9 Portable Protein Snacks To Take On The Go

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    A mid-afternoon snack can be just what you need to get you through till dinner. Here’s my favorite Portable protein snack ideas that will keep you satisfied through the afternoon. Eating three meals a one snack or high protein treat during the day helps some people to stick to a weight loss program. Everyone needs a snack in their life. Portable snacks can help when we have a quick break from running errands, work or even school. We all know that some snacks are better for you than others, but what makes a specific snack better than another. 4 Reasons […]

    How Does Weight Watchers Work? Is Weight Watchers for Me? {honest review}


    This post contains affiliate links, but the opinions are mine. Weight Watchers. We’ve all heard of it, and some of us have looked into it. But what really is it? Have you ever wondered if it’s another one of those diets that everyone talks about, but no one really makes progress with? If you’re sitting on the fence wondering, “Is Weight Watchers for me?”, then this article is for you. We will be discussing what Weight Watchers is, the pro’s and con’s, as well as things to be sure and consider before making that final decision.  What are Weight Watchers […]

    No-Bake Protein Cherry Cheesecake for 1

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    High protein, no-bake Protein Cherry Cheesecake (or apple)! With 26 grams of protein, and no added sugar, this protein cheesecake can help you reach your weight loss goals! The calories and macros for this Protein Cheesecake is 242 calories, 26 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of fat. I’ve been eating 3 meals a day, with one protein dessert or snack in the afternoon. I love this meal schedule because eating tasty treats like this, that has protein in it makes it so I never feel deprived!! So satisfying! So, this past weekend, I wanted to […]

    Low Calorie Zucchini & Potato Cheese Omelet {with 22 g protein}

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    Delicious breakfast that’s high in protein, flavor, and nutrition! This zucchini potato cheesy omelet is low in calories and very filling. The calories for this zucchini and potato omelet is 206 calories. The macros are 22 g protein, 9 grams carbs, and 9 grams of fat. If you’ve been here awhile, you know I eat a lot of eggs! I really think it’s the perfect breakfast to start my day. High in protein, low in calories, eggs are my favorite. Eggs are also so versatile. They can taste different every day. And, veggies are a more natural way to include […]

    Gluten Free Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

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    These peanut butter protein pancakes are gluten free, and delicious. This recipe is so simple, using just 4 ingredients; protein powder, egg whites, banana, and peanut butter powder! Each protein pancake (and the recipe makes 4 total) has 58 calories, 8.5 g protein, 4.6 g carbs and 0.5 g fat How to add protein to pancakes Although I’m a self diagnosed carboholic, I do realize the value of getting protein for breakfast. Not only does combining carbs with protein help you stay full for longer, it actually curbs my appetite, helping me stick to my meal plan. So, adding protein […]

    Fall Grilled Chicken Peach Salad Recipe

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    With 25 grams of protein, this Green salad with chicken and peaches is the perfect fall weight loss meal! Calories and macros for this Chicken Peach Salad recipe is 281 calories, 25 g protein, 27 g carbs, and 8 grams of fat. I mentioned in my post about my current diet, that I like to eat a green salad for lunch. (see the meal plan post here). Mostly, I eat a green salad on the day’s I’m working from home. But, when I go to school, my lunches look a little different. (see those here) But, because it’s fall and […]

    Protein Cookie Dough Blizzard


    Delicious protein ice cream milkshake with chunks of protein cookie dough mixed in to create a healthy ice cream blizzard. The total Calories and macros for this protein ice cream cookie dough blizzard is 280 calories, 33 g protein, 36 g carbs, and 3 g fat. If I haven’t already mentioned it 10,000 times, I started grad school this fall. While I LOVE being in school (aging makes you appreciate it I guess), I have found it so hard to share the things I’ve been eating on the blog! I do bring my lunch 2-3 times per week, so I […]

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

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    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 […]

    Low Calorie Pumpkin Protein Mug Cake

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    For a low calorie, high protein dessert, try this pumpkin protein mug cake! You only need 1 minute in the microwave and some protein powder and pumpkin to make it today! I love using protein powder in mug cakes, because it’s an easy way to feel like you’re eating dessert, but you also get a huge serving of protein at the same time. I’ve been eating a lot more protein this year, as I’ve tried to build muscle and lose weight. It’s the leanest I’ve been in 47 years, so I really feel like the added protein has contributed to […]

    Protein Pumpkin Waffle {93 Calories}

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    These pumpkin waffles, made with high protein ingredients like egg whites and cottage cheese, have only 93 calories and 8 grams of protein each. I’ve been making some variation of this low calorie, high protein, waffle or pancake, over and over. The original pancake with practically the same ingredients is here. The high protein, low calorie waffle can be found here. All three of these are similar (egg whites and oats), with only slight variations. Once I decided to make a pumpkin waffle, I knew I wanted to use the same ingredients, but just add a little bit of pumpkin […]

    Low Calorie Vanilla Protein Graham Cracker Squares

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    This creamy and delicious vanilla protein spread has whipped cream, protein powder, and Greek yogurt for 6 grams of protein per graham cracker square. Each graham cracker square has 90 Calories, 6 G protein, 12 G carbs, AND 2 G fat! Hey friends! I’m back with another protein dessert. I know I share a lot of desserts on this blog, but I have such a sweet tooth. And, when I can include protein with my desserts, AND practice portion control, it’s a win-win for me. The best way I am practicing portion control right now, is just keeping my environment […]

    Short Healthy Road Trip Meal Ideas with Food Prep

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    Full day of eating! Healthy ideas for road trip meals with protein, carbs, plus fruits and veggies! We’re headed on a min road trip to the river tomorrow, and I just finished prepping food for our stay. We only needed two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and snacks. My meal plan for the 1 day road trip: 🥚𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: For breakfast, I decided we could eat: Hard Boiled Eggs, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, and fruit. 🥯𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: For a healthy lunch, I decided we would eat BBQ chicken sandwiches on skinny bagels with tomato & lettuce plus veggies. (for healthy lunch box ideas […]

    Low Calorie Flat Bread Chicken Parmesan Pizza

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    This quick and easy low calorie chicken parmesan pizza is made with Joseph’s 60 calorie pita bread, pre-cooked canned chicken, parmesan, mozzarella, and mini pepperoni! Eat the whole pizza, guilt free! The calories and macros for this whole pizza is 328 calories, 32 g protein, 18 g carbs, and 18 grams of fat. Since I’m always on the lookout for low calorie bread options, I kept trying to find the Joseph’s brand Lavash bread I hear everyone raving about. While I have tried and loved it in the past, my store NEVER has it in stock. But, while I was […]

    12 Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas for Weight Loss

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    I’m sharing 12 Packable healthy lunches to sustain weight loss. Each balanced lunch is half veggies, 1/4 protein and 1/4 carbs. My packable lunches are a slight deviation from the weight loss meals I ate all summer (you can see those healthy meals here!). These lunches are more in line with my plate diet, except instead of splitting the grains and fruits into their own category, I’ve been eating 1/4 of the meal carbs- so I choose between a grain or a fruit). For weight loss, I’ve found the Macro plate ideal with 1/2 your meal from veggies. Then for […]

    Crustless Protein Pumpkin Pie

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    Delicious PROTEIN PUMPKIN PIE!! Made with Pumpkin flavored protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin, then baked till it becomes a tender pie. 24 grams of protein for the full mini pie! For one mini pie, you’ll get 220 calories, 24 grams of protein, 32 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of fat. I love fall! Summer is still hanging on around here with hot days and dry weather, but the mornings are cooler, I’ve seen some leaves starting to change color in the mountains, and yesterday at the grocery store they were selling pumpkins. Yay! Fall makes me want […]

    19 ways to try Cauliflower Rice

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    19 recipe ideas to make and enjoy cauliflower rice! Have you tried cauliflower rice yet? Cauliflower rice is a great rice substitute that substantially lowers both calories and carbs. One cup of white rice has 210 calories and 45g of carbs versus 27 calories and 5g of carbs in the cauliflower version. Cauliflower rice is a great way to add another veggie to your meal or sneak some extra vitamins into your kids. While mushier than white rice, it mimics the texture and substance of rice making it an easy substitute. Almost anything you can do with traditional rice can […]

    26 Fool-Proof Strategies to Stop Food Cravings for Any Lifestyle

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    Are food cravings steam rolling your diet goals? Learn more about what cravings are and ideas to manage them! Food cravings versus hunger Let’s start with some definitions for clarity. Food cravings and hunger are not the same thing. Hunger is purely physical. You know the typical symptoms of hunger: a rumbling stomach, empty gut feeling, low energy, “hangry”. Hunger comes from he body. Cravings, on the other hand, come from the mind. A craving is a strong desire for a particular food. A craving generally comes on from an environmental or emotional trigger. A food craving experience is multi-dimensional […]

    Peaches and Cream Protein French Toast (High protein, low fat)

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    Protein powder, peaches, and low calorie bread are the main ingredients in this delicious, healthy protein french toast breakfast! Each peach flavored protein french toast slice is only 80 calories with 8.2 grams of protein, 11 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fat. It’s peach season! You all know how much I love peaches! Peaches are one of my favorite things about summer. Here in Utah we have an abundance of orchards, so summer farm stands are full of fresh peaches. Nothing makes a great dessert like fresh peaches and I decided to take my love of peaches to […]