBurn 

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe

6. Chocolate-Banana Protein Pancakes

Wake up to a protein packed breakfast with these quick and easy protein pancakes. With just 275 calories per serving — and 22 grams of protein — these flapjacks provide serious morning fuel. Round it out with your favorite fruit, and you’ve got a real breakfast champion. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life By DailyBurn 

RELATED:  12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

20-Minute Lunch Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Avocado Toast 3 Ways Recipe

7. Avocado Toast, Three Ways

This très chic open-face sandwich is a cinch to make. Just mash your avocado, add it to toast, then top with smoked salmon, radishes or tomatoes — the combos are endlessly customizable. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life By DailyBurn 

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Sriracha Spicy Shrimp Wrap Recipe

8. Sriracha Spicy Shrimp Wrap 

Shrimp is a great source of low-fat protein, heart-healthy omega-3s and energizing vitamin B12. The juicy prawns are also a good option for a light lunch, especially when spiked with a little Sriracha. It’s a combo that makes a seriously healthy meal — but not a ho-hum one. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

9. Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Borrowing inspiration from the Italian Caprese salad, this recipe combines flavorful dairy-free cheese, pesto, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil. Translation: one damn good, indulgent-like sandwich. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn 

RELATED: 10 Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Raw Rainbow Collard Greens Wrap Recipe

10. Raw Rainbow Collard Greens Wrap

This vibrant, raw wrap bursts with a rainbow of vegetables. And they’re all contained by another nutrient-packed vegetable: the collard green. This dark, leafy green is an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Plus, it’s gluten free, completely unprocessed and super low in calories! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

11. Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

Caesar salads don’t exactly have a reputation for being good for you. In this version made for healthy meals, you’ll swap out romaine for nutrient-dense kale, do away with the croutons, and toss in crunchy roasted chickpeas instead. A juicy grilled chicken breast rounds it out for a complete meal. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Chopped Mason Jar Salad Recipe

12. Chopped Mason Jar Salad

Who said salad can’t be portable? You’ll have no problem meeting your recommended daily servings of vegetables with this flavorful mason-jar salad. Creamy peanut and ginger dressing gives the crisp veggies a blast of flavor while edamame and quinoa add protein. This dish delivers lots of fiber, too, which will fuel you for an afternoon of endless meetings. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life By Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Healthy Low-Carb BLT Recipe

13. Healthy Low-Carb BLT

This carb-free wrap showcases all the tasty things we love about BLTs (bacon, bacon, bacon) without the bread. Amp up the greens to make a refreshing and light lettuce wrap and use creamy avocado and a boiled egg as a healthier substitute for mayo. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 9 Next-Level Lunch Boxes That Make Meal Prep Easy

20-Minute Dinner Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Healthy Turkey Burgers Recipe

14. Healthy Turkey Burgers

Compared to beef, ground turkey breast has the same amount of protein but half the saturated fat. Using an English muffin in place of a bun saves you some carbs, too. Pile on your veggies of choice and top them off with avocado for an extra creamy and fulfilling kick. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Recipe

15. Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

The average Alfredo can easily pack 1,000 calories in a single serving. This recipe swaps the fattening dairy for steamed cauliflower and nutritional yeast — a vegan source of protein and fiber that tastes like cheese. Best of all, you can whip the sauce up in the time it takes to boil pasta. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life By Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Miso Glazed Salmon with Snap Peas Recipe

16. Miso Glazed Salmon with Snap Peas

Savory miso and sweet maple syrup team up to give this meaty and flavorful fish an irresistible caramelized finish. The sugar snap peas also pack the meal with a generous serving of fiber and vitamin C. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

RELATED: 20 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Healthy Eating Easy

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Healthy Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe

17. Healthy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are quick and easy to prepare, and a great alternative to bread if you’re watching your carb intake. Combining a sweet and savory filling with a crispy crunch, your taste buds won’t even realize grains are missing. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe

18. Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe

Let’s not forget, it’s flu season. And miso has powerful immune-boosting benefits that help our bodies fight illness. Couple that with the natural antibiotic properties of ginger and vitamin C from the colorful vegetables in this soup, and you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way. Start sipping! Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Streak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

19. Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Choosing a lean, high-quality, grass-fed cut will make you feel better about what you’re putting in your body — without having to sacrifice flavor. This tangy chimichurri sauce is the perfect complement to grilled steak, and it keeps the meal light. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Pear and Prosciutto Pizza Recipe

20. Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Hold the pepperoni (yes, we said it)! Prosciutto offers a leaner alternative and provides the same meaty satisfaction without the added grease. This whole-wheat pizza also trades mozzarella for goat cheese, so you still get cheesy goodness, but with fewer calories. Voilá, pizzas made for healthy meals. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Read More
30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas
What 8 Busy Trainers Really Eat for Dinner
15 Quick and Easy High-Protein Snacks

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20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

20 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less
Some days you might want to play around in the kitchen and tackle that three-page recipe from your favorite gourmet cookbook. Other days, you aim to throw together healthy meals between rushing to work and rushing to work out. Believe us, we get the change of pace. But even though a microwaveable or pre-packaged breakfast or dinner may seem easier on those no-time-to-breathe days, reaching for these types of quickie dishes could mean more processed foods, or even worse, fast foods that derail your health and fitness goals. Good news is you don’t have to sacrifice happy hour to put together a happy, nutritious meal. Give us 20 minutes and we’ll prove that healthy in a hurry is not only possible, but also delicious! RELATED: 12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

20-Minute Breakfast Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Sweet and Savory Quinoa Oatmeal Recipe

1. Sweet and Savory Quinoa Oatmeal

More often seen at the dinner table, quinoa can actually make for an unexpected but satisfying start to the day. Add a handful of pumpkin seeds for extra fiber, and say goodbye to not-so-nutritious breakfasts for good. Better yet, make a big batch of this recipe to last all week and you can truly grab and go. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life By DailyBurn  20-Minute Healthy Meals: Tofu Scramble Recipe

2. Tofu Scramble

This protein-rich breakfast isn’t just a vegan alternative to scrambled eggs, but a delicious and healthy dish in its own right. Speckle tofu crumbles with colorful vegetables and toss in turmeric, which has many anti-inflammatory benefits. To keep this recipe under 20 minutes, omit the roasted tomatoes (or eat them raw). Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Acai Breakfast Bowl Recipe

3. Açaí Breakfast Bowl

Since açaí berries have such a high concentration of antioxidants, they’re a great way to fortify healthy meals for the mornings. Just blend, mix and serve — prep work done in five minutes flat. Garnish your smoothie bowl with granola for crunch and fresh berries for color — it’ll give you new reasons to rise and shine. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn  RELATED: 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Mac and Cheese Scrambled Eggs

4. Mac and Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Mac and cheese for breakfast? Yes, you read that right. Eggs take the place of most of the mac in this tasty, cheesy meal. And not only do they cut down on carbs, but the eggs boost protein, too. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Blueberry Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding Recipe

5. Blueberry Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding

Many people think of buckwheat as a cereal, when in fact it’s a fruit seed. That means it’ll make  a great option for those who want to avoid gluten and grains. For this recipe, soak buckwheat overnight and then blend with antioxidant-rich blueberries to make a decadent, creamy pudding. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life By DailyBurn  20-Minute Healthy Meals: Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe

6. Chocolate-Banana Protein Pancakes

Wake up to a protein packed breakfast with these quick and easy protein pancakes. With just 275 calories per serving — and 22 grams of protein — these flapjacks provide serious morning fuel. Round it out with your favorite fruit, and you’ve got a real breakfast champion. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life By DailyBurn  RELATED:  12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

20-Minute Lunch Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Avocado Toast 3 Ways Recipe

7. Avocado Toast, Three Ways

This très chic open-face sandwich is a cinch to make. Just mash your avocado, add it to toast, then top with smoked salmon, radishes or tomatoes — the combos are endlessly customizable. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life By DailyBurn  20-Minute Healthy Meals: Sriracha Spicy Shrimp Wrap Recipe

8. Sriracha Spicy Shrimp Wrap 

Shrimp is a great source of low-fat protein, heart-healthy omega-3s and energizing vitamin B12. The juicy prawns are also a good option for a light lunch, especially when spiked with a little Sriracha. It’s a combo that makes a seriously healthy meal — but not a ho-hum one. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

9. Vegan Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Borrowing inspiration from the Italian Caprese salad, this recipe combines flavorful dairy-free cheese, pesto, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil. Translation: one damn good, indulgent-like sandwich. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn  RELATED: 10 Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas You’ll Want to Steal 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Raw Rainbow Collard Greens Wrap Recipe

10. Raw Rainbow Collard Greens Wrap

This vibrant, raw wrap bursts with a rainbow of vegetables. And they’re all contained by another nutrient-packed vegetable: the collard green. This dark, leafy green is an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Plus, it’s gluten free, completely unprocessed and super low in calories! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

11. Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

Caesar salads don’t exactly have a reputation for being good for you. In this version made for healthy meals, you’ll swap out romaine for nutrient-dense kale, do away with the croutons, and toss in crunchy roasted chickpeas instead. A juicy grilled chicken breast rounds it out for a complete meal. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Chopped Mason Jar Salad Recipe

12. Chopped Mason Jar Salad

Who said salad can’t be portable? You’ll have no problem meeting your recommended daily servings of vegetables with this flavorful mason-jar salad. Creamy peanut and ginger dressing gives the crisp veggies a blast of flavor while edamame and quinoa add protein. This dish delivers lots of fiber, too, which will fuel you for an afternoon of endless meetings. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life By Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Healthy Low-Carb BLT Recipe

13. Healthy Low-Carb BLT

This carb-free wrap showcases all the tasty things we love about BLTs (bacon, bacon, bacon) without the bread. Amp up the greens to make a refreshing and light lettuce wrap and use creamy avocado and a boiled egg as a healthier substitute for mayo. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 9 Next-Level Lunch Boxes That Make Meal Prep Easy

20-Minute Dinner Recipes

20-Minute Healthy Meals: Healthy Turkey Burgers Recipe

14. Healthy Turkey Burgers

Compared to beef, ground turkey breast has the same amount of protein but half the saturated fat. Using an English muffin in place of a bun saves you some carbs, too. Pile on your veggies of choice and top them off with avocado for an extra creamy and fulfilling kick. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Recipe

15. Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

The average Alfredo can easily pack 1,000 calories in a single serving. This recipe swaps the fattening dairy for steamed cauliflower and nutritional yeast — a vegan source of protein and fiber that tastes like cheese. Best of all, you can whip the sauce up in the time it takes to boil pasta. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life By Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Miso Glazed Salmon with Snap Peas Recipe

16. Miso Glazed Salmon with Snap Peas

Savory miso and sweet maple syrup team up to give this meaty and flavorful fish an irresistible caramelized finish. The sugar snap peas also pack the meal with a generous serving of fiber and vitamin C. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  RELATED: 20 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Healthy Eating Easy 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Healthy Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe

17. Healthy Pork Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are quick and easy to prepare, and a great alternative to bread if you’re watching your carb intake. Combining a sweet and savory filling with a crispy crunch, your taste buds won’t even realize grains are missing. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe

18. Miso Vegetable Soup Recipe

Let’s not forget, it’s flu season. And miso has powerful immune-boosting benefits that help our bodies fight illness. Couple that with the natural antibiotic properties of ginger and vitamin C from the colorful vegetables in this soup, and you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way. Start sipping! Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Streak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

19. Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Choosing a lean, high-quality, grass-fed cut will make you feel better about what you’re putting in your body — without having to sacrifice flavor. This tangy chimichurri sauce is the perfect complement to grilled steak, and it keeps the meal light. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 20-Minute Healthy Meals: Pear and Prosciutto Pizza Recipe

20. Pear and Prosciutto Pizza

Hold the pepperoni (yes, we said it)! Prosciutto offers a leaner alternative and provides the same meaty satisfaction without the added grease. This whole-wheat pizza also trades mozzarella for goat cheese, so you still get cheesy goodness, but with fewer calories. Voilá, pizzas made for healthy meals. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn Read More 30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas What 8 Busy Trainers Really Eat for Dinner 15 Quick and Easy High-Protein Snacks

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16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes

Energy bars are a convenient, on-the-go snack to toss in your gym bag, but they can be full of added sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients. Plus, they’re not exactly cheap. These recipes are healthy, quick (all it takes is a quick spin in the food processor) and mostly no-bake. Freeze your homemade creations — with a variety of nuts, seeds, fruit and grains — for a later date, or pack the freshly made bars in a Ziploc bag for a portable breakfast or mid-morning snack.

RELATED: 9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes to Make Now

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Chia Bars Recipe

1. No-Bake Raspberry Chia Breakfast Bars

It may look like dessert, but guess what? This energy bar passes for breakfast, too. The 15-minute no-bake recipe pairs a nutty oatmeal base with a fruity chia seed-studded raspberry jam. Consider this your healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 20 Low-Calorie Snacks You'll Want Every Day

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apple Pie Bars Recipe

2. Apple Pie Granola Bars

Nothing's sweeter than apple pie. So when it comes to healthy snacks, this take on the classic American dessert scales back the sweetness to just five grams of sugar per bar. You'll still nail the flavor, though, thanks to chucks of dried apple, pecans, toasted oats and cinnamon. Photo and Recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Cashew Almond Bars Recipe

3. Chocolate, Cashew and Almond Bars

Now tell us this doesn’t look like dessert. Dates and cashews make up the base of this bar, while cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut and vanilla add decadence (without all the guilt). If you have trouble finding moist, soft dates (oftentimes they’re pretty dry), soak them overnight in water before tossing in the food processer. And don’t forget to remove the pits if they’re still in there! Photo and Recipe: Angie / seasaltwithfood

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Larabars Recipe

4. 3-Ingredient Homemade Larabars

Not jazzed about spending $2-$3 for a store-bought bar? Make 'em yourself! These Larabar-inspired snacks require just three simple ingredients: nuts, medjool dates and dried fruit. Promise: This energy bar recipe is worth breaking out the food processor for! Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apricot and Cashew Bars Recipe

5. Apricot and Cashew Bars

For a tropical treat, try these scrumptious bars made with apricots, cashews and unsweetened coconut. Rolled oats and hemp seeds, packed with omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, hold all the ingredients together. If you don’t have agave syrup on hand, honey works too. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch

RELATED: 11 No-Bake Energy Bite Recipes

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Goji Berry Bars Recipe

6. Goji Berry Bars

The stars of these bars are dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds and goji berries. If you’ve never dabbled in goji territory, they are tiny red berries (usually sold dry) full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Cocoa nibs — tiny pieces of the cocoa bean — complete the recipe with an extra boost of antioxidants, plus a rich and tangy crunch.  Photo and Recipe: Marie / citronlimette

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Fig and Nuts Energy Bars Recipe

7. Fig and Walnut Energy Bars 

We can't think of a better way to deliver nature's candy — in this case, dried cranberries, Turkish figs and apricots. Make a big batch of these hearty bars and you'll be set on healthy snacks for up to 10 days. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

DIY Energy Bars: Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars Recipe

8. Apple Cinnamon Bars

Full of fall flavor, these bars mix pecans, oats, dates, cinnamon, granny smith apples and just a touch of salt. Bake the pecans before pulsing in the food processor for a more robust, roasted flavor. If you’d like these bars a little extra spicy, don’t be afraid to go to town on the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Photo and Recipe: Alexandra / Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

RELATED: 10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

9. PB & J Bars

Swap the elementary school staple for a healthier, grown-up snack that pays homage to the classic PB & J. Dates and dried cranberries stand in for the jam, while natural peanut butter (choose one without added sugars or oils) and whole almonds bring on the nuttiness. At 200 calories per bar, this snack is a real class act. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Kamut Dark Chocolate Bars Recipe

10. Kamut Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

Chocolate and coconut get dressed up with kamut, an ancient grain packed with protein and B vitamins, believed to help us feel energized. Don’t freak out about the prunes, though. The dried up fruit isn’t just for Grams and Gramps — they’re full of fiber that everyone can put to good use. Photo and Recipe: Selena / HealthBean

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Rise and Shine Energy Bars Recipe

11. Rise and Shine Bars

Get up and at ‘em with these gluten-free crunch bars. Puffed brown rice cereal provides a lower calorie base than most store-bought bars, while flax seeds, pine nuts, pecans and dried cranberries add healthy fats and antioxidants. To make these bars even healthier, ditch the brown sugar in favor of honey. Photo and Recipe: Meg / Beard & Bonnet

RELATED: 10 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Pomegranate Date Quinoa Bars Recipe

12. Pomegranate Quinoa Bars

These bars pack a medley of healthy ingredients, from flaxseed powder to pomegranate seeds to protein-packed hemp seed powder. Need more incentive to try these out? Instead of oats or puffed rice, this recipe relies on the complete protein, quinoa, to complete each bar. Note: These are best frozen and enjoyed quickly before they get too soft. Photo and Recipe: Annie Taylor Chen / Vegan Ann

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Five Seed Bars Recipe

13. Five Seed Bars

These energy bars are super seedy — times five! Made with chia, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin and poppy seeds, there’s plenty of flavor — and fiber — rolled into these no-bake bars. Add in coconut, dates and cocoa powder, and we’ll be looking forward to these all week long. Photo and Recipe: Renee / Nourish Your Roots

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Chip Protein Bars Recipe

14. Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

This powerful energy bar recipe delivers 12 grams of protein, but it's lower in sugar than the average bar. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and require just six ingredients. Try using peanut butter for more of a “peanut butter cup” variation, or cashew butter and vanilla protein powder for more of a cookie dough flavor. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: The Beginner's Guide to Using Protein Powder

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Oat Bars Recipe

15. Whole-Grain Raspberry Energy Bars

These wholesome breakfast bars are filled with fiber from oats, flax seeds and raspberries. They're also packed with wheat germ, the nutrient-rich embryo of the wheat kernel that is removed during the refining process. Enjoy your energy bar with a cup of yogurt for a heart-healthy morning meal. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars Recipe

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

With six grams of protein each, these homemade energy bars will put those store-bought snacks to shame. Plus they taste like peanut butter cups, which is always a good thing. Photo and Recipe: Emily Miller / Life by Daily Burn

Originally published August 2013. Updated February 2018. 

Read More
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Homemade Energy Bar Recipes

16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes
Energy bars are a convenient, on-the-go snack to toss in your gym bag, but they can be full of added sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients. Plus, they’re not exactly cheap. These recipes are healthy, quick (all it takes is a quick spin in the food processor) and mostly no-bake. Freeze your homemade creations — with a variety of nuts, seeds, fruit and grains — for a later date, or pack the freshly made bars in a Ziploc bag for a portable breakfast or mid-morning snack. RELATED: 9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes to Make Now

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Chia Bars Recipe

1. No-Bake Raspberry Chia Breakfast Bars

It may look like dessert, but guess what? This energy bar passes for breakfast, too. The 15-minute no-bake recipe pairs a nutty oatmeal base with a fruity chia seed-studded raspberry jam. Consider this your healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 20 Low-Calorie Snacks You'll Want Every Day Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apple Pie Bars Recipe

2. Apple Pie Granola Bars

Nothing's sweeter than apple pie. So when it comes to healthy snacks, this take on the classic American dessert scales back the sweetness to just five grams of sugar per bar. You'll still nail the flavor, though, thanks to chucks of dried apple, pecans, toasted oats and cinnamon. Photo and Recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Cashew Almond Bars Recipe

3. Chocolate, Cashew and Almond Bars

Now tell us this doesn’t look like dessert. Dates and cashews make up the base of this bar, while cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut and vanilla add decadence (without all the guilt). If you have trouble finding moist, soft dates (oftentimes they’re pretty dry), soak them overnight in water before tossing in the food processer. And don’t forget to remove the pits if they’re still in there! Photo and Recipe: Angie / seasaltwithfood Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Larabars Recipe

4. 3-Ingredient Homemade Larabars

Not jazzed about spending $2-$3 for a store-bought bar? Make 'em yourself! These Larabar-inspired snacks require just three simple ingredients: nuts, medjool dates and dried fruit. Promise: This energy bar recipe is worth breaking out the food processor for! Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apricot and Cashew Bars Recipe

5. Apricot and Cashew Bars

For a tropical treat, try these scrumptious bars made with apricots, cashews and unsweetened coconut. Rolled oats and hemp seeds, packed with omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, hold all the ingredients together. If you don’t have agave syrup on hand, honey works too. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch RELATED: 11 No-Bake Energy Bite Recipes Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Goji Berry Bars Recipe

6. Goji Berry Bars

The stars of these bars are dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds and goji berries. If you’ve never dabbled in goji territory, they are tiny red berries (usually sold dry) full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Cocoa nibs — tiny pieces of the cocoa bean — complete the recipe with an extra boost of antioxidants, plus a rich and tangy crunch.  Photo and Recipe: Marie / citronlimette Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Fig and Nuts Energy Bars Recipe

7. Fig and Walnut Energy Bars 

We can't think of a better way to deliver nature's candy — in this case, dried cranberries, Turkish figs and apricots. Make a big batch of these hearty bars and you'll be set on healthy snacks for up to 10 days. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  DIY Energy Bars: Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars Recipe

8. Apple Cinnamon Bars

Full of fall flavor, these bars mix pecans, oats, dates, cinnamon, granny smith apples and just a touch of salt. Bake the pecans before pulsing in the food processor for a more robust, roasted flavor. If you’d like these bars a little extra spicy, don’t be afraid to go to town on the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Photo and Recipe: Alexandra / Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker RELATED: 10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

9. PB & J Bars

Swap the elementary school staple for a healthier, grown-up snack that pays homage to the classic PB & J. Dates and dried cranberries stand in for the jam, while natural peanut butter (choose one without added sugars or oils) and whole almonds bring on the nuttiness. At 200 calories per bar, this snack is a real class act. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Kamut Dark Chocolate Bars Recipe

10. Kamut Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

Chocolate and coconut get dressed up with kamut, an ancient grain packed with protein and B vitamins, believed to help us feel energized. Don’t freak out about the prunes, though. The dried up fruit isn’t just for Grams and Gramps — they’re full of fiber that everyone can put to good use. Photo and Recipe: Selena / HealthBean Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Rise and Shine Energy Bars Recipe

11. Rise and Shine Bars

Get up and at ‘em with these gluten-free crunch bars. Puffed brown rice cereal provides a lower calorie base than most store-bought bars, while flax seeds, pine nuts, pecans and dried cranberries add healthy fats and antioxidants. To make these bars even healthier, ditch the brown sugar in favor of honey. Photo and Recipe: Meg / Beard & Bonnet RELATED: 10 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Pomegranate Date Quinoa Bars Recipe

12. Pomegranate Quinoa Bars

These bars pack a medley of healthy ingredients, from flaxseed powder to pomegranate seeds to protein-packed hemp seed powder. Need more incentive to try these out? Instead of oats or puffed rice, this recipe relies on the complete protein, quinoa, to complete each bar. Note: These are best frozen and enjoyed quickly before they get too soft. Photo and Recipe: Annie Taylor Chen / Vegan Ann Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Five Seed Bars Recipe

13. Five Seed Bars

These energy bars are super seedy — times five! Made with chia, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin and poppy seeds, there’s plenty of flavor — and fiber — rolled into these no-bake bars. Add in coconut, dates and cocoa powder, and we’ll be looking forward to these all week long. Photo and Recipe: Renee / Nourish Your Roots Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Chip Protein Bars Recipe

14. Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

This powerful energy bar recipe delivers 12 grams of protein, but it's lower in sugar than the average bar. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and require just six ingredients. Try using peanut butter for more of a “peanut butter cup” variation, or cashew butter and vanilla protein powder for more of a cookie dough flavor. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: The Beginner's Guide to Using Protein Powder Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Oat Bars Recipe

15. Whole-Grain Raspberry Energy Bars

These wholesome breakfast bars are filled with fiber from oats, flax seeds and raspberries. They're also packed with wheat germ, the nutrient-rich embryo of the wheat kernel that is removed during the refining process. Enjoy your energy bar with a cup of yogurt for a heart-healthy morning meal. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars Recipe

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

With six grams of protein each, these homemade energy bars will put those store-bought snacks to shame. Plus they taste like peanut butter cups, which is always a good thing. Photo and Recipe: Emily Miller / Life by Daily Burn Originally published August 2013. Updated February 2018.  Read More 6 Tricks to Pick the Best Protein Bar On-the-Go 18 Protein Shake Recipes That Taste Just Like Dessert 21 Protein Powder Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

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7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/root-vegetables-mashed-potatoes-recipes/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:15:34 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65306 7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes

7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes

Going keto? Slashing calories? Dialing down on sugar? The better question might be: “Who isn’t these days? Diet pro tip: Cut back on carbs to accomplish all three at once. Since potatoes are one of the highest carb carb vegetables on the planet, a simple skinny swap is to opt for non-spud sides with your meals. Enter: These mashed vegetable recipes that start with something other than potatoes. Whether they’re on top of shepherd’s pies or plated next to a steak, they’ll satisfy just as much as standard mashed potatoes.

RELATED: 8 Delicious Takes on French Fries (Better Than Fast Food!)

7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes

Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Vegan Apple-Thyme Stuffing Kabocha Squash Mash

1. Vegan Apple-Thyme Stuffing with Kabocha Mash

Many mashes call for heaps of butter or plenty of chicken stock, but not this 100 percent meatless side. Roasted squash, non-dairy milk and butter, plus a pinch of salt combine to make the uber-creamy mash that’s a perfect accompaniment to any protein-rich entree. Try it with meatless sausage stuffing, grilled tempeh or tofu. Photo and recipe: Haley Davis / Brewing Happiness

Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Celery Root Puree with Balsamic Beets and Pearl Onions

2. Celery Root Puree with Balsamic Roasted Beets and Pearl Onions

Also known as celeriac, celery root has about half as many carbs and calories per serving as potatoes — and more calcium. Try it blended up with sauteed garlic and coconut milk to create a luxurious yet low-calorie puree. Photo and recipe: Lisa Bryan / Downshiftology

RELATED: 13 Comfort Food Recipes You’ll Feel Even Better About

Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Lentil Shepherd's Pie

3. Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

With seven grams of fiber and 100 calories per cup, parsnips are a nutrition-smart (and tastebud-fooling) swap for regular russets. Mix them in a two-to-one potato and parsnip ratio to lighten up this hearty mushroom and lentil casserole. Photo and recipe: Sarah Cook / Making Thyme for Health

Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

4. Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

At its core, this cauliflower and spinach combo is keto-, Paleo-, and Whole 30-friendly. Customize the fat source to fit your diet for this low-carb smash. It’s the perfect slim side to any grilled or baked protein—or a meal on its own when you put an egg on it. Photo and recipe: Martha Pesa / A Family Feast

RELATED: 14 Cauliflower Recipes, Including Pizza, Risotto and More

Root Vegetable Mash to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Butternut Squash and Chicken Mash

5. Butternut Squash and Chicken Mash

This butternut squash and chicken mash has a whopping 54 grams of protein, making it the a satisfying post-workout meal. A pile of spinach adds vitamins while a topping of crushed hazelnuts offers crunch and healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Sonia / The Healthy Foodie

Root Vegetable Mash to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Beet Mashed Potatoes with Basil

6. Gluten-Free Beet Potato Mash with Basil

Mix potatoes with beets for a cancer-fighting, heart healthy addition to your vegetable side dish. A half cup of dairy-free cream cheese offers the same decadent texture you know and love from mashed potatoes. If you like it hot, blend in a couple banana peppers. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch

Root Vegetable Mash to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Mashed Cauliflower Dill

7. Cheesy Mashed Mashed Cauliflower with Havarti and Dill

This vegetable mash is the real dill! Err, deal. Opt for the florets only from your cauliflower for a consistency that will fool your dinner guests into thinking this dish made with potatoes. Photo and recipe: Maya / Wholesome Yum

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7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes

7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes
Going keto? Slashing calories? Dialing down on sugar? The better question might be: “Who isn’t these days? Diet pro tip: Cut back on carbs to accomplish all three at once. Since potatoes are one of the highest carb carb vegetables on the planet, a simple skinny swap is to opt for non-spud sides with your meals. Enter: These mashed vegetable recipes that start with something other than potatoes. Whether they’re on top of shepherd’s pies or plated next to a steak, they’ll satisfy just as much as standard mashed potatoes. RELATED: 8 Delicious Takes on French Fries (Better Than Fast Food!)

7 Healthy Root Vegetables to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes

Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Vegan Apple-Thyme Stuffing Kabocha Squash Mash

1. Vegan Apple-Thyme Stuffing with Kabocha Mash

Many mashes call for heaps of butter or plenty of chicken stock, but not this 100 percent meatless side. Roasted squash, non-dairy milk and butter, plus a pinch of salt combine to make the uber-creamy mash that’s a perfect accompaniment to any protein-rich entree. Try it with meatless sausage stuffing, grilled tempeh or tofu. Photo and recipe: Haley Davis / Brewing Happiness Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Celery Root Puree with Balsamic Beets and Pearl Onions

2. Celery Root Puree with Balsamic Roasted Beets and Pearl Onions

Also known as celeriac, celery root has about half as many carbs and calories per serving as potatoes — and more calcium. Try it blended up with sauteed garlic and coconut milk to create a luxurious yet low-calorie puree. Photo and recipe: Lisa Bryan / Downshiftology RELATED: 13 Comfort Food Recipes You’ll Feel Even Better About Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Lentil Shepherd's Pie

3. Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

With seven grams of fiber and 100 calories per cup, parsnips are a nutrition-smart (and tastebud-fooling) swap for regular russets. Mix them in a two-to-one potato and parsnip ratio to lighten up this hearty mushroom and lentil casserole. Photo and recipe: Sarah Cook / Making Thyme for Health Root Vegetable Mashes to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

4. Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

At its core, this cauliflower and spinach combo is keto-, Paleo-, and Whole 30-friendly. Customize the fat source to fit your diet for this low-carb smash. It’s the perfect slim side to any grilled or baked protein—or a meal on its own when you put an egg on it. Photo and recipe: Martha Pesa / A Family Feast RELATED: 14 Cauliflower Recipes, Including Pizza, Risotto and More Root Vegetable Mash to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Butternut Squash and Chicken Mash

5. Butternut Squash and Chicken Mash

This butternut squash and chicken mash has a whopping 54 grams of protein, making it the a satisfying post-workout meal. A pile of spinach adds vitamins while a topping of crushed hazelnuts offers crunch and healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Sonia / The Healthy Foodie Root Vegetable Mash to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Beet Mashed Potatoes with Basil

6. Gluten-Free Beet Potato Mash with Basil

Mix potatoes with beets for a cancer-fighting, heart healthy addition to your vegetable side dish. A half cup of dairy-free cream cheese offers the same decadent texture you know and love from mashed potatoes. If you like it hot, blend in a couple banana peppers. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch Root Vegetable Mash to Swap in for Mashed Potatoes: Mashed Cauliflower Dill

7. Cheesy Mashed Mashed Cauliflower with Havarti and Dill

This vegetable mash is the real dill! Err, deal. Opt for the florets only from your cauliflower for a consistency that will fool your dinner guests into thinking this dish made with potatoes. Photo and recipe: Maya / Wholesome Yum Read More Is Weight Loss Really As Easy As Calorie Counting? How to Detox the Healthy Way: 16 Recipes You’ll Love 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes

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18 Delicious Super Bowl Snacks That Are Secretly Healthy http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-super-bowl-recipes/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-super-bowl-recipes/#comments Sun, 28 Jan 2018 16:15:15 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=36703 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

18 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday comes in second place, only to Thanksgiving, as the biggest eating day of the year in the United States. Americans consume an estimated 64 million pounds of fat during the big game thanks to processed chips and frozen apps that teem with calories. Even if you nosh on homemade fare, the usual suspects are often oozing with cheese and fattening condiments like mayo and sour cream. Instead, whip up some of these healthier Super Bowl snacks for your football party. They’re lightened-up versions of some of your favorite dishes, packed with all the flavor without the extra fat and calories. Game on!

RELATED: Beer Before Liquor and Other Booze Myths, Busted

18 Winning Super Bowl Snacks

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

1. Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Nothing says game day feast like loaded potato skins. Lighten up your celebration this year by using sweet potatoes and black beans instead of white potatoes and bacon. A drizzle of creamy chipotle sauce makes this appetizer next-level amazing! Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn 

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Sinless Deviled Eggs Recipe

2. Sinless Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs might seem innocent enough, but at five grams of fat per half-egg, those little devils can start adding up. This recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat Greek yogurt, keeping the filling rich and smooth, while reducing some of the fat and none of the protein. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Portobello Pizzas

3. Cheesy Portobello Pizzas

These inventive personal pies are built on portobello mushrooms, which are rich in fiber and much lower in carbs than regular pizza dough. Topping your mini ‘zas with spinach and ham adds extra iron and protein. Best of all, your pizza will be ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s faster (and healthier) than delivery, folks! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 7 Quick and Easy Grilled Pizza Recipes

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Turkey Chili Recipe

4. Healthy Turkey Chili

Lean turkey and beans provide the base for this low-fat take on traditional chili (which can get greasy). The warmth from a bowl of this — not to mention the protein and fiber — will fill you up and keep you from mindlessly munching. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 15 Healthy Dessert Recipes You’ll Love (150 Calories or Less!)

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Beet Hummus Recipe

5. Beet Hummus

Hummus is already a healthier, protein-packed alternative to creamy dips. Skip the processed options and whip up your own in minutes with this simple recipe. It takes traditional chickpeas and tahini and adds the ruby-colored root vegetable for antioxidants, plus potassium and vitamin C. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn 

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Spicy Red Pepper Dip

6. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

With oven-roasted peppers, feta and spices, this spicy red pepper dip packs flavor without weighing you down. And luckily, it’s a cinch to roast your own at home. Serve this spicy roasted red pepper dip with pita or veggies like carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and celery. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Taco Cups

7. Bite-Size Mexican Chicken Tacos

Nachos have nothing on these bite sized taco bowls. By swapping some of the queso and sour cream for mashed avocado and a homemade salsa fresca, these tacos have all of the Mexican flavor but with way fewer calories — only 150 for three! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Beet Chips Recipe

8. Rosemary Beet Chips

Reach for these instead of potato chips during half time. Beet chips are surprisingly easy to make, and they satisfy that hanking for something crunchy and salty. Super Bowl snacks that are OK to attack! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

RELATED: 11 Flavorful Recipes for Every Craft Beer Lover

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Corn Fritters Recipe

9. Crispy Jalapeño and Corn Fritters

Unlike traditional fritters, which are battered and deep fried, this corn fritters recipe calls for just a tablespoon of flour per batch. Plus, they’re pan fried to keep the oil in check. Since fresh corn isn't readily available during winter, use canned corn to enjoy these fritters year-round! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Baked Fried Chicken Recipe

10. Crispy Oven "Fried" Chicken

Baking your birds in the oven gives it the traditional crunchy texture you crave, while slashing fat and calories. A two-piece serving has just seven grams of fat! Even better: Chicken provides protein to help you stay full, so you don’t feel like munching all the way 'til the final whistle. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Sweet Potato Fries

11. Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Avocado Dip

Baked sweet potato fries are much more nutritious than the usual football fare, packed with vitamins A and C, iron and magnesium. We spiced these ones up with some Cajun seasoning and whipped up a creamy, low-fat avocado dip for a cool finish. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Cranberry Chicken Meatballs Recipe

12. Cranberry Chicken Meatballs

Meatballs might seem innocent because they’re so small — but don’t let their size deceive you. Eat several and the fat and cals stack up. These alternatives are made with lean ground chicken and the antioxidant-packed homemade cranberry sauce gives an additional pop while letting you sidestep the added sugar of processed sauces. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

RELATED: 8 Healthier Finger Food Recipes

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Baked Green Beans Recipe

13. Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Yogurt Dip

French fries don’t have to be a guilty pleasure, especially when they’re made with vitamin-rich green beans and baked in the oven rather than fried. We coated the fiber-packed beans with gluten-free breadcrumbs and cornmeal for added crunch. Unlike other fries, these green bean fries don’t get soggy, so you can make a big batch and still enjoy their crispy crunch hours later. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: 5 Layer Dip Recipe

14. Healthy Five-Layer Dip

It’s hard not to revisit this Mexican-inspired five-layer fiesta! But you can do that and not feel guilty about it with this good-for-you recipe full of fresh ingredients. You’ll get some healthy fats from the avocado and satiating fiber from the black beans and corn. And substituting low-fat Greek yogurt for the usual sour cream layer cuts calories like crazy. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Brie Sirloin Sliders Recipe

15. Brie Sirloin Sliders

There's no such thing as a Super Bowl party without some tasty sliders. These decadent brie and sirloin mini burgers feature lean cut beef that's seasoned in flavorful herbs. Brie is a soft, creamy cheese, but this recipe gets even smoother with an flavorful avocado spread. You might be thinking, "How is this healthy?" Well, according to The Ketogenic Bible, which is where this recipe is from, you can actually lose weight following a high-fat diet. Photo: Courtesy of Victory Belt Publishing; Recipe: Dr. Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Honey Sriracha Popcorn

16. Sriracha-Lime Popcorn

Step away from the microwave and try this homemade popcorn on for size. With a mix of sweet and salty, this inventive recipe hits all the right flavor notes. Sriracha adds a spicy kick, and lime zest balances the heat with some citrus. Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Vegan Artichoke Dip

17. Vegan Artichoke Dip

We made over this crowd-pleasing appetizer without any dairy, drastically reducing its fat and calories. Our healthier version is loaded with fiber-rich artichokes, creamy white beans for texture, and plenty of lemon, herbs and spices for flavor. The dip can’t get any easier — just throw everything in a food processor and snack away. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

18. Baked Zucchini Fries with Garlic Herb Dip

Crunchy on the outside and deliciously warm and soft in the middle, you’d never guess these baked zucchini fries have just three grams of fat per serving! Fast food fries usually pack around 10 grams of fat per serving because of that pesky deep frier. You can pass on the sugary ketchup, too — these no-fry fries will taste even better when paired with fresh garlic and herb yogurt dip. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Originally posted January 2015. Updated February 2018. Additional writing by Perry Santanachote. 

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Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

18 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks Recipes
Super Bowl Sunday comes in second place, only to Thanksgiving, as the biggest eating day of the year in the United States. Americans consume an estimated 64 million pounds of fat during the big game thanks to processed chips and frozen apps that teem with calories. Even if you nosh on homemade fare, the usual suspects are often oozing with cheese and fattening condiments like mayo and sour cream. Instead, whip up some of these healthier Super Bowl snacks for your football party. They’re lightened-up versions of some of your favorite dishes, packed with all the flavor without the extra fat and calories. Game on! RELATED: Beer Before Liquor and Other Booze Myths, Busted

18 Winning Super Bowl Snacks

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

1. Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Nothing says game day feast like loaded potato skins. Lighten up your celebration this year by using sweet potatoes and black beans instead of white potatoes and bacon. A drizzle of creamy chipotle sauce makes this appetizer next-level amazing! Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn  Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Sinless Deviled Eggs Recipe

2. Sinless Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs might seem innocent enough, but at five grams of fat per half-egg, those little devils can start adding up. This recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat Greek yogurt, keeping the filling rich and smooth, while reducing some of the fat and none of the protein. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Portobello Pizzas

3. Cheesy Portobello Pizzas

These inventive personal pies are built on portobello mushrooms, which are rich in fiber and much lower in carbs than regular pizza dough. Topping your mini ‘zas with spinach and ham adds extra iron and protein. Best of all, your pizza will be ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s faster (and healthier) than delivery, folks! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 7 Quick and Easy Grilled Pizza Recipes Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Turkey Chili Recipe

4. Healthy Turkey Chili

Lean turkey and beans provide the base for this low-fat take on traditional chili (which can get greasy). The warmth from a bowl of this — not to mention the protein and fiber — will fill you up and keep you from mindlessly munching. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 15 Healthy Dessert Recipes You’ll Love (150 Calories or Less!) Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Beet Hummus Recipe

5. Beet Hummus

Hummus is already a healthier, protein-packed alternative to creamy dips. Skip the processed options and whip up your own in minutes with this simple recipe. It takes traditional chickpeas and tahini and adds the ruby-colored root vegetable for antioxidants, plus potassium and vitamin C. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn  Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Spicy Red Pepper Dip

6. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

With oven-roasted peppers, feta and spices, this spicy red pepper dip packs flavor without weighing you down. And luckily, it’s a cinch to roast your own at home. Serve this spicy roasted red pepper dip with pita or veggies like carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and celery. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Taco Cups

7. Bite-Size Mexican Chicken Tacos

Nachos have nothing on these bite sized taco bowls. By swapping some of the queso and sour cream for mashed avocado and a homemade salsa fresca, these tacos have all of the Mexican flavor but with way fewer calories — only 150 for three! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Beet Chips Recipe

8. Rosemary Beet Chips

Reach for these instead of potato chips during half time. Beet chips are surprisingly easy to make, and they satisfy that hanking for something crunchy and salty. Super Bowl snacks that are OK to attack! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  RELATED: 11 Flavorful Recipes for Every Craft Beer Lover Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Corn Fritters Recipe

9. Crispy Jalapeño and Corn Fritters

Unlike traditional fritters, which are battered and deep fried, this corn fritters recipe calls for just a tablespoon of flour per batch. Plus, they’re pan fried to keep the oil in check. Since fresh corn isn't readily available during winter, use canned corn to enjoy these fritters year-round! Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Baked Fried Chicken Recipe

10. Crispy Oven "Fried" Chicken

Baking your birds in the oven gives it the traditional crunchy texture you crave, while slashing fat and calories. A two-piece serving has just seven grams of fat! Even better: Chicken provides protein to help you stay full, so you don’t feel like munching all the way 'til the final whistle. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Sweet Potato Fries

11. Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Avocado Dip

Baked sweet potato fries are much more nutritious than the usual football fare, packed with vitamins A and C, iron and magnesium. We spiced these ones up with some Cajun seasoning and whipped up a creamy, low-fat avocado dip for a cool finish. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Cranberry Chicken Meatballs Recipe

12. Cranberry Chicken Meatballs

Meatballs might seem innocent because they’re so small — but don’t let their size deceive you. Eat several and the fat and cals stack up. These alternatives are made with lean ground chicken and the antioxidant-packed homemade cranberry sauce gives an additional pop while letting you sidestep the added sugar of processed sauces. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  RELATED: 8 Healthier Finger Food Recipes Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Baked Green Beans Recipe

13. Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Yogurt Dip

French fries don’t have to be a guilty pleasure, especially when they’re made with vitamin-rich green beans and baked in the oven rather than fried. We coated the fiber-packed beans with gluten-free breadcrumbs and cornmeal for added crunch. Unlike other fries, these green bean fries don’t get soggy, so you can make a big batch and still enjoy their crispy crunch hours later. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: 5 Layer Dip Recipe

14. Healthy Five-Layer Dip

It’s hard not to revisit this Mexican-inspired five-layer fiesta! But you can do that and not feel guilty about it with this good-for-you recipe full of fresh ingredients. You’ll get some healthy fats from the avocado and satiating fiber from the black beans and corn. And substituting low-fat Greek yogurt for the usual sour cream layer cuts calories like crazy. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Brie Sirloin Sliders Recipe

15. Brie Sirloin Sliders

There's no such thing as a Super Bowl party without some tasty sliders. These decadent brie and sirloin mini burgers feature lean cut beef that's seasoned in flavorful herbs. Brie is a soft, creamy cheese, but this recipe gets even smoother with an flavorful avocado spread. You might be thinking, "How is this healthy?" Well, according to The Ketogenic Bible, which is where this recipe is from, you can actually lose weight following a high-fat diet. Photo: Courtesy of Victory Belt Publishing; Recipe: Dr. Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Honey Sriracha Popcorn

16. Sriracha-Lime Popcorn

Step away from the microwave and try this homemade popcorn on for size. With a mix of sweet and salty, this inventive recipe hits all the right flavor notes. Sriracha adds a spicy kick, and lime zest balances the heat with some citrus. Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Vegan Artichoke Dip

17. Vegan Artichoke Dip

We made over this crowd-pleasing appetizer without any dairy, drastically reducing its fat and calories. Our healthier version is loaded with fiber-rich artichokes, creamy white beans for texture, and plenty of lemon, herbs and spices for flavor. The dip can’t get any easier — just throw everything in a food processor and snack away. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Super Bowl Snacks: Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

18. Baked Zucchini Fries with Garlic Herb Dip

Crunchy on the outside and deliciously warm and soft in the middle, you’d never guess these baked zucchini fries have just three grams of fat per serving! Fast food fries usually pack around 10 grams of fat per serving because of that pesky deep frier. You can pass on the sugary ketchup, too — these no-fry fries will taste even better when paired with fresh garlic and herb yogurt dip. Photo and recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Originally posted January 2015. Updated February 2018. Additional writing by Perry Santanachote.  Read More 9 Best Low-Carb Beers for Craft Brew Lovers 6 Reasons Why You Can’t Out-Exercise a Bad Diet When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Day

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Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/whole-30-sweet-potato-hash-recipe/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:15:37 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65234 Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

[caption id="attachment_65237" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

Whether you’re in the midst of Whole 30 or you're transitioning to a Paleo diet, this delicious sweet potato hash recipe offers a new twist on breakfast. High in protein and fiber, this dish is brimming with chunks of sweet potato, crumbled sausage, onion, spinach and perfectly baked eggs. With a prep time of 30 minutes, you can prepare the hash up to two days in advance. When you’re ready to eat, top with eggs and quickly bake them in the oven. If you’re not feeding a crowd, make a batch of the hash on Sunday and divide it into single servings and enjoy with an egg for easy breakfasts throughout the week.

RELATED: 12 Whole 30 Breakfast Recipes That Go Beyond Eggs

Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Makes 1 10-inch skillet, serves 4 

Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

1.1 pounds turkey or chicken sausage
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, finely diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup spinach
2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove the sausages from their casings and cook in olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Use a wooden spoon to break the sausages up into a crumbled texture. Once the meat has cooked, remove it from the skillet and set aside leaving any excess oil in the skillet.
  3. Add the garlic and diced onion to the skillet, sprinkle with salt and cook for four to five minutes until the onion becomes translucent. Add in the spinach and cook for another minute. Transfer everything to the same bowl as the sausage.
  4. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in the skillet and sprinkle with the smoked paprika. Cook for approximately seven minutes until the sweet potato has softened and begun to turn golden brown.
  5. Add the sausage, onion and spinach back into the skillet and stir everything until well combined. Create three to four wells in the mixture and crack an egg into each.
  6. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes depending on how runny you prefer your eggs
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

[caption id="attachment_65238" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

Check out these creative cast iron skillet recipes for more easy-to-prepare breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

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Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

[caption id="attachment_65237" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption] Whether you’re in the midst of Whole 30 or you're transitioning to a Paleo diet, this delicious sweet potato hash recipe offers a new twist on breakfast. High in protein and fiber, this dish is brimming with chunks of sweet potato, crumbled sausage, onion, spinach and perfectly baked eggs. With a prep time of 30 minutes, you can prepare the hash up to two days in advance. When you’re ready to eat, top with eggs and quickly bake them in the oven. If you’re not feeding a crowd, make a batch of the hash on Sunday and divide it into single servings and enjoy with an egg for easy breakfasts throughout the week. RELATED: 12 Whole 30 Breakfast Recipes That Go Beyond Eggs

Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Makes 1 10-inch skillet, serves 4  Prep time: 7 minutes Cook time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

1.1 pounds turkey or chicken sausage 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, finely diced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup spinach 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 4 eggs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove the sausages from their casings and cook in olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Use a wooden spoon to break the sausages up into a crumbled texture. Once the meat has cooked, remove it from the skillet and set aside leaving any excess oil in the skillet.
  3. Add the garlic and diced onion to the skillet, sprinkle with salt and cook for four to five minutes until the onion becomes translucent. Add in the spinach and cook for another minute. Transfer everything to the same bowl as the sausage.
  4. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in the skillet and sprinkle with the smoked paprika. Cook for approximately seven minutes until the sweet potato has softened and begun to turn golden brown.
  5. Add the sausage, onion and spinach back into the skillet and stir everything until well combined. Create three to four wells in the mixture and crack an egg into each.
  6. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes depending on how runny you prefer your eggs
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
[caption id="attachment_65238" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe Photo: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn[/caption]

The Skinny

Check out these creative cast iron skillet recipes for more easy-to-prepare breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Read More Not a Morning Person? 7 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas 11 Superfood Breakfast Bowls to Jumpstart Your Day 11 5-Minute Breakfast Recipes for Your Busiest Mornings

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10 Meatless Meals Packed With Plant-Based Protein http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/meatless-meals-plant-based-protein/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:15:06 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=65187 10 Meatless Meals Packed With Plant-Based Protein

10 Meatless Meals Packed With Plant-Based Protein

You don’t need to be a vegan or vegetarian to appreciate plant-based protein. Beans, nuts, whole grains and soy, like tofu and tempeh, are excellent sources of lean protein. And unlike beef, pork and poultry, these plant-based foods are high in fiber and antioxidants. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends limiting meat consumption to help reduce risk of cancer and other diseases.

But even if you’re not going plant-based for life, you should aim to incorporate more meatless meals into your recipe repertoire. Here are 10 delicious vegetarian-friendly recipes that pack in the protein and other key nutrients.

RELATED: 9 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Meatless Monday

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Tofu Quinoa Burrito Bowls

1. Tofu Quinoa Burrito Bowls

This hearty grain bowl packs not one but two plant-based proteins: tofu and quinoa. A great source of B vitamins, quinoa makes a great gluten-free substitute for pasta. Tofu’s meaty texture and sponge-like quality makes it easy to match the spices and flavors of this dish. The next-best thing about this recipe? It can be made using a single sheet pan. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds

RELATED: 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Tempeh Stir-Fry

2. Tempeh Stir-Fry

When you’re craving a flavorful Asian stir-fry, this dish truly hits the spot. Made with shiitake mushrooms, broccoli and spicy tahini sauce, this super-quick stir-fry also happens to rich in vitamin D, iron and fiber. Photo and recipe: Vicky / Avocado Pesto

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

3. Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

The Instant Pot is all the rage right now, and winter is the perfect time to use for preparing chilis, soups and stews. Set the hygee mood in your kitchen with this satisfying vegetarian chili. Black and red kidney beans lend plant-based protein and fiber, while avocado offers heart-healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Trevor and Jennifer / Show Me the Yummy

RELATED: 7 Healthy Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm All Season

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Vegan Fried Rice

4. Vegan Fried Rice

You’ll never want to order take-out again once you try this delicious fried rice recipe. Extra-firm tofu, peas and carrots transform the basic dish into a protein- and fiber-rich side. Tamari, peanut butter and garlic add taste-tempting flavor without going overboard on the sodium. Photo and recipe: Dana Shultz / Minimalist Baker

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese

5. Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese Sauce

Another great use for the Instant Pot is pasta sauces. Remake this Italian classic with mushrooms and lentils to up the plant-based protein. You still get the spicy tomato flavors you love for less fat and calories. Enjoy over pasta or zoodlesPhoto and recipe: Erin / Platings and Pairings

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa

6. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa

If taco night is on deck, consider this Mexican quinoa filling. It’s got the Southwestern flavors you love, plus the heartiness of sweet potatoes, quinoa and beans. Wrap it in a whole-wheat tortilla or enjoy it on its own in a bowl. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds

RELATED: 10 Quinoa Bowl Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

7. Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

A spaghetti squash base makes this dish filling and flavorful while getting in an extra dose of vegetables without even trying. Top with fresh cilantro, plain Greek yogurt and a light sprinkle of pepper jack cheese for finger-licking flavor. Photo and recipe: Erin Clarke / Well Plated

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Vegetarian Tikki Masala

8. Vegetarian Tikka Masala

Indian food lovers will be all over this saucy and spicy dish that also happens to be low in fat. Chickpeas flavored with a variety of spices and seasonings pack in the plant-based protein, which pairs nicely with a comforting serving of rice for carbohydrates. Photo and recipe: Tanya Schroeder / Lemons for Lulu

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Mediterranean Vegetable Freekah Wraps

9. Mediterranean Vegetable Wraps with Freekeh

Freekeh, a nutty-tasting grain, makes these protein-filled wraps taste pretty freakin’ good. A whole-grain tortilla and plenty of vegetables complement it nicely for a dose of healthy carbs. Photo and recipe: Dara Michalski/ Cookin Canuck

RELATED: Better Than Cheddar: 6 Vegan Cheese Swaps

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Falafel Burgers

10. Falafel Burgers

Falafel, while vegan and chock-full of chickpeas, sometimes gets a bad rap for being fried. But this flavorful burger recipe keeps health in mind with instructions to pan-fry them and keep the oil to a minimum. Healthy, hearty plant-based protein for the win! Photo and recipe: Alissa Saenz / Oh My Veggies

Read More
20 Meal Prep Tips From the Best Preppers We Know
How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You
Hey Athlete, Thinking About Going Vegan?

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10 Meatless Meals Packed With Plant-Based Protein

10 Meatless Meals Packed With Plant-Based Protein
You don’t need to be a vegan or vegetarian to appreciate plant-based protein. Beans, nuts, whole grains and soy, like tofu and tempeh, are excellent sources of lean protein. And unlike beef, pork and poultry, these plant-based foods are high in fiber and antioxidants. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends limiting meat consumption to help reduce risk of cancer and other diseases. But even if you’re not going plant-based for life, you should aim to incorporate more meatless meals into your recipe repertoire. Here are 10 delicious vegetarian-friendly recipes that pack in the protein and other key nutrients. RELATED: 9 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Meatless Monday

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals

Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Tofu Quinoa Burrito Bowls

1. Tofu Quinoa Burrito Bowls

This hearty grain bowl packs not one but two plant-based proteins: tofu and quinoa. A great source of B vitamins, quinoa makes a great gluten-free substitute for pasta. Tofu’s meaty texture and sponge-like quality makes it easy to match the spices and flavors of this dish. The next-best thing about this recipe? It can be made using a single sheet pan. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds RELATED: 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Tempeh Stir-Fry

2. Tempeh Stir-Fry

When you’re craving a flavorful Asian stir-fry, this dish truly hits the spot. Made with shiitake mushrooms, broccoli and spicy tahini sauce, this super-quick stir-fry also happens to rich in vitamin D, iron and fiber. Photo and recipe: Vicky / Avocado Pesto Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

3. Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

The Instant Pot is all the rage right now, and winter is the perfect time to use for preparing chilis, soups and stews. Set the hygee mood in your kitchen with this satisfying vegetarian chili. Black and red kidney beans lend plant-based protein and fiber, while avocado offers heart-healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Trevor and Jennifer / Show Me the Yummy RELATED: 7 Healthy Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm All Season Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Vegan Fried Rice

4. Vegan Fried Rice

You’ll never want to order take-out again once you try this delicious fried rice recipe. Extra-firm tofu, peas and carrots transform the basic dish into a protein- and fiber-rich side. Tamari, peanut butter and garlic add taste-tempting flavor without going overboard on the sodium. Photo and recipe: Dana Shultz / Minimalist Baker Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese

5. Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese Sauce

Another great use for the Instant Pot is pasta sauces. Remake this Italian classic with mushrooms and lentils to up the plant-based protein. You still get the spicy tomato flavors you love for less fat and calories. Enjoy over pasta or zoodlesPhoto and recipe: Erin / Platings and Pairings Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa

6. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mexican Quinoa

If taco night is on deck, consider this Mexican quinoa filling. It’s got the Southwestern flavors you love, plus the heartiness of sweet potatoes, quinoa and beans. Wrap it in a whole-wheat tortilla or enjoy it on its own in a bowl. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds RELATED: 10 Quinoa Bowl Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

7. Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

A spaghetti squash base makes this dish filling and flavorful while getting in an extra dose of vegetables without even trying. Top with fresh cilantro, plain Greek yogurt and a light sprinkle of pepper jack cheese for finger-licking flavor. Photo and recipe: Erin Clarke / Well Plated Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Vegetarian Tikki Masala

8. Vegetarian Tikka Masala

Indian food lovers will be all over this saucy and spicy dish that also happens to be low in fat. Chickpeas flavored with a variety of spices and seasonings pack in the plant-based protein, which pairs nicely with a comforting serving of rice for carbohydrates. Photo and recipe: Tanya Schroeder / Lemons for Lulu Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Mediterranean Vegetable Freekah Wraps

9. Mediterranean Vegetable Wraps with Freekeh

Freekeh, a nutty-tasting grain, makes these protein-filled wraps taste pretty freakin’ good. A whole-grain tortilla and plenty of vegetables complement it nicely for a dose of healthy carbs. Photo and recipe: Dara Michalski/ Cookin Canuck RELATED: Better Than Cheddar: 6 Vegan Cheese Swaps Plant-Based Protein Meatless Meals: Falafel Burgers

10. Falafel Burgers

Falafel, while vegan and chock-full of chickpeas, sometimes gets a bad rap for being fried. But this flavorful burger recipe keeps health in mind with instructions to pan-fry them and keep the oil to a minimum. Healthy, hearty plant-based protein for the win! Photo and recipe: Alissa Saenz / Oh My Veggies Read More 20 Meal Prep Tips From the Best Preppers We Know How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You Hey Athlete, Thinking About Going Vegan?

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21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/quick-easy-protein-shake-recipes/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/quick-easy-protein-shake-recipes/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:15:17 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=28829 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes

Protein Shake Recipes: 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes

Tired of sipping on the same smoothies every week? If you’re in a liquid meal rut, we’ve got just the protein shake recipes you need to wake up your taste buds and deliver some variety to your glass. From mango to mocha to key lime, delicious and unique flavors infuse all of these inventive creations. Each protein shake recipe will give your body the energy it craves to take on the day or recover from a tough workout. So go ahead, teach an old blender new tricks.

21 Protein Shake Recipes You'll Love

[caption id="attachment_64981" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Key Lime Protein Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

1. Key Lime Pie Protein Shake (27.5 g protein)

Take a tropical escape — no plane required — with a pie-flavored smoothie. This sweet yet tart treat has 14 grams of fiber, so it'll will keep you fuller, longer.

[caption id="attachment_64982" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Mocha Coffee Shake Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

2. Mocha Protein Shake (28 g protein)

Get your caffeine and protein all in one delicious sip! Since a moderate amount of the stimulant can boost stamina, increase endurance and delay fatigue, this recipe is a perfect pre-gym shake.

[caption id="attachment_64983" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Gingersnap Protein Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

3. Gingersnap Protein Shake (26 g protein)

Even though it’s a cold drink, the ginger heats up the body and helps boost the immune system. Furthermore, the therapeutic root aids in digestion and soothes gastrointestinal distress.

RELATED: 9 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks

[caption id="attachment_64571" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Apple-Kale Protein Green Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

4. Apple-Kale Green Protein Shake (28 g protein)

This low-carb shake uses only one Granny Smith apple, which contains less sugar than other varieties, while detoxifying cucumber and fibrous kale round it out into a fully nutritious drink.

[caption id="attachment_64984" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Black Forest Protein Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

5. Black Forest Protein Shake (29 g protein)

Satisfy your sweet tooth and reduce post-workout inflammation with this decadent drink named after delicious German Black Forest Cake. While nothing beats fresh cherries, feel free to use frozen if they're not available.

[caption id="attachment_64985" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Mango Blueberry Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

6. Mango-Blueberry Protein Shake (29 g protein)

A summertime favorite that also happens to be a superfood, blueberries will give your post-workout fuel just the right amount of sweetness, plus a mega dose of vitamin C. In addition, this blend's got a spoonful of chia seeds for extra omega-3 and fiber.

[caption id="attachment_64986" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Mango Lassi Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

7. Mango Lassi Protein Shake (18 g protein)

No protein powder? No problem. This Indian-inspired drink packs plenty due to nonfat Greek yogurt. Plus, the probiotics in yogurt combined with enzymes from mango will aid digestion.

[caption id="attachment_37504" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Raspberry Chia Cocoa Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

8. Raspberry-Chia Protein Shake (33 g protein)

This shake uses raspberries and chia seeds instead of bananas to thicken the mixture into a creamy consistency. Plus, the protein-packed seeds have the added benefit of fiber without any added sugar.

[caption id="attachment_64987" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Peachy Green Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

9. Peachy Green Protein Shake (33 g protein)

Begin your day with two whole servings of fruits and vegetables with this powerhouse smoothie. Peaches, pineapple, banana and kale will carry you through any tough morning WOD!

RELATED: 9 Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

[caption id="attachment_64988" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Toasted Coconut Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

10. Toasted Coconut Macaroon Protein Shake (25 g protein)

Fiber-rich coconut aids in digestion and provides essential minerals, including iron, to your diet. It's the perfect low-carb addition to any vanilla protein shake.

[caption id="attachment_64989" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Frosty Shake Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

11. Protein Frosty Shake (26 g protein)

This dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free version of the classic Frosty is fortified with the power of protein! While ice does most of the heavy lifting here, make sure you have Xantham gum on hand to achieve that thick, delicious consistency.

[caption id="attachment_64990" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Banana Oat Smoothie Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote[/caption]

12. Banana-Oat Protein Shake (30 g protein)

Get ready to go bananas for this smoothie that’s got staying power. Its serious dose of potassium will sustain your blood sugar and also prevent muscle cramps. Plus, the nutrient protects the heart and aids in calcium absorption.

[caption id="attachment_39172" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Matcha Pear Green Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

13. Matcha Pear Green Protein Shake (22 g protein)

The matcha green tea in this recipe delivers a hit of caffeine, while spinach provides almost every vitamin and mineral under the sun. Pear not only sweetens the deal, but adds plenty of vitamin C and fiber (especially with the skin left on).

[caption id="attachment_64991" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Grape Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

14. Grape-Berry Protein Shake (25 g protein)

Plump, juicy grapes make a delicious addition to your smoothie. And blending them actually helps your body absorb the vitamin C, manganese and potassium that’s found within the skin. Also, it’ll keep your stomach from rumbling thanks to a fiber count of 13 grams.

[caption id="attachment_33659" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

15. Oatmeal Raisin “Cookie” Protein Shake (27 g protein)

Strip an oatmeal cookie of all that added sugar and unnecessary butter and you're left with wholesome ingredients, including heart-healthy oats and fiber-rich raisins, which blend up beautifully into a shake that even Cookie Monster would devour.

RELATED: How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You

[caption id="attachment_64992" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: PB&J Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

16. Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Shake (29 g protein)

This refreshing re-mix of the PB&J is a great post-workout treat. First of all, the peanut butter adds a blast of flavor, healthy fat and extra protein. Furthermore, raspberries provide fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and bone-strengthening manganese.

[caption id="attachment_64993" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (32 g protein)

Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! Chocolate protein powder gets reunited with its nut butter soul mate in this recipe. Since the cold libation gets its creaminess from a banana, it can be dairy-free if you opt for soy or almond milk.

[caption id="attachment_64994" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

18. Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (27 g protein)

Get that sweet pumpkin pie taste without the sugar rush by whipping together protein powder, spices and lots of pumpkin. In addition to its high fiber content, the squash is also full of antioxidants and immunity-boosting nutrients like iron and vitamins A and E.

[caption id="attachment_64995" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

19. Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake (29 g protein)

Throw your taste buds back to the old fashioned Creamsicle — but in a healthier way! Rather than adding sugar, this shake uses orange juice and fruit to sweeten the deal.

[caption id="attachment_64996" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

20. White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Shake (28 g protein)

Packed with vitamin C, fiber and phytonutrients, raspberries are a great addition to any smoothie. Pair the frozen variety with vanilla protein powder and a scarce amount of white chocolate and… voilà! It’s a dessert in a glass!

[caption id="attachment_64997" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Vietnamese Coffee Protein Shake Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

21. Vietnamese Coffee Protein Shake (26 g protein)

Caffeine has been shown to enhance athletic performance when taken an hour ahead of time, so kill two birds with one stone by downing your cup of Joe with your protein shake.

Originally posted June 2014. Updated January 2018.

Additional writing by Perry Santanachote. 

Read More
5 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein
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21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes

Protein Shake Recipes: 21 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes Tired of sipping on the same smoothies every week? If you’re in a liquid meal rut, we’ve got just the protein shake recipes you need to wake up your taste buds and deliver some variety to your glass. From mango to mocha to key lime, delicious and unique flavors infuse all of these inventive creations. Each protein shake recipe will give your body the energy it craves to take on the day or recover from a tough workout. So go ahead, teach an old blender new tricks.

21 Protein Shake Recipes You'll Love

[caption id="attachment_64981" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Key Lime Protein Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

1. Key Lime Pie Protein Shake (27.5 g protein)

Take a tropical escape — no plane required — with a pie-flavored smoothie. This sweet yet tart treat has 14 grams of fiber, so it'll will keep you fuller, longer. [caption id="attachment_64982" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Mocha Coffee Shake Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

2. Mocha Protein Shake (28 g protein)

Get your caffeine and protein all in one delicious sip! Since a moderate amount of the stimulant can boost stamina, increase endurance and delay fatigue, this recipe is a perfect pre-gym shake. [caption id="attachment_64983" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Gingersnap Protein Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

3. Gingersnap Protein Shake (26 g protein)

Even though it’s a cold drink, the ginger heats up the body and helps boost the immune system. Furthermore, the therapeutic root aids in digestion and soothes gastrointestinal distress. RELATED: 9 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks [caption id="attachment_64571" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Apple-Kale Protein Green Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

4. Apple-Kale Green Protein Shake (28 g protein)

This low-carb shake uses only one Granny Smith apple, which contains less sugar than other varieties, while detoxifying cucumber and fibrous kale round it out into a fully nutritious drink. [caption id="attachment_64984" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Black Forest Protein Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

5. Black Forest Protein Shake (29 g protein)

Satisfy your sweet tooth and reduce post-workout inflammation with this decadent drink named after delicious German Black Forest Cake. While nothing beats fresh cherries, feel free to use frozen if they're not available. [caption id="attachment_64985" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Mango Blueberry Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

6. Mango-Blueberry Protein Shake (29 g protein)

A summertime favorite that also happens to be a superfood, blueberries will give your post-workout fuel just the right amount of sweetness, plus a mega dose of vitamin C. In addition, this blend's got a spoonful of chia seeds for extra omega-3 and fiber. [caption id="attachment_64986" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Mango Lassi Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

7. Mango Lassi Protein Shake (18 g protein)

No protein powder? No problem. This Indian-inspired drink packs plenty due to nonfat Greek yogurt. Plus, the probiotics in yogurt combined with enzymes from mango will aid digestion. [caption id="attachment_37504" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Raspberry Chia Cocoa Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

8. Raspberry-Chia Protein Shake (33 g protein)

This shake uses raspberries and chia seeds instead of bananas to thicken the mixture into a creamy consistency. Plus, the protein-packed seeds have the added benefit of fiber without any added sugar. [caption id="attachment_64987" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Peachy Green Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

9. Peachy Green Protein Shake (33 g protein)

Begin your day with two whole servings of fruits and vegetables with this powerhouse smoothie. Peaches, pineapple, banana and kale will carry you through any tough morning WOD! RELATED: 9 Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes [caption id="attachment_64988" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Toasted Coconut Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

10. Toasted Coconut Macaroon Protein Shake (25 g protein)

Fiber-rich coconut aids in digestion and provides essential minerals, including iron, to your diet. It's the perfect low-carb addition to any vanilla protein shake. [caption id="attachment_64989" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Frosty Shake Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

11. Protein Frosty Shake (26 g protein)

This dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free version of the classic Frosty is fortified with the power of protein! While ice does most of the heavy lifting here, make sure you have Xantham gum on hand to achieve that thick, delicious consistency. [caption id="attachment_64990" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Banana Oat Smoothie Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote[/caption]

12. Banana-Oat Protein Shake (30 g protein)

Get ready to go bananas for this smoothie that’s got staying power. Its serious dose of potassium will sustain your blood sugar and also prevent muscle cramps. Plus, the nutrient protects the heart and aids in calcium absorption. [caption id="attachment_39172" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Matcha Pear Green Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

13. Matcha Pear Green Protein Shake (22 g protein)

The matcha green tea in this recipe delivers a hit of caffeine, while spinach provides almost every vitamin and mineral under the sun. Pear not only sweetens the deal, but adds plenty of vitamin C and fiber (especially with the skin left on). [caption id="attachment_64991" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Grape Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

14. Grape-Berry Protein Shake (25 g protein)

Plump, juicy grapes make a delicious addition to your smoothie. And blending them actually helps your body absorb the vitamin C, manganese and potassium that’s found within the skin. Also, it’ll keep your stomach from rumbling thanks to a fiber count of 13 grams. [caption id="attachment_33659" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

15. Oatmeal Raisin “Cookie” Protein Shake (27 g protein)

Strip an oatmeal cookie of all that added sugar and unnecessary butter and you're left with wholesome ingredients, including heart-healthy oats and fiber-rich raisins, which blend up beautifully into a shake that even Cookie Monster would devour. RELATED: How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You [caption id="attachment_64992" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: PB&J Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

16. Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Shake (29 g protein)

This refreshing re-mix of the PB&J is a great post-workout treat. First of all, the peanut butter adds a blast of flavor, healthy fat and extra protein. Furthermore, raspberries provide fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and bone-strengthening manganese. [caption id="attachment_64993" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (32 g protein)

Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! Chocolate protein powder gets reunited with its nut butter soul mate in this recipe. Since the cold libation gets its creaminess from a banana, it can be dairy-free if you opt for soy or almond milk. [caption id="attachment_64994" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

18. Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (27 g protein)

Get that sweet pumpkin pie taste without the sugar rush by whipping together protein powder, spices and lots of pumpkin. In addition to its high fiber content, the squash is also full of antioxidants and immunity-boosting nutrients like iron and vitamins A and E. [caption id="attachment_64995" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

19. Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake (29 g protein)

Throw your taste buds back to the old fashioned Creamsicle — but in a healthier way! Rather than adding sugar, this shake uses orange juice and fruit to sweeten the deal. [caption id="attachment_64996" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

20. White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Shake (28 g protein)

Packed with vitamin C, fiber and phytonutrients, raspberries are a great addition to any smoothie. Pair the frozen variety with vanilla protein powder and a scarce amount of white chocolate and… voilà! It’s a dessert in a glass! [caption id="attachment_64997" align="alignnone" width="620"]Protein Shake Recipes: Vietnamese Coffee Protein Shake Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

21. Vietnamese Coffee Protein Shake (26 g protein)

Caffeine has been shown to enhance athletic performance when taken an hour ahead of time, so kill two birds with one stone by downing your cup of Joe with your protein shake. Originally posted June 2014. Updated January 2018. Additional writing by Perry Santanachote.  Read More 5 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein The Beginner’s Guide to Using Protein Powder Your Cheat Sheet to Vegan Protein Powders

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7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/instant-pot-recipes-healthy-breakfasts/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:15:16 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64915 7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts

7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts

Goodbye, granola bar breakfast. Now that the Instant Pot has arrived, it’s easier than ever to meal prep a quick and easy meal even on a busy weekday morning. And since the trendy kitchen appliance was one of the top five sellers on Black Friday on Amazon, we’re guessing many of you scored a multi-cooker over the holidays. With that in mind, here are seven Instant Pot recipes that are equal parts healthy and delicious.

RELATED: 11 5-Minute Breakfast Recipes for Your Busiest Mornings

Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy Breakfasts

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Skyr Yogurt Recipe

1. Instant Pot Skyr Yogurt

Lower in sugar and higher in protein than regular and Greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is a smart way to start your day. To make homemade skyr, you’ll need just six simple ingredients: nonfat milk, plain yogurt, animal rennet, water, vanilla and a sweetener. This homemade Instant Pot recipe yields about six nutritious cups for $4, which is a steal compared to the $1.99 price tag you’ll commonly find at the supermarket. Photo and recipe: Marci Buttars / TIDBITS

Instant Pot Recipes: Crustless Spinach-Tomato Quiche Recipe

2. Pressure Cooker Crustless Tomato-Spinach Quiche

Calling for a 20-minute cook time, this vegetarian quiche is perfect for feeding a hungry family any morning — not just for weekend brunch. When tomatoes aren’t in season, try thinly-shaved Brussels sprouts instead. Photo and recipe: Barbara Schieving / Pressure Cooking Today 

RELATED: 10 Easy Egg Recipes You’ll Crave Every Morning

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Poached Eggs Recipe

3. Instant Pot Poached Eggs

Opt for a couple eggs over oats at breakfast, and you’ll feel more full and won’t experience any increase in cholesterol, says research published in the journal Nutrients. Using this foolproof method, you can cook the yolks to your desired doneness every time for Benedicts, breakfast salads or eating as-is alongside a fruit bowl. The best part about poaching eggs is that you don’t use any oil or butter. Photo and recipe: Lisa Johnson / Cooking with Curls

Instant Pot Recipes: Easy Apple Butter Recipe

4. Easy Apple Butter

With a ratio of a half tablespoon of brown sugar to every apple, it’s worth it to make your own bread spread to keep the calorie and sugar count low. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla infuse each spoonful with loads of warm seasonings. Photo and recipe: Lily and Dimitriy / Gastro Senses

RELATED: 9 Delicious DIY Nut Butters and Fruit Jams

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pancakes Recipe

5. Giant Instant Pot Pancake

Use your Instant Pot to score all the flapjack flavor without any flipping. Boost the nutrition factor of this sky-high pancake by using whole-wheat flour instead of white, and folding berries into the batter. To make them even more filling, add a scoop of protein powder. Consuming whole grains has been linked to reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, plus a lower weight, says a review in The Journal of Nutrition. Photo and recipe: Jennifer Lee / Kirbie’s Cravings

RELATED: 11 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes

Instant Pot Recipes: Cheesy Egg Bake Recipe

6. 5-Ingredient Pressure Cooker Cheesy Egg Bake

Bacon, hash brown potatoes and loads of your favorite veggies are layered into this ridiculously quick egg casserole. How quick? Just 25 minutes from start to finish. Toss everything in the Instant Pot and do this calorie-torching circuit workout. Then, refuel with a protein-rich slice. Photo and recipe: Jessie Van Slyke / Kitschen Cat

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

7. Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge

This hearty breakfast tastes like a rice pudding dessert, thanks to pressure cooking magic. Instead of using oats, this recipe calls for buckwheat, which is high in fiber and iron. For more flavor and texture, top with a spoonful of nuts and fruit — what a well-balanced start to the day. Photo and recipe: Margaret Helthaler / Veggie Primer

Read More
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Not a Morning Person? 7 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas
6 Nutritionist Approved Breakfast Ideas to Start Eating Clean

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7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts

7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts
Goodbye, granola bar breakfast. Now that the Instant Pot has arrived, it’s easier than ever to meal prep a quick and easy meal even on a busy weekday morning. And since the trendy kitchen appliance was one of the top five sellers on Black Friday on Amazon, we’re guessing many of you scored a multi-cooker over the holidays. With that in mind, here are seven Instant Pot recipes that are equal parts healthy and delicious. RELATED: 11 5-Minute Breakfast Recipes for Your Busiest Mornings

Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy Breakfasts

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Skyr Yogurt Recipe

1. Instant Pot Skyr Yogurt

Lower in sugar and higher in protein than regular and Greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is a smart way to start your day. To make homemade skyr, you’ll need just six simple ingredients: nonfat milk, plain yogurt, animal rennet, water, vanilla and a sweetener. This homemade Instant Pot recipe yields about six nutritious cups for $4, which is a steal compared to the $1.99 price tag you’ll commonly find at the supermarket. Photo and recipe: Marci Buttars / TIDBITS Instant Pot Recipes: Crustless Spinach-Tomato Quiche Recipe

2. Pressure Cooker Crustless Tomato-Spinach Quiche

Calling for a 20-minute cook time, this vegetarian quiche is perfect for feeding a hungry family any morning — not just for weekend brunch. When tomatoes aren’t in season, try thinly-shaved Brussels sprouts instead. Photo and recipe: Barbara Schieving / Pressure Cooking Today  RELATED: 10 Easy Egg Recipes You’ll Crave Every Morning Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Poached Eggs Recipe

3. Instant Pot Poached Eggs

Opt for a couple eggs over oats at breakfast, and you’ll feel more full and won’t experience any increase in cholesterol, says research published in the journal Nutrients. Using this foolproof method, you can cook the yolks to your desired doneness every time for Benedicts, breakfast salads or eating as-is alongside a fruit bowl. The best part about poaching eggs is that you don’t use any oil or butter. Photo and recipe: Lisa Johnson / Cooking with Curls Instant Pot Recipes: Easy Apple Butter Recipe

4. Easy Apple Butter

With a ratio of a half tablespoon of brown sugar to every apple, it’s worth it to make your own bread spread to keep the calorie and sugar count low. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla infuse each spoonful with loads of warm seasonings. Photo and recipe: Lily and Dimitriy / Gastro Senses RELATED: 9 Delicious DIY Nut Butters and Fruit Jams Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pancakes Recipe

5. Giant Instant Pot Pancake

Use your Instant Pot to score all the flapjack flavor without any flipping. Boost the nutrition factor of this sky-high pancake by using whole-wheat flour instead of white, and folding berries into the batter. To make them even more filling, add a scoop of protein powder. Consuming whole grains has been linked to reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, plus a lower weight, says a review in The Journal of Nutrition. Photo and recipe: Jennifer Lee / Kirbie’s Cravings RELATED: 11 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes Instant Pot Recipes: Cheesy Egg Bake Recipe

6. 5-Ingredient Pressure Cooker Cheesy Egg Bake

Bacon, hash brown potatoes and loads of your favorite veggies are layered into this ridiculously quick egg casserole. How quick? Just 25 minutes from start to finish. Toss everything in the Instant Pot and do this calorie-torching circuit workout. Then, refuel with a protein-rich slice. Photo and recipe: Jessie Van Slyke / Kitschen Cat Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

7. Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge

This hearty breakfast tastes like a rice pudding dessert, thanks to pressure cooking magic. Instead of using oats, this recipe calls for buckwheat, which is high in fiber and iron. For more flavor and texture, top with a spoonful of nuts and fruit — what a well-balanced start to the day. Photo and recipe: Margaret Helthaler / Veggie Primer Read More 30-Minute Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinner Ideas Not a Morning Person? 7 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas 6 Nutritionist Approved Breakfast Ideas to Start Eating Clean

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Meal Prep Like a Pro: 3 Cans of Beans, 9 Ways http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/bean-recipes-meal-prep/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:15:32 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64738 Meal Prep Like a Pro: 3 Cans of Beans, 9 Ways

9 Flavorful Bean Recipes for Cheap, Healthy Meals

If you ask any trainer or nutritionist what’s the number one ingredient they keep in their pantry, chances are it’s a can of beans. Also known as pulses, beans are an incredibly nutritious dietary staple. In addition to packing fiber and plant-based protein, they’re also rich zinc, iron, magnesium and folate (an important B vitamin). Some research suggests that a diet high in beans may even decrease the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol.

And then there’s the accessibility factor. At just one dollar per can of beans, you can spend very little to get a whole lot of heartiness. From tacos to egg scrambles to chili, there's no limit on how many creative bean recipes you can come up with. Don’t believe us? Here are nine ways to make the most out of just three cans, including chickpeas, black beans and cannellini beans.

RELATED: 12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

9 Bean Recipes You’ll Love to Eat All Week

1 Can of Chickpeas: 3 Asian and Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes

Bean Recipes: Indian Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth

1. Indian Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth

It's hard to imagine an easier Indian curry recipe than this 15-minute dish. Microwaving rice is an awesome cooking hack — and you can always make a large batch to have rice for other meals later in the week (rice also freezes well!). Divide the recipe by four if you're cooking for one and save the rest of your chickpeas for the next two recipes. Photo and recipe: Jaden Hair / Steamy Kitchen

Bean Recipes: Broccoli Chickpea Pita Sandwiches

2. Lemony Broccoli, Chickpea & Avocado Pita Sandwiches

Step up your brown bag game with this elevated sandwich recipe. Sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese or kalamata olives add sweet and savory flavors to a simple broccoli and chickpea salad. Top with avocado or hummus and serve with whole-grain pita bread. Best of all, you won't have to whip out a single pot or pan for this recipe. Tip: Prep the full dressing recipe to have a simple salad dressing on hand for another time. Photo and recipe: Kathryne Taylor / Cookie and Kate

Bean Recipes: Chickpea Scramble

3. Fluffy Chickpea Scramble

Forget about egg scrambles, or even tofu (the go-to vegan alternative). A chickpea scramble is the perfect alternative for those who don't love the texture of eggs or tofu (yes, we know you're out there). Be sure to drain, but not rinse, the chickpeas — the aquafaba on the chickpea helps them cook into a scramble. Opt for store-bought baba ganoush to cut the total prep time to under 15 minutes. Note: Halve the recipe to make a single serving. Photo and recipe: Minimalist Baker / Dana Shultz

RELATED: 13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want Every Morning

1 Can of Black Beans: 3 Mexican-Inspired Recipes

Bean Recipes: Cheesy Beans and Rice

1. Cheesy Beans and Rice

Any recipe that starts with "cheesy" is a yes in our book. Not to mention, beans and rice is a classic combo rich in protein for a vegetarian diet. All you have to do is layer the rice, beans and cheeses in a baking dish and pop it into the oven for about five minutes. Out of all the bean recipes out there, it can’t get any simpler and quicker than that! Make one-quarter of the recipe for a single serving. Photo and recipe: Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious

Bean Recipes: Vegan Breakfast Burrito

2. Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritos are the ideal busy morning breakfast. They're portable, quick to reheat, and if you meal prep in advance, they can easily be frozen in bulk. This satisfying burrito includes rice, red potatoes and a delicious avocado slaw. If you're not meal prepping, you can whip up one breakfast burrito with just half a cup of black beans. Photo and recipe: Gwen Leron / Delightful Adventures

Bean Recipes: Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

3. Twice-Baked Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

Any recipe that comes with a "fast version" is perfect for easy weeknight meals. A microwave takes the prep time on this twice-baked sweet potato way down. Just microwave the sweet potatoes on high for 10 minutes, or until you’re able to pierce the spuds with a fork. If you opt to go vegetarian, swap more black beans for chicken and reduce your total cook time. Photo and recipe: Karina Carrel / Cafe Delites 

RELATED: 12 Healthy Breakfast Burrito Recipes You Can Grab and Go

1 Can of White Beans: 3 Italian-Inspired Recipes

Bean Recipes: Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans

1. One Pan Gnocchi With Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans

Yes, you can pan-fry gnocchi, and yes, that is the best news we've heard all week. This one-pan meal is hearty and warm, yet totally simple and completely vegetarian. We also love that it is a sneaky way to consume a whole cup of spinach and a can of beans without even noticing! The red hot pepper flakes, sundried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese add mouthwatering flavor to the simple dish. Photo and recipe: Denise / Sweet Peas and Saffron

Bean Recipes: Pasta with White Beans and Garlic-Rosemary Oil

2. Pasta and White Beans with Garlic-Rosemary Oil

This bean recipe is the kind of dish you bust out when you want to impress, but don't really want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking up a big dinner. Two cans of beans plus one pound of pasta make an enormous quantity, so reduce by one-third to one-fourth for two people. And if you’ve got a fridge full of fresh herbs, this is a great opportunity to use leftover parsley to prep a thick and creamy white bean sauce. Photo and recipe: Deb Perelman / Smitten Kitchen

Bean Recipes: 10-Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

3. 10-Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

To put an Italian twist to your morning toast, or crostini, as they call it, consider this white bean spread. Cannellini beans make a beautifully creamy alternative to avocado, and when you combine it with artichoke hearts and spinach, it also makes a healthy, finger-licking dip. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Ostrom / Pinch of Yum

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Meal Prep Like a Pro: 3 Cans of Beans, 9 Ways

9 Flavorful Bean Recipes for Cheap, Healthy Meals
If you ask any trainer or nutritionist what’s the number one ingredient they keep in their pantry, chances are it’s a can of beans. Also known as pulses, beans are an incredibly nutritious dietary staple. In addition to packing fiber and plant-based protein, they’re also rich zinc, iron, magnesium and folate (an important B vitamin). Some research suggests that a diet high in beans may even decrease the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol. And then there’s the accessibility factor. At just one dollar per can of beans, you can spend very little to get a whole lot of heartiness. From tacos to egg scrambles to chili, there's no limit on how many creative bean recipes you can come up with. Don’t believe us? Here are nine ways to make the most out of just three cans, including chickpeas, black beans and cannellini beans. RELATED: 12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

9 Bean Recipes You’ll Love to Eat All Week

1 Can of Chickpeas: 3 Asian and Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes

Bean Recipes: Indian Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth

1. Indian Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth

It's hard to imagine an easier Indian curry recipe than this 15-minute dish. Microwaving rice is an awesome cooking hack — and you can always make a large batch to have rice for other meals later in the week (rice also freezes well!). Divide the recipe by four if you're cooking for one and save the rest of your chickpeas for the next two recipes. Photo and recipe: Jaden Hair / Steamy Kitchen Bean Recipes: Broccoli Chickpea Pita Sandwiches

2. Lemony Broccoli, Chickpea & Avocado Pita Sandwiches

Step up your brown bag game with this elevated sandwich recipe. Sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese or kalamata olives add sweet and savory flavors to a simple broccoli and chickpea salad. Top with avocado or hummus and serve with whole-grain pita bread. Best of all, you won't have to whip out a single pot or pan for this recipe. Tip: Prep the full dressing recipe to have a simple salad dressing on hand for another time. Photo and recipe: Kathryne Taylor / Cookie and Kate Bean Recipes: Chickpea Scramble

3. Fluffy Chickpea Scramble

Forget about egg scrambles, or even tofu (the go-to vegan alternative). A chickpea scramble is the perfect alternative for those who don't love the texture of eggs or tofu (yes, we know you're out there). Be sure to drain, but not rinse, the chickpeas — the aquafaba on the chickpea helps them cook into a scramble. Opt for store-bought baba ganoush to cut the total prep time to under 15 minutes. Note: Halve the recipe to make a single serving. Photo and recipe: Minimalist Baker / Dana Shultz RELATED: 13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You’ll Want Every Morning

1 Can of Black Beans: 3 Mexican-Inspired Recipes

Bean Recipes: Cheesy Beans and Rice

1. Cheesy Beans and Rice

Any recipe that starts with "cheesy" is a yes in our book. Not to mention, beans and rice is a classic combo rich in protein for a vegetarian diet. All you have to do is layer the rice, beans and cheeses in a baking dish and pop it into the oven for about five minutes. Out of all the bean recipes out there, it can’t get any simpler and quicker than that! Make one-quarter of the recipe for a single serving. Photo and recipe: Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious Bean Recipes: Vegan Breakfast Burrito

2. Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritos are the ideal busy morning breakfast. They're portable, quick to reheat, and if you meal prep in advance, they can easily be frozen in bulk. This satisfying burrito includes rice, red potatoes and a delicious avocado slaw. If you're not meal prepping, you can whip up one breakfast burrito with just half a cup of black beans. Photo and recipe: Gwen Leron / Delightful Adventures

Bean Recipes: Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

3. Twice-Baked Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

Any recipe that comes with a "fast version" is perfect for easy weeknight meals. A microwave takes the prep time on this twice-baked sweet potato way down. Just microwave the sweet potatoes on high for 10 minutes, or until you’re able to pierce the spuds with a fork. If you opt to go vegetarian, swap more black beans for chicken and reduce your total cook time. Photo and recipe: Karina Carrel / Cafe Delites  RELATED: 12 Healthy Breakfast Burrito Recipes You Can Grab and Go

1 Can of White Beans: 3 Italian-Inspired Recipes

Bean Recipes: Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans

1. One Pan Gnocchi With Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans

Yes, you can pan-fry gnocchi, and yes, that is the best news we've heard all week. This one-pan meal is hearty and warm, yet totally simple and completely vegetarian. We also love that it is a sneaky way to consume a whole cup of spinach and a can of beans without even noticing! The red hot pepper flakes, sundried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese add mouthwatering flavor to the simple dish. Photo and recipe: Denise / Sweet Peas and Saffron Bean Recipes: Pasta with White Beans and Garlic-Rosemary Oil

2. Pasta and White Beans with Garlic-Rosemary Oil

This bean recipe is the kind of dish you bust out when you want to impress, but don't really want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking up a big dinner. Two cans of beans plus one pound of pasta make an enormous quantity, so reduce by one-third to one-fourth for two people. And if you’ve got a fridge full of fresh herbs, this is a great opportunity to use leftover parsley to prep a thick and creamy white bean sauce. Photo and recipe: Deb Perelman / Smitten Kitchen Bean Recipes: 10-Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

3. 10-Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

To put an Italian twist to your morning toast, or crostini, as they call it, consider this white bean spread. Cannellini beans make a beautifully creamy alternative to avocado, and when you combine it with artichoke hearts and spinach, it also makes a healthy, finger-licking dip. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Ostrom / Pinch of Yum Read More 15 One-Pot Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinners 5 Easy Ways to meal Prep for Less Than $20 a Week 13 Comfort Food Recipes You’ll Feel Even Better About

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8 Chicken and Rice Recipes That Are Anything But Boring http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/chicken-and-rice-recipes/ Sun, 07 Jan 2018 14:15:52 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64589 8 Chicken and Rice Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

8 Chicken and Rice Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Grilled chicken and brown rice recipes are a healthy meal-prepper’s dream. After all, they’re packed with lean protein and complex carbohydrates — the best meal combo for muscle recovery post-workout. But they can get boring if eaten the same way day in and day out. So if you’re among the 21 percent of Americans who aims to eat more nutritiously and lose some pounds in the new year, turn to these low-calorie, flavorful chicken and rice recipes. Each proves that the dinner favorite can actually be satisfying and crave-worthy.

RELATED: 30 Healthy Chicken Recipes That Don’t Suck

8 Chicken and Rice Recipes So You’ll Never Get Bored

Chicken and Rice Recipes: One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken

1. One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken

One skillet, one pound of chicken breasts, one packet of ranch mix...this is one of the easiest chicken and brown rice  recipes to remember. In addition to chicken and rice, you’ll also get a bevy of fiber-rich bell peppers and black beans with each scoop. Since it comes together in just 20 minutes, this is a stellar swap for those days when you’re tempted to order takeout. Photo and recipe: Erin Clarke / Well Plated

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Baked Chicken Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

2. Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

Like the easiest-ever Cuban arroz con pollo, this one-pan chicken, brown rice and veggie casserole practically cooks itself after 10 minutes of prep time. To boost the vitamins, double the carrots and peas. Pro tip: Buy a bag of frozen mixed veggies so you get peas, green beans and carrots in one. Photo and recipe: Sabrina Snyder / Dinner, Then Dessert

RELATED: 5 Easy Dinner Ideas, 1 Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chipotle Chicken and Rice Soup

3. Chipotle Chicken and Rice Soup

Think of this 30-minute chicken tortilla soup remix as the ultimate way to transform leftovers into something you’ll love. Use bone broth as the base for its joint-soothing properties, opt for brown over white rice to crank up the fiber and top with a few slices of avocado for a dose of healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Simple Roots Wellness

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Maple-Ginger Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

4. Maple-Ginger Chicken Meal Prep Lunch Bowls

This Asian-inspired is endlessly customizable and is the perfect healthy swap for take-out. For the most nutrition per nosh, stick to brown rice, low-sodium soy sauce, lean chicken breasts and any in-season vegetables. Simply stir-fry the meat and veggies in a wok and then toss the sauce over the food. Photo and recipe: Denise / Sweet Peas and Saffron 

RELATED: 12 Delicius Asian-Inspired Recipes That Beat Takeout

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

5. Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers make same-old chicken and rice recipes more interesting because of the crunchy, fiber-rich “bowl.” A zesty Mexican marinade makes the chicken breasts the star of this this healthy dinner. In fact, the protein is so flavorful, you only need two chicken breasts for six servings. The original recipe calls for Spanish rice, but feel free to trade in brown, black or red rice and cook about five minutes longer for a nutrition upgrade. Photo and recipe: Lyuba Brooke / Will Cook for Smiles

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chicken Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

6. Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls With Peanut Sauce

Pep up rotisserie chicken and leftover brown rice by mixing them with roasted sweet potatoes. Top it all with a generous spoonful of homemade peanut sauce for a flavorful weeknight meal. Don’t skip the cilantro for a burst of verdant freshness. Photo and recipe: Jaclyn Bell / Cooking Classy

RELATED: 15 Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Crave Beyond Thanksgiving

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chili-Lime Mango Marinated Chicken Bowls

7. Chili-Lime Mango Marinated Chicken Bowls

A splash of dry white wine in the mango marinade makes this chicken remarkably tender. A nice mix of spicy and citrus flavors, this healthy bowl is If you’re watching carbs, go bowl-ing with cauliflower rice, otherwise brown rice works wonderfully, too. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch

Chicken and Rice Recipes: Grilled Orange Chicken

8. Grilled Orange Chicken

This isn’t the Chinese orange chicken you’re expecting. Naturally-sweet dates, coconut aminos, and OJ team up to nicely balance out the spicy crushed red pepper in the awesome sauce. Again, rice type is up to you, but the flavors here mingle nicely with mild cauliflower rice. Photo and recipe: Tess Forneris / Easy GF Recipes 

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8 Chicken and Rice Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

8 Chicken and Rice Recipes That Are Anything But Boring
Grilled chicken and brown rice recipes are a healthy meal-prepper’s dream. After all, they’re packed with lean protein and complex carbohydrates — the best meal combo for muscle recovery post-workout. But they can get boring if eaten the same way day in and day out. So if you’re among the 21 percent of Americans who aims to eat more nutritiously and lose some pounds in the new year, turn to these low-calorie, flavorful chicken and rice recipes. Each proves that the dinner favorite can actually be satisfying and crave-worthy. RELATED: 30 Healthy Chicken Recipes That Don’t Suck

8 Chicken and Rice Recipes So You’ll Never Get Bored

Chicken and Rice Recipes: One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken

1. One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken

One skillet, one pound of chicken breasts, one packet of ranch mix...this is one of the easiest chicken and brown rice  recipes to remember. In addition to chicken and rice, you’ll also get a bevy of fiber-rich bell peppers and black beans with each scoop. Since it comes together in just 20 minutes, this is a stellar swap for those days when you’re tempted to order takeout. Photo and recipe: Erin Clarke / Well Plated Chicken and Rice Recipes: Baked Chicken Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

2. Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole

Like the easiest-ever Cuban arroz con pollo, this one-pan chicken, brown rice and veggie casserole practically cooks itself after 10 minutes of prep time. To boost the vitamins, double the carrots and peas. Pro tip: Buy a bag of frozen mixed veggies so you get peas, green beans and carrots in one. Photo and recipe: Sabrina Snyder / Dinner, Then Dessert RELATED: 5 Easy Dinner Ideas, 1 Rotisserie Chicken Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chipotle Chicken and Rice Soup

3. Chipotle Chicken and Rice Soup

Think of this 30-minute chicken tortilla soup remix as the ultimate way to transform leftovers into something you’ll love. Use bone broth as the base for its joint-soothing properties, opt for brown over white rice to crank up the fiber and top with a few slices of avocado for a dose of healthy fats. Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Simple Roots Wellness Chicken and Rice Recipes: Maple-Ginger Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

4. Maple-Ginger Chicken Meal Prep Lunch Bowls

This Asian-inspired is endlessly customizable and is the perfect healthy swap for take-out. For the most nutrition per nosh, stick to brown rice, low-sodium soy sauce, lean chicken breasts and any in-season vegetables. Simply stir-fry the meat and veggies in a wok and then toss the sauce over the food. Photo and recipe: Denise / Sweet Peas and Saffron  RELATED: 12 Delicius Asian-Inspired Recipes That Beat Takeout Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

5. Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers make same-old chicken and rice recipes more interesting because of the crunchy, fiber-rich “bowl.” A zesty Mexican marinade makes the chicken breasts the star of this this healthy dinner. In fact, the protein is so flavorful, you only need two chicken breasts for six servings. The original recipe calls for Spanish rice, but feel free to trade in brown, black or red rice and cook about five minutes longer for a nutrition upgrade. Photo and recipe: Lyuba Brooke / Will Cook for Smiles Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chicken Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce

6. Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls With Peanut Sauce

Pep up rotisserie chicken and leftover brown rice by mixing them with roasted sweet potatoes. Top it all with a generous spoonful of homemade peanut sauce for a flavorful weeknight meal. Don’t skip the cilantro for a burst of verdant freshness. Photo and recipe: Jaclyn Bell / Cooking Classy RELATED: 15 Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Crave Beyond Thanksgiving Chicken and Rice Recipes: Chili-Lime Mango Marinated Chicken Bowls

7. Chili-Lime Mango Marinated Chicken Bowls

A splash of dry white wine in the mango marinade makes this chicken remarkably tender. A nice mix of spicy and citrus flavors, this healthy bowl is If you’re watching carbs, go bowl-ing with cauliflower rice, otherwise brown rice works wonderfully, too. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch Chicken and Rice Recipes: Grilled Orange Chicken

8. Grilled Orange Chicken

This isn’t the Chinese orange chicken you’re expecting. Naturally-sweet dates, coconut aminos, and OJ team up to nicely balance out the spicy crushed red pepper in the awesome sauce. Again, rice type is up to you, but the flavors here mingle nicely with mild cauliflower rice. Photo and recipe: Tess Forneris / Easy GF Recipes  Read More 12 Easy Dinner Ideas Ready in 30 Minutes or Less 15 One-Pot Meals for Quick, Healthy Dinners 9 Easy Sheet Pan Recipes for Crazy Busy Weekdays

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14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-green-smoothie-recipes/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-green-smoothie-recipes/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:15:19 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=26641

14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

Admit it: Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to eat your vegetables. If you’re bored of the same old salads, let us introduce you to our favorite green smoothie recipes. But just because a drink is labeled a smoothie does not mean it’s healthy. Some smoothies are loaded with fruit, juices and sweeteners — far from weight loss-friendly! So we sipped around to find the best green smoothies. These creamy concoctions pack leafy greens, protein powder and fruits to deliver fiber, potassium and iron. You'll curb hunger and feel satisfied, while nourishing your body with anti-inflammatory ingredients. All you need to get started is a blender, so get mixing and raise a glass to good health!

RELATED: 7 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes

14 Protein-Rich Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie Recipes: Pear Green Protein Smoothie

1. Matcha Pear Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Move over, kale — matcha is the hot new green in town. The finely ground green tea powder delivers caffeine, while pears provide a boost of vitamin C and fiber. Protein powder ensures you’ll stay full long, so you won't load up on empty calories that lead to weight gain. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Spinach-Orange Smoothie

2. Spinach Orange Smoothie

Like to start your day with orange juice? This creamy and thick green smoothie recipe uses fresh juice right from the fruit. Citrus flavors can also give you a boost of energy sans caffeine, so try blending this recipe up before you head out the door. Pro tip: Cut up the banana and freeze it the night before, and you won’t have to use ice. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Savvy Sassy Moms

RELATED: 13 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks

Green Smoothie Recipes: Orange Kale Green Smoothie

3. Orange Kale Protein Juice Recipe

Life is hard. Why should you have to choose between a protein shake and a juice? With 30 grams of protein, plus pulverized kale and fresh orange, you can have it all with every smooth sip. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Ginger Orange Green Smoothie

4. Ginger-Orange Green Smoothie

Five ingredients are all you need for this sunshine-in-a-glass smoothie. Make sure to blend the spinach and romaine first, then add the banana, oranges and ginger. You'll fill up on fiber-rich ingredients to keep you full and energized. Photo and recipe: Bridgid / Bridgid Gallagher

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Blueberry-Mint Green Smoothie

5. Blueberry Mint Green Smoothie

Don’t be fooled by the purple hue! This violet blend is chock-full of delicious nutrients that’ll make other smoothies green with envy. The extra kick of color — and flavor — comes from a full cup of antioxidant-rich blueberries, nutrient powerhouses that are a significant source of vitamins K and C, fiber and manganese. Photo and recipe: Caitlin / The Merrythought

Green Smoothie Recipes: Spring Detox Green Smoothie

6. Spring Detox Green Smoothie

Give ‘em kale! This veg-tastic smoothie has a mix of savory and sweet flavors, thanks to cilantro, honey, ginger and pineapple. Plus, you’ll get just the slightest boost of caffeine from green tea, a natural way to boost your metabolism and lose weight. Photo and recipe: Henry Happened

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Flax-Smoothie-Duo

7. Flax and Oats Smoothie

If it’s too hot for oatmeal but you still want some whole grains, try this emerald shake that’s got a hearty amount of raw rolled oats. Sprinkle on some homemade granola if you like some extra crunch. Photo and recipe: Kath / Kath Eats

RELATED: 9 Smoothie Bowl Recipes You'll Want to Eat Every Morning

Green Smoothie Recipes: Honeydew-Mint-Smoothie

8. Honeydew Mint Smoothie

Refresh yourself while indulging your sweet tooth with this light and fruity green smoothie. For an extra-cold drink, chill your melon and coconut milk in the fridge before making. Photo and recipe: Willow / Will Cook For Friends

Green Smoothie Recipes: Peachy Green Smoothie

9. Peachy Green Protein Smoothie

With 31 grams of protein, this smoothie works well for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. Sweeten the deal with some peaches and pineapple and you’ve got one satisfying sip! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 11 Superfood Breakfast Bowls to Jumpstart Your Day

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Kale-Avocado-Smoothie

10. Kale Pina-Covado Smoothie

Taste the tropics and get some veggies, too. This kale blend gets its sweetness from pineapple and its creaminess from half an avocado. Healthy fats, like avocados, can keep you satiated and are essential for weight loss. Share the second serving with a friend, or keep it in the fridge for up to two days. Photo and recipe: Dre / Delicious By Dre

RELATED: 10 Creative Recipes with Kale

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Happy Green Monster Smoothie

11. Happy Green Monster

Put some pep in your step with this pear-based shake. Pear and coconut water pack enough of potassium to keep your muscles working efficiently, plus spinach and kale are chock-full of fiber to keep your digestion as happy as your taste buds. Photo and recipe: Maryanne / the little epicurean

12. Joe Wicks' Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach and “Lean in 15” creator, is all about quick and dirty meals and snacks. In this recovery smoothie recipe, he adds spinach for replenishing vitamin K, protein powder to help rebuild muscles and honey for a touch of natural sweetness. Photo and recipe: Joe Wicks

Green Smoothie Recipes: Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Protein Smoothie

13. Vanilla Matcha Protein Smoothie

Matcha powder is more concentrated than regular green tea, so it packs ten times more antioxidants. Although it's less bitter than green tea, a little goes a long way when incorporating it into a recipe. In this delicious smoothie, it takes well to the creamy sweetness of banana, vanilla and almond milk. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Green Smoothie Recipes: Apple-Kale Protein Smoothie

14. Apple-Kale Green Smoothie

The truth about belly fat? Abs are made in the kitchen. If you want to curb your sweet cravings, this green smoothie features one Granny Smith apple, which is lower in sugar than the red varieties. Along with lemon juice, it balances the bitterness of the cucumber and kale. A scoop of protein powder will help you stay full all morning long and won't be tempted to indulge. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Originally published April 2014. Updated January 2018. 

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14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
Admit it: Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to eat your vegetables. If you’re bored of the same old salads, let us introduce you to our favorite green smoothie recipes. But just because a drink is labeled a smoothie does not mean it’s healthy. Some smoothies are loaded with fruit, juices and sweeteners — far from weight loss-friendly! So we sipped around to find the best green smoothies. These creamy concoctions pack leafy greens, protein powder and fruits to deliver fiber, potassium and iron. You'll curb hunger and feel satisfied, while nourishing your body with anti-inflammatory ingredients. All you need to get started is a blender, so get mixing and raise a glass to good health! RELATED: 7 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes

14 Protein-Rich Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie Recipes: Pear Green Protein Smoothie

1. Matcha Pear Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Move over, kale — matcha is the hot new green in town. The finely ground green tea powder delivers caffeine, while pears provide a boost of vitamin C and fiber. Protein powder ensures you’ll stay full long, so you won't load up on empty calories that lead to weight gain. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  Green Smoothie Recipes: Spinach-Orange Smoothie

2. Spinach Orange Smoothie

Like to start your day with orange juice? This creamy and thick green smoothie recipe uses fresh juice right from the fruit. Citrus flavors can also give you a boost of energy sans caffeine, so try blending this recipe up before you head out the door. Pro tip: Cut up the banana and freeze it the night before, and you won’t have to use ice. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Savvy Sassy Moms RELATED: 13 Quick and Easy Smoothie Hacks Green Smoothie Recipes: Orange Kale Green Smoothie

3. Orange Kale Protein Juice Recipe

Life is hard. Why should you have to choose between a protein shake and a juice? With 30 grams of protein, plus pulverized kale and fresh orange, you can have it all with every smooth sip. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  Green Smoothie Recipes: Ginger Orange Green Smoothie

4. Ginger-Orange Green Smoothie

Five ingredients are all you need for this sunshine-in-a-glass smoothie. Make sure to blend the spinach and romaine first, then add the banana, oranges and ginger. You'll fill up on fiber-rich ingredients to keep you full and energized. Photo and recipe: Bridgid / Bridgid Gallagher  Green Smoothie Recipes: Blueberry-Mint Green Smoothie

5. Blueberry Mint Green Smoothie

Don’t be fooled by the purple hue! This violet blend is chock-full of delicious nutrients that’ll make other smoothies green with envy. The extra kick of color — and flavor — comes from a full cup of antioxidant-rich blueberries, nutrient powerhouses that are a significant source of vitamins K and C, fiber and manganese. Photo and recipe: Caitlin / The Merrythought Green Smoothie Recipes: Spring Detox Green Smoothie

6. Spring Detox Green Smoothie

Give ‘em kale! This veg-tastic smoothie has a mix of savory and sweet flavors, thanks to cilantro, honey, ginger and pineapple. Plus, you’ll get just the slightest boost of caffeine from green tea, a natural way to boost your metabolism and lose weight. Photo and recipe: Henry Happened  Green Smoothie Recipes: Flax-Smoothie-Duo

7. Flax and Oats Smoothie

If it’s too hot for oatmeal but you still want some whole grains, try this emerald shake that’s got a hearty amount of raw rolled oats. Sprinkle on some homemade granola if you like some extra crunch. Photo and recipe: Kath / Kath Eats RELATED: 9 Smoothie Bowl Recipes You'll Want to Eat Every Morning Green Smoothie Recipes: Honeydew-Mint-Smoothie

8. Honeydew Mint Smoothie

Refresh yourself while indulging your sweet tooth with this light and fruity green smoothie. For an extra-cold drink, chill your melon and coconut milk in the fridge before making. Photo and recipe: Willow / Will Cook For Friends Green Smoothie Recipes: Peachy Green Smoothie

9. Peachy Green Protein Smoothie

With 31 grams of protein, this smoothie works well for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. Sweeten the deal with some peaches and pineapple and you’ve got one satisfying sip! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 11 Superfood Breakfast Bowls to Jumpstart Your Day  Green Smoothie Recipes: Kale-Avocado-Smoothie

10. Kale Pina-Covado Smoothie

Taste the tropics and get some veggies, too. This kale blend gets its sweetness from pineapple and its creaminess from half an avocado. Healthy fats, like avocados, can keep you satiated and are essential for weight loss. Share the second serving with a friend, or keep it in the fridge for up to two days. Photo and recipe: Dre / Delicious By Dre RELATED: 10 Creative Recipes with Kale  Green Smoothie Recipes: Happy Green Monster Smoothie

11. Happy Green Monster

Put some pep in your step with this pear-based shake. Pear and coconut water pack enough of potassium to keep your muscles working efficiently, plus spinach and kale are chock-full of fiber to keep your digestion as happy as your taste buds. Photo and recipe: Maryanne / the little epicurean

12. Joe Wicks' Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach and “Lean in 15” creator, is all about quick and dirty meals and snacks. In this recovery smoothie recipe, he adds spinach for replenishing vitamin K, protein powder to help rebuild muscles and honey for a touch of natural sweetness. Photo and recipe: Joe Wicks Green Smoothie Recipes: Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Protein Smoothie

13. Vanilla Matcha Protein Smoothie

Matcha powder is more concentrated than regular green tea, so it packs ten times more antioxidants. Although it's less bitter than green tea, a little goes a long way when incorporating it into a recipe. In this delicious smoothie, it takes well to the creamy sweetness of banana, vanilla and almond milk. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Green Smoothie Recipes: Apple-Kale Protein Smoothie

14. Apple-Kale Green Smoothie

The truth about belly fat? Abs are made in the kitchen. If you want to curb your sweet cravings, this green smoothie features one Granny Smith apple, which is lower in sugar than the red varieties. Along with lemon juice, it balances the bitterness of the cucumber and kale. A scoop of protein powder will help you stay full all morning long and won't be tempted to indulge. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn Originally published April 2014. Updated January 2018.  Read More The 7 Best Post-Workout Smoothies for Every Exercise 8 Ombre Smoothie Recipes You'll Want to 'Gram Stat 8 Low-Sugar Smoothies to Get a Veggie Boost

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7 Keto Fat Bombs for a Satisfying Low-Carb Snack http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/keto-fat-bombs-recipes-low-carb-snacks/ Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:15:33 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64291 7 Keto Fat Bombs for a Satisfying Low-Carb Snack

7 Keto Fat Bombs for a Satisfying Low-Carb Snack

Just a few years ago "keto fat bombs" may not have sounded like the most appetizing or healthiest snack, but thanks to the ketogenic diet, this sweet confection is having a major moment. The ketogenic diet induces ketosis, a state in which your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs. Fat bombs help dieters reach and maintain ketosis by providing a fuel-rich and satisfying dose of calories with very few carbs. Fat bombs usually have large amounts of fat of course, in the form of avocado or coconut oil and grass-fed butter. The idea with these high-calorie nibbles is to keep you fuller longer. Just remember to stick to one serving!

RELATED: How to Know If the Ketogenic Diet Is Right for You

7 Keto Fat Bomb Recipes for Low-Carb Snacks

Keto Fat Bombs: Fat Bombs Pumpkin Pie Patties Recipe

1. Fat Bomb Pumpkin Pie Patties

These fat bombs include real pumpkin puree and shredded coconut — no fake flavorings here. They also include collagen, which helps maintain healthy bones, joints and nails. Don't skimp on the spices! Ginger, cinnamon and cloves make this snack the perfect afternoon pick me up (like a PSL in food form!). A little Himalayan salt evens out the flavors. Photo and recipe: Leanne Vogel / Healthful Pursuit

Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Lemon Macadamia Nut Fat Bombs Recipe

2. Lemon Macadamia Fat Bombs

Move over, lemon bars and lemon cream pies! These lemon macadamia fat bombs include cacao butter and vanilla, making them taste like a far more indulgent dessert than they really are. Macadamia nuts and shredded unsweetened coconut add even more healthy fats and some fiber, too. Photo and recipe: Hayley Ryczek / Health Starts in the Kitchen

Keto Fat Bombs Recipe: Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

3. Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs

Sometimes you just have a chocolate craving and nothing else will do. This recipe from Mark Sisson, famed Paleo proponent and founder of Mark's Daily Apple and Primal Kitchen, is the perfect introduction to fat bombs. It's a simple, sweetener-optional chocolate bar with benefits, thanks to the collagen protein and avocado oil. Photo: Primal Kitchen / Recipe: Mark Sisson

Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Put down the Reese's peanut butter cup and pick up this delicious and healthier alternative. Instead of coconut oil, this recipe relies on grass-fed, omega-3-rich butter, giving it the creamy texture of fudge. The filling can be made with peanut butter or any nut butter you prefer. Note: You will need to pick up a specialty sugar-free confectioners sugar alternative for this recipe. Photo and recipe: Kim / Low Carb Maven

Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe

5. Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe

Peanut butter lovers will drool over this simpe, five-ingredient fat bomb. A touch of vanilla and cinnamon enhance the flavor of all-natural peanut butter without having to add any sugar. Use a mini cupcake mold or cups to prep these delectable treats. Photo and recipe: Tiffany McCauley / The Gracious Pantry

Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Carob Coconut Collagen Cups Recipe

6. Carob-Coconut-Collagen Cups

These quick and easy snacks are just 37 calories with zero grams of sugar and only one gram of carbs total. It's also packed with good-for-you foods, including collagen protein, carob powder and MCT oil. Photo and recipe: Further Food

Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Maple Pecan Fudge Recipe

7. Maple and Pecan Fudge Fat Bombs

Yes, you can eat fudge as a regular, everyday snack. This pecan maple fudge has just a little more than four grams of carbs (mostly fiber) and 26 grams of fat. It's rich flavor comes from maple extract, vanilla and cinnamon — not to mention a whole lot of pecans. Photo and recipe: Martina Slajerova / Keto Diet App

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7 Keto Fat Bombs for a Satisfying Low-Carb Snack

7 Keto Fat Bombs for a Satisfying Low-Carb Snack
Just a few years ago "keto fat bombs" may not have sounded like the most appetizing or healthiest snack, but thanks to the ketogenic diet, this sweet confection is having a major moment. The ketogenic diet induces ketosis, a state in which your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs. Fat bombs help dieters reach and maintain ketosis by providing a fuel-rich and satisfying dose of calories with very few carbs. Fat bombs usually have large amounts of fat of course, in the form of avocado or coconut oil and grass-fed butter. The idea with these high-calorie nibbles is to keep you fuller longer. Just remember to stick to one serving! RELATED: How to Know If the Ketogenic Diet Is Right for You

7 Keto Fat Bomb Recipes for Low-Carb Snacks

Keto Fat Bombs: Fat Bombs Pumpkin Pie Patties Recipe

1. Fat Bomb Pumpkin Pie Patties

These fat bombs include real pumpkin puree and shredded coconut — no fake flavorings here. They also include collagen, which helps maintain healthy bones, joints and nails. Don't skimp on the spices! Ginger, cinnamon and cloves make this snack the perfect afternoon pick me up (like a PSL in food form!). A little Himalayan salt evens out the flavors. Photo and recipe: Leanne Vogel / Healthful Pursuit Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Lemon Macadamia Nut Fat Bombs Recipe

2. Lemon Macadamia Fat Bombs

Move over, lemon bars and lemon cream pies! These lemon macadamia fat bombs include cacao butter and vanilla, making them taste like a far more indulgent dessert than they really are. Macadamia nuts and shredded unsweetened coconut add even more healthy fats and some fiber, too. Photo and recipe: Hayley Ryczek / Health Starts in the Kitchen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe: Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

3. Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs

Sometimes you just have a chocolate craving and nothing else will do. This recipe from Mark Sisson, famed Paleo proponent and founder of Mark's Daily Apple and Primal Kitchen, is the perfect introduction to fat bombs. It's a simple, sweetener-optional chocolate bar with benefits, thanks to the collagen protein and avocado oil. Photo: Primal Kitchen / Recipe: Mark Sisson Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Put down the Reese's peanut butter cup and pick up this delicious and healthier alternative. Instead of coconut oil, this recipe relies on grass-fed, omega-3-rich butter, giving it the creamy texture of fudge. The filling can be made with peanut butter or any nut butter you prefer. Note: You will need to pick up a specialty sugar-free confectioners sugar alternative for this recipe. Photo and recipe: Kim / Low Carb Maven Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe

5. Peanut Butter Fat Bombs Recipe

Peanut butter lovers will drool over this simpe, five-ingredient fat bomb. A touch of vanilla and cinnamon enhance the flavor of all-natural peanut butter without having to add any sugar. Use a mini cupcake mold or cups to prep these delectable treats. Photo and recipe: Tiffany McCauley / The Gracious Pantry Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Carob Coconut Collagen Cups Recipe

6. Carob-Coconut-Collagen Cups

These quick and easy snacks are just 37 calories with zero grams of sugar and only one gram of carbs total. It's also packed with good-for-you foods, including collagen protein, carob powder and MCT oil. Photo and recipe: Further Food Keto Fat Bombs Recipes: Maple Pecan Fudge Recipe

7. Maple and Pecan Fudge Fat Bombs

Yes, you can eat fudge as a regular, everyday snack. This pecan maple fudge has just a little more than four grams of carbs (mostly fiber) and 26 grams of fat. It's rich flavor comes from maple extract, vanilla and cinnamon — not to mention a whole lot of pecans. Photo and recipe: Martina Slajerova / Keto Diet App Read More 14 Energy Bites Recipes That Taste Just Like Dessert 14 Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes 9 Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

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30 Delicious Whole 30 Recipes You’ll Actually Love http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/whole-30-recipes/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/whole-30-recipes/#comments Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:15:55 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=46720 25 Whole 30 Recipes You’ll Love

30 Healthy Whole 30 Recipes You'll Love

It’s that time of year when just about everybody is resolved to get healthy and start eating clean. That’s where the Whole 30 Challenge comes in to play. Encouraging followers to cut sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes and dairy from their diets for a full 30 days, this plan is designed to eliminate all the bad stuff from your eating so your body can reset. This strict health plan — which has gone viral over the past few years — is designed to be a short-term intervention that’ll help you make better choices for your body going forward. (Want to learn more? We’ve got your ultimate guide to the Whole 30 program.)

Only problem is, if you’re used to ordering takeout or grabbing dinners on-the-go, the meal prep and planning required on Whole 30 might feel like a drag. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with 30 quick and simple Whole 30 recipes that are all compliant with the diet (with minimal substitutions!). From butternut squash soup to grilled pork tenderloin with mango-habanero salsa, this detox is definitely not about deprivation.

RELATED: 21 Meal Prep Pics from the Healthiest People on Instagram

30 Insanely Delicious Whole 30 Recipes

[caption id="attachment_39341" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Chimichurri Beef Kebabs Photo: The Whole 30[/caption]

1. Whole 30 Chimichurri Beef Kebabs

Straight from The Whole 30 book, this kebab recipe is sure to impress. Don’t skip the marinade on these delicious skewers — it takes the veggies and beef from ordinary to awesome. Too cold outside to fire up the grill? Use a grill plate or make ‘em in your broiler instead.

[caption id="attachment_39340" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Eggplant Buns Photo: The Whole 30[/caption]

2. Whole 30 Eggplant Buns

Bread is a no-no when you’re on the Whole 30, which is why we’re obsessed with these eggplant buns. (They don’t get soggy like real bread does, either.) Not into eggplant? Try Portobello mushrooms or squash, instead.

[caption id="attachment_39336" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles Photo: The Whole 30[/caption]

3. Whole 30 Romesco Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Satisfy your pasta cravings with zoodles (that’s zucchini-noodles, FYI) topped with shrimp and a savory romesco sauce. Whip up an extra large batch of sauce so you can use it all week long.

RELATED: The One Thing That Helped Me Lose Weight

[caption id="attachment_43675" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

4. 10-Minute Gazpacho Recipe

This no-bake recipe requires only a food processor. Packed with watermelon, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and lots of seasoning, it adds up to only 265 calories for a two-cup serving (so dig in.)

[caption id="attachment_43605" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Grilled Eggplant Salad Recipe with Lemon and Tahini Dressing Photo by Carmen Sturdy[/caption]

5. Grilled Eggplant Recipe with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Skip the honey in this salad’s dressing for a perfectly Whole 30-compliant meal (tahini is totally allowed though!). Two large eggplants make this plate plenty filling.

[caption id="attachment_43237" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Matcha Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

6. Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Just because you're avoiding added sugar, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious chia pudding bowl. Just skip the sweetener (like honey or maple syrup) and add some additional fruit on top for just the right amount of flavor. Disclaimer: The Whole 30 discourages you from recreating desserts or treats, so technically this dish is only "borderline" Whole 30. Perhaps you can save it for your post-diet reintroduction phase?

RELATED: 9 Weight Loss Success Stories You’re Going to Want to See

[caption id="attachment_37795" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Citrus Winter Greens Salad Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

7. Winter Greens and Citrus Salad Recipe

Take advantage of all the citrus on sale at your local grocery store with this seasonal salad. (Here’s the best cheap winter produce to buy now.) Skip the honey in the dressing, or replace it with a simple oil and balsamic vinegar mix instead.

[caption id="attachment_21452" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

8. Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

As long as it’s free of carrageenan (an additive) and sugar, the coconut milk that goes into this soup is completely Whole 30-approved. Watch for added sugar or MSG in the broth you buy, too.

[caption id="attachment_35988" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Photo by Carmen Sturdy[/caption]

9. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This dish is dairy-free thanks to the cashews, almond milk and nutritional yeast that replace heavy cream and cheese. Plus, potatoes are a great source of healthy carbohydrates that are ideal for fueling high-intensity workouts.

[caption id="attachment_34662" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe Photo by Evan Thomas[/caption]

10. Winter Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

This side dish is a must-try at only 177 calories per serving, especially if you love sprouts. Serve it either warm or cold, depending on your mood.

[caption id="attachment_33326" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Fall Cleanse Kale Salad Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

11. Fall Cleanse Kale Salad Recipe

Packed with squash, kale, beets, nuts and other hearty ingredients, this salad is nothing if not satiating. (Top it with some grilled chicken or steak if you’re craving extra protein!) Plus, the tahini-based dressing follows all the Whole 30 rules, too.

[caption id="attachment_32231" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Sausage and Kale Frittata Recipe Photo: Perry Santanachote[/caption]

12. Turkey Sausage and Kale Frittata Recipe

Breakfast is all about the eggs when you’re on the Whole 30. (Sorry, no protein pancakes allowed!) Luckily, this tasty frittata takes just 35 minutes to make — with only three minutes of prep time. Just make sure your turkey sausage is sugar- and additive-free.

RELATED: Egg Whites or Whole Eggs: Which Are Healthier?

[caption id="attachment_31761" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Salsa Recipe Photo by Evan Thomas[/caption]

13. 5-Minute Blender Salsa Recipe

You’d be surprised how many salsas contain added sugar. This delicious mix relies on fresh, whole ingredients like tomatoes, jalapeno, onions and cilantro for a spicy flavor that can brighten any dish (like grilled chicken or scrambled eggs).

[caption id="attachment_30522" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Pork Tenderloin Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

14. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mango-Habanero Salsa Recipe

Tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of pork — and packs a whopping 43 grams of protein. The spicy-sweet salsa gives your dish a tongue-tingling flavor kick, no additives required.

[caption id="attachment_30261" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Baked Tilapia with Radish Relish Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

15. Baked Tilapia with Radish Relish Recipe

A white fish full of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, tilapia is also high in protein, which will help you stay full. The colorful spray of radishes adds some fiber to your plate — and the whole meal tops out at 230 calories per serving.

RELATED: How to Detox the Healthy Way: 16 Recipes You’ll Love

[caption id="attachment_25689" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Beet Chips Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

16. Rosemary Beet Chips Recipe

Yup, these chips are diet-friendly! Thinly sliced, baked beet chips will satisfy your cravings for something crunchy while still being oh-so guilt-free.

[caption id="attachment_28711" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Tuna Salad Recipe Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

17. Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

Take your salad game to the next level by adding seared tuna on top. Green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and hardboiled eggs make a rainbow of nutritional goodness on your plate. (Just don’t forget to skip the maple syrup in the dressing!)

[caption id="attachment_27440" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Spring Cleanse Salad Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

18. Cleansing Spring Salad Recipe

Replace this salad dressing with a simple oil and vinegar mix, then dig into your super-healthy plate of veggies. Add some grilled chicken on top if you’re looking for something heartier.

RELATED: Gym Time or Meal Time: What Matters Most for Weight Loss?

[caption id="attachment_26790" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: BLT Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

19. Healthy Low-Carb BLT Recipe

Good news, bacon lovers. You can have your BLT and eat it, too, with this bread-less version. (Just read your labels to make sure your meat is completely sugar-free.) Wrapped in lettuce and combined with avocado, hardboiled eggs and a big, juicy slice of tomato, this sammie can’t be beat.

[caption id="attachment_26436" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Chia Fresca Drink Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

20. Chia Fresca Drink Recipe

Alcohol might not be allowed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fix yourself a delicious drink. Look for sugar-free coconut water, then sweeten it up with pineapple juice and a dose of fiber-packed chia seeds.

[caption id="attachment_23666" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Orange Fennel Salad Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

21. Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

You’ll get a great hit of vitamin C, fiber and folate in this juicy winter salad. At just 116 calories per serving, it makes the perfect side dish to practically any protein.

RELATED: 16 Winter Salads You'll Crave Every Day

[caption id="attachment_22626" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Chimichurri Steak Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

22. Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This lean cut of steak still packs plenty of flavor thanks to the tangy chimichurri sauce you’ll spread on top. With just 10 minutes of prep and cooling time until this makes it to your plate, we guarantee your hunger won’t get the best of you.  

[caption id="attachment_19898" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Almond Butter Photo: Perry Santanatoche[/caption]

23. DIY Almond Butter Recipe

Slather this on an apple or slices of celery for a super filling Whole 30-approved snack. Many store-bought brands are packed with sugar, but this easy recipe has just the natural, nutty basics.

[caption id="attachment_15523" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Sweet Potato Scramble Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

24. Sweet Potato Veggie Scramble

Nix the bread from your plate and this veggie-packed scramble makes the ideal morning meal. (Or, breakfast-for-dinner, if that’s more your thing.)

RELATED: 6 Simple Food Swaps to Quit Sugar for Good

[caption id="attachment_41318" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Homemade Larabars Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

25. Homemade Larabars

These popular energy bars are on the Whole 30’s ‘use sparingly’ list — but when you’re in a pinch, it’s better than reaching for a Snickers. Made with nuts, medjool dates, dried fruit and a touch of sea salt, these homemade bars are high in sugar but great for satisfying your hunger when there’s not much else at hand.

[caption id="attachment_64265" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani[/caption]

26. Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage

This Whole30 meal proves that weeknight dinners don't have to be complicated. The rosemary, garlic, sage and lemon zest transform the chicken breasts from an ordinary meal into a mouthwatering dish. The roasted cabbage turns buttery and tender in the oven, and wrapping it in bacon strips infuses it with even more flavor. The best part is you only need one sheet pan to make the entire meal!

[caption id="attachment_64266" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Pork Chops and Squash Over Green Onions Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani[/caption]

27. Pork Chops with Squash Over Green Onions

There are a lot of things you might miss on the Whole 30: pizza, pasta, cookies. But one thing you'll be guaranteed is flavor, and this pork chops dish doesn't miss a beat. Lemon and thyme infuse the pork with mouthwatering flavor, while the crispy green onions enhance its juices. The butternut squash is also roasted to perfection so it tastes sweeter and the texture more tender. Consider all your cravings fulfilled!

RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You'll Drool Over

[caption id="attachment_64267" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Breakfast Egg Muffins Photo: Alexa Schirm[/caption]

28. Savory Breakfast Egg Muffins

These breakfast egg muffins are the perfect dish to meal prep on a lazy Sunday. Lay ham slices in a muffin tin to create a little basket or nest for the eggs. Then, sauté the spinach and mushrooms in a nonstick skillet until they're both fully cooked and then layer them over the ham slices before cracking an egg in the middle. Pop the muffin tin in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the egg whites are set. And voila, Whole30-approved breakfasts for the week!

[caption id="attachment_64268" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Orange Fennel Salad Photo: Perry Santanachote[/caption]

29. Orange and Fennel Salad

While there aren't specific rules around fruit on Whole30, it's recommended you enjoy at least two servings a day. This orange and fennel salad makes the perfect side dish and helps you hit your fruit quota for the day. Made with Cara Cara oranges, blood oranges, fennel, pistachios and microgreens, you get just the right amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness of the greens.

[caption id="attachment_64269" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Baked Avocado Eggs Photo: Carmen Sturdy[/caption]

30. Easy Baked Avocado Egg

Meet your new breakfast BFF: baked avocado egg. If you love avocado toast, you'll love this dish even more because you get to use the actual fruit as your "bread." Simply cut the avocado into halves and crack an egg into the center of each halve. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes, and then top with the flavorful tomato and jalapeno salsa.

Originally published January 2016. Updated January 2018.

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25 Whole 30 Recipes You’ll Love

30 Healthy Whole 30 Recipes You'll Love
It’s that time of year when just about everybody is resolved to get healthy and start eating clean. That’s where the Whole 30 Challenge comes in to play. Encouraging followers to cut sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes and dairy from their diets for a full 30 days, this plan is designed to eliminate all the bad stuff from your eating so your body can reset. This strict health plan — which has gone viral over the past few years — is designed to be a short-term intervention that’ll help you make better choices for your body going forward. (Want to learn more? We’ve got your ultimate guide to the Whole 30 program.) Only problem is, if you’re used to ordering takeout or grabbing dinners on-the-go, the meal prep and planning required on Whole 30 might feel like a drag. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with 30 quick and simple Whole 30 recipes that are all compliant with the diet (with minimal substitutions!). From butternut squash soup to grilled pork tenderloin with mango-habanero salsa, this detox is definitely not about deprivation. RELATED: 21 Meal Prep Pics from the Healthiest People on Instagram

30 Insanely Delicious Whole 30 Recipes

[caption id="attachment_39341" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Chimichurri Beef Kebabs Photo: The Whole 30[/caption]

1. Whole 30 Chimichurri Beef Kebabs

Straight from The Whole 30 book, this kebab recipe is sure to impress. Don’t skip the marinade on these delicious skewers — it takes the veggies and beef from ordinary to awesome. Too cold outside to fire up the grill? Use a grill plate or make ‘em in your broiler instead. [caption id="attachment_39340" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Eggplant Buns Photo: The Whole 30[/caption]

2. Whole 30 Eggplant Buns

Bread is a no-no when you’re on the Whole 30, which is why we’re obsessed with these eggplant buns. (They don’t get soggy like real bread does, either.) Not into eggplant? Try Portobello mushrooms or squash, instead. [caption id="attachment_39336" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles Photo: The Whole 30[/caption]

3. Whole 30 Romesco Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Satisfy your pasta cravings with zoodles (that’s zucchini-noodles, FYI) topped with shrimp and a savory romesco sauce. Whip up an extra large batch of sauce so you can use it all week long. RELATED: The One Thing That Helped Me Lose Weight [caption id="attachment_43675" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

4. 10-Minute Gazpacho Recipe

This no-bake recipe requires only a food processor. Packed with watermelon, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and lots of seasoning, it adds up to only 265 calories for a two-cup serving (so dig in.) [caption id="attachment_43605" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Grilled Eggplant Salad Recipe with Lemon and Tahini Dressing Photo by Carmen Sturdy[/caption]

5. Grilled Eggplant Recipe with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Skip the honey in this salad’s dressing for a perfectly Whole 30-compliant meal (tahini is totally allowed though!). Two large eggplants make this plate plenty filling. [caption id="attachment_43237" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Matcha Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

6. Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Just because you're avoiding added sugar, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious chia pudding bowl. Just skip the sweetener (like honey or maple syrup) and add some additional fruit on top for just the right amount of flavor. Disclaimer: The Whole 30 discourages you from recreating desserts or treats, so technically this dish is only "borderline" Whole 30. Perhaps you can save it for your post-diet reintroduction phase? RELATED: 9 Weight Loss Success Stories You’re Going to Want to See [caption id="attachment_37795" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Citrus Winter Greens Salad Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

7. Winter Greens and Citrus Salad Recipe

Take advantage of all the citrus on sale at your local grocery store with this seasonal salad. (Here’s the best cheap winter produce to buy now.) Skip the honey in the dressing, or replace it with a simple oil and balsamic vinegar mix instead. [caption id="attachment_21452" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

8. Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

As long as it’s free of carrageenan (an additive) and sugar, the coconut milk that goes into this soup is completely Whole 30-approved. Watch for added sugar or MSG in the broth you buy, too. [caption id="attachment_35988" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Photo by Carmen Sturdy[/caption]

9. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This dish is dairy-free thanks to the cashews, almond milk and nutritional yeast that replace heavy cream and cheese. Plus, potatoes are a great source of healthy carbohydrates that are ideal for fueling high-intensity workouts. [caption id="attachment_34662" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe Photo by Evan Thomas[/caption]

10. Winter Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

This side dish is a must-try at only 177 calories per serving, especially if you love sprouts. Serve it either warm or cold, depending on your mood. [caption id="attachment_33326" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Fall Cleanse Kale Salad Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

11. Fall Cleanse Kale Salad Recipe

Packed with squash, kale, beets, nuts and other hearty ingredients, this salad is nothing if not satiating. (Top it with some grilled chicken or steak if you’re craving extra protein!) Plus, the tahini-based dressing follows all the Whole 30 rules, too. [caption id="attachment_32231" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Sausage and Kale Frittata Recipe Photo: Perry Santanachote[/caption]

12. Turkey Sausage and Kale Frittata Recipe

Breakfast is all about the eggs when you’re on the Whole 30. (Sorry, no protein pancakes allowed!) Luckily, this tasty frittata takes just 35 minutes to make — with only three minutes of prep time. Just make sure your turkey sausage is sugar- and additive-free. RELATED: Egg Whites or Whole Eggs: Which Are Healthier? [caption id="attachment_31761" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Salsa Recipe Photo by Evan Thomas[/caption]

13. 5-Minute Blender Salsa Recipe

You’d be surprised how many salsas contain added sugar. This delicious mix relies on fresh, whole ingredients like tomatoes, jalapeno, onions and cilantro for a spicy flavor that can brighten any dish (like grilled chicken or scrambled eggs). [caption id="attachment_30522" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Pork Tenderloin Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

14. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mango-Habanero Salsa Recipe

Tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of pork — and packs a whopping 43 grams of protein. The spicy-sweet salsa gives your dish a tongue-tingling flavor kick, no additives required. [caption id="attachment_30261" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Baked Tilapia with Radish Relish Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

15. Baked Tilapia with Radish Relish Recipe

A white fish full of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, tilapia is also high in protein, which will help you stay full. The colorful spray of radishes adds some fiber to your plate — and the whole meal tops out at 230 calories per serving. RELATED: How to Detox the Healthy Way: 16 Recipes You’ll Love [caption id="attachment_25689" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Beet Chips Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

16. Rosemary Beet Chips Recipe

Yup, these chips are diet-friendly! Thinly sliced, baked beet chips will satisfy your cravings for something crunchy while still being oh-so guilt-free. [caption id="attachment_28711" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Tuna Salad Recipe Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

17. Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

Take your salad game to the next level by adding seared tuna on top. Green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and hardboiled eggs make a rainbow of nutritional goodness on your plate. (Just don’t forget to skip the maple syrup in the dressing!) [caption id="attachment_27440" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Spring Cleanse Salad Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

18. Cleansing Spring Salad Recipe

Replace this salad dressing with a simple oil and vinegar mix, then dig into your super-healthy plate of veggies. Add some grilled chicken on top if you’re looking for something heartier. RELATED: Gym Time or Meal Time: What Matters Most for Weight Loss? [caption id="attachment_26790" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: BLT Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

19. Healthy Low-Carb BLT Recipe

Good news, bacon lovers. You can have your BLT and eat it, too, with this bread-less version. (Just read your labels to make sure your meat is completely sugar-free.) Wrapped in lettuce and combined with avocado, hardboiled eggs and a big, juicy slice of tomato, this sammie can’t be beat. [caption id="attachment_26436" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Chia Fresca Drink Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

20. Chia Fresca Drink Recipe

Alcohol might not be allowed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fix yourself a delicious drink. Look for sugar-free coconut water, then sweeten it up with pineapple juice and a dose of fiber-packed chia seeds. [caption id="attachment_23666" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Orange Fennel Salad Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

21. Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

You’ll get a great hit of vitamin C, fiber and folate in this juicy winter salad. At just 116 calories per serving, it makes the perfect side dish to practically any protein. RELATED: 16 Winter Salads You'll Crave Every Day [caption id="attachment_22626" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Chimichurri Steak Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

22. Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This lean cut of steak still packs plenty of flavor thanks to the tangy chimichurri sauce you’ll spread on top. With just 10 minutes of prep and cooling time until this makes it to your plate, we guarantee your hunger won’t get the best of you.   [caption id="attachment_19898" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Almond Butter Photo: Perry Santanatoche[/caption]

23. DIY Almond Butter Recipe

Slather this on an apple or slices of celery for a super filling Whole 30-approved snack. Many store-bought brands are packed with sugar, but this easy recipe has just the natural, nutty basics. [caption id="attachment_15523" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Sweet Potato Scramble Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

24. Sweet Potato Veggie Scramble

Nix the bread from your plate and this veggie-packed scramble makes the ideal morning meal. (Or, breakfast-for-dinner, if that’s more your thing.) RELATED: 6 Simple Food Swaps to Quit Sugar for Good [caption id="attachment_41318" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Homemade Larabars Recipe Photo by Renee Blair[/caption]

25. Homemade Larabars

These popular energy bars are on the Whole 30’s ‘use sparingly’ list — but when you’re in a pinch, it’s better than reaching for a Snickers. Made with nuts, medjool dates, dried fruit and a touch of sea salt, these homemade bars are high in sugar but great for satisfying your hunger when there’s not much else at hand. [caption id="attachment_64265" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani[/caption]

26. Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage

This Whole30 meal proves that weeknight dinners don't have to be complicated. The rosemary, garlic, sage and lemon zest transform the chicken breasts from an ordinary meal into a mouthwatering dish. The roasted cabbage turns buttery and tender in the oven, and wrapping it in bacon strips infuses it with even more flavor. The best part is you only need one sheet pan to make the entire meal! [caption id="attachment_64266" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Pork Chops and Squash Over Green Onions Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani[/caption]

27. Pork Chops with Squash Over Green Onions

There are a lot of things you might miss on the Whole 30: pizza, pasta, cookies. But one thing you'll be guaranteed is flavor, and this pork chops dish doesn't miss a beat. Lemon and thyme infuse the pork with mouthwatering flavor, while the crispy green onions enhance its juices. The butternut squash is also roasted to perfection so it tastes sweeter and the texture more tender. Consider all your cravings fulfilled! RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You'll Drool Over [caption id="attachment_64267" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Breakfast Egg Muffins Photo: Alexa Schirm[/caption]

28. Savory Breakfast Egg Muffins

These breakfast egg muffins are the perfect dish to meal prep on a lazy Sunday. Lay ham slices in a muffin tin to create a little basket or nest for the eggs. Then, sauté the spinach and mushrooms in a nonstick skillet until they're both fully cooked and then layer them over the ham slices before cracking an egg in the middle. Pop the muffin tin in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the egg whites are set. And voila, Whole30-approved breakfasts for the week! [caption id="attachment_64268" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Orange Fennel Salad Photo: Perry Santanachote[/caption]

29. Orange and Fennel Salad

While there aren't specific rules around fruit on Whole30, it's recommended you enjoy at least two servings a day. This orange and fennel salad makes the perfect side dish and helps you hit your fruit quota for the day. Made with Cara Cara oranges, blood oranges, fennel, pistachios and microgreens, you get just the right amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness of the greens. [caption id="attachment_64269" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipes: Baked Avocado Eggs Photo: Carmen Sturdy[/caption]

30. Easy Baked Avocado Egg

Meet your new breakfast BFF: baked avocado egg. If you love avocado toast, you'll love this dish even more because you get to use the actual fruit as your "bread." Simply cut the avocado into halves and crack an egg into the center of each halve. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes, and then top with the flavorful tomato and jalapeno salsa. Originally published January 2016. Updated January 2018. Read More Top 5 Cookbooks to Get Your Through Whole 30 6 Simple Food Swaps to Quit Sugar for Good 7 Easy Kitchen Hacks for Clean Eating

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High-Protein, Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/low-fat-eggnog/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/low-fat-eggnog/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:15:46 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=21979 High-Protein, Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe

[caption id="attachment_64217" align="alignnone" width="620"]High-Protein, Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption]

Getting into the holiday spirit doesn’t have to mean imbibing in calorie-laden eggnog. The traditional drink can be made skinnier by swapping skim milk for cream, reducing the egg count, and cutting down on sugar. Our gift to you this holiday season: a healthier, high-protein, low-fat, low-carb eggnog that’s still rich, creamy and as festive as ever.

RELATED: 15 Cocktails Under 150 Calories (and Better Than Vodka-Soda)

Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe

Serves 4

Active time: 20 minutes (plus 4 hours chill time)

Ingredients

2 cups skim milk
1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1/4 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg (plus more for garnish)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white rum or bourbon (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of the milk and the vanilla bean pod and seeds to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, egg yolk, condensed milk, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl until light yellow.
  2. Gradually pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly, then pour it back into the pan. Stir constantly over low heat with a wooden spoon until the eggnog begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of milk. Transfer the eggnog to a pitcher; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the vanilla pod. Spike the eggnog with alcohol if desired, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Originally published December 2016. Updated December 2017. 

Read More
14 Holiday Cookie Recipes Under 100 Calories
9 Healthier Starbucks Swaps for the Holidays
13 Healthier Takes on Your Favorite Holiday Cocktails

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High-Protein, Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe

[caption id="attachment_64217" align="alignnone" width="620"]High-Protein, Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe Photo by Perry Santanachote[/caption] Getting into the holiday spirit doesn’t have to mean imbibing in calorie-laden eggnog. The traditional drink can be made skinnier by swapping skim milk for cream, reducing the egg count, and cutting down on sugar. Our gift to you this holiday season: a healthier, high-protein, low-fat, low-carb eggnog that’s still rich, creamy and as festive as ever. RELATED: 15 Cocktails Under 150 Calories (and Better Than Vodka-Soda)

Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe

Serves 4 Active time: 20 minutes (plus 4 hours chill time)

Ingredients

2 cups skim milk 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg (plus more for garnish) 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white rum or bourbon (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of the milk and the vanilla bean pod and seeds to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, egg yolk, condensed milk, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl until light yellow.
  2. Gradually pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly, then pour it back into the pan. Stir constantly over low heat with a wooden spoon until the eggnog begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of milk. Transfer the eggnog to a pitcher; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the vanilla pod. Spike the eggnog with alcohol if desired, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Originally published December 2016. Updated December 2017.  Read More 14 Holiday Cookie Recipes Under 100 Calories 9 Healthier Starbucks Swaps for the Holidays 13 Healthier Takes on Your Favorite Holiday Cocktails

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Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/instant-pot-pork-shoulder-recipe/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:15:03 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64180 Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

[caption id="attachment_64181" align="alignnone" width="620"]Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe - Mark Sisson Primal Kitchen Photo: Courtesy of Mark Sisson[/caption]

Recipe by Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen

As we officially head into the cold nights of winter, you’ll want to have a few soup recipes up your sleeve. A mix of savory, spicy and sweet flavors, this paleo-friendly Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder recipe is a nice change of pace from your usual dinner soup. And, the best part is you don’t have to do any cooking at all because your Instant Pot does it for you! By slow cooking a large cut of pork until it’s tender, you’ll fully infuse the meat with the aromatic flavors of ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Coconut milk adds a creamy richness to the broth and enhances the coriander and cumin seasoning in the pork.

RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You’ll Drool Over 

Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

Serves 8

Prep time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil
3 to 4 pounds boneless pork butt/shoulder roast
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, peeled and cut into 8 chunks
1/2 can of coconut milk
Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix together the coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the seasoning mixture over the pork roast.
  3. Coat bottom of your Instant Pot with one tablespoon of Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil. If you don’t have it, use extra-virgin olive oil.
  4. Place the meat in the Instant Pot and add onions, garlic, ginger and half a can of coconut milk.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. The roast will give off moisture and fat while cooking, doubling or tripling the amount of broth by the time the roast is ready.
  6. Serve the pork into bowls and garnish with lime.

The Skinny

Want more quick and healthy Instant Pot recipes? Check out these delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas

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Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

[caption id="attachment_64181" align="alignnone" width="620"]Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe - Mark Sisson Primal Kitchen Photo: Courtesy of Mark Sisson[/caption] Recipe by Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen As we officially head into the cold nights of winter, you’ll want to have a few soup recipes up your sleeve. A mix of savory, spicy and sweet flavors, this paleo-friendly Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder recipe is a nice change of pace from your usual dinner soup. And, the best part is you don’t have to do any cooking at all because your Instant Pot does it for you! By slow cooking a large cut of pork until it’s tender, you’ll fully infuse the meat with the aromatic flavors of ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Coconut milk adds a creamy richness to the broth and enhances the coriander and cumin seasoning in the pork. RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You’ll Drool Over 

Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

Serves 8 Prep time: 4 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil 3 to 4 pounds boneless pork butt/shoulder roast 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 onion, peeled and cut into 8 chunks 1/2 can of coconut milk Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix together the coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the seasoning mixture over the pork roast.
  3. Coat bottom of your Instant Pot with one tablespoon of Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil. If you don’t have it, use extra-virgin olive oil.
  4. Place the meat in the Instant Pot and add onions, garlic, ginger and half a can of coconut milk.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. The roast will give off moisture and fat while cooking, doubling or tripling the amount of broth by the time the roast is ready.
  6. Serve the pork into bowls and garnish with lime.

The Skinny

Want more quick and healthy Instant Pot recipes? Check out these delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas

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