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Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup is literally a recipe that I could eat every single day!  I can truthfully say that I was never a squash soup kind of girl but this is incredible and the best part is that it has NO heavy cream which typically upsets my stomach.  So I’m guilt free and gas free too!  If you are looking for a really great fall/winter comfort food that tastes rich and most people wouldn’t even know it was super healthy then this is for you.  It is also husband approved and pretty much everyone who has tried it agrees that it is one of the best soups they have ever had.

 

Butternut Squash Soup, Recipe, Whole30, Melanie Mitro

Breakfast Smoothie

Want a quick breakfast that provides tons of nutrients, energy, protein and actually tastes good?  This smoothie is for you!  I have really taken smoothies under my wing in a pinch. When I need something that is chocked full of nutrients but doesn’t require me to cook a full meal then this is my go to!  Smoothies are filling and really tasty!  You would be surprised that this combination is very sweet!!!

Zucchini Pizza

This idea of grilled zucchini used as a base for pizza toppings is one of those cooking ideas that I found from another blog I found online when trying to spice up some of my weekly snacks or meals.  This would be a great appetizer or lunch idea!

Even so, this is only a recipe in the very loosest sense of the word, because anything you like on pizza could be cooked on top of a thick slice of grilled or broiled zucchini. I’m a pepperoni girl, so of course I had to have that, but the topping options are endless here. Admittedly, this is not a pizza in the truest sense of the word, but if you’d like pizza flavors with a “crust” that’s gluten-free, low-glycemic, and low-carb, this is an idea you may end up liking just as much as I did!

I used an over-sized 8-Ball zucchini to make my pizza, but any large zucchini could be used here. You may want to slice it lengthwise if it’s a long zucchini. (I wouldn’t use the enormous zucchinis that are mostly seeds inside.) I do like the Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce I used in that recipe, but this time I didn’t want to drive to Whole Foods, so I was pleased to discover that this sauce from my neighborhood grocer also only had 3 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup.

Egg White Muffins

Last week as I was talking to some of my challengers we discussed these egg white muffins!  Seriously, what a genious idea!  Why didn’t I think of it sooner!  I’m always in search of quick easy snacks and meal ideas!  The fact that you can make these ahead of time, pop them in the fridge and grab and go for the rest of the week just makes perfect sense!  The other bonus is that if you have kids you can easily give these to them on the way to the bus stop or in the car!!  It’s a no brainer way to sneak in proper nutrition without anyone having to know!!!

The awesome thing is that you can throw in virtually any veggie or spice you want to get the taste you desire!!
This is a versatile meal that can be eaten on the go or at home. for breakfast, a snack lunch dinner, or before bed!

Quick Protein Packed Berry Smoothie

So many people ask me, “What is a quick to go meal to stave off my hunger and possible binge eating?”  I love berry smoothies! So, why not make a Quick Protein-packed Berry Smoothie!  So, using a good quality protein powder (I use protein powder from Healthy Performance)  and a few ingredients you can create a powerful nutrient rich and protein packed smoothie to keep you satisfied and healthy.

I always fall back on this recipe when I’m either in a hurry or don’t know what to eat!

 

Clean Eating Egg White Veggie Frittata

Ever made a frittata?  Need a new recipe for egg whites?!  I get bored of the same foods day in and day out.  Egg whites and steel cut oats are pretty much my go too!  So, we made this clean eating egg white veggie fritatta from scratch.

I’m really trying to limit my carbs per day to 1 carb since I am leaving for our trip to Bora Bora in 16 days!  I really gotta step up my game!  I’m following the countdown to competition meal plan and focusing on nailing my results.

So this no carb meal is right in line with what we are striving for!

So while Matt is not the guy who measures things out but throws a bunch of randomness together and it actually always is pretty darn tasty!

This is our own egg white Frittata!