Hello there! Who’s ready for the weekend? I know I am. Even though this was a short week, it was still incredibly busy. Alex and I had something to do every night this week and tonight I’m flying home to Buffalo. My mom, sister, and I are going to do more wedding planning and shopping. I’m so excited as I love all things wedding. The goal this weekend is to find my sister a dress!
So, as I mentioned before, I’m trying to incorporate more protein into my diet. At lunch and dinner, it has been easy as I can add cottage cheese to a salad or incorporate chicken into a dish, for example. However, I tend to have a harder time finding high protein breakfasts and snacks. This week I’ve compiled some of my favorite recipes as well as a couple I’d like to try.
My five favorites for Friday June 3, 2011 (btw, I must be in denial as I just typed May instead of June!):
- Whey Protein Cookies (from Fat Loss School)
This is one of the recipes that I have yet to try but it sounds great! Since protein powder is the main focus of this recipe, it’s important to find a powder that tastes good. I’m still working on finding a powder I love but once I do, I plan to make a batch of these cookies!
- Protein Truffles (from Peas and Thank You)
These vegan protein truffles sound like a great way to refuel after the gym or a nice way to curb hunger before dinner. Either way, I can’t wait to give them a try!
- Microwave Protein Muffin (from Smoothie Girl Eats Too)
I know I’ve mentioned this recipe before but it bears repeating because it’s that good! You can follow Deb’s version exactly or adapt it to your liking. It’s quick too, which helps on busy mornings or late night snacks!
- Lemon Yogurt Chia Seed Protein Muffins (from meals & moves)
This is another great one! I used this recipe as the base for my Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins, which I just loved. But sometimes you just can’t beat the original :-)
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
The last item on the list is something I’ve been having as dessert all week. It’s incredibly easy and so tasty. I wish I had tried it sooner! I throw the following into a blender and blend away; 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup skim milk, 2-3 organic frozen strawberries, 1 small frozen banana, and 1/2 Tbsp strawberry fig jam. This is so refreshing on a hot summer night. I can foresee this becoming a summertime tradition.
What do you do to incorporate more protein into your diet? Any favorite recipes?