Welcome to the second installment of the SWYPO* Series. I’m clearly on an almond butter roll, after the Flourless Almond Butter Muffins. Now we aren’t even baking – it’s time to enjoy the natural, rich sweetness of almonds in a creamy cool treat that might even get you thinking about fudge. Just the size of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but without any gut- and hormone-disrupting refined sugar, milk solids, chocolate or well, peanut butter!
Welcome to the first installment of the SWYPO* Series. These fluffy, light and moist muffins will have you scratching your head in disbelief. How can they be SO airy with NO flour? How can they have such a delicate, sweet flavour with NO sugar or added sweeteners of any kind? With just a handful of wholesome ingredients, these muffins come together in one bowl. You can whip them up any time. Starbucks, step aside. There’s a new muffin game in town.
You might think of potato salad as strictly a summer food, the stuff of cookouts and backyard barbecues. Well, it’s time to think again! Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s entirely likely that you’ll have leftover boiled potatoes on hand. Keep yourself fueled up for the busy-ness of the season with this high-protein option (and save the recipe for next summer, too!). You can also make a version that is Paleo-friendly (and yes, it can be Whole30-compliant).
A thick, rich and creamy chocolate frosting that is delicious? Easy. But what about one that is HEALTHY, HIGH IN PROTEIN, and FREE OF REFINED SUGAR and this-can’t-be-good-for-me-but-it-really-is? Yes, oh yes. This is the perfect topping for any of my cakes, and especially my latest and greatest Healthy Single-Serving Mocha Microwave Mug Cake. But of course, no one would be the wiser if you just wanted to eat it straight off of the spoon. And I certainly wouldn’t blame you.
If you thought you hit the jackpot with my Double Chocolate Cheesecake Protein Muffins, just wait until you sink your teeth into the warm, soft sweetness of my latest creation: Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Protein Muffins! Yet again, this is a muffin that is high in protein, low in carbohydrates, AND free of gluten, grains and refined sugar. This time, the star of the show is a Quest Nutrition Cinnamon Roll Protein Bar*. Let these muffins steal your heart.
A creamy protein smoothie with the classic flavour combination of rich dark chocolate and cool mint. Instead of a piece of chocolate or peppermint pattie that runs the risk of melting or being squished, you can safely drink this mint chocolate concoction to get your fix AND do it with more protein and fewer carbohydrates, calories and fat than almost any blended frozen drink!
I have reached muffin nirvana: chocolate and cream cheese pair up in a magical muffin that is high in protein, low in carbohydrates, AND free of gluten, grains and refined sugar. What happens when you take my favourite Quest bar flavour EVER and work it into a similarly high-protein, low-carbohydrate muffin? BOOM! There are no words. Just eat and enjoy.
Who doesn’t love soft, fluffy French toast? Even better when it’s flavoured with the sweetness of vanilla and the warm spice of cinnamon. Even better still when it is packed with protein to power you through your day! And you’d never guess that it’s lower in carbohydrates than many French toast recipes and other breakfast treats and pastries.
No need to save this recipe for the weekend (although it makes a great addition to any brunch) – let’s whip it up RIGHT NOW!
Apparently, it’s THAT time of year (no, NOT Christmas – the other “THAT” time of year): back-to-school! (I say “apparently” because I’ve been out of school for longer than I care to admit.) Or it’s back-to-work or back-to-the-gym or maybe even Back to the Future (!) for you. Wherever (or whenever) your day takes you, these balls make a perfectly portable pick-me-up. And in this more hectic time of year, what’s more magical than hearing that a recipe is no-bake, and only requires five wholesome ingredients? Much easier than homework, I promise!
Pieces of rich, decadent dark chocolate. Slivers of slightly-sweet, crunchy, nutty almonds. Flakes of coconut adding taste and texture to every bite. Am I describing the famous Almond Joy chocolate bar or breakfast? Guess what? With my new “Almond Joy” Overnight Oatmeal, the answer is both! Except that the oatmeal version packs the goodness of whole grain oats, extra protein to fuel your day and no added sugar. But you can still pretend you’re having a candy bar for breakfast and no one will be the wiser.