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BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE: Quick and Delicious!

Here's a delicious blueberry protein smoothie for those days you're just too busy and don't have time to make a meal. This smoothie is jam packed with 27 grams of protein to help you stay full. This smoothie is also perfect for right after an intense workout! My daughters and I love this smoothie and have been drinking it for years now. I hope you enjoy it!

MEATLOAF IN A MUG: 4 Minute Protein

Need a quick protein?

If you have a mug and a microwave, then you can make this meatloaf... IN FOUR MINUTES!

Okay, I know this sounds weird at first. Meatloaf in a mug? Not something you hear everyday. In fact when my husband, Jay, walked in on me experimenting with this in the kitchen, he looked at me like I lost my damn mind. I think his exact words were, while scrunching up his face, "What in the hell am I looking at right now?" After I told him I was trying to make a mini meatloaf in a mug he didn't look any less weirded out. In fact it was at that point that he pivoted and walked straight out of the kitchen while mumbling something about me being crazy. Whatever, dude.

I've been slacking on my protein intake lately. This mini meatloaf has been the perfect solution! Find out how quick and easy it is to make! ...

FEET LOAF: Spooky Fun For a Monster Appetite

Okay seriously? Has dinner ever been this friggin adorably frightful? No, no it hasn't. Let me tell you, when I called my family to the table for supper and they saw these monster feet on a platter, they went absolutely NUTS! Even my husband had a huge smile on his face. I believe his exact words were, "Gab, you are really something. This is awesome." That's right, buddy, don't you forget it! Kneel before me. KNEEL I tell you! Well, okay, I guess maybe we don't have to go quite that far. Just pick up your socks and I'll be happy. Maybe throw in a wink and an ass slap. Hehe.

Okay, whoa... getting waaaaay off track there. My brain is like a runaway train. I have to constantly reel it back in. Yes, it's exhausting. Any hoo, the Feet Loaf. Can you even take it? Omg it's so cute I can't even handle it. This amazing Halloween-y and fun creepy meal is...

FRANKENSTEIN TOAST: A Frightfully Fun and Healthy Halloween Meal!

Fact #1 about me: I'm a Halloween Psycho! I love everything Halloween. It's beyond obsession at this point. It's more like neurosis. Halloween is all year round in my head. I need serious help. Now don't misunderstand me, I don't want help. I don't want a cure. I'm totally cool with it.

When I met Jay, he didn't like Halloween. It was almost a deal breaker. I mean, how the hell do you not like Halloween? I get it if you don't love it or don't participate in it once you're an adult, but to not like it? This shit is unacceptable. Since I was madly in love with this Halloween hating weirdo, I had only one choice. I had to shove Halloween so far down his throat that he'd eventually swallow it. Oh and did I ever. I poured it all over his life. Every year I forced him to start dressing up, I decorated our house like it was a scene right out of Halloweentown, and I coerced him into watching Hocus Pocus with me every season while we carved pumpkins. Nine years ago we even started an annual Halloween adult scavenger hunt for our entire community. 

Can I just say that I do realize that this poor bastard deserves awards for handing my ass all these years? But I'm proud to say that after 17 years, he's officially a fan! And when he saw this Frankenstein chicken salad toast, even he was excited about eating! ...

AVOCADO & GRAPE CHICKEN SALAD: I Can't Be Stopped!

Hear me now... You need to make this shit! OMG it is amazing! I can't stop. 

I (and now you) have my 12 year old daughter, Gia, to thank for this dish. You see, for some reason Gia has been obsessed with avocados lately. I've been buying the big bags of them at Sam's Club to keep up with her habit so every time I go into the kitchen they're staring at me. I have to admit Gia's recent bout with them has stirred a mini-obsession of my own. I had forgotten how much I loved them. My nine year old can take them or leave them and Jay has flat out refused to even try a taste of one for the past 17 years. Let me tell you, the hubs has come along way since I switched to a healthy lifestyle eight years ago. He has given lots of dishes a try. Even ones with vegetables in them! But he has a threshold. Apparently the avocado is where shit stops for him. He says he doesn't like the look of it. I like to remind him that a package of Angus ground beef looks like a pile of brains, yet he'll knock over toddlers and the elderly to get to a big juicy burger. Okay, maybe he wouldn't go that far. Maybe. It would depend if he skipped lunch or not.

I have learned to not push him to try foods. Wait, actually, that is not true. I just re-read that first sentence and honestly laughed out loud! Then I was going to take it out and thought screw it, I'm leaving it in, haha! Let me edit that first sentence without removing it. The correct way to say it would be this...