Archive for September, 2015

Gluten Free Protein Pancakes

One of my favorite meals is breakfast. I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day. These protein pancakes are high in protein and carbs and are great for a pre or post workout meal.  You can put different toppings and to change the macro nutrients. My personal favorite is caramel syrup, bananas and pecans.

  • 1/4 Cup Gluten Free Bisquick
  • 1 scope Quest Protein Powder (I have used both Multiple Purpose Mix and Peanut Butter in this recipe)
  • 1/4 Cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Coconut Oil Spray
  1. Heat pan and spray with coconut oil.
  2. If using a 12 in pan pour entire batter in pan. If using a smaller pan then pour 1/2 of the batter in the pan.
  3. Wait until the edges look dry so when you flipped the pancake it doesn’t fall apart.
  4. Cook second side for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once done top with fresh fruit or other toppings.

Note: You can use this batter for pancakes or waffles.

Approximate macronutrient breakdown:  Protein 40g, Carbs 50g, Fats 3 , Calories 387

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3 Bean Turkey Chili

This 3 Bean Turkey Chili provides you will a good source of lean protein, complex carbs and healthy fats.

Ingredients

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Directions
  1. In a large pot add onions and meat, sprinkled with garlic powder and cook until no longer pink (drain using a plate, if desired).
  2. Next add the beans, tomatoes, and spices and stir until combined.
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

Approximately makes 8- 1 Cup Servings

Approximate Macros. Protein 32, Carbs 27 and Fats 10.  340 Calories.

Want a little extra kick try adding a dab of greek yogurt and some low fat cheese.

 

Recipe adapted from Jamie Eason’s 3 Bean Turkey Chili