Butternut Squash and Barley Salad

KRsM9QwLast’s weeks post (Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken) was so popular that I figured I’d post another one of my wife’s favorite recipes.  This one I really love when she makes. The egg is optional.  If you want to ratchet up the protein add more scrambled or hard boiled egg whites.   Continue reading
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Crockpot-Honey-Garlic-Chicken

This is a super easy, crazy yummy, and very healthy recipe that utilizes the slow cooker which is far from a crock (see what I did there).   Continue reading

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean tuna salad

My ongoing and epic saga to to cut carbs and increase protein continues of late.  I have previously discussed why low carb diets are effective (Maybe A Calorie Isnt. Just a Calorie) and why getting enough protein is so difficult and important (Pro Protein).  Check out those posts to get the dish on those topics.  Speaking of a dish, I have decided to substitute salad with tuna and feta for my lunch.  This is a great option for many reasons.   Continue reading

Garlicky Grilled Tilapia With Couscous

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The beauty of fish is the protein.  Getting enough protein in our current cultural food environment is extremely difficult and fish is one of the best sources.  If you want more on the importance of protein for your diet see my earlier post Pro Protein.

Zucchini Turkey Burgers

source:  skinnytaste.com
source: skinnytaste.com

In honor of turkey day, I thought I’d repost one of my favorite recipes. I’m always struggling to find adequate sources of protein which is not always easy to do in our carbohydrate flooded society. Having a diet that has a high percentage of calories from protein has many advantages (See my post Pro Protein for more details). Continue reading

Mayo Free Tuna Salad

Mayo-less-Tuna-Salad

This one, like most of the recipes I post, comes from my favorite recipe website skinnytaste.com.  I am a huge fan of adding tuna to salads.  Getting enough protein in the diet is hugely important because it will curb your appetite and decrease the urge to snack on high carb gut-busting junk food in between meals. Continue reading

Turkey Burgers With Zucchini

source:  skinnytaste.com

source: skinnytaste.com

My wife made super delicious turkey burgers the other day and, after I checked the nutrition facts, I decided I had to post a recipe on the site.  I’m always struggling to find adequate sources of protein which is not always easy to do in our carbohydrate flooded society.  Having a diet that has a high percentage of calories from protein has many advantages (See my post Pro Protein for more details).   Continue reading