September 2018 Recipies!

Banana Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

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Ingredients
1- Frozen Banana
Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt – Vanilla 
¼ cup Skim Milk
1 scoop Vital ProteinsCollagan Powder – Optional 
 
Toppings
¼ cup sliced strawberries
¼ cup sliced blueberries 
1/2 a serving of Great grains cereal
 
Directions
1. Blend yogurt, banana, Milk, Collagen Powder until it’s a smooth liquid.
 
2. Top with toppings and enjoy!
 

Nutrients

Serves 1
Protein: 33g
Carbs: 62g
Fat:  2g
Fiber: 7g

Banana fun facts:
-a great source of B6 
– a good source of fiber & Potassium*
            * Potassium plays a key role in supporting hear, bone, and muscle health
-Potassium-rich food help reduce bloating and water retention

 
Selection and Storage of Bananas  
-Choose Yellow Bananas with little green at the top because sometimes green bananas do not ripen properly at home
-They can be stored on the countertop or kept in the refrigerator to slow spoiling 

Pumpkin Muffins

MBH pumkin muffins

Ingredients:

1 spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin puree (small can, not pie filling)

Directions:

Preheat to 325 degrees.
Mix spice cake mix together with pumpkin. Scoop into lined or well-sprayed muffins.
Bake 18-20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).

Stir together cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Make sure you use the smaller can (15 or 16 oz). This makes 12 muffins which take about 18 minutes to bake. DONE!

Nutrition:
per muffin
156 calories 3.5g F, 31g C, 1g P

*Option to add some powdered sugar on top. I like the swerve brand found at Sprouts. 

Pumpkin Pie Butter

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter – I used land o’ lakes light butter
3/4 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
pinch of salt- optional

Directions:

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and MIX!
 

Nutrition:
 4 servings 
1 tablespoon 10g C, 6g F, 0 P

I put mine on sweet potato toast. YUM! 


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Trader Joe’s Fall Finds

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Okay, so I am just going to be honest, I love Trader Joe’s! I mean who doesn’t, am I right? Trader Joe’s makes healthy eating and finding unique tasty items a breeze! A while back I did a blog on My Trader Joe’s Must Haves, so with fall creeping up on us quickly now’s the perfect time for me to share some of the amazing fall finds I snagged the other day! The whole family is sure to fall in love with these items! Continue reading

Surviving Fall Smell Spells, Macro Style!

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Fall is in the air with all of the wonderful smells that come this time of year… Pumpkin Spice, caramel apple, hot chocolate and more, mmmmmmmm. It’s one thing to fight the urge of buying every candle and tart warmer in sight along with all the super cute decorations. But it’s a whole other story trying to fight the urge of eating all the sweets and homemade treats. I’ve got your back, follow these simple tricks and you will be able to enjoy all of the wonderful smells and even some of the tastes but none of the guilt.

Take Your Own Snacks

If you know you are headed out to a fall festival where there will be lots of treats to eat, make sure to bring your own. Get creative and bring something that is different than you normally eat so it still seems like you’re getting a special treat. Some ideas are:

  • Pretzels
  • Apples
  • Peanut butter protein balls

Don’t Go Hungry

Make sure you eat before you go. It will be easier to pass up items that you should avoid if you are full. Also, drink lots of water!

Plan Ahead

Look into what will be available where you are going. Plan on making choices prior to your event that will allow you to have a little something special while out. If there is a menu available look at it, you might be surprised to see there are items available that you can modify and have.

Share

Just because you order something it doesn’t mean you have to eat the whole thing and lick your plate. Share your special treat with someone!

It takes a lot of dedication to live a macro lifestyle, however, the benefits are great! Don’t let fall smells tempt you too much. Remember it’s okay to enjoy, just don’t indulge. Also, planning is key, to attend fall parties and festivals and not find yourself eating every treat in sight.

August 2018 Macro Recipes

Bobby’s Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries & Cream

MBH bobby's french toast

Ingredients
 

Base:
cooking spray
12 pieces Sara Lee 45 Calorie whole wheat bread

Batter:
6 tbs egg whites 
1 cup skim milk
1 t ground cinnamon
1 t orange zest
1 t vanilla extract 

Filling:
1 1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese
3/4 cup strawberries, sliced 
1 tbs orange juice
1 t vanilla extract 

Directions

1. In a small bowl whisk together the batter ingredients 

2. In a small bowl place the filling ingredients and mix with mixer on low speed. 

3. spread filling on half of the bread slices. Top with remaining 6 bread slices and press edges to seal

4. Heat griddle or pan over medium heat.  Dip sandwiches in the batter for a few seconds on each side.  Cook sandwiches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes each side.
 

Nutrients
6 servings
20g Protein, 2g Fat, 30g Carbs
 

* You can also serve with powdered sugar and syrup (not included in macros above) Also if you want to use butter instead of cooking spray add-in for that as well.

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

MBH cabbage soup

Ingredients

1lb 93% lean ground beef
salt
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cups chopped cabbage
5 cups beef broth
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 (14.5) cans petite diced tomatoes
black pepper
1 cup uncooked brown rice
 

Directions

1. Put the instant pot on saute and brown the ground beef.

2. Once no longer pink add the onions for a few minutes.

3. Then dump the rest of the ingredients plus salt and pepper to taste.

4. Put the Instant pot on 15 minutes high pressure making sure the steam vent is sealed. 

5. Once 15 minutes is up, then quick release and serve.  
 

Nutrients
8 Servings (1 1/2 cups)
183 Calories
16g Protein, 4.5g Fat, 19g Carbs, 11.5g Fiber


 

Misty’s Strawberry Milkshake!

Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients

1/2 cup Halo Top Strawberry Ice Cream 
1/2 cup frozen strawberries 
1 banana
1/2 skim milk
*You can also add protein powder and/or collagen powder to increase the protein.

 

Directions

Put everything in the blender and mix it up! Then ENJOY

 

Nutrients
1 Serving
11g Protein, 2g Fat, 53g Carbs, 7g Fiber


 

Shredded Pork BBQ

MBH finished pulled pork

Ingredients

Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Pork
1 package of Pork Sirloin Tip Roast
seasonings of choice 
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 
1 cup Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce 

 

Directions

1. Place all the ingredients in the Instapot. cook high pressure for 70 minutes and let it slow release for 15 minutes. 2. Shred the meat and mix with the liquid. (*Shredding tip….using a hand mixer to shred meat quickly)

3. Serve!

 

Nutrients
1 Serving
22g Protein, 2g Fat, 7g Carbs
 

*I cooked Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice and steamed broccoli making this a super easy quick meal.


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The Importance of Exercise and Macronutrients During Pregnancy!

Living an active lifestyle and exercising is absolutely beneficial to your health. Did you know that continuing to exercise during pregnancy is super important too? Although physical fitness may be the last thing on your mind while growing a baby, you really should consider the pros before throwing in the towel. Hint: you are going to want to incorporate exercise no matter how much you have to make yourself just do it at times. You will never regret having had an active pregnancy. Continue reading