Wondering how to add more protein into your diet? Despite the fancy labels, protein powders aren't any healthier than protein-rich, whole foods like edamame, nut butter, and beans. I usually get more than enough protein from natural foods—but when I really want to amp things up, I add just egg white protein powder to smoothies and oatmeal. Want to learn more about the dos and dont's of protein powders?
Carbohydrates are often demonized, but your body actually needs them to thrive. So how can you eat carbs without giving yourself a sugar hangover? I look for high-fiber fruits and veggies (like pumpkin and apples, which are in-season and so delish this time of year) and protein-containing foods (like cottage cheese) to give my meals and snacks better balance. Looking for some new, low-sugar recipe ideas?
Every morning, I make sure that there's a good amount of protein in my breakfast. Protein helps keep me fueled and going for busy mornings—so I don't get hangry before lunchtime. I love making a protein-rich French toast with two eggs per slice of bread. I top my meal with fruit and nuts for some healthy fat and fiber.
Wondering how to use vanilla beans? How about a vanilla bean smoothie? Try this vanilla smoothie recipe that’s high in protein, weight-loss friendly, and perfect for kids and breakfast time (and anytime, really!).