Whether you’re an exercise enthusiast or just trying to lose weight, we know protein helps the body. We hear so much about it and we know we need it, but just what is protein? Protein is made up of long chains of amino acids. There are about 22 different types of amino acids and the body needs all of them to function. They are broken down into 14 non-essential and 8 essential amino acids. The body can manufacture the non-essentials, [...]
Many people who are trying to lose weight avoid foods with a high fat content, especially peanut butter. However, the fat in peanut butter is a heart healthy fat rich in protein and vitamins that should be eaten in moderation. Incorporating nut butter into your daily diet is a good way to get the nutritional benefits of nuts and can actually assist with weight loss.. Peanuts have an interesting history that dates back as far as 950 B.C., originating in [...]
Raw’kin Snack of the Week!Ok – so the original title of this delicious recipe was “Carrot Cake Protein SMOOTHIE,” …but that’s because blogger Brittany Mullins from Eating Bird Food has yet to discover the NutriBullet! A quick spin in your NutriBullet and you’ll Blast off with this raw recipe, perfect as a meal replacement or midday snack. Click here for the full recipe! Quick and easy with minimal ingredients, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it yourself!
I love nuts. I absolutely love them. They are delicious nuggets of protein. I call them my little “energizer bunnies.” When I think back on the way I ate nuts pre-NutriBullet, it was pretty sad. I used to limit my consumption to salted nuts such as peanuts, sunflower seeds and the occasional walnuts and pecans. The peanuts were either roasted or honey roasted and eaten by the bag full, the walnuts were usually chopped and served as the topping on [...]
No one appreciates a quick and easy dinner more than me. As a mother of four I have no choice but to create healthy meals that are simple to make. The trick is to make one meal that will be acceptable for all six of us! Of course as a nutritionist and athlete I stick by my “guidelines” of creating a high-protein, low-fat, whole-grain, nutrient-rich meal. While this sounds like a challenge, the more I experiment the more I learn [...]