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Rice Cake Snacks

Rice cakes are perfect for on the go snacking, but even better when you top them with deliciousness!

Ingredients :

2 Rice Cakes

Low-fat cottage cheese

Cinnamon

Blueberries

Other topping ideas: PB and sugar free jelly, hummus and turkey/ chicken, PB and banana, a scoop of chocolate protein powder mixed with water for form the consistency of “frosting” … the possibilities are endless!

How to Make:

1. Top the rice cakes with cottage cheese

2. Sprinkle with cinnamon

3. Pop some blueberries on

Enjoy!

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Salmon, Asparagus and Rice

Another favorite is coming out to play today! I literally LOVE seafood, including salmon and it’s so easy to make. Lucky enough, I live in Rhode Island where fresh seafood is readily available. If you don’t live seaside, make sure to look for fish that is wild caught and not farm raised (especially tilapia!) to make sure the health benefits aren’t being washed out by chemicals and the (really gross, you don’t even want to know) things that farm raised fish are fed.

Ingredients:

4 oz of salmon
1/2 of a bunch of asparagus (approximate)
1/2 C of brown rice

Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Dried basil
Non-stick olive oil based cooking spray

How to Make:

  1. Set the oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  2. While it is pre-heating, line a baking pan with foil and spray with non stick spray.
  3. Lay salmon on the pan (skin on, skin side down), and the asparagus, mist them both lightly with olive oil.
  4. Season salmon and asparagus with sea salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. While salmon is baking, cook the brown rice according to the package. I find it usually takes about the same time to cook as the salmon and asparagus. Drain the rice and scoop 1/2 C onto the plate. There will be extra, great for meal prep!
  7. Carefully take the baking pan out of the oven and use a flat spatula to slide the salmon up off the foil, it should come off easy.
  8. Use the same method to scoop the asparagus onto the plate.

Enjoy!

Pan prep!
Ingredients!
Yum! Asparagus!
Into the oven!
Delicious!
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Easy Oatmeal Breakfasts

One of my favorite super simple and easy breakfasts!

Macros: 355 calories, P: 9, C: 34, F: 11 (dependent on toppings)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

2 tablespoons peanut butter

Chopped strawberries, blueberries or sliced bananas as toppings (mix and match)!

Drizzle of honey

Cinnamon

How to Make:

1. Cook oats

2. Add cinnamon

3. Add peanut butter

4. Get creative with fruit toppings!

5. Drizzle with honey

Add a hard boiled egg on the side or some scrambled egg whites for added protein!

Enjoy!

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My Favorite Summer Salad

It’s Summertime and it’s getting HOT and muggy here in Rhode Island! I don’t know about you guys, but at the end of a hot day, I don’t usually want to cook a hot lunch or dinner (or really have the stove or oven running) and I am not as hungry because of the heat. Salads and cold dishes are a staple for Summer eating! Oh and make sure you’re drinking your weight or goal weight in water to stay hydrated!

Ingredients:

Grilled chicken (let it cool a bit!) with brew pub chicken seasoning
1/2 small avocado
Handful of grape tomato’s cut in half
1/2 a cucumber

How to Make:

  1. Grill chicken, season with Brew Pub Chicken seasoning.
  2. Cut up tomato’s, cucumbers, and avocado. Store the other half of the avocado with some onions or lemon juice to help prevent it from browning.
  3. When chicken is done cooking let it cool a bit.
  4. Toss everything in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

If you don’t eat meat, feel free to skip the chicken or add in your favorite meat free alternative to get some protein!

Enjoy!

Now here are some of the fun photos that you didn’t have to scroll endlessly through to get to the recipe!

Look at this fun avocado keeper I found on Amazon! Review coming later!
My seasonings!