Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Baked Protein Donuts

I modified this recipe after looking at other donut recipes calling for 5 TBSP of butter or 1 cup of sugar.  These are much healthier and still taste delish!!

Baked Protein Donuts
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 beaten egg (I beat the whole egg and just use half,, add the other half to my morning scrambled eggs)
1/2 cup almond milk, can use any kind
1 TBSP plain Greek yogurt
2 TBSP butter
1/4 cup stevia or less to taste
cinnamon for dusting, can also use a cinnamon sugar mix

Start by mixing the egg, butter, stevia and Greek yogurt together.  Then add the sifted dry ingredients and milk. Pour into your donut or muffin pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes.  Makes 5 donuts.

Each donut has 117 Calories, 5.5g fat, 9.6g carbs and 7.7g protein. 

You can change this up by using all butter and no Greek yogurt.  This will make them more fluffy but more calories and fat.  You could also use all flour instead of protein, 3/4 c. flour if you omit the protein or any combination of protein and flour to make 3/4 cup.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mexican Style Lettuce Wraps

These can be easily assembled in no time and with lots of variations in toppings!  I am not a huge fan of cheese so I didn't add any.

Mexican Style Lettuce Wraps
4 romaine lettuce leaves
1/2 cup fat free refried beans
1/2 cup shredded pot roast or seasoned ground beef
2 Tbsp light sour cream
2 Tbsp salsa or pico de gallo

I divided the ingredients evenly between the lettuce leaves.  I spread the beans on the bottom and then layered the meat, sour cream and salsa.  Quick, easy and ready to eat!!

Total calories 350 with 25 grams of protein!!