Monday, December 27, 2010

Throw it Out!

I'm going to keep this short and to the point.

Thanksgiving is long gone, and now the Holiday Season is behind us (and don't say 'but what about New Years?')  Time to CLEAN OUT THOSE KITCHENS!

I've been hearing this one a lot lately "Well I am just going to finish up what I have in the kitchen because I don't want it to go to waste.' .......Sound familiar?

Here is an idea:  How about you give the Holiday food away to co-workers or that poor college kid you know or (gasp!) THROW IT OUT!  Ask yourself, wouldn't you rather waste food than waste your hard work and efforts?  What do I mean?  You go to the gym and slave away, you try to eat well and you push yourself toward your why waste that precious time? 

I don't know about you...but I'd rather waste food :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins - MMMMMM

Can't take credit for this one- fitness model Jamie Eason came up with this one and it is soooo good!  I just made some for my meal plan for the week!  These are great to have as meals or have on hand for snacks for on go as they supply you with non-synthetic protein from real animal proteins.  Best of all - they are SUPER easy!!

2 lbs ground turkey
3 egg whites
1 cup quick oats
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp thyme
2 tsp yellow mustard
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp chipotle pepper spice
2 garlic cloves
pre-chopped onion and peppers (found in the produce section of most grocery stores or just buy an onion and pepper and slice.  I also add chopped celery)

Preheat Oven 375

Put all spices in bowl and mix.  Then add turkey and egg whites and mix thouroughly.  Make racquetball size portions and place in sprayed muffin tin (makes about 15) and bake for 40 minutes
Nutrition Information:
(Serving Size=1 muffin)


These are great as your protein source with lunches - just add in 1/2 cup of brown rice and a cup of green veggies and you have a delicious, healthy, whole grain, high protein, low fat lunch!  I also like to have mine on top of some fresh spinach and roma tomatoes and drizzle some balsamic vinegar over top for a yummy dinner!