Kristina LaRue

Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats

24.07.2015
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That’s right – chocolate at breakfast! These oats are made using cottage cheese and chia seeds to provide a boost of protein and fiber. A high-protein breakfast will keep you fill and fueled throughout the morning, preventing mid-day snacking or mindless eating. Protein has never tasted so sweet!

Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

16.07.2015
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Making good use of seasonal fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to keep your kitchen fresh year-round. The summer ushers in a season of sunshine and the freshest berries – including my favorite, blueberries! These Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel are a healthy twist on a breakfast classic. They are packed with fresh blueberries and cottage cheese for a protein-filled breakfast option

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Tostadas

10.07.2015
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Barbecue season is in full swing! Look no further than these Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Tostadas to satisfy the entire crowd. High in protein, gluten-free, and lower in calories than many other traditional BBQ dishes – these tostadas are sure to be a big hit!

Nutella Crepes with Fresh Berries

19.06.2015
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Everyone needs a treat once in a while. The key word here is treat. A dessert portion should be small or “treat” size, it should not be the size of a meal. Fruit is a nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth and with this recipe you are getting a perfect portion and dose of sweetness from the fruit. Did you read Monday’s post from this week? Check it out! Dessert Anyone? Satisfy your Sweet Tooth.

Nutella Crepes with Fresh Berries

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients: 

1 pre-made […]

Top 5 Nutrition Tips for Successful Weight Loss

12.05.2015
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Are you a fitness enthusiast looking to shed a few pounds and tone up for the summer? Or do you find yourself frustrated with all the food temptations that lurk around the office while you’re trying to lose weight? Wherever you are in your health journey, these nutrition tips are tried and true and sure to get you on the right track.

1. Keep Food Log. Knowing what and how much you put in your body is key to successful weight loss. This step is often needed to become mindful and understand your food choices. Whether you […]

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

30.04.2015
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Because it’s oatmeal cookie and raisin day, I thought I would share with you my Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! A perfectly sweet treat with a salty contrast! 

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients

3/4 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Line a cookie sheet with […]

Mushroom Burger

17.04.2015
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This Mushroom Burger is juicy and packed with lean protein. The mushrooms take this burger up a notch making it more juicy and a unique flavor profile. Top with sautéed mushrooms for extra mushroom goodness.

Mushroom Burger
Ingredients
-1lb ground sirloin beef
-1/2 cup minced mushrooms
-1 tsp. garlic
-1/4 cup minced red onion
-1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Form into 4 patties and grill to desired doneness […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie

3.04.2015
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This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I just can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!

Nothing will cool you down and get you in spring spirit like a delicious and nutritious smoothie! This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I just can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!
 

INGREDIENTS

⅓ cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen pineapple
5 ounces (about ½ cup) vanilla greek yogurt
⅓ cup 100% orange juice

 INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy […]

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

19.03.2015
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There are a million excuses people use to not eat healthy, some more understandable than others, but “it’s too expensive” should not be one of them! There are tons of things you can do to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

Here’s how:

Quality over quantity

In terms of meat, seafood and cheeses/specialty items, the better the quality, the better for your health and budget
Talk to the meat butchers and fishmongers etc.; they recommend quality products and give you exactly what you need
A little goes a long way—not to mention if you […]

Roasted Veggie Recipe

6.03.2015
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Roasting vegetables can be a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate healthier foods into your diet. Take butternut squash for example, this orange veggie packs a ton of vitamin A (which is great for eyesight), vitamin C, and fiber in just one cup and it only has about 80 calories in that one serving! Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
45 mins
TOTAL TIME
55 mins
Serves: 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
freshly ground […]