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Creamy Quinoa Bake

Creamy Quinoa Bake
Sometimes the best way to introduce a new food is to blend it with an old food. If you or your family members have been nervous to try quinoa, this creamy, cheesy casserole should be a delicious, gentle introduction. Ingredients 1 teaspoon + 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, smashed or finely sliced (omit […]

Power Protein Pancakes

Power protein pancakes
These high protein pancakes use low fat, high protein cottage cheese with rolled oats to make a great, quick, gluten-free pancake. Because these are made without any sugar, you can use them as a savory pancake for dinner, dressing them up with nuts, herbs, or rolling vegetables in them. If you want something sweet and […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

A smoothie is a great on the go breakfast, pick me up after exercising, or, in this particular case, a lovely sweet dessert. This one uses cottage cheese as a protein source and thickener, and the combination of vanilla and honey for natural sweetness. If you’d like a bulkier smoothie with more vegetables, try adding […]

Protein-packed Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is high in protein, which helps control hunger and build muscle, and calcium, which is great for your bones. It does this with about a quarter of the calories of cheddar. I sometimes have plain cottage cheese as a quick snack, but I really like to use it as a substitute in recipes […]

Egg casserole

This is a great recipe for the doldrums of winter. It can  be served hot or cold, and is delicious for breakfast or dinner. It also packs well for lunch. As we’ve discussed before, eggs are great protein packets, and the fat in eggs is perfectly safe to eat, as well as delicious. Because this […]

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Most banana bread recipes are more like cake: much too much sugar and made with white flour. This recipe uses oatmeal, so it’s got 25% more protein and 4 times the fiber of a common banana bread. Instead of pure white sugar, this uses a small amount of maple syrup, but mostly relies on bananas […]

Roasted vegetable pasta

This is a dish that I love to make because it’s very simple but it uses nice ingredients and a simple roasting technique to create layers of flavor. It doesn’t take much effort at all, but it stars good for you cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and It’s very common for me to […]

Cranberry stuffing

Two big holiday favorites are cranberry sauce and stuffing. Unfortunately, these are two of the least healthy ‘savory’ dishes on the table. Cranberry sauce is made with a ton of sugar, to downplay the bitterness of the fruit, and stuffing is usually just a bunch of spiced white bread. This alternative uses a protein-rich, whole […]

Fresh Broccoli Salad

I eat a lot of broccoli because it’s part of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family. Broccoli, specifically, has a large amount of sulforaphane, which helps your body detox cancer-causing chemicals. But I like to make sure I frequently vary the way I eat broccoli. Eating it raw means getting a whole different texture and avoiding some […]

Caldo de Pollo: Mexican Chicken Soup

At this time of year, comforting, hot soups are just what the doctor ordered. Even more, this soup is easy to make, freezes well, and is a delight to the senses. As I’ve mentioned before chicken soup helps reduce inflammation. Enjoy this delightful Mexican soup. Ingredients 8 cups water 4-6 chicken thighs, skinless 1 tablespoon […]

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