Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl and blend until smooth. Fill lined or greased muffin cups with 1/3 cup of batter and 3 chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown and inserted toothpick comes out slightly moist. Makes 12 muffins.
I am a sucker for a good Philly cheese steak sandwich and this was beyond my expectations and so full of flavor. It was super easy and done in 30 minutes!! My boys loved them too! Also, this lean ground turkey breast is awesome it has much less fat then lean ground turkey so it makes it easier to add more cheese… and who doesn’t love more cheese!
Turkey Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes Macros for just 1/2 cup of turkey cheese steak mixture: Carbs: 2.6g Protein: 15g Fat: 4.2g Macros with 1/2 cup of mixture on sandwich thin: Carbs: 24.6g Protein:20g Fat: 5.2g Yields 5 cups, Serving size 1/2 cup
1 pound lean ground turkey breast
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
8 ounces brown mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup beef broth (I used I cup water with 1 beef bullion cube)
9 slices Provolone Cheese ( F 5 C 1 P 5)
Add the ground turkey to a med/large sized pan on the stove and cook until done. apart.
Remove the turkey from pan, spray pan with non-stick cooking spray and add the the onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. I sprayed cooking spray as they cooked as needed.
Let brown for 1-2 minutes before stirring, then let brown for another 1-2 minutes before stirring again.
Add the turkey back into the pan.
In a small cup mix the beef broth and cornstarch together
Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth/cornstarch mixture into the pan.
Cook until the mixture is only slightly liquidy (about 75% of the mixture is above liquid), 3-5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, add in chopped cheese.
Served on toasted sandwich thins.
If you are on our 12 Week Get Fit Plan message me if you need help adjusting the macros to fit your plan.
One of my favorite things to do in the Summer is to BBQ. I love eating out on our deck with my family and enjoying Summer nights together. Tonight I grilled hamburgers for my boys and ground turkey breast for me, it was the best!
-1 Xtreme Wellness High Fiber Low Carb whole wheat wrap (Wal-Mart)
-3 slices of Hillshire Farm Naturals Turkey Breast (Costco)
-1 slice reduced fat cheese (Costco)
-Carb free veggies as desired. Here are a few of my favorites: spinach, cucumbers, peppers or anything else I have on hand.
-Top with 2 tablespoons of your favorite Skinny Girl dressing…my favs are Balsamic Vinaigrette and Poppyseed. (Wal-Mart)
I like to add a side of carrots or fruit to get more carbs.
For those on our 12 Week Get Fit Plan…Message me if you need help adjusting the macros to fit your plan.
When you find yourself at Smith’s at 9:30 at night just to get more Halo Top ice cream to eat with your Protein Brownies you know you have found something good!! This my friends, is a party in your mouth!
Isn’t it awesome that you can have brownies and ice cream and still meet your fitness goals?! I saw this Protein Brownie recipe on @macro_gal’s Instagram and wanted to try it out, they are good, and for sure best cold but, when you add your favorite Halo Top ice cream or yogurt with them it’s a game changer, you need to try it!
Protein Brownies Yields: about 6 Serving size: 105 grams Macros per serving: Carbs: 16.2g Protein: 16.2g Fat: 5.7g
Ingredients & Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325
24g mini semi sweet chocolate chips
5g coconut oil
Melt together and set aside.
1 cube(220g) fat free cream cheese
55g plain Greek yogurt
120g pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons fat free creamer (I used powder)
Add cooled chocolate mixture.
Add dry ingredients:
3 tablespoons coconut flour
7 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 scoop protein powder (your choice)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix together until smooth, pour into 8×8 or 9×9 greased pan, top with 22g mini semi sweet chocolate chips. Bake 35-38 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and refrigerate (they taste best when cold).
Recipe from @macro_gal
Macros with Halo Top and Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt
Brownie and Ice Cream Combo Carbs: 26g Protein: 17g Fat: 5.85g
3/4 cup Halo Top Ice Cream (I had Sea Salt Caramel, macros vary depending on what kind you get.) and 52.5g Protein Brownie
Pretty much heaven right here, I wanted to lick my plate clean and I might have…this is where the party is! Halo Top ice cream is delish on its own but add a little Protein Brownie to it and wowzers!
Brownie and Yogurt Combo Carbs: 17g Protein: 20g Fat: 2.85g
1 cup Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt with 52.2g Protein Brownie
Lately I have been all about quick and easy meal ideas…here are a few of my new favs! It’s always good to have quick and easy options on hand to keep you on track.
I am loving this Orgain Grass Fed Protein drink, it is similar to Muscle milk but without artificial sweetener and preservatives. Found this gem at Sam’s Club the other day. I always keep one in the diaper bag for when I am on the run. My sister and I made it out to Farmington Station last week and it was so nice to get out and get some sun! Macros: F 2g C 10g P 20g
Cottage cheese is for sure a staple at our house, I love to add fruit to it too, it’s a great and easy way to get protein!
Cottage Cheese and Crackers Carbs: 18.5g Protein: 20.5g Fat: 5.75g
3/4 cup 2% Darigold Cottage Cheese
5 reduced fat Ritz crackers
McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning
Put cottage cheese in bowl and sprinkle with seasoning (A small amount goes along way, so start out with a little and add more to your liking.) Enjoy with crackers. I also love to do 3/4 cup of cottage cheese and 1/2 cup of no sugar added pineapple….delish!!
Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt with Nature Valley Protein Granola….add 1/4 cup granola to yogurt. Macros: F 3g C 24.5g P 17g
Grilled cheese and a creamy tomato soup is one of my favorite combos and today here in Utah with the snow it’s a perfect day to have it. I had a friend tell me about this creamy Red Pepper Tomato Soup she found at Sam’s Club and it did not disappoint. You will love this combo!!
1 (8 oz ) carton of Pacific roasted red pepper and tomato soup (found at Sam’s Club)
1 whole wheat sandwich thin
1 slice reduced fat colby jack cheese
Instructions: Spray pan and sandwich thin with a little non stick cooking spray, place cheese in between and grill both sides until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted. Warm soup up and enjoy!
I am loving this quick and easy Fruit and Yogurt Parfait! It’s perfect for when you are wanting something sweet and refreshing! These are also great to make ahead of time when you need something to grab and go on those crazy mornings… just put the granola in a small baggy and add it right before you eat it. Your family will love them too!
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Carbs: 30.5g Protein: 17g Fat: 3g
1 Dannnon Light and Fit Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 cup Nature Valley Oats and Honey Protein Granola
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
Layer in cup or mix together in bowl and enjoy! For those on our 12 Week Get Fit program message me if you need help adjusting the macros to fit your plan.
I love soup this time of year and this Healthy Lasagna Soup did not disappoint! You and your family will love it! Healthy Lasagna Soup Yields: About 9 1/2 cups Serving size: 1 1/2 cups** Carbs: 26.5g Protein:17g Fat: 6.5g
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 onion, diced
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
4 chicken bullion cubes
4 cups water
1 (28 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 3/4 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
8 whole wheat lasagna noodles, broken into bite size pieces
Boil water and cook lasagna noodles as directed on package. In another pot on medium heat cook turkey, onion and garlic until meat is cooked through. Drain fat from meat. Add water, chicken bullion cubes, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spices, sugar and cooked noodles. Stir to combine, bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
**I ate one cup of soup instead of 1 1/2 and added a piece of whole wheat toast to the side, you could do either. Macros for 1 cup: Carbs: 17.5g Protein: 11g Fat: 4g
Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend and treat yourself with this yummy Pumpkin Smoothie!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Carbs: 34.5 grams (net 31.4 grams) Protein: 20 grams Fat: 3 grams
1/2 cup pure canned pumpkin
1 medium sized frozen banana
6 oz vanilla Carb Master Yogurt (I get it at Smith’s, it’s Kroger brand) OR you could use Dannon Light & Fit Greek vanilla yogurt (This will change the macros a little, macros are figured from using Carb Master Yogurt.)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder or what equals 10 grams of protein
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon lite Cool Whip
pinch of nutmeg
Blend all ingredients in blender except Cool Whip and nutmeg, poor into glass and top with Cool Whip and nutmeg. Enjoy!
14 ounce can diced tomatoes with green peppers, celery and onions
2 cups peppers chooped, I used one red and one green
15 ounce can tomato sauce
3 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups cooked brown rice
Brown turkey with your onion in a skillet over medium heat. Drain your turkey and onions and place in slow cooker. Add tomatoes (juice and all) and the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
1 whole wheat Xtreme Wellness High fiber low-carb tortilla, warmed
1 pound thawed chicken breast, cut into strips
1 medium sized onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
Homemade Chicken Fajita Seasoning ( recipe below)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon salsa
1 tablespoon light sour cream
chopped lettuce, as desired
Instructions: Place cut chicken in a large skillet heated at medium heat. Once chicken is cooked, add onion and pepper, cook until veggies are soft. Add 1/2 of the homemade powder and water. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium/low heat.
*Meal idea : Add 2 ounces of cooked chicken, pepper and onions as desired, salsa, lettuce and sour cream to warmed tortilla and enjoy. I added fresh steamed green beans to the side to get my extra carbs. You can add any fruit or veggie to the side just make sure and measure accordingly so you stay on track for the day. For those on our 12 Week Get Fit program- message me if you need any help adjusting the macros or need ideas for additional carbs.
Pregnancy Tip: Add 2.5 ounces of chicken instead of 2 ounces to bump the protein up to 21.5 grams
Homemade Chicken Fajita Seasoning
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
Whisk together all of the spices and store in an airtight container.
1 Xtreme Wellness whole wheat high fiber- low carb tortilla
2.5 oz chicken, I made these for my family and put 1 pound of frozen chicken in the crock-pot with a package of taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water in the morning…Makes for an easy dinner idea!
2 tablespoons Tosititos Salsa Con Queso
1/2 tostada, I bought Guerrero brand
1 tablespoon salsa
1 tablespoon light sour cream
Shredded lettuce as desired
Spread Queso on bottom of tortilla and add chicken on top Queso. You might need to break the 1/2 tostada into two pieces and place on top chicken, it will be easier to fold crunchwrap this way. Add sour cream, salsa and a little lettuce on top tostada.
To fold the crunchwrap, start with the bottom of the tortilla and fold the edge up over the center. Continue to work your way around, folding the tortilla over the center fillings. There will be a spot left open in the center; cut a small piece of another tortilla and tuck it in the center, so it’s fully covered.
Spray a large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Place crunchwrap seam-side down onto the skillet. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, or until golden-brown. Carefully, flip over and cook other side until golden-brown. Serve immediately.
Pregnancy tip: Add 3 oz. of chicken instead of 2.5 oz. to get a total of 20.5 oz of protein.
1 whole wheat sandwich thin (Oroweat)
1 teaspoon low-fat mayo
1-2 tomatoes, sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 slices reduced fat cheese*
*You can use any kind of reduced fat cheese, I love the Finlandia reduced fat variety pack from Costco. It has Colby Jack, Cheddar, Swiss or Havarti. The Havarti and Swiss have a little less fat then the other 2 kinds so, if you want to reduce the fat a bit use those.
Spread thin layer of mayo on both sides of sandwich thin, put sliced tomato on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, place cheese on top and broil in oven until cheese is melted.