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Friday, April 4, 2014

Siracha Soup

This all came from Trader Joe's and took about 20 minutes from start to finish.  I wish I had a great story or some charming anecdote but honestly, I just needed something with minimal effort.


1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 16 oz bag of frozen peppers
1 8 oz can of light coconut milk
2 Tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons of turmeric
2 Tablespoons of peanut butter
2 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
1/8 cup siracha (or more or less depending on taste)
1 cup of chopped sweet potato

In a sauce pan combine ingredients and cook for 20 minutes.  Let cool and either use an immersion blender or put in a regular blender and process for 1-2 minutes.

Serves 4
Calories 230, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber

Friday, March 28, 2014

Almost Paleo Pizzas

I'm getting over a case of overdosing on spinach lately.  It was showing up in my protein shakes...lunches...dinners.  The accountant went to Costco and got a 6 lb. bag (I should've specified the 3 lb. organic brand) so it's been an intense week of greens.

I had seen Trader Joe's making a mushroom pizza on their website and decided to give this a try.

Almost Paleo Pizza
serves 1 or 2 as an appetizer
2 portabella mushroom caps, gills removed/de-stemmed.
1 Tablespoon of pesto
1 Tablespoon of sun dried tomatoes in oil
1 oz of fresh mozzarella
2 eggs
spinach (1/2 cup chopped)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, lay mushrooms stem side up.
Smear pesto and tomatoes on mushroom caps.  Crack an egg and slip it into the 'bowl' sunny side up (yea, you can scramble it if that's your thing too).  Top with cheese and spinach and bake for 35 minutes.

350 Calories, 22 g protein, 7 g fiber

Sunday, March 23, 2014

High Protein Peanut Butter Pancakes

This is what I was eating before the weekend of calorie domination occurred.  Sigh.  Back on the wagon tomorrow.

What you need:
2 TBS whole grain pancake mix
1 scoop Perfect Fit
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 egg whites (or some kind of chia egg or flax egg if you're vegan)

Heat a non-stick pan sprayed with non stick spray over medium low heat.  Combine all ingredients and you might need a little more almond milk to get it going.  Cook as you would normal pancakes about 3 minutes per side.  Topping was 1/2 cup cooked mix berries with 1 tsp salt.

300 Calories, 20 g protein, 5 g fiber