Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Zucchini Crust Pizza

This tasty treat is fun to make and provides a low carb source of nutrients.  One zucchini has just 25 calories and it has more potassium than a banana!  

1 zucchini
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 t. sea salt
1 t. cayenne pepper
3/4 c. low fat, shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 c. sauce
Preheat oven to 450.  Line pizza pan with foil.  Shred (or use the Veggetti) zucchini.  Chop into fine pieces.  Use paper towel to absorb as much moisture as possible.  Combine zucchini in a large bowl the egg, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix and then spread onto foil lined pan.  Top with sauce and cheese, along with any meats or veggies you would like to add.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes.  Allow the pizza to cool so the crust is as dense as possible.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Clean Eating Apple Crisp

Clean Eating Apple Crisp! This took less than 5 minutes to prepare and contains more grams of protein than you can count on two hands! In a small dish, combine 1/4 c regular oatmeal, 2 t cinnamon, 1 T lemon juice and 2 t xylitol. Stir. Pour over sliced apple. Microwave 1 minute. Top with cottage cheese, cinnamon and 1 T maple syrup! Enjoy.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Protein Banana Bread

If you're anything like me, you occasionally buy more bananas than you can eat.  While typically I enjoy freezing bananas and using them to add thickness and flavor to my protein shakes, I decided to experiment with this brown-spotted bunch.  The result?  An amazingly healthy, delicious and easy to make banana bread! 
3 eggs
6 ripes bananas
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup xylitol
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 scoops Quest Nutrition Vanilla protein (purchase here from Vitamin Shoppe and receive free shipping)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine all ingredients and pour into a baking dish (I coated mine with coconut oil).  Bake for approximately 50 minutes.  Enjoy!  Bananas are a great source of potassium which stimulates your muscles, nerves and brain cells, and can help reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke.