How is everyone doing? I know you are training hard and eating good. Are you getting in the best shape of your life?
I am working out up to 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday and sometimes on the weekend. I prepare my food on Sunday and I’m ready for the week. To be successful you need to have a plan. Talk to your trainer if you need help.
I have a few good snacks for you,
* rice cake with almond butter
* (big no bake cookie) 1/2 cup raw oaks with 1/2 water one scoop of protein powder, put one teaspoon peanut butter on top. Put in the refrigeratoruntil hard. YUM YUM!!!
*How about a great salad with lemon dressing?
10 oz. pre-washed fresh spinach
12 oz. oven-roasted diced chicken breast (such as Tyson)
1 pint strawberries hulled and sliced
½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
½ cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1. Divide spinach among four plates. Layer chicken pieces,strawberries and pecans on top of spinach.
2. Whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle on salad.
TIP: For extra flavor, toast pecans for 1—2 minutes in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cool before adding to salad. NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 250 calories, 19 g protein, 22 g carbs, 12 g fat, 7 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 1,120 mg sodium
Low-Fat Peanut Butter Yogurt – Try this reader recipe on its own…or as a dip for apples and your other favorite fruits and veggies!
* 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
• 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
• 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
Mix or whisk all ingredients together to remove all lumps.
NUTRIENTS PER SERVING:
Calories: 360, Total Fat: 10 g, Sat. Fat: 3.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 270 mg, Total Carbs: 24 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Sugars: 19 g; Protein: 43 g; Iron: 0.56 mg
Have a great week and stay healthy!