Who cares about lemon poppy seed muffins when you can have a whole loaf? Even better, you don’t need a fancy bread machine or a countertop full of mixing bowls and measuring spoons. Throw all of the ingredients into one big bowl, mix thoroughly and let it bake to fluffy perfection. The zesty lemon and punch of protein means you’ll have breakfast for the week – if it lasts that long. Read more →
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Easy, healthy and delicious recipes compiled from Vitacost foodie bloggers and nutritionists.
Food is everywhere during the holidays. If you’re like everyone else, you don’t want to miss out on the fun treats all around. To avoid overindulging, it’s a good idea to keep plenty of delicious and nutritious snacks on hand. That way, you’ll feel satisfied without suffering the sugar crash that sends you back to the platter for more cookies 20 minutes after the first splurge!
Baby, it’s cold outside! Bundle up and brew a mug of minty hot cocoa to keep your belly happy and hands toasty warm. Powdered packet mixes don’t compare to this delightful steamy drink, made with almond milk, rich cacao and a pinch of pure peppermint. Simmer on your stovetop until bubbly, and let the chocolate-mint bliss begin!
Stick a fork in this protein-packed peanut butter pie and call it a day. The slightly crunchy crust and soft center are what make this the perfect dessert after a stressful day, intense workout or just because you can’t resist it. If you’re a peanut butter lover, forget it! You’ll be pushing family members to the ground and stepping on your dog’s tail just to get a slice of low-carb, high-protein heaven.
They may not be able to tow you on water skis, but these flavorful vegan “boats” do make the perfect healthy appetizer for any party. They’re also filling enough to serve as a main course. Plus, it’s fun to fool your non-vegan friends with the convincingly authentic appearance of the crumbled walnut “meat!”
There’s always a birthday party or book club meeting that could use something sweet and spicy to get people talking. Bring on the ginger cookies! Really steal the show by shaping your batch with a gingerbread man cookie cutter and topping with cinnamon-swirl protein icing. Read more →
If you dread dry, bland diet breakfast food (fiber cereal, anyone?), these moist muffins will make mornings happy again. With just 136 calories and a single gram of fat, they’re a light, sweet start to the day or a deliciously guilt-free mid-morning snack. Bananas boost energy, while fiber-rich flaxseed fills you up, keeping those weight-loss efforts on track!
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