Thursday, June 19, 2008

Super Easy High Protein Pudding--Only Three Ingredients!

High protein puddings are a tasty way to pack more protein into your meal plan but pre-packaged versions leave your wallet a little lean. This protein pudding requires no special equipment and all three ingredients can be found in most local grocery stores. Bon appetit!

1 package of dry fat-free, sugar-free pudding mix (chocolate or vanilla)
1 15-16 oz low-carb chocolate Ready to Drink Protein Shake*
3/4 cup no-sugar-added soy milk

1. Combine all in a bowl and blend with a whisk or hand-held mixer (smoother consistency)

Makes about three 1 cup servings

150 kcal; 20 protein; 3 fat; 10 carbohydrates

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Easy, Fast, and Delicious High Protein Breakfast-- Eggs on the Grill!

Though a daily morning omelet is delightful, neither the smoldering summer heat nor a busy schedule are conducive to preparing breakfast over a hot stove! This dish is designed to be a convenient, tasty and healthful breakfast option. Enjoy!

Gas Grill: preheat to medium-hot heat)
Round non-stick cake pan
Fitting lid or aluminum foil
Heavy duty oven mitts (silicone or fabric that can take the heat)

cooking spray
1 cup egg whites or egg beaters
3/4 cup left over grilled summer squash, onions and bell peppers
1/4 cup feta or Gorgonzola cheese, divided
2 sprigs basil (leaves pull off and torn into pieces
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat grill to medium or high (if you are cooking on a small grill)
2. Spray non-stick cake pan with cooking spray
3. Add egg whites or egg beaters to cake pan
4. Sprinkle veggies and 1/2 of the feta cheese (2 Tbsp; 15g) on top evenly
5. Cover and place on the grill where the pan will be exposed to even, and preferably indirect, heat
6. Take a quick shower (5-7 minutes; this time will vary based on the heat of your grill and cake pan size)
7. Go outside and pull your meal off the grill
8. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and 1/2 basil on one side of the cooked omelet; fold the omelet over
9. Transfer to a plate and top with the remaining basil; salt and pepper as desired.

Wow! Now you have breakfast that took 2 minutes of effort and kept your house cool!

260 kcal; 33 g protein; 9 g fat; 6 g sat fat; 11g carbs; 2 g fiber