A Healthy Snack Idea from Professional Triathlete and a Dinner Recipe from a Top Fitness Company!

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Recipes

Did you watch the new season of The Biggest Loser last night? I did! It’s definitely going to be weird without Jillian next season… but I’m anxious to see more on those new trainers!

Those people learned that making healthy changes isn’t always easy, but you can and you have to do it – because your life depends on it.

To help you along, I have two yummy recipes (that I have yet to try but plan to buy the ingredients on my next shopping trip!) – one is a snack and one is a dinner idea.

Karena Dawn is a professional triathlete, fitness model, and personal trainer. I read about her in my Women’s Health magazine a while ago. She shared this recipe and it looks delicious.

Tone It Up Peanut Butter Protein Balls:

  • 1 c. natural peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 1 c. honey
  • 1 c. old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 c. diced apricots
  • 1 c. diced almonds
  • 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • Cinnamon to taste

In a medium size pot, heat honey & peabut butter on stove over medium heat until texture is runny. Mix in apricots, nuts, oatmeal, & protein powder. Stir until all ingredients are well-coated. Let mixture cool in fridge. Roll into bite-size balls. Enjoy!

Who doesn’t love anything with peanut butter in it!?

The next recipe is from the Rodale Recipe Finder. Rodale publishes some of the most people fitness magazines and books – Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World, etc. – and their recipe site is super user-friendly.

Pimp My Shrimp:
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook Time: 0 mins.
Serves: 1

  • 3 c. chopped romaine lettuce
  • 5 large frozen shrimp, defrosted (w/ tails removed)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/3 c. frozen corn kernals, defrosted
  • 1 c. grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 tsp. chopped cilantro
  • For dressing: 1 1/2 Tbsp. low-fat ranch dressing, like Hidden Valley

Mix all salad ingredients in large bowl. Drizzle dressing on salad and toss. Done!

Simple and easy, but full of protein, fiber, healthy fats (monosaturated fat), and good carbs.

Hopefully these two recipes will get you transitioning into healthy-eating mode. Just remember: eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to avoid your favorite foods (like peanut butter!) and you don’t have to – and shouldn’t – feel deprived.

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