Easy Recipes! I am NOT a Food Blogger, Some Brand Love Too & DISCOUNTS!

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I think anyone trying to be healthy & fit can call themselves an athlete! I sticking with that! 🙂

 

EASY Recipes I have posted so many times but I do have new readers so.. these are staples every week! NO, they are not pretty but I am all about taste since I am not a food blogger.  They don’t have to be pretty. 🙂

My easy turkey meatloaf happens every week – I am soooooo lazy with food but it works for me! 🙂

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I buy extra lean ground turkey, add in low sodium salsa so I don’t have to cut up veggies, add in Trader Joe’s hot & sweet mustard, (I have been hooked on this for years. It used to be seasonal but now it is a staple in my stores), add in either my love of Skoop A-Game greens powder and/or Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina powder and add in seasonings of choice! I bake it at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. Times may vary with your oven. I like mine well done so I go longer & it still is moist with the salsa in there. I even line the loaf pan with parchment paper for easy clean up! This gives me dinner meat for a few days!

 

You have also read about my protein loaf and bars many times! Very short list of ingredients and once I make them, they last for a week plus! I eat the bars as part of after the gym breakfast and the loaf as little mini meals or snacks in the day OR at night. I add protein powder in both these recipes. I sometimes add in my Skoop B-Strong, but it is always a mix of whey, casein/whey protein powder (I like Met-Rx ProteinPlus) & the Skoop too. Nope, not the prettiest but they taste good to me! :) Again, I line the pans with parchment paper!

Protein Bars – I have changed it a bit over time so below is my newest variation:

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5-6 scoops protein powder – 3 of casein/whey and 3 of whey. You can do 5 scoops only too. I use vanilla casein/whey & cinnamon whey protein powder.
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana – I use medium to large
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 6 tbsp egg liquid egg whites
  • salt to taste – I DO NOT add for me
  • cinnamon to meet your taste buds – I dump! 🙂
  • FEEL FREE TO ADD IN YOUR OWN TASTE BUD LIKES – NUTS OR CHOCOLATE CHIPS – WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO. I leave my as is EXCEPT I SPRINKLE EITHER CINNAMON OR PUMPKIN PIE SPICE ON TOP. A cinnamon sugar variation without the white sugar is nice or brown sugar.
  • Cut into your preferred shape – I go the bar route! 🙂

I mash the banana first, add in the applesauce & other liquid ingredients & cinnamon. You can beat here if you want but I am lazy so I mix by hand. Add in the protein powder – casein/whey first because it is thicker & then the whey. From here, I add a little extra egg whites or applesauce if I need more liquid. I like a thicker batter but many of you may prefer a bit thinner.

Line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper to minimize clean up. 🙂 I bake for about 17-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Start checking at 17 minutes. I usually take it out when the sides are more done & the center may be less done. I put a piece of tinfoil over the center part to continue baking there. I don’t want the outer edges to get over done. I have never mastered the whole thing baking evenly. I AM NOT A BAKER! 🙂

 

Protein Loaf I changed this one a little bit too:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 scoops protein powder – same as above recipe
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3-4 tbsp oat bran (original recipe called for 3 tbsp of almond flour for those that prefer that)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • I dump some cinnamon in too but this was not in original recipe.
  • Again – same notes as above on protein powder. This is a looser batter so don’t worry about that. I like mine a bit thicker so I add more of the casein/whey protein powder.
  • And same on this: FEEL FREE TO ADD IN YOUR OWN TASTE BUD LIKES – NUTS OR CHOCOLATE CHIPS – WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO. I leave my as is EXCEPT I SPRINKLE EITHER CINNAMON OR PUMPKIN PIE SPICE ON TOP. A cinnamon sugar variation without the white sugar is nice or brown sugar.

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper to minimize clean up of course. Bake at 335 degrees for 40-50 minutes. WHY SO WIDE A RANGE? ORIGINAL RECIPE CALLED FOR 40-45 MINUTES. I PREFER WELL DONE. 🙂 I BAKE MINE FOR 50 MINUTES.

 

I am taking this space, since it is my space, :), to remind you all of my love of Joint Vibrancethe only joint supplement I have found that works for me. Search my site for all my posts on it. You can get 20% off the price by clicking on my sidebar Vibrant Health link & using that discount code. I swear by this joint supplement!!! I use the powder but they have it in pill form too.

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HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10 Comments


    1. Lindsay – not on par with you!!!! xoxo

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    1. Heather, I am OK with not being one! 🙂

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  1. This is sooo yummm! I have to try everything you’ve posted! 😊😋

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    1. Mirjana – I am sure yours will look a lot better!!!! xoxo

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  2. All of your food looks great Jody. Sometimes those beautifully stages food pictures look fake and too pretty to eat. I’m going to tell my parents about Joint Vibrance, they have been searching for a joint supplement that works for a few months. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  3. I think your food sounds good!

    For me, having go-to foods that I make every week are essential to keep things healthy. What those foods are may be different for everyone. For me it’s veggie bags, homemade hummus, turkey or beef + veggie sautee, a soup, and some sort of a homemade breakfast bar/cookie. I could eat the exact same foods every week and not get tired of it. My boys not so much, so I mix things up for them. 🙂

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    1. I am like you Andrea – hubby – not so much! 🙂

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