The Complete High Protein Food List {printable with calories}

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Eating sufficient protein can help with weight loss while preserving muscle. Print this high protein food list for your fridge or notebook today and get new ideas for dietary protein. Getting older, and becoming the old lady on the bikini stage, I’ve been consuming more protein. I recently wrote about my top 25 protein foods I eat the most here. But, I thought a more comprehensive list would be fun to make, organized by how many grams of protein you get when weights are equal (100 grams). (Skip the reading and just print the list here!) What is protein? Proteins […]

Chewy, Low Calorie Pumpkin Bagel Recipe {Under 50 calories per bagel!}

These homemade, chewy, low calorie pumpkin bagels are perfect for breakfast. Eat with a protein for a balanced meal! I’ve struggled my whole life trying to balance my love for baking with my desire to lose weight. It’s particularly challenging raising kids and always being in the kitchen. It’s even harder when you are a food blogger, and always in the kitchen. I definitely have a problem of snacking while I cook. A bite, a nibble, a lick, adds up quickly, and I mindlessly taste everything! It has helped a lot that my kids are no longer so young that […]

The Best Edible Protein Cookie Dough Recipe

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This is the best recipe for high protein, edible, cookie dough. I used only 6 ingredients: Vanilla whey protein powder, flour, light butter, egg whites, mini chocolate chips, and vanilla extract! DELICIOUS! I see recipes for protein cookie dough all over the internet. And I’ve tried them all! But none of them were right for me. They either were High in fat because they used nut butters or seed butters. Had a terrible after taste because they used fake sugars. Were too gritty because they use chickpeas. They were too high in calories because they had too many ingredients. Or […]

52 Weight Loss Affirmations To Start Using Today

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Affirmations are a powerful way to create your ideal life. These weight loss affirmation can help you reach your goals by creating the intentions and behaviors that will help you finally lose the weight for good. Our thoughts have the power to shape our lives. And when your goal is to lose weight, starting with your thoughts can give you a huge advantage. Some people credit Buddha for saying, ” What you think,you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” Buddha Will Affirmations Work for Weight Loss? Becoming the person you want to become, begins with […]

Easy, Low Calorie, High Protein, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies!

These low calorie cookies couldn’t be easier! Using peanut butter protein fluff for the center, and 10 calorie chocolate cookies, you can enjoy this low calorie peanut butter chocolate cookie and still reach your weight loss goals. I didn’t embark on creating these low calorie cookies as a chocolate cookie sandwich. In fact, all I was trying to do was make some peanut butter fluff! Just like my strawberry protein fluff, and pumpkin protein pudding, I wanted a peanut butter version. I was going to top the peanut butter protein fluff with some crumbled up chocolate cookies, or place a […]

Best Pumpkin Protein Pudding

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Sweet Recipes using protein powder can feel like dessert! This simple pumpkin protein pudding is no exception! Make it today for 27 grams of extra protein. From the very first time I first made strawberry protein fluff, I was hooked! Creating a creamy pudding from protein powder was the key to me getting more protein in my diet, with the fewest calories. I was never a fan of drinking protein shakes, unless I was able make it taste like a milkshake, with loads of ice. I knew protein powder was important to my goals of building muscle and losing weight, […]

High Protein Meal Prep for Weight Loss

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Crush your weight loss goals by being prepared! These are the high protein foods I meal prep for each week and you should too. How Protein Can Help You with Weight Loss To be clear- calories count! With too many calories, whether they come from carb, protein or fat, you will not be succesful with weight loss. However, through 4 decades of dieting, I have found, a higher protein diet has curbed my appetite significantly. Processed foods and grain based, high fat carbs trigger a desire for me to eat more and more. I find it extremely difficult to sit […]

4 Portion Control Plates That Get Results


Whether your goal is weight loss, better health, or disease management, portion control plates can impact behavior change and help you see results. We all have great intentions to eat better, eat less, and control our portions. But when it’s meal time and we’re famished, anything on our plate if fair game! Bread? Give me 3. Cheese? Drown my pasta with it please! All of that changed when I started using portion control plates. Studies show, if you double the amount of food on your plate, you will unknowingly eat 35% more food than if you had a modest portion. […]

Low Calorie Chicken Alfredo Pasta {Low Carb and Gluten- Free}

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Low carb and gluten free, this lighter low calorie Chicken Alfredo pasta should be on your dinner table tonight! Being a pasta and bread girl, I’m always looking to save a few calories and still eat my carbs. In fact, I wrote a whole post about my low calorie bread finds in the store. Low Calorie and Low Carb Pasta substitutes I desperately needed a way to eat Chicken Alfredo pasta but cut back on the calories and carbs. Pasta does have several low calorie and low carb alternatives. All three of these are gluten free and they are a […]

9 Easy Grilled Chicken Salad Recipes

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When it comes to a healthy green salad, adding grilled chicken can make your meal be more filling with very few extra calories. Here are 9 different healthy recipe ideas for your next easy grilled chicken salad. While I’m no expert in grilling chicken, I can definitely assemble a colorful and delicious green salad. I’ve been working on my grilling though and I think my grilled chicken is getting much better! Secrets to juicy grilled chicken The problem with grilled chicken, especially when you are using chicken breasts, is that it can often get dry. No one wants a dry […]

Fast and Easy Grilled Chicken BBQ Salad

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Delicious, high protein meal idea for lunch or dinner! This grilled chicken BBQ salad is fast, filling, and can support any weight loss goals. Green Salads, topped with protein have been critical to helping me with weight loss. (see my weight loss story here) Green salads are low in calories and filing at the same time. You can add a lot of veggies, some low calorie dressings, and it can keep you satiated for hours if you are trying to not eat between meals. I also decided to get better at using our grill! Even though it’s the end of […]

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

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The best grilled chicken cobb salad is made with juicy chicken, grilled to perfection. This low calorie recipe also includes hard boiled eggs, avocado, crispy bacon, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, and blue cheese. The calories for this grilled chicken cobb salad are 379 calories, which is perfect for dinner if you are eating 3 meals a day diet and your goal is 1200. Some grilled chicken salads, even when you make them at home can be double those calories. Portion control really is the only way to keep those calories down, without compromising on the flavor for this recipe. Some […]