2 Minute Lunch Ideas | Salmon Lettuce Boats

Do you eat lunch?  Or do you snack throughout the day?  I’m guilty of the latter.

#WhoHasTimeforLunch!

Salmon Lettuce Wraps
      A Healthy Lunch in 2 Minutes!

Here’s a fast, healthy lunch idea that you can make at home in less than 2 minutes.  Seriously, 2 minutes.

Maybe less.

These are tasty, fast, fresh, and healthy.  Make sure to buy the wild salmon in a can-not the farm raised.  Groders.

Open the can and mix the salmon with a TBS of Bolthouse Farms Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing (or something similar).

Spoon into lettuce boats.

End of recipe.

Easy salmon lettuce wraps in 2 minutes!

You’ll get your Omegas without the nasty carbs, dairy, or gluten.  Bon apetite!

That’s all from this fitness freak today, folks.  Exercise is my behavioral medicine-what’s yours?  That is an important question to ask because the behavioral medicine we pick can be really great…..or really, really bad.  I’ll talk more about this later.  Ciao!

 

How to Make Quest Protein Bars at Home | The Secret Ingredient!

This is, perhaps, the most exciting recipe I’ve shared with you in a long time.  Why?  Because I’m going to tell you how to make magic happen in your kitchen, my friend.

Do you like Quest protein bars?  I do.  A lot.  That’s why I buy 450 5 boxes at a time.  I’ve been free basing Quest protein bars for about 3 years now, and why not?  They ingredient list is solid, the nutritional profile is impeccable, and they taste amazing.  However, there can be too much of a good thing.  It’s probably better to eat real food (as in the kind that I cook in my kitchen) instead of processed protein bars.  Also, you’ll wind up dropping a ton of cash that would be better spent on, say, a second home.
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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake | Low Sugar, High Protein Decadence

Hola, friends!  I have a real treat for you….a chocolate chip cheesecake without the guilt!  This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser at home-it disappeared within 12 hours the first time I made it.

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The first recipe I tried called for some vegan ingredients to keep it Paleo.  However, I tweaked the recipe for taste and it now contains dairy (note that the filling is no longer Paleo for those of you who follow a strict Paleo regimen).  However, this puppy is high protein, low to zero sugar, and almost entirely organic.  Seriously.  It has the most divine chocolate cookie crust you can possibly imagine, which you can use when you can use to make other types of pies as well.  Bye bye, nasty pastry pie crusts from the freezer section! Continue reading “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake | Low Sugar, High Protein Decadence” »

Paleo Chocolate Chip Brownies | Gluten Free and Packed With Protein

These Paleo chocolate chip brownies are delish, gluten free, low sugar, high protein, and easy to make!  They became a fast favorite at the Benton household this summer.  These are the perfect answer to any chocolate cravings, and they can substitute for protein bars, too.

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Buffalo Hot Wings Cauliflower | How I Got My Husband to Love Cauliflower

Do you like hot wings?  My husband loves them!  I don’t eat hot wings and yet, we both love this recipe.  It’s packed with all of the flavor of hot wings minus the low quality meat that usually gets served in hot wing dishes.  Here is an extremely  healthy, fiber packed, low carb, tasty, fun way to snack or add a side dish to dinner.
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This is pretty easy to make, though it takes a little longer than my usual recipes……but totally worth the effort!  I use gluten free flour because gluten sucks, but you could also use almond flour.   Continue reading “Buffalo Hot Wings Cauliflower | How I Got My Husband to Love Cauliflower” »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins | Gluten Free, High Protein Treats

What do you eat in the morning before you work out/go to work/drop the kids off?  Anything besides coffee?  You’re in a hurry, I totally get it.  That’s why you need this recipe for these quick, easy, tasty, low carb morning treats.  Better yet, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart in the kitchen to make these.  Glutenfree

These muffins are also the perfect pre-workout snack.  I used to train in a fasted state, and that worked well for me at the time.  Nowadays, there is a longer time frame between when I wake up (around 6AM) and when I actually get to work out (usually at 8:30).  By the time 8AM rolls around, I’m ready to gnaw off my right arm.  I just can’t make it without eating something before I work out anymore.  These do the trick!

Caveat:  I don’t do carbs before I train.  Carbs do not make my workouts better or more energized, though I realize that may be the case for some people.  If you want carbs, add a banana and you’re golden. Continue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins | Gluten Free, High Protein Treats” »

Fudgy, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Avocado | Gluten Free, Low Sugar, Vegan

Do you like dark chocolate?  Me too!  How about chocolate cake?  YES!  Here is a a surprisingly easy way to make healthy, rich, fudgy cake.  We’re going to use an avocado to make this happen.  Don’t freak out, you’ll love it.  Preheat your oven to 350 and get ready to have your cake and eat it, too.

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Gluten Free, Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies with Sea Salt | YES, PLEASE.

Friends, prepare yourselves.  This may be the best recipe ever posted on the internet on MaverickMom.com, so go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  These chocolate chip blondies with sea salt are so decadent and easy to make.  Bonus:  they are insanely guilt free.  In fact, I feel strongly that these could change your life.

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How to Make Kale Taste Less Like Shrubbery | 3 ingredients, 25 minutes

 

Kale is one of those foods that I have a hard time eating simply because it tastes horrible.  In fact, it reminds me of the shrubbery in my front yard.  However, kale is one of the most powerful Superfoods on earth, which means that I must eat it.

Kale is truly the queen of greens.  A mere cup of this shrubbery contains a whopping: Continue reading “How to Make Kale Taste Less Like Shrubbery | 3 ingredients, 25 minutes” »

Buttery Mashed Potato(less)es | 3 Ingredients, 25 Minutes

cauliflowermashedpotatoesI got really excited about this one because this looks and tastes exactly like mashed potatoes.  Seriously.  I experimented with this on a Friday night and ended up eating an entire head of cauliflower for dinner, and I don’t even really like cauliflower.  You can use this recipe as a side with any dinner wherein mashed potatoes would fit……and feel great knowing that you ate vegetables instead of starchy carbs.  Win win in my book. Continue reading “Buttery Mashed Potato(less)es | 3 Ingredients, 25 Minutes” »