Chocolate Cheesecake with fruit…

This was one of the best treats I have come up with in a really long time! I make these protein muffins for my husband all the time and he seriously loves them! This is shocking because he usually thinks I am crazy for some of the protein powder treats that I try.  I think he doesn’t really get it because he just drinks protein powder the way it was intended to be used with water and good old fashion blender bottle! Anyway I got him to try one a while ago and now he wants me to make them pretty much every week for him!

I originally saw the recipe from a YouTube video a while ago on Leanbodylifestyle for a high protein chocolate protein cheesecake.  I thought could this be real? So I tried the recipe and ended up tweaking it to my personal taste.  I find that in a lot of high protein recipes they call for a lot of added truvia and other types of sweetener, but personally I don’t have that big of a sweet tooth, I would rather have something salty! So I usually skip the extra sugar substitutes.   I highly recommend checking out the video if you want to see the original recipe, and he has a lot of other amazing treats on his channel as well!

Here is my version of a cheesecake protein muffin…

1 Package Fat Free Cream Cheese

3/4c Fat free Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1 Egg

1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (you could use any flavor you like)

1 T Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

*Use a muffin tin and bake for about 20 mins @ 350F mine usually make about 9 muffins at around 105 calories each depending on what type of protein powder you use it will vary.

What I love about these types of recipes is that you can really use whatever you have on hand and customize the flavors to your taste-buds! One time I only had black cherry yogurt and used that instead of plain and my husband loved them! Another good combo would probably be lemon yogurt with vanilla protein powder and a little lemon juice.  The possibilities are really endless and completely up to you!

I love to eat these when they are still warm but we usually keep them in the fridge so when I ate them I tossed them into the microwave for about 30 seconds and then topped them with fresh fruit and a little light cool whip.  This was seriously out of this world delic!

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xo Meg

My go-to dinner…

For some reason I have been in one of those ruts where I don’t know what to make and it is so hot out that I don’t really feel like making complicated dishes that will have me standing by the stove all night.  I still want something tasty and healthy at the same time.

This is a meal where I usually always have the ingredients and it is seriously so simple but I think that it is delicious and super easy to make.  First what I will do is throw my potatoes in the oven for about 40 mins before we want to eat and then just forget about them until everything else is all done.

I use the individual frozen tilapia fillets.  These are so great because one my husband will eat them and he usually hates fish!  They don’t have to defrost and if you are running low on time or just need something quickly you can literally just throw them in the oven and they will be ready in no time.  I always put low sodium Season All on them and then just bake them in the oven until they are flaky.

The last part is just any veggie that you happen to have on hand I love baby spinach but you could do anything!  It is so easy and quick but delicious and a healthy alternative to throwing a frozen pizza in the oven!

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Thanks for reading!

xo Meg

When in doubt, grill it out…

So last night after I got back from my run I had no idea what to make for dinner and of course we waited to the last minuet… again!  My husband and I will try to meal plan for the week so that we aren’t starving and end up making something quick and unhealthy but it usually only lasts for a week and then we end up forgetting to plan out the next weeks meals.  It was getting late and we needed to figure out something quick but healthy at the same time.  I looked in the fridge and saw that I had romaine lettuce, I forget where I saw a recipe for Caesar salad with grilled romaine and I have been wanting to try it out.  After running in the 90 degree heat creamy dressing was just not going to fly, so I just used some olive oil, salt, and pepper.  I also had jumbo portobello mushroom caps and my husband was having a cut of meat which I don’t remember what its called… whoops! We usually always have shrimp in the freezer which are great because they defrost really quickly, I just put them in a bowl of warm water and they quick really fast especially on the grill.

I basically just used a little extra virgin olive-oil, salt, and pepper on everything and threw it all on the grill.  Everything cooked really quickly and it seemed random at first, but was actually a delicious dinner that was light but filling at the same time.  After I grilled my veggies and shrimp i put it all together on top of the romaine, you could also substitute chicken if you don’t like seafood, or just add more veggies if you are vegan.  We also added a sweet potato on the side, I microwaved the potatoes for 5 mins and then cooked them in the oven and they didn’t take nearly as long!

Grilling is another reason I love summer because you can really grill anything and it usually always tastes fresh and delicious!  So when in doubt open your fridge and I am sure you can find something to throw on the grill and you will have a healthy and quick meal in no time!

xo Meg

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Shrimp seasoned with olive oil and old bay

 

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Steak for the hub seasoned with salt and pepper

 

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Looks kind-of messy but so delicious!!