Mr. Grinch Smoothie

This has been my go-to snack lately. I am constantly looking for easy-to-make, high quality snacks as I’m usually juggling kids, lunch, toys, nursing, whatever. The key is to have all the ingredients on hand, close by each other and ready to go. 

Oh and the best part…Trey loves it too!
There are many variations of a “green” smoothie but here’s what I do…
Mr. Grinch Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 scoop NNW Healthy Whey Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder (found in HyVee Health Market)
large handful of organic spinach
1 frozen banana
spoonful of natural peanut butter (about 1-2 T)
scoop of chia seeds or ground flaxseed
about 8-10 oz skim milk
Instructions:
Blend and enjoy!

Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

Nut Butter Power Bars

To add to my collection of “clean” power bars, I tried two variations of this Wellmark recipe last week.  Both turned out yummy according to my tough critics, J and Trey, so thought I’d share!

Nut Butter Power Bars
Ingredients:
2 C quick oats or old fashioned
1 C natural peanut butter, almond butter or other variety
1 C honey
1 C dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, raisins, apricots, etc)
1 C ground flaxseed
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used NNW Healthy Whey)
Instructions:
Mix all ingredients together and stir until blended  Spread mixture into a 13x10inch pan and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Store in fridge for 1 to 2 weeks or freeze for later use.  I like to cut and wrap into individual portion sizes for a quick on-the-go or pre/post workout snack.  If you cut into 32 bars each serving is about 170 calories.  Keep in mind the dried fruit and nut butter will make a higher calorie snack, especially if your bars are larger. 

Have a teenager at home who “doesn’t have time for breakfast.”  Throw one of these at them as they head out the door!  A sure hit! 

Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

Romantic Dinner for Two

For Jeremy and I’s wedding I made him a homemade coupon book 🙂

Last night he used his first one…

So I whipped up the Cranberry Spinach Stuffed Chicken (found in labels:Chicken) that he loves so much.

we had a side of butternut squash and Uncle Ben’s chicken flavored brown rice
I made the protein pumpkin recipe I posted last week (labels:pumpkin).
As the saying goes….don’t judge a book by its cover….same goes for pie 🙂 This was soooo tasty and packed with protein!
Getting ready for our Ugly Sweater Christmas Party tomorrow! Don’t worry…I will post lots of pics!
Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good