Trying to come up with some healthy alternatives for me for thanksgiving so I can actually eat with everyone
I prepared 1 cup of dry Quinoa in 1 cup of MSG free chicken broth and 1 cup of water – brought water to a boil, poured in dry Quinoa, covered it well and turned it down to a simmer for 15 mins –
In a large fry pan I fried 2 diced med onions and 2 cans of mushroom pieces in butter and a mix of Zesty Mrs Dash and garlic salt to taste, I added about 1/4 of a cup of broth to the fry pan while cooking then when they were about halfway done, 10 mins, I added 1 cup of walnut and cooked for another 10 mins.
I toasted 2 slices of whole wheat bread, I like the really nutty stuff, and diced it super fine then at the end of the 20 min saute I threw it in with the onions and stirred it in, (you can skip this part I just like to add a little thickness)
Finally I poured the cooked quinoa into the fry pan and stirred it up well and let sit for 5 to 10 mins before eating.
I made yummy protein cookies/candy today.
I based them on the classic no bake cookie recipe with some changes…
16 oz of Adam’s natural no sugar added crunchy peanut butter
1 stick of butter
1 cup of old fashion oats
½ unsweetened cocoa powder
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (I only had 1 each of unjury chocolate and vanilla)
2 ½ cups of baking Splenda
1 cup of soy nuts,
¾ cup mixed nuts
¼ cup mixed dried fruit
¾ cup high protein granola (10 grams protein a cup)
1/3 cup 2 % milk
I put the peanut butter, butter and cocoa powder in a large pan and melted bringing just below a boil, I then added the oatmeal and stirred it in then the Splenda mixing it together til it began to clump a bit.
I then folded in the soy nuts, mixed nuts and fruit to the mix and added the granola then began adding the milk slowly stirring it in til the mix is smooth and sticks together.
I then let it cool a little and spooned it in to small muffin tins, it made about 48 so after I give some away to friends to try I will freeze the rest and try to only eat about 1 a day.
It comes out to 7-8 grams of protein each with under 18 grams of carbs, (depending on which recipe checker I use) all of them pretty complex carbs